Wednesday, January 16, 2013

First Tablescape Using MacKenzie Childs Dishes

I have started collecting Mac Kenzie Childs dishes since last summer, when I saw a store while vacationing in Park City, Utah. But this is the first  time that I finally used them.  I like how they come in different patterns and colors and yet can be mixed together beautifully.
Isn't this a cute double decker ceramic or clay tea pot set? I found it on Ebay.
I opted to use a colorful quilt throw for a table topper.

For the main centerpiece, I used a Heather Goldminc clayworks candle house. I bought it from a store that is closing locally downtown at 40% off. I thought the checks in the front would blend with the MKC courtley check dishes and accessories.
 I only have 2 courtley check plate chargers so I mixed them up with my other floral patterned ones, which I have 6 of. I do not know the pattern name either but they come in different colors.

Courtley check plate chargers
Dinner plates!
I cannot remember all the pattern names so I just labeled the ones that I know. If you are familiar with them, please tell me the pattern name. Thanks.
Salad plates!
I only have 2 ceramic MKC napkin rings so I mixed up some pink (more like coral) flower rings from Pier One.

The blue ball shaped place card holders are part of John's Christmas presents to me. He  also bought me a courtley check hanging lamp t but I do not know where to put it yet.

MKC egg shaped S & P shakers

MKC candle holders
 Flatware are from Neiman Marcus.

I bought this pair of wooden candle holders from Ebay. They are not MacKenzie Childs but painted to mimic the style.
I really like how the table came out. I hope you like it too. Thank you so much for your visit. I especially thank the hostesses.
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Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

So pretty. These dishes are fabulous and fun. I love your flatware. That little cafe center piece is wonderful!


These MCH. dishes are gorgeous, each pattern is adorable and fun to set a table like you have. To eat in each plate must be so exciting! I can't believe such wonderful patterns they come in, I can appreciate them cause they look like some I used to design in Alejandro's factory years ago. I love the cneterpiece cafe piece too and the very unusual teapot.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

This is gorgeous. I love your tablescape and you have some really wonderful pieces. I agree, mixing all the colors is so fun. Hugs, Marty

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Beautiful! I love the look of McKenzie Childs though I own none. I think it's perfect for a serious collector like you. Your setting is just wonderful. I love it!

Anonymous said...

I love this table, Christine! Beautiful dishes.

Ann @ Corner of Plaid and Paisley said...

I will live vicarously through your collection of MacKenzie Childs Dishes. I don't think I will ever come close to owning any - so I will just have to enjoy yours!!
I love the mix of patterns and colors on these dishes, kind of a fun wackiness about them!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

This table is a favorite of mine. You have a nice mix of Mackenzie-Childs pieces. I have mostly Courtly Check pieces, so I can't identify the ceramic plates but they are so lovely. I adore the teapot, and the blue ball name holders that your husband gifted you with. I look forward to seeing your lighting fixture once you hang it.

Sarah said...

Christine, you know I'm smiling as I scroll through this post. MacKenzie-Childs is such a happy pottery. Love your tablescape!
First mosaic plate, top left - Hitchock
First mosaic plate, lower left - Dublin Hill
Second mosaic plate, top right - Glen Park
second mosaic plate, lower right - King Ferry
The egg salt and pepper shakers ar in Myrtle pattern.
The tall spiral candle stick is in the Brighton Pavilion pattern. Will keep looking for the pattern of the smaller one. I haven't found it just yet.
I've saved my catalogs through the years, but unfortunately didn't think about doing that till the 2000. Wish I had some of the ones from when I first started collecting, but I bought from a store then. ;-)

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Hi Christine, You know, I was going to suggest you ask Sarah about the pattern names because she is truly a MK expert, but now I see she has already commented with all the names! MK is such a dangerous thing to collect as there are so many pieces and EVERY one is absolutely gorgeous. This is a beautiful table and you have a great beginning to your collection. Linda

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Isn't that great how Sarah knows all that information for you??!! How wonderful to start a new collection, Christine. You've mixed and matched it so well.

Alycia Nichols said...

I shrieked loudly when I saw this, and Ramon came running up the stairs to see what was wrong!!! I showed him your dishes, and he said, "OK...I guess it was worth the screaming." That's a pretty high compliment to your table coming from him! :-) Wow,!!! Really, really cool!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

Beautiful table! I love all the different patterns! Blessings, Tammy

Pattie @ Olla-Podrida said...

What a collection! I am a HUGE fan of MacKenzie Childs, but the best I can do these days is just drool over what is in their catalog. Beautiful table and lovely pieces.

Tricia said...

Christine, what a fabulous table with your new collection! You are going to have fun setting pretty tables for different holidays and occasions with these gorgeous dishes and accessories! I love them paired with the pastel quilt.

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

I love how you have mixed your M-C dishes - I do the same and it is so much fun to coordinate everything! Your table looks lovely and the center vignette is perfect! I started to label for you but then I saw that Sarah got it all! She's an M-C pro!!

Shirley said...

These dishes are such fun! I love that you used the quilt as the table cover. It went perfectly.

Marigene said...

I love this eclectic table! It just makes me want to smile.

Linda said...

As always I'm delighted to view another pretty table! I've seen that ceramic piece you've used for the center and never thought to use it on the table. Okay now you've got my juices flowing. Fun beautiful table.


Unknown said...

Love the colors and the patterns. The perfect table setting!

Big Hugs

Bonnie said...

Cute and fun table, Christine. I am learning so much about MacKenzie Childs dishes. The quilted tablecloth is a perfect compliment to the dishes.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Oh I love all of your pictures, the chargers are soo sweet and the place settings are just so lovely, just imagine all the place settings you can create with those, I love them and your the perfect person to be their owner...

Lulu said...

The McKenzie Childs pieces are so wonderful, so alive with color and pattern. I'm not sure how I've manage to resist them other than I have no where else to put anything. You have used yours beautifully.

Sue said...

What a fun table. You know I don't own a single piece of McKenzie Childs although I do love it! I can only imagine what a wonderful collection you will end up with and how much fun you will have finding added pieces. It always makes me think of Alice in Wonderland for some reason!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Christine, I love these colorful dishes! The double decker teapot is so cute too! I live only about 45 min. away from Park City.

Dolores said...

No matter what you put together.... it's always beautiful!!!
I love the beautiful plates!!!

Kathleen said...

Oh no! More collections! They are beautiful, so pretty! Love the gift from John!
Thanks for linking to Let's Dish!

Kathy said...

Love this - the patterns are so beautiful and whimsical. Marvelous collection and tablescape. I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

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