Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Do You Have Any Idea What This Is?

Any idea at all?  ;P

Well, let's just open it up and see what's inside!  ;P

This box is a MacKenzie-Childs catalog from the mid-nineties.  My sweet New Orleans friend Wendy gave it to me years ago.  She's also a MacKenzie-Childs collector, and she knew how much I'd appreciate the catalog.  It's one of my favorite surprises *ever* because it's so entertaining: The box is filled with dozens of postcards.  On the back of the postcards are descriptions of the products shown on the front.

There are a few odd if not totally bizarre postcards in the box.  Check these out:

Chicken, with Checken Casserole, with Chicken's Eggs
1 1/2 quart capacity

Nellie the Elephant
Bombay chest and floor lamp

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"What's that?  It's just my baby hippo skiing."
Setting seats, 31" in diameter

While looking through the catalog, I found some things I wish MacKenzie-Childs would take out of retirement.  :D

Guest House
(This was really in Victoria and Richard's laundry room.)
P & G Settee
I love the blue and white ticking on the cushion!

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The Rack
Painted wood plate rack
(love this)

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Large Oval Vase with Frog
Small Oval Vase with Frog
I really want MacKenzie-Childs to bring back the frogs!

I hope you enjoyed today's Show & Tell!  ;P

Until next time...

Ricki Jill
Art @ Home
Art @ Home

Welcome to Art @ Home! My name is Ricki Jill Treleaven, and this is where I share creative living with a Southern accent. Live since 2010, Art @ Home is for the reader who wants to discover creative ways to enjoy home through decorating, cooking, reading, and creative projects. I also chronicle the adventures of my busy family.


  1. Ricki Jill, thank you for taking the time to photograph and show this treasure. I'd seen it before years ago at the shop where I first bought my McK-C. I think it must have been produced for dealers. What a lucky girl you are to have one of these keepsakes! And I definitely vote yes on bringing back the flower frogs. I could give them a list of items I wish they would bring back our of retirement. '-)

  2. OMG!

    So much lovely MacKenzie Childs

  3. I never would have guessed what that was!! How fun! I can see why you love MacKenzie Childs so much!!!
    And the postcards are hysterical!

  4. I love the elephant one, so cute!

  5. What a dear sweet thing to give you.
    I just love the wicker box!

  6. I can see why you love the catalog so much. What eye candy! Even the sillier pics are great!

  7. I want the skiing hippo........just kidding!

  8. I was thrilled to see this! Thank you for showing us this keepsake. I wrote to Mackenzie-Childs after seeing your flower frogs, and asked them to please bring them back! I'm going to ask my dear hubby to make me a painted wood plate rack ;o)

  9. That is just awesome! Something you'll treasure and enjoy looking at! I love that little container it is in! How neat!

  10. That is just amazing. I love the good old days....

  11. As I was reading this post I thought how much my friend Sarah would love the catalog, guess what, she does! Her's is the first comment today!

  12. I only discovered MacKenzie-Childs from your blog. I love how each piece incorporate those pastel colors.

    More than the priceless treasures there, I also love your box :) It's so elegant and worth for keeps.

    Hope you are having a great day Ricki!

  13. So much fun,thanks for the smiles.

  14. I did enjoy this show and tell! Thanks for sharing.

    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

  15. You're making a McKenzie Childs fan out of me! I love that plate rack, and the settee (I love ANY settee, really). What cute items and unusual ways of displaying their products! :D

  16. Oh what a fun keepsake your catalog is and the postcards are so whimsical! Love the flower frog!


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