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Do You Have Any Idea What This Is?

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

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


  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. 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!

  3. I love the elephant one, so cute!

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

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

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

  7. 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)

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

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

  10. 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!

  11. 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!

  12. So much fun,thanks for the smiles.

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

    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

  14. 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

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


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