Mixing & Matching: MacKenzie-Childs Goes with Everything!
You probably know that MacKenzie-Childs dinnerware patterns can be mixed and matched with ease, but actually one of the reasons I love the brand is because their patterns go so well with ALL my dishes. A perfect base for my dinnerware wardrobe!
I love dishes, so it is not hard to catch my attention with a pretty piece. When I saw these floral bunny salad plates at Pottery Barn I knew they would go with pretty much all the MacKenzie-Childs in my kitchen cabinet. I purchased a set of four and couldn't wait to start playing with all the possibilities.
Most of my dinnerware collection is Parchment Check, so I started with the plate and charger under the bunny salad. The warm yellow and golden undertones match the bunny perfectly. Simple and springy!
Since Morning Glory enamelware is at the top of my wish list, (and because I had a feeling it would make the prettiest of spring settings), I tried mixing it in with my Parchment Check, swapping out chargers and dinners until I found the perfect combination. This one is definitely my favorite:
Once I got started mixing and matching, I couldn't stop! I wanted to see what a bolder palette would look like, so I tried out the patterns my sister has. Like magic, they mixed wonderfully and changed the feel of the salad from soft and sweet to bold and happy!
The Flower Market really brought out the blues in the plates, and the Courtly Check kept everything grounded. Beautiful!
If you have MacKenzie-Childs enamelware at home, or have been thinking of adding it to your collection, I hope you will have as much fun as I do mixing and matching. I find my MacKenzie-Childs dishes never fail to bring a look together, so I don't have to be concerned about bringing in a new piece- I already know it will work! Start with a good base (at Dish Dish Goose we always suggest starting with chargers in Parchment Check or Courtly Check), and mix boldly!
Which combination is your favorite? Let me know if the comments!
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A Courtly Check Snowman
Snow days are few and far between in Nashville, so we try to make the most of them. And of course the true measure of a snow day well-spent is a snowman standing in the yard. We decided ours needed a little MacKenzie-Childs flair.
The Courtly Check Enamel Everyday Bowls come in graduated sizes. That makes them perfect for stacking in a cabinet or on a countertop, but on this day it also made them the perfect base for our snowman. We piled them high with snow.
Next, we stacked them up, tilting them a little haphazardly to add some whimsy.
With a carrot nose and two black eyes, he's starting to look like a snowman.
Two stick arms and a snowy smile, and our snowman is complete.
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Easy as Pie
Are you in charge of the Thanksgiving pie?
While the turkey may get a lot of attention, I say no Thanksgiving feast is complete without pie! Apple, Pumpkin, Sweet Potato, Chocolate, Pecan … the list goes on and on, and everyone has a favorite.
Whether you are tasked with bringing dessert to the family celebration, headed to a friendsgiving potluck, or just want to take a sweet treat to show someone you care, a delicious pie gifted in a beautiful pie plate is a great way to say "I'm thankful for you".
MacKenzie-Childs pie plates are a favorite at my house, and I love to give them as gifts because they are both pretty and functional. A must for holiday desserts, and what fun to use in the summer for tomato pies or at brunch for quiche!
This year I’m really excited about the newest addition to the Piccadilly line: the Piccadilly Pie Plate. Made on the MacKenzie-Childs farm in Aurora, New York, it's part of the ceramics line. The wider 10.5” diameter 2” depth make it an ideal size for a big family pie. I love the fluted edge that adds a pretty little flair to the dessert buffet.
When I'm traveling to visit family and friends, the MacKenzie-Childs enamelware pie plates work especially well since they are so lightweight and durable. The Courtly Check is a favorite year-round, and the Evergreen is so fun to get out and use for the holiday season. These stack so thinly I never have to be concerned about storage space.
If you love to bake your own pies, all three of these pie plates are oven and dishwasher safe. But no need to worry if you aren’t a baker- a pie from your local bakery tastes even sweeter slipped inside. (And you won’t be alone- did you know at least 7% of Americans admit to having successfully passed off a store-bought pie as homemade?!)
In my family, we don't have a pie tradition. Instead, we change it up from year to year. Sometimes we try a new recipe, but most often we use the occasion to try something new from one of the many local bakeries around town. This year, we're looking forward to a pie from The Copper Kettle.
What is your favorite Thanksgiving pie? Do you have a treasured family recipe, or a local favorite to recommend? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Thanksgiving!