Monday, December 5, 2011

MacKenzie-Childs Knock-off Christmas Tree

On Sunday we went to Aurora, NY , to MacKenzie-Childs, to buy me a birthday present (or a few!) and I saw this gorgeous tree that I knew you would love to see (BJ, Terry and Debbie especially!) If there was a way, I would have picked it up and snuck it out the door! I just love how they put the teapot on top!
My husband showed the manager of the store, Pam, a photo of the knock-off stocking I made and she showed it to other employees (they loved it!) and then we talked a while about their textile department....I would love to work there when I retire from teaching but the daily drive would be too long...hhhmmm, wonder if they would let me move into the farmhouse??
She did encourage me to apply for a job working the Barn Sale next summer, so maybe I will!!

Here's their gorgeous tree:

Last year I created this knock-off tree by hand painting many of the ornaments:
It was a fun project that took many hours:
A few are actually MacKenzie-Childs pieces:
Some are wood, others are glass:
Last year when my husband and I met Victoria and Richard MacKenzie-Childs, he told Richard that he must be part of our family because many things in our home had his name on it - and then invited him over for the holidays!! Men....
Sharing my tree with:
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Time to Shine Tuesday @ A Diamond in the Stuff

10 comments:

  1. Did you bring napkins? To whip the drool from the floor. I can't believe that tree. I can't wait to show you my knock-off of a MC tree. I remember yours from last year. Love it. Thanks for thinking of little ol' me. Hope you bought some good stuff for your birthday.

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  2. Fantastic! MC is probably jealous of you!

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  3. Hi Patti! I love your adorable tree! Wow,you painted all of those checks? You did great! I love it.
    thanks so much for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Love it Patti!

    I think you'd love working the barn sale! How sweet that your husband invited Richard for Christmas. He knew it would make you very happy :-)

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  5. If u ever get tired of that stuff jut send it my way, i love it all an that tree!

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  6. OMY LORDY...that MC tree is to die for...If I can find the photo, I'll email my favorite to ya.:)

    Love your little knockoff tree...I have only 2 MC Christmas ornaments and I treasure them greatly. Now, I want to try to find some checked fabric and make a tree skirt...and I already have the large tea kettle, which they have on their tree...don't think I will try that, tho. :0)

    Happy Birthday, dear friend.
    xo bj

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  7. Patti, I guess Richard must be a relative here too. LOL
    Love seeing your CC treasures. I hope to get my tree up this weekend. I'm obviously running late in the decoration department.

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  8. Oh my goodness! I love your tree more!

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  9. I have never heard of MC, so that shows what a goober I am. But that tree is super cute!

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