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