The Mackenzie-Child Company was created in 1983 and no one has ever been depicted on any of their products until the Aurora Pattern was recently created.
Doug, the grounds keeper, is the only person who has had that honor….
….and if you have ever seen the lovely grounds, gardens, pond and walkways, you will agree that he certainly deserved the praise.
He is easily identified on the Aurora platter and the creamer:
The lawns are lovely, plush and green, and appear to flow into the lake…
...but what you can't see is the 90 foot cliff that drops on the other side of the road!
The flowers are beginning to bloom...
…and the pond is surrounded by budding trees:
In 2 months this walkway will be filled with "barn sale" shoppers", anxiously waiting to find the perfect pieces to add to their collection!!
Because the town of Aurora is so small, the company does not announce the date of the Barn Sale until 2-3 weeks prior. About 20,000 shoppers come to this sleepy village every year to attend the Barn Sale and many do not realize that there are only 3 restaurants in town, one Inn, 2 B&Bs an Art Gallery, a market and a clothing boutique. There are also wineries in the area, most on the other side of Cayuga Lake.
It is a lovely area to visit and if you have never attended, put it on your "bucket list"!!
Maybe you will get to meet Doug!