Saturday, June 20, 2009

MacKenzie-Childs: Not for the Timid

Last weekend we went up to Aurora, NY (in the Finger Lakes) to the annual MacKenzie-Childs barn sale.

MacKenzie-Childs is not for everyone. Their pottery, furniture, and other decorative items are...shall we say, quite bold. If you love checkerboard patterns, this is your place.

Here is an example of some of their furniture.
Unfortunately, photography was not permitted inside their "farmhouse" which was decorated in this style: but this will give you some flavor

Outside, there is a "chicken palace" where normally there is a nice collection of rare chickens - to my disappointment the chickens were removed for the occasion. They did leave some geese, who ran up to everyone who came close-I assume waiting for a handout:

Some metal work was featured. Here is a gate showing the detail put into their garden gates plus a little peak into one of their gardens:

Finally, here is a view of one of their gardens.

One day I may afford one of their artisan pieces. Until then, I will feast on the art.

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