Mackenzie-Childs Gift Guide

I cannot think of a more versatile print than the “Courtly Check” by Mackenzie-Childs! I am seriously in love. This pattern is whimsical yet subtle. It can be a clever accent to a rustic farmhouse kitchen or it can embellish a rich, royal color scheme. How can something be neutral and bold at the same time?! Mackenzie-Childs is magical.

There is something about this specific print (the Courtly Check) that becomes visually addicting!  I truly believe this collection can find it’s way into any style of decor.

With that being said, it should find it’s way under every tree this Christmas!

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Here are my favorite Mackenzie-Childs picks below. I hope you enjoy!


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  1. Santa Bottle Stopper  |  2. Nutcracker Bottle Stopper  |  3. Three Tier Sweets Stand  |

4.  Fluted Cake Stand  |  5. Canister 5″x7″  |  6. Canister 5″x5.75″  | 7. Wine Cooler  |

8. Fluted Bowl  |



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  1. Wishing Star Ornament  |  2. Holly Cut-Out Ornaments  |  3. Large Ball Ornaments

4. Six Geese of Laying Ornament  |  5. Polar Bear Ornament  |

6.  Eight Maids Milking Ornament  |  7. Garland  |  8. Nutcracker Ornament  |

9. Bell Cut-Out Ornaments  |  10. Small Ball Ornaments  |  11. Star Ornament  |



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 1. Tea Kettle  |  2. Courtly Clock  |  3. Teacup  |  4. Medium & Large Canister |

5. Courtly Tray  |  6. Creamer  |  7. Salt & Pepper Shakers  |  8.  Courtly Mug  |

9. Dinnerware  |  10.  Pie Server  |  11.  Collander



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Don’t hate me, but it’s October 27th and I am SO ready to deck the halls with boughs of everything cozy and Christmas. Halloween was great as a kid, but now it just feels like a big old speed bump slowing us all down from where we really want to go. That, and I am an elementary school teacher, so pleeeaase let this sugar rushed week just end! You can put the kit kats on my desk though…

Now is the best time to do a little holiday preparation shopping. I mean, I want to be rocking around the Christmas tree come Thanksgiving weekend. Last year’s items are on sale and things don’t seem too picked over yet! Plus, I am loving the farmhouse, hygge, rustic and class vibes that I am finding.

My favorite part of decorating? Throw pillows. They just pull the entire living room together and embellish the sofa with that cozy feel. Luckily, Amazon and tons of other stores have amazing prices on throw pillows and covers!

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Scandinavian Christmas Decor

Maybe it’s the “hygge” or the “fika”, but there is definitely something to be said about a Scandinavian Christmas. With the holiday being centered around coziness, happiness, family traditions and faith, the decor really just needs to remain simple and fresh. From geometric shapes, natural greenery, rustic elements and enough candles to make your home glow for miles, you can easily have yourself a merry “hygge” Christmas.

What’s hygge? (pronounced: hyoo-gah). Don’t worry, I was one of the last ones to find out about this trend too. Hygge is a Danish word that describes the quality of coziness that allows you to feel content. Sipping hot coffee with my fiancé by a crackling fire with my snoring beagle snuggled at my side. That’s my kind of hygge.

Similar to hygge, the Swedish have their fika (pronounced fee-kah) which literally means “to have coffee”. The deeper meaning behind “fika” is that people should set aside time every day to find contentment and coziness for their own well-being. This could mean having coffee and pastries with your friends while enjoying a good laugh. 

It’s no coincidence that Scandinavian countries are among the top 10 happiest nations in the world. They just get it.

For me, I love how they center their holiday around being happy and cozy with loved ones. I am so over the greed and manufactured joy that some mistake for Christmas. It’s time we all detox our weary holiday spirits and let in the “hygge” vibes of a Scandinavian Christmas. Glögg included. (spiced mulled wine… and it’s amazing!)

Luckily, we don’t have to travel abroad to get our hands on some great Scandinavian pieces! Amazon really knows the way to our hearts!

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