Life is too short to live ugly.
....designed by H. R. Puffenstuff(now I say this while admittedly owning a simple MC black and white check kitchen utensil holder) Homes chock full of it give me vertigo....but I'd take their wrought iron garden gate, as an unexpected bit of whimsy on the path to my backyard garden, in a NY minute.
Well,darling, like so many other things, M-C is not what it once was. It was whimsical, edgy, amusing, strangely practical. The store on Madison Avenue was a delight, even the live chickens were black-and-white. Long gone. Sadly the founders, while creative, just couldn't run a business. The current owners mainly repeat watered down products. Even their "new" introductions look tired.
Where whimsy meets ugly, explosively.
I like some of their things, like their totally over-the-top Christmas wreaths, and some of their smaller pieces, but it's mostly too busy and twee for me.
M-C always reminded me of Alice in Wonderland. Still does. It's just a LOT.
when this image appeared i thought "oh God, is that MC? yes, MC, i hate this line and they keep upping the ante.
At first the whimsy was unusual and slightly charming. Now I imagine the Mad Hatter as a crazed, fey over the top decorator showing up with an armload of cracked teapots and candy coated swatches...
oh, hell no.
"Hate it" doesn't even begin...
I say let us all have a tea party and pretend we are little girls again. What fun.....
Whimsical, charming and fits perfectly in the world of Alice in Wonderland, sadly doesn't work for the rest of us.Jessiewww.mixandchic.com
I say hideous, while gagging. The plain black and white stuff isn't too bad...but this! I met the actual MacKensie and Childs at the Atlanta Gift Market once and they told me the story of how they were forced out, etc etc....it ain't what it used to be...
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