MacKenzie-Childs {$500 Giveaway}


 MacKenzie-Childs is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year and I am so excited to be hosting a giveaway from them today! One lucky winner will receive a $500 gift card from MacKenzie-Childs!!

They have so many swoon-worthy items to pick from! Everything from exquisite kitchen accessories to fun and whimsical garden items! 


I happened to fall head-over-heels in love with their black and white courtly check enamelware,


as well as all of the lovely Laguiole flatware and servingware! 

Aren’t those spreaders beyond gorgeous and elegant?! 


Just look at those sweet little bees on each and every knife. Such attention to detail. 

Wait until you see the Flower Market enamelware pitcher. 


I can’t take my hands off of it! (I’m not kidding) It has the most beautiful shape and smooth surface. And with outdoor entertaining season upon us I am just tickled to have all of this enchanting enamelware to use.

Of course it isn’t only for outside entertaining! It adorns any table with a stunning statement.


 I love to mix the check print with the floral print. So charming with a casual elegance don’t you think?

 And the serving platters are fabulous! While the round serving platter makes a perfect cheese plate, I like to use the oval one to serve the main course as it comes hot off the grill or sometimes I even use it to serve the drinks! 


MacKenzie-Childs makes entertaining a breeze! 


***We have a WINNER!!!!!***

Thanks to everyone who joined in on all the fun for this fantastic giveaway from MacKenzie-Childs!! There has been one randomly selected winner!!

*Drum roll please*

CONGRATULATIONS to Sue who said…

Love Love Love McKenzie Childs! Hello To Summer!” 

Sue, I will be contacting you via email to give you all of the MacKenzie-Childs $500 gift card  giveaway information! 


***Giveaway is now CLOSED*** 

How to Enter the $500 MacKenzie-Childs Giveaway: 

*Just leave me a comment below about your favorite summer entertaining tip or just say *hello*.

*The giveaway starts today, Monday April 29, 2013 and ends Wednesday May 1, 2013 at midnight EST

*One winner will be randomly chosen and notified via email sometime Thursday.

Good Luck!


Disclaimer:: (I would like to thank the kind folks at MacKenzie-Childs for providing me with a gift card to buy their product and for sponsoring the $500 giveaway! As always all photos, thoughts and opinions are my very own.)


  1. Marcey M. says

    My absolute favorite summer entertaining tip always includes my FRONT PORCH! :) You can have the most wonderful food, drinks and guests but without a cheerful and cozy front porch…(or back), it may as well be winter!

  2. says

    Hi there. Your site is beautiful. One of my favorite summer entertaining ideas is to have a fabulous cocktail. I truly love to make a couple of pitchers of refreshing sangria for my guests.

  3. Laura Sullivan says

    I love to entertain with food bars such as a taco bar, or pizza bar or even baked potato bar. It’s fun to let guests design their own entree and it keeps it casual and relaxed!

  4. says

    Hello Wenderly,

    I am so glad I found your page, such looovely items, and I look forward to your posts. Some of the things that you post are pages right out of my wish book!! Summer is absolutely the best time to be outdoors and gather with friends and family! One my favorite things to serve is salad. I have to say, my salads are always requested at our get- togethers. I pile on all kinds of goodies. But, here is the best part of my salads… I take mini oyster crackers and pour dipping oil over them (my favorite is sun dried tomato). The very same kind of dipping oils that they serve in restaurants to dip bread in. I use these in regular croutons. Truth: I sometimes eat them with a spoon like cereal too!!

  5. David Collichio says

    I was the display artist for a retailer that carried Mackenzie-Childs about 25 years ago.They have been my favorite ever since.I always look forward to what they will come up with next!!!

  6. Sherrie Rapaglia says

    Because I live in Texas, all our summer entertaining is done indoors. We always serve a cheese/crackers/salami platter for starters, and plenty of drinks for everyone. We fill a large ice bucket with wine, beer for the guys, and San Pelllegrino drinks so there are plenty of choices. And I usually have two or three dessert choices. Thanks, Wenderly. Love your blog!

  7. says

    I fill smaller containers of dip to keep in fridge to keep adding to the dip bowl to keep things cool and plentiful
    I adore your choices of Mackenzie Childs

  8. says

    I am OBSESSED with Laguiole flatware. Obsessed! I bought a few pieces on our recent honeymoon, and now I can’t rest until I have more. I wanna win! :)

    Summer entertaining tip: let the men handle the meat. That way, we can focus on fabulous sides and drinks, which are more fun anyway ;)

  9. Alison M says

    Freeze berries instead of using ice cubes in drinks… that way things do not get watered down.

  10. Elizabeth says

    Hi! My grandma has gotten me into MC and i absolutely love the stuff!! Love the courtly check! and your blog!

  11. Laurie says

    Just found your site and love it! Love the enamelware, have always used my Grandmother’s white and red ware for everything.

  12. Pamela Thomas says

    I love to make fancy place cards – sometimes whimsical with a strip of rick rack or a classic verse in fancy lettering to match the personality of each guest. I especially like to use MacKenzie Childs serving pieces! I
    love your blog!

  13. Heidi Torrence-Simon says

    Love everything about MacKenzie Childs. I love to use the courtly check pots for silverware on my summer buffet table.

  14. Michelle Stephens says

    We have a lemon tree and spritz lemon juice on our greens, fruit and make lemonade for all summer gatherings. Awesome giveaway!

  15. Jennifer C. says

    Hi! Summer entertaining to me means food on the grill, a big pitcher of Red Sangria, and enjoying simple moments with friends and family! I usually try to prepare as much as I can the day (s) before so that when company comes over I can actually enjoy the time with them!:)

  16. says

    Wow! I know the giveaway is over but i loved reading through everyone’s responses. Summertime, happiness and giving.

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