Monday, February 23, 2009

Just Some Fun

One of my favorite designers is McKenzie Childs. I got to hear a talk by Victoria McKenzie Childs several years ago and she was as colorful and delightful as the items they produce. This teapot is one of my favorites. I would love to own one some day.
By the way their studio is featured in the newest edition of the Where Women Create magazine.
I always thought the items they produced were pretty wild. Until I discovered Mary Rose Young. Look at the colors in this chandelier! It might not be your cup of tea, but isn't it cheerful and whimsical?

And how fun would it be to sip tea from these teacups?

Or have a cup of coffee from this mug...

This teapot looks like it would be right at home at the Mad Hatter's tea party!My laptop is being repaired so I am using a different computer. I can't download photos here or look up my favorites , or access my email address book. I feel very handicapped, but at least I was able to post something today even though I can't use my own photos.
I hope your week is off to a good start.
Rhondi xo


  1. Bravo, Rhondi, for being so resourceful!
    Those colourful images are just the thing for a grey west coast morning. I especially like the chandelier - the colours would get me every time!
    I hope you get your own computer back soon.

  2. I was just thinking to myself this morning as I was having hot tea out of a Santa mug...I really need something new to drink from!! Thanks for the ideas!

  3. I love bright colors so everything you posted it really cute. I can sure see me owning some of them. LOL.
    Have a great week.

  4. I love your teapots and the chandelier. Wow, great colours

  5. As a collector of teapots, there isn't one of those I wouldn't cherish!

    Hope the laptop is back and in "good working order" soon!

    Have a great day, CHris

  6. Ooooh, I love the chandelier! What great color.


  7. Happy Monday! What fun, whimsical stuff. The colors make me happy. Here's to the start of a great week!

  8. This is such a vibrant, lively style...I can't say I'd want a house FULL of it, but a few punchy pieces to add a pop here and there or to break out occasionally, definitely! :-)

  9. Hi Rhondi! I love all of the pictures you were able to post. How colorful! That chandie is so much fun. I have been working on somre more whimsical ideas in my teapot chandies and this reminds me of my plans! Part of my plans for this year is to mix up what I have been doing with more color and whimsy. Your post on these two great artists are food for my soul...

  10. Hi Rhondi! These items are all lovely! My favorite is the Teapot that is checked with light blue and white and handpainted! Very sweet post! ;) ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

  11. I too have admired the pieces designed by McKenzie Childs. I don't own any, wouldn't it be fun find a piece a Thrift Shop. That's not going to happen!
    My laptop should be in a shop too. My keys keep sticking and the words are lagging behind what I've typed. It is very frustrating!

    I appreciated all the happy colorful items on this gray rainy day in California.

    Kathy b

  12. Hi Rhondi,
    I love the teapot! So colorful. Thanks for sharing these georgous pictures.

  13. Ouu I have always wanted some McKenzie Childs pieces {way beyond my pocket book}
    Love their works.
    I would love that chandelier for my garden... would'nt that be fun!
    That polka dot tea cup is too cool too!

    Thanks for making me smile today!

    Hugz n Blessings,

  14. Rhondi,

    These tea cups are very whimsical and cheery~an eye opener on those dragging mornings!

    Hope your computer is fixed soon~sort of like losing your right arm! ;-)


  15. Thanks for dropping into my blog today! I have always admired McKenzie. Her work is so cool and fun! Love your photos! ~Nan

  16. Fun post! Those are some wild, cute things! Love the little teapot by Mckenzie Childs.

  17. I love those colorful works of art, especially the colorful chandie and the b/w polka dot coffee mug. No such thing as too much color for me!

  18. She is amazing .... I think she is the definition of whimsey ..... what a creative soul,,,

  19. Love all the tea pot and tea cups. So cute they are.

  20. I enjoyed seeing all these fun things!



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