Real Housewives of the CC: Handmade in the Country

What do reality moms Kris Jenner, Caroline Manzo and Camille Grammer all have in common?  Okay, obviously a lot, maybe some of it not so flattering, but they do have excellent taste in home accessories.  If you are a tv-watching nut like me, if you look really carefully when these women are in their kitchens, you will notice they all have traditional Mackenzie-Childs black and white "Country Check" pieces in their homes.

In fact if my KUWTK memory serves me correct, one Mrs. Kris Jenner has this clock hanging in her home:

Mackenzie-Childs Country Check Enamel Clock
$55 at mackenzie-childs.com To Buy

Mackenzie-Childs is a total contradiction.  On one hand every piece is handmade on a farm in rural New York, (read about it here and here) yet every cosmopolitan woman from New York to Beverly Hills wants these collectibles in their home.

Why CC loves them is of course value.  For $25 and up, you are getting a handmade piece that is one of a kind.  I have often gifted MacKenzie-Childs pieces to the women in my life, even the ones who do not typically have "country" taste.  Believe me when I tell you women who begin collecting MacKenzie-Childs sometimes do not stop until entire rooms are devoted to the black and white check.

One of the items I am giving this year is the Globe Vase from the Holly and Berry Collection:

Holly & Berries Glass Globe Vase
$35 at mackenzie-childs.com To Buy

The vase is available in 3 sizes ranging in price from $25 to $45.  Each individual vase is hand-blown glass and painted by hand.  It will also come in a box so cute, you may not even need to wrap it.  There are tons of other affordable pieces from MacKenzie-Childs, but how perfect and unique is this vase for the holidays?  A great gift for every Mom, Grandma, hostess, teacher and reality tv housewife star on your list.

For those of you curious what Caroline and Camille have in their kitchens, click here.

CC Tip:  MacKenzie-Childs is also sold at upscale retailers.  Use their Where You Can Find Us link to find a store near you to view these unique beauties in person.

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