Summer Dessert with MacKenzie-Childs' Sterling Check on the Porch

Join me around the fire pit and on the porch for summer desserts with MacKenzie-Childs’ new Sterling Check enamel tableware set. The perfect palette and chic foundation to mix and match with what you already have in your home.

I am authentically honored to be joining MacKenzie-Childs’ as one of their 2023 ambassadors. Being able to style and share MacKenzie-Childs’ iconic home decor accessories with you here is just, well, pie-in-the-sky kind of stuff.

*This post was written in collaboration with MacKenzie-Childs but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Who is MacKenzie-Childs?

MacKenzie-Childs is known for its luxury handcrafted ceramic and enamel tableware, along with its furniture, home, and garden decor.

The brand is famous for its distinctive designs that combine vibrant colors and pattern-on-pattern surface decoration to create a fresh, original aesthetic best described as “tradition with a twist.”

For more than 35 years, the brand’s talented designers and artisans have created beautiful, original products that add joy and whimsy to homes throughout the world. They believe in expressing artistic freedom through imagination, embracing the belief that every design should invoke joy and that every corner of the home—inside and outside—deserves to feel original, fun, and considered.

Summer Dessert with MacKenzie-Childs Sterling Check Around the Fire Pit

Fire Pit with Bernese Mountain Dog

Sterling Check Enamel Collection

The MacKenzie-Childs’ Sterling Check is a more neutral, fresh take on the most iconic pattern, Courtly Check. The muted silver of the checks is accented with subtle yellow and blue painted pull-throughs.

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The Sterling Check Enamel products I’m using today for our summer desserts are:

Fire pit table set for summer dessert.

What’s for Summer Dessert?

First up is lemon cake!

One of my favorite cakes, made right here in town by Mother Myrick’s,

is the infamous Lemon LuLu cake, also available online.

I like to order the 6 Individual Mini Lemon Lulu Cakes too.

Aren’t they the perfect bite-size cakes? And just look at these delicacies now displayed on MacKenzie-Childs’ Sterling Check appetizer plates. Super cute!

Lemon LuLu Cakes on dessert plates

You may also enjoy the Celebrate Holiday Preparations With Christmas Plaids, Checks, and Hot Chocolate Mugs post.

Pulling out the Blues and Yellows in the Sterling Check

Paired with vintage blue glassware, which mates well with the blues woven through this Sterling Check pattern. See more of the glassware in the post, The Best Vintage Market and an Antique Haul.

The large Sterling Check cake stand is absolutely fabulous, too.

It fits the large yellow Lemon LuLu cake beautifully! Also, pulling out the yellows woven throughout this neutral checkered design.

Cake on Cake stand, lilac bouquet, outdoor fire pit.

All the enamel pieces in this collection are ideal for outdoor summer celebrations.

A bouquet of lilacs and bleeding hearts picked from our backyard work charmingly in MacKenzie-Childs’ Sterling Check medium enamel, Practical Pitcher.

Lilac Bouquet

And can we talk about these large salt and pepper shakers?

Aren’t they absolutely rad, haha? My husband loves them!

Fire Pit Table in the Mountains.  Salt and Pepper Shakers

Top off your summer festivities with MacKenzie-Childs’ matching Sterling Check Enamel Wine Cooler too.

Fire Pit with Dessert Festivities

See more on how we designed this fire pit in the post, How to Design a Backyard Fire Pit Conversation Set, and the final fire pit reveals in the post, Backyard Conversation Set and Fire Pit Patio Reveal.

You may also enjoy seeing the MacKenzie-Childs’ Blue Checkered Pattern around our fire pit in Maine too.

Summer Dessert with MacKenzie-Childs Sterling Check on the Porch

Now let’s head up to the porch for a second summer dessert with our friends over at MacKenzie-Childs.

The days are getting warmer here, so enjoying dessert on the porch will be a bit cooler.

The Patriotic summer holidays are upon us so a little red, white, and blue is in order for hosting this Sterling Check collection.

Red White and Blue Table Setting

I paired the Sterling Check appetizer plates on our porch table with a traditional red and white check placemat, dark blue glassware, and floral napkins.

We’ll start off with some fresh watermelon and Maine blueberries. Accompanied by my mother’s sterling silver flatware.

Add in a summer bouquet of colorful flowers highlighted in MacKenzie Childs’ Sterling Check wine cooler on top of their fabulous large pedestal platter. It all makes for an ideal heightened summer table centerpiece.

Red, White, and Blue Summer Tablesetting

Add a delicious cake as the main summer dessert course, and light a couple of candles for ambiance.

The Sterling Check medium pitcher accompanies the table with fresh water on the side.

Summer outdoor porch table setting.  red, white, and blue

The MacKenzie-Childs’ Sterling Check Enamelware works so beautifully on our porch table and on evenings enjoyed around the fire pit. We just love this collection and hope you do too!

You may also enjoy the post, 9 Summer Porches You’ll Fall in Love With.

Summer Dessert Table with MacKenzie-Childs' Sterling Check

MacKenzie-Childs Yearly Barn Sale

MacKenzie-Childs biggest and best sale of the year returns from July 20-24, 2023 with thousands of the most iconic items up to 60% off! Whether you’re just starting your collection or adding new pieces to your current collection, you’ll find several incredible items you won’t want to pass up. It’s quite literally Christmas in July, and even better – you can do all the best shopping from the comfort of your couch.

MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Dessert Tray

And we love our Courtly Check Enamel Cheese Course, Enamel Practical Pitcher – Medium, and Supper Club Cheese Knife Set for dessert this summer here at our home in Maine.

This set isn’t just for cheese though. Here we are enjoying summer desserts on a rainy foggy day on the coast.

MacKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Pitcher of flowers and cheese tray with desserts

Enjoy this Fall & Halloween DIY Grazing Table with MacKenzie-Childs as well.

Courtly Check Enamel Cheese Course on table

And you won’t want to miss this Celebrate Holiday Preparations With Christmas Plaids, Checks, and Hot Chocolate Mugs post with MacKenzie-Childs, too.

Courtly Check Hot Chocolate Mugs

I’ve been a long-time fan of MacKenzie-Childs. In these posts, you may see earlier features like Simple Easter Tablescape with MacKenzie-Childs and Halloween Decor with MacKenzie-Childs.

I’m so glad you dropped by, and if you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you enjoyed your visit with us here today at our Home in Vermont.

Be sure to check out our Home in Coastal Maine, where we spend summers and weekends when we are craving a walk on the beach or a visit with old friends.

Summer Dessert with MacKenzie-Childs' Sterling Check

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  1. Kathy Munday says:

    Oh Ann
    You always show such beautiful table settings! These are fabulous. The fire pit area is so warm and welcoming and the porch table displaying Fourth of July design is absolutely stunning (I’m getting hungry!!!). Thank you for showing Makenzie Childs new color pallet! I LOVE the muted blue shades; very relaxing and calming and it allows other items the table to fit so beautifully in the settings. Thank you for sharing your inspiration and endless creativity!
    PS. Hope Ella is feeling much better now!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it all Kathy, Ella is doing very well and is scheduled for surgery on the 10th. Happy Fourth to you!

    1. Thanks Kim, well it doesn’t feel like summer here yet. I have the pellet stove on this morning, haha. Happy Father’s Day!

  2. Congratulations on being a brand ambassador for McK Childs! quite an honor. I’ve always loved her designs.

    1. Thank you so much Pamela, so kind of you to say!

  3. Hi Ann! Love how you styled these pieces around the fire pit and on the deck! You have such great outdoor spaces in Vermont!