I use a lot of MacKenzie-Childs in my decorating. My every day dishes are MKC and I also have many pieces sprinkled around the house on display. The colors and patterns of the lines are beautiful and soothing, and I love that all their pieces are different from one another but look wonderful together. That's the idea behind cottage decorating, I think. Lots of different looks or ideas or themes, all coming together in a burst of creativity.