The Conversation with Mackenzie Childs creative director Rebecca Proctor

AURORA, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The tiny town of Aurora in Cayuga County is overrun with shoppers as the MacKenzie Childs barn sale kicks off and runs through the weekend.

Last year, more than 20,000 thousand people showed up from across the country and as far away as Australia to buy up the whimsical, hand painted tableware and furniture. 

“I think that the MacKenzie Childs customer and fan loves this place, because Aurora, New York is the centerpiece of our story but I also think they come to share this contagious enthusiasm that we're becoming known for. It’s a lot of fun,” said MacKenzie Childs creative director Rebecca Proctor.

All 360 MacKenzie Childs employees will work the sale along with an additional 300 people the company hired just for the weekend.

People come three days ahead of the sale and camp out.

“I don't think it's about the things we make… it's kind of a philosophy and a point of view on things, like don't take yourself to seriously enjoy your life have fun. You can be quirky and share your own point of view. It's this positive outlook on things that makes it real to people and it makes you feel good,” Proctor said.

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