When I read on Facebook that Matthew Mead was going to make an appearance at one of my very favorite shops in the area, I was beyond excited. Yes, it was true. Matthew Mead was at Brissonte in North Reading on Saturday. Thank you Colleen Perry, owner of Brissonte for making this happen!
I grabbed a few of my holiday blog cards and headed out. I picked up a sandwich at Swiss Bakers in Reading and ate it in the car. I could not wait to get to Brissonte.
I did meet Matthew and his lovely wife, Jenny. And they are the most fabulous people. They are warm and interesting and easy conversationalists. Sharing tips on photography and great antique stores to visit in Concord, MA. I showed them photos of my tablescapes and my sister's live event paintings. And they were interested! After speaking to me a bit Matthew knew exactly my taste!
Matthew had set up a display in the store of holiday items. Of course, he is a stylist so everything was picture perfect!
A simple branch with dangling crystal can make a simple but sophisticated statement.
After I left the shop, I thought why didn't I buy some of those arrangements in the silver cups? They would have made perfect arrangements for upcoming parties I will attend.
Another example of elegance and simplicity. I can see these at each place setting at the Christmas table. Just lovely!
And yes that is purple transferware! A nice change to traditional red and green for holiday dining.
I like the purple with the silver. Again, very sophisticated and stately looking. Well, purple is a royal color and also used in the Advent wreath.
Oh I adore acorns. Must be my love affair with Fall. Those platters were even more stunning in person.
Another view of the floral arrangements and a beautiful silver tray. We had a discussion about sterling silver and using your good things every day. Don't save those pretties just for special occasions!
Yes I was enjoying the trunk show. So many nice items from Matthew's collection.
And pretty linens too! Inspiring me to do more with my tablescapes than just the lighted tablerunners
I use at each gathering. Matthew did think the lighted runners were cool.
Ok, last photo of the display. I had to do some shopping at this point. And I did not want to hog all of his time. Actually I did, but that would be selfish.
Jenny took a photo of us and I purchased all of his magazines and he signed them for me. I can't wait to tear through them and immerse myself in Matthew's magical world.
And there's a bonus for my readers too! Matthew gave me an extra copy of his Holiday with Matthew Mead magazine and he signed it!
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