Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A HOLIDAY gathering!

Here I am with the large crowd of HOLIDAY fans... they were an engaging and flattering audience.
Last Thursday we had an amazing launch party and lecture for HOLIDAY With Matthew Mead. It was held at Company C's flagship store in my hometown of Concord, NH, with over 150 people in attendance.  It was a fun-filled evening with audience participation and questions. We made cookies, made the paper wreath from the cover image  and showed how a trip to the grocery store can yield a simple and beautiful centerpiece. It is always a rewarding experience to meet with readers, answer their questions and make new friends.  
We started with a slide show to introduce and share the experience of creating Holiday and the ideas behind it:

Audience members came up to help with all kinds of projects... they were real stars.  I like holding a microphone... it brings out my inner AMERICAN IDOL:
An audience member tells me a funny story about her first attempt at making a holiday wreath:
*Also, for those in the area, Jenny and I will be signing magazines at THE SPOTTED COD in Sandwich, Massachusetts on Saturday December 4th between 11am and 4 pm. Please come out and see us and engage in the joys of this holiday season.
153 Main Street
Sandwich, MA 02563-2271
(508) 888-8263
Holiday with Matthew Mead is sold only via this website. 
Have you ordered your copy yet?


  1. I'm going to try and make it! I grew up in Sandwich by the way and now live on the South shore..I'm hoping to have my magazine by then for you to sign!!

  2. The paper wreath would be awesome for me to duplicate with my students...each writing something they did or gave from the heart on a petal. I think the directions are here somewhere... I'm going to have to look! So glad I made that connection!
    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone at Holiday!

  3. This had to make you feel wonderful! Seeing fans support you like this, in the flesh!
    Happy Thanksgiving my friend.

  4. Snow & freezing rain in Wisconsin today...which means: couch, quilt, kittens & "Holiday with Mathew Mead". Beautiful book-a-zine! Kudos to you all! Cannot wait for the next!

  5. We had a great time Matt! I've already made 2 batches of cookies from the recipes in HOLIDAY. Thanks as well to the folks at Company C for providing such an inspiring venue.

  6. I have to say looking at the picture of you chuckling with the audience member, made me let out a chuckle myself. Oh, charming Matthew! So happy that the magazine is such a huge success. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Jenny and your entire family! Blessings and Cheers - Tippy :)

  7. Hello,

    What a great event. I wish I was there!

    ~ Gabriela ~


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