Holiday Magazine – Available Now

By Kate Riley October 3, 2011

I’m so excited to share some big news with you!  A few days ago I received an email letting me know that Holiday Magazine is now available!  Perhaps you recall that day in July I spent shooting with Matthew at my house. You can see all of our styling and the feature revealed on the pages of the new Holiday.

Holiday Magazine with Matthew Mead will be sold on newsstands later in the season, however there is an expanded keepsake issue ready right now for purchase. The keepsake edition is bigger and contains additional pages of beautiful holiday ideas, recipes, and projects.

holiday cover matthew mead

The expanded issue can be ordered online to arrive directly in your mailbox before the newsstand edition is available.  Expert stylist Matthew Mead creates a simple yet spectacular holiday for you with creative ideas for handmade crafts, unique gifts, elegant decorations, and scrumptious edibles. This special issue includes so much inspiration from the Christmas cookies to seasonal home makeovers to exquisite paper crafts. Inside you’ll find contributions from bloggers including Stephanie Nielson (The NieNie Dialogues), Tricia Foley, Living Locurto, Savour Fare, Brooklyn Limestone and me! 

I was so honored to be included in this issue and to work side by side with Matthew. For the magazine, I recreated our New Year’s Eve buffet table in a fresh color palette of vivid pinks paired with lime green. You’ll read about our New Year’s Eve traditions and a party that’s incomplete without the three C’s: cheesecake, chocolate, and champagne.   

champagne and cheesecake on table



I created some simple party horns just for Matthew with bubbly inspired scrapbook papers (you’ll see some of my other DIY crafts too).  

diy pink party horns for matthew mead


Inside the magazine, you’ll find even more Christmas inspiration from my home in shades of pink and green – we know you’ll love it!  Who’s that handsome little elf?  I think I know him…

pink and green christmas centsational girl

I do have more pictures and a behind the scenes look at our photo shoot, but I’ll save those for later in the holiday season.  This video shows you a glimpse of everything else you’ll see inside the pages of Holiday with Matthew Mead.

The good news is you can purchase the expanded keepsake version of Matthew Mead Holiday today, right now, right here.  

Matthew also has a new collection of decorative items for entertaining for sale – his online site is opening very soon. This is the lovely Three Tiered Stand from his collection.

tiered holiday stand

Want to win it? 

Share the video on your blog, your Facebook page, or on Twitter, then leave a comment here on this post stating you did so, and you’ll be entered to win the tiered stand above. Giveaway ends Wednesday October 5th at 8 p.m. PST, one winner chosen at random. 

FYI, the Fall Craft Link Party will post tomorrow, 6 a.m. PST – see you there! 




  1. Ooooh, I can’t wait!! I shared the video on my Twitter Page for all my friends to see. Hopefully the magazine will be out soon so they can all get started!! The photos are beautiful and I know they are just the tip of the iceberg!!

  2. I shared the video on my blog grammygoodwill@ I can’t wait to see that magazine. Beautiful dreaming ahead for me.

  3. Congrats on being published! :) I’ve shared the video link on my FB page… hope to win the great tiered stand!

  4. What a great magazine….inspiration PLUS!!!! I have some great ideas for that stand. Keeping my lucky fingers crossed!!!

  5. Posted to Face Book. Looks like a great inspiration for holiday decorating. Thanks Kate!

  6. I enjoyed the Holidays with Matthew Mead video. It is very refreshing and I added the link to my blog Thank you for all the lovely inspiration.

  7. shared on facebook!!! would do anything for christmas..listening to christmas music right now!!!! hahaha. thanks for the chance!

  8. These photos look wonderful! And it is never too early to get started on the holidays. Congratulations on being included in the magazine, I can’t wait to get it!

  9. The post was great and the magazine looks like it has some really good holiday decorating ideas. I shared the site on my FB page. Would love to win the tiered tray. Thanks for the chance.

  10. OOoooh I would love to win this little treat….sharing on my blog!!!

    Christmas is right around the corner…drag out all your decorations and got your “ho ho ho” on!!


  11. I tweeted it! twitter user ocdtime, btw. This would be so great to have for all the holidays I host parties for!

  12. I shared on my FB….Love the holiday inspiration. I can’t wait to receive a copy and I would love to win this MM stand. Thanks CG.

  13. Congrats on your magazine!! How amazing! I’m a hometown fan of yours, any chance you would sign copies of the mag for all your fans at our local Copperfields Bookstore?? It’s always so great to see hometown folks making it big in the world! How amazing would it be to have a huge launch party there, I’m sure buckets of people would come?!?! ;-)

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