woodland globe
woodland globe

I already posted a picture of this gorgeous diorama that I made with the super talented Matthew Mead this past weekend but I thought I would show it once again on the blog.  The holidays are almost right on top of us and this was  such a fun project to do in an afternoon.  For those of you that are local, Matthew is offering a few more holiday styling and decorating workshops in his studio over these next couple of weeks.  My sister and I had so much fun creating, talking, eating tasty treats right from the pages of Matthew’s books.

woodland globe
woodland globe

These dioramas were so clever and sweet.  They would make a great gift or would be gorgeous just sitting on a pretty cake stand as a center piece.  These globes are actually little hanging air plant holders that you can purchase at your local nursery.

woodland globe
woodland globe

This is how I plan to display mine – it’s hanging from my vintage bird cage stand and looks ever so lovely.

Matthew Mead's stunning cover for Better Homes this month
Matthew Mead’s stunning cover for Better Homes this month

To be able to take a class with the iconic Matthew Mead directly on the heels of his gorgeous cover for BHG magazine this month is nothing short of surreal.  Talk about interacting in real-time!

holiday flower arranging
holiday flower arranging

Matthew also showed us how to arrange a gorgeous centerpiece for the holidays.  This is what we got to sit in on.  It was effortless under the guidance of MM.  Won’t this look gorgeous on my Thanksgiving table?

upcoming holiday workshops
upcoming holiday workshops
workshop info
workshop info

 

Thank you Matthew and Jenny Mead for hosting us at your studio.  You are forever inspiring with your keen eye for beautiful things.  We walked away wanting more. Sign up for future classes at Matthew’s studio in New Hampshire here. Hopefully it won’t be a once in a lifetime chance but just in case – he is doing 3 more classes on 11/23, 12/6 and 12/7.  I’m still pinching myself …

See you soon with my next 50:fifty piece

xo

Ellen

4 thoughts on “woodland creatures globe

  1. Amy@maisondecor says:

    I think it’s also an amazing opportunity Ellen! I have signed up for the Dec 6 class and am really looking forward to taking time to stop and smell the roses with MM and get creative with his guidance! Such style and grace he has, so glad to hear you enjoyed it.

    • Ellen McHale says:

      Amy – I can’t wait to see what you create on the Dec 6th class. Just being in the studio and getting a peek into his process was worth everything. x. Ellen

  2. Chrissy says:

    I had such fun at Matthew’s event last week. Both the hands-on creation of the diorama along with a tutorial of the fall centerpiece were inspirational. I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention that our hosts (Matthew and Jenny) served delicious nibbles throughout all of our activities. The studio is lovely and there is even a small shop to browse treasures. Thanks for the invitation, Ellie…what a treat!

    • Ellen McHale says:

      That was unexpected fun Chrissy – we managed to thoroughly enjoy our time there and win a door prize as well! Not an everyday occurrence. You and I are there for the antiquing weekend for sure.

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