Christmas setting with Belgian designed festive ornaments and trinkets

/Christmas setting with Belgian designed festive ornaments and trinkets

Christmas setting with Belgian designed festive ornaments and trinkets


Dear readers, Christmas time is coming our way and we do have to start thinking about our Christmas decorations !

If you would love to impress your guests with a richly adorned Christmas tree this year, you absolutely will love the Christmas ornaments designed by the Belgian company Goodwill M&G.

Goodwill M&G designs and makes gorgeous seasonal decorations and accessories that are sold all over the world.

Today I take you to the house of Jean-Paul and Isabelle Meus, the owners of the Antwerp based company Goodwill.

Every year the family Meus enjoys the ritual of dressing their Christmas tree and decorating their home, by opening their treasure boxes full of glass baubles, figurines and trinkets, collected over the years.


A red and amber Christmas wreath embellishing the front door.

SHOOT-814-156519-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


The red walls of the entrance hall are the perfect backdrop for the ten-foot tall Christmas tree, which is dressed to impress.

SHOOT-814-156463-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


Some of the nostalgic Christmas tree ornaments

SHOOT-814-156425-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens

SHOOT-814-156400-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens

SHOOT-814-156391-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


Chimney candle-holders…

SHOOT-814-156436-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


…and flickering tealights.

SHOOT-814-156446-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


The dining table is covered with a rich velvet cloth. Isabelle Meus painted the chairs in eye-catching colours.

SHOOT-814-156281-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


The table candle-holders are chosen to match the dining room colour palette.

SHOOT-814-156264-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


Florist Vincent Moens designed this festive artwork, which is a cluster of branches wrapped in moss and wire and hung with glass icicles.

SHOOT-814-156380-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


Glass icicles

SHOOT-814-156382-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


Red berries on the kitchen table. And a coloured bauble wreath decorates the kitchen hood.

SHOOT-814-156587-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


Bauble wreath

SHOOT-814-156615-bewerktPhoto credit Claude Smekens


To discover the Goodwill Christmas Collection, please visit the Goodwill webshop by clicking on the Goodwill logo.


For those who are regular visitors of Maison & Objet in Paris, I want to let you know that Goodwill M&G will participate Maison & Objet Paris 2014 (24/01/2014 – 28/01/2014).


If you are interested in seeing more of the beautiful Belgian house of Jean-Paul & Isabelle Meus, a featuring of their house can be seen in the latest issue of the British magazine Homes & Gardens and in the latest issue of the Belgian magazine Tijdloos wonen.

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I hope you enjoyed my first Christmas decoration post !




All pictures in this article are posted with the approval of photographer Claude Smekens.

By |2018-07-11T10:55:22+00:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Belgian Pearls|Tags: , , |19 Comments


  1. Housebythewaterhole Kathy Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 3:08 PM - Reply

    Hey Greet, prachtige foto's…. die met die blauwe lamp… mijn tante heeft nog zo'n groene
    staan…. misschien moet ik hem eens vragen 🙂
    Leuke week nog
    groetjes kathy

  2. Home and Lifestyle Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 3:19 PM - Reply

    Al kom ik hier al aardig in kerststemming, thuis stel ik het nog even uit ;-). Dank je wel voor je inspiratie!

    Lieve groet, Ingrid

  3. La Contessa Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 4:12 PM - Reply

    Beautiful Greet!Adore the red walls on the inside of the home with the Christmas tree……….
    This year the Holidays have come so fast!
    Thanks for the reminder!.

  4. Divine Theatre Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 4:30 PM - Reply

    I'm not even ready for Halloween yet! LOL!
    My daughter would absolutely love the flower ornament! The colors are so exuberant!



  5. BRASWELL Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 4:47 PM - Reply

    i am thinking of thanksgiving just now + christmas is around the corner + wonderful photos.

  6. Teresa at Splendid Sass Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 5:47 PM - Reply

    Absolutely stunning, Greet! From the glass ornaments to the art and velvet table cover, everything is Christmas ready!
    Thank you for sharing.

  7. D A Wolf Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:26 PM - Reply

    The rustic with the refined, and mixed with the modern. J'adore tout – et la Belgique me manque énormément. Gorgeous.

    And if I don't think to wish it closer to the appropriate time, pretigge kerstdagen!

  8. Mimi Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 8:40 PM - Reply

    Hello Greet!

    I have been having a difficult time with family illness and your beautiful post caught my eye on facebook and was much appreciated! Such beautiful images take me beyond the moment.

    Mimi @ A House Romance

  9. The enchanted home Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:10 AM - Reply

    So pretty! I love it…and cannot believe we are almost officially in the holiday season. I feel the pressure mounting. Hope you are well.

  10. Marsha Splenderosa Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 3:32 AM - Reply

    We are all saying the same thing about the holidays coming so quickly, do you think that means we've all have a great year?
    Come see me, my son has some of his photography up and I've giving away a copy of Tish's book + $100 credit to my shop.
    love you…

  11. Galina Sherman Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 9:10 AM - Reply

    The photography of Claude Smekens so beautiful.Thanks for post.

  12. mohammed salah Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:34 PM - Reply

    amazing photo

  13. Mohammed Salah Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 6:37 PM - Reply

    noice photos

  14. Jassica Mody Friday, November 8, 2013 at 12:09 AM - Reply

    this is the first time i visit your site but i will be one of your permanent visitors because you provide good topics and ideas, i hope you see my blog at International Decor

  15. levi john Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 8:15 AM - Reply

    I have not seen these this kinds of Christmas Decorations stills in any other sites.Fantastic work done by admin..

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  18. Reda Touh Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 11:41 PM - Reply

    Great Ideas
    For More
    Home Decoration

  19. vincent moens Friday, July 4, 2014 at 7:36 PM - Reply

    Ik lees je blog regelmatig, aangenaam verrast mijn eigen werk tegen te komen.
    Moest je deze kerst graag eens bij mij komen kijken, ben je van harte welkom.
    Mvg, Vincent Moens

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