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Update: Congratulations to Susan, from Georgia, on her Pottery Barn win!

How are you enjoying our Home for the Holidays series so far? This week, our main theme was how to decorate your fireplace and mantel. The projects that the Design Happens and Made + Remade teams put together for this holiday blog franchise are just stunning — and easy! for those of you who think you can’t make anything (you really can!).

We hope these ideas are inspiring you. Stick with us in the coming weeks, we have tons more exciting and beautiful ideas to share.

Home for the Holidays

Thank you to Knoxville’s Botanical Garden and Arboretum for letting us use your facilities.

What have we, along with our friends at DIYNetwork’s Made + Remade shown you so far? Well, let’s recap:

Our Inspirational Moodboard
Create a Festive and Glowing Fireplace (Without the Fire!)
Fireplace Moodboard
Make Your Own Funky Stockings
Bar Moodboard
Dress Up Your Holiday Party Invitations
Dining Table Moodboard
Food and Dessert Table Moodboard
Weekday Crafternoon: DIY Wood-Burned Cheese Board
DIY Felt Ombre Trees
How to Style Your Bookshelves
How to Make Leather-Wrapped Books

Now to our giveaway! Cozy up by your fire this holiday season with a couple of ivory ski-lodge worthy pillows from our friends at Pottery Barn. Leave a comment below to enter for a chance to win. This giveaway’s question: Are you hosting a holiday party this year? Tell us what plans you’ve made.

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on November 15, 2013 and 12:00 p.m. ET on November 18, 2013. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of the prize: $200.00. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932

78 Responses

  1. Joan says:

    We are hosting our annual Christmas night open house.

  2. Kelli says:

    I'm not hosting any parties this year but I'm going to spend time with my family.

  3. Holly B says:

    We are moving at the end of November, so our holidays are going to be pretty crazy, with no time for throwing parties. We will be going back to our hometown to have Christmas with family, though :)

  4. Melissa says:

    I am hosting a family get together the weekend before Christmas. It's going to be a potluck dinner, and we'll exchange gifts after. I'm very excited to see family that I haven't seen that often over the year!

  5. FRANCES GARCIA says:

    We were lucky enough to get invited to spend the holidays with our children's family. So no we will not host a Christmas party !

  6. karenckuo says:

    I was planning to host a holiday party but I just found out the gold flatware I ordered won't arrive until after the holidays! It wasn't set in stone so I'll just wait until it arrives and have a regular dinner party :)

  7. samc says:

    Love the Home for the Holidays series. Yes, we will be hosting a Christmas Eve get together. I already purchased the English Christmas Crackers. The little pull apart festive cracker with a hat and little toys inside. We all enjoy wearing the tissue paper crown. So much fun.

  8. Debbie says:

    I have no plans to host a holiday party this year.

  9. Brenda says:

    So love Home for the Holidays with all the wonderful decorating ideas is such a help for getting my home ready for company….Love the hand knit cable pillows and they would look so great and comfy to have here in my home…Thank you for the giveaway and looking forward to seeing more wonderful things to come!……:)

  10. Jamie Martin says:

    Thanksgiving will be at my house, but we're eating tacos.

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