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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

82 Responses

  1. Crystal says:

    My sister just bought her first home, she plans on having her first holiday party with our whole family. I wish it were sooner

  2. mahditanoshi says:

    I'll be doing a lot of visiting on Christmas, but I'm sure there will be parties to attend.

  3. Sput says:

    I am doing a Christmas movie marathon with friends!

  4. Kristy says:

    I will be going to my mother’s for Thanksgiving and hosting Christmas at our house.

  5. Pappi Ferg says:

    Hosting a birthday party for my sons tomorrow. They are two years old. Can't wait to see their reactions to the party. It's a small gathering with just family, but should be very fun.

  6. sara says:

    I wish I could host! However, being a renter and in a long distance relationship, holidays consist of lots of traveling. Sure would be nice to come home and cuddle on the couch with those!

  7. Kathleen says:

    One can never have enough pillows and these are perfect for our family room. We are hosting Thanksgiving this year and looking forward to gathering with family and friends. We are so very grateful for all of our blessings.

  8. Carey S. says:

    Love the coziness the Pottery Barn pillows make me feel. We will be having a few family members over for the holidays. We love to relax and enjoy the comforts of being home for the holidays.

  9. Stacey says:

    I am very excited about the holiday season this year! We are hosting several dinners and parties. It kicks off for us with Thanksgiving then the good times continue for two months. We have half dozen family birthdays from December to January. There are Christmas and New Year's Eve celebrations with family and friends. We are on a budget but I have been shopping at a local antique barn to update our home for the holidays. My most recent score was a small bookcase for our entry hall. I love the blog about adding a touch of holiday cheer to your bookshelves! I just put two holiday candle lanterns on the shelf and it looks so pretty.

  10. Sheri McNamara says:

    Instead of me having a holiday party I am going to "help" my daughter with any cooking and whatever else she needs. I did it for many years but my home is way too small to have people over. Her house is central to all. By the way, those gorgeous pillows would look fabulous on my bed or my sofa. Happy Holidays to all!!!

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