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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

83 Responses

  1. Gail Paulus says:

    Would be a cozy addition to the fireplace for our family homecoming

  2. Heidi says:

    Yes! I'm having a cocktail party in early December, and also hosting Christmas Day for the family. :)

  3. kandy_korner says:

    Love these articles. Knit pillows are so cozy and just browsing all the beautiful ideas for Christmas are so inspirational that my husband & I decorated THIS weekend! We usually wait until the weekend right after Thanksgiving but we've been inspired this year by these ideas!

  4. Dianna says:

    I'd gladly host a holiday party, to show off these pillows! In all honesty, your question is making me consider hosting one now!

  5. Kim Kihega says:

    Yes, I am hosting a party for Thanksgiving and Christmas this year.

  6. Annette says:

    I'm not hosting a party, but will be attending a few.

  7. tenndreamer says:

    I will be hosting a Christmas Dinner. One of the plans I have made is to make snowflake name decals for each table setting. I am also going to make a menu by printing snowflakes on a piece of paper to match the name decals and display the menu for guest to see, which will start with Christmas Ham. I had just put out a snow village today to get started.

  8. tenndreamer says:

    Christmas dinner will be served at my house, and I will be hosting. One of the plans is to make snowflake name labels for each table sitting. I will also make a menu with snowflakes on it to match to be displayed for the guest. The snow village was put up today. The pillows will be so cozy for a snowy day!

  9. misskittoEEK says:

    I will be hosting as part of a holiday "apartment crawl." 8 of my girlfriends and I each host one another at our homes for about 2 hours one Saturday in December. We all come up with different, festive decorations, bites, and drinks, and we share in the excitement of the season. These pillows would be a great addition to the snug seating area I have right next to the fireplace :)

  10. Liz K says:

    I will be hosting as part of an annual "apartment crawl" that 8 of my girlfriends and I put together. We each host for 2 hours or so on a Saturday in December. Each hostess is responsible for their own festive decor, drinks, and appetizers. These pillows would look great as a part of my winter wonderland seating that I'll have right next to the fireplace!

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