**If you are a morning show TV watcher, Enchanted Home will be featured on The Today Show this morning…woo hoo! They will be talking about last minute gifts and featuring the dog stockings** Hello and happy Friday! It is time to officially name the grand prize winner of our Holiday Love contest, and what a contest it was! Congratulations goes to Susan for submitting this incredibly beautful picture, the very essence of the holidays- (Please email us at [email protected] to provide your shipping info so your prize can be on it’s way) This picture submitted by Megan S. was the runner up, another beautiful and precious vision of the holidays Thanks again to all who entered and to those who participated in the voting. Before you know it, it will be time for our Spring Love contest (can’t wait because that will mean winter is just about over)! Today, I am sharing with you some of my Christmas decor, the rest I will share in a post next week as my final recap post for the Christmas holiday. So hard to believe it’s less than a week away! This holiday really snuck up on me, I have been working around the clock, so had very little free time. Before I knew it, the holidays were in full swing and I felt extremely late to the starting gate. But I am happy to say that between having a photo session in my home this past Tues and a family Christmas party on Sat (yes, my husband convinced me to do it, we just decided this literally last week), it got me moving and moving fast! I saved the best for last, read on….. Nothing like fresh and beautiful white amaryllis to decorate a mantel I LOVE citrus and am in love with the way this mantel came out in my dining room, the mix of fresh greens, citrus, magnolia and large sugar cones with a touch of blue and white is a winning combination if you ask me. So love our nutcracker toppers!! My kitchen island was filled with fresh greens and magnolia, this is one of the easiest (and prettiest) arrangements to make in a ginger jar! Hallway all decked for the holidays A chest in dining room gets holiday touches Dining room mantel Even worked out decorating the outside porch! It was sooo cold, so didn’t too. much time but these pictures were taken in progress My “holding pen”, where all the flowers went to stay fresh until our Christmas party (garage where it’s cooler, really extends their life) Don’t forget to dress up unexpected spots, like adding champagne to a wine bucket and putting beautiful greens in with it, love this with the magnolia and seeded ecucaplyptys And added them under my stag tureen as well in the pantry And now its time for party prep for our family Christmas party tomorrow night….very behind and have lots to do! And I am saving the best for last……this might be my most favorite holiday ;picture ever. My front door!!!!!!!! Ready? These large jars I had done outside to avoid the mess, but were going indoors however they looked so pretty outside, kept them out there a while! I seriously would leave this up year round if it stayed green and fresh, I love it that much:) The mix of fresh greens and magnolia just does it for me. Get used to it, because I have a feeling I will duplicate this exact look next year. Hope you enjoyed the post, I will share more next week on a final Christmas recap. In the meantime, there is so much going on and still so much to do, this is it until Sunday. Busy, busy days ahead as we enter “crunch time” ! Hope you are caught up on your end and pacing yourself, the stress is the worst thing of all so I am doing by best to keep telling myself i am doing the best I can and what will be, will be. I am also staying focused on the real meaning of the season, family, mindfulness and togetherness. Stay calm and jingle on…..