"The Envelope Please . . . "


Well, it has indeed been an amazing few weeks here at Tartanscot.  I can't begin to thank everyone for sharing your beautiful homes as a part of the Holiday Decorating Contest.  My hope is that this can be an annual feature.  So for those of you who were caught off-guard this year, here is your 11 month notice.  Start planning now.  

But, we've got winners to announce - because I know that's why you're all here - so without any further ado - let's get on with it.

In the category of "Best Mantel," the winner is . . . 

Janet, from The Moggit Girls

Janet will be receiving a beautiful Ralph Lauren Holiday Candle.

Second and Third place for "Best Mantel" . . . 

Katie Denham, California

Daniel Shigo, New York

In the Category of "Best Christmas Tree", first prize goes to . . .

Katie Denham, California

Katie will be receiving this beautiful collection of ornaments from Gumps in San Francisco.

Second and Third place for "Best Christmas Tree" . . . 

Anne Fifer, California

Hugh Luck New Jersey

The Winner for the "Best Dining Room" goes to . . .  

Kristen Mullen, Texas
Kristen will be receiving this lovely pewter and ceramic serving piece from Anthem, here in San Francisco.

Second and Third Place for "Best Dining Room" . . . 

Anne Fifer, California

Carol Spinski, Missouri

Each of the Second and Third place winners will receive . . . 

A Tartan Pocket Notebook, from Baekgaard.

I can't begin to thank everyone for taking part in the contest.  If I combine the entries in each category, there were over 175.  Wow.  Opening the "tartanscotcontest" email was one of the best parts of my morning each day.  Coffee.  Oatmeal.  And great design.

I'd also like to thank our judges - Grant Gibson, Michael Devine, Ronda Carman, Tobi Fairley, Anne Sage, and Megan Arquette.    

Cheers - and congratulations to the winners!


A very big congratulations to all the winners!!!

I hope it does become a tradition, it was so much fun seeing all the beautiful holiday decorations!

Now it's off for a long winter's nap for you and all the judges!
La Dolfina said…
A Hearty Congrats to all the winners!!
So much fun Scot! Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration.
Sandra said…
Thank you for sharing all this Christmas beauty with us! Merry Christmas. xoxo
It's been fun to peek inside so many lovely homes. Congratulations to the winners, and please do have a Second Annual next Christmas for those of us too tardy to enter this year!
My Notting Hill said…
Great picks for the winners. You've had the best blog titles throughout this post. Merry Christmas! Michele
katiedid said…

Thank you so much for such a wonderful viewing of Christmas Cheer. I loved seeing all of the entries and big congrats to all of the winners! I am honored to be amongst them!

I look forward to seeing all of the inspiration next year!!! A great tradition to start.

Thanks, too, to all of the wonderful judges. They had a very challenging job.

Happy Holidays to all!!
Unknown said…
Congratulations everyone! Such beautiful holiday decorating.

Thanks to Scot, the judges, and all the participants. This has been fun to watch.
Covetable said…
Scot, thank you so much for putting this together. Imagine my surprise and pleasure to see that my breakfast room was selected, especially given how absolutely stunning some of the other entries were. Do please do this again as I know it motivated all of us to great creative heights! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again.
Green Design said…
Carol Spinki's dining room is simply splendid, it makes me think of a large tea party on a lovely sunny afternoon.
Scot, this was the BEST contest. I loved seeing real homes lived in by real people! It gives one hope.
Unknown said…
Congrats to all the winners! And to Hugh Luck - that's a crazy fabulous tree!!!
Splendid Sass said…
Congratulations to the winners! So many beautiful entries!
It was great to follow the contest and to finally see the winners names. I will prepare myself for next year.
Happy Holidays Scot.
Unknown said…
thanks for giving us a chance to peek inside people's homes, and well deserved congrats to the winners!
Kasia _ JACOB said…
Congrats to all the winners. Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration. Merry Christmas! Kasia :)
Carol Spinski said…
Oh My Stars! I am honored that my farmhouse dining room was selected as one of the winners of your Holiday Contest~ What a lovely gift! Thank You so very much Scot and Judges.

Many Blessings and Happy Holidays
Daniel Shigo said…
Scot- I am honored- tickled pink actually- to be among the winning entries, and want to extend to everyone congratulations! Thank you for making this season memorable and most merry! Daniel
Congratulations to all the talented winners! This was great fun. Can't wait for next year!

designchic said…
Such a treat seeing all of the gorgeous decorations!! Thrilled this will be an annual tradition...Happy holidays!!
niartist said…
Congratulations to the winners, and Happy Holidays to you, Scot!
vignette design said…
Congratulations to all the winners! Lots of inspiration, for sure. Happy Holidays! ~Delores
BIG congratulations to all the winners! This was so much fun, I hope you do it again next year! Merry Christmas! Pinky
Hugh Luck said…
Thanks to all who left kind comments on my crazy Christmas tree in a prior post....and thanks to the judges for recognizing my tree. Many thanks to Scot for taking the time to make this all happen. Lastly congratulations to all the winners and all those who entered.
La Maison Fou said…
Oh what fun!

Thank You to Scot for hosting what a great and inspiring array of holiday decor. I love to see how everyone else does the holiday decorating!

Happy Holidays to all; Congrats to the winners!

La Maison Fou
Congratulations to the winners. It was so much fun to get to see all of the beautiful Christmas inspiration. laurie
Maggie O said…
What a great idea and to carry on each year will be absolutely fabulous. As an ID student I entered my mantlepiece. Told all my family & friends and added to my blog and said "if I am last in this amazing contest with an an amazing group of creative people then I will be honoured"!!This has inspired me -as you do all year round Scot - and this will keep me going until deadline 2011. To all the winners congratulations (Hugh Luck wow!!)Scot, all the very best for 2011 and as they say in Scotland " lang may yer lum reek"!!
Unknown said…

Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh! This was so fun seeing all the fantastic entry winners. Well done!

Merry Christmas!

I just did a little tribute to your spread in Rue...you have such amazing taste and style!
New follower...Merry Christmas! xx
beachbungalow8 said…
yay!~ I had no idea whose photos were whose. It's so fun to see the name's associated with it.

and Scot, love the envelopes.

you guys all had incredibly beautiful entries. It was HARD to pick! And made me take a long look at my rather half assed holiday decorating and decide next year, to be inspirred.

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