"The Envelope Please . . . "
Well y'all . . . it's been another great year of our annual Holiday Decorating Contest. All combined, we had over 200 entries from all over the country - and a few from around the world. It has honestly been one of the best parts of my day - seeing everyones creativity - and sensing the great joy that you all take in celebrating the holiday season with great style.
But you've not stopped by today to listen to me prattle on . . . you've all come to see who our winners are. But firstly - let me thank our judging panel. I think we all know what a difficult job it was to determine a winner. So a big tartan 'thank you' to : Grant Gibson, Megan Arquette, Tobi Fairley, Ronda Carman, Michael Devine, and Kathryn Greeley.
Even though it's kind of an awards show - I decided not to make you suffer through any opening dance number by the "SMW Design Dancers" . . . so let's just get right to the announcements . . .
*drum roll . . . . *
The Best Dining Table
from Jennings & Gates, Virginia
who will be receiving
An autographed copy of Kathryn Greeley's beautiful new book, The Collected Table.
A beautiful 11X17 inch Serving Tray from Michael Devine Home.
A collection of ornaments, hand-selected by me, from Gump's San Francisco.
The Holiday Scented Candle, from Ralph Lauren.
A big plaid congratulations to the winners . . . and a huge 'thank you' from me to everyone who participated, and commented, and generally shared in my delight to seeing these beautiful spaces.