HomeGoods Contest Winners!

By Kate Riley December 13, 2011

Seasons greetings all, together with my two other judges Courtney and Rhoda, we’ve finally settled on the winners for the HomeGoods Tablescape Contest.  I cannot tell you how difficult this really was to judge, there were over 175 submissions via link and email, and so many were just gorgeous. How to choose? Well, we narrowed it down to the top 16 then voted again based on style, affordability, and creativity. It was extremely difficult, but finally here are the four winners and some other very honorable mentions. These holiday tablescapes are sure to inspire you all.

Let’s start with the three runners up, who will all receive a $50 Gift Card:

Runner Up #1: Pear Green and Sparkly

Pear ornaments and mercury glass pair beautifully on this simple outdoor tablescape set by Jordan at The Happy Homebodies for her ladies church group for Christmas. We loved the warm browns next to the cool shimmering mercury glass. The simple yet stunning branch centerpiece combines spray painted glittery branches with more natural manzanitas.

sparkling pear outdoor tablescape


Runner Up #2: Z Gallerie Inspired Peacock tablescape

Several DIY projects combined to create this magical New Year’s Eve table over at Commonplace Beauty.  $4 accent plates were the inspiration, and we’re head over heels in love with the inexpensive glam chargers created with a “pound of bling”.  Don’t miss the gold garland dollar store vases, they’re so pretty!  Bravo Heather!

commonplace beauty peacock inspired tablescape


Runner Up #3:  Violet Winter Wonderland

Jess over at Events That Sparkle pulled together this stylish and budget savvy winter wonderland tablescape in unconventional violet that wowed us all, and all her DIY touches make this table the place to be for her family that celebrates both Christmas and Hanukkah.  Just fabulous Jess!

events that sparkle violet new years table


Drumroll please…

The Grand Prize Winner of a $100 Gift Card to HomeGoods

Natural Christmas: Sweet Something Designs!  Congratulations!!!

plaid outdoor tablescape sweet somethign design

We loved the cozy outdoor setting, and the use of a plaid ‘Camp Blanket’ as the inspiration for the color palette. The use of everyday white plates, contrasting black napkins, red flatware coupled with textural burlap, twigs and berries make this Christmas tablescape universally appealing to all.  The glass hurricanes tiered on cedar platforms are the perfect centerpiece for this inexpensive welcoming outdoor scene.  Simple, stylish, creative, and affordable!  Hop on over to see the full outdoor tablescape ~ congratulations Michelle!

And congratulations to the top four winners, please contact me ASAP so I can get your address to send your gift cards! 

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Honorable Mentions that made judging this contest nearly impossible:

Jen at The Decor Scene created a gorgeous centerpiece for her holiday table that works for any occasion from Thanksgiving to New Year’s plus she offers up some helpful tips for how to layer a table

decor scene tablescape


Don’t miss this whimsical bird tablescape over at The Rooster and The Hen so festive and fun, and how cool is the birch centerpiece! 

whimsical birds tablescape


Traditional Thanksgiving tablescape by Stone Gable filled with all the colors and warmth of autumn and the bounty of Thanksgiving.  Such gorgeous leaf motif napkins and lovely pear accent bowls!  

traditional thanksgiving stone gable


Here’s another simple yet inspiring setting, this elegant Thanksgiving table at Baylor Says decorated in fresh whites with a pretty orange runner and some simple gourds as accents.

fresh white elegant tablescape


A Burberry scarf makes a great runner, together with green bottle candleholders and gold chargers over at Our Fifth House, love it!

burberry tablescape


Lovely brown and white transferware complete this warm and wonderful Thanksgiving table by Take Six.

take six traditional thanksgiving


We loved this dramatic gold and black tablescape by Living in the 513, those chevron napkins are perfection!

gold and black tablescape


And here are two email submissions which stood out, first this beautiful apple green and brown tablescape by Bev S., how clever are the upside down martini glasses as candleholders?

sparkle table  #1

sparkle table #2


Laura T. submitted this pretty peacock inspired table saturated with layers of beautiful blues and hints of gold with a collection from both HomeGoods and the Dollar Store, lovely!

laura peacock tablescape

laura peacock tablescape 2


If you want even more inspiration, pay a visit to even more links at the Tablescape Contest, there are so many ideas there for your next holiday table.  Thank you to all who participated, to the two other judges Courtney and Rhoda, and to HomeGoods for sponsoring this fun event.

Let’s hear it for all the contestants, all fantastic stylists right? 




  1. Wow! I’m so excited! There were so many gorgeous tables, I’m so thrilled you thought mine was one :-). BTW, you picked MY favorite table as your grand prize! Thanks for all your work (all of you Courtney, Rhoda & Kate) going through all of the entries at this crazy busy time of year :-)

  2. All the tablescapes were beautiful and it was hard narrowing down the field. However, it was SO inspiring to see all the wonderful talented bloggers putting their best foot forward. It was inspiration for future endeavors!

  3. I am so honored to be chosen as a runner up with all of the talented people that participated in this contest! I was wowed by so many of these tables and am so glad that you liked mine as well. Thanks to the judges;I can’t even imagine having to chose the top tables with so many beautiful tablescape. Happy Holidays!

  4. The Baylor Says tablescape is right up my alley…though I love the gold and black one as well. How you decided I’ll never know!!

  5. Lots of beautiful tables- don’t know how y’all narrowed it down! Congrats to the winners- shoot, congrats to all for having such talent! :)

  6. Oh my YES, it was so hard to choose and narrow down all of these beautiful tablescapes! I’m glad all of those beauties rose to the top as the winners. All gorgeous, all festive, all worthy!! Congrats to all the winners and the honorable mentions, as well as everyone who entered a table. It sure was fun to look at them!

  7. Talk about some beautiful table inspiration for Christmas. This is truly amazing. I am in awe of each and every one. My table never looks this pretty.

  8. All the tablescapes are out of this world beautiful and would warm anyone’s heart. The judges obviously had a very hard job but should be proud. All photos were excellent, especially Natural Christmas. Awesome!!! Great party Kate.

  9. That was a fun party Kate! I could totally see how difficult that would be to narrow it down. I looked through so many myself and was blown away. CONGRATS to the winners and all the honorable mentions, so well deserved!~

  10. Wow, thank you so much for the votes & the mention! You guys are great & thanks for hosting the event. Merry Christmas!

  11. Hi Kate, thank you for putting together such a great tablescape contest! We’re blown away by the entries. So inspiring that we must dash off and shop now! Congrats everyone.

  12. Loved all the ideas from the table-scapes! Funny thing is that I am on the hunt for a tartan table cloth – but I like the blanket idea better! Maybe I need to rethink my plan!

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