Presenting… The Seasonal Home’s 2014 Holiday Video & Contest
Written by on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

IT’S READY and there’s a CONTEST too (details below)!!!!

Please join us for a magical video tour of THE SEASONAL HOME’s 2014 Holiday Decorations,

presenting what we think the North Pole might be like.

Enjoy …

Mrs. Claus’ Gingerbread Kitchen

Santa’s Holly Jolly Den

The North Pole Winter Garden

topped off by a heavenly dose of

Christmas Blessings!

Come and be inspired as you explore creative, new decorating ideas to use in your own home,

and don’t forget –Β  it’s set to music –


turn up your speakers,

click on the play button (below)

make yourself a cup of hot cocoa

sit back and…




As you watch, count how many decorations or holiday art you spot that have been recycled from our previous Christmas videos (not including trees, garlands, wreaths or actual ornaments) and list that number in our COMMENTS section, along with any feedback you’d like to share with us about this year’s video.Β  Any “guess” will be considered an entry, so go ahead and try! πŸ™‚

On December 2nd,

we will announce the name of the Seasonal Home fan who comes the closest (without going over)

and that friend will win the adorable Zim’s Elf in the video, courtesy of The Whitehurst Company (chalkboard sign not included).

His name is DONATELLO and he can’t wait to come home with one of our most observant fans!

elf 2

So, GOOD LUCK to everyone who enters and stay tuned for another adorable prize when I debut the photos of our fun 2014 Christmas theme next week.

Trust me… you won’t want to miss out on your chance to win that fabulous prize!!!

ANSWER:Β  Not including ornaments, ribbon or greenery, 130 items were recycled and used in Christmas designs spotlighted in previous videos and our winner is…. Caroline Del Piano… who was the closest with her guess of 66 items.Β  Congratulations Caroline! πŸ™‚


  1. Joanne Kennedy says:

    Well I started to count but then I just wanted to watch and enjoy. I have been waiting for this for a year and you didn’t let me down! Love everything.
    Did you want us to count the ornaments that we think we have seen before too?

    I love seeing things you used before but in a whole different way! I also loved seeing new things you added this year or had but didn’t use before.

    You do make it impossible to pick a favorite look though. Each one is so lovely and festive.

    You have taught me a whole new way to decorate! Thank you so much!

    OK I’m off to go watch and enjoy again πŸ™‚

    • Eileen says:

      Hi Joanne and thank you for all of your kind words… and your question. You don’t have to include any ornaments in your total – just art or decorations. Thank you for bringing that up and good luck! πŸ™‚ Eileen

  2. Patty Lyda says:

    I really have no idea how many “repeats” but I will guess 55. Beautiful video as always! Love all your new ideas!

  3. Marilena DiLiddo says:

    Could you please tell me where you got the Christmas tree topper that puts what looks like snowflake lights onto the ceiling. And as usual, LOVE all your decor. Thanks for the ideas and inspiration! πŸ™‚

    • Eileen says:

      Hello Marilena and thank you! The tree topper is by Hallmark and is from this year (2014). If your store is out, please check out “Hooked on Ornaments”… one of the advertisers on my website; she ships worldwide. Happy Decorating! πŸ™‚

  4. Katherine says:

    MAGICAL!!! I started watching it and my 8-year-old must have seen my face light up because he came over and watched it with me. The video brought tears to my eyes! His favorite was the kitchen/dining decor. He said he also loved the Santa playing pinball ornament. I loved how real the living room looked! Thank you for sharing, Eileen! XO

  5. Donna says:

    Lovelu, Eileen, just lovely. I love the play off the wispy snowy garlands in your living room, and the brown accents-so very nice. You helped me with where to find some of your holiday wall art you have used in your videos, and I am back to ask about another piece. The wall art at 1:43 time in this video– the one that looks like pastel child’s art. Can you please tell me where you found it-I keep seeing it used in all your videos and I love it. Thank you for all of your inspiration!

    • Eileen says:

      You’re welcome Donna! πŸ™‚ And I found that canvas wall art at a store called Tuesday Morning. Please feel free to share the video with your family & friends. β™₯

      • Donna says:

        Eileen, thank you so much for answering my question about this wall art last year. I have checked many times at a few Tuesday Morning stores around me, to no avail. Do you happen to know if this piece has any numbers or distributor information on the back of it. I dream about owning this piece of whimsical wall art!

        • Eileen says:

          Donna, I’ll be happy to look on the back of the print as soon as I can get to it & let you know. πŸ™‚ Eileen

          • Donna says:

            Eileen, thank you so very much. I realize this is an imposition, whenever you get it out to use this year is fine. I love it, but am not hopeful. I have googled everything I can think of to find it, to no avail. Thanks again, sweetie. ,

  6. Pam Parker says:

    Oh, my goodness, Eileen! I am in absolute awe! How very beautiful, and magical. My heart is flying! If I didn’t feel Christmassy before, I sure do now. Many many hours of hard work, love and heart went into your dΓ©cor. Just…WOW.
    (Thank you, Joanne K, for asking about the ornaments! Because I would have tried to count them, too.)
    I will try my luck and guesstimate at 17…but really, watching this video again and again is a prize in itself.
    A Merry Christmas to All! =o)

  7. Linda says:

    Hi Eileen, LOVE!!!Everything looks amazing.How long does it take you to do everthing ?? My guess is 10 Thanks for sharing .Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

    • Eileen says:

      Thank you Linda. I can usually decorate the house in a couple of weeks (probably less, if I would stop changing my mind! LOL) Thanks for watching the video. Please share it if you don’t mind. β™₯

  8. Caroline Del Piano says:

    Loving the video. My guess is 66.

    Where did you get the set of 3 Jacks ithat was in your previous video?

  9. Chrissey says:

    Yet another amazing breathtaking display! You have been such in inspiration to me over the years to turn my home into the “North Pole”. I have been a Hallmark collector for 20+ years and love to see your ideas showing me new ways to display them. As of last year I am up to 3 full size trees, 2 smaller trees & garland over every doorway & window! My kitchen theme this year is all things food related so I was thrilled to see that your theme as well. Great job!!

  10. Joyce says:

    Eileen, you did it again, beautiful decorations, love the Gingerbread decorations. Yours put mine to shame, I don’t have that many Gingerbread men, did you bake yours?


  11. bill says:

    another great video. my guess would be 35

  12. bill says:

    another great video my guess is 35

  13. Camisha says:

    I was patiently anticipating this video and boy it didn’t disappoint. I love everything! You are my #1 inspiration hands down. It’s because of you that I am able to look at my Christmas decorations differently and use them in inspiring ways.
    I counted 42 decorations that were repurposed
    Thank you for everything you have done by allowing us to see your wonderful creations.

  14. Caroline Del Piano says:

    Eileen, thank u for the info on the jacks. Hoping I can still find them. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  15. Linda Duca says:

    Love the video! So many awesome ideas. My guesstimate is 21. I had to watch it twice as there is soooo much to see and awe over!! Thank you for sharing your ideas!

  16. Donna says:

    Happy Thanksgiving, Eileen. I just purchased some white garlands with pink lights, and plan to frame the windows in my family room with them. I have a flocked white tree that I decorate in all pink, and think that the lights will compliment the tree nicely. Can you please tell me how you hang your pre lit garlands around windows? And, is there a trick to concealing the cords? (you may have covered this in previous posts, but I am new to following you (less than 2 weeks), and I cannot find anything about how you do it.) Thank you!!

    • Eileen says:

      Hi Donna & Welcome to The Seasonal Home! I (fortunately) have wood trim around my doorways so I am able to add a long nail to each corner, which holds up the garland well. Then, after the holidays, I remove the nails. Another idea (if your garland is not over 5 lbs.) is to use command strips (which are also removable). Or consider screwing in cup hooks in each corner.

      Ideas for concealing the cords – lie them flat against the side of the wood door frame & use u-shaped nails to secure them or disguise the cord with a stack of wrapped gift packages, tall decoration, piece of furniture or very long tails of a bow.

      Good luck!

  17. Donna says:

    My closest guess is 55. I love your videos!

  18. Alethia says:

    Love, love the video. Ohhh so beautiful and inspiring. I watched it several times and every time I watch the video I forget to count. Just beautiful. In fact last year I used one of your ideas, the initials (red and white) I ordered my husband and my initials from the link you provided, painted it and it was a hit with family and friends last year.

  19. Danika Jones says:

    I’m in LOVE!! You certainly out did yourself again this year! I especially love your kitchen! I’m a big fan of all things gingerbread and also decorate my kitchen in the same theme but no where close to what yours looks like. Breathtaking for sure! I would love to know where you found the gingerbread men on the presents! I shop around a lot and haven’t come across anything like you have! Thank for sharing. Merry Christmas

    • Eileen says:

      Hi Danika and thank you for your nice comments! The Gingerbread men were from Cracker Barrel (about 3 years ago), but you might find them on eBay, Amazon, etc.? But they aren’t attached to the boxes… those are just cardboard gift boxes that I repurposed to help me lift the display. I hope that helps! Merry Christmas, Eileen

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