Celebrity Holiday Homes Dec 5, 2009 | 63 comments Tune into HGTV this Sunday night at 8/7 Central for Celebrity Holiday Homes as I decorate Kathie Lee Gifford's house for Christmas! SHARE Related PostsBefore & After – Celebrity Holiday HomesBehind the Scenes of Celebrity Holiday HomesPlaid Shirt OrnamentsWord on the streetA Day in New York 63 Comments Caitlin @ Sacramento Street on November 17, 2009 at 11:09 pm Sounds like a blast. Can’t wait to watch to show in a few weeks. Reply Jennifer @ Fiddle Dee Dee on November 17, 2009 at 11:10 pm I can’t wait to see the show and all of the other treats you have to share! You are super talented and so much fun (from the impression that I have gotten) so I am sure everyone who meets you just adores you. =) It looks like there will be plenty of inspiration heading our way as the holidays kick off. It’s such an exciting time of year! xo, Jennifer Reply email@example.com on November 18, 2009 at 2:05 am I have always thought of Kathie Lee as a class act, glad you had day with her…what book did she give you? That was really nice, no matter what, she did not have to do that…classy all the way… Regards, from Canada (Carol Ann) Reply Kathy on November 18, 2009 at 2:23 am Her home looks amazing and so does she. What a wonderful opportunity for you to meet and decorate her home for the holidays, so cool! Reply NenaghGal on November 18, 2009 at 2:39 am Sounds like fun Eddie and don’t you know, celebrities are just like the rest of us and many are down to earth and lovely. So glad it was a good experience for you! It looks great. You’ve been a busy little bee lately! Reply LindsB on November 18, 2009 at 8:50 am Wow, that is so great that you had the chance to do this!! She looks like she would be a blast to hang out with…then again so do you 🙂 Reply Susie on November 18, 2009 at 10:12 am I’m so excited to see the show. I have always liked Kathie Lee and thought she got a bad wrap in the press. She’s funny, kind and has a big heart. Reply debra phillips on November 18, 2009 at 10:15 am CONGRATS! dec. 6th is marked on my calendar. have fond memories of how this show came about. exciting…….more inspiration on the way! do tell eddie and jaithan what else is in store? fondly, debra Reply Karen Evans on November 18, 2009 at 10:23 am I can’t wait to see what you have done with Ms. Gifford’s home. Christmas is the perfect season to pull out all the stops. Reply kathysue on November 18, 2009 at 10:42 am Eddie, Just look at you, now you are designing for the stars. I must say I knew you would reach the stars someday.Speaking of stars I think they are aligning for you my dear man. Great things to come. I just noticed it airs the same day you will be in Alameda, I better record it, I do not want to miss this.Hugs Kathysue Reply Bette on November 18, 2009 at 10:52 am Eddie, Of course you had a wonderful time like attracts like. Goodness spreads like a home holiday fire. How great is that? I can’t wait to see the show. Hope you had as much fun as your smiles revealed. Bette Reply Karena on November 18, 2009 at 10:52 am I know this will be a very exciting show! I love Kathie Lee! Reply sheista on November 18, 2009 at 11:26 am Looking forward to the show! Reply Kathy :) on November 18, 2009 at 11:32 am I have always liked her I think she gets so much bad press…the way she gave that book to you…that is the real Kathi 🙂 I can’t wait to see this show !!! Kathy 🙂 ps all Kathy’s are sweethearts LOL Reply c'estsuzanne on November 18, 2009 at 12:55 pm Will look for your show! Well of course she gave you the book silly! Reply Sharon in Chicago on November 18, 2009 at 2:39 pm Watching hour 4 of the Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda and during commercial, checked my favorite blog — how’s that for kismet? Congrats on the show and the extra connections that this must bring your & Jaithan’s way. Reply suzq on November 18, 2009 at 4:03 pm One Christmas is nervewracking enough. I can’t imagine two. Had I been Kathy, I would have just kept everything up for the rest of the year! Reply Lauren Liess on November 18, 2009 at 5:12 pm i can’t wait to see it!!! looks like you guys bonded!! 🙂 xoxoxo Reply Pam on November 18, 2009 at 7:16 pm We cannot wait to watch you make magic… Again, and again and again From coast to coast and sometimes in the midwest. We are so looking forward to hosting you during your visit in Kansas City. Your friends at Creative Candles. Reply Charlotta on November 18, 2009 at 7:18 pm Congratulations! Wish I could watch it here in Australia. Sounds like she is an absolute gem, but don’t forget that she wouldn’t have given you the book had you not been a gem in return! xCharlotta Reply Jennie larsen on November 18, 2009 at 7:23 pm What a fun experience Eddie, Love the top picture of you two. 😉 Reply Kimberly wells on November 18, 2009 at 7:34 pm OOOOO so good to hear how sweet Kathie Lee is. Usually you only hear the negative about famous people. I can’t wait for the program to air, and I’m dying to know what that “book” was. Especially since you thought it was so great!!!! xxxx kim Reply Evelyn Weiss on November 18, 2009 at 8:34 pm Designer to the stars! I do love watching YOUR rising stardom! Here’s to the show and to many, many more well-deserved successes! xoxo Evy Reply Ruth on November 18, 2009 at 9:07 pm I can’t wait to see how you decorated everyone’s home. I wish you could decorate a star’s home every week! Reply Jacks on November 19, 2009 at 1:05 pm Mother/Son Christmas Card photo 2009! p.s. Brrrreaaaakfassssst! Reply Angie Peck on November 20, 2009 at 2:19 pm From what I have seen in the past, Kathie Lee Gifford has always had the most gorgeous homes. I cannot wait what you have done. I am going to copy the ornaments above for the tree on my front porch. The plaids and checks are perfect for what I am doing out there. So, thank you for that inspiration. I can’t wait for the special. Thanks again! Reply Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality on November 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm Oh, fun, Eddie! I’ve always liked Kathie Lee & this sounds like a great show. I’ll be watching. Happy Thanksgiving to you & Jaithan! Reply Philippines property on November 24, 2009 at 5:00 am I think your blog gets so much on attention because there was so many variety of topics you’ve got in here. Have a happy holiday! You guys are awesome. Deirdre G Reply Lillian @ Domestic Simplicity on November 27, 2009 at 7:48 am How fun she always cracks me up!! That shows sounds like a great one – can’t wait to watch:) Reply Shannon at Old World Charm on December 5, 2009 at 4:51 am Will definitely be tuning in to watch yu work your interior design magic, Eddie. Thank you for the heads-up. 🙂 Shannon Reply pve on December 5, 2009 at 7:22 am Green with envy and balsam…Wish you were decorating my home! Lucky Celebrities!! pve Reply Shandell's on December 5, 2009 at 9:21 am Would not miss it for the world. XOXO Reply Paulette P. on December 5, 2009 at 9:26 am Looking forward to it. Just went shopping at your Etsy shoppe. Really great selection. Reply Mrs. Blandings on December 5, 2009 at 9:57 am LOVE that holiday image in the portfolio! Are those wax seals? Really terrific. Reply Gwen Driscoll on December 5, 2009 at 5:00 pm Eddie, Can’t wait to see your HGTV show. I know it’s going to be great. Thanks for the post. Gwen Ragland Hill Social Reply CityLivingGirl on December 5, 2009 at 6:01 pm This sounds great, looking forward to it! Reply pamela on December 5, 2009 at 6:14 pm Edward and I will be watching!! Reply April R. on December 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm I will surely be watching. I already have my DVR set up. I KNOW it will be wonderful. When I was looking at this month’s House Beautiful and saw the holiday table setting. I thought that was definately something I would love to do, it was so pretty and whimsical…. and then I saw you did it. It all made sense.. it was perfect! -April Reply Victoria Zlotkowski on December 5, 2009 at 7:28 pm Hope it’s aired another time, since I am out tonight…. 🙁 Reply Ruth on December 5, 2009 at 9:57 pm I have written it on my calender as a reminder! Reply Angie Peck on December 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm I can’t wait! Reply tricia @ danish dessert on December 6, 2009 at 4:54 pm Oh man…..I went to the Alameda Point Faire today and I saw you there! Well, I wasn’t completely sure it was you until I went home and checked your blog (I was a bout 98% sure, you were with Jaithan and I kept thinking either that’s them or there are some good look-a-likes in California)! Now I’m so sad that I didn’t sign up for your group shopping trip! Please come back to SF for another shopping trip so I can come this time!—on a side note, I did get some amazing stuff today, including a vintage sunburst mirror for $5! Reply Lori on December 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm Can’t wait to see it! Reply raechel on December 6, 2009 at 8:05 pm Watching it in Scottsdale now! Nice to see you on camera instead of print for a change. Happy Holidays! Reply debra phillips on December 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm just finished watching your show eddie……..of course yours was my favorite! loved in particular the icicle garland you made, “shirt” ornaments and candy table. amazing eddie how you pulled together the colors and elements of kathie lee’s home to glorious effect. congrats! xxo debra Reply Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality on December 6, 2009 at 9:01 pm Eddie, I just finished the show!! You did a fab job, as usual. I knew you would nail it and you did. Loved your men’s shirt ornaments…how cool those were!! Maybe you’ll do a post on them, they were really unique and fun. Glad Kathy Lee loved everything, how could she NOT?!! xoxo Reply Brighton on December 6, 2009 at 9:11 pm Eddie- I loved what you did, and I am SO stealing the shirt-ornament idea : ) Beautiful as always! Reply Victoria on December 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm Wow, love your splendid idea with the shirts made into ornaments…FUN! Kathy Lee was really taken! Nice job! Reply Wendy on December 6, 2009 at 11:25 pm LOVED the show. You were fab – as always! Hi the NY Flea Markets on Saturday and thought of you and Jaithan. Merry Christmas – Wendy Reply kathysue on December 6, 2009 at 11:48 pm Eddie and Jaithan, I just had an amazing day with the two of you at Alameda in the cold. Then I got to come home to a nice warm home and watched you on HGTV. You did a fabulous job on KG’s home. You did just the right amount of decorating, not too much,just the right touches everywhere. Loved the mantle, the wreaths in the windows and two trees. All the color choices were perfect,nothing competing everything married so well to her home. Great Job!! I hope HGTV does more shows with you. Again, thank you for such a fun day in Alameda, xoxox to you and Jaithan Kathysue Reply janice on December 7, 2009 at 12:19 am Eddie – LOVED what you did in Kathie Lee’s home !!! LOVED, LOVED, LOVED everything… Looked like you were really enjoying yourself. I could tell Kathie Lee was thrilled, I’m sure you’ll be invited back time and time again. janice Reply Pat Smith on December 7, 2009 at 1:43 am Eddie, Your house was the fav in our house. Love the shirt balls, how easy is that? I can see that technique with any cloth. Not into candy (kids are hyper enough at Christmas without the sugar!) but the colors were wonderful. Reply Warren McClelland on December 7, 2009 at 10:40 am Hi Eddie! I watched the Celebrity show last night it was good. All of the designs were good. Honestly your design impressed me the most. Kathy Lee is a nice and straight forward person – she has good taste. Your design suited her home very well. The shirt fabric covered ornaments were unique. I loved those especially – I am going to use your ideas! Thanks Eddie. Ciao. Reply ralphie on December 7, 2009 at 9:23 pm Bravo! Reply Haute Decor Gal on December 10, 2009 at 3:05 pm She looks amazing by the way! Better than ever! Reply Pattie Zeman-Coviello on December 10, 2009 at 10:12 pm Eddie: You continue to impress and surprise! You were very instrumental over a year ago in my cousin Brian and Tina’s wedding in Greenwich, and I have been following you ever since (actually, I think I remember you from doing the centerpieces at Brian’s graduation party at Grass Island!). You are talented and wonderful, and you and Jaithan have the most beautiful surroundings! Keep up the good work and the inspiration for all of us! ~ Pattie Zeman-Coviello, Norwalk, CT Reply Anne in Rhode Island on February 1, 2010 at 10:33 am Eddie, I can’t believe how great your butler’s pantry looks, with such little change. Brilliant. What would you do with the mantle in an old 1880’s victorian dining room, stunning room, all quarter sawn oak, raised paneling, arts and craft kensington tiled mantle, inset tiffany window in chimney, w/ three tiers of shelves – georgeous but frou frou for my taste. Rest of room is clubby – I have huge navy brunschwig chairs, mahogany georgian furniture and old engravings layered above and on on the panels, a lovely 20’s sarouk but these mantle shelves are crying out for a stroke of genuis. any collector ideas? Any inspiring unusual mantle ideas? Reply mary storey on February 10, 2010 at 2:36 pm Dear Eddie, Please, PLEASE, give us step by step instructions for making the great christmas tree , and garland ornaments you made for Kathy Lee Gifford Reply Kathy Erwin on October 12, 2010 at 11:41 am Eddie, are you coming anywhere near Murray, KY which is on the KY/TN border about 80 miles from Nashville? Please let me know if you are, I’d love to see your ideas in person. You inspire me. Reply Missy Bruns on November 1, 2010 at 9:31 am Eddie & Kathie Lee- two of my favorite celebrities! Love getting the preview of this show. Kathie Lee went to ORU here in Tulsa- wish she still lived here. Would love to see you do an event in Tulsa! Thanks! Reply Diane @ home sweet homemade on November 29, 2010 at 5:49 pm Hi Eddie, I just happened to catch the broadcast last weekend and I was so excited! You were awesome and your simple and traditional holiday designs were absolutely fabulous. Can’t even tell you how much I loved it! Reply Kathy Melisko on December 10, 2010 at 10:30 pm Please please PLEASE tell us how to make the paper icicle garland you created for the Gifford’s mantle. I absolutely loved it! Getting to work on the plaid ornaments tomorrow. Thanks, Eddie, thanks for the fabulous work you do! Reply whitney edman on December 29, 2010 at 4:22 pm You make decorating fun! You could make any home look like a celebrity home Eddie! Keep up the great ideas and come visit us out west for goodness sakes! Oregon would love you and you would love Oregon! Can we decorate a cabin or two? 🙂 I’d love to with you! Whitney Edman Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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