Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Fall in love with Balsam Hill

Decorating for autumn is in full swing over at my house, and one of my favorite places to add a sprinkle of seasonal charm is the front porch.

Beautiful front porch with magnolia wreath and garland
Your front door is the first thing that guests see when coming over for a cup of coffee or harvest party, so it is a spot you definitely don’t want to overlook in seasonal decorating. Whether you go big and bold with lots of pumpkins or keep it more simple and elegant, a wreath, garland, and other touches will make it warm and welcoming. Read This Entry

Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Decorating with potted trees

Sometimes a little tree is exactly what you need to bring charm to a space. And a little tree in a pot or bucket? Well, that is even better.

Today I am talking about potted trees and sharing a few ideas on where you can use them. They are a natural touch outdoors to dress up your patio areas. They are perfect without lights on for adding color with their warm greenery, and with those twinkly lights all aglow, they can bring the perfect amount of magic to an otherwise ordinary space.

Three beautiful pre-lit potted trees to accentuate your patio
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Balsam Hill Guide: Glossary of Terms

Shopping for Christmas decorations is fun and exciting, but can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. With all the options and new features available,  you’d want to know which items are right for you. Here is a list of terms from A-Z to help you choose which Balsam Hill™ pieces best fulfill your decorating needs.

Advent calendar: Originally used in German tradition. A Christmas calendar with small numbered flaps, boxes, or compartments that reveal a special holiday treat. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Light Up the Night Wrap-up

Balsam Hill's Light Up The Night Campaign

Our Light Up The Night Summer Housewalk has officially ended after almost two weeks of inspired creative collaboration. We would like to thank our bloggers for creating and sharing their beautiful designs with their fans and followers. Join us as we take a look back at these sparkling spaces that light up summer nights with a warm, welcoming glow.

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Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Balsam Hill Lights Up The Night

As I mentioned over at my blog this morning, entertaining outdoors long into the wee hours of the morning is a favorite thing for me to do during summer.


Evenings spent out under stars and moonlight just feel so magical to me. And with the sounds of the crickets playing background music, the warm bounce of the moonlight off the water in the fountain, and the flickering candles lighting the path to warm evening memory making – who can resist throwing a get-together filled with all that ambiance?
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Christmas in July: Making Smiles Brighter with Operation Smile

We at Balsam Hill are firm believers in giving back to those in need, not just during the holidays, but even after the season. This year, we have chosen Operation Smile as our non-profit partner for our Christmas in July campaign.

Operation smile and BH logo

A child is born with a cleft lip or cleft palate every three minutes. Children with cleft conditions often experience trouble feeding, difficulties with speech and social isolation. Operation Smile is an international organization founded in 1982 that seeks to provide free surgeries to children with facial deformities, giving them brighter smiles and brighter futures.

We invite you to join us in supporting Operation Smile! Simply visit our official Facebook page and share your favorite memory of helping others at Christmas on our Christmas in July post. For each comment, Balsam Hill will donate $1 to Operation Smile. Tag one of your friends in your comment and we will donate an additional $1 to support surgeries.

Operation smile and BH logo

This fundraising campaign will go a long way in assisting Operation Smile in their vision of giving children around the world a better future. Share your heartwarming story and help out a child in need today.

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

A Memorable Journey with Balsam Hill

Dagmar decorating the stage using Globe Cafe String Lights

Decorating the stage for the North Carolina stop of the Pandora Ice Skating Show

My work as Balsam Hill’s brand ambassador in the past few years made me realize that learning is a never-ending process. My two decades of interior design background served me well, and I learned so much more along the way. Partnering with the company helped me take my skills to a whole new level, as working as a brand ambassador meant an extensive amount of designing in different settings.
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