Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

5 Ideas to Decorate Your Mantel for Spring

The days are longer, the birds are singing, the daffodils are peeking out to say hello, and warm spring weather and lazy days outdoors are just around the corner.

Balsam Hill's Blue Viola Arrangement displayed in a neutral and rustic basket

When it comes to decorating for spring, nothing is off limits at our home. From a bouquet on the kitchen island, to a French market basket filled with blooms on a stool, to the mantels decorated with a sprinkling of spring charm.

Today I am sharing 5 simple and easy ways to decorate your mantel for spring. The main ingredient? Flowers, of course, because spring is bursting with florals.

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A Springtime Prelude Round-Up: Week 1

With the arrival of the new season comes Balsam Hill’s new line of spring florals. Our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage and 10 of our partners are introducing their favorite artificial floral arrangements from our collection in a special blog hop.

Balsam Hill's Blue Viola Arrangement styled in a white and pastel kitchen table setting

Keep reading to see the highlights of this week’s posts and the homes that have welcomed the season with our beautiful blooms.

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A Springtime Prelude: Balsam Hill’s Florals Blog Hop

In last week’s post, we gave you a sneak peek of our new Spring Florals collection. To usher in the season and unveil our beautiful line of artificial plants and flowers, we invited 11 bloggers to be part of this much-anticipated reveal. Kicking things off on March 1 is our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage.

A Springtime Prelude with Balsam Hill: our blogger partners

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A Bountiful Surprise from Balsam Hill

Winter is almost over and most of us are looking forward to the sight of springtime gardens in bloom. Fresh flowers are so captivating that many yearn to enjoy their beauty long after their season has passed. This love for nature’s splendor serves as the inspiration for Balsam Hill’s new line of artificial spring florals.

The Balsam Hill Florals Collection

Our collection features a variety of remarkably lifelike flowers and plants, and includes highly realistic pieces designed with True Petal™ technology, replicating the soft texture of natural flowers. Read on for a sneak peek of what Balsam Hill has in store for you this spring.

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8 Home Decorating Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about love, romance, and expressing affection for your loved ones. Make your day of hearts more beautiful and memorable with these inspiring home decorating ideas from our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage.

Romantic Outdoor Tablescape

An outdoor tablescape by Courtney, featuring Balsam Hill’s Eucalyptus Garland

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5 Tree Shapes and How to Display Them

Every family looks for that ideal holiday centerpiece to take home and decorate. Christmas trees come in many shapes and sizes, and there’s sure to be one that will match what you want.

California Baby Redwood

A full-shaped California Baby Redwood fills wide hallways and wide ceilings very well

The right choice often begins with knowing the correct tree shape for your home. The tree’s shape, which also called its profile, is the triangular outline of the tree that tells how narrow or wide it is. This is important when you consider how a narrow hallway or small room can get crowded when a full-bodied tree is placed in it. To avoid these less-than-perfect décor choices, we’ve put together a helpful guide on the different artificial Christmas tree shapes and where it’s best to place them.

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Countdown to Christmas: Wrap-up and Announcement of Winners

The most wonderful time of the year is here, as Balsam Hill’s month-long Countdown to Christmas comes to a close. Thank you to all our friends who invited us into their homes and showcased gorgeous designs fit for the holidays. Let’s look back at the weekly themes that inspired our bloggers this season.

Week 1: Fireplace and Mantel

L to R: Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami's mantel decorations

L to R: Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami’s mantel decorations

Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami, all did an outstanding job at decorating their fireplace and mantels with our Frosted Evergreen Foliage. They created cohesive and stylish displays with elegant silver and light-colored accents for a delicate touch. For more information about the products they used, check out our Countdown to Christmas’ 1st week round-up. Read This Entry