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Entryways of Summer: Greeting a New Season with Balsam Hill

As spring turns into summer, the sun shines brighter and warmer. School is out and the children are home, which means more time to make memories together as a family. As the vibrant new season begins, join us in Entryways of Summer, a blog tour running from June 26 to 30 and featuring seven guest bloggers ready to welcome the sun.

Balsam Hill's Entryways of Summer
With a focus on bright exteriors of the home — entryways, foyers, porches and patios—our blogger friends will be decorating with beautiful florals, topiaries, and elegant décor from Balsam Hill. We hope our talented guest bloggers will inspire you to infuse the brilliance of summer into your home. Read This Entry

Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Simple and easy DIY to create a beautiful bouquet with faux blooms

Let’s be honest: creating a beautiful bouquet to use in decorating or for a special day can be a bit daunting and expensive.  Especially if you are like me and love those most amazing flowers – peonies. Peonies are romantic and beautiful, and some of the most loved flowers, but can be quite expensive. They are only available for such a short time a couple times a year, and in some areas can cost up to $20 a stem for those delightful blooms.

So today I am talking about a simple, easy, and economical way to get that fresh peony arrangement look any time of the year, all year long – more inexpensively than paying $20 a stem for them. And in just a few easy steps. Read This Entry

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6 Ways to Decorate Shelves Around Your Home

Shelves are more than just storage areas. They can be decorative spaces that are perfect for showcasing your favorite things. In this article, Balsam Hill offers useful decorating tips to help you make the most out of your open shelving.

Photo courtesy of Nest of Posies

What objects would display well on your shelf? How should you arrange them? Find out as we discuss the answers below and feature shelves styled beautifully by our blogger partners.

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Real vs. Faux: Balsam Hill’s Guide to Artificial Florals

Flowers are a perfect way to bring a natural pop of color into your decorating. Our collection of stunningly realistic artificial florals allows you to bring the beauty of springtime into your home, regardless of the season. 

Balsam Hill's Artificial Flowers vs Real Flowers

In this infographic, we explain the many benefits of using faux flowers instead of real blooms in your decorating. Read on to learn more. Read This Entry

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A Lifetime of Love: Floral Gift Picks for Mother’s Day

Flowers convey various emotions and meanings, making them wonderful, heartfelt gifts. Join us as we wrap up our special blog hop, with our blogger friends sharing which Balsam Hill artificial floral arrangements they chose to give to their moms on Mother’s Day.

A touching photo from A Burst of Beautiful

Photo courtesy of A Burst of Beautiful

Read on for a glimpse of these elegant arrangements, and to see the touching insights shared by our blogger friends about the special mothers in their lives. Read This Entry

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A Lifetime of Love: A Mother’s Day Blog Tour with Balsam Hill

Guiding wisdom, joyful moments, and one-of-a-kind love define many of our experiences with our mothers. In honor of the women who have positively shaped our lives, Balsam Hill is holding A Lifetime of Love, a Mother’s Day blog tour that will run from May 1 to 5.  Joining us for this special occasion are three of our blogger friends and our Brand Ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage.

Drawing inspiration from cherished motherhood memories, our blogger friends will be decorating their homes with our new collection of artificial spring florals that are forever in bloom. Read This Entry

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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