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Countdown to Christmas Round-up: Week 1 – Fireplace & Mantel Decorating

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This year, we celebrate our annual Countdown to Christmas, where 13 of our favorite bloggers showcase their decorated spaces with different Balsam Hill décor and trim. The first week has recently concluded, and we couldn’t be more inspired with how our three friends designed their fireplaces and mantels.

2nd annual Countdown to Christmas

In case you missed it, here is a quick round-up of last week’s posts: Read This Entry

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Happy Thanksgiving from Balsam Hill

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Thanksgiving is that time of the year to reflect on things that we are grateful for. Here at Balsam Hill, we are thankful for a decade of continued support from our customers – for being with us as we celebrate milestones in our service of making holidays more special.

Romantic Tablescape by Courtney

Our brand ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage, shares some of her tips in putting together beautiful tablescapes, befitting the occasion to help you create wonderful Thanksgiving memories.

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Kristin of Bliss at Home

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Rounding up our Tastemakers campaign is Kristin of Bliss at Home. She is a designer and stylist who shares her creative endeavors through her blog. Her background in art and design has helped her establish her brand as a go-to source for stylish home ideas.

Kristin - Bliss At Home

Kristin initially partnered with Balsam Hill for the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held in 2015, where she decorated our Calistoga Fir Instant Evergreen Tree with beautiful gold, silver, and black hues. She wrote about how the tree is the easiest to set up, and how its slim shape beautifully complements her living area. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Melaine of My Sweet Savannah

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The last day of our Tastemakers campaign features Melaine of My Sweet Savannah. A wife and mom, Melaine has always been passionate about decorating. She has fond memories of going to garage sales and thrift stores with her mom, which is a tradition she continues with her own children. Her goal is to inspire others through her blog, which features her personal take on home décor, must-have home items, DIY projects, and more.

Melaine - My Sweet Savannah

Melaine first worked with Balsam Hill during the 12 Bloggers of Christmas 2014 campaign, where she used our Frosted Fraser Fir as the background for her beautiful, handmade deer ornaments. She added a rustic touch to her decor by using a galvanized bucket where she put the tree in. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

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Rounding up day 4 of our Tastemakers campaign is Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia. Through her blog, she shares projects that are catered towards families on a budget. She finds creative ways on how to be stylish and practical at the same time.

Kristin - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Kristin initially partnered with Balsam Hill for the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held in 2013, where she decorated our King Mountain Pine Christmas Tree with ornaments in gorgeous silver and white hues. She shared her thoughts in using an artificial tree for the first time and gushed about how easy it was to set up. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Amy of The Idea Room

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For day 4 of the Tastemakers campaign, we are featuring Amy of The Idea Room. She is a former high school teacher turned blogger, who shares a variety of activities in her blog. These activities range from cooking to home décor and DIY projects.

Amy - The Idea Room

Amy initially worked with Balsam Hill for the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held last 2015, where she decorated our Norway Spruce Christmas Tree with clean and minimalistic pieces. She expressed her love for classy and simple looks through a gold and white theme, adding a hint of plaid for a unique touch. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Sarah of The Yellow Cape Cod

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Day 3 of our Tastemakers campaign features Sarah of The Yellow Cape Cod. A blogger, professional home stylist, former banker, and contributor to various sites and publications, Sarah started The Yellow Cape Cod design studio in 2009. She built it with the goal of helping people create beautiful, unique, and practical homes. Her blog is home to posts about DIY tutorials, home décor tips, and much more.

Sarah - The Yellow Cape Cod

Sarah initially partnered with Balsam Hill during the 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign held last 2014, where she decorated our Fifth Avenue Flatback Tree with a “Contemporary Cabin” theme. The finished design was a gorgeous fusion of black, white and red colors. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Jamie of So Much Better with Age

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Rounding out Day 2 of Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers is the woman behind So Much Better With Age. Jamie spent years as a medical office assistant before she realized that blogging and decorating were her true loves. The blog is her outlet for sharing her passions: decorating, photography, crafting, baking, and more. She writes about all things French and vintage, her design inspirations, and chronicles her challenges and triumphs in her special blog segment, “Life Series”.

Jamie of So Much Better with Age

Jamie decorated our Pikes Peak Tree for the 2014 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign. She showcased her love for whites and neutrals and embellished her Christmas tree with vintage-inspired, French ornaments and finials. The understated neutral tones complemented the beautiful white foliage, while her DIY Joyeux Noel sign added a personal touch to her tree. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog

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Day 2 of Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers features Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog. What began as an outlet for creative projects blossomed into a full-time venture for this former English teacher.

Abby - Just a Girl and Her Blog

Our 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign in 2015 sparked the initial partnership with Abby. Her post featured our Pinehurst Spruce Instant Evergreen Tree embellished with metallic ornaments, red ribbon, and a classic star tree topper. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill Tastemaker: Maryann of Domestically Speaking

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Our next blogger for Balsam Hill’s Tastemakers is Maryann – the driving force behind DIY and lifestyle blog, Domestically Speaking. She started blogging in 2009 and her site has since become a creative outlet for her favorite recipes, holiday decorating tips, and crafting techniques.

MaryAnn - Domestically Speaking

Maryann joined the 2015 12 Bloggers of Christmas and decorated our BH Noble Fir with a Rustic Luxe theme. She gushed about how realistic the tree was and decided to adorn it touches of gold, bronze, and white glass ornaments. To tie the entire look together, she enveloped the tree with a gorgeous gold and brown velvet ribbon. Read This Entry