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Balsam Hill Guide: Winter Entertaining by the Fire

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There’s nothing more comforting on a chilly winter evening than spending time with loved ones by an inviting fire. Balsam Hill shows you some simple tips for hosting a warm and cheery get-together during the cold weather season.

Hot chocolate and marshmallows in burnished copper mug, displayed in front of the fire

Photo by Courtney of French Country Cottage

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Balsam Hill Clearance Sale Buyer’s Guide

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Balsam Hill’s clearance sale offers you a great opportunity to avail of beautiful products and gift items at extremely attractive prices. There are, however, a number of important things that make a clearance sale different from a regular sale. This handy guide provides helpful tips and tricks to help you maximize your post-holiday shopping experience.

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The 2015 Balsam Hill Christmas Gift Guide

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Christmas is known as the season of giving, but last-minute shopping can sometimes be stressful and tiring. Avoid the rush and crowds, and get gift-giving inspiration with our list of Christmas gift ideas.

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12 Bloggers of Christmas Wrap Up and Giveaway Winners

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As we wrap up Balsam Hill’s 12 Bloggers of Christmas, we’d like to thank our dear friends who opened up their homes to us and shared their beautiful holiday décor. This campaign is now on its third year, and we’re always grateful for the opportunity to work with such an amazing group of creative and talented individuals.

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Our blogger friends decorated a Balsam Hill tree of their choice and the themes they came up with are absolutely stunning. From Kristin’s combination of lustrous metallic hues and elegant black accents to Shannon’s festive snowmen baubles dangling alongside bright red ribbons—each Christmas tree was a picture of holiday perfection. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill’s 12 Bloggers of Christmas

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At Balsam Hill, we have made it our mission to bring you picture-perfect holiday décor and share our love for all things beautiful. This season, we’re back with our 12 Bloggers of Christmas campaign for the third year in a row. A selection of talented and creative bloggers will show us their Christmas décor, with a Balsam Hill tree as the resplendent centerpiece.

Who’s Joining Us

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The 12 creative minds on board for this year’s campaign

Our very own design consultant, Dagmar Obert, will kick off this exciting campaign in a separate post later today. Along with Dagmar, we have a terrific line-up of accomplished bloggers who will open their doors to us and let us take a peek at their decorating themes this year.

Date Blogger’s Name URL
November 23 Beth of Home Stories A to Z www.homestoriesatoz.com
November 23 Kristin of Hunted Interior www.huntedinterior.com
November 24 Kristin of Bliss at Home www.bliss-athome.com
November 24 Debbie of Refresh Restyle www.refreshrestyle.com
November 25 Abby of Just a Girl and Her Blog www.justagirlandherblog.com
November 25 Randi of Dukes and Duchesses www.dukesandduchesses.com
November 26 Amy of The Idea Room www.theidearoom.net
November 26 Shannon of Fox Hollow Cottage www.foxhollowcottage.com
November 27 Kim of Tidbits and Twine www.tidbitsandtwine.com
November 27 Lindsay of My Creative Days www.mycreativedays.com
November 28 Maryann of Domestically Speaking www.domestically-speaking.com
November 28 Carmel of Our Fifth House www.ourfifthhouse.com

The series will be wrapped up by Courtney of French Country Cottage, with a post on November 29 sharing her own Balsam Hill tree décor.

Share in the Fun

Join our giveaway and get the chance to win one of 10 gift cards valued at $100, a gift card worth $300, or our top prize of a $750 gift card, which can be used to purchase one of our elegant Christmas trees. Simply perform the actions below and you may be one of our lucky winners!

Balsam Hill’s 12 Bloggers of Christmas Giveaway

Visit us in the following days for blogger features, sneak peeks, and more updates on this exciting decorating campaign!

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Decorating with Dagmar: Holiday Decorating Tutorials

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When it comes to holiday decorating, we usually focus our attention on adorning the Christmas tree with ornaments, lights, and accents. Often, we tend to overlook other preparations needed to make our trees, wreaths, and garlands look their best.

For the past few weeks, we’ve shared with you some of our top Christmas decorating themes and tips. Now, it’s time to delve deeper into the small yet significant details that will help make your holiday décor as bright and beautiful as the season itself.

Fluffing foliage makes it seem fuller

Fluffing foliage makes it seem fuller

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Balsam Hill Home Décor Designer Spotlight, Part 2

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Continuing our 2-part Designer Spotlight series, we are taking a closer look at a few of the artistic minds behind some of our premium quality products. Read on to learn more about what drives them to continuously improve their craft and create works of art to cherish season after season.

BRAD SCHMIDT

Floral artist and designer to the stars

Floral artist and designer to the stars

Floral designer Brad Schmidt has left his mark all over the world – and with good cause. Acclaimed for his impeccable taste and artistry, Brad takes the ordinary and turns it into something stunning. He prefers to translate each of his clients’ personalities into their floral design – proving that inspiration comes from within.
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Balsam Hill Home Décor Designer Spotlight, Part 1

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We at Balsam Hill have made it our mission to provide you with beautiful home décor of the finest quality. This season, we are proud to collaborate again with some of the best artists and designers to make your dreams of a picture-perfect holiday come true. Read on to learn more about some of our partners and the wonderful work they create.

DE CARLINI

A company with a rich and storied history, Soffieria De Carlini has been around since 1947, at a time when post-war Italy was seeking to bring a sense of normalcy to everyday life by returning to its roots and deep-seated traditions.
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Rachel Faucett | Special Holiday Consultant from Handmade Charlotte

The Perfect Giveaway to Top Off Your Winter Wedding

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Ornament Cake Toppers

I always look forward to the cake at wedding receptions! It’s a reflection of the combined aesthetic and culinary tastes of the bride and groom, and I always love seeing what they land on! For me, it’s the star of the reception. Nowadays, people are skipping over the traditional layered cake and opting for more original presentations. And with ornaments and ribbon and greenery galore, winter weddings are the perfect opportunity for dessert decor. Balsam Hill designs make whipping up one-of-a-kind cake toppers easier then saying “I do.” Read This Entry

Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Simple & Elegant Christmas Tree

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A Christmas tree dotted with twinkling lights and delicate glass ornaments is always something that brings beauty to a room — but a Christmas tree dressed for a Christmas wedding? Even more enchanting.

In my previous post,  I shared a look at a Christmas table setting with a garland centerpiece…

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… and today I am sharing a closer look at the Christmas tree decorated for a wedding. As with the table, I wanted the tree to be simple yet elegant and dotted with shades of shimmering golds, delicate creams, and soft shabby aqua. Read This Entry