Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

A Bewitching Halloween Mantel

It is that time of year when all things ‘spooky’ come out to play for a bit.

Style your mantel this Halloween with candles and tabletop décor

Haunted houses, bats and owls, and ghosts and goblins seem to be popping up everywhere… but Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. Something like a whimsical and fun mantel styling is perfect for bringing a touch of the fun side of Halloween without any of the fright.

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Balsam Hill’s Deck Your Halls Sweepstakes

Balsam Hill invites you to enjoy an early Christmas treat filled with cheer and chocolates. In partnership with #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber and the Ghirardelli Chocolate Company, we are excited to announce our Deck Your Halls Sweepstakes.

Deck Your Halls Sweepstakes

Get a chance to win a signed copy of “Twelve Days of Christmas,” Debbie’s latest novel about romance and holiday cheer. Other prizes include the Balsam Hill Christmas tree, wreath, garland, and decorations that she personally handpicked for her writing space. Other winners will also receive Ghirardelli gift baskets and signed copies and audiobooks of Debbie’s favorite holiday novels.
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Balsam Hill & Macy’s: Celebrating a Decade of Holiday Traditions

The past decade has been a meaningful journey for us at Balsam Hill and this year is extra special as we celebrate our 10th anniversary. We have a lot of exciting things lined up and one of them will be our grandest celebration to date. As part of the festivities, Balsam Hill is joining the most iconic event in New York City—Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Macy’s only selects a few new floats to debut in the parade and we’re proud to be counted among them this year. Balsam Hill’s “Deck the Halls” float is a winter wonderland designed to delight the 3.5 million spectators who flock to the event. This year also marks the parade’s 90th anniversary, making our partnership even more memorable.
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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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