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[VIDEO] How to Speak the Language of Flowers

Whether used in a flower arrangement for decoration or as a bouquet to gift on a special occasion, flowers easily add beauty and charm to any setting. In different cultures throughout history, flowers have become associated with multiple meanings and varied symbolisms.

The language of flowers, or floriography, grew in popularity during the Victorian times, when flower arrangements were used to convey coded messages in society. The secret language of flowers can be used to communicate one’s feelings, moods, and style.

Watch this video to find out how to express yourself using different types of real or artificial flowers.

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[VIDEO] Expert Tips On Matching A Vase To Your Flower Arrangement

Decorative vases provide a beautiful home for your fresh or faux flowers. They also come in a variety of shapes and sizes that you can choose from. There are vases made of different materials such as glass, ceramic, porcelain, clay, rattan, and non-rusting metals like aluminum, brass, bronze, or stainless steel.

Instantly liven up any room or add some accent to your decor with a flower arrangement in a vase. The following video can give you some ideas on matching different containers to different flower stems.

When choosing your vase, consider the length of the stems as well as the colors and sizes of the flowers you’ll use. You can stick to a palette of similar hues, or use complementing colors to come up with striking designs.

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‘Tis the Other Season: Balsam Hill Gives Back

Give others a reason to smile  by participating in Balsam Hill’s annual Christmas in July event.

'Tis The Other Season To Give Back - Christmas in July

Balsam Hill will feature four charitable organizations on its Facebook page, from July 2 to 31. You can participate and raise awareness by liking, reacting, and sharing the posts about each organization. Each like, love, and wow is worth $0.50, while a comment and share are worth $1 each. Balsam Hill will match every cent made for each organization during the campaign period with a corresponding donation. On July 31, you will have one more chance to donate by simply commenting the name of your charity of choice on a special post for another $1 contribution.

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Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

Entertaining on the Patio with Fairy Lights

Entertaining outdoors is always on the agenda in summer. By adding a few extra twinkly touches, you can create a lovely ambience and magic for a night to remember.

fairy light cloches

I am sharing 4 elements that I used for the centerpiece to create an inviting ambience for this table recently. And the best part? It is so easy to recreate the look.

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3 Questions Great Hosts Ask When Creating A Tablescape

Entertaining guests at home comprises multiple elements. From food and timing to venue and set-up, all these details need to come together to create the right ambience for your guests. Great hosts aim to have a warm and inviting atmosphere in order for their guests to have a pleasantly memorable time.

Tammy Damore Tablescape

Design great-looking tablescapes that lend an air of elegance and make any occasion feel special. Here are three questions to set you on the right path to creating beautiful tablescapes.

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Create Arrangements Like A Pro Using Artificial Flower Stems [VIDEO]

Flower stems are quite literally the foundation of any artificial flower arrangement, as they are the ones that hold up our beloved blooms. That being said, their role is not only limited to support — there are ways that you can decorate with floral stems to create a stunning display for your home.

Stems and artificial flower arrangement

The video above is an excellent start to knowing how best to prop up your faux florals, but there are also a variety of ways you can play around them in order to make even the barest of arrangements into an impressive statement. Here are a few:

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13 Floral Decor Ideas That Will Inspire You

Be inspired to add touches of floral decor throughout your home with beautiful displays by our blogger friends. Here are some design ideas to incorporate flower arrangements, wreaths, and greenery to your home decorating.

Plan a Wonderful First Impression

First impressions are important—and for your home, it will most certainly come from the entryway. A great way to design this is based on how you would like to be greeted each time you enter your home. Do you want a relaxed welcome or a more vibrant reception?

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