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3 Ways to Style Your Thanksgiving Table [Video]

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner can be rewarding and daunting at the same time—you have to plan the menu, cook, and decorate the table. We may not be able to help with the turkey, but we can give you three ideas to create a stunning tablescape to impress your guests.

1. Use fall fruits and foliage.

For Liz Marie of Liz Marie Blog, one statement piece is enough. She kept it simple with an Apple Spice Garland as the centerpiece and complemented that with DIY apple place cards. The set-up is a blend of colorful fall fruit and foliage that look like they’ve been picked straight from the farm. The rich tones of the décor add to the warm and rustic ambience of their dining room.

Tip: Make your guests more comfortable with a buffet style for all silverware, glassware, and napkins. Read This Entry

Courtney | Special Holiday Consultant from French Country Cottage

1 Holiday Swag, 4 Fuss-Free Ways to Decorate

A holiday swag full of festive greenery, berries, pinecones, and a pretty ribbon is a simple way to add a touch of Christmas to your home. Of course, a swag is perfect for a front door or mailbox—but what about some of the other areas of your home if you want to try something a bit different?

Today I am sharing 4 ideas on where to hang those gorgeous holiday swags to add the perfect amount of holiday cheer to your home.

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Designer Spotlight: Christmas Decorating Tips by Brad Schmidt [Video]

A Celebrity Florist and a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, Brad Schmidt is known for his bold and sophisticated arrangements. Watch the video to learn how Brad began his journey, what inspires him and his creative process.

Beauty at Every Turn

Brad has been a contributing designer for Balsam Hill since 2013. His distinct decorating style features his beautiful ribbon work and technique of clustering ornaments from top to bottom of a Christmas tree. Read This Entry

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The 5 Biggest Black Friday Deals You Shouldn’t Miss in 2018

With Christmas right around the corner, stores will be packed to the brim with customers and soon, finding the perfect Christmas tree might be a challenge. Black Friday is your best chance to beat the holiday rush while grabbing Balsam Hill’s biggest deals without even leaving your home. Get an early start on your amazing holiday display with these very special discounts.

 

STRATFORD SPRUCE

Black Friday Sale Stratford Spruce

Add a sophisticated look to your home with the elegance of the Stratford Spruce. This slim tree has an ultra-realistic appearance thanks to True Needle™ technology, an exact imitation of evergreen foliage, held together by light brown branches.
Up to 50% off starting at $479
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Liz Marie | Liz Marie | Special Holiday Consultant

1 Easy Way to Add a Rustic Touch to Your Home Decor

Balsam Hill trees do not only mean holiday decor. Now don’t get me wrong, we love the realistic pops of color from our favorite trees, but there is foliage with a variety of looks and styles all year around.

Olive Tree and Banbury Clay Pot

It’s no secret that our farmhouse is filled with a lot of white, but that all feeds into the importance of finding the perfect pieces to complement your intended look. The way I look at it, I’d rather guests focus their attention on the antiques, pillows, throws, and the various textures and colors scattered around than the wall color.

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4 Stunning Christmas Tree Looks with the Biltmore Collection [Video]

Inspired by the enduring beauty of the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina, Balsam Hill’s latest line of Christmas décor lets you deck the halls in timeless elegance. Watch the video to learn how Biltmore’s vision was translated into holiday décor you can enjoy in your home.

The Vanderbilt home was first opened to guests on Christmas Eve of 1895. Today, Biltmore continues the family’s tradition of gracious hospitality and passion for Christmas. Every room in the house is lavishly decorated as the season approaches each year.
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When to Put Up Your Christmas Tree

When air gets crisp and leaves start falling, the holiday season can be felt waiting just around the corner. It’s generally agreed that October is the domain of all things Autumn and Halloween related, but once the calendar turns to November, the lines between other holidays aren’t always so clear.

Decorating a Balsam Hill tree

The annual debate of when it’s appropriate to decorate, celebrate, or even think about Christmas decorations can be a bit contentious. Should you set up your tree before Thanksgiving? Only decorate it on Christmas Eve? How soon is too soon, and when does waiting patiently turn into just decorating at the last minute?

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Debbie Macomber’s 6 Steps to a Great Thanksgiving Meal

Thanksgiving is a family tradition held around the dining table. Whether you’re serving your family’s favorites or trying out new recipes, cooking up a scrumptious meal is always a labor of love.

Tuscany Cake Stand

Photographed by Stephanie Dyane

Best-selling author Debbie Macomber shares tips on how to prepare for this occasion, including a recipe straight from her latest cookbook, Debbie Macomber’s Table: Sharing the Joy of Cooking with Family and Friends.

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Designer Christmas Décor by Nicole Miller x Balsam Hill [Video]

A household name in fashion since the ‘80s, iconic American designer Nicole Miller brings modern elegance with a twist in this exclusive holiday collection. Watch the video to learn how Nicole combines her signature style with her love for Christmas.

Taking off from a modern take of a white Christmas, Nicole shares her passion for her favorite season through each piece. “I can’t wait ‘til Christmas!” says Nicole. “I’m really looking forward to it, more than ever this year. And I think it’s going to be so much fun.”

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Liz Marie | Liz Marie | Special Holiday Consultant

3 Quick Ways to Transition Your Decor from Fall to Winter

The tricky time between Halloween and Thanksgiving is upon us. The time of year where we are transitioning between fall and winter, and so is our decor.

Orchard Harvest Foliage

Personally, I’m a jump-right-into-subtle-Christmas-decor-and-eat-my-turkey-under-some-mistletoe kind of girl. But I think this transition period in our decor can be quite simple and adjustable by our personal preferences. Read This Entry