12 Bloggers of Christmas with Balsam Hill

Happy new week friends!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend.
I am extremely honored to be joining some very talented friends
in the 12 Bloggers of Christmas, brought to you by Balsam Hill.
This week, we will be sharing beautiful Balsam Hill trees and hopefully
provide some inspiration for you to consider when decorating your own trees.
So without further adieu, this is my Balsam Hill Norway Spruce.
Since sharing it on FB, I have been asked if it’s a real tree several
times, which I admittedly question myself each time I walk past it.
It arrived beautifully packaged and even had fancy gloves for fluffing.
I truly believe decorating your home for Christmas doesn’t
necessarily have to cost you a lot of money, so my tree
is filled with natural elements, such as pine cones from family
walks, handmade ornaments and foraged grape vines.
Little handmade nests I had made this Easter and this little
birdie our daughter bought for me look perfect perched in our tree.
These sugar pine cones I purchased a couple years ago look
so beautiful paired with the Balsam Hill glitter pine cones.


One of my favorite tips that I like to use to make an artificial tree look
very full, is to insert some real branches in between the gaps. They
not only provide fill, but also add that familiar pine scent to the room.


And of course, never be afraid to combine the new with the old.
I just love how you can’t really tell the real from the artificial?
Including handmade elements always adds a nostalgic feeling to
our home. You can find the tutorial for this little reindeer here.
I love the natural elements with the browns and greens.
There’s something so magical about the glow of a Christmas tree…

…and especially by the flickering light of a roaring fire. 
I love my new Balsam Hill Tree and encourage you to view
their site as they currently have many trees on sale. Should you
to decide to make a purchaseBalsam Hill has kindly extended
a special offer of $25 off any purchase of $200 or more.
Simply use this special code to secure your discount – 12BLUCY25
Make sure you head on over to my friend Jessica from 
Four Generations One Roof to see her gorgeous tree. 
You’re going to love it!
And then the tour continues tomorrow and for the rest of the week.
Here’s the full lineup 
Mon, Dec 8th Jessica from www.fourgenerationsoneroof.com
Lucy from www.craftberrybush.com

Tue, Dec 9th Kristen from www.ellaclaireinspired.com
Jennifer fromhttp://dearlillieblog.blogspot.com/

Wed, Dec 10th Melaine from www.mysweetsavannah.blogspot.com
Liz from www.lizmarieblog.com

Thu, Dec 11th Sarah from www.theyellowcapecod.com
Jamie from www.somuchbetterwithage.com

Fri, Dec 12th Kelly from www.eclecticallyvintage.com
Courtney from www.frenchcountrycottage.net

Sat, Dec 13th Vanessa from www.atthepicketfence.com
Jen from www.jenniferrizzo.com



  1. says

    Lucy, this is my favorite tree I’ve seen so far this year – and I’ve seen a lot! Those Balsam Hill trees are gorgeous to start, but your decorations make it. Love the mantel Noel too (did I miss a tutorial on that?)
    Rita C at Panoply

  2. says

    Hey friend! That tree is so good. I actually really like how skinny it is! You are the master of creating texture and visual interest, ya know? Love it. Love the boxwood Noel… love the gifts…. didn’t you say last year that you struggled with wrapping gifts? Who wrapped these for you this year?!?! haha j/k love ya

  3. says

    Lucy, what a delight to view your tree! You have a unique ability to bring in natural elements but make them feel right at home with the traditional shiny bulbs and glitter pinecones. I also love the larger pinecones. They have such a wonderful presence and because of their size, they make the tree look taller and fuller. Those are a true find. I love things like that because they can be repurposed year after year in all kinds of interesting combinations or alone.

    I also move birds’ nests, and to incorporate the one from Easter and the bird from your daughter just brings memories alive from the whole year. What a great way to showcase that. That inspired me to look toward things that have memories attached and see where I can use them.

    Wanted to also mention that using nature with the gold brings such festivity and celebration, without screaming that you want everyone to notice your tree. It has a sense of belonging, and isn’t too showy. I also appreciate that you kept things pretty neutral and earthy. It’s just so beautiful. You could probably describe it as elegance that has a natural feel to it.

    The packaging of your gifts is lovely as well – the burlap and brown wrap are a wonderful way to round out the look. Your Balsam Hill tree is stunning. What a wonderful job you did. Thanks for sharing.


  4. says

    Hi Lucy, it has been a while since you decorated that Christmas tree, but I am wondering if you remember the colors of the balls you used, it looks like gold and may be pinkish? I am interested in receating something similar…probably not as well but with a similar color scheme
    thank you

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