A Springtime Prelude with Balsam Hill

After the long harsh winter we've had, I am so excited to welcome the spring season. I love spring and everything that spring has to offer, including the warmer sunny days and fresh blossoms. Really when you think about it, isn't it the flowers that makes spring so special? The tulips and daffodils popping up out of the dirt and the tiny little blossoms on the trees, that is what  comes to mind when I think about spring. I love flowers and that is why I was so delighted to have been asked to take part in Balsam Hill's new floral campaign,  A Springtime Prelude.

Balsam Hill has invited me, along with 10 other talented bloggers to share with you a look at Balsam Hill's new beautiful floral arrangements and greenery that just came out for spring. As you already know, Balsam Hill offers the most glorious Christmas trees but just wait until you see their new Spring floral collection. It is all so realistic looking and simply Stunning!

I want to start by showing you My most favorite wreath in the whole collection, it's this Spring Poppy Flower Wreath. This wreath seriously took my breath away when I opened up the package.  The big bright poppies are such a happy way to welcome the spring season.

I knew immediately that this wreath needed to be hung on our mantle to bring some cheer into our living room.  I just love the size of this wreath, it's really large and it filled up my mantle perfectly.

I used the wreath as inspiration to decorate the rest of the room.  I brought in pillows and artwork that had the same bright colors that are in the wreath. Because my living room was pretty neutral to begin with, the added colors really pop out now. 

Our living room now looks so fresh and ready for spring all thanks to this wreath.
I seriously smile every time I look at it. Just look at how cheerful it is. I mean seriously! I love it!

And for whatever reason the colors in the wreath remind me of Hawaii, therefore I added a wooden pineapple and a few painting of some tropical flowers to the room. 

The other gem in the room is this Ranunculus & Hops flower arrangement that sits on our coffee table. It is from the Balsam Hill spring floral collection as well. It has a lot of the same hues that are in the poppy wreath so I think they look great in the room together.

This arrangement looks so realistic with its charming flowers set in a vase with resin that looks like water. The benefits of faux florals is that you get to enjoy them throughout the year. If these were real flowers, I'd have to say goodbye to them in a week or so.  

Now let's head into our dining room where I am featuring the Orchid Snowball Arrangement .

I have this arrangement sitting on our industrial butcher block table in the room. This arrangement comes in a basket, but I've simply placed it into an old chippy wood box to add a bit more height to my display.

I love orchids, but can NEVER keep them alive, can you?  I think you have to have some real skills to grow orchids. That is why I LOVE this arrangement so much, I get to have the beauty of orchids in our home without having to maintain them.

The mix of orchids, snowballs, ivy, white blossoms, and everything else that's mixed in creates such a lovely and dramatic centerpiece.  

I brought in more greenery along with lots of glass containers to the room to create a greenhouse-inspired look.

In case you are interested, I'm selling more of those two cute pillows that are sitting on the bench in my etsy shop. They add a fun touch to my spring decorating.

The last item I wanted to share with you is this Provencal Lavender Wreath that is hanging on our front door.

Lavender is one of my favorite flowers and it's the one in my garden that I anticipate arriving the most. Mainly for its wonderful smell but also for its beautiful purple color. This wreath is so realistic, it make me believe that the lavender is already in bloom

This wreath is the perfect accessory to adorn our little cottage.

So what do you think? Aren't these florals spectacular?
Want to see more? Then be sure to check out all the florals that the other bloggers are featuring in their beautiful homes.

March 1: Courtney of French Country Cottage
March 2: Liz of Liz Marie Blog / Danielle of Finding Silver Pennies
March 3: Amy of The Idea Room
March 6: Lucy of Craftberry Bush / Kim of Sand and Sisal
March 7: Emily of The Wicker House
March 9: Jen of Migonis Home
March 10: Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
March 13: Kellie of Nest of Posies / Jen of Clean and Scentsible

Balsam hill is so proud of their new collection that they are offering my readers a special 15% discount code to use on their florals. Valid until March 31, 2017
Just type in this code at checkout:

Thank you so much for stopping by today,



  1. So beautiful!! I love the pops of orange against your pretty blue walls. Happy Spring!

  2. Very pretty. What color is that door? I love it.

  3. Thanks Mary, My door color is called NightScape by Valspar. All of our home's paint colors can be found in this post; http://thewickerhouse.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-wicker-house-paint-colors.html

  4. The new spring floral collection of Balsam hill is looking very beautiful and fabulous. I am feeling these flowers around me and the colors are giving me a smooth feeling.

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