A Tale of Two Christmas Trees

I am serious about Christmas and enjoy each and every moment of the season. So, I was honored last year to be selected as one of 12 Bloggers to participate in a campaign for Balsam Hill.  Once my husband and I experienced the products from Balsam Hill, we were hooked and knew they would remain a part of our family celebrations.The Balsam Hill trees look real and are so easy to put up…it also packed away easily and when we pulled it out last weekend, it looked just like new.  They are such lovely trees, and ours now welcomes family and friends as they walk into the front room.Yes, the tree is a keeper, but it is the detailed ornaments I will be so happy to hand down to children and grandchildren some day.  They are exquisite, and kept in lovely Balsam Hill boxes.  We have one set of balls and another set of figurines…toy trains, snowmen, bells, Santas, and more.  I haven’t seen details like these anywhere else.We love their ornaments so much, we decided this year to only put Balsam Hill on the Balsam Hill tree, and for the first time to purchase a smaller tree for the family room…I have to giggle, I have always wanted more than one tree and it was my husband’s idea…score!  So, the family ornaments are on the smaller tree, and I am so enjoying sitting off and on in both rooms.  Thanks, Balsam Hill, for expanding our territories!

2016 Balsam Hill Post

Have you decorated, yet?  I will have more decoration stories to come!  Until then…here is Tree #2!

Keep Smiling!


  1. Those are both beautiful trees. The close-up of the Balsam Hill one looks very real. I have one white tree that holds all my very, very old (pre WWII) family ornaments and my collection of antique ornaments. I also get a fresh tree for the family ornaments. After seeing that Balsam Hill one, I’m seriously tempted to go that route. While I love a fresh tree and have always had one (the smell is wonderful!), something that looks this real is a real temptation! Just finished decorating the house last night, so now it’s time to cozy up in the evenings and just enjoy it! Your house looks very pretty!

    1. I will say Balsam Hill is gorgeous and super easy. Worth checking out. I love it when my house looks this way…can’t wait to get home at the end of a workday. Thanks Karen.

  2. Both trees are gorgeous. I’ve always had real trees, so they don’t go up till a few days before Christmas. Last year we were so busy the tree was decorated on Christmas Eve! My ornaments are a combination of antiques from my childhood to a newer ones. I love the mix of new and old.

  3. I’ll have to look into Balsam Hill. My husband and I have discussed getting a “fake” tree and having a smaller real one, just like you’ve done. We have collected ornaments over the years and purchase one every year from a shop called “Hixons” here in northern Ohio. They are hand-blown and mostly European and of exquisite quality. This year we are forgoing the ornaments because we have a new, very playful kitty!

    1. The ornaments sound beautiful…I love having two…I hope we keep this up! Have fun with your decorations Beth.

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