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All through the house- 12 of my favorite Christmas Trees

It is hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner.And though I have decked the halls and put up several trees already-I have holiday deco...
15-12-2017 19:01

Easy Holiday Hosting- 4 tips for creating the perfect cheese

All things Merry and Bright brings twinkling trees and pretty garlands and the holiday parties and get togethers. Tis the season for hosting and enter...
13-12-2017 19:02

Romantic White Christmas Mantel

I am more than a little obsessed with all things Merry & Bright. And when it comes to Christmas decor- I always love to add a little bit of romance as...
12-12-2017 19:02

The Great Tinsel Debate- and my little French Country Christ

Do you remember the story about the first Christmas I spent with my now husbandand the great tinsel debate"CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
11-12-2017 19:02

Giving Back This Season with Balsam Hill

Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year and along with those twinkling trees and Christmas music playing- the season also brings back so man...
07-12-2017 19:00

Antique Fireplace Before & After

Not that long ago I bumped into an ad for an antique fireplacethat needed a bit of love.One with lots of details  and big potential to be absolutely i...
06-12-2017 19:03

A charming little room dressed for Christmas

p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 11.0px Helvetica} span.s1 {letter-spacing: 0.0px} Sometimes it is fun to play with some of those little...
04-12-2017 19:02

A little bit of Christmas in the Greenhouse

A little bit of this and that and a whole lot of Christmas charm...Christmas is all through the house over here... and that includes the outdoor areas...
01-12-2017 19:04

All through the house... Holiday Housewalk tour

It is hard to believe it is already time for the Holiday Housewalk again!The season seems to be absolutely zooming by this year.And today, I am sharin...
29-11-2017 19:02

Merry & Bright~ My favorite Frosted Fir Christmas tree

All things Merry & Bright have been appearing around the house.From fresh garlands and pretty little baubles dotting the mantels and tablesto twinklin...
27-11-2017 19:02

Romantic white & blush Christmas bedroom

I am all about simple & sweet this year.Like a beautiful white tree dotted with blush & silver ornamentsand sprinkled with an abundance of romantic ch...
26-11-2017 19:06

10 favorite Simple Christmas Stylings

Happy Friday after Thanksgiving!I hope your day was beautiful! We are gearing up for a busy weekend and week ahead- and so today is all about playing ...
24-11-2017 19:01

18 favorites from Design Bloggers Tour at High Point Market

Today it is all about something that caught my eye in each of the showrooms we visited on the Design Bloggers Tour... and maybe a couple of extras.CLI...
23-11-2017 19:02

Pale greens and silver & gold ~ Christmas Living Room

Christmas has been sprinkled almost all through the house...Almost....  ;)From fresh garlands and pretty twinkling treesto baubles and sprigs of green...
21-11-2017 19:03

Coffee, kitchen gift ideas and a peek

I am one of those girls who loves espresso...A delicious little cup of that bold coffee will do anytime-  and of course, the occasional specialty trea...
20-11-2017 19:02

Salted Caramel Drizzle Spice Cake

Tis the season...and that means all things Merry & Bright are here and holiday baking is in full swing.We definitely have a few favorites for the holi...
18-11-2017 19:02

French style Christmas table out under the stars

Christmas tables are some of my most favorite things to style and photograph.There is so much magic in the air during this time of yearand trying to c...
16-11-2017 19:12

First peek at Christmas - 12 bloggers with Balsam Hill

Christmas decor is starting to appear around the bits and sprinkles here and there.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
15-11-2017 19:02

Simple French Country Christmas

Something simple. Like fresh clipped greens, blush baubles and flickering candlelight.It is kind of perfect for simple Christmas touches in the house ...
13-11-2017 19:03

Friday favorites: Early Christmas Touches

It is all about playing favorites on Fridays... and today, it is all about simple early Christmas touches.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
10-11-2017 19:02

Velvet on trend - High Point Market

There were so many beautiful trends that we spotted at High Point Market this fall...And one of them- was all things velvety good.CLICK HERE TO READ M...
08-11-2017 19:06

Vintage Rug Love- and a peek at ceiling changes

Last week, I was traveling for a couple of days for a location photo shoot that was full of all things pretty and romantic on the coast.And of course,...
06-11-2017 19:04

The easiest 5 minute mantel for autumn

I can hardly believe it is already November.Seriously, where has summer and autumn gone" Zooming on by.Today it is all about simple and sweet- and som...
03-11-2017 19:02

Thanksgiving Table with Balsam Hill & a giveaway

Happy November 1st!It is hard to believe that we are just a few short weeks away from Thanksgiving-Friends and family and eating way too much mashed p...
01-11-2017 19:04

Softer side on trend at High Point Market

The softer side... it is kind of where I always find myself landing when it comes to decor and colors.And often times, that means that I am going with...
30-10-2017 19:01

In the kitchen... Copper Love

It is hard to believe that we are already zooming into the holiday season. Along with all things 'merry & bright'Thanksgiving is just around t...
28-10-2017 19:01

Friday Favorites~ Halloween Decorating ideas

It is almost that time... that all things Halloween time.We aren't doing too much this year for Halloweenand I don't usually do too much decor...
27-10-2017 19:01

Keeping things clean the easy way

Have you ever had a project that seemed to drag on and on and on... and that every time you wrapped something up- something else had an issue and your...
25-10-2017 19:02

Simple Elegant Gold & Lavender Autumn Table

Simple and elegant... can be absolutely perfect.The other day, I decided to play with a few pretty dishes and dainty baby boo pumpkins and ended up wi...
23-10-2017 19:01

Friday Favorites- Autumn Mantel Stylings

Ahhh autumn. You are so lovely with your colorful leaves and abundance of charm.And bringing nature indoors for a touch of autumn inside is always a g...
20-10-2017 19:04

French carriage house style lanterns

Pretty little vintage French style everything talks to me. Not really big news if you read my blog all the time- you already know that.But sometimes, ...
18-10-2017 19:02

A dainty empire chandelier obsession

\'Sometimes you just need a little bling.Or maybe a little more bling.:)The other day I was doing a little browsing for a small diminutive on sizebut ...
16-10-2017 19:05

Spooky Elegant Halloween Table Setting

Since it is almost Halloween... and all things trick or treatingI thought an enchanted table setting might be a fun twist on traditional.CLICK HERE TO...
13-10-2017 19:02

12 simple charming autumn vignettes

Simple and sweet and full of natural touches.Kind of my motto when it comes to autumn. Though I do indulge in a few fun elements like those mercury gl...
11-10-2017 19:01

Elegant Halloween Decor with Balsam Hill

Sometimes a little spooky elegance is just what you need for Halloween.Flickering candles.Beautiful frozen foliage dotted with flowersand maybe... a b...
09-10-2017 19:02

Friday favorites- charming pumpkins with a secret

Yes indeed... you read that right.These pumpkins most definitely have a secret.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
06-10-2017 19:02

Pretty little mercury glass pumpkins

The other day I was wandering along minding my own businesswhile shopping HomeGoods...when it happened.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
04-10-2017 19:00

A charming vintage laundry sink for the greenhouse

I love a good treasure hunt.One that starts with a vision for that perfect something and the crazy of a busy flea market.And  leisurely meandering thr...
02-10-2017 19:06

Friday Favorites~ Kitchen floor

When we bought this house- we started where we needed to with renovations. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
30-09-2017 19:01

Natural decorating- pumpkins, leaves & lanterns porch

I am all about simple & natural seasonal decor this year.Lots of pumpkins and pretty little autumn leaves...CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
27-09-2017 19:02

Simple Elegant Autumn Mantel with Balsam Hill

When it comes to autumn decor... I am all about those soft and neutral colors and tones. Until I am ready for a bit more warm and traditional autumn l...
25-09-2017 19:03

So Close to Amazing

Have you ever been so close...and yet so far... from amazing"CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
22-09-2017 19:03

Autumn Living Room

Simple little touches of autumn are my favorite.Just a few pumpkins. Flickering candles and pretty little eucalyptus or natural toucheshere and there....
19-09-2017 19:00

Hardwood flooring Q&A

We have been knee deep in renovation land over here all summer long.Some big changes, some little changesbut ch-ch-ch-changes happening here and there...
19-09-2017 19:00

Design Bloggers Tour at High Point Market

It almost that time again.... inspiration overload around every.corner. time.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
15-09-2017 19:01

Simple early autumn home tour

Bits and sprinkles of autumn are starting to appear all through the house...Little pumpkins, chunky cabbages and pretty little fall colored bloomsyes,...
14-09-2017 19:01

Simple autumn in the cottage dining room

Out in the little cottage I have what you might call a little place to play.The cottage is a bit more rustic than in the houseand whole lot more cotta...
12-09-2017 19:03

Easy & Delicious Pumpkin Brie en Croute

Sometimes you just need a little something quick and simple- and delicious.And that is pumpkin filled goodness.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
11-09-2017 19:02

Friday Favorites - Rustic Autumn Mantel

I am working on autumn styling over here today.A table setting. A living room styling and even a recipe.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
08-09-2017 19:00

Late summer in the cottage & favorite easy veggie dinner

Ahh September.Warm days, cool nights and loads of pumpkin spice latte and muffins appearing.Growing up, I always remember that September was a hot mon...
05-09-2017 19:02

A new love~ my French Lacanche range

Do you think it is possible to fall in love in an instant"To be swept off your feetheart pounding and palms sweating in love at first glance"I am here...
04-09-2017 19:01

Friday Favorites- 4 Simple & Easy Early Autumn Decor Ideas

Happy Friday- and happy September 1st everyone! It is hard to believe that it is already time for pumpkins, colorful fall leaves and cups of hot cocoa...
01-09-2017 19:02

The Easiest Baked Apple Oatmeal Breakfast

Fall is just around the corner... and that means apples, pumpkins and all things delicious are coming up soon.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
30-08-2017 19:03

5 inspired decor ideas- Around the World with Balsam Hill

Fresh blooms and pretty sunshine through the french doors...I am savoring every minute of summer before the busy of autumn and the holiday season are ...
28-08-2017 19:01

Weekend view - New Romance Edition

The weekend view...A bit of this and a sprinkle of that and sometimes some behind the scenes sneaks of what I am working on.And this week it is all ab...
27-08-2017 19:02

Weekend view - romantic edition

The weekend view...A bit of this and a sprinkle of that and sometimes some behind the scenes sneaks of what I am working on.And this week it is all ab...
26-08-2017 19:00

Inspired Entertaining- Decadent & Easy to Make Desserts

Next week is the last week of August and then we are zooming into fall and all things apple, pumpkin spice and wrapped up in cozy. Warm summer evening...
25-08-2017 19:01

The secret inside this zinc bucket

Yes, there is a secret inside this zinc bucket.One full of pretty hydrangea bloomsand something else.I am a big fan of hydrangeas- that is no secret a...
23-08-2017 19:01

A vintage house renovation project- Before

Sometimes you find the perfect house just waiting for a bit of love.One with the white cottage siding,a big porch and three levels of grand and gracio...
21-08-2017 19:01

A simple diy makeover for charming Swedish Country Style

Sometimes you just need a little change.A new outfit, a quick getaway or even a simple refresh at home is perfect.Something like a fresh coat of paint...
18-08-2017 19:00

5 Minute Decorating- a beautiful berries & blooms bouquet

Sometimes the simplest of things are exactly perfect.And when it is summer and the blackberry bushes are in full berry bloom-my daughter and I go out ...
16-08-2017 19:12

Invitation to an Exclusive Insiders Tour at High Point Marke

High Point Market.... where to begin" So much inspiration. It is full of beautiful pieces and amazing showrooms and I pretty much always want to come ...
14-08-2017 19:02

5 favorite simple and charming mantel decor ideas & tips

Summer mantel stylings over here usually include flowers.And candles.And vintage books. It is kind of my thing- and my favorite look.And would you bel...
11-08-2017 19:03

21 essentials for a decadent and delicious cheese board

It is Inspired Entertaining week over here... so can we talk about decadent and delicious wine country inspiredcheese boards for a second"Ahh... the w...
09-08-2017 19:01

Inspired Entertaining- the secret to a 15 minute beautiful r

I am obsessed with blackberries.And did you know we have dozens upon dozens of blackberry bushes growing wild here on our property" And every August, ...
07-08-2017 19:01

3 reasons why I am obsessed with these sea glass blue bottle

The other day I walked into HomeGoods with the intent of finding a few little things for the living room...and left with a cart full of pillows, flatw...
04-08-2017 19:01

Sneak peek from Las Vegas Market

Las Vegas Market = Inspiration.Every. Single. Time. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE......
03-08-2017 19:01

Get the Look- French Country She Shed

Last week I shared a peek at a little fairytale spot.One with a pea gravel floor, crisp white walls and that is filled with pretty things like a Frenc...
31-07-2017 19:03

Friday Favorites- Choosing the Perfect White Paint

Have you ever had a project that you needed the perfect shade of white paint for... and picked up samples and taped them up on your wall and stood bac...
28-07-2017 19:00

6 times simple white dishes were perfect

Simple is as simple does.Isn't that how the saying goes"Basically, when it comes to styling shelves or putting something on display in the kitchen...
26-07-2017 19:00

An inspired little spot- French Country Cottage She Shed

Warm summer evenings and twinkle lights"They pretty much just go together.And sprinkle them with a little bit of cottage charm and dash of romance...a...
24-07-2017 19:01

Friday Favorites: Simple summer fabrics for a fresh look

I am a huge fan of long lazy days in hammock,relaxing by the fire and easy summer home refreshesthat sprinkle a little bit of pretty in about 5 minute...
21-07-2017 19:00

Vintage French inspired cabinet

Oh yes... patina speaks to me.Pieces with chippy paint,hand rubbed finishesold silvery boardsand layer upon layer of goodness.CLICK HERE TO READ MORE....
20-07-2017 19:04

Chasing dreams & sharing exciting news

A few months ago, I was standing alone in the post officewith a freshly delivered package in hand.It was a simple paper envelope that looked like any ...
17-07-2017 19:01

5 quick last minute tips to get ready for summer entertainin

A busy weekend on the agenda coming up.Including a birthday celebration, painting, video work, breakfast with a sweet friendand photography.Phew.Summe...
14-07-2017 19:02

Hardwood Floor Decisions

Hardwood floors... can we talk about them for a second"I love hardwood floors. As in big old heart eyes LOVE hardwood floors.And our house has origina...
13-07-2017 19:01

French Cottage Bathroom Vanity: How to get the look details

Oh the bathroom renovation project... it just keeps getting better and better.And by better and better, I mean...better but more complicated. That is ...
10-07-2017 19:01

Friday Favorites- simple summer bedroom refresh ideas

Sometimes it just takes something simple to change the look in a room.A couple new pillows tossed on the sofa, maybe a new rug underfoot- or fresh lin...
07-07-2017 19:03

Moss Mountain Farm Tour- The Gardens

Moss Mountain Farm is incredible.Seriously. Incredible. It is a make you want to move to the south and live on a farmwith gardens and animals and lots...
05-07-2017 19:00

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue- Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everyone!It is hard to believe we are already to the 4th of July this year. Zoom. Zoom. Zoom. With all the renovation projects and l...
04-07-2017 19:01

Giving Back- Christmas in July with Balsam Hill

Happy July 3rd  everyone!And no you didn't read that title wrong... today we are talking about Christmas... in July. But not Christmas as in the h...
03-07-2017 19:00

Las Vegas Market, baby

Hot hot hot days and warm nights mixed with loads of interior design inspiration, beautiful furniture and so much more"Yes, indeed. Las Vegas Market i...
01-07-2017 18:59

7 tips for entertaining on the patio

Did I mention that we have been doing a fairly decent sized renovation project over here"One that involves hammering and sawing and a whole lot of mak...
30-06-2017 19:03

3 tips on how to style a simple summer table

Every year when summer arriveswith it's hot sunshine filled days and warm summer nights out under the stars...I start thinking about two things.Su...
27-06-2017 19:00

A beautiful vintage French cottage daybed & why I fell madly

I have been doing a bit of treasure hunting lately.Scouring For Sale posts, thrift stores and roadside sales for vintage treasures and old pieces of f...
26-06-2017 19:01

Simple summer berry & lavender topped rustic cake

Ahh summer... I love you.Sunshine filled days, warm evenings out under the stars and get togethers with friends and family.Which always means lots of ...
23-06-2017 19:00

8 favorite style inspirations at High Point Market

When we talk about favorites at High Point Market... it is almost like talking about your favorite dessert. Or your favorite place to vacation.There a...
21-06-2017 19:01

Elegant French cottage bathroom renovation peek & why I am i

The bathroom... yes, it is under construction.No, it is not fully ready for a big reveal and all the details....but yes... it is already knocking my s...
19-06-2017 19:05

A diamond in the rough - vintage French settee BEFORE

Last weekend, in between construction chaosI was perusing craigslist for some building materials for our renovation...and I punched in French Vintage ...
16-06-2017 19:03

A tour of a fabulous designer B&B at High Point Market

Can we talk about this amazing house for a minute"I am a huge fan of vintage houses with tons of charm and characterand this one... completely fits th...
14-06-2017 19:00

5 simple tips for easy summer decorating

Can you believe that it is almost officially summer"The season of warm sunshine, beach days and lots of pretty blooms in the yard.And it is also a sea...
13-06-2017 19:01

An accidental romantic summer centerpiece & sneak peek

A few weeks ago... there was a little oops.As I played in the garden, I started tucking some of those delicateand  little rose branches on the arbor. ...
12-06-2017 19:04

Wood plank walls and 3 reasons why you should love them

If you follow me on instagram, then you know we are in the middle of a big old project over here.One that involves sawdust and messes and lots of pret...
09-06-2017 19:02

Eloquence at High Point Market

There are always so many inspiring showrooms to visit at High Point Market.From vintage to modern to fresh and then there are the favorites. The ones ...
07-06-2017 19:01

Moss Mountain Farm - The House Tour

If you follow me along on Instagram and Facebook, then you probably saw thatI spent a couple days at Moss Mountain Farm in Arkansas recently.And... it...
05-06-2017 19:03

Why you need a truck when shopping at HomeGoods

I walked in to one of my favorite stores recentlyand shopped away picking up favorite things... with no idea thatsomething amazing was waiting for me ...
02-06-2017 19:04

8 Patio summer styling ideas

Happy June everyone!The start of June is almost like the start of summer- and the start of patio and entertaining season. School is out, warm evenings...
01-06-2017 19:06

A softer side at High Point Market

 I am one of those girls who leans a bit to the softer side when it comes to decorating and furniture.Whites, pastels, linens and pale muted shades of...
31-05-2017 19:03
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Simple Red, White & Blue decor ideas

It is a red, white and blue American flag kind of weekend. And though those pretty stars and stripes are popping up everywhere-today isn't just ab...
29-05-2017 19:04

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