Friday, October 31, 2014

Christmas at the Cabin: Holiday Inspiration 2014

I have partnered with Balsam Hill for this post. All opinions are my own. 

Can you believe Christmas will be here soon? I know, I is Halloween, and I should be stuffing my face with candy and thinking about trick-or-treating, but honestly, Christmas is already on my mind. And you know what style you can never go wrong with? A rustic, cabin Christmas.

Now all of you "Don't-you-dare-put-a-Christmas-decoration-up-before-Thanksgiving" folks out there, please don't get me wrong...I am not about pushing the holiday ahead, but rather making it last longer. It always comes so quickly and I would hate to only get to enjoy it for a few weeks, you know? I want to savor each day from now until the new year.

I always start planning my holiday decorating early so by the time December rolls around my brain is overflowing with ideas. Today, I am sharing some early holiday inspiration with a company that I personally love: Balsam Hill.
Ever since I saw my first Balsam Hill commercial during a Hallmark holiday movie, I was smitten. I wanted one of their magnificent trees so badly I could taste it.

And this year was the year we went for it! My husband and I have had real trees our entire marriage, which I love, but, I also love flocked or "frosted" trees.

You know...the ones that look like they have been covered in snow.

I am obsessed with those kinds of trees. So much so, that one year, I bought a flocking kit and had my husband out in the cold flocking our real tree for hours. It took forever, cost a lot of money, and still wasn't as coated as I would have preferred. When I saw Balsam's Hill's Frosted Fraser Fir, I knew that we were made for each other.
When the box arrived a couple of weeks ago, I was like a kid on Christmas morning.
I couldn't restrain myself from opening the box right away. Here is a sneak peek...
Now, that is a frosted tree, am I right? Perfection.
But, I have restrained myself from setting it up already :). Instead, I am just imagining Christmas in my head and here are some of my other favorite Balsam Hill products to create a cozy, cabin style this year.
What better way to greet visitors to a rustic cabin than a Pinecone Wreath.

And a set of Woodland Ornaments to decorate that frosted tree.

Plaid is a MUST for cabin style and this Plaid Wool Pillow would be perfect for cozying up the living room.

The plaid pairs perfectly with the French Staghead Pillow and keeps with the rustic cabin theme.

And when I saw these Standing Christmas Polar Bears, I had to smile. My children would adore these! 

What kind of Christmas are you planning this year? Have you already started like me? I am so excited that tonight, after we get back from taking the kids trick-or-treating, the Hallmark holiday movies will begin! I will definitely be feeling pretty festive for the next couple of months and can't wait to share more of my ideas with you along the way!

Happy Halloween! (and Christmas planning!)
Till next time...
~Alice W.

I was provided with a gift card, to cover a portion of the cost for this Christmas tree, from Balsam Hill in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own. I am in love with my new tree! Read my full Disclosure Policy.

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