Friday, 23 November 2018

Get into the festive spirit with my Balsam Hill's Christmas Home Tour!

Do you feel like the entire year has just flown by in a blink of an eye? I do! And Christmas is less than five weeks away! Seriously, when did this happen? Well at least I'm better prepared for the festive season this year.

This year I’m honoured to partner on Balsam Hill’s Christmas Home Tour to showcase the best that Balsam Hill has to offer!
Truth be told, I’ve been coveting their frosted Fraser fir Christmas tree for the longest time and let me tell you that it is even more  G O R G E O U S  up-close and personal! A real showstopper with flocked pre-lit branches that makes you feel as though you've been transported to a snowy corner of the world. And I have to say that the frosted Fraser fir looks stunning lit and ethereally pretty unlit!

When we lived in the UK many moons ago, white Christmases were the norm, whilst in Australia, its 35 - 40 degrees on Christmas morning! So it will be rather amazing to wake up to ‘snowy’ branches and with the air con on full blast, it will almost feel like a winter wonderland!

This year I chose an alpine village theme to decorate for Christmas. My colour palette, a sophisticated sage green and champagne with touches of grey, natural wood and snowy white that embodies the Norwegian forests during Christmas time.

This year for our tree topper, I chose a stunning angel with the most spectacular golden metal wings, adorned in luxurious organza. The artistic details on this beautiful handcrafted figurine is truly unparalleled!

As always I like using minimal baubles on the tree letting the tree shine by itself and this year is no different. I chose little wooden houses to decorate and wanted to show you how they looked on the tree before and after I painted the little wooden cabins a snowy white. I added a few of my precious glass baubles, wooden snow drops and glittery white snowflakes to create a merry and festive vibe. A couple of the ornaments on the Christmas tree this year are a bit close to my heart, especially the little gold ballerina to commemorate Elie's first year of ballet. Let me know if you spot it!

A stunning ivory lodge faux fur tree skirt that almost looks like fallen snow and an intricate Victorian cutout ribbon in the most beautiful shade of glittery champagne tucked into the tree added the final flourish to my 2019 festive décor.

Of all the beautiful Christmas memories over the years, this year's are a bit special. My daughter Elie, who turned three this year 'decorated' the tree with me. Albeit I had to 're-do' some (most) of the décor, it was so much fun dressing the tree together.

We’ve already had a couple of pre-Christmas luncheons with a few close friends and I absolutely loved setting the table for them with simple festive touches; a plush pre-lit Nordic spruce garland as my centrepiece, vintage crockery, linen serviettes, gold cutlery, pretty glassware and candles. Let me tell you a few million photos have been taken with the gorgeous lit tree in the background!!!

So without much further ado…here’s our tree and Christmas décor for this year.
Have you started decorating for Christmas or are you waiting for December to put your tree up? If you're looking for amazing festive inspiration, over the last few days, more than a dozen stylists and bloggers have shared how they’ve decorated their homes for Christmas. Make sure you check them out for some festive inspiration!

– Andrea at leatherandlattes.com
– Gina at Style Curator
– Stephanie at justanothermummyblog.com
– Danni at designbydanni.com
– Carlene at cedarandsuede.com.au
– Chantelle at fatmumslim.com.au
– Hayley at mumlittleloves.com.au
– Connie at connieandluna.com
– Eve at dotandpop.com.au
– Carly at thesesonnydays.com
– Kyree at misskyreeloves.com
– Nicol at thebuilderswife.com.auMake sure you follow Balsam Hill Australia on Facebook or Instagram and check out my instagram for more festive inspiration and Christmas décor like my favourite Balsam Hill wreath that is yet to go up on our front door.

Till next time, from our home to yours... Merry Christmas and happy decorating lovelies!

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