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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 here.
And today... I am taking you on a little inspired trip with Balsam Hill.

From Tuscany with wine and cheese and beautiful hand crafted accents...

cheese board on table outdoors

To the Parisian countryside
with pretty little topiaries in bloom and lots of romance.

rose topiary tree in cottage

To the south and gorgeous big and beautiful Magnolia blooms

magnolia wreath on front door

To twinkling lights of magical cities across the globe all aglow

fairy twinkle lights on mantel

You are probably wondering what I am talking about. 
Well, today I am kicking off a fun campaign with Balsam Hill that is all about 
decorating inspirations from around the world
and how you can bring a bit of those inspirations into your home.
I am joining several blog friends and Balsam Hill and I am sharing 5 inspirations-
 inspired by Paris to the bright lights of the big city to 
the wine country in Tuscany and more.
And the Balsam Hill products I used to add a touch of each place to my home.

Let's start in Paris.
I am pretty sure that Paris is always a good idea, right?


Ohh la lal... Paris. And the Parisian countryside.
Beautiful scenery surrounded by beautiful blooms and blushing roses...

rose bud close up

and the sweetest little potted topiary trees in old gray pots.

clay pot

 I love topiaries that are almost in full bloom... some open, some half, some buds 
promising more blooms are coming your way.

rose bud and blooms

And I am loving the simple beauty and charm of these darling  rose tree topiaries

potted rose tree

They come in two sizes which are perfect for tucking into corners 
or placing on table top as decoration.

potted tree in cottage


Up next... Tuscany
and all things wine and cheese and ambiance.

cheese board on table

A huge fan of cheese boards... 

wine barrel board with cheese

and the more options the merrier- don't you think?

cheese board at party

I am loving this reclaimed wine barrel turned into lazy susan
turned into cheese and fruit board on the table.

wine barrel cheese board

And love all the old lettered notes and details which makes this piece perfect for adding a 
fun touch for serving for your next dinner party.

cheese knives close up

Of course, a huge fan of the Laguiole knives as well.

dinner party outdoors

Southern Charm

And then we are off to south
where everything is touched by all that romance and charm

magnolia bloom

and those big beautiful magnolia blooms.

magnolia wreath

I am loving this beautiful magnolia wreath and the bit of southern charm it brings 
to my west coast home.

City Lights

And to wrap up the quick tour today...
the city lights across the world.

twinkle lights on mantel

There is something about being in the middle of a big city
and looking out the window at all those pretty twinkly lights.
NYC is one of my favorite spots to visit
and I often say that NYC is my country loving and living girl alter ego.

blooms and twinkle lights on mantel

The hustle, the bustle, the honking and noise...
I love it all.
And I love those twinkling lights...
and this mantel has a bit of twinkly lights going on as well.

twinkle lights on mantel

These sweet little fairy string light twinkle cloches are perfect all year long
but especially during the holidays for adding that extra bit of ambiance to your home.


And back home again where a cup of coffee

roses and peonies on table

 and bouquet of pretty white rose and peony blooms
are waiting. 

Even though it was just a virtual trip around the world
it was kind of fun to see some of the inspirations that were found.

All this week- there will be bloggers sharing more details about 
where they are in the world- tomorrow- you can find
 sharing a
bit of inspiration from Balsam Hill and the blooms of the peninsula

and stay tuned the rest of the week for more.

Find all the products I used today from Balsam Hill here:

And there is a fun giveaway on the Balsam Hill Facebook page running this week- 
you can win your favorite topiary from this weeks blog hop.
  Details Here

 I am keeping all my friends in Texas affected by Harvey and the
devastating damage it is doing in prayers
Please stay safe everyone.

cloche fairy lights with blooms

I am Balsam Hills Blogger Ambassador but all opinions
and crazy love of Balsam Hill, all things Christmas and florals and more
are my own.


  1. Everything looks beautiful! I love the reclaimed wine barrel turned cutting board.

  2. Loved traveling with you and Balsam Hill today...from Tuscany with that amazing wine barrel board to the South where the beautiful Magnolias bloom! Must say that I have many items from the Magnolia collection and each item is stunning!

  3. Beautiful as always, enjoyed the tour, thank you!

  4. I love Balsam Hill! Nicely made products and my Christmas ornaments from them are gorgeous. Love!