Thursday, July 18, 2013

Balsam Hill Wreath Review & You Pick Your Wreath Giveaway!


When you hear Christmas in July do you get excited or feel like time is going too fast? I've never been one of those people that gets a jump start on the holidays.  Sure I'm into being festive with crafts & decorations and always want to get things going early, but I usually run out of time and scramble at the last minute.  But not this year.  I've already got a new winter wreath ready to go and with today's giveaway you could too!!  It's thanks to:



Balsam Hill makes artificial trees, wreaths and decorations with artisan skill.  Crafted to look just like the real thing, but reusable year after year and without the mess.  They're the ones actually used by TV set designers on shows like Ellen, Rachael Ray & The Today Show and as backdrops for photo shoots on professional blogs and in magazines.



I love the look of fresh flowers and real plants in the house, but I don't dare.  As I mentioned earlier this summer, I had what seemed to be a nasty bout of poison ivy.  It was actually caused by a pine-y shrub in my yard, not the usual stuff.  Some people, like me, have the same reaction to other plants.  It was bad.  Like two rounds of steroids and a month to go away bad.  And I'm now on antibiotics since the steroids wiped out my immune system. NOT fun. And I've got seasonal allergies.  So I was really interested when I was asked to review a wreath from Balsam Hill. No chance of any flare-ups with these!

They've got a lot of beautiful styles to choose from, but I picked the Winter Garden Wreath because I have a thing for pears:



It's so pretty.  The pears are sparkly, but in a sugar-dipped way, not the usual glitter that flakes off everywhere.   



And the quality is really nice.  WAY better than the tinsel-style wreaths they sell in the craft stores during the holidays.  Even if you craft the heck out of them, the greenery still looks mediocre on those.  This one makes our 12yr old fake Christmas tree look positively hobo by comparison when it comes to realism.  



They have a True Needle foliage that looks incredibly realistic.  The branches are all wired so you can arrange them exactly how you want.  It's also modeled after real evergreens so the color variation and feel is just like the real thing, except you don't have needles dropping or accidentally get stabbed when handling it.  When I put on my Heavenly Spruce air freshener you'd never know it wasn't real!



Right now they're having a Christmas in July sale with some serious deals.  I'm seriously considering upgrading our tree situation.  I'm the one who usually has to wrestle with setting it up and stringing the lights, so I love the idea of a pre-lit tree that not only looks great, but is not scratchy, has an off button and comes with a storage bag & gloves!
And shopping for the perfect new tree seems pretty easy too.  They offer a 25 branch sample kit that includes samples from all their full size trees (also used in the wreaths), so you buy a kit and can decide what works best for you before you order a tree. They ship the kit to you for free and the price of the kit is deducted when you place your tree order.  
Besides Christmas stuff, there are items for other seasons and general decor too. I really like this ceramic pumpkin for Fall:



And these colorful gourd and lavender wreaths:



Right now Sew Can Do readers can get 
An extra 10% off everything on their site 
by using the code: SEWCANDO10

And ...
One lucky Sew Can Do reader will win a 
Wreath from their 24 inch Category
 (you get to pick which one)!


a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good Luck Everyone!

I was not financially compensated for this post.  I received a complimentary wreath to review.  The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.  For my complete disclosure policy, click here. 

25 comments:

  1. I would pick the
    Pansy and Hydrangea Spring Wreath

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  2. I would choose the BH NOBLE FIR WREATH.

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  3. Love all these beautiful wreaths, but if I had to pick I would choose the fall gourd wreath. Thanks!!

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  4. I would pick the Cranbrook Orchad Wreath. They are all so lovely.

    syvisser@gmail(dot)com

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  5. I think I'd pick that lavender one....so pretty and unusual!

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  6. I would pick the Pansy and Hydrangea Spring Wreath, it's beautiful!

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  7. So pretty! I love the floral ones! :)

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  8. I like the Autumn Harvest wreath!

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  9. I would choose the Royal Christmas Wreath... :)

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  10. I like the Gala Christmas Wreath.

    (smjohns63 at yahoo dot com)

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  11. Now this is the way to celebrate Christmas in July. I like the BH Noble Fir Wreath. It would be great to win! Thanks for being so generous.♥♫

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  12. love the winter garden wreath

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  13. I love the realistic look of their wreaths and would be thrilled to win the Lighted Mountain Meadow one! Thanks for the fun give-away:@)

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  14. All the wreaths look great, but I love the winter garden wreath, Thanks for the great giveaway opportunity.

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  15. The golden gourd fall wreath is breathtaking! That's the one I would choose for fall :)

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  16. it would be hard... but I think I would go with the mountain meadow wreath with the LEDs... it would be amazing on our front porch all winter... and it's not TOO christmas-y... so literally i could put it up as soon as halloween stuff or thanksgiving stuff comes down and it could stay up all winter. :) love it!

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  17. I like the HARVEST FOLIAGE FALL WREATH

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  18. I love the NAPA VALLEY LAVENDER WREATH. Lavender always reminds me of my mother.

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  20. Autumn Harvest..or Regency Gate? Ohh..how to choose! They're so pretty!

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  21. The Pansy and Hydrangea Spring Wreath would be my pick!

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  22. Id pick the sweet rose and berry or the lighted mountainwreath.

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  23. I'd get the Spring Meadow or Regency wreath!

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  24. I would pick the BH Fraser Fir wreath.

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