As I mentioned yesterday HERE, I am super excited to be invited by Balsam Hill to participate in their
LIGHT UP the NIGHT Summer 2016 Challenge!
When asked what additionally I would like to have sent from a list of items, I chose this single ball LED lighted faux topiary HERE. I mention "faux" because when I've been watering the terrace I have almost watered it twice... I'm not kidding! Seriously "real" looking. Before it arrived I honestly thought I would just use it for the photo shoot and then use it at the front door during the holidays. I placed the topiary in the resin & crushed limestone urn that Balsam Hill also sent HERE and placed it in front of the shutter, turned it on, got distracted, went to work on something else and forgot it was there, until.... I walked back towards the table and I gasped at how beautiful it was and how perfect it looked on the barn wood and iron table. The table needed it for height and composition and I didn't even know it! It's staying right here all season long. It runs on 2- D batteries and has a constant-on switch or a 6-hour timer switch. Which is so nice as I'm always forgetting to go back outside to turn things off late at night.
And, look who showed up to join me on "light up the night!" Mr. Buck Moon! Perfect timing:)
I did not know until this full moon that every full moon each month has its own name. The names date back to Native Americans and were used to keep track of the seasons and events. The Buck moon was so named because it is when the buck deer start growing their velvety antlers. It is also know as the Thunder moon and the Hay moon.
We love the copper and cast metal fire pit
I love this photo because it is exactly what the terrace looks and "feels" like in the evening! The only thing missing is the cocktail of your choice, and a puppy dog... or three!
Votive candles scattered about.
Close up as the night grew darker.
Doesn't the topiary look perfect here?! You can see why I love it.
Later this night, after it was too dark to take any more photos, Dan and I sat on the terrace with the fire going. This was our first night to use the fire pit and we both loved it. It is a vast, big sky when you are sitting under the stars at night on the terrace and the fire pit made it feel so cozy. It's perfect for summer, and will be perfect for those cool fall nights, which are right around the corner!
The terrace wall illuminated with votives.
Royale Peachy Keen verbena hybrid in the vintage iron disks that I use as planters on the top of the wall.
Love this shot of the new topiary and fire pit together, and how you can see inside to the barn room. The topiary and the fire pit are both wonderful additions to the terrace. Be sure to see the bottom of this post for a coupon code from Balsam Hill just for you!
I love this wacky photo taken from the master bedroom upstairs porch. It made me laugh as I'm very literal, so when someone challenges me to "light up the night" I do..... literally!!!!! Ha! :)
Here's a recap of the Balsam Hill products used in this post:
single ball boxwood topiary
light grey classic urn
copper and cast metal fire pit, cover and spark guard
but, there are so many more on their website, so check them all out!
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