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Thursday, July 21, 2016

unpacking a challenge!



I was super excited last month when I was contacted by Balsam Hill inquiring if I would be interested in participating in their upcoming "Light Up The Night" Challenge promoting their all-season products that aren't traditionally part of their Christmas + holiday offerings.   I have coveted their gorgeous Christmas trees for a very long time, but I wasn't aware that they had other products as well.  So, I thought this would be a fun challenge and a good way to share this information with you too!  They offered to send me several items and the challenge would be to see how I would use them to decorate an outdoor space that can be enjoyed both during the day and at night.




What Balsam Hill had no way of knowing was that I had only recently come to the conclusion that I really wanted a fire pit on the terrace.  Dan and I have talked about one for years, but our image for a fire pit was either a large antique iron cauldron or a stone-ringed pit.  Both of choices seemed heavy and permanent and we just couldn't commit to that idea.  I had started looking around at all the usual local sources, but nothing had the "it" factor for me, nor did they seem well-made.  When Balsam Hill  offered to send me a fire pit I was thrilled!




I was literally giddy that the Balsam Hill fire pit has a solid copper bowl!  "IT" factor...  check
 Isn't it beautiful?!  Ella helping me unpack the boxes:)




I really love the neoclassic European scroll work design on the base.  I think it beautifully balances the visual of the large copper bowl.  The die-cast construction is made from one solid piece of metal with no welds or weak points.  It is made of cast aluminum so is lightweight and rustproof.




They also sent the spark guard cover which was really important for me since the terrace is close to the house, along with a couple of other goodies!!!  So, I hope you'll join me tomorrow when I show you how I used everything on the recently repaired terrace!  You can let me know how you think I did with the "challenge"and see the summer terrace!




Oh, and there will be a special coupon just for you:)
See you tomorrow!!



24 comments:

Karen said...

What a fun challenge. I'm happy to know Balsam Hill sells other items besides Christmas related beauty. I'll look forward to seeing how it all turns out. Dan and your neighbor did such a great job with the repair needed.
xo,
Karen

Ron said...

Nice! You are a lucky gal. Who knew????

sandy said...

I'll definitely be checking back (i enjoy your blog).

Patti said...

Can I ask what the gorgeous blue flowers are spilling over the rock?

Anonymous said...

And Ms. Ella smelled every person who touched, breathed on, or walked by that package. Don't you wish she could tell you?

Botanic Bleu said...

This is a beautiful fire pit that will fit in with most decorating styles. I noticed there are drainage holes in the bottom which is a wonderful feature. Is that a zinc footed urn I spy in another box? This is going to look great on your stone terrace, and I can't wait to see the final photos with it lit at night.

Judith

for the love of a house said...

hi Patti, they are Nepeta aka catmint. The bees LOVE it!! I plant some in pots in the center of my herb garden to get the bees over there!

for the love of a house said...

I do!!!

for the love of a house said...

Judith, I totally agree about the drainage holes. About the urn... you'll have to wait and see tomorrow:):)

for the love of a house said...

thank you Karen!

for the love of a house said...

I know... right?!! And agree about the lucky gal part;)

for the love of a house said...

thank you sandy!

mlw1971 said...

Can't wait to see the next post....as always!! Loves to your sweet pups...and ya'll too!!

Sarah said...

They picked a great team. I look forward to this.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

Looking forward to seeing what you do!

Debbie said...

Definitely has the "IT" factor, now give it your "SWAG" factor!! looking forward to seeing the finish.

Lady Courtney said...

OMG...I have been looking for a copper fire pit...gorgeous!!! Can't wait until tomorrow!!!

Catherine Burke said...

What memories will be made around that fire! XO

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Oh, it's going to be gorgeous, I can tell! Can't wait to see your upcoming post!

Katherine said...

Toys for real girls! I too would clap my hands and dance like a giddy child if big boxes of fun came to my door.
Absolutely love the site-line of the tree next to the armor stone wall - that looks gorgeous.

Christi said...

I never knew Balsam Hill had other types of products! That copper bowl is gorgeous - I can't wait to see how it all comes together!

Anonymous said...

I already love it!
Dianne

Roofing Contractors New York said...

This fire pit is so beautiful and base is looking gorgeous in black color. I totally in love with this. Now your terrace has an additional mesmerizing feature.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

I saw the items on the terrace but hyad missed this post. It is just beautiful and so nice that it won't rust!! We bought a fireplace thing for our patio right after it was built and it is all rusty now;( Time for a nicer, better one!!

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