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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:

  1. 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

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

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

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

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

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    1. 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!

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. What memories will be made around that fire! XO

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

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  13. 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.

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  14. 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!

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  15. I already love it!
    Dianne

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  16. 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.

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  17. 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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