Sunday, 21 December 2014

Christmas wreath from Balsam Hill

I had a lovely surprise email from Balsam Hill  asking if I would like to receive a 24" Norway Spruce Christmas Wreath in exchange for a review on my blog. I was delighted and of course said yes. This is the wreath once we had decorated it with a large gold bow, small orange baubles and gold parcels. We tied them on using green garden wire so that the fixings don't show.

This is the wreath before we decorated it. As you can see it is beautiful quality and much thicker than any others I have seen for sale. It is suitable for indoor or outdoor use too. The lights are battery powered and the power block is easily hidden underneath the wreath whilst still being easily accessible. It comes with 6 spare bulbs and a tool for changing them so it should last for many years.  

Here it is in our dining room in place of one of the pictures that usually hangs there. We don't use the main light when we eat, just a lamp so having the wreath lit too is really lovely and festive.

Once lit it stays on for 6 hours and then goes off for 18 hours unless you manually switch it off. I absolutely love it and am very lucky to have it. They have a sale on at the moment so hop over to their website and check out all the other lovely goodies for sale especially the Christmas trees, which I would love to have.

Looking forward to visiting my good friend Lynsey and her family today and going out for lunch.


misteejay said...

What a lovely wreath. It really does look like it has substance and looks fabulous decorated - enjoy.
Toni xx

NGCARDS said...

How lovely! Your the second lovely lady I've seen that's got to trial a product for them :) xxx

Carole Pollard said...

Gorgeous wreath love the light idea it just looks so festive in your dining room. Love and hugs Carole x

Bad Kitty said...

wonderfull wreath

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Such a lovely wreath!

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous wreath and I hope you had a lovely lunch with Lynsey.
Linda xxx

Sandra H said...

Soooo pretty!!

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Ooh this is very beautiful, you are so lucky to receive this! Love how you've decorated it :)

Sue said...

Such a gorgeous wreath and a fabulous review.
I hope you have had a nice day with Lynsey and her family.
Sue xx

Carol S. said...

Gorgeous wreath and looks real! Love the colours of the baubles. Hope you lunch went well. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Kelly Lloyd said...

Oh wow this looks wonderful Marianne, nicely decorated too

Hugs Kelly

Lorraine said...

The wreath looks gorgeous, so festive. Hope you had a lovely day with Lynsey.
Lorraine x

cuilliesocks said...

Hi Marianne, it's been a wee while since I visited your blog and what gorgeous cards in my absence you've created, I love them all. You've used some fabulous images and of course your fabulous ribbons too, love them.
The wreath is gorgeous and so beautifully decorated. Hugs Kate x

Lynsey said...

Hi Marianne, your wreath looks wonderful! Love the lights!
Hugs Lynsey x

Donna Mosley said...

A very beautiful wreath Marianne, love how you decorated it.

Donna x