I wasn’t going to bother putting up a Christmas tree in the lounge this year, as the ones I have are monsters at 7.5 foot and upwards in the loft, and after my hubby having two joint replacements I didn’t want him lugging even the smallest of the monsters down. So, when an email landed in my inbox from Balsam Hill asking if I would like to review one of their trees I was thrilled, especially as I got a smaller tree (easier to put away once Santa is a fond memory). I had seen their adverts on the telly and had already been drooling over the selection of trees on their website, and man those trees are the bizz!
Mine arrived the next day so I set to work all by myself I’ll have you know – no need for an extra pair of hands. Excuse the old towel on the carpet, the box was a bit dusty.
Oh man was I impressed, a bag to pop the tree in once Xmas is done, and even gloves for me tender mits when straightening out the branches
LOVE LOVE LOVE this tree, so realistic, nice strong branches that hold heavy ornaments without drooping….. Just divine! Honestly I can’t rave about it highly enough.
So, I popped it on the coffee table to decorate it and decided to leave it right there. No need to move any furniture around this year
All tarted up with lots of handmade ornaments, mostly made from goose and duck eggs.
And here’s some of the ornaments I have made over the years
This one is a goose egg and topped and tailed with halved duck egg, then coated in oodles of glitter. The picture is actually a silk print. Trimmed with swarovski crystal chain, flowersoft and Wild Orchid Crafts open roses.
This is a goose egg, the picture is a waterslide transfer. Again trimmed with swarovski crystal chain and WOC roses.
An umbrella from a goose egg (scallops were cut before decorating). Also a little duck egg, I have loads of these on the tree, some with this stripy spiral look, others that look like Christmas puddings.
This goose egg I left fairly plain to show off the cut work (done with a little Dremel Drill and tiny little cutting discs).
And last I tarted up a pack of these cheap snowflakes using Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and leaves in purples and greens. Love how these look on the tree.
Apologies for the photo-heavy post, but I am so thrilled with the tree I just had to share. Thank you Balsam Hill for giving me the opportunity to review this awesome tree!