Monday, May 4, 2015

A Mothers Day Table On The Back Patio With Balsam Hill

Hello and Happy Mothers Day to you all!
Let me start out by saying I'm so excited to have been ask by Balsam Hill
to do a Mother's Day Inspired Spring Décor Post. I am flattered to have been
ask by such a great Company, what a treat!

I had tons of fun playing on the back patio and setting up a Mothers Day Table.

welI, an imaginary Mothers Day table that is, since both our Mom's are far away. 
My Mom is in Germany and my Mother In-Love is in Arizona. 
  I made a large chalkboard out of a piece of plywood, and in my haste
to write on it, I totally forgot to leave a space between Mothers and Day....
oh gawd, I am such a professional!
I hung some cute polka dot lanterns on a large stick I just placed over the fence

 I actually took the stick from our son's fort in the forest and I was told 
to return it when done (it's a special stick with ancient Indian carvings on

 I just love these tiny fairy string lights from Balsam Hill
I wrapped them around some more stolen/borrowed branches

These gorgeous battery operated candles from Balsam Hill are just amazing. I wish
you guys could see how gorgeous they flicker, just like the real thing, and they
come with a little remote to turn them on and off.

I wrapped some twine around the candles and attached some pictures
of both my Mom and my husband's Mom. This turned out to be such a cute little
Mothers Day Display and so simple
 And how gorgeous are those fairy lights in the Twilight?

 And here is a little chuckle for you. While I was busy taking pictures on the patio, 
Bugsy was chillin on the back deck in his new favorite spot....
He looks as if I had placed him stinkin' cute

Again a BIG THANKS to Balsam Hill for asking me to do this blog post, 
I hope I did not let you guys down.
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  1. What a festive table setting! I love everything you did! I wouldn't worry about the space between Mothers Day. Love all of the polka-dots everywhere. Bugsy is the cutest accessory though!

  2. love the grays against all the raw wood! Perfect!

  3. It looks so inviting back there. Love it!

  4. What a sweet spot for brunch. I like the stick stretched diagonally on the fence posts. Creative way to hang lights.

  5. Love your table Christine. So pretty. I love those candles from Balsam Hill. Love the lights hanging on the "Indian Stick". So cute.

  6. Really nice job, Christine! I would love to sit out in that cute setting :)

  7. Any mom including me would love to come over and sit at that table/ such an inviting space :) Love it all especially the candles with the photos...great idea! :)

  8. Awww!! I want to sit out there!!! so cute, love the space!

  9. This is so pretty! I love all the little details, especially the lighting and sticks. :) Pinned to my Outdoor Decor board.

  10. What a great lil hangout..............perfect weather, relaxing environment, lemonaid and cookies and hanging out with her darling
    daughter..........would make any MOM happy.

    Hope you and your Mom have a wonderful Mother's Day.

    Blessings Galore, Nellie

  11. This looks so great! What a nice place to spend an evening with all the lights and candles flickering! I especially like the way you used the 'historic' piece of wood to hang the lanterns on! Have a happy Mother's Day!

  12. Such a clever idea about the twine and photos on the candles. Absolutely love that. You are right that it's simple, but so sweet. This is Dagmar Obert the brand ambassador from Balsam Hill. I wanted you to know that the fairy lights are so subtle and your photo showed the wonderful glow that they provide. Such a neat outdoor space and not super girly, like guys could be there too. I liked that. And the bunny, I have had two fake ones in my yard and neither are as cute.

  13. I love your porch Christine! How very sweet. You scored some beautiful good from Balsam Hill. Don't you just adore them. Happy Mother's day to you!

  14. What a cozy little spot! The fairy lights bring a bit of magic. Have a Happy Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  15. I love it all!!! I hope you get to enjoy it for yourself!! I have those candles and I love them!! Great idea to use that special branch to hang your lanterns! Thanks for linking up!

  16. I love what you did with your space, Christine! It was fun working with Balsam Hill, wasn't it? Thanks so much for stopping by my post, too! I've loved visiting your beautiful blog...I'm a new follower on Bloglovin!

  17. Hallo Christine,
    das sieht total gemütlich aus. Besonders abends kann ich mir es richtig romantisch vorstellen.

    Wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende,

  18. gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS. I wish I was this good at decorating! So creative. What an amazing project! You should share it on the #MayMakers social media tag, I'm sure other creatives would love to see it! / creative lifestyle blog.
    #MayMakers - Free month long creator workshop!

  19. I love this, what a wam and inviting spot. Can't wait to feature you next week.

  20. I love everything about this space! Especially how you personalized the candles with photos, what a great idea!.And too funny about having to return the "special stick" - sounds about right! Thanks so much for sharing at the Creative Inspiration party - hope to see you again Monday night!

  21. I just love this, Christine. You have such a talent for decorating, and I would love to sit at that space! Thanks so much for sharing. and happy Mother's Day! :)

  22. Such a perfect spot! I wanna come hang out! Thanks so much for taking the time to link up with us over at the #HomeMattersParty - we hope to see you again next week! Feel free to bring a friend :)

  23. I love your pretty Mother's Day table and your backyard area! It's looks like a perfect spot to enjoy a weekend afternoon!

  24. Christine, what a wonderful outdoor table for Mother's Day! I love the fairy lights and your bunny is so cute! Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!!!

  25. I am sure Balsalm Hill is super impressed! Love, love your style Christine! Gorgeous! What a perfect spot to relax! Your son sounds just like ours... They take their forts seriously! Heehee! Hope your Mothers Day was wonderful! xo
    Kendra @

  26. Wow, that table setting is beautiful. So creative and inspiring. :-)

  27. I love everything about this, Christine! The twinkle lights, the lanterns hanging from the stick, the candles with pictures, all of it! And that Bugsy! Gets me every time! Thank you for sharing at Talented Tuesdays - I'm always so happy to see your posts!

  28. What a beautiful, peaceful place your have created. Love the Table and all the added touches. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  29. What a stunning patio! Darks and greys are such an unexpected colour outside but it works so well I really love this :)

  30. Love this! The patio looks amazing and I love all the personal touches. Um.. the bunny makes the entire vignette come together, LOL. Thanks for linking up to Friday Favorites! I hope you stop by again this week. I have also pinned your post!

  31. This is a great spot - so welcoming. Saw it featured at Nancherrow - Love how calming and relaxing the setting is presented.

  32. I love the little fairy lights on the sticks and the bunny is the perfect touch! What a lovely spot to spend Mother's Day. Thanks for sharing at The Creative Circle.

  33. Oh ist dasschööööön! ;)
    Die kleinen Lichter sehen super bezaubernd aus! Voll toll!
    Und wie immer, sehr süsser Hase;)

  34. Hi Christine, just letting you know that I will be featuring your pretty patio on Best of the Weekend tonight at 8pm. Hope you'll come back and link up again!

  35. Love all the creative lighting! So pretty. Thank you for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Hope to see you again tomorrow.

  36. You made a wonderful tribute to your moms imaginary or not its a wonderful place. Im sure if they say these they would think so also. To funny about the stick, have you since returned it to its proper place?
    Thanks for visiting Friday Features!!
    Wishing you a great weekend

  37. Wow - what a cozy gorgeous outdoor space! I love all of your sentimental Mother's Day touches and that lantern and limb chandelier is brilliant!! Love it all! Thanks for sharing at the Sensational Summer Outdoor Spaces Link party! Pinned!! :) Heather

  38. Great idea to wrap the branches with lights! Love it!

  39. Love this space! Featuring today as a Pretty Preppy Party favorite!

  40. So pretty, love the polka dot pillows and the lanterns. Such a sweet little spot to celebrate.
    Dannyelle @

  41. Oh my, if that isn't the cutest little spot ever! LOVE those paper lanterns hanging from the branch. Thanks for linking up with us at Best of the Nest!

  42. Really cute little patio decor, Christine- featuring you tomorrow. Thanks for sharing it at the Outdoor Extravaganza:)

  43. Wow what an inviting spot! Love the lanterns, even if it's only temporary since you have to give that cool stick back lol! :)

  44. Now a days many people increasingly move outdoors to enjoy nice weather in spring and also enjoy outdoor activities with family, friends, and neighbors. I love your Outdoor Furniture and candle set. Your post give me great idea for celebrate my sister birthday.


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