Hello friends! Today I’m sharing a very special post with you all, and one of my favorites of the year. I’m joining some blogging friends for the annual Christmas Nights Tour hosted by Rachel of Maison de Pax. This is such a special tour because it’s the only one I know of where we’re sharing our Christmas lights at night. And for me, nighttime at this time of year takes on a special kind of magic.
From driving around and looking at lights, to sitting by the fire and gazing at the tree, to holiday parties ~ a lot of December’s most special moments take place at night. To me, there’s nothing quite like the twinkle lights of a tree. I’ve spent many evenings by our fire sitting by the tree either reading or working, something I don’t do the rest of the year. And outdoor lights in neighborhoods make everything feel more festive, too. I guess I still feel a little like a kid and when the twinkle lights come on, I’m just mesmerized. So grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and take in the magic of the season. I’ve lit the fire and all the candles, and want to welcome you into our home. If you’ve come here from Cherished Bliss or one of the other homes on the tour, I’m so glad you’re here….
Live wreaths and garland decorate the porch, along with some lanterns to greet guests as they arrive.
If you’ve been following along this year, then you know this is the first year I’ve used blue in my holiday decor. I’ve added some touches of French blue, along with lots of white and silver. I love the softness it evokes!
The garland is my first attempt at swagging! I’ve always just laid it across the top of the mantel and I love this so much more! If you’re curious as to how I combined the different garlands and secured it, you can see all the details in a video I did on my Instagram stories. (I added the lights for this tour but normally, it’s not lit).
My favorite bottle brush trees make an appearance on the little side table, along with some of my favorite mercury glass blue baubles.
More mercury glass on the coffee table, along with one of my white paper mâché houses.
The lanterns add a nice glow to the hearth as well.
Thanks so much for visiting! And if you’re a subscriber or regular reader, a special thank you! You’ve made the season extra special with all of your support and sweet comments! I always hope that my holiday decor serves as just a jumping off point for your own decorating. And I hope this view of my Christmas lights at night has inspired just a little of this magical season for you.
I wish you all the very happiest of holidays! May you be surrounded by family and friends, who envelope you in love, happiness, and light.
On that note, I’ll be taking a short break to spend some much-needed quality time with my own family. I’ll be back on December 31st with a special post reviewing this year. Hope to see you then!
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I hope you’ll visit the next stop on the tour, At Home with the Barkers, and then onto some of the other homes participating in the Christmas Nights Tour!
Maison de Pax | French Country Cottage | House by Hoff | So Much Better With Age | Zevy Joy
Shades of Blue Interiors | Bless’er House | Shabbyfufu | Cherished Bliss | Maison de Cinq
At Home with The Barkers | Nina Hendrick | Two Twenty One | Thistlewood Farms | The Wood Grain Cottage
Kelly Elko | Happy Happy Nester | Ella Claire & Co. | Julie Blanner | Rooms FOR Rent
If you missed any of this year’s holiday tours and you want to see the rooms in the daytime, you can get to them by clicking the links below:
A Blue Christmas Kitchen
Romantic Holiday Entry Way in Shades of Blue
French Farmhouse Holiday in the Family Room
Holiday Porch Decorated with Classic Greens and a Touch of Blue
French Inspired Living Room Tour with Touches of Blue
Simple French Inspired Christmas Dining Room
Your home is gorgeous! I love the colors you picked…they are the same ones I have in my house! 🙂
I’m so happy to hear you like it – thank you! And thanks for taking the time to comment!
You will be Greatly Missed!!! Enjoy your much needed time with your family.
Barbara at Mantel and Table says
Oh Sheila – I’m swooning over here! That is truly stunning, especially your mantel all lit up. I love your stockings too. I’ve been looking for some white ones with a lot of texture, and those certainly have it all!💗 Wishing you a wonderful Christmas!
Aww you’re so kind Barbara – thank you!! The stockings are hard to find these days, but I did link some similar ones. Hope you find some!
Happy Holidays to you!
Stunning, Sheila! Your home is gorgeous for the holidays. Merry Christmas!
Thank you so much Jamie! Happy holidays to you and your family! 🙂
KariAnne Wood says
Sheila, your home is stunning!!! You did an amazing job of decorating your beautiful home. Thanks for sharing on this tour!! Merry Christmas!!
Thank you so much my friend! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!
What a beautiful Christmas tour. Everything is so beautiful and a feast for the eyes. I love the soft colors and I love the touch of the french blue. Thank you for sharing, your house is just magicial!
What a lovely comment Linda! Thank you so much, and happy holidays to you!
Rachel K Paxton says
Sheila, your whole home is beautiful, but that entrance is SO stunning! Thank you so much for joining the tour.
Aww thank you Rachel! And thank you so much for having me! I love this tour and am so honored to be a part of it:)
Merry Christmas my friend!
So pretty,you had me at mercury glass ad blue. Enjoy your holidays Maithili your family
Thank you so much! And thanks for stopping by!
Sonya Barker says
Your home is stunning Sheila, any time of the day! Merry Christmas friend. Happy to be joining you on this years night tour. ~Sonya
Aww thanks so much Sonya – that’s so kind of you:) So glad to be “hopping” with you too!