One of my favorite Christmas traditions probably can’t even really be called a “tradition”- it’s more of an “ism”. Every day, even if I’m still working, I’ll take a break from whatever I’m doing to sprint through the house and flip on all the Christmas lights so Dave can come home to a warm, twinkling home. Dinner may not be
a remote possibility on the table just yet, but quickly getting everything to semi-magical status has become one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season. It’s such an easy way to love on him just a little more during the holidays.
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With just a few days left until Christmas, I’ve joined several others to share just what that looks like. Each year, I look forward to hopping from home to home on Rachel of Maison de Pax‘s annual Christmas Night Lights Tour so I was quick to accept when she invited me to join this year. I’m not even going to get all wordy on y’all like I typically do (for more of the words, you can see my full-in-the-daytime-Christmas-home-tour HERE). Instead, we’re just gonna take a peek inside of everything all aglow, before you can head over to the next person on the Christmas Night Lights Tour. (I’ll direct you where to go next and I’ll also include a full list so you don’t miss a single one 😉 ). If you’re here from Aniko of Place of My Taste, I’m so glad to have you! I actually took a photography class from her at a conference a couple summers ago and still study her beautiful photos all the time! Such a talent. If you have never visited with me before, over here we do a little bit of entertaining, a little bit of organization, and a lot of gracious living. I’d love for you to subscribe to my email updates HERE so we can can to know each other more in 2018. To my regular readers, thank you for visiting with me this season and throughout the past year – it’s been an adventure.
I said I wasn’t going to chat much today but I should’ve known better haha. We’re actually visiting with family and will be coming home just in time to enjoy a final evening of magic. We may be in Florida but we have a frozen lasagna, a couple of cute pups, and a house full of twinkling lights waiting on us back in Georgia. Just to clarify before you start imagining our Christmas Day filled with tv dinners, I actually intentionally made a (homemade) lasagna just before we left and froze it so we would have something delicious but pre-prepared after our long drive home 😉 This is what I can’t wait to enjoy for just a little longer…
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You’ll notice a few twilight pictures thrown in; that time may be my absolute fav 😉
I would say that 75% of the season has been spent here, in our bedroom; I even turned our bed into my holiday office haha. This little scene right here is why I think it is TOTALLY worth it to invest setting up a tree where you sleep.
I’m so glad you stuck around for me to usher you through our home, pre-Christmas Eve. Next, you are definitely going to want to head to my friend KariAnne’s of Thistlewood Farms. I have joined and shared her over the past year during other seasons (remember her epic fall decor?!) and she is absolutely wonderful. After you visit with KariAnne…
Be sure to visit all the gorgeous homes lit up for the holidays!
Wishing you all the most wonderful Christmas; may your home be filled with your favorite sights, sounds, and smells over the next several days! I’ll be on vacation for just a little bit but I’m so excited to come back, ready to go, with lots of fun new projects for the new year. Remember all that we organized at the start of 2017? Well, I’m startin’ to feel the itch. 😉 See the announcements when all that starts by signing up HERE.
Gray Plaid Throw | Gray & White Ticking Striped Pillows | Chunky Gray Throw with Tassels in Basket| Cream Chunky Throw in Basket | Gray Faux Mohair Throw on Chaise | Volcano Ash Floor Vase | White Vase | White Vase 2 | Accordion Vase | Terracotta Vase | Box with Pumpkins on Bookshelf | Ticking Striped Pillows | Tiger Striped Pillows | Thatcher Wing Back Chairs | Table Lamp | Garden Stool | Blanket Basket | Quatrefoil Mirrors Between Windows | Gold Foil Texas & Georgia State Art Prints | White Lidded Urn | Tree Art | Log Basket | Round Mirrors: World Market – no longer available (SIMILAR) | Wooden Tray: Pottery Barn – no longer available (SIMILAR) | Volcano Candle | Mirrored Console Table: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Console Table Lamps: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Oversized Tray | ZGallerie Palais Side Table (IDENTICAL) | ZGallerie Palais Coffee Table (IDENTICAL) | Rug: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Alarm Clock | Sofa: La-Z-Boy Aspen Collection | Fan: Progressive Lighting | Paint: Versatile Gray by Sherwin Williams | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle
Bar Stools | Marble Cheese Board | Wooden Paddle Board | Soap Pedestal | Acrylic Tray | Marble & Wood Cutting Board | Wooden Bowl: Pottery Barn Outlet | Round Wood Wall Decor (SIMILAR)| Coasters | Pedestal | Ceramic Artichoke (SIMILAR) | Pedestal Bowl: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Candle Holders | Refrigerator | Cabinet Pulls: Pewter (SIMILAR) | Gravy Boat | Faucet | Stainless Cooktop | Stainless Steel Canopy Pro Style Wall Mount Range Hood | Paint: Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams | Cabinet Paint: Unknown | Granite: Giallo Ornamental | Backsplash: Puebla Travertina Beige in 3×6 tiles with Snow White Grout | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle
Chairs | Table: Refinished (PROJECT HERE) | Chandelier | Round Mirror (SIMILAR) | Curtain Panels: (98″ in White) | Curtain Rod | White Soup Tureen | Platter | Sideboard: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Candelabras (SIMILAR) | Ice Bucket | Wine Cooler | Wine Trough | Cake Stands: HERE, HERE, HERE| Espresso Cups & Saucers | Ceramic Vase (SIMILAR) | Paint: Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle
Chairs – Linen | Bar Cart | 12-Light Chandelier | Tapered Candle Sticks | Pillar Candle Holders | Gold Flatware | Mirror: Homegoods – (SIMILAR) | Dining Table: (84″ in Salvaged Brown) | Buffet: (72″ in Distressed White) | Curtain Panels: (98″ in White) | Rug: HomeGoods- Safavieh | Lamps: HomeGoods – (SIMILAR) | Silver Tea Service: Family Heirloom – (SIMILAR) | Cream Table Runners | Plaid Table Runner & Plaid Napkins: HomeGoods | Church Painting | Water Lillies Art | Paint: Lauren’s Surprise by Sherwin Williams | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle
LINENS: White Linen Duvet Cover & Euro Shams| Belgian Flax Linen Linen Quilt (in Flagstone) | King Linen Shams (in Flagstone) | 700 Thread Count Sheets | Leopard Pillow | Green Velvet Pillows | Black & Cream Striped Pillows
FURNITURE: Bed | Nightstands | Dresser- Restoration Hardware (no longer available) | Oversized Chair (in natural) | Oversized Chair with Ottoman (in natural) | Side Table in Sitting Nook | Garden Stool | Bench
ACCESSORIES: Small Flocked Trees Flanking TV (similar) | Brass & Mirror Tray on Ottoman | Foo Dog- HomeGoods (Similar) | Catch-all China Dish | Leopard Throw- HomeGoods (Similar) | Oversized Double Handle Basket- HomeGoods (Similar) | Hamper- HomeGoods (Similar) | Gray Striped Throw- HomeGoods
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