Christmas Lights at Night {a home tour}

I just LOVE twinkling Christmas lights.  As I shared in my Christmas home tour, I cannot get enough of them this time of year.  It’s like I have to drink deeply enough to last me until the next holiday season…

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So I need them.  In.  Every.  Room.

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

And I so enjoy them in the dark that I thought I’d offer you all a glimpse of what I see in my home.  Let me start by saying that I am NOT a photography expert, and I’ve never photographed Christmas lights at night.  This was all a grand experiment for me, so please forgive my amateur images.  But I hope it gives you a delicious, cozy, warm, peaceful feeling as we approach the most precious days of this holiday season.

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

gorgeous, twinkling, holiday inspiration - beautiful Christmas lights at night via maisondepax.com

A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

Celebrating the Savior,

The Paxtons

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Comments

  1. Everything is so pretty I’m so glad I found your blog. Yes, I think the lights bring the magic. Have a fabulous Christmas with your family.

  2. Everything is so beautiful, Rachel! I am a nut for white lights, too. I didn’t do too much this year because of our remodel but next year…. I’m starting EARLY! I finally have a staircase handrail to decorate. :) Merry Christmas!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much, Amber! I recently decided that I’ll be starting earlier next year, too… Can’t get enough! Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and enjoy that remodel!! xoxo

  3. Rachel, the trees and lighted decor are just breathtaking in the evening light…I am so loving your wrapped packages…I remember so very long ago (back in the 80’s) of wrapping my packages in brown craft paper and tying them with red and white checked gingham….it went away for a while and I am so happy to see that come back in more creative and beautiful ways…I look forward to your incredible creations in 2015!! Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      You are so sweet, Shirley! And isn’t it funny how things come back around? 😉 So excited to have connected with you this year… I hope your Christmas is wonderful.

  4. Maggie Fieger says:

    So beautiful. Thank you for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  5. Rachel, what beautiful photographs! These lovely night shots did indeed give me the warm fuzzies :-)
    Merry Christmas!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Oh good, Cynthia! Like I said, it was a grand experiment… but I’m SO glad you enjoyed it! Merry Christmas to you, too! xoxo

  6. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Your house is beautiful,thank you for all the ideas you have sent to me and i am looking forward to a wonder 2015.I wish you and your family a Merry Christmas.

  7. You did an amazing job capturing that warm glow. I love every image you shared!

  8. i think you did a great job with the pictures, had to bust out that tripod huh? Your home looks magical.

  9. I adore your blog and easy approach to making everything beautiful. I cannot believe how you have the time with a baby and small children to get it all done. I just need to know——did everyone oooohhhhh and aaahhh over the beautiful packages? I have brothers so impressing them and their spouses is non-existent and a huge let down every year! I love making packages like the ones you did. Thanks for sharing. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      You are so kind, Debbie, thank you! And no, I also suffer from less-than-enthusiastic gift openers from time to time. Especially my 2 and 4 year old. 😉 (Though I have to give my dad kudos this year – he wanted to save all my music note wrapping paper!) But here’s what I’ve decided: if I get things wrapped early in the season, then I can enjoy them as SUPER affordable Christmas decor for almost the whole month! I’ve decided that’s enough for me. Sometimes we take what we can get, right? And happy New Year to you, too!

  10. Gorgeous Rachel!! And what stunning photography! Isn’t is amazing, the cozy warm feeling that the twinkling lights give you…

  11. It’s like a winter “wonder”-ful land, just gorgeous ! There isn’t anything wrong with your photography, if you think yours is bad oh my, you should not see mine, haha. I love Christmas lights also. If people wouldn’t think I was nuts, I would use them all year ! Take care Rachel, see you soon ! Sincerely, Diena

  12. This is absolutely gorgeous and what I wish my home looked like dressed up for the holidays! It has such a warm and inviting feel to it. I’m curious about the Christmas cutout letters you have on your tree, did you make or purchase them?

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      You’re so kind, Gina. Thank you! The letters are from decorsteals.com. They are metal stencils, and while they don’t have the steal going right now, I have seen them several times. I bet if you keep an eye out you’ll find them again. Hope this helps!

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