Christmas Nights Tour

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I’m a little speechless today (and those of you who know me know just how shocking that is)…

Christmas Lights at Night (sign)

My Christmas nights tour last year was so fun, but I had no idea just how exciting it could become.  I am overwhelmingly honored by the incredibly talented ladies who have chosen to join me today for this year’s tour.  Be sure to scroll all the way down today and visit each of these amazing homes; you won’t be disappointed!

Christmas Nights Tour2

And if you are new here visiting from any of my lovely friends, welcome.

I have always been smitten by Christmas lights.

holiday front porch with garland, wreath, and lights

And while I enjoy driving around to see exterior ones, I tend to be a home body, especially at the holidays.  I want to be surrounded by them…

lighted garland on stairs, big christmas tree with white lights

With a warm drink in my hand and a cozy blanket in my lap.

silver bowl with ornaments, antler pillow

Seriously, I practically don’t turn on overhead lights for the whole month of December.  If people wouldn’t look at me funny, I could happily dine and work via twinkling lights year round.

globe lights above buffet and lighted garland on stairs - lovely Christmas evening!

I’m not sure it gets more peaceful than this…  So to allow you to fully enjoy these scenes, I want to mostly share pictures and [try to] keep my mouth shut.

lighted garland and a lighted archway make this holiday entryway simply beautiful

stairs lit with lighted garland for Christmas - gorgeous entry

holiday decorating: mini Christmas tree, lighted garland on stairs, string lights on china cabinet

Entry Sources:
door hanger | rug | clock | boot box | garland

lighted garland on stairs, string lights on china cabinet

holiday decorating: Christmas table with reindeer candlesticks, string lights on china cabinet, lighted garland on stairs

holiday decorating: Christmas table with reindeer candlesticks, string lights on china cabinet

holiday decorating: Christmas table with reindeer candlesticks, string lights on china cabinet

holiday decorating: globe christmas lights above buffet, lighted garland on stairs

holiday decorating: Christmas table with reindeer candlesticks, string lights on china cabinet

holiday decorating: Christmas table with reindeer candlesticks, string lights on china cabinet

Dining Room Sources:
dining set | chandelier | vintage map | weary world signeucalyptus wreath | tobacco basket | table runner | teak bowl | mercury glass ornaments | reindeer candlesticks

holiday decorating: christmas tree with white lights, mini tree, wreaths, lighted garland on stairs

holiday decorating: christmas tree with white lights and mercury glass, antler pillow, wreath, sequin tree pillow

large Christmas tree in stair curve and smaller tree in living room

holiday decorating: christmas tree with white lights and mercury glass, wreath

holiday decorating: christmas tree with white lights and mercury glass, antler pillow, wreath, mini tree

holiday decorating: christmas tree with white lights and mercury glass, antler pillow, wreath, sequin tree pillow

silver bowl with ornaments, sheet music wrapping paper

What a beautiful home! Holiday eye candy: a lovely home full of twinkling Christmas lights and beautiful nighttime pictures | maisondepax.com

small, medium, and large Christmas trees all in a gorgeous living room

Living Room Sources:
antler pillow | reindeer pillow | sequin tree pillow | rope mirrors | ottoman | rug | angel wings

I haven’t shown much of the back yard on the blog before, but I couldn’t resist sharing all the twinkling lights with you.

ikea couch with throw blankets, hot chocolate, and white christmas lights

arbor with Christmas lights and a bistro table and chairs

Add some white hot chocolate (which I am currently obsessed with), and even on a cold evening, it’s a real treat to be out here.

perfectly charming hot chocolate table under an arbor with christmas lights

Christmas Lights at Night (mason)

Christmas Lights at Night (bistro table)

Back Yard Sources:
globe lightssectional | throw blankets | mason jar luminaries | bistro chairs | my favorite white hot chocolate recipe

I wish you could all sit out there with me and enjoy that hot chocolate…  Even more than that, I wish you and your loved ones a beautiful and glorious Christmas season – no matter how many twinkling lights it involves.

For unto us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called 
Wonderful Counselor, Might God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6

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What a beautiful home! Holiday eye candy: a lovely home full of twinkling Christmas lights and beautiful nighttime pictures | maisondepax.com

For more beautiful, fairy-light inspiration, visit all these amazing bloggers throughout the week!

Monday, December 21
Maison de Pax | The Wood Grain Cottage | Place of My Taste | Finding Silver Pennies
My Sweet Savannah | Eclectically Vintage | French Country Cottage | Setting for Four

Tuesday, December 22
Life on Virginia Street | Style House Interiors | Bless’er House | The Sunny Side Up Blog
Cherished Bliss | Stone Gable | The Happy Housie | Making Home Base

Wednesday, December 23
Just a Girl and Her Blog | Migonis Home | At Home With the Barkers | Everyday Enchanting
Craftberry Bush | The Wicker House | Fox Hollow Cottage | House by Hoff | Love Grows Wild

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Comments

  1. I feel the same way as you do about Christmas lights! I really don’t want to put any regular lights on during this time of year! Your home looks amazing – I mean really amazing! You have inspired me to go out and buy some more lights…Merry Christmas to you!
    Shelley

  2. Just gorgeous, Rachel and Merry Christmas!

  3. Rachel, this is definitely one of those “ooh” and “ah” moments. What a breathtaking Christmas lights display, just lovely. Merry Christmas, Ardith

  4. I’m not much on the Christmas muss and fuss and the lights and all that it takes to get them installed and removed…. But, your house is just SPECTACULAR!! Makes me want to light a candle. It’s like your house has been built just for Christmas. Job very, very well done.

  5. Wow! Your home looks stunning, Rachel! I want to cuddle on your back porch and drink hot cocoa. Now I’m off to see the others. What a great idea for a tour. Thank you for including me.
    Merry Christmas!
    Emily

  6. I’m blown away right now! I know you already know this but all those lights look amazing! I’m particularly in love with the lights in your backyard! Everything is gorgeous :) thanks for sharing!

    Shonee
    http://www.hawthorneandmain.com

  7. Stunningly beautiful Rachel! Your home is so cozy and tastefully decorated. And the lights just enhance its beauty. Merry Christmas and have a bright 2016!

  8. Absolutely stunning Rachel! So cozy and lovely and twinkly:) I wish I could come and enjoy it in person!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you thank you, sweet friend! If you ever want to escape to an 80 degree Christmas, you know you have a place to stay. 😉

  9. Oh Rachel, only one thing keeps popping in my head as I scroll down. Wouldn’t our Savior be so welcomed and joyful when He walks in your home? Of course, He already is enjoying this, but to see His face! Wow! thank you for this beautiful post.

  10. Marlene Stephenson says:

    Everything is shiny and bright.Christmas is such an amazing time of year i love all the lights and pretty balls on trees. Your house is magical,thanks for allowing us the joy of seeing the beauty of Christmas and you have an amazing Merry Christmas with your family.

  11. Gorgeous Rachel! Your home just sparkles at night! Thanks for sharing a nighttime view of your home and Happy Holidays!

  12. So gorgeous, Rachel. Love all your fairy lights and so happy to a part of this tour. x

  13. The tour is stunningly beautiful. The staircase is so elegant. Merry Christmas

  14. Christmas home bodies rejoice! Love your magical home at night – and I won’t judge if you leave those lights up all year!

  15. So so gorgeous Rachel!! Absolutely love your pretty tour- and thank you for hosting and asking me to join you!! Merry Christmas!

  16. I love your home. It’s just beautiful.

  17. So magical!

  18. Breathtaking, you have done a wonderful job with your new house but the Christmas lights makes it look magical. Everything is perfect!!! Love the arbor, I know it is a great place to sit and have a cup of cocoa.

    Merry Christmas to your family, I am sure your children are getting excited for Santa to come.

  19. Everything is so perfect, Rachel! That gazebo is absolutely dreamy. Thank you so much for hosting and inviting me along. Hope you and your sweet little family have the best Christmas ever, friend!

  20. Rachel, your home looks stunning, and your photography is somehow even more beautiful at night! You are so talented, friend! Thank you for hosting this amazing tour! xo

  21. Your angel wings are working! Your home reminds me of “a little slice of heaven” with all the beautiful light flowing from room to room. God is shinning down on your home with a lot of love.
    Hugs,
    Connie, FL/IN

  22. Oh Rachel! How beautiful and serene your home is with all the glistening and twinkling lights! I am with you, more of a homebody and I surely can see why you are with your lovely lights and beautiful home! It is just a warm and cozy feeling and it is ever so welcoming looking! Beautiful images!

    Your images are so beautiful! Would you consider sharing or even doing a post (tutorial) on how to get such images at night like these? I love your Lightroom posts and they have been so helpful! Thank you for that! I would love to take photos like these in my home, but every time I do so, they do not turn out so well and certainly not like yours!

    Thank you so much for posting this series! It is so warming to my heart to see such warm and beautiful images! Blessings to you!

  23. You know how much I love your home already but it looks especially gorgeous lit up. The decor, the photos, everything is so, so pretty! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, Rachel!! xo

  24. I would buy STORAGE! Living in a small home, storage is at a premium.

  25. It’s all so beautiful Rachel! I especially like your stairway garland. Congratulations on the success of your tour, what a great idea!

  26. Rachel!! You can’t see me now but if you could you’d see I’m bowing at your feet! Oh my WORD. Your home in lights is absolutely stunning and your night photography is beyond amazing! (Can you please teach a class!?) This post was such a treat and seriously made me so excited for Christmas! Thank you again for inviting me to be part of such a fun tour! I love your home and blog and am so grateful we were able to meet this year! Merry Christmas sweet friend! xo

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Oh Erin, you are WAY too kind… But I’ll take it!! So glad you enjoyed the tour and so honored to have you join me! Hope your Christmas was wonderful. xx

  27. Lovely tour! I completely agree that there is something so cozy about Christmas lights! It will be sad when they come down but I’ll definitely be leaving mine up for at least a few more days! Love your decor! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for sharing!

  28. Your photography is beautiful…

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