Happy Wednesday everyone! I’m delighted to have you here to see my Christmas lights on the Christmas Nights Blog Tour!
If you’ve been reading for the last two days, you already know I’m joining a group of 35 bloggers to show you our take on Christmas at night, hosted by the lovely Rachel from Maison de Pax. I’m super excited because today is my day to share my holiday home, photographed at night. This is a first for me, as well as my first go at a photo shoot with my new tripod, so I hope you enjoy my efforts to bring you twinkles and bokeh! It was definitely a learning experience… 😉
If you’re stopping here from Bless’er House, let me start by welcoming you! And if you haven’t yet had a chance to see Lauren’s amazing home, be sure to circle back there before the tour is done. Now, please join me in my home for some Christmas lights on the Christmas Nights tour!
It’s only natural with my passion for tablescaping that my tour in centered in the dining room. In the corner of the space is our very first tree (which I explain and share details about in THIS POST), and I did my best here to capture the magical twinkles. Adorned in rose gold and silver ornaments and finials, even in the dark you can see the teacups that I wired to the tree for personal touch.
The dinner table is set with simple elegance in mind and nothing making too bold a statement. Much like you might see in a refined restaurant, I stayed very classic and neutral with my tabletop pieces and let the candlelight grab the spotlight.
Candles are displayed on the sideboard as well, and between the tree lights and candlelight there’s no need for any overheads. I actually love the way this lighting warms the room, as we haven’t yet put our overheads on dimmers and it gives a romantic glow to the space that’s perfect for dining.
The one burst of color is a pretty poinsettia centered on the table and nestled in a silver footed bowl. It’s surrounded by a natural wreath, dotted with glittered ornamental orbs.
The mantel is draped with a pre-lit garland while the mantel clock is flanked by cone and bottle-brush trees.
As this was my first night time shoot, I played around quite a bit to get varied affects. While I love the twinkles in many of the photos, I’m also a big fan of the blurred out bokeh. This was a tricky shoot, to be sure, and you can see my experimenting in the photos that follow.
Christmas Lights Source List – Click on the items below for direct links to the products. Where actual items were no longer available, I’ve provided similar options. (This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.)
- Cream Salad and Dinner Plates
- Silver chargers
- Crystal Goblets
- Gilded Champagne Flutes
- Tall Silver-washed Candlesticks
- Silver Flatware
Thank you so much for visiting today! Now be sure to continue the tour at TIDBITS where I know Cami will have a lovely tour to share with you today. Wishing you all a wonderful holiday!!
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