I’m so excited you are here for the Christmas lights tour hosted by my friend Rachel from Maison De Pax.

She’s invited dozens of bloggers to show off their Christmas lights at home after the sun goes down.

If you are visiting from Rooms for Rent, it’s nice to meet you.

I thought I’d start the tour with a little before.

Here’s the farmhouse in the snow.

During the day.

And now?

Here’s the farmhouse at night.

There’s a tree in every room.

It’s Christmas shining against the dark of the night.

Here’s the view you see when you drive up the driveway.

I wish you could see the stars twinkling in the night sky overhead.

Or listen to the sounds of the country at night.

This is the dining room just as the sun was setting the other day.

It takes on a sparkle that would make you smile.

Twinkles dance across the room.

The other day everyone left to go Christmas shopping.

The house was quiet.

The house was calm.

I wrapped presents and watched the twinkles and turned up the Christmas music.

I’d walk from room to room gathering up ribbons and tags and searching for tape.

And I noticed each room had it’s own sparkle.

The family room twinkled with neutrals.

The front living room?

It’s red and green with sleighs full of ornaments.

The twinkles are softer in here.

The back porch?

It’s white and bright and you can see the trees through the french doors.

You can see the porch trees from the road.

In the quiet with the Christmas music playing in the background, I finished wrapping the last present and tucked it under the tree.

Outside I heard the crunch of gravel and I knew everyone was home.

Soon the quiet would be gone.

The front door would open and laughter and joy and stories of shopping and Christmas would fill the air.

There would be whispers and hot chocolate moustaches and scraps of paper and sprinkles would cover the tables in every room.

Soon the rooms would sparkle with a different kind of light.

My heart was so happy.

I love you family.

I love you Christmas.

I love you farmhouse.

Twinkle on my friend, twinkle on. 🙂

And now for the next stop on the tour, be sure to say hello to my friend Abby.

You can see her house here.

And now….drum roll please….here’s the rest of the tour:

MONDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Maison de Pax | Finding Silver Pennies | So Much Better With Age | Decor Gold Designs
French Country Cottage | Ella Claire Inspired | Love Grows Wild

TUESDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Liz Marie Blog | The Turquoise Home | A Burst of Beautiful | Nina Hendrick Design Co.
Cherished Bliss | Shabbyfufu | Shades of Blue Interiors

WEDNESDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Making Home Base | Lindsay Hill Interiors | Zevy Joy | Fox Hollow Cottage
Blesser House | Designthusiasm | TIDBITS

THURSDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Place of My Taste | Life on Virginia Street | Sunny Side Up | House by Hoff
Stylehouse Interiors | At Home With the Barkers | Beneath My Heart

FRIDAY

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Kelly Elko | The Happy Housie | Setting for Four | Rooms FOR Rent
Thistlewood Farms | Just a Girl and Her Blog | The Wood Grain Cottage

Christmas Nights Tour: Incredible! 35 beautiful homes all decorated for the holidays and lit up by candlelight and Christmas lights...

Comments

  1. Image for Cecilia Cecilia

    Sigh, it's all so magical! I can almost see the stars twinkling and hear the country sounds. What a delightful tour. Thank you for sharing. It's all about family and love, isn't it? Enjoy your twinkles! Merry Christmas!

  2. Image for beverlee beverlee

    thank you for sharing this lovely place you call home. So beautifully you. I have seen a lot of rooms this year, and I believe your family room is my favorite of every single one. And, the way you love your family is the best. Many blessings on your Christmas.

  3. Image for KATHY BRANGWYNNE KATHY BRANGWYNNE

    You put a positive twinkle in my day Karianne! Beautiful Pictures of your Home!..Stars at night in the Country are the best! Peaceful and Blessed Christmas to you and your Family!

  4. Image for Jeanne Jeanne

    KariAnne - It is always a joy to read your posts. So warm and inspiring. And a true testament that there is hope and goodness in the World. Thank you.

  5. Image for Michelle Michelle

    The photos of the farmhouse are beautiful, just absolutely beautiful! My son and daughter-in-law have a very tall Christmas tree in the large foyer next to the stairs and one small tree in different rooms for each child to decorate themselves. Whoever decided more than one Christmas tree is OK is OK by me ;-)

  6. Image for Linda J Linda J

    KariAnne, I am a long time follower of your blog. It is more than just a blog I look forward to reading. You make me smile. You keep me informed about things that interest me. You amuse me no end. You invite me to get to know your family, braces and all! I love Twinkle Eyes. I love your home. Heck, I love you and your family. So, I just wanted to tell you these things and to say, without envy and from my heart, you are the most blessed person I know. You are so profoundly blessed. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. May all your blessings continue in 2017 and forever!

  7. Image for Cecile Cecile

    Sometimes we are so busy preparing for the next event of next chore or next whatever, that we forget to enjoy and appreciate where we are and what we are doing in that moment and being grateful for our blessings. Thank you for the beautiful reminder and for sharing your beautiful home. May your lights always sparkle and you heart be filled with joy. Merry Christmas!

  8. Image for Donna Marie Donna Marie

    I love your blog and make it a must read. To you and yours keep it up and may you have a wonderful 2017!!!

  9. Image for Sue Sue

    Karianne, the house is so welcoming and happy at night. As always,you never disappoint,absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  10. Image for Jae Jae

    Your home is gorgeous with the lights and trees and ornaments......but you are so right. The best Christmas decorations are the beloved family members that make our houses into homes. Merry Christmas to all of you.

  11. Image for Beth Treaster Beth Treaster

    Your home is so pretty...I want to live there! I always enjoy visiting your home...you really have a "way with words"! You should write a novel.

  12. Image for Maureen Maureen

    Have a wonderful Christmas, Thistlewood family! See you in '17! Many good wishes being sent to you from Long Island, NY!

  13. Image for Pinky Pinky

    Your home does sparkle, I love that there is a tree in every room!!! Sending wishes to you and your beautiful family for a very merry and blessed Christmas!!!

  14. Image for Heather Luckhurst Heather Luckhurst

    Your home is so gorgeous at night for Christmas KariAnne!! Love all of your festive decor :) Merry Christmas to you and your family! xo Heather

  15. Image for Sue Sue

    Your house is so beautiful! My favorite tree is the one with the red decorations. But how do you find the time to decorate so many Christmas trees? Do you start in September?

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