Friday, December 30, 2011

Romantic Candlelight

Hello everyone,
   One of the things I enjoy about the long winter nights is the romantic glow of candlelight in our home.A couple of nights ago we enjoyed a cozy candlelight dinner with the wood fireplace going and the Christmas tree nearby.It is one of the things I look forward to the most when the garden is put to bed for winter and the colder temperatures force me indoors.

The bannister on the stairway gives a warm glow in the hallway as well.

I love old drippy candles.

The candle chandelier adds charm.
Candles glowing in the hall.

A few Christmas touches in our home.
Hope you are enjoying a warm cozy night by the glow of candlelight!

Last night we hosted a potluck dinner for 27 people and I took some pictures of the tables beforehand to share with you soon. We will be eating leftovers for days!

I am joining French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday and My Romantic Home for Show And Tell.

Thank you for visiting,


Sherry said...

What a wonderful cozy setting for a candlelight dinner. Thank you for sharing pictures of your lovely home. I love spending time at home on cold winter nights.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Beautiful, romantic and oh so cozy!~Hugs, Patti

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your home looks so beautiful lit up by candlelight, Carolyn! I love lighting candles, too, especially on cloudy days. I think it just gives a homey, cozy look and feel.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh I agree. I love these evenings with all the lights off except the tree, the staircase and the dining room hutch and buffet. Very serene, your house is always so warm looking.

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Soo soo beautiful....I adore all the wonderful that...phyllis

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

Hi Carolyn,

I just love the warmth created by the lights in a dimly lit room :) :) It's so inviting. Happy New Year to you and your family. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Katy Noelle said...

Happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you, Carolyn! I've been stopping by but haven't quite had a chance comment - just to share the cheer and be inspired! =]

Also, a little something fun....I showed your blog to my mom, tonight. She's in heaven! ;)

Everything's sooooo beautiful - just thought I'd say it again. =]


Katy Noelle xxoo

Holly said...

Such beautiful lighting and ambiance.
Blessings to you this new year.


Beautiful, I love that too.

Katherines Corner said...

Your home is beautiful, warm and filled with Christmas cheer.I always enjoy my visits to your blog. Hugs! P.S. I hope you'll stop by Katherines Corner and add your lovely blog to my blog list page :-)

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

... the candle light glow is spectacular in your pictures :)

Greetings from Australia♥

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So absolutely beautiful ~ what a gorgeous home!! Thanks for sharing at FNF~Happy New Year!!

Susan said...

Ohhhhh, Carolyn. Your post makes me want to eat dinner near the fireplace and Christmas tree here before it's all taken down. That would be so lovely.

Your home looks magical...the enchanted kingdom of Carolyn on Prince Edward Island! So very wonderous. Susan

Unknown said...

Oh my, wonderful decorations. Love all the greenery.


Gisela said...

Dear Carolyn,

thanks for the beautiful pictures. I love candle-light. Its like a touch of magic.

I wish you a happy New Year!

Greetings from Germany, Gisela

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Carolyn,

The candle light, with the creamware china you used + the magnificent staircase make this a lovely post!
Love to you and yours and wishing you a Happy New Year!


Marjon said...

Beautiful, a dreamy romantic cosy Home. Best wishes and a happy New Year....greetz Marjon

My Little Home and Garden said...

I love the soft light of candles and the glow of little white lights on my tree. I'm rather sad to to be undoing the Christmas touches tomorrow. I do hope the vacuum is up to the task of catching all the fir needles!

fatim308 said...

This really BEAUTIFUL DECO I've ever seen

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Beautiful pictures as always, Carolyn!!

Wishing you and yours a very Happy and Healthy New Year!!


Fru R. said...

So delicate and very very beautiful at your house!!!
Wish you a happy new year!
Hugs from Mette (Norway)

Anonymous said...

Hi carolyn,
Your home looks so beautiful! I love all the candles glowing.I wish you,and your family a Happy New Year!


Leslie's Garden said...

Your home is beautiful all year, but there is something magical about it at Christmas. All the soft lighting with candles and string lights sets such a lovely background for dinner, or just relaxing. Your guests must feel like they've entered a fantasy land when they come for dinner!

Rose Garden Malevik said...

Hallo my Friend Carolyn
what a woderful and cosy arrangement:)
I Say it again,,,,,,,You still are THE BEST :) I still haven´t seen a more wonderful Blog than yours
Keep up the Good Work :)
and do not miss....





It´s Fun :)
And I Wish You a Very HAPPY NEW YEAR
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Elzie said...

Beautiful pictures again. I too love those old drippy candles. They look so much like Walt Disney that we watch every Christmas.
I hope you have a great New Years Eve and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family.
Love Elzie

Bernideen said...

Looks very charming and cozy too!

Southerncook said...

Lovely as always Carolyn. Happy New Year!!!

Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

Jan said...

So, so very romantic ... the warmth of your home is so inviting. Happy New Year!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Carolyn, and Happy New Year.
I think the dreamy colour you painted on the walls enhances the glow from all your candles - beautiful!
We would be hard pressed to find room for 27 people to sit down in our small bungalow but I'm sure you had plenty and a great time.

Jo-Anne's Ramblings said...

Wow you do have an awesome home

Amber Lyon Ferguson said...


You are truly something special! I have looked at so many blogs and have never seen anything so beautiful. We have such a similar style. I just starting blogging back in the fall and I just got a new camera so I am still learning but I hope to be able to capture my home and style as you have on your blog. I am going to be your blog stalker!