Staircase with Lights

For the past couple of years

I have thought about adding lights to my stair garlands

but then I get all caught up in the holiday craziness

and never buy the lights.

This year, the lights went up!

I can’t believe what a difference it makes in the foyer!

My house suddenly feels a hundred times more festive!

I like to keep the foyer dimly lit

so all you see are these sparkly white lights

along with the glow from the nearby rooms.

My house just seems more welcoming!

Now I feel like having some guests over!

It will be nice to see the lights as we come down the stairs Christmas morning.

Let’s just hope the kids let us sleep and it won’t be this dark outside then!

Have you added any lights to your Christmas decor?




  1. Traci Hutton
    December 4, 2013 / 4:48 pm

    It looks beautiful! I'm in love with your dining room, too!

  2. Linda {Calling it Home}
    December 4, 2013 / 7:29 pm

    Bravo Shelley! With an open stairway like that, lights are a must. Your foyer looks huge, btw. A few of my friends have that two-story foyer, and when they open the door….it always feels so open and inviting. I can smell the cinnamon.

  3. Ron
    December 4, 2013 / 11:59 pm

    I love lights on the staircase. Where have you been? I have not heard from you in a while. Happy Holidays!

  4. Dixie Delights
    December 5, 2013 / 12:11 am

    I LOVE it! I have lights on mine but never got an extension cord to plug them in. Merry Christmas!!

    December 5, 2013 / 12:32 am

    GORGEOUS! Your house is beautiful and the staircase is amazing! I love it ALL!!! Have a terrific December holiday. Loved your visit…tks!FABBY

  6. Vel Criste
    December 5, 2013 / 2:19 am

    Love it Shelley!!! I can never get how to put the garlands on my stairs, they always end up looking so tacky. Great job on yours!

  7. Coastal Cottage Dreams
    December 5, 2013 / 2:51 am

    Lovely look with the lights!

  8. Helen's Decor
    December 5, 2013 / 4:44 am

    Shelley, it really looks great. Thanks for sharing it,Helen

  9. A Farmer's Wife
    December 5, 2013 / 6:49 am

    It looks fabulous. Love all your lights and your red dining room.I am on a farm Australia so it will be hot for Christmas – I do have all my decorations up though and some very excited children!

  10. Christine Graves
    December 5, 2013 / 11:27 am

    They look great. Congrats on getting your lights up, I know how hectic things can get around this time of year. I'm so glad you did good job!

  11. Dee @ A Lapin Life
    December 5, 2013 / 3:07 pm

    Your staircase is beautiful. I love the festive lights.

  12. Kim M
    December 5, 2013 / 11:14 pm

    Wow…love the lights! I am always sad when the time comes to take them down…so I try to soak in all the sparkle while it lasts! Happy December!Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

  13. pam {simple details}
    December 6, 2013 / 4:55 am

    They look gorgeous, Shelley!! I know you have to be thrilled, so worth the trouble it takes to put them up!

  14. Kelly
    December 6, 2013 / 4:23 pm

    I love lights inside like that! So cozy and festive. Beautiful!Kelly @ View Along the Way

  15. My beautiful daughters' mom
    December 6, 2013 / 5:58 pm

    What a lovely home you have! Kind regards, Anneli in Sweden

  16. Eclectically Vintage
    December 8, 2013 / 2:57 am

    Very festive indeed – and here's to hoping our kids let us sleep in a little bit on Christmas morning!Kelly

  17. Leslie Harris
    December 9, 2013 / 11:28 pm

    What a difference the lights make, especially with such a grand staircase. Wow, it's lovely Shelley.

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