A TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS TOUR

night-living-room-christmas-treeIt’s Christmas Eve and just so hard to imagine how fast a year has gone by. Tomorrow is Christmas! The other morning, while having my much needed first cup of coffee, and after saying goodbye to my husband and son as they left for the day (my daughter was still asleep), I was suddenly taken aback by the quiet stillness of our home. The tree lights were shining, it was still dark as night and it struck me how beautiful and peaceful the moment was. Gratitude and peace were the only thing I felt. There’s something truly wonderful about the stillness and the quiet of this time, especially in the middle of the busiest season for all of us. Today I want to say thank you, and take you on a mini ‘walk’ – A Twilight Christmas Tour and leave you with something peaceful for the holidays.  The moment was magic and I want to share it with you!
living-room-christmas-tree-nightmirrored-buffet-christmas-treeWhen I think of this past year, and the incredible journey I’ve been so blessed to take, I am truly so grateful for so many things. It’s very easy to get caught up in the chaos of everyday life…many of us live a life that’s fuller than full, with all of our obligations and responsibilities, and with each passing week and month, it always amazes me when I look back at how quickly it’s passed. I’ve met phenomenal people and forged some of the most special friendships. I’ve found a voice through my blog that inspires others and allows me to be myself and open my home and creative spirit to all of you…I could not feel more blessed. nighttime-entryway-christmas-treeWhether you’re new here, or have been with me since I started this blog, thank you so very much, you have truly touched my heart!I want to thank you for being here, for taking time out of your busy lives to stop by and listen to what I am sharing with you. I appreciate each and every one of you, more than you know! I am so grateful for you!nightime-dining-room-christmas-treeYou’ll notice that the light is changing throughout my photos in this post, going from night to morning, and all of the stages of morning dawn, or twilight, in between. Shooting in the dark is a lengthy process and a lot of time passes between each shot! You’ll see, by the end of this post it’s daylight outside. It was fun to shoot this from dark to light and I’m happy you get to see it too. Enough talking for now, let’s just enjoy the magic together…dining-room-christmas-tree-nighttimechandelier-crystals-christmas-treeliving-room-night-christmasliving-room-night-christmas-treeflocked-christmas-tree-nighttime2 mirrored-bufet-living-room-christmas-tree flocked-christmas-tree-nighttimeflocked-christmas-tree-nighttime-living-room2 flocked-christmas-tree-nighttime-living-roomI wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for every single one of you, and I am so grateful knowing you are here. Someone else I am truly grateful for, is my dear friend Kelley Nan – she too is sharing a peek inside her nighttime home this Christmas, and if you truly want to see magic, Kelley’s home is exactly that! I met Kelley through Instagram and blogging last year, and we were so fortunate to meet in person this past summer. I certainly would not be doing this, or be where I am without Kelley. She inspires me every day and pushes me to be my very best, I cherish our friendship beyond words…Kelley thank you for your friendship! I know Kelley will inspire you too! Below is a peek into her beautiful home. Enjoy!

 Wishing you all the Happiest Holidays this season and a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

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A FEW SOURCES ARE SHOWN BELOW, YOU CAN SCROLL THROUGH THESE ITEMS AND CLICK ON THE PICTURE TO VIEW THEM

 

SEE MY OTHER CHRISTMAS TOURS HERE :

OUTDOOR TOUR 

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CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR

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CHRISTMAS GLAM 

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PARADE OF CHRISTMAS TREES

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A WHITE AND SILVER TABLESCAPE

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A RED AND GOLD TABLESCAPE

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14 Comments on A TWILIGHT CHRISTMAS TOUR

  1. Jo
    December 24, 2016 at 9:13 AM (8 months ago)

    I’m sitting here Sat morning in AZ with my pup Addison sleeping next to me in our big chair with all the twinkle lights on, the sun hasn’t risen yet and it is so special. Like you I treasure these quite moments during the holidays. Thank you for your wonderful blog, I look forward to your posts and I so enjoy your beautiful home. May you and your family have a wonderful holiday season and may the new year bring you, your family much joy and happiness.

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    • tamaraanka
      December 29, 2016 at 7:32 PM (8 months ago)

      Jo, you have made my week! Thank you so much for your beautiful words! I’m so thankful for all of you who take the time to visit and comment here on my blog. I’m truly grateful! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your family, and may the New Year bring much happiness to you all as well! Thank you again! xo

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  2. Rhonda Jacobson
    December 24, 2016 at 10:04 AM (8 months ago)

    I also look forward to each of your posts. Your home is truly beautiful all year long. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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    • tamaraanka
      December 29, 2016 at 7:30 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much Rhonda, it means so much to me to hear that. I am so thankful for readers like you! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! xo

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  3. Bree
    December 24, 2016 at 11:19 AM (8 months ago)

    Tam, your home is so gorgeous lit up for the holidays. Your photography skills are amazing as well❤ I am so thankful for your friendship and that we’ve been able to take this journey together. And also thankful we were able to meet last summer. Here’s wishing you and yours a merry, merry Christmas and a very happy new year! Love you my friend😘

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  4. Rajean
    December 24, 2016 at 11:34 AM (8 months ago)

    Winter wonderland your home is. Thank you and Merry 🎄

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  5. Joanna
    December 24, 2016 at 2:11 PM (8 months ago)

    Everything looks so beautiful in the early morning light. Have a Merry Christmas!

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    • tamaraanka
      December 29, 2016 at 7:29 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank you Joanna! I’m so happy you like it! It’s such a peaceful time of day! Thank you for leaving a comment and hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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  6. Linda
    December 24, 2016 at 9:56 PM (8 months ago)

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.

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    • tamaraanka
      December 29, 2016 at 7:27 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank YOU for visiting! Happy Holidays!

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  7. Myrna
    December 25, 2016 at 4:39 PM (8 months ago)

    Thanks for sharing your lovely home with all of us. So glad I found your blog.
    Note: next time we need a photo of the snow outside the windows.
    Merry Christmas to all.

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    • tamaraanka
      December 29, 2016 at 7:27 PM (8 months ago)

      Thank you so much Myrna! I’m so happy yo like the tour, and I’ll remember that for next year! Thank you for stopping by CitrineLiving! xo

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  8. Isabel
    December 30, 2016 at 6:45 PM (8 months ago)

    Wow! Tamara you do not cease to amaze me! not only are you amazing with designing and can put a twist on words but your photography skills are really fantastic! keep it up and i can’t wait to see what you will come up in 2017!!
    xox izab

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    • tamaraanka
      January 2, 2017 at 9:52 AM (8 months ago)

      Isabel you are such an amazing friend and supporter. I can’t thank you enough for all of your incredible comments on every post! It makes all of the hard work worth it! Love you so much! Happy New Year my friend! xoxo

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