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Quiet evenings

Sometimes while relaxing in the evenings, I take notice of the way that the light casts a glow and how magical the light mixed with shadows seems.

Maybe it is the way that the fireplace flames flickering away seem to be dancing across the floor

 or brick patio.

Or that the copper mugs pick up the warm glow from the flames and send the warmth off in several directions and the simple DIY screen candle lanterns light the steps just perfectly.

Out in the apple orchard- those pretty string lights add just the perfect touch of ambiance

 as they light up the fire pit area.

And in the bedroom, where I have been known to climb into bed early to get some work done by soft lamp light...a brand new lamp ( that I am majorly crushing on) 

glows warmly from a shade that is decadently lined in gold.
I am mildly obsessed with that gorgeous blush color on the lamp and shade and it is definitely something you will be seeing much more of soon. Serious. Love.

From simple string lights, to candles on the table to the soft glow from a lamp or fire- I have to say that the evening light is a favorite view for photography and for relaxing and enjoying.  
And it definitely seems to inspire in different ways as well. 
Just a simple round up of evening views as I gear up to share the brand new look on the patio
 and you will be seeing much more of that table setting set by candlelight soon. ;)

I’m joining with 6 other bloggers to bring you this French Country Design Series.
Country French Design Series |
Once a month we post as a group our unique perspectives on a common theme, and this is the third in our three month series, “Morning, Noon and Night”. I invite you to enjoy the wonderful posts below evoking a French Country Evening...
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French Country Series | Cedar Hill Farmhouse
French Blue Guest Room |
French Country Design Series | French Country Cottage
French Country Series | Housepitality Designs
French Country Series | Savvy Southern Style

I am currently on my way back from Tennessee from a fun couple of days with my oldest son helping to give a family a makeover on their back patio. I can hardly wait to show you how it turned out- will be sharing all the photos and details later this week!

Happy Wednesday everyone! 

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  1. I love your photos, sounds like you had a great time with the patio make over, can not wait to see it. Sound like you have been busy.
    Be Blessed and take care.

  2. Oh the beautiful light of the evening in your back yard/patio is so that lamp too!...and can't wait to see the results of your work in Nashville!

  3. A very inspiring post for all of us who need to slow down, especially you, busy girl!


  4. I love candlelight. It seems to affect all age groups. Cozy and comfortable.

  5. What beautiful photos! You really captured that golden light.

  6. Pretty, pretty, always Courtney! Hope you had a great trip. xo

  7. Pretty, pretty, always Courtney! Hope you had a great trip. xo

  8. I love soft lighting and shadows. Blush color on a lamp sounds lovely. Patio remakes are perfect for this time of the year.
    Have a wonderful day, Kathleen in Az

  9. Stunning pictures.

  10. Beautiful Courtney. Your outside shots make me want to just sit out under the stars.

  11. I so enjoy your photos. They are beautiful. I find myself pinning them all the time!!

  12. I so enjoy your photos. They are beautiful. I find myself pinning them all the time!!

  13. Courtnsy, your evening glow is gorgeous. I've long admired your outdoor fireplace and the long table where you dine alfresco. Such beauty!