Friday, 21 December 2012


I guess most people enjoy peeking into other people's houses. I do. I've been known to go round 'show houses' that are for sale, just being nosey. I also get a magazine called '25 Beautiful Homes' to ogle the lovely interiors shown and glimpse the lifestyles that go with them. House-porn, they call it! I know lots of people blog about home decor too, and 'pin' pictures on Pinterest, so I know I'm not alone in this desire to see how other people live. Winter is the best time to peek into other people's rooms, when they leave their curtains open and the lights on. I've loved looking for Christmas lights, ever since I was a child, when it was a game we played on the journey to my grandparents' house at Christmas. So it was a delight to see this inviting scene, with its candles, wreath and Christmas tree, when I was out photographing the Advent windows in Saltaire. Sometimes 'an ordinary window' can look as attractive as the specially designed displays. It looked like someone had drawn a face in the condensation too, ha!


  1. I can hear the carols and taste the mulled wine, already!

  2. It's so homey ... the candle-light at the window ledge gives it a lovely warm glow.

  3. I LOVE your today's picture very much! And like you , I like Peeking !
    Much harder to do around here, as in south we have shutters on window;As i'll be away from blogland until next year,
    I already wish you a Merry Christmas , dear Jenny!

  4. Oh I remember looking for Christmas tree lights when we were traveling with my two when they were young, to see who could count the most, great fun! Apart from the delightful glimpse Jenny, the window itself is gorgeous, I love this arched style window. One of my favourite magazines is an English one called 'Country Homes and Interiors' I drool over it every month and sigh!! House porn hahaha!

  5. Beautiful and cozy! I do the same thing!

  6. I am guilty also. The warm glow of this home just invites a peek or two. Joyeux Noël, Jenny!


  7. A delightfully evocative capture Jenny. I bet most of us have been guilty of the same interest in others' homes and lifestyles at some point in our lives!
    Thanks for the glimpses of Saltaire U.K. you've shared with us over the past year. Wishing you and yours a joy-filled and meaningful Christmas.


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