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Looking into windows is a guilty pleasure of ours, best indulged at night. That's when you're most likely to catch gems like this, surreptitiously snapped with a cell phone: a dining room canopied by strings of white holiday lights.

Great use of the crown molding and high ceiling of this parlor floor. Dining in this room at night is probably magical. The candle on the porch suggests a dinner party. We wonder whether the owners keep them up all the time or just for festive occasions. All the time, we hope.