Thursday, December 24, 2015

christmas eve..

it's late

the house is quiet... christmas eve and i'm the only one still up

the tree is still lit, the candles glowing and i'm on the brink... the end of one amazing day, the edge of another

 i love this time of year, from now until after new year's

a time of awareness, of remembering - an acknowledgment of the past, enjoyment of the present and anticipation for the future

the tree is decorated with ornaments dating back to before my dad was born, ornaments gathered on whilst on holidays, some made by me - an eclectic mix for sure, but somehow they all work together and the tree sparkles and shimmers and shines 

i can never look at it enough

a pure celebration of light and love

i wish that for each of you too ... a magical time of love and sharing with all you hold dear

merry christmas!


suziqu's thread works said...

What a beautiful,picture you have painted for our imaginations! We have had a beautiful Christmas Day here so relaxing!
Wishing the same magical day ahead for you too Jillayne!
Many thanks for your message!
Christmas hugs,

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Dear, dear Jillayne ~ What a lovely Christmas post. May today be filled with lots of love, peace & joy for you and yours and may 2016 be a very good year.

Love & hugs ~ FlowerLady

Marj Talbot said...

A pleasant surprise to see your post this morning, a delightful post for sure.
My hope is for you and all your followers to have a beautiful Christmas filled with love and friendship. My wish for 2016 is peace on earth for all.
Enjoy your day with family and friends - love abounds.

Christine B said...

It is indeed a time for reflection and for looking forward. I always think of the time between Christmas and New Year as a period where time stands still for just a little while so we can all catch our breath...a breathing space and a time to be still and collect our thoughts before taking the first step into the new year and new beginnings.

I hope yours will be a happy and fulfilling one Jillayne. I will be in touch soon.

Monica said...

It's a magical time of year... what a peace, what a JOY! YOU make it even more special for me... thank you with all my heart, Jillayne!
Lots of love,
and Merry Christmas,
Monica xoxo

Createology said...

I, too, love the passing of one year into the promise of a truly fresh new year and the possibilities it holds. I also love the Magic of Christmas and the sparkle of lights that twinkle in our eyes. Your Santa is sew sweet. Merry Christmas Dear and may you and your family enJOY every moment of making memories. Love and Light...

FlashinScissors said...

A lovely post Jillayne. I hope you are enjoying a truly peaceful and magical time this Christmas, and may you have a fantastic year in 2016! Hugs!
Barbara xx

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's a little late to wish you a merry Christmas, so instead I will wish you a very happy day after!

Rachel said...

And a belated Merry Christmas to you too!

Diane Kelsey said...

A special time to reflect of life past, present and future. I also have a tree where the decorations tell a story. Much as I love all the 'this years' designs, for me, Christmas is all about memories shared. Happy New Year , with health and happiness xx