My favourite Christmas tree

I’ve seen all manner of impressive Christmas trees this year, from tall and theatrical to small and sweet. Fir, pine, spruce and artificial; some of them elegantly dressed in all white or blue and silver; others a delightful jumble of baubles in every colour of the rainbow. I’ve enjoyed and admired each and every one, but the tree that stole my heart and won my vote for cutest and most creative tree I’ve seen this year was the one my brother and sister-in-law came up with – a simple string of fairy lights pinned to the wall in the shape of a Christmas tree. It was so adorable I am stealing this idea next year.


May your holidays be filled with delectable food and wine, the very best of company, music that makes your heart soar, slow dancing and sudden bursts of joy.

xxx Ailsa

About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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49 Responses to My favourite Christmas tree

  1. livvy30 says:

    Merry Christmas!

  2. Thanks, I just spent the morning looking at Christmas trees and decorations in Haifa.

  3. Merry Christmas, Ailsa! Great trees!

  4. Erco Travels says:

    creative and cost-effective tree 😛

  5. Merry Christmas, and what a beautiful creative tree (with no shed needles, either)!

  6. I’ve got to admit. That’s pretty cute and inventive. And if you are allergic to Christmas trees this is a winner. Hope everyone had a great Christmas. Happy New Year!

  7. poppytump says:

    Now that IS lovely Ailsa !
    Note to Self tho’ next year … Remember to check bulbs before stringing up intricate Christmas Tree Shape Can you imagine … 😉
    Enjoy the rest of the holidays !

    • ailsapm says:

      Ooh, good one, poppytump, it would be too tragic to go to all that work and then find out you had a dud string of lights! Hope you’re having fun! xxx

  8. colormusing says:

    Love this tree!! Merry Christmas!

  9. says:

    Love this picture and especially your Header!!

  10. I love this! I want to create this tree, too. I know my husband would never let us skip a real Christmas tree, but maybe I could do this at work.
    Merry Christmas!

    • ailsapm says:

      I know, there’s nothing quite like the smell of a real Christmas tree, but this one was so quirky and so cute I fell in love with it! Merry Christmas to you too, Browsing the Atlas! xxx

  11. rimassolosailingaroundtheworldm says:

    Happy New Year! Thank you for sharing a Christmas tree.

  12. petit4chocolatier says:

    Great idea! No stress, no needles 🙂
    Happy Holidays!

  13. Angelia Sims says:

    That is adorable! Creativity and talent run in the family. 😉 Hope you had a Merry Christmas!

  14. Pamela says:

    Enjoy the rest of the season, I still have several real Christmas trees in the garden! x x x Happy New Year to all you out there

  15. What a brilliant idea! I’ve got to remember this.

  16. markd60 says:

    That IS a very cool tree!

  17. Love love love the tree – and the food and wine 🙂

  18. And the feather is the perfect touch. Great tree. Thanks for sharing

  19. Slow dancing, you had? – lucky you, Ailsa 🙂 The rest I managed, so thank you! Yes, your brother and sister-in-law’s wall tree is artless and lovely – I’m sure you’ll make something special for your wall/blog next year.

  20. Each year, I struggle with the idea of putting up our tree. It is a lovely tree. I love it. It is magical. All of the ornaments have a story because of its’ origin. As I get older and have less energy, I often contemplate what I will do. I will put this idea in my memory box for future reference. It says Christmas in the most gentle way. Very nice ….
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2013

  21. eof737 says:

    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪ Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to You & Yours!.♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥

  22. Jamie Dedes says:

    I agree. Darling! Worth stealing.

    • ailsapm says:

      I am definitely giving this a try next Christmas, Jamie – hope it turns out as snazzy as my sister-in-law’s. She’s got the creative touch! 🙂

  23. Bron says:

    What a great idea! We’ve never had a christmas tree at our flat because our cat would eat it (even if it was plastic), but I think we could get away with something like this.

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