Travel theme: Decoration

After my trip through Leavenworth‘s year round Christmas shop my thoughts are filled with all things decorative so I went looking through my photos to see what other embellished delights I could lay my hands on.

Bright red eggs make a pretty centrepiece for a traditional Greek Easter celebration. They also provide the ingredients for a great after-dinner game.

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Beautifully ornate Turkish pottery that I would have bought if it weren’t for the fact I had only an overstuffed backpack and it would have smashed for sure. Those colours just make me happy.

Turkey Turkish handthrown pottery dish bowl

Manhattan’s Upper West Side doesn’t pull any decorative punches on Hallowe’en; this dreadful creature was so lifelike it made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up in terror.

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Are you ready to adorn your post with decorative delights? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Decoration
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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xxx Ailsa

I try to decorate my imagination as much as I can. – Franz Schubert

Decorate your home. It gives the illusion that your life is more interesting than it really is.  – Charles M. Schulz

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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 - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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99 Responses to Travel theme: Decoration

  1. So beautiful, this shot is 🙂

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  3. Colline says:

    The Turkish pottery is beautiful and would be a wonderful adornment to any home.

  4. Amy says:

    I love the Turkish pottery, beautiful!! The last one is scary.
    Great theme, Ailsa!

    • ailsapm says:

      Haha, yes, Amy, that last one terrified me, I thought it was a real person in costume when I first saw it. Gave me the heebie jeebies for sure.

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  6. nowathome says:

    I love the pottery!

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  8. Ese' s Voice says:

    Those patterns of Turkish pottery are really beautiful, Ailsa!
    Here’re mine: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/travel-theme-decoration/

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  11. We do Christmas decoration a little differently in Salzburg, anyone for eggs?! http://annarashbrook.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/travel-theme-decoration/

  12. Oh, what marvelous images for this challenge, Ailsa! 🙂

  13. ledrakenoir says:

    Agree indeed beautifully ornate turkish pottery… 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      The colours are so, so pretty, aren’t they, Drake? I loved your post on decoration and marketing, very thought-provoking. And wow, that picture of the girl wearing only paint! Where was that taken? xxx Ailsa

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  15. Jaspa says:

    ‘Decoration’ got me thinking of the carving on Celtic crosses, which in turn got me reminiscing about my visit to Glencolumbkille in County Donegal, back in 2002.

    https://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2014/07/11/the-monuments-of-glencolumbkille-ireland/

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  17. aj vosse says:

    I suppose I’ll have to pull a decorative rabbit from the hat! 😉

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  22. goannasnake says:

    Thanks for this week’s theme which has taken me back to my fantastic holiday with Mum in 2007.
    http://jennysotherstuff.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/travel-theme-decoration-well-dressing/

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  24. This is a wide theme, Ailsa. Here’s my take: http://wp.me/p16tta-zq.

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  26. Here is some decoration in a public place. It’s just one example of the awesome decorations I’ve seen in public transport. http://prettypacked.wordpress.com/2014/07/12/mirroring-the-gardens/

  27. goannasnake says:

    I’m loving this week’s posts but for some reason my “like” option has disappeared from my computer. Sorry if I haven’t liked yours. Really I do like it. And if you can tell me why I can’t and how to fix it I’d be most grateful.

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  33. That human bat is definitely creepy… I think I prefer the other “decorations.” 🙂

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  40. Tish Farrell says:

    My decoration, Ailsa, is Nubian basketware, but with a dark tale behind these gorgeous creations
    http://wp.me/pKVAM-Oa

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