perfect tree

Finally…the perfect tree!

wine bottle alternative tree Belam Portugal

There are two of these wine bottle Christmas trees in the courtyards of The Berardo Museum (Museu Colecção Berardo) in Belém, Portugal. I love this museum.

wine bottle alternative tree close

The Berardo has a thoughtful, well-curated, extensive collection of contemporary art with a large amount of space for revolving shows. The museum is free (what? WOOT!) and defines itself as “…open to the future and open to the public. ”

I’m going to tell you more about some places (and food!) in Portugal in a future post. Today I want to wish you happy holidays from a whole bunch of places. It’s like we’re going for a drive around the neighborhood to check out the shimmery lights.

Boa Festas from Lisbon, Portugal…home of super inventive Christmas trees.

alternative tree old tires Lisbon, Portugal

A ski slope cake in the window of a local bakery in Chiado…

ski cake lisbon

Simple and sunny in Cacilhas…

balcony railing in cacilhas portugalMinimal and chic at the LX Boutique Hotel in Lisbon…

lobby of the LX hotel in Lisbon with christmas tree

Rope lights, wine jugs and nativity scenes in Porto Final…

porto final christmas

Smackin’ a bird on it in Chicago…

chicago ohare airport decorated for christmas

A bear-y merry Christmas in Chicago…

bear in ohare

Santacon NYC!

Happy good food and cheer! – fat pig in the market

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5 Responses to perfect tree

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  2. Jackie says:

    What a fun post! Love to see Christmas from all over the world, such a great time to travel.

  3. Molly Van Meter says:

    For some reason seeing the Santacon Santas makes me remember the Santas on boats that parade through the Fells Point part of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor each December – I don’t know if they still do it but we used to love to go watch that from the docks every year! Lots of Ho Ho Ho Hon…

  4. I enjoyed stopping by and seeing all these wonderful holiday pictures! Thanks for sharing them. Also, I wish you a Merry Christmas! May this holiday season be all that you wish for and more!