Tuesday, 11 October 2011

money trees

Whilst on a trip up to Portmeirion a few years ago we stumbled upon a tree trunk with a couple of coins hammered into it. We added our own coins and made wishes, without really knowing what it was all about. It seems this tradition has grown and now there are several trees adorned with coins.

The legend of the Money Tree states that coins that fall from it, are wishes that will not be granted. Many people believed that by making offerings to these various spirits that in turn they would be granted wealth, happiness and love.

Long may this odd little ritual continue and we will add to them when we next visit.

bob reid
empty james


  1. I hope your coins stay deeply embedded and never fall ... M x

  2. So do I! I'll be adding to this funny little tradition when we next go up.......

  3. Thank you for your lovely comment xx
    hope you bashed that coin in good and proper, and that your wish will be safe xx :-)