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Primavera

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Primavera ~ by the great Santana from their album Supernatural (1999)

“Lluvia de sol
Como Una Bendicion
La vida renace con su luz
La primavera ya llego
Todo es asi
Regreso a la raiz
Tiempo de inquieta juventud
En primavera ya

La tierra negra se vuelve verde
Y las montanas y el desierto
Un bello jardin”

“The Sun showers a Blessing
Life is reborn with its light
Spring is here
Everything is like this
Back to the roots
the time of unquiet youth
In Spring already

The black Earth becomes green
and the mountains and the desert,
A beautiful garden.”

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Granola., Serenity Style, [CIRCA]
Others:- Two Moon Gardens, RKNN
Events: – BLOOM, Prism Events

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Granola., currently at BLOOM
Granola. Willow Swing. Lilac Grey. PG. – LI 9
Granola. Willow Teapot Planter. Garden Green. – LI 3
Granola. Willow Teapot Planter. Mustard. – LI 3

Granola. has the Willow Swings in 4 colours and the Willow Teapot Planters in 6 colours. The Swing has PG and Adult options. All user created original MESH and textures with Materials enabled. Bento animations included!

PG includes:
18 Cuddles
14 Male animations
18 Female animations

Adult includes:
18 Cuddles
14 Male animations
18 Female animations
25 Adult Animations

[CIRCA]
“Jardin de Ville” Ivy Hook Stand -Bird Bath & Feeder 2 – LI 12

Serenity Style, currently at BLOOM
Pieces from “The Gardener Corner” gacha – Transfer & Modify
The Gardener Corner RARE – LI 11
The Gardener Corner RAKE – LI 2
The Gardener Corner DECORATED SHEETS – LI 2
The Gardener Corner COMPOST BAGS – LI 1
The Gardener Corner PLANT – LI 1
The Gardener Corner GARDEN BOOTS – LI 1
The Gardener Corner MESS DRAWER – LI 2
The Gardener Corner WHEELBARROW – LI 5
The Gardener Corner BUNCH OF POTS – LI 2

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Two Moon Gardens
TMG – Behind Closed Walls 2 – LI 88 – highly modified for this scene… it’s very adaptable!

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Gabriel is wearing RKNN
Finn’s Pants Bootcut Pale Green for Jake
Finn’s RainBoots Dirty Green for Jake
Finn’s Suspenders for Jake
Finns Shirt Light Grey for Jake

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Let’s Fall in Love

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“We might have been meant for each other
To be or not to be, let our hearts discover…
Let’s fall in love
Why shouldn’t we fall in love?
Now is the time for it, while we are young
Let’s fall in love” ~ Cole Porter, sung by Ella Fitzgerald

Ha!  I’m getting uber romantic in my old age. This gorgeous arbour has lots of animations which would be perfect for wedding photography/celebrations.  It’s beautifully made and includes sparkles on the ground.  You could even modify the size down a bit and use it as a garden arbour when you want a good focal point or divider.

The girl’s gown has a number of elegant versions included in the pack and a comprehensive texture HUD so you’ll be able to change the top, skirt and additional ruffles separately to make a unique outfit.  Not just for weddings, I think, but the shorter version would make delightful summery apparel.

The boy’s wedding suit has a number of colour versions available, not just the patterned white shown here, so do check those out at the store/marketplace.  It’s an unusual, more casual ‘n cool jacket/shirt combo which has an open shirt so you see some of the chest before the jacket buttons up, perfect for short or long necklaces and hot summer nights 🙂  Those shoes have a great HUD on them, too, you can add colour to various sections.  I do like apparel that has options, it makes everything more usable.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products plus the clothing shown in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- .:TM:.Creation
Others:- KIB Designs, {anc}, Ascend
Events: – The Trunk Show

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

.:TM:.Creation, currently at The Trunk Show with [The Arbor] Pergola, runs to March 18th
All pieces are 100% original MESH with Permissions of Copy & Modify, you’ll be able to unlink the pieces for the perfect placement!

1. [Old Pond] Garden scene GM17 – LI 15 – Mainstore

2. ~Wild Grass_v2 GM18 – LI 1 – Mainstore

3. [The Arbor] Pergola ADT anims. with Flowers S34.a – LI 15 – at The Trunk Show
Available in PG or Adult version

-PG Version: 90 standing animations 30 sec loop x each: 33 PG couple poses – 2 PG Scene Sequence for couple – Solo: 2 single sit (F/M 24 poses)

-ADULT Version: 110 standing animations 30 sec loop x each: 33 PG + 10 ADULT couple poses – 2 PG + 1 ADULT Scene Sequence for couple – Solo F or M: 2 single sit (F/M 24 poses)

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{anc} NO LIMITS // flock of flying doves. [ham-pink] 4 Land Impact

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Apparel
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KIB Designs – Serena Wedding Dress, currently at The Trunk Show
fits Maitreya, Venus, Freya, Isis, Hourglass & Physique. HUD has 8 pastel shades texture change for top, skirt, smooth skirt and ruffles
Used SLINK Physique Mesh Body

Ascend – Mr. Valentine Jacket – Print White, Mr Valentine Suit Pants – White, Jasper Shoes – Leather/White – all on MP/Mainstore
fits Jake, Gianni, SLINK
Used Belleza Jake Mesh Body

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Look out behind you, Harry!

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Look out, Harry, the Serpent of Slytherin’s creeping up on you! Good job you’ve got that wand handy 🙂

The Serpent of Slytherin was a female Basilisk that was placed by Salazar Slytherin as the only resident of the Chamber of Secrets at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Basilisk could only be controlled by the Heir of Slytherin, Tom Riddle. That meant that despite her being a Snake, other Parselmouths (such as Harry Potter) had no control over her, though they still could understand her. Aragog (a rare acromantula) was accused of being the monster of the chamber by Tom Riddle which sent Hagrid to Azkaban; his name was later cleared and he was allowed back in Hogwarts.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today, and also details of Harry’s attire:-

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Raindale, 22769, Deep Static
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, [The Forge], Nishi, Dura
Events: – The World of Magic Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Home & Garden
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Landscaping – part of the “Autumn Bliss” landscaping scene by Two Moon Gardens
This part is LI 41

Bridge by Serenity Style, currently at The World of Magic Event
The Wizards Bridge – LI 28 plus the separate lanterns – The Wizards Bridge Lamps – LI 8

Raindale, Currently at World of Magic Event
1. Raindale – Magic World music box (blue) – LI 2 – rotates – also available in pink and teal – Touch the base to play a looped song, touch the egg to spin
2. Raindale – Magic World pensieve +particles – LI 2 – water animates and gives off soft light particles – there’s also a non particle version
3. Raindale – Magic World scroll (big with text) – LI 1 – there are various scrolls in the pack including the one I used here – big & blank, small with text, small and blank –
You can add your own text/picture on scrolls (must be on transparent background, use “Select face” on front side of the scrolls)
4. Raindale – Magic World ink and feather – LI 2 – static version – there’s also a version where the feather moves up and down

22769
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Water Dragon Statue – LI 4 at this size
This piece comes from the “Asian Pathways” set and is really a statue you’d place in water. Asian Pathways is a complete building set useful in Asian landscaping over water or land with various walkways, bridges and small gazebo. It’s very beautiful and low Land Impact.

HARRY
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Accessories
1. Glasses – these are by Deep Static, and are the Alfred Wireframe Glasses in Dark Chrome. These highly detailed glasses also have versions in Brass, Gold and Silver included in the pack. They are all completely modify so you can resize, and alter the tint and opacity of the lenses. There’s a helpful notecard included for modifications.

2. *HEXtraordinary* Screech Owl – Flying – attached to avatar or you can also rez as décor and the animation will still be effective

3. [The Forge] Gatekeeper’s Belt, Black (Male) – currently at The World of Magic Event

Apparel
Harry’s wearing the Nishi Uniform for Belleza Jake, currently at The World of Magic Event. This comes with a texture change HUD for various parts including jumper, pants, robe and tie. Click on the shoulder to reveal a robe! There’s also a version that is sans pants.
The uniform has versions for Gianni and Jake. Includes uniform for girls as well – versions are Freya, Isis and Lara – this has the same robe and top but instead of pants you get the skirt.

Hair is by Dura – **Dura-Boy**27 (Dark Brown) resize

Shoes are by A&D – Shoes -Stuttgart- Mesh v2 SLINK and they have a wide range of mesh body options – A&D are one of the best mesh body coverage merchants for men’s clothing

Harry’s Shape is mine (sorry!) and it’s for the avatar head with the Belleza Jake Mesh Body because quite honestly I find the avatar head way easier to adjust than mesh heads and after hours spent fiddling with those blighters I’ve given up the will to live.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Dark Dining

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Because… even witches have to eat!

My first Halloween scene and I’m really excited about this new set from Silence – available at Salem which has just opened.  It’s beautifully made and matches up with so much décor to do with this time of year, it’d be a shame not to purchase it.  That’s if you can get into Salem at the moment, I’m relying on what I get from my Sponsors, it’s a popular Event and that’s no lie.

Here’s a close-up of the dining table.  The glass bottles with candles, the caramel apples and the goblets are already in a set themselves so you just rez – nice ‘n easy – especially if you’ve got a dinner to decorate for at very short notice.

And the Spider Bowl. Not too scary, is it?

 

Also, I’m featuring some more Blueprint Event items.  ASW has a wonderful set of curtains, draped table and letters blowing about.  There’s a distant storm on its way and the nets are already being swept up by the wind.  {E}lusive’s very posh pumpkins are resting by the gold screen and NACH’s décor sign tells us who will be attending the meal.  Outside, Little Branch’s Scots Pine forest is bunching together in preparation!  The grey tabby is hiding under the table which is a very good place because she might get some of the pumpkin inspired dining scraps!

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Here’s full details of the products I used in the scene today:-

NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Sponsors:- Silence, Blueprint Event, Adorably Strange Wares, {E}lusive, NACH, Little Branch, STORAX TREE
Others:- -Mint-, ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.

Events:- Salem (Prism Events), Blueprint

Silence, the “Dark Dining Gacha Set” for Salem Event from September 29th
Permissions are Transfer & Modify
Silence. – Dark Dining Table – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Place Setting – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Candle Bottles – LI 5
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Red – LI 1
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Green – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Goblets & Flutes – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5 – there’s also a version in Dots
Silence. – Dark Dining Photo Collage – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5
Silence. – Dark Dining Bookshelf – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Webbed Square Bowl – Black/Gold – LI 1 – also versions in White/Black and White/Gold
Silence. – Dark Dining Book Stack – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Bottle Vases – LI 1
I didn’t use the Spider Bowl that’s also in this fabulous gacha

Blueprint Event
1. Adorably Strange Wares
The Distant Storm Curtains – LI 8 (enlarged from default size)
The Distant Storm Papers – LI 3
The Distant Storm Table – LI 3

2. {E}lusive
Artisan Mesh Pumpkins – Orange and Gold Small – LI 2
and Black and Gold Medium – LI 2

3. NACH – Halloween Porch Decor – LI 1

4. Little Branch
Animated Snakeweed – LI 3 – 4-Season piece (on Autumn setting)

Scots Pine Tree. The default size is LI 12 and this is huge. I greatly reduced the poor pines for this scene (LI 2) but don’t they look great!  A 4-season tree, these are on Autumn and Summer settings and those make quite a good mixture for landscaping.

STORAX TREE
Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Grey Tan Tabby – LI 4 – Transfer & Resizer.  There’s a number of different cats from this series so check out the link I’ve given to the Marketplace store – easy to search from there.
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-Mint-
Pumpkin Wreath – LI 1
Harvest Berry Cake – LI 3
Pumpkin Soda with ice – LI 2
Pumpkin Soup – LI 1

::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. “Dawn” Backdrop Scene
They have 4 versions in the pack and I was using the one with dark walls and without poses (contained in a chair) – LI 17 for this version. I don’t often use a backdrop but this was just what I wanted and of excellent quality.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Kiss me Quick!

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I say that because I had to be quick photographing the scene when the animated bunnies were actually kissing! This is my Easter scene so if you celebrate that festival, may it be a peaceful family time for you.  And if you don’t, a few days off/long weekend is really good 🙂

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

Bunnies from HEXtraordinary – current PocketGacha
*HEXtraordinary* Bunny Companion – Midnight – (Wear)
*HEXtraordinary* Bunny Companion – Silver – (Wear)

MAD MATCH
FAnCY SUNFLOWER/ BEES (resizable) – LI 3 at this size
Bee rotates around the sunflower head, there’s also other versions of these cheerful flowers available!
Also currently at Illuminate – so check them all out there.

Illuminate Event – runs through to April 13th
1. Duvet Day – Louise Bedroom Set
[DD] Louise Canopy Bed – LI 17 – Adult
Huge animations menu – solo sits for women and men, couples relax, cuddles and laying cuddles, plus good selection of intimate poses for couples
[DD] Louise canopy – LI 9
[DD] Louise bedside table – LI 2
[DD] Louise lamp – LI 2
[DD] Louise bedside table – LI 2
[DD] Louise Coffee and croissant tray – LI 3

From the Lofty Heights gacha – see mainstore
[DD] Lofty Heights basket – LI 3
[DD] Lofty Heights rug – LI 2

2. Kaerri – San Marino Set
Also Chair, Coffee Table, Console, Couch, Planter, Side Table and Table Lamp in this stunning modern style set.
San Marino Rug – LI 1
San Marino Vases – LI 2
San Marino Picture – LI 1
San Marino Flowers – LI 5
All items are Copy only but very well sized

Products at the current ULTRA Event
1. FAYDED – Sky Fire – LI 3
Texture change for grey, copper and rusted
Menu for on/off flame, light on/off, light/colour options, adjust volume and change access

2. MudHoney – Carla Screen w/ Nailhead – LI 9 here but I did enlarge it
Great selection of textures for the screen and the metal parts.

3. Newchurch
:: N :: Jacques Club Chair, Deep Teal – LI 2 – also available in rich jewel tones – Fig, Frosted Almond, Granite, Marsala, Navy Peony, Poseidon, Thyme, Ultraviolet and Vetiver. Good selection of women’s and men’s sits and actions – Copy/Modify

Also by Newchurch – Bloom Sideboard – in pastel tones of Cornflower, Daffodil, Magnolia, Rose, Sage and Violet – LI 3 with beautiful metal drawer pulls – Copy/Modify

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Granola. – Allison’s Distressed Birdcage Lamps. Copper. – LI 4
Set of three as rezzed – black, copper or green metals. Soft light turns on/off, lamp ropes can be adjusted by editing linked parts, included in the each pack are 3 pre-adjusted lengths. The lamps are currently at The Clique Event until March 24th.

Sway’s – [Bertha] Armchair . spring – LI 3 and texture change for the fabric and cushion in various pastel prints – was a Fifty Linden Friday special

HIVE – at Collabor88
hive // potted plants . cordyline tree . pot b – LI 3
hive // potted plants . Swiss cheese plant . pot c – LI 3
various pots and plants in this set which you can swap around!

Scarlet Creative – at Collabor88
Scarlet Creative Nicole Beach Resort Studio – LI 14, has beautiful open and close picture windows on 2 sides – Copy/Modify
2 colour options – faded and regular wood (I used the latter), 3 sizes and a couple of modular options with side add-on rooms up to LI 53 in total

Prizes from the Land of Rainbows Easter Egg Hunt
1. Dahlia – Sunday – Teacup Eggs – Robin/Rose – LI 1

2. Part of Raindale‘s table with runner & egg décor

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Merry-go-Round

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Roundabouts are the stuff of childhood memories, maybe you rode one at the local fair or you found one in a nearby playground and made a beeline for it! I think adults love these just as much as children and there’s no shame in beating the kids to your favourite brightly painted horse. Of course you need candy floss to make the experience complete 🙂

Raindale‘s Windridge gazebo is just right to house our merry-go-round, and it’s available at the current Cosmopolitan Event round. You can rez it with or without the string lights but it’s so nice to have those lights twinkling about you. There’s a texture changer for the tiled roof and I used the blue one to match Culprit’s beautiful Vintage Carousel. There’s a couple of texture versions for this – one is a delicate blue and white combo and the other is a more robust red. The carousel rotates at a reasonable rate, at least it doesn’t make the riders feel giddy. There’s a variety of different pose choices for the riders including Drunk, Huggy, Near Fall, Wave and Gallop. Great fun!

All around I’ve been using Little Branch‘s current trees and vegetation. The orange tree is out at the store and the Young Bradford is at Limit8 – hurry if you want this as supplies are limited. These trees are gently animated and the branches move as if in a light breeze. It’s so nice to have that natural movement within your landscaping scenes as it gives gardens, parks and landscapes life. They are both 4-Season trees which make them versatile – it’s like you purchased four trees in one pack. I also used Wild Grass in lavender (you can also get the same in dry texture), animated Snakeweed, a white, rounded Flowerfield (a Little Branch speciality) and a low impact hill over and over again to build up the scene. Doesn’t take much to look really fabulous.

In the foreground are Serenity Style‘s Purr Cute Ducks which are a gacha. My favourite is the one sitting down.  Now this gacha was from December 2017 PocketGacha originally, and there are some of these as resellers on Marketplace (I just had a look) or check out the mainstore.

Last but not least, are the Magical Orbs by KraftWork and HERA. This is a collaboration between the two designers, and currently showing at SaNaRae. The orbs are a photo prop which is meant to be held but I’ve rezzed it here. Each prop will include 3 different Bento poses to make your photography stand out in a realistic way. Emissive maps are enabled for superior photographic effects. They do look gorgeous! I was using the Gold version as it had little blue butterflies that matched the horses in the merry-go-round.  These things happen like magic – it’s a magical scene, after all 🙂

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Here’s the Home & Garden Products I used in detail:-

KraftWork + HERA Magical Orbs – Gold Pose 1 – LI 53 (meant to be held)
Pick up a pack as well as individually at the current SaNaRae Event.

 

Serenity Style– Purr Cute Ducks- Sitting – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Mum & Kids RARE – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Standing – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Babie Standing – LI 1

Culprit – Vintage Carousel – Snow and Red versions – LI 47

Raindale, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Windridge Gazebo and optional string lights – Land Impact 14-21 depending on the version used. Permissions are Copy/Modify. Texture changer – 6 roof tiles options. Regular and Winter versions with snow.

Little Branch
Young BradFord {Animated} *4-Seasons – LI 7 – at Limit8 Event
For the following, visit Little Branch Mainstore
Orange Tree V2 {Animated} *4-Seasons – LI 5
White Flowers 1 {Rounded-Field} – LI 7
Wild Grass *1 LI {Lavender} – LI 1
Hill-v1 {Low LI} – LI 1
Snakeweed {Animated} – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Lord of Winter

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While it may be mostly Pagans who celebrate the Yule holiday, nearly all cultures and faiths have held some sort of Winter Solstice celebration or festival. Because of the theme of endless birth, life, death, and rebirth, the time of the Solstice is often associated with deities and other legendary figures.

From Norse Legend, Odin bestowed gifts at Yuletide upon his people, riding a magical flying horse across the sky. This legend may have combined with that of St. Nicholas to create the modern Santa Claus. Anyway, this is my interpretation!

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Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used today in detail:-

Raindale
“Charfell Cabin” Updated version for The White Nights Event at The Avenue, runs through to January 6th – 35% off
Keira added a snow roof at 5 LI and string lights at 2 LI and there’s new HUD options – 5 wall colours, 5 roof colours and a winter present which will give snowy textures for some of the wooden parts and base platform. The winter version has a platform with it – 55 LI, the summer version will be 50 LI. The footprint of the cabin will be 10 by 15 metres at the default size but with Permissions of Copy/Modify this can be sized up and down.
The platform is optional and can be removed or used by itself, the Land Impact will be 8 at it’s default size of 23 by 23 metres. I think you’ll find this is a very useful piece of landscaping in it’s own right. You have a 5 option texture change HUD with the platform, too.

Raindale – “Clarendon Set”, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 30th and then at the mainstore
Clarendon living room set – comprises sofa and armchair, this is a really versatile folksy style set and should last throughout winter
Sofa – 11 LI, 14 singles and 8 couples animations,
Armchair – 7 LI, 14 singles animations
3 colours for fabric, 3 colours for wooden parts, 4 textures for cushions plus 5 extra Christmas prints for front cushions

Raindale – Ellesmere table – from “Ellesmere set” at mainstore

Krescendo – Enchanted Dreamcatchers – 10
AsteroidBox – Calligraphic Curses – Writing Set and Ink Stick
!dM – Rockin Rudolph Holly Powder (Box 9) – meant to be worn
All gacha at the new Lootbox round

Storax Tree Sales Room
Downhill Crate Shelf C1 – LI 8
Plates & Candles Shelf Holiday A10 – LI 6
Natural Bliss Tray Table Holiday Red Ac – LI 7

Serenity Style– Best Wishes BLOGGERS AND FRIENDS ❤ – gift to Serenity Style Bloggers only

Dust Bunny . home made gingerbread hearts and gingerbread ornaments
was Fifty Linden Friday deal

JIAN
Arctic Foxes Set – JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Sleep L and JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Stand 1 L – at mainstore
JIAN – Santa’s Samoyeds 1. Adult Companion Rare – ARCADE gacha

Vespertine
{vespertine}- cup of your tea / customer appreciation gift – LI 2
{vespertine} – antler door wreath holder / copper – December Group Gift
{vespertine}- frostwoods pop up book – LI 2

And I’m wearing…
Bare Rose – Mystic Robe – just a wonderful costume by ace Designer, June Dion

Purfect – White Beard and Moustache – OMEGA appliers and mesh pieces with HUD to colour the hairbands, also has other colours of beard available – very nice!

Heth Haute Couture – Crown of Light – amazing jewelry by Designer, Hethwen

Cheers, m’dears 🙂