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Phen & Moz do Christmas Breakfast

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I wanted to do a Holiday collaboration with my fellow blogger and pal, Phen.  So, after much fiddling about on the Home & Garden front, here’s our idea of what Christmas breakfast turned out to be in our Glam Kitchen. You’ll be able to see Phen’s version on her blog.

Phen’s looking after the turkey, it should be cooked by dinnertime, that’s if the turkeys let her. After all they think she’s cooking one of their friends but said bird actually came from the supermarket!  Moz is trying to eat his fry-up but the animals have their eyes on it, too, no wonder he’s looking annoyed, there’s nothing worse than a dog slobbering over your breakfast 🙂

We hope you had a laugh and enjoyed the scene as much as we did making it!

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

Skybox room – LAGOM – Gothenburg Skybox – LI 33
(Builder’s Box, August 2017 edition)

Animals and Birds:-
JIAN – Santa’s Samoyeds – Adult Companion – December ARCADE
JIAN Turkey Collection :: Static (Look) and :: Static (Flutter) – frame versions
JIAN Chipmunk Collection :: Fidgeter

TLC Home Collection – Waxwing Standing

Furniture & Decor:-
Modular kitchen by LAQ (texture change and poses)

Chez Moi Furnitures – Industrial kitchen dining table with multiscene – LI 2
Industrial Metal Chair – LI 2 with solo poses male/female/activities

Ariskea – {Australia} Macrame Rug – LI 1
LAGOM – “Alonnia Winter party” gacha – [Seat A]#12 UNCOMMON –
LI 3 – poses for male/female/seated on floor, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 16th
R(S)W – Gingerbread House – LI 2 (mainstore)
R(S)W Fruit Bowl – Christmas Tree – LI 1 – Tannenbaum Holiday Market (to December 30th)
Apple Fall – Happy Santa Figure (Berry) – LI 1
{Petite Maison} Snowflake Omega – LI 2, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 16th
*HEXtraordinary* Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Light – Frosted – Tannenbaum Holiday Market (to December 30th)
HIVE – // decorative twigs & berries – Cosy Christmas gacha at ARCADE
[ keke ] glitter chandelier . silver . 9LI . 3m – currently at UBER

Food:-
+Half-Deer+ Hot Chocolate Bar Cart – Sweets Stand – LI 1
+Half-Deer+ Hot Chocolate Bar Cart – Marshmallow Box
Tannenbaum Holiday Market (to December 30th)
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – packages for gift-giving – LI 1
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – homemade extracts – LI 1
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – potpourri – LI 1
At December ARCADE
PREFABRICA – Turkey on plate – LI 5
(old piece, not available now)

(food and crockery on table is part of table interactive scene – Chez Moi Furnitures, see above)

Outside the window:-
Consignment – [Con.] Snowmobile attachable – WEAR ME – blue – rezzed for LI 12, Snowmobile gacha at December ARCADE
Hayabusa Design – Crystal Tree M17-1 v1-1G – LI 3

Phen’s Pose by Burberry Poses on Marketplace

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Home and Hearth

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There are a lot of fireplaces around at the moment, so I thought I’d do four different styling scenes for comparison.  In the picture above, you’ll find a country cottage/rustic styling where we are bordering on the cutesy but we aren’t there yet.  It’s warm woods and country prints, especially tartan which is a popular and seasonal texture. The look is homely and comforting, just look at that roaring fire. Wouldn’t you like to put your feet up?

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Next, we have quite a contrast with Industrial styling which is that more utilitarian, every object has to have a purpose and not be entirely decorative.  The lines are angular, with materials which often contain a lot of metal like copper and zinc.  Woods tend to be darker so as to make the metals stand out in stark relief.  It’s a popular style, not least because there’s very little fuss to be made about it.  As a rule, one plant may be included and it’ll be the sort that takes pollution out of the air, something like that.  That deer is not strictly Industrial, in fact she’s not at all, but she is carrying a piece of ivy for decorating.

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This is classical, even historical styling, although strictly speaking, the background should be panelled wood in one texture.  The keyboard is a Clavichord,  a European stringed keyboard instrument that was used largely in the late Medieval, through the Renaissance, Baroque and Classical eras. It’s a really beautiful piece by Fancy Decor who specialises in furniture and décor through the ages, right up to modern day sets.

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And our last fireplace has that Cute/Folksy styling, a popular decorating genre in our virtual world with more than a few designers making suitable sets.  The style extends to many seasons, here it’s Christmas based. Red, cosy textures, warm woods and soft toys.  Even a bit of tongue in cheek wall decorating here 🙂

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

Newchurch
Charlotte Fireplace for The Liaison Collaborative
(co-ordinates with Charlotte Reading Nook)
Dakkar Shipyard Shelving – LI 5 – for We ❤ Roleplay in zinc and copper versions, plus the Vestry Chair – LI 2 – a L$50 promo piece – lots of sits
Westminster Wall Clock – mainstore – reads SL® Time and
Varick Side Table, Antique Pine – LI 1
Eldridge Industrial Fireplace for INDUSTRIE Event with fully modify chimney surround – change the colour and raise the top part to meet the ceiling if desired – LI 5

Fancy Decor
Annual Christmas Ornament (in group gift area) – LI 1
Bell rings when clicked!
Gordon Collection – classic fireplace, art and candles in different colours – for Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Pillar Fireplace (wood) – LI 7
Fancy Decor: Rubens Portrait – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (white) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pillar Candles (red) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Gordon Candlestick (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Wooden Box (painted lid) – LI 1
Christmas Ornaments and trees at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Fancy Decor: Wire Tree (silver) – LI 1
Black and White Bulb gacha – 10 bulbs at LI 1 each
At Mainstore
Fancy Decor: Clavichord and stool – LI 3 and LI 1
Fancy Decor: Antique Rug – LI 2

Granola.
Carolyn’s Festive Entry Set at FaMESHed
Carolyn’s Festive Entry Bench – LI 4
texture change for seat and wood surround (warm, dark and white)
cosy sit poses for girls and guys
Pillow Set 1 – Green Check – LI 1
Pillow Set 1 – Love – LI 1
Pillow Set 2 – Home. – LI 1
Pillow Set 2 – Red Tartan – LI
Ruby’s Mini Holiday Set for The Liaison Collaborative
Ruby’s Holiday Print – LI 2
Ruby’s Holiday Vase. Winter Pack – LI 2
December Group Gift
Granola. December 2017 Group Gift Red, Silver and Green stars on gold spiral trees – LI 1 each, sizes up well

22769 for THE ARCADE
Mountain Lodge gacha
Granny’s Box of Cookies – LI 1
22769 – Pottery – LI 1
22769 – Rustic Holiday Wreath – LI 2
22769 – Diorama Lantern – LI 5
Winter Glass – 1 LI

eTNIA
Hot Chocolate Kit for The Liaison Collaborative
Whole Milk – LI 1
Irish Cream – LI 2
Almond Milk – LI 2
Powder Cocoa – LI 3
Condiments – LI 1
Dark Chocolate Bar – LI 1
Cup1, Cup2, Cup3 – LI 2 – 3 each

Serenity Style
Nani Winter Friends for The Winter Garden Gacha at The Liaison Collaborative
Serenity Style- Nani Mouse RARE – LI 2
Serenity Style- Nani Cat Sit – LI 1

Duvet Day for Cosmopolitan Event, runs through to December 16th
Cosy Christmas gacha
[DD] Christmas stockings – LI 3
[DD] Christmas paper trees – LI 2
[DD] Christmas angel – LI 6
[DD] Christmas metal star wreath – LI 4
[DD] Christmas red berries – LI 4
[DD] Christmas wing chair – LI 5 – cuddles and solo sits (some rez items)
[DD] Christmas toboggan – LI 2

Chez Moi Furnitures for Cosmopolitan

Wooden Christmas Tree and Gifts
Christmas Gift Boxes CHEZ MOI – LI 3
Wooden Christmas Tree (PG) CHEZ MOI – LI 10 – with lots of poses

+Half-Deer+ for Tannenbaum Holiday Market
+Half-Deer+ Hot Chocolate Bar Cart – ALL (linked) – LI 5

KraftWork – mainstore
Wall System – Classic and Christmas versions
Used the rezzer system which will auto rez as many panels as you require, large texture menu, and 1 LI each panel

Apple Fall – Plaster Horse – LI 1
Storax Tree – Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3

[ zerkalo ] – mainstore
[ zerkalo ] Chess / Karpov vs Unzicker (1974) v1 Metal – LI 2

zerkalo at The Imaginarium – Golden Shade gacha[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Tree Lamp – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Contrabass Bar (RARE) – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Golden Vase – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Vintage Keys Cloche – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Rolled up Letters – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Red Vase – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade – Branches & Cones Centerpiece – LI 1

Black Bantam – Fawn with Ivy gift from ARCADE

Dust Bunny – pilea peper plant – LI 1
from the Natural Habitat 2 set

Crumbs, hope you didn’t fall asleep, that list went on for ages!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

On the street you live

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“I have often walked down this street before;
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before.
All at once am I several stories high.
Knowing I’m on the street where you live.

Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Does enchantment pour out of ev’ry door?
No, it’s just on the street where you live!”  By the great Nat King Cole

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The above is one of my favourite songs that somehow I associate with Christmas for no other reason than my mum had a Nat King Cole compilation album that she used to break out over the holidays and this was one of the songs on it.

UnKindness’s latest release of a beautiful country cottage with large glass windows and door plus snowy roof gave me inspiration for the rest of the scene above.  Click on the picture for a larger version.

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

uKindness – Countryside Cottage – LI 29
with Snow Roof Topper – uK – Countryside Cottage Snow – Add On – LI 16
currently at Collabor88

Little Branch – Sweet Chestnut *7 LI – {Seasons} *Animated
Winter Hill – LI 1
new Mainstore

Mesh India – Let it Snow 2 gacha, currently at Cosmopolitan
05 MI Snow Sled [4 LI]
06 MI Snow Stump [4 LI]

Izzie’s – Snow Covered Fence and Pole in natural – each piece 1 LI

Image Essentials – Promenade pose prop – Marketplace

Chez Moi Furnitures
Snowman Sack – LI 4 (enlarged from default), at Playing it Forward Event
This will be Transfer/Modify
Wooden Christmas Tree (PG) CHEZ MOI – LI 10
Christmas Gift Boxes CHEZ MOI – LI 3
Currently at Cosmopolitan until December 16th

Duvet Day
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post – From Let it Snow gacha (mainstore)

[DD] Christmas fireplace – LI 3
[DD] Christmas stockings – LI 3
[DD] Christmas wing chair – LI 5 – solo sits and cuddles
[DD] Christmas red berries – LI 4
[DD] Christmas metal star wreath – LI 4
All from Cosy Christmas gacha, currently at Cosmopolitan until December 16th

DaD Design, currently at Playing it Forward Event (starts December 10th 7am SLT)
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.03” m/c
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.02” m/c
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.01” m/c – all LI 3 each
(use indoors or as exterior decor, sizes up well)
DaD DESIGN “Christmas Log basket” m/c V.1.0 – LI 5
These will be Transfer/Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Christmas in Miniature

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In praise of the ornaments of Christmas!  I’ve been spending way too many lindens on holiday decoration gacha over at Tannenbaum and Arcade,  but what struck me the most was how intricate and beautiful the ornaments are this year. So they get a post all to themselves with extra info about three of my favourite holiday gacha, thus far.

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The background is an upstairs room in 22769’s fabulous Arcade gacha – The Mountain Lodge.  There are 18 items to collect in this gacha and it’s 50L$ per Play.  If you get desperate for missing gacha pieces and can see the lining of your wallet, try Seraphim’s Yard Sale (Arcade prizes priced fairly at the original gacha prices).

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A simply gorgeous folksy gacha, these Belen Tiny Houses by Serenity Style are all modify so you can flatten them to fit on walls if you want – makes them a versatile ornament. The Rare has tiny string lights just under the guttering which can make quite a difference to lighting, giving a lovely, soft glow.  It’s well worth trying to get this Rare.

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My favourite ornament gacha by The Vordun Museum & Gallery.  There are no Rares to struggle getting, just 8 beautiful Commons made in the Delft Pottery style, most unusual and rather beautiful tree ornaments.

 

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

22769 – The Mountain Lodge gacha, currently at December Arcade
Ski Signs Wall Decor – COMMON – LI 1
Cottage Sideboard – COMMON – LI 2
The Mountain Lodge- RARE – an upstairs room!

Backdrop by Dysfunctionality – great LOD large and small
[DDD] Heavy Snow Backdrop – LI 1 – falling snow

Serenity Style– Belen Tiny Houses RARE – LI 5 with string lights
Currently at Shiny Shabby

Fancy Decor – Ornaments and Trees, currently at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Fancy Decor: Wire Tree (silver) – LI 1 (also in gold)
(as The Vordun Museum & Gallery) Delft Ornaments – 1 LI each

TLC Home Collection, currently at Cosmopolitan Event
TLC Polar Bear Cub [Standing] – LI 1 (reduced from default) – from Polar Bear Family, animated bears

Lost Junction [LJ] – nested dolls gacha – LI 1 each, nested and ornament versions included – Tannenbaum Holiday Market

LISP – Tiny Blue Gift Box with shadow – LI 5

Plastik – Magnolia Cupcake – from Cupcakes gacha – LI 6 (not décor, meant to be worn)

Concept – Gift Boxes gacha – Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Concept} Gift Box. A and B – LI 2 each

Below:- all at December Arcade
HIVE – Metal Reindeer – LI 2
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – ornament cookies – LI 1
!gO! – Suitcase Dolls House – Suitcase Table – 20 and Suitcase Chairs – 1 LI each
KITE – Puffy Puffins – Whispers – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Let it Snow!

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“Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” ~ Frank Sinatra

And while we were snuggling in front of the fire, the penguins took over the ice rink. cheeky things.  Although I doubt that the skates will fit them!

Here’s some close-ups of the Duvet Day gacha, same name as our title here, in a better light so you can see how well made they are.

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

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Cliffs and Islands Set, currently at We ❤ Roleplay to end of November, then at the Mainstore
Various, versatile pieces that are texture change (snowy and better weather) They can be huge to smaller pieces depending on your sim and landscaping needs. The pieces in the picture came to only 12 LI but I had reduced them down considerably.

Duvet Day – Let it Snow gacha, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event which runs to December 2nd. L$69 per Play, all Modify
[DD] Let it Snow snowy gazebo
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post
[DD] Let it Snow snowy bench
[DD] Let it Snow light string
[DD] Let it Snow brazier
[DD] Let it Snow toboggan
[DD] Let it Snow Ice rink
[DD] Let it Snow skates bench
(I reduced these down somewhat to fit the penquins and it came to LI 71, easily sized upwards without too much difference, the ice rink can be huge!)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Scraggly Pom Grass – Patch A and Long patches A & B – LI 1 each
(special offer all week and texture change for seasons)

TLC Home Collection – Emperor Penguins Set (animated and very cute)
Adult – 2 LI and Chick in two versions – 1 LI each

Little Branch (who have excellent winter trees, shrubs and plants at the new mainstore)
Oak Tree. V2 {4 Seasons} *Animated – LI 7
Angelica 1_Single_winter – LI 2
fern 1_Beige_winter – LI 1
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2

Mushilu – Snow Lake/Loch 2 (part of the Snow Lake & Formations set)

by Chronos Serenity
N00082 – Ice Skates (not meant to be décor) LI 24 each
This are excellent skates, realistic and unisex with a resize HUD, what’s more they are only L$20 as a Marketplace special .  They have the basic ice skating animation AO, turn off your own AO and wear the Ice Skating AO and you can skate on any flat surface.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Hibernation – don’t wake me up until Spring!

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For those of us that don’t really approve of Winter except for all the snuggling up to get nice and cosy 🙂

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Some extra pictures of KITE’s Dorothy’s Cabin, an outstanding modern style cabin with four versions included. I really like the decking on the front of this building and the way it’s already covered with snow. Makes for easy decorating.

Wooden deck with steps to ground, door leads to a large inner room with picture windows at both ends for maximum views and light, and bleached wooden floorboards. Two inner sliding doors lead off to a couple of extra rooms, one more private than the other. Beautiful light wood texture.  Here’s the reverse view.

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

KITE – Dorothy’s Cabin – LI 121 – Builder’s Box Christmas Village Edition
There are 4 different versions of this build:
1 – With a floral ’40s wallpaper
2 – With a stone texture
3 – Snowy version of 1 with bears
4 – Snowy version of 2 with bears
You may unlink the bears

unKindness – enchanting “Long Winter Set”, currently at Whimsical which runs through to December 18th
Items sold individually and as a set, the honey jar is included with the fig tray set
Long Winter Canopy Daybed – beautiful poses for sleeps, cuddles and solo – LI 5 –
slightly modded for the colour of the canopy
Long Winter Fig Tray – LI 2
Long Winter Honey Jar – LI 1
Long Winter Pear Tray – LI 1
Long Winter Pouffe Table – LI 1
Long Winter Wall Shelf – LI 1

7mad;Ravens – Holiday set, currently at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Event runs through to December 25th
Lots of versions to this set!
7mad;Ravens – Pillow/Crate Magic – LI 1
7mad;Ravens – Red Xmas Candlesticks – LI 2
7mad;Ravens – Xmas Art 6, 5 and 2 – 1 LI each
7mad;Ravens – Gold Fat Tree, Gold Sharp Tree, Gold Curvy Tree – 1 LI each

 

Serenity Style – Charm Plants, currently at Enchantment which runs through to November 30th (inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman movie) There are 3 different magic plants which can be purchased individually and in a pack.
Charm Flowers – 3 LI
Spy Plants (all golden) – light up on touch – 2 LI
Mystic Mushrooms – mystic orb particle effect on touch – 1 LI

Fancy Decor – Cloche Clock – LI 5 – set to your Time Zone – wonderful little clock, the pendulum moves to and fro as well
Currently at District 20

Kaerri – Christmas ornament and flower arrangements, currently at The Frost Fair
Deer Urns – left and right – LI 6 each

Granola. – Willow’s Wreath. – LI 3 – beautiful decoration of willow sticks fashioned into a circle, enhanced with red berries and tiny blue birds
Currently at Enchantment which runs through to November 30th (inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman movie)
Granola. Nona’s Succulent White – mainstore release (also in blue, orange and pink) – LI 1 each

MudHoney – Briley Sisal Rug – LI 4

Apple Fall – Elderflower Cordial

–ANHELO-    G03-13-17AGA :: bench A – LI 2 (from Tokyo Soul Food gacha)

+Half-Deer+ – Shiba Inu – Sleepy – LI 2
+Half-Deer+ Nightglow Bird – Robin – Lantern – LI 1
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Better View – LI 1
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Lay Down

JIAN Pudgy Persians 9. White Wander Kitten

Hope you all have an excellent week

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Luxurious Outdoor Living

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Now this is what I call luxury!  Not only have you got a wonderful Pavilion with blazing fire to keep out the cold decked out with all the comforts of home, but there’s also a fabulous sauna which will take up to 6 people comfortably.  Lots more useful info on the products in the details below.

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

Laurel Ridge Pavilion by Galland Homes, currently at Ultra Event and runs through to December 8th
The working fireplace has fire sounds you can turn on or off by touch. The Pavilion is Materials enabled, includes the baked lighting features seen in the picture and comes with a snow roof for those wintery scenes.
LI 16 – Copy/Modify
Fireplace Logs (Random) by Galland Homes – 1 LI each pile

Chez Moi Furnitures – 2 sets
Picture shows pieces from the Chaud set – the armchair with foot stool – LI 3 – texture change wood and pillow for multiple effects – great set of poses PG (40) and Adult (74) versions.
Also armchair – LI 2, same as above and very nice Firewood Holder – LI 1 that would be great indoors as well as outside.
In addition to the above pieces there is a Fireplace, Table and Metallic Pumpkin Decor. The Chaud Set is currently at November Ultra Event.

Dundalk Set – beautiful wooden Sauna Cabin – LI 12, separate door and floor which is great to level up uneven ground. Masses of poses – PG (116) and Adult (184) versions. Fully interactive, you can touch the lamp to turn it on or off. Touch the Sauna control panel to access the steam menu. A smooth particle steam is emitted throughout the room for the full realistic experience. Room for up to 6 people! This is in the Deco(c)rate Subscription for November.

Pieces from [ zerkalo ] Marble Firmness gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden
Pa’s Towels, Set of Bowls, Snowdrop Vase, Solid Vase and the Warm Whale & Sun Fish ornaments (above the fireplace). This has to be one of my favourite [ zerkalo ] gacha of 2017.

Raindale from the Lanmon Set, currently at the Avenue Event
Texture change and tint via HUD blanket – very cosy looking – LI 5 – poses all original Raindale, 8 solo and 15 animations for couples.
Lanmon pillow – various with homely legends – LI 1 each – rez as a pile, easy decorating for lazybones!

Mesh India from the November Deco(c)rate – Cozy Nights
Mesh India –  My Cozy Night ❤ {with texture change}, four texture change options including an Autumn Leaves one – LI 7

Dust Bunny for Fifty Linden Friday
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray and dust bunny . knitted stool (has texture change for the knit part)

Smith Boys – Reindeer Plush Collection 9 – Rudolph RARE – he’s a bit early for Christmas but you can’t blame him as it’s so cosy – LI 1 and Modify
These cute creatures are a gacha set of 9 plushy reindeer collectibles which are given away at Events for free! For more info, please see the Land of Rainbows website post.

Chippy Family from JIAN chipmunk collection – 7 LI each (wanderer)

Landscaping:-
The prominent tree is by Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1 – LI 6. A beautiful tree, it has a large texture change menu and features double textures on the same tree.

The purple bush is CJ Creations – Flower field Purple dragon – LI 1

Hope you all have a peaceful and refreshing weekend ❤

Cheers, m’dears 🙂