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O Tannenbaum!

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“O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum
(O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree)
Dein Kleid will mich was lehren:
(Your dress wants to teach me something:)
Die Hoffnung und Beständigkeit
(Your hope and durability)
Gibt Trost und Kraft zu jeder Zeit
(Provide comfort and strength at any time)
O Tannenbaum, o Tannenbaum!
(O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree)
Das soll dein Kleid mich lehren
(That’s what your dress does teach me)” Ernst Anschütz, 1824

Christmas Trees became popular in Britain around 1848 when the Illustrated London News published a drawing of the Royal Family celebrating around a decorated fir tree, a tradition that was reminiscent of Prince Albert’s childhood in Germany. Soon every home had a tree decorated with candles, sweets, fruit, homemade decorations and small gifts.

Our elegant virtual fir tree is by Botanical and you’ll find three versions of it at Tannenbaum Event in the Tree Section. All the beautiful ornaments are from two current sets by Fancy Decor. You’ll need a steady hand and some quiet time out to decorate a similar tree, it’s useful to stand back frequently and check that the overall effect is balanced. Everything is modify so if you want a larger tree like I did in this scene, it’s easy to upsize the ornaments.

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

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, Raindale
Others:- Botanical, Mushilu, Studio Skye
Events:- Tannenbaum by Prism Events, The Arcade

*NB –  Permissions are all Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Fancy Decor, currently at Tannenbaum Event
Fancy Decor: Fulton Armchair (mint) – LI 1 – 9 solo sits
Fancy Decor: Snowflake Throw Pillow – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Be Merry Throw Pillow – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Minimal Tree Art – LI 1
And in the Tree Section:-
“Stay Golden Ornament Collection” Gacha
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

Fancy Decor, currently at The Arcade
“Gilt Tree Decorations” Gacha
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

Raindale, currently at The Arcade
Rare prize from the Coldbrook Gacha
Rare – Raindale – Coldbrook cottage – LI 86
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

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Botanical, currently at Tannenbaum Event
Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree – LI 4, modified for size

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Floor 1. Mushilu – LI 1

Studio Skye
Piece from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit – set on Winter texture

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

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Home & Garden Expo 2017 – My Little Department Store

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What a beautiful store this is, it’s “Verdalina’s Department Store” and is a new release by Spargel & Shine Homes, currently at the RFL Home & Garden 2017 Expo . It’s a classically styled building with three floors, four side rooms, three balconies and a nifty elevator to get you there. It would be great for a shop, business, boutique hotel or even a home! Land Impact is 257 when rezzed and the Footprint is 16 by 24 metres. A chrome light is included so you can put as many copies around as you like. The Elevator is a joy and such fun to use. It’s animated, and does not need reprogramming for every new location. Simply step through the doors and click on the control panel. You’ll automatically go into a pose and a menu will appear asking you which floor you want. Once there, you just click on “stand” at the bottom of your screen and walk out through the doors.

 

Now I bet you could make an excellent home of this. The rooms would be cosy and not too big and you wouldn’t have stairs to worry about. So, I thought I’d decorate some of the rooms with furniture from the Expo… see what you think!

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Here we are on the ground floor which is open plan and contains a central lift. Both sides have large picture windows and side arch windows. This is just a section, really, because there is more space in the opposite direction. I was using the Moroccan set from Bazar. And yes, herons live in Morocco too, I checked!

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Here’s a close up with the fire off. Still looks beautiful with the cool, white stones. You can use the suite with gold or silver hints via texture change. I love the tassels on the sofa and carpet.

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On every floor, you’re going to have a lift area (at least in the main section). There are sliding doors to the smaller side rooms that go off the main sections. So why not make a feature of this area? The Heron has already pecked the lift doors so that they are opening, revealing the control panel on the wall.

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One floor up and we’re in the main section here, with three French windows that open onto a balcony. There’s a lovely feeling of light that flows into the room and it feels airy if you leave a couple of doors open. His and Hers day beds, perhaps!

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Finally we’re on the top floor and you can see one of those sliding doors to the side room. The windows have that beautiful wrought iron panel work that casts fancy shadows into the room. Silly me left cookies on the table so you can’t really blame the dalmatian! This makes a nice drawing room or lounge but could equally be a main bedroom.

I hope that’s given you some decorating ideas!

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used in detail, including direct SLurls to the Expo stalls. Items not in the Expo, I’ve noted.

OUTSIDE

Verdalina’s Department Store by Spargel & Shine Homes on Hope 9

~aKa~ – Banana tree in Creme planter
~aKa~ – Feather palm in Creme planter
Wishing Fountain – By Dorian

All from The Little Branch (not Expo)
WildSassafras.v2{Animated}
WildGrass*1Li{Lavender}
WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}
WildGrass*1Li{Green}

Botanical by Kriss Lehmann – Summer Linden Small (not Expo)

INSIDE ONE
Verdalina’s Department Store – ground floor looking towards front of the building
by Chiana Oh – ‘between earth and sky I’ -Picture-
by Chiana Oh – ‘between earth and sky II’ -Picture-
~aKa~ – Banana tree in Creme planter – modified for colour
~aKa~ – Feather palm in Creme planter – modified for colour

BaZar – “Morocco” lounge set
~BAZAR~Morocco-6 table-hunt item
~BAZAR~Morocco-Curtain
~BAZAR~Morocco-Chandelier (gold) – also silver version
~BAZAR~Morocco-Sofa – PG and Adult versions
~BAZAR~Morocco-books
~BAZAR~Morocco-Cactus
~BAZAR~Morocco-Candle lamp
~BAZAR~Morocco-Side table – texture change for gold/silver
~BAZAR~Morocco-Carpet
~BAZAR~Morocco-Fire table – can be on or off
~BAZAR~Morocco-Potted plant
~BAZAR~Morocco-Tea set
(set also has a Pergola)

Fancy Decor – Floor Globe (gold) (not Expo)
TLC Home Collection – animated Heron (not Expo)

INSIDE TWO
Verdalina’s Department Store – Half-open lift to all floors! –
Mesh India – Pillow Rug Decor – LI 4
~aKa~ – City wall art – LI 1
ChiC Buildings – Tall Circle Shelf with Plant – LI 2
TLC Home Collection – animated Heron (not Expo)

INSIDE THREE
Verdalina’s Department Store – Second Floor looking towards balcony
Papillon – Catnip Basket Fairy Shelter – LI 6 – this is a Home for Papillon Breedables Fairies!
ChiC Buildings – Butler Table and Garden Candle Trio
Bee Designs – Iron day bed – LI 16 – Friends & Cuddles Menus

Raindale ~ storage bench – LI 5
Raindale ~ storage ottoman – LI 2
Raindale ~ Flower bucket 3 – texture change flowers
Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G expo hunt)

~aKa~ – Industrial Pendant Lamp Black & Copper – LI 2 – this is long and I had some of it in the next floor. Can be Modified!
~aKa~ – Four Seasons Daybed – LI 4 – Male & Female sits and Romance menus
~aKa~ – Tubular Barstool – Black&Leather – LI 1

INSIDE FOUR
Verdalina’s Department Store – Top Floor
Spargel & Shine Homes  – Lucero Cabinet & accessories and Rug Multi-Floral 1, rug is not Expo

::Newchurch::
:: N :: Gemma 2 Chair – LI 4 – girls & guys solo sits
:: N :: Gemma 2 Sofa – LI 6 – male & female solo sits and couples Menu
:: N :: Gemma 2 Chair-and-a-Half – LI 3 – male & female solo sits and couples Menu

House Shelf with Tall Legs Trendy by Feather & Nest – texture change inside & out

Twisty Twigs Vase Duo L – Pinstripes As – Storax Tree (not Expo)

TLC Home Collection – Dalmatian looking at cookie on table from Animated Puppies gacha (not Expo)

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That’s all for today, folks. I’ve shown the majority of the Expo blogger items that I picked up in my posts this last week. Of course there are many more sets, pets, landscaping and home items to be seen over the 9 Sims. You’ve got until June 4th – Happy Shopping!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂