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Ophelia’s Dining Table

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Ophelia: – “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love,
remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.
There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you,
and here’s some for me. We may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays.
O, you must wear your rue with a difference! There’s a daisy. I
would give you some violets, but they wither’d all when my father
died. They say he made a good end.”
Hamlet – Act IV, Scene 5 – Will Shakespeare

Ophelia is going slightly mad here and she hands out flowers to various characters. It’s said that she’s suffering from the “poison of deep grief” brought on by her father’s death and is divided from herself and her sanity (her fair judgement). But that’s not her only problem. Shakespeare hints through the symbolic meaning of flowers that she’s been betrayed through adultery and may even be pregnant. In the end nobody is quite sure if her death is accidental or suicidal.
Read more in this interesting article – https://www.ehow.com/facts_6766640_meaning-ophelia-flowers.html

Here’s a Slideshow of the magnificent Coronation Skybox, in which the scene is set:-

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This is the last of my posts for Halloween on a Shakespearean theme and I hope you’ve enjoyed them.  I wanted to do something a bit different from the usual blood and gore and fortunately there were some truly wonderful products about by very talented designers to enable me to do so.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Granola., SEMPITERNAL, Raindale
Others:- Dust Bunny, Apple Fall, *katat0nik*

Events:- Builder’s Box, Epiphany, Salem (Prism Events)

From Builder’s Box Black Magic Round

1. Granola.
Ophelia’s Dining Set (100% User Created MESH with Materials enabled)
Granola. Ophelia Dining Chair – LI 3 – has 12 solo ladies and 10 gents including ‘Pray’. Includes both Bento and non-Bento animations
Granola. Ophelia Dining Table – LI 2 – will sit six avatars
Granola. Ophelia Candlestick Short – LI 3 (enlarged from default for the scene) – has an on/off script that emits smoke when extinguished

Pieces from Esther’s Fortune Set, currently at SALEM Event
Granola. Esther’s Crystal Ball. Black – LI 2 (altered ball colour for the scene)
Granola. Esther’s Tarot Cards & Case Dark. – LI 2
Granola. Esther’s Rune Stones – LI 1
(also included in the set are the Esther’s Candle – LI 2). Two sets available – light and dark versions.

2. SEMPITERNAL [The Coronation] Skybox – LI 264 – 15 by 28 metres
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cerberus%20Crossing/238/25/1832
There are two versions included in the box, the other one is LI 497 with a footprint of 10 by 19 metres

Raindale, currently at SWANK to October 31st
Raindale – Mirgaild mirror – LI 1 – has texture change HUD for five options

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Dust Bunny – Wiccan Book Stack – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
This was a Fifty Linden Friday offer but you can still find it at the store for L$125, go in the main doorway and into the gacha section. It’ll be on the right by the matching Wiccan Artistry gacha set that’s currently at October Epiphany .

Katat0nik – gacha
*katat0nik* (Red) Dragon – LI 36 as you’re supposed to wear him

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Anashara Dining Set
Apple Fall Mini Pumpkin – Orange – LI 1
Apple Fall Pine cones & Hazelnuts – LI 1
Apple Fall Woodland Deer – Brass – LI 1
Apple Fall Autumn Place Setting – LI 2
Apple Fall Apple Sprig with Branch – LI 1
Apple Fall Apples with Ornamental Stand – Charcoal – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Black Magic

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More on my Hamlet theme for Halloween. In this scene Hamlet, as though possessed, talks to Ophelia and advises her not to marry him.  The reasons he gives are the thoughts of an mad man perhaps… or maybe they are insightful.

“I am very proud, revengeful,
ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have
thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape,
or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do,
crawling between earth and heaven?
We are arrant knaves, all.
Believe none of us.” (Hamlet speaking to Ophelia)
~ Will Shakespeare, Hamlet – Act 3 Scene 1

I liked the phrase, “crawling between earth and heaven”, and so the scene portrayed here is something in between, something that is likely to bind you to the earth by black magic, so stopping your ascent to heaven.  The dragons crawl around and yet the light of the crystals and spells seem to cast out the darkness. Whoever has set this up has used the Summoning Circle and now they must suffer the consequences, good or bad.

The scene is set in a corner of the magnificent Ascelin skybox by VARONIS.  It’s a gloriously Gothic style building which has a large central room with three huge windows at one side and a doorway at the other. The vaulted ceiling has wooden beams which are realistically textured and very well done.  Then, either side of the main room, there are archways that lead to a couple of mirrored side rooms, each has a fireplace filled with candles.  There are also strategically placed lamps in these rooms but the overall effect is quite eerie depending on your choice of Windlight and in that way it would be perfect for certain types of roleplay.  Here’s a Slideshow as I walked around the build. The first photo shows the skybox from the outside. Inside was taken using a Midday setting (not the default one).

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Full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Raindale, Dahlia, KraftWork, VARONIS, 22769
Others:- HEXtraordinary
Events:- Builder’s Box, Arcade Spooktacular

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round

1. Raindale
Raindale – Darkmore table – LI 2 – Copy & Modify – 5- option HUD to change colour of leather banding elements
Raindale – Darkmore daybed – LI 11 – Copy & Modify – 5-option HUD to change colour of cushion and sofa pad separately
20 solo and 8 couples animations (all original to Raindale)

2. Dahlia
Conjure Set (pieces are LI 1 each)
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Prehnite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Black Moonstone
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Purple Fluorite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Black Amethyst
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Green
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Pink
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Roses – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Cumin – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Belladonna – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Raven Feather Bottle
Dahlia – Conjure – Candle – Black
Dahlia – Conjure – Black Magic – Crystal Ball

3. KraftWork
Black Spell set – I used the All Linked Gold set (unlinked and used various pieces)
Candles – LI 1 each – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
Purple Candle – LI 1 – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Rolling Papers – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Little Spell – LI 1 – light extravaganza – Copy & Modify
plus part of the table – cast iron swirls (modified) – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Blue – LI 3 (enlarged from default) – Copy & Modify
Black spell large light extravaganza – LI 3 – Copy & Modify

KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Violet – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

4. VARONIS
Ascelin Skybox – LI 225 – Copy & Modify

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the Black Celebration gacha, at Arcade Spooktacular
22769 – Torch – COMMON – change light to various strengths from flicker to huge fire – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Obsidian – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Summoning Circle – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Beating Heart – COMMON – animated heart that beats – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Spell Book – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Blood Goblet – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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HEXtraordinary, from September ARCADE – see Marketplace resellers
*HEXtraordinary* Shoulder Dragon – Sapphire – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Amethyst – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Moonstone – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer

Cheers, m’dears:)

Alas, poor Yorick!

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“Let me see. (takes the skull) Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!” Will Shakespeare ~ Hamlet.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Merak, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Others:- ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.

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

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round
1. Merak
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Chair – LI 5
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Paintings – LI 3
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Cabinet – LI 6
All décor pieces with Permissions of Copy & Modify

2. Raindale
Pieces from the Darkmore Set
Raindale – Darkmore lamp 3 – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore tarot – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore books – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore spirit board – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore candle (tall) and (small) – LI 1 each
Permissions are Copy & Modify
Darkmore set comes with daybed (LI 11, 20 solo and 8 couples animations), 3 types of lamps (light on/off on touch, LI 1 each), coffee table (LI 1) and decor (candles, tarot cards, books and spirit board – LI 1 per object)
You can customize daybed, cushions and leather elements of the table via HUD (5 colours to choose from)

TLC Home Collection, currently at Salem Event
TLC Bloody Vulture [ Perched ] – LI 3 – Copy & Modify – animated for 3 neck/head positions – brilliant piece! You’ll be able to control the sound volume, too. There’s another version of the Bloody Vulture included, this one is flapping. Also in the pack there’s 2 versions of the Griffon Vulture – flapping and perched. These chaps are cleaner! Plus… there’s a wooden stump and rock for landscaping.

TLC Scorpion On Skull – LI 2 – animated for tail and pincers
You get this and also the Scorpion on its own – suitably animated for LI 1

Little Branch
This was a Hello Tuesday special! The pack contains 4 versions of Spooky Tree, Gnome Tree, PLUS… Grass V4 animated, Hill 2 versions, Wild Grass Dry animated for extra landscaping delight
LB – creepy spooky. v1 [Mesh} – LI 7

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::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.“Dawn” Backdrop (dark) – LI 17
Plus their window curtains – LI 3
This is the dark version of their backdrop – I used the light version in a previous post.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Galveston

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Galveston isn’t just the classic Glen Campbell song or an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas, but it’s also this fabulous prefab by Galland Homes.

There are two large rooms which are divided by unusual large sliding stable doors, and there’s also smart dormer windows in the roof. The Land Impact is 121 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Please follow the rez instructions carefully so you can get the doors to work properly! The Glaveston is from the February 2018 Builder’s Box. You’ll soon be able to pre-order the May subscription.

I’ve got a couple of beautiful trees by Little Branch in the picture. One is the Yellow Orchid, a brand new release, and the other is the Black Olive which I promised in my last post to show you in more detail. An amazingly beautiful architectural tree (rotate it around to get the best placement), it’s available at the current round of FaMESHed. Both trees I had on the Spring texture setting.

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

Galland Homes
Galveston by Galland Homes – LI 141 (separately opening central doors, front door and windows door at back)
In the February 2018 Builder’s Box
Builder’s Box is a Second Life architecture subscription box packed full of buildings from some of Second Life’s best mesh home creators. From ground builds to skyboxes, gain access to 10 exclusive homes every 3 months – giving you plenty of choice and time to move in, live in and repeat.

 

DaD Design for Virtual Living – “Byron Hanging Chair” PG V.1.0 c/m – LI 9

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Old Water Pump – LI 2 (from the “Garden Decoration” set)

..::THOR::.. – Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON

Landscaping

Flora:
Little Branch
LB – Yellow Orchid tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 3 (lower than default)
(currently available at The Liaison Collaborative)

LB – Black Olive Tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 8 (slightly reduced)
(currently available at FaMESHed)

Two Moon Gardens – The Rockery – LI 15

Heart Botanicals – Pathways set – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – I used the Patio SQ – LI 9 – Copy/Modify

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Ivy for walls set (on golden texture version)

Texture change with many meshes and only 1 Land Impact each!

Fauna:-
JIAN – Scruffy Shepherds –  14. Sleepy Adult

TLC Home Collection
TLC  – American Robin – LI 1 (from “Sunflower Field with Birds” set)

And we were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTbTHlTmDX8

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Modern Love

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Before I start this post, I want to leave a message for sponsors and my blogging friends.  I’ll be offline for the next fortnight and back on Monday, February 26th. I’m having a long awaited upper spinal operation which should hopefully reduce pain levels and give me extra movement as well as clearer vision.  It’s not a huge operation but it will require recovery time.   It makes use of modern surgery skills, too, for which I am very grateful!  Sorry, my friends, I won’t be able to ‘like’ posts or make my quirky comments for that couple of weeks.  ❤

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There are quite a few superb items out at the moment which have that modern furniture vibe.  I’ve combined three of my current favourites in the scene today.

The building is by unKindness, it’s called Modern Serenity and it’s in the latest Builder’s Box subscription.  This really is a beauty of a house and I’ve included a couple of extra close-ups so you can see how the light will fall inside the building.

There are two main furniture sets here.  The beautiful dressing table/vanity set is by Granola. and you get that in gacha form including texture option HUDs.  Simply lots of class and lots of pastel colour tones – I was using white, peach and pale gold metals.

The other furniture set is a collaboration by Fancy Decor and Commoner called The Modine Collection.  This is gorgeous, there’s a lot of pieces including cushion texture options and you’ll be able to mix n match to your heart’s content!

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Lots of long, narrow windows give a feeling of calm and privacy and yet it’s relatively light for all those dark grey concrete tones.  The front door has a good entrance porch and it leads to the large room for open living.

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

unKindness from Builder’s Box – Modern Serenity Home – 54 LI

Fancy Decor/Commoner – The Modine Collection – Collabor88
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Accent Chair – LI 3
FD & Commoner: Modine Cloud Sofa – LI 6
FD & Commoner: Modine Side Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Vase of Daisies – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Pillow (Geo) – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Coffee Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Round Tray – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Nut Dish – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Rug – LI 1

Granola. – Bibi’s Vanity Set – Blush – to Feb 18th
Used… Bibi’s Stool Pale Gold with set 1 HUD LI 4
Bibi’s Vanity Mirror and Unit – White with Pale Gold LI 6 – change Glow of the mirror lights via Texture Edit
Bibi’s Tray in Gold – LI 3
Make-up brushes in gold and peach, perfume bottles in gold, Yellow Rose Vase in peach (LI 3, LI 2 each, LI 3)

[ zerkalo ] at the Gacha Garden until the end of February

Weights and Measures of Love gacha – Wooden Heart Candle – LI 2

Dust Bunny & O.M.E.N . lovebirds . blue (touch to swing) – LI 9

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A Bedroom for the Boys

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When I opened the new Builder’s Box, not only was it jammed packed with great architecture but it also gave me a lot of inspiration for blogging.  This wondrous skybox belongs to KraftWork and it’s one of the most original concepts I’ve seen.  I suppose it’s a skateboard park crossed comfortably with an Industrial style skybox. Hey Presto – the Shred Flat is born!  Don’t forget to click on the picture to see the full sized version.

With all the pretty bedrooms for girls around right now, I thought I’d do one for the boys.  A lot of  these products have magically matched up with the right tones. This especially applies to also Known as‘s Farmer’s Retreat Bed and matching furniture.  It gives a feeling of solidness combined with comfort and style.  I love it!  Part of Fancy Decor‘s Jansen set – namely that swivel chair matched up remarkably well.  It does come in a variety of other colours, white would have been nice, too.  With other pieces from 22769, [ zerkalo ] and Serenity Style we were soon cooking.  Add some plants and animals – every flat should have a Jack Russell – and we’re there.

Here’s some more photos of the Shred Flat empty – so you can get an idea of what to do with it in the way of decorating.  This is the skateboard section and I was half thinking to make this the dining area/lounge – I bet you lot have other ideas.

Here’s the decorated back wall with a walk down steps area – bathroom perhaps?  Those graffiti walls are so striking, no need for any Wall Art this end of the skybox.

The opposite end of the skybox now, you’ve got some nice Industrial windows with added light panes, a shabby brick wall and also a set of spray cans on the floor.  Now if you can use the Edit panel you can select just those cans and move them around. It’s all modify so why not.

And here we’re looking through one of those windows from the outside of the skybox to the wall opposite where there’s some more of that fabulous wall art, skateboard inspired naturally 🙂

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

KraftWork – The Shred Flat – in Builder’s Box for February 2018

Builder’s Box HQ on The Last Forever Sim

also Known as – Farmer’s Retreat Bed currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to February 10th
aKa – Farmer’s Retreat Bed – LI 19 – there’s also a Low Land Impact version included at 4 LI. There are versions of the bed for F/F, M/M and M/F. Choice of PG or Adult beds all packed with beautiful animations for singles, couples and intimate poses in the Adult versions.

Other matching pieces you can add to this bed:-
aKa Farmer’s Retreat – Nightstand Right and Left side of bed – LI 1
aKa Farmer’s Retreat – Chest Of Drawers – LI 3
aKa – Rug.001 – LI 1 – goes very well with this set!
aKa – Farmer’s Retreat = Pitcher and Bowl also included – LI 1

Fancy Decor – Jansen Collection, currently at  FaMESHed Event.
Jansen Velvet Swivel Chair – texture versions in black, blue, green, grey, red and white – LI 4 – all the rest are LI 1 each
Jansen Cube Table
Jansen Candles (soft linked set)
Jansen Painting
Plus
Fancy Decor: Cloche Clock – LI 5 – mainstore

Pieces from 22769‘s Safe from Harm gacha (was Epiphany, look on MP for resellers)
22769 – Potted Banana Tree – COMMON – LI 6 at default
22769 – Monstera Plant – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Backgammon – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Rustic Lantern – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Pouf Table – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Plant on Pillar – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Beethoven Bust – COMMON – LI 3

Pieces from [ zerkalo ] Billiards Z Gacha
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Cue Rack (RARE) – LI 6
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Balls Set – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Billiard Frame – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Hanging Lamp – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Wall Bar – LI 3

Serenity Style – Gio Vintage Car gacha
You can drive these! This car is wearable to drive and for any kind of avatar – both kids and adults.


How to use it?
1.- Wear it
2.- Turn off your AO
3..- Touch to resize it to adjust to your avi and move it if is necesary
4.- Use the arrow keys and ENJOY IT !!!!
Serenity Style – Gio Vintage Car AUBERGINE – LI 11 resized right down

TLC Home Collection
TLC Jack Russell In Box – LI 5
From Animated Puppies gacha

JIAN Wall-Mounted Betta Tank – LI 6
Click to create the Betta fighting fish – each one 2 Land Impact

Shi – Noir Minimalist – Clay Coffee & Flask Set

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Sweets for Santa

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Santa always distributes plenty of sweets to folks at Christmas but I think he needs a few himself so here’s what the fairies left for him!  Please click on the picture for a huge version.

And speaking of ‘sweet’, this post is dedicated to my Blogger & Vlogger Network Secret Santa – it’s EleanorJean Resident or EJ as I know her.

I was so pleased to get EJ for the BVN Secret Santa. She’s one of those bloggers whose work I find a pleasure to read because she puts down her comments on life both bravely and honestly.

Now she’s no slouch in the Fashion department, EJ was a recent Miss Virtual World Germany (that’s her mum’s homeland) and is a dedicated, beautiful model. I was never anywhere near her level *laughs* when I was modelling, it took me all my time not to fall off the darn catwalk with the constant lag. However, I’m not bad at Home & Garden so I thought I’d dedicate this sweet scene to a sweet person ❤

Read EleanorJean’s blog and check out her Flickr

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Just to finish off the necessary, here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used in this post:-

unKindness – Winter Pool with Patio, currently at FaMESHed Event to December 27th – Land Impact 53 – this gorgeous frozen pool and snowy patio just perfect for winter decorating and you can do such a lot with it such as fill that empty space at the back with all sorts of things!

Soy. – Snow Covered Woods set with bases and 4 different trees – default and low Land Impact pieces. They size up well but you will put on more LI by doing so.

Galland Homes – Santa’s Christmas Hut, currently at the Paying It Forward Event
Permissions are Transfer/Modify as this is a gifting Event. Land Impact is 11 at the default size with a small footprint of 5 by 5

Raindale for The Avenue Event
Raindale – Canopy Tent – LI 10 – versions with and without cushions plus separate cushions – 15 solo and 5 original couples poses by Raindale
Texture change HUD for Canopy, seat and cushions

KraftWork for Builder’s Box Christmas Village Edition
Builder’s Box HQ on The Last Forever Sim
Gingerbread House – 112 LI – Copy/Modify – has texture change HUD for walls, roof, fireplace wall and fireplace front – plus snowflakes rezzer
Also has Gingerbread House Fence, Curtain, Doormat to match!

Chez Moi Furnitures – Snowman Family, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 30th
Land Impact – 3 and fully interactive poses for 2 adults and 1 toddler

Serenity Style – Xena Love Series at The Trunk Show
Serenity Style- Xena Eternal Love Panel – 2 LI
Serenity Style- Xena Love Box – 1 LI
and Danna Fairies at Lootbox gacha Event – these are gorgeous, folksy style little fairies and light ornaments which will light up spots wherever you place them

 

 

TLC Home Collection – Penguin Sledge – gift at Cosmopolitan Advent Event
Gifts hang from the Christmas Tree in the main concourse
Very cute animated sledge and penguins for 4 LI

Hope you’re all coping  well with the Holiday preparations and not too rushed

Cheers, m’dears 🙂