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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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Fireside Gold

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I do think that gold suits a fireplace so well, or just something golden around it like a grate or an ornament or a picture frame.  Combined with the glowing flames the result is so warm.  Even though we’re in a virtual world, the feelings of warmth and contentment can still be successfully created if we use a bit of imagination.

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Silence., [ zerkalo ], Storax Tree, unKindness, KraftWork
Others:- Camdem, Apple May Designs, Apple Fall, *Avaway*
Events:- Shiny Shabby, The Liaison Collaborative

NB – Products will have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Granola. – mainstore
Pieces from the Zora Set
Zora Console in Gold and Silver, LI 3 each
Zora Mirror in Gold and Silver, LI 2 each – altered for width in my scene
Zora Paper Coneflowers, LI 3
Zora Candles, LI 2 each
Candles have on/off flame script with smoke emitter when extinguished. The candles can be further customized by holding and clicking to bring up menu.

Silence., currently at The Liaison Collaborative until November 26th
Pieces from the Whittaker Accessory Set
Silence. – Whittaker Bench w/Pillows – LI 3 – 4 Solo Sits each for ladies & gents
Silence. – Whittaker Table Lamp – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Canvas Art – LI 1
There’s also an End Table in this set

[ zerkalo ]
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade gacha – Pine Cone Ornament Red – Transfer & Modify

Storax Tree Sales Room
1. New Pine Tree A2 – LI 4 as default – Transfer and Resizer – hurry as it’s in the sales room at only L$25!

2. Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3 – Transfer and Resizer (in the mainstore section)

unKindness
uK – Telluric Throw Rug – LI 2 – check out the rest of the Telluric Set at the mainstore

KraftWork
KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – with HUD and foolproof rezzer to align the panels – LI 2

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Camdem, currently at Shiny Shabby
Camdem – Decorative Cast Fireplace V2 – LI 18
Camdem – Camdem – Decorative Fireplace – LI 5
Camdem – Decorative Fireplace Coal Scuttle – LI 5
Camdem – Decorative Fireplace Tools – LI 5
** Please take care when rezzing because the whole set is Transfer & Modify, plus texture change for black, gold, silver and white

Apple May Designs
Thankful Wall Decor – Dark Intentions – LI 6 – this comes from a beautiful collection featuring wall décor in various shades and fireplaces, too

Apple Fall
from Christmas Ornaments Hunt 2017
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Confetti – Gold – LI 1
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Ridged – Gold – LI 1
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Pine cone – Gold – LI 1

*AvaWay*  Christmas Ornament_Star #1 – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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 🙂

 

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 🙂