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Pastel Christmas

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When polar bear cubs decorate!

Inspired by the latest collection from Silence., beautiful ornaments and tree skirts! Those skirts would also make really good bedroom rugs, they are so pretty.

*Please click on the picture for a larger version, the smaller products will show up better.

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

Sponsors:- Silence., TLC Home Collection, unKindness, Granola.
Others:- Dreamland Designs, Dust Bunny, Lucas Lameth
Events:- The Liaison Collaborative

Silence., currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Pieces from the “Pastel Christmas” gacha – Wooden Ornaments and tree skirts
Pastel Christmas – Sparkle Tree Skirt – Pink RARE (also in Blue RARE) – LI 2
1. Deer Candle – Blue
2. Deer Candle – Pink
3. Wooden Ornament – Blue
4. Matte Ornament – Blue
5. Shimmer Ornament – Blue
6. Shimmer Ornament – Pink
7. Matte Ornament – Pink
8. Wooden Ornament – Pink
9. Star Ornament – Blue
10. Diamond Ornament – Blue
11. Diamond Ornament – Pink
12. Star Ornament – Pink
13. Studded Tree – Blue
14. Studded Tree – Pink
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

Granola.
This is a piece from a wonderful collection of doors you can use in a surprisingly large number of places.  Small and Large versions in a variety of useful colours.
Antique Painted Door. Pink Lg. – LI 10 – Copy & Modify

TLC Home Collection
Polar Bear Cub [Leaning] – LI 1
Polar Bear Cub [Standing] – LI 2
These little chaps are from the Polar Bears set which includes an ice island habitat!

unKindness
Piece from the 9 to 5 gacha
Day Bed – Rare – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify
Animations for ladies, gents and snuggles Menu

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Dreamland Designs
DD Yummy Snowflake Hot Chocolate Tray – LI 6 (also available in pink)
Gives cups of Hot Choc that has drinking animation – Copy & Modify

Lucas Lameth Boutique
Harmony Glass Chime in Pink – LI 2 – Copy & Modify
Versions for ceiling and for wall

Dust Bunny
Alpine Christmas Tree – Plain version on “White” – LI 6 – Copy & Modify
Also decorated version in same pack with HUD to change textures of all parts, plus beautiful candle glow effect makes this a ‘must have’ tree

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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” sung by Dean Martin

Yes I know Frankie sings this as well but I adore the dulcet tones of Mr Martin – compare and contrast as they say in exams!

This cute little scene takes place in the “Mountain Ski Lodge” skybox by Fourth Wall, which is just perfect for Christmas decorating! It’s not just this main room that constitutes the skybox but there’s also a side room which is meant to be the bedroom as it has an attached dressing room, all in warm wood. There’s a version with snow surround, and that’s what I’ve been using here. If you can’t do without it after the season has passed, simply choose the version without surround.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Fourth Wall, MADRAS, ChiMia, unKindness, Cheeky Pea, Raindale
Others:- Bygone, JIAN
Events:- It’s an LTD Christmas, FaMESHed, Builder’s Box Snowstorm, The Arcade
Viewer:- Black Dragon

BUILDER’S BOXSnowstorm Edition

Builder’s Box – Snowstorm Catalogue

1. [FOURTH WALL] Mountain Lodge Skybox (Outdoor Scene)- LI 53 and it’s LI 52 for the version without the scene

2. ChiMia :: Cosy Winter Sofa – LI 3, texture changer for the cushions (10 plain and 5 tartan) and the upholstery (10 plain) – the HUD asks if you want to attach the texture changer… use it and then detach. Great animations for up to 2 avatars.

3. MADRAS – Aish Fireplace Set
MADRAS Aish Fireplace – LI 5 – texture changer for black or white fireplace and a choice of 4 patterns for the base- click flames on/off
MADRAS Aish Mirror Black/White – LI 1
MADRAS Aish Bottle Decor – LI 1
MADRAS Aish Fireplace Tool – LI 1

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unKindness 
The fabulous Winter Slumber Bedroom set currently at FaMESHed
uK – Winter Slumber Bed PG and Adult – LI 14 – Animation Menus for Solo, Cuddles and Couples Sleep in the PG versions
uK – Winter Slumber Night Stand – LI 1
uK – Winter Slumber Runner v2 – LI 1, the v1 Runner matches the bedsheet in grey and white
uK – Winter Slumber Vase 1 and Vase 2 – LI 1 each

Cheeky Pea
From the Advent Calendar Gifts
:CP: Mr Funny Santa Cactus – LI 5
:CP: & Country Lane – Cheeky Tree – LI 6 at this size
“Country Lane” is a new brand shortly to be released by Saffron Foxclaw!

Raindale, currently at The Arcade
Pieces from the Coldbrook gacha
Raindale – Holiday tray – Arcade gift – LI 2
Raindale – Coldbrook garland (snowflakes) – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

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Bygone
Bygone Swag Pepper & Pomegranate – LI 8 at this size (bigger than default)
This is part of “It’s An LTD Christmas” Advent Calendar

JIAN
Puppers from the Santa’s Samoyeds gacha
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 14. Santa Pup Wanderer – LI 12
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 13. Elf Pup Wanderer – LI 12
Name, Sound, Resize and set Radius of their Wandering
Permissions are Transfer with resizer on HUD

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Sugar Coated Christmas

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The little pupper has great expectations but we haven’t finished cooking yet!

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

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

Sponsors:- 22769, Granola., Petit Chat, also Known as, KraftWork, unKindness
Others:- JIAN, Bygone, Artisan Fantasy, Trompe Loeil, Ariskea, Dahlia, Dust Bunny, [Tia]
Events:- Epiphany, FaMESHed

Granola., currently at FaMESHed Event
Sugar-Coated Kitchen Set
Two tabletop choices – LI 5
Poinsettia Cake in silver and gold cake stand – LI 3.5
Cookies and Vintage Strainer – LI 3.5 and LI 2
Recipe Book – LI 3.5
Holiday Tins – silver and gold options – LI 2 each
Vintage Cookie Cutters – LI 1 – free under the tree!

22769, currently at Epiphany
Pieces from the Christmas Baking gacha
Kitchen – RARE – LI 13
Rustic Butcher Block – EXCLUSIVE – LI 4
Vintage Kitchen Blender – LI 1
Kitchen Machine – LI 2
Flour – LI 1
Milk Container – LI 2
Eggs – LI 1
Bowl of Nuts – LI 1
Nutcracker – LI 1
Recipe Book – LI 1
Cookie Dough – LI 1
Cookie Cutter – LI 1
Kitchen Scale – LI 1
Bowl of Dough – LI 1
Stick Blender – LI 1
Hand Mixer – LI 1
All pieces have Permissions of Transfer & Modify

Petit Chat
Chic Lamp – Egg – LI 4 – Light on/off via touch
Other versions in Mint, Peach, Sky (FatPack)

also Known as, currently at Redeux Event, starts Dec 14th at 9 am SLT
Their blog – https://redeux-sl.com
Poinsettia Dinnerware – LI 2
Includes tablemat, napkin and ring holder, plates, cutlery and glasses – all in one handy piece!

unKindness
Country Fixin’s – Boiled Tators – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Simple with HUD and align system – each piece is LI 2

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JIAN, currently at Epiphany
Snowday gacha –  St. Bernards 9. Reindeer Wanderer – LI 10 default size – has resizer, naming, set radius for wander. Permissions are Transfer & Modify. Warning – extra cute!

Bygone, currently at FaMESHed
Garland Pepper & Pomegranate Set which includes 2 x 1m Drapes, 1m Straight, 2 x 2m Drape Heavy, 2 x 2m Drape Light, 2m Straight – all LI 1 each

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Cookie Swap 03 – Table – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

Trompe Loeil
Dorcas Dining Chair Retro Diamonds – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Ariskea
{Australia} Set – Macrame Rug – LI 1

Dahlia, currently at Epiphany
Verona Holiday – Pandoro – Vanilla – LI – Transfer & Modify

Dust Bunny, currently at Epiphany
dust bunny . season of giving . cookie box – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

[Tia]
Olivia Kitchen – Retro Kettle – LI 1

Cheers & good baking, m’dears 🙂

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 🙂

 

 

Hygge Hangout

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We’ve got the pale yellow skies of winter with a sprinkling of snow today! But you can be extra cosy in this beautiful and practical new cabin by KraftWork. It’s from the Hygge Set which is currently at Uber.

There’s a couple of ways of approaching the word, Hygge. It’s a Danish word which attempts to encapsulate the feeling of cosiness as being something charming or special. You can’t buy a Hygge living room in real life because the Danish see it as an emotional state rather than anything material. It also describes our ability to recognise and enjoy the current moment, and to indulge into the art of creating intimacy in a room. In other words, it’s creating a feeling of cosiness and knowing when you’ve got there!

I really enjoyed decorating this cabin by Kraftwork, and have used it in several posts now. What I like about it is the style and the practicality. I think we can go over the top with Scandi Design until it loses the sense of being useful. But this cabin has a flow-through ethic which means the two rooms can be used for either bedroom or living room, whatever you desire. The chimneys are well observed with a great smoke effect and there’s a couple of blazing fires – indoors and out. The outdoorsy fire extends the living space, you could set up a breakfast table and chairs here and be relatively comfortable, given the time of year. The flooring is a warm wood and the walls also are a warm coloured render. All these features add to the Hygge feeling of warmth and cosiness.

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

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

KraftWork
Pieces from the Hygge Set, currently at Uber
KraftWork Hygge Cabin – with and without snow roof – LI 66
Sliding windows and doors, interior and outdoors fireplaces, smoking chimney effect, two room with dividing wall (no door)
KraftWork Hygge Bed – LI 22 – comprehensive Animations Menus for various gender couples:- Friends, Cuddles, Adults Intimate, Male Cuddles, Female Cuddles, Male Intimate and Female Intimate
KraftWork Hygge Wall Lamp Right and Left – soft light effect – LI 9 each
KraftWork Hygge Table Tall – LI 1
KraftWork Hygge Table Short – LI 2
KraftWork Hygge Rug – beautiful warm texture – LI 6

Collaboration with Kunst, currently at Shiny Shabby Event
Candle house (a) – LI 1
Candle house (b)- LI 1
Candle house (c) – LI 1

Little Branch
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2
Grass 1 l {Winter} – LI 2
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Hill- v 1 {winter} – LI 1
Scots Pine {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 7 at this size

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Sway’s – Fifty Linden Friday bargain!
Sway’s [Eira] Fringe Christmas Tree – LI 4 – texture change for tree and bauble

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted male deer – LI 5
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted female deer – LI 3
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted baby deer – LI 1

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 2 – LI 5
Snow Formation 2 – LI 1

Studio Skye
Piece from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v 2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit – set on Winter texture

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Sleighed

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“I think we might be a tad too early, Prancer!”

Well of course they are!  They’ve got the SL® Winter blogging fever and it’s only November!  There’s some fabulous seasonal products about at various Events and they make such fun scenes.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see JIAN’s latest animals, the Reindeer.  Not only do you get Companion, Wanderer and Static versions, but also they have their own cute stables.   That fabulous sleigh is by Granola. and it was well worth nagging Designer Kimbra over Thanksgiving so I could get the set.  It is really enchanting and on the front of the sleigh, which you can’t see this scene, are glowing stringlights and sleigh bells.  As always, Little Branch have come up with some stunning seasonal trees which with a click can be changed to snowy boughs and leaves, their sim is well worth a visit to add to your winter landscaping.

I fiddled around on the Black Dragon viewer which I’m getting more into now, making up my own Windlights for various effects.  You certainly can build depth into your photography with all the bells & whistles of that viewer.  Perseverance pays off 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Granola, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Mushilu, anc Ltd., Apple Fall, Barnesworth Anubis, Dysfunctionality, HEXtraordinary, Soy.
Events:- Tannenbaum, Prism Events, Uber
Viewer: Black Dragon

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

Granola., currently at Tannenbaum
The Frostine Sleigh – Red Tartan – PG – LI 15 – Singles Menus for ladies and gents plus a Couples Menu for this version! Lights and sleigh bells on the front, it’s a really pretty sleigh. There are also versions with Grey Tartan and Yellow Tartan seats and Adult versions of same if required. Seats 2 avatars and includes ALL BENTO animations.
PG:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
ADULT:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
13 Adult Animations.

Little Branch, currently at Uber Event
RedBud Tree – realistic foliage which is gently animated and has a 4-Season HUD (mine are on Winter) – LI 3 at this size but can go much larger. Looks good from all angles and these are definitely at different angles to get the best effect.

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JIAN, currently at Uber Event
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Walk High – LI 2 – 8 frames and you can name him/her
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Stand – LI 4 – 8 frames and you can name him/her

SAYO, currently at Tannenbaum
PineWood Collection – Branch Wreath – LI 3 – Colour HUD

SAVAGE
MINERVA’S ANTLERS EXCLUSIVE EDITION
Normally, you’d wear these beauties!
LI 8 when rezzed, also has a handy resizer

anc Ltd., currently at Uber Event
-Garden- by anc “Narcissus” field LI 2 (white x pink)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Row – LI 2 – with comprehensive texture changer

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Robin Redbreast Perching (Wear or Rez) – very cute! He’s only LI 3 here and bounces up and down on his perch (or your shoulder). Copy & resizer

Soy.
Soy. Snow covered woods [Wood-A] – LI 2
Soy. Mini Igloo Lantern [Type-B] – LI 2 – click flame on/off

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 1 Mushilu – LI 1 (reduced from default)
Rock 2. Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Rock 4.Mushilu 1 – LI 1
Snow Floor 1.Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Formation1. Mushilu – LI 1

Barnesworth Anubis [BA]
Pieces from the Snow Kit set
[ba] snow kit – wall drift – LI 1
[ba] snow kit – stair drift – LI 1

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Hartley Fencing Set (available in 4 textures)
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Wide – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Post – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Gate – Wood – LI 7 – gate opens and closes on touch

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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 🙂