Thursday, December 11, 2014

"It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year"

The time of year where you wrap up in a nice warm blanket by the fire with a nice glass of eggnog or hot cup of cocoa. The fire sizzling, the lights from the tree twinkling in the corner and the sound of carolers bringing happiness this holiday season.

I am not sure which I like to decorate for more, fall or Christmas. I could definitely do another sim with just nothing but winter and Christmas decorations!

Hopefully this gives you some inspiration to do some decorating of your own and some great locations to start your holiday decor collection.

There are tons of other decorations that I don't have the LI room for so if you would like some more landmarks, or would like to know where other things in the photos are from, feel free to hit me up in world or comment below!

Christmas Tree and train- :: Tartessos Arts ::
Red lanterns- Winter Harvest Lantern {what next}
Believe Mantle Decor - Stonewood Interiors
Snowjar on mantle - ISPACHI gatcha 
Poinsettia- VIP Gift For Cay's at the Woodland 2nd Anniversary
Christmas painting (white frame) - ~BAZAR~ (part of Christmas fireplace freebie)
White candle on table - Group Gift by Dysfunctional Designs
Cup of cocoa- Surprise!
Christmas stocking- {what next}
Fireplace garland - !Christmas at The House of Avro
Snowflake wall art - tarte.
Christmas table and wreath - MB-CreationZ
Holly art above fireplace - me (can be purchased upon request)

Christmas Table - MB-CreationZ
Santa & The Reindeer Plate - Dysfunctional Designs
Bucket + Lit Branches -  Trompe Loeil 2014 Advent Calendar The Arcade Gatcha Event
Bucket + Lit Pine - Trompe Loeil 2014 Advent Calendar The Arcade Gatcha Event
NOEL Letters With Branch Wreath - Trompe Loeil 2013 Advent Calendar (available in store)

PEACE Letters - Trompe Loeil 2014 Advent Calendar The Arcade Gatcha Event
Red lanterns- Winter Harvest Lantern {what next}

Santa's Sleigh and Reindeer " Holiday in Flight" - StoraxTree

Snowy well - winter gift from ArchiTech Design
Garland on columns - Dysfunctional Designs
 Groundcover Snowy - Botanical
Falling snow Mega Weather Maker Basic - Really Useful
Tree to the right of porch - winter gift from ArchiTech Design
Twinkling Icicle Lights - Sahi Designs
Icicles - Big Cake
Colorado Spruce Winter Group of Three (tree on left) - ArchiTech Design
Snow Day Bed - Trompe Loeil  at Collabor88
Willow Creek Lantern (hanging lantern) - Cheeky Pea at Kustom9 
Paper Stars Gold - [we're CLOSED] at Cosmopolitan
twinkling lights log - drift wood (strings of lights hanging down) - [ keke ] at Kustom9 

Snow family - Izzie's

Snowman and sleigh - StoraxTree
Large Snowy Fir - Botanical

 The Willow Pond with seasonal bolt on - Studio Skye
Snow on bushes - Big Cake
Winter bench -{what next}
Enchanted Woods (snowy forest) - Studio Skye

    Winter weeping willow and Winter double oak- 3D TREES
Dress I'm wearing -  S Victoria - Snow - Coquet
Pose - KaTink

Here are a couple Christmas/Winter sims worth a visit as well to get you in the mood for the season!!

Done Wiv a Twist
(manger scene taken here as well)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Notting Hill

I happened upon gorgeous sim today, a quiet little neighborhood nestled in the mountains. Autumn leaves scattered about the streets and draped on the trees, hanging to the last bit of crisp fall air before the chill of winter sets them falling. A fun little playground sits in the middle of a courtyard  beckoning any child, or child at heart, to come play a bit. A warm, cozy outdoor fire with chairs and comfy blankets invites you to come sit a while and have a nice cup of hot cocoa or fresh cider.

Tucked away in a far corner, hidden in the woods, is a cuddly little drive in where you can curl up with someone special in the back of an old pickup and relax your cares away amongst the trees and sounds of nature.
While you're here, visit the bookstore or the corner cafe, walk along the streets and enjoy the friendly little place called Notting Hill.

The sim is only open to the public until Sat. October 18 so definitely check out this gem before it's too late!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Autumn Is Upon Us

I love the fall. The beautiful colors, the cool crisp air, the sounds and smells of crunching leaves, the smell of bonfires burning, hoodies, sweaters and gorgeous sunsets.  You can't bring the smells of fall into Second Life but you sure can bring the sights and sounds, and that is definitely one of my favorite things to do this time of year. I think I could decorate an entire sim with fall decor and never want to stop! Since I'm limited on prims on my sim, I kinda had to stop at some point though it was realllllly hard! I thought I would share some of my favorite places to grab some fabulous fall decor so that you can create the cozy autumn feeling in your own home and landscape.
Weeping Willow  - 3D TREES
Triple Maple with Virginia Creeper -Autumn - 3D TREES
*aG* Shiny Meadow autumn (grass) - *alirium*
Bird Bath- Ivy -Fall - A.D.D. Andel!
:CP: Sara Picnic - Cloud (blanket) - Cheeky Pea
Garden wall - *MMG
Branch Log swing  -  HPMD

Tree stumps - 3D Trees
hanging cassia - 3D Trees
Barrel Pumpkin Display - PILOT
Chloe Autumn Seat - Cheeky Pea @ N- Twenty One
Chloe Pennant String Garland- Cheeky Pea @ N- Twenty One
Verrae Candleholder - Marketplace
Leaves ground cover - from the Autumn Scene Pack - [Shade]
floating ghost - Halloween Pack - Marketplace
Paper Lanterns- [we're CLOSED]
Cluster of fall trees (right edge of photo) - ArchiTech
Gazebo - Marketplace
Granite pathway - Marketplace

Blossom Cottage (house) - Moco Emporium
Scarecrow - CJ Creations
Hay bales - Halloween Pack - Marketplace
Fall Garden (wheel & pumpkin set) - PILOT
Planted Half Barrel Brush - ArchiTech
Cluster of  Ferns (red) - ArchiTech
Pumpkins on porch - New Trails
Pumpkin Lantern - shutter field
Autumn  Rockery with Tree - ArchiTech
Common Broom Mature (yellow tree) - Heart Garden Centre
Halloween Banner - random marketplace find

Pumpkins - Halloween Pack - Marketplace
Lighted Fence on patio - A.D.D.Andel
Enchanted Woods - Studio Skye
The Dreaming House - Trompe Loeil @Collabor88
Lamppost- KAZZA
Sunlight Beam - HPMD

Small Pumpkin Bench - LISP
Carved Wooden Pumpkin Candle - LISP
Box of pumpkins - LISP
Leaves on floor - LISP
Fall Garland - {what next}
Autumn's Embrace Tall Candle Lamp Stand - Finishing Touches
Fireplace - {Cozy} Homes
Tiny Yorkie puppy - A.I.F  Pets
Candlestick - The Loft
Jar candle - Earthdwellings by Earthstones
(all photos pictured taken by me, available for purchase, just IM me)

Autumn blocks - floorplan 

Fall Garland - {what next}
All furniture/star etc - Louis Willow Collection - Cheeky Pea @Fameshed

Drunk Witch - Terashop
Fence with Pumkins - Terashop
Leaves/Sack of Leaves - in Autumn Scene Pack - [Shade]