Christmas Wonders

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In case you have managed to get into Tannenbaum Holiday Market for some beautiful Christmas things, congratulations. There is so much at this event to love! The oversized baubles and gift boxes (which I also oversized!) from {what next} are great additions to your holiday decorations. Peruse the credits for more from this fabulous event.

Oh, but don’t forget that The Arcade opens again on December 1st! As always, it is eagerly awaited by a large portion of the grid and I’m providing you with a sneak preview of the “She’s a maniac!” set from Salt & Pepper. Inspired by the movie “Flashdance,” you can find all of the pieces to put together a dancer’s outfit or just a cozy little number for cuddling in the cold. The harness I am wearing is one of the Rare prizes, and the bodysuit, leg warmers and hood are just a few of the commons you can win. Don’t forget there is an alternate cam shopping sim adjacent to The Arcade; I have linked to both sims in the credits.

It is the season of giving, but don’t forget to get a little for yourself, too. The month of December is guaranteed to be filled with Christmas wonders.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From Salt & Pepper by xxSaltandPepperxx (coming to The Arcade December 2016 or alternate shopping sim The Arcade 2)
S&P she’s a maniac -bodysuit sky Lara
S&P she’s a maniac – hood FUR Lara
S&P she’s a maniac – legwarmers sky Lara
S&P she’s a maniac – body harness RARE Lara

Hair: Analog Dog AD – bang 2 – light reds by Queue Marlowe
Head: CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)
Eyeshadow: Deesses Boutique : Catwa – Queen eyeshadow set (10 models) by NatalieWells

Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25:
*{what next} Oversized Wintery 2 Bauble by Winter Thorn
*{what next} Christmas Gift Box (silver snowflake)
*{what next} Gold Gift Box Tower by Winter thorn (resized)
Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo – Sitting – White by Isabeau Baragula
Fancy Decor: Paper Tree (words) by Jake Vordun (resized)

(luc) Earth Hue Candles, Silver Platter (blues/green) by Lucas Lameth (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)
Trompe Loeil – Wintertime Snow Drift corner by Cory Edo

Pose: Del May Poses DM – Sad reflection by Del May

Cold Chills

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In my last post, I showed you some unexpected items from Salt & Pepper; the lovely ornaments available at Tannenbaum. Today I’m back to showing the more expected offerings from Salt: this gorgeous, cuddly coat, also available at Tannenbaum. Not only does it keep away the cold chills, it attracts attention. While I was shooting this photograph I was asked by two different people where I got it. I could sense as soon as I slipped it on that it was a winner, and my experience bears that out.

Something that is a bit more unusual for Annie Melson is this pair of snug boots from *Just BECAUSE* at Uber. While Annie isn’t known for her shoe-making, these certainly are testament to her talent. They fit perfectly and with the flat heels are just what is needed to venture out on an icy, slick path.

These are both just what you need to keep the cold chills at bay.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*Coat: Salt & Pepper S&P coat Sophie Lara by xxSaltandPepperxx (available at Tannenbaum through December 25)
*Boots: *Just BECAUSE* *JB* Anna Boots with Socks – Maitreya Lara by Annie Melson (available at Uber through December 23)
Hair: [monso] My Hair – Crowe /Red by Morphine Janick
Head: CATWA HEAD Tumble V4.9 by Catwa Clip
*Skin & Catwa Head Applier: Elysium – Candice skin (red brow) – mocha freck by Aleida Rhode
Body, feet and hands: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: LOTUS. Devotion Eyes – 2 by Lilanachristina (gacha prize)
Eyeshadow: Deesses Boutique : Catwa – Queen eyeshadow set (10 models) by NatalieWells

Pose: Diesel Works Scarlett1 by Rogan Diesel
Location: Elysion (members only)
Photo taken using LUMIPro by Stefan Buscaylet

Peace And Goodwill

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This is the type of scene that I miss most, living now in Australia. I am heading for my seventeenth Christmas down under, and it just doesn’t feel like the same holiday that it was in the USA. The cold air, warmed by a crackling fire, hot chocolate and the memories as each precious ornament is unwrapped, dusted off and placed lovingly on the tree. Cramming the living room with so many beautiful, shiny things that it is an adventure to get from one side of the room to the other.

Christmas on the beach? No thank you.

At least in Second Life, with the help of some fabulous creators, I can recreate the nostalgic feelings of those Christmases gone by.

Tree Glass Jewel Ornaments by Salt & Pepper

Peace and goodwill to all who enter here.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

    Available at Tannenbaum Holiday Market through December 25:
    *From {what next} by Winter Thorn:
    {what next} Christmas Wall Collage (size 1)
    {what next} Christmas Gift Box Tower
    {what next} Gold Gift Box Tower
    {what next} Holiday Eggnog Latte
    {what next} Christmas Cookie Box
    *From Salt & Pepper by xxSaltandPepperxx (gacha prizes):
    S&P tree jewel -tree topper RARE
    S&P tree jewel blue
    S&P tree jewel brown
    S&P tree jewel gold
    S&P tree jewel green
    S&P tree jewel purple
    S&P tree jewel red (showcased in 2nd photo)
    S&P tree jewel silver (showcased in 2nd photo)
    S&P tree jewel snow (showcased in 2nd photo)
    From Kalopsia by Isabeau Baragula:
    Kalopsia – Carol’s Bows Garland – White
    Kalopsia – Crackers Box
    Kalopsia – Puddle Duck – White
    Kalopsia – Spinning Top – Green
    Kalopsia – Bunny Foofoo – Sitting – White
    Kalopsia – Pile of Gifts
    Kalospia – Winter Dome
    Kalopsia – Carol’s Christmas Garland
    From Pilot by Kaz Nayar:
    PILOT – Hanging Ornaments
    PILOT – Tiered Plant Stand [Evergreen]
    From Fancy Decor by Jake Vordun:
    Fancy Decor: Twig Tree (silver)
    Fancy Decor: Twig Tree (gold)
    From Mori. by Nalena Fairey (gacha prizes):
    Mori . beads C
    Mori . beads E
    Mori. flying key . gold A
    Mori. flying key . silver A
    Toiz. Noel jar lamp by Marinestella
    Schadenfreude Popcorn Garland Decorating Birdies RARE by Allegory Malaprop (gacha prize)
    3-Bee Designs Christmas Ornaments:.gacha Garland by Bee Caudron (gacha prize)
    tarte. crate sled – natural w lights by Alixxbella
    Myrrine cluster of candle houses by Myrrine
    Vagabond – Ida’s Tree Skirt by Shawneese Offcourse
    R(S)W Christmas Card Row by Robin Sojourner

Inside tree: Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum) by Kriss Lehmann
*Outside tree: Little Branch LB_XmasTree{34th Street}V2 by Cari McKeenan
Fireplace: Apple Fall Georgian Gothic Fireplace by Warehousefifteendesigns
Rug: Kalopsia – Emily’s Faux Fur Rug by Isabeau Baragula
Small table: dust bunny . rose table . white by lxlNoel
Stockings: {what next} Nordic Stocking (White#1 & White#3) by FrankLee Anatra
Build: DaD DESIGN “Aspen Cabin” m/c V.1.0 by sheerpetal Roussel (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15)