Deco Prep

Every year, I say this: “Even after (fill in the blank) years in Australia, it doesn’t feel like Christmas in the middle of summer.”

This year will be my 18th year here and that hasn’t changed one bit. On Friday at work, a couple of the women in my office started putting up small Christmas trees on their desks. Mind you, it was around 30C degrees (86F), so I just shook my American head and went back to proofing.

When I logged into Second Life today, I started putting together a room for my post. It was non-seasonal when I began, but somehow, the Christmas Spirit seemed to call my name. That led me to Tannenbaum 2017 and a little festivity began to creep into my setting. I decided that these new holiday things would compliment items already in my inventory from [ keke ], Kuro and {what next}.

I haven’t gone full-blown Festivus yet, but I’m well on my way with my Christmas deco prep.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
*[ keke ] hygge collection vol. 2 . giga pack bx (available at Uber through December 23)
[ keke ] hygge sofa . white . sits 3 prs
[ keke ] hygge sofa table . white
[ keke ] glitter bottles
[ keke ] rainfall glitter broad
[ keke ] glitter chandelier . aged

*[ keke ] mistletoe fatpack . 15 pieces (available at Shiny Shabby through December 15
[ keke ] mistletoe . mist . mini
[ keke ] mistletoe wreath . green .
[ keke ] mistletoe wreath . frost . laying

*available at the mainstore:

*[ keke ] hygge collection . fatpack . 10 pieces . bx
[ keke ] hygge cup . hot matcha tea
[ keke ] triple tray table . white
[ keke ] bulb box . white . switch light on and off
[ keke ] hunters moon lamp . switch light on and off

*[ keke ] group gift winter 2017
*[ keke ] rosehips in pitcher . bugs
*[ keke ] winter ornaments in metal box RARE (gacha prize)
*[ keke ] winter metal box snow (gacha prize)
*[ keke ] shimmer stars in a jar

*From Kuro by Luana Dawg:
*For Sad November through December 2:
*Kuro – Antique armchair (Blue) Adult

*For District 20 through December 19:
Kuro – Nature sidetable
Kuro – Nature rugs I
Kuro – Nature rugs II
Kuro – Old lantern
Kuro – Nature plants I, II & IV
Kuro – A frame skybox

*{what next} ‘It’s Cold Outside’ Neon Light (warm white) by Winter Thorn (available at Collabor88 through December 6)

Available at Tannenbaum 2017 through December 25:
BALACLAVA!! Starlit Birch Tree & Photo Ornaments by Uriah Eulenberg
Dahlia – Finola – Ornament Basket – Assorted Gold by June Fallon
Dahlia – Finola – Mochi Sleeping Ornament – Rare 01 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
Dahlia – Finola – Mochi Looking up Ornament – Rare 02 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
Dahlia – Finola – Mercury Ornament – Blush 10 by June Fallon (gacha prize)
{anc} vintage bell chair 3Li {milk ribbon} RARE by aki69 (gacha prize)

From +Half-Deer+ by Halogen Magic:
+Half-Deer+ Favorite Sweater Clutter – Pink – Floor A
+Half-Deer+ Stringlight Clutter – Loose Coil
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Draped B
+Half-Deer+ Stringlights – Floor D

*Little Branch LB_GiantCedar{Animated}*Seasons by Cari McKeenan

Comfort & Warmth

It is early in spring here in Australia, and I am already longing for autumn. A cozy couch to curl up on in front of a crackling fire would be amazing. Instead, the temperature is hovering around 31C and I am wearing shorts with the windows wide open.

But with all of these delicious home & garden goodies, I am pretending the frost is just around the corner.

The nirvana set from [ keke ] is as extensive as it is exquisite. You can find it at the current round of Shiny Shabby. And the sofa by Kuro can be found at the main store, where there is currently a sale on selected items. It’s a good time to stock up.

Visit my credits for more beautiful items so you can discover your own comfort and warmth.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

*From [ keke ] by Kean Kelly:
* From [ keke ] nirvana . full set available at Shiny Shabby through October 15th
* [ keke ] nirvana pouf 2 . floral
* [ keke ] nirvana chair wood . mint
* [ keke ] nirvana simple table . wood
* [ keke ] nirvana incense bowl . pearl
* [ keke ] nirvana candles . blue
* [ keke ] nirvana . mind

*[ keke ] rug 43 – oriental indigo
*[ keke ] standing bulb lamp copper – maxi
*[ keke ] simple texture change frame (my own image)

*From Kuro by Luana Dawg (available at the main store):
*Kuro – David’s couch *PG* (Blue)
*Kuro – Mesh divider (white) [recoloured & resized]

*From Serenity Style by Hanstrid Inshan (gacha prizes available at The Liaison Collaborative through September 30)
*Serenity Style- Norah Imagination – The Travel
*Serenity Style- Norah Imagination -Stuffs to keep

*From {what next} by Winter Thorn:
*{what next} Hanne Fireplace Surround (wood)
*{what next} Hanne Woodburning Stove (Iron) -Wood Fireplace
*{what next} Hanne Fireplace Tools

From The Loft & ARIA – Zoete Suite by Colleen Desmoulins & Yelo Uriza (available at Collabor88 September 2017)
The Loft & Aria – Zoete Table
The Loft & Aria – Zoete Book Pile
The Loft & Aria – Zoete Potted Plant
The Loft & ARIA – Zoete Shelf
The Loft & Aria – Hourglass Brass
The Loft & Aria – Pilar Bud Vase 2
The Loft & Aria – Zoete Accordian Lamp

*22769 ~ [bauwerk] Books with Holder by Paco Pooley
DaD DESIGN “Aspen Cabin” by sheerpetal Roussel

Tea & Sympathy

Just when I thought I was completely over the flu, I got hit with it again. This is a very nasty strain that seems to cycle back and just torment you with a sore throat, headache and rumbling cough. I can say, unequivocally, that I am over it.

Over having it; not actually over it. So I am dosing myself with loads of tea with honey and lemon and resting as much as possible. Thanks to [ keke ], I can serve up my tea in style with this weekend’s 50L special, the “hard to find set” in blush. This is an amazing bargain, with eight pieces in a lovely shade for one small price.

You can find this set at the [ keke ] mainstore if you, too, need tea and sympathy.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*[ keke ] Hard to find set (blush) by Kean Kelly (50L at the mainstore Friday, 21 October through Sunday, 23 October)
[ keke ] hard to find bowl w lemons – blush
[ keke ] hard to find cream & sugar – blush
[ keke ] hard to find cup 1 – blush
[ keke ] hard to find cup 2 – blush
[ keke ] hard to find cup 3 – blush
[ keke ] hard to find bowl 1 – blush
[ keke ] hard to find bowl 2 – blush
[ keke ] hard to find bowl 3 – blush

[ keke ] peace is possible cloth
{Petite Maison} Anais Bistro Table: Birch & Ivory by Indyra Seigo
Scarlet Creative The Arcade J 16 – Nerites Wall Lamp MT by Charlotte Bartlett (gacha prize)
+Half-Deer+ Rustic Painted Shelf – Floral (White Bracket) by Halogen Magic
*LODE* Decor – Autumn Vibes Can [blueberries] by Chirzaka Vlodovic (available at Shiny Shabby through 15 October)
*LODE* Decor – Dahlia [autumn yellow] by Chirzaka Vlodovic (available at Shiny Shabby through 15 October)
*LODE* Head Accessory – Dahlia Cranberry Wreath by Chirzaka Vlodovic (gacha prize available at Shiny Shabby through 15 October)
Scarlet Creative Carnaval 1 by Charlotte Bartlett