Gingerbread Lane

Gingerbread Living Room_Candy Cane Framed 2Happy Holidays!  For those of you living in the United States, I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and took advantage of the Black Friday deals.  I noticed that Linden Labs has 12 Days of Savings on the marketplace, so be sure to check them out before December 7th.  Today’s post will kick off the holiday season featuring a number of different events, hunts and deals available on the grid.  If you’re a bargain hunter, then the entire month of December is your dream; pretty much from mid-November till after the New Year there are special annual events like SL Christmas Expo 2015 (12/3-14/15, benefitting Relay for Life of Second Life), hunts such as Peace on Earth 2015 (12/1/15-1/9/16) and store advent calendars (ie: Sway’s Advent 12/1-24/15).  I’ll try my best to spotlight some of these deals with accompany holiday tunes.

HJM Gingerbread Living Room Set FramedMoose Snowglobe FramedUp first, Perfect Ten has open (December 1st -15th) offering 50% off discount from 10 Home & Garden creators.  I just love the Lodge Xmas Living Room log-style set with gingerbread men patterned cushions and matching Christmas Tree by HJM Designs.  The set includes 2 armchairs, 1 sofa, 1 coffee table, 1 end table, decorative holly pillar candle tray, golden angel candle display and gingerbread men painted ornament tree.  On the coffee table, I accessorized with a plate of fresh-baked gingerbread men cookies, hot cocoa, mini winter scene, Park Place Berry and Evergreen Decor and Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine Jar of Winter w/Bow moose snow globe (50% off @ Perfect Ten).

Sway's Darret Stone Fireplace FramedCreating warmth in the room is Sway’s Darret Stone Fireplace, tools and wooden wall planks previously released at The Liaison Collaborative, now available at Sway Land.  Hanging above the fireplace is Wood Works Christmas Holly Wreath from the Let It Snow Hunt (12/1-31/15) and decking out the drapes are Finishing Touches Pine Swag with doves and peace sign for the Peace on Earth Hunt 8 (12/1/15-1/9/16).

Sway's Katya Chaise Lounge (hohoho) FramedFT Peace Wreath (POE 2015 Hunt) FramedOn the right side of the lodge is Sway’s limited Katya Chaise Lounge in hohoho color palette of red, green and brown, available in Adult or PG version for December Mix Event (until 12/31).  Also flanking the right wall is a hutch with Finishing Touches Peace on Earth dove Pine Wreath, Tylar’s Treasures White with Red Snowflake Tree (50% off @ Perfect Ten) and Dreamland Designs Victorian First Noel Candlesticks (free @ GLH X-mas Fair 2015).

Sway's Oron Table & Chairs FramedNo holiday space would be complete without an inviting dining table ready for a feast.  Sway’s Oron Table & Chair is available at Tannenbaum (11/25-12/25) in dark or white wood and has 10 texture options for the table runner.  Also available at Tannenbaum are the matching Oron Flowerpot Candles.  

Aksanka 93 House Forest Camping FramedHidden Gems in Second Life was designed to support and promote smaller emerging SL creators, so I’m very excited to share with you a new home builder I found, EL Houses by Aksanka93.  The A-frame cabin structure I’m using for this blog can be yours for free on the marketplace.  Check out Aksanka93 store for other homes.  In honor of my country holiday lodge blog, please enjoy “Christmas Cookies” my George Strait.

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Baby, It’s Cold Outside!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Holiday Lane Bedroom FR

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Holiday Lane Bedroom (close-up) FR

After a cup or two of hot chocolate, night fell on the North Pole and the Misses showed me my room for the evening.  The rustic charm of the winter lodge living room continued into the guest bedroom.  The Potomac Signature Homes Holiday Lane bedroom is a cozy retreat with an oak four-poster bed adorned with garland and wrapped in red and green wool tartan duvet, matching plaid lampshades and quilted wreath.  Oak side tables and dresser, snowflake rug, and a sparkling frosted Christmas tree complete with quilted handmade tree skirt, candle and string lights, ornaments, poinsettia, and “spinning” silver snowflake topper welcomes and charms the bedroom. The Holiday Lane bedroom is available at the SL Christmas Expo 2014!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Bed (close-up) FR

The side wall is decorated with Dreamscapes Art Gallery Christmas Forest wood trees which create the feeling of Christmas glow.  Finishing the bedroom is the comfy sage and poinsettia Jolly Velvet Chaise Couple Lounge, decked out with snowflake blankets and pillows by Circa Living and a charming holiday themed corner side table with wooden tree and Christmas signage by The Mustard Seed (both Homestuff Hunt gifts).

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Circa Living & The Mustard Seed Homestuff Hunt FR

On our shopping trip, I picked up some cute Christmas lingerie.  First up is Carrie’s Lingerie Holiday Grace lace and silk poinsettia print bra and boyshorts, part of the Penny Wishes Hunt (a portion of the sale is donated to RFL) at the SL Christmas Expo 2014 AviChoice sim.  I accessorized the Carrie’s Holiday Grace set with Purple Moon Cycle in Emerald & Topaz Set (Hunt for the Bells- 100% proceeds donated to RFL) and Cucbis dans la Chocolaterie Bracelet & Ring (Naughty or Nice Hunt), both items available on Sim 1 at the SL Christmas Expo 2014 until December 15, 2014.  Wreath with teddy bear and trees by Potomac Signature Homes.

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Carrie's Lingerie Holiday Grace Set

And, last is Mona Red Kitty Set, a red and black kitty cat printed boyshort and bra set by Blacklace Lingerie, part of the KittyCats Advent Calendar.  I’m also sporting Chop Zuey Hearts of Hope set, both items free for all.  Joy to the World, and look forward to a glimpse into Santa’s toy land tomorrow!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Kitty Cats Advent Blacklace & Chop Zuey Joy

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Potomac Signature Homes, Frosted Christmas Tree

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas!

Serendipity Designs | Winterberry LR Snowed

Serendipity Designs | Winterberry Christmas Tree Snowed

Sorry for the delay in blog post, I had to leave town on a last-minute assignments.  You see, my friend, the jolly fella I mentioned before needed a little help up north and was so kind to invite me to stay with him & Misses.  It was great to sleep in a warm cozy bed this year, last year I was in the village with the elves and boy did my feet get cold!  The master of the house welcomed me into his rustic charming living room designed with oversized log style armchairs, sofa, granite coffee table, braided rug with gingerbread men print, and Country Christmas Tree.  Santa shared with me that he used the Winterberry Living Room Collection by Serendipity Designs.  He knows that I’ve blogged for Kyra Ishtari of Serendipity a number of times before and Santa wanted to refresh his space into a mountain country lodge.  I know Ms. Ishtari personally and she will be so happy that Santa and the Misses used her designs this holiday season.  I also know that Kyra likes to live large in Second Life, so please be advised that Serendipity Designs furniture is not modifiable, however she is happy to resize your items if requested.  The Winterberry Collection can be purchased as a set or separately in-world or on the marketplace (PG & Adult version available).  The complete Winterberry Living Room set includes:

  • Burgundy Red Log Style Sofa & Armchairs
  • Granite Log Style Coffee Table & End Tables
  • Log Style Wall Shelf with Accessories
  • Candle Light Lamps with Blanket Stitch Detailing
  • Braided Gingerbread Rug
  • River Rock Fireplace
  • Wall Decor: Silent Night Love Birds, Wooden Wall Tree & Quilt Wall Plaque
  • Decorative Accessories: Winterberry Candles, Sleigh, Winterberry Green Wreath, Sleeping Kitty in Basket & Santa Moose Head with Wreath
  • Country Christmas Tree with love bird ornaments and flying Santa sleigh which plays “Sleigh Ride”

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When I arrived the Misses was admiring my cute Red & Black Houndstooth Coat by Ruby and Gold and Diamond Hearts of Hope jewelry set by Chop Zuey.  I told her that both items were free gift from the KittyCats Advent Calendar, available for everyone.  Of course, not one to pass up a good deal, we hopped in her sleigh and went shopping!  Hope you enjoyed the rustic Christmas decor, the next post will showcase more of Santa’s house and get a sneak peek into his workshop.

Kitty Cats Advent Calendar | Ruby Coat & Chop Zuey Snowed

Let There be Peace on Earth

POE7 Hunt | Circa Living & Flowerdreams Framed

Are you ready for another POE Hunt preview?  Yes, oh good!  Today, I designed a pastel snowflake themed alcove in quintessential shades of winter.  I wanted to showcase a non-denominational holiday decor in a non-traditional color palette.  To create my secluded slice of wintertime, I used a collection of freebies from the Peace on Earth Hunt (12/1/14-1/6/15) and one from the Christmas Cookie Hunt (12/1-23).  Snuggled between a snow-dusted window and burl-wood paneled walls, Circa Living Winter Peace Set (console table, blue chair & twig wreath) grounded the space, while Domus shingles wood tree, Zen’s Creations Peace on Earth Art, assorted lanterns and candles produced a warm and cozy feeling.  Binding the pale and muted tone nook together is Sickly Sweet Small Christmas Tree (gift on Christmas Cookie Hunt) with pink and blue mini ornaments.  Now the recess has a soft feminine mood ideal to watch snowflakes from the window or unwind.

POE& Hunt | Flowerdreams Gown Framed

Keeping with the soft rose, pink and blue hues of the cranny, I slipped on Flowerdreams Felicia, an elegant rose sequined windowpane skirt and shimmer tulle layer gown.  I paired the Felicia gown with Chop Zuey Glorianna, a soft blue Kalahair diamond in white gold set comprise of a necklace, bracelet and ring.  I also thought the Cotton Candy Collection, pink sapphire and diamond necklace, bracelet, earrings, and ring from DDM Designs would match nicely with the Flowerdreams gown.  These are wonderful prizes, I highly suggest you get hunting and start decorating.  Good luck!

POE7 Hunt | Chop Zuey Set Framed

POE& Hunt | DDM Designs Framed