welcome to my holidays

When Tiffany and Dylan asked me in November to do a Christmas House spread for the December issue of Eclipse, I thought, “No Problem! I’ve got plenty of time!” What I didn’t take into account was I was also just going back to work after being home for months dealing with my health. Once back to work… let’s just say it’s been one of the biggest challenges I’ve ever dealt with. I don’t know myself as someone who can’t anything. And most days, I just can’t a LOT.

Some of you may have noticed I haven’t posted as much. I’ve had to suspend most all blogging for now, as it’s taking all I’ve got just to work. Nights and weekends, I’m pretty much toast after working all week. I didn’t expect this. I thought I’d keep getting stronger, but it’s not going that way.

It took more than I thought it would to finish this Christmas House. I decorated a WHOLE house. It’s probably the biggest decor piece I’ve ever done. It’s my love of blogging all in one post, probably the last big post for a while. I’ll be around, and post when I can… but for now, Happy Holidays from me to you. Love the ones you love and love them well. Be grateful for your blessings, and please, take care of your health.

This whole issue of Eclipse is amazing. Give yourself a little gift and spend some time going through it. There are some gorgeous pieces, all celebrating the amazing people, creators, and photographers in Second Life. I’m so proud to be a part of this community.

Welcome to my holidays…

Outside

Items from December Eve Set by Ayla ~ now at Tannenbaum
Christmas Corner – Wood Stove
Christmas Corner – Old Suitcase w/Treats
Christmas Corner – Chair w/Blankets
Christmas Corner – Paper Tree

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Magnolia Leaf Wreath

Items Used by hive:
holly’s home RARE
fir trees

Rustic Firewood Basket by Nutmeg

Granny’s Winter Cottage – Fire Wood ~ by 8f8

wooden board / noel by floorplan ~ now at Tannenbaum

Kitchen

Kitchen Close up

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Antique Dinnerware Table
Bowls
Casserole Black
Chest of Drawers Set w/Décor
Cook Stove White
Countryside Dream Wooden Candlesticks
Handmade Shelf w/Bag
Mug Gzhel V1
Mug White
Old Frying Pans
Old Round Chair Linen w/Vine V1
Tea Kettle 2
Winter Brunch Accent Stool w/Packages
Winter Brunch Chair
Winter Brunch Crockery Set v1
Winter Brunch Rug

Items from Nutmeg’s December Eve Set ~ now at The Epiphany
December Eve Baubles
December Eve Black Plates
December Eve Chair
December Eve Chair w/Blanket Decor
December Eve Lace
December Eve Ladles
December Eve Plate Stack v2

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Althea Rug – Antique Light
Fig & Blackberry Cake
Neva’s Antique Scales
Patchwork Rug
Recipe Books
Snowdrops in Cloche
Storybook Woven Table Runner
Tea Time Tins
Tea Tins & Tea Books
Willow Plates

Items from Apple Fall’s Christmas Illustration Collection ~ now at The Liaison Collaborative
Original Artwork – Christmas Tree

Items Used by dust bunny:
gingerbread chateau – now at Kustom9
kitchen clutter . canisters . white

Items Used by hive:
baking bundle B
cozy slippers
holiday bow
holly’s home RARE
kitchen canisters
practical kitchen . sink side
secret ingredient sign

Santa Claus Décor Set by Madras – now at Tannenbaum
Gospel Décor
My Santa Claus Book Decor
Santa Claus Doll
Santa Lantern
Santa Table Décor

Holborn Hanging Ivy by YS&YS

fresh eggs sign by junk

Piano Room

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Brass Candlesticks
Dark Piano Chair Beige
Disarray Old Jar Plant
Distressed Grand Piano Dark w/ Beige Drape
Old Music Sheets. Floor
Old Music Sheets. Standing

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Althea Rug – Antique Floral
Happy Santa Figure (Berry)
Original Artwork: Hillside Manor Sketch

Items Used by dust bunny:
gingerbread carousel – now at Kustom9
vintage frames

Items Used by hive:
snowflake sign
holly’s home RARE

Wooden Snowflakes by Fancy Decor

boho curtains by junk

Living Room

Living Room Close Up

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Dacha Old Oriental Rug
Disarray Wicker Basket Light
Forgotten Library Candlesticks
Holiday Clutter Books
Holiday Clutter Stool / 1
Holiday Clutter Wooden Angel Bonus Item
Holiday Wreath
Laundry Day Slippers
Noel Table
Romanov’s Wooden Armchair (w/throw) Red

Items from Nutmeg’s December Eve Set ~ now at The Epiphany
December Eve Baubles
December Eve Books
December Eve Chest Rare
December Eve Lace
December Eve Lace Ornaments v1
December Eve Lace Ornaments v2
December Eve Lace Ornaments v3
December Eve Rope Ornaments v1
December Eve Rope Ornaments v2
December Eve Rope Ornaments v3
December Eve Vase Rare

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Antique Coffee Table
Arts & Crafts Books
Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace (White)
Joyeaux Noel
Large Candy Cane – Red
Large Present – Hearts w/ Red Ribbon
Large Present – Holly w/ Gold Ribbon
Old Windsor Chair
Stacked Books
Happy Santa Hot Cocoa Station ~ now at Mainstore for Cocoa Crawl

Items from Apple Fall’s Christmas Illustration Collection ~ now at The Liaison Collaborative
Original Artwork – Christmas Mistletoe
Original Artwork – Christmas Wreath

Items Used by dust bunny:
christmas presents . type b
present pile
toy horse
vintage sleigh . with gifts

Items Used by hive:
holiday bow
holiday quilt rack [chevron]
holly’s home RARE
noel tin train

Items Used by THOR:
Christmas DIY Ornaments Set ~ now at Tannenbaum
Clay Tag – Believe
Clay Tag – Christmas
Clay Tag – Faith
Clay Tag – Family
Clay Tag – Jingle
Clay Tag – Love
Clay Tag – Noel
Musical Star Tree Top – RARE
Paper Pop-Up Star
Paper Pop-Up Tree
Paper Reindeer
Paper Wings
Reindeer Wood Tag – Comet
Reindeer Wood Tag – Cupid
Reindeer Wood Tag – Prancer
Reindeer Wood Tag – Rudolph
Simple Lights

Items Used by Kalopsia:
Wood Sign – Noel
Wood Sign – Joyeux
Bunny Foofoo

Knob Christmas Ornaments by Schultz Bros. – now at Tannenbaum:
Knob Ornament 3
Knob Ornament 4
Knob Ornament 5
Knob Ornament 7

Callie Aged Ornaments by Serenity Style – now at Tannenbaum:
Bow Bell
Holly Bell
Waves Bell

Items Used by 8f8:
Granny’s Winter Cottage – Curtain
Granny’s Winter Cottage – Hanger

Christmas Stockings by +Half Deer+ – now at Tannenbaum

Tree Beads (RARE) by Fancy Décor – now at Tannenbaum

Pile of Christmas presents – DaD – now at Anthem

Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree by Botanical – now at Tannenbaum

Bedroom

Bedroom Close Up

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Chaise Lounge Cream w/Knitted Throw
Countryside Dream Bed Beige&White
Countryside Dream Books
Countryside Dream Knitting
Countryside Dream Open Lattice Wardrobe / 3
Countryside Dream Painting
Countryside Dream Rug / 3
Countryside Dream Stool / 1
Countryside Dream Wooden Candlesticks
Countryside Dream Wooden Chest
Disarray Old Pitcher Lamp Linen
Forgotten Library Book Pile
Old Oriental Carpet
Old Purse Bag
Pencil Sketches
Summer’s End Chair w/ Blankets

Items from Nutmeg’s December Eve Set ~ now at The Epiphany
December Eve Baubles
December Eve Books
December Eve Candles
December Eve Lace
December Eve Lace Ornaments v2
December Eve Mirror
December Eve Table
December Eve Vase Rare

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace (White)
Large Present – Mistletoe w/ Cream Ribbon
Milton Curtains
Vintage Camera w/ Tripod

Items Used by dust bunny:
christmas presents . type b
christmas presents . type e
christmas presents . type f
mini christmas tree

Items Used by hive:
and to all a goodnight sign
fir trees
holiday garland spiral . flocked
holly’s home RARE

 

 

soul food

soul food

 

Ann Crop Top ~ Aphorism ~ now at FaMESHed

Jane Boyfriend Jeans ~ Aphorism

Off Shoulder Cardigan ~ Lazybones

Mineko Hairstyle ~ DOUX

Perugia Glasses ~ Mulloy

Phone ~ MUSCHI

London Pose ~ Ana Poses

 

taste of autumn set ~ dust bunny ~ now at FaMESHed
bowl of soup
hazelnuts bowl
soup serving board

October Corner Set ~ DRD ~ now at FaMESHed
Armchair
Armchair with Blanket
Table

other items used by dust bunny:
Basket Cat Bed
blanket stool
hanging plants . ivy planter
sleepless attic . skybox
sweet dreams . alarm clock

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Antique Coffee Table
Bed Warmers
Books in Bookshelf
Crumpled Newspaper
Cushion – Mud-cloth
Juliette Tea Cup, Honey & Lemon Tea
Leather Moccasins
Mercantile Bookshelf – Double w/ Doors
Mini Pumpkin – Green
Mini Pumpkin – Orange
Open Book
Original Artwork: Cone Flower Study
Original Artwork: Crocosmia Study
Original Artwork: Pine Cone Study
Ornamental Elephant – Ceramic
Plaster Horse
Pumpkin – Buckskin III

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Dacha Old Oriental Rug
Forgotten Library Book Pile
Laundry Day Slippers

Magazine Stack ~ Fancy Decor

Decorative Sphere ~ Chic Buildings

Tablet ~ LAGOM

notes to self

note to self

 

Nala Set ~ Lybra ~ now at FaMESHed
Nala Pants
Nala Top

Off Shoulder Cardigan ~ Lazybones

Tati Hair ~ DOUX

Isis Pose ~ Lyrium

 

Damon Set ~ Fancy Decor ~ now at FaMESHed
Damon Basket
Damon Console Table
Damon Sculpture
Damon Ugly Society Canvas
Damon Vase – Black
Damon Vase – White

Aviator Office (White) ~ Contrast ~ now at Shiny Shabby
Aviator Bookholder 1
Aviator Bookholder 2
Aviator Books 1
Aviator Books 2
Aviator Books 3
Aviator Box 1
Aviator Box 2
Aviator Box 3
Aviator Chair Brown
Aviator Chair White
Aviator Clock
Aviator Frame White
Aviator Lamp
Aviator Shelf L White
Aviator Shelf White
Aviator Table White

Items Used by THOR:
Brushes Jug
Earphones
Let it Be Print
Old Typewriter
Paperplane
Passion Print
Post Magazine Holder
Wire Metal Basket

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Dacha Old Oriental Rug
Disarray Bag w/ Papers Olive

items used by dust bunny:
pilea peper plant
potted bromeliad

Items Used by Soy:
BKLYNITES LOFT – The Lofty Sky Apartment
BKLYNITES LOFT- Old Books [Type A, B, & C]
My Laptop

items used by keke:
clipped papers . notes to self
hard to find bulb

Aspidistra in Wicker Planter ~ Apple Fall

take me somewhere they have those little umbrella drinks…

take me somewhere they have those little umbrella drinks

 

Rose Dress ~ Lybra ~ now at FaMESHed

Celeste Hair & Hat ~ Elikatira ~ now at Summerfest

Pose ~ Manifeste

 

sara’s outdoor seating set ~ hive ~ now at Summerfest
bleached jute rug
decorative floor palm
sara’s coffee table
sara’s outdoor couch

Peacock Chairs Set ~ DaD ~ now at Summerfest
Peacock wicker chair
Peacock wicker chair w blanket

Planted Baskets ~ Fancy Decor ~ now at Summerfest

Happy Hour Set ~ 22769 ~ now at Summerfest
Bowl of Fruits
Frozen Watermelon Daiquiri Cocktail
Plate with Strawberries

other items used by hive:
summer tote
flip flops
yellow pillows used from summer bummer chairs

Bradley Magazine ~ Fancy Decor

Clustered Palms ~ Little Branch

Jolene Lanterns ~ MudHoney

we are made of earth and rain

we are made of earth and rain

 

Jenna Romper ~ ChicModa ~ now at FaMESHed

Juanita Necklaces (b&c) ~ noir ~ now at FaMESHed

Moonspell Hair ~ DOUX

Jiufen Pose ~ Ana Poses

 

Antibes Set ~ KraftWork ~ now at FaMESHed
Antibes Bergere Cream Zebra
Antibes Old Books Pile
Antibes Pouf Dark
Antibes Rug
Antibes Table Chandelier

Harper Set ~ Fancy Decor ~ now at FaMESHed
Books and Plant
Harper Candle
Harper Decanter
Harper Floor Lamp
Harper Sofa
Harper Tray

Malyn Set ~ Ariskea ~ now at FaMESHed
Ficus Elastica hanging Plant
Olive Plant
Photos Plant 1
Photos Plant 2

hanging devil’s ivy plant ~ hive

rattan room divider ~ hive

Sassafras Trees ~ Little Branch

Hibiscus Shrub ~ Little Branch

Carpenter Shed ~ Scarlet Creative

late check in

late check in

 

Alicia Hooked Top ~ Blueberry ~ now at uber

Alicia Flare Pants ~ Blueberry ~ now at uber

Bradley Jacket ~ Pseudo

Bang Bang Choker ~ Yummy

Celestial Necklace – Moon ~ Yummy

Stella Hair ~ DOUX

Amadeus Tattoo ~ *Bolson

 

Elevator Pose Prop & Pose ~ Amitie ~ now at uber

Leafy Planter ~ unKindness ~ now at uber

Bradley Sconce ~ Fancy Decor

bellhop trolley ~ floorplan

suitcase stack ~ floorplan

Olivier Travel Case ~ POST

BackPack ~ Addams

 

she had a wild, wandering soul – but when she loved, she loved with chaos… and that made all the difference

she had a wild, wandering soul - but when she loved, she loved with chaos... and that made all the difference

 

Calliope Hair ~ Entwined ~ now at uber

Laine Top ~ Blueberry ~ new in Mainstore

Laine Jeans ~ Blueberry ~ new in Mainstore

Becar Glasses ~ Mulloy ~ now at Access

Dog-Tags Necklace ~ kunst

Neva’s Slipper Boots ~ RKKN

Pose ~ Ana Poses

 

Foundry Skybox ~ MINIMAL ~ now at uber

Horizon Set ~ kunst ~ now at uber
Horizon seat
Horizon sofa
Horizon table

Other Items Used by kunst:
kPad II & wooden stand RARE
Magazines
Novak rug
Novak set books
Novak set / plant #1
Novak set / plant #2
Plants in jar
Plants in jar / stand
Radiator
Watering can

Items Used by zerkalo:
Modern Loft Gacha – Frame1
Modern Loft Gacha – Frame3
High Traffic – Fire-escape

Items Used by THOR:
Chocolat Pillow
Get Inspired! – Potted Succulent 1
Get Inspired! – Potted Succulent 2
Industrial Hanging Lamp
The Fish Bowl
The Old Books
The Stacked Blankets
The Vintage Nightstand
The Vintage Radio

Bachelor Bag Nude ~ Nutmeg

Items Used by dust bunny
areca palm plant
ivy planter

Items used by Fancy Decor
Leather Pillow
Magazine Stack 1

jay magazine holder ~ revival

Route 66 Sign ~ 7 Emporium

Cluttered magazines ~ Soy
Spread magazine ~ Soy

[shhh…] Coffee Mug ~ Sway’s

Row Of Books ~ 22769

Vintage Books ~ BellEquipe

Jasmine Plant ~ elev8

Ashtray Set – Cigarettes ~ The Prop Shoppe

 

too far away

too far away

 

Olga Applier for Genus ~ Glam Affair (worn on Classic Face)

Intrepid Hair ~ Stealthic ~ now at Collabor88

Erika Dress ~ Thalia Heckroth ~ new in Mainstore

Sinra Rings ~ MANDALA

Calina Necklace ~ NOIR

Belgrad Pose ~ Ana Poses

 

Amsterdam Floor Bed ~ zerkalo

boho curtain ~ junk.

Aspidistra in Wicker Planter ~ Apple Fall

Stacked Books ~ Apple Fall

Wendla Lamp ~ Fancy Decor

Petrol Wall Clock ~ Gerzzo

Industrial Loft Skybox ~ MINIMAL

Night Spot Loft ~ BUENO

not today satan

not today satan

 

Jimi Hair ~ Lamb ~ now at FaMESHed

Casual Tee ~ tres blah ~ now at FaMESHed

High Rise Jeans ~ tres blah ~ now at FaMESHed

Lima Pose ~ Ana Poses ~ now at The Arcade

 

Brussels Lounge ~ CONSTRUCT & Ana Poses ~ now at TMD

New Industrial Set ~ THOR ~ now at TMD
DIY Small Bicycle
Greenery Cabinet
Metal Wall Lamp
New Industrial Stool
Tobacco Mixture Book & Pipe

Other items used by THOR:
Tassel Rug
Earphones
Small Wooden Drawer
Old’s Cool – Dirty Locker

Items used by Nutmeg:
Bachelor Bag Brown
Sneakers Worn White

plants by dust bunny:
areca palm plant
double planter
ivy planter
potted bromeliad
potted dragon tree

Items used by Fancy Decor:
Antiquarian Books
Magazine Stacks

Berlin-painting2 ~ BAZAR

Just lazy Rug / V.1 ~ Haikei

Hanging Planter ~ Pilot

Vintage trunk ~ kunst

Vintage Books ~ BellEquipe

 

coiled

coiled

 

Mila Applier for Genus ~ INSOL ~ now at uber

Darla Top ~ *Just Because* ~ now at uber

Vintage Cowboy Boots ~ Milk Motion ~ now at uber

Aria Stylized Pants ~ Blueberry

Sinra Rings ~ MANDALA

Layered Celestial Necklaces ~ YUMMY

Dreemdoll Hair ~ DOUX

 

Rollins Bedroom Set ~ unKindness ~ now at uber
Rollins Bed
Rollins Nightstand
Rollins Rug
Rollins Table Lamp

Bradley Room Collection ~ Fancy Decor ~ now at uber
Bradley Canvas
Bradley Floor Lamp
Bradley Lounge Chair
Bradley Magazine
Bradley Rug
Bradley Sculpture
Bradley Side Table
Bradley Throw Pillow
Merlot Wine Glass

Antiquarian Books ~ Fancy Decor

Items Used by THOR:
Earphones
Folded Blankets
Vintage Reception Desk

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Ornamental Elephant – Bronze
Stacked Books

Items Used by Nutmeg:
Not too Shabby Flats
Vintage French Chair Brown

ivy planter ~ dust bunny