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

 

 

brain food

brain food

 

Vintage Suitcase Set Tawny ~ Black Bantam ~ now at 6° Republic

90’s Japanese Anime Decor Set ~ TORO ~ now at 6° Republic
Arantza’s Snack Haul
Cabinet + Stuff
Ghibli Bento Box
Riko’s Journal
Standing Lamp
Telephone {Floral}
Vintage Computer

Rosebud Art Journey ~ MudHoney ~ now at 6° Republic

Animesh Kitty Bot ~ TLC ~ now at 6° Republic

Flying Fizz Drink Dispenser ~ Kei Spot ~ now at 6° Republic

Open Mind Decor Set ~ MADRAS ~ now at 6° Republic
BaZnGa Poster
DNA Molecular Model Decor
Rubik’s Tissue Box Decor

Scarf Clutter ~ +Half Deer+ ~ now at Collabor88

items used by dust bunny:
bookshelf clutter
double planter
dreamy outing . blanket basket
hanging shelf . white
ivy planter
owl planter
potted bromeliad
sweet dreams . books
sweet dreams . fiddle leaf tree
unicorn planter

Items Used by Acorn:
Pencil Case
Pencil Stand
Perfume Art – Blue & Pink
Rug -Ashton
Tea Cup -Steaming Rose
Vase of Tulips – Apricot
White Wood Chair
White Wood Desk
World Globe

Items Used by Serenity Style:
Dont Forget Anything PLANNING CLIPBOARDS
Dont Forget Anything WALL SCHEDULE

reykjavik loft ~ vespertine

say cheese

say cheese

 

left:

Kaylee Hair ~ Navy & Copper ~ now at FaMESHed

On the Go Top ~ Cynful ~ now at FaMESHed

KYOU Pants ~ VUK ~ now at Equal10

Hazel Rings ~ kunst ~ now at uber

Jano Tattoo ~ *Bolson

Statement Series Pose ~ Manifeste ~ coming to Pose Fair Oct 19th

 

right:

Adriane Hair ~ monso ~ now at FaMESHed

Letitia Applier for Genus Babyface ~ Glam Affair ~ now at Collabor88

Halloween Outfit ~ Blueberry ~ new in Mainstore

Sinra Rings ~ MANDALA

Amadeus Tattoo ~ *Bolson

Signature Series Pose ~ Manifeste ~ coming to Pose Fair Oct 19th

 

Urban Restroom ~ DRD

City Bench ~ Nutmeg

Cigarette Butts ~ Nikotin

Crumpled Newspaper ~ Apple Fall

Spilled Soda Drink ~ +Half Deer+

City Trash Can ~ 7 Emporium

 

homecoming

homecoming

 

Ava Applier for LeLutka Aida ~ Glam Affair

Nasty.Tie-r Cropped Cardigan ~ OSMIA ~ now at uber

Nasty Skinny Jeans ~ OSMIA ~ now at uber

Sultry Hairstyle ~ Stealthic ~ now at Collabor88

Not Too Shabby Flats ~ Nutmeg

Alma Pose ~ Flores Poses ~ now at Cosmopolitan

 

sphere boxwood topiary ~ hive ~ now at Kustom9

layered welcome mat ~ hive ~ now at Kustom9

spiral boxwood topiary . autumn ~ new from hive

twiggy bookshelf & bookshelf clutter ~ dust bunny ~ now at Kustom9

other items used by hive:
extra pots
fall pumpkin A [muted orange]
fall pumpkin B [muted green]
weathered metal pumpkin candles A&B
worn windsor rocking chair

other items used by dust bunny:
botanical tote
cozy reading
wiccan book stack

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Magnolia Leaf Wreath
Mini Pumpkin – Green
Pumpkin – Buckskin III

[Estivale] Autumn Flower Bouquet[rose] ~ Ariskea

Items Used by kunst:
Rain boots / red
World atlas books (b)

Blanket Clutter – Plaid ~ +Half Deer+

Scruffy Shepherds – Sleepy Adult ~ jian

Items Used by Scarlet Creative:
Daisy Bird Cage Aged
Daisy Weathered House

write it on the mirror

.write it on the mirror

 

Shelly Beach Towel ~ Vanilla Bae ~ now at FaMESHed

H0318 Hair ~ tram

Aida Pose ~ Lyrium

 

Lauren Bathroom ~ Consignment & dust bunny ~ now at FaMESHed
bathtub
shower
single vanity
tiles
toilet
vanity basket
mirror . silver
radiator . silver
bath bombs
bathtub caddy
cotton ball container
hamper
hanging robe
hanging towel
qtip container
rug white
toilet paper holder
toothbrush holder
wall light . silver

Beauty Clutter ~ vespertine ~ now at FaMESHed
bath bombs jar
cosmetic brushes
skincare clutter

other items used by dust bunny:
blanket stool
double planter
fiddle leaf tree
ivy planter
pilea peper plant
potted bromeliad
potted jade plant
spider planter
sweet dreams . books
white rose pitcher

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Annan Reclaimed Frames 1 & 2
Natural Sea Sponges in Cloche
Scented Candle

Laundry Day Slippers ~ Nutmeg

delicate rug ~ keke

Beach Towel Clutter ~ +Half Deer+

shy stool [oak] ~ {anc}

Pottery Stool ~ 22769

Lueur Skybox ~ Varonis

midsummer brunch

midsummer brunch

 

Midsummer Brunch Complete Set ~ Nutmeg ~ now at Belle. Event
Bread Basket
Cherry Box
Eggs & Milk v2
Pillow (8 Texture Options)

Boho Summer Hammock ~ DRD ~ now at FaMESHed

Skyrne Palette Set ~ peaches ~ now at FaMESHed

Poppy Retreat ~ Scarlet Creative ~ now at Belle. Event

Other Items Used by Nutmeg:
Dacha Old Wooden Chest
Laundry Day Watering Can
Laundry Day Soup
Pencil Sketches
Seashore Bowl Stack
Seashore Mug Candle
Silver Wine Tray

Blanket Clutter – White ~ +Half Deer+

Queen Ann’s Lace ~ Heart Garden Center

DwarfForest [OldGold] ~ alirium

Garden Tree, Wild Grasses ~ HPMD

end of summer vibes

end of summer vibes

 

Noelia Wet & Dry Set ~ Blueberry ~ new in Mainstore
Noelia Shorts
Noelita Knotted Top

Mishi Hairstyle ~ DOUX

Willem Tattoo ~ *Bolson

Moody Pose ~ Foxcity

 

Summer Hideout Set ~ THOR ~ coming 8/15 to Kustom9
Bamboo Wind Chimes
Banana Tree
Bird of Paradise Plant
Cage Table
Dracaena Plant
Euphorbia Cactus
Fiddle Leaf Plant
Iron Plant Stand
Matcha Mug – Tropical
Monstera Plant
Nasturtium Vanilla
Small Agave
Spider Plant
Summer Hideout Game – RARE
Summer Hideout Shack – RARE
Traveler Palm
Tropical Fruits Plate
Watermelon Slices – Giver

Other Items Used by THOR:
Seaside Surf Table
Seaside Stools 1 & 2
Nautical candles
Nautical Oil Lamp
Wood Drift Boat 3
Beach Mats A & B
Little Bongos

items used by dust bunny:
beach day . breezy book
beach day . net bag
beach day . towel tote

waterside shack w/ dock ~ hive

Beach Towel Clutter – White ~ +Half Deer+

Beach Pebbles ~ DaD

Alligator Apple Bush ~ Studio Skye

Jeffrey Pine Trees ~ Little Branch

Seashells ~ zerkalo

Dry Starfish ~ 22769

lemonade days

lemonade days

 

left:

Rose Applier for Genus ~ Glam Affair ~ now at uber

Gill Shirt ~ N-Uno ~ now at uber

Moonspell Hair ~ DOUX

Berlin Pose ~ Ana Poses

right:

Natalia Set ~ Blueberry
Cami Top
Capri Jeans

Selena Hairstyle ~ DOUX ~ now at uber

Amber Applier for Genus ~ INSOL ~ now at uber

Wings of Thorns Tattoo ~ Oxydate ~ now at Shiny Shabby

Lyon Pose ~ Ana Poses

 

Beverage Dispenser ~ BellEquipe ~ now at Shiny Shabby

Items Used by Apple Fall:
Coastal Pier Set
Old Manufactory

Beach Towel Clutter ~ +Half Deer+

Jeep ~ AptB

Virginia Live Oak ~ Lost Creek

summer sundays

summer sundays

 

Jana’s Outfit ~ RKKN ~ now at Shiny Shabby
Jana’s Hoodie
Jana’s Shorts

Seaside Calm Set ~ Nutmeg ~ now at Kustom9
Her Flip Flops
His Flip Flops
Seaside Calm Bag
Seaside Calm Beach Chair
Seaside Calm Beach Chair w/ Towel
Seaside Parasol

beach huts ~ hive ~ now at uber

Paradise Beach Scene ~ MINIMAL ~ now at uber

Other Items Used by Nutmeg:
Seashore Mug Candle
Seashore Pitcher

Towel Clutter ~ +Half Deer+

breezy book ~ dust bunny

I wish you could unsay it…

.what you said...

Juniper Hair ~ Wasabi ~ now at uber

Kato Outfit ~ miss chelsea ~ now at uber

Berlin Pose ~ Ana Poses

beach day set ~ dust bunny ~ now at Summerfest (hurry – ends 7/7!)
breezy book
closed parasol
lounge chair
net bag
towel tote

Kings Bay Set ~ Loft & Aria ~ now at uber
Gazebo
Sofa
Table

Frozen Watermelon Daquiri ~ 22769 ~ now at Summerfest

Helena’s Summer Pool Radio ~ Kalopsia ~ now at Summerfest

Beach Towel Clutter ~ +Half Deer+ ~ now at Summerfest
Clothesline
Draped Over
Floor
Towel Rack
Windblown on Tree

other items used by dust bunny:
daisy shack
dreamy outing . cooler