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Advent Calendars

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Happy weekend and happy December also. The craziest season within secondlife is starting now – and many shops have Advent Calendars for you to give you some fabulous gifts. Of course I can not keep track on all of those – but I will show you some that I really like. Since it is getting colder outside SL merchants provide you with great hats and caps. And the “Team Naughty” Knitcap is just the first Advent Calendar gift to showcase. Like every year 22769 ~ casual couture have put up a huge christmas tree in their store with a lot of giftboxes around it. Each giftbox holds a number – and today, December 1st, you receive the “Team Naughty” and the “Team Nice” Knithat. But you only can get it today and also just once – so better be careful when you tap the box with the “1″.

The jumper is the huntgift from [ iren ] for the “With Love <3″ Hunt. There is a female gift also. The jumper is mesh in male standard sizing and comes with two different alpha layers. I love how the jumper has folds and wrinkles and I especially like the color.

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Right after my last decoration post “Cozy” I received a few IM’s from friends about where to find cute winterish cottages and houses. And now the good news: todays Winter Cabin is indeed the gift for December 1st at BoatHouse. The Advent Calendar is group only – and there is a 250 L$ fee to join the group. But first of all it is extremely hard to find such a nice and wonderful made house for that price and second this is the FIRST gift of 23 more to come. And while you are at BoatHouse there is a Cookie Jar Sale going on where you can find several items for just 70 L$. The items are all trans – so you can even gift them so someone.

The sofa I am sitting on is the gift from Cheeky Pea for the “With Love <3″ Hunt. It has neat single and couple animations and also fits perfectly in the winterish season. And also the kitchen table with chairs (above right) is a gift from the same hunt. It comes from floorplan. While we are talking about hunts (and there are also a lot of them running right now) – the frames on the shelf (above left) are from the “Home For Christmas Hunt” and are from SFW. You can put your own pictures in it. And also the cute christmas tree wall decor is a gift from the Home For Christmas Hunt – and it is from BoatHouse. And the coffee table in front of the couch is the gift from PRIME for the hunt. It comes with a few more things also that are not shown here.

Back to the “With Love <3″ Hunt. These Lamps in my window come from [Apple Fall] – and they are copy. Like everything from Apple Fall they are wonderful made.

If you do not want to make hunts then gatcha is maybe your thing: The Arcade Gatcha Festival started with the second round and Trompe Loeil offer the “12 Days Of Christmas” Advent Calendar. It is the shelf above the Cheeky Pea Couch (below left). You get this calendar for free at the Arcade Gatcha Festival – and you can play for the keys (25 L$ each). Each key openes a door and is giving you a gift from the calendar. It is just such a cute idea. Trompe Loeil are also at FAIR where you can find the “Curio Table” next to the sofa. And to make 3 full – Trompe is of course also at the December Round of FaMESHed and offer this cute Cabinet Bed. You can change textures and also close and open the side window shutters.

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List of stuff:
Hat: 22769 ~ casual couture – Knit Cap “Team Naughty” (Advent Calendar Dec. 1st)
Jumper: [ iren ] – Loose Shirt (for the With Love <3 Hunt)
Pants: !gO! – Mads Pants
Sofa: :CP: – Rue Abel Loveseat (for the With Love <3 Hunt)
Sidetable: Trompe Loeil – Curio Table Poplar with Marble Display (for FAIR)
Shelf:  BoatHouse – Shelf with Wallpaper Backing (Cookie Jar Sale 70L$)
Frames: SFW Industries - Frame Group Leaning – Holiday (for the Home For Christmas Hunt)
Lantern: 22769 ~ casual couture – Decorative Lantern (Advent Calendar)
Lamps: [AF] – Manhattan Table Lamp (for the With Love <3 Hunt)
Coffee Table: PRIME – Coffee Table (and decor on the Window)  (for the Home For Christmas Hunt)
Advent Calendar: Trompe Loeil – 12 Days of Christmas (for the Arcade Gatcha Event)
Decor (on Window): L&K Prefabs – Raw Tablewear
Cabinet: BoatHouse – High Cabinet White/Blue
Rug: 22769 ~ casual couture – African Rug (Groupgift)
X-Mas Wall Decor: BoatHouse – Wall Christmas Tree (for the Home for Christmas Hunt)
Table and chair: floorplan. – aden kitchen table and chairs (for the With Love <3 Hunt)
Leaning Frame: [AF] – Winter Frame
Pillows: [AF] – EVELYN Throw Cushion Monotone
Basket: BoatHouse – Basket of Pillows
Bed: Trompe Loeil – Cabinet Bed Morning Light Fabrics (for FaMESHed)
Wall Frames: 22769 ~ casual couture – Winter Frames (Advent Calendar)
Art and Sideboard: BoatHouse – Old Side Table and Accessoires (Cookie Jar Sale 70 L$)
Cabinet: LISP Bazaar – Morning Frost Cabinet with Key
Prefab: BoatHouse – Winter Cabin (Advent Calendar December, 1st)

Sadness

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Yesterday I have had one of these moments – and before you run away: nope – this will not become an emo-post.

I have collected some furniture pieces I wanted to show you over the last couple of days when I heard the message that BAFFLE is having a closing sale. And actually that made me kind of sad since I loved the creations of Samantha Smadga a lot. And I really hope that she will come back soon again with maybe a complete new business. So if you like BAFFLE you better hop to the mainstore and grab as much things as you can get because everything is reduced to 55L$ and after November 15th it will be gone for good. So did I and I got myself the Le Petite Reve Skybox which is a wonderful representation of the astonishing crafting and texturing abilities of Samantha.

Trompe Loeil have just released the first Christmas items – and when I went to their store and saw the Star Light Pendant Lamps (come in 3 different sizes, copy, mod and turn on by mouseclick) I knew I had to get those. My mother has the same ones in RL and she always hangs them up around X-mas time. So it really is some kind of home feeling for me. The thing with furniture and decoration in second life is kind of interesting because the realism is nearly unbeatable anymore. And especially with these lamps I associate childhood feelings, home and parents. And yeah – I went a bit emo when I hung them up in my new appartment but honestly – this is a good thing. We are talking about a virtual world here in which you literally can do everything. And if there are some items that have that effect on you because you mishmash them with your real life experiences then it can not be a bad thing. So much for “second life is just a game”.

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The Small Enamel Cabinet from %Percent is another one of these pieces because my granny used to have one of these and I have all good feeling about it because the cookie jar was standing just on top of it. The club chair is also from Trompe Loeil and I blogged this one before in my post Sleepless. The art is from the current Gallery Gift Shop and comes from Chiana Oh. And the Bonsai Tree with table is from ~Hanaya~. You can change the seasons of the bonsai tree by click and it is just a wonderful piece of decoration. A non changeable bonsai tree is also available as second year anniversary November groupgift at ~Hanaya~.

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The Mens Dept is also a wonderful place to find furniture made with men in mind. The Angle Frames “It’s A Keeper” are the share of Cheeky Pea and the crate shelf comes from floorplan – both items are mesh and wonderful and unique pieces. The utility tables with the book and also the framed Winter Canvas are from {ililo} and also can be found in the current Mens Dept. The rug is again from BAFFLE.

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I decorated the bedroom of the Le Petite Reve Skybox with another bargain furniture piece from the Mens Dept. The “sorting shelf” is from Vespertine and just matches perfectly the other furniture pieces you can find at the Mens Dept. Either the bleached wood is kind of a trend right now in the furniture scene within second life or the creators have coordinated themselfes. Nevertheless – you can get this pieces all on one location and if my pictures do not show you should believe me – they are wonderful.

The “Earnst TV” is from Cheeky Pea and you can change the texture of the screen and the set by mouseclick.

My todays look is again the Corduroy Skater Trousers from 22769 ~ casual couture that can also be found at the Mens Dept. Likewise my glasses from BALACLAVA – the Kip Glasses can be found in different colors at the Mens Dept. And each set includes different options. The shirt is a new release from {MoYaz}. The shirt comes in plain options and also in the 70′s collection – and I absolutely adore these. Shown above is the “Buttoned Shirt 70′s Beige”.

And last but not least: The Barrel Bed from Trompe Loeil which can be found at the current round of FaMESHed. It matches perfectly the previous releases from Trompe Loeil and is somewhat quirky with the barrel shape and texturing. The bed is available in many different styles – shown here is Brown and Freesia.

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List of stuff:

Glasses: BALACLAVA!! – Kip Glasses Black (for the Mens Dept)

Skin: KENTO – Preston T2

Hair: [iruco] hair23M (black)

Shirt: {MoYaz} – Buttoned Shirt 70′s Beige

Pants:  22769 ~ casual couture – Skater Pants Brown Corduroy (for the Mens Dept)

Sneakers: [JP]:dsg. – Sneakers (Groupgift)

Star Light Lamps: Trompe Loeil – Star Light Lamps Green (3 different sizes)

Cabinet: %Percent – Small Enamel Cabinet

Chair: Trompe Loeil – Club Chair Green

Bonsai Tree: ~Hanaya~ – Windswept Bonsai Tree with Table

Art: Chiana Oh – AA Field (for the Gallery Gift Shop)

Frames: :CP: – It’s A Keeper Frames Angled (for the Mens Dept)

Shelf: floorplan. – Crate Shelf bare (for the Mens Dept)

Tables: { ililo } Utility Tables (for the Mens Dept)

Rug: BAFFLE – Carpet Wheatfield Flowers

Wallart: LISP Bazaar – Ctrl-Alt

TV: :CP: – Earnst TV

Shelf: Vespertine – sorting shelf (for the Mens Dept)

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Barrel Bed brown/freesia (for FaMESHed)

Prefab: BAFFLE – Le Petite Reve

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