Upon the Highest Bough

 

Upon the Highest Bough

Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the Yuletide gay
From now on
Our troubles will be miles away, ooh

Here we are as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more

Through the years
We all will be together
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star
Upon the highest bough

So many events! So little time.

I’ve recently stopped by a few places like Arcade and The Tannenbaum Holiday Market for winter and Christmas themed decor and other goodies

If you haven’t heard, Pixicat has a new Fifty Linden Friday sweater up for grabs. Winter cozy and a touch holiday themed, this sweater comes with a texture change Hud for a few color options. All standard mesh sizes are included with some of the most popular mesh body fitted versions as well. You’ll be looking fashionable at the Ugly Sweater parties with this cozy design.

Typically I steer clear of shoes that aren’t fitted for Slink or Maitreya feet, but these boots from The Sugar Garden were to die for. There’s plenty of color choices for both the base and laces but these do not come with a texture change Hud. I left The Tannenbaum Holiday Market with a pair in white and the mocha ones seen here. While you’re there, try some of the gachas for cute baubles to put on your Christmas tree or just as fun knick knacks.

Also check out Collabor88 for some fantastic winter decor and clothing. The woodstove and a lot of the associated decor are from {what next} which really suited my living room. Warm up your hands and set the kettle on the stove for hot cocoa. Don’t forget to hang your stockings for Santa to fill!

The Arcade also has fun winter and holiday items along with the Season of Giving gifts from participating merchants. Right now I’m wearing one of Spellbound’s gacha hairs that comes in two hat versions (Blizzard or Chilly), and varying hair colors. Both hairs will keep your head warm and looking cute with the attached hat.

Remember to stay warm this season!

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Credits

Hair: +Spellbound+ – Blizzard – Chapter I – Earth // DARKS ~ (Kohana Xue) @Arcade

Sweater: Pixicat – Cozy.Sweater – Christmas (FLF) ~ (areve Resident) for Fifty Linden Fridays

Pants: .miss chelsea. – Nina Zip Leggings Red ~ (Coral Lacey/Davidefre Resident)

Boots: .tsg. – Oxford Boots – Mocha ~ (Eilfie Sugarplum) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Body: Maitreya – Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara ~ (Onyx LeShelle)

Hands: Slink – Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Casual ~ (Siddean Munro)

Tree: Botanical – Green Douglas Fir Christmas Tree (Tannenbaum) ~ (Kriss Lehmann) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Tree Star:  Sway’s – [Star] single . small/short ~ (Sway Dench) (old Arcade gift)

Tree Ribbon, Tree Skirt, White & Black Glitter Bulbs, White & Black Drop Ornaments: The Loft – Monochrome Christmas Gacha – (Nardya Rousselot) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Catmas Toys/Birds/Hedgehog/etc. Ornaments: Schadenfreude – Catmas Gacha ~ (Allegory Malaprop) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Wood Carved Ornaments: Jian – Holiday Critter Baubles Gacha ~ (Kalia Firelyte/Ashur Constantine/distorteddreams Resident) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Various Critter Ornaments: MishMish – In a Box Gacha ~ (Aime Takaaki) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Letter S Ornament: [Commoner] – Monogrammed Wood Slice Gacha~ (Emery Milneaux) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Bird Ornament: ~silentsparrow~ – Felt Bird Ornaments Gacha – Partridge – Merry ~ (hyasynth Tiramisu) @ The Tannenbaum Holiday Market

Mouse Under Tree: Schadenfreude – Deer Mice Gacha – Rudy Deer Mouse ~ (Allegory Malaprop) @Arcade

Cat in Box Under Tree: +Half-Deer+ – Cozy Cat [Black Patch] ~ (Halogen Magic)

Deer Ornament: Alouette – Christmas Deer Ornament (The Arcade 2014 Gift) ~ (Scarlet Chandrayaan)

Bow Ornament: [ zerkalo ] – Christmas Ornament – Arcade Christmas Gift 2015 ~ (danielestro) @Arcade

Other colored Bulbs: Pixel Mode – Colored Ornaments ~ (Tya Fallingbridge) (past Arcade gift)

Woodstove, fireplace & floor surround, log pile, fireplace tools, kettle: {what next} – Hanne Woodburning Stove Set – Iron ~ (Winter Thorn) @ Collabor88

Winter prints, stockings, lanterns: {what next} – Nordic Winter Decor Set – Red ~ (Winter Thorn) @ Collabor88

Ballerina Fox & Unicorn: Pixicat– Ballerina Gacha ~ (areve Resident) @Arcade

Potion Bottles: .Arcadia. – .A. Gothmas in a Jar Gacha [Sharpened Tinsel & Broken Ornaments] ~ (Lokii Violet)

Table: Aria & The Loft – Ambrose Table Cherry ~ (Colleen Desmoulins)

Eggnog Tray and Cookie Box: {what next} – Holiday Eggnog Latte & Cookies ~ (Winter Thorn) for Fifty Linden Fridays

Pose: !bang – stands 585-589 ~ (Luna Jubilee) @ W<3RP

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Baby It’s Cold Outside? More Goodies from Fi’s Hunts

Help me! I’m drowning in gifts! I can’t believe how many wonderful creations Fi’s Hunts’ Warm Socks Hunt 2 & Gacha Event has in store for everyone. The hunt is still going on from now to November 30th (Links below). With so many goodies, I can’t quite decide what to show you first this time. There’s shoes, stockings, sweater dresses, and cute furniture pieces to decorate for the cold seasons ahead. For this post, I will be putting the credits after each series of photos to avoid confusion since there’s so many items pictured.

With the temperature dropping, I’ve had to find new socks and stockings to keep my toes warm. Luckily, Sweet Tea Couture made a couple cute stockings along with cute garters that come with omega and slink appliers. The garters are resizeable to fit any avatar. Here I’ve paired it with a romper from Blueberry so you can see how high one set go, plus I just love this little romper for hanging about the house or a quick jaunt out with the kids. I’m also wearing a pair of ankle boots from Euphoria Couture’s WSH2 Gacha machine. For the other pair of socks, I wore a pair of Blueberry jeans, a sweater from Kita’s Sideshow, and the ultra rare Nordic Winds Boots from Euphoria Couture’s gacha. The gacha ankle boots are made for slink flat feet and I think I found my new kicking-it-around boots.

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Credits

Romper: Reignberry – Beaded Rompers – Midnight ~ Blueberry

Stockings & Garters: Hip to Be Square Thigh High ~ @WSH2 Sweet Tea

Ankle Boots (brown): EC – Nordic Wind Boots – Brown ~ @WSH2 Gacha Euphoria Couture

Sweater: {KS} Black Sweater – Meow ~ !Kita’s Sideshow!

Jeans: Luna – Rolled Cuff Jeans – Dark Blue ~ Blueberry

Socks: Buckhead Men Hats off to You Socks ~ @WSH2 Sweet Tea

Ankle Boots (pink): EC – Nordic Wind Boots – Pink Argyle (ULTRA RARE) ~ @WSH2 Gacha Euphoria Couture

While I was dressing, I happened upon the hunt gift from Euphoria Couture which my sl hubby seemed to like as he was more than happy to cuddle for a bit while I snapped a few pictures. The shirt is roomy (as if I’d stolen it from my husband’s closet) and comes with a pair of bootie socks to keep your toes warm. On my legs are the rain socks from TRASHED that come with Omega, Slink, and TMP appliers. I like these because the rain drops go all the way down the leg. TRASHED is also giving out the shark socks seen in the second picture which come in multiple sizes to fit anyone’s feet. The piece we’re cuddling on is a mudroom shelf with cuddles from Magnum Opus; with singles and couples poses, I can see this being useful outside in some tucked away corner of the yard.

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Credits

Shirt: EC – Lincoln – Boyfriend’s Shirt and Bootie Socks ~ @WSH2 Euphoria Couture

Thigh High Socks: <T> Rain Socks ~ @WSH2 TRASHED

Ankle Socks: <T> Shark Socks ~ @WSH2 TRASHED

Cuddle Shelf: [MO] Mudroom Shelf – RARE ~ @WSH2 Gacha Magnum Opus

Next I decided to try on a sweater and legging look with boots from Country Couture. The sweater fits nicely and the leggings come with many applier options including omega. No worries about needing mesh feet either; they’re resizeable and quite waterproof. I added a necklace and earrings set from Redrose Jewellry. The jewelry set are cute little socks that catch the light at just the right angle. Female and male versions are included. The fireplace in my living room from Love Everlasting Plantpets was so warm I didn’t even have to sit too close to it and it is perfect for a mountain lodge or getting ready for the winter holidays. Don’t forget to put your Hot Cocoa and cookies tipjar out for Santa. And if you get sleepy after a big dinner, An Lema’s Chaise lounge offers a relaxing spot to rest.

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Credits

Outfit: Country Couture Warm Winter ~ @WSH2 Country Couture

Jewelry: Socks Pendant & Earrings ~ @WSH2 Redrose Jewellry

Fireplace: Warm Socks Fireplace ~ @WSH2 Love Everlasting Plantpets

Tipjar: Warm Cocoa on a Cold Day Tip Jar ~ @WSH2 Tipsters

Chaise: “Warm Socks” Chaise Lounge ~ @WSH2 An Lema

For my next look I am wearing a sweater dress from WICKED that I absolutely adore. It has a nice fit, is elegant and chic, and warm! I was pleased again with WICKED’s hunt gift. The heels from Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes fit nicely once I resized them with the included script and gave my outfit a soft feminine touch. Some of the other shoes pictured on the steps are from Lindy Mondern’s gacha machine but are not mesh feet friendly if that is what you are looking for.

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Credits

Dress: WICKED * Elena – Vest (Geometric)~ @WSH2 WICKED

Shoes I’m wearing: Lindy NolaAB Natural (rssc) ~ @WSH2 Lindy Modern & Retro Shoes

Shoes On Step Closest to me: Lindy Daisy Tawny (c) ~ @WSH2 Lindy Modern & Retro Shoe

Other Shoes: Various Gachas ~ @WSH2 Gachas Lindy Modern & Retro

Well it looks like I found something to wear. Time to step outside! An Lema’s rug makes a great welcome mat and Love Everlasting’s gacha tree cozies make for an inviting front porch. If you’re the type of person who loves to decorate early, make sure to snag the hunt gift from Magnum Opus. This snowman is a whimsical addition to any yard. Due to a recent snow my house experienced, I opted for my new sweater from !Mutiny in Heaven, new knit leggings from .miss chelsea. I got at Uber, and ankle boots from REIGN. The sweater comes with two knotted sweaters that fit around your shoulders or waist. Even with some belly showing I was warm as could be. Okay, stepping out into the cold now. I’m ready to stay warm in the winter. 🙂

Have fun hunting!

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Rug: Curled Toes rug ~ @WSH2 An Lema

Tree Cozies: Various Gacha Trees ~ @WSH2 Gacha Love Everlasting Plantpets

Snowman: [MO]Snowman2015 ~ @WSH2 Magnum Opus

Sweater: !MiH Sweater ~ @WSH2 !Mutiny in Heaven

Leggings: .miss chelsea. Nina Zip Leggings Chocolate ~ @Uber .miss chelsea.

Shoes: Captive Booties – Black ~ REIGN

Tail: from PN Daria Neko Outfit ~ Psychotic Neko

Other Credits

Hair: *C* Marian – Reds ~ Calico

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body  – Lara ~ Maitreya

Hands: Slink AvEnhance Hands Female – Elegant 1 ~ Slink

House: Scarlet Creative Mountain Lodge Boxed Mod and Transfer RARE ~ Scarlet Creative (past gacha)

Dining Room & Entryway Furniture: {what next} Laurel Cottage Dining & Breakfast Room (boxed) ~ {what next}

EVENT DETAILS

Duration: November 5-30

Gridwide and free (except the gachas so bring spare change!)

Fi’s Hunt Site ~ Start Point ~ Service Station