Christmas is almost here and I am so excited! It’s my favorite holiday and seriously, I’ve been planning the festivities since like, June. I don’t do too much decorating in SL for Christmas, simply because it comes and goes so fast that by the time I get around to finishing a project, it’s time to tear it down again. But, I do love hoarding everything Christmas. And winter. And holidays. No wonder my inventory is so big.
Nevertheless, it’s that time of year and with designers releasing their wares and events such as Tannenbaum and the Arcade introducing their seasonal rounds, there is stuff everywhere!
I’ve played around with yet another tablescape for Christmas. What can I say? It’s a hobby! I’ve been in love with this new French Dining Set from Moss & Mink since it came out and I knew instantly that I wanted to do something elegant for the holidays. The table and chairs both include a hud to change the textures and patterns. In my mind, I pictured something with lots of white and gold, but then I saw this floral pattern for the chairs with blues, greens and reds and that idea went out the window.
My prized decor from What Next and goodies from the up and coming December round of the Arcade round out my holiday dining room and Christmas Feast!
Apple Fall – Stature Fireplace/Rare & Autumn Place Setting (modified)
Bazar – Forest Candles
Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolate Mousse & Antipasto Marble Platter NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Disorderly – Fancy Glam – Oversized Deer (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Harvest Feast Food Set
Glam Affair – Christmas Candles
Moss & Mink – French Dining Set (w/hud)
Pixel Mode – Long Drape (sheer/white)
Sese – Winter Ice Rink/Wreath NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
The Loft – Angkor Place Setting (modified)
Trompe Loeil – 2018 Advent Calendar Collection (some items modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Diamonds Rug (natural) & House Plants Set/Rubber Tree & Eucalyptus & Country Kitchen Apple PIe
Zaara – Chandelier/Rare
Catwa – Magy Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Dorothy / Clean 16 RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Cloe – Soho Crop Sweater & Mini Skirt (honey) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
Reign – Princess Slippers (gold) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Yummy – Gold & White Pearl Necklace & Stud Earrings
Villena – Pelted Fur Jacket (pearl)
Mowie – Lase Mini Bag (w/hud) NEW RELEASE @ Tres Chic
Truth Hair – Reyanne (multitones 1)
Poses by Foxcity (breather)
Backdrop by Pseudo (townhouse scene)
220ml – How to Kill the Princess – Happy & Sad Mirror, Poison Bottles, Evil Chalice NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
22769 – Small Candlestick, Coffin Table NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Apple Fall – Period Fireplace (black)
Ariskea – Autumn Poppies & Cute Dots Daliah (modified)
Atomic – Witches’ Brew Cafe – Devilish Cupcakes NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Empire – Halloween – Boo Sign (black,) Spider (black) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Fancy Decor – Warden Pumpkin & Wine/Glasses (modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Hextraordinary – Nope Cat – Witchy Nope NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Kalopsia – Melted Candles (red) & Scream Cake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Kres – Creepy Creations – Tube o’Berries, Hemlock Root NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Kunst – Candle Holder, Potion Vials NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Minimal – Insomnia Dining Room NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Moss & Mink – Twilight Zone – Sidetable, Witchy Hatstand, Candleabra, Witchy Cakes, Nightlight Pumpkin NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Schadenfreude – Autumn Bounty – Place Setting & Black Squirrel Guest
Sese – Haunted Bar – Stand & Hand, Plate & Brain (modified) NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Octobertime Pumpkins – Branch & Evil & Wicked NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
What Next – Witching Hour – Treats Sign, Punch, Candy Apples, Magic Bunting
With Halloween just around the corner, there are lots of creepy – and bloody – new releases hitting the grid. In case you haven’t heard, the Arcade has even opened with a specialty pop-up round dedicated to October and yes, Halloween! There are lots of bloody inspired gachas to grab here and at the Epiphany, just in time!
Aida has released some amazing new Glam Affair skins for both LeLutka and Catwa heads for the two events. This Annabelle inspired dollface is horrifyingly good and ties my whole look together!
What is your favorite part of Halloween? Do you celebrate? I would love to see all of your creepy outfits and costumes as we get closer to the big day!
LeLutka – Greer Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Morgana (09) NEW RELEASE @ the Epiphany
Dami – Halloween Night – A2 NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Bonbon – Jiangshi Mesh Eyes NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Rama – Saturday Hair (browns light) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Versov – Fearov Sneakers / Bloody RARE & Machete Gore NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Momochuu – Body Band – B (bloody) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
89hz – LinLin Ribbon Headband 6 NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Backdrop by Minimal (insomnia corridor) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
I absolutely love Halloween! Granted, trick or treating in Florida is often way too hot to enjoy, but the concept is still totally awesome. While I am too old when it comes to begging for candy, we’re never too old to play dress up! Am I right?
In SL, the possibilities are endless and for the first time, the Arcade is sponsoring a special pop-up holiday edition of its gacha event! That’s right, all you can play Halloween gachas are available from October 6th-31st. You can check out the shopping guide here!
There are tons of new releases and themed items to create the perfect Halloween costume. I’m wearing new releases from Osmia, Glam Affair and Scandalize, among others and added these perfect folded top boots from Essenz to finish off my witchy inspired ensemble.
What is your favorite part about Halloween?
Catwa – Magy Bento Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Dorothy Applier (17/RARE) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
L’Etre – Luminosite Lipstick #6
Wasabi – Paris Hair (blonds) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Osmia – BloodyPromGacha – Short Dress (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Scandalize – Sabrina Black Hat/RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Essenz – Colorodo (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Seasons Story
Canimal – Oh My Goth Necklace (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Black Bantam – Cutie Sphinx Kitten NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
ChicChica – ChicStick #2/RARE NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Backdrop by Glam Affair (dark stage/rare)
I always find it funny how on a regular basis, I am notorious for never finishing a decorating project around my sim, yet bring in some themed goodies or all hail the holiday season and I am all a buzz with activity and inspiration. Go figure, right?
All of these new harvest and Fall inspired releases have made me a decorating fiend and anyone who’s ever seen my Pinterest account knows I am a sucker for tablescapes. Not only has the Arcade provided a grab bag full of Fall fun, but Apple Fall has released his new Anashara dining set (a couple of pieces shown above) and What Next has started whipping up some beautiful new Fall decor!
What is your most favorite part about decorating for the holiday seasons?
22769 – Ivy Wreath & Potted Monstera & Round Hemp Rug & Porcelain Pitcher NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
220ML – Candy Sweet Shop – Chocolate Cupcake NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Apple Fall – Hampton Outdoor Fireplace & Apple Sprig/Branch & Mini Pumpkins & Woodland Deer (brass)
Apple May Designs – Apple Fruit Bowl & Harvest Cake (vanilla) & Harvest Candle Decor NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Bazar – Wine Bottles & Forest Candles & Forest Place Setting (napkin only)
ChicChica – Petit Four #5, #10, #16 NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Disorderly – Falling for Desserts – Apple Crisp & Pumpkin Parfait & Apple Cake NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Dust Bunny – Pumpkin Stack & Autumn Place Setting & Pumpkin Centerpiece & Wanderlust Bread Basket & Berry Cake & Wine Bottles & Candle Cup
Granola – Maggie’s Bell Decor/Reward & Pinecones and Acorns NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Pixel Mode – Vintage Chef – Salt & Pepper NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
What Next – ‘I Love Fall’ Blocks & Harvest Wall Decor & Starry Pumpkins & Harvest Wheat Vase (tinted) NEW RELEASES @ the Mainstore
The first day of Fall is tomorrow!
Hard to believe it’s already here, right? Although I am a Summer girl at heart, I do love the Autumn season, especially when all my favorites start arriving. Pumpkin spice, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas- the list is endless! I also happened to have a whole lot of fun jumping in piles of leaves after Petey raked them all up. Don’t tell!
I also happen to love the layering potential when it comes to cozy cool weather clothing. Bonbon has this adorable plaid skirt for their Arcade gacha, which happens to pair perfectly with the new boots from Decoy.
Glam Affair also has a great new skin out for Powder Pack. I don’t subscribe to this one, but this skin is definitely worth giving it a chance. Eloise has elegant, soft brows and the contouring option on the HUD really highlights her features. I did stray from my matching lipsticks and instead went with the Crush set from League, which adds a bold pop of color.
Who’s ready for the new season?
LeLutka – Stella Mesh Head
Glam Affair – Eloise (tone 6) NEW RELEASE for Powder Pack
League – Crush Lipstick A
BonBon – Falling Lady Skirt (7) & Leaves Aura NEW RELEASES @ the Arcade
Tableau Vivant – Falling Hair (shortfall/browns) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Blueberry – Shyla Knotted Top
Petite Mort – Cable Knit Sweater
Decoy – Wandering Leaf Gacha – Boots (brown) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Moon – Thrifty Leather Bag (black) NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Half-Deer – Forest Sonata – Acorn Party NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Schadenfreude – Natural Acorn Chipmunk NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade
Sari-Sari – Fallen Leaves
Action – Autumn Leaves
Wednesday – Rainy Days – Camera – NEW RELEASE @ the Arcade