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Timely reminder.(Freebies@Redeux).

First, let me just make it clear that the warehouse I’m showing you is NOT a freebie or a cheapie.  I personally get a bit frustrated when someone posts a picture in a freebie Flickr group only to find that it’s the tiny little pinkie ring and not the stunning outfit, hair, shoes etc they’re wearing so I like to make it clear before I start, so the building is not a freebie but you may just need it!You will find me for the next hour and a half in this warehouse because I returned to the Redeux event and OH Dear! I’ve picked up not just all of the gifts but there are so many superb bargains and I’ve spent all my Lindens! I even ran out of money before I got to the Gacha’s which I suppose is a good thing as just the freebies alone I snagged will take forever to unpack and sort out. I’ve not unpacked anything yet but I can see that it’s going to be good stuff.

As for the stuff I’ve bought most of those only cost me 25-35Lds and the most expensive was a selection of wrinkled rugs for 50lds.

So hurry up and check this event out you won’t regret it.

Redeux

 

Where have all the leaves gone?(Bargains ‘n’ Freebies).

I hope where you haven’t suffered too much from the howling winds we have been battered with overnight.  We sleep with our bedroom window slightly open and during the night all the leaves got blown off the tree outside and it looked like so many of them ended up blown into our room it was funny to wake up under a blanket of leaves.

Redeux is a very time-limited event and TBH I wasn’t going to go as I was going to be a good girl and save my Lindens, invent and sanity but then I spotted a few pictures of whats on offer and it was a case of “Sod That”.

OK, these first 2 items aren’t free but deffo in the “Bargain” category as both cost 35Lds.

A dirty, filthy, disgusting retro washing machine!  When I say “dirty, filthy” etc I don’t mean the appearance I mean the menu! This is packed with some great poses with smooth movements, single ladies, men, and OMG I won’t be using those ones!  I bought this only 35Lds, there is matching pieces ie laundry basket, ironing board which also can be purchased as separate pieces or I do believe you can buy them as a set at a cheaper price than buying them bit by bit…but check first.  I just wanted the washer so that’s all I got and at 2 prims I’m going to open a laundry.

Or at 2 prims a Pumpkin selling business.  Not free again but 35Lds for an excellent seasonal decor item and I’ve already set this one out.

I didn’t get any further than the landing spot at this event and since every blinking stall not only has so much temptation on it I literally just grabbed a few of the freebies and cheapies I spotted from where I stood and then I TPed out as I would like to come back when it’s a bit quieter and this way I can have a pleasant time wandering around and hopefully not just score some more bargains but what little I opened I have high hopes for some decent Freebies such as this chair/lamp.

Fabulous poses again, hers, his and a more sedate couple ones.  Can you see the plug under the chair?  Click it and…

Woah! This will certainly light up not just your home but put this outside in your landscaping and it will act as a beacon to a place of interest.

Not gonna lie, not 100% sure which is which but again all of these are to be found at the landing spot and just in case you’ve missed it there are OODLES of freebies, I do believe that most of the stands have a nice giftie out for us.

PS No rush BUT this event finished on the 21st and as said the LM takes you to where these items are to be found.

Redeux

Saving for Christmas.(Freebies).

I hate to say this but you do know that there are only 2 PAY PACKETS between now and Christmas?  Most people use an advent calendar as a countdown to Christmas but me and my OH use pay packets LOL.

So here is a great way to save, in SL at least.

This gazebo is a FREEBIE! Top quality and this version with the lights on the roof is only 18 prims which is more than reasonable but if you want less prims then the unlit one is only 10.

These were a surprise and a great one at that.

KEEPERS! (I already have enough Gazebos to fill a market garden so it’s going!).  You get 2 versions, the only difference is the coloured bauble on top.  The rezzed size is the middle one and it’s only 2 prims I shrank one down and it’s 1 prim and then I made the third one bigger and it remained 2 prims.  So you can make them big for statement pieces or shrink em down for table/mantlepiece decor.  I should have zoomed in closer, I was having a bad morning, because the detailing esp in the greenery is exc.

There are other gifts appropriately placed under the Christmas tree and they too have a Christmassy theme.  You will find all of these at The Builders Box HQ.  The Builders Box I do believe is one of those monthly sub-clubs.  I LOVE them but not in SL lol.  In RL I got a monthly Birchbox delivery and each month I got to “ooh” over Froo Froo.  I’ve never really paid much attention to the ones inworld as I just don’t need but this is a wonderful way to pay your money and the excitement you will have as you unpack your goodies/surprises from some of the biggest and best names in SL.

PS I’ve just spotted we still have all that green, got to change that grass when I get inworld.

The Builders Box

Seriously SL!!!(Bargain).

I’ve just splurged my last 25Lds only to find I’m gonna have to splurge some more because one of our regular readers has just dropped the bomb that Trompe Loeil is having a blinking 50% SALE!  Seriously how’d I miss that…ok I know it’s because I get sent so many notices/notes etc things often slip me by which is why I truly appreciate it when people give me the heads up about something esp when it’s as good as this.  Have to say the sim is, of course, PACKED to the rafters and even worse the countdown started yesterday which means today is the LAST day to squeeze in!

So basically as I was chucking stuff out I checked out the NN Marketplace shop to see if this still had this and they do and since my copy has been eaten by my invent I just bought it.

It’s a massive spooky skybox and perfect for those who are planning a Halloween partay, me? I just open my front door and throw some sweets are the trick or treaters and tell them to “bog off” but having said that I do bake Pumpkin pies cos I love em.

Back to the build.

Although these pictures have a frame on them I haven’t edited the pictures and even in my sims Nams setting you can see they’re pretty atmospheric so if you change your windlight settings I think you will get some very interesting effects.

Comes in a rezzer or you can rez it in edit mode and there are a few extra spooky ghosts you can have flying around.  For some reason the rezzer wouldn’t derezz it, the rezzer is in the well, but although this is a really big skybox it’s all in big chunks so only took a few clicks to pack it all away.  That also means that if there are some bits of it you don’t like then you can remove or move them.  The prim count is just over 100 but this skybox is a perfect setting for a Halloween party or if your incline to the spooky side of SL a nice little home.

PS I will be stripping right down to my Alpha and TPing as soon as I can to Tromphe.

NN Halloween/Horror Skybox (Marketplace)

Trompe Loeil (I wish you luck).

A Quickie.(Freebie).

A really lovely gift from The Two Moons Garden Center of a windmill.

I was happy with this shot as you can clearly see the water troughs, the lighter patch of grass and those whispy pampas grasses are also all part of this landscaping item.

In total 19 prims which isn’t actually bad when you see the texturing and detailing you get and yes it’s FREE and no it’s NON mod LOL.

Lots of lovely new stuff at this landscaping shop, I did notice a very interesting raining effect and a big spooky Halloween build.  If I remember correctly, although you can buy and create your own personalised landscaping from individual plants and props but if you’re a lazy gardener then this is the place to buy fully planted scenes for your home.  I didn’t really have much time once I’d grabbed these and snapped but I’ve left my AV over at the Two Moons Garden shop and when I get back inworld I will be having a proper mooch around.  I don’t know if I will buy anything as our sim is packed solid but I did spot houses on the TP board and I can’t really remember looking at them before.

OK Nuff said.

Two Moons Garden Center 

Can you see me?(Group Gift ‘n’Bargain).

Coleen Macarthur and Kate McLagen are RL Sisters who just so happen have shops in SL.  You will probably know both the shops pretty well as Coleen owns Loordes of London and her Sister Kate owns Storaxtree.  Since both of these shops are pretty generous in offering discounts and special deals at so many events in SL you will know their brand pretty well.

When I got the notice from Storaxtree about some new 20Lds offers and this FREEBIE you know I hauled AV ass!

This whole set of books and pumpkins and emm that stone thingy in the middle is an excellent Autumnal decor item.  Although I rezzed this in an old attic, this nestled into some landscaping will make an excellent feature.  I can’t remember the exact prim count but it was pretty damned reasonable considering all the details and excellent texturing and is only something like 7-9prims.
 I then zoomed in and spotted this little fella hiding under the book.

Now can you see whats hiding in this picture?

Bottom left-hand corner tucked under a bushy Pumpkin plant is a little sleeping kitty.  You don’t just get the kitty but also the thick and lush pumpkin plant with pumpkins.  4 prims is for all of is and for that small amount a perfect garden feature for even the smallest plot.  This is the discount item of just 20Lds and there is a couple of other options in the pavilion PLUS a free Gacha which will give you a random mouthie for fun.

Ooo I know what I will be doing tomorrow and that is hunting is because I’ve just scrolled to the end of the notice from Storaxtree and at the moment there are 7 hunts going on at this moment in her shop and I’ve seen the pictures of what they are and I’ve ear marked at least a couple of them.

PS .  The group gift and offers are in the pavilion outside of the shop but the LM should take you to it.

Storaxtree

For the old and the new.(Freebies).

Just a quickie.

This coffee table is called “Summer Memory Coffee Table” and as you can see it’s stuffed with lots of travel and beachy stuff. Considering how packed it is it’s only 8 prims which is easy on the prim allowance.

BUT check out whats behind it….yup an empty one just waiting for you to fill it with anything you want.  OK I will confess the pictures I took of the empty one was embarrassingly bad I’ve not used them but I think you can see from these 2 pictures that this is a quality piece of furniture and the empty  one is only 3 prims and you can put anything in it you want, leaves, books, gems etc anything that reflects you can the style of your home.

Naturally, I checked and yesssss it’s editable and since its copy as well it means you can have fun picking out the best bits for you OR of course just keeping it as it is because it’s just so well designed and laid out it really is such a super gift.

You will find this and a few other gifties at the “Knot and Co Summer Project”.  You might want to hurry as this event has been on for a while and I have no idea if it will shut down soon or since this is a new gift this is a permanent little shopping event.  Lots of small stands with a lot of tempting items but fortunately for me there still is a big Summer theme to most things and I’m an Autumn girl.

PS if you have some time to kill then go outside, the sim has been Landscaped in a retro and dreamy shop and beachy theme so perfect for piccies or just hanging out.

Knot and Co Summer Project