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First deconstruction of the year.(Freebies).

Just as I was binning all my finds from this mornings freebie hunting a note came through from Searlait Nitschke who owns Roawenwood about something called “a circle of giving” and this is where a group of shops have just dropped off some nice gifts for anyone to come and grab so I went and grabbed.

This rug looks familiar to me, I’m also pretty sure I still have it because it comes with a texture changing option and you get 1 rug with poses in it.  Perfect size for small areas and really good natural scrunching.  The cupcake is super Kawaii and although it has snowflakes on it I see no reason to have that out all year round.  The fruitcakes again come in 2 options this decorated one and a plainer one for all year round use.

This is what I tore apart.

Lovely colours with light floating twinkling lights.  I started to take it apart to see if I could remove the only real Winter/Christmas item which is the small Holly you can see at the bottom right but sadly you cannot just remove that as it’s attached to the pots….but that didn’t stop me from removing the pots just to leave those plants.

I didn’t deconstruct it anymore but even so this little clump of flowers, 3prims, really do stand out so either keep them exactly as they come in the original pots (4 prims) or break them down pop them into your own pot or in your garden or just take the 1 or 2 little plants

All of the gifts are scattered on the pile of snow you will find at the LM, although not every box seemed to contain a gift there was plenty of them to keep me out of trouble. There are lots of other things that I’m just not showing you, there is some clothing, a floral headdress, more decor items etc and I don’t think I even got everything that’s there so click away my friends and have fun unpacking and sorting your way through it.

PS use this LM, not the usual Roawenwood one as it takes you directly to the gifts plus I think Searlait Nitschke is actually going to be dropping off other gifts at this LM.

Roawenwood, The Giving Circle LM.

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Simple one.(Freebie).

I’m stuffed, I went wild at the Christmas market in town but who could blame me with all those stalls selling hot delicious food from all across the world, at least SLing doesn’t make you gain weight.

Just a simple group gift from Roawenwood.  I didn’t have time to do the 25Ld Tuesday yesterday and even less time to do it today but I always like to check Roawenwood’s as the discounted item is often something I can use in my SL home or garden.  If you’re interested then the 25Ld item is a really good small tree in a plant pot that has dropped all it’s leaves and only has a few berries attached to the bare branches and the only reason I didn’t pick it up is that I got the full-leafed version a couple of weeks ago and I don’t think I could use this one.  Check it out though as stood on your doorstep or patio it’s a perfect winter decor item and whilst you’re there you can pick up this simple little Group Gift as they’re both in the same stall/stand.

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I was just going to take the 1 piccie as it is what it is but then I realised it looks like a little chair/throne at this angle so I just took a side shot for you to see it from the side.

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You have to join the Free Group to get this, click and buy it for 1Ld and I think you get the linden returned to you.  To find this and the 25Ld item then when you rezz turn to your left and it’s in the stand/stall.

Kill some time here as well because although Ro….builds/furniture etc are all leaning towards the Medieval/RP/Gor market there is plenty here for anyone’s home.

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Peace in the crowd

Home & garden expo Shady picnic tree

As with all big events in Second Life, sometimes as you wander around you find some peaceful areas to rest-a-while. If you can’t find them there, grab up a few pretty things and plant them in your own garden…as I did with this “The Olde Shade Tree Picnic Set” by  Roawenwood. It’s rather spectacular, a ginormous tree with a large canopy of leaves to keep you protected from the sunrays…big gnarled roots that ferret away into the earth, surrounded by stones and delicate sprays of flowers. Hidden beneath the tree is a traditional picnic rug, with poses galore for singles & couples….it doesnt get much more perfect does it?!

Home & garden expo Glas homes Natane home 61 prims approx - Two Moons Gardens Cherry Blossom Place

I mentioned this  Natane home by Glas earlier. Here it is in the background. Go take a look at Sandi Glas’s work, the Natane was my favourite as it could be so versatile. Use it as a sky home, or on the ground, it’s very stylish and modern but also works with a setting as above. (61 prims approx) – Two Moons Gardens created this stunning “Cherry Blossom Place”. A winding pathway, bench stuffed full of poses and flowers & trees…everrrrrrywhere!

Home & Garden Expo - Forest Feast trees - various

If like me you’re always looking out for outrageously beautiful trees with barely any prim cost…look at forest feast . They have some amazingly detailed trees for as little as 2 prims per tree, lots of options on them such as glow, colours etc. I made some patches of colour with them around Zan and I’s home sim at Dreamworks, they make such a BIG difference.

The Home & Garden Expo web site for all url’s and info

Look at the web site and go to the tab at the top for ” Exhibitors”. You will find a drop down menu for all the stores at the Expo, listing which sim they are in.

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You wanted more?

Home & garden expo Katys Kreations and RNP animations collaboration - mid century armoire &Percent - Glas Houses hunt clock new

It’s the hot destination later today…get your running shoes on and prepare to get over to the Home & Garden Expo ! (For more info on opening time etc please hit the link for the official website) Soooo onto the goodies…my heart went all melty when I saw this bed from Katy’s Kreations, not only does it look über comfy but it has some totally adorable poses in it. Breakfast in bed, reading the papers and some couple animations. This and the bedside tables are sooper low prim and are a collaboration between Katy’s and RNP Animations, brilliant ! The Armoire is one of my favourite items so far, its by %Percent and just shouts quality ! The finish on this piece is excellent, you almost feel as if you could stroke the wood. Doors open to reveal the interior with storage space for *stuff* . (I will be showing more of this magnificent home by Glas Homes later, its a stunner!)

Home & garden expo Sandalwood SofaTable Combo spargel & shine 20 prims- grandfather clock  Roawenwood 12 prims- Percent Pitcher of Tulips -

Spargel & Shine is another store I always enjoy, and this Sandalwood Sofa set is worth the teleport to the Expo alone ! Rich velvety textures make it so plush and squishy looking…single pringle and couples poses, plus wearables and items that rez from the activity menu, love it . The complete set comes in at around 20 prims, thats the two couches plus table. The little jug of tulips is by %Percent, just a little touch that speaks volumes. My grandfather clock is by a new-to-me-store called   Roawenwood, they have positively oooodles of releases for the Expo and this just caught my eye ! I actually own a grandfather clock in real life and have to say, this is a really really faithful replica.

Home & Garden Expo Soul Effects Hunt wishing well

Sooooo did I mention there is a hunt on? Mhhhmmm there is…its the sort you have to go walkabout to find all the prizes. I found loads just wandering about…so don’t forget to go INSIDE the homes and stores, or you may miss some ! More info about the hunt on the official website listed below. Above is the prize from Soul Effects, isn’t it just adorbs?! Wishing well surrounded by sweet yellow flowers (it actually works as a donation box also) Phew my little paws are aching, but I dont want you to miss out on a fantastic event. I popped over earlier and it was a real gasp-a-thon…I flew around gawking at the amazing builds each time pausing then seeing something else in the distance to go see…a total MUST do ! The expo runs: May 24th – June 2nd.

Home & Garden Expo web site for url’s & info hints for hunt

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I Wanna Be A Petite.

Squee alert later but first a Throne Fit for my AV. This is one of Roawenwoods Fantasy Faire offering and I do believe this is the first throne I have actually owned.  Without the added lighting the scales of the dragon/monster are very grey, snake like and resembles cold hard concrete but with a change of windlight it becomes a glowing scaly fright both ways are a great look. The large footstool is also inc and both are packed with great couples and single male poses.

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I know Roawenwood pretty well as I have  wandered around a few times because  although it’s not my lifestyle (Rp,Gorgean, Slave etc) choice the furniture, scene settings and clothes are set out on a lush green sim and it’s basically a lovely place to wander around and  appreciate the skill and design thats gone into creating a full sized laundry or sewing rooms,  lovely herb boxes or pick yourself up smaller items that can fit into most style of home.

SQUEEEE ALERT!

Lady Ground

A Ladybird Farm! I mean how freaking adorable is that.  Everything is reduced to Petite size so everything is small and adorable but actually even if you’re not a petite this is about the same size as a small kennel so even a full-sized AV like me can use the poses (in the mushrooms not shown in photo) and just sit there and adore the cute ladybugs.  A Collab Kit Offer so all of this is just 60Lds.  Because it comes in bits you could set out as much or as little of this as you want. I’ve not used any windlight so you can see how prettily coloured this is it’s just adorable.

I did pop to the Fantasy Faire but since this is a massive 10 Sim faire I’ve dropped Searlait Nitschke a note asking for a LM to take you to where you can pick up the Throne.  Was most pleasantly suprised when I rezzed at the faire as it’s beautifully decorated and packed with lots of really unique items and of course a chunk of the money raised goes towards charity. I’ve just come back from checking out the sim which  has been sponsored by Roawenwood and please believe me even if you have no intention of shopping go to all the sims and enjoy the weird and wonderful places set out for us to enjoy.

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