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Trees & Thee

We interrupt your regular programming to tell you all about Trees & Thee before time runs out. With only less than 10 days before Santa drops down the chimney, we want to make sure that YOU are ready for the biggest holiday of the year!!!

Whether you want to pick a live tree, cut your own, or have us cut one for you, we know you don’t want one of those plastic fake trees. You want the real deal and we’ve got just the right tree for you! We’ve got Pine, Fir, Spruce and Cedar! Oh, but that’s not all! We’ve got ornaments, decor, and gifts! So, make sure to swing through our gift shop for any last minute gifts. We’ll even help you strap your special tree to the roof of your vehicle. And if you tip well, we will put in a good word with Santa! *winks*

Trees & Thee
C’mon down to Trees & Thee and pick up a tree or three!

The truth is you can get all your Christmas needs at Tannenbaum, but I’m doing a thing here, okay? Thanks!

[Con.] Winter Wagons – Full size Rezzable RARE

Patio Lights Single Pole CHEZ MOI (Nov TresChic)
Christmas Farm Tree Sign CHEZ MOI  (Nov TresChic)

hive // christmas tree farm (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
hive // fir tree set (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

ACORN Santa Stand (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

O.M.E.N – Christmas Morning – Puppy  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
O.M.E.N – Christmas Morning – Reindeer Plushies (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
O.M.E.N Winter Dreams Globe (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

7mad;Ravens – Holiday Set  (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
-7mad;Ravens Pillow/Crate Christmas
-7mad;Ravens Pillow/Crate Believe
-7mad;Ravens Pillow/Crate Magic
-7mad;Ravens Red Xmas Candlesticks
-7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 1
-7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 2
-7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 3
-7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 4
-7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 5
-7mad;Ravens Xmas Art 6

Kalopsia – Carol’s Christmas Crates
Kalopsia – Carol’s Christmas Garland

JIAN Dove Holiday Banners (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
-JIAN Dove Holiday Banner ( Horizontal )
-JIAN Dove Holiday Banner ( Vertical )

R(S)W Fuzzy Holiday Bear – Boxed (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
R(S)W Christmas Crackers – 6 Pack (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Dahlia – Finola – Ornament Basket – Assorted Silver 1LI (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Dahlia – Finola – Ornament Basket – Assorted Gold 1LI (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

*HEXtraordinary* Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Light – Green (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Culprit Mousie Balloon Music Box (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

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Lost Traditions

Its been about eight years since my mom’s best friend died. Her name was Brenda and she was Aunt Brenda to me, my entire life. She and my mom had been friends since they were kids. They were even pregnant at the same time and “my cousin” was born only a few months before me. Funny thing about Brenda was very friendly and outgoing. Her daughter was very quiet, shy, and reserved. My mother is more like my cousin and I am much more like Aunt Brenda. If we didn’t look so much like our mothers, people would have sworn we were switched at birth. I miss my Aunt Brenda so very much and even more so at this time of year. You see, every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, my aunt and her sister would throw this huge party. They all lived out in the country in Tennessee and there was a huge barn, a bonfire, food, live music, and tons of people. Most of them were Brenda’s blood family, but they considered us family, too. After-all, they’d known my mom since she was “knee high to a grasshopper.”

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It was always such a great time. Sadly, the tradition seems to have died along with my aunt. There were a lot of things that happened in the year before my aunt died and her death left a bit of division in that family. And, well, it kind of left us on the sidelines. I’m not sad that she’s gone, because her last days will pain filled and I know that she was ready to go. Her death was unexpected, but for her and her failing health…I know she welcomed it. I miss her like crazy, because she seemed to understand me so much better than any of my blood relatives. I’ll always remember the best of her. ♥

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So, why have I told you all this seemingly sad story? Because once again, the incredibly talented designers involved with Tannenbaum have restored my Christmas spirit and flood me with beautiful memories. Although, unKindness built and named it a bridge, it reminded me so much of the garage/barn that we was central to those annual parties.  So, I’ve taken creative license here and brought my memories to life. (I think I’ll showcase it as a bridge in another post, though.) I was even able to share my vision with my mom…she cried. We both did as we remembered a great lady during some of our happiest shared moments. I hope that you can find joy in your holiday memories as the season settles over us. ♥

wearing:
Tableau Vivant \\ Baum (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
CATWA HEAD Gwen
[theSkinnery] Opal (Catwa Applier) (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
~ChicModa~ Ada Argyle Dress
PHEDORA / Drusila Boots / 30 C

scene:
build: uK – Old Winter Bridge Natural (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Landhaus Kitchen Table Brown (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Babble Game (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
DISORDERLY. / XMAS TREATS / GLASS COCOA / CANDYCANE (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
{what next} Floor Jar Lantern (stars)
DISORDERLY. / XMAS TREATS / GLASS COCOA / PEPPERMINT (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Landhaus Chair Brown (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
MudHoney Fabric Heart Ornaments box (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
MudHoney Wood Reindeer Ornament box (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
MudHoney Wood Santa Stand (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
7mad;Ravens Rustic Nativity Boards (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
{what next} Tivona Tree Lantern 1 (antique)
7mad;Ravens Rustic Candle Logs (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
DIGS – Tromso Bench [MESH]
RO – Crappy Xmas Tree
7mad;Ravens Rustic Christmas Tree Board (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
DISORDERLY. / XMAS TREATS / COCOA / PEPPERMINT (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
DISORDERLY. / XMAS TREATS / COCOA / GINGERBREAD (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
DISORDERLY. / XMAS TREATS / MINT MOCHA CAKE / RARE (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
DISORDERLY. / XMAS TREATS / COCOA / PLAIN (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
[we’re CLOSED] kerosine lantern 1 metal
DISORDERLY. / XMAS TREATS / MINT MOCHA CHRISTMAS ROLL / RARE (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
MudHoney Wood Snowman Stand (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

tree & decor: (*new* @ Tannenbaum)
Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum
ornaments are a variety from the following tree decor gachas
DRD
Kalopsia
[Fetch]

poses by oOo Studios

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Waiting Games

Electronics have become the common go to method for passing time. Its evident in waiting rooms around the world as people stare into their phones and tablets. Most of us take them everywhere. Hopefully, we put them down while we drive! I do, so should you, but no lectures today. ☺ I hate to admit how attached I’ve become to my smart phone and other electronics to be honest. The cats and dog have been trained to avoid cords and to use caution when humans are holding their phones. Fortunately, I rarely run into a dead battery, but there have a been a few times that I’ve had to put them all down so they can charge and the waiting game begins.
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Its always when my electronics are temporarily out of reach or commision that I remember all the things I need to do with them or to them. In turn, I’m creating an even bigger need for them, which then makes the waiting all the more agonizing. Those that know me well know that I have no tolerance for boredom. I will always find a way to amuse myself no matter what the situation. I am an only child that spent a great deal of my early childhood in isolation. I have a fantastic imagination and I will find adventures at every turn. I’m sure we all played the “hot lava” or “sharks/gators in the water” games when we were kids, right? Hopping from one piece of furniture to another…taking great care to never touch the floor, while giggling and squealing with delight as we narrowly miss our imaginary doom. Now here we all are in a virtual world playing with virtual clothes and furnishings and still escaping doom! At least escaping it for a while anyway…*giggles*
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I realize I’m sort of rambling, but that’s how my mind works sometimes. Welcome to the madness! What started this train of thought? I’m glad you asked. Yes, you did ask…this conversation is happening in MY mind and it was there that you asked just that question. Now, hush and let me answer. *grins*
I was putting together the scene above to display the Ramses Collection from Fancy Decor for the September round of The Arcade, which we are all anxiously waiting for…see what I did there? I know I mentioned the set a few days ago and teased you with a sneak peak, but  there are 19 pieces available in this set and each piece is exquisite. In the previous post about the collection I indicated that the chairs and sofa come with a hud that allows you to change the color of the fabric. I showed you a gorgeous purple chair. As I put this room together I knew I had to show you the luxurious silver suede. Isn’t it stunning?
Okay, so why insert myself in a picture about furnishings? Because I’ve been waiting days and days for the dress I’m wearing here and since the post is called Waiting Games, its only right that I show you something else that I waited on, right?
See, what’s happening here is that I’m showing you a way to fill that little void of time between now and when The Arcade actually opens, plus you’re going to want to look your best while shopping, right? Naturally all the details are below…Happy Shopping! ♥

wearing:
*Dura-B&G*70 – (*new & exclusive* @ Fetish Fair
CATWA HEAD Dyana
L’Etre – Hestia Mesh Ears
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
=Zenith=Leather Belt Gloves (All colors) – Maitreya (*new* @ Shiny Shabby)
[Cynful] Bring The Sexy Back – (*new* @ Cosmopolitan)
#EMPIRE – Forsythia (leg straps)
.K-Otic. Tripp Sneakers

scene:
Fancy Decor: Edward Bookcase (August Collabor88)
*AF* Origami Dove – Music
-tres blah- Workspace – Print and Books
PILOT – Treble Clef [Gold]
Fancy Decor: Luxe Picture Frame (August Luxe Box)
Fancy Decor: Leaning Frames
19 Fancy Decor: Pyramid Obelisk (black)
Fancy Decor: Potted Aloe
14 Fancy Decor: Ramses Bookends
Apple Fall Amelie Magnifiers
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Globe (Classic)
Lark – Imaginarium Librarium Treasures (store is closed)
Culprit Ancient One

10 Fancy Decor: Ramses Wall Panels
02 Fancy Decor: Ramses Sofa RARE
15.erratic / lsm – magazine & news
7mad;Ravens Folded Sketch Book
07 Fancy Decor: Ramses Chandelier
13 Fancy Decor: Ramses Cocktail Table
Apple Fall ‘Lucky Numbers’ Cigarettes & Tray
.Shi : My Journal [Black]
Apt B // Raw Materials Gacha – Plate Sculpture
12 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (white)
Fancy Decor: Wire Crystal Candle (August Luxe Box)
05 Fancy Decor: Ramses Rug
Fancy Decor: Luxe Console (black) (August Luxe Box)
11 Fancy Decor: Ramses Side Table (black)
*LODE* Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]

06 Fancy Decor: Ramses Chair
04 Fancy Decor: Ramses Console
09 Fancy Decor: Ramses Art
15 Fancy Decor: Decorative Box
08 Fancy Decor: Ramses Lamp
16 Fancy Decor: Decorative Orb
floorplan. rotary phone / black
[Commoner] Break-Up Survival Kit / Little Black Book
Second Spaces – Cluttered House – charging station

poses by Del May

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We’d Smoke Weed

“Stop killing each other man. Let’s just smoke a blunt.” Tupacweed weed weed.jpg

It’s no big secret that I’m an advocate for the legalization of marijuana and I’m not going to use my blog as a political soapbox. I think most people would agree that weed is a pretty chill drug and that if you smoke it…you’ll be chill, too. With that said, I’ll simply agree with the wise words of the late and great Tupac. More than ever, I’d like to buy the world a blunt (instead of a Coke) and we’d smoke weed.

So. lets talk about the amazing stuff in this photo…no, not the girl, silly…that’s just me!
The other awesome stuff! The groovy camper is one I grabbed during the last Arcade and I thought it fit in perfectly with the Weed Shop gacha set from 7mad;Ravens at The Gacha Garden. Yes, I went there again…don’t judge me, I’m not ready for Gachas Anonymous just yet…although…no, nevermind that…LOOK! Lets just set up shop and get high!
Yeah, so its no secret I love the herb so when I saw this set you know I was elated and there was no way I was going to let this go unblogged. So, for all my smokers and tokers out there…now you know where to go to get the goodies! Yeah, I might be blazed…I’ll leave the information below and you all can go on over and explore the garden, because where else would you find the most perfect marijuana plants, but in a garden?

Yeah, ok, I’m going to shut up and smoke up now.

wearing:
little bones. May
CATWA HEAD Dyana
*The Collective* Rolled Joint
Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
.:L&B:. Sugar Skull Ring:All Diamond
Tee*fy Kelly Knotted Tank – Dye
Addams // Malena Denim Short High Rise

“holding” (really just magically suspended near my hand for the photo)
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Bags 4

scene:
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Stand RARE (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
uK –  Ferris Wheel Lamp Silver (The Liaison Collaborative) Aug 7-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Cannabis Set 2 (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Neon RARE (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Bags 1 (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Bags 2 (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Weed Sack Box (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Raven Papers (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
7mad;Ravens Weed Shop- Large Cannabis (The  Gacha Garden) Aug 1-30
[Con.] The Cuddle Camper – Royal
Skye Bamboo Palm

pose by double take