Ok, first -- Happy Holidays, all. Second -- I've been searching for cool holiday decor, and have not really found much that I consider above & beyond. Sure, you can find trees and wreaths and garlands and lights all over the place - some are nice, some are not - but I was looking for things a bit outside the norm, things with a bit more charm. I will continue my hunt, but I wanted to go ahead and share what I've found so far. First, at Boudoir, owner Xia Xevious has several really cute, great quality items. She has Christmas ornaments that have exactly the texture I've been trying to create myself -- and which has remained elusive to me. Great job, Xia -- I am envious.
Xia has a collection of other items, shown below - great detail and nice features, like the color change. The snowmen are so cute that I had to buy them, and they now reside happily in front of my bamboo patch.
I also checked out Ramos Designs, one of my frequently-shopped choices for furniture and accessories. They have a large selection of Christmas items - again, a lot of trees, lights, wreaths, etc - all great quality, as expected from Ramos, and certainly worth checking out. I bought some lights to decorate the club, and I'll have to post some pics of that later. Also, they had an awesome Santa chair, complete with Santa and poseballs. I swear I took pics of that...but I can't seem to locate them. I'll have to come back to that. Another thing they had at Ramos that caught my eye were some adorable and wonderfully detailed tabletop Christmas trees!! Wee and petite - I love them!
For my house, I didn't get too fancy. I have my snowmen, of course, and I picked up a very nice and simple and *free* Christmas Tree from Mantra's Doll City location. There's a 4 prim version and a 10 prim version, and the trees are copy. Very simple, and slightly elegant -- nice detail, again.
And now -- I saved the best for last. :) Of course, I had to check in at Heart Garden Centre, my absolute favorite place for SL plants, and those wonderful Heart girls did not let me down!!!!
The lighted trees may be some of the most beautiful things I have ever seen in SL. I <3 them beyond words. The poinsettia bush is awesome - you have to love a poinsettia plant during the holidays, and an entire bush? Absolutely. The detail, as always, is amazing. Man, I have been all about detail in this post -- it's important!
You can find Xia's stuff upstairs at her Boudoir location in Roosa.
Check out Ramos Designs holiday items here on Ramos Island.
Check out Heart Garden Centre's holiday items at their main sim. The lighted trees come in white, pink, blue, green, and red, and are available as singles or in landscaping packs of saplings or mature trees. They also have Christmas trees, garlands, etc -- I picked up some poinsettia garlands that I'm going to put in the club, too. I'll have to update once I've done that. Check it out - enjoy!