This is the first part of a post based on my contest entry for Love To Decorate’s Show Us Your Cozy contest. I didn’t just create a scene… I created a story for it, and my last post leads to this story. So if you missed that, be sure to check it out here. So, here’s the story… and the first set of pics. More to come, and this will be credits intensive since there’s a lot of detail.
Winter was rapidly approaching, and with it, Christmas and New Year’s celebrations. The Writer had deadlines, but had spent so little time with her love thus far this holiday season.
Perhaps, she thought, a winter respite was needed… a retreat from the chaos of the holidays, from the parties of nameless faces and the crowds of the mall. Someplace where she could relax, do her work and yet still share plenty of quiet, intimate moments with the love of her life and their beloved pets.
A cabin in the woods, one cozy room with all the festive warmth of Christmas, an antique writer’s desk where she could get tend to her work, a comfy sleeping bag for two in front of a roaring fire… an idyllic winter wonderland, perfect for sledding, building snowmen and warming up in a natural hot spring fed pool. This was where to hibernate this December, though they would not be alone… tucked away in a quiet corner of the cabin, a special little family was also celebrating this Christmas!
Perhaps a bit of magic happens here, in this cabin in the north… a special kind of Christmas magic, where animals roam peacefully, and a worn old garage hides a mysterious and beautiful sleigh. Could it possibly be? But surely that’s just a myth!
Welcome to the lair of the Writer’s Winter Retreat… a peaceful, cozy holiday awaits, complete with cocoa, wine, good food, plenty of romance and a dash of Christmas magic.
You are all invited to visit the Writer’s Winter Retreat. It will be set up at least through Christmas.
Pixel Mode: Willow Log Cabin Winter, Naughty or Nice Sleigh – Black/Red, Lighted Reindeer – Birch (reindeer is at FaMESHed), The Writer’s Room set (Writer’s Room set is at The Arcade)
Artisan Fantasy: Snowden Peaks – Wreath Red Flowers, Snowden Peaks – Christmas Tree We ❤ Role-Play
What Next: Pine Ridge Double Sleeping Bag, Christmas Chocolatier Drinks Tray, Winter Cubby Armchair (tartan), Winter Cubby Armchair (red), Winter Harvest Picnic set
Alouette: Christmas Tree Bookshelves, Ho Ho Ho Decoration, Gingerbread House, Christmas Countdown Sign
Dysfunctional Designs: Frilly pine trees, Lovely Lil’ Log Cabin Fireplace, Traditional Stocking – Buttons, Cocoa/Tea Tray – Light, Christmas Tree
Half-Deer: Mini-Mr. Mousie – Warm Tones, Mini-Mr. Mousie – Earth Tones, Lighted Pathway – Stars – Snowy, Sleepy Italian Greyhound in Dog Bed – Black
Junk: firewood holder, wood burner (wood burner from The Arcade)
Ispachi: Basic Merry Christmas Rug, CHERISHED MOMENTS- Polar Bears, Huskies, Snowy Owls The Arcade
Consignment: The Garage Collection – Garage RARE The Arcade
Culprit: Occasional Table Teak, Festive Pears, Partridge in a Pear Tree
Mudhoney: Eva Centerpiece, Sweater Stockings & Garland
Zigana: holiday spirit – books, grandpapa`s ski`s
Note: The gift boxes under the trees are from Alouette, What Next, Mudhoney and Aria… if you’d like to know which a specific box is, just ask or come check it out in person!