Another fabulous guest blog by Geoffrey Edwardstone, originally blogged [HERE]
Greetings from the Orient, all you deal-seekers. The Silk Road Hunt (hunt website here) organized by Historical Hunts is running until June 30, and has some fabulous gifts that are completely free. There are 102 stops on this hunt, each one having a male and female or a unisex free gift. The theme this year is “Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves”, so you will find the gifts focusing on the Middle East and Arabia. No blog post can do justice to the many beautiful things you can find traveling the Silk Road this year, but let me give you a taste of what you will find.
This hunt is features many buildings, furniture and other decor items, but there are also a few clothing items. First off let me show you a combination of two clothing gifts. The Ali Baba headdress, vest, sword, and leather wrist cuffs in this picture come from Goddess Fantasies (#05 SRH5), while the pants and belt are the gift at Rag Dollz (#032 SRH5). There are some pretty nice women’s clothing gifts at both of these stores too.
Headress, vest, sword, wrist cuffs: Goddess Fantasies – Ali Baba (#05 Silk Road Hunt 5 gift/free)
Pants, belt: Rag Dollz – Thieves Quest (#032 SSRH5 gift/free)
Now let me pan back my camera a bit and show you the gorgeous building I’m standing in front of. It’s the Ali Baba Tower, the Silk Road Hunt gift from Salome Designs (#09 SRH5). It’s a gorgeous two story hexagonal Arabian-style building with a hanging fire pot and a balcony walkway around the second story inside. And remember – it’s absolutely free!
You can furnish your building with the room divider with plants, a chair and table from Hearth & Home (#012 SRH5) shown on the left below, or with the burl tables, dressing screen and plant stand, all gifts from An Lema (#018 SRH5) shown on the right.
Ali Baba Tower: Salome Designs (#09 SRH5 gift/free)
Room Divider with plants, chair, table: Hearth & Home (#012 SRH5 gift/free)
Secret of the Thieves Burl tables, Thieves Dressing Screen, Riches of Persia Plant Stand: An Lema (#018 SRH5 gift/free)
Another of the buildings available as gifts on the Silk Road Hunt is the Arabian Temple found at Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5). It has lovely carved wood windows and the interior textures are amazing.
You can see more of the interior of this building here because I’ve furnished it with the Scroll Floor Lamp, the gift from Kismet (#035 SRH5) and the Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant from Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5) in the top picture, and Salman’s Rug 4two from Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5). This is mighty sweet decor whether your furnishing a Middle Eastern building or just a beachside house.
Arabian Temple: Dragon Magick Wares (#020 SRH5 gift/free)
Scroll Floor Lamp (3 sizes including table): Kismet (#035 SRH5 gift/free)
Thieves Rest Bench, floor pillows, lamp, plant: Dreamscape Wedding Designs (#051 SRH5 gift/free)
Salman’s Rug 4two (M/F/Cuddles): Sweet Sorrows (#041 SRH5 gift/free)
There are quite a few fun gifts on this hunt as well. Two of my favorites are the Relaxing Magic Carpet made by Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5) and the Hide n’ Peek Jars, the hunt gift at Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5). It may not be clear from the picture below, but the Relaxing Magic Carpet hovers up and down (but doesn’t actually fly and can’t be steered). The Hide n’ Peek Jars allow three people to hide in or between the various jars in the set. Very handy if you are one of the 40 thieves.
Relaxing Magic Carpet (it hovers): Potpourri Designs (#039 SRH5 gift/free)
Hide n’ Peek Jars (seats 3): Sheds n Shacks (#079 SRH5 gift/free)
If all you want for your desert oasis is some water and an elegant spot to rest, you can’t beat the tile oasis with water pool from Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5). After refreshing yourself at the pool, you can rest on the cushions that surround this lovely low table from Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5). The cushions and table come with the plate and table lamp shown in the picture.
Tile Oasis: Pierre Ceriano (#022 SRH5 gift/free)
Low table with cushions, plate, lamp: Park Place Home Decor (#027 SRH5 gift/free)
And for the more nomadically-minded you can find the blue and gold satin tent on the left in the picture below at Botanica (#093 SRH5), and the elaborate furnished tent with pillows on the right at ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5). Both come with elegant working lanterns.
On the left: Blue gypsy tent – Botanica (#093 SRH5 gift/free)
On the left: Arabian tent - ~XM~ Designs (#30 SRH5 gift/free)
Finally, so that you don’t think there are just two men’s clothing gifts on the Silk Road Hunt, I must show you several of the many, many gifts available at stop #085, the Mountain Rose Shops. This single stop on the main hunt offers a “mini hunt” among the several stores at that location, and you can pick up a total of nineteen prizes there. Some are furnishings and buildings, and others are clothing. Each of the clothing gifts includes men’s, boy’s, ladies, girls, and child versions. As you’ll see from my pictures, the Mountain Rose Shops did not just limit themselves to an Arabian theme, but rather created clothing gifts from across the entire Silk Road route. In several of these pictures I am wearing the red Ali shoes, the men’s hunt gift from Lindy Modern Shoes (#082). But here are the clothing gifts from the Mountain Rose Shops:
Shown above (all prizes from the mini-hunt at the Mountain Rose Shops):
#1 Arab Prince: Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt) (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)
#2 Beggar: Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt) (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)
#3: Indian Prince – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt) (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)
#4: Mongolian Prince (with boots) – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt) (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)
#5: Venetian Nobleman – Mountain Rose Shops (19 gift minihunt) (#085 SRH5 minihunt gift/free)
Shoes: Ali Red – Lindy Modern Shoes (#082 SRH5 gift/free)
Geoffrey is also wearing:
Skin: Belleza – Shawn Deep Tan (group gift/$350L to join)
Eyes: [dirty.little.secret] Black eyes (former group gift)