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Lessons

Lessons

Good afternoon, FabFree Readers. 

I don’t think Dixie is taking this seriously. She just looks at me with those big puppy dog eyes and I can’t be mad at her. But if Juli finds one more pair of shoes chewed to pieces….  we’ll both be in the dog house. Maybe I should buy her some flowers.  Juli… not Dixie. I’m pretty sure Dixie would just chew those up too.

Shirt – Georg Bellic Designs – Jordan W/ HUD for three colors -12L gift @ TWE12VE Event 

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Fitmesh Classic
  • Signature – Gianni, Gianni 1
  • SLink Male

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
  • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
  • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
  • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
  • Exile – Knox
  • Jeans – Butterscotch – Lam Jeans
  • Glasses – Linden Labs – Student glasses – Free in your Inventory
  • Dixi – Jian – Playful Pibbles Gacha

Photo Location – private SIM


Free Day

Free Day

Good afternoon, FabFree Readers. After all the excitement of the past few weeks, I was more than happy to take a day off for some free time. Just a casual wander around the lake with no agenda but to throw the ball… again.  

My free day was only made better by some free gifts perfect for relaxing from BoHo Soul. This is the “Fit” set in blue and it’s the current free gift for the Fabulously Free Group. Simply wear your tag and pick up this complete outfit. You get the graphic tee, the shorts and the flipflops. There is also a ladies gift available as well.

Sizes Included

  • Belleza Jake
  • Classic Mesh – S – L
  • Legacy Male
  • Signature Gianni
  • SLink Male

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Gabriel is wearing

  • Mesh Head – LeLutka – Andrea
  • Mesh Body & Hands – Belleza – Jake
  • Skin –StrayDog – Breno for LeLutka Andrea, Tone 6
  • Eyes –Avi Glam – Lucent Eyes in Pine
  • Exile – Knox
  • Glasses – Linden Labs – Student glasses – Free in your Inventory
  • Dixi – Jian – Playful Pibbles Gacha

Tee + Shorts + Flipflops – BoHo Soul – Fit set – FREE/0L – Free gift for the FabFree Group – Group is free to join

Photo Location – ImagoLand


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Sea Friends

Sea Friends

Hey FabFree! Tonight I am showing off some awesome free sea pets, how to make a free fully bento, BOM, and mesh mermaid avatar, and free skins and shapes on the FabFree enchanted forest hunt!

The Tale of the Orca and the Starfish

The first thing I want to mention are my adorable underwater pets. As you might recall, I love animals and I also love fish and underwater creatures! This amazing and precious Orca is free gift at SL18B and you have just enough time to go grab him because the event ends tomorrow. This will be my last SL18B find to share and I am super sad about it, because I just loved this event. However, this beautiful gift by Jian is simply amazing. The Orca swims along with your avatar and it even does water tricks! It is just magical watching her/him swim underwater. Go grab this Orca for free at Jian’s booth at SL18B before it’s too late. 

The other cute little animal shown in my post today is the adorable starfish, who you will see has little cute, pouting eyes. This is a fish I caught with my 7Seas casual fishing rod for free. The rod costs 99L to buy, but you can catch free outfits with it (remember Aline and Arielles recent Sn@tch fishing post here?). While waiting for outfits, I have caught a lot of fish too and they are actually really cute pets! Many are animated, can swim around you, or you can rezz them in a tank or aquarium. They are too cute to delete. I just love this little starfish guy, and you can see a close-up of his little face below. 

Free Mermaids, anyone?

The other finds I want to share today are items that can be used to make a full, free BOM, Bento mesh mermaid avatar. 

The OpenMerTail

My mermaid tail is a free fully bento (moving) mesh tail- how cool is that! It’s like a total extension of your avatar. This tail moves and twists like a mesh avatar but the trick is to get the right bento ao for it to make full use of the bento features. The tail also includes fins which can be worn or detached. There is more information about this awesome bento, BOM mesh tail in the package, but it is all totally free on the Marketplace. This tail can be used on male, female and non-binary avatars. Because the OpenMerTail is its own mesh avatar part, you need to find and use BOM skins designed for the tail itself, and there is also a pack for creators and designers to make new skins for it! The tail is a full perm item. Note that a bento mermaid AO is not included in the package. 

Sizes Included

  • Maitreya Lara
  • Belleza Freya
  • Belleza Jake
  • Legacy Athletic
  • Must Trade Bara

OpenMerTail - Fullperm Bento Mermaid Tail

And here is a list of more free items I used to make my mermaid avatar:

  • I mentioned above how you will need skins for your new tail. Motley Fluke has several skins for the tail available for free on their marketplace store. The blue tail skin I am wearing can be purchased here for free. These tail skins are BOM and work only on the free mermaid tail advertised above. 
  • The stars pasties used to cover up my chest are another freebie on the marketplace. These stars are by Yama’s Ideas and they are unrigged, resizable mesh items. I just resized them manually to fit my avatar perfectly. The mesh pasties come in many different colours. 
  • The little bubbles below are a free animation by Stargaze on the marketplace designed for mermaid avatars. These are so realistic and perfect for creating realism of moving in the water. 
  • Finally, the skin used on my mermaid avatar is a free prize on the FabFree Enchanted Forest Hunt. This is one of several hunt prizes from 7 Deadly S[K]ins. The natural skin, untouched with no makeup, can be seen in my photo below. I am also wearing a free shape included in the hunt, but I just edited the tummy of the shape to fit the mermaid tail. The vendor ad of all the 7DS skins available for free on the hunt is posted below. These skin prizes are BOM and they include shapes and tattoos for Lelutka Evo elf ears as well. 

Mer Detail

☑ Enchanted Forest Hunt ☑ 5 skin boxes WITH shape included hidden in the store

When you add all these parts together, you will have a full bento, mesh, BOM mermaid avatar! Enjoy the mermaid and the orca, FabFree!

xx
-Caroline

Caroline is Wearing…

Mermaid Addons

Mesh Bento Mermaid Tail – GHOST OpenMerTail (Free on the Marketplace)
Mermaid Tail Skin – Motley Fluke Skin Sky Blue Skin for OpenMerTail (Free on the Marketplace)
Sea Stars (Chest Covers) –  Yama’s Ideas Sea Stars (Free on the Marketplace)
Animated Bubbles – Stargaze Tail Bubbles (Free on the Marketplace)
Mermaid Makeup– Unholy Oceania Scales LGBT GIFT BOM 
Headfins, Hair and Chain Top – MOoH! Mermaid Gacha (50L per pull) Originally
 blogged by Arielle Jishnu here

Body

Mesh Body – Maitreya Lara
Mesh Head – Lelutka Lilly 2.5
Skin – 7 Deadly S[K]ins 7 Deadly s[K]ins (Free on the FabFree Enchanted Forest Hunt)
Shape – 7 Deadly S[K]ins TULIP shape [LELevo] C/M v2 (Free on the FabFree Enchanted Forest Hunt)
Eyes – Yoshi Laura Fairy Eyes

Pets

Orca – Jian Orca Companion (Free at SL18B)
Starfish – 7 Seas Common Stuff: Yellow Starfish (Free 7 Seas Fishing Gift/ Casual Rod costs 99L)
Photo Location – Haven of Mermaids

CarolineTag

 


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One Big Runway

KS @ Girls Heaven

Took the little man out for a stroll this morning and came upon a modeling agency!  Saw it was mostly male clients, but little man wanted me to inquire and so I did.  Unfortunately they only take on human male clients and my little man Chi was a no go.  😦  I assured him that doesn’t make him any less appealing as a canine model and that he is very handsome indeed! (You can get your very own handsome little man (or little lady!) at Jian at the Cheeky Chihuahuas Gacha, only 50L).  The key is below:

I, meanwhile, am here to also show you this cute group gift from Lamb (hair).  There are a bunch of group gifts over at Lamb, their group is free to join, so go grab some cute hair whydoncha?!

And so, like I told my little man, as long as you feel good in what you wear (or au naturel like my little man  lol) and you walk through life like it is one big runway, you are a model baby!

Until next time, happy Sunday!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is stylin’ in…

Clothes

Outfit – Key Style – KS Miriam Jumpsuit – via Girls Heaven Event
Hair –Lamb– Lovesong (Group gift / Group is free to join)

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Nova
Head Applier –  7 Deadly S[k]ins – Corali – Marshmallow
Eyes– Lelutka – Sasha

Extras

Little Man (Chihuahua)– Jian– Cheeky Chihuahuas – JIAN Cheeky Chihuahuas 11. Tan Held (50L Gacha)

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Celebrating March!

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Hey gang!

March is just *full* of all sorts of celebrations.  St Patrick’s Day, Women’s Day, Springing forward and getting more sunlight (in the US anyway), sometimes Easter…the start of Spring!!  but I bet you didn’t know that there are a *plethora* of things to celebrate in March?  Here’s just a sampling for you:

  1. March 1 – Peanut Butter Lovers Day, Pig Day! and world compliment day.  This is the day you share some peanut butter with your favorite pig and say nice things about our planet.  😉
  2. March 2- Old stuff day.  I think they made this one for me.  I’m an old stuff.  lol
  3. March 3 – This one made me stop and go “huh?” If pets had thumbs day.  Who thinks of this stuff and who decides to make it an official day?  LOL  Someone said gee it would be nice if our pets had thumbs and someone else replied, yeah!  we should make that a day.  okayyyy
  4. March 5 – Cheese doodle day!  Yay!
  5. March 6 – All about the food today, its Oreo cookie day (double stuf I hope.  Though there isnt as much stuf as there used to be.  sigh) and frozen food day.
  6. March 18 – This is my day.  Awkward moments day!  Perhaps though since it is the day after St Pattys, all those extra awkward moments come from folks who are still drunk from the night before, or really really hungover and out of it.
  7. March 20 – Busy day this one.  International day of Happiness, Corndog day (woohoo!), kick butts day aaaaaand ravioli day!  So its a happy happy day with corn dogs for lunch, ravs for dinner and a whole lot of butt kicking in between!  Can’t beat that with a stick!  (oh wait, that day comes later in the month.  you’ll see.  😉  )
  8. March 21 – Crunchy Taco Day!  Viva Le Taco!
  9. March 22 – I celebrate this every day… Goof off Day
  10. March 23 – This *has* to be my favorite.  Puppy day!!!!  OMGGGGG  I adore puppies, and maybe for puppy day, Jian will *finally* make me the cute shih tzu puppies I have been requesting for over four years since I lost my sweet Tara and can’t find a comparable black and white shih tzu companion pup anywhere in sl!
  11. March 27 – Joe day!  Hats off to all the wonderful guys named Joe!  and hats back on to those Joe’s who are *not* being wonderful.  This is also Quentin Tarantino’s birthday.  Maybe his parent’s shoulda’ named him Joe.  Joe Tarantino.
  12. March 28 – Happy Birthday to Lady Gaga!  Who shares her special day with something on a stick day and the ever popular respect your cat day.  😉

Some of these give me ideas for some blog posts.  lol  But I should get to the matter at hand, I’m celebrating two holidays and an event in my photo today.  Obviously one is St Patty’s day, which I am celebrating with yet another faboo sneak peek of the Fab Free St Patty’s Day Hunt, courtesy of Fantasy Illuminations (Previously Fantasy China/Between the Stars), with the gorgeous sparkly wall decor she made!  I am also celebrating International Women’s Day courtesy of AMUI who made this cute inspiring top, which is free at her store, no group needed!  This shirt comes in:

  • Altamura
  • Freya
  • Isis
  • Venus
  • Ebody classic & curvy
  • Legacy
  • Maitreya & Petite
  • Signature Alice
  • Hourglass
  • Physique
  • Star
  • Tonic Curvy & Fine

Remember, The Fab Free Hunt starts the 16th and runs to the 20th.  All the items are under 5L so it’s gonna be a blast!  You can find all the information here!  So many great designers!  So exciting!!

Now I think that’s enough babbling for me for one morning.  😉  I’ll be back soon with more goodies!!

Keep celebrating!

❤ Arielle

Arielle is stylin’ in…

Clothes

Top – AMUI – International Women’s Day (Free gift, no group required)
Hair – Foxy – Ellie– Blondes
Choker – Rebel Gal– Lana Choker
Pants – Enigma Apparel– Pants Skinny Leather

Body 

Mesh Body – Maitreya  – Lara
Mesh Head –Lelutka – Nova
Head Applier –  Velour – Annya
Eyes– Lelutka – Sasha

Decor – Fantasy Illuminations – FI – Mesh Retro Cheers Irish Slainte (Hunt prize in the Fab Free St Patty’s Day Hunt)

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No Goodbyes

No Goodbyes

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

It’s been a little over 7 years since I started blogging for Fab Free. Love Trill took a chance on an eager-to-learn wanna-be fashionista with no blogging experience and limited photography skills. I’m forever grateful she did. Not only did I learn new things, best of all it’s through this blog, Fabulously Free in SL, that I’ve made some of my most cherished personal connections. The kind that I hope against hope will last a lifetime. I’m lookin’ at you, my fellow bloggers, past and present. In a round about way, it’s even through blogging for Fab Free that I found a kind of love that I had not even imagined.

Needless to say, the last 7 years have meant a lot to me, more than heartfelt words, or poignant quotes could ever express. I want to say thank you also to those of you who read the blog regularly, and have taken a moment over the years to show appreciation for the hard work and dedication that goes in to a blog like Fab Free. After more than 15,000 blog posts, I feel it’s time for me to say farewell to blogging for Fabulously Free in SL and take time for new adventures. Thank you for everything, from the bottom of my heart.

No Goodbyes

For this, my last post, I do of course have some freebies and fabulous finds to share with you. I picked up the group gifts at the latest round of Cosmopolitan. There are two gifts this time, an upper body tattoo by AuricA, and a set of stunning eyes by Arte. I also of course picked up the Happy Weekend Sale item by Muniick again this week. Seriously, I just could not resist!

AuricA

This upper body tattoo by AuricA is free with your Cosmo Sales group tag. The group is free to join, and the gift is waiting on a signboard just inside the Cosmo event entrance. The tattoo comes in a single applier hud, that has appliers for Slink, Belleza, Maitreya, TMP, and Omega compatible bodies.

Arte 

I think these eyes by Arte are really beautiful. They have an ethereal look to them in my opinion. They also happen to be a free group gift at the Cosmo event. Again the event group is free to join, I’ll link it down below. These free eyes come in 8 colors that range from natural looking to otherworldly. They are also in several appliers, a set of mesh eyes, and BOM layers so anyone can wear them. Also, there are small, medium, and large options for each eye-color.

Included: Catwa Applier, Omega Applier, Bakes on Mesh Layers, Mesh Eyes + Alpha Layer

Cosmo Event Group – secondlife:///app/group/7382cf06-a663-d569-9683-5c3f0edd968f/about

Muniick

Alright, I might have an issue with collecting furniture as of late. I’m not at all mad about it though! This weekend (today is the last day!) Muniick has their French Revival Armchair and Ottoman set for 60 linden as part of the Happy Weekend Sale. This set is copy, so you can set out multiples. There are also color change options, and so many poses I couldn’t give you an accurate count. No group is required to get the discount price.

Happy Weekend - 60L!

Credits:

  • Hair – Lamb – Lorelei
  • Head/Lipstick – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – The Skinnery – Arya – Currently @Kustom 9
  • Eyes – Arte – Doll Eyes – Free Cosmo Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join @Cosmo Sales Room
  • Dermal Piercing – PUNCH – Dermal Piercing – Heart
  • Tattoo – AuricA – Sabah Tattoo – Free Cosmo Group Gift/Cosmo Group is Free to Join @Cosmo Sales Room
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – Alaskametro – Classic Solids Nail Pack
  • Top – Alaskametro – Minimal Camisole
  • Jeans – Bumblebee – Cecilia Rolled Jeans
  • Furniture – Muniick – French Revival Armchair & Ottoman Set  – 60L This Weekend Only for Happy Weekend
  • Cat – JIAN – Forest Cat
  • Pose by Foxcity
  • Photo taken at a private location.

 


The Coven

The Coven

In much need of some distraction, I have been so ready for the weekend. Thank goodness for Second Life, am I right?! Weekends are often a favorite time in-world. Not only are there more of us online, there are some pretty cool sales for my fellow shopaholics and I to indulge in. This weekend you won’t want to miss the Happy Weekend offer by Muniick. I’ll tell you all about it below. Also, No Cabide catered to my affinity for sweaters with an adorable sweater skirt and top combo group gift. As always I’ll give you the details further on. Have fun Fab Free!

Muniick

I have to to say that I’m often impressed with what Muniick has on sale for Happy Weekend. This weekend you can pick up their Llewellyn Dining Collection for just 60 linden. The set is beautiful, and includes the table, chairs, place settings, placemats, candles, chandelier, and the potted plant. Most of the items have texture change options, and the seating has quite a few sit animations. Do not miss out on this one!

Happy Weekend - 60L 9 Piece Dining Set

No Cabide

It’s finally started to get colder where I live and I am hence feeling desire for the coziness of sweaters and cold-weather fashion. No Cabide put out a very cute sweater top and skirt combo as a free group gift, and I’m absolutely enjoying it. The top and skirt can be worn together or separate, and the color/texture change hud has solid and plaid options to choose from. The No Cabide group has a one-time join fee of 75 linden.

Sizes Included: Maitreya Lara, Belleza (Freya, Isis, Venus), Kupra, Slink (Hourglass, Physique), MeshBody Legacy

Credits:

  • Dining Room Furniture & Decor – Muniick Llewellyn Dining Collection – 60L for Happy Weekend *This Weekend Only
    • Table, Chairs, Chandelier, Plant, Place Settings, Placemats, Candles
  • Cats – JIAN Forest Cat Collection
  • Fireplace – Simply Shelby – Turkish Fireplace

What I’m Wearing: 

  • Hair – Beusy – Vexing
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika Skin – Honey
  • Eyes – Buzzeri – Celestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye Makeup – ALMA – All Blacks
  • Earrings – MIDNA – Luna Earrings
  • Top & Skirt – No Cabide – Ayla Set – Free Group Gift/Group is 75L to Join
  • Manicure – e.marie – Spring Tips
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Pose by Foxcity


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The Cat in the Hat

Cat in the Hat

Hello Fab Free, and Happy Weekend! I’ve got a quickie for you this Saturday morning that you’re going to love, so let’s get right to it. Jian has out the cutest Santa hats as group gifts. There are two versions, one with a puppy peeking out from under the hat, and the one I’m wearing with a kitten under the hat. Each hat has a touch menu with several color choices for the main part of the hat, and several fur textures for the kitten or puppy. Jian’s store group is free to join, and you can also still pick up their previous group gift.

Next up, I couldn’t resist sharing with you Cae’s Saturday Sale jewelry set. The beautifully detailed “Jingle” set includes pretty bow and jingle-bell earrings with a matching necklace. The set has a texture change hud with quite a few choices for the gemstones in the bow, and several metal options for the metal parts of the jewelry. At just 75 linden, you don’t want to miss this perfect for the holidays set at Cae.

That’s all for now, go get some!

Credits: 

  • Hat w/Kitten or Puppy – JIAN – Santa Baby Hats – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join
  • Hair – Foxy – Gemini
  • Head – Catwa HDPRO Majer Soft
  • Skin – Eudora Beauty – Raika – Honey
  • Face Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Let it Go – Free Access Group Gift *Originally Shown Here
  • Eyes – BuzzeriCelestial Eyes – Chlorine
  • Eye Liner – Pout! – Pop! Liner – Free Group Gift/Group is Free to Join *Originally Shown Here
  • Lipstick – Alaskametro – Fey Lipgloss
  • Jewelry – Cae – Jingle Collection – 75L for Saturday Sale
  • Ring – On a Lark – Sun Moon & Stars Rings
  • Manicure – e.marie – Mix&Match – Oval – Falalala Festive
  • Sweater Dress – Dead Doll – Enid Cable Knit *Recent Fifty Linden Friday Offer
  • Body Tattoo – Mister Razzor – Bella Tattoo
  • Pose by Izzie’s
  • Photo taken at a private location


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Making Holiday Memories

Holiday Memory Making

In all honesty little moments like this one are my favorite part of the holidays. I find the most joy in things like wrapping presents, and cozying up with my love to watch Christmas movies. It might be an unusual year to say the least, but we can still find moments to enjoy the little things that matter most. Blue and I got into a festive mood recently with the free hunt prizes by Always Design and Park Place on the Peace on Earth Hunt. The merriment was made even better thanks to the 60L Happy Weekend offer from Muniick. Keep reading for all the details, and enjoy the weekend Fab Free!

Always Design

Generally speaking I’m not the sort that wants to wear matching outfits. There’s something about matching pajamas however that make me want them. These matching his and hers footie pajamas are the free Peace on Earth Hunt prize at Always Design. They come with a color change hud that lets you pick from a handful of solid colors for the men, and stripes for the ladies. Also, these jammies can be worn by classic and mesh avatars.

Hunt Hint – “I have the best place to watch you.”

Mens Sizes Included: Mi Mado, Adin Bento, Onupup, Slink Male, Belleza Jake, Signature Gianni, Fitmesh Classic + Alpha Layer

Womens Sizes Included: Fitmesh (xs – XL) + Alpha Layer, Belleza, Maitreya, Slink

Park Place

The cuddles are brought to you by Park Place! All silliness aside, the very generous free Peace on Earth Hunt prize at Park Place includes this cute PG ottoman, the occasional table, the lamp, and all the little holiday goodies you see sitting on top of the table. Everything is copy so you can rez out multiples, and the lamp can be turned on or off via touch. The ottoman has male and female sit poses, and quite a few cuddles.

Hunt Hint – “You’ll find me in Wilmington.”

Muniick

There’s nothing like the holidays to make a person feel nostalgic. That said, if the 60L Happy Weekend offer by Muniick doesn’t get you right in the Christmas feels, I don’t know what would. This weekend only as part of the Happy Weekend Sale you can get this Christmas Edition of Muniick’s Vintage Television Cabinet set for just 60 linden. The 6 piece set has a console television with11 Christmas and New Years channel options, working model train, sad Christmas tree, Ho Ho Ho blocks, cinnamon stick candles, working Christmas lights, a bonus tv with non holiday themed channels, and a larger version of the model train.

What Blue is Wearing: 

What Pru is Wearing:

Decor & Furniture:

  • Backdrop – Apple Fall – New York Skybox
  • Christmas Tree – JIAN – Christmas Tree 2017
  • Candles & Ornaments – Peaches – Kathy Candle Set Red/Green
  • Cat on Gift – Rezz Room – Box Angry Grouchy Xmas
  • Dog – Gabriel – Shiba Kadomatsu
  • Gift Wrap Supplies – Astralia – Wrapping Gifts Décor
  • Garland – Boudoir – Mesh Lighted Holiday Garland
  • Furniture & Décor Set – Park Place – Green Frost Holiday Ottoman Set – Free POE Hunt Prize
    • Ottoman
    • Table
    • Angel Candle
    • Cookie Plate
    • Cocoa Mug
    • Lamp
  • Television – Muniick – Vintage Television Cabinet Christmas Edition set – 60L for Happy Weekend Sale
    • Television Console w/Holiday Channels
    • Toy Train
    • Ho Ho Ho Blocks
    • Sad Christmas Tree
    • Christmas Lights
    • Cinnamon Stick Candles
    • Bonus Large Toy Train (Not Pictured)
    • Bonus Television Console w/Regular Channels (Not Pictured)