Well, I’ve finally taken a break from the FabFree anniversary posts, but I imagine it will be a short one. I had to get a word (or many words) in about what is going on at Raindale this month. This is a long one, so grab a tea and come sit.
Raindale released information to their group members earlier this month that there’s going to be a lot of changes happening in their store. Due to unfortunate circumstances and political issues that I will not go into detail about here, the creator has not been able to withdraw funds from their SL account to real life. While the designer was able to make a living off creating products in SL previously, this is no longer possible due to this issue. As a result, Keira Raindale has decided to scale down their store and turn their business into more of a hobby. The store is not closing, but at least half of the products at the store are retiring. Raindale is going to transition their store to focus on creative projects and “fantasy and whimsical items” in the future. The creator described this transition as “more of a fresh start, as it will benefit everyone, with more gifts, affordable products and charity projects”. If you would like more information, you can find a detailed notecard about the store’s transition in the Raindale group notices.
Please try to support this creator in any way you can. There may not be much we can do, but we can show our support and let Raindale know how much we appreciate their beautiful creations. Right now, Raindale has a number of awesome things going on which you can go do to show support for the creator and I’ll walk you through them now.
Raindale is having the biggest sale in their history until August 6th. All products are discounted 20% off in the store and retiring items are reduced up to 50% off. In August, the store will close for renovations after the retirement sale is over. This is what Raindale states about the sale in the group notices:
“Over half of the products will be gone soon! The outlet will be gone too – get those old products while you can! Since SL is now just a hobby, I’m getting rid of most of the “modern” and older items, and going to focus on fantasy and whimsical stuff in the future. The store will be closed for renovation in August! Some retired products may return in some shape or form, but it’s not guaranteed! And some unmarked products may be gone too, so get anything you need till the sale is over!”
So stock up while you can, because a lot of these items will be gone for good very soon!
250L Store Credit for Raindale Group Members
You can show Raindale support by joining their group. Group members of the Raindale group will receive 250L store credits until the end of July. The VIP group currently costs 250L to join, but it is so worth the join fee, and you will see why as I show you all the great things you could buy with the store credits and the wonderful gifts they have available at the shop. Raindale group members also receive 15% back from their purchases in store credit.
Get it Before It’s Gone
In the decor scene shown at the top of my post, I am showcasing an amazing house that can be purchased with the 250L store credit at the retirement sale. The beautiful “Gracewoods Teahouse” is the building in the centre. This was previously from the Gracewoods gacha, and it was a “rare” item. The house now costs 160L on the retirement sale for the copy version, leaving you with some additional credit to spend at the store. You can find the teahouse in the Raindale Outlet. The Outlet will be closing when this huge sale is over in August, so this is your last chance to get items like this and anything else in the Outlet. Any items marked with a “Final Sale” tag at the Raindale mainstore are also retiring and may not re-appear ever again. If you want them, now is your time!
The pretty water fountain shown in my picture at the top is Raindale‘s current offering for Wanderlust Weekend. You can get 3 colours of this fountain -white, pink and mint- for only 50L on the sale for a limited time. The fountains come with sound on or off versions and the sounds are very relaxing. This has been out for a couple weeks, so grab it while you can at an amazing price!
Raindale Group Gifts
There is also a huge wall of past group gifts out for Raindale group members. I have added some of those group gifts into my teahouse and garden scene, including:
- The canopy tent with pillows, which you can see next to the house on the grass.
- The grasses with fairy lights are a group gift. Inside the package, two sets of grasses are included. This was a past hunt prize but it’s now up on the group gift wall.
- The ladder with lights, which is resting against the side of the house, is another group gift.
- The room divider inside the teahouse is from a past holiday gift.
- The table spread with tea cups, cakes, macarons, candles and flowers, which I placed inside the teahouse, are still available for Raindale group members. This entire set comes from the package called “5th Anniversary Gifts”, a past group gift at the store. I thought the tea set matched the teahouse theme perfectly! ☕
June Group Gift
The June group gift at Raindale for VIP members is an exclusive summer collection available for a limited time, which you can see in my photo below. It’s amazing. The collection includes the octopus pouf, the beach ball, the coconut cocktail, the stool, the torches, the swim ring, and the board. 5 signs, including this “Summer Time” one are included. This set is so cute! This collection will not be available after the gift is gone and it is an exclusive made only for Raindale group members. This gift will be available until the end of July. The creator was so kind that she kept it out an extra month longer.
Finally, don’t forget that Raindale is also participating in FabFree at Fifteen the items they have available for the event are absolutely amazing as well. Aline blogged all of those free gifts and promotions earlier this month HERE. Make sure you check out Aline’s post, see all the good deals available, and show your support for the store!
Thanks for reading.
Caroline is Showing…
Furniture & Decor
Tea House & Garden Scene
Teahouse – Raindale Gracewoods Teahouse, from the past Gracewoods gacha- Available @ the Raindale Outlet (160L/ Purchased with 250L Store Credit/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Water Fountain – Raindale Silversplash Fountain (50L for Wanderlust Weekend)
Tree Archway – Raindale Nordhall Arch with lights
Chandelier – Raindale Fallview Chandelier, from the past Fallview Gacha
Room Divider – Raindale Room Divider – Lights & Branches, from Holiday Gifts (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Tea Spread – Raindale 5th Anniversary Gifts – Full Scene (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Tent and Pillows – Raindale Canopy Tent – Holiday Gift Edition with Pillows (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Grasses with Fairy Lights – Raindale Fairy Grass Gift (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Ladder – Raindale Fairstar Rope-Ladders (Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Fairy Lights on Ground – Raindale Wildspring Fairy Lights
Flowers on Ground – Raindale Wildspring Flower – Lilac
Lantern – Raindale Bubblecloud Lantern – White
Summer Decor Limited Collection
Summer Decor – Raindale June VIP Gifts Limited Collection- backdrop, torch, pouf, stool, beach ball, swing ring, cocktail, & signs (Exclusive June Group Gift/Group Costs 250L to Join)
Photos’ Location – Private Location