Fantastical Friday: Fantasy Decor Ideas

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Seems like it’s been quite a while since I’ve explored some home decor ideas, so I thought I would get into a few fantastical thoughts I’ve had recently on the subject. I went shopping around at Walmart to see what kind of fantasy items might be available for sprucing up the living space. Number 2 is the only one meant for outdoor use, but it makes me think of fairy doors that are common in some regions, so I thought to include it in this listing. I hope you’re all having a wonderful week & looking forward to an even more wondrous weekend (that’s if you’re not like me, working the weekend & all, LOL). โค

decor-ideas1) 3dRose Monarch Dragon Fantasy Art, Pillow Case, 16 by 16-inch ($11.26)
2) Mini Blue Brick House Figurine – Garden Fantasy by Ganz ($12.80)
3) Red Dragon On Rock Fantasy Figurine ($22.52)
4) Mythical Purple Dragon Head on Pedestal Fantasy Bust Statue Figurine Statuette ($27.98)
5) Poet Tree Holding Book Fantasy Incense Burner Fantasy Smoker Decoration ($29.75)
6) Mythical Red Dragon Goblet Celtic Fantasy Chalice ($32.98)
7) 3dRose Red n Yellow Sunlite Thru Fantasy Forest, Wall Clock, 13 by 13-inch ($51.41)
8) Fiery Phoenix Rising Over Pit of Flames Figurine Statue Mythical Bird Fantasy ($54.88)
9) Anne Stokes `Mystic Aura` Fantasy Fairy Statue ($69.99)

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Fantastical Friday: A Fantastical Wishlist

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Still struggling with computer issues (yeah, I know, this was supposed to be solved) my posts have been a little last minute lately, due to the continuing issues. So I decided to keep today’s post fairly light, especially with the difficulties with having time to shop about, put together the pics & figure out what I might write about. ๐Ÿ˜› Hopefully the technical issues I’ve been subjected to are at an end, but we’ll see how things work out. Anyway, trying to cheer myself up under the circumstances I went browsing around Amazon, mostly looking at jewelry items of a fantastical nature, the sort of thing I especially enjoy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Naturally, I compiled a little wishlist from the results. ๐Ÿ˜€

fantastical-baubles1) Mystical Dragon Claw Holding Crystal Ball Medieval Renaissance Pendant Necklace ($7.99)
2) Steampunk Fairy Magical Fairy Glow in the Dark Necklace-aqua-sil by UmbrellaLaboratory ($9.99)
3) Masada Jewelry, Forget Me Not II, Fairy Fantasy, Pendant Necklace ($10)
4) Blue Wing Dragon Pendant Necklace ($10.59)
5) Steampunk FIRE necklace – pendant charm locket jewelry ($14.99)
6) Celtic Triquetra Tinity Knot Silver Pendant Light Purple Stone ($14.99)
7) SDLM Attractive Leaf Pendant Jewelry Shining CZ Collar Bib Necklace Drop Earring Set ($15.58)
8) Blue Fairy Full Moon Necklace Pendant by Shawna Erback in Antique Copper Finish ($18)
9) Phoenix Firebird Necklace Handmade Fantasy Art Pendant Jewelry ($26)

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Watermelon Wednesday: Magical Congress

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Soon the first Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them will be released & I thought it might be nice to pre-celebrate. I know I’m not the only one excited by the new Potterverse movie & this time Rowling wrote the screenplay. I can’t wait to see how she adapted the book to the silver screen. Today I went to the WB Shop & found this epic MACUSA pendant. Are you looking forward to the cinematic expansion of the Potterverse?

ww12FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEMโ„ข MACUSA Necklace ($14.95)
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Fantastical Friday: Mom’s B-day

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So this week is a little different. My mother’s birthday is October 4th & thought it might be cool to talk about my process of finding the right gifts for people. First, it’s important to know the people we buy for, I mean really know what they like. In the case of my mother, she loves dinosaurs. Documentaries, movies, etc, if it’s about the dinos it was made for her, LOL. She doesn’t like comforters, so getting her a dinosaur comforter is out of the question despite the change in weather around her big day. On the other hand, I know she doesn’t get out to the theaters, like ever, so she didn’t go see Jurassic World. I haven’t seen it either, which is really unimportant to this discussion, but she is totally in love with the series, so getting her a copy is the perfect solution to the gift problem. She doesn’t have a blu ray, but she does have a DVD player. With all of this in mind, I went to the local Walmart, searched around & managed to uncover a couple of copies on DVD. Couldn’t get it online because she would see the package in the mail & ask about it, LOL. Mom doesn’t read my blog on any kind of regular basis, being a daily mail addict, working 5 days a week, still having one teenage child & numerous local grandchildren, she really has limited personal time to find spoilers on the internet (side note: she doesn’t have facebook, twitter or G+ which covers all of the major social sites I promote my blog on, LOL).

moms-presentJurassic World ($12.96)

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Fantastical Friday: Fantasy Month!

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Some of you may be aware of how much I love my game, SmallWorlds, and some of you may not. Despite my passion for it I have never actually done a post about it & I thought it was time to change that. Now this particular game is a virtual world which makes it different from every other game I play & I have been part of its community since early July 2011. There are so many epic things to do & see, like the amazing missions crafted by players & some of the art, also created by players, is incredible (I wish I had those skills, LOL).

This year July was Fantasy Month, while the previousย 2 years this themed month has been in August. I’ve compiled a few of my avatar’s most fantastical outfits to show you some of the versatility & hilarious themed pieces (still feel like I might should have taken a snap of one of my fairy outfits, but there is always next year). Many of you are likely to recognize my avatar, as I use her as my personal image all over my social media.

Fantasy Month 2016

This post does not contain affiliate links, but should you choose to follow those on the side bar to do your shopping I will earn a small commission on anything you may purchase. I am not affiliated in any way with Outsmart. If you like this post you can subscribe by email, RSS, or Bloglovin’ with the appropriate buttons on this page. You could do me a huge favor & share this too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can also give a like to my Facebook page & add Orbb’s Fashion to your GooglePlus circles. Follow me on Twitter @Orbb80 & Pinterest. ๐Ÿ˜‰ As always I wish you, my wonderful readers, happy shopping! – Orbb โค

Fantastical Friday: Here be Dragons

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Today I thought I would share some stylish dragon jewelry (& one jewelry box, lol). There are traditions that profess a belief in the ability of such jewelry to bestow some of the strength of the mythical creature to the wearer, whether you believe that or not, dragons are just plain cool. ๐Ÿ˜€ All of the items in this post come from Walmart. I captured this list before Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals, so it’s likely that you will not have to pay these listed prices as many will probably be on sale when this post goes live. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Here be Dragons
1) Brinley Co. Sterling Silver Dragon Pendant ($9.99)
2) Steel Art Stainless Steel Fire Dragon Wing Pendant ($12)
3) YTC SUMMIT 6303 Dragon Celtic Jewelry Box ($15.89)
4) Coppertone Purple or Blue Crystal Flying Dragon Brooch ($16.19)
5) Tiamat Dragon Pendant Collectible Necklace Accessory Serpent Jewelry ($16.99)
6) Plated Purple or Blue Crystal Flying Dragon Brooch ($17.99)
7) Bling Jewelry Simulated Opalite Glass Orb Chinese Dragon Earrings Rhodium Plated ($18.99)
8) CGC Pewter Celtic Dragon Teardrop Knot Pendant Chain Necklace ($21.14)
9) CGC Pewter Alloy Dragon with Red Crystal Pendant Necklace ($21.99)

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Fantastical Friday: Renaissance Fair Style

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I seem to recall doing a similar post a while back, but I can’t find it. Doesn’t really matter anyway, I can do a similar post if I want to, LOL. Today’s outfit is more pieced together than many of the costuming styles I have used previously. I was a little surprised at the cost of the skirt as a simple cotton maxi & comparing to the other pieces in this collection it is the most expensive. While the authenticity of these choices may be in question there are always ladies at the fair with far too vibrant of colors so I think this works well anyway. Should you choose to attend a Renaissance Festival this would be a great choice & if nothing else I’m sure it will inspire you in your choices. Everything today comes from Amazon.comย & various vendors through the site.

Renaissance Style ANGVNS Women’s Square Neck Victorian Gothic Renaissance Corset Top ($18.99)
Mingxin Casual Full / Maxi / Long Womens A-Line Flared Pleated Cotton Skirt ($52.12)
TopTie 7-Inch Wide Corset Waist Belt ($3.22)
Max Collection May Women Ballet Flat Shoes ($17.90)
Sterling Silver Honey Amber Victorian Earrings ($19.43)
Amber Resin Bead Necklace Victorian Antique Crystal Goth NA15 Vintage Renaissance Pendant Fashion Jewelry ($20.90)
A Sweet Victorian Ring in Sterling With Amber Made in America ($29)

This post contains affiliate links, should you choose to follow them to do your shopping I will earn a small commission on anything you may purchase. If you like this post you can subscribe by email, RSS, or Bloglovin’ with the appropriate buttons on this page. You could do me a huge favor & share this too. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You can also give a like to my Facebook page & add Orbb’s Fashion to your GooglePlus circles. Follow me on Twitter @Orbb80 & Pinterest. ๐Ÿ˜‰ As always I wish you, my wonderful readers, happy shopping! – Orbb โค

Fantastical Friday: Recent Rereading

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This post is a bit of a departure from my usual thing. I wanted to talk about some of my favorite books & thought it might be best to start at the beginning of my tale. When I was 13ย or 14, I was already an avid D&D (Dungeons & Dragons, though really I mean Advanced Dungeons & Dragons) player & reader, but it never occurred to me that TSR might have released novels or even series set in their many worlds. A friend of mine (later my man, who I plan to handfast this Halloween) who was also frequently my DM (Dungeon Master), handed me a book called The Halfling’s Gem & told me it was a great read. Two days of my life vanished, I did nothing but read this book (yes, I am not the fastest reader, but my retention is high), without regret. When I saw my DM again I demanded to know where the other 2 books were, having discovered that it was, in fact, the last book of the Icewind Dale Trilogy. He crushed my soul when he said he did not have them… He lent me The Clerical Quintet, which is by the same author, set in the same campaign setting, but totally different characters, to temporarily satisfy my need for the story to continue. Soon I was at the bookstore to pick up the other 2 & discovered that there was a prequel series, The Dark Elf Trilogy! Naturally, I had to go back with more money to pick up the prequel, when I discovered that there were yet more books later in the series. Over the course of around 20 years I now have a respectable collection, including duplicates & collectors editions, but I still do not own all of this series. It is also interesting to note that the characters from The Clerical Quintet do eventually encounter the other characters much later in the Drizzt Do’Urden Saga. I was never much of a rereader when I was younger, my retention was just too high to read a book I had already read, though I am a frequent referencer, thumbing back over the pages near constantly. Well, over the past few months (I get so much less time to read these days, averaging more around 5 – 6 chapters a week), I have gone back to this beloved series starting with Homeland (the 1st book of the Dark Elf Trilogy) & working my way onward, I’m currently a little over halfway through The Halfling’s Gem, LOL. I thought it might be nice to share a bit of my enthusiasm for this epicย series, especially now that I hear rumors thatย Wizards of the Coast (they bought out TSR when it was threatening to go belly up) is planning a new excursion into film & many of my nerdy chums are praying they will do part of this saga. I have to throw in there that I hope they choose a book that has โค Jarlaxle โค in it, because he’s just awesome & absolutely my favorite character ever in the history of characters. There is one book I have resigned myself to never getting to read, Shores of Dusk, which was written by another author & the only ad I have ever seen for was in Passage to Dawn which should be the very next book, so a 6 year gap in the story that will never be filled (sigh). I have found 6 links that cover the first 10 books for you from Amazon.comย & I had thought to maybe include the swords I bumped into that called themselves Icingdeath & Twinkle, but they were not even scimitars to my bitter disappointment, so instead I have included a couple of unicorn pendants & if you know Drizzt Do’Urden then you willย totally get the reference. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Maybe one day WotC will throw their hand into costuming, one can only hope.

Okay, so when I am super excited about something, I babble & lose all sense of paragraph formation, but hopefully you will forgive me. ๐Ÿ˜€ Even my net/gamer name, Orbb, comes from this series. ๐Ÿ˜€

Recent Rereading 1) The Legend of Drizzt Boxed Set, Books I-III ($19.35)
2) The Icewind Dale Trilogy: The Crystal Shard / Streams Of Silver / The Halfling’s Gem ($14.01)
3) The Legacy: Legend of Drizzt, Book VII ($7.99)
4) Starless Night: The Legend of Drizzt, Book VIII ($7.99)
5) Siege of Darkness: The Legend of Drizzt, Book 9 ($7.65)
6) Passage to Dawn [The Legend of Drizzt, Book X] ($7.99)

Unicorns 1) Plantaganet Unicorn Pendant Necklace ($23.95)
2) Clear Gold Trim Unicorn Head Necklace ($25.16)

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Whimsical Inspiration

Okay, I can’t help it, I’m such a nerd. This ensemble idea is a bit pricey, but absolutely perfect for a Renaissance Faire or LARP event. The gown & shoes are from The Pyramid Collection while all other accessories are from my boutique, click the image for a larger version. I’m going to call this one Emerald Princess, because sometimes I’ve just got to let the geek out ๐Ÿ˜›

Emerald Princess

Emerald Velvet Dress
Riverside Sandals
Tamiko Necklace
Arianna Ring