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Time To Decorate! ~New Hoiday Meshes

by mustluvcatz Posted 1st Dec 2011 at 9:12 AM - Updated 1st Dec 2011 at 1:26 PM by mustluvcatz
25 Comments / replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 21 Thanks Posts
This is a new mesh, and means that it's a brand new self contained object that usually does not require a specific Expansion pack (although this is possible depending on the type). It may have Recolours hosted on MTS - check below the description for more information.
Here are some holiday decorations for your simmie's homes. There are 5 new meshes: 3 single snowmen, a group of 4 snowmen to match and a box of ornaments. If the single snowmen look familiar- they are from last year. They've been updated so they can be placed on fireplace mantles and the textures were updated. If you have the old ones, replace them with these if you want them.





The small and medium snowmen are slaved to the large snowman, so you must have that one for the other two to work in game. The group of snowmen is not slaved to the large snowman, but there are 2 subsets so you can use all 4 textures at once. The box ornaments in the box are the ornaments from the Maxis Christmas tree. They are NOT slaved to the tree ornaments. I personally hate the textures on those and wanted to use my own and I wanted them shiny! Ornaments are shiny! All can be found in Decorative>Misc for 15 and 25 Simoleons. NOTE: The ornament box is on the high poly side for a 1-tile object. The ornaments were taken from the Maxis tree- lowering the polycount didn't work out well, so I left them be.

Credit goes to Pixelhate for exploring the TXMT so others could learn (shiny!shiny!shiny!) and KiaraRawks for her toybox - I borrowed the box part to edit (and the clean texture) since the box was just the size I needed.

Polygon Counts:
Lg, Med and Sm Snowmen - 134
Snowman Group - 528
Box of Ornaments - 1544 (Maxis Ornaments)

Additional Credits:
MilkShape, SimPE, PhotoShop CS2

You must have the expansion or stuff packs listed below installed to use this custom content. Please see the post text for any exceptions.

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Field Researcher
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#2 Old 1st Dec 2011 at 3:08 PM
Hurray for Christmas decor! I love the snowmen, they are too cute. Thank you.
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#3 Old 1st Dec 2011 at 3:39 PM
Adorable snowmen and lovely ornaments! They're much more vibrant. And yay for shiny! Thanks ~
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#4 Old 1st Dec 2011 at 4:12 PM
Very beautiful!
Field Researcher
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#5 Old 1st Dec 2011 at 5:08 PM
Yay! More holiday stuffeth!
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#6 Old 1st Dec 2011 at 5:49 PM
What a cute idea! Thanks for sharing.
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#7 Old 1st Dec 2011 at 9:17 PM
Looks just like the stuff we have! Huzzah!
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#8 Old 1st Dec 2011 at 10:33 PM
I love these!
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#9 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 12:18 AM
What a wonderful and original idea! Especially the box of ornaments! Those are the perfect decoration to have sitting out by that Christmas tree. Plus the snowmen are adorable and would look nice sitting both inside and/or outside! Thank you!
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#10 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 12:53 AM
These snowmen are adorable! They've given me the inspiration to finish another similar project of mine. (Spring related, so I might wait on them a bit though). I love people who decorate their sim houses for holidays. I never seem to celebrate them in my own game - my poor sims! The box of ornaments is awesome too, makes the holidays seem busy, like an actual activity instead of just decorations.
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#11 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 12:54 AM
Oh my these are fab! Did I ever tell you I love you? lol
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#12 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 1:18 AM
These are wonderful!!! I think I even have something like those snowmen boxes stashed away somewhere -- in real life.
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#13 Old 2nd Dec 2011 at 1:31 AM
Thanks so much for the replies and you're welcome!

Deatherella- you just might! I've seen snowmen like these in real life. In fact, the idea came from an old magazine with folk-art holiday crafts.

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#14 Old 3rd Dec 2011 at 2:20 AM
We use to decorate our houses for Christmas late November or early December. I'll decorate mine next weekend and I just realized I never celebrate Christmas on my game or even decorate my Sims houses for Christmas... Maybe it's about to change because I loved these decor items! The snowmen are so cute and the ornaments are perfect! Thank you for sharing!
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#15 Old 4th Dec 2011 at 8:25 PM
Ooh! Christmas decor! I just couldn't resist downloading these because I love them so much the ornaments, the snowmen! It's all very realistic! I'm so excited to decorate my Sims' houses...this is the first year I'm actually going to celebrate Christmas and decorate their houses for Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing!
Not actually evil.
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#16 Old 7th Dec 2011 at 12:13 AM
Love the "chipped paint" look of the snowmen, very nicely done.
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#17 Old 7th Dec 2011 at 12:53 AM
Thank you! It's wonderful!
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#18 Old 9th Dec 2011 at 1:30 PM
Thank you! These are very nice and useful ;-) Is Kiara's toybox the mesh? Or is it not necessary to download in order to use your deco-box?
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#19 Old 9th Dec 2011 at 11:33 PM
pogitte- no need to download her toybox. The box of ornaments is a new mesh. )
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#20 Old 10th Dec 2011 at 8:46 PM
Time to start decorating for christmas, thanks!!
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#21 Old 18th Dec 2011 at 8:25 AM
Do I need the Holiday Stuff Pack to use this?
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#22 Old 18th Dec 2011 at 8:30 AM
Nope. All the meshes are basegame objects.
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#23 Old 19th Dec 2011 at 3:04 AM
Awesome. Thank you.
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#24 Old 31st Jan 2012 at 12:42 AM
Thankyou
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#25 Old 27th Sep 2012 at 11:58 AM
Still exploring your downloads, Fireplaces and snowmen, I will be ready for winter now, Thankyou
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