Hope Springs Eternal

Spargel & Shines Bocas Belle CottageHappy Sunday!  The SL Home & Garden Expo 2016 will come to a close this evening.  If you haven’t stopped by yet, this is your last chance to grab some 100% donation items, hunt for home decor treats and be inspired to re-decorate for spring!  There are so many wonderful product, I wish I had more time to share.  Last night, we learned that Relay for Life of Second Life raised over $15,354 or a little under $4 million Lindens ($3,838,469L), so let’s join together and push the grand total over the $4M mark, I know we can do it!

Spargel & Shines Bocas Cottage & TMS GreenhouseFor my last post for The Expo, I wanted to showcase the lovely Spargel & Shines Homes (Hope 1) Bocas Belle Cottage and both of Tylar’s Treasures 100% donation items: Spring Chalkpaint Bench and Spring Gazing Ball.

What Next Spring Garden Gacha (Arcade 3:2016)Completing the scene is What Next Spring Garden gacha items from the current round of The Arcade and Doormat with Wellies (past FLF).

Finishing Touches For the Birds Garden Set & TMS GreenhouseAlso shown are Lunar Seasonal Designs Menu Driven Blooming Shamrocks in Basket, Finishing Touches pastel For the Birds Garden Set featuring repurposed fence & birdhouse armchairs (so cute) and The Mustard Seed Greenhouse/Cottage, Weeping Willow Tree, Hydrangea Planter and Wall Fountain, all available for 50% off at Perfect Ten (3/1-3/15).

TMS GreenhouseI converted the inside of The Mustard Seed greenhouse into a relaxing hideaway with Circa Living Bon Vivant Cafe Set in Florals & Colour Frames (50% off at The Expo -Hope 7), and Jolie spring ottoman in aqua, yellow polka-dot area rug and chest cabinet with flower vase in delight serving as a buffet table for sweets, available at the main store (pic below).  Flanking the buffet table inside and over the planter boxes outside are Finishing Touches Wall Mount Half Bird Cage (50% off at Perfect 10).  All the flowers displayed in the greenhouse in pots, milk cans or watering cans are part of the new spring garden collection from Finishing Touches available at the main store (there are some very specials items, please stop by to check them out).  Finally, at the foot of the bistro table is TMS Curious Kitties with Bunny Baskets and Carrots…..just in time for Easter.  Hope you have a nice end to the weekend, stop by the SL Home & Garden Expo and take advantage of the great deals at Perfect Ten!

Circa Living Cafe Table & Jolie Chest:Ottoman:Rug

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The Hands of Time!

Finishing Touches_Hands of TimeI wasn’t going to do Halloween this year because I over did it last year with a week-long sim open house and multiple blog posts, however that all changed when I saw Finishing Touches eerie skeleton leg table and adorable gothic Halloween Cupcake Treats.  The Halloween Cupcake Treats are a three-tiered cupcake stand with three varieties including hot pink frosting with dark chocolate spiderweb, pink vanilla milk chocolate spider with licorice spider legs and jolly skull-eyes.  The decorative treats inspired a stylized gothic black & white Tim Burton-ish living space complete with clock filled room, covered sheet chairs and spirits from beyond.  Pop over to Finishing Touches and delve into the deliciously decadent gothic Halloween delights!

Finishing Touches_Cupcakes & Skeleton TableFinishing Touches_Cupcakes (birdeye view)

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Burtonesque House 1 (Collabor88)

  • [ht:home]: Covered Furniture Set (chairs, table, ottoman, lamp–released for The Challenge Sept Round, Fabric)
  • Finishing Touches: Cupcake, Skeleton Leg Table Short, Stacked Mono Pumpkins in Bell Jar, Button Quilt Hassock
  • Deathrowdesign: MM Frames1 (past Sept 2015 Arcade item), Burtonesque Clocks (Collabor88)
  • Park Place Home Design: Halloween Floor Candelabra (The Halloween Faire)
  • Shabby Tabby: Victorian Pumpkin Birdcage ($10L Antique Grid Hunt)

Welcome Autumn!

Autumn Gazebo 2015Wishing you a very belated harvest greetings!  Sorry, real life kidnapped me again.  In some ways I feel like Second Life is my mistress (or the male version in my case), I love the creative minds, the ability to design and the freedom to explore new ideas but it’s becoming difficult to carve out a few hours each week.  I’m going to finish up my outstanding projects and take an extended break.  But before I get ahead of myself, I want to share with you my version of autumn glamping.  The crisp air, the crunchy fall leaves and glorious harvest moon is beckoning us outdoor and the ideal backdrop to showcase some new releases from Sway’s, Serenity Styles and The Mustard Seed.

Happy Autumn Welcome SignTMS Apple Cider Bistro SetSleeping Cat Haybale

Ms. Lavinia Godenot, creator and owner of The Mustard Seed is offering a fresh takes on fall decor, on sale until Thursday, October 1, 2015 (all under $150L).  The new offerings include Happy Autumn Welcome Sign with pumpkins, leaves and Indian corn (group gift), Autumn Apple Cider Patio Set (texture change chairs) with hot cider, sweet treats, woodland bird umbrella chair and apple basket, Autumn Haybale with sleeping kitty (harvest sign & potted plants), Barrel of Fun Corn with multiple animations and Autumnal Fireplace (2 size, small & large) great for indoors or out.  I also used TMS Sunflower Trio and Gentle Overhang Tree (texture change).

TMS Fireplace & Serenity StyleTo complete the decoration of the pavilion, I used Serenity Style Country Swing, Birdhouse Fence wall decor, Autumn Wood Blacks & Babe Doll (offered at Tres Chic till 10/5), My Fall Set cabinet with bowl and floral frame (available @ The Fantasy Collective until 10/15).  I also styled the gazebo with What Next Harvest Garland, Wreath, texture change Welcome Sign and Pumpkin Bucket.

Finally, Sway’s has everything you will need to enjoy a night under the stars starting with the Birch Gazebo (new release for The Mix, ending 9/30), Camp Out Tents & Oil Lamps available at The Arcade (ending 9/30), Walden Cuddle Log with texture change blanket (2 versions) and Walden Campfire Set including log/tree stump with pillow, camp kettle/mug, and marshmallow/sausage on sticks.  Hope you enjoyed my take on glamping and are inspired to redecorate your home with these great deals.

Four Seasons of Boudoirs

In my last post for Parachute Homes, I highlighted my six essentials to a dreamy night sleep.  I created four bedroom spaces each featuring a different season.  I wanted to provide you with some more photos and style card for each. Hopefully you are inspired to create your own sanctuary and take into consideration some of my tips.

Anchors Aweigh

Anchor Summer Retreat

Summer Side Table

Summer Sheet Pic

Summer Side View

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Petite Cabine (Collabor88 April 2015)

  • Apple Fall: Dreams Bed (Burnished Brass), Harry’s Boat, Glass Bubble Lamp, Storm Lamp (Old Wood) & Seaside Candle
  • Floorplan: Waves Rug, Captain’s Coffee Table (Blue), Sailor’s Chair & Pillow (Stripes), Jute Baskets, Sailor’s Spool Table, Hanging Oars & Anchor Marquee Light
  • The Loft: Nautilus & Neo Mirror
  • Pilot: Nautical Hanging Chair & Potted Plant Shelves (Navy)
  • Ria Bazar: Traveler Diary, Map, Book & Clock
  • Sway’s: Anchor Decor Cushion, Kyla Chest Bench/Wall Art & Nautical Decoration (Arcade Gacha June 2015)

Autumn Glow

Bed Full

Trunk Left View

New York

Copper Chair

Autumn Glow Bathroom Darket

Structure: Trompe Loeil, Brooklyn Carriage House

Bedroom:

  • Pilot: Tufted Leather Bed (Brown)
  • Apple Fall: Monogram Suitcases, Reading Pile, Annan Reclaimed Wardrobe, Monogram Luggage Bag & Rope Suspended Gallery
  • The Loft: Linen Trim Rug Brown, Manhattan Print, New York Print, Alex Lantern Orange, Twisted Vase, Storage Box Old Map, Lola Bowl Ebony & Concentric Gold
  • Trompe Loeil: Gramercy Steamer Trunk Brown, Gyroscope Lamp Polished & Astrid Chair Natural
  • Zerkalo: Coffee and Chocolate (Past group gift)
  • Kaerri: Orchid Ikebana (**Free**)
  • Ria Bazar: Toronto Living Room Chandelier, Bedroom books&glasses & Living room bookshelf 1
  • Redgrave: *001 CROWN Side Chair

Bathroom:

  • The Loft: Bacall Mirror Copper, My Love My Beard Towel Basket & Leather Side Table Sienna
  • Apple Fall: Copper Tub, Sunrise Mirror, Lange Washstand & Porthole Mirror (Gold)
  • Ria Bazar: Arizona Entrance Rug & Torronto Slippers
  • Pixel Mode: Victoria’s Bath (White Towel Stack)
  • Pilot: Railroad Tie Chandelier

Winter Noir

Winter Noir Overview Full

Noir Bed

Porthole Mirror

Fireplace

Noir Bathroom Screen

Structure: Trompe Loeil, Chatham Loft Skybox (Dark)

Bedroom:

  • Scarlet Creative: Nostaglia Bed Wood (Black)
  • Apple Fall: Nouveau Screen, Mother of Pearl Inlaid Chest, Design Books, Porthole Mirror (Silver & Gold), Chrysler Armchair, Empire Coffee Table & Trellis Circular Rug (Black)
  • {theosophy}: Eighteenth Amendment Lamp (Black) & Godre’r Telescope (Gold)
  • Dust Bunny: Traveler’s Table
  • Ria Bazar: Traveler Vintage Personal Items & Diary
  • Sway’s: Katya Chaise Lounge (Black Leather)
  • Cobblestone: Hollywood Glam Rug {no longer in business}
  • MudHoney: Zoe Chair (Black) & Zoe Mirror (Gold)
  • LTD: Studded Cushion (Monochrome & 24K, past group gift)
  • 22769 ~ [bauwerk]: Foxglove in Vase & Decorative Balls
  • .:Stone Misery:.: Leather Pouffe (Black **FREE** on Leather & Lace Hunt)
  • Floorplan: Nostalgic Chandelier (Gold)

Bathroom:

  • Concept}: MinBath
  • Pilot: Romantic Candlesticks (Gold)
  • Apple Fall: Ornate Mirror
  • The Loft: Bacall Mirror Copper
  • Trompe Loeil: Ines Wall Fountain & Cobble Hill Pencil Sketch Skyscraper

Parisian Springtime

Scarlet Creative Bed Full

Bed Side View

Sofa & side table

Bathtub

Close up Vanity

Structure: Scarlet Creative, Hudson Townhouse

Bedroom:

  • Scarlet Creative: Amelie Lounger, Single Amelie Sofa, Meribel Cabinet & Meribel Stool
  • Apple Fall: Dolly Lamp, Carriage Clock & Nardyas’ Tulips in Mason Jar
  • La Galleria: Pastel Chinese Flower Tree Rug & Butterfly Pillows (**FREE**)
  • LISP: Sewing Prints 1 & Chloe Print
  • {what next}: Maison Drapes (long length), Paperdoll Mannequin (**FREE**), Leora Hatbox Stool & Morning Tea Chandelier (Pink Crystal)
  • Alouette: Meghan Clock (White) & Bird Cage Candle Holder
  • {theosophy}: Wall Panel (Whitewash)

Bathroom:

  • Scarlet Creative: Amelie Vintage Bath and Shower, Amelie Towel Rack & Meribel Day Sofa (Past Arcade items)
  • Pixel Mode: Victoria’s Bath (Soap Basket, Past Arcade items)
  • Second Spaces: Lennon Linen Cabinet (White)
  • La Galleria: Feizy Champagne Carved Squares LT Rug
  • Lark: Crawford Dressing Table, Stool, Hat Boxes, Glove Box, Mirror, Wall Hook & Slip
  • The Loft: Bacall Bowl of Roses Cream, Bacall Accessory Tray & Bacall Portrait (Gold)
  • Cleo Designs: Make up Set
  • Ria Bazar: Torronto Makeup Mirror & Slippers
  • Black Tulip: Time in Paris Clock

Summer Ready!

Sway's Row Boat Bench

Super quick post to spotlight a few Fifty Linden Friday items offered today, June 5, 2015 till 11:59pm SLT only.  Does the Valentina E Sail Away With Me Gown look familiar to you?  Well it should, it was released at the May round of FaMESHed for $325L, so the deep discounted one day only price is a steal!  I paired the gown with Molichino Tri-Necklace Gold also available for $50L today.  My hair is from *Soonsiki! (Diamond March Group Gift) who has rebranded and all hairs are on sale for $50L.  And, behind me is a sneak peek of Sway’s Rowboat Bench available at the upcoming LTD the Event, starting June 10 (anchor decor available at The Arcade).  Get ready for summer with great deals!

MOLiCHiNO Tri-Necklace (Gold FLF)