Falling for free furniture!

Framed Fall Furniture

There is noting better than free, especially free furniture.  This time of the year can be tricky to decorate, it’s not quite autumn and summer is drawing to a close.  I designed a living space using loads of free items in deep navy and rich rust tones with hits of industrial steampunk, creating an eclectic vibe.  Hope it’s inspired you to mix and match old and new items to create a fresh look in your SL home.

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Top o’ the Mornin’ to ya!

Purple Moon St Patrick's Day dress 2014

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

This is a day that everyone loves.  You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate, just have fun and drink some green beer.  And don’t forget to celebrate by embellishing your Second Life home with a few decorative green furniture pieces (like below).  Instantly your home has holiday spirit and will become party central where everyone feels comfortable and loved.

Homestuff Hunt items- Office Overview 2

For me in RL, I was invited to a St. Patty’s Day party by my 80/90-year-old neighbors (aka they needed a designated driver) and for evening plans, it’s pub crawl nite with my European coworker, who can drink me under the table before we enter the bar (aka they needed a designated driver).  But, my Second Life plans are very exciting, I’m throwing Snowflake (our cat) her 1st Annual Shamrock Party with all her feline friends.  I needed a good strong chair to hold up to all the scratching, Park Place’s FREE Gold Corduroy Chair & matching table (Wee Little Leprechaun hunt item) is perfect.  I accessorized with  a few furry bears for amusement and served cookies and nonalcoholic green beer (on a foot stool), so all alley cats can enjoy a good time…

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For the 2 legged guests, tables are set with muffins, Hot cross buns, Irish Coffee and green beer are placed around the room.  Blending natural tones offsets the green chairs and decorative ornaments.  For the party, I will wear Purple Moon’s  Patty Gown in White/Green (PM group gift, above) and for bed (after the party) Blacklace’s Infatuated Green Lingerie (below).  Happy St. Patrick’s Day, there are lots of hunts dedicated to the holiday; it’s worth checking out here!  Enjoy and I would love to see how you decorated your home, share with me on Facebook.

Trompe Loeil FB chairs

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Beguiling & Bewitching

Halloween is right around the corner and seems like everyone on Second Life is embracing the spirit of the spooky season.  Personally, I love Halloween and have been known to decor every inch of my place and dream up crazy costumes.  I never purchase a pre-package costume in RL, opting to make something, or piece together items I already own.  I want to create something unique that has my own personal touch.  Also, I don’t break the bank with an expensive costume that you wear one time around.  Today, I want to focus on a few Bliss Couture group gifts (all free) that can be re-purposed for Halloween Costume.  Bliss Couture is a ladies fashion house offering casual, formal, hats and hair as well as a past designer of MVW gowns. Creator of Bliss Couture, Amutey DeCuir decided it was time to say goodbye and has been having a closing sale and hunt. It’s well worth joining Bliss (for free) to get the hunt items and exclusive gowns before the doors are shut.

First costume I styled today is the Witchy Witch Gown, a special Halloween group gift.  I like how sexy, yet practical this outfit is.  You could wear the top or skirt with anything else in your inventory after Halloween or add a hat to create a new character.  I paired the Vogue Skull Hat, another group gift (free to join and only available a few more days, so hurry now) to create a new spin on witches.  I think Glory looks bewitching.

Bliss Couture Witchy Witch Gown & Vogue Skull Hat

  • Costume: Bliss Couture, Witchy Witch (group gift, free to join)
  • Headpiece: Vogue, Skull Hat (group gift, free to join)
  • Hair: Truth, Angie Elvira
  • Necklace: Finesmith, Heartless (past group gift)
  • Earrings: Vogue, Halloween Spider (past group gift)
  • Make-up: Vogue, Halloween Spiderweb (past group gift)

Bliss Couture Nichole Orange Dress & Witch broom

Next up is the Nichole Orange Babydoll Dress, paired with Witchy Witch hat and Melinda Denver Witch Broom (Pumpkin Town skull hunt gift).  The orange babydoll dress can easily be worn around the grid shopping, or hanging out with friends after Halloween by wearing the Stars! Onyx Autumn Set (Mass Hysteria Hunt until 10/31).

  • Dress: Bliss Couture, Nichole (group gift, free to join)
  • Jewelry: Stars!, Onyx Autumn Set (Mass Hysteria Hunt gift, free)
  • Hat: Bliss Couture, Witchy Witch (group gift, free to join)
  • Hair: Truth, Angie Lava

Lastly, harken back to the 40’s glam style in the gold satin Veronica Lake inspired Bliss Couture Lively Halter Gown.  I paired Exile Just a Reason platinum hair and dripped myself in diamonds to channel the film noir era.  Taxi to Bliss please….

Bliss Couture- Veronica Lake

  • Gown: Bliss Couture, Lively Halter Gown (group gift, free to join)
  • Jewelry: Purple Moon, Diva Set (past group gift)
  • Hair: Exile, Just a Reason

All photo taken at PumpkinTown2013, please, please, please, check this place out.  It’s a great location to take Halloween photos, plus there is a skull hunt (gift preview to come), weekly music events, movies and fun places to play.  Go now!

There are endless possibilities mixing and matching items you have in your inventory to create a fun Halloween costumes.  These next 10 days leading up to Halloween I’ll blog about home decor (I scored with great free items) and everyday spooktacular garments.  I might even break out my work in progress male alt, Sport and show some low-cost mens Halloween costumes.  So more to come, stay tuned!