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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Twisted Victorian Gothic

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian Gothic LRThe Twisted Hunt (9/19-10/19) is well under way and although dubbed the hardest hunt on Second Life, the prizes are worth the effort.  Today, I’m showcasing Finishing Touches main hunt gift the Qi Skybox, side hunt items and a corresponding gacha collection.  The skybox and all the furnishings have a modern Victorian Gothic influence in a black, white and grayscale palette….perfect for a sophisticated Halloween.  Victorian Gothic is an architectural style and movement during the mid-late 19th century, often seen as a sub-style of the broader Gothic Revival style.  It is characterized by gothic details, decorative patterns, scallopping, lancet windows and hood moulding.  Architectural elements such as pointed arches, steep-sloping roofs and fancy carvings like lace ant lattice-work were applied to a wide range of Gothic Revival objects.  The movement is all about drama and elegance with lavish interiors, curved ornate furniture and plenty of decorative details.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Victorian GothicFinishing Touches Qi skybox has a decorative pattern tiled ceiling, tall narrow pointed arched windows, oversized white candle fireplace and white/black wainscoting.  I styled the Victorian living space with the tufted curved black & white sofas, armchairs and stools enhancing the ornate detailed birdcage chandeliers and patterned tapestry wall hangings.  Pops of red, hanging boston ferns, potted palms and framed Victorian silhouette complete the space.

FT Twisted Fall hunt 2015_Gold SkeletonTo commemorate the 11th Twisted Hunt, Finishing Touches is offering a side hunt with eleven gifts that correspond to the gacha collection.  The hunt items include 3 versions of a skirted table, 3 versions of hanging tapestry, couple rugs with pillows, Persian Grey wrinkled rug, box of skulls, pumpkin trio and ceramic vase.  All side hunt gifts can be found in the Twisted Qi skybox (the main Twisted Hunt gift).  Do you love the Qi skybox?  Need to furnish it, then check out the gacha for beautifully twisted coordinating decor priced at $50 per play.  Try your luck at black or white caged chandeliers, shadow box frames, tulip lamps, coffee tables, and tufted stools (see key below).

_FT_ Twisted Gacha Fall 2015Lastly, 24Karat Roux, owner and creator of Finishing Touches is offering the Rolled Arm Couch & Chair in White Leather and Black Leather for 50% off the regular price during the Twisted Hunt.  The couch and chair were designed to coordinate with the Twisted Qi skybox hunt gift and Twisted gacha decor items.  Hope you are inspired to create an elegance spooky gothic Halloween using the Finishing Touches free Twisted hunt gifts.  Happy Hunting!

Taxi to Finishing Touches please…

The Sea is Life

OMG Summer Beach Gacha & On9 Event July 2015In my last post, I gave you a taste of Serenity Style Summer Beach Gacha Collection available at OMG! Oh My Gacha event until July 31.  Today, I wanted to featured the whole beach collection which consists of a bag, towel, hammock, boat decor, pouf, and rare beach shack, $80L a pull.  Also included in the seaside scene is the Vintage Sea Decor Set available at On9 event until July 28.  The Vintage Sea Decor Set includes animated vintage swimmer rings and chalkboard “Sea is Life” decor with paddle and floater rings.  To complete the shoreline styling, I used the “Sea Side” wooden decor fence with animated pillows on sale at The Chapter Four event until July 25.  Lastly, I’m giving you a sneak peek of Sway’s Summer Drinking Jars on sale for Fifty Linden Friday, out early.  Hope you enjoyed my mini coastal staging perfect for summer loving!

Feeling Lucky?

St. Patrick's Day 2015

St. Patrick’s Day is tomorrow and Second Life is filled with hunts, freebies, group gifts, and gachas to help you celebrate (check out HuntSL).  First up, set the stage with StoraxTree Renaissance Rustic Armchair Blonde Olive (free gift @HomeStuff Lounge) Renaissance Rustic Loveseat Blonde Olive (free gift @FabFree Headquarters).  Layer the space with fun repurposed old wine barrels for tables and flower pots.  Cover the walls with whimsical shamrock signs from Serenity Style at the Luck of The Irish Gacha Fair (March 10-31, 2015), add some balloons, streamers, and floor clover to complete the festive mood.  As for the food, Aphrodite Shop has created colorful yummy speciality foods and sweets for the occasion, available on the marketplace or at their St Patrick’s Day Market.  Finally, in a forest of green, stand out in Alaskametro<3 Enigma white and gold lace dress (free March gift with FB code) accessorizing with smokey sage eye shadow, clover jewelry and ieQed Lolita Platform St. Patrick’s Edition green sparkly pumps with large gold bow detail.  Hope you have a jolly St. Paddy’s Day, grab the steals and deals around the grid and CHEERS!

St. Paddy's Day 2015 Gloria

Interior Design:

  • StoraxTree: Renaissance Rustic Loveseat/Chair Blonde Olive (**Free**), Woven Rug 65 & 68, Maith Thu Tree (**Free** gift on Clever Clover Hunt**)
  • Serenity Styles: Shamrock Wall Decor & Leprechaun Story Book @ Luck of The Irish Gacha Fair
  • Aphrodite Shop: Clover Spray Centerpiece, Balloons, Floor Clovers, St Patricks Beer Tray, Patricks Petit Cakes & Leprechaun Cookie Platter
  • Free Bird: Lucky Neon Sign (**Free**& Lucky Cute as a Bug Ladybug (Gacha item)
  • Decor Junction: Wine Barrel & Barrel Coffee Table
  • Shutter Field: Barrel Planter

On Gloria:

  • Belleza: Ashley Spring Skin (Past FLF item)
  • Alaskametro<3: Enigma Dress, White Gold (**Free** March gift with FB code)
  • Soonsiki: Glamour Doll Hair Fatpack (**Free** Soonsiki)
  • IeQED: Lolita Platform St. Patrick’s Edition

Last Minute Halloween Freebies!

Front Door

2 days till Halloween, yikes!  Are you in need of some last-minute Halloween decor?  Hosting a ghostly trick or treat party?  Dying for a festive spread?  Need a spot for the little goblins? Don’t want to spend a ton?  Don’t worry, I styled a trick or trick party skybox for everyone from kiddies to grown-ups filled with freebies, group gifts, hunt items, and giveaway!  I’m sure you will find something to furnish your home in spooky style.  Have fun, best of luck hunting, Happy Halloween, and remember always Let’s Get Decorating! 

Trick or Treat Buffet:

Treat Table

Close up of Treat Table

Witchcraft:

Witchcraft Table Set

Witchcraft cabinet

Autumn Retreat:

Close-up of Autumn Set

Halloween Haven:

golden harvest LR

Kids Party:

Kids Party Area

Close up of Kids Party Area

Candy Table close up

Overview:

Trick or Treat Buffet:

Witchcraft:

Autumn Retreat:

Halloween Haven:

Kids Party: