Happy Tuesday! Out here in Silicon Valley, we are having some bad weather with flash flood warning, thunder and lighting, and a snow forecast for the Santa Cruz Mountains. I know I shouldn’t complain, but I’m worried about the creek behind my house overflowing. Anyway, winter is still around and today I wanted to pay tribute to it featuring Tylar’s Treasures Celebrate Winter Decor collection available for sale at Color Me Happy Event until 2/6/17. The collection includes a modern white wood and marble fireplace, white ottoman trunk with beige pillows, and three bare trees with twinkling lights and a “celebrate” mantle sign. Color Me Happy is a small event highlighting new and upcoming designers. This is their first event, so I’m not sure if it will be a recurring shopping experience. I also wanted to highlight the Snowy Landscapes framed artwork above the fireplace from The Artist Shed, a free gift on the Winter Blows Hunt until 1/31/17.Another gift on the Winter Blows Hunt is Wynona by Prism, a white cable-knit turtle-neck sweater dress with black belt. I love the detail knit on the dress with larger cable-knitting down the middle and small knit on the side and neckline.The last item I would like to showcase is Brook Hill Living Faun Chandelier available in Gold and Silver/Black at Shiny Shabby event until 2/15/17. The Faun Chandelier is elegant, opulent and exquisitely detailed with glorious illumination…it’s a statement piece that makes the room. In addition, all Brook Hill Living buildings are 50% off in January, both on the marketplace and in-world store. Stay warm, dry and safe!
Happy December! I know it seems a bit strange to offer joyous holiday spirit 19 days or so into the month, but I was so preoccupied in sharing my older home design with you, I wasn’t sure if I would be able to carve out time to return to Second Life and style for the holidays. Well, I just had too…the design bug bit me and with a few sleepless nights, I created a cute little ski chalet using What Next Alpine Cabin. Surprise, surprise…the cabin and most of the holiday decor from What Next is currently part of the 12 Days of Savings 50% off marketplace special (ends 12/25/16). I think this is the first year What Next and other home designers are participating in the MP blowout. Last year, I cleaned up on Truth Hair and Mandala Jewelry.
I love styling porches…the entryway needs to be inviting and cozy. With multiple lanterns, benches and welcome mat, Santa is sure to stop here first. I even left some hot cocoa and cookies on the ski lift for him!
Inside the one room cottage is a warm retreat with lots of seating, presents and stocking ready to be filled. An overall Nordic Winter theme in red, cream and touches of green is felt throughout the room. Lots of trees in every style are tucked in the corners and a sweet treat coffee bar displaying Brook Hill Living Finse Deer Tableware complete the Merry & Bright lodge!
Cabin: What Next, Alpine Cabin (50% off on marketplace)
- Floorplan: Ski Lift Bench & Ski Patrol Sign
- What Next: Winter Harvest Red Lanterns & Picnic Hamper, Holiday Eggnog Latte & Gingerbread Cookies, Wintery Porch Sign, Chimenea, Merry Welcome Mat & Winter Bench, Holiday Wreath, Petite Mailbox (most items are on sale for 50% off on marketplace)
- What Next: Christmas Wall Collage (@ Tannenbaum till 12/25/16)
- What Next: Colonna Coffee Station, Vermont Hot Chocolate Tray, Red Nordic Winter Hanging Stockings & Prints, Boxed Gingerbread Men Cookies, Wintery Wreath, Christmas Gifts
- Dreamscapes Art Gallery: Merry Stool, Tree & Gifts (Home for the Holidays Hunt till 12/31/16)
- Dreamscapes Art Gallery: Merry Crate & Joy Love Peace Tree Crate (Candy Cane 8 Hunt till 12/25/16)
- Dreamscapes Art Gallery: Merry Couch, Stocking & Sign (Peace on Earth Hunt till 12/31/16)
- Second Spaces: Holiday Cards
- Circa: Northern Forest Floor Pillow A Red Trees (Free gift Day 11 on Kitty Cat Advent Calendar)
- Kaerri: Kittycats Advent Grandfather Clock (Free gift on Kitty Cat Advent Calendar)
- Brook Hill Living: Finse Deer Tableware Joule Red (@ The Crossroads till 2/29/16)
One week away from cupid’s arrow hitting you! Today, I have a wonderfully adorable Valentine theme collection from Finishing Touches. The cream and red polka-dot I Heart U groupings contains a bedroom suite (50% off), living room set, additional decor and gifts. Shown above is the I Heart You Loveseat available for 50% off during the month of February at the Homestuff Sales Room. The heart-shaped loveseat has 44 animations (24 single & 20 couple/cuddle) and 6 texture change options. Additional accessories in the I Heart You series include the love drawers (open/close), room screens, framed heart Amour wall art, shadow box frames, tri canvas lip prints, candle holders and flower planter. On top of the love drawers are the new February subscriber gift, Love Trees, available at the main Finishing Touches store (free until 2/14/16). The metal bucket holder with stick wooden tree, red berries and heart ornaments are a sweet extra to the collection. Also shown is Chez Moi Heart Hunt three lovers gifts (hunt ends Feb 14) at main Chez Moi store.
Another part of the I Heart You collection is a bedroom suite that is available for 50% off at Perfect Ten until February 15, 2016. The bedroom set consists of cream embossed leather high back wing bed frame with ivory & red polka dot heart linens with 54 animations for singles and couples including breakfast in bed. There are 12 textures options for the bedclothes. The grouping also includes two studded taupe armchairs (12 fabric change), two beige bench side tables with frames, candles, book & roses, red rug, two cream/red polka dot bed ottomans, three heart wall art and bed tray. This modern suite is perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond!
24Karat Roux, designer & owner of Finishing Touches has created the accompanying I Heart You Retro Living Room set in cream embossed leather sofa and chairs with red heart accent pillows. The retro sofa has 30+ animations for singles, friends (up to 3) and couples poses (including marriage proposal) and the chair has 16 animations for male/females. I Heart You Retro Button Living Room collection also includes texture change oval coffee table with chocolate box & rose vase and red rug. Also shown above and available in four styles is a subscriber special offer, All You Need Pegged Shelf. The cute pegged shelf is a perfect match to the collection and has been deeply discounted to $40L until 2/14/16.
Finally, displayed on the coffee table are Vintage Valentine cards, a free gift from La Galleria. Speaking about La Galleria, have you noticed the swanky luxuriously elegant build the I Heart You grouping is in…isn’t it divine. I can’t wait to showcase to rest of the Palos Verdes home to all, be on the look out for an upcoming blog post. For now, I’ll tease with my pics and highly encourage you to take a trip to La Galleria. Hope you enjoyed my Valentine interior styling, I love this collection and with some smart shopping you can save you linden and furnish a beautiful home.
Happy Holidays! For those of you living in the United States, I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving and took advantage of the Black Friday deals. I noticed that Linden Labs has 12 Days of Savings on the marketplace, so be sure to check them out before December 7th. Today’s post will kick off the holiday season featuring a number of different events, hunts and deals available on the grid. If you’re a bargain hunter, then the entire month of December is your dream; pretty much from mid-November till after the New Year there are special annual events like SL Christmas Expo 2015 (12/3-14/15, benefitting Relay for Life of Second Life), hunts such as Peace on Earth 2015 (12/1/15-1/9/16) and store advent calendars (ie: Sway’s Advent 12/1-24/15). I’ll try my best to spotlight some of these deals with accompany holiday tunes.
Up first, Perfect Ten has open (December 1st -15th) offering 50% off discount from 10 Home & Garden creators. I just love the Lodge Xmas Living Room log-style set with gingerbread men patterned cushions and matching Christmas Tree by HJM Designs. The set includes 2 armchairs, 1 sofa, 1 coffee table, 1 end table, decorative holly pillar candle tray, golden angel candle display and gingerbread men painted ornament tree. On the coffee table, I accessorized with a plate of fresh-baked gingerbread men cookies, hot cocoa, mini winter scene, Park Place Berry and Evergreen Decor and Kaya’s Ray of Sunshine Jar of Winter w/Bow moose snow globe (50% off @ Perfect Ten).
Creating warmth in the room is Sway’s Darret Stone Fireplace, tools and wooden wall planks previously released at The Liaison Collaborative, now available at Sway Land. Hanging above the fireplace is Wood Works Christmas Holly Wreath from the Let It Snow Hunt (12/1-31/15) and decking out the drapes are Finishing Touches Pine Swag with doves and peace sign for the Peace on Earth Hunt 8 (12/1/15-1/9/16).
On the right side of the lodge is Sway’s limited Katya Chaise Lounge in hohoho color palette of red, green and brown, available in Adult or PG version for December Mix Event (until 12/31). Also flanking the right wall is a hutch with Finishing Touches Peace on Earth dove Pine Wreath, Tylar’s Treasures White with Red Snowflake Tree (50% off @ Perfect Ten) and Dreamland Designs Victorian First Noel Candlesticks (free @ GLH X-mas Fair 2015).
No holiday space would be complete without an inviting dining table ready for a feast. Sway’s Oron Table & Chair is available at Tannenbaum (11/25-12/25) in dark or white wood and has 10 texture options for the table runner. Also available at Tannenbaum are the matching Oron Flowerpot Candles.
Hidden Gems in Second Life was designed to support and promote smaller emerging SL creators, so I’m very excited to share with you a new home builder I found, EL Houses by Aksanka93. The A-frame cabin structure I’m using for this blog can be yours for free on the marketplace. Check out Aksanka93 store for other homes. In honor of my country holiday lodge blog, please enjoy “Christmas Cookies” my George Strait.
Halloween is fast approaching and am getting excited. I want to share with you some new items from Serenity Style and loads of freebies from around the grid. There are so many events and hunts happening now that you can always pick up a little something extra for your porch. I also styled the inside of the witch cabin with hunt gifts, so check out the style card below and have fun decorating!
- Serenity Style: My Witch House (Tres Chic, ends 11/5)
- Serenity Style: Not Every Witch Gatcha (Wayward Halloween, ends 10/31)
- Park Place: Ye Olde Witch’s Rocking Chair 1 ($10L on Star Search Hunt, ends 10/31)
- Park Place: Witch’s Holiday Celebration Table (Hunt gift on Along Came a Spider Hunt, ends 10/31)
- The Artist Shed: Welcome Ghost (Hunt gift on Boo! Bunny Hunt 4, ends 10/31)
- The Artist Shed: The Horticulturists Horror II (Hunt gift on Scissor Happy Halloween Hunt 2, ends 10/31)
- The Artist Shed: Hay Bale Set with Bunting
- Lunar Seasonal Designs: Coneflower and Butterfly Garden (50% off @ Perfect Ten, 11/1-11/15)
- [ free bird ]: Name-the-Dead Gravestone (Anna Robix)
- Lark: Elemental Bookcase