Let’s Go to the Hop…

Doo-Wops & Sock Hops Hunt Scene

So quick post today to highlight some fun 50’s decor and fashion available for free on the Doo-Wops & Sock Hops Hunt ending TONIGHT, May 24, 2015! (Sorry, crazy week I planned on blogging this sooner ūüė¶ ) Finishing Touches hunt gift is the Doo-Wop Diner Counter¬†including the hot pink and teal record wall decor, and the black & white checker counter booth, diner stools, menu and cupcake display. ¬†To complete the diner scene I added LISP Rain & Shine Bistro Set, Ispachi Buger & Pancake Meal, Floorplan Eat Sign & Vintage Milk Caddy, Fetch¬†Sweet & Ice Cream Sign, What Next Loungin Rug & Milkshakes, and Blueberry Hill Retro Sweet Treat Signs. ¬†There is also some gleeful 50’s fashion offered on the hunt including the Get Frocked Retro Dress {shown below}, a hot pink dress with record printed skirt. ¬†I paired the retro¬†dress with Chop Zuey’s¬†Chaconne Set¬†offered for free to the SL Free & Offers group. Put on your Bobby Sock and Poddle Skirt,¬†head over to Finishing Touches and grab this adorable Diner Set, I’ll bring the milkshakes! ¬†Doo-Wops & Sock Hops Hunt Dress

DW& SH Jewelry Close up

_FT_ Doo-Wop Diner Counter & Wall Decals

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Finishing Touches Retro LR Set

Nine days till my all time favorite holiday, Valentine’s Day! ¬†Today, I styled¬†a cute retro living set,¬†I Heart You¬†from Finishing Touches, that is ideal for your romantic days and night offered at 50% off the Perfect Ten event until February 15, 2015. ¬†Perfect Ten is a new monthly home and garden shopping event bought to you by The Cookie Jar Community and replaces The Designer Warehouse at the newly remodeled¬†sim location. ¬†Each and every item is exclusive to the event and is offered half price or less of retail. ¬†Perfect Ten event will be available from the 1st -15th every month, pop over and check out all the offerings. ¬†Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Finishing Touches Retro Sofa close-up

Finishing Touches¬†I Heart You Retro Living Room set consists of an almond leather retro styled sofa and chairs with red/white polka dot heart pillows and throw. ¬†The sofa contains 30+ animations for singles, friends and couples, including a marriage proposal. ¬†Chairs have 16 single male/female animations. ¬†The living room set¬†also includes a plush red rug, texture change coffee table (glass or wood top), decorative accessories {rose vase, gift & box of chocolate}, and red/white polka dot wall¬†frame. ¬†Also available at Perfect Ten¬†are the¬†matching red and cream Feel the Love Heart Floor Poufs¬†(10 couple animations) and adorable I Heart You Screens (both retail price). ¬†I used Lunar’s Seasonal Designs Menu Driven Romantic Roses Chandelier¬†to complete the room (50% off¬†@¬†Perfect Ten). ¬†Other decorative accessories include Alouette’s¬†Cupid’s Arrow¬†(past group gift), Half Deer’s¬†Sweetmallow Hot Cocoa (FLF), and Dreamscapes Art Gallery’s¬†Tulip Bunch E¬†(group gift).

FT Stupid Cupid hunt gift

Finishing Touches is participating is the Stupid Cupid Hunt (2/1-15) and the Love is an Art paint easel hunt item¬†complemented¬†perfectly with the retro I Heart You living room collection. The easel has animations including sitting or painting with a wearable paint brush and palette. To finish the room design, I added Sway’s Signs of Love¬†and dug deep into my inventory for some other Finishing Touches Valentine decor including the heart topiary, silver love picture frame, and hanging rose hearts, similar items available at the main store.

Recipe for Love Kitchen Set

Recipe for Love close-up

24Karat Roux, designer and owner of Finishing Touches has brought the love into the kitchen with the Recipe for Love¬†Set. ¬†The set comprises of a kitchen island with baking animations, mixing bowls, jars of joy, humor, tenderness and romance, and the recipe for love chalkboard sign. ¬†Also available in the collection is a hutch and spice rack. ¬†Have fun in the kitchen this Valentine’s Day with Recipe for Love!

Taxi to Perfect Ten please…

Taxi to Finishing Touches please…

Wild for Watermelons!

Side yard Overview

No other fruit represents summer like the watermelon. ¬†I love summer’s bounty with fresh picked fruits arriving everyday from local farms in my area. ¬†The colors and textures of summer fruits have inspired tons of fun whimsy designs in RL, seems perfect that 24Karat Roux of Finishing Touches latest release at The Designer Warehouse Shopping Event would feature watermelons. ¬†The Slice of Life collection is exclusive for the Designer Warehouse and on sale for 50% off until tomorrow, August 7. ¬†The collection includes a watermelon picnic table with texture change umbrella, rezzable food, and change color cushions, watermelon juice beverage barrel, “Watermelon Eating Contest” sign, and melon lawn chairs with picnic basket. ¬†Finishing Touches is currently participating in the Skull ~n ~Bones hunt and the gift is a vintage watermelon crate with decorative melons and sitting animations (please note not sizable). ¬†I used my tribute to Palm Springs retro home side yard as a backdrop creating¬†the garden design with Sway’s Walter Park Bench (released for The Challenge August theme Vintage/Retro), Flowey’s milkshake machine, Inspired red BBQ (no mod), and Tres Blah 50’s camper Pink (Arcade March 2014). ¬†Hurry over the The Designer Warehouse and grab these must haves for your summer party needs. ¬†Let’s Get Decorating!

Taxi: The Designer Warehouse Shopping Event

Taxi: Finishing Touches main store (for hunt gift)

Sway's Bench side yard

lawn chairs

table, lawn chairs BBQ & camper

close- food + crate

Table with Crate

Sweet Dreams!

 

Retro BR - light & Dream of me table

For some time now I’ve been wanting to style a Palm Spring home on SL. ¬†Palm Springs is a small idyllic resort town in the middle of the California desert, 100+ miles outside LA and near the Nevada border. ¬†This bungalow community is noted for mid-century modern ranch homes, retro vintage interiors, and the hideaway spot for famous Hollywood elite in the Fifties, like The Rat Pack. ¬†When I was about 11, I visited the palm tree lined two main drag strip with brightly colored homes, 50’s diners, and walls of glass. ¬†I adore living in California because of the diversity of home styles and decors. ¬†At the last C88, the theme was retro/50’s and I went to town grabbing up all the deals. ¬†I purchased the Scarlet Creative Wish You Were Here home and started to create my tribute to Palm Springs with retro inspirited decor, hues of yellow, teals, reds, blacks, and white, and my dreamy shabby chic bedroom. ¬†I loved styling the vintage modern bedroom filled with past arcade finds and Sway’s Silhouette Floor Lamp, exclusive release for The Challenge (June theme Light). ¬†I enjoyed furnishing the bungalow and can’t wait to showcase the rest of the home.

Taxi to Sway’s please…

Retro BR- 4 Poster bed

Retro BR -Love , couch, armoire

Retro - BR