Monday with Grandpa

Framed Decor Junction- Autumn Patio Set

I never knew either one of my grandfathers, they both passed before I was born.  However, we had a close family friend whose grandfather became like a surrogate older male figure in my life.  We use to go on road trips throughout California, visiting family, friends, amusement parks, and all the crazy roadside attractions that were off the beaten path, like the giant dinosaur statues near Palm Springs.  It was on this trip, Grandpa Roy shared his love for fishing with me.  We trekked up to a dingy little cabin nestled in the woods near a lake.  Not being an outdoorsy kid, the cabin lifestyle was foreign to me, but at the same time exciting.  A small one room wood cabin with pot belly stove that doubled as the fireplace, bunk beds lined one wall and worn beaten up leather armchairs snuggled up next to Grandpa’s prized possession wall filled with pictures of his catch of the day.  There was something very welcoming in this rustic setting.  I have to admit, I never really got the hang of fishing, but the memory was special and I wanted to try to capture it using Decor Junctions autumn patio set. It’s a perfect collection for those chilly fall evenings cuddled up next to the fire, slipping apple cider and eating pumpkin pie!  Taxi please…

Structure: {vespertine}, Chanson Dautomne Skyloft

Other items used:

  • Decor Junctions, Wicker Chair, Wooden Chair, Cedar Trunk & Snack Tray
  • Heart Homes, Fishermans House (Hanging Frames & Deco Frame C)
  • {what next}, Pumpkin Decor
  • Finishing Touches, Autumn’s Embrace (Three-Legged Table)
  • Apple Fall, Woodstock (past gatcha item)
  • StoraxTree, Woven Rug 58 ($10L Cart sale item @ The Wash from 9/17-10/8)

Sunday at Grandma’s House

Rustic Shabby Chic Grandma Cottage

I mentioned previously that the SL Home & Garden Expo 2014 offers anything and everything you would want for your home, store, or land, even a perfect living room collection from Potomac Signature Homes that reminds me of a Sunday visit to Grandma’s house.  There was always a pot of tea brewing, homemade sweet treats tray, and fresh cut roses.  On cold days, a blazing fire took the chill from the room as we watched the leaves change into glorious colors during the autumn season.  Grandma’s home was warm and welcoming with antique treasured collections from her world travels.  I tried to channel my Grandmother’s rustic shabby chic home with SL Home & Garden Expo 2014 exclusives using Potomac Signature Homes Ivy Lane Living Room Set, Spargel & Shine Homes Antique Rug Peach Floral* & Woman with Bouquet of Roses painting, Weekend Salvage Home & Garden Writer’s Desk & Chair (Stars)*, Cleo Design Wrought Iron Garden Set & %Percent Jane’s Friends Room Divider (White/Silver)*. If you love the feeling of a cozy inviting cottage and a visit to yesteryear, do yourself a favor and get shopping at the Home & Garden Expo!

The 7th Annual Home & Garden Expo 2014 opened Tuesday, September 16 and will run until September 28, 2014, featuring over 80 creators on 9 sims.  Home and Garden Expo (HGE) raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL).  Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fundraising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can get more information about RFL of SL here: http://relayforlifeofsecondlife.org/.

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* = Donation items

Structure: Thaino Designs (Sim 1): The Dreamers Home

Living Room

  • Potomac Signature Homes (Sim 1): Ivy Lane Living Room Set
  • Spargel & Shine Homes (Sim 6)Antique Rug Peach Floral* & Woman with Bouquet of Roses painting
  • Weekend Salvage Home & Garden (Sim 5)Writer’s Desk & Chair (Stars)*
  • Cleo Design (Sim 6)Wrought Iron Garden Set
  • %Percent (Sim 2): Jane’s Friends Room Divider (White/Silver)*