Ravenshire Halloween Village

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Just a few hours left for the 7th Annual Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2014 and harvest time is here! Since, October is coming up soon, and as my loyal readers & friends know I LOVE Halloween, so I couldn’t resist creating a beau-boo Victorian Trick or Treat village using Roawenwood Ravenshire Village Shoppes available at HGE. There are three different shops offered for sale at the expo: a single with side porch, a double with two individual rooms, and a grande with three connected rooms. Roawenwood is also offering a village fountain, patio pavers, and hay bales (Sim 3).  Halloween decor is furnished by Finishing Touches, Thaino Designs, Park Place, Sway’s, What Next, and Aphrodite Shop, I will showcase the items and where to purchased them in my upcoming blog post.  Coming this week, I will host an open house at the Halloween Village featuring some of my favorite designers on the grid.  Stop by, check out each decorated room, trick or treat among ghosts and witches, bring your little ones, nothing scary, all sweet. Happy harvest time and remember always let’s get decorating!

Single Shoppe

Single Shoppe

General Store

Grande Shoppe

Grande Shoppe

Trick or Treat Village

Death by...

Double Shoppe

Double Shoppe

Ghost ring

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A Stately Manor

Manor House

Only 2 more days for the 7th Annual Second Life Home & Garden Expo 2014!

Today, I have a very special treat for you, a French Provincial Manor Home, Maison d’Ete by Tess Spargel of Spargel & Shines Homes.  I’ve had the wonderful fortune to work with Ms. Spargel a number of times in the past and at each opportunity I’m blown away by Tess’s incredible attention to detail, fine finishing and quality of design.  All items are copyable.  Spargel & Shine Homes point of view is antique ‘super chic.’  Elegance and refinement define this special designer, whether a home, a store build, or gorgeous furniture.  The Maison d’Ete house is a stately three-story white plaster facade with iron balconies, window boxes, and a grand wrap around terrace.  Two stories come with their own working fireplace, a main control system for the door & window openings, and window treatments.  The drapes consist of sheers, powder blue satin pull backs, or bare. The main floor has numerous working doors that open to the terrace.  Inside the grand manor you are greeted with a stunning staircase and a tiled great room with ample space for generous seating areas.   The powder blue walls are offset by gilded gold paneling.   The home is truly exquisite, inviting and livable.  For the SL Home & Garden Expo Tess released the E’te Dining Set* (table & chairs with rezzable food, wine & lace table-cloth) and E’te Decor Set* (paintings, rug, urns, mirror, and candelabra), all donation items on Sim 6.

LR Overview

In this space, I created a music room using Kaerri Garden Piano* (Sim 8)Steaming Ahead Victorian Garden Bench (Sim 4), and Organica Belvedere Leather (Sim 6) seating area, adding a modern and whimsical nod to the formal elegant home.  In separate areas of the grand room are small places to rest, relax, talk and enjoy the music.  A tasteful and charming home filled with a touch of class!

* = Donation items

DR Overview

Piano

Table from Balcony Door

Louis Chairs & Table

Fireplace

Fireplace & Piano

Purple Area

Purple LR view of paino

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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Autumn Shadows

Framed Park Place Autumn Shadows Collection- China Cabinet

As the first days of Autumn are upon us, the air is turning chilly and soon it will be the holidays.  DeAnn Dufaux, designer of Park Place Home Decor (Sim 6), is offering an ideal collection, Autumn Shadows Dining for upcoming celebrations and family dinners.  Both the Autumn Shadows Dining Room table & chair set, and the China Cabinet with accessories are donation items benefitting Relay for Life of Second Life American Cancer Society.  The Autumn Shadows Dining Table & Chair set includes a mahogany round table, 4 armchairs with golden lavender cushions, sage green leaf rug, and Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stained glass hanging ceiling chandeliers.  The Autumn Shadows Dining China Cabinet with accessories and matching mahogany buffet table consists of corresponding stained glass working cabinets filled with display china and open/close drawers.  There is also a faux window to the set, not shown.  The buffet table has stained glass inlay and operating drawers, art deco style working lamps, framed leaf art and a pumpkin display (not shown).  An elegant and formal collection perfect for the your entertaining needs.  Taxi please…

I just got my tickets for raffle with over $14,000 in gift certificates, tickets can be found on Expo P.

Framed Park Place Autumn Shadows Collection

The 7th Annual Second Life Home & garden Expo 2014 is still going strong, you have 4 more days to shop for a cause.  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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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)*

Where Dreams are Made!

Garden Playhouse

When I was a young girl, my Mom converted her glass greenhouse into a garden playhouse for me.  Nestled among the roses and butterfly bushes, I had this magical dreamy world all my own where I could play dress-up, draw, read, or just hang out with my friends.  It was the best! Somehow all my dollies, stuffies and cookie tins ended up under the sofa.  My great-aunt’s old furniture would be repurposed after some sanding and a new coat of paint. Looking back now, I can see my love for shabby chic was forged in my little playhouse. Decorating for children always allows for a playful, whimsical side of my personality to shine. I wanted to create a tribute to a my childhood playhouse using exclusive items from SL Home & Garden Expo 2014 from Persnickity, Thaino Designs, Dreamscapes Art Gallery*, Serenity Styles (gacha), Shabby Tabby*, Dekute Dekore* (part of the Story Time set), NACH*, R(S)W Home & Garden, La Vieux Carre, and EDD Homes & Garden.  You can easily use the items in a child’s bedroom, study, reading nook, or a grown up living space.  Rethinking the Persnickity garden shed as an additional living space will guarantee to add interest to your homestead, spark creativity and conversation.  Happy shopping!

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: Persnickity, Garden Shed

Garden Decor

  • Persnickity (Sim 3): Tree Tunnel & Dripping Faucet with Pink Roses
  • EED Home & Garden (Sim 2)Hanging Basket

Inside Decor

  • Thaino Designs (Sim 1): Old Shabby Patch Sofa
  • La Vieux Carre (Sim 8): Hey Yall Wall Sign
  • NACH (Sim 1): Inspirational Words Decal*Monster Storytime Cushion (Green, Classic Hunt item)
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery (Sim 4): Bookworm Shelf & Chair*
  • R(S)W HOme & Garden (Sim 6)Cookie Tin (Picturebook), Votive Candle in Glass CupDragonfly DragonButterfly Shadow Box
  • Shabby Tabby (Sim 8)Chalky LightsStory Time Bookshelf
  • Dekute Dekore (Sim 4): Stacked Books Lamp (Pastels, part of the RFL Story Time Set)
  • Serenity Styles (Sim 3)The Vain Little Mouse Pink (gacha)