Welcome Autumn!

Autumn Gazebo 2015Wishing you a very belated harvest greetings!  Sorry, real life kidnapped me again.  In some ways I feel like Second Life is my mistress (or the male version in my case), I love the creative minds, the ability to design and the freedom to explore new ideas but it’s becoming difficult to carve out a few hours each week.  I’m going to finish up my outstanding projects and take an extended break.  But before I get ahead of myself, I want to share with you my version of autumn glamping.  The crisp air, the crunchy fall leaves and glorious harvest moon is beckoning us outdoor and the ideal backdrop to showcase some new releases from Sway’s, Serenity Styles and The Mustard Seed.

Happy Autumn Welcome SignTMS Apple Cider Bistro SetSleeping Cat Haybale

Ms. Lavinia Godenot, creator and owner of The Mustard Seed is offering a fresh takes on fall decor, on sale until Thursday, October 1, 2015 (all under $150L).  The new offerings include Happy Autumn Welcome Sign with pumpkins, leaves and Indian corn (group gift), Autumn Apple Cider Patio Set (texture change chairs) with hot cider, sweet treats, woodland bird umbrella chair and apple basket, Autumn Haybale with sleeping kitty (harvest sign & potted plants), Barrel of Fun Corn with multiple animations and Autumnal Fireplace (2 size, small & large) great for indoors or out.  I also used TMS Sunflower Trio and Gentle Overhang Tree (texture change).

TMS Fireplace & Serenity StyleTo complete the decoration of the pavilion, I used Serenity Style Country Swing, Birdhouse Fence wall decor, Autumn Wood Blacks & Babe Doll (offered at Tres Chic till 10/5), My Fall Set cabinet with bowl and floral frame (available @ The Fantasy Collective until 10/15).  I also styled the gazebo with What Next Harvest Garland, Wreath, texture change Welcome Sign and Pumpkin Bucket.

Finally, Sway’s has everything you will need to enjoy a night under the stars starting with the Birch Gazebo (new release for The Mix, ending 9/30), Camp Out Tents & Oil Lamps available at The Arcade (ending 9/30), Walden Cuddle Log with texture change blanket (2 versions) and Walden Campfire Set including log/tree stump with pillow, camp kettle/mug, and marshmallow/sausage on sticks.  Hope you enjoyed my take on glamping and are inspired to redecorate your home with these great deals.

Fall is Calling!

Dreamscapes Art Gallery-Autumn 2015Autumn is quickly approaching, the leaves are turning a golden shade, the air is crisp and the smell of yummy delights waft through the house.  I love fall and it’s my favorite time of the year to decorate.  The season makes your home and landscaping look so inviting.  Dreamscapes Art Gallery has released a number of new autumnal decor items perfect for your landscaping needs.  I styled the Tumbleweed One tiny house by Dorian, a cute one-room log cabin trailer with loft space and bathroom (7 x 20m, 21 prims).  I loved the painted red door with engraved deer outline, I thought it would be the perfect backdrop to showcase Dreamscapes new items.

Autumn Front StepsDreamscapes Art Gallery-VIP HaybaleFirst up, is Dreamscapes Art Gallery new VIP Group Gift Autumn Haybale Deco with Candles and Apples for Sale sign.  I flanked the new group gift with What Next Orchard Decor Set (ladder, basket and fallen apple decor).  Behind the haybale is The Mustard Seed Sunflower Trio with Frog and Bee, available for 50% off at Perfect Ten (until 9/15/15).  Finally, Dreamscapes Topiary Pumpkins with Lights welcome guests and border the porch steps.

Dreamscapes Art Gallery- Porch Left SeatingOn the porch I styled two separate entertainment areas; to the left of the front door I used the Dreamscapes Vintage Pallet Set, which includes a bar table, three bar stools with different fabric cushions and a tray of Halloween cookies.  I accessorized with Dreamscapes Apples Wood BucketsAutumn Deco Shutter E and La Galleria Sunflowers in Pumpkin decor.

Dreamscapes Art Gallery- Porch Right Haybale SeatThe right side of the porch, I used another Dreamscapes Autumn Haybale Deco B with lantern, plaid blanket seat and pumpkin decor including a carved pumpkin, Autumn Deco Shutter B and Pumpkin Bucket D.  Dreamscapes has a number of haybales and decorative shutters, so be sure to check out all the versions.

Dreamscapes Art Gallery-PumpkinsIn the foreground of the trailer house are some more adorable Dreamscape harvest landscape items consisting of Autumn Deco Tree Stump with carved pumpkins, Candle Chair Autumn, and Market Cart B with Apples and Pumpkin Bucket B.  I also used What Next new VIP Group Gift Scarecrow with texture change fall greeting sign.

The Mustard Seed-Honey for Sale The Mustard Seed Gentle Overhang Tree & Autumn Days Climbing Vine/Trellis (both texture change & on sale) are placed in the back right corner of the landscaping.  On the market cart is The Mustard Seed Honey for Sale Set with sign and vintage beehive honey pot, on sale for 50% off at Perfect Ten event.  I hope you enjoyed my autumn hideaway and are inspired to create a warm and inviting landscaping using Dreamscapes Art Gallery items.

Lastly, I want to mention Dreamscapes Art Gallery parcel has undergone a renovation and expanded with two large stores, multiple buildings, landscaping spaces, and a larger art gallery area.  Carlotta Ceawlin, owner and designer of Dreamscapes is generously opening her art gallery to guest artists for free.  Check out the rules below and follow-up with Carlotta (she’s really nice :-).

Dreamscapes Art Gallery – Guest Artists

With the renovation of my parcel I’ve decided to offer space for guest artists at my gallery, which I did in the past and always wanted to happen again.  There will be no costs for invited artists to display, but there are some requirements.

Dreamscapes Art Gallery is an established location since years and shows on the top page under art/gallery in SL search.  I’m looking for high quality SL artwork only (no RL paintings, photos, etc).  The artwork must be your own and free of any copyright issues, which will be checked by me (no exceptions to this rule!).  Artwork must be PG, tasteful, non violent and again, high quality only!

The guest artist space is located outside, behind the barn on a brick wall, similar to the new setup I chose for my own artwork.  Each guest artist can display 2 works on one wall section.  The art should be placed next to each other and in a preferably same size as mine are shown, to ensure an esthetic look.  The artwork can be framed or not and 1 LI per piece.  It can be set for sale, if you wish so.  No scripts are allowed, also no info/LM givers and similar can be placed – just the artwork. 🙂

Each guest artist gets his space for three weeks and can change displayed work as often as wanted – there’s no rule to do so though.  But you may want to show off a new work, then feel free.

So how do you get invited?  Send me a notecard with your name and link to your work (flickr, etc), or inworld location to look at.  I’ll consider having you as guest artist and let you know!

PS: Space is limited and the selection of artists is totally subjective by me.  If you don’t get invited doesn’t mean your work isn’t good or high quality, maybe it just doesn’t *speak to me.  Don’t be sad and don’t be mad 🙂 Art is often a matter of personal taste.

Greets, Carlotta

Structure: by Dorian, Tumbleweed One

New releases by Dreamscapes Art Gallery:

  • Autumn Haybale Deco (VIP Group Gift)
  • Topiary Pumpkins with Lights
  • Vintage Pallet Set (bar table, 3 bar stools & tray of Halloween cookies)
  • Apples Wood Buckets
  • Sina Wall Board A (over door)
  • Autumn Deco Shutter E (saying: Leaves are Falling, Autumn is Calling)
  • Autumn Haybale Deco B
  • Autumn Deco Shutter B (saying: Happy Fall Y’all)
  • Pumpkin Bucket D
  • Autumn Deco Tree Stump 
  • Candle Chair Autumn
  • Market Cart B 
  • Apples Bucket
  • Pumpkin Bucket B

Featured at Perfect Ten (until September 15, 2015 for 50% off)

  • The Mustard Seed, Gentle Overhang Tree & Autumn Days Climbing Vine/Trellis (both menu-driven texture change), and Honey for Sale Set

Other items used:

  • What Next, Scarecrow (VIP Group Gift w/texture change fall greeting sign), & Orchard Decor Set 
  • La Galleria, Sunflowers in Pumpkin

Fourth of July is coming….

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set full

Have you been to The Cookie Jar Community 4th Anniversary Yard Sale yet?  Hurry up……you have until June 30th to grab 14 birthday gifts from The Cookie Jar merchants and take advance of deep discounts on the 13 carts place around the village region.  Tylar’s Treasures is one of the merchants offering you the Stars & Stripes Forever collection perfect for the upcoming USA 4th of July celebration.  The Stars & Stripes Forever set includes a patriotic bench, blue star chest, decorative oar table lamp, stars & stripes heart topiary, nautical oar wall art, and Americana round rug, available as a set, or sold separately both offered at 50% off.  Tylar’s free cookie jar gift corresponds to the Stars & Stripes Forever collection, so be sure to pick it up when head over to The Cookie Jar Community Yard Sale.

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set

To complete the patriotic scene I used What Next’s Mayfair Trunk (Old Glory)Second Spaces Pratt Table & DecorFinishing Touches Wooden Stars and Twig Wreath White (Star Studded).  You can’t have a 4th of July party without some sweet treats and Aphrodite Shop’s Patriotic Sweets Dispenser and 4th of July Puddings Platter (part of the 4th of July dessert pack) is perfect for the occasion.  Hope you enjoyed my salute to America and hop over to The Cookie Jar to grab Tylar’s Treasures star-spangled deals.

Taxi to The Cookie Jar Community Yard Sale please…

Tylar Treasures 4th of July Set food table

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 😦 ) 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

Vintage Romance!

Vintage Romance Bedroom

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

Today is the LAST DAY for the House Hunt, so run over tonight and grab the great gifts ($20L each).  I’m sorry I didn’t blog them sooner, but I’ve been ill lately and yesterday I injured my neck/back causing me terrible pain while sitting at the computer.  Thankfully, I styled the vintage bedroom earlier in the week and my business partner, Niki Silverweb was able to take the pictures.  So without further ado, I present a vintage Valentine inspired bedroom using the House Hunt gifts and some lovely finds.  This bedroom doesn’t have to be just for Valentine’s Day, it can easily be used at any time.  The Vintage Romance boudoir has a distinctly feminine feel in soft pinks, dusty blue and overall rose pattern details.  Hope you enjoy!

Room Left

Second Spaces Rose Sectional

What Next VDay Alarm Clock

Alouette Rose Book Clock

Serenity Styles gift

Birdcage Chair

Close-up of Cookie Bear

House Hunt items:

Other items used:

  • What Next: Morning Tea Chandelier & Shutter Wall Decor
  • Fetch: Lazy Rug
  • Finishing Touches: Vintage Valentine Wall Quilts
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery: Vintage Cards Wall Decor & Olivia Shelf
  • Alouette: Bernadette Desk & Dream Believe Imagine Scrabble Wall Art
  • Spargel & Shine Homes: Annie’s Trunk
  • Sway’s: Cookie Bear for One Billion Rising event (2/14/15)
  • The Mustard Seed: Vintage Rose Bucket
  • Serenity Style: Sweet Wood Box of Chocolate & Cucu Clock (The Chapter Four)
  • Thaino Designs: Wooden Flower Box (Feb Group Gift)
  • Second Spaces: Audrey Sectional
  • Funky Junk: Framed Valentine Wall Art