Everything’s coming up roses!

Tylar's Treasure- Rose Arbor & Lunar Seasonal FlowersHappy February!  Today is my big birthday, the one I’ve been dreading for years…..the one I’m in denial about.  As I look at the scope of my life, I should have done more, traveled more, seen more, failed more, accomplished more, basically the next half of my life, I need to create adventures and live life fully.

Tylar's Gazebo Feb 2016Today’s post continues the Valentine theme only this time bringing the love outdoors with Tylar’s Treasures Rose Arbor offered for 50% off at Perfect Ten (2/1-15/16).  The rose patterned draped arbor includes a chaise lounge with dance, single female poses and 44 intimate couple animations.  Behind the arbor is Tylar’s Treasures Valentine Proposal Gazebo scene with pink trees & shrub.  The gazebo animations include couple dancing, cuddling, kissing, wedding proposal and acceptance kiss pose, available at the main store.  Also shown in the first photo are Lunar Seasonal Designs menu driven heart flower beds and planter, offered at Perfect Ten for 50% off.  Have a great Groundhog Day; Punxsutawney Phil & I will be ringing in our special day and wishing for an early spring!

Structure: Trompe Loeil, The Karin Cottage (Sky)

  • Finishing Touches: Trio of Roses & Hearts (Pink), Trio of Roses & Hearts Topiary (Pink), Roses are Red Hanging Heart, Crazy Daisies Birdhouse Trio, Victorian Rose Bench, Victorian Rose Swan Planter, Roses Are Red Topiary, Roses are Red Woodland Bench & Summer Garden Tiered Dessert Tray
  • Alouette: Pansy Fence Planter (White) & Pansy Plant
  • Apple Fall: L’Olivier
  • A.D.D.Andel!: Potted Plant Lavender
  • [DDD]: Rose Bush (Potted)
  • O.M.E.N: Dear John – Diaries & Love Letters Mail Box
  • Lunar Seasonal Designs: Menu Driven Planter & Bed of Heart Flowers (@ Perfect Ten, 50% off)
  • Tylar’s Treasures: Rose Arbor, Valentine Proposal Gazebo & Tiered Candleholder (Pink)
  • Jian: Beaumont Brick Path & Boxwood Shrub (Hedge)
  • LISP: Rain or Shine Table & Chairs (Texture Change)
  • What Next: Antique Heart String Lanterns
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Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin Spice- Tylar's Treasures Fireside LRIn just a few weeks it will be the American holiday Thanksgiving where families and friends gather to enjoy a feast, football and gratitude for all they have.  Today, I’ve styled living space using Tylar’s Treasures Firelight Collection deeply discounted 50% off at Perfect Ten event until tomorrow, Sunday, November 15, 2015.  The collection includes black leather tufted armchairs, black wooden coffee table complete with pumpkin bowl display and brown marble fireplace with mirror and decorative accessories.  This grouping is a nice accompany to a larger set or perfect on its own.  I paired the Firelight set with The Artist Shed La Chaise de Citrouille, a $1L gift on the Stuff The Bird hunt (11/1-30/15).  I’m also playing caught up on a few rounds of The Challenge I’ve missed including Hanging Hanky Lights by Chiana Oh (Fabric Sept round) and Sputnik Light from %Percent Furniture (Victorian Nov round).  Sway’s is offering the Victoria Hanging Lamps at Fantasy Gacha Carnival (until 12/6/15) and Darret Stone Fireplace Set {using Fire Poker only} at The Liaison Collaborative (till 11/30/15).  Helping to create the cozy and warm space is Sway’s Kaden Rugs (past FLF item).  Finally, The Mustard Seed’s Golden Autumn Decor Set which consist of the tree of life table, bowl of pumpkins, acorn doll and 4 golden concept frame wall art enhance the autumnal room.  Hope you enjoyed my pumpkin spice living space and take advantage of the great deals on the grid.  If we don’t meet again till before Turkey Day, I wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving!

A step back into time…

Farmhouse_Exterior OverviewJust a few days till Halloween and I wanted to share with you one build I’ve been preoccupied with since spring.  I hoped to create the rolling hills of a French countryside wine region similar to Provence using Apple Fall’s rural farmhouse (rare) from the The Arcade March 2015 round.  Nestled in the hillside, the stucco two-story building with creeping ivy, clay tile roof, worn exterior shutters and double barn door has a vintage aged working farm atmosphere. Step outside to be greeted by vineyards, zig-zag rose-bush lined cobblestone path and a secret retreat garden shed. The converted garage barrel room has some of the best views of the lake and hillside.  Come join me on my journey, a step back into time.

Farmhouse Wine Room_Exterior ViewFarmhouse Wine Room_OverviewFarmhouse Wine Room_VineyardsThe interior of the farmhouse is vintage shabby chic with a distinctive feminine feel with rose print chairs and rugs in the living room.  The first floor has an open layout concept with the dining area near the stairwell and the kitchen on the back wall, with views of the sunflower field out the kitchen window. Enticing baskets of fruit and baked goods are arranged on the pantry unit just in reach from the dining table.  The opening under the stairwell has bushels of fresh picked farm apples.  Although small, the kitchen has everything one needs with a vintage stove, butcher block counter tops, farmhouse sink and country stove.

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Farmhouse Dining Room_View of KitchenFarmhouse Kitchen_Tea Time

Farmhouse_Kitchen StoveFarmhouse Kitchen_SinkAs we move upstairs we are awash in royal blue and cream.  Two doll houses grace the window facing the rolling hillside, a cozy chair placed next to the dresser with an antique French perfume print which hangs above.  The inviting bed beckons us with a breakfast tray already made, the dressing area has a corresponding armoire with hat boxes placed on top and a rose detailed ladder for easy access.  Hope you enjoy the trip back in time!

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Structure: Apple Fall Rural Farmhouse RARE

Trees & Landscaping:

  • Studio Skye: Enchanting Forest
  • [DDD]: Vineyard Grapes, Rose Bush (Dirt & Potted)
  • The Little Branch: Sunflower Field, AppleTree*Dark{With Apples Menu}
  • *alirium* tiny forest: Green

Garden Shed:

  • {vespertine}: Haru Garden Shed & Spring Garden Tools
  • Dreamscapes Art Gallery: *Gardener* Table Blue & *Garden* Wheelbarrow Blue
  • PILOT: Water Hose & Garden Supplies
  • DIGS: Verona Mosaic Table & Chairs
  • A.D.D. Andel!: Bird Bath Ivy
  • 36 – 8f8 – primavera in Toscana Clay Pots (past gatcha item)
  • La Galleria: Watering Can and Seed Packets
  • Sari-Sari: Mrs. Bumpkin’s Garden – Welcome Sign (Rare, past gatcha item)
  • [Tia]: Spring Garden Planter

Wine Cellar:

  • ROOST: Wine Cellar Set
  • Aphrodite Shop: “La Bodega” Argentinian Wine Corner Set
  • Decor Junction: Wine Barrel, Wine Bottle Holder & Single Wine Holder/Glasses
  • Tarte: Wine Light
  • [ht:home]: Barrel Lid Wall Deco
  • [ zerkalo ]: Basket

Living Room:

  • Apple Fall: Ulysses Butterfly, Book Shelf, Toile Chair (Cream), Butlers’ Tray Table, Tiffany Tea Pot, Daffodils Jug, Lemon Tea, Kingsbury Pendant Lamp, Shauna’s Chair, Dolly Piano, Teacup Pearls, Frame Shelf, Botanical Prints
  • *ionic*: My Rugs

Dining Room:

  • Apple Fall: L’Olivier, Pottery Dining Table & Chairs, Teacup Rose, Nardyas’ Tulips in Mason Jar
  • Poche: Summer Orange Tart
  • Tres Blah: Tea Time (TeaPot)
  • Erratic / aea – jam&cream

Pantry:

  • Ariskea: [ Pot Pourri ] Seperator with ivy
  • {what next}: Brixton Bakers Rack
  • Apple Fall: Mixing Bowl Set, Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake, Cherry Voulevants
  • Dust Bunny: Fresh Fruit Stand (Blueberry Container, Lemons, Peach Pile, Cherry Container)

Kitchen:

  • Apple Fall: Plantation Set, Mixing Bowl Set, Copper Pan Set, Patchwork Rug, Willow Plates, Pestle & Mortar, Decorative Artichokes, Neva’s Kitchen Shelf, Rosemary, Grass, Heart (Home Sweet Home), Tea Time Tins
  • Floorplan: Vintage Egg Basket, French Plates, Baking Canisters, Recipe Tin, Le Lait Can,  3 Apple Crates
  • Junk: Fresh Eggs Sign
  • 8f8: Green Grocers (Cherry Jam, Strawberry Basket with Pricing, Cherry Basket with Pricing)
  • Cinphul: Lavande
  • Tres Blah: Kitchen Basics – Scale (Black)
  • Tartessos Arts: Coffee Sack
  • Alouette: Basil Plant (Potted)
  • Lark: Jar Utensil Holder & Market Bag (Potatoes)
  • Dust Bunny: Kettle
  • [DDD]: Harvest Bucket (Red, Yellow & Green Apples)

Bedroom:

  • Apple Fall: Old Roman Bed, Pearl Chandelier, Dolly Lamp, Pheasant Feathers, Coffee & Muffin, Book Shelf, Neva’s Laundry Basket, Victoria’s Armoire, An Lar Ladder, Neva’s Sideboard, Roses Box (Pink), Gilt Frame (Landscape), Cornish Dolls House, Victoria’s Dollshouse, Gilt Frame (Portrait), Annan Sidetable, Storage Boxes, Hat Box, Toile Chair (Stain), Feuilles Lantern
  • Cinphul: Lavande
  • Willowinds: Round Cobalt Blue Rug
  • ISPACHI: [Florian] Breakfast Tray, ISPACHI [Florian] Chair & ISPACHI [Florian] Dresser [Eggshell]
  • Floorplan: Rose de Provence
  • {what next}: Nieve Hatboxes

Farmhouse Garden Shed_ Exterior

Heatwave!

Snow Cone Machine

  • Snow Cone Machine: Standby Inc (The Garden)
  • Jeans & Tank: LacunaInc, Summertime in Tangerine (My Attic@ The Deck)
  • Shoes: BSD Design Studio Shoes, True Love in Yellow
  • Jewelry: Mandala, Yakushi in Orange

We’re having a heatwave…..a tropical heatwave on the West Coast. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and highs are expected to hit in the upper 90-105 degree this week. SF sizzles in the 80’s, so you can imagine how steamy it get’s in the upper 90’s.  Funny thing is, Gloria is embracing the baking weather while preparing for this weekends first official summer party at our new Hampton’s Beach House.  I caught Glory red-handed “testing” a snow cone from Standby Inc (a summer special offered at The Garden), while soaking up the sun in her LacunaInc Summertime in Tangerine jean & tank combo (offered at The Attic.)  The Garden is part of The Liaison Collaborative project and it’s a monthly theme home decor event that runs for 3 weeks (June 15-July 10).  I love home decor and I’m always on the look out for fun additions to be inspired by.  I fell for the Standby Inc Snow Cone machine and the {what’s next} Sandbridge Ice Cream cart.  The Poser Pavillion is also organized by The Liaison Collaborative project and has the same theme,  Sandbridge (Beach & Natural) as The Garden, filled with fun summer beach poses by top pose makers, available until July 5, 2013.  Glory is sporting items from My Attic @ The Deck, a  weekly theme event available from June 21- June 30, 2013 (Escapes) with all items from designers 95L.

Ice Cream front pose

  • Ice Cream Machine: {what’s next} Sandbridge Ice Cream cart (The Garden)
  • Jeans: *TuttiFrutti*, Summer Retreat Jeans in Blue (My Attic)
  • Bikini Top: Paper Doll, Ruffly Kini in Lemonade from The Arcade
  • Jewelry: Virtual Impressions, Tina Necklace
  • Back Pose: Picture This!: The Maxi Dress 5 (Poser Pavillion, below)

Ice Cream back pose