Birthday Celebration @ The Cookie Jar!

The Cookie Jar 4th Birthday Gifts

The Cookie Jar is turning 4 and celebrating with free group gifts and a yard sale.  The Cookie Jar is a Community of Home and Garden enthusiasts on the Second Life grid set around a shopping village.  With a wide range of merchants offering styles including anything and everything from whimsical, southwest, traditional, shabby chic, to name a few.  Check out The Cookie Jar community, take a stroll in the village setting, and stop back every month for the discount Perfect Ten event.

Picnic Table Gift

In honor of the fourth anniversary, 14 Cookie Jar merchants have place free group gifts in the center of the village ($0L group join fee).  There are also 13 carts place around the village square with discounted furniture, available until June 30, 2015.  Taxi to the Cookie Jar Yard Sale & Gift Event please…

Finishing Touches Gift

Utilizing some free gifts, I styled a garden with porch, picnic area, and garden swing, ideal to enjoy the warm summer days and upcoming USA holiday.  Inside the summer cottage are two fun chill-out zones.  I also added a few of the free gifts from the HomeStuff group ($50L group join fee) and freebies offered at the FabFree Headquarters.  To complete the scene I put my hunt hat on and scored some great gifts including: Whimsical Happenings Picnic Table Condiment Holder (Keep Calm & BBQ Hunt 6/8-6/21), Shabby Tabby Beach Plaques (enMESHed into Summer Hunt 6/15-7/15), and Fairey Angel Creations Music Cleft Bookends (Music Hunt 6/1-6/30).  Hope you enjoyed the summery (mostly free) styling and take some time to explore all the Hidden Gems in SL!

Summer Hang out area

Music Area

Structure: Trompe LoeilGarden Bard Adobe

Garden Decor:

Porch Decor:

Interior Decor (funky):

Interior Decor (music):

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Awash in Roses!

Willowinds Wicker Rose Set

The Perfect Ten event opened on June 1st and will run until June 15th with offerings from 10 home & garden creators some at 50% off.  Today, I designed a summer garden abode using Willowinds Wicker Rose Set, an exclusive discounted item for Perfect Ten, which includes a wicker chaise lounge, ottoman, and trunk.  To complete the space, I accessorized with Park Place Home Decor $10L items available at The Heat Wave Cart Sale event on The Wash sim (until June 10).  The sale items include the Wall Clock, Agave Plant Stand, Vintage Telephone, Globe Light, and Coffee Tray.  Park Place has a few more items discounted at the Cart Sale so hop over to The Wash and check them out!

Taxi to Perfect Ten event please…

Taxi to The Heat Wave Cart Sale please…

Vita Boudoir Group Gift (June 2015)

Lastly, I want to share with you Vita Boudoir Fiskultura new group gift (free to join), I thought the romantic vintage hideaway was the perfect setting to showcase this adorable rose garden of delights outfit.

Structure: Trompe Loeil, Garden Bard Adobe @ Collabor88

  • Willowinds: Wicker Rose Set {lounge, ottoman & trunk with tea-tray} @ Perfect Ten (event discount)
  • Park Place Home Decor: Black Lacquer Wall Clock, Old Fashioned Telephone Decor, Dragon Globe Lamp, Coffee Tray & Agave Plant Stand @ Heat Wave Cart Sale ($10L each)
  • The Mustard Seed: Vintage Rose Bucket
  • Floorplan: Scattered Sheet Music & Typewriter (past Arcade gatcha item)
  • StoraxTree: Affordable Elegance Grand Piano

Trending: Boho Chic

Boho Overview

A current trend in interior design is Bohemian!  The Boho Chic style is denoted by collected items from world travels, selected finds at yard sales/ flea markets, and your own creative inspiration; largely centered on global aesthetics and imported products.  Patterns, colors, and styles are intermingled to create lounge style spaces.  Furniture is low to the ground with multiple floor pillows in seating areas and walls are covered with hanging tapestries and beaded curtains.  This is the genesis of the great room where function meets style.

Boho LR

For my build, I used several items from the new cycle of The Perfect Ten event (available until 3/15/15, event items are discounted) including Heart & Homes Boho Green Spring Set (rug & chair) and Willowinds Conway Couch, as well as Little Llama Grandma’s Desk prints from The Challenge March round (theme Globetrotter).  I also used Sway’s Phoda Wicker Chair, exclusively at Ubertheme bohemian.   Most of the other items in the space were ‘finds’ in my inventory from past shopping adventures, my sponsor blogger packs, borrowed from friends (Thanks Morgan!), and current Arcade items.  Let your imagination flow and embrace the spirit of the Boho movement.  Happy decorating!

Boho Piano

Boho Tent Bed