There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Park Place & Follow Us LR Wreath Framed

Are you getting excited for the holidays?  I know I sure am.  Today, I present another styling viewpoint for the holiday season.  This time we’re in homespun setting featuring items from the 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo & Breedable Fair, opening tomorrow, December 4, closing December 15, 2014.

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Follow Us Fireplace Framed

The fourth annual SL Christmas Expo is a mega event that raises funds for Relay For Life of Second Life (RFL of SL). 100% of registration fees, sponsorship fees, kiosk donations, hunt, raffle, auction, and vendor donation items are paid to Relay For Life of Second Life. Relay For Life of Second Life is part of the American Cancer Society and is a virtual version of the real life Relay For Life. You can find more information about RFL of SL here:

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Follow Us Food Close-up Framed

The 2014 Second Life Christmas Expo and Winter Breedable Fair will consist of both holiday and non holiday items from some of the best creators and designers in Second Life, spread across 8 sims! The Winter Breedable Fair will feature a special one of a kind (OOAK) breedable auction. Both the Expo and Fair will feature special events, including live performances, djs, the Holiday of Hope Ball, Hunt For the Bells, Naughty Or Nice, a Christmas Tree Lot, Ornament Auctions, and of course photos with Santa!

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Follow Us Tree Framed

To create the quaint and charming homespun Christmas room I used Park Place English Study Set (Hunt for the Bells item, desk & chair with ottoman not shown) and Follow Us Sugar Snow Christmas Tree, Christmas Ginger Socks Fireplace, Santa’s Cookies & Milk Tray, Plum Pudding Sleigh, Christmas Wreath, Thanksgiving Cart, and Snowglobe Teddy (Hunt for the Bells).  The whimsical Follow Us Sugar Snow Christmas Tree with gingerbread men is one of my favorite Christmas trees presented this year, available in frosted and evergreen variety making the room cozy and warm.  To accent the style, I used exclusives found at the Expo including: Park Place animated snow globes in mason jars, Spyralle Folk Art Christmas Tree (Frost Green) & Christmas Black Enamel LanternTrue North Designs Small Poinsettia Bowl, PurpleMoon Seasonal Mesh Owl Xmas Spirit (Hunt for the Bells), and House of Avro Christmas Wreath with Bells. To finish the room, I added La Galleria Christmas Plaque w Bow (**free**), Park Place Words for All decorative accessory, and Serenity Styles Winter Rug.  There are over 95+ creators on 8 sim offering everything from fashion, jewelry, poses, home, and breedable friends.  After a long day styling the homespun room, I sat down to read a book while wearing Ever An’ Angel  Elegant Angle Gown in Cranberry and Purple Moon Cycle Set in Emerald & Topaz Jewelry (Hunt for the Bells).  Hope the homespun styling gives you inspiration and you head over to the SL Christmas Expo to spend lindens for a great cause.

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Cranberry Gown Framed

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Purple Moon Jewlery Framed

SL Xmas Expo 2014 | Park Place & Follow Us LR Framed

Ravenshire Halloween Village Sneak Peek

PP Autumn Shadow DR outside

As promised, this week I will present you with several more sneak peeks of my upcoming Halloween Village open house where each room is decorated in a different autumnal style with corresponding window displays.  Today, I am featuring Park Place Autumn Shadows Dining Room collection (previously released at HGE and now available at the main store), Finishing Touches Pumpkin Candles and Autumn Wreath, Thaino Designs spooky sweet Halloween outdoor decor, and Aphrodite Shop Seven Sins wine (@ the Cosmo Sales Room event). Notable in the dining room is the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired stained glass inlay china cabinet, buffet table, and matching chandeliers.  The warmth of the crackling fire reflects the rich tones of the elegant mahogany round dining table.  Also included in the collection are charming painted pumpkin arrangements, greeting guests in the windows.  I completed the room with Finishing Touches new autumn release metal pumpkin candles, available in 6 versions.  All shoppe windows are embellished with different decorative Halloween items from pumpkins to haunted houses, and each window sports a unique Finishing Touches wreath.  The outside walkway is guarded by adorable Thaino Designs Witches in Training and Flower Cauldron.  Attached to this Roawenwood Ravenshire Village (single shoppe) is a little porch which I made into a farm to table store for the Halloween Village, with overflowing baskets of apples, squash, and zucchini.  Pumpkins, hay bales, a porch swing and bobbing for apples finish the scene.  Hope this inspires you to create a warm and inviting space for the upcoming holiday season.  Let’s Get Decorating!

PP Autumn Shadow DR

Close up of FT Pumpkin Candles

General Store Side porch