On Land or On Sea~

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In all my years in SL, I have yet to venture into the world of the Merfolk. But the current cycle of Genre, might just be enough to get me into the water! The vanity and seat pictured is from Circa, and is just one of the many themed items you can find at the event.

I’ve been following Circa for years, and this piece might possibly be one of my favorite things ever! I love the beautiful, carved detail on both the vanity and seat, and the seat cushion is just perfectly plush! Of course, a mermaid might find a place in her underwater boudoir for this, but it also works marvelously on land.

You have a few more days to get over to Genre, for this sweet vanity, and a variety of other mer-offerings!

Lovely Things

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I love collecting and displaying little curios and trinkets. Sometimes the items commemorate events or people or ideas that are important to me. Sometime they are just things that make me smile, or that look beautiful to me. One of the joyful things about the evolution of building technology in SL has been the ability to have beautiful little things that don’t have a land impact of 50 each!

This lovely shelf from Half-Deer inspired me to gather a few beautiful things to display and enjoy. You can get these shelves at The Chapter Four. I think the event ends soonish, so don’t delay in getting over there if you are interested in these…(perhaps to house your growing gacha collectibles??)

Credits:
[ keke ] champagne bublissimo caviar RARE [The Arcade]
+Half-Deer+ A cup of spring – Floral
AF Apple Line [The Arcade]
+Half-Deer+ Lovely Things Shelf – White Dotted [The Chapter Four]
Nightingales Wallpaper ~silentsparrow~
[North West] Painting (Barraud, La Taciturne)
Sway’s Bottle Wall Vase – roses / shadow
[North West] Three Pastel Candles (blush, coral, mauve)

Chickens

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I’m not sure why I like farm animals in SL so much … but I even love them indoors! It makes me happy to see them hanging out when I log in. The centerpiece of this little tableau is the terrifically fun, newish table from Zinnia’s — chickens included! I’ve put this in the middle of my little skybox, but it would be fantastic on a porch, in a shed, or out under a big shade tree.

Credits:

Zinnias Spring Chicken Garden Table
Piglet~ AAA Sculpty Creations Animals
LISP – Dinky Wash Tub – Natural
LISP – Anna Wood Basket Light
LISP Mesh – Anna Window Mirror
Mesh Braided Red Starfish Rug ~Storax Tree
Prefab: llorisen // dion skybox

Christmas Trees: some cheapies

Christmas Trees

There is no shortage of Christmas trees this year, but I thought I would feature some free or cheap ones, in different styles. First I’ll say that the bare green and snowy trees (two to the left of the pergola, one far right and a snowy one at the back) are not free: I just think they are really good quality straightforward trees: they are by Sway’s. They are copiable, so if you want a high quality Xmas tree forest they are great.

On to the cheapness. (Links/SLURLS are mostly at the end of this post)
There are two items from the Four Walls hunt (20 Linden per item), which is officially over, but when I checked just now these hunt prizes were both still there. The hunt item is a box of tree baubles. On the left is the bookshelf tree from Alouette and in the middle and (stretched very large) at the back are 3 Santa’s notes trees from Consignment. The cute natural wood Christmas tree shelf was a gift in the Sway’s advent hunt: you can only get the items free on the correct day, but she puts up previous days’ gifts for sale quite cheaply.
The two trees that look like they were cut out of wood and fitted together are meant to look like that: they are two of the 5 Linden gatcha items from Frozen Night at the RMK fair.
The deer and the decorated tree behind the bench are in the advent calendar at Storaxtree. It’s today’s free prize, and when I tried just now you could get previous days’ prizes too. The tree is really nice – fluffy and sparkly and looks good from different angles, so I bought one of the priced ones too. The deer and tree are linked (can’t be unlinked) and copiable. Finally, the dressed tree on the right is 9 Linden from ANNADMAYA’S. It is colourful and can be resized. It isn’t as gorgeous and 3D as, say, LAQ Decor tree, but on the other hand it costs 390 Linden less than the LAQ Decor one ;-)
Finally, the rustic bench was today’s advent item at Bauwerk/22769 and the Christmas pergola itself (with twinkling garland) is the 18th December gift on the Kittycats advent calendar. There are some nice gifts, and if you don’t get there on the day, you can still get all the gifts.

- Sway’s advent hunt: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/SwayLand/193/161/31
– Craft Tree gatcha (5 Linden) by Frozen Night here (at RMK Gothic Frost Fair): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/RMK%20Gothic/208/134/23
Storaxtree here (advent cart): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Blue%20Heron%20Island/218/122/3504
Alouette (clue: it’s important to stay informed): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Larette%20Island/76/98/1501
Consignment (clue: you’ll have to sneak around to find this one): http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/The%20Pea/139/118/21
- ANNADMAYA’S 9 Linden Christmas tree: https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/Christmas-trees-23/3844068

LISP 50 Linden

LISP 50L Friday
A quick post because this is such good value, and it’s a Friday-only thing. Several years ago I bought a collection of LISP Christmas stuff, and I’ve found that I pull out things like the cards and candle every year to dot round about the room. Today there is a big bundle going for just 50 Linden (50 Linden Friday). They also have a bundle containing some hot drinks, a stove and a screen. There are other good things this week, but the LISP deal sprung out at me. TP to LISP http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/LISP/106/144/2502

Grateful~

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Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all of you! I count many blessings in my life right now, but I also hope that I can remember gratitude even when things aren’t going my way, and let things be what they are. Thank you to all my friends who have welcomed my presence back in SL, as if I’d never really been away. You all warm my heart :)

There’s no better time to come back to SL than the holidays! Be sure to check out the lovely candles and vase from Circa, at The Christmas Market. And if you have a soft spot for adorable little squirrels like these — get on over to Collabor88 before the collection changes. There are some amazing home and garden bargains this month!

Credits:
[CIRCA] – “Winter Holiday” Candle Box – Snowflake Blue (at the Christmas Market)
[CIRCA] – “Winter Holiday” Modern Twig Decor Vase – Blue/Silver (at the Christmas Market)
Entryway Table C – StoraxTree Mesh
floorplan. open heart book
!Ohmai : Steampunk Albino Squirrel (at Collabor88 – Nov.)
[Noble] Always kiss me goodnight 3-D Decal

Between autumn and Christmas

Wintery scene

For personal reasons I haven’t been in SL much recently, so I am late in covering the Kawaii Mini Hunt, which, ahem, ended yesterday. This house was a hunt gift from Ls Kingdom: the creator turns out to be a relative (PrincessLeia Yoshikawa)! It includes a version with nice big tree branches round the house, but I decided to go for a wintery scene, so I used the version with the house alone. I just visited the Ls shop and the gift was still there (in a cherry blossom, fairly large – there are two blossoms/ gifts and they are in a central location).
The deer/ pines/ grass/ bench and fencing set was a group gift from Hanaya (and the items are copiable!) I bought the Priest Lamp Statue from Zun Designs by mistake (I just meant to check the price) but, hey, it’s rather nice. Other things are: Weasel from HPMD; Snowy Oak and Hawthorn Forest Grove skydome from Heart; most of the trees are also Heart (part of the set) but there is a snowy maple from Botanical and weeping willow from 3D Trees on the right; snowy path and “horry” berry bushes were part of a value snowtime pack from Kidd Creations; Japanese lanterns by Nonino; Christmas tree in sack by ADD Andel; Melrude Burial Plot by POST and within it a tear rose in orange by Forest Feast.

Ls treehouse: balcony

Paper snowflake string from What Next; Wooden deer with poinsettia tray was a group gift from Hanaya last year (I think); Winter Stool – Snowflake by sanctuaire; seed pots by Forest Feast (also Kawaii Hunt); teapot is part of a new apple set by Poche; hanging lamp by HPMD. In the passageway is a blue gas heater by +ILO+; a table by Aju.

Ls treehouse: books and food

Quite a few little items here are from the Geeks n Nerds event (which has only just started, so not too late for that!). Bookshelves by ililo (top) and Alouette (bottom); tray table by Zinnia’s; butterfly table (what I would call a gateleg table) by Kuro (the side flaps go up and down, it is so cute!); teabag set and milk cartons (on the table), sugar dispensers, and notepad set (on windowsill) by Monaya Market; Bird nerd calendar (on bookshelf) and bird nerd teacup (on tray table) by Lark (at Geeks and Nerds event); tardis pen holder (on windowsill) and geeky powersrip (under table) by Second spaces (both at Geeks and Nerds event); Princess Donut (Princess Leia lookalike) by *MishMish* (this was just the packaging! you get a holdable and display doll) (at Geeks and Nerds event); Reused school chair, hanging oil lamp and teapot by Zigana (last one is an old item, it may be in her bargain loft); Four seasons frames by Frog’s garden (Kawaii Hunt); clock by { ililo }; Apple pie set 2013, apple pancake set and smiley pumpkin set by Poche (the pumpkin is free); carved wood fox by Half Deer (I think from Arcade gatcha event); carpets by KOSH and POST; postcards created by me.

Ls treehouse: sofa corner

The sofa comes with the house. Pictures by sari sari; Winter Stool – Santa by sanctuaire; tea coaster patchwork curtain by picnic; owly bookshelf by Alouette; plushies by Silentsparrow; Accent Table – Red by KR Home; hanging elephant by Zigana; bird sculture by Zinnias; bird nerd cup and notebook (on floor) by Lark (at Geeks n Nerds). Rabbit bookshelf by Kurotsubaki, no longer available.

Ls treehouse: corners

(left) Chuvash Stool by melino Style; Vintage Hanging Flowers Picture by Pet; butterfly mobile by Awesome Blossom (no longer available). (right) Autumn branch shelf by Dysfunctional Designs; set of paintings by sari sari, money goes to Typhoon disaster relief.
This is where my house is, if you want to visit http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Infolit%20iSchool/121/206/2299

Halloween time!

Hello guys! long time no see! Did you missed me? no? 

This time of the year is my favorite, Halloween, with all the spookiness.

I did this cool cemetery with few items, so less talk and more credits:

From Left to right:

Crypt: [CIRCA] – “Elysium” Crypt Sarcophagus – Haunted Skeleton (L.E.) – 9LI – donation  item for horrorfest

Graveyard set: [CIRCA] Pkg – “Elysium” – Graveyard Burial Set includes: [CIRCA] – Graveyard Night Lantern – 4LI , [CIRCA] – Graveyard Burial – Haunted Skeleton – 5LI, [CIRCA] – Graveyard Burial – At Peace – 4 LI – horrorfest item

Open Grave: [CIRCA] Pkg – “Elysium” – Haunted Open Grave  – 12 LI, flying bats, crow and really nice to have – horrorfest item

Fog:  !Pandemonium – Mist ModV – many versions on the pack, include a full sim version, 1/4 sim version and graveyard version, the one is show on the picture – 1LI each

Yellow flower: *alirium* nanohana 1 LI each

Tree: FG tree 9 tinyautumn 2.1 (COPY) 9 LI

Autumn Cosmos

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There is a new release of Cosmos daisies from Frog’s garden: buckets in white, pale pink and dark pink, and fields of Cosmos in those three colours. They are all half price til 16th September. FG already released a mixed field of cosmos last year (which you can see an example of, towards the back of the picture). This is a very pretty flower, and I have used the version I bought last year a lot.
The other things in this picture include: the mini Shoreline house from L2 Studios (more photos of that soon!); apple and crates arrangement by Floorplan (at the current collabor88); apples in a bucket by POST; wooden table by aju; little white table by Y’s House; Patterned plates on the wall by Apple Fall; Spring grass by Poeto.

Food Fair and other Fun!

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Hello friends :) I know it’s been a little while since you’ve heard from me, but I hope this little potpourri of terrific finds will help make up for it! The first thing I need to get a plug in for is the Food Fair, because it’s almost over! I think you have through tomorrow to snap up some food and food-related goods. If you enjoy setting a scene for role play, socializing, or photography, or if you just like to add a little life to your environments, food items are a great addition to your inventory. I’m especially fond of the delicious cupcake tray from Circa Living, and the pear tea set from Culprit. The plates on the fence are also from Circa Living — I love the vintage feel of these old china patterns.

And speaking of that fence… This is Botanical’s offering at FaMESHed this month, and it’s absolutely wonderful! It’s a whole package of various pieces that allow you to put together your own customized fencing, complete with gates that open and close! It’s a landscaper’s dream.

When I finally found my way back into SL, I was so sad to have missed the July Arcade Gacha event — and I was especially sorry to have missed out on these adorable little teacup piglets! In case you, too, missed out, you can still pick these up, along with many previous event items, at secondary markets. I got this one at The Red Barn Flea market.

I have some more busy weeks coming up in my first life — it’s just that time of year. But I’ll try not to go completely dark!
Happy decorating~

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Credits:
[CIRCA] – Party food side table – french floral red
[CIRCA] – “Ladies Tea” Wall Plate Set – 6 in Blues GG [at Food Fair, then at main store]
[CIRCA] – “Epicure” Creamy Cupcakes Tray – Deluxe (Giver) [at Food Fair, then at main store]
. a i s l i n g . Chloe le Bromelia [midnight mania board]
!O: Teacup Piglet Gatcha [Original B] [available on the secondary market]
AF Cornish Dolls House – Apple Fall [at Collabor88]
Culprit Pretty Pear Tea set [at Food Fair]
AF Preserved Poppies – Apple Fall [at Collabor88]
{Haute House} Axis Metal Chair – Snowflake [at Food Fair]
floorplan. book clutter
{Haute House} Citrus Rug [Lemon] [at Food Fair]
Botanical – Lattice Fence [at FaMESHed]

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