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Winter’s Nap

This is probably my favourite part of winter. ..Well, it’s my favourite part of anything, really; being cozy and warm, and having an amazing little nap in the middle of the day (which I’m about to do!)

Trompe Loeil has released a beautiful bed that seems to be made for just that. Coming in messy (seen here) and neat versions, the Zophia Bed is a whimsical addition to any home. There’s a lot of textures to play with, and each pillow and sheet can be changed separately, giving you the freedom to create any look you want.

Winter's Nap

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

Bench: junk – cobblers bench (2 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ The Liaison Collaborative

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Zophia Bed (11 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Fireplace: floorplan – slat fireplace (1 LI, mod/copy)

Decor:

Suitcases: Dutchie – suitcase (2 LI, mod/copy)

Letters: Dutchie – envelopes (1 LI, mod/copy)

Orchid: Dutchie – orchid (2 LI, mod/copy)

Mirror: Dutchie – handmirror (1 LI, mod/copy)

String Lights: MudHoney – Icicle Lights (13 LI, mod/copy)

Book: floorplan – open book (1 LI, mod/copy)

Basket: Dutchie – laundry basket (3 LI, mod/copy)

Towels: Dutchie – stack of towels (1 LI, mod/copy)

Map Art: Bazar – Toronto World map art (1 LI, mod/copy)

Chalkboard Art: floorplan - the solar woman (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Kustom 9

Bright Art: floorplan - merry & bright (1 LI, mod/copy)

Plant: Apple Fall – Reaching Plant (3 LI, mod/trans) @ The Chapter Four

Cats: Fashionably Dead – Posed Cats (4 LI, trans)

Fire: Trompe Loeil – Fireplace Logs and Fire (3 LI, mod/copy)

Broom: Dutchie - broom (3 LI, mod/copy)

Slippers: Bazar – Toronto Slippers (1 LI, mod/copy)

Lamps: junk - arch lamp (4 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Firewood: junk – firewood holder (2 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ The Liaison Collaborative

Rug: junk - animal rug (4 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ The Liaison Collaborative


Filed under: Events and Sales, Indoor

Modern Alchemist

Another fabulous round of Collabor88 is up and running, and the organizers must’ve done some magic, because a ton of people are saying that loading and rezzing is happening much faster. I noticed it too, actually, and it made shopping a whole lot more fun when I could actually see what I was trying to buy!

This round is has a beautifully sophisticated colour palette and a rather unconventional theme to go with it, but I think that’s part of the fun, being introduced to things you wouldn’t normally consider.

Modern Alchemist

Here’s you junk:

Furniture:

Shelf: floorplan - librarian cart (1 LI, mod/copy)

Lounger: floorplan – lazy lounger (12 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Decor:

Boxes: Second Spaces – trinket box double (1 LI, mod/copy)

Step Stool: Apple Fall – Stepladder (1 LI, mod/trans) NEW! @ The Chapter Four

Papers: floorplan - scattered sheet music (3 LI, mod/copy) @ Xiasumi School Festival

Floor Books: floorplan - reference books (1 LI, mod/copy)

Wall Art: Second Spaces - modern alchemy earth/fire/water/air (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Bird: Apple Fall – Rockin’ Robin (3 LI, mod/trans) NEW! @ The Chapter Four

Scale: Second Spaces – modern alchemy balance scale (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Abacus: Second Spaces – vintage abacus (1 LI, mod/copy)

Chalkboard: floorplan – astrology chart chalkboard (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Lounger Books: floorplan – apothecary books (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Postcards: Lark - Antique Map Chandelier (8 LI, mod/copy) @ Xiasumi School Festival

Plant: Apple Fall – Reaching Plant (3 LI, mod/trans) NEW! @ The Chapter Four


Filed under: Events and Sales, Indoor

Chelsey’s Love

It’s the first week of the month, which means there’s a ton of new stuff out there. I find that’s what helps me find that love of blogging again. It’s not secret that I’ve been struggling to get back into the game, but all these new creations really do give me a kick in the ass.

I’m in love with this look, so much so that I kind of want it for my own room!

Chelsey's Love

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

End Tables: MudHoney – Chelsey Table (2 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ FaMESHed

Bed: MudHoney – Chelsey Bed (9 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ FaMESHed

Wardrobe: DIGS – Aisling Wardrobe (2 LI, mod/copy)

Decor:

Abstract Art: Trompe Loeil – Cobble Hill Abstract Art (1 LI, mod/copy)

Word Art: Trompe Loeil – Framed Art Gray Subway (1 LI, mod/copy) and Framed Art Gray Eyechart (1 LI, mod/copy)

Dolls: Lark – Kokeshi Doll (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Xiasumi School Festival

Jar: Consignment – Photo Jug (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Lamps: MudHoney – Chelsea Table Lamp (2 LI, mod/copy)

Love Sign: Consignment and floorplan – Love Marquee (3 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Hanging Lights: Consignment – Hanging Light (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Scribble Art: MudHoney – Scribbles Art (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ FaMESHed

Scroll Art: Consignment and floorplan – scroll (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Screen: MudHoney – Ophelia Screen (4 LI, mod/copy)

Skeleton: Consignment and floorplan – Medical Skeleton (3 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Microphone: floorplan – vintage microphone (1 LI, mod/copy)

Rug: Roost – Provence Rug (5 LI, copy)


Filed under: Events and Sales, Indoor

A House, A Home

There are some new faces at FaMESHed this round, which is really nice to see! While the old favourites are great, it’s nice to be be introduced to new stores and see what else is offered out there.

A House, A Home

Thistle has been around for years, but Liz has been quiet for some time now, maybe because she was making this fabulous schoolhouse.

With lots of quaint details, this build has three rooms, one being an upstairs studio. The best part? Liz has included a handful of textures, allowing you to change the colour of the doors, railings,and beams

A House, A Home

And from Dust Bunny, a new venture by Noel of Little Closet, is this fabulous little cottage. It’s so beautiful, it makes me eager to see what else she does!

It’s another three room home, with a loft upstairs with some lovely details; carpet on the stairs, the satellite and antenna outside, the bricks exterior.. I could go on and on about all the thought she put into this build.

Looking at what both these ladies can do, it’s super exciting to see them creating such wonderful builds! I definitely look forward to what they both come up with in the future. They’re definitely creators to watch.


Filed under: Events and Sales, Homes

The Harvest

This is my favourite part about fall. I’ve stated before, I couldn’t care less about Halloween because I startle at the drop of a hat, but the warmth and coziness of these months is to die for.

I love the colours, the oranges, yellows, and reds, and the crisp, delicious smells that come from all the baking. I know you can’t actually get that in SL, but replicating the feeling it gives you is easy enough!

The Harvest

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

Rocking Chair: MudHoney – Owen Rocking Chair (3 LI, mod/copy) @ The Liaison Collaborative

Decor:

Painted Pumpkins: Botanical – Decorative Halloween Pumpkins (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW!

Tools: Pilot – Garden Tools (1 LI, mod/copy)

Hose: Pilot – Water Hose (1 LI, mod/copy)

Pots: Second Spaces – English Garden pots spread out (1 LI, mod/copy)

Metal Pumpkins: MudHoney – Metal Pumpkin (1 LI, mod/copy) @ The Liaison Collaborative

Crates: floorplan – apple crate stack seat (1 LI, mod/copy) @ The Seasons Story

Light: floorplan – railroad lantern (1 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Welcome Sign: MudHoney – Rustic Welcome Sign (1 LI, mod/copy) @ The Liaison Collaborative

Apple Bucket: floorplan – tub of apples (1 LI, mod/copy)

Leaves: {what next} – Scattered Leaves Decor (2 LI, mod/copy) NEW!

 


Filed under: Events and Sales, Outdoor

Enjoy Your Stay

It’s a week until Halloween, and while it’s quite possibly literally my least favourite holiday (I’m a bit of a scaredy cat), I do enjoy it a fair but in SL. People are so creative with the creepy things they make, and there’s a great collection of spooky stuff at the TAG! Gacha event.

It’s a new spin on the popular wallet emptying machine, bringing people back to the mainstores in a scavenger hunt of sorts.

Enjoy Your Stay

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

Shelf: Second Spaces – checkout at 11 hutch (2 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Counter: Second Spaces – checkout at 11 counter (1 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Decor:

Trollies: Second Spaces – checkout at 11 trolley (3 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Velvet Rope: floorplan – velvet rope (3 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Door: Second Spaces –  Monster’s Study barred door (2 LI, mod/trans) @ TAG! Gacha

Skull: Botanical – Hanging Skull (1 LI, mod/trans) @ TAG! Gacha

Poison: Second Spaces – Monster’s Study potion ingredients (1 LI, mod/trans) @ TAG! Gacha

Books: Second Spaces – Monster’s Study recreational reading (1 LI, mod/trans) @ TAG! Gacha and floorplan – leaning book stack (1 LI, mod/copy) @ The Seasons Story

Clock: floorplan – lantern clock (1 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Check In Book: Second Spaces – checkout at 11 guestbook (1 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Lamp: DIGS – Keene Desk Lamp (4 LI, mod/copy)

Sign: floorplan – commit no nuisance sign (1 LI, mod/copy) @ Kustom 9

Body: Botanical – Hanging Body (1 LI, mod/trans) @ TAG! Gacha


Filed under: Events and Sales, Indoor

The Attic

I thought I’d dip my toes back into this thing, seeing as how I’ve had a shift in my work schedule for the rest of the month. I’ve been in love with Trompe Loeil‘s newest skybox, which can be found at Collabor88. You should be able to get in and shop freely now, since it’s just about the end of the month!

the attic

While I consider it more of a penthouse than an attic, it’s gorgeous nonetheless. The Attic skybox is split into three open concept rooms, each with a fireplace of its own, giving you the freedom and flexibility to decide what each room is.

There’s some incredible details, such as the door frames, the crown molding (which is something I’ve wanted IRL for ages), and the beautiful window nooks.

Definitely worth a peek, especially at the discounted Collabor88 price!


Filed under: Events and Sales, Homes

Holiday Break

I’ve been burning at both ends for a while now, so I’ve decided to take a break, but just for the weekend! It’s Thanksgiving up here, and I’m going to my Grandpa’s for a little holiday.

Hopefully, that’ll give me the motivation to come back and actually do something.

See ya later!


Filed under: Off Topic

October Tea

It’s the first of October, and the start of a nonstop seasonal celebration that will go to the end of the year. It’s my favourite time of year really, the whole latter half of the calendar.

So much creative decorating happens, and one of my favourite things to do is try and come up with a new style, unconventional style for each holiday. This was my attempt at an nontraditional colour pallet for fall. The yellows and oranges are still there, but I’ve brought in a rustic purple for a bit of flavour.

October Tea

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

Armchairs: Apple Fall – Wingback Chair (3 LI, mod/copy)

Chairs: Apple Fall – Toile Chair, Ladderback Chair, Cottage Chair (2 LI, mod/copy)

Table: Apple Fall – Province Dining Table (8 LI, mod/copy)

Decor:

Curtains: Bazar – Toronto Living Room Curtain (2 LI, mod/copy)

Mirrors: Pilot – Trellis  Mirror (1 LI, mod/copy) @ Kustom 9

Pumpkins and Wheel: Pilot – Fall Garden (7 LI, mod/copy)

Apple Snacks: Cheeky Pea – Louis’ Hot Apple Cider Goodies (1 LI, mod/copy)

Teacups: Apple Fall – Teacup (1 LI, mod/trans) @ Kustom 9

Baskets: floorplan – storage baskets (2 LI, mod/copy) @ N°21

Pastries: Apple Fall – Treats Platter (1 LI, mod/trans)

Pumpkins and Candles: Pilot – Pumpkins and Candles (3 LI, mod/copy) @ Kustom 9

Lights: Apple Fall – Strung Branch Pendant Light (5 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Toast: Apple Fall – Toast & Butter (1 LI, mod/trans)

Blueberries: Apple Fall – Blueberries (1 LI, mod/trans) @ Kustom 9

Jar Pumpkins: Apple Fall – Fall Pumpkin Clonch (1 LI, mod/copy)

Lanterns: Cheeky Pea – Louis’ Lantern (3 LI, mod/copy)

Structure:

Pavilion: Apple Fall – Un Salon de Jardin (34 LI, mod/copy)


Filed under: Events and Sales, Indoor, Outdoor

Sunday Afternoon

I love refurbished things. Something old and useless, recycled and repurposed for a new life. Course, in SL it doesn’t have the same implications as it does for the real world, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t look just as cool!

Sunday Afternoon

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

Bench: Consignment – Planter’s Habitat Ornate Bench (4 LI, trans) @ The Arcade

Table: Consignment – Planter’s Habitat Ornate Table (1 LI, mod/trans) @ The Arcade

Shelf: junk – birdcage shelves (5 LI, mod/trans) @ The Arcade

Sewing Table: junk – machine table (2 LI, mod/trans) @ The Arcade

Decor:

Hose: Pilot – Water Hose (1 LI, mod/copy)

Weave Basket: MudHoney – Ophelia Basket (1 LI, mod/copy)

Purse: MudHoney – Zelia Bag (1 LI, mod/trans)

Flowers: MudHoney – Tulip Jug (1 LI, mod/trans) @ The Arcade

Cat Planter: Nylon Outfitters – Standing Cat (1 LI, mod/trans) @ The Arcade

Books: MudHoney – Books w/ Apple (1 LI, mod/trans) @ The Arcade

Wire Basket: floorplan – book basket (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ N°21

Lamp: floorplan – milk can lamp (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ N°21

Mailboxes: Seven Emporium – Post Office Boxes (3 LI, mod/trans) @ The Arcade

Bird: MudHoney – Little Birdy (1 LI, mod/copy)

Candles: MudHoney – Concrete Pillar (1 LI, mod/trans) @ The Arcade

Tray: Cheeky Pea – Louis’ Chalkboard Tray (1 LI, mod/copy) @ FaMESHed

Rug: MudHoney – Ryan Rug (1 LI, mod/copy)


Filed under: Events and Sales, Indoor