Vintner’s Retreat

Vintner's Retreat

I was actually going to make a very different post today. But then I got a notice about the super Lazy Sunday sale at Shutter Field, and I decided to make a quick decor post instead. :-) This lovely pavilion is new from Shutter Field, and though not on sale, the price is still pretty awesome. The bucket of apple tea lights are a Lazy Sunday sale item from Alouette, and the pumpkins are part of a larger pack from {what next}, still on sale for Fifty Linden Friday.


Shutter Field Flanagan Pavillion Rustic (NEW!)
StoraxTree Red Rider Bicycle Red and Gold
Shutter Field Planter with 2 Ferns (35L Lazy Sunday)
Shutter Field Vintner Pallet Chairs 1 & 2 (50L Lazy Sunday)
Shutter Field Vintner Pallet Sofa (75L Lazy Sunday)
Shutter Field Vintner Tray Wine and Cheese (30L Lazy Sunday)
Shutter Field Pallet Table with Cloth (35L Lazy Sunday)
Shutter Field Pitcher of Poppies Wine (15L Lazy Sunday)
StoraxTree Chimenea Fireplace Ag (50L on sale)
Shutter Field Vintner Painting (20L Lazy Sunday)
Shutter Field Vintner Shelf Light (50L Lazy Sunday)
Alouette Apple Tealight Basin (Lazy Sunday)
Alchemy-Doge French bulldog
{what next} Scattered Leaves Decor (NEW! 50% discount for VIP members)
{what next} Decorative Pumpkins (Fifty Linden Friday)
StoraxTree Vintage Plant Stand Plant Qk (Fi*Fridays Sale Room)
Alchemy Immortalis Blackface Sheep
Dysfunctional Designs Rock Path (group gift)
Botanical Outdoor and Garden Design T2C Sword Ferns
Trees by Studio Skye and Botanical Outdoor and Garden Design
Flowers by HPMD and [Organica]


Traveller’s Discovery

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Good evening and happy Friday! Tonight I bring you decor items from the Mystic Realms Faire. Both desks, the bookcase, wall map, and (almost) all of the items on/in them are by [CIRCA] at the MRF. The small telescope on the desk to the left, the bust on top of the bookcase, and the rug where the sleepy dog is napping are Fifty Linden Friday items. The little plant is a group gift from junk. :-)


Scarlet Creative Cabin in the Forest Mesh Prefab (Collabor88)
Apple Fall Cottage Dining Stool
+Half-Deer+ Framed Butterflies (Collabor88)
[CIRCA] “Traveller’s Discovery” Table & Chair Set Redwood (Mystic Realms Faire)
{theosophy} Godre’r Telescope  (on desk – Fifty Linden Friday)
PILOT Maps Basket
ESGARDIO Mesh Lanterns (0L on Marketplace)
[CIRCA] “Traveller’s Discovery” Tall Shelf (Mystic Realms Faire)
{theosophy} Dinmael Bust (Fifty Linden Friday)
Serenity Style Plane Large Box
junk. Tinned Plant (group gift)
PILOT Thick Book Stack
[CIRCA] “Astronomer’s Discovery” Wall Sheet of Calcs (Mystic Realms Faire)
[CIRCA] “Astronomer’s Discovery” Table & Chair Set Maple (Mystic Realms Faire)
Zigana Rug Naturel (Fifty Linden Friday)
+Half-Deer+ Sleepy Italian Greyhound



Shopping Challenged

Shopping Challenge

I love autumn! Such a special time of year… the colors, the leaves, the chilled air, the dogs in hats… Not that the weather changes all that much where I live in RL, but at least I can enjoy a spectacular fall in SL. :-) You can find these cute canines in the group gift section of !! Follow US !!, and the pretty leaves on the ground are a group gift from Serenity Style. The cotton candy machine by *~*HopScotch*~* can be found at The Candy Fair.

!! Follow US !! Mr. & Miss Halloween Dogs (group gift)
*~*HopScotch*~* Cotton Candy Machine (Candy Fair)
Serenity Style Autumn Leafs Ground Cover (group gift)
Sway’s Walter Park Bench
Botanical Outdoor and Garden Design Vintage Porch Mailbox
MudHoney Mums in Bucket
Shutter Field Barrel Planter


I’m not shopping-challenged. In fact, I find shopping to be no challenge at all. ;-) The theme for this months’ round of The Challenge is “Shopping,” and you can find this shopping list and coins at Kuro. I love that chocolate is at the top of the list. #priorities

Kuro Shopping List (The Challenge)

Shopping Challenge

Also for The Challenge are the display shelves you see here from [ht:home]. They come in wood, plastic, and metal, a variety of sizes, and you can drop your textures onto the signs to personalize. Mr. Halloween is trying to sneak by these security gates by 22769 ~ [bauwerk]. He doesn’t look like a shoplifter, but who knows what he’s got under that hat!

floorplan. Leaning Chalkboards
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Security Gate (The Challenge)
[ht:home] Store Shelves (The Challenge)
[ht:home] Display Trio (The Challenge)
Ingenue Pickford Heels & Lydia Slingbacks
Dutchie Furniture Schefflera
Dutchie Furniture Dress on Hanger

Shopping Challenge

Cleo Design is offering these fitting rooms and “tête-à-tête” chairs for The Challenge. Again, a variety of colors and styles are available, and the chairs come with tea and cookies for you to snack on while you shop. The undies pictures on the wall are free gifts at L2 Studios.

Cleo Design Fitting Room (The Challenge)
Cleo Design Face to Face Chair (The Challenge – includes teacups & cookies)
Park Place Home Decor Victorian Light Area Rug
Lark Crawford Mirror (main store temporarily closed)
Fashionably Dead Cat – 12 Curious
End of Daze Designs Magazines
L2 Studio Drawing – Hanger with Bra (free gift)
L2 Studio Drawing – Hanger with Panties (free gift)
Plethora Paper Butterflies Light
Wimey Shabby Chickie Vanity Stool
[Black Tulip] Color Me Cat Magazines Stack

Shopping Challenge

If you’re looking to open up shop in-world, be sure to pick up this adorable store by [Black Tulip] for The Challenge. You can also purchase (separately) a kit to help you texture the store however you like. Drop your logo on the sign at the top, and you’re ready to sell! Did I mention that items for The Challenge are 50% off the regular price?

[Black Tulip] My First Store (The Challenge)
L2 Studio Long Tile & Half Round Patio Pieces (part of Barton Creek House)
Botanical Outdoor and Garden Design Edged Brick Park Path
Alchemy Immortalis Blackface Sheep
Dysfunctional Designs Rock Path (group gift)
Botanical Outdoor and Garden Design T2C Sugar Maple
Botanical Outdoor and Garden Design T2C Sword Fern
Other Trees by Studio Skye
Flowers by HPMD


If I Should Go Tomorrow…

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If I should go tomorrow
It would never be goodbye,
For I have left my heart with you,
So don’t you ever cry.
The love that’s deep within me,
Shall reach you from the stars,
You’ll feel it from the heavens,
And it will heal the scars.


Happy belated birthday to Strawberry Singh! And here are my answers to her Death Meme, just in time for the Halloween season.

  1. Do you ever think about dying? How do you expect you’ll die? I’m old, and I have a young child, so sure, I think about dying on a regular basis. Sounds maudlin, I know, but I would like to live long enough to see my daughter graduate from high school, and maybe even college… or longer. I’d love to see grandkids, but if she waits as long as I did to have children, I’ll be too old to care. How will I die? Well, I’m always saying I could get hit by a bus any day now, so… perhaps my prophecy will come true. Not a pleasant way to go, I’m sure.
  2. Do you believe in an afterlife? If so, how do you visualize it? Yes, I do, because the alternative is much too depressing. I believe in an afterlife of peace, where we will be reunited with our loved ones who have already passed. The old and sick will be young and healed again. I suppose you could call that heaven.
  3. What is your preferred form of apocalypse and why? I’ll take a chocolate donut apocalypse, please.
  4. How many times have you cheated death so far?  Enough times that if I were a cat, I’d be running out of lives. When I tell my kid that giving birth to her nearly killed me, I’m not joking (but she thinks I am).
  5. Which fictional villain would you be okay being killed by? Benedict Cumberbatch’s Khan from Star Trek Into Darkness. Hopefully he wouldn’t leave me for dead on a deserted planet, though.
  6. If you’re murdered, do you stay and haunt the culprits forever or do you give up that opportunity to leave and go to heaven/hell/Cancun? Can I haunt for a while and then leave for Cancun?
  7. Will you have done everything you have wanted by the time you die? Probably not, since I have a long bucket list, but I hope so.

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What’s out there, kitty? Chocolate donuts?

Serena is wearing…

Skin – Glam Affair Rose Europa
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Sky
Hair: Exile L.A.
Dress: OVH Anna Dress Black
Earrings: Lazuri Diona V1 (group gift)
Bracelet: Lazuri Diona V1 (group gift)
Shoes: L. Warwick Miranda High Platform Wedge Crimson (FLF still on sale!)
Hands, Feet & Eyelids: Slink
Poses by the props


{vespertine} Chanson Dautomne Skyloft (store closed for renovation)
*~*HopScotch*~* You dare to wake me?! Coffin (@ Level Up until 10/5)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Boudoir Chair
Wimey Serpent Dreams Candelabra (past FLF, still on sale!)
floorplan. Leaning Chalkboards Red (VIP group gift)
+Half-Deer+ Kerfluffle Sheep II – Death Breath
Mesh Nation Cluster of Candles
Fashionably Dead Cat – 14


Quit Playing Games with my Heart

Quit Playing Games with my Heart

Even in my heart I see
You’re not bein’ true to me
Deep within my soul I feel
Nothing’s like it used to be

Sometimes I wish I could turn back time
Impossible as it may seem
But I wish I could so bad, baby
Quit playin’ games with my heart

~Backstreet Boys, Quit Playing Games (With My Heart), Universal Publishing Group, 1996


Gavin is wearing…

Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins Sammael (fatpack on sale this weekend!)
Eyes: IKON Hope Eyes Denim (group gift)
Jacket/Hoodie/Shirt: FATEwear Connor
Jeans: FATEwear Straight Billy
Shoes: *REDGRAVE* Blake Loafers
Hands by Slink
Pose by the bench
Location: Small Town Green


Be Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I spent the better part of this week moving my blog over to a self-hosted WordPress format. I recently signed up for a new hosting service with cheaper prices and better customer service to use for another web site, and I finally decided that it made sense to me to move all of my web sites to the same place. To be honest, I was really dreading the move; links get broken, comments get lost. I’m finding problems all over the place. However, I can now say that – all things considered – moving from WordPress to WordPress was relatively painless… although I was not thrilled to find out that the theme I was using previously no longer worked the same way in a self-hosted format. Oh well… I was kind of tired of looking at it anyway, so I took the plunge, and tried something completely different. Like I said, I’m still working out the bugs, but so far I’m pretty happy with the outcome. I hope you like it, too!

Ok, now on to the stuffs! Sadly, today is the final day of the Home & Garden Expo 2014, so I’m sharing a few more items that caught my eye. I love the cozy, girly look of this office space. :-)

More H&GE, Blogging soon!

L2 Studio The Writer’s Shed
Apple Fall L’Air Frais Ceiling Fan (Home & Garden Expo)
*ionic* Vintage Frames
!! Follow US !! Girly desk and Chair (Home & Garden Expo)
Serenity Style Cupcakes Box (under desk, left – Home & Garden Expo)
fri.home Book Basket (under desk, right)
floorplan. Notebook Clutter (on floor – VIP group gift)
floorplan. Transistor Radio (on floor – Kustom 9)
!! Follow US !! Glam Coat Rack (Home & Garden Expo)
!! Follow US !! French Weekend Tray (Home & Garden Expo)
Serenity Style Plane Large Box (under coat rack – Home & Garden Expo)
Zigana With Love Pile of Letters (under coat rack – store under contruction)
ISPACHI Florian Flipflops (under coat rack – The Arcade)
(Fashionably Dead) Cat – 12 Curious (The Arcade)

More H&GE, Blogging soon!

::Fabuleux:: Decor Boxes Home is where your heart is! RARE
Serenity Style The Vain Little Mouse Rare (Home & Garden Expo)
Apple Fall Ladderback Chair Vintage (Home & Garden Expo)
Apple Fall Cafe Table Rose (Home & Garden Expo)
Apple Fall Teacup Rose (Kustom 9)
Apple Fall Pocket Watch (Kustom 9)
Apple Fall Blueberries (Kustom 9)
Apple Fall Rose Bouquet (Kustom 9)
Apple Fall Toile Chair Pink (Home & Garden Expo)
MeadowWorks Greenman Wall Hanging (free gift @ Home & Garden Expo)

More H&GE, Blogging soon!

Another view, so you can see the items behind the desk, and the goodies on top of the coat rack.

R(S)W Cookie Tin – Picturebook (on desk – Home & Garden Expo)
Shutter Field Packed Suitcases (group gift)
*ionic* Luces Curtain (lights)
Dutchie Furniture Forget-Me-Not Flowers
Alouette Meghan Clock (Fifty Linden Friday)
R(S)W Butterfly Shadow Box European Peacock (top of coat rack – Home & Garden Expo)
Apple Fall Pug Ceramic Decor (top of coat rack – Home & Garden Expo)
Serenity Style Travel Box (top of coat rack – Home & Garden Expo)
Serenity Style Mandy Box (top of coat rack – Home & Garden Expo)
R(S)W Votive Candle in Glass Cup (top of coat rack – Home & Garden Expo)
Apple Fall Victorian Radiator
+ gash + Wall Decal – Be Beautiful (10L)