Halloween Vignette (and freebies!)

Halloween Vignette (and freebies!)

Just a little collection of some of my favorite Halloween decor items (so far). Most of these are either free or discounted, so be sure to pick them up before they’re gone! The wreath on the door is a free gift from La Galleria; there is also a very spooky scarecrow next to it, so you get 2 gifts in 1 visit! The cute napping kitty on the pumpkin rug is on sale for 60L in the StoraxTree sale room. Oh, and the pumpkin lanterns from PILOT are a free gift at Trunk or Treat. :-)

Halloween Vignette (and freebies!)

Speaking of Trunk or Treat, while there are lots of fun items for kids, Trunk or Treat is for grown-ups, too. :-) Above, you can see a few of the great gifts from Atooly, MishMish, Windsong, and Minuet. The 1st Annual Terror-iffic Halloween Hunt begins today, and Dust Bunny is offering the adorable Pumpkin Cats as their hunt gift. All Terror-iffic gifts are only 5L. Finally, Shutter Field is offering the crate, pumpkins, and lantern as free group gifts. The group is free to join, and there are a bunch of other gifts for you to take home.

Decor…

tarte. Garden Shed
{what next} Fall Hanging Lanterns on String
La Galleria Halloween Wreath w/ Jack o Lanterns 2014 (free gift)
Windsong Happy Halloween Garland (Trunk or Treat free gift)
Shutter Field Crate with Pumpkins and Draped Cloth (group gift)
Shutter Field Fall Lantern with Candle (group gift)
Dust Bunny Pumpkin Cats (Terror-iffic Hunt 5L)
[Atooly] Halloween Candles (Trunk or Treat free gift)
*MishMish* Candlelish Holder (Trunk or Treat free gift)
Minuet Traveling Brooms Frame (Trunk or Treat free gift)
{what next} Scattered Leaves Decor
StoraxTree Feline Treasures – Naptime – White Pumpkin (60L)
Dysfunctional Designs Rock Path (group gift)
PILOT Hanging Pumpkin Lanterns (Trunk or Treat free gift)
Botanical Outdoor and Garden Design T2C Sword Ferns
Trees by Studio Skye
Flowers by HPMD

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Show Me the Way

It has been a crazy, drama-filled RL week so far, so it was refreshing to escape into a little SL fantasy for a while.

Show Me the Way

Today I am showing some magical finds from the Mystic Realms Faire. First, my dress is from Bite&Claw… I’m wearing the gold version, but it comes in several different colors. You can’t see the fabric detailing on the front because of the darkness, but it really is very pretty. The dress also comes with a pair of lovely, detached sleeves, but I took them off because the bird kept biting at them. ;-) Speaking of the bird, he comes as part of the Spellbinder pose set by {NanTra} Poses. The set also includes a staff, which I am not using here; instead, I am using the Ethne Staff from Bite&Claw, which comes with a HUD to change the glowy ball color at the tip (it doesn’t really glow as much as you see here, but if you turn up the glow settings in your windlight, you can make it look brighter). My bracelet is a recent release from Atooly, available in-store.

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This was my first time wearing Damselfly hair, and I love this wind-blown style. My jewelry includes a headband and nose-ear chain by HopScotch, both available at the MRF in different colors. You can see the detailing on the collar better here… be careful not to poke yourself on the spikes. :-)

Oh! I forgot to mention that {NanTra} Poses is celebrating their 1-year anniversary with a sale! All regular pose packs are 50% off in their main store until October 31st.

Serena is wearing…

Skin: Izzie’s Patty Pale (Recent)
Eyeshadow: Izzie’s Patty Eyeshadow Autumn Leaves (group gift)
Lipstick: Izzie’s Patty Dark Lipstick (TDRF)
Body: Slink Physique Mesh Body
Eyes: IKON Immortal Eyes Ghost
Eyelashes: REDGRAVE 38-Classy
Teeth: [PXL] Open Mouth Pro
Ears: MANDALA Fantasy Elf Ears Long
Headband: *~*HopScotch*~* Nylee Brown (MRF)
Nose-Ear Chain: *~*HopScotch*~* Nhona Gold (MRF)
Hair: *~*Damselfly*~* Sancia (MRF)
Dress: ::Bite&Claw:: Ivana Gown Gold & Collar (MRF)
Bracelet: Atooly Rachel Curved Chain Bracelet Black (Recent)
Staff: ::Bite&Claw:: Ethne Mesh Staff (MRF)
Hands & Feet: Slink
Poses: {NanTra} Poses Spellbinder (MRF – includes bird & staff)
Location for Photo #1: Sky Neist Point

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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.

Decor…

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]

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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. :-)

Decor…

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

 

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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

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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.

~Anonymous

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

Decor…

{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