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Home & Garden Expo 2017 – My Little Department Store

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What a beautiful store this is, it’s “Verdalina’s Department Store” and is a new release by Spargel & Shine Homes, currently at the RFL Home & Garden 2017 Expo . It’s a classically styled building with three floors, four side rooms, three balconies and a nifty elevator to get you there. It would be great for a shop, business, boutique hotel or even a home! Land Impact is 257 when rezzed and the Footprint is 16 by 24 metres. A chrome light is included so you can put as many copies around as you like. The Elevator is a joy and such fun to use. It’s animated, and does not need reprogramming for every new location. Simply step through the doors and click on the control panel. You’ll automatically go into a pose and a menu will appear asking you which floor you want. Once there, you just click on “stand” at the bottom of your screen and walk out through the doors.

 

Now I bet you could make an excellent home of this. The rooms would be cosy and not too big and you wouldn’t have stairs to worry about. So, I thought I’d decorate some of the rooms with furniture from the Expo… see what you think!

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Here we are on the ground floor which is open plan and contains a central lift. Both sides have large picture windows and side arch windows. This is just a section, really, because there is more space in the opposite direction. I was using the Moroccan set from Bazar. And yes, herons live in Morocco too, I checked!

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Here’s a close up with the fire off. Still looks beautiful with the cool, white stones. You can use the suite with gold or silver hints via texture change. I love the tassels on the sofa and carpet.

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On every floor, you’re going to have a lift area (at least in the main section). There are sliding doors to the smaller side rooms that go off the main sections. So why not make a feature of this area? The Heron has already pecked the lift doors so that they are opening, revealing the control panel on the wall.

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One floor up and we’re in the main section here, with three French windows that open onto a balcony. There’s a lovely feeling of light that flows into the room and it feels airy if you leave a couple of doors open. His and Hers day beds, perhaps!

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Finally we’re on the top floor and you can see one of those sliding doors to the side room. The windows have that beautiful wrought iron panel work that casts fancy shadows into the room. Silly me left cookies on the table so you can’t really blame the dalmatian! This makes a nice drawing room or lounge but could equally be a main bedroom.

I hope that’s given you some decorating ideas!

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used in detail, including direct SLurls to the Expo stalls. Items not in the Expo, I’ve noted.

OUTSIDE

Verdalina’s Department Store by Spargel & Shine Homes on Hope 9

~aKa~ – Banana tree in Creme planter
~aKa~ – Feather palm in Creme planter
Wishing Fountain – By Dorian

All from The Little Branch (not Expo)
WildSassafras.v2{Animated}
WildGrass*1Li{Lavender}
WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}
WildGrass*1Li{Green}

Botanical by Kriss Lehmann – Summer Linden Small (not Expo)

INSIDE ONE
Verdalina’s Department Store – ground floor looking towards front of the building
by Chiana Oh – ‘between earth and sky I’ -Picture-
by Chiana Oh – ‘between earth and sky II’ -Picture-
~aKa~ – Banana tree in Creme planter – modified for colour
~aKa~ – Feather palm in Creme planter – modified for colour

BaZar – “Morocco” lounge set
~BAZAR~Morocco-6 table-hunt item
~BAZAR~Morocco-Curtain
~BAZAR~Morocco-Chandelier (gold) – also silver version
~BAZAR~Morocco-Sofa – PG and Adult versions
~BAZAR~Morocco-books
~BAZAR~Morocco-Cactus
~BAZAR~Morocco-Candle lamp
~BAZAR~Morocco-Side table – texture change for gold/silver
~BAZAR~Morocco-Carpet
~BAZAR~Morocco-Fire table – can be on or off
~BAZAR~Morocco-Potted plant
~BAZAR~Morocco-Tea set
(set also has a Pergola)

Fancy Decor – Floor Globe (gold) (not Expo)
TLC Home Collection – animated Heron (not Expo)

INSIDE TWO
Verdalina’s Department Store – Half-open lift to all floors! –
Mesh India – Pillow Rug Decor – LI 4
~aKa~ – City wall art – LI 1
ChiC Buildings – Tall Circle Shelf with Plant – LI 2
TLC Home Collection – animated Heron (not Expo)

INSIDE THREE
Verdalina’s Department Store – Second Floor looking towards balcony
Papillon – Catnip Basket Fairy Shelter – LI 6 – this is a Home for Papillon Breedables Fairies!
ChiC Buildings – Butler Table and Garden Candle Trio
Bee Designs – Iron day bed – LI 16 – Friends & Cuddles Menus

Raindale ~ storage bench – LI 5
Raindale ~ storage ottoman – LI 2
Raindale ~ Flower bucket 3 – texture change flowers
Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G expo hunt)

~aKa~ – Industrial Pendant Lamp Black & Copper – LI 2 – this is long and I had some of it in the next floor. Can be Modified!
~aKa~ – Four Seasons Daybed – LI 4 – Male & Female sits and Romance menus
~aKa~ – Tubular Barstool – Black&Leather – LI 1

INSIDE FOUR
Verdalina’s Department Store – Top Floor
Spargel & Shine Homes  – Lucero Cabinet & accessories and Rug Multi-Floral 1, rug is not Expo

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:: N :: Gemma 2 Chair – LI 4 – girls & guys solo sits
:: N :: Gemma 2 Sofa – LI 6 – male & female solo sits and couples Menu
:: N :: Gemma 2 Chair-and-a-Half – LI 3 – male & female solo sits and couples Menu

House Shelf with Tall Legs Trendy by Feather & Nest – texture change inside & out

Twisty Twigs Vase Duo L – Pinstripes As – Storax Tree (not Expo)

TLC Home Collection – Dalmatian looking at cookie on table from Animated Puppies gacha (not Expo)

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That’s all for today, folks. I’ve shown the majority of the Expo blogger items that I picked up in my posts this last week. Of course there are many more sets, pets, landscaping and home items to be seen over the 9 Sims. You’ve got until June 4th – Happy Shopping!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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All I have to do is Dream

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“When I want you in my arms
When I want you and all your charms
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream” ~ The Everly Brothers

Guess who’s asleep?  It’s my daft spaniel who thinks the bed is his.  Mind you, he’s so cute he gets away with it!  I’m not sure how long I will get away with a pink bedroom, however 🙂

Pink is the colour of love… and also I wanted to make a pink bedroom ever since I saw Chez Moi Furniture‘s “Bed Lille”, available at the Tres Chic Event until May 10th. A really lovely canopy bed, you can purchase it in both PG and Adult versions.  I like the way the curtains drape over the edge of the canopy, fine work from this talented designer.

Other lovely items are samples of the latest releases from [ zerkalo ] and it’s so nice to see them up and running again with a number of excellent gacha at various Events.  You’ll see I went to the Bloom Event at long last and clicked on way too many vendor tags *laughs*. Bloom is running until the end of the month and it’s a perfect spring Event. Not only can you deck out your house but there’s oodles of garden stuff, too.  Oh, and it’s not all pink!

Here’s the items I used:-

Chez Moi Furnitures
Goodnight Wall Decor – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
Bed Lille – LI 16 – Copy/Modify packed with poses, over 200 in the Adult version
Now at Tres Chic Event until May 10th

[ zerkalo ]
[ zerkalo ] “Dreaming of Spring” – Blanket Dark – LI 4 – gacha (the gacha is at The Crossroads Event until April 28th)
[ zerkalo ] “Dreaming of Spring” – Pillow Dark – LI 1 – gacha

[ zerkalo ] “Spring Posters” – 1 – RARE – LI 7 (I stretched this upwards) –  (available at the Gacha Guardians Event which runs to the end of April)

[ zerkalo ] “Pillow Quotes” – Wild Thing – LI 1 – gacha – (two gacha – Pillow Quotes and Dream Away now at Kustom9 which runs until May 10th)
[ zerkalo ] “Dream Away” – Air Balloon Pink – LI 3 – this has a little tealight in the basket
[ zerkalo ] “Dream Away” – Curtain – LI 11 (I stretched this upwards)
All items have Permissions of Copy/Modify

Items at the  Bloom  Event – runs to the end of April
Mori.  – flower candle . toga
+Half-Deer+  – Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Lay Down
Consignment – Athena Dining Set – Calla Lily
Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs
Kalopsia – Lily’s Chair

Rose tea set COMMON – gacha from Thaino Designs
[Tia] Pandora Chair which has a wonderful texture change HUD- now available at the new round of Shiny Shabby Event
Bocas Belle Rug Multi-Floral 7 – Spargel & Shine Homes

JIAN  – Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper – at the Epiphany Gacha Event

Room is the main bedroom of LUTON Manor – REDGRAVE (v1.0)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Spoonful of Sugar Festival – Indoor Home & Garden Delights

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There’s still time to visit the Spoonful of Sugar Festival! It runs until Sunday 25th September, and tonight (September 20th) they are having a special “Buy One, Get One Free” evening at participating stores.  Be there between 5-7 PM SLT.  Buy an item from any of the SOS vendors, then IM the store holder and get a free item of your choice.  There will be posters in the windows of participating stores.

Today, I’m showcasing some of the indoor Home & Garden items.

First up, we’ve got Storax Tree with a couple of gorgeous items – the “Heart and Home BBQ” and the “Heart and Home Coal Scuttle”. The scuttle has a LI of just 2 – look at all the detail in this small but necessary household item. The barbecue has lots of side details with pot holders and utensils, as well as glowing coals and an iron rack. All this for LI 8 and there’s texture change on the stone shelf and pot holders. Permissions are Transfer/Resize script for the both.

 

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Next, an elegant living room set by Outside the Box. Outside the Box, designed by Kasslina Moonglow, is a growing interior design studio that brings you furniture and decor that is at once, whimsical and modern: a fresh new look for your home.

sos-festival-outside-the-box

Here’s the pieces of the “Elegante Living Room Set” : –

OTB! Elegante Chair – LI 8, Copy/Mod, poses cuddles 11, 2 sequences
OTB! Elegante Sofa/PG – LI 15 Copy/Mod, poses 31 singles mixed, 16 cuddles, 7 for two friends, 8 for loving couples with one sequence
OTB! Elegante Urn, LI 3 Copy/Mod
OTB! Italian Screen – LI 5 Copy/Mod

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I turned my back for a moment and in came the Faunicorns! They really liked the vanity set by Spargel & Shine Homes and who can blame them. This charming antique piece comes with some extras – a chiffon floral scarf drapes over the mirror support and two memorabilia cards are stuck in the mirror frame. Adorning the dresser top is a pearl beaded lamp, a stemmed rose bud, and a wine glass with lipstick.

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The Faunicorns are by Jinx, who make all sorts of magical decor items, jewelry and other must have Home & Garden items. They are static decorations albeit poised endearingly, only  1 LI each.  The set is for three of them.

Having removed a couple of Faunicorns, I was able to get a closer shot of Victoria’s Vanity. Here’s details of the set: –

Victoria’s Vanity Bench – LI 3 – 7 poses – lipstick, facecream, brush, ponder
Victoria’s Vanity – LI 5
Beadwork Vanity Lamp – LI 5
Pink Rose & Lipstick Wine Glass – LI 3

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To view all these amazing Home & Garden designs visit…

SOS Festival Home & Garden sim – TAXI

For other sims please start here – SOS Festival Main starter Landmark – TAXI

final-poster-for-sos

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

P.S. Final Total for the “Spoonful Of Sugar Festival” Vendors

3,195,638  😀

Thank you on behalf of MSF/Doctors Without Borders!!

 

 

No April Showers at Heth Haute Couture!

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HHC - Bastian Suit - top 1

There’s wonderful gifts to be had in the Heth Haute Couture Group! For instance, “Bastian” is the April Group Gift. You get a whole outfit – a long sleeved couture shirt with an asymmetric collar in two versions, smart raw silk pants and dress shoes to match. Can’t be bad.

The alpha will provide cover for the whole of the suit including the shoes. You many want to dress on a posestand so you can move the shoes up to meet the pants. Having done that, simply right click on the avatar and adjust your Hover Height if needed. Simples!

HHC - Bastian Suit - top 2

 

There’s a choice of 5 Standard Mesh Sizes XS – XL. I was wearing the size XL shirt with the size L pants that covered the shoes perfectly. Here’s the textures close up so that you’ll see the pants have a softly textured raw silk look, the shoes are Italian leather and the shirts resemble soft velvet and various knit textures. I think these will come in handy for a lot of mix n match wear.

HHC - Bastian Suit - textures

 

Now you don’t even have to join the group to get these fabulous “Couture Aviator Shades” in 6 metal choices. Black, Gold, Antique Gold, Rose Gold, Platinum and Silver. Very stylish, they have a resizer version as well as a set version for each metal.

HHC - April gift - glasses

 

The background to the photos was taken in the “Whyte Orangery” from Spargel & Shine Homes. A lovely mostly mesh greenhouse in aged plaster and shabby tiles. It also features mosaic framed art and wall niches. Land Impact is 50 and it has a footprint of 10.5 by 12.5 m. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Visit Heth Haute Couture mainstore

Spargel & Shine on Marketplace

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 – Sahi Designs, aKa, Spargel & Shine, meadowWorks

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The RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 will open to the general public on February 14th and runs to March 6th. It’s the largest and longest running event dedicated to Home & Garden in Second Life™ and raises funds for Relay For Life – The American Cancer Society. Read more about it on their extensive website.  As you can imagine, there’s all sorts of exhibitors from well known brands to up and coming designers, hobbyists and professional merchants. Each exhibitor is required to release two brand new 100% donation items and there’s also a wonderful 50% donation gacha section and even a special hunt!

The Expo is now open!  But don’t worry if you can’t get in at first, you’ve got plenty of time to visit all the sims. Here’s an excellent shopping list by Wendz Tempest showing all the slurls to all the Designers on all the Sims – can’t get better than that.

As Pam asked for some furniture today, well I have some amongst other things!

Sahi Designs – well I couldn’t resist this beautiful tropical themed “Hawaiian Hideaway Hammock” set, it’s one of the 100% Donation items.

It’s texture change for various themes such as Caribbean/Maldives and you can  change hammock, raft and tube and hammock wooden attachment to palm tree. Other options are Set Access, Adjust and Swap. Lots of animations for singles, friends, cuddles, kisses, massages and naughty!

Sahi - Hawaiian Hideaway Hammock - full

Sahi Designs - Hawaiian Hideaway Hammock close up

 

Here’s one of Sahi Designs new releases – the “Winchester Lodge Living Room”. It’s a low prim set packed with animations in the chair and sofa. I think this would please both ladies and gents as far as decor goes and be a diplomatic set for couples!

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - full

For example… sofa n chairs… texture change for 5 options LI3   LI5,  deer head  LI3,  fireplace LI 9 on/off flames effect,  gunrack LI 7,  chandelier LI 3,   Mesa Rug has 6 texture options.  Lots of animations as for Hawaiian Hideaway Hammock. I loved this set 🙂  Permissions are Copy/Modify. (The house I used to display the furniture is an older one –  Durango Mesh Cabin by Stonewood Homes).

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - room view

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - room n texture change chair

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - room view 2

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - deer head 

Sahi Designs - Winchester Lodge Living Room - antler chandelier

 

– aKa – doesn’t have an Inworld store as yet and only sells at Events but keep on eye on this new and up coming designer!

The three 100% donation items are called, “Skyline” and there’s a console table, an antique copper lamp with decorative wire effect and a beautiful light oak chair that has 6 sits. All Copy/Modify.

- aKa - donation items

New releases for sale include this Industrial Style Skybox – the “Expo Skybox” which has a Land Impact of 38 including the surrounding scene. The front of the skybox is full of windows looking out onto the scene whilst further back is more private and split into various areas.

- aKa - skybox with table set

- aKa - skybox n table set 2

- aKa - skybox back

Industrial style furniture from various sets. Excellent!

- aK a - Industrial set

Spargel n Shine present the  “Bocas Belle”! Tess has outdone herself with this absolutely delicious house.  Bocas Belle is a country or beach home featuring carved wood window details, an open and bright floor plan with a sun room, kitchen area, and an upper loft. A decorator menu allows you to change the interior and exteriors wall colours and includes some vibrant and fun shades to choose from.

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - full

Land Impact is 110 which is great for all that detail. Footprint is 16m x 22 m approx.

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - full closer

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - downstairs to porch

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - upstairs

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - view to lounge windows

Other 100% donation items are a matching shabby white carved wood mirror at LI 3,  and a set of very useful 7 floral rugs at 1 LI each. I photographed just one of them but they’ll all go with the house, according to what wall colours you choose.

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - mirror n stairs

Spargel n Shine - Bocas Belle - multi floral rugs set

meadowWorks – Garvie’s got some amazing pieces for us!

These are all 100% Donation items – firstly, the “Rice Paper Swans”. There are 2 versions in the box. Two swans linked to a prim with a rotation script in it (pretty fancy scripting ) and a single swan. But they are all Copy/Modify so Garvie suggests you drag out dozens and dozens and dozens to light up your life on water or land.

meadowWorks - swan lanterns

“Rice paper Lanterns” in lots of colours! Lanterns are a symbol of hope, and wish lanterns in particular are a sort of material representation of a kind of prayer (or wish). There are 5 colours: pink, purple, blue, peach, and yellow, 3 sizes S,M,L and 2 versions rotating (R) and not, so that’s 30 lanterns to sprinkle around.

meadowWorks - lotus lamps

The statue called “Hope” which is inspired by post Emily Dickinson

“Hope” is the thing with feathers –
That perches in the soul –
And sings the tune without the words –
And never stops – at all –

And sweetest – in the Gale – is heard –
And sore must be the storm –
That could abash the little Bird
That kept so many warm –

I’ve heard it in the chillest land –
And on the strangest Sea –
Yet – never – in Extremity,
It asked a crumb – of me.

Garvie says, “I sculpted/assembled this piece “Hope” in January this year, and sold it at a different event (The Chapter Four), but since i never did get around to setting it for sale after the event ended, and all the sims at HGE just happen to be named “Hope” as well, I’ve decided to recycle/reissue it as a donation item. ”

meadowWorks - Hope

And just for a bit of daftness, try meadowWorks gacha – the “Yoga Frogs!”.  Adorable, green, health conscious lil amphibian friends for ponds and lawns.  Here’s four of them practising in the garden!

meadowWorks - yoga frogs gacha

 

Direct slurl to Sahi Designs on Hope 2

Direct slurl to – aKa – on Hope 8

Direct slurl to Spargel & Shine on Hope 1

Direct slurl to meadowWorks on Hope 4

Enjoy shopping!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Spargel & Shine Homes – Allison Antique Shoppe

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ss Allison front elevation

The ‘Allison Antique Shoppe’ is a beautiful, original mesh shop/prefab by designer Tess of Spargel and Shine. Available at the current round of the Cosmopolitan Event which runs for another week. To view this beauty in the flesh (or in the brickwork) take the teleport at the Cosmopolitan store to the housing and furniture display platform. It’s opposite the main entrance door.

ss Allison side elevation

Land Impact comes in at 23 for the current size and as the perms are Copy/Modify you can alter this. Please take a copy first though, as you don’t want to break the scripting which makes redecorating this shop easy. I’ve done some close-up shots so you can see the depth of texturing which is very fine.

ss Allison Decorator Menu

Find the ‘Decorator Menu’ just inside the door and do click around so you can see the full extent of possibilities. For the exterior, you can have either block – with 22 tint options – or brick. Brick gives a stronger feel to the exterior and would suit certain shopping sims well. There’s plenty of wall space for vendors, both downstairs and on the upper floor, with the use of slit windows on the side walls.

ss Allison front door

An above the door lamp switches on and off at a click and there’s a good spread of light which changes the depth of texture around the front elevation. The doors swing open and closed in a realistic manner.

ss Allison exterior block tint

ss Allison exterior brick

Then there are two interior options for the walls. One controls the downstairs and the other, upstairs. In this way it’s possible to create a different feel to the two floors.  My photos show ‘Sunflower’ downstairs and ‘Spruce’ upstairs.

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ss Allison Interior2 upstairs

The price is fair considering the scripting options to exterior and interior and also the fact that it’s original mesh that you won’t find elsewhere. L$925 for the duration of the Cosmopolitan Event. Although Tess designates this as a shop/store, I think it’s practical enough for a small home as well and at only 23 Land Impact, that’s an excellent second option. With the use of a Land Protector, it would have sufficient security for a home. There’d also be plenty of prims left for decorating and landscaping, even on a 512 parcel.

ss Allison stairwell4

 

ss Allison Interior downstairs

I used Windlights – Annan Adored Light Explosion 2 & TrinettySky – Midday Vivid Blue but ordinary Midday setting is still beautiful and further upholds the quality of the texturing.

 

Visit Cosmopolitan Event – Taxi

Visit Spargel & Shine Homes mainstore

Spargel & Shine Homes on Marketplace

Cheers, m’dears 🙂