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New York State of Mind

New York State of Mind

Featuring :: NEWCHURCH ::

I love the industrial look and feel of this new release from :: NEWCHURCH ::.  The shape of the bed and the detail in the trim work is just beautiful.  I imagine someone would love to have this loft in Soho but they would have to sell an arm and a leg to live there…maybe even more body parts than that…like a kidney!  Luckily, this is Second Life where you can create your perfect living space for a fraction of the cost!

The Jules Industrial bed is available at the current round of We Love Roleplay.  It comes in adult and PG versions and has multiple texture options for the main bed, the pillows and the comforter.  We Love Roleplay will end on February 28th.

Decor Credits

:: NEWCHURCH ::

Jules Industrial Bed @ We Love Roleplay

Trompe Loeil

Paxton Chair w/ Blanket

Paxton Log Coffee Table

Balance Lamp

Llorisen

Long Narrow Frames Monochrome

Rosette End Table Black

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Large Beer

Black Blind Wide

[ keke ]

Sphere Chandelier

DISORDERLY

Fancy Glam Lighted Frame

Cozy Piles Coffee & Journaling

.:revival:.

Retro Gas Pump Cobalt – N/A – Store currently closed

Cheeky Pea

Modern Industrial Word Art

Fancy Decor

Co-Ed Mag

CHI(T)

Clutter Bowl

+Half-Deer+

Love Succs Round Cactus

Love Succs Tall Cactus

Love Succs Heart Cactus

Apple Fall

New York Studio Apartment (modified)

Tune

New York State of Mind – Billy Joel

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Safari Sunset

safari sunset

Featuring InsurreKtion

So I have said before that I don’t consider myself a “home and garden” blogger or a “fashion” blogger because I don’t want to limit myself to those categories.  I want to be able to blog what I like and what I am in the mood, artistically, to blog.  I did have a lot of fun with this photo though and its probably the “busiest” decor photo I have done.

Typically, and this is just my own opinion, I think a lot of decor photos are way overdone with too much “clutter”.  That seems to be a popular style though and sometimes that works great and sometimes it’s just too much and the items don’t relate to the scene and look like they were just thrown in to fill up space.  There are a lot of pieces in this Ethnic Collection set by InsurreKtion and I wanted to enhance them but also stick to the theme.  I had fun going through my inventory and even teleporting here and there, looking for things I thought would compliment the pieces in the set so that they would tell a story of sorts.  I am very happy with the finished scene.

The Ethnic Collection is available at the Boardwalk Event, going on now through February 15th.  It comes in Adult and Pg versions and can be bought as a set or as individual pieces. The lamps and spotlight are available in the full set only.

Credits

InsurreKtion

Ethnic Collection @ Boardwalk Event

Armchair
Bookshelf
Ceiling Lamp
Coat Rack
Coffee Table A
Coffee Table B
Coffee Table C
Coffee Table D
Drawers A
Drawers B
Mirror
Spotlight
Stool
Table
Table Lamp
TV Bench

After Party Diet Gacha @ The Chapter Four

Water Bottle A
Water Bottle B

Shabby Mudroom Set @ Lootbox

Bottle A

Dust Bunny 

Storybook Living Old Backpack

Just Animals

Giraffe

Elephant Trunk Up

Lion

Lioness

Tiger Looking

Gazelle Looking

Zebra

Fancy Decor

Inlaid Box

Print Books

Mounted Turtle Shells

Tuesdays

Dressing Screen @ Cosmopolitan

Trompe Loeil

Cassia Tent

Floorplan

Animalia Curtains

Vespertine

Painted Globe – Love

Apple Fall

Leather Strapped Trunk

David Heather

Dinner Basket

22769

Pipe and Ashtray

Bowl of Nuts

8f8

New Beginnings Kerosene Lamp

DIGS

Langston Book Decor

Ex Machina

Livingstone Explorer’s Canteen

Headhunter’s Island

Pirate Maps

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Cigar Box

Tangerine Studios

Double Barrel Shotgun Prop

Wulf’s Wonder Emporium

Pith Helmet

Dekka Raymaker

Magnifying Glass

Bazar

Toronto Bathroom Bottles

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Fruits Loose

Zodiac Exclusive

Deer Skin Xpose Rug

Tune

African Safari – Derek Fiechter

 

 

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Adventure at the Shore

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Featuring :: NEWCHURCH ::

I’m ready to move in!  I think I may need to recreate this for my main house in Second Life which is on the beach.  I definitely think there is a difference between a house on the beach and a house near the shore.  I think “tropical” when I hear the word beach and I think more along the lines of “nautical” when I think of seaside living.

In my mind the people who live here woke early,  someone made the bed and made some tea.  They have carefully lain out a map and compass to chart their course for the day.  They could be sailing enthusiasts, treasure hunters, explorers or just someone lucky enough to call this seaside home their own.

The centerpiece of the room is this beautiful sleigh bed by NEWCHURCH.  The wood grain is done perfectly and looks just like many antique beds I have come and go through my mothers home over the years.  She has always been an avid collector.  The Nicholas Sleigh Bed is available at Cosmopolitan and comes in PG and Adult versions.  The top quilt and pillows have a texture change menu and it comes with Copy/Mod permissions.

Credits

:: NEWCHURCH ::

Nicholas Sleigh Bed @ Cosmopolitan

Soy

Glass Fishing Float Blue

Glass Fishing Float Clear

Wooden Beaded Curtain

Sway’s

Nautical Decoration Frames Seashell & Starfish

Souvenir Jar Beach Postcard

Dust Bunny 

Hanging Plant Cheeseplant

Hanging Plant Spider Planter

Hanging Plant Ivy Planter

Hanging Plant Double Planter

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Breezy Ceiling Fan

Dysfunctionality

Timeless Side Tables

~isil~

*Nautica* Seagull

*Nautica* Anchor

Hive

Painted Seahorse Decor

tarte.

Repurposed Shipwheel Aqua

Sequel

Crafty Sailboats Set

Crafty Sailboats Medium

Floorplan

Leaning Oars

Trompe Loeil

Beachside Cabinet Blue Plain

Fancy Decor

Model Ship

CIRCA

Myst Area Rug Chenille Pale Ocean

Aphrodite Shop

Old Deco Lanterns (part of the Silver Seahorse set)

Ex Machina 

Map with Compass (Livingstone set gacha item)

DaD Design

Victorian Sunrise Cottage

Studio Skye

Beach Building Set – Skye Beach 4

The Beachstore

Romantic Sailboat

Song – God moving over the face of the waters – Moby

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Lazy Hazy Afternoon

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Featuring [Krescendo] and :: NEWCHURCH ::

Here we are, January 2nd, and we can all finally slow down from the hustle and bustle of the holiday.  I will slowly begin to take down the remaining Christmas decorations but not today.  Its grey and rainy and I want to catch up on my favorite blogs, sip some delicious flavored coffee and enjoy some me time.  It feels like a Monday but we are already mid week and the weekend will be here soon.  Hang in there!

Credits

[Krescendo]

Toronto Sofa @ Shiny Shabby

Hygge Holiday Basket

Afternoon Tea

:: NEWCHURCH ::

Silver White Winter Fireplace

Fancy Decor

Rameau Mirror

Cloche Clock

Callot Cabinet

Apple Fall

Apple Fall Coral Specimen

Apple Fall Times Newspaper

Apple Fall Argentinian Malbec

Ariskea

Star Wreath

Terre Automne Baby Breath

Artisan Fantasy

Apothecary Art

DRD

Rug Round Floral – Past Group Gift

Gardenhouse Clocks

Dust Bunny

Dwarf Fruit Tree Clementine

Raindale

Water’s Edge Lantern

Kalopsia

Old Box (Green)

DIGS

Etienne Coffee Table

{What Next}

Palma Stack of Books

Just Animals

Calico Cat Laying

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I Love Pillow Piles

Is It Saturday Yet_

Featuring On A Lark, Space Oddities & Sources

For as long as I have been in Second Life I have always loved a good pillow pile!  As a teen I remember begging my mother to let me take down the 2 twin beds that filled my upper loft bedroom and just put the mattresses on the floor, side by side.  Finally one day, she let me!  Once in the floor, they were roughly the size of a king size bed, a luxury to me, and I piled every spare pillow in the house on those mattresses.  I suppose that is where I first fell in love with a good pillow pile.

It was only natural to fix myself a Christmas pillow pile and this big, fuzzy pillow from Sources made a great start.  Then I added some more throw pillows from Space Oddities, which worked perfect with my black and pink theme, and my comfy PJ’s and slippers from On A Lark tied up all the loose ends.  I’m ready to stay put here until after Christmas!  Now who is bringing me treats?

P.S. REDEUX wraps up in a few days so don’t miss my featured items available there.  Info is in the credits!

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A Blue Christmas

A Fireside Christmas

Usually I stick to the traditional reds and greens in my indoor decorating but I have always loved blue lights on trees outside.  That being said, all it took was this beautiful set in shades of teal and blue to inspire me to bring a little of that blue indoors.

This set, Winter is Calling, is just one of the offerings by Beyond Majestic at the SL Christmas Expo and they are all gorgeous. Other sets include Up On the Rooftop, which is done in traditional colors and has a cute train going around the tree; Endless Winter is Coming, which has a darker feel, and the Expo exclusive, A Little Christmas Magic, which includes several little elves busying themselves in the tree and on the hearth.  You just have to see them.

Every one should make a trip to the Christmas Expo as there is something for all.  I love the way you can hop on the channel ice skating tour and effortlessly be guided along the ice, allowing you to window shop with ease.  If you see something you want to take a closer look at just hop off to take a peek and then hop right back on to continue your tour.  Don’t forget, creators are donating 50-100% of proceeds to the Relay for Life/American Cancer Society.  The SL Christmas Expo runs through the 9th so don’t be a last minute shopper…Go now and enjoy!  You can read all about the Expo here.

 

{Decor Credits}

Featuring Beyond Majestic & PurpleMoon

*Note – Extra tree shown in photo.

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A Real Page Turner

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I wonder how many people today know what that title means.  How many of us still read actual books?  With all of today’s Kindles and Glowlights and audio books, having to turn the page is becoming a thing of the past.  There is a used book store not to far from my home and I like to stop in from time to time just to browse and take in the smell.  Bookstores and used book stores have a distinct smell, like old fashioned hardware stores did.

I can remember when I was in high school and would take a load of books to the used book store.  You got credit for bringing in old ones which meant you got to pay the cheaper price posted for the ones you were purchasing.  It was a real money saver if you were an avid reader.  The owner had a cat that would follow me around the whole time I was there and as an animal lover it was hard to choose between looking at books or petting the cat.

This book nook is by Sway’s and will be available at Whimsical which starts on November 18th at 12 noon SLT.  It comes in PG and Adult versions and has texture options for the wood and pillows. Grab a book, a snack, have a seat and enjoy!

{Decor Credits}

Featuring Sway’s @ Whimsical