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Vintage Valentines

vintage valentines

Featuring *KATE*

I am a lover of all things vintage but especially vintage holiday decorations.  I saw these vintage Valentine textures quite a while back and knew that I wanted to use them sometime in the future.  I figured it would be in a framed display in my Second Life home since I wasn’t blogging back then but here they are and I am happy I get to use them for someone other than myself to see.

They just don’t make Valentines like they used to.  Most everything these days is licensed characters with a heart slapped on it somewhere.  I, myself, am a bit vintage so I can remember the cute Valentines with silly sayings like the bee saying “Bee Mine” or “Honey, I like you” and the little deer saying “I love you “deer-ly”.  I also remember spending the days leading up to Valentines Day decorating an old cereal box with construction paper and paper doily cut out hearts.  Once Valentine’s Day arrived we would all bring our boxes to school and when it was time to pass out Valentines we would drop them into each others beautiful cereal boxes.  Do kids even do that anymore??  If they don’t they are missing out on some great memories down the road.

*KATE* has released this adorable ring and bracelet set in time for Valentines Day.  It comes fitted for Maitreya and Slink and includes a hud to change metal textures as well as to hide/show the rings or bracelet. You can find it in the mainstore.

Credits

What I’m wearing

Body – Maitreya – Lara

Skin – Insol  – Nicole

Nail Polish – La Boheme LM With Love White

Rings/Bracelet – *KATE* – Love Set

Jeans – Addams – Collete Jeans

Sweater – ALT by Truth – College Sweater

Decor

Emily Desk – Second Spaces

Paper Hearts  – floorplan.

Jar with Reds – {vespertine}

Desk Chair – LAQ Decor

Old Scissors – PLAAKA

Sloppy Glue – Rachel Breaker

Scattered Papers – Vinscent

Vintage Valentine Textures – Texture Junction

*Cereal box made by Victoria*

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Country Kitchen

country kitchen

Featuring InsurreKtion

It wasn’t until I begin to do the write up of this photo that I realized it reminds me so much of my mothers kitchen.  Full of food, knick-knacks and love.  Featured here are items from the latest gacha set by InsurreKtion.  It’s the After Party Diet set and it is available at the current round of The Chapter Four.

There are 13 different items to collect and these beautifully detailed pieces are perfect to add some life to your kitchen.  Be sure to get yours before the event ends on the 30th.

Credits

InsurreKtion

After Party Diet Gacha @ The Chapter Four

Cutting Board A
Cutting Board B
Cutting Board C
Cutting Board D
Orange Juice
Weather Juice
Water Bottle A
Water Bottle B
Ice Bowl
Smoothie Small
Smoothie Big
Smoothie Jar
Vintage Blender

Old Barn Door

Rustic Pedestal Table

Lace Doily

Rustic Dining Chair

Primitive Cottage Rug

Rustic Chandelier

Trompe Loeil

Antique Hutch White

Dust Bunny 

Small Spaces Kitchen Sink Cabinet

Second Spaces

Flea Market Finds – Old Milk Glass

Well Stocked Pantry – Bowls

.ionic.

Hanging Casseroles

Brixley 

Vintage Decor – Soda Crates

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Green Grocers Market Trolley

[Krescendo]

Fruit Basket Brown – Green

Concept

Blueberry Bowl (old Arcade gift)

The Artists Shed

Country Planter Milk Can

Apple Fall

Milton Curtains

Ariskea

Harvest Cabin Verenda Addon

Studio Skye

Enchanted Woods

Heart Garden Center

Hollyhocks

 

 

 

 

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My Soft Place to Land

My Soft Place to Land

A soft place to land…we all need one.  I have a great one in my husband.  Now don’t get me wrong, sometimes he’s as soft as a brick if you know what I mean but that is to be expected in any relationship.  Not every day is perfect and there are times he makes me angry or just irritates me and I know there are times I do the same to him.  I don’t like picking up the jalapeno stems he constantly leaves on the kitchen counter and I know he doesn’t like it when I fact check him on things…like *ahem* the build up of co2 from a vent free gas fireplace for instance.

Even with all of that, he and I have far more perfect days than imperfect ones and I wouldn’t trade him for anything in the world.  I have learned a lot about relationships from him as well, most important I think is looking at things from the other person’s viewpoint….something that is not always easy to do when your emotions are in the way.  I have to remind myself that just because we are having an “imperfect” day doesn’t mean he has stopped loving me.  We can be angry with one another but that doesn’t mean the love is gone. He has stayed by my side through some major medical issues, provides a great life for the both of us, encourages my dreams, tells me he is proud of me and brings me a candy bar and a frozen coke several times a week as he comes home from work.  I hope he feels those same things from me..taken care of, respected and most of all, loved.

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Featuring PosEd Poses

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Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

Mirror, Mirror, On The Wall

Today I went to check out some sales and found this cute hall stand at Second Spaces.  They are having a half off sale and when I saw this, it gave me the idea for the picture.  I know I have mentioned being a Disney fan so it doesn’t take much to trigger a Disney idea.  We all know the line from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs spoken by the Evil Queen but today it turns out she wasn’t the “fairest of them all”.  I think this sexy little jacket by Meva helped me earn the title.  It is the newest creation by Meva, out today at Tres Chic.  It goes great with her other recent releases as well.  It comes with a texture hud for multiple color options too.  Don’t miss your chance to be “the fairest of them all”!

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Featuring Meva

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An October Evening

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Jack-o’-lantern

There is a shadow in the glass, A spirit in the candlelight.

There is a ghoul’s sneer in the night, A specter on the window sash.

We are not alone in this room!  In the jack-o’-lantern’s dim glow

Burns a hint of impending doom.  Does he know something we don’t know?

-Daniel F. Mitchell

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Featuring TLC Home Collection