My other house is a TARDIS

The Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair wraps up tonight, so if you haven’t been yet, do be sure to hurry on over! I’m not going to blather on because I have stuff to share, and due to being under the weather in RL, I haven’t shared it sooner. So… here’s the goods!

My adorable top is from ISON for Geeks ‘n’ Nerds. The “shirt” layer under it is texture change via a hud. The tights are from SySy’s as part of The Main Event.

Visit with the birds

You have may have heard of this little event called The Arcade. This gorgeous skin is from Glam Affair and is one variation of their Arcade skin Gemma. It’s youthful and gorgeous, and I fell hard for this face. The hair is a subscriber gift from Truth, so if you missed it, check the history on the subscriber in the store to see if it’s still available for redelivery! My eyes are from IKON, and they are from the Spectral eyes line he released at the current round of FaMESHed. They come with an awesome HUD and are definitely worth checking out. Best news is they’re still just L$150! I am only wearing the texture layer here, and for those who aren’t into mesh eyes, you still get all 5 sizes of texture eyes, too.

What a Gem...

This next pic features items from various stores and events, including Geeks ‘n’ Nerds. Full credits below, but the laptop, MP3 player and wires are all from Vespertine for Geeks ‘n’ Nerds.

My other house is a TARDIS

Here’s a closer look… the adorable little kitten curled up on my laptop is from Fabuleux and has holding poses. I just couldn’t resist rezzing her, and we all know cats love laptops.

Not a creature was stirring

More soon!

~Lucie

Credits
Fashion
Glam Affair: Gemma – Europa 05 F w/Moles 01 The Arcade
Truth: Fernanda hair – subscriber gift
IKON: Spectral eyes – Quicksilver FaMESHed
Mon Cheri: Falsies lashes
ISON: embossed sweatshirt – white Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
SySy’s: Diamond tights – Cherry The Main Event
Apple Fall: Hugg boots – Reindeer
Scene w/poses: W. Winx/Flair BICO – Snow Cardinals

Home Decor
Dysfunctional Designs: Lovely Lil Log Cabin, Holiday Tree
junk.: midwinter fireplace, ropey shelf – blue
vespertine: geekbook, MP3 player & ❤ cable deco – cloud Geeks ‘n’ Nerds Fair
tarte.: worn rug
DIGS: Festive Cookie Plate, Joyful Bottle Decor – White/Aqua
Fabuleux: Luna the Kitty, Xmas Reindeer Light – BlueSnow
A.D.D.Andel!: Winter Memories frame
Art Dummy: wintertide chair – Four Walls Hunt gift
DIGS: Joyful Bottle Decor – White/Aqua [MESH]

The Witch’s Workshop

October has always been a great month for events in SL. Of course, we have all the regular events happening, but right now there are a few special ones, too. Wizarding Faire, The Nest’s Halloween Hunt and Candy Fair in particular. This post is going to be image heavy, so I am not going to chatter on and on. Hey, I heard that sigh of relief! 😛

All three of these events end soon. Candy Fair on October 18th, The Nest’s Halloween Hunt on October 19th, and Wizarding Faire on October 20th. Be sure you don’t miss out. I will note in this post which items are from which events! Some items featured in this post are from another event, the Fantasy Gacha Fair. That event ends on October 31st, so you do have a little more time on that one! Also, please note the sim for that event is an adult sim, so you will need to be age verified. If something’s not clear, just ask in comments.

The Familiar

Qopi skin by Essences

Decor/Furniture Credits
Scarlet Creative: Autumn Reclaim Store/Home
KittyCats (Meowzers) wearing Halloween collar & witch hat
encore: President’s Chair & Grandfather Clock
Lark: Divination Books Wizarding Faire
Collage: Bat Wall Art
Sway’s: Paper Lantern [lampion] fall leaves / string
floorplan: Black Magic Candelabra Collabor88

Fashion Credits
Essences: Qopi Skin 03 – Ivoire TDR Fusion
LeLutka: Seiko Hair – Jessica (tinted to be brighter red)
IKON: Ascension Eyes – Forest
Mon Cheri: Falsies Lashes
Zenith: Owl Earrings
Maxi Gossamer: Jewelled Owl Necklace Short
Maitreya: Zipper Skinny Jeans #8 & Merino Sweater Eggplant
SLink: Relaxed & Flat Hands
Gos Boutique: Isabella Sandals – Black Collabor88

The Witch's Workshop

Credits (exterior only)
Rustica: SkyMoon Environment
Scarlet Creative: Autumn Reclaim Store/Home
Junk: Recyled Theater Seats Pattern
A.D.D. Andel!: Lace Covered Pumpkins Orange, Pumpkin cart and pumpkin basket
Bauwerk: Candy Sign Orange Candy Fair
Thistle: Owl Ceramic biggie & little The Nest’s Halloween Hunt
Sway’s: Paper Lantern [lampion] fall leaves / string
free bird: Candy Corn Stained Glass Hanging Panel Candy Fair
Organica: Ponderosa Pine
Botanical: Aspens FaMESHed
Zigana: Leafy Autumn Grass
floorplan: No tricks, only treats sign dollarbie @ mainstore

The Witch's Halloween Harvest

Witch's Feast

Credits

Art Dummy: Sustain Table Orange
Lark: Zombie & Skeleton Candy Buckets Candy Fair
Bauwerk: Lollipop Jar Candy Fair
floorplan: Bone Appetit, Nevermore & Mandible Plates, Pumpkin & Ghost bottles (all store dollarbies), Caramel Apple Platter, Pumpkin Ale Crates
O.M.E.N.: Halloween treats Derp Cookies & Tastey Chillers Chocolate gacha in mainstore
kitchenette: Plates Organic 5
Collage: Chocolate pumpkin muffin top, marshmallow ghosts Candy Fair
Beach Street: Ghostly candy dish Candy Fair
Beetlebones: Wizarding Marsh Toad Wizarding Faire
A.D.D. Andel!: Table Top Candy Cauldron
KittyCats (Merlin) wearing Halloween collar & witch hat

Charmed Treats

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Charmed

Credits

Lark: Halloween Dessert Table, Autumn Popcorn Balls, Autumn Cake Pops, Autumn Petite Cakes, Halloween Candy Garland (B) Candy Fair
Eleventh Hour: Wizard’s Cupboard and accessories, Pumpkin Painting Kit Fantasy Gacha Fair
Beetlebones: Wizarding Long Fingered Toad Wizarding Faire
Lark: Charms & Care Of Magical Creatures books Wizarding Faire
Lark: Imaginarium Librarium Harvest Shelves, Butterfly, Treasures, Roots, Poetry (rare), Mariner Books (previous Arcade, will be in mainstore soon)
PRIME: Candy Jar Candle Set Candy Fair
[DDD]: Lil’ Pumpkin Candle
POST: Humble candlestick stump
Consignment: Spell-o D’cauldron, The Incantanium Novellas Multi Wizarding Faire
A.D.D. Andel: Lace Covered Pumpkin Orange, Witch’s Brew Cauldron Table Top

Halloween Countdown

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Credits (bottom pic, see above for top pic credits)
O.M.E.N.: Wizarding Table Wizarding Faire
Collage: Wizarding Shelf Wizarding Faire
llorisen: papy clock shelves Halloween versionThe Nest’s Halloween Hunt

My Bungalow: Part 1

I fell in love with the Barnesworth Anubis Carraway Bungalow that was part of Collabor88 in August. It’s a big house, so it took me a while to decorate it! I have a LOT of pics for this house, so I decided to break it down into two posts.

I modified this house a good bit, in terms of textures. Some of the walls I just tinted, and some I used wallpaper on. Unlike some mesh houses, that was possible with this one. It took some trial and error, but it was a lot of fun to do. I like customizing houses, so that they feel more “me.” I never used to do this, but my BFF Rosa got me hooked, and now I love it.

So, here are the pics… or at least the first batch. I’ll try to keep my comments to a minimum. As always, please click through the pics to see them bigger in Flickr. You’ll also find notes on each pic with where each item is from. If I missed something (I hope not!) or you want more info, feel free to ask in the comments here or on Flickr, or IM me in world.

Autumn Daze

Porch

I have to say this… the Carraway comes with several gorgeous built in cabinets and shelves. The best part? They are all functional, meaning they open!

Mantle

I wanted to particularly point out the adorable Friends artwork seen in this next collage because it is an item from Sway’s for the current round of The Arcade, and you only have a few more days to go try to win it!

It's the little things

Live comfortably

This college shows the dining room built in, which I photographed with some doors open, so you could get a better idea for what I mean about what an awesome detail this is.

And everyone was invited

The second post will be coming soon, so keep an eye out for it!

~Lucie

Dragonfly Cottage

When I saw Eku Zhong of Culprit posting WIP pics of the Dragonfly Cottage, I knew I would need it. You can see her pics here. It’s a perfect summer home. I love the colors, and the gorgeous texture work. Eku also included the texture maps so people can modify to make their own. I’m utterly clueless about these things, but I thought it was a really cool feature for those of you who are able to do this.

This post is going to be pic intensive, so I am not going to talk much. I’ll mostly just share the pics. As always, you can click through to Flickr to see notes on each image for the items featured. If you want to know something specific, please don’t hesitate to comment here or on the Flickr link.

To decorate the living room, I took advantage of the recent fri.day/fri.home 50% off sale. Oh, and I have to point out that lamp. It’s from a brand new store, encore. Isn’t adorable?

Dragonfly Living Room

Dragonfly Fireplace

I love anything tea related… in RL or SL! So I had to have this cabinet from floorplan!

Tea Time

My kitchen features the Salty Dogs & Mermaids kitchen from LISP and the dining set is LAQ Decor. I love the dining set because you get tons of colors, and you can choose from a wide variety of table settings, too.

Dragonfly Kitchen & Dining

The sun porch has such a beautiful tile floor, and the colors are gorgeous with the teal/greens of the walls and outside. The rug is from encore.

Dragonfly Sun Porch

The cottage has a wrap around deck that rocks!

Dragonfly Deck

The large upstairs loft has a balcony. One thing I especially like about this house is that the doors stay open unless you close them. I wish more houses did this, especially ones that are perfect for warmer weather.

Goodnight Moon

This sewing machine from Kuro makes me nostalgic. My mom had an antique sewing machine in RL when I was a little girl. I used to push the pedal (and then get yelled at when I got caught). The rug in this pic is from encore, too. I feel SL has a shortage of good rugs, especially ones you can resize, so the rugs from encore really made me happy!

All Sewn Up

This bed from Cheeky Pea is just adorable. I’m kind of obsessed with beds in SL, and this is one of my favorites ever.

Dragonfly Bedroom

Finally, this gorgeous table is from Senzafine. It’s inspired by Tolkien, and the detail on it is utterly spectacular. My picture frame from What Next has a shot of my youngest SL sister, Isley. The calendar from Cheeky Pea is set to August 31st because that’s Isley’s RL birthday. 🙂

Again, if you have any questions about anything, don’t hesitate to ask, here or on Flickr! I love comments.

Well, I’m off to decorate my next house… stay tuned.

~Lucie

No Room To Walk

So I went a little crazy with goodies from The Arcade. I said I wouldn’t go nuts this time… well. You be the judge of how that worked out.

No room to walk

Since I have three floorplan tents, I had my BFF Rosa come over to a slumber party. We each have our own Art Dummy alarm clocks, set to our time zones (she’s Central, and I’m Mountain). Our matching PJs are from Blacklace, and we’re both wearing slippers from Conspiracy Theory (that were at the last round of The Arcade).

Sleepover BFFs

If you click through on any of these pics, you can hover for notes on where each item is from. Or you can just ask me. My adorable house is from Trompe Loeil for Collabor88. It reminds me of my RL dream house, or at least similar to that style, so I had to snag it, and you still have time to head there and grab it, too!

These piglets from Ohmai just make me smile. If you click through on this pic, you’ll get the name of each one. Harry Porker is probably my favorite! Check out The Arcade Shopping Guide for all the awesome goodies, and hurry because it ends tomorrow!

Piglet Collage

Finally, not Arcade related, but from another event ending this weekend… this utterly adorable skin from La Petite Morte for My Attic. It’s only L$95 and includes zinc nose tattoos. I snagged one for myself and then sent my six year-old over there. Isn’t Alma cute??? I’m a terrible “mom.” I must’ve not put enough sunscreen on her because her cheeks are burnt… btw, her hair is from Magika where there is a 50% off sale happening.

Alma Summer 2013

Credits
Lucie:
Skin: Glam Affair – Zara – America – Clean
Hair: Truth – Charlize – Reds04
PJs: Blacklace – Chloe – Teal
Slippers: Conspiracy Theory – Mouse
Hands: SLink – Flat (R) & Gesture (L)
Tent: floorplan – Sleepover Tent – Citrus

Rosa:
Skin: Izzie’s – Asia – Medium
Hair: Truth – Rory – Pumpkin
PJs: Blacklace – Chloe – Pink
Slippers: Conspiracy Theory – Teddy
Tent: floorplan – Sleepover Tent – Cloud

Alma:
Skin: La Petite Morte – Ophelia T4 m1
Eyes: IKON – Horizon – Verdigris
Hair: Magika – Little [01]
Dress & Hairbow: Little Ones Couture – Dorothy Dotted Dress – Lavender
Pose: Built into Culprit’s Dragonfly Cottage front porch

There’s no place like home!

A while ago, I promised to show you more of what has become my favorite ever home in SL. This Lodge from Zacca has such a dreamy quality to it, and yet I can absolutely imagine a home like this existing in the real world. It makes me think of something you’d find in some old little village in the UK. I admit, this house was a challenge for me to decorate. I was fortunate that one of my friends told me about Dysfunctional Dolly Designs, which helped me keep some of the”old world meets new” vibe I wanted. This is the front of the house. My tulips are from Organica and I love how detailed they are.

Zacca Lodge

This next pic features a couple of items from the current round of FaMESHed. The hair from Exile combined with the adorable shoes from LaRoo inspired a look that made me think of Dorothy from The Wizard Of Oz. I love heels with socks, and I fell hard for these shoes. I had a really hard time debating a color, but ultimately went with one of the florals because it’s (nearly) summer and I wanted something summery! The odds are very high you’ll see these shoes again in a darker shade come autumn. My skirt is from DCNY and the top is from Coco, which was a “new to me” store. My look isn’t exactly identical to Dorothy’s, but rather just overall inspired by that.

This ain't Kansas...

Here’s a close up collage, of both the LaRoo shoes and the adorable Greymoon bag I’m holding. There are multiple colors and styles, and they are in a gacha, so you’ll have to try your luck to see which one you get! I’m wearing one of the Rares. It features art from Alice In Wonderland. Given all the recent hoopla over copyright and IP infringement, let me say first hand that the designer is a dear friend who researched thoroughly to make sure she was using art that is no longer under copyright. These bags are so cute, and they fit my mood. Maybe it may seem odd to mix Alice In Wonderland with something sort of Oz-ish, but I’ve been watching a lot of Once Upon A Time recently… so it felt perfectly fine to me!

No Place Like Home

Oh, and since my skin is one the new Pink Fuel Harley skins for The Arcade, I had to take a close up shot of it. I still need to go try to win the rare!

Pink Fuel Harley *Arcade*

Now, back to the house… you’ve seen the outside. Let me show you inside. This is what you see when you open the front door… this gorgeous window with the build in daybed (complete with poses) that looks out on the courtyard.

Zacca Window

My living room is decorated primarily with items from LISP. As always, you can click through on any of these pics and hover for notes on where each item comes from. If you want any specifics, just ask me!

Zacca Living Room

This house has two rooms, one of which I made a kitchen. Here are a few pics of that. I have to comment on the dining set because I coveted this set for months… and I finally caved and got it because nothing I had was right for this kitchen (or so I convinced myself). It’s from LAQ Decor and you get a bunch of colors. The table has rezzers and a ton of options for what to have out (if anything). There’s even a funky timer setting called Auto Clear, so you can have it set to de-rezz on its own!

Dining Area

Kitchen 2

Kitchen 1

The other of the two rooms I made into the bedroom, with space for reading and writing because I can’t not have books and pads or typewriters, even in a virtual world!

Bedroom

The typewriter in this collage pic is from Floorplan, and it’s one of the items you can snag at The Arcade. This is the rare floral version.

Bedroom Collage

If you’re looking for an unusual house, this is definitely one worth checking out. I am so in love with it that I’m having a bit of a tough time breaking it all down. I rarely stay attached to houses once I’ve decorated and photographed them, but this one is something pretty darn special.

~Lucie

Fashion Credits:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Harley 06 (The Arcade)
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Eyes: IKON – Destiny – Nymph
Hair: Exile – Hold On Loosely – Dark Reds
Top: Coco – Cropped Sweater – Pearl Grey w/lace collar
Skirt: DCNY – A-Line Skirt – Basic Grey
Shoes: LaRoo – Ellie – Yellow Floral (FaMESHed)
Bag: Greymoon – Alice Manuscript – Striped – Rare (The Thrift Shop)
Pose: Embody – Stand Out 5

Pose Fair 2013 – Last Call!

Pose Fair 2013 ends on Sunday April 14th! Be sure to stop by before it ends because there are so many goodies to be had, all in one place!

Here are a few more of my favorites. First, from Hopscotch this adorable multipose prop. It comes in a version for regular avs, but I chose the one designed for petites, because it really does seem like the perfect little home for a tiny fairy! I took this pic at Chakryn Forest, one of my favorite sims that allows rezzing. It’s a sim that has a fantasy feel, so I knew it would be perfect for this shot. My petite av is from Al Vulo. Isn’t she cute? She was a gift from my dear friend Lyssa, and I think this is the first time I’ve blogged as a petite!

Dreams of the Fairy

Speaking of Lyssa, I recruited her for this next pic. I fell in love with this Art Dummy/Flowey collaboration for Pose Fair, A Story To Tell A Friend. I just had to have it. Lyssa & I are both wearing items from Collabor88’s April round, too. Check the credits for specific details on that! I took this pic in my cute little Funky Junk schoolhouse, and if you click through to the pic, I have put notes on the various decor items so you know where they are from. If you’d like to know more about any piece, just ask me in comments (here or on Flickr).

Girl Talk

My next pic features another of Hopscotch’s Pose Fair releases, from the Standing Pretty pack. I fell in love with this Magika hair. It’s edgy and sassy, and what can I say… I felt rebellious that night. So much so I even bought the dip dye or ombre or whatever the hell ya wanna call it pack of colors. This beautiful suede dress is from Blacklace, and I must admit, I felt pretty sexy wearing it. My jewelry is from Cae, which I thought added a touch of elegance to my rebellion.

Seeing Green

In the next pic, I’m using one of Adorkable’s Bam poses, also from Pose Fair. For the full body shot, I added my Angelique heels from Gos Boutique. Very sexy, and they definitely suited my mood. Oh, also… did you notice my hands? I finally bought a pair of SLink’s mesh hands. It took me a while because since I change skins so much, it’s a lot of tinting. And I hate tinting. But now Siddean, of SLink has released developer kits and lots of skin creators are making appliers for it, and there are now so many nail polish add ons, too.

Rebel with jewels

There are just so many great stores participating in the Pose Fair, and you definitely should check it out before it ends!

~Lucie

Credits
Look 1:
Petite Avatar: Al Vulo – Livia 2 – Fairy tone
Outfit: Evie’s Closet – Petite fairy
Hair: Wasabi Pills – Monique – Gingerbread
Pose/Prop: Little Home (petite)

Look 2:
On Lucie:
Skin: Cupcakes – Emmy – Sunkissed
Hair: Truth – Elisha – Blood w/roots
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Pewter
Top: Tee*Fy – Rachel’s Ruffle Sweater – Grandmum’s (Collabor88)
Pants: BOOM – Miami Linens – Coral

On Lyssa:
Skin – Belleza – Summer
Hair: Elikatira – Away – Black 04
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Top: (fd) – Button Shirt Side Tucked – Black (Collabor88)
Shorts: (fd) – High Waist Cutoffs – Dark Denim (Collabor88)
Feet: Gos Boutique – Flat

Look 3:
Skin: Pink Fuel – Alyx – Smokey (eye A) – Peach – w/classic lipstick – vintage red (teeth)
Eyes: IKON – Ardent – Moor
Lashes: Gaeline Creations – Fantasia
Hair: Magika – Awake – Color pack 3
Dress: Blacklace – Tahlia – Lucky Green
Jewelry: Cae – Sakura (necklace, ring & bracelet)
Hands: SLink – Mesh Hands – Gesture
Nails:
Gos Boutique: Angelina Peeptoe – Silver
Poses: Hopscotch – Standing Pretty 5 (pic 1) & Adorkable – Bam 1 (pic 2)

Goodbye to Wynter…

There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. ~Jane Austen

I love that quote. I’m a homebody. This is true in SL and RL alike. While I love traveling, and a good road trip can make me about the happiest person on earth, at the end I am always happy to come back to my own bed, to the comforts and familiarity of my own home.

In SL, I love changing houses. I love decor. I love the lack of dust and dirt. 😛

In January, I started to use this adorable Wynter Cottage from Funky Junk. It’s the first house I’ve ever had where I retextured the rooms. My BFF Rosa is always retexturing houses, but I’ve always just bought houses I loved the textures in, so I never bothered. I liked this house as it was, but I wanted to get creative and find ways to make it more “me,” so I decided to try it. I honestly expected to fail… but I wound up loving the results, at least I did after hours and hours of internal debate! The textures I used are all from Insight Designs, with the exception of the study, which are from (]LL[) Designs.

Probably not surprisingly, with a name like Wynter, this home has frosted windows, and there’s an option to make it looking like it’s snowing outside, by clicking on the home control system. While we will likely get snow where I live until mid-May (sometimes later), I’m ready for spring! And so, since I know I will want to change houses soon, I decided it was time to snap some pics of this one.

First up is the bathroom. I haven’t had a bathroom in SL in a really long time, and I still don’t have a toilet, since Rosa gave me a cute little outhouse. But I loved the elegance of the Ondine bath set from What Next and wanted to build a bathroom around it. The reclaimed fireplace is also from What Next, but the candles used to light it are from Art Dummy, as is the Silence wall art. You can click through to flickr and hover over this image (or any other in this post) to get details on where each item is from, or you can ask me in comments. Or even IM me in SL. I don’t bite!

Bathroom Collage

The second floor of the Wynter Cottage is a huge attic room, which is a great master bedroom that leaves plenty of room for little nooks. I created a music nook and a comfy little reading nook. I fell head over heels in love with the Chair De Lune moon chair from floorplan. Really, it is called a chair, but it would work as a bed, too. It has sleeping poses and it’s so darn cute. I love anything with moons or stars, so I knew I’d need this one when I saw it. My music nook consists of various What Next pieces.

Attic hang out areas

My bed set is the gorgeous one from LAQ Decor. I’ve used the bed in posts before, and will again… but it’s unlikely it will ever look exactly the same twice. That’s because there are tons of color options. The comforter, top sheet, pillows and even the wood on this bed all have so many color/pattern/wood choices. Then, just to add to it, you can tint all the various parts, which really makes this incredibly versatile. It’s also mesh, and the LI is really low… just 12 for the nightstands (all the stuff you see on them is affixed to them) and the bed! My chair is from Senzafine, and the pile of books are Old Books from Garden Of Dreams.

Bedroom

My living room is nearly entirely What Next. I used the Charlotte set. The cats and the tea and cupcakes are the only items not from What Next in this pic. Well, and obviously the house. It was January, but I wanted splashes of color, and cheer. It’s weird for me, since I’m not really into pink (poor Rosa nearly passed out), but I really wanted to feel like it was almost spring… now, today, it finally is!

Living Room

I turned the screened in porch into my study. Since it was, in fact, still winter I added a cozy woodburning stove from Lisp. I really love how this room came out. My younger sister Ali and Rosa like to tease me about my “clutter” love, but it makes me feel cozy. I’d have even more clutter if I could! My baby sister Isley’s things are in the study, including the What Next chalkboard I always rezz for her so she can study her letters and numbers. 😉

Study

This next picture is from a part of the living room I didn’t photograph, mainly because it involves furniture I’ll soon be using in a new home style blog. But I had to snap a pic of this spool table top from floorplan and the items I rezzed on it. The little box is from Beach Street, and I just adore it. I’ve felt that way about tea my entire life. I don’t know why, but tea has always made me feel comforted and calm, yet sophisticated and worldly… all at the same time. My journal is from What Next, and the teacup lamp is Lisp.

Tea

Finally, the kitchen. Again, it’s been a long time since I had a kitchen in SL. I fell in love with this Lisp kitchen, and I knew I had to have it. My art is from a combo of What Next and Sway’s. My little piggy bank is from Sway’s, too. I love her. She has pretty flowers (not visible here) on her side. She also works, so feel free to come by and pay my piglet (just kidding… you’d get kicked if you’re not on my security, lol). My teacups and spoons chandelier is also from Sway’s. I have a bit of a “thing” for spoons because of something called The Spoon Theory. The Spoon Theory was written by Christine Miserandino, and it was how she explained life with a chronic illness (in her case, lupus) to her “healthy” friend. I’ve used it many times myself, since first reading it, to try to better explain life with fibromyalgia. If you talk to me, you’ll frequently hear me say “I have no spoons” or something akin to that. Well, that’s what it refers to, and so between that and my insane tea obsession, I had to have this lamp!

The dining set from What Next is technically intended to be a garden set, but I had to have it for my little kitchen. I loved the fresh feel of the strawberries, and again, despite my usual aversion to pink, I felt the splash of fresh was very welcome in the long winter months.

Kitchen Collage

And now, with the arrival of Spring, I think it’s time to say goodbye to Wynter… you’ve been a great house, and undoubtedly one I’ll return to next year.

~Lucie

Credits: Click through to Flickr to see notes on where each item is from. Feel free to ask specific questions!