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Skating about – Christmas Expo

Neve cords NEW - Christmas Expo Ollies Follies Hippo's - Tiffany Designs Corina sweater - Plant Pets ice skating ring

More news from the Second Life Christmas Expo – have you been yet?! If you haven’t you’re really missing a lot of FUN. Anywayyyy couple of items I wanted to share with you today, adorable hippo’s, yes yes festive hippo’s is a “thing”, sooper cute (and low prim) remember though – a hippo is for life, not just for Christmas ! Ollies Follies have got these adorable little beats for sale at the expo, some to hold, some to use as décor and some that fly right around your head. My sweater is from Tiffany’s, its called “Corina” and is a super big and baggy style thats perfect for the season. Leggings are from Neve, previously blogged but still welded to my legs cause they rock. You can just see Iam stood on an ice rink yes? Wellll Love Everlasting Plant Pets have this fantastical ice rink up for grabs. All sorts of coloured skates available with a unisex skate animation built right in.

Christmas Expo - Plant pets ice skating rink

Heres the aerial view, its an enormous set that will really complete your winter landscape. I love that it isn’t hard linked – meaning you can have as much or as little as you like on display. Its really a photographers dream set, so many spots to take photos and the bench is stuffed with lovely poses for single pringles and couples. You also get an “extras” pack with more of the same to splash about – brilliant!

Christmas Expo - plant pets skating rink decor

One of my fav things in winter are the chestnut sellers we get popping up in town – I adore those tasty treats, and here they are in the skating rink! Sweet details all around this set, so keep an eye out to spot them.

Love Everlasting Plant Pets @ The Expo

Ollies Follies @ The Expo

Neve market place

Neve store

Neve blog

Tiffany Designs @ the Expo

Christmas Expo Blog – all landmarks and info

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Home & Garden Expo – The little details

 

HGE R(S)W  chair - cookie tin & dragon

R(S)W  is a new-to-me store and I’m so glad I came across it in this years Home & Garden Expo – I know I will be a Secondlife long fan ! This is what I so enjoy about this Expo, every single year I find something new, or should I say someone new (well new to me anyway). I’ve been guilty of focusing on the grand things sometimes, and overlooking sometimes the most beautiful items. Take this chair for example. Its simply gorgeous, superbly crafted a real homely piece with such sweet details. The more I looked at it, the more I adored it. Of course its got an abundance of sit poses and amazingly comes in at 1 prim, that made my miserly heart very happy indeed. Did you see the dragon? Such a tiny piece, yet intricate and a wealth of detail – it doesn’t DO anything – it doesn’t have too, it just sits there looking dragon’ish ! My favourite thing this year is the cookie jar pictured above, a vintage scene on the tin which is utterly adorable, touch it and it offers you a choice of six cookies – take one and it asks permission to attach to your hand, youre animated to munch away on it – until- POOF- Its gone…fantastic ! I popped over to Robin Sojourner’s store and ohmaiii I better get some cash in because there are SO many thingsssss I want ! The store has some sooper items, including quilts, low prim coolers with poses that dispense snacks and more – visit at the Expo but don’t forget to take a peek at the store too.

R(S)W  @ The Home & Garden Expo

R(S)W  Store

Market place store

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Home & Garden Expo part trois

HGE Culprit 1 USE

More from the Home & Garden Expo ! Today I want to share some items from Culprit with you. I saw this villa on Flickr awhile ago and was super impressed. Its different and makes you want to twist and turn to see it from loads of angles . I spent ages playing with my windlight settings (and crashing because my graphics card hates me). In short if you’re looking for a unique build, or a special home – this is it. It has two levels, the ground floor is open, with arches leading to covered areas. On the bottom floor a beautifully simple pond decorated with Lilly pads is set into the paved floor. Its got soft and gentle watery noises – nothing that will have you reaching for the volume button!

HGE Culprit Villa

Upstairs are two spacious rooms or spaces, its airy and flows nicely, I thought perhaps a bathing area and bed chamber would be a good use of the areas. Everywhere you glance is another detail, another perfectly worked texture. The choice of colour and textiles is pretty outstanding. Even the gates open with a subtle swing, yes – I did play with them, something like a poorly chosen door script would set my teeth on edge – no worries here though !

HGE Culprit collage

It was enjoyable just being in this space, as you can see I couldn’t stop snapping away. The light just works so well through the windows and archways I was ever so impressed and a little bit giddy with excitement! Culprit has quite a few new items on show, like this fabbo brass lantern. I cammed inside and was delighted to find that the awesomeness extended actually inside such a tiny space.

HGE Culprit Brown leather seat

Ohhhh just one more thing from Culprit ? You’ve got to check this out – Not only some lovely poses for lounging about, but but but it’s just so pretty. It comes in brown or sleek black leather, my favourite is the brown, it has a really “lived in” look to it, like people have rolled around on it for years. Low low low Li and deliciously stylish – what’s not to love. Thankyou Eku ❤

Culprit @ The Home & Garden Expo 2014

Flickr isn’t working for me currently – will upload later

 

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Just in time

Cleo Design Hunt Prize (partial shown) The Home & Garden Expo

Hubbidy Hubba I have time to do ONE more Expo post yay! Above is the Expo hunt prize from Cleo Design, and be WARNED…its mahoooooosive! I’m showing only a small selection of the gift, three deck chairs which carry some pretty coolio poses in them and also are texture change hurrah! A table laden down with alllll sorts of treats, including beers, cokes, cakes and heaps more. In the box is also a projector, screen,cushions, fences etc…its such a generous hunt prize so make sure you search it out !

Cleo Design - Mesh beach house Home & Garden Expo

If you’re over at the Expo, take a gander at Cleom’s new mesh beach house…sooper low prim…three floors , and some lovely little details that will knock your socks off. First floor is your living space, teleport up a level to the bedroom, door to a beautiful deck and stairs will take you to the galleried upper patio…thats how Id use it..its up too you though ! I’ve placed one of the new benches on the lower level…

Cleo Design- bench for The Home & Garden Expo

…here it is a little closer up….I just adore the quality of the shrubs in these, realistic and so homey. The poses are brill, one of them animates you to spray the blossoms and even gives you a spray can to wear, perfect! Better dash only 48 hours left ! Thanks Cleom ❤

The Home & Garden Expo website (all landmarks and hunt info here)

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Higgeldy Piggeldy

CIRCA - table & chairs set -  Eclectica Flora summer hat NEW! Eclectica Hollywood shoes  coldLogic louise dress - [ba] mesh prefab bungalow

Ohmaigosh, only a couple more days for The Home & Garden Expo ! I still have SO much to share with you , sooo in a brave all out attempt not to miss (too much anyway) I’m going to post a LOT …feel free to ignore my rambling and eyeball only ! Here I am sat on the patio of yet another home by the talented Mister Anubis, that I just couldn’t refuse to own. It’s a mesh bungalow style build, a really spacious layout with lots of rooms and features built right in. Its even got a fireplace on the patio ! Check it out, you can’t fail to notice the quality of the build. I’m having a coffee (as per usual) lounging on the [CIRCA] – “French Persuation”  table and chairs set, absolutely love the animations in the chairs and the wearable props are top notch! (thank you Cherelle xx) Ohhh just a teaser, I’m wearing the new “Flora” sun hat by Elcectica, isn’t it just gorgy?! As with Tiffy’s jewelry pieces, this has SO many options on colour for lots of parts, hair included, or without if you prefer . (Thanks Tiffy xx)

CIRCA

Another item from [CIRCA] is this Ocean Traveller Ladder set, beautifully textured pillows, set before a shelving unit crammed with nic naks and a pretty potted fern.

Home & Garden Expo BA

Inside, the Barnesworth Anubis bungalow is just as well-built as the outside, I’ve placed these stunning pieces by  Dekute Dekore, a new-to-me designer, but one I shall definitely go visit when the Expo is over to see more ! Incredible realism on both the couch and chair…and SO low prim, plus great poses, whats not to love.

Home & Garden Expo Cobblestone RFL items

Couldnt resist sharing these items from Cobblestone with you..so bright & breezy. The ladder inspired shelf is so right now and the framed prints would jolly up any home ! Both these pieces are RFL items I believe…so dig deep !

The Home & Garden Expo web site (all landmarks and hunt info here)

Eclectica (for the Flora sunhat)

 

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Chapel of Style

Scarlet Creative - mesh Chapel

Not often you hear the words “chapel” & “style” used together is it? I’m going to though !  Charlotte @ Scarlet Creative very kindly let me play with her new meshy chapel that’s currently on show at The Home & Garden Expo… its in fact a happy coincidence that I have recently viewed two churches nearby to me in real life, they are up for auction and I’ve alwaysss yearned to live in one ! Charlotte’s version here in Second Life helped me see what might be possible in a conversion of a chapel…if only I had enough cash. Outside it’s still recognisable as a church…and why ever change that, I certainly wouldn’t.

Scarlet Creative - my Chapel - mesh NEW! -  [bauwerk] Felt bench NEW!

Inside however, it’s totally mind blowing ! The traditional shaped arched windows, lend themselves to blend in with modern decor. Its odd, but modern pieces just seamlessly fit in this space. [bauwerk] have a new range out at the Expo, I placed one of the felt benches infront of the windows and it looked like it had been made for that spot.

scarlet creative  [bauwerk] Hanging Bench Nature

Inside, the chapel has been shaped to accommodate living areas. There is a pool, complete with single and couple poses and further spaces that would be brill for a dining area or lounge . I placed one of the  [bauwerk] hanging benches in this passageway between the door and pool…love the effect…

Scarlet Creative - bed NEW!

Scarlet Creative also have two beds out as RFL items, cuddle and relax menu, single pringles and couples catered for ! Only 16 prims, a beautiful piece well made. It fits in the chapel perfectly…walk up the stairs to the galleried area…glass waist height walls make it light and airy.

The Home & Garden Expo web site (lists all exhibitors and the sims they are on PLUS hunt info!)

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Peace in the crowd

Home & garden expo Shady picnic tree

As with all big events in Second Life, sometimes as you wander around you find some peaceful areas to rest-a-while. If you can’t find them there, grab up a few pretty things and plant them in your own garden…as I did with this “The Olde Shade Tree Picnic Set” by  Roawenwood. It’s rather spectacular, a ginormous tree with a large canopy of leaves to keep you protected from the sunrays…big gnarled roots that ferret away into the earth, surrounded by stones and delicate sprays of flowers. Hidden beneath the tree is a traditional picnic rug, with poses galore for singles & couples….it doesnt get much more perfect does it?!

Home & garden expo Glas homes Natane home 61 prims approx - Two Moons Gardens Cherry Blossom Place

I mentioned this  Natane home by Glas earlier. Here it is in the background. Go take a look at Sandi Glas’s work, the Natane was my favourite as it could be so versatile. Use it as a sky home, or on the ground, it’s very stylish and modern but also works with a setting as above. (61 prims approx) – Two Moons Gardens created this stunning “Cherry Blossom Place”. A winding pathway, bench stuffed full of poses and flowers & trees…everrrrrrywhere!

Home & Garden Expo - Forest Feast trees - various

If like me you’re always looking out for outrageously beautiful trees with barely any prim cost…look at forest feast . They have some amazingly detailed trees for as little as 2 prims per tree, lots of options on them such as glow, colours etc. I made some patches of colour with them around Zan and I’s home sim at Dreamworks, they make such a BIG difference.

The Home & Garden Expo web site for all url’s and info

Look at the web site and go to the tab at the top for ” Exhibitors”. You will find a drop down menu for all the stores at the Expo, listing which sim they are in.