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Upgrade your living space – Dollarbies

Found a new-to-me designer called The Tinsmith. Grabbed up these two gorgeous skyhomes , at just $1 why not! This home is only 20Li – let that just sink in for a moment. Yes 20Li, two floors, little reading nook, lighting, 100% mesh.

The textures are very sleek and modern and would lend to some great interior design. Light and airy fresh and bright.

In contrast is this sky home from the same designer with light wooden floors, wooden beams in the living space and 3 spacious bedrooms !

This one is only 29Li complete. The bedrooms are great sizes, or perhaps use one as a bathroom? I was mentally working out where I would place my gear as I walked round – so pretty and warm. The Tinsmith has just six homes for sale and all are $1L .

The Tinsmith market place store

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Totally ignore this until the 10th….and I will repost it.. (25Lds Gifts).

Ooooo I snuck in lol way too early lol. Methinks someone forgot to put up ban lines as I was able to TP in with no problems but I’ve had a lovely message sent to me as it turns out this event doesn’t even start till the 10th of October!

I now feel naughty but not guilty lol.  So check the gifts out but I’ve removed the LM and will do a reminder on the 10th of October.

A new event has just started and it’s called “Samhain: A Pagan Festival” and this is what Google says about it.

Samhain (/ˈsɑːwɪn, ˈsaʊɪn/; Irish: [ˈsˠəuɪnʲ] Scottish Gaelic: [ˈs̪ãũ. ɪɲ]) is a Gaelic festival marking the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter or the “darker half” of the year. Traditionally, it is celebrated from 31 October to 1 November, as the Celtic day began and ended at sunset.

Never ever heard of it but I do know one of the Gifts set out for us as I already own it but I ain’t mad at paying the 25Ld …Group Joining Fee for it and the other Gifts at this event.

This is a dark and foreboding black cube to have hovering over your home and inside is just as dark and foreboding.

I’ve had my copy of this for years and even now I’m stunned at the use of texturing and lighting to create such an atmospheric look and feel.

EDITABLE! Although so far all I did was remove the chair in the middle of the room and replace it with this other gift.  Super poses in it great attention to detail etc.

Also, some great poses in this set of luggage as well which make it look like you’re a weary traveller waiting for the next train out of town.  It is a bit on the big size for shoving in my home so I checked and you can shrink it which of course may affect the poses but it makes it much easier to use in a home.

The traveller’s journal set isn’t the last gift I picked up, they are a set of old portrait paintings which again like everything you’ve seen are just excellent so I’ve already relabelled the folder and next time I have a darker home they will go on the wall.

Let’s talk about prims, the skybox around the 50 ish mark, chair and stool 24 ish, the suitcase set definitely 7 prims and the notebook set 4prims.

You will find these and maybe other gifts, I think I got them all, to your right when you walk into the event.

PS.  Think “outside of the box”.  I’ve mentioned that the skybox is editable and although I’m not sure how much you can edit once that chair is removed think about changing it into a dark and decadent bedroom!!!! For those of you who enjoy a bit of kink in SL it’s a perfect room to play in.

 

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Worth it (Free)

 

For some reason I found myself at Lagom – and there were a lot of lucky boards. Decided to camp out and see what turned up, et voila. The boards roll along quite swiftly and in no time I had won this rather fab earth shaped wall light – only 1Li.

Next my letter came up for the (IMO) best prize – the converted barn sky box ! I spent the next few minutes wondering why I kept on sinking through the floor – finally fixing it by making my own transparent platform to slip underneath – if you win this and want that texture – shout and I will send it. Just 25Li and really adorable – its a keeper for moi.

Lagom

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I think I’ve found my new home.(Freebie).

I sat my skinny AV ass down determined to work through a whole load of gifts from an event long, long over now and came across a stunning backdrop from a shop called Varonis. No this isn’t my new home the details are in the last part of this post.

This is the new Group Gift from Varonis and yes it’s FREE.

I know that for many people a backdrop isn’t really a useful thing and that’s why even though you may never use one I say you really have to admire the quality.  This room is pretty big it’s more warehouse-size which means that if you do take pictures you will have no issues getting great angles.

As you can see there is a doorway which leads onto a small corridor with totally different colours and again another photo opportunity.

All of these pictures have just been taken in my sim setting so you can really see the quality in the lighting and use of textures to create such great and workable backdrops.

There is a small selection of clothing but really this shop is backdrops AND builds which is how I’ve found my new summer home.  For the first time in years, I think I will be living in the sky because if you check out the Lueur skybox demo you too will find your jaw-dropping at the stunning texturing/lights, price and prims! This skybox reminds me of one I already own and yet if I placed them side by side the older one will look so much chunkier and dated which in all fairness it is since I’ve had it for XXX amount of years.  So at some stage, I think I will rezz myself a little hut or I did pick up an 88Ld caravan from Collab88 and live in the sky for spring and summer.

Varonis

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Its a cutie & Free

Popped over to the 3D Winter market – found a few little items to decorate my home and then spotted this gift from Simply G – a snuggly skybox – just 12 Li and really well made. You also get a room divider in the box. You will find this, along with loads of other gifts under the huge Christmas tree in the far corner of the market – no group join required.

3D Republic Market

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Slightly disapointed, NOT.(Freebie & Cheapies).

The one thing I try to do when grabbing freebies is to check out the shop they came from and I’m going to have to mention the “The Liaison Collaborative” again because this is where this freebie gift of decorative scattering of leaves and sparkles came from.

Gorgeous and only 1 prim for each big patch and I think in the end I had to rezz just 3 of them to cover the front of my house.

PS. That pram doesn’t contain a baby it has something even better…a sleeping cat in it.

Once done I TPed over to the shop who had donated this gift to the Liaison Collaborate event and it turns out SynCo is mainly a jewellery shop.  There are some nice pieces inc a delicate snowflake set but you know I don’t do jewellery.  So I almost left till I spotted that the Group Gifts do include 2 skyboxes and 1 prop box.

Taken just in my sim setting and all that stuff you see through the feature window are the trees on my land so you can see that you get a clear and unobstructed view through them.

This is the same design as the first but in a more Sci-Fi style.  Both boxes are big, big enough to really create a home inside and ONLY 3PRIMS!  Again if you want an SL home for Christmas you can rent one of the smallest plots with low prims really cheaply, rezz one of these and still have plenty of prims to decor it to your hearts content.

I’m not showing you the prop room, it’s a cube with cubes in it.  A nice hud to allow you to change the colour of the walls and the cubes.

The SynCo Group only costs only 13Lds to join and there are other GG’s inc earrings and a choker.

SynCo

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Thrifty idea (Free)

One of my favourite past times in Second Life is looking at homes and whilst I was at AT Design I spotted a board saying “Useful”, on that board is a free gift of Skybox covers. If you never knew you needed one of these – well you DO! Such a nifty idea. We all have some of those gorgeous skyhomes right? The ones that are gorgeous inside but look like a carbuncle on the outside? Yeah you knowww. So in this box are covers, many different sizes with a texture change function with lots of different facades to choose from. Simple but effective and just 1Li !

AT Design