Home and Garden

No where…

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In the land of nothing, in the middle of nowhere, lies a oasis of beauty, peace, and serenity! The stillness of the air is only disturbed by the gentle flowing of water from the fountain of the TLC Little Bit of Zen and the flapping of dragonfly’s wings as it alights from Lotus to Lotus. Your eyes cannot help, but to be drawn to the colorful Koi Fish that swim lazily about or the inspiring stately look of the Red Crown Crane, looking for lunch!

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Your life will be impoverished, indeed, if you can ignore the beauty of the magnificent Di’Cor Asian Pavilion. As you peer inside, the welcoming, exquisitely set tablescape, and the obvious comfort of the chairs of the Pewpew Zen Dinner Set, beckons you to come, stay awhile, and partake of the sake.

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Here whispered sweet nothings are made more meaningful by the trickling of water, that sounds almost musical to ear from the .peaches Soothing Fountain found upon the table. As you gaze about in utter amazement you catch sight of the HEXtraordinary Zen Juniper Bonsai and Table and are stunned into reverential silence.

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Your eyes, appreciatively, travel upwards to the fascinating, delightful *::.who what.::* akari kingyo and watch as the gold fish dart about the hanging bowl light. You marvel at the age old winsomeness of the hand drawn silk screen of Zen Creations Nagusami Wall. Reluctantly you pull yourself up as your time has come to depart and you notice the loveliness and symmetry of style of the elegant Mesh India Stone Lanterns and the in bloom Bonsai/Sand Décor that adorns the landing. As you walk away, the soft sway of the splendid Chestnut Trees and Wild grass by Little Branch, offers you one last caress. After you have walked a ways, you look back, with new fond memories and become startled as the oasis of beauty, peace, and serenity, is gone.

For the TLC Home Collection, you take the limo below
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Bella%20Donna/205/115/26

These items came from the August Crate from Deco(c)rate
Past crates can be purchased at this location
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Harms%20Way/82/146/1234

Mesh India Stone Lantern Light,
Mesh India Bonsai & Zen Sand Décor,
Little Branch Sweet Chest Nut{Seasons}*Animated,
Little Branch Wild Grass {Dry}*Animated,
.peaches. Soothing Fountain,
*HEXtraordinary* Zen Juniper Bonsai and table,
Pewpew! Zen Dinner Set,
Di’Cor Asian Pavilion,

You can take the limo below to visit *::.who what.::* http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/japan%20canvas/119/99/2022

For Zen Creations you can take the below limo
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Island%20of%20Zen/53/143/29


The Librarian’s Lair

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Our Librarian travels the world and her world are books! Her passionate pursuit of the bound leather and gold that are filled with secrets, knowledge, of ages long gone, current events, and things yet to happen, excites her, thrills her, like nothing else can! Imagine, with just a careful turn of a page, her ardor is  awakened, aroused, and is sated. So it is not surprising, that her small personal space is filled with that love…books! Her home is truly one that is stuffed to the rafters with books of every kind and all that inspires her.  Let’s take a peek and open a page into her private world…the world of the Librarian’s Lair!

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Items used for my story:
Trompe Loeil – Emerson Cottage,
Trompe Loeil – Oceania Coffee Table,
Zen Creations Book Lover Bed,
Zen Creations Book Lover Book Stack 2,
Zen Creations Book Lover Book Shelf,
Zen Creations Book Lover Newspaper Stack 1,
Zen Creations Book Lover Book 2,
Zen Creations Book Lover Book 1,
{-Maru Kado-} Ikebana Lotus deco(c)rate August Box,
Kaerri Aroha Kiwi Stump Planter,
Kaerri Winston Lemon Bowl,
Kalopsia – Metal Planter,
Kalopsia – Leslie’s Cabinet – Wood,
Prestige Homes and Home Decor Shops Folly on the Landing by Edward Ballinger,
Antiki-Taki Art Deco Window Glass1 by Trajan Hallard.
LM Malaspina Greek Statue Gold-Marble,
LM Malaspina “Le Siecle Bref” Opaline Glass Vase,
.peaches. Soothing Fountain Deco(c)rate August 2017 Box,
BananaN Story Book Gacha – scene 3,
{what next} Pothos Plant (trailing),
{what next} Pothos Plant (small),
{what next} Sunflowers Pitcher,
{A} Classic Books – Vampire Collection,
Art Deco Screen-paris by Lavendar Beaumont,
{what next} Sunflowers Bicycle Décor,
Never Totally Dead…La Bibiliotheque,
The Urantia Book, FEF.1995 by Yman Juran,
{Arcana} {A} Classic Books – Encyclopaedia Britannica,
Arcana} {A} Classic Books – Modern History,
Arcana} {A} Classic Books – Spanish Collection,
Arcana} {A} Classic Books – Stevenson Collection,
Arcana} {A} Classic Books – Novels Collection,
Arcana} {A} Classic Books – Horror Collection,
Arcana} {A} Antique World Globe II,
Glamistry : ZINNIA Heels
Glamistry: Sunglasses PU2001,
Ete Table Marble & Gold by Tess Spargel,
Apple Fall Unknown Specimen,
Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin,
Apple Fall Shield Terracotta Pot,
Apple Fall Oxeye Daisy Patch,
Apple Fall Bay Leaf Topiary, Small,
Apple Fall Snowdrops in Cloche,
Apple Fall Nauticus Shell Vessel (Summerfest Gift),
{af} Treats Platter RARE,
{af} Tiffany Drink Trolley,
Apple Fall Fern Specimen,
AF Tea Time Tea set,
Apple Fall Joanne Crystal Lamp,
Apple Fall Books Occasional Table w/ Blanket,
Apple Fall Lightbulb Terrarium,
AF New Arrival Painting,
Apple Fall Books w/ Deer Head Bookends,
Apple Fall Amelie Magnifiers,
Apple Fall Retro Radio,
Apple Fall Artwork: Oncoming Storm,
{af} Lemon Tea,
AF Pillow (Tree),
Apple Fall Meadow Flowers,
Apple Fall Books & Map,
Zaara [home] : 14 Pile of books,
Artisan Fantasy  *AF* Balloch Perch TOL Chair ~ Warm,
JD  world map – XVIIIth cent. by JoJo Deed,
{anc} garden. rose 6Li. RARE,
{anc} Bdream. sidetable.black 1Li,
JARRON chino by Quecay Amat,
%Hanging Light Planter (sword/multi),
%Flamingo Lamp,
Zaara [home] : 2 Colonial vanity table RARE,
Zaara [home] : 3 Silver jewelry Box,
Zaara [home] : 7 Colonial vanity stool *onyx*,
-tb- Vanity – Nail Polishes,
-tb- Vanity – Platter of Treasures,
-tb- Vanity – Toiletries,
-tb- Vanity – Compact RARE,
-tb- Vanity – Brushes,
-tb- Vanity – Makeup Bag RARE,
-tb- Vanity – Mirror,
Fancy Decor: Wire Clock,
Fancy Decor: Inlaid Box,
9. DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony – Footstool Gacha,
=Mirage= Big Band Gramophone,
*HEXtraordinary* Victorian Finch Aviary Gacha,
*HEXtraordinary* House Finch Gacha,
*HEXtraordinary* Blue Grosbeak Finch Gacha,
*HEXtraordinary* Green Finch Gacha,
*HEXtraordinary* Tropical Tiki Fountain Deco(c)rate July 2017,
*HEXtraordinary* Rapunzel Music Box,
::RAIGN:: Bonsai Tree (gift at July YIN/YANG),
*HEXtraordinary* Brass Betta Aquarium Gacha,
*HEXtraordinary* Male Betta – Ruby Gacha,
PLAAKA EucalyptusPolyanthemos Gacha,
PLAAKA PileaPeperomioides Gacha,
PLAAKA WaterHyacinthLeaves Gacha,
PLAAKA WaterBowlBiotope Gacha,
PLAAKA WaterLiliesBrickPond Gacha,
PLAAKA WaterGrass Gacha,
The Loft & Aria – Jabode Bench Cherry,
CR C&S Gacha 11 Cacti & Succulent Encyclopedia Gacha,
IONIC : Ancient Book display [Mandrake] Gacha,
[ARIA] Lydia sofa,
.::MADesigns Living::. ~ Vanity Picture Frames,
[ContraptioN] Music Box: Marchosias Gacha,
Glamorous Rug Designs Mark Rug,
JIAN Splendid Spaniels 10. Blenheim Wanderer Gacha,


Luxurious Safari Tenting

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Who wouldn’t respond to the call of the wild, when such accommodations awaits even in Second Life! Step back in time and be surrounded by the romance, the opulence, and the comfort that is epitomized in luxurious safari tenting!

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After a day of exploring, imaging yourself falling asleep to the hoots, shrieks and whistles of night birds, the howls of a pack of wolves, chirrups of frogs, the distance roar of a lion, nature’s live melodious orchestra in the eclectic décor and palette style of your luxurious tent!

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Why rough it, when you can experience safari tenting in luxurious style! Now excuse me while I ring for my personal butler!

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For my luxurious safari tent post, I used the following items..

CONVAIR Safari Tent-Deco(c)rate July 2017 (subscription box purchase)
MESHWORX_Louis_Chair_NoArms_Wheat Motif
MESHWORX – Harvest Table v2
[Con.] Athena Dining Set – Calla Lily
The Loft – Chidi Leather Chair PG
The Loft – Chidi Pillow
The Loft – Upton Console Table
The Loft – Andreas Gold Tree
The Loft – Chidi Sculpture
TLC Swamp Habitat display including animals
Kaerri Black Chaise
{A} Classic Books – Vampire Collection
Soy. Room divider Shelf [Walnut]
Fancy Decor: Woven Basket 3
Fancy Decor: Crystal Sconce (gold)
Fancy Decor: Inlaid Box
Get Stuff Model Ship
Apple Fall Plaster Horse
AF Carriage Clock
AF Nouveau Screen
[ARIA] Raleigh upholstered bench
Calm. Plaza Vase
*Oblonski* “Vuitton” Travel Trunk Antiques
LadyMs Wildlife Collection Statue: The Safari 2
ANTIKI-TAKI Normandie Wall Panel,
Scarlet Creative Safari Bed with Blinds
Cuddle rug tiger by Felixx Shepherd
tarte hunter stool
Degas Painting by Miky Oyen
Narrow street in Nice Painting by Miky Oyen
Volstead Savoy Table Metals and Woods
[TNouvelle]giraffehead
JIAN Beagle Pup
TrigiGifts Animated Elephant Grey
Trompe Loeil Funky Ceiling Fan Black

 


By the light of the twinkling waves…

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Who doesn’t like sitting under a beautiful pergola and staring out at the waves!!! To be able to enjoy a romantic evening under a Pergola with lighting for just the right ambiance or to be able to take the time to relax in your Second Life backyard, whether you’re catching up with love ones or friends is so such a de-stressor from many things that plague us in our real. If you want to catch a few rays by the pool or enjoy an evening under the stars, all can be had under the Audace Double Pergola!

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The Audace Pergola is big enough to place a small bar and other accessories, that give you pleasure, in your second life. What ever your wishes, you should always be surrounded by things and people who make you happy! God knows we have enough in real to make us otherwise!
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If you are interested in obtaining or wish to see the Audace Double Pergola, please contact Conte Alchemi, inworld. The pergola has raised pilings that allow it to be placed in water or buried beneath the ground in your home sim. The curtains raise and lower and adds a nice touch of “privacy” and much to the style of your décor. This elegant wooden pergola uses all of the elements typically found in the classic style.

Audace Double Pergola by Conte Alchemi
TLC Hummingbird bush
+Half-Deer+ Carefree Bikini Clutter – Leaves – Floor Bra
dust bunny  summer picnic  picnic basket RARE
{what next} Summer Garden Planter
:: N :: Cactus Bowl Terrarium
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{what next} Snake Plant (stand)
{what next} Pothos Plant (small)
{what next} Pothos Plant (stand)
{what next} Swiss Cheese Plant (stand)
{what next} Summer Garden Hanging Planter 1
*::.who what.::* -akari kingyo- {orange}
Chez Moi Santorini Lounge Sofa
Soy. Potted Pothos
Heart Summer Hanging Basket – Yellow-White
Trompe Loeil – Funky Ceiling Fan Wood
Apple Fall Charlotte’s Pears
Apple Fall Key Table (Washed Light)
*HEXtraordinary* Tall Betta Aquarium
*HEXtraordinary* Male Betta – Sea
*HEXtraordinary* Male Betta – Blue Jewel
*HEXtraordinary* Female Betta – Jewel
[-BLUE SKY-] Surfboard Chalkboard – You had me at ALOHA
Zaara [home] : 15  Jali lamps  *kamal* Gacha
Zaara [home] : 14 Pile of books Gacha
{what next} Marlow Tray Décor
dust bunny . pilea peper plant
:: N :: Moai Head Terrarium RARE
:CP: Tiny Houses Scene RARE
JIAN Beagle Pup (Wanderer – Rez me!)
dust bunny . potted bromeliad
Ariskea[Suren] Grey Pouf
Soy. Potted Ponytail Palm [Lsize]
*HEXtraordinary* Gecko Vivarium
*HEXtraordinary* Tremper Gecko Wanderer
*HEXtraordinary* Bell Gecko Wanderer
*HEXtraordinary* Tangerine Gecko Wanderer
ENJOY LIFEBEACH SHABBY CHIC WOODEN SIGN
{what next} Palisades Outdoor Bar
{what next} Palisades Drinks Tray and accessories
AF Harry’s Boat
Trompe Loeil Yara Hanging Chair + Lights short/flat
*HEXtraordinary* Victorian Finch Cage
*HEXtraordinary* House Finch
*HEXtraordinary* Blue Grosbeak Finch
*HEXtraordinary*  Florida Fancy Finch
*HEXtraordinary* Green Finch
Soy. Potted Cheese Plant [Black]
A.V. Provence Table
Schadenfreude Deserted Island Bottle, corked
Schadenfreude Deserted Island Drink (dangerous)


One of my favorite rooms in my Second Life Home..a work in progress!

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One of my favorite rooms, that I am constantly working on. I love the mix of textures and colors. The oddness and busyness of the room never fails to make me smile.


Peace On Earth Hunt 9 featuring Zen Creations

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It is,  once again, our favorite season in Second Life…PEACE ON EARTH HUNT SEASON!!!! Can you believe that this marvelous hunt has been going on for 9 years now!!! In keeping with the traditions of the hunt, and the sheer joy of giving, that allows all to obtain some of the best designs and creations for free, to everyone who wish to hunt. In Second Life, it is easy to forget that all do not have the financial means to buy this or that, due to real life financial circumstances. Many, many designers, because of this and their love of others,  have contribute their time, immense talents, and designs/creations, so that all avatars, if they wish,  can have great clothing, accessories, and things for home, for the price of the time it takes to find their awesome gift!  Zhoie Zimmerman, of Zen Creations, a very gifted, extremely talented, generous to a fault, and as sweet as apple pie, is one such designer!

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Zhoie, is super creative and enjoys turning her thoughts and dreams into amazing Second Life designs for us to enjoy! She has created, for your home, The Peace on Earth Wooden Tree & Art Set. It is a Christmas Tree Decoration Set in the Shabby Chic Style. It has 3 Christmas Trees, in 3 different shapes, and a frame chalk board.  Zhoie shares her creativity, and  her love of beauty and  Christmas, with her shabby chic style Christmas vignette and  framed chalk board art, that is just perfect  for your living room,  fireplace mantle, console table, etc.,  Any where you choose to display this, beautiful, unique set will lend instant glamour to your room and add holiday cheer!

Make sure you go to stop  #75,  Zen Creations, and pick up Zhoie’s wonderfully made “Peace On Earth Wooden Tree & Art Set“, made just for you with love in mind!

The box it came in is too lovely not to display!!!!

Stop #75 Zen Creations
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Island%20of%20Zen/85/66/43

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I am not a official blogger for the hunt this year, but I wanted to blog this for Zhoie. You can find more of her fabulous designs at http://www.zencreations.net/

Mantel is not included in set.


The Trickling of Tranquility

Atelier Visconti Nympha Fountain

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The soft splash of a fountain brings life and motion to your home. It draws you, calms you with its seductive tricklings, as water spills below.  The Atelier Visconti Fountain, Nymph’s tranquil water  cascades across 2 levels of weathered stones into a holding basin.  Its soothing melodious sound track transforms your space into a peaceful retreat.

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This gorgeous, classical fountain is built with sculpted stone basins, which are stacked upon the other. Vividly colored flowers are planted and adorn the top 2 tiers.  Tranquil water cascades across 2 levels of weathered stones, creating instant charming appeal and soothing sounds for your garden. Whether you choose to use Nympha Fountain, by , indoors or outdoors, it will bring relaxation and tranquility to your home and will easily become the focal point of your landscape  or garden room.

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Why not stop by Atelier Visconti today and see what’s new and while you are there, pick up this wonderful fountain for your home.

 

Nympha Fountain by Atelier Visconti

LM to Store..http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Coraline/200/117/22