{ Pride or Vanity ? }

“Many people would be scared if they saw in the mirror, not their faces, but their character…”

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Still time to give yourself the royal treatment, as Enchantment has been extended til March 4th due to some earlier issues with the sim.  Many of the lavish and decadent goodies you see here are out now for Enchantment‘s “Cinderella” round.  Complimenting the Red Queen’s  haughty attire is a new “Vanity” pose set with mirror prop from oOo Studio.. The set is available now at N21.

STYLE CREDITS

Mesh  Head – Simone (Bento) – Lelutka

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin / Appliers – Thabita (Europa) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Kustom9

Mesh Hands (Bento) – Prohands – Vista

Mesh Eyes – Okina Gacha: Chocolate – Buzzeri

Hair – Saarto – Tukinowaguma **NEW** @Enchantment

Dress – Cinderelle (Ruby) – Junbug **NEW** @Enchantment

Accessory – Victoria Lace Collar & Rose Crown – The Mystic **NEW** @Enchantment

Pose – “Vanity” Mirror Prop Pose set – oOo Studio **NEW** @N21

Magical Night Garden Tables – Pillows **NEW** @Enchantment

Cinderella Flowers from a Prince – The Looking Glass **NEW** @Enchantment

Carved Wooden Throne – [DDD]

Persian Rug – Dutchie

Paint it Black Gacha: Curtains – Random Matter

Mystery Mansion 2 Gacha: Haunted Mirror (color modified) – Death Row Designs

Lainey Sconces (brass) – The Loft

Artemis Panel Wall – LISP

{ Innocence is a flower which whithers when touched.. }

..and blooms not again, though watered with tears.

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[Zerkalo] has been going full on with white styling of decor and furnishings lately with its releases across the grid at varioius events right now and it’s perfect as a nice clean palette to start from and fill in with various neutrals in darker tones for contrast.

Britain Knave-Kennedy of Kennedy Interiors, who is a huge inspiration to me in the home decor realm of SL and Flickr, has really helped me think out of the box when mix and matching certain items and modifying things to change up their uses.  She is also quite known for her love of ‘white’ decor and has done absolutely breathtaking interiors with it.

If something is modifiable, use that to your advantage when decorating!  It takes some getting used to to start to see all the possibilities, but once you do, you’ll be amazed at what you can come up with!

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CREDITS

Wearing

Mesh Head – Jessica – CatWa **NEW**

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin/Appliers – Susanna (European) – DeeTalez **NEW** @We<3RP

Eyes – Maple (Opal) – [theSkinnery]

Hair – Princess – CatWa **NEW**

Outfit – Goplana Dress – !Go! **NEW** @We<3RP

Accessory – Poetry Bride Rose Headpiece & Holder (white) – ARISKEA **NEW** @FaMESHed

Pose – Beauty #4 – Di’s Opera **NEW**

Scene

All White Collection: Couch, Canopy, Clock, Mirror, Basket – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @FaMESHed

Halloween in White Gacha: Mantle (RARE), Rocking Chair, Pouffe, Candles, Teaset – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @TSS

Vintage Treasures Gacha: Table (RARE), Jewelry Box (exclusive), Love Frame, Lanterns, Candles, Pillows (Paris and w/Flowers), Lace Garland – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @TheEpiphany

Chandelier (silver) – Fancy Decor **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Shabby Old Chair & Vintage Milk Carrier – Junk. **NEW** @FaMESHed

Artemis Panel Walls (white) – LISP **NEW** @Collabor88

Vanity Bench – Pixel Mode **NEW** @FaMESHed

Millmoon End Table – Pixel Mode

Brocante Gacha: Flower Urn – NOMAD

Vintage Gacha 3: Babybreath, Milk Kettles, Birdcages (recolored) – =Zenith=

L’Olivier, tied boosk, Pumpkin Clonch – Apple Fall

Branch Wreath – Trompe Loeil

Monogram Frames – Brixley

Maiden Tor: Fur Rug 4 – Artisan Fantasy

NOEL Gacha: Frilled Furrug (milk) – {anc}

Posed Cats Gacha: Curled & Curious – (fashionably dead)

{ Though the seasons change, she will always be someone’s little girl }

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CREDITS

Build – Welcome to Autumn Gacha: Autumn Vintage Flower Room (RARE) – Toiz **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Day Dream Gacha: Aged Chest, Candle Light Chandelier, Dreamer’s Dresser, Dreamer’s Frame (RARE) *modified, Nest of Tables, Wooden Birds, World’s End Clock – {Reverie} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Fall in Love Gacha: Chair, table, Pillows *modified, Photo Frame, Dress, Bicycle *modified – [ Zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Autumn Door *modified & Shabby Pumpkin Decoration – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Beloved Rocking Horse (blue) – Culprit **NEW** @ShinyShabby

White cosmos pot – Haikei **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Kitty Rose & Kitty Bee – Label Motion **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Simple Comforts Gacha: Hanging Seat (RARE), Shelf ; Farm Living Gacha: Alarm Clock – Apt. B

Beginning of the Day Gacha: Rugs (white & rose) – [ Zerkalo ]

Vintage Gacha: Frame w/Dress, Leather Trunk (RARE), Kettle of Milk, basket w/cloths, Birdcage –  =Zenith=

Victoria’s Dollshouse – Apple Fall

Garden Gacha: Pinkbooks – {anc}

Seaside Cottage Gacha: Hanging Potted Plant (mint) – Dust Bunny

Posed Cats Gacha: Curious & Sitting – (Fashionably Dead)

Cat Clutter Toys – Half-Deer

Relaxed Shades – Mudhoney

Sheer Lace Panels – Rustica

Valance from Carmen Drapes – LISP

{ Where the day breaks } Shiny Shabby Stuffs!

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CREDITS

Build – Tomoto Skybox (Concrete – RARE) – Glam Affair

Improvised Gacha: Frames on Bench, Linen Cupboard, Flowers in bottle, Incense, Laundry Basket and Soap, Drawers and Chest, Bed (RARE)  – NOMAD **NEW** @ShinyShabby

  • Beginning of the Day Gacha: Books, News, Breakfast, Magazines – [ zerkalo ] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Jacob Collection Gacha: Rugs – Concept} **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Draped Stool & Decorated Mannequin – 22769 [bauwerk] **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Ezra Mirrors – The LOFT **NEW** @ShinyShabby

Blinds (white) – LISP

{ It’s Showtime! } NEW from oOo Studio for Burlesque!

The Burlesque Event has just opened as of February 1st and if you love anything with cabaret vintage styling, you won’t want to miss this!  This event runs thru the 15th, so you have 2 full weeks to go check it out.

I am featuring some fantastic new poses (and prop) from oOo Studio.  Ola collaborated with Emery Milneaux from Commoner to give you “Follies”, a photobooth prop full of 11 sexy poses perfect for your pinup pics! Follies_FINAL

Ola has also released “Adelaide”, a new set of 7 singles poses, a variety of sits and standing poses that you can play around with and put on your own little show!

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STYLE CREDITS

Photo #1

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Amberly II (America 07C) – Glam Affair **NEW**

Makeup – Couture Eyeliner no.01 – Glam Affair

Hair – Amy (redheads) – Tableau Vivant **NEW**

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (hazel) – Buzzeri

Outfit – Isabella Corset – Eudora 3D **NEW**

Jewelry – Diamond Chandelier Earrings, Gold Bead Choker, Gold & Black Pearl Necklace – Yummy **NEW**

Accessory – AYLA Hair Jewel (onix) – Donna Flora **modified color

Accessory – Diamonds Pasties (Deluxe) – Mad’

Pose / Prop – “Follies” – oOo Studio **NEW** @Burlesque

Photo #2

Mesh Body – Lara – Maitreya

Skin – Amberly (America 11D) – Glam Affair

Hair – Veronica (black coffee) – Wasabi Pills

Eyes – Lillian Eyes (winter) – Buzzeri

Outfit – Chancla Lingerie Appliers – Zaara **NEW**

Jewelry – Mezzaluna Necklace – Cae’s **NEW**

Accessory – Faux Fur Stole (black) – Foxes **NEW**

Accessory – Cigarette & holder – [ kunst ] **NEW**

Accessory – Fascinator Black Veil (Dolly Collection) – MoDANNA

Shoes – Anastasia (Lacquer Red) – JustDesign **NEW**

Baby Grand Piano – LISP

Pose – “Adelaide” – oOo Studio **NEW** @Burlesque

{ She makes the best cherry pies… come have a bite }

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There’s a place that I know
It’s not pretty there and few have ever gone
If I show it to you now
Will it make you run away

Or will you stay
Even if it hurts
Even if I try to push you out
Will you return?
And remind me who I really am
Please remind me who I really am

Everybody’s got a dark side
Do you love me?
Can you love mine?
Nobody’s a picture perfect
But we’re worth it
You know that we’re worth it
Will you love me?
Even with my dark side?

Black Fashion Fair started August 8th and runs until August 22nd featuring a sim full of designers big and small such as Belleza, Mon Cheri, Blacklace, Candydoll, Ariskea, [sYs], Maxi Gossamer, Cynful, and the list goes on…  afterall black never goes out of style.  Indulge your dark side.

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Claudia (Fair 03 Bk) – Belleza **NEW** @BFF

Hair – Lux (Monochromes) – +Spellbound+

Eyes – Crystal Eyes (Winter) – Buzzeri **NEW** @Kustom9

 Lashes – Dolly Falsies – Candy Mountain

Teeth – Vamp Teeth – .:fm:. (Renata Coy)

Mesh Hands and High Feet – Slink

Nail Appliers – Autumnal – Hello Dave

Ears – Wood elf ear – {Lemon Tea}

Tattoo – Dark Frame w/crows – PerveTTe **NEW** @BFF

OUTFIT

Outfit – Parisian Dress – Kaithleen’s **NEW** @BFF

Shoes – Windie Black Heels (compatible w/Slink High Feet) – _candydoll_ **NEW** @BFF

Jewelry – Blood Vial of the Ancients (short) – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @BFF

POSE / SCENE

Vintage 1950s Pose (full) & Rita 01 (closeup) – oOo Studio

House – Classical White Skybox – RageWorks **NEW**

Black Ruffled Slipcover Sofa – LAQ Décor

Lisa Table and Lamp – PixelMode **NEW** @FaMESHed

Bloody Body under the Rug – The Elegant Goth Gothic Furniture

Books – Imaginarium Librarium Set – Lark (gacha)

Body Mirror, Bird Skull Cloche, Smoking if Good for You (on mantle), Asylum Raven Chair – LISP

Gargoyles – Harshlands

Rae Gothic Mirrors (black) – DIGS

Bitter Walnut Grandfather – Roawenwood

Dark Radio – The House of Avro

Cherry Pie – DDD

{ Shhh… Winter is Coming } Winter Season Challenge

Goodbye fall…. Winter is coming!  I am always awed how timely Ms. Strawberry Singh is with her Monday Memes and I usually wish to participate if only I could fit it into my already crazy schedule… but the truth is, I can barely keep up.  We’ll just say that this time I got lucky and it coincided with this planned winter pic. 😀

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And thanks to The Arcade opening up on December 1st, there are PLENTY of  winter themed goodies up for gacha.  It’s open all month, so you have lots of time to get on over there and spend those lindens.  I’ll be showing off all my favorite finds from there the rest of this month as well.

Now.. onto the questions *ahem*:

  1. What is the December/Winter season like where you live? – I’m on the East Coast of the US just outside of Washington DC so winter can go either way really.  The past few years it’s been unusually warm and only snowed/flurried once or twice and never lasted more than a day.  It can often be in the 30s/40s Farenheit temperature-wise but snow is a rare occurrence.  When it flurries, the city shuts down.  No.. seriously. It does.  And I laugh. Cuz I’m from Michigan :D.
  2. When you think of winter, what’s the first thing that pops into your head? – Snow of course.  And Michigan winters have lots of snow.  I was born in a snowstorm so it’s in my blood I think.  After snow, I think of fireplaces and hot cocoa.  Those three things really go together, always.
  3. Have you ever played any extreme winter sports? – Again, not really extreme, but I had tried downhill skiing unsuccessfully as a kid (that means I didn’t make it down the hill standing).  Cross-country was always a winner.  I loved being in the cold and working up a sweat.  Depending on the hill, sledding could be considered extreme… I’ll just leave it at that.
  4. What do you like most about this season? –  What’s not to love?? Christmas and my birthday are both in winter! I do love the cool air, seeing my breath, the tingly feeling when coming in from outside and my nose is like ice, putting my cold hands around a hot cup of cocoa, and watching the snowflakes falling covering everything in a blanket of white, really it’s quite beautiful.
  5. Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukkah, Kwanzaa or another holiday during this time of year? – Yes, I celebrate Christmas as a Christian holiday as well as Advent.  Christmas was always a big deal, and full of lots of special family traditions, and those are things I’m not carrying down to my own kids… hoping they’ll remember it as fondly as I always did.

Thanks Berry for another fun meme.. Glad I got to be a part of it this time!

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Gemma (Europa 08) – Glam Affair **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Eyes – Spectral Eyes (Quicksilver) – IKON **NEW** @FaMESHed

Hair – Daisy (Moon stone) MESH – D!va **NEW** @Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

OUTFIT

Dress – Everdeen Dress (Snowflake) MESH – DRIFT **NEW** @LazySundays (exclusive)

Accessory – Foxy Neck Snuggler (Sugar) MESH – .Birdy. **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Grace Wand (Rose Gold / Aquamarine) MESH – BOOM **NEW** @Arcade

Accessory – Storybook Royalty Crown (Woodland) MESH – Schadenfreude **NEW** @Arcade – RARE

Jewelry – Luna Ring (05) MESH – Shakeup! **NEW** @Arcade

Shoes – Noella Heels (Ivory) MESH – Ingenue **NEW** @Arcade

POSES / PROP

Mulberry Lantern (03) – LISP (full shot)

Hana 01 – Kirin Poses (close up)

SCENERY

Enchanted Tunnel – Skye Studio

{ A Weekend Away at The Lodge }

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It’s no secret that I could use a vacation.  I feel like I’ve been burning the candle at both ends for quite a while now.  I would love to have a place to go to retreat in RL, but for now, all I have is SL and the imagination to create what might be the getaway that I need in the moment.  Perhaps I can live vicariously through my photos and pretend that I’m really there… enjoying the sounds of nature, the nearby creek, the birds singing, and the crackling of the fire, while the steam from my coffee tickles my nose as I take a sip while curling up in a cozy chair to read.  To do… nothing for a while.  It’s a beautiful things sometimes… to do nothing.  Even better when you can do nothing with someone else who enjoys doing nothing along with you.

Maybe one day I’ll get away….

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CREDITS

ON HER – BODY

Skin – Amberly (America 09) – Glam Affair

Eyes – Perspective Eyes (Hazel) – IKON **NEW**

Hair – Marleen (gingers) MESH – Truth **NEW**

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands & Feet – Slink

ON HER – OUTFIT

Top – Novella Knit Sweater (cream) MESH – ::{u.f.o}:: **NEW** @C88

Bottoms – Lou Lou Denim (dark 1) – Mon Tissu

Socks – My Leg Warmers (khaki) MESH – [monso] **NEW**

Shoes – Allison Boots (Nutmeg) MESH – fri.day **NEW**

Jewelry – Royal Autumn Forest Acorn Necklace & Ring MESH – Maxi Gossamer **NEW** @C88

Accessory – Boston Glasses (tortoiseshell) MESH – {Sleepy Eddy} **NEW** @The Chapter Four

ON HIM – OUTFIT

Top – Highneck Sweater (olive) MESH – Gabriel **NEW** @The Men’s Department

Pants – Casual Jeans M2 MESH – Kal Rau

POSES

The Lodge Couples Poses – oOo Studio **NEW** for Poser Pavilion @TLC

SCENE – OUTSIDE

Watcher’s Cabin (Green) – The Loft **NEW** for The Garden @TLC

Mums – Mudhoney

Car – Quatrelle – [aR]

Suitcases – Machinarium Suitcase – Vespertine (Gacha)

Suitcases – Mini leather suitcase – (Milk Motion) (Gacha)

Suitcases – Bon Voyage stacked suitcases – Tres Blah (Gacha)

Grass – KIDD (Dark Meadows)

Trees – Sugar Maples – Botanical & Birch & Enchanted Woods – Studio Skye

Golden Labrador – Zooby’s

SCENE – INSIDE

Rug (native) – Zigana

Attic Table, Anthropologie Lamp, Grandpa’s Skis (**NEW**for The Garden @TLC) – Vespertine

Coffee to-go – Atelier Kresno

Fall Delights Cappuccino – O.M.E.N. (Gacha)

Folded Newspaper – Meli Imako

Hanging Line with Pictures – Trompe Loeil

Woodstock – Apple Fall (Gacha)

Blinds (teak) – LISP

Leather Wingback Chair – Culprit **NEW** @The Mens’ Department

Classic Pouf (cow skin) – [bauwerk] **NEW** for The Garden @TLC

{ Sugar Rush }

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If there’s one thing I love about The Arcade, there’s usually never a shortage of absolutely delicious foodie things!  This year was no exception with PILOT‘s very inspiring Candy Bar and Milk & Cookies Bar sets!  Add to that, digging through my inventory and finding many past arcade items such as the Pastry Mania set from Tres Blah, and I knew there was a Sweet Shoppe theme about to happen.  So one mini-city build later, here we are in my very own Candy-Crush-worthy scene surrounded by all the sugary goodness one could hope for.  And did I mention lots of PINK??? I’m a girl who loves pink and I don’t care who knows it.  Plus all this gave me an excuse to go buy the super sweet Sunday tee over at DRIFT which was perfect for my yummy pic.  Have I made you hungry yet with all my food references? Here, Eat a Cupcake! 😀

Now if you’ll excuse me, I think I have some frosting on my lips to clean up.  *blushes*

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CREDITS

BODY

Skin – Leila Arcade #6 –  Belleza **NEW** @The Arcade

Eyes – Vanity Eyes (Denim) – IKON

Hair – Just a Reason (Wild Fusion 2 – RARE) MESH – Exile **NEW** @The Arcade

Lashes – Fantasia MESH Lashes – Gaeline

Rigged MESH Hands – Slink

Messy Mouth w/Sprinkles – Sugar Heart

OUTFIT

Top – Sunday Tee (Cupcake) MESH – DRIFT

Bottoms – Summer Shorts (Preppy Plaid) MESH – DRIFT

Earrings – Tea & Cupcakes (Silver) MESH – Maxi Gossamer

Bangles – Colour Blocking Minimalism (Mint & Chocolate) MESH – Tee*fy

Shoes – Espadrilles (Cupcakes Special Edition) MESH – Gos Boutique

Purse – The Donut Bag (Strawberry) MESH – Milk Motion **NEW** @The Arcade

SCENE / POSES

Building – Unicorn (white) MESH – +Sanctuaire+

Candy Bar & Milk & Cookies Bar Sets – PILOT **NEW** @The Arcade

Golf Cart (Palm Spring) – {What Next} **NEW** @The Arcade

Sandbridge Ice Cream Cart, Garden Café Table & Chairs (pink/green),

Zig Zag Rug & Café Sandwich Board – {What Next}

Barbara Ann Lamps (ice), Dairy Milk Cans & Color Block Curtains – Floorplan.

Ice Cream Art & Summer Garden Stool – Marmalade Jam

Let Them Eat Cake & Nom Nom Nom Pic, Mesh Blinds – LISP

Assorted Vintage Cakestands – Vespertine

Broken Birdcage (teal) – Vespertine (past Arcade Gacha)

Pastry Mania (assorted items) – Tres Blah (past Arcade Gacha)

Petit Cakestand (on table) – Culprit

Photo Booth – Scarlett Apple (past Arcade Gacha RARE)

Cupcake (in hand) – BROCCOLI

Lana Pose #1 – KIRIN Poses (used in full body pic)

Yui Pose #4 – KIRIN Poses (w/ slight adjustment in close-up)

{ A Morning without Coffee is like a Day without Sunshine }

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 Life has had me pretty busy lately… all work and no play can make Trin a dull girl and we can’t be having that.  So sometimes it’s good to just stop, take a deep breath, and de-stress.  Anyone that knows me knows that I have an affinity to coffee (that’s a fancy way of saying, I love it… a lot 😛 ) and if I don’t get my morning coffee life can be pretty rough.  It’s therapeutic really.  So I think we can all agree, I should not be denied that simple pleasure.

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I’m also gonna throw out a few other tidbits about me as well, and why I chose this particular scene/theme… I am a girly girl, I love pink, and I love pajamas.  So there, I said it.  The cute new PJs are from Blacklace and naturally I would snag my favorite color. Perfect for lazing about in the early hours when procrastinating the day’s to-do list.  That’s something I’m oh-so good at.

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I went ahead and took the liberty to girly up this beautiful mesh house by Barnesworth Anubis and what better way to do that was to add the ultra feminine vanity set from Tres Blah at the Arcade!  This was the ONLY collection I got the complete set of at the Arcade and I’m so excited about it.  So detailed and well thought out.

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Now if you don’t mind, I might just snuggle back under those comfy covers, daydream and snooze a while longer… The work is gonna have to wait for now.

CREDITS

BODY & OUTFIT

Skin – Harley (Peach, #8) – Pink Fuel **NEW** @the Arcade

Eyes – Eternal Eyes (grey) – IKON

Hair – Hold on Loosely (Natural Fusion 2) MESHExile **NEW** @FaMESHed

MESH Hands & Rigged Barefeet – Slink

Pajamas – Chloe Cami & Pants Set (Pink) MESHBlacklace **NEW**

SCENE

House – Santa Barbara Bungalow MESH[ba] Barnesworth Anubis

Cobble Hill Bedroom Suite (White) MESHTrompe Loeil **NEW** @FaMESHed

Vanity, Dress Form, and all accessories MESHTres Blah **NEW** @the Arcade

Mendoza Cabinet, Thrift Shop Chair (Aunty Patsy Floral) MESHTrompe Loeil

Books, Baskets, LOVE Letters, Flowers, Easels MESH{af} Apple Fall **NEW**

Figurines (Leaning Tower of Pisa, Chichen Itza, Stonehenge) MESHPilot **NEW** @the Arcade

Old-fashioned telephone MESHfloorplan. (Gacha)

Carmen Drapes, Charlotte Home Lemon Tea Tray MESHLISP

Oolong Teacup Planter MESH[ARIA] **NEW** @the Arcade

Plants, Antique Standing Lamp, Open Book w/glasses MESHDutchie **NEW**

Rocking Chair, Round Accent Table,  MESHFri.Home

Sunhat (straw) – (YUMMY) **NEW** @Summerfest

White Fur Rug MESH[Tia]

Slippers & Newspapers MESH – Meli Imako (Marketplace)

Kitty & Bed – Zooby’s

POSES

Hana (close up) – oOo Studio **NEW**

Tea Pose #4(w/teacup prop)LISP **NEW** @the Arcade