The Powder Room

Standing back, she looked around the one room she had finished decorating; the room she would spend a good deal of her morning preparing for the day. Hearing the small quiet mews, she looked over and smiled at the kitten giving its approval. The powder room was well decorated and cozy for those days after a long days work, or for those mornings where a few extra minutes of pampering were well needed.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

~ The Old Orchard Cottage ~ by The Domineaux Effect

Indoor Decor

Out of the Water Collection, Button Up Rug, New Haven Powder Blue Weathered Storage Unit, and The Weekender Bag – Chestnut by {Q-Essentials}

Belt Shelf (stained) by Fancy Decor

Butterfly Freedom Decor by Sequel

Beauty Kit – Blue *includes hair plank, curler, and dryer* by {YD} Your Dreams

Terracotta Tower of Plants Be by StoraxTree

Kitten Collection :: *FaMESHED Bonus* Sitting Kitten by Jian

Bohemian Curtains Ocean Wave by :CP: Cheeky Pea

Toilet (Black) – Decoration and Bathroom Cabinet Sink – Blue by LAQ Decor

Windlighting:

CalWL

And I Think to Myself

and-i-think-to-myself

During the day my thoughts are filled to the brim with any given number of items; work, people, media, what is happening around the world. These thoughts intrude my sleep most days, as my brain attempts to sort out their relevance and meaning. Information comes in and rarely leaves, it lingers in my thoughts always. Those around me often ask why I look tired or how do I know that and will comment that I need to shut my brain off some days, and I think to myself if only it were that simple. The only time I really find reprieve from my thoughts and the information overload I sustain every day, is when I find the time to sit and read a good book in the comfort of my home.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Serene Tree & Windmill Home by LAQ Decor

Indoor Decor

And I think to myself *includes book, chair, shelf, and vase* by Serenity Style *available at LTD The Event until September 26*

Irene Mouse- RARE by Serenity Style

Toronto-Living room bookshelf 1 by ~Bazar~

The Bard’s Folio by [ zerkalo ]

Fall Rug 1 by Fancy Decor

Windlighting:

*Canimod

Memories of Yesterday

memories-of-yesterday

Slowly she walked into the house where her granddaughter lived, she was there to have dinner and visit with her great grandchildren. She looked forward to her weekly visits since it made her feel young and important again. This time the visit was different; this time she was not in the present, for she was lost in the past. She stood starring at the decor in the front entrance transfixed to the spot where she stood. She smiled watching the little ones pick up some toys and then looked over at her granddaughter, lost in her thoughts, she flashed a child like smile and asked if she could hear her momma play the violin. Her granddaughter looked at her, smiled back and simply nodded to her grandmother picking up the violin. Her mother use to play when she was a little girl; as her granddaughter began to play she swayed to the music. Her granddaughter never once corrected her, she just played and allowed her grandmother to have the moment lost within the memory of her mother.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Serene Tree & Windmill Home by LAQ Decor

Indoor Decor

The Memories *includes Door, Boots, Hat Box, Metronome, Table, Tea Cup, and Violin Rare* by Serenity Style *available at The Crossroads until September 28*

Irene Bunny- RARE by Serenity Style

Windlighting:

*Canimod

Love is in the Laundry Room

love-is-in-the-laundry-room

Standing in the laundry room, I quietly hummed myself as I sorted out the piles of dirty belongings preparing them for the wash. Emptying pockets removing toys, crayons, rocks, and money I smiled at each piece that was forgotten in the pocket. Each item was cherished by the owner which made me smile at some of the oddities found within their pockets. My mother use to say that love is in the laundry room and I often wrinkled my nose looking at her and the daunting chore that never seems to end. It wasn’t until I had to empty the pockets and see the treasures my children keep. Love is in the laundry room waiting to be reclaimed by those who hold on to it.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Serene Tree & Windmill Home by LAQ Decor

Indoor Decor

Life Stories *includes Bench, Mirror, and Old Sieve* by Serenity Style *available at The Book of Daniel Fundraising Event until September 20th*

4. Rug by ~Pillows~

tiny dwelling – rag rug 12 by {vespertine}

Laundry Day *includes prints, pocket stuff, drying rack, rolling basket, old iron, ironing board, laundry sign, dirty towels, fancy cleaners, washer & dryer RARE, old fashioned soaps, detergents, clothes pins, dryer sheets, cabinet & shelves, and laundry sink RARE* by Second Spaces *available at The Arcade until September 30th*

Windlighting:

[AnaLu] AvatarOpt (Caliah) whiter

Dreaming of the Sea

Dreaming of the Sea

The young man smiled at his new bride taking in all her beauty. Taking her hand he guided her slowly past their guests nodding in return to their well wishes, taking their seats at the table and watching their guests do the same. He looked around the deck and smiled taking in the evening air. He watched as everyone mingled together over dinner and thanked those who came to congratulation them. He watched his bride light up the area with her smile. Every detail of what he had wanted for their wedding was in its place. She had not protested when he had declared he wanted a sea themed wedding; she knew her groom well and how he dreamed of the sea.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Serene Tree & Windmill Home by LAQ Decor

Outside Decor

Wedding Nautical *featuring Candle, Cupcake Rare, Lilies, Cake Rare, Chair Ceremony, Chair Reception, Lollipop Rare, plate settings, Table, and table helm* by {YD} Your Dreams *available at Tres Chic until September 10*

Landscaping:

Garden Tree08 – orange, Garden Tree07 – green, Garden Tree06 – dark brown by HPMD*

WeepingWillow.V2, SugarMaple.v3{Seasons}, GumTree_v2{Seasons}, and Conifer.v2{Seasons} by Little Branch

Windlighting:

Bree’s appleblossom

My Neighbours House

My Neighbour's House_main

In the middle of the forest a large clearing had been made; large enough to fit a small city block. Many watched as construction crews came and went wondering what was taking place behind the trees. Soon the crews left and moving trucks and furniture deliveries began to come and go. More gathered as whispers spread across the wind. Who was moving into the clearing in the forest. As we watched a young couple moved into the large home fit for several families. I was fortunate enough to be invited into their home; to hear their story and to share their tale. My neighbours house is large as you can see, but carefully decorated to fit both their jobs within. They wanted to never be apart and had agreed the only way to do this was to move to a bigger home and bring their clients to them.

Structure/Furniture/Decor:

Main House

Cheyenne Log House by {Greymoon Designs} *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Outside Decor

My Neighbours House1 My Neighbours House2

Antique Metal Garden Set *includes Antique Damask Garden Chairs, Paper Flower Pot, Vintage Heart Candle, and Antique Garden Table* by Dreamland Designs *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Love Nest Cuddle Rug – Dark and Sweet Things Bistro *includes Table, Chairs, and Flower* by HJM Designs *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Indoor Decor

My Neighbours House3 My Neighbours House4 My Neighbours House5 My Neighbours House6 My Neighbours House7 My Neighbours House8

 

Heart On a Wire Bedroom Set (PG) *includes bed, bench, branch lamp, hanging fan, road art 1, road art 2, road art 3, rug pile, side table, silly sayings plates, wall collage, and wardrobe* by :CP:

Betsy mini set *includes dresser, mirror, and rug* by [Brixley]

Armchair (White Linen) and Armchair (Black Leather) by Fancy Decor

Clawfoot Bathtub & Shower (Silver), Toilet (Black) – Decoration, and Bathroom Cabinet Sink – Blue by LAQ Decor

Arizona dining set *featuring dining chair, lamp, table, rug, deco vase, and room art* by Bazar

Silver Framed Words to Live By – textures (featuring 11, 12, and 6) and Country Cottage Exterior Window Shutters – textures (featuring Shutter A1, Shutter B8, Shutter A6, Shutter C9, and Shutter A4) by GF Creations *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Ansel Living Room (PG) *featuring bird cage candles, book pile, candle holders, coffee table, console table, handing light, terrarium, sofa, and wing chair* by :CP:

The Vintage Sewing Shop*featuring sign, hanging spools, counter, thread satin box, thread mat box, three buttons box, thread sit, and shelf Rare* by Serenity Style

Vintage Sewing Set *includes Sewing Set Board, Fabric Rolls, Keep All Sewing set decor, and Sewing Machine Set* by Serenity Style

Warm Teddy Cushions by Serenity Style

Casa Spring Pantones Fabric Demo Item and Garden Terrace Fabric Demo Item by Fabric Lab *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Tazzo Home Decor Set *includes Tazzo Clock, Boxes in Blue, Home1, Home2, and Grey Puf* by Serenity Style

Toronto Study *featuring computer, industrial clock, pens, study armchair, study books, study book stack, carpet, chair, desk, drawer cabinet, plant, study art, cabinet, and industrial art* by Bazar

Print Collector’s Set *includes ‘Diana the Evening’ print, ‘Freedome of Conscience’ print, ‘Remedium’ print, ‘Triumphal Entry’ print, Petrified Wood, Print Books, Print Storage Table, and Wire Clock* by Fancy Decor

Screen Cabinet by Fancy Decor

Warm Words Set *includes Forever & Always, Home, and Live, Love, Laugh* by Fancy Decor

Bean Bag Chair by [ zerkalo ]

Book Lover’s Hassock with Books (rare), Book Lover’s – Book Stack with Leaning Book, and Book Lover’s – Commode with Books – Light Ash by ChiC Buildings *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

MESH Tropical Composition Vol2 and RugMesh_007 Texturized by CCDesign *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Mesh – Portland Fire Accessories by LISP

Melilla Set *featuring Melilla Daffodil Pitcher, Melilla Lemon Bowl, modern candlestick L, modern candlestick M, and modern candlestick S* by Kaerri

Kagan Set *featuring coffee table, chair 1, chair 2, couch, rug, vase trio, and yucco* by Kaerri

Cotton Heaven Curtain by Dreamland Designs *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Family Time Chair Tintable by NACH

Houseplant 8 – Mesh (2LI) by Emm Jacks

Canvas Collage (featuring One Love Rare and Temptation Rare) by HJM Designs *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Cotton Heaven Lovers Bedroom Set PG (includes Cotton XoXo Vase, Cotton Heaven Console Tables, Cotton Heaven Lamp,  Jane Austin Book With Glasses, Antler Chandelier, Cotton Heaven Lovers Bed/PG, Modern White Purse, and Cotton Heaven Fringe Rug) by Dreamland Designs *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Elegant Romance Accent Chair and Table (includes chairs, table, and vase) by HJM Designs *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Ottoman [Navy] Tex Change Blanket by PILOT

Book Lover’s – Book Stack Short (copy) by ChiC Buildings *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Vase001Texturized by CCDesign *available now at RFL Home and Garden Expo 2016 until March 6*

Landscaping:

(claw mark) Garden Tree06 – dark brown(dg) a by HPMD

Closing Remarks:

A number of amazing designers have come together to fill 10 sims with home and garden decor, including textures and prefabs for you to personalize your spaces with. Each designer has items for sale with varying amounts being donated to RFL up to 100% of the sales. Along with the display items, several designers have Gacha machines and hunt items out for your pleasure. There is even one Sim dedicated to those who love breedables. You are sure to find something that tickles your fancy while at the same time helping raise money for noble cause. Several events are planned each day as well, along with a lantern release at 4pm slt. You have until March 6 to visit the RFL Home and Garden Expo.

February 29th Events of the Day (times in SLT)
11:00 am * KittyCats! RFL Auction with Ruby and LickN
4:00 pm *Lantern Release from the Theatre roof
5:00 pm * Prim Perfect Talks at the Home and Garden Expo

For more information visit SL Home & Garden Expo 2016.

RFL Home & Garden 2016