Welcome to Part 4 of my 9 More Places! series. Not sure what this is about? Click here for the original post!
RL kept me from blogging yesterday...and it's trying hard to keep me away today, too, but I'm going to get this out there come hell or high water! I have great stuff to show you!
Not to kill the suspense...but today's post is part one of a two-for. So, this is part 4 of the series...and tomorrow will be part 5...it just so happens that 4 & 5 go together. :) It will all make sense eventually.
Tapioca Tastes is another LM I've had buried in my inventory for a very long time. I sort of rediscovered it a few months ago, and made a note then that I needed to blog it. Ta da! Tequlia Tapioca is the designer, and she offers a nice range of basics: living rooms, bedrooms, some fun Moroccan-inspired pieces, and really nice garden furniture. The Wisteria sim where the shop is located is very pretty - gently lanscaped, very peaceful and serene, and it's a nice place to just wander and explore.
I find myself very drawn to the garden furniture, so that's what I'm going to share with you today -- be sure to check out the two (2!) shops full of interior furniture, as well. The SLurl will drop you right in the middle of the garden furniture, and the shops are on either side. You'll also see some really awesome landscaping/gardening items -- those are (technically) items from Tesh Gardens...and we'll talk about them tomorrow. ;)
Garden Gazebo Swing
I am a sucker for a swing. I'm not ashamed to admit it. I have a swing at my house...I've just added one to my sim...if I could justify it, I'd have one at home in RL. What I really like about the Garden Gazebo Swing is the detailed frame, the varied colors in the wood texture, and mostly, the tiny little detail of having one board slightly out of place. It's not easy to see in my picture, but look closely -- you'll see the 3rd plank from the bottom is slightly askew. I love that. It makes it feel so worn and rustic!
Da Petro Garden Set
Great set for any garden! I really love the patio table with the mosaic inlay tabletop -- great detail there. The chairs have a very nice iron mesh detail, too...and you know me, dear readers, I love the details! The planters with the arch are perfect at the entrance to your garden, and the gazebo is just yummy -- I see it as a great spot for more greenery, some roses...and a very sweet couples danceball. :) Romantic!
Picnic Table: You may wonder why I'm excited about a regular old picnic table. Well, look at it! Great wood texture, yes...and such true-to-RL detail! The cross-beams for support, the individual planks in the seats and the table top - it's just perfect. The mug of steaming coffee makes me smile -- a great accessory from Tesh Gardens (wait til tomorrow!).
Garden Spa: I love the wall-mounted faucets here, and it's just the right amount of steam. Very peaceful and calming...this would be a great piece to incorporate with some of the Zen items we talked about on Day 3. ;)
There ya go! Tapioca Tastes! As I mentioned above, be sure to explore both of the shops to see the interior furniture - some great basics, a few pieces with unexpected little twists (I like the Pristine White sets for their plant detail -- look for them!), and a wide assortment of items to check out. Go now, and I'll talk to you tomorrow (fingers crossed)!