The June round of Collabor88 is open!

Second Spaces has the Retro Resort Loungers, available exclusively at C88 through July 6. There are three color packs to choose from, and each pack includes 2 chairs - one fully reclined and one sitting up (for people watching). Both chairs are complete with lots of fun and summery singles anims!

Second Spaces at Collabor88 [SLurl]

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Second Spaces is happy to be part of a new event: Bloom Gacha Grove!

The new set is Spring Day - an adorable little set of lovely things to help you enjoy a gorgeous spring day. There are 10 items to collect: 9 commons and 1 rare, just 50L per play.

The Gacha Grove is open now, along with the Bloom Springtime Market!

Second Spaces at the Bloom Gacha Grove [SLurl]

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The April round of Collabor88 is open! This month, I have the Greenery Potting Table available in 5 colors. Delightfully weathered and slightly wonky, this DIY palette bench is perfect for all of your spring gardening needs!

Each color set includes a decorated version AND an empty version where you can add your own stuff. Just 88L per color for the duration of this month's C88 round!

Second Spaces at C88 [SLurl]

The latest edition of Deco(c)rate is also being released today! This month's theme is "Through the Looking Glass", and I've contributed the Looking Glass Bookcase. Subscribers get both color versions, with books and without, and maybe a secret portal to Wonderland. Who's to say?

If you're not already subscribed to Deco(c)rate, check our their website for all the info and get to it!

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The September round of Collabor88 is open! This month's theme is 'Sounds of the Forest', and I've got all the rustic and romantic lighting you'll need for those dreamy autumn nights. The Forest Lights set is just 88L during the event for all three groupings of logs and candles - light it up! (Safety first, of course - our forests are precious.)

Second Spaces at Collabor88 [SLurl]

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Summerfest 2015 is here! It's open now, and full of beachy, summery goodness from amazing designers across the grid. From Second Spaces, I have the Mobile Beach set -- it's your private floating beach getaway. There is a full beach, and an empty beach, and a furniture-only set -- all exclusively available at Summerfest until the event closes on July 12.

Summerfest 2015 [SLurl]

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I'm very excited to be participating in the January round of N-21! I'm also apparently very ready for spring. With that in mind, I present the Second Spaces Garden Sink! A great little potting shed sort of thing with a handy dandy sink for your light gardening needs. Also, check it out -- click the faucet to turn the water on and off. I know that's like super old news for SL sinks, but it's the first Second Spaces sink that functions. I'm fancy.

There are 2 Garden Sinks available - Natural and White. The White version is an exclusive item and is only available for this round of N-21! After the event is over, the white version will be retired. Both sets include a sink with the accessories, and also a sink with empty shelves so you can add your own stuff.

Second Spaces at N-21 [SLurl]

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Ispachi's set for The Arcade is a collection of THE MOST ADORABLE animal pairs. You know how we always wish that we had SL things in RL? I WANT THOSE ARCTIC FOXES. ♥

Get over to The Arcade! [SLurl]

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  • house: 8f8 - Granny's Winter Cottage - Granny's Cottage RARE (8f8 Resident) **
  • chair: 8f8 - Granny's Winter Cottage - My Knit Chair (8f8 Resident) **
  • bucket with candles: Lark - CC 3 - Candle Bucket (Sienia Trevellion) **
  • basket of apples: 8f8 - Granny'y Winter Cottage - Apple Basket (8f8 Resident) **
  • stack of fire wood: 8f8 - Granny's Winter Cottage - Fire Wood (8f8 Resident) **
  • reindeer: ISPACHI - CHERISHED MOMENTS - Reindeer (Andred Qinan) **
  • foxes: ISPACHI - CHERISHED MOMENTS - Arctic Foxes (Andred Qinan) **
  • owls: ISPACHI - CHERISHED MOMENTS - Snowy Owls (Andred Qinan) **
  • sled: Vespertine - sledge/natural (Amelie Knelstrom) **
  • fence: 8f8 - Granny's Winter Cottage - Picket Fence (8f8 Resident) **
  • christmas tree (in the window): Dust Bunny . christmas tree RARE (lxlnoel Resident) **
  • snow drifts, snow textures: Studio Skye (Alex Bader)
  • snowy trees, undergrowth: Botanical (Kriss Lehmann)

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I feel like if I lived here, small woodland creatures would help me dress every morning. That would probably leave more time for breakfast, really, and that can't be bad.

The darling house is the Rivershire Waterwheel from Cory Edo and Trompe Loeil, available right now at Collabor88. [SLurl]

Most of the pieces of that oh-so-serene picnic setting are from 8f8 and are available as a gacha right now at Seasons Story. [SLurl]

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  • house: Trompe Loeil - Rivershire Waterwheel (Cory Edo) *C88
  • blanket with pillows, scattered stones: 8f8 - Our Secret Hideout - Meadow Soft Spot (8f8 Resident) *Seasons Story
  • picnic basket: Vespertine - picnic basket (Amelie Knelstrom)
  • carved wood lanterns: 8f8 - Our Secret Hideout set (8f8 Resident) *Seasons Story
  • keepsake box: 8f8 - Our Secret Hideout - Precious Thoughts (8f8 Resident) *Seasons Story
  • decorative tree stumps: 8f8 - Our Secret Hideout set (8f8 Resident) *Seasons Story
  • crate of soda: Consignment - Backyard Drive-In - Soda (Wavie Haller) *Seasons Story
  • blankets, folded: Vespertine - stack of blankets (Amelie Knelstrom)
  • side tables: floorplan. - coeur painted stool *resized* (Tegan Serin)
  • baguettes, fruits: Vespertine - baguette snack, fruit treats (Amelie Knelstrom)
  • saplings, trees (right at the back of the picnic blanket): 8f8 - Our Secret Hideout - Meadow Shrub, Tree (8f8 Resident) *Seasons Story
  • bench (in background against house): Oyasumi - branch bench (Kenzo Gateaux) *Kustom9
  • vase (in background): Oyasumi - vase /w plant (Kenzo Gateaux) *Kustom9
  • gnome: Mutresse - Sweetheart Gnome (Eeky Cioc)
  • old lawnmower (leaning against house): 7 - Old Mower (Agustkov Resident)

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This gorgeous raft is new from Isla Gealach and Cheeky Pea, and available right now at this month's round of FaMESHed. It comes with the pillows and blanket, the candles, and the precious little firefly cans.  (There's also an empty raft if you want to add all your own stuff.) Perfect for floating the time away for the rest of the summer!

Cheeky Pea at FaMESHed [SLurl]

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  • raft with pillows, candle holders, firfly cans: Cheeky Pea - Nairn Summer Raft (Isla Gealach) *FaMESHed
  • bottles in metal carrier: Apple Fall - Ceramic Bottles (Apple Fall) *C88
  • picnic basket: [ARIA] - Arlette decorative picnic basket  (Yelo Uriza) *FaMESHed
  • books: floorplan. - reference books (Tegan Serin)*Seasons Story
  • basket of buoys: floorplan. - buoy basket (Tegan Serin)*Seasons Story
  • vase with flowers: Dutchie - lilies (Froukje Hoorenbeek)
  • shark!: .Birdy. - Puggles {Shark} (Nina Helix)

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Here's my message: Arcade is back. It's all awesome. Be patient, keep trying, get in there, and spend all your money. See ya later. ♥

The Arcade [SLurl]

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**items available at The Arcade

  • bench: Cheeky Pea - Little Owl Bench (Isla Gealach)
  • cushions: junk. - wannabe boho. floor cushion. (Tab Tatham) **
  • coffee table: Atelier Visconti - Adria Low Table (Stephanvisconti Resident) *The Garden
  • garden urn: Apple Fall -  Urne de Terra Cuite (Apple Fall) *The Garden
  • chair (empty): Tres Blah - French School Chair (Julliette Westerburg) **
  • chair (with books): llorisen - eclectic wooden painted chair (Elsa Wellesley) **
  • banjo: Zigana - banjo . warm days (Nalena Fairey) **
  • food (on table):
    • macarons: Tres Blah - Tea Time - Tray of Macarons (Julliette Westerburg)
    • pastry puffs: Tres Blah - Pastry Mania - Pastry Puffs (Julliette Westerburg)
    • cupcakes: Tres Blah - Tea Time - Cupcakes (Julliette Westerburg)
    • cake pops: Tee*fy - Candy Cake Pops Set (Azure Electricteeth)
  • books (on table): Imeka - Sweet Summer Items - Sweet Books (NatiWilliams Resident) **
  • rug: junk. - wannabe boho. rug. (Tab Tatham) **
  • gnome: Mutresse - Friendly Gnome (Eeky Cioc) **
  • wagon/cart: floorplan. - Garden Party - bar wagon (Tegan Serin) **
  • hanging lanterns: floorplan. - Garden Party - hanging lantern (Tegan Serin) **
  • drink dispensers: floorplan. Garden Party - juice dispenser (Tegan Serin) **
  • jar drinks: floorplan. Garden Party - bellini jars, mason jars, mimosa jars (Tegan Serin) **
  • candy jars: Imeka - Sweet Summer Items - Candy Balls  (NatiWilliams Resident) **
  • roses: Tres Blah - Small Vase of Roses (Julliette Westerburg) **
  • apple pie: Vespertine - Summer Road Trip - apple pie  (Amelie Knelstrom) **
  • fruit: Vespertine - Summer Road Trip -  fruit treats (Amelie Knelstrom) **

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In case you haven't seen it yet, Cory Edo of Trompe Loeil has released the most amazing villa build in the history of ever. The Cortona Villas are available right now (until the end of the month) at FaMESHed and they are beautiful. Set to look like a precious little grouping of individual villas, the possibilities are endless for decorating. I love how it's like a little community all in one. Be sure to check it out in person RIGHT NOW so you can appreciate all the wonderfulness and the nooks and crannies all around. Perfect. ♥

Cortona Villas available right now at FaMESHed [SLurl]

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  • lamps: Trompe Loeil - Valiano Lamp Post (Cory Edo)
  • lights: Trompe Loeil - Valiano String Lights (Cory Edo)
  • bistro chairs: Trompe Loeil - Valiano Bistro Chair (Cory Edo)
  • bistro tables: Trompe Loeil - Valiano Bistro Table (Cory Edo)
  • chaise lounges (in the background): Trompe Loeil - Valiano Lounger with Blanket (Cory Edo)
  • build: Trompe Loeil - The Cortona Villas (Cory Edo) *FaMESHed
  • candles (on tables): MudHoney - Leslie Pillar Candle (Rayvn Hynes) *Home Show

food on front table

  • cake slices: 8f8 - Lazy Piece of Cake (8f8 Resident) *Seasons Story
  • cup of tea: Tres Blah - Tea Time - Tea Cup (Julliette Westerburg)
  • hot chocolate: erratic / home - hot chocolate marshmallows (Erratic Rain)

food on back left table

  • pancakes: ISPACHI - Pancake Breakfast (Andred Qinan)
  • latte: Standby Inc. - CH Gatcha - Latte (Sho Kenin)
  • tea and macaroon: LISP - Charlotte Nerd Teacup & Macaroon (Pandora Popstar)

food on back right table

  • plate of doughnuts: 8f8 - Doughnuts (8f8 Resident) *Seasons Story
  • PILOT - Cookie Bar Milk Glasses (Kaz Nayar)
  • jug of milk: erratic / home - milk jug (Erratic Rain)
  • bowl of pastry puffs: Tres Blah - Pastry Mania - Pastry Puffs (Julliette Westerburg)

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Spring is finally here, at least in my home state. Let's put those porches to good use.

There are lots of amazing events going on right now. If you haven't stopped by The Home Show yet, you really should. It runs til the end of April, but why wait? All the cool kids are going.

The Home Show [SLurl]

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**items available at The Home Show

  • wicker chair: MudHoney - Leslie Wicker Chair (Rayvn Hynes) **
  • open weave chair: MudHoney - Leslie Weave Chair (Rayvn Hynes) **
  • ottoman: Kalopsia - Ottoman (Isabeau Baragula) **
  • lawn mower: 7 - Old Mower (Agustkov Resident) **
  • statue: Kalopsia - Fancy Statue (Isabeau Baragula) **
  • hanging chair: Trompe Loeil - Birdcage (Cory Edo) *FaMESHed
  • side table (on porch): MudHoney - Leslie Garden Stool (Rayvn Hynes) **
  • cake stand, cupcakes: Atelier Visconti - Sophie Cake Stand (Stephanvisconti Resident) **
  • street sign: junk. - street sign. love lane. (Tab Tatham) *The Men's Dept
  • gardening tool box: Pixel Mode - The Happy Gardener - Tool Box (Tya Fallingbridge)
  • diary (on ottoman): Kalopsia - Agenda (Isabeau Baragula) **
  • dye kit for easter eggs (on ottoman): floorplan. - easter egg kit (Tegan Serin)
  • basket of easter eggs: floorplan. - vintage egg basket (Tegan Serin)
  • tray: Second Spaces - wood & leather trays (Elle Kirshner)
  • pots: Pixel Mode - The Happy Gardener - Clay Pots (Tya Fallingbridge)
  • blue pot with weeds: Zigana - weeds . one (Nalena Fairey)
  • hose: Pixel Mode - The Happy Gardener - Garden Hose (Tya Fallingbridge)
  • handtruck with boxes (on porch): 7 - Handtruck (Agustkov Resident)
  • house: tarte. - small bungalow (Alixxbella Resident) **
  • trees, grass: Botanical (Kriss Lehmann)

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Isla Gealach of Cheeky Pea has an adorably precious new set out at this month's FaMESHed -- the Salcombe Gazebo. With longing thoughts of spring, the gazebo is gorgeously constructed with lovely lattice walls and a semi-transparent roof to let the sunshine filter through on those gorgeous spring days that MUST be just around the corner. Right? Please?

The Salcombe set includes that beautiful couch (and a few other pieces) - the couch is so lovely with its springy color pallette and the perfectly draped pillows and throw. Isla does some of the best fabric draping ever. ♥

See the whole set at FaMESHed! [SLurl]

Find lots of great things to go with the set at The Arcade [SLurl]! We love mixing and matching!

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  • couch: Cheeky Pea - Salcombe Sofa (Isla Gealach) *FaMESHed
  • gazebo structure: Cheeky Pea - Salcombe Gazebo (Isla Gealach) *FaMESHed
  • chairs: Tres Blah - Spring Living - Chairs (Juliette Westerburg) *Arcade
  • ottoman (between chairs): Cheeky Pea - Salcombe Pouffe (Isla Gealach) *FaMESHed
  • coffee table (light one): Cheeky Pea - Abbotsford Side Table (modified) (Isla Gealach)
  • coffee table (dark one): Zigana - tiny table (Nalena Fairey)
  • rug: Zaara [home] - Ikat dhurrie rug (Zaara Kohime) *Arcade
  • books (on couch): Tres Blah - Spring Living - Vintage Books (Julliette Westerburg) *Arcade
  • large floor plant: Cheeky Pea - Salcombe Planter (Isla Gealach) *FaMESHed
  • small floor plant: Zigana  - weeds . two (Nalena Fairey) *Arcade
  • stacks of books (in front of yellow chair): AF - Reading Pile (Apple Fall) *Arcade
  • book, glasses (in yellow chair): Zaara [home]  - Chai assortment (Zaara Kohime) *Arcade
  • flowers in vases (on ottoman): The Secret Store - Wild Flowers (Maylee Oh) *Arcade
  • books with magnifying glass (in front of blue chair): Vespertine - book of scientist (Amelie Knelstrom) *Arcade
  • bunch of daisies (on open book): The Secret Store - Wild Flowers (Maylee Oh) *Arcade
  • empty pots: Zigana - empties (Nalena Fairey) *Arcade
  • lilies in vase: AF - Calla Lilies (Apple Fall) *arcade
  • tray of coffee: B.C.C. -YumYum Mochi Tea coffee set tray (Vitamingirl Resident) *Arcade 

in the background:

  • clothesline: Tres Blah - Spring Living - Clothesline (Julliette Westerburg) *Arcade
  • red and yellow flowers: 8f8 - Poppy Hearts, Butter Ups (8f8 Resident) *Arcade
  • white fence: 8f8 - Fancy Fence (8f8 Resident) *Arcade
  • trees/underbrush: Botanical (Kriss Lehmann)

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It is a new month, but thankfully The Garden is still on until the 10th! That gives you a little over a week to fulfill all your lodge-y needs. 

Winter Thorn and {what next} have a super adorable camping set available for you - that tent is just perfection. The set includes a sleeping bag and camp chairs and logs for sitting and really cute accessories and that great metal firepit - everything you need for a weekend communing with nature.  (Watch out for bears.)

Those chairs are also available at The Garden from Wavie Haller and Consignment - it's a great adirondack-style chair with a fun and unexpected twist of using the recycled boards for the back (skis? snowboards? no idea, but they're cute). That bathtub is also also available at The Garden, offered by River Stromfield and 11th Hour. I love that all these pieces from different designers work together so well! Yay for themes! Yay for great designers! Yay for bears!

Find most of this stuff at The Garden! [SLurl

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**items available at The Garden 

  • tent, campfire, log bench: {what next} - Pine Ridge set (Winter Thorn) **
  • chairs: Consignment - Montane Slingback Chair (Wavie Haller) **
  • crates: {what next} - Pine Ridge Crate Table (Winter Thorn) **
  • bathtub: 11th Hour - Everett Bathtub (River Stromfield) **
  • mounted bear head: .:Standby Inc. - Faux-idermy - Momma Bear (Sho Kenin) **
  • sleeping bag: {what next} - Pine Ridge Double Sleeping Bag (Winter Thorn) **
  • books (in tent): floorplan. - book clutter (Tegan Serin)
  • lanterns, mug, kettle, cooking pot: {what next} Pine Ridge set (Winter Thorn) **
  • beer crate and bottles: Vespertine - beer crate (Amelie Knelstrom)
  • water pump: POST - Askov Water Well Pump (Van Auster)
  • basket of apples: Trompe Loeil - Apple Basket (Cory Edo) **
  • marshmallows: Cheeky Pea - S'mores Camp Marshmallow Roaster (Isla Gealach)
  • string lights: Cheeky Pea - S'mores Camp Lights (Isla Gealach)
  • bear family: Sculpty Creations Animals - grizzly family (Jon Haskell)
  • grass, groundcover: Heart Garden (Lilith Heart)
  • trees, underbrush: Botanical (Kriss Lehman)


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Cory Edo has given us another amazingly gorgeous house from Trompe Loeil. The Autumn Cottage is currently available at Collabor88 and it's wonderfully dreamy. I predict that it will make you want to sip hot chocolate while wrapped up in a blanket and sitting by the fire, alternating between reading your favorite book and roasting marshmallows over that fire, all the while daydreaming about jumping in piles of beautiful yellow, orange, and red leaves. It's just that good. ♥ 

See the Autumn Cottage at Collabor88! [SLurl

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  • house: Trompe Loeil - Autumn Cottage (Cory Edo) *at Collabor88
  • outbuilding: POST - Hurley Rural Garage (Van Auster)
  • water trough and spigot: POST -Old Spigot / Water Trough (Van Auster)
  • vintage stand up heater: Consignment - Boneyard Patio Heater (Wavie Haller) *at The Garden
  • milk cans: +ILO+ - Milk Can v2 (Zozo Raven)
  • apple crates: floorplan. (Tegan Serin)
  • garden tools and supplies: PILOT (Kaz Nayar)
  • trees/underbrush: Botanical (Kriss Lehmann)
  • grasses/groundcover: Heart Garden (Lilith Heart)


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This is probably the healthiest blog post ever. 

Autumn is most definitely in the air. I've pulled together this lovely fall scene with beautiful new releases from all sorts of events currently happening: Collabor88, The Arcade, and The Seasons Story.  It's a busy month, events-wise.

That fireplace is from Cory Edo and Trompe Loeil -- the Dardon Stone Fireplace Kit that you can pick up at Collabor88. It comes as individual pieces so you can build the perfect fireplace and patio for your space. I think the fireplace by itself would be lovely inside, too, in a nice rustic lodge or cottage.  

Mostly all of the apples are from my music soulmate Tegan Serin and floorplan. She's got two adorable autumn sets out right now, one at Collabor88 and the other at Seasons Story. All you need to get into an apple pie frame of mind. Mmmmm, pie. 

Those amazingly realistic pumpkins are from Kaz Nayar and PILOT. Those really are gorgeous. The whole little set includes the pumpkins, the wagon wheel, and the hay bale. It's a great deco piece to dress up your space for the season.

Check out all the events. ALL OF THEM. 

Collabor88 [SLurl

The Seasons Story [SLurl

The Arcade [SLurl

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* items at Collabor88

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o items at The Seasons Story

  • fireplace kit: Trompe Loeil - Dardon Stone Fireplace patio kit (Cory Edo) *
  • pumpkin set: PILOT - Fall Garden (Kaz Nayar) *
  • table: Vespertine - attic table (Amelie Knelstrom) //
  • stool: floorplan. - farmhouse stool (Tegan Serin) *
  • kitchen scale with apples: floorplan. - vintage kitchen scale w/ apples (Tegan Serin) o
  • poppies (on fireplace mantel): AF - Poppies / Glazed Vase (Apple Fall) *
  • fruit crates: Vespertine - pumpkin, apple, pears crate (Amelia Knelstrom) *
  • all the other apple crates: floorplan. - apple crates (Tegan Serin) *
  • bowl of apples (on top of hay bale): floorplan. - bowl of apples (Tegan Serin) o
  • spigot with bucket: POST - Old Spigot with Apple Bucket (Van Auster)
  • larger tub of apples: floorplan. - tub of apples (Tegan Serin) *
  • iron fence (on the right): Trompe Loeil - Madina Iron Fence (Cory Edo)
  • autumn trees: Botanical - T2C - Sugar Maple Red (Kriss Lehmann)
  • grass; Zigana (Nalena Fairey)