Author Archives: Valena

About Valena

Owner of Casa de Smurf, and store manager for Cheeky Pea.

Winter’s Nap

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This is probably my favourite part of winter. ..Well, it’s my favourite part of anything, really; being cozy and warm, and having an amazing little nap in the middle of the day (which I’m about to do!)

Trompe Loeil has released a beautiful bed that seems to be made for just that. Coming in messy (seen here) and neat versions, the Zophia Bed is a whimsical addition to any home. There’s a lot of textures to play with, and each pillow and sheet can be changed separately, giving you the freedom to create any look you want.

Winter's Nap

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

Bench: junk – cobblers bench (2 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ The Liaison Collaborative

Bed: Trompe Loeil – Zophia Bed (11 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Fireplace: floorplan – slat fireplace (1 LI, mod/copy)

Decor:

Suitcases: Dutchie – suitcase (2 LI, mod/copy)

Letters: Dutchie – envelopes (1 LI, mod/copy)

Orchid: Dutchie – orchid (2 LI, mod/copy)

Mirror: Dutchie – handmirror (1 LI, mod/copy)

String Lights: MudHoney – Icicle Lights (13 LI, mod/copy)

Book: floorplan – open book (1 LI, mod/copy)

Basket: Dutchie – laundry basket (3 LI, mod/copy)

Towels: Dutchie – stack of towels (1 LI, mod/copy)

Map Art: Bazar – Toronto World map art (1 LI, mod/copy)

Chalkboard Art: floorplan - the solar woman (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Kustom 9

Bright Art: floorplan - merry & bright (1 LI, mod/copy)

Plant: Apple Fall – Reaching Plant (3 LI, mod/trans) @ The Chapter Four

Cats: Fashionably Dead – Posed Cats (4 LI, trans)

Fire: Trompe Loeil – Fireplace Logs and Fire (3 LI, mod/copy)

Broom: Dutchie - broom (3 LI, mod/copy)

Slippers: Bazar – Toronto Slippers (1 LI, mod/copy)

Lamps: junk - arch lamp (4 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Firewood: junk – firewood holder (2 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ The Liaison Collaborative

Rug: junk - animal rug (4 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ The Liaison Collaborative

Modern Alchemist

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Another fabulous round of Collabor88 is up and running, and the organizers must’ve done some magic, because a ton of people are saying that loading and rezzing is happening much faster. I noticed it too, actually, and it made shopping a whole lot more fun when I could actually see what I was trying to buy!

This round is has a beautifully sophisticated colour palette and a rather unconventional theme to go with it, but I think that’s part of the fun, being introduced to things you wouldn’t normally consider.

Modern Alchemist

Here’s you junk:

Furniture:

Shelf: floorplan - librarian cart (1 LI, mod/copy)

Lounger: floorplan – lazy lounger (12 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Decor:

Boxes: Second Spaces – trinket box double (1 LI, mod/copy)

Step Stool: Apple Fall – Stepladder (1 LI, mod/trans) NEW! @ The Chapter Four

Papers: floorplan - scattered sheet music (3 LI, mod/copy) @ Xiasumi School Festival

Floor Books: floorplan - reference books (1 LI, mod/copy)

Wall Art: Second Spaces - modern alchemy earth/fire/water/air (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Bird: Apple Fall – Rockin’ Robin (3 LI, mod/trans) NEW! @ The Chapter Four

Scale: Second Spaces – modern alchemy balance scale (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Abacus: Second Spaces – vintage abacus (1 LI, mod/copy)

Chalkboard: floorplan – astrology chart chalkboard (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Lounger Books: floorplan – apothecary books (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Collabor88

Postcards: Lark - Antique Map Chandelier (8 LI, mod/copy) @ Xiasumi School Festival

Plant: Apple Fall – Reaching Plant (3 LI, mod/trans) NEW! @ The Chapter Four

Chelsey’s Love

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It’s the first week of the month, which means there’s a ton of new stuff out there. I find that’s what helps me find that love of blogging again. It’s not secret that I’ve been struggling to get back into the game, but all these new creations really do give me a kick in the ass.

I’m in love with this look, so much so that I kind of want it for my own room!

Chelsey's Love

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

End Tables: MudHoney – Chelsey Table (2 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ FaMESHed

Bed: MudHoney – Chelsey Bed (9 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ FaMESHed

Wardrobe: DIGS – Aisling Wardrobe (2 LI, mod/copy)

Decor:

Abstract Art: Trompe Loeil – Cobble Hill Abstract Art (1 LI, mod/copy)

Word Art: Trompe Loeil – Framed Art Gray Subway (1 LI, mod/copy) and Framed Art Gray Eyechart (1 LI, mod/copy)

Dolls: Lark – Kokeshi Doll (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Xiasumi School Festival

Jar: Consignment – Photo Jug (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Lamps: MudHoney - Chelsea Table Lamp (2 LI, mod/copy)

Love Sign: Consignment and floorplan – Love Marquee (3 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Hanging Lights: Consignment – Hanging Light (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Scribble Art: MudHoney - Scribbles Art (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ FaMESHed

Scroll Art: Consignment and floorplan – scroll (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Screen: MudHoney - Ophelia Screen (4 LI, mod/copy)

Skeleton: Consignment and floorplan - Medical Skeleton (3 LI, mod/copy) NEW! @ Uber

Microphone: floorplan – vintage microphone (1 LI, mod/copy)

Rug: Roost – Provence Rug (5 LI, copy)

A House, A Home

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There are some new faces at FaMESHed this round, which is really nice to see! While the old favourites are great, it’s nice to be be introduced to new stores and see what else is offered out there.

A House, A Home

Thistle has been around for years, but Liz has been quiet for some time now, maybe because she was making this fabulous schoolhouse.

With lots of quaint details, this build has three rooms, one being an upstairs studio. The best part? Liz has included a handful of textures, allowing you to change the colour of the doors, railings,and beams

A House, A Home

And from Dust Bunny, a new venture by Noel of Little Closet, is this fabulous little cottage. It’s so beautiful, it makes me eager to see what else she does!

It’s another three room home, with a loft upstairs with some lovely details; carpet on the stairs, the satellite and antenna outside, the bricks exterior.. I could go on and on about all the thought she put into this build.

Looking at what both these ladies can do, it’s super exciting to see them creating such wonderful builds! I definitely look forward to what they both come up with in the future. They’re definitely creators to watch.

The Harvest

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This is my favourite part about fall. I’ve stated before, I couldn’t care less about Halloween because I startle at the drop of a hat, but the warmth and coziness of these months is to die for.

I love the colours, the oranges, yellows, and reds, and the crisp, delicious smells that come from all the baking. I know you can’t actually get that in SL, but replicating the feeling it gives you is easy enough!

The Harvest

Here’s your junk:

Furniture:

Rocking Chair: MudHoney – Owen Rocking Chair (3 LI, mod/copy) @ The Liaison Collaborative

Decor:

Painted Pumpkins: Botanical – Decorative Halloween Pumpkins (1 LI, mod/copy) NEW!

Tools: Pilot – Garden Tools (1 LI, mod/copy)

Hose: Pilot – Water Hose (1 LI, mod/copy)

Pots: Second Spaces – English Garden pots spread out (1 LI, mod/copy)

Metal Pumpkins: MudHoney – Metal Pumpkin (1 LI, mod/copy) @ The Liaison Collaborative

Crates: floorplan – apple crate stack seat (1 LI, mod/copy) @ The Seasons Story

Light: floorplan – railroad lantern (1 LI, mod/copy) @ Collabor88

Welcome Sign: MudHoney – Rustic Welcome Sign (1 LI, mod/copy) @ The Liaison Collaborative

Apple Bucket: floorplan – tub of apples (1 LI, mod/copy)

Leaves: {what next} – Scattered Leaves Decor (2 LI, mod/copy) NEW!