Life of the Party

As far back as I can remember, my mother has always set the most amazing tables for dinner parties and holiday gatherings. Needless to say, she’s always cooked far too much food. I’m not going to write a lot here, just that this entire scene is dedicated to my mom.

Dinner Table

My mother has always insisted that the room is actually the life of the party and decor plays a huge part in that.

last supper

The key to all of my mother’s dishes, fancy dinner or not, is presentation.

stocking and punch

And no matter what, even when she’s lived completely alone, Christmas time requires decorations. It’s the law!

the tree

 

scene created in Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox

Botanical – Douglas Fir Christmas Tree for Tannenbaum

Kalopsia –  All the Gift Boxes (*new* @ Tannenbaum)

Fancy Decor: Gilt Tree Decorations (*new* @ The Arcade)

Fancy Decor: Jordan Collection (*new* @ Collabor88)
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Hammered Cups
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Punch Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Jordan Christmas Trees

{moss&mink} Silk Draped Table
{moss&mink} Suede Dining Chairs
{moss&mink} Heart Drop Lights

Dahlia – Holiday Glam (*new* @ The Arcade)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Berry 25
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Golden Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Chocolate
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Necklace Box – Diamonds
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antler Table Arrangement – RARE
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Caviar – 30
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cake – Brulee
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Chocolates – Mousse 22
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Black
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Purse – Red
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Green Baubles
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail – Green – (REZ)
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Cocktail Tray – Absinth 24
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Antipasto Marble Platter
-Dahlia – Holiday Glam – Buffet Table – RARE

DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas (*new* @ The Epiphany)
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Tarts / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Pudding / Gold
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Wine / Black
-DISORDERLY. / A Very Cherry Xmas / Cherry Cookies / Gold

dust bunny . season of giving . bag of coal
dust bunny . lighted jars .
dust bunny . smores jar
dust bunny . kettle and sweets .

{what next} Christmas Stockings + Deer Stocking Holder

{what next} Chocolate Yule Log
**Advent gift for 7th December for the Love To Decorate Magazine Group – it can be found in a little Christmas tree decor object by the mainstore landing point and will be out until January 15th.**

RO – Home for the Holidays – Wreath

Bee Designs Winter Chalkboards (*new* @ TLC)

Apple Fall Clifton Cast Iron Fireplace – Black

[ARIA] Babette Rug

 

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The Foyer

The foyer of a home is like the catch all, when you come in the door and have to bolt for the bathroom. I don’t know about you, but it never fails that I’ve got my arms full and that’s the exact moment that I need to pee! I was so excited about these sets from Silence. Although they were designed for a hallway, I could not help myself. I had to use them to decorate the foyer in my new skybox. I added some clutter to reflect that moment right after I get home from a day of running errands and shopping. Drops my bags on the floor, except the tacos and coffee….those are precious and can’t be trusted on the floor with the cats around. *giggles* It might have a fancy name like the foyer, but I think mine should be called the rush in and catch it room.

the foyer

scene created in Onsu ~ “Maple” Skybox ~ w/ Environment

Silence. – Whittaker Hallway
-Silence. – Whittaker Rug
-Silence. – Whittaker Dresser
-Silence. – Whittaker Frame
-Silence. – Whittaker Gold Accessories
-Silence. – Whittaker Mirror

Silence. – Whittaker Accessory Set (*new* for Go by FaMESHed)
-Silence. – Whittake Bench w/Pillows
-Silence. – Whittaker Canvas Art
-Silence. – Whittaker End Table
-Silence. – Whittaker Table Lamp

{what next} Wall Hanging Plant #1
{what next} Wall Hanging Plant #2
{what next} Wall Hanging Plant #3

Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Romarin Plant
Ariskea & Unkindness [Solace] Candle 4

BAZAR – Stockholm-Paper bag (decor)

tres blah– Hodgepodge – What’s in My Bag RARE
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Catch All

DRD – RK – Free Bonus – Bag of Groceries

BUENO– Taco Bag Deco

MudHoney Larson Wreath

MudHoney Liza Heels – Black

(fd) Cat – 08 Stretching
(fd) Cat – 02 Sleeping Curled

Apple Fall Handbag & Scarf

dust bunny . coat rack

Coffee House

“Wrap me in your arms
I can’t feel it but
Wrap me in your arms
I can’t feel it but…”
~Sylvan Esso – Coffee

I’ve always love quaint, comfy locally owned coffee shops. Long before Starbucks put itself in ever Target and strip mall they could fine, before Dunkin was better know for their coffee than their donuts, there were these amazing little coffee shops in my area. They made you feel at home. The coffee was great, the people were great, the atmosphere was great. Though each coffee house had its own energy and style, each one was equally welcoming. Sadly, when Starbucks and Dunkin popped up everywhere with their fancy little drive thru windows…and life got busier…and I pulled away from my friends…well, I don’t even remember the last time I was in one of those coffee houses.
I’m adding a little tagline/side note to end of each blog going forward, because my blog posts are being stolen for another site. ***So, please know if you are reading this on any site that suggests this post was originally published anywhere but SadyStyle by anyone other than Sadystika Sabretooth, you are reading a stolen post.

Coffee Shop

outside: BUENO-City Block-Regular

scene created in Room 143 – The [Den.]

uk – Autumn’s Hall Decorative Screen (GO by FaMESHed)
uk – Autumn’s Hall Console Table (GO by FaMESHed)
uk – Autumn’s Hall Table Lamp (GO by FaMESHed)
uk – Autumn’s Hall Deco Balls Bowl (GO by FaMESHed)
uk – Autumn’s Hall Hat Stand (GO by FaMESHed)

{what next} Colonna Hot Chocolate Station – Full Set
{what next} Colonna Hot Chocolate Bar Wall Decor (lit)

crate Repurposed Wall Cabinet ~ Cream (GO by FaMESHed)

SHADES – Tufted Sofa Adult (*new* @ ULTRA)
SHADES – Tufted Ottoman Adult (*new* @ Blueprint)
SHADES – Tufted Chair

JIAN Countryside Collies :: Family Rug

*PAN* Summer of Love Orb Curtain (Amber)

dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant
dust bunny . potted bromeliad
dust bunny . pilea peper plant
dust bunny . potted rubber tree

Apple Fall Althea Rug – Antique Dark
Apple Fall Coffee & Muffin
{af} Tied Books

*Second Spaces* 4across set
*Second Spaces* backgammon set

=EliBaily= Book Stack Decor

15.erratic / lsm – magazine & news
28.erratic / cwe – stack of books 1

{vespertine -used suitcase books}

tres blah– Hodgepodge – Stacked Magazines

Fall Into Autumn

Oh get your dirty minds out of the gutter, I am not talking about some hot girl named Autumn. Yeah, I know my readers. *laughs* I’ve been working on this room for over a week. I kept adding to it, taking away, moving this, replacing that.  Finally, I got it the way I want it. I look at the room and wish I could sink down in that couch with a good book. It sorta dawned on me, that I have a beautiful living room with furniture that is less than a year old and superbly comfortable. It needs to cool off first, that room is almost all windows and its too bright…too hot in there. *hisses at the sun*

Fall Into Autumn

I used Fancy Decor: Faline Wall Panels (gold) to create the room.

[Ds] Chesterfield Wingback Daddy’s Adult Chair

Polar Bear. Cat Frame – Brown Wood

dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . potted palm

{what next} Autumn Picture Shelf 2

Fancy Decor: Prescott Collection (*new* @ Uber)
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Coffee Table
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Vase with Branches
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Shelf
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Accent Chair
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Decorative Box
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Vases
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Petite Vases
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Honey Jug
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Leaning Books with Urn
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Photo Frame
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Book Stack with Box
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Books with Bookends
-Fancy Decor: Prescott 19th Century Painting
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Rug
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Sofa – cream leather
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Side Table
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Decorative Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Book Stack
-Fancy Decor: Prescott Basket

Fancy Decor (*new* @ Salem)
-Fancy Decor: Putnam Console
-Fancy Decor: Pumpkin Spice Quote
-Fancy Decor: Pumpkin Spice Candle
-Fancy Decor: Potted Succulent
-Fancy Decor: Cactus Pumpkin Planter
-Fancy Decor: Succulent Pumpkin Planter

Fancy Decor in the Gacha Gallows @ Salem)
11 Fancy Deccor: Opulent Pumpkin (Emerlad – plain)
06 Fancy Deccor: Opulent Pumpkin (Onyx – jeweled)
05 Fancy Deccor: Opulent Pumpkin (Midnight – plain)
03 Fancy Decor: Opulent Pumpkin Stand (medium)
02 Fancy Decor: Opulent Pumpkin Stand (tall)
01 Fancy Decor: Opulent Pumpkin Stand (short)

09 Fancy Decor: Gold Dots Pillow
13 Fancy Decor: Nope Pillow

uK – The Journey Leafy Planter (*new* @ FaMESHed)

tres blah– Hodgepodge – Snail Mail
-tres blah- Eclectic Collection – Globe (Classic)
[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘Noel’s Cookies’
.peaches. Bae’s Journal – Floral
ISPACHI – The Arrival – Between Two Squirrels

Roses and Me

I think I have a strangle love/hate relationship with roses. I’ve never been a big fan of them, because I found them quite commercial and too cliche’. My mother has always loved them and whenever she’s been able to have a garden, she has had rose bushes of various types over the years. I don’t particularly like the smell, nor am I all that fascinated with any type of botany, much less roses. My favorite flower has always been the Gerber daisy, they’re hard to grow (at least for me) and they don’t last too long in a vase either. Fake ones are never mistaken for real ones and I find them to be much more special and alluring. However, with all of that said, the older my mom and I get, the more I appreciate the things she loves…like roses. I don’t want to wait until she’s gone to appreciate something she loves. So, more and more, I’ve found myself smiling upon the sight if roses.

Though you can’t see them super well in the photo below, Dahlia did these amazing tins with roses on top for the Sept round of TLC. I was so excited by them, that I had to include them in this post. You can bet you will see them again and again, as they are the perfect touch for every room in the house.

roses again

scene created in =EliBaily= Bachelor Loft_Light
=EliBaily= Ivy 01

Fancy Decor: Jones Collection (*new* @ Arcade)
01 Fancy Decor: Jones Sofa RARE
02 Fancy Decor: Jones Armchair RARE
03 Fancy Decor: Jones Coffee Table
04 Fancy Decor: Jones Side Table
05 Fancy Decor: Jones Ottoman
06 Fancy Decor: Jones Lamp
07 Fancy Decor: Jones Tapestry
08 Fancy Decor: Jones Wall Panel
09 Fancy Decor: Jones Rug
10 Fancy Decor: Jones Tray
11 Fancy Decor: Jones Stacked Books A
12 Fancy Decor: Jones Stacked Books B
13 Fancy Decor: Jones Candle
14 Fancy Decor: Jones Pillow B
15 Fancy Decor: Jones Pillow A
16 Fancy Decor: Jones Round Box
17 Fancy Decor: Jones Aloe Plant

Fancy Decor: Tartt Lounger
03 Fancy Decor: Miles Side Table

[Commoner] Framed Art / “Stop & Smell the Roses”

ChicModa Decor // Accent Pillow // Hello Gorgeous (White)

JIAN Pupper Love Mug (Group Gift)

RSD Baroque Daybed (*new* @ FaMESHed)
RSD Classic Console

.Birch Weighted Chandelier – Bronze (*new* @ TLC)

Dahlia – Concetta – RoseTea Tin – Green (*new* @ TLC)
Dahlia – Concetta – RoseTea Tin – Grey (*new* @ TLC)
Dahlia – Concetta – Closed – Tea Tin – Silver (*new* @ TLC)

The Loft – Lotus Holder
The Loft – Andreas Gold Tree
The Loft – Yoga Tray
[ARIA] Torino potted double stemed Orchid A

*LODE* Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]

(Yummy) Dying Roses

SAYO – Glitz Collection – Garden Roses

Apple Fall Roses Box (Champagne)
Apple Fall ‘Elvira’ Rose Tea
Apple Fall Rosemary Pot

*{( konpeitou )}* beauty and the book w/rose (down

Ariskea[Birdy] Little Bee Vase [Green]

[ zerkalo ] Pile of books 1

22769 – Snake Plant – COMMON

dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree

Safe Place

The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned. Maya Angelou

I think that’s true for most of us, even in SL. I know for me, I like having a space that is just mine. A place for me to go afk safely. A place to decorate with my favorite things. Even in a virtual world, I need that safe place.

a touch of color

scene:
hive // simple skybox (*new* @ K9)
Bad Unicorn x Birch ‘Scotchfield’ Set (*new* @ ROMP)
-Bad Unicorn x Birch ‘Scotchfield’ Chair
-Bad Unicorn x Birch ‘Scotchfield’ Lamp
-Bad Unicorn x Birch ‘Scotchfield’ Ottoman
-Bad Unicorn x Birch (White / Light) ‘Scotchfield’ Sofa
-Bad Unicorn x Birch ‘Scotchfield Pillows
-Bad Unicorn x Birch ‘Scotchfield’ Rug (8 texture options)

dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
dust bunny . spotted begonia
dust bunny . pilea peper plant

[Merak] – Tropical Glass Vase
[Merak] – Entryway Bench

REIGN.- BOOKS AND HEELS- # 22

[ zerkalo ] Dark Elegance – Rose Pillow

KraftWork Fashionista Mood Board
KraftWork Landscaper Mood Board

NOMAD // Industrial Coffee Table // .07

Second Spaces – Cluttered House – living room catch-all 1

LISP – Mesh – Newspaper and Coffee – Blue with steam 2li

Ariskea [Ophelia] Fake Plant
Ariskea[Emi] Hedgehog Planter [Blue]

Mutresse-Fascinated-Witty Cats
Mutresse-Wiggling-Witty Cats

The Classy Cougar

When I was younger, there was this woman, my mother’s age, that lived in my neighborhood that always fascinated me. At the time, I thought how much I’d like to be like her one day. Alas, that was not my destiny. She was beautiful and elegant, at least I thought so. Mind you, I was young and rather impressionable, not to mention naive. I just remember that she wore lingerie whenever you saw her at home. No, not pajamas, but beautiful lingerie, with long sheer, lace robes…some even had that furry stuff around the edges…and heels! Oh, she always had on heels to match. She was quite popular, as I’m sure you can imagine. How does the line in the song go…”She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys, that she calls friends.” She definitely had those.
For a long time, I just watched her in admiration, imagining what life was like inside her apartment. I eventually met her and she was every bit as amazing in person. I went inside her apartment and it was amazing. The colors, the curtains…she had so many beautiful things. I got to know her over the coming months. I could probably write an entire book about her. Instead, I’m sharing a brief memory of a glamorous Nubian queen that I met once upon a time, because when setting up this photo I thought of her. Isn’t it funny the impressions that people sometimes leave on our lives?

Classy Cougar

wearing:
hair:  TRUTH / Gwen
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara
skin: [Glam Affair] Austine Applier [ Catwa ] Basic Line FLF

[Atomic] Dysfunctional Collar
: CULT : His Princess Rings/Silver
LYBRA . XL STILETTO NAILS

UC_Enigma_bolero (*new* @ C88)
ChicModa // Toxie bra & panties (*new* @ FaMESHed)
***ArisArisB&W~Alus77~Gardial Clogs

pose: GingerFish Poses – Tristeza set (*new* @ ebento)

scene:
Fancy Decor: Bernard Collection (*new* @ C88)
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Print
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Wall Shelf
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Tray
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Geodes
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Books
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Boxes
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Armchair – Gray
-Fancy Decor: Bernard Side Table

ARIA– Dido Vase With Lillies

tb– Bon Voyage – Clock Radio (Yellow)
-tb- Bon Voyage – Books
-tb- Bon Voyage – Vintage Camera
-tres blah- Hodgepodge – Catch All

Ariskea[Kuva] Cute succulent (*new* Go by FaMESHed)
Ariskea[Kuva] Macrame Rug

.07 [ kunst ] – Canned plant

PILOT – Hanging Planter

*LODE* Decor – Snapdragon Vase Big [dark violet]

dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree

Take Me Home

This song just really reminds me of why our homes should be a place of safety, a place of warmth. A place where we are surrounded by wonderful memories and some of our favorite creature comforts. I took a break from blogging home decor, wanting to focus on fashion, but I quickly realized that I missed it way too much.
Home
A place where I can go
To take this off my shoulders
Someone take me home
Home
A place where I can go
To take this off my shoulders
Someone take me home
Someone take me
Look, I didn’t power through the struggle
Just to let a little trouble, knock me out of my position
And interrupt the vision
After everything I witnessed, after all of these decisions
All these miles, feets, inches
They can’t add up to the distance
That I have been through, just to get to
A place where even if there’s no closure, I’m still safe
I still ache from trying to keep pace
Somebody give me a sign, I’m starting to lose faith
Now tell me, how did all my dreams turn to nightmares?
How did I lose it when I was right there?
Now I’m so far that it feels like it’s all gone to pieces
Tell me why the world never fights fair
I’m trying to find
Home
A place where I can go
To take this off my shoulders
Someone take me home
Home
A place where I can go
To take this off my shoulders
Someone take me home (it’s been a long time coming)
Someone take me
Home, home
Home, home
Someone take me
Home, home
Home, home
Look, I been through so much pain
And it’s hard to maintain, any smile on my face
‘Cause there’s madness on my brain
So I gotta make it back, but my home ain’t on the map
Gotta follow what I’m feeling to discover where it’s at
I need the (memory)
In case this fate is forever, just to be sure these last days are better
And if I have any (enemies)
To give me the strength to look the devil in the face and make it home safe
Now tell me, how did all my dreams turn to nightmares?
How did I lose it when I was right there?
Now I’m so far that it feels like it’s all gone to pieces
Tell me why the world never fights fair
I’m trying to find
Home
A place where I can go
To take this off my shoulders
Someone take me home
Someone take me
I found no cure for the loneliness
I found no cure for the sickness
Nothing here feels like home
Crowded streets, but I’m all alone
I found no cure for the loneliness
I found no cure for the sickness
Nothing here feels like home
Crowded streets, but I’m all alone (someone take me)
Home, home
Take me home
Home, home, take me home
Someone take me
Home, home (someone, someone, no place like home)
Home, home
(Someone take me)

with you I am home

scene:
DaD “Beverly House” (*new* @ Uber)

Fancy Decor: Nannerl Collection (*new* @ Uber)
-Fancy Decor: Nannerl Bowl
-Fancy Decor: Nannerl Vase
-Fancy Decor: Nannerl Lamp
-Fancy Decor: Nannerl Console
-Fancy Decor: Nannerl Mirror

uk – Posh Living Set (*new* @ Uber)
-uK – Posh Living Deco Vase
-uK – Posh Living Sm Vase 1
-uK – Posh Living Sideboard Table
-uK – Posh Living Small Vase 3
-uK – Posh Living Deco Bowl
-uK – Posh Living Lamp Light
-uK – Posh Living Small Vase 2
-uK – Posh Living With You Art
-uK – Posh Living Area Rug
-uK – Posh Living Settee Poppy GA
-uK – Posh Living Snake Plant Lg
-uK – Posh Living Snake Plant sm
-uK – Posh Living Trio Porthole Mirrors
-uK – Posh Living Lamp Dark
-uK – Posh Living End Table

Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 4
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 2
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 3
Apple Fall Books – Arrangement 1
Apple Fall Tea Tins & Tea Books
[LJ] A Hand in Dreaming – Building Blocks
Ariskea [Ophelia] Fake Plant
[ keke ] wall candle – gold
llorisen // illya tray coffee table
Ariskea [Emi] Hedgehog Planter [Yellow]
not so bad . NEW YORK gacha . coffee set . edition 3
.10 [ kunst ] – Magazines
[Bad Unicorn x Birch] Mary Janes ‘
Violette’s Vases. Brass. by Granola
Refuge – Spring Gala Table Light
dust bunny . fiddle leaf tree
REIGN.- BOOKS AND HEELS- # 22
Peaches ‘N Cream – ‘Emotional Baggage’ Handbag Clutter

Captive Little Mermaid

So, my warped little mind got to thinking about what would happen if mermaids were real. First of all, you know some rich prick would find a way to catch a few and have them in his private house sized aquarium. Then I thought about how there’s this fossil out there that suggests there really was a creature like a mermaid, but it was much smaller. Naturally, if there smaller or similar in size to tropical fish, they’d be heavily coveted for personal aquariums. And that is what led me to doing this photo. I know its a bit out there, but I kinda dig it. Hope you do, too.

mermaid

wearing:
hair:  Tableau Vivant \\ Wispers in the wind
head: CATWA HEAD Lona
body: Maitreya Mesh Body
skin: Glam Affair – Willow – Jamaica (*new* @ Uber)
LYBRA . MAGIC SUMMER TEMPEST (*new* @ Uber)

pose: Quasi – Mermaid Blogger Pack (*new* @ Uber)

scene:
JIAN Longfin Tetra Aquarium
JIAN Longfin Tetra Swimmers

Quasi – Mermaid Blogger Pack: (*new* @ Uber)
-Quasi – Mermaid’s Hideaway Ruins
-Quasi – Mermaid’s Hideaway Seaweed Left
-Quasi – Mermaid’s Hideaway Anchor
-Quasi – Mermaid’s Hideaway Rock
-Quasi – Mermaid’s Hideaway Seaweed Right

dust bunny . pilea peper plant

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