A Drop of Happiness

A Drop of Happiness

There will not be a spring without autumn; no taste,
If no sorrow, what taste happiness will provide, say?
If no youth, why then heart will throb; gaily and gay?
Autumn prepares to decorate the heart with haste..

~ from “A Drop of Happiness” by Aftab Alam

A Drop of Happiness

Fall is rolling in with cooler temperatures. The leaves are piling up outside and while the sun is shining, the day is ending quickly now. So it’s important to grab my drop of happiness whenever I can and remember with every fall into winter, there later comes a spring to summer. I have furnished Trace Osterham’s great new skybox with new finds and pieces that I have custom colored using SL’s tinting. Big strategy for me for decorating is using tints on mod furniture and builds. If a piece of furniture is not mod, I am not a happy person. Half of what you see in these photos was tinted that way, including the cushions of Piraiyah Novikov’s daybed available exclusively in his store at Flux Sur Mer. I paired it with ArtizanMesh’s awesome chair for Chapter Four and Sofi Trenkin’s lovely décor piece that I picked up a month or so ago. Clever pillows from Sway Dench’s gacha at Geeks n Nerds add some cute humor as well as Piraiyah Novikov’s fun Simon Says game for Collabor88 on his gothic table for Gothic Diva.

A Drop of Happiness

My dress is Ariadna Garrigus’ gorgeous look for the Boho Culture Fair, which opens tomorrow. She includes the very folk art wedges with them. My bestie is a grayhound from Garvie Garzo’s collection of pups at the Chapter Four. I am so glad to see her in these events because she’s a great artist! Behind me is Tyrek’s collection of potions on a shelf for Chapter Four as well and the awesome RL work of Joe Mainskreet through the avatar hibeebu at Gen Neutral. I saw the pieces on an ad and had to come get a few because they were mounted nicely and fit so well in with the mood here.

A Drop of Happiness

Again, I custom-colored a piece from one of Piraiyah Novikov’s gachas, added Anaisterpellie’s lovely table, candles, and rug for the gacha at The Epiphany, and popped up Joe’s artwork. Again, I have Sway Dench’s darling pillows on the chair (making <3). Below. I custom colored pieces of Piraiyah Novikov’s desk and chairs from gachas at his store (I had a big of a night there with the gachas—everything is so pretty and Piraiyah is smart enough to leave things modify so I can do this) and put my laptop win by Surrealia Anatine from The Epiphany on the desk. My doggie from Garvie, whom I have decided to name Herman, stands close.

A Drop of Happiness

Bubbles Clawtooth just came out with this casual but cute high ponytail with or without bangs (Saturday and Sunday) and I paired it with one of Inka Mexicola’s lovely skins on my own, familiar system face. Both are available at Kustom9. My necklace was a gacha pull at The Epiphany from Isabeau Baragula. First time’s a charm!

A Drop of Happiness

Hair: Clawtooth: Simply Saturday – Dark Ombre Pack by Bubbles Clawtooth for Clawtooth, available at Kustom9 *

Skin: Essences – Quinta02 *medium01* brunette by Inka Mexicola for Essences, available at Kustom9 *

Eyes: {D.A} – Marble – Trunk by Soleil Reid for Dead Apples

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kornelia lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.4 by Onyx LeShelle for Maitreya

Dress and Wedges: ***Arisaris~Gara08~Coachella~Dress (Fitted Mesh) with ***ArisAris/B&W~Gara08~Coachella~Wedges For Maitreya by Ariadna Garrigus for ArisAris, available at Boho Culture Fair (opening October 19) *

Necklace: Kalopsia – Full Moon Necklace – Blood by Isabeau Baragula for Kalopsia, available at The Epiphany

Bracelet: Kelly Double Tour_Hennessy by Tracei for Tracei, available at Gen Neutral

Poses by Dove Swanson for Long Awkward Pose (no longer available)

Décor:

  • Bee.Bu – Wooden Hook Hung Art (Wide) – 2 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Wooden Hook Hung Art – 2 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Wooden Hook Hung Art (Wide) – 1 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Clipped Art – 6 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Clipped Art – 5 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • Bee.Bu – Wooden Hook Hung Art – 3 by hibeebu for Bee.Bu, available at Gen Neutral
  • NOMAD // Country Daybed by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Flux Sur Mer *
  • NOMAD // Brocante // Chaise longue by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD
  • NOMAD // Classical Chair // .05 by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD
  • NOMAD // Amore Desk by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD
  • NOMAD // 07 // Fallen Columns Table by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Gothic Diva *
  • NOMAD // Mystery Memory Game // Copper by Piraiyah Novikov for NOMAD, available at Collabor88 *
  • SIGMA Home/ Moroccan tapestry chair by Sofi Trenkins for SIGMA Home
  • tarte. pulley light – pitch by alixxbella for tarte.
  • dust bunny . potted jade plant by lxlnoel for dust bunny
  • {what next} Comfortably Worn Rug #2 by Winter Thorn for {what next} *
  • junk. boho curtain. by Tab Tatham for junk
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Treasures – Paris Pillow by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at The Epiphany *
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Treasures – Table – RARE by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at The Epiphany *
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Treasures – Candles by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at The Epiphany *
  • [ zerkalo ] Vintage Treasures – Rug by DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie for [ zerkalo ], available at The Epiphany *
  • Hayabusa Design Elegant Tree Platane Plane MX2-4 v1-3 T5 by Mitsuko Kytori for Hayabusa *
  • Hayabusa Design Japanese Maple High Details M15-10 v1-4 P1-G by Mitsuko Kytori for Hayabusa *
  • {theosophy} Bonvilston Skybox by Trace Osterham for {theosophy} *

A Drop of Happiness

Mellow

Mellow

“Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits.” ~ Samuel Butler

Mellow

The days are still golden this autumn. I was able to take time and toss out the flowers in the window boxes and trim the euonymus and then I sat down to listen to the radio for a bit, lounging on the sofa. In this case, the sofa is part of Alia Baroque’s featured set at ROMP this month, appropriately packed with poses for lounging and love making. I have decorated the family room with various pieces from Shiny Shabby—autumn and vintage pieces from Paolla Flux, pillows from Kunst and Hoorenbeek, chairs and tables from Soyoy, qu0op, and jammeh, and a charming piano from Marinestella. DanielEstro and Anaisterpellie have made the awesome ladder bookshelf for The Men’s Dept and Cherelle Capra has leant color to the room with her pieces for the Color Me Project. My radio is from the talented Lauren Bentham, who is offering prizes for the Peatonville Asylum game from MadPea, opening later this week (which I will write more about soon). And of course, this is all housed in Barnesworth Anubis’ lovely house for Collabor88.

Mellow

Today I am casual in a baseball tee made for the season from Flutter Memel and Paul Lapointe and BastChild Lotus’ fantastic mesh jeans which have been refitted for the Maitreya body and also nicely fit my Belleza body with few adjustments. My skin is Shyla Diggs’ newest, a look that is fresh and comfortable on my own face, the most “me” look I can imagine, and my braid is MissAllSunday Lemon’s great fishtail braid for Fameshed.

Mellow

Hair: /Wasabi Pills/ Faith Mesh Hair – Chocolate by MissAllSunday Lemon for /Wasabi Pills/, available at FaMESHed *

Skin: -Belleza- Faye SK Dk Br 1 by Shyla Diggs for –Belleza *

Eyes: [theSkinnery] Flirtacious  eye collection – 12 by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery] *

Lashes: .LeLutka.Kyra lashes.01 by Thora Charron for LeLutka *

Body: -Belleza- Isis by Tricky Boucher for –Belleza– *

Top: Stories&Co. by Flowey / Baseball Tee – Vintage Skull by Flutter Memel for Flowey *

Jeans: L&B Swear (*Fitted*) “Flare” Denim Jeans by BastChild Lotus and Paul Lapointe for Lapointe and Bastchild *

Nail appliers: [LB Ombre2] *Belleza* Manicure and Pedicure by Santana Lumiere for La Boheme

Décor:

  • .07 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Wood planks stool (b) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • .03 [ kunst ] & [ hoorenbeek ] – Pillows (wall) by Kunst Himmel and Limer Hoorenbeek for [ kunst ], available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Soy. Corduroy Chair w/ texture change by Soyoy for Soy., available at Shiny Shabby*
  • Trompe Loeil – Enfield Wall Art Barn by Cory Edo for Trompe Loieil *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wall Branch – Brown/Dk Org by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Area Rug – Fallen Leaves Dark by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Ottoman – Fall Stripe (12pos) by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • [CIRCA] – “Into the Forest” Autumn Wreath – Berry Mix by Cherelle Capra for [CIRCA], available at Color Me Project *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, candle and books by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Floor clutter, decorative cushion by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Viscount Couch, Mature Ed. [v.1.0] by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • ~Libertine~ Table mess, porto and letters by Alia Baroque for ~Libertine~, available at ROMP *
  • junk. arch lamp. tall. by Tab Tatham for junk
  • AF Books by warehousefifteendesign for Apple Fall

House: [ba] tabor cottage by Barnesworth Anubis for Barnesworth Anubis, available at Collabor88*

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In It a Piano

In It a Piano

There was an old, old house renewed with paint,
And in it a piano loudly playing.

~ Robert Frost

In It a Piano

 

Shiny Shabby opens today and with it, a whole lot of great shiny and hardly shabby items, all made for this event that relies on the theme of vintage and gently used items. Miffyhoi Rosca is a natural creator for these event, and she has made a darling long mesh dress with a calico print, belted at the waist with wonderful puffed sleeves. Paired with a matching headpiece and Shaleene Kenin’s darling sandals (which I realize you can barely see but they are darling, trust me), the look is vintage.

The fair is chock full of the kind of shabby chic furniture people love in SL. This piano from Agustov includes a passel of great poses, including this piano playing animation (that went rhythmically with the Radiohead I was listening to when I shot the photos, though the vision and sounds didn’t quite match). Tab Tatham made my lovely white pieces, part of a set of intriguing decor items which include this wiry plant. They are mod, so they can be tinted. My mesh chair, from AptB, includes tons of texture change options for different parts of the chair, so you purchase one chair and can redecorate over and over with a few clicks. Instead of having to choose an entire look, you can mix and match metals, woods, even the two different chair cushions, and everything has that wonderful burnished look.

In It a Piano

 

Umazuma Metaluna is releasing a new skin for Shiny Shabby, this delicate, winsome skin with a subtle blush and her wonderful Intensity Lip system, which allows for custom tinting. Truth Hawks must have known that vintage pretty would come calling because his latest release was a perfect match for this look with its gentle waves and beautiful roll to the back. Katya Valeska made two sets of poses for the fair, including a couple you see in these photos.

In It a Piano

Hair: TRUTH HAIR Dulce by Truth Hawks for >TRUTH< *

Hair piece: =Zenith=vintage lace pearl head piece (tiffany) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Skin: [theSkinnery] Julie – Bare face(honey) CB CL1 with [theSkinnery] Julie Lip Intensity 3 (modified) by Umazuma Metaluna for [theSkinnery], available at Shiny Shabby *

Eyes: #adored – firstborn eyes – green by Constance Daehlie for #adored *

Dress: =Zenith=Vintage Chiffon Long Dress (tiffany Flower) by Miffyhoi Rosca for =Zenith=, available at Shiny Shabby *

Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual by Siddean Munro for Slink

Nail Appliers: Nailed It – French Manicure – Pastels Set HUD by Giela Delpaso for Nailed It *

Feet: Slink Mesh Feet (Av) Flat by Siddean Munro for Slink

Shoes: Pure Poison – Le Ballet Flats – Beige for SLINK by Shaleene Kenin for Pure Poison, available at Shiny Shabby *

Furnishings:

Poses: an lar [poses] Simpli by Katya Valeska for an lar [poses], available at Shiny Shabby *

In It a Piano