A Mans Home

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They say a mans home is his castle and a reflection into his soul, I suppose I am following in my father footsteps. He worked for 35 years at the same factory, made a decent living, started out as a stock boy and when he retired he was a metallurgist. Yet..he saved almost every penny. He could have lived anywhere..but chose to buy part of a WWI and WWII training base, a small island off the river, one way on…one way off. He lived there with a few people who also bought into the island.
No one knew it at the time..but..in the Mid 70’s the park district saw the potential of the island and offered to but everyone out…no one moved…So…they convinced the county board to do something that would change life on the island for as long as I can remember. The county would no longer take care of the roads, would no longer give permits to improve your home, would no longer even let folks repair the damage from the floods that happened almost yearly. It was their way of trying to force people off the island so they could come in and buy it off them.
My father..didn’t see it that way…This was his home..his land..so..before the park district could buy folks out when they we’re leaving..my father would offer the owner more. by the time he passed he owned all but a small portion of it. He had made a life there..a life for him..and a wonderful world for me and my siblings to grow up in.
He would repair his house..or those he rented in the dead of night, After working a full 12hr shift. He also had two gardens, almost 3 acres worth that he would work during the day. When it cam time to harvest he would can what he needed for the year and then go to his neighbors and share what he worked so hard on.

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His home was a simple one, run down and full of things a normal person wouldn’t bother keeping.He had just about every bike he had ever bought for us kids..most were sitting outside and weathered..but..it was nice to go outback and see them, inside was the same way..our toy room was always the same..the toys used by me and my siblings..and then his grandchildren old family photos strewn about and on the walls..his chair he had had for all those years in the same corner…it always felt like home..My fathers home and the home I grew up in.
Scene:
dust bunny . maple cottage
TLG – The Silent Tree
[Con.] The Garage Collection – Rat Rod Bike RARE @ The Arcade
“BUR” Pipe Chief
Second Spaces vintage tool cabinet – red
Dutchie Philodendron tall
Dutchie wringer bench
Hideki – Rocking Horse

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The Dance

Gothic Chapel

Hello all!
I hope each and every one of you had a safe and happy holiday.
What I am bringing today is something I promised a few weeks ago. its a full post of Ravenghosts Gothic Chapel. Its such and amazing build, the details and textures..oh and lets not forget the options that come with it. The windows have the ability to change the weather shown…from bright and sunny to dark and dreary, snow, rain and lightning. he also has some other nice things available..so make sure you go check out the store!

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Scene:
Ravenghost Gothic Chapel
dust bunny . christmas tree RARE @ The Arcade
ISPACHI [CHERISHED MOMENTS] Snowy Owls @ The Arcade
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Granny’s Messy Present RARE @ The Arcade
12_8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Horsey Toy @ The Arcade
BALACLAVA!! Ho Ho Holiday Band – Horn @ The Arcade
BALACLAVA!! Ho Ho Holiday Band – Flute @ The Arcade
BALACLAVA!! Ho Ho Holiday Band – Oboe @ TThe Arcade
BALACLAVA!! Ho Ho Holiday Band – Violin @ The Arcade
Alouette – Presents

Worn on Rhenu:
Hair: ~Tableau Vivant~ Chii hair
Outfit: ::{u.f.o}::Swan Lake, Act1 – odette – s RARE
Key: Folly – La Poupee – Key : Sweetness RARE

Worn on Darth:
B.C.C My prince- Nutcracker Prince Outfit S Secret A RARE @ The Arcade
[ContraptioN] Play’s Shako *default* mouth

Circus town

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My last but not least third installment of my Hideki collection. If ya missed the first two make sure you go back and take a peak. theres not a lot more I can say about what I think of his stuff and, again the pictures should speak for themselves. I look forward to his next collection and cannot wait to see what he comes up with next!.

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Scene:
Its all Hideki!
and can be seen here.
Make sure ya use the Magic door to go outside and see the rest.

 

The Cafe

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And here is my second post of the day showing my obsession..erm..I mean collection of Hideki. I thinkI have said it before that I love his things. I will let the pictures do the rest…enjoy
And make sure ya stop by to see it all!

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Scene:
Its all Hideki!
and can be seen here.
Make sure ya use the Magic door to go outside and see the rest.

Hideki dreams

I think I have told everyone that I sorta have a Hideki obsession, well..now your going to see it. I have rezzed everything he has ever made for gacha’s and but it out on my sim for everyone. Please feel free to come and enjoy! I have also set out my extra’s I have collected along the way and set them out for sale. But the main point is…ya got to see this!

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I am breaking the pictures up into three posts as..well….theres a lot. But..without further adieu…..The first in the series..

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Scene:
Its all Hideki!
and can be seen here.
Make sure ya use the Magic door to go outside and see the rest.

Winter hut

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Hello once again folks, today  I am coming  from the frozen tundra!
I am so happy sl is climate controlled..even when there a snow storm its still 70 degrees!
I gave a little blurp last time about a designer  I have been collecting for a while and today  I am going to show you a bit more.
Hideki is another go to for me, has been for a while, yet  I try to keep my obsession to myself lol. It is all %100 percent robotic mesh…and the results are always fantastic and  low prim.
The detail work that go’s into each piece and the textures involved result  in few that others can compare with.It’s sometimes modern, sometimes retro, other times quirky…but always good.
I am bringing you pieces from 3 sets that are at events as we speak, plus one older item…. enjoy.

Scene:
[Breno] Hilltop Cafe (v2)
HIDEKI – Winter Bench Rare @ Shiny Shabby
HIDEKI – Christmas Tree Rare @ Shiny Shabby
HIDEKI – Snowy Logs @ Shiny Shabby
HIDEKI – Sledge @ Shiny Shabby
HIDEKI – Snowballs @ Shiny Shabby
HIDEKI – Mail Box @ Shiny Shabby
HIDEKI – Festive Trees Decor @ Shiny Shabby
HIDEKI – Wooden Horns @ Shiny Shabby
HIDEKI – Winter Lanterns @ Shiny Shabby
HIDEKI – Birdhouses @ Shiny Shabby

HIDEKI – Wooden Candles @ The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – Stool with Blanket @ The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – Firewood @ The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – Draped Armchair @ The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – Draped Sofa @ The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – Coffee Table @ The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – Baking Table @ The Chapter Four
HIDEKI – Cup Shelf @ The Chapter Four

HIDEKI – Hanging Star – Beige @ The Arcade
HIDEKI – Hanging Star – Black @ The Arcade
HIDEKI – Hanging Star – Blue @ The Arcade
HIDEKI – Triangular Single Shelf @ The Arcade
HIDEKI – Winter forest Frame @ The Arcade
HIDEKI – Abstract Frame @ The Arcade
HIDEKI – Pines @ The Arcade
HIDEKI – Mini Tables @ The Arcade
_8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Fire Wood @ The Arcade
DRD snowman – gift for The Arcade

HIDEKI – Stars from Nov The Chapter Four ( In Store)

WOW!..I can’t believe you made it this far…( passes you a cookie!)

Giving a lesson

Hello all you young whipper snappers!
Grandma is once again showing off one of her many talents ( she was once the backup lead Guitarist for Led Zepplin..among other things..winks) Giving a lesson to her young grandson(hmm..he wears a yellow jacket,,just like Archie ..could it be?”)
The Holidays are close upon us and soon most will be with their loved ones sharing moments that hopefully last a lifetime and what better way than to jam out!

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I was recently able to get ahold of the [Con] Sunburst rare from the Guitar collection he offered a few months back at Kustum9 and knew I had to do something with it..the detail is amazing from the headstock all the way down to the tuning knobs. If you missed it..it will be available soon on his sim once again…go get it!
The grandson is wearing a newer FATEplay item The Flynn set comes complete with hoody, shorts, backpack and swords and is also available in children sizes as well as adult. They would make a great gift for the kid in your life…( hint hint)

Worn:
The Secret Store – Little Granny Avatar –
[Con] Sunburst Rare

On the young whipper snapper:
FATEplay – Flynn, Hoody, Shorts, Blade and Sword.
Backpack shown on the floor beside him.

Scene:
8f8 – Granny’s Winter Cottage – Horsey Toy @ The Arcade
{anc} NOEL. :  tears tree / 9Li RARE @ TLC
.:Standby Inc. – Drum Set Red RARE  and Secret rare amp

PS…ya see those lights?..those are from someone that I have been collecting from for a while now..and theres a lot more to come…Such an amazing creative mind and wonderful designs…but for now I will tell you this.
HIDEKI – 1 Studio Lights

It’s all FATE

Todays post is all about FATE( and a little pet I picked up along the way), I suppose in both aspects. FATEwear has released a line of winter Items, Sweaters, Jackets, Hats and scarfs. They are as always..gorgeous..with a snowy option added…yes…yes I said snowy!..the detail work is amazing. Now lets just hope he releases pants with the same option, though the amount on the hat, scarf and jacket are enough for anyone to remember to bundle up.

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Secondly… About that so called little pet. A friend ( thank you Brie) sent me this cute little geeko made by SWaGGa….Of course i had to add my own little sign and give it a whole new dimension.. its very nicely done and there are lots more of them at TTS ..from your leg to the top of your head.

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Worn:
FATEwear Hat – Blake – Scripted (Snowy)
FATEwear Scarf – Harrington – Scripted (Snow)
FATEwear Coat – Harrington – Scripted (Snow)
FATEwear Pants – Peter – Scripted
Karacter l Executive Glasses l GIFT

And of course: ( second picture)
[SWaGGa] Gecko – Balloon RARE @ TTS

Snow Bound

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Hello peeps,
Granny seems to be in the right spot at the right time lately doesn’t she! It doesn’t look like the train..or that nice young (fresh, fertile….Oh my granny…stop that!) Gentleman  aren’t going anywhere soon. She had been waiting for Archie, but…with the train as it is..it will be no time soon. Perhaps the young man would like a warm place to stay for the night..and a taste of grannies famous pie?

Just a little something I threw together, I finally took the dive and bought another suit and its gorgeous. The lines and textures are well done and seem to flow very well in poses. It is a classic tweed suit ( every man needs one) so..I had the idea of mixing the old with the new. Im wearing the Tableu vivant Checker hair and I think it gives the whole look an edgier feel, combining with the piercings from pecca.

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Pilot has once again released a christmas village that is available at the Arcade event so.. I enlarged the train station and the fire station ( used as a back ground filler) and found a few more things lying in my inventory.

Another Piece I want to point out…is the Ravenghost Gothic Chapel that is in the background on the hill….oh the detail that is in this piece. I tried many different ways of getting more of the details to show.. but..I will just have to do another post and let you see it up close and give you more details.

Scene:
PILOT – Christmas Village 2 – Train Station @ Arcade Event
Snips & Snails / Dust Bunny . Sled / Coal RARE @  Arcade Event
.a. Zoe – Box @  Arcade Event
ISPACHI [CHERISHED MOMENTS] Snowy Owls @  Arcade Event
Santa Bear Arcade Christmas Gift 2014 @  Arcade Event
[Con.] Wanderlust Station Bench
Kalopsia – Train/Tank (Old Rust)
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And last…but not least is the Ravenghost Gothic Chapel…way up…on the hil….I snuck a little preview of this in..but..its to amazing not to do another blog post…soo…stay tuned Available  @ Winter Trends 2014

Worn:
~Tableau Vivant~Checker Hair – Solstice
FATEwear Scarf – Harry – Desert
Kauna – XIV Tweed Suit: Overcheck Green
Karacter l Executive Glasses l GIFT

And of course:
The Secret Store – Little Granny Avatar –

Remembering the days

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Grandma had waited years to hop back on her Motorcycle, she had to raise the kids…and then the grandkids. ( not to mention grandpa!) Back in her younger years she raced short track and was quite good, winning races from here to the regional in Abuquerque, ( back then the took a right turn, left was unheard of!)
Then she met the man that was meant to be husband, he was a tall lanky fellow nothing like her lovers before ( Elvis, James Brown, Jerry lee lewis) and actually liked getting freaky! looking back she remembers this one time..right in the center of the track unable to contain their lust she pulled over right there and…….oh..wait..this isn’t that kind of story!
Anyway as time went on her former life was forgotten and put on the back burner. But..now…the husband is gone, the children raised and out of the house. She has had time to finally put the old bike back together with bits and pieces from the ones she had laying around, and a few spare parts from her last hip replacement.
Now its time to ride, ride like the wind! Hoping on it and starting it up she squealed a bit…not because of the fact that it actually started, but..the daym vibrations!……Now to go find Archie from the Arcade!

Ok..ok..enough about granny.
CON’s offering this round fits my sim to a T! everything is so well done..and..the rare Motorcycle..freakin amazing! I was so glad to get this early and its already set on my sim. I also snuck in the group gift from We’re Closed, I love everything that they release and sadly never give them much credit as they are mostly in the background, but.some of my favorite decor. I recently purchased some more items from the store…so..look for the posts!

Scene:
[Con.] The Garage Collection @ The Arcade event
[we’re CLOSED] group gift december 2014 ( broken TV seat )

Worn:
The Secret Store – Little Granny Avatar…go get yours today..yes..right now..Grannys orders..so shoo!