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Guest Blog by Gloria Silverstone – A Touch of the Renaissance!

A guest blog by Gloria Silverstone, originally blogged [HERE] – A Touch of the Renaissance!

Grand, formal, opulent, and stately are terms I think of when I think of the Renaissance period.  Great art, architecture, literature, and inventions flourished during this time with masters like Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo Buonarroti, Raphael (Italy), and William Shakespeare (England) emerging.  It is also the only period I don’t have furniture for in my inventory.  But not to worry, my resource is the currently running Renaissance Fair Hunt IV.  I’ve created three vignettes with gifts from numerous hunts below (**mostly free). Remember always shop around, don’t just buy every new release item from the top Second Life creators, because in the end you only recreate their vendor ads and it never has your personality infused.  Use anything that inspires you as a source, take risks, be creative, and challenge yourself like I did with my tribute to the Renaissance.  After all Renaissance means re-birth so it’s the perfect time to freshen your home with new ideas.  Happy decorating and good luck hunting!

Luxury in Cream & Gold:

Renaissance Gold Vignette

Hunt items used (**free):

  • Salon Chair: Park Place (Renaissance Hunt IV, 9/1-30)
  • Display Cabinet with decor: Park Place (Silver Platter Hunt, 8/15-9/15)
  • Trinket Jars: Kismet Design (RH)
  • Ornate Gilt Mirror: Willowinds (SPH)
  • Renaissance Architecture Pictures: Cake Fox Decor (RH)
  • Crown Screen: Cake Fox Decor (Royalty Hunt, 9/1-30)
  • Chandelier: Harambee & For (SPH)
  • Side Table with Decor: Noctis (RH)
  • Shakespeare Framed Quote: Zoe’s Garden (RH)
  • Curtains: StoraxTree, Simple Elegance Window Treatment V ($25L for 4 pack, SPH)

Other items used:

  • Music Box: Arcana
  • Rosemary Plant, Olive Tree & Standing Mirror: Apple Fall
  • Rug: Ice Blue Flowering Vine Round, La Galleria

Opulence in Blue & Gold:

Renaissance Blue Vingnette

Hunt items used (**free):

  • Rug, Chaise, Footstool, and Romeo & Juliet Painting: Willowinds (RH)
  • Ornate Gilt Mirror: Willowinds (SPH)
  • Music Stand: Port Royal Design (RH)
  • Renaissance Architecture Pictures: Cake Fox Decor (RH)
  • Fireplace: Timeless Decor (RH)
  • Shakespeare Framed Quote: Zoe’s Garden (RH)
  • Trinket Jars: Kismet Design (RH)
  • Curtains: StoraxTree, Simple Elegance Window Treatment U (SPH)

Other items used:

  • Music Box: Arcana
  • Rosemary Plant, Olive Tree & Standing Mirror: Apple Fall

Grandeur in Green & Burgundy:

Renaissance Green Vingnette

Hunt items used (**free):

  • Cabinet: Kismet Design (RH)
  • Victorian Chair & Side Table: Noctis (RH)
  • Emerald Green Loveseat: Elegant Goth (SPH)
  • Music Stand: Port Royal Design (RH)
  • Da Vinci Prints: Serendipity Designs (SPH)
  • Curtains: StoraxTree, Simple Elegance Window Treatment R (SPH)

Other items used:

  • Rosemary Plant & Olive Tree: Apple Fall
  • Gold Leaf Design Rug: StoraxTree ($35L Sunday special, currently on sale)
  • Horse Statue: StoraxTree ($10L special)


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Guest Blog by Gloria Silverstone – One Summer Dream

Guest Blog by Gloria Silverstone – One Summer Dream, Originally blogged [Here] …..

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Happy Mother’s Day Weekend! To my Mom and all the mom’s out there, thank you….thank you for your love, support, kindness and courage in those darker days.  Thank you for your heart, your soul, your friendship, your humor, your intelligence and your cooking.

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Fabulous design Kyra Ishtari of Serendipity Designs generously created a free living room set for her group members ($75L group join fee).  The Serendipity Designs Store Wide Hunt runs from May 1-31 with 10 Hydrangea hidden throughout the store, each containing a piece of the Summer Blues Set.  Find all the hunt items and you have a new living room set perfect to celebrate Mom’s day and beyond.  The Summer Blues Set is a wash of soft tranquil blues with rich creamy white sofa and love seat, appointed with mother of pearl lamps and candlesticks, Tiffany blue trunk serving as a coffee table, whitewashed hall bench with abstract blue flowers, and a vintage painting of a mother and daughter on a summer day.  Serendipity Design has very nice quality items and Ms. Ishtari has great attention to detail including filling the end tables cabinets with hidden books, camera, pillows, vases and other decorative items.  You don’t want to miss out on this beachy elegant living room set, and while at Serendipity Designs don’t forget to pick up past group gifts under the staircase.  Taxi please…

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