The Old Greenhouse In The Garden

I’m taking a quick break from skins and fashion to bring you this lovely spot to rest and recharge. My absolute favourite from this month’s Deco(c)rate is hands down, the old garden greenhouse from [ keke ]. Even though you know [ keke ] is one of my all-time favourites in general, this greenhouse is a stand out. The gorgeous textures – the way the sun plays off the windows, which are streaked with rain, the detail on the fittings and just the space you have (not a cramped greenhouse at all) make it something very special.

If you didn’t subscribe this month, this makes the extra cost worth the splash-out, never mind the other gorgeous items, including the Palmero set from ARIA.

The rest is a mix of old and new home & garden stuff, like the beautiful blooming trees from Little Branch and the wheelbarrow decor, part of a HUGE rustic garden set by DRD, both available at The Liaison Collaborative.

Put your feet up. Relax. Take in your surroundings in the lovely old greenhouse in the garden.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:
*[ keke ] old garden greenhouse by Kean Kelly (from Deco(c)rate March 2017)
*[ keke ] rug 43 . delicate . verdigris by Kean Kelly (available at the main store)
*DRD – Rustic Garden – Decor – Wheelbarrow Display by Deathrowdesigns (available at The Liaison Collaborative through March 30, 2017)
ARIA – Palermo Armchair by Yelo Uzira (from Deco(c)rate March 2017)
ARIA – Palermo Side Table & decor by Yelo Uzira (from Deco(c)rate March 2017)
KIDD GRASS*Bush*Rudbeckia Large by doP Kidd
KIDD GRASS*Hedgerow*Lavender*Medium by doP Kidd
*alirium* Banshee : green : A (grass) by Alir Flow
*alirium* *aG* Shiny Meadow summer by Alir Flow (recoloured)
*alirium* ItchyGrass [DarkGreen] by Alir Flow
*Little Branch LB_BloomingTree{Pink} by Cari McKeenan (available at The Liaison Collaborative through March 30, 2017)
*Little Branch LB_BloomingTree{Lavender} by Cari McKeenan (available at The Liaison Collaborative through March 30, 2017)
HPMD* Garden Tree05 – white 1A+1B by Sasaya Kayo
[ba] barnesworth anubis white garden fence by Barnesworth Anubis

Now He’s Just Somebody That She Used To Know

1 Now He's Just Somebody That She Used To Know

He was a good man. A good father. He was a hard worker – maybe sometimes he worked too hard. He wasn’t a guy who went out with his mates after a long day on the job. He would much rather be at home. With them. His family.

He didn’t always get there in time for dinner, but he always tucked his boy in for the night. Sometimes, long after he had already gone to sleep. But he read him a story, anyway, touched his cheek and kissed him goodnight.

Many times, dinner was a bowl of cereal or a ham sandwich because she had angrily thrown away the leftovers when the hour grew late and he was still not done with his day. Often, he slept on the sofa with just his jacket as a cover because she had locked him out of the bedroom. Again. Always, he felt the loneliness of being an outsider in his own home. Always, he prayed he could be more.

He didn’t blow his paycheck on booze and bets on the game. He spent it on a roof and a full pantry and when there was enough left over, for a toy soldier or a model airplane or a scrapbook. He filled it with memories, hoping that the pages would never be enough to be filled with their life.

Then one day he came home to a nearly-empty house. Gone. She is gone. His boy is gone. His life is gone.

A few lonely pieces of furniture, some discarded clothes, a few toys she deemed unworthy and the sad, half-empty scrapbook are all that are left. No note, no warning. She just left with all that was dear to him. No forwarding address, no warning.

He used to be content. Not as happy as he would wish, but full of expectations for better times. He used to be filled with joy at the thought of holding his son, caring for his child’s mother. He used to be the one she turned to when times were tough.

Then, he was the centre of their life. He was all that he could be to them. To her.

Now, he’s just somebody that she used to know.

Pretty stuff I’m showing off:

On Chance:
Jacket/shirt: Legal Insanity – gas mask jacket by Datrip Blackbart (group gift)
Jeans: Cold Ash – Slim Fit – OCELOT Jeans by ColdAsh
Boots: V-Spot – Renegade Kombat Boots by Vertig0 Sands (group gift)
Sunglasses: 7mad;Ravens End o’ Summer Sunglasses by Poe Rozenberg (MOH6 Website gift)
Hair: MINA Hair – Mark (no materials) by Mina Nakamura (MOH6 gift)
Skin: 7 Deadly s{K}ins – DAMIEN Caramel by Moonspell Ghost
Hands: Slink Male Hands (AvEnhance) – Relax by Siddean Munro

*Chair: [hate this] [ht:home] covered armchair by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge Blog September 2015)
*Table: [hate this] [ht:home] covered table by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge Blog September 2015)
Books: 8f8 – 13. Our Secret Hideout – Crate of Wisdom by iBi (gacha prize)
Scrapbook: 8f8 – 17. Our Secret Hideout – Our Memories by iBi (gacha prize)
Small table: :HAIKEI: if I live in a hut _ gacha {4} by qo0op
Toy plane: -ATTIC- Wooden Plane Toy by Citta Wiskee
Toys: Alica Stella Designs Christmas Toys Boxed by Alicia Stella
*Gym bag: 22769 ~[bauwerk] Travelbag by Paco Pooley (available for The Challenge Blog September 2015)
Clothes: :HAIKEI: look through the window gacha {4} by qo0op
*Lamp: [hate this] [ht:home] covered lamp by Corvus Szpiegel (available for The Challenge Blog September 2015)
Cranes: [DDD] Paper Cranes Trio by Anke Hatchuk
Build: [ba] paris penthouse 2.0 by Barnesworth Anubis (available at Collabor88 August 2015)

Pose included in chair

Mirror, Mirror

1 Mirror, Mirror

Usually I hate mirrors because I’m not happy with the face looking back at me…until I’ve at least applied my mascara. But in this case, it was trying to get the mirror images lined up in this photo. I finally did it…after about an hour. They’re probably not perfect, but I did heave a sigh of accomplishment when I finished.

Apple May Designs has released this sexy top and shoes recently. You can find both in the main store, and one colour of the shoes is the group gift. Pop over and join the group to grab them. I’m sure you can see yourself in them – just look in the mirror.

*Top: Apple May Designs After Hours – Rose *PinStripe* by Apple May
*Shoes: Apple May Designs Zairya Heels *Slink High* – Black by Apple May
Hair: Blueberry – Jie – Hair Design by Blueberryxx
Tattoo: [White~Widow] Tesis – white – Maitreya Mesh Body by Julie Hastings (available at Shiny Shabby July-August 2015)
Necklace: (Yummy) Repurposed Charms Necklace – Eclectic – N21 Exclusive by Polyester Partridge (available at N21 July 2015)
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summerv3 – America 02 E by aida Ewing
Body, hands and feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V1.0 by Onyx LeShelle
Eyes: IKON Promise Eyes – Maldives by Ikon Innovia
Lashes: Mon Cheri *MC* “Falsies” Eyelash by Freya Oliveri

Bathtub: NOMAD // Industrial Bathtub .001 by Piraiya Novikov
Rug: Apple Fall AF Fiber Rug by Warehousefifteendesigns
Table: *windsong. ; night table w. books { woods } by Snowy Melody
Birdcage: *windsong. ; caged candles by Snowy Me
Bath stool & accessories: NOMAD // Bath Stool by Piraiyah Novikov
Mirrors: Wayward Muse [WM] Frosted Mirrors by Nidalia (former hunt gift)

Pose: aDORKable Poses Marketplace Store: Legs 4m by Adorkable Peapod

Photos taken using the LumiPro HUD by Stefan Buscaylet