Ooh, the Beauty is There But a Beast is in the Heart

Ooh, the Beauty is There But a Beast is in the Heart

Although Halloween is over, I’m still feeling a little witchy. I decided to play with a bit of magic and organize some of my potion jars in the attic. I was aiming for something dark but…I think I used a little too many flower petals so if you see some luminescent butterflies, don’t be alarmed. You may start dancing and singing random songs, but there should be no lasting effects. Curious about the items in my hideaway? Only one more day of Secondlife Syndicate’s Trick or Treat event. More info on the event here. Let’s dive in!

If you are looking for a nice storage option, [noctis] has a beautiful shelf that has room for all the potion jars you collect. This shelf is the grand prize if you get the VIP Hud and collect all the pieces from [noctis].  Only like the jars? They make cute year round accent pieces for any corner of the house.

Nearby, you will find I have my grimoire set out. The Half Moon Market has created pieces that every witch needs, the grimoire being the most important in my opinion. It’s small yet detailed in its design. Other items include pumpkins, an athame, and potion bottles.

Ooh, the Beauty is There But a Beast is in the Heart The last items from Trick or Treat I am sharing in this post are things I’m wearing. On my face are little tear drop tattoos. Unicult has several tattoos that come in Catwa and Omega appliers with multiple color options per tattoo. Collect them all and you’ll have something that goes with any outfit. Ooh, the Beauty is There But a Beast is in the Heart

Lastly, Dark Passions has created super fun Halloween themed nail appliers for this event. These nails come in appliers for Slink, Maitreya, and Omega appliers. There are nine different sets to collect, and the grand prize if you have the VIP Hud. I personally would wear these year round and they make a great addition to any goth or edgy look.

I have one more post coming, but don’t wait any longer. Go knock on some doors before the event ends this weekend!

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: #Besom~ Bliss *Browns* ~ by Kattington Resident

Dress: Dead Dollz – MiniSkull Dress – Purple ~ by Kiddo Oh

Shoes: REIGN – XIMENA BOOTIES- MEGA PACK ~ Kenadeecole Resident &

Makeup: alaskametro<3 – “Black Magic” makeup – Lelutka ~ by Alaska Metropolitan

Nails: Dark Passions – #8 Bat Crazy – Trick ~ by Bcreative Wilde @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

Cheek Tats: UniCult – Spooky Tags – Tear V1 Catwa/Omega HUD ~ by Unicult Resident @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

My Body Details

~ Furniture and Decor ~

Skybox: Scarlet Creative – Ministry Skybox ~ Charlotte Bartlett

Chair: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Vespera Coffin Chair – Adult Kink Vampire 3some ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Shelves: [noctis] – Autumn jar shelf-grand prize ~ by Yelena Istmal @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

Book: The Half Moon Market – Halloween Grimoire ~ by Heloise Ghostaltar @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

Tapestry: brocante. – occult tapestry ~ by ValiantCo Resident

Links — > SLS Trick or Treat

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Everybody’s Comin’, Leave Your Body at the Door

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Hello monsters and ghouls! There is a new event called Trick or Treat that started October 21st and I am excited to share it with you all! If you like gachas and Halloween, this is an event for you; play for free and play all the gachas like normal or you can buy the VIP Hud which will give you a grand prize once you’ve played each gacha until you collect all prizes. No gacha item is repeated so there is no worries about duplicate items. Find more info on how it all works and landmarks here. Now on to some previews!

I’m still trying to figure out my costume for Halloween so I picked up a few things to mix and match with. At The Little Bat, the Grand Prize is a set of Monochrome Leggings that have several different patterns for the top section to pick from. This set comes in an omega applier. Commons include other leggings variations and mesh nails fitted for Maitreya and Slink hands.

My top is from Squishy Fluff and is one of several of the Treat tops with words on it. It comes fitted for Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Kemono, and Ruth2 mesh bodies. Collect all ten tops and get comfy for the house or out and about. Squishy Fluff also has trick prizes that include raisin dresses and Pumpkin Spice Lax.

To complete my look, I picked up a necklace from Astara. They have both good and bad witch crystal necklaces so play until you get one you prefer. Cubic Cherry made cute horns, eyes, and a mask for the grand prize. The horns seemed to match my look for this evening the most and nestle perfectly in my hair. Lastly, I couldn’t forget my Frankenbucket with candy and my gummy worm to keep me energized for partying all night long.

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Look out for more previews soon and have fun Trick or Treating!

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: TRUTH – TRUTH VIP Batty ~ by Truth Hawks

Top: Squishy Fluff – TREAT – Snarky Raglan Top – Fluent In Sarcas ~ by Skyler Glasswing @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

Pants: The Little Bat – !TLB – Monochrome Leggings ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

Shoes: REIGN – HOCUS PLATFORM HEELS – Black&White Pack ~ by Kenadeecole and Illy Miami

Necklace: Astara – Bad Witch Necklace Green ~ Astarabonnibelle Resident @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

Horns: [Cubic Cherry] – {Lil Devil} headband SKY ~ by Kreao Kujisawa @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

Gummy: ~SongBird~ – Mouth Gummy Worms ~ by Nimil Blackflag @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

Pose: Foxcity – Red Hot Bento Pose Set ~ by Satomi Masukami

My Body Details

~ Furniture and Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative – Lovecraft Gothic Cottage Purple ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Web: +Half-Deer+ – Starlit Spiderwebs [Set of 5] ~ by Halogen Magic

Pumpkin Left: {vespertine} – illuminated pumpkin – short /witchy purple ~ by Amelie Knelstrom @ Collabor88 October 2018

Pumpkin Right: {vespertine} – illuminated pumpkin – tall /zombie green ~ by Amelie Knelstrom @ Collabor88 October 2018

Bucket: ~SongBird~ – Frankenbucket (filled) ~ by Nimil Blackflag @ SLS Trick or Treat October 2018

Mat: brocante. – doormat / it’s lit ~ by Tegan Serin @ Salem 2018

Links — > SLS Trick or Treat, Salem, Collabor88

These Boots are Made for Walking

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Hello readers! I hope you’ve all had wonderful holidays if you celebrated and enjoyed time with loved ones. Today I am doing something a little different. Pictured below is NOT Safe For Work. In the past I have not felt comfortable sharing pieces like this but I have been blessed with the support of good friends and family and feel like exploring this side a little bit. Changes in my Review Policy and About pages will reflect this. This post is dedicated to my friend Myst, creator of Mishmash Fusion. Take the jump below if you feel like it!

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Sparks Fly From Her Finger Tips

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Hi there guys! I hope you are all well and enjoying the fall colors. I know I am. I am also enjoying the fantastic creations merchants are putting out for the season. Right now the Cart Sale is having a special event for their 10 year Anniversary sale. On top of their usual 10L sale there are also gachas! This event will be going on longer than normal to give everyone plenty of time to shop. I have some peeks at what you can find there.

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One of my favorite pieces this round is the gacha set from Mishmash Fusion. The Cobwebbed Dress has rich colors overlayed with spiderwebs that give it just a subtle spooky feel and the ruffle trim is nice and soft so you’ll still look cute. Each color comes in standard fitted and mesh sizes for for Maitreya, Slink Physique & Hourglass, Belleza Freya, Isis, & Venus; and eBody bodies. There are no rares so be sure to play it a few times! Only 20L a pull! To match the dress, I’m wearing The Dark Fae’s Samba heels which come fitted for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza feet. The rare for this gacha is a fatpack will every color option.

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My wonderful friend Mits picked up another dress from Mishmash Fusion that is on sale, the Lillian Dress Day of the Dead in pink. This dress comes in the same sizes as the Cobwebbed Dress and is covered in sugar skulls on the skirt. You’ll find matching shoes shaped like coffins for standard, Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza feet.

Both Mits and I are wearing nail polish from Koffin Nails that are on sale at the Cart Sale. They come in appliers for Maitreya, Slink, and omega. I’m wearing the special Pumpkin Spice Latte nail polish because I am a sucker for pumpkins and anything harvest-y. Check out our nails!

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The living room set is from =EC Designs= and is called the Hideaway Parlor Set, which is comprised of five pieces sold for 10L apiece. A chair, couch, coffee table, side table, and lamp for 50L is a fantastic bargain. The couches come in in a version with a blanket and leaf pattern on the storage baskets and a version without the blanket and a pumpkin on the basket. There are PG couples and single sits in the couch and single sits in the chairs so there are plenty of options for everyone in the family.

On the wall are pictures that come in a set inspired by Edgar Allen Poe created by *PAN*. Also included in the set is a shelf that is not shown and the Nevermore lettering on the table. The pumpkins are from a gacha by Sequel with just one rare that I found to be darling and perfect for adding a touch of Halloween without going scary. The candelabra in the corner has a menu that let’s you pick the metal texture, candle flame type, and light colors. Even when it’s not spooky season, these pieces are great for any home.

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Lastly I wanted to share the Crystal Skull that I have on the coffee table. Made by Dark Knight Decor, this fun rotating skull in a crystal will read your fortune when touched. Varying messages are pre-loaded into the notecard contents but it is fully customizeable so you can create your own fortunes! Or make some to scare your friends. Just remember what you put out comes back to you threefold!

That is all I have to share today but I will have more for you soon. Do not wait! Go find these goodies now!

Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: +Spellbound+ – Blood Moon // Chapter I : Earth ~ by Kohana Xue

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Cobwebbed Dress – Purple ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Cart Sale October 2017 (gacha)

Shoes: The Dark Fae – Samba Fatpack RARE ~ by Corvi Ashdene @ Cart Sale October 2017 (gacha)

Nails: DP – Koffin Nails – FatPack – Pumpkin Spice Latte ~ by Bcreative Wilde @ Cart Sale October 2017

My Body Details

~ Her Outfit ~

Dress: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Lilian Dress – Day of the Dead – Pink ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Cart Sale October 2017

Shoes: Mishmash Fusion – ~*MF*~ Dead Promises Platforms – Pink ~ by Mystical Edenflower @ Cart Sale October 2017

Nails:  DP – Koffin Nails – FatPack – Fantasy Forest ~ by Bcreative Wilde @ Cart Sale October 2017

~ Furniture & Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative – Wimberley Farmhouse Prefab ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Couch/Chairs/Lamp/Tables: =EC Designs= – Hideaway Parlor Set ~ by Cara Lionheart, Jaxx Doulton, & Muireann Galli @ Cart Sale October 2017 (five piece set, 10L apiece)

Pumpkins: Sequel – Peppy Pumpkins Gacha – RARE BL & Sequel – Peppy Pumpkins Gacha – 9 BL ~ by Fallacy DeCuir @ Cart Sale October 2017

Candelabra: Lunar Seasonal Designs – Menu Driven Rusted Candelabra with Party Lights ~ by Lunar Tripsa @ Cart Sale October 2017

Dog: JIAN – Sugar Skull Pup ~ by Kalia Firelyte/Jiansl Resident @ Luxe Box October 2017

Crystal orb: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Skull Crystal Ball ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale October 2017

Wall Hangings/tablepiece: *PAN* – Poe Selfie Set ~ by Luciferkraai Resident @ Cart Sale October 2017

Links — >Mishmash Fusion, =EC Designs=, Cart Sale

Some Kind of Madness is Swallowing Me Whole

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I apologize for my absence! A combination of real life and a bit of a down mood has kept me from posting this when I originally received the items that are featured today. Read on for what’s been floating through my mind.

We all know that there are many things that drive us crazy. Rude customers or co-workers at work. Too slow drivers or traffic on our daily commutes. Finding presents left by the dog or cat for the 100th time on the carpet. Even something simple as the sound some people make when eating can set a person’s teeth on edge. But there are very few things, in my opinion at least, that can drive us to true madness. One of those things… is love.

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For very few people, the search seems easy, almost like an arrow just pointing them in the right direction. But for most people, the search is rough, almost brutal at times. We look for signs to say, “Hey, turn here, open this door” or “Turn back now, wrong turn” to show us where we are supposed to be headed and with who. And if that wasn’t enough, our search can be for many different types of love. Even if we prefer to be alone, most of us seek companionship of some kind whether with family, friendship, a lover or a pet. The search for love, that special kind of love that comes from another person we want to spend the rest of our lives with…that love can bring us to a madness like no other.

I may be a bit of a hopeless romantic. I know it’s in everything I do, everything I say. As I’ve embarked on my quest for love, I’ve hit a few potholes, skinned my knees a few times, and leaped off a cliff without really being sure of what was at the bottom of the water. Love truly can be blind and that is usually what causes most of the hardship we end up experiencing when things go wrong. As Sigmund Freud said, “We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.” First love is always so innocent…nothing quite like it and the heartbreak we face when we realize the other person is not 100% perfect and not a good fit feels earth shattering for some.

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Well… Freud also said, “One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.” Although we lament all the hardship our hearts endure, they are strong and able to go through a lot of rough handling. It sucks, but eventually you get better at finding the right turns and all that hard work is worth it; the pain of the past lingers but not so strongly that you’re unable to find happiness again…

My main point? It’s a lot of what I’ve been talking about already. Don’t give up. Keep trudging along the rough paths, scraping your knees, and taking a tumble or two; just remember to pick yourself up and continue to move forward. Find your love whether that is a person, a cat or dog, or a group of friends who have your back. Don’t let madness swallow you.

Today I am sharing the Chesterfield Sofa, Chair and Stool. Both were at the Home Show 2017 but due to my mood and RL I was late to blog them. They are now at the mainstore and on Marketplace along with matching Bondage Benches. Personally, I love this set even more than the Contempo set that I have blogged about earlier this year. I think this is probably due to the detailing of the back cushions. Nonetheless, this set brings you all of your favorite smooth poses in the adult versions of each piece or the PG versions you can purchase if you don’t want the racy aspects.

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Animations included in these pieces are as usual, superbly smooth and plentiful. Both leather and metals can be changed via the logo on the back of each piece and you can change the security of the menus as well. Poses are easy to adjust and swap for all your naughty needs. Dictatorshop has once again created sophisticated and elegant furniture that anyone would be happy to have in their home.

Until next time lovelies! 🙂

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Credits

~ My Look ~

Hair: Doe – Brenda – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo

Pantsuit: ISON – baroque jumpsuit (purple) ~ by Harry Hyx

Bracelet: e.marie – // RIGHT Friendship Bracelet – Sterling ~ by Emilianamarie Resident

Rings: Kibitz – Summer love rings – maitreya – gold ~ by Kathya Szczepanski

Shoes: #EMPIRE – Pelargonium ~ by Queenshop Resident

My Body Details

~ Furniture & Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative – Huntsman Manor ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Sofa: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Sofa [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Chairs: Dicatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield Adult Chair [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Stool: Dictatorshop – [Ds] Chesterfield OMNI Bondage Stool [C/M/NT] ~ by Dictatorshop Resident

Rug: Wood Works Furniture – Sheffield Red/Gold Rug ~ by Landru Mccallen

Curtains: MG – H&G – Silk Pool Curtains ~ by Maxi Gossamer

Bookcases: {what next} – Amelie Bookcase ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Books: SAYO – Stationed in Soho Gacha – Book Set – COMMON ~ by Kaysha Piers

End Tables: {what next} – Amelie Tables – Set of 3 ~ by Winter Thorn (I modded color)

Knick Knack: pr!tty – .tree {starfield projector} ~ by Karla Marama

Lamp: erratic – 07.erratic / lsm – table lamp – beige ~ by Erratic Rain

Lantern: Anachron – Andon Lantern – Seimei Kikyou ~ by Nix Marabana

Cat: +Half-Deer+ – Cozy Cat (if I fits, I sits) – Black Patch ~ by Halogen Magic

Tapestry: Rowanwood – {RW} Maghnus Collection Wall Hanging ~ by Searlait Nitschke

Stove: {what next} – Hanne Woodburning Stove Set – Iron ~ by Winter Thorn

Logs: {what next} – Pallet Log Box (VIP Group Gift) ~ by Winter Thorn

Desk: .aisling. – Bric-a-Brac Desk -Desk- ~ by Druunah Esharham

Desk Light: tarte. – desk light ~ by Alixxbella Resident

Chair: Trompe Loeil – Voliere Chair Copper + Bird ~ by Cory Edo

Links — > Dictatorshop

The Smell of Your Skin Lingers

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Hey everyone! You have one day left to get to the Cart Sale so take advantage of the sale while you still can! Today I am bringing you a lot more peeks into what you will find at the Cart Sale.

As I was thinking about what I wanted to show you guys, I kind of just hung around my bedroom and lazed about in my new shorts and tank top. I’m still sort of decorating my house so I was wanting comfy casual attire. The shorts you see here are from !The Little Bat and come with a HUD with fun color selections. Sizes included are standard mesh sizing and fitted models for Maitreya, Slink, and Belleza. My tank top from Vicarious Youth fits only Maitreya. I’m a kitty girl so I had to have it.

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My second look comes from Anachron. This cute dress is at the Cart Sale in a variety of colors, some that are perfect for Easter. It comes in standard mesh sizing and models for Maitreya, Slink Physique, Slink Hourglass, and Belleza bodies. Pair it with some cute sandals and a hat and you are set for Sunday brunch!

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My third look is a lovely floral dress from Dark Water Designs. It only comes in standard mesh sizes but it still fit my Maitreya body well. If you aren’t a big fan of floral patterns, the dress also comes in a striped version. Either one is wonderful for new spring attire.

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My last look is from :{MV}: and I have been strutting my stuff in this dress all day! Sizes included are for Maitreya, Slink Physique and Hourglass, Belleza Isis, Venus, and Freya; and a standard fit option. There are seven gorgeous colors to choose from and really at this price, it’s a bargain to grab them all for 110L. Each is 10L with the black being the special 50L item. My friend and sl daughter loved the dress too and is the one posing with me. To pair with the detailing on the neckline, I applied some nail polish from La Boheme that was also at the Cart Sale. These nails have omega appliers and one for Maitreya.

The bed that I am sitting on in my picture is The Sophisticate Bed from Dictatorshop. It is not the newest item but I really loved the look of it and the bedsheets I found were so lovely. If you’re looking for a bed that with great animations for all around use, this is a wonderful option. Individuals have plenty of poses to pick from for both genders. There are cuddles for when you just want to relax with that special someone, and then as usual the wide selection of adult animations that Dictatorshop always has. For more options in bed covers, check out the other huds available in the shop; for the goth lovers there’s even Halloween themed bedsheets. Be sure to get the right Hud for the correct bed and have fun matching your house decor! 🙂

All the other decor in the pictures are from the Cart Sale. I love the watercolors and sketches from Dark Knight Designs. Something about them scattered about the room makes it feel extra artsy. The teapot with the fern fits in well with the bedsheets I chose too. The sturdy table is from Wood Works Furniture and is nice for filling in empty corners to hold up some of your knick knacks. I also liked the little pouffe seats from The Artist Shed for a little spot to sit and look out the window. Each pouffe has a different pose and texture inspired by spring weather. My final touches to my room was to hang a fishing pole from Dixie Dandelion with little frames on the wall and to texture the empty wall with an accent pattern from Timeless Textures. Each frame has a little cheerful saying and image to brighten your mood. On the wall, the knit texture I chose looks more glittery because of the scale. It’s a beautiful texture!

That’s all for this round of the Cart Sale. Grab the deals while you still can and check out my two previous posts to see what =EC Designs= and Mishmash Fusion have for sale. I will be back soon when Fantasy Faire opens to share what Mishmash Fusion has in store for you. Take care!

Credits

~ Look 1 ~

Hair: RunAway – [RA] – Harley Hair – Ombres & Roots ~ by Candela Kira

Top: Vicarious Youth – {V*Y} – Phoebe Lounge Set – Cat’s Meow (Maitreya) ~ by Violet Steamweaver @ Cart Sale March 2017

Shorts: !The Little Bat – !TLB – Rachel Shorts w/ HUD ~ by Drusilla Dethly @ Cart Sale March 2017

~ Look 2 ~

Hair: Doe – Shannon (solid) – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Epiphany Gacha

Dress: Anachron – Vintage Paisley Belted Dress – Black ~ by Nix Marabana @ Cart Sale March 2017

~ Look 3 ~

Hair: Doe – Shannon (solid) – Gingers ~ by Helyanwe Vindaloo @ Epiphany Gacha

Dress: Dark Water Designs – DWD – Off Shoulder Spring Dress – Floral ~ by Shadowed Luik @ Cart Sale March 2017

~ Look 4 ~

Hair: BESOM – *Besom~Glam Kitten *Reds* ~ by Kattington Resident

Dress: :{MV}: – Syiera Violet ~ by Lokii Violet @ Cart Sale March 2017

Boots: REIGN.- LARA BOOTS- CUSTOMIZATION PACK ~ by Kenadeecole Resident

Nails: La Boheme – [LB Artio] OMNI Set – Slink Omega Maitreya ~ by Santana Lumiere @ Cart Sale March 2017

My Body Details

~ Decor ~

House: Scarlet Creative – LoveCraft Gothic – Fat Pack ~ by Charlotte Bartlett

Bed: Dictatorshop – [Ds] The Sophisticate Bed v1.1 ~ by Dictatorshop Resident (bedding is from the Enchanted Blossom/Sophisticate Bed HUD)

Painting: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Peacock Watercolors ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2017

Sketches: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Pencil Sketches ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2017

Potted Plant: Dark Knight Decor – DKD – Asian Sunset Teapotted Fern ~ by Mika Redfield @ Cart Sale March 2017

Pouffe: The Artist Shed – Vintage Spring Pouffe (Birds) ~ by MargeKinson Resident @ Cart Sale March 2017

Table: Wood Works Furniture – Linwood Table ~ by Landru Mccallen @ Cart Sale March 2017

Fishing Pole: Dixie Dandelion – DDandelion Fishing Pole Frames ~ by Winterschains Resident @ Cart Sale March 2017

Wall Background Texture: Timeless Textures – 18 Seamless Mixed Knits Azure Timeless Textures ~ by Xzavia Yifu @ Cart Sale March 2017

Links — > Cart Sale, Dictatorshop