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Last Chance to apply for the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

Yes, the deadline is here today – make sure you have your entries in by 3pm today!

There are fourteen homes on Hope 3 in a total of nine different builds for our finalists to decorate!

The houses range from Victorian to ultramodern, with beach cottages and log cabins. There’s even a special home for petites/dinkies/tinies!

The finalists will be each assigned one of the fourteen houses, based on their preferences. Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

You can see fuller details and a timetable here.

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

To apply for a house, click the Home and Garden Decorating Signs by the houses on Hope 3, and drop your card in complete the notecard below and post it in one of the blue mailboxes at either end of the street.

The Home and Garden Decorating Competition is back for a third year!

 

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest

For the last year two years, we have held our Home and Garden Decorating Competition – and we’ve been blown away by the standard of work you all produced!

House No.3 - The Casa Blanca
House decorated in 2019 – The Casa Blanca

Not only that – last year the competition also raised the amazing sum of 241,000 Lindens, which is about US$975.

So this year it is back, with fourteen homes for our finalists to decorate!

Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes
Houses 2 and 9: Lauren Valley by Galland Homes

The houses are a total of nine different builds, ranging from Victorian to ultramodern, with beach cottages and log cabins. There’s even a special home for petites/dinkies/tinies!

Houses 7 and 14: Martha's Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)
Houses 7 and 14: Martha’s Vineyard Cottage by Little Big Designs (a house for tinies, dinkies or petites)

Full details will appear on this page shortly and you are, of course, be able to explore the full range at the Expo on Hope 3!

House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 3: The Winter Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

These homes and gardens will be decorated by fourteen finalists who will have 400 prims (land impact) to decorate the Home and the surrounding Garden area.

Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses
Houses 6 and 13: Natane by Glas Houses

The finalists will be chosen by a raffle draw made by Saffia Widdershins, who will draw the names out of the equivalent of a Second Life hat (a random name generator script).

Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels
Houses 1 and 8: Lil Victorian by Painted Pixels

The finalists will be each assigned one of the fourteen houses, based on their preferences. Competitors can work alone or in pairs or in a small team.

House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven
House 4: The Skwer by Cain Maven

Each contestant (or team) can decorate in any style they wish that suits their house, but they MUST include AT LEAST THREE items purchased from RFL vendors at the Home and Garden Expo.

House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin' Off Homes
House 11: The Beach Cabin by Loggin’ Off Homes

People will vote for the final winner by donating to a kiosk set outside each of the houses. Each Linden donated to Relay for Life in these kiosks will count as a vote.

Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design
Houses 5 and 12: Barn House by RVi Design

Timetable:

February 13th – 19th – people apply for the competition, stating which house they would like to decorate.

February 19th – 26th- the competitors decorate their houses and gardens

February 27th – March 2nd – visitors to the Expo can vote on which house and garden they like best.

March 4th – the winners will be announced at a special party!

House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven
House 10: The Palomar by Cain Maven

To apply for a house, click the Home and Garden Decorating Signs by the houses on Hope 3, and drop your card in complete the notecard below and post it in one of the blue mailboxes there by the end of Wednesday, February 16th OR fill in the form below.

 

Designing Worlds’s Second Visit to the Home and Garden Expo is now available on the web!

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

In this episode of Designing Worlds we paid the second of our two visits to Second Life’s amazing Home and Garden Expo, which raises funds in aid of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

DW397-Home & Garden Expo 2019 II PR-HD 720p Production Xfer from Richard Elen on Vimeo.

In this show, we take the monorail to talk to Reven Rosca about the auction and other entertainment that took place at the Expo, we explore some of the designs on display and talk to undercoverlady, who designed our lovely Rainforest Cafe. We also take a look at the homes that were created for the Decorating Contest (and if you want to find out who the winners were, you can read all about them here: http://bit.ly/2YZksoj)

Some of the items for the Auctions!
Some of the items for the Auctions!

And once again, we conclude with a short visit to the beautiful Lantern Ceremony.

More information about the Second Life Home and Garden Expo
Website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeAndGardenExpoSL/

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Designing Worlds visits the Home and Garden Expo – Part 2

The monorail
The monorail

In this episode of Designing Worlds we’re paying the second of our two visits to Second Life’s amazing Home and Garden Expo, which raises funds in aid of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

The show goes live on Monday 8th April at 2pm SLT on the Designing Worlds Vimeo channel and on the Designing Worlds channel at SLArtist – and you can join the special Watch Party (also at 2pm SLT) in our studio on Garden of Dreams.

The auction
The auction

In this show, we take the monorail to talk to Reven Rosca about the auction and other entertainment that took place at the Expo, we explore some of the designs on display and talk to undercoverlady, who designed our lovely Rainforest Cafe. We also take a look at the homes that were created for the Decorating Contest (and if you want to find out who the winners were, you can read all about them here: http://bit.ly/2YZksoj)

Casa Miraflores
Casa Miraflores

And once again, we conclude with a short visit to the beautiful Lantern Ceremony.

More information about the Second Life Home and Garden Expo
Website: https://slhomegardenexpo.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HomeAndGardenExpoSL/

Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Second Life Home and Garden Expo, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Home and Garden Decorating Competition: The Winners!

Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition
Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

The winners of the Home and Garden Decorating Competition have now been announced!

The contest raised over 241,000 Lindens, which is about US$975 – a really fantastic amount for Relay for Life of Second Life!

In first place is …

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

House No. 6 – the Casa Miraflores, which was decorated by Sarabi2theextreme (aka ڪαЯαßϊ Ğєяαяd ڪt.Cℓαíяє™) with Yoni2sweet.

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

Their shared prizes are:

SkyeRider Varriale Varriale Designs 10,000 credit note for Varriale Designs
Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes Gift Card L$3000
Plato Novo %Percent Up to $1000L worth of items from my store
calaveritas resident inner demons 500L gift card
Chiana0 Resident by Chiana Oh 500L Gift Card
Snakelady Melody HHVET Victoriana L$200 store giftcard from HHVET Victoriana
Roxy Bergiere Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store Fully Landscaped Autumn Picnic
Rik Gervasi Unflat Stuff 5 items to choose from the store
Chelsmith18 Oi Bae! The Bosque Boutique
Tiffy Vella Eclectica Eclectica Curiosities-Formica&Chrome Kitchen-choice of colour
dergirlo Resident FlyingArts Rock Pond Tall Trees seen here : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/FA-Rock-Pond-Tall-Trees/12013395
Margo Hollak The Warehouse Gallery Any 3 pieces of art in my gallery

In second place is:

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

House No.5, the Palomar, which was decorated by Chant Lyric.

House 5: The Palomar
House 5: The Palomar

Her prizes are:

Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes Gift Card L$1000
Plato Novo %Percent Up to $500L worth of items from my store
Chelsmith18 Oi Bae! Oi Bae! 500L gift card
calaveritas resident inner demons 300L gift card
Chiana0 Resident by Chiana Oh 250L Gift Card
Snakelady Melody HHVET Victoriana L$100 store giftcard from HHVET Victoriana
Roxy Bergiere Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store Fully Furnished Home Office
Rik Gervasi Unflat Stuff 3 items to choose from the store
dergirlo Resident FlyingArts Beach Day (something new 5 li loaded animations up to 2 avs)
Tiffy Vella Eclectica Eclectica Curiosities anodised Saucepans Set
Margo Hollak The Warehouse Gallery Any 2 pieces of art in my gallery

In third place is …

House 10 - The Stacey
House 10 – The Stacey

House Number 10. The Stacey, which was decorated by Sabina Valeska

House 10 - The Stacey
House 10 – The Stacey

Her prizes are:

Tess Spargel Spargel & Shine Homes Gift Card L$500
Plato Novo %Percent Up to $250L worth of items from my store
Chelsmith18 Oi Bae! Oi Bae! 100L gift card
calaveritas resident inner demons 150L gift card
Chiana0 Resident by Chiana Oh 100L Gift Card
Snakelady Melody HHVET Victoriana L$50 store giftcard from HHVET Victoriana
Roxy Bergiere Love Everlasting Home & Garden Store Celtic Garden Living Room Set
Rik Gervasi Unflat Stuff 1 item to choose from the store
dergirlo Resident FlyingArts Light Sakura Rain Seen here : https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/FA-Light-Sakura-Rain/14236395
Tiffy Vella Eclectica Eclectica Curiosities Tea and Coffee Pots
Margo Hollak The Warehouse Gallery Any 1 piece of art in my gallery

All the finalists will receive a plaque and two participation prizes:

serra Qendra serrated A gift pack of the serrated Art Collection for RFL H,G&B 2019
Kaerri Kaerri 1,000 Linden giftcard from Kaerri

A huge thank you to all our contestants and to the Expo visitors who gave them such magnificent support!

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

The Contest will be back next year!

 

Sunday 7th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Main Theatre
Main Theatre

It’s the last day of the Home and Garden Expo, the last day to check out all that Shopping!

But there are still events you don’t want to miss as well.

The Grand Auction
There’s the main auction today, starting at 1pm in the Main Theatre with some fantastic OOAK (One of a Kind) artefacts and offerings – including:

Bryn Oh's The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears
Bryn Oh’s The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears

  • An original artwork – The Rabbicorn and Daughter of Gears by Bryn Oh
  • A product photo session with Kess Crystal
  • 4 hours decor with consultant Tahiti Rae
  • 20.000 L$ Gift Card – Reina Photography
  • Artworks by Marcel Mosswood, Artemis Corner, illicit Sculpture and more
  • Your own episode of the TV series Desigining Worlds (on a place, event or organisation of your choice)
  • The Winter Palace of Altheim by Cassie Writer

House 6 - Casa Miraflores
House 6 – Casa Miraflores

Before the auction itself starts in the Main Theatre, we will be announcing the results of the Home and Garden Expo Decorating Contest!

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Music Theatre
Music Theatre

Today’s Entertainment at the Home Expo Music Theatre!

10am: Home & Garden Brought to Life by L’Amour Productions! Come and enjoy this fabulous runway production! L’Amour Productions is bringing the fabulous ‘fashion meets home & garden’ show, Home & Garden Brought to Life! This annual show is an eye catcher and one not to miss!

1-3pm: DJ Gem Sunkiller
3-4pm: Nuala Maracas or Madelyn Majestic
5-7pm: T1 Radio Time Machine with Trader Whiplash

Later on in the day, grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage again with DJ’s Gem Sunkiller, Nuala Maracas (or Madelyn Majestic) and Trader Whiplash. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo! It doesn’t get much better than that, as we wrap up the Entertainment at the 2019 Home & Garden Expo!

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4pm SLT: Last Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn.

But the LAST Lantern Release is very different – a time to celebrate the Expo and all we’ve achieved. And we RIDE those lanterns into the heavens!

Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Saturday 6th April: What’s happening today at the Home and Garden Expo?

Breedables Auction being set up!
Breedables Auction being set up!

The last weekend of the Expo  is here – and things are heating up!

The big event for today will be the Nita10 Greywolf Memorial Auction which will be for breedables, and will be held at 12 noon SLT in the Main Theatre: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

(There will also be an OOAK (One of a Kind) Live Auction on Sunday 7th April at 1pm SLT. )

And don’t forget that more of the Silent Auction boards are closing TODAY, so get down to Hope 7 and put your bids in – there are some fantastic bargains still to be had.

The boards are open for bidding at http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/144/218/27

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Home and Garden Expo Decorating Competition

There is still the time to vote in the Home and Garden Decorating Contest!

We have now raised over $240,000 – and have extended the voting time by 12 extra hours (till noon on Saturday 6th April) in the hope that we can raise the total to L$250,000.

RFL kiosks have been placed outside each home. Every Linden you pay into the kiosks counts as a vote – you can vote as much and as often as you like, and you can vote for as many houses as you want!

So come over and view these beautifully decorated homes!
Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/63/32/27

And you can read all about the Homes EITHER by clicking on the Information signs outside each house, OR by reading the Competition page here!

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Special Talk – by popular demand!


11am SLT: Carrie Tatsu

Carrie will be back at the Expo, to talk about the fantastic new release from Zooby’s, her long established store – animesh babies
Voice
Location: https://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/126/163/27

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4pm SLT: Lantern Release Ceremony
Every day at 4pm, there is a special lantern release ceremony from the roof of the Main Theatre at the Expo.

Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Lantern Release, photographed by Wildstar Beaumont

Sometimes people speak, but often the event takes place in comparative silence – a break from the busyness (and the business) of the Expo – a time to reflect, remember and mourn. Set your windlight to midnight and join us – or watch from afar.
Location:  http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%202/120/188/50

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Music Theatre
Grab that dance partner and head over for some fun entertainment at the stage today. Good times and good tunes all in support of Relay For Life of Secondlife at the Home Expo!

Music Theatre
Music Theatre

Entertainment at The Home Expo Theatre on this last weekend of the event is full of great music provided by some of Second Life’s TOP performers.

2pm: Satin & Erin
Satin Galli and Erin68 Frog are two of SL’s best live vocalists! Being a real life couple, they perform a mix of duets and solos of favorite cover songs. Their spirited banter and laughter, interaction with the crowds, and top vocals make for a fantastic hour of entertainment!

3pm: Wolfie Starfire
Wolfie Starfire, also known as Meg Groves, took interest in theatre at a young age, and aspired to be successful in the worlds of both music and film. She took many singing, acting and dance classes, and dabbled in the film and commercial industries. Meg is currently pursuing a BFA in Acting at Coastal Carolina University.

5pm: Keeba Tammas
Keeba Tammas is one of the finest female vocalists in Second Life. A professional vocalist for many years, Keeba was in a variety of bands in the eighties. She also did voice overs for cartoons and commercials. A seasoned performer in SL as well, Keeba is a very sought after female vocalist here in our virtual world. From the first song to the last she delivers a power packed punch … belting out her songs with tremendous energy and shear raw talent.

6pm: Djembe Dragonfire
Djembe Dragonfire’s background includes many years of professional musical experiences including conducting, teaching, and performing, he has sung in a major opera chorus, sung solos in many churches, and even sang back up vocals on a CD produced for a contemporary vocal artist. Djembe has taught instrumental and voice private lessons and also in music programs in public schools. His voice is amazing and if you haven’t been to one of his shows, you especially need to head over the The Expo today!

Location: http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Hope%207/91/178/27

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Linden Homes Preview
Have you visited the special preview of the new Linden Homes? There’s traditional homes – and houseboats too!

Linden Homes: Houseboats - photographed by Wildstar Beaumont
Linden Homes: Houseboats – photographed by Wildstar Beaumont