Monday, February 24, 2014

Mix n Match Discount, Gift of the week, New Releases!

Hello friends!  This week I have added two more tables to the Mix n Match* selections:

1.  Bistro pedestal table Distressed Pine

2. Round Distressed White Dinner Party Table for 4

And also a Louis XVI console / sofa table in pine and white

All exclusively @ La Galleria.

See them in the Dining Dept just south of the main landing point.

****** Difference between Dinner Party and Bistro/Patio Tables ******

People ask this often so here you go:

~ Bistro tables are for informal breakfast or patio lunches and breakfasts, are smaller size, and at this time you cannot add meals to them, altho you can add centerpieces and some other stand-alone things.

Don't forget about the Mix n Match furniture deal! 
Buy furniture pieces individually and receive a 25% discount on your total! 
*Minimum 5 pieces of furniture from same dept.
*Rugs and Accessories do not count as furniture, but are included in the discount
*To receive your discount, send Turbokitty a notecard with your transaction info.

******  Turning Shadows on Shadow prims Down/Off *********

The shadows on my mod things can be either unlinked*, made invisible, or made more transparent (lighter).  Tips for selecting the shadow and making it more transparent are on my help page here

*Unlinking shadows on mesh items is not usually going to subract any prims.

********  Gift **********

This is a little accessory I made using the classic Eames bird design.  It is on a white console table with the new white dining sets.  It comes with or without the stand.  Copyable!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

New release, gift, and more!

To add to the Mix n Match collection of dining furniture I have a Distressed Pine round Dinner Party pedestal table for 4, along with matching sideboard. The Louis XVI chairs displayed with one of the tables are a distressed version.

To get the 25% Mix n Match Discount, buy 5 pieces of dining furniture and send your transactions on a notecard to Turbokitty.  Any accessories you include with the set will receive the discount as well.

Exclusively at La Galleria. You can find them here: La Galleria.

 What a Difference!

For quite some time I have been using the new specular (shiny) and normal (3D texture) materials on my mesh items.  For example, that nice sheen on my tables and chairs -- you will only see if it you have Advanced Lighting checked in your Graphics tab of Preferences.  Also, having a light source near something will make it shine more :-)

You do not need shadows or anything else checked, if you are concerned about lag. Checking Advanced Lighting only allows you to see the materials (and more than 6 lights), and does not by itself cause lag. Try it, you'll like it!

NOTE:  I have found that on Firestorm  and Singularity, the materials might not be visible on Ultra -- if not, try High.

********* A note about the trestle tables from last week *******

I made a more distressed texture and put it on one of the tables, so they are no longer identical.  I also made a more distressed version of the Louis XVI chairs and put them in the same display as the distressed table.

************  Cougar's Blog *********

I dont keep up much with blogs, but one I do like to check is Cougar Sangria's. Her photography is just fabulous, and she has assembled a fascinating collection of furnishings (many from La Galleria) for her creatively modified Rose Mansion/Mountain Creek Cottage.  I love seeing all the changes and innovations she has made.  Take a peek sometime


This wall decor -- I don't know what to call it so calling it a collage -- is on the wall of one of the new trestle table dining rooms.  (I did not make the mesh itself but liked it so grabbed it for you and added the picture.)

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Valentine's Day, Updates, and more!

Hello friends!

Check out the new part mesh Rose Mansion. I have replaced staricase, doors, windows, doorframes, columns, pool, windowseat, etc. with mesh now, but have left the rest of the house as it was -- which means the house remains easy to modify.  There is a lot more detail in the house now, for slightly fewer LI (Land Impact) -- 158 for house plus courtyard.  Plus now you can rez the loft from a menu, the outdoor space is expanded, and a balcony has been added to the Master suite.

Valentine's Day is right around the corner!  Plan a day of making, baking, and eating the prettiest Valentine cookies with friends!  Check out the Valentine Cookie Preparation in the kitchen island and oven in the Rose Manor or Rose Mansion.  Can be installed to rez from a menu, or placed on any surface. Comes with baking cookies for the oven.


All you need to throw a little party, for two or ten!

Inside the Rose Mansion.


Surprise your lover and create a special memory this year with the updated Lover's Table -- beautiful dinners, dessert, and breakfast for two.

Chairs sold separately -- choose from a wide variety in the dining dept.

Find it on the Rose Mansion balcony. 

Valentine's Gifts!

All gifts are copy, some also mod, and can be found SOMEWHERE in the Mansion -- you may have to HUNT a bit for them.   BTW, if you did not get the Heart Welcome Mat or one of the quilts from last week, they are now available.

~ New this year -- Wooden Heart Collage, for above doorways, fireplaces, walls, etc.  Copy Mod, so you can tint the hearts and change the size.  1 prim

~ Hanging Hearts on Pegs - 1 prim

~ Silver and charcoal heart box for La Galleria box collectors.

~ Vintage Valentine Cards for R and L side of fireplace mantel or shelf

PS the cute little Cupid on the front steps is by Ziggy21 Slade.