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King of the Castle

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Beautiful spring products from various Events around the Grid!

I wanted to show the sheer quality of these products in some close-up shots.  That mirror and candelabra by Fancy Decor, for instance.  Have you noticed the tiny tassels that adorn the metal parts, such attention to detail.  I also liked that there were a lot of versions of these in the pack. The mirror is antique silver – a nice vintage piece.  I’m experimenting with windlights to see how real I can get the metals to look. Not difficult with these Fancy Decor pieces.

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The collared dove is so beautifully observed, look at the variety of feathers and the scales on his feet. Dahlia’s set is equally stunning, the way the pages spread open, the satin book marker with medallion and the flower petals floating down from the vase of poppies.

 

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Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

Fancy Decor
“Printemps Collection”, currently at Bloom
Cabinet – LI 4 – in white and wood
Candlestick – LI 6 with candles – in gold and silver, with and without candles
Mirror – LI 5 – in antique gold and silver, gold and silver (4 versions)
Rug – LI l – and Tulips – LI 2 – mixed, red, white and yellow versions
Box – LI 1 – matches rug nicely!

“Flora Collection”, Currently at Collabor88
Flora Window Prints – LI 1
Flora Book Stack – LI 1
Flora Bowl – LI 1
Flora Tulip Vase – LI 1
(also in set Flora Basket, Flora Step Stool, Flora Candles and Flora Console)

Fancy Decor: Floral Armchair Peach (PG) – Mainstore
Also available in Mint – LI 2 each – 7 solo sits

NewchurchEmmy Corner Curio Cabinet – LI 2 – walnut and white painted versions – door opens and closes on touch. Will also match the previous Emmy Curio Cabinet which is at the mainstore. Makes a really nice set for displays.

Lucas Lameth
– Glimmer of Hope Lamp – Bronze/Teal – LI 3 at smaller size
currently at Cosmopolitan

[ zerkalo ] Spring Tenderness gacha – April Epiphany – Tulip Umbrella – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Spring Tenderness – Tulip Basket – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Spring Tenderness – Tulip Envelope – LI 2

[ zerkalo ] Dream Away gacha – mainstore – Curtain – LI 5

TLC Home Collection – Part of the Eurasian Dove Set at Bloom
Two animated collared doves here – textures A and B
The full set contains a whole garden wall with fountain and doves – beautiful!

*chronokit* – Wood Carving gahca – Lion King (Ultra Rare) – LI 7
My one and only fabulous win at gacha!

Ariskea , currently at FaMESHed with the Emi set
Cute Dollie – LI 1, Tulip Blooming (Pink – LI 3) and Hedgehog Planter (Rose – LI 1)
there’s more in this set including colour variations of the tulip vases and hedgehogs and a console table and Hello Spring wallart

Dahlia – Pluvio Set from April Deco(c)rate
Dahlia – Pluvio – Poppies Vase – LI 1 and Dahlia – Pluvio – Poppies Book – LI 1
set also includes Dresser

Scarlet Creative – “Sienna Marquee” – 134 LI – Copy/Modify
Currently at Collabor88

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Galveston

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Galveston isn’t just the classic Glen Campbell song or an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas, but it’s also this fabulous prefab by Galland Homes.

There are two large rooms which are divided by unusual large sliding stable doors, and there’s also smart dormer windows in the roof. The Land Impact is 121 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Please follow the rez instructions carefully so you can get the doors to work properly! The Glaveston is from the February 2018 Builder’s Box. You’ll soon be able to pre-order the May subscription.

I’ve got a couple of beautiful trees by Little Branch in the picture. One is the Yellow Orchid, a brand new release, and the other is the Black Olive which I promised in my last post to show you in more detail. An amazingly beautiful architectural tree (rotate it around to get the best placement), it’s available at the current round of FaMESHed. Both trees I had on the Spring texture setting.

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

Galland Homes
Galveston by Galland Homes – LI 141 (separately opening central doors, front door and windows door at back)
In the February 2018 Builder’s Box
Builder’s Box is a Second Life architecture subscription box packed full of buildings from some of Second Life’s best mesh home creators. From ground builds to skyboxes, gain access to 10 exclusive homes every 3 months – giving you plenty of choice and time to move in, live in and repeat.

 

DaD Design for Virtual Living – “Byron Hanging Chair” PG V.1.0 c/m – LI 9

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Old Water Pump – LI 2 (from the “Garden Decoration” set)

..::THOR::.. – Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON

Landscaping

Flora:
Little Branch
LB – Yellow Orchid tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 3 (lower than default)
(currently available at The Liaison Collaborative)

LB – Black Olive Tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 8 (slightly reduced)
(currently available at FaMESHed)

Two Moon Gardens – The Rockery – LI 15

Heart Botanicals – Pathways set – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – I used the Patio SQ – LI 9 – Copy/Modify

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Ivy for walls set (on golden texture version)

Texture change with many meshes and only 1 Land Impact each!

Fauna:-
JIAN – Scruffy Shepherds –  14. Sleepy Adult

TLC Home Collection
TLC  – American Robin – LI 1 (from “Sunflower Field with Birds” set)

And we were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTbTHlTmDX8

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Conservatory

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A conservatory that’s anything but conservative!  One of the best I’ve seen, it’s made by designer, Benoit, of Duvet Day, who specialises in gacha sets.  Imagine how you’d feel if on the first Play you got that building 🙂   Although there’s lots of gorgeous items here, one of my all time favourites is the Mesh India Samyukta Lamp Cabinet which reminds me of my childhood. We used to have one just like that which was jealously guarded by mum who put all her spices into the drawers.  If us boys were caught around playing with the drawers which was kinda irresistible, we’d get a cuff around the ears!

Outside you can just see the new Little Branch tree. This I’ll be showcasing later on but I have to say that this architectural Black Olive tree is a classic and I’m sure I’ll be using a lot.

Earlier on this week I attended a brilliant blogger’s H&G scene build by Wendz Tempest. It was kindly given on the KraftWork building platform.  Wendz showed us how she buildings a scene freestyle.  No walls or house at first – blimey!  Lots of tips and tricks were shared. Well I liked the idea of it, so I partially built the scene above freestyle, selected all the pieces and shoved them into the conservatory.  I still fiddled about but it was fun – why don’t you try it out.

Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used in detail:-

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Duvet Day – gacha currently at the  Cosmopolitan Event
[DD] Conservatory Life Building RARE – LI 70
[DD] Conservatory Life Sofa – LI 8 – sits for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Armchair – LI 6 – sits/actions for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Table lamp – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Rug – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Table – LI 2
(also in the gacha are Lantern, Pouffe and Jar)

Chez Moi Furnitures – Cosy Corner set (mainstore)
Vintage Record Player – LI 1
Vinyl Record Storage Shelf – LI 2
Carpet Colorful – LI 1

Chez Moi Furnitures – Garden Shelf, currently at Shiny Shabby Event
Shelf – LI 1
Lemon Tree – LI 4 (enlarged a bit)
Potted Oregano – LI 2

Raindale
Brightshore gacha, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Raindale – Brightshore drinks – LI 2
Raindale – Brightshore cupcakes – LI 2

Granola.
Leda’s Mini Set, currently at Blush
Four soft Spring colourful mirrors and four succulent painted tin candles
Tin Candle with Lid – 4 versions (LI 3 each) – flame on/off via touch
Granola. Leda’s Mirror. Green. – LI 2

Serenity Style
Pieces from Audri Magic Garden gacha (mainstore)
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Puppy RARE – LI 4
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bunch of Plants – LI 1
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bear – LI 1

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed Event
LB_Black Olive Tree {Animated} 4 Seasons – LI 12
LB_Snakeweed {Animated }*Summer-A – LI 1

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JIAN – Glam Greyhounds gacha 11. Wander Pup Grey – LI 7, Ex Arcade gacha, check out Marketplace for resellers.

Ariskea – [Florist] Yellow Roses – gacha – LI 2

Mesh India – thank you, Panda! One of my all time favourite pieces.
MI Samyukta Lamp Cabinet – LI 9
Texture change for 4 woods, red, orange (the one I used) and blue.

Anhelo (two of these were Fifty Linden Friday offers).
–ANHELO-M45SH-181GA :: my little garden (shelf) – LI 4
–ANHELO-M45GH-183GA :: my little garden (garden hook) – LI 3
–ANHELO-M45LR-183GA :: my little garden (leaf rake) – LI 1

We were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GBzg0dZiIc (1995)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Secrets of the Forest

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The trees part to reveal a magical clearing in the forest and we see that people are not the only ones who enjoy picnics as the Eurasian Lynx family have a day out 🙂

The pergola and fountain are part of a beautiful contemporary garden set from unKindness that’s out at the new edition of FaMESHed. It’s a versatile set as I’ve used some of the brown coloured pieces in a forest setting, there are also pieces in black and white plus pergolas with hedge backing instead of the fence version that you see here.

The Landscaping is a medley of pieces formed into a forest setting and it’s by Felix, please do go and visit his sim for inspiration and sheer beauty. You’ll be as amazed as I was at the low Land Impact of his products. That stunning tree is by Little Branch and there’s versions of the flowers – pink, pink 2 and white. The wild orchids all come from the genus Bauhinia and they have large thick leaves with striking fragrant flowers. They bloom from early November through to the end of March. They are now cultivated in many areas but are generally far eastern exotic trees. The following picture shows the white blossom option.

 

 

The Eurasian lynx are medium sized wild cats native to Siberia, Central, Eastern and Southern Asia, and parts of Northern, Central and Eastern Europe. They were on the endangered list at one time but selective breeding and the re-introduction of small populations into forested areas have made their numbers more stable nowadays. They have large webbed and furred paws which act like snowshoes and their coats thicken during the harsh winters. In the summer they have a short, reddish or brown coat as shown here. They’ve been observed to mew, hiss, growl and purr like domestic cats, they will ‘chatter’ at prey that is just out of reach. Eurasian Lynx are secretive and because their vocalisations are very quiet and seldom heard, their presence in an area may go unnoticed for years, apart from their tracks in the snow. Here’ s a cub on unKindness’s excellent cuddle picnic blanket and the wicker basket tulip/wine piece is included.

 

 

Here’s details of all the Home & Garden products I used today:-

unKindness – “Contemporary Garden Set” which comprises:-
Fence Pergola (LI 6), Hedge Pergola (LI 6) and Fountain (LI 6) in White, Black and Brown versions, also Hedges (LI 1) in Cement and White.
(currently at the new edition of FaMESHed)

Landscaping by Felix (a medley from his forest items – check out his excellent sim with loads of landscaping items for very few prims)

Prizes from the Land of Rainbows Easter Egg Hunt
Still on until April 6th and well worth doing, there’s 70 prizes to find.  You’ll be able to use a good proportion of the prizes well after Easter!

1. unKindness – uK – Spring Brunch Cuddle Blanket – LI 4
uK – Spring Brunch Wine Basket – LI 2 – lovely wicker basket of tulips with couple of bottles of wine

2.  Duvet Day – [DD] Spring Blooms Decor only Chair – LI 3

Little Branch
White Orchid Tree and Bird Flower – Tree is LI 12 at default size and has a texture changer for 2 pinks and 1 white flowers
Bird of Paradise Flower is LI 3 as rezzed and has a flowers Menu for blue, yellow, pink and lime colours
at Sense Event

TLC Home Collection,  mainstore
From the “Eurasian Lynx Collection” which includes a family group on habitat.
TLC Lynx Adult Laying – LI 3
TLC Lynx Kitten Perched – LI 2
TLC Lynx Kitten Standing – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Meerkat Holiday

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The Meerkat family are holidaying at a green oasis, it makes a change from their usual desert prairie land! Also featuring lots of products from the inaugural round of Illuminate.

I really loved the {LORE} Spring Garden Nook, it has a lot of texture changes which make a big difference to the overall look. Here, I was using the gray stone, dark ivy and dark vines. Lucas Lameth has come up with three garden décor products which are absolutely beautiful and I used the Whispering Ginkgo around the windows of the nook. I’ve also used some of Raindale‘s romantic gacha – Littlevale. It includes a lot of lighting options made up in flowers and lanterns – they’ll be really useful for garden décor – and the old fountain overgrown with vegetation is a delightful focal piece.

Little Branch‘s tree is the Wild Linden which I have modified to be fairly small here but you can resize it a lot and the Land Impact is only 12 at the largest size which is huge. Another name for this tree is the Lime or Basswood and when in bloom its flowers will fill the air with beautiful aroma. You can make linden flower tea, it’s delicious. As a herb the linden blossom is a diaphoretic that makes you ‘sweat’ out fevers, infusions of freshly picked linden blossom are calming and soothing. Some of these older trees have become healing shrines over time and places of pilgrimage where they are known as “Mary Trees”. The heart shaped leaf has also been linked with love and when two people wanted to get married in the old days, they simply pressed their thumbs against a linden trunk with the whole community in circle around them, then they were considered married.

TLC Home Collection has all those cute meerkats and more in a gacha, find them over at ULTRA new round. If you use them in a more natural environment there’s also a couple of meerkat babies in a sand burrow that are equally enchanting. The little robin you’ll find at the mainstore.

Don’t forget – ULTRA and Illuminate are on the same sim, opposite to each other, so you can do all your shopping at once!

Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

Products at Illuminate

1.{LORE}  – Spring Garden Nook – LI 7 – C/M – seats 3 with singles and couples animations – also texture change for stone – mossy, gray, brown and dark stone plus Ivy – light, dark and none, plus Vines – light, dark and bark

2. Lucas Lameth
Sculptures in Black Iron, Gold, Silver Bronze
(luc) Whispering Ginkgo, Bronze/Wall – LI 5
(luc) Elegant Crane V2, Black Iron – LI 1
(luc) Dandelion Thistle Sculpture, Iron (Low LoD, Less LI) – LI 3
All Copy/Modify

3. Little Branch
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh – animated grass – LI 5
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B – LI 2
LB_Hill-v1{Low Li} – LI 1
LB_WildLindenTree.v1{Animated}4Seasons – LI 3 – LI 12 depending on size – mine was small at LI 3 – choose from Fall 1, Fall 2, Winter, Spring, Spring 2, Summer seasons via HUD
All Copy/Modify

4. MAD MATCH
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1
Set also includes single clover with ladybird and single clover with stem and ladybird

5. Moss&Mink
These are the plant pots from a set of décor by Moss&Mink that also includes a very comfy snuggle bed in PG and Adult plus room divider in black and white
{moss&mink} Plant – Palm (Black) – LI 1 – C/M – tinted by me!
{moss&mink} Plant – Ficus (Black) – LI 1 – C/M
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1

6. Granola.
These are the tulip jugs from a lovely set with has dining table, chair, tulip centre pieces and the jugs.

7. Raindale
Littlevale gacha
Raindale – Littlevale flower pots – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lamps – with and without hanging chain – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lanterns – sets of 2 – LI 1 each
Raindale – Littlevale flowerbed fountain – LI 4
Raindale – Littlevale tabouret with flower – LI 1
Raindale – Littlevale ladder with lights – LI 2, modified

Other Home & Garden products:-

!Deelish-ous Designs

Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – LI 3 – Transfer/Modify so be careful when you place it and pick it up, you’ve only got one of these little beauties!

TLC Home Collection,
Robin _standing – LI 1 – from Songbirds Collection
TLC Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2
Animated Meerkat Collection – gacha, currently at ULTRA

3 Rares and 9 Commons to collect!
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE
2_TLC Meerkat Pup Inspecting_RARE
3_TLC Meerkat Adult Nursing_RARE
7_TLC Meerkat Pups Playing_Common
9_TLC Meerkat Pup Looking up_Common
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Indoor Outdoor Living

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Mostly outdoors! I’m loving this new house by also Known as, it could serve as a commercial store if you wanted to use it like that, it’s that adaptable. I’m also longing for summer – as you can see by the windlight I’ve chosen – more snow is forecast for our part of the country… thumbs down 🙂

Today, I’m showcasing a number of products that will be coming up soon at the Illuminate Event on March 18th. Illuminate is the first monthly Home & Garden specific Event, there’s no fashion in it. It’s run by ULTRA Events and LTD, and there’s some really lovely products already. With the Easter festival happening soon, some of the designers are taking inspiration from that.

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I’ve used today in detail:-

Illuminate Event – from March 18th Noon SLT

1. Funny Eggs by MAD MATCH – this is the joined set and they are LI 2 at the size I’ve used. They have a good resizer and also have individual eggs.
MAD MATCH is a “brand new brand” and a tiny new part of the SL® universe (100 % original mesh).

2. ACORN – gorgeous patchwork pouf sets by designer, Lulu, in natural and pastel colours 3 per set, LI 2 each. Also the Violin is ACORN, comes with and without hearts, LI 1 each.

3. BASIL
Beautiful work at low Land Impact from this designer.  Link will take you to the FB page.
.BASIL. Kennedy Umbrella Stand – LI 1
.BASIL. Kennedy Mudroom – LI 4

4. Dahlia – Malta Set
Dahlia – Malta – Mirror – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Accent Table – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Peonies – Warm – LI 1
This is a beautiful set with gold, copper and silver versions of the furniture and Cool and Warm colours of peonies in vase

5. Shutter Field/Decor Junction – a well established collaboration. This is the Kincaid Set, with MM and MF versions plus the Floating Dock which I shoved rather unceremoniously into the stone surround! SF/DJ often produce beautifully animated MM versions of their products, not so many designers cover this market and it’s a pleasure not to have to alter the animations.
DJ / SF Floating Dock – LI 9 – Copy/Modify – contains male and female sits, dives (into the water), and a nice cuddles Menu.
DJ / SF Kincaid Set – LI 8 – with male and female sits, cuddles and activities Menus.

6. also Known as
The fabulous BarCode Villa!
The Barcode is built as a villa, but will work well as one or more stores as well. The houses has five sections, three fo them with upper floors, the two on the sides have roof terraces. The full footprint is 25*50 meters including the outdoor paving, which can be unlinked should you prefer to do that. Two versions of the house are included – one with an animated bathtub for use as a home – Land Impact will be 112 and one without if you’re using the BarCode Villa as a commercial property – Land Impact will 120. The Barcode has Kool doors, which can be configured by the owner.

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed
Poplar Tree – beautiful 4-seasons gently animated tree. Pack includes fluffy grass, hills for summer and winter, a 2 LI version of the Poplar Tree, the higher LI version, animated Snakeweed for summer. I had the tree on the ‘spring’ setting and at that size it was LI 9.

Dust Bunny – from the Natural Habitat 3 Pack, currently at Collabor88
dust bunny . elephant ear plant – LI 3
dust bunny . giant palm plant – LI 6
and the Fifty Linden Friday offer, too
dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 5

The Loft & Aria – the Weldon Print, currently at currently at Collabor88

Newchurch – Wedding Tea Set, Red Lacquer – an amazing LI 1 from the Shen Wedding Set – check out the mainstore

My furry pal – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Down at the Irish Pub Lounge!

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There’s a special atmosphere in an Irish pub lounge, it’s kinda rustic, homely and comfortable and everyone is invited!

I’m featuring a couple of brilliant items from the upcoming March Deco(c)rate – Days in Dublin – which is released on March 8th. This is part of the upper room in The Lost Arrow Irish Pub by Serenity Style. There’s two floors and it’s a faithful reproduction of a typical Irish pub, with all it’s old fashioned charm. Then there’s that gorgeous James Joyce Library by KraftWork, you even get a ladder with pose to read your books – the Irish are great readers and novelists, come to that!

Because it’s getting close to a traditional Irish Saint’s Day, the leprechauns are visiting thanks to an extremely cute set by Chez Moi. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on 17th March in Northern Ireland and is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick.

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today, in detail:-

Serenity Style– The Lost Arrow Irish Pub LI 42
In March Deco(c)rate

JIAN Countryside Collies :: TV Pups RARE – LI 5

Storax Tree (both on special offer this week)
Sales Room
Hearth & Home Fireplace Grey Tabby Q27 – LI 9
Downhill Wall Coat Rack B1 – LI 6

KraftWork – James Joyce Library (complete)- LI 14 – Copy/Modify – lights on/off and ladder has a reading animation.
in March Deco(c)rate

Newchurch at The Liaison Collaborative
:: N :: Atom Chandelier, Black – LI 2

Raindale at The Liaison Collaborative
Raindale – Fayberry display board – LI 2 – this is the TLC exclusive and won’t be available again. Drag any picture onto the poster. Lights can by on/off/twinkling via HUD, also the poster can be turned on and off.
Raindale – Fayberry cake (TLC gift) – LI 1
Raindale – Heathergate bench (dark) – LI 5 – there’s also a light bench. Each have 14 singles and 8 couples animations – Copy/Modify

Raindale – Bellemore table – at the mainstore from the gorgeously Rustic  “Bellemore Set” – LI 1

Granola. Wellies. Cozy Pack. – LI 3 with texture change for wellies and berries – Copy/Modify – and you’ll find other texture variations at the store!

[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Bar Single – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Glasses Holder – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Carafe

Chez Moi Furnitures on Marketplace
Leprechaun & Gold CHEZ MOI
Leprechaun Clover CHEZ MOI
Leprechaun Sit CHEZ MOI

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Deer Wall Art – LI 1

La Galleria
LG Rug – Red & Green Mahal – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂