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Elixir of Spring

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The fawns are fascinated by the enchanted pool in this beautiful corner of the garden that’s protected by the ruined folly. While one rests, the other looks bravely into the circle of animated water.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- 22769, [CIRCA], Raindale, Little Branch, The Half Moon Market
Others:- JIAN, Heart Botanicals, Two Moon Gardens, KIDD Creation
Events: – Gacha Land, Syndicate Sunday, SL Syndicate April Fools Treasure Hunt, We Love Role-Play, The Mens Dept, FaMESHed, Gimme Gacha Productions

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

22769 ~ [Bauwerk], currently at Gacha Land
“Springtime Serenity” gacha – L$50 per Play – Transfer & Modify
Rare – Ruined Garden Folly – LI 26
Stone Bench – LI 2 – 5 solo sits and 4 couples animations
Plant Stand – LI 3
Stone Ball – LI 1 – 5 solo poses
Broken Column – LI 1 – 5 solo poses
Tulips White – LI 1
Tulips Red – LI 2
Tulips Pink – LI 2
Pansy Yellow – LI 3
Pansy Blue/White – LI 3
Pansy Red – LI 3
Pansy Lilac – LI 3
Whimsical Garden Lantern is the Gacha Land exclusive – LI 2 – it’s yours with every 20 plays on the gacha machine

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Stone Wall – COMMON LI 3 (from the Ghost Town gacha) – this is the little wall at the side which is darker than the main folly, it’s basically a corner piece but you can place it to look like a wall

[CIRCA], currently in the SL® Syndicate’s April Fools Treasure Hunt! Runs through to April 14th so get your skates on 🙂
This prize is the “Meadowland Cart Planter” in Spring Mix and it’s one of two prizes from [CIRCA] – 2 animated butterflies visit the flowers – LI 9 – Copy only

1) Go to [CIRCA]’s mainstore entrance and click the “How to Play” sign under the hunt poster.

2) Read the instructions & wear the book while hunting – it’s linked to all the hunt object/clue scripts.

3) Click the book on the poster for first clues to both prizes paths in [CIRCA]’s store.

4) Find all the clues which also give out goodies to keep! Look for either lily flowers or Easter eggs for the clue hunt objects.
For more info, check out the SL® Syndicate Blog

Raindale, currently at We Love Role-Play
The Alouin Platforms
These are platforms with teleporters/portals/landing points in mind and there are scripted and unscripted versions included with a simple teleporter or replace that with your own system. Two versions of the platform are included in the set – with and without the water/portal in the middle.
There’s a texture changer for the stone with light, average and dark stones, and the platform version with the water/portal centre is an animated texture which can also be tinted via the included HUD. Land Impact is 3 and Materials have been enabled. These are simply magical!

Little Branch, currently at The Mens Dept
Japanese Maple Shrub – 100% Original Mesh with gently animated foliage – 4-seasons option via HUD… spring, summer, autumn and winter – LI 2 – 5 depending on the size you want

1. The Japanese Maple Shrub (Acer palmatum) is a deciduous shrub often growing as an undergrowth plant in shady woodlands. They are stunning smaller growing deciduous shrubs grown for their outstanding beauty and architectural splendour. For those wanting to make an eye catching focal point in any sized garden, Japanese Maples are an excellent choice. These stunning plants are native to Japan as the name implies and are also native to parts of Russia, China and Korea.

2. Purple Grass, a really useful piece for fronting dark walls and landscaping in general
LB_Wild Grass {Lavender} – LI 1

3. In the background…
LB_Wild Sassafras. v2 {Animated} – LI 2 at this size

The Half Moon Market, currently a L$69 bargain for Syndicate Sunday to April 14th!
Floating Elemental Candles – flame turns on/off via touch and each candle floats gently up and down to light your home or circle – 6 colours included in the set (yellow, red, white, black, blue and green) – 100% Original Mesh with Materials Enabled – LI 2

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JIAN
Fallow Deer Fawns
Two fawns (laying and grazing) from the Static Displays – LI 1 each with 8 frame positions
The set also includes a wanderer fawn

Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center, Hydrangea at April FaMESHed
1. Echinacea flowers
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Purpurea – P3 – LI 6
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – S6 – LI 1

2. Hydrangea, from a wonderful pack full of variety in shape and colour and these are currently at FaMESHed
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Hydrangea – Pink 4

3. From the Forest Undergrowth set – Clover Patch
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover – Large – LI 1

4. Daisies Patch
HEART – Daisies – Patch – LI 1

Two Moon Gardens
Butterfly Emitters, useful for gardens when you want a bit of life and movement
Dancing Butterflies – Pink and Aqua – LI 2
Dancing Butterflies – Yellow – LI 2

KIDD Creation
SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY*5×0.3*FLATSQUARE 4 – LI 1 – Transfer only so be careful to take these back into Inventory when you’ve finished with them! KIDD is an affordable landscaper who makes products that are mainly Transfer Only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Shades of Lilac

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My object today was to create a peaceful room based on the colour white, so most of the products here are actually white. However, after I’d fiddled around with various Windlight settings I came up with this beautiful lilac wash which is rather pleasing and calm and created the atmosphere I was after.

The scene is set on the ground floor of Galland Homes “Cape Hatteras” and the light on the floor is reflected from the mass of windows at the front.  I think this is one of my favourite virtual homes of all time because not only do you get airy upper balconies and a comfortable porch back and front on the ground floor, but the amount of windows overall is nigh on perfect for calm and light within the house. The flooring is equally pleasing with a good mix of tiling and wooden floorboards. Cape Hatteras back in RL is the name of a thin, broken  strand of islands off the coast of North Carolina which have a humid, subtropical climate and can be rather turbulent and subject to storm damage. No doubt Designer Rob Galland got his inspiration from the sort of colonial homes that would manage well in that weather.

 

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I’m also featuring a posh new glass console set by Fancy Decor which includes pictures and you’ll find at Collabor88, a stunning fireplace and mirror set in three colour options by unKindness at April FaMESHed and a beautiful daybed set with matching chamomile accessories by Granola. and that’s also at FaMESHed.

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There’s an interesting tale about the origin of lilacs and it’s from Greek mythology.  It revolves around the God Pan, the lord of forests and fields, and at one time he was madly in love with a nymph named Syringa. Pan could be rather an overwhelming God and one day he chased after Syringa through the forest quite frightening her.  To disguise herself, she turned into a lilac shrub. To Pan’s surprise, he could not find Syringa on that occasion, but he did find the shrub. Because a lilac shrub consists of hollow reeds, he cut the reeds and created the first pan pipe. The scientific name for lilac is Syringa vulgaris, and the name is derived from the Greek word “syrinks” which means pipe.

Lilac meanings vary throughout different cultures and time periods.

  • The Celts regarded the lilac as “magical” due to its incredibly intoxicating fragrance.
  • During the Victorian Age, the giving of a lilac was meant to be a reminder of an old love. In fact, widows were often seen wearing lilacs during this period.
  • In Russia, holding a sprig of lilac over the newborn would bring wisdom.
  • In the United States, the lilac is the official state flower of New Hampshire and represents the ‘hardy’ nature of its people.

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Here’s full details of the products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- unKindness, Fancy Decor, Granola., Chez Moi Furnitures, [ zerkalo ], Galland Homes
Others:- Soy., JIAN, Apt B
Events: – FaMESHed, Collabor88

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

unKindness, currently at April FaMESHed
“Avery Fireplace & Mirror”
uK – Avery Fireplace White – LI 5 – slightly modified for glow
uK – Avery Mirror White – LI 2
Other versions in brown and black are equally beautiful

Fancy Decor, currently at Collabor88
“Capo Collection”
Fancy Decor: Capo Console – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Capo Figure Drawings – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Capo Stacked Boxes – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Capo Magazine Stack A and B – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Capo Vases 1 and 2 – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Capo Wire Sculpture – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Capo Console – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Capo Candle Holder – LI 1 – flickering flames

Other pieces by Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Thorne Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: White Vase – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify – from the Royce Collection
Fancy Decor: Grass Planter – LI 2 – from the Russell Collection
Fancy Decor: Couperin Rug – LI 2

Granola., currently at April FaMESHed
“Beatrice Set”
Beatrice Daybed:
PG & Adult, Painted metal with four colour options – charcoal, cream, lavender grey and mist – LI 13
**FATPACK BONUS includes both cream and charcoal painted metals for all daybeds.
PG includes –
18 Bento Cuddles
22 Male Animations Bento Mixed
23 Female Animations Bento Mixed
Adult Includes –
25 Bento Adult Animations
18 Bento Cuddles
22 Male Animations
23 Female Animations

Beatrice Chamomile Vases. 1 LI Each

Beatrice Scalloped Wooden Tray. 1 LI

100% Original Mesh and Textures.
Materials Enabled.

 

Chez Moi Furnitures
1. Orchid Colours – LI 5 – click for texture changer – cherry, lilac, pink, purple, red and white

2. RARE – Deluxe Piano White (PG) – LI 3 – with solo play piano and couples romantic animations including play together, tender kiss and chill out (adjust and swap facility) – Transfer & Modify

[ zerkalo ]
[ zerkalo ]  “All White” gacha – Canopy – Transfer & Modify
[ zerkalo ] “Halloween in White” gacha – Tea Set – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
[ zerkalo ] “True Love” gacha – Box with Roses White – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Galland Homes
Cape Hatteras by Galland Homes – LI 168 – excellent Land Impact considering what you’ve got here!

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Apt B
Apt B // Gacha Flowers – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Apt B // Gacha Antlers – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

JIAN
Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 6 at this size which is 10% less than normal – resize/set sound, name, textures, phantom, wander and radius via HUD

Soy.
Soy. Turntable [Whiteness – Limited Version] – start turntable, stop turntable, strobe on, strobe off, cue on, cue off via HUD

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Everything stops for tea

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April Syndicate Sunday has some wonderful bargains you won’t want to miss. Harvest Moon’s offer is for an English style cottage surrounded by a beautiful cottage garden. It contains typical flowers such as hollyhocks, petunia and Canterbury bells and you even get butterflies!

The cottage garden is one that country folks aspire to but despite its carefree appearance, it’s artfully arranged and takes a lot of looking after. Nearly every garden will have its resident robins who will enthusiastically defend their territories and clear up a lot of garden pests in the process. There will also be some sort of sitting area so the fortunate residents can take tea in the afternoons/mornings/whenever. Yes, the English are addicted to their tea and cakes, it’s such a pleasant ritual though!

The furniture set I added to the scene really matches the cottage so well, it’d be a shame not to purchase both of them. Although the Adirondack style is more NE New York, it’s been adopted all over and I notice that my RL neighbours have just this sort of set they keep in their garden shed over winter and break out in the spring. It’s surprisingly adaptable. There are 3 sets available by [CIRCA] in different woods.

Syndicate Sunday is a mainstore discount shopping event that runs once a month. This month it’s on from April 7th to April 14th. All items are only L$69 each! Check out the website for more details.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Sponsors:- Syndicate Sunday, Harvest Moon, [CIRCA], Fancy Decor
Others:- *RnB*, Cog & Fleur
Events: – Syndicate Sunday

1. Harvest Moon
I used the full version here (includes the cottage and the surrounding landscaping for LI 350. Using the cottage alone will be LI 163. Includes rezzer. Click on butterflies in the garden to enable wing fluttering. Additional butterflies should be edited where you want them to be, then click on them to make them flutter and fly.

2. [CIRCA] – The Brookside Adirondack Sitting Set – there are 2 chairs with a half dozen animations each (all different) plus the fire table
[CIRCA] – “Brookside” Stone Fire Table – Black Marble – LI 3 – Transfer
[CIRCA] – “Brookside” Adirondack Chair B – Charcoal – 6 solo sits – LI 3 – Transfer
There’s a choice of 3 sets, Charcoal Wood (darker wood which I’ve used in the scene), Redwood (a beautiful warm wood), Shore Wood (a much lighter wood)
Click on the plaid cushion for texture change options – grey, marine, ocean, plum, blue, hunter, rose, wine, cranberry, caramel, mixed, neutral

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*Not Syndicate Sunday*

*RnB*
Robin Birds on Perch Deco – Sounds Menu (c) – LI 7 – extra cute!

Fancy Decor
Piece from the Etienne Entertaining Collection gacha, was at March Arcade so check resellers on Marketplace
Etienne Muffins – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify – scripted to give out muffins

Cog & Fleur, Vintage Designs
An excellent roleplay furniture and décor Designer
C&F Victorian Tea Set – Tea Pot w/ Lid – LI 2
C&F Victorian Tea Set – Tea Cup, Spoon & Saucer – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Thank you!

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A privilege to take part in and an amazing final total!

Written by Moz Loordes

07/03/2016 at 12:52 pm

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TRES BLAH – HODGEPODGE COLLECTION GACHA

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Just blogged this and now I can hardly wait four days until the darn event opens lol

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TRES BLAH – HODGEPODGE COLLECTION GACHA

TRES BLAH will be at the March edition of THE ARCADE with the ‘Hodgepodge Collection’ gacha.

There is a lot of lovely and essential decor clutter in this gacha, especially for the kitchen! 12 Commons and 2 Rares to collect.

We will continue to post Home & Garden previews as we see them until the event opens to the public.

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24/02/2015 at 1:55 pm

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Junk. – Vintage Barbers Set

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What a great piece of kit! Never seen this done before 🙂

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JUNK – BARBER SHOP

JUNK. is at THE MENS DEPT this month with the VINTAGE BARBERS SET which is now available at the event.

The Vintage Barbers Set, the vintage 1920’s styled barbers chair is 6 land impact, barbers drawers at 1 land impact and the framed cut-throat razors are at 1 land impact.

TELEPORT TO THE MENS DEPT

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Written by Moz Loordes

09/09/2014 at 11:14 am

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