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Luxurious Outdoor Living

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Now this is what I call luxury!  Not only have you got a wonderful Pavilion with blazing fire to keep out the cold decked out with all the comforts of home, but there’s also a fabulous sauna which will take up to 6 people comfortably.  Lots more useful info on the products in the details below.

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

Laurel Ridge Pavilion by Galland Homes, currently at Ultra Event and runs through to December 8th
The working fireplace has fire sounds you can turn on or off by touch. The Pavilion is Materials enabled, includes the baked lighting features seen in the picture and comes with a snow roof for those wintery scenes.
LI 16 – Copy/Modify
Fireplace Logs (Random) by Galland Homes – 1 LI each pile

Chez Moi Furnitures – 2 sets
Picture shows pieces from the Chaud set – the armchair with foot stool – LI 3 – texture change wood and pillow for multiple effects – great set of poses PG (40) and Adult (74) versions.
Also armchair – LI 2, same as above and very nice Firewood Holder – LI 1 that would be great indoors as well as outside.
In addition to the above pieces there is a Fireplace, Table and Metallic Pumpkin Decor. The Chaud Set is currently at November Ultra Event.

Dundalk Set – beautiful wooden Sauna Cabin – LI 12, separate door and floor which is great to level up uneven ground. Masses of poses – PG (116) and Adult (184) versions. Fully interactive, you can touch the lamp to turn it on or off. Touch the Sauna control panel to access the steam menu. A smooth particle steam is emitted throughout the room for the full realistic experience. Room for up to 6 people! This is in the Deco(c)rate Subscription for November.

Pieces from [ zerkalo ] Marble Firmness gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden
Pa’s Towels, Set of Bowls, Snowdrop Vase, Solid Vase and the Warm Whale & Sun Fish ornaments (above the fireplace). This has to be one of my favourite [ zerkalo ] gacha of 2017.

Raindale from the Lanmon Set, currently at the Avenue Event
Texture change and tint via HUD blanket – very cosy looking – LI 5 – poses all original Raindale, 8 solo and 15 animations for couples.
Lanmon pillow – various with homely legends – LI 1 each – rez as a pile, easy decorating for lazybones!

Mesh India from the November Deco(c)rate – Cozy Nights
Mesh India –  My Cozy Night ❤ {with texture change}, four texture change options including an Autumn Leaves one – LI 7

Dust Bunny for Fifty Linden Friday
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray and dust bunny . knitted stool (has texture change for the knit part)

Smith Boys – Reindeer Plush Collection 9 – Rudolph RARE – he’s a bit early for Christmas but you can’t blame him as it’s so cosy – LI 1 and Modify
These cute creatures are a gacha set of 9 plushy reindeer collectibles which are given away at Events for free! For more info, please see the Land of Rainbows website post.

Chippy Family from JIAN chipmunk collection – 7 LI each (wanderer)

Landscaping:-
The prominent tree is by Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1 – LI 6. A beautiful tree, it has a large texture change menu and features double textures on the same tree.

The purple bush is CJ Creations – Flower field Purple dragon – LI 1

Hope you all have a peaceful and refreshing weekend ❤

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Fireside Ferrets

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I couldn’t not decorate this amazing lounge room with picture window in the Laurel Ridge log cabin by Galland Homes.  Beautiful fireplace, too, just lends itself to cosy nights and days in.

Other items are my favourites from 6º Republic, Canada section.  MudHoney had the best sofa set with lots of texture versions, the picture shows the stone texture one.  All the cushions/pillows and the throw/blanket are individually texture changeable (say that quickly) so should satisfy the most discerning of decorators. Those cute ferrets are by Serenity Style, and they are in a gacha – there’s lots of them.  CONSTRUCT’s cuddle rug in front of the blazing fire has lots of languid and delicious poses and also includes a folded up version, a great idea for décor, I haven’t seen that done before.

What I’d like to do now is to translate the virtual picture into reality and spend the rest of the day stuffed up the fire with only ferrets bouncing around to disturb my solace.  Some hope!

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

Room in Laurel Ridge log cabin home by Galland Homes, currently at FaMEShed

At 6º Republic (Canada section) – runs through to November 20th

Serenity Style gacha
Serenity Style- Canadian Friendly Ferrets -Laying Brown
Serenity Style- Canadian Friendly Ferrets Backpack (wear) RARE
Serenity Style- Canadian Friendly Ferrets -Naughty RARE – all 1 LI each

CONSTRUCT
CONSTRUCT – Bar Table – 1 LI
CONSTRUCT – Side Table small – 1 LI
CONSTRUCT – Side Table big – 1 LI
CONSTRUCT – Bar Stool – 1 LI
CONSTRUCT – Cuddle Blanket – 5 LI [PG] – Adult version also available
Folded or spread versions. Animations – sets for friends, cuddles, lovers and all these can be sequenced.

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 7 – Records 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 1 – Pottery (tintable) – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 8 – Radio – LI 2
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 9 – Metronome – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 2 – Petrified Wood – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 5 – Books 1 and 2 – LI 1 each

*AF* Org Pendant Lighting – Five – LI 9 (other smaller versions, too)

MudHoney
MudHoney Wooden Mountain Art – LI 2
MudHoney Briley Sisal Rug – LI 4
MudHoney Briley Sofa w Pillows PG – Stone – huge texture change for the pillows and the throw – mix n match these on the stone coloured sofa. Animations –
solo poses (some with rezzable props) such as reading, drinking coffee, resting
cuddles nice selection of fireside cuddles and snuggles.

Other Products
Zen Creations
Stone Candle in bowl (touch for flames) – LI 5
Stone Candle singles (touch small candle for flame) – LI 3
Japanese Rirakkusu Tea Kettle – LI 2
Two tea cups from same set – 1 LI each

Vespertine – {vespertine} baked cinnabuns, currently at Collabor88
From the tempting Autumn Feast set

Seven Emporium – Turntable Boombox TT-X9-1000

The Loft & ARIA – Cozi Potted Caladium – LI 8 (resized upward from default)

Outside:-
Pieces from Studio Skye Enchanted Woods set which is 4-season texture change for the entire set and that will affect all Skye pieces laid out on your sim. These are set at Autumn 2.
Enchanted Woods v2 – 1 (path) – LI 19
Enchanted Woods v2 – 6 (slope) – LI 13

My ground prim using Vita’s Textures – Rocky Grass 3D matches up rather well

Hope your day is peaceful and cosy!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Messy Man Cave

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Because we can all admit… that if it didn’t start messy, it sure ended up that way!

I’ve got two stunning pieces from KraftWork in the picture, the Murphy Bed and Le Plateau skybox.  Le Plateau is currently at the 6º Republic Event, and it’s in the Canada section.

I cornered designer, Nod, and asked her why KraftWork chose to represent Canada this time.  She said, “We never thought about doing Tokyo as 6º Republic has many Japanese designers which are so good in it, we would never make something better than they do already. So our choice was Canada and with that, comes snow.  Our first option was an Ice Hotel but ice textures can never be translated well in SL, the transparency etc. We made tests and we didn’t like it.  I had this loft saved for a while on my computer, I basically love the window, and this rustic, dirty chic – people love it in SL®.  So it was a combination of factors :)”

A superb skybox, the Le Plateau Loft pays tribute to the district of Le Plateau, a multicultural, dynamic and storied section of Montreal, Quebec. Once a thriving working class neighbourhood, it has been transformed into a Bohemian artist enclave with galleries, cafes and lofts that border McGill University.

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Here’s the shelving unit with ladder, it’s right next to the window seat.  Great Industrial styling here.

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And that fabulous Murphy bed?  Well you can either have it all folded up as in the picture below, or one click and the bed section gracefully descends to a usable position.  And talking of usable positions, pick the right maturity and you can have any number of those!  Details follow.  You’ll have to wait until Friday, though, that’s when the new edition of Man Cave starts.

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

KraftWork – Le Plateau Loft – LI 88 – Copy/Modify
Currently at 6 Republic
Features – window seat with poses, fireplace (fire prim included as separate piece, Texture changer for scene outside the window, upstairs loft area, pipework, shelving and ladder unit, large arched windows on both sides, windows in ceiling for even more light

KraftWork – Murphy Bed – LI 24 – this will be at Man Cave on November 10th
PG and Adult Versions – Texture changer for the central wall art. The bed folds up against the wardrobe as one unit! The glass doors open and shut on touch.
Lots of great poses including Friends Set, Couples Cuddles, Couples XX, Girls Cuddles, Girls XX, Boys Cuddles, Boys XX (the XX only in the Adult version)

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Items from 6º Republic Event (all in Toyko gacha section)
anxiety – %escape gacha – iesufoods
Tableau Vivant – gacha – \\ Yatai ramen Shi
ANHELO – G03-13-17AGA :: bench A

Seven Emporium – 7 – Integrated Amplifier A-93 – LI 1
7 – Stereo Cassette Deck A-180 – LI 2
Both from Seven Music Co. Set – available individually as well, in Toyko main street.  I went mad and got the FatPack because… blimey, you only have to look at it to see the quality 🙂

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IDEZA – Edwings Bar – LI 2
IDEZA – Tube Wall Light – LI 4
IDEZA – Props – LI 6 – all from Around the Propeller gacha

[USB] – Retro TV – LI 2

Apple Fall – Model Plane – Large
Apple Fall – AF Books

Trompe Loeil – Jenica Wicker Chair Dark + Pillow PG – LI 6
poses for solo and couples

What Next
Neon – {what next} ‘Wish You Were Here’ Neon Light (white)
Neon – {what next} ‘Cocktails’ Neon Light (green)
{what next} – Palisades Drinks Tray – LI 1 – from Palisades Set
{what next} – Toasty Space Heater (grey) – LI 1
{what next} Toasty Slippers (Space Heaters & Slippers – Group Gift)

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Art Magazine
22769 ~ [ bauwerk] Travel Magazines
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Newspaper
22769 – Muted Relaxing Rug – from Little Piece of Heaven gacha

The Loft – Pepta Drinks Tray – texture change

The Black Forest – TBF Turtle Egg Solitaire – actual game and very addictive!

:HAIKEI: from the Look through the Window gacha {4} – messy clothes

Fancy Decor – Copper Magazine Holder – LI 1

Dust Bunny – Areca palm plant – from Natural Habitat set

.:revival:. – light branches

MeadowWorks
Kneeling Stag Sculpture ~ LI 2 (slightly less than default size)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

What a Way to make a Living!

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A super luxurious way to make a living!  This scene is a combo of two great sets from unKindness, the first is currently at FaMESHed and that’s the Lady Boss Conference set and the second is the 9 to 5 gacha which was shown recently at the Epiphany Event.  The conference set also includes a truly massive long table, built along the same lines at the short which I’ve used in the scene, and I suppose you’d use that at much bigger functions.  One of the nice things about this set are the hanging lights which look really pearly and posh, they do fit in with the theme of it being more apt for the Lady Boss.  I can’t really see the guys residing on a pink pouffe and retaining their street credibility *laughs*

So anyways, the conference has yet to start and the dalmatian is not impressed with it all, she’s having a kip on the day bed whilst the cheeky chihuahua chap is waiting for the phone to ring so he can inform his mistress.  Both dogs have been very good at avoiding the cake that’s resting precariously on the edge of the table but unless somebody turns up soon, it won’t last 🙂

The room is an upstairs one in a brand new release by Newchurch, called the Noelle Petit Manor, and I’ll be blogging that in much more detail later on this week.  It’s from the subscription Event,  Builder’s Box. which concentrates in this edition on all sorts of Christmas prefabs and buildings.  I will say that the Manor here is suitably splendid and has decorations and snowy accoutrements galore.

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

unKindness
From Lady Boss Conference set, currently at FaMESHed
Smaller items are 1 LI each
Geo Planters
Hanging Lights – LI 2
Laptop
Short Table
Pouffes – pink and silver – 18 office poses of all sorts!
Runner – modify is good with this, you can fit any room with it easily

unKindness – From 9 to 5 Office gacha, was Epiphany
Day Bed RARE – LI 6 – solo sits and cuddles
Smaller items are 1 LI each
Girl Boss Frames
Foxy and Kitty Lappies
Side Table with Fern
Box Stacks, various
Martini Tape Dispenser
Lipstick and Nail Polish Highlights
Good Vibes Frame
Amazing Things Frame
Goal Digger Sign Exclusive

TLC Home Collection – Sleepy Dalmatian – LI 6 (slightly enlarged from default)
From Animated Puppies Set

JIAN – Cheeky Chihuahuas gacha – 7. Tan Wanderer – LI 7

Dust Bunny (new mainstore)
dust bunny . potted rubber tree – LI 2
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant – LI 2

Fancy Decor
From Abigail’s Dining Set
Coffee Pot and Coffee Cup (full)
Water Glass

Fancy Decor: Document Tray (was Arcade so try MP resellers)
From Dover Collection

*LODE* Decor – Bougainvillea Vase [pink] – currently at Shiny Shabby

{what next}  – Victoria Sponge Cake – Group Gift
.Shi : Vintage Flatware . Silver – forks – LI 1
[Tia] – Olivia Kitchen – Plates Small – LI 2
Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs – LI 1
ARIA- Dido Vase With Lillies – LI 3
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) – LI 3

Room in Newchurch‘s Noelle Petit Manor (new Builder’s Box, Christmas Village Edition)

 

I hope everyone had a peaceful weekend break.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Little Petrol Station on the Prairie

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KraftWork, who excel in such products, will release this gorgeous vintage style Gas Station at the new round of FaMESHed, starts November 1st.  My main picture is really illustrating just a part of the station, so I’ve taken some further pictures to enable you to get a good idea of what it’ll look like.  Now I have sunk the station into the ground here but it actually has a nice concrete base if you want to use it in a less fantasy environment!

There’s heaps of detail in this building, just look at the gas pumps, or petrol pumps as we call them in the UK, the pumps are in the forecourt and all ready to fill ‘er up.   There’s a little cafeteria on the one side, and it would look good decorated with tables, chairs and food counter don’t you think?  Tiled floor and smudged glass windows, the texturing is superb,  I do like that gauge by the side of the door, too. It’s the attention to detail that makes KraftWork’s products stand out. The cafeteria door will open and close via touch.

This other side of the building is a garage, and both doors will open and close via touch.  There’s enough room to get trucks and cars in for servicing here.  Green trim and red stars continue the themed decoration.

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

KraftWork – Gas Station for November FaMESHed
KraftWork Gas Station – LI 61

JIAN Animals and Birds (all MP resellers)
Avian Arcana gacha – 5. Kestrel Falcon Perch
Avian Arcana gacha – 4. Peregrine Falcon Perch
Playful Pibbles gacha – 19. Pit Stop Bed

Animated Elks by TrigiGifts – 5 LI
Male and Female Elks with grazing and gazing movements plus 4 different elk sounds. Copy/Modify and build up your herd.

Red Tractor by JeanPierre Giordano – LI 2
~ Deco Franzy ~ – Blue Pickup Truck MC01a – LI 3

Serenity Style – Aegeas Country Fence and Telegraph Pole set – mainstore
Serenity Style-Aegeas Electricity Rust Poles – LI 8
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Fence – LI 1
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Gate Door Left and Right – LI 1 each
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Post – LI 1

KIDD Landscaping –  Wild Oat Grass * Multiple Patch Bush 1 – LI 1 each

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Fluffy Grass – C – LI 1 Each

The Little Branch
LB_Wild Grass*1 Li {Dry}*Animated
LB_Wild Grass*1 Li {Lavender}

Via’s Ground Textures – Sun Burned Grass

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Old Friends Feast

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Two old friends celebrating Dia de los Muertos with authentic food and a very posh dining set!

I set the scene in Serenity Style’s Attic skybox, part of a gacha that’s on the current PocketGacha round, this is a beautiful skybox which has a huge picture window at one end and a sunbeam effect. It takes a bit of building around that light prim but you if do it away from the prim, then gather everything up and slide it into place, you’ll have no problems. The rest of the skybox has doors to a large room and on the floor there’s a hatchway to the rest of the house – if you had one! The flying sheets of music are also from that gacha, another great piece for decorating.

The posh Abigail Dining Set is by Fancy Decor and it is currently at Collabor88. I’m a bit late with this set because of being ill – but it is well worth collecting. The texturing is second to none and I just adore those chairs with their fancy high back fretwork. The place settings are so easy to deal with, too – cutlery, plates, napkins and a pumpkin starter are all in one piece. That white coffee pot and cups set are also very nice and I’ll be using that again and again, it’s a classic.

The authentic pottery, food and picture are from the eTNIA set to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. The multi-day originally Mexican holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world, being absorbed within other deep traditions for honouring the dead.

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

Fancy Decor, Abigail Dining Set – currently at Collabor88
Available as a FatPack or individually:-
-Abigail Place setting includes…
-Place Setting – LI 2
-Water Glass – LI 1
-Coffee Cup – LI 1
-Coffee Pot – LI 1
-Salt & Pepper Shakers – LI 1
-Abigail Rug – LI 1
-Abigail Dining Table (with optional table runner – LI 1) – LI 2
-Abigail Dining Chair (with eating/drinking animations) – LI 1
-Autumn Centerpiece (Each flame on/off on touch)

Serenity Style – My Attic gacha – current PocketGacha
My Attic Skybox- RARE – LI 24
I used the picture window end of the box, it has a beautiful sunbeam effect
My Attic- That Old Music – sheets of music on the ground and flying around – slightly modified – LI 4

TLC Home Collection – TLC Black Swan (from Resting in Moonlight Set, currently at the  Cosmopolitan Event) – LI 2

TLC Swan Swimming Adult – LI 3, from Swan Family Set – mainstore

eTNIA – Dia de los Muertos set, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Santa Muerte – LI 3
Agua Dulce – LI 1
Black Candle – LI 1
Deadly Tamales – LI 1
Pan de Muerto – LI 1
Un muerto – LI 1
Dark Cup – LI 1
Arroz – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Autumn Vase with Flowers – LI 2

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Twinkling Ivy – Straight C – LI 1
Texture change ivy with glow lights from set with different strands

Here’s to a peaceful weekend!

So until next time I’ll say, Cheers m’dears:)

Angel or Devil – who can tell?

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I do like the combination of opposites in blogging scenes, the sort of scene that tells a story. So this scene was inspired by an original Mesh outfit and jewelry from Heth Haute Couture and a super Halloween Chalk Backdrop by KraftWork & HERA.

The Chalk Backdrops are from a gacha which will be available at the new edition of SaNaRae.  There are 8 backdrops in the set, all have poses applicable to the scene on the individual backdrops, I chose the Halloween type one here – and it contains poses for angelic and devilish mischief!  These are great fun, see the gacha KEY in the details below.

Heth’s Group Gift for October is so generous – it’s the Marq  Men’s Suit which is original Mesh in 5 sizes and should suit most Mesh bodies. I was using the ADAM Mesh Body v1.4 and the L size fitted beautifully.  This is an all-in-one suit which includes jacket in embellished raw silk (see that excellent texturing on the close-up shot), matching shirt and pants, belt, formal dress shoes in white and prim filler socks (very useful).   Now there’s special artwork on the jacket breast and Heth says that this “… features an original artistic design above the heart that you can subtly let those around you know that you believe in love and that everyone should have the right to love whom they will. The art features 2 figures embracing and below the ❤ is ❤ is <3.”

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October’s free gift for Men is the HRH Prince Gorman Indigo Brooch.  Heth says, “By royal appointment of HRH King August Florian of Sybaris, Heth Haute Couture – the Official Jeweler of Sybaris is honored to offer this new treasure – A mesh brooch crafted in platinum, featuring a crown and leaf motif, and centered in a Celtic knot unity design. Created for HRH Prince Gorman Indigo, Lord High Chancellor of Sybaris. Share your love for all things royal while adding royal style to your finest ensembles with this stunning new brooch.”.

And I thought, oh yes, I know nothing about all this but it sounds kinda familiar – so I went to Google, the font of all useless knowledge, and it turns out that Sybaris was an ancient Greek Colony in the Gulf of Taranto,  Southern Italy that was founded around 720 bc and was notorious for its luxurious living.  Its inhabitants became famous among the Greeks  for their hedonism,  feasts, and excesses, to the extent that “sybarite” and “sybaritic” have become bywords for opulent luxury and outrageous pleasure seeking.  Sounds great!  Unfortunately it was sacked in 510 bc and suffered years of occupation and repatriation before being finally abandoned and buried by sediment from the Crati river over time.  The ruins were rediscovered and excavated in the 1960s.  Well there’s a cautionary tale if you like!

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Pick up your copy of the HHC October Group Gift and the October free gift from:-

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

hhc-logo-banner

Heth Haute Couture Outfits and Jewelry on Marketplace

Heth Haute Couture Inworld Group – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)

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

KraftWork + HERA – Chalk Backdrop Angel and Devil – LI 10, at SaNaRae from October 26th! This backdrop is from the Chalk Backdrops gacha (contains themed poses), there are 2 Rares and 6 Commons to Collect. Normal and Specular Maps are also included. Permissions are Transfer/Modify.

 

Fancy Decor: Hasting Bench (stained) – LI 5 – 7 solo and 3 couples poses
Fancy Decor: Open Book – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Rain Boots – LI 2
There is also a white version of the Hasting Bench and this set is currently at the new round of UBER

Fancy Decor: Small Lamp – gorgeous posh lamp which is the current Group Gift

Serenity Style– Happy Halloween Clock – LI 2 – tick tock sound and runs on SL Time
This is a Gift in the Mad Pea Halloween Ghost Hunt, runs through to November 2nd.

TLC Home Collection
From the Resting in Moonlight Pack, currently at Cosmopolitan Event
Beautiful animated Black Swan that will swim around a set area or sit where you put him – TLC Black Swan – LI 2
TLC Moonlight Dragonfly/Lily Set – LI 2 – includes two lily pads and an animated Dragonfly that flies between the lilies, alighting on them for a while before flight.
TLC Floating Candle – LI 1 – The floating candles can be configured to swim randomly within any given square area of land with the same owner providing it does not span 2 sims. This area does not have to be on SL water and can be at any user defined height.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – From My Favorite Place gacha, currently at The Epiphany Event
22769 – Library Rug – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Cello – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Library Stool – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Library Art – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Heart candles – COMMON – LI 2

Phew, thanks for reading to the end!

 Until next time, Cheers, m’dears 🙂