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Cottage Garden

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As I’ve said before, it’s not easy to create an English Cottage garden virtually and make it look realistic, this is the best I’ve done so far. It has that seemingly carefree look (which is anything but) where you’ve just scattered wild flower and grass seeds at the beginning of the season, together with a few well chosen shrubs… and it’s all come to fruition.

The beautiful stone cottage is by Galland Homes and you’ll find it at the 7th Anniversary edition of FaMESHed, don’t forget to pick up all the gifts when you visit! Stonehill Cottage has a deep stone base so will be able to go into various hilly landscapes in addition to flat ground as here. Downstairs is an open floor set-up with a welcoming old style stone fireplace with chimney going up the side of the house. There’s wooden beams, plaster walls, and stairs that lead up to an open plan bedroom. The cottage would be suitable in a modern country style community and could also double as a house or tavern within a role-play setting. Well worth checking out the DEMO at FaMESHed.

The garden wall and gate are just perfect for the stone cottage and these are quite the nicest landscaping pieces I’ve seen in this genre so far this year, they are by Serenity Style. Also featuring Raindale’s brilliant Riverbreak gacha for 6º Republic and although I’ve put this in the garden it could go anywhere by a river, in a forest or wherever you want it.

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

Sponsors:- Galland Homes, Raindale, Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Heart Botanicals
Events:- 6º Republic, The Liaison Collaborative, FaMESHed 7th Anniversary

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

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed 7th Anniversary round
Stonehill Cottage – LI 86 – Copy & Modify

 

Raindale, opens at 6º Republic Event with the Riverbreak Gacha
All of these beauties are Transfer & Modify gacha prizes
Rare – Pond for LI 20 – animated water
Commons – Water lily leaves – 1 – 3 LI, Floating daybed boat – 7 LI – solo and couples animations, 2 versions of candles on lily leaves – 1-2 LI – lights on/off, Rotating leaves with lamps in brown, green and blue grey – LI 4 – solo animations, Bridge versions in brown, white and black – 10 LI, Rushes – 2 LI

 

Serenity Style, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Pieces from the Glasbury Garden Wall set
Long and Short Walls – LI 3
Posts – End Post – LI 3 with deco ball, Post – LI 1 without
Lamp – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Small Gate – LI 3 with post, LI 2 by itself
Large Gate – LI 4 each – left and right version
Large Gate with attached post – LI 7 – left and right versions

 

Little Branch
Trees -Birch Shrub {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3, Wild Sassafras .v2 {Animated} – LI 2
Grasses – Snakeweed {4-Seasons} – LI 1, Wild Grass *1Li {Lavender} – LI 1, Fluffy Grass {Mesh} – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Heron – LI 1 – Animated – also on the store Marketplace

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Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Hydrangea – Lilac 1 and Lilac 3 – LI 1 – 2 each
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – White Swan – various – LI 1 – 2 each
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Purpurea – various – LI 1 – 2 each
HEART – Wild Grasses – Flowering – Round Dense – Green – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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The Purrfect Bathroom

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Princess Poshpaws has decided that this is the purrfect bathroom for her, especially the Pawfoot Bath! Could it be for you? The main set is by Granola. and it’s the Florian Bath Set with Bento exclusive animations. You’ll need to visit 6º Republic to pick with this beauty. Accessories are by Silence. with pieces from the Clara range, [ zerkalo ] from their beautiful Winter Dream gacha and KraftWork’s brilliant seasonal Wall system. Princess comes courtesy of JIAN virtual modeling company. She won’t get out of her basket for less than 1 thousand lindens per hour!

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Silence., KraftWork, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- JIAN
Events:- 6º Republic, The Liaison Collaborative

[ zerkalo ]

From the Winter Dream gacha…
Winter Dream – White – Chandelier – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify
Winter Dream – Books 2 – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

KraftWork, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

Seasonal Wall System Simple – LI 2 – rez panels

There’s four versions in the pack. Ornated and Simple panels you rez yourself and the same 2 panels that contain an alignment function and believe me it’s easy to use, you can choose the number of panels you want to rez and press the autumn leaf! There are a couple of HUDs for the texture changes.

Silence
From the Clara Office gacha…
Silence. – Clara Frame Cluster – Black – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Silence. – Clara Floor Pottery – Black – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
From the Clara Anywhere Closet…
Silence. – Clara Floor Clothes – Black – LI 3
Silence. – Clara Rug – White – LI 4

Granola.
Florian Bath Set, currently at 6º Republic

Vintage Pawfoot Bathtub in black or white. 6 LI Each.

Adult:
ALL NEW BENTO EXCLUSIVE ANIMATIONS!
Singles x 6F & 6M
Cuddles x 6
Adult x 8
PG:
ALL NEW BENTO EXCLUSIVE ANIMATIONS!
Singles x 5 F & 5M
Cuddles x 6

Florian Water Basin. 3.5 LI
Florian Shaving Mirror. 2 LI
Florian Vase. 2 LI
Florian Towels 1 LI Each.

Towels come with both a decorated and non-decorated version.
All items are 100% original MESH with Materials enabled.

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JIAN
Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer (Rez me!) – LI 9 – white version
A wonderful collection with wanderer and companion Ragdoll cats that have texture change coats in all the varieties that Ragdolls sport back in RL. You can even name them!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Dine out in Comfort

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Two of my favourite things to do – relax and eat – what could be better. The cats think so, too, indeed one of them is considering that fried chicken dish full of tasty morsels, especially while the cook’s missing.

This gorgeous house is by KraftWork and you can pick up a copy at 6º Republic which runs until May 20th. It was a stand out product for me at the Event and it’s called the “Puget Sound Retreat”. Perfect for summertime scenes, you’ve got a nice large patio in partial shade and an airy spacious living space which contains shelving, sink and counter top area, huge glass windows, glass door and stairs to the roof which will naturally increase the floor space no end. Also included is a nice animated fire prim so you can either use that in the internal fireplace to make it cosy at night or the outside one for barbecues and evening cuddles. I filled that with flowers in the photograph. And… you also get a handy wall panel which I used on the building here. It could also be utilised inside to block some of the glass if you didn’t want the building to be so open. I did look up the name Puget Sound that the KraftWork building is named after and it turns out to be an area of the North Western US state of Washington. It’s an inlet of the Pacific Ocean and looks like the sort of place that would be great for sailing. That’s info for my Eurozone and Eastern readers!

 

 

 

Featured is a new food gacha by unKindness and that’s at 6º Republic as well. Yummy is all I can say and it’s really good because you get both preparation and finished product. For instance, with that tasty fried chicken the cat is after in the skillet, you have a corresponding chicken prep product. It makes for excellent roleplay and that is part of the fun of SL®. Appreciate the Country Fixin’s gacha.

 

 

Chilling out is the other kitty on [ zerkalo ]‘s new bed, from a gacha which is positively brimming with luxury, this is the Relaxed Corner gacha and it’s currently at the new round of Kustom9. Now the Rare for this is a rather nice fireplace but there are also two beds, one of which is Adult and those are Commons. So… a chance of winning an Adult bed as a Common, can’t be bad. You may have to wait a while to get into Kustom9, I tried today and it was no go even in the quiet Eurozone time. Good job Zerks is a sponsor of mine! The cushions, quilt, and bed all have really nice animations and the Knotted Rope lights are most unusual. A nice lot of décor items.

 

 

22769 made up a lot of the other décor from the Backyard Patio gacha which you’ll find at May Gacha Garden Event. Very nice set and it includes a smashing seahorse on plinth piece of décor which I really appreciated because I collect animal inspired décor pieces, the house is full of them. 22769 is all user created Mesh and the furniture animations are original as well. Generally, they are a prolific and creative design house which has stood the test of time. I recommend visiting their mainstore.

 

 

The garden is made exclusively from Little Branch products and I must say, designer Cari produces exquisite trees and shrubs that are suitable for all season landscaping. They are realistic and versatile and you usually get bonus plant items in each tree pack – I’ve detailed those below. I love the woven trunk of the Flowering Dogwood, it’s just beautiful and showed up well in my photograph. Cari has worked hard on reducing the Land Impact of the Little Branch trees over time and now you can use quite a lot of them for a reasonable outlay – make orchards, forests, even pack your garden with trees if you want to without breaking the prim bank. The mainstore is a delight to visit and would make a good first date (because it’s interesting, beautiful and nothing contentious) or just because you love the natural world.

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

KraftWork for 6º Republic – Puget Sound Retreat
KraftWork Puget Sound Retreat – LI 93 – Copy/Modify
KraftWork Puget Sound Wall Panel – LI 2 – Copy/Modify
KraftWork Fire for Fireplace (TOUCH ON/OFF) – LI 1 – Copy only

unKindness – Country Fixin’s Food Gacha for 6º Republic
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Tators – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Tator Salad Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Cornbread Skillet – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Corn Cobs – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Fried Chicken – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Chicken Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Egg Wash Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Horseshoe Tray – LI 2

uK – Old Smokem’ Straight Path – LI 1 – modified slightly for darker wood – from the Old Smokem’s Park gacha – mainstore

k o s m ii :: Cypress Slice Table – LI 5 – currently at 6º Republic
I just loved this table and would have bought a lot more from this store but rent was due *laughs*

[ zerkalo ] – Relaxed Corner gacha, currently at Kustom9 Event
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Quilted Plaid – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner – Bed PG – LI 11
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Two Pillows – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Plane Propeller – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Knot Lamp Straight – LI 1

Little Branch – Moonflower Shrub//Flowering Dogwood

LB_Flowering Dogwood.v2 {Animated} Seasons – LI 12 – currently at Sense Event

LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.1 {Animated} – LI 4 – currently at Chapter Four Event
LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.3 {Animated} – LI 7
LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.2 {Animated} – LI 2
These shrubs have a choice of lavender, white, pink, blue and yellow flowers via texture HUD
Little Branch also have Moon Flower trees at The Liaison Collaborative so don’t miss those!

Also used Little Branch Grass V.4 – LI 5 and Snakeweed 4-seasons – LI 3 (included in Flowering Dogwood pack) and Buffalo Grass – LI 4 (included in Moon Flower Shrub pack)
Also used the Little Branch Hill-v1 {Low Li} – modified for texture
and Little Branch Wild Grass*1Li {Lavender}

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Backyard Patio gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden
22769 – Moss Bowl – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Seahorse Figurine – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Leather Plate – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Patio Rattan Pouf – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Garden Magazine – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Amphore with Bowstring Hemp – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Stone Cups – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Leather Flip Flops – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Paper Lantern – COMMON – LI 1 – variable instensity of light

Chez Moi Furnitures – part of the Barbecue Party set – LI 14 – slightly modified for darker wood – I reviewed the whole set in a previous post HERE

Raindale ~ Somerfield lemonade – LI 2 – from Somerfield gacha set, mainstore
Raindale ~ Somerfield tree swing – LI 2 – 9 animations

Brocante – retro hanging lamp / copper – LI 2 – texture change for bowl part of lamp

Consignment – [Con.] Squatchin Patio Chair – 2 tone – LI 3

Dust Bunny, from Hanging Plants set currently at FaMESHed
dust bunny . hanging plants . cheese plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter

JIAN – Ragdoll Cats – FaMESHed
JIAN Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 9 and choice of 4 textures, resize, sound on/off, name, set radius of wander.  Warning – they are naughty!

Heart Garden Centre/Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Blue Dream – S4 – From the Echinacea set

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

From London to New York and back again at 6º Republic

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6º Republic opens today and the theme is, “New York v. London”!

I love, love, love this amazing piece by Anhelo! One of my most favourite Home & Garden designers. It’s called, “Set a Man to Watch All Night” and is part of what the old London Bridge used to look like.

anhelo - old london bridge - 6 republic

Permissions are Copy/Modify, Land Impact 195 and you’ll require a space 32 m by 32 m.

 

First time at 6º Republic for 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] and they decided to take the New York theme. Here’s the details of this fabulous “Chrysler Apartment” set.

22769 - Bauwerk - New York Vroom set

Vrooom Sofa:
LI 10
2,4 x 1,2 x 1,2 meters
14 single sit and 8 couple sit animations
available styles: yellowcab, red, black and white

Eggshell Chair:
LI 4
1,2 x 1,2 x 1,6 meters
13 single animations
available styles: yellowcab, red, black and white

Eagle Glass End Table:
decoration item only
LI 4
1,8 x 1,8 x 0,4 meters

Eagle Wall Art:
decoration item only
LI 3
1,8 x 2,5 x 2,0 meters

Sinatra Wall Art:
decoration item only
LI 4
2,0 x 0,2 x 2,1 meters

Art Deco Floor Lamp
decoration item only
LI 2
0,5 x 0,6 x 2,2 meters

Apartment Decoration Set
decoration items only | contains:
Art Deco Rug Greyscale – LI 1
Brushed Metal Cocktail Set – LI 1
New York Magazine – LI 1

 

Designer Pokute Burt of BellEquipe went with over the ocean and made the “Midnight London Collection”. All pieces are 30% off for the duration of the event.

BellEquipe - 6 Republic - Midnight London collection

{BE} Under Ground sign
{BE} Union jack
{BE} Vintage Lighting
{BE} Iron chair
{BE} Iron Table
{BE} Fish and chips
{BE} Beer (Option)

BellEquipe - 6 Republic - Midnight London Collection2

 

A great 2tone 60s mod scooter – London style – from [tmk] and there’s rides and decor versions. Try your luck on the gacha where there’s 6 Commons and 1 Rare where you can put your name on it. Colours are two tone black, yellow, red, green, blue and gold. The decor versions have 11 single and 5 friends poses. Brilliant!

tmk - 2tone scooter gacha - 6 republic

Available at 6º Republic – from 12pm SLT May 6th until 12pm SLT May 20th 2015 – TAXI !!!

Cheers, m’dears and have fun 🙂