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A quiet corner of the garden

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“In a quiet corner of the garden one may rest,
Entertained by birdsong and the slow churn of water in the fountain.
An opportune breeze flutters the branches of the trees and the flowers brush softly against the gazebo window,
A small, white bird dips a graceful beak into water, while in the shadows a hedgehog steals juicy pear slices.
Truly a summer’s feast for ear and eye, where one can take a sip of wine and avoid the midday sun.”

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

Sponsors:- Myth, Adorably Strange Wares, Cheeky Pea, Granola.
Others:- Felixx Shepherd, Nutmeg.
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

Cheeky Pea, NEW set out at the mainstore now!
“The Taula Set”
A gorgeous set for the garden which has texture change on the gazebo, chairs and table. The set contains bottles and glasses for both red and white wine. Click on the gazebo roof to rez the Hanging Lanterns and these add a further LI 7. The chairs have both Adult and PG versions.

:CP: Taula Gazebo – LI 8 – texture change for floor, walls, frame
:CP: Taula Chair – LI 2 – texture change for green, white, blue, cream, pink
:CP: Taula Relaxed Chair – LI 3 – texture change for wood and drape
:CP: Taula Table – LI 2 – texture change for white, blue, green, cream, pink
:CP: Taula Birdhouses – LI 1
:CP: Taula Heart Saying – LI 1
:CP: Taula Lantern Large and Small – lit flame – LI 1 each
:CP: Taula Red Wine Bottle and White Wine Bottle – LI 1 each
:CP: Taula Red Wine Glass and White Wine Glass – LI 1 each
:CP: Taula Tulips – LI 3

Granola.
Granola. Magnolia’s Garden Gate. White Lg. – LI 20 in front accompanied by Granola.’s Antique Painted Door in distressed white, partly modified, makes the background set
Granola. Willow Swing. Mint Kissed. PG. – LI 9 – single poses for ladies and gents plus a lovely couples menu with 18 varied cuddles
Granola. A Simple Girl’s Hat. RARE. – gacha prize! – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

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The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s a couple more products from the round:-
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24

1. Myth at The Boardwalk Event
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Myth – Fountain “Lilium” – LI 11 – animated water
Granola. Magnolia’s Garden Gate. White Lg. – LI 20
Part of background made with Granola.’s Antique Painted Door in distressed white

2. Adorably Strange Wares at The Boardwalk Event
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~ASW~ The Beckett Tree I & II – LI 5 each – beautiful trees with string lights
~ASW~ The Beckett Walkway – LI 3 – ground leaves effect with three bushes yellow, pink and blue – fully modify so you’ll be able to split up the pieces if wished
~ASW~ The Beckett Bird Bath – LI 3 – animated bird drinks the water

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Felixx Shepherd (Da Vinci Gardens)
This is part of a delightful set called “Moving Hedgehogs” which includes a hedgehog plus a scene for LI 2 which activates when you are near, the hedgehogs in this case are temp rez
Hedgehog = LI 9 – animated to move around via touch

Nutmeg.
11. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Coffee Pot & Pears – gacha prize! – Transfer only – LI 4 – this was an Epiphany gacha so check the MP resellers

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Swing into Spring!

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~ Ode on the Spring by Thomas Gray ~ c. 1742

Lo! where the rosy-bosom’d Hours,
Fair Venus’ train appear,
Disclose the long-expecting flowers,
And wake the purple year!
The Attic warbler pours her throat,
Responsive to the cuckoo’s note,
The untaught harmony of spring:
While whisp’ring pleasure as they fly,
Cool zephyrs thro’ the clear blue sky
Their gather’d fragrance fling.

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

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Little Branch, Adorably Strange Wares, Cara’s Poses, Raindale, LOVE, TLC Home Collection
Events: – The Boardwalk Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – started March 15th so plenty of time to walk around and check out the beautiful spring items – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, prefabs

The following five products are all at The Boardwalk Event:-

1. Little Branch
Red Bud Tree – v2 {Animated} 4-Seasons – on Spring setting – LI 3 at this size
Also used the included Oak Grass in Summer and Spring settings – LI 2 each

 

2. Adorably Strange Wares
I took the Idalia Background apart, copied and moved the flower pieces around which you can easily do as it’s all fully modify – LI 22 in total – the background itself has a white picket fence and an arched surround with a 6 by 6 metres footprint and pale lighting. This is also available on a blue theme called Twilight. Very useful and beautiful pieces.

 

3. Cara’s Poses

Cara’s Poses  – Swing Into Spring Pose Set [REZ] – LI 4 – Copy only – contains 6 lovely Bento poses with mirrors and the prop is included! I tried this out after dragging the peacock off it, and this swing is suitable for both ladies and gents, poses are fully adjustable.

 

4. Raindale
Raindale – Midmoor Wishing well – LI 6 – HUD for texture change, Choose between 3 base colours and 3 metal colours via HUD.

5. LOVE
Fairy Ferns Set – This is a large set with differently coloured and arranged ferns, plus little lights pieces and sparser pieces. In addition orb emitters are included on 5 pieces. Land Impact is between 1 – 4 on various pieces. Comprehensive, enchanting and easy to use, amass them to suit your landscaping needs.

 

│T│L│C│ Home Collection
TLC Male White Peacock Tail Down* – LI 2 – there’s also a version with his tail up which is very beautiful but he wouldn’t fit in here!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Queen Corgi’s Kitchen

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We all know that Queen Elizabeth II keeps corgi dogs, she’s very fond of them.  When I see a corgi, I always make that connection and I picture a troupe of corgi dogs trotting along merrily by the side of the Queen as she goes for a walk.  So, here’s my fantasy about one of the Queen’s royal dogs who’s lucky enough to have her own kitchen!

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

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Serenity Style, Raindale, Storax Tree, Salacity, Granola., Chez Moi Furnitures, Adorably Strange Wares, unKindness
Others:- JIAN, ~BAZAR~, MADRAS
Events: – The Epiphany Gacha, Shiny Shabby, The Boardwalk Event, Builder’s Box

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

Cheeky Pea
Pieces from the Tilly Kitchen Set – mainstore release
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Corner Unit (No Tiles) – LI 6 – contains animations for doing the dishes in the sink, washing hands, cooking at the stove and stirring at the stove – there’s also a version with white tiles as splash back feature – LI 7
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Island – LI 2 – I reduced the size for the scene
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Stool – LI 1 – contains 6 animations including one in which you sip a cup of coffee
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Calendar – LI 2
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Lamp House – cute décor piece with candle inside – LI 3
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Herb Tin – LI 12
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Dishes – LI 6
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Coffee Jar – LI 2
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Sugar Jar – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Soap Stand – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Narwhal Print – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Merci Print – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Cookbooks – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Utensil Jar – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Kettle – LI 2
Other pieces I didn’t use from the set include a set of 3 beautiful copper Hanging Lights, Hanging Shelf with string lights, Dry Goods Jars and Rug

Serenity Style
Pieces from the Katya Kitchen gacha – Permissions are Transfer & Modify
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Cutting board RARE – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Scale ULTRARARE – LI 2
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Tomatoes – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Eggs – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Mortar – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Salt & Pepper Mills – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Pan – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Tray – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Bread bin – LI 3

Raindale
Pieces from the Cranbourne Set
Raindale – Cranbourne fireplace (dark + firewood) – LI 2
Raindale – Cranbourne garland – LI 1 – these are on the cupboards and the fireplace as separate décor pieces
Raindale – Cranbourne candles – LI 1 – click on/off

Storax Tree
Best on MP as there’s a huge amount of items and you could get lost around the store! Type “Feline Treasures” into Search and you’ll get all the kitties in the series
Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3 – Transfer with a resizer

Salacity (mainstore)
Salacity – Fidget Stool in cast aluminium and wood – LI 4 – 19 animations in all for ladies, gents and unisex
Salacity – Retro Radio (Oil spill) – LI 1 – scripted click for 11 great stations – there are 3 sets with 4 colours each – I used one of the radios from set #1

 

Granola.
Piece from June’s Pool Set – string lights in black, gold and silver
Granola. June’s String Lights. Gold. – LI 5 – click on/off

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at Shiny Shabby to February 15th
Orchid Colors CHEZ MOI – LI 5 with texture changer for cherry, lilac, pink, purple, red and white flowers – I was using the Pink version

Adorably Strange Wares
This is a piece from The Hadley Set, currently at The Boardwalk Event
~ASW~ The Hadley Plants III – LI 2 – and you’ve seen the entire set in a previous post

unKindness
Pot in the sink is a piece from the Country Fixin’s Set
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Tators – LI 1

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Dust Bunny
dust bunny . happy hour tray – LI 17
dust bunny . tabletop plants . sword leaf – LI 1
dust bunny . tabletop plants . pink peony . gold – LI 1
dust bunny . rabbit ear sponge cake . group gift – LI 1

JIAN, currently at The Epiphany Gacha
JIAN – Cuddly Corgis 4. Sable Companion – LI 11 – Transfer & Modify
Her “Crown” is by LCorse – Gold female Bracelet Full Permission – LI 1

~BAZAR~
Hyde – Place setting – LI 1 – extensive food and drink menu via HUD

* Kitchen background set built by Moz using a mirror from MADRAS in Builder’s Box Snowstorm Edition
MADRAS – Aish Mirror Black/White – LI 4 at this size

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Serene Corner

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More from The Boardwalk designers today, and I’ve made a cosy corner that is also quite restful. It’s really interesting to see what sort of effect you can get from décor without the warmth of a fireplace. There are tonal colours from both the cold and warm palette but they all blend in well as they are not really strong. Background colours of soft grey and warm wood lend themselves to bronze accessories.

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

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Adorably Strange Wares, Theory, Plastik, KraftWork, Petit Chat
Others:- Apple Fall, JIAN
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, The Chapter Four

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

The Boardwalk Round 2 started on January 15th, so plenty of time to look around this Home & Garden venue.

1. ~ ASW ~ Adorably Strange Wares, currently at The Boardwalk
Adorably Strange Wares makes seasonal and outdoor garden décor, furniture and accessories, with interesting pieces in Victorian, Gothic, Rustic and Shabby Chic styling amongst others.

~ASW~ The Hadley Sofa – LI 12 for this whole corner unit – solo and couples sits with Adjust and Swap facility
~ASW~ The Hadley Plants 1 – IV – LI 2 each
~ASW~ The Hadley Puff Chair – LI 3

The Ganesha Light is not in the Event, check that one out at the mainstore. It’s a stunning piece and has on/off lighting.
~ASW~ The Pastel Juniper Ganesha Light – LI 5

 

2. Theory, currently at The Boardwalk
Theory make Classic and Contemporary furnishings for your Second Lifestyle•® with a goal of providing BIG style with SMALL Land impact.
A gorgeous and cheerful vintage set which is bang on trend at the moment! It’s the Mid Century Modern Furniture Group.
THEORY – FRAMED DESERT STILL LIFE – LI 1
THEORY – MID CENTURY MODERN LAMP – LI 2 – switches on/off via touch
THEORY – MID CENTURY MODERN VASE (MAYAN SUN) – LI 2
THEORY – MID CENTURY MODERN PECAN CREDENZA – LI 3
THEORY – MCM CHROME AND GLASS COFFEE TABLE – LI 3
THEORY – MUTED PERSIAN RUG – LI 1
There’s also a smaller, round coffee table that I didn’t use in the scene
THEORY HYPERBOLIC TABLE (CHROME AND WOOD) – LI 2

 

3. Plastik, currently at The Boardwalk
Plastik do all sorts of fabulous items – furniture, apparel, accessories, décor, skins, check out their Marketplace store
There are sets of 3 candle holders in various styles, also a FatPack. They make a great wallart statement when arranged together.
:[P]:- Pell Candleholder:// Midas – LI 1
:[P]:- Pell Candleholder:// Minna – LI 1
:[P]:- Pell Candleholder:// Modern – LI 1

 

Petit Chat, currently at The Chapter Four January round
Vintage Glass Frames Set
These are very versatile and can be used in a number of situations. Here I’m using the Natural Tile as wall. LI was 1 at this size. Materials enabled and User created MESH make them unique! Other colours are Candy, Teal and Mint.

KraftWork
KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – LI 2 – scripted to align and also has a HUD to change textures – foolproof!

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Apple Fall
Apple Fall Gourds in Vintage Bowl – LI 1
Apple Fall Original: Swan Study – LI 1 – The swan picture is an original artwork
Apple Fall Ornamental Elephant – Bronze – LI 1

JIAN
The Blue Companion pupper from the “Playful Pibbles” gacha decided she wanted to be in the scene today! Although she should really be attached to an avatar as she’s a Companion pet, you can also rez her and she’ll go through her animations on the spot but won’t wander around. Permissions are Transfer & Modify.
JIAN Playful Pibbles 5. Blue Companion Pup – LI 9 – Transfer only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Attic Attraction

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The scene today shows part of the Autumn Attic Skybox from *~ by Nacht .  It’s complete with rafters, skylight windows and wooden flooring that make for a cosy place to live.  Attic or Loft conversions are one of the most popular home improvements in the UK , where the perceived benefits of an extra bedroom, office space, gym or storage space adds to the overall value of the property.

Actually Loft conversions were originally a US thing,  where non-residential spaces (most commonly warehouses, docks, former factories or water towers) were converted into habitable homes. These first became popular in the SoHo section of New York City during the 1960s. Artists created living spaces on the upper levels of obsolete industrial buildings, sometimes located in the heart of the city. In the pioneering period of lofts, most SoHo buildings were not zoned as residential and the lofts were being used illegally as living space. In 1971, New York City legalised the residential use of space in SoHo, and loft living became popular throughout the neighbourhood. Loft living spread to other previously industrial Manhattan neighbourhoods including TriBeCa, Chelsea and Greenwich Village.

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Here’s a Slideshow of the empty Autumn Attic Skybox so you can get an idea of the overall look:-

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

Sponsors:- Blueprint, Crate, Dreamland Designs, [FOURTH WALL], Adorably Strange Wares, *~ by Nacht, Raindale
Others:- Soy., {vespertine}, MOoH!, La Galleria
Events:- Blueprint Event, The Boho Fair, Sense Event

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

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Crate
crate Travelor’s Trolley – LI 4

2. Dreamland Designs in collaboration with Joolee Tee Designs
Pieces from the vintage “Clarksburg Set”
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Chair-Adult – LI 7 – animation menus for ladies & gents sits, reading, cuddles, plus 2 adult menus
JTDD Clarksburg Rug – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Lamp – LI 3
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Console – LI 2
JTDD Cotton Stem Vase – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Blanket Ladder – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Pillow Stack – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Basket – LI 1
JTDD Vintage Bookstack With Cup – LI 2

3. [FOURTH WALL]
[FOURTH WALL] Bio Ethanol Fireplace (White) – LI 2 – also available in a black version

4. Adorably Strange Wares
~ASW~ The Wiccan Wall Art Light Lunar I – LI 3

5. *~ by Nacht
Autumn Attic Skybox – LI 67

Raindale, currently at Sense until November 8th
Raindale – Borlon drapes (half open drapes + cornice) – LI 3
Texture change for Cornice, drapes and ribbon
Also included in pack are the drapes singular left & right, drape & Cornice, and an all linked set

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Soy.
Soy. Turntable [Aged Silver] – LI 6
Soy. Clutterd records – LI 2

{vespertine}
{vespertine} – my little artistic clutter – LI 2 – Group Gift

MOoH! currently at the Boho Fair Event to November 11th
Naughty Pets gacha – RARE MOoH! Laundry cats (2LI) RARE

La Galleria
Needlepoint Heart Valentine Pillow – free gift – LI 1 – Copy only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Dark Dining

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Because… even witches have to eat!

My first Halloween scene and I’m really excited about this new set from Silence – available at Salem which has just opened.  It’s beautifully made and matches up with so much décor to do with this time of year, it’d be a shame not to purchase it.  That’s if you can get into Salem at the moment, I’m relying on what I get from my Sponsors, it’s a popular Event and that’s no lie.

Here’s a close-up of the dining table.  The glass bottles with candles, the caramel apples and the goblets are already in a set themselves so you just rez – nice ‘n easy – especially if you’ve got a dinner to decorate for at very short notice.

And the Spider Bowl. Not too scary, is it?

 

Also, I’m featuring some more Blueprint Event items.  ASW has a wonderful set of curtains, draped table and letters blowing about.  There’s a distant storm on its way and the nets are already being swept up by the wind.  {E}lusive’s very posh pumpkins are resting by the gold screen and NACH’s décor sign tells us who will be attending the meal.  Outside, Little Branch’s Scots Pine forest is bunching together in preparation!  The grey tabby is hiding under the table which is a very good place because she might get some of the pumpkin inspired dining scraps!

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

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

Sponsors:- Silence, Blueprint Event, Adorably Strange Wares, {E}lusive, NACH, Little Branch, STORAX TREE
Others:- -Mint-, ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.

Events:- Salem (Prism Events), Blueprint

Silence, the “Dark Dining Gacha Set” for Salem Event from September 29th
Permissions are Transfer & Modify
Silence. – Dark Dining Table – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Place Setting – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Candle Bottles – LI 5
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Red – LI 1
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Green – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Goblets & Flutes – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5 – there’s also a version in Dots
Silence. – Dark Dining Photo Collage – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5
Silence. – Dark Dining Bookshelf – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Webbed Square Bowl – Black/Gold – LI 1 – also versions in White/Black and White/Gold
Silence. – Dark Dining Book Stack – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Bottle Vases – LI 1
I didn’t use the Spider Bowl that’s also in this fabulous gacha

Blueprint Event
1. Adorably Strange Wares
The Distant Storm Curtains – LI 8 (enlarged from default size)
The Distant Storm Papers – LI 3
The Distant Storm Table – LI 3

2. {E}lusive
Artisan Mesh Pumpkins – Orange and Gold Small – LI 2
and Black and Gold Medium – LI 2

3. NACH – Halloween Porch Decor – LI 1

4. Little Branch
Animated Snakeweed – LI 3 – 4-Season piece (on Autumn setting)

Scots Pine Tree. The default size is LI 12 and this is huge. I greatly reduced the poor pines for this scene (LI 2) but don’t they look great!  A 4-season tree, these are on Autumn and Summer settings and those make quite a good mixture for landscaping.

STORAX TREE
Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Grey Tan Tabby – LI 4 – Transfer & Resizer.  There’s a number of different cats from this series so check out the link I’ve given to the Marketplace store – easy to search from there.
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-Mint-
Pumpkin Wreath – LI 1
Harvest Berry Cake – LI 3
Pumpkin Soda with ice – LI 2
Pumpkin Soup – LI 1

::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. “Dawn” Backdrop Scene
They have 4 versions in the pack and I was using the one with dark walls and without poses (contained in a chair) – LI 17 for this version. I don’t often use a backdrop but this was just what I wanted and of excellent quality.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂