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Sugar Coated Christmas

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The little pupper has great expectations but we haven’t finished cooking yet!

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

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

Sponsors:- 22769, Granola., Petit Chat, also Known as, KraftWork, unKindness
Others:- JIAN, Bygone, Artisan Fantasy, Trompe Loeil, Ariskea, Dahlia, Dust Bunny, [Tia]
Events:- Epiphany, FaMESHed

Granola., currently at FaMESHed Event
Sugar-Coated Kitchen Set
Two tabletop choices – LI 5
Poinsettia Cake in silver and gold cake stand – LI 3.5
Cookies and Vintage Strainer – LI 3.5 and LI 2
Recipe Book – LI 3.5
Holiday Tins – silver and gold options – LI 2 each
Vintage Cookie Cutters – LI 1 – free under the tree!

22769, currently at Epiphany
Pieces from the Christmas Baking gacha
Kitchen – RARE – LI 13
Rustic Butcher Block – EXCLUSIVE – LI 4
Vintage Kitchen Blender – LI 1
Kitchen Machine – LI 2
Flour – LI 1
Milk Container – LI 2
Eggs – LI 1
Bowl of Nuts – LI 1
Nutcracker – LI 1
Recipe Book – LI 1
Cookie Dough – LI 1
Cookie Cutter – LI 1
Kitchen Scale – LI 1
Bowl of Dough – LI 1
Stick Blender – LI 1
Hand Mixer – LI 1
All pieces have Permissions of Transfer & Modify

Petit Chat
Chic Lamp – Egg – LI 4 – Light on/off via touch
Other versions in Mint, Peach, Sky (FatPack)

also Known as, currently at Redeux Event, starts Dec 14th at 9 am SLT
Their blog – https://redeux-sl.com
Poinsettia Dinnerware – LI 2
Includes tablemat, napkin and ring holder, plates, cutlery and glasses – all in one handy piece!

unKindness
Country Fixin’s – Boiled Tators – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Simple with HUD and align system – each piece is LI 2

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JIAN, currently at Epiphany
Snowday gacha –  St. Bernards 9. Reindeer Wanderer – LI 10 default size – has resizer, naming, set radius for wander. Permissions are Transfer & Modify. Warning – extra cute!

Bygone, currently at FaMESHed
Garland Pepper & Pomegranate Set which includes 2 x 1m Drapes, 1m Straight, 2 x 2m Drape Heavy, 2 x 2m Drape Light, 2m Straight – all LI 1 each

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Cookie Swap 03 – Table – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

Trompe Loeil
Dorcas Dining Chair Retro Diamonds – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Ariskea
{Australia} Set – Macrame Rug – LI 1

Dahlia, currently at Epiphany
Verona Holiday – Pandoro – Vanilla – LI – Transfer & Modify

Dust Bunny, currently at Epiphany
dust bunny . season of giving . cookie box – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

[Tia]
Olivia Kitchen – Retro Kettle – LI 1

Cheers & good baking, m’dears 🙂

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Booklover’s Dawn

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This cozy scene is about half as stuffed with books as my real life study is, I’m ashamed to say! I’m celebrating the early light of dawn here, which is much softer than the cold light of day and also a whole lot quieter.  I love this time of day when I can just sit and relax before everyone turns up to partake in breakfast.

The scene takes place in the bookshelves alcove of Cheeky Pea’s latest cottage, the Sherborne. I really like the open plan design downstairs because when you have a small place it can be a bit claustrophobic to put in sundry walls and doors, but in this cottage you could use room dividers and still retain the feeling of space, especially with the generous picture windows and ceiling height. I’m including a Slideshow for the cottage, inside and out.

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

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Fancy Decor
Others:- Bee Designs, Artisan Fantasy, Ariskea, Hive, Vespertine, Seven Emporium, Dahlia, Studio Skye landscaping
Events:- Collabor88

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

Cheeky Pea – Sherborne Cottage – Mainstore & Marketplace release
:CP: Sherborne Cottage w/ Baked Lighting & Materials – LI 92 – Copy & Modify

To rez the snow for the roof simply touch the chimney. The option to rez/derez is there.
There are four versions of the cottage in this pack due to requests from Cheeky Pea customers:-
1. The original version which has no Materials and no baked in lighting.
2. Baked lighting version with no Materials.
3. Original version with Materials
4. Baked lighting also with Materials.  These options allow everyone to use the version they prefer!

Other Cheeky Pea pieces (all included in the Herbst pack)
:CP: Bailey Notebook – LI 2
:CP: Essentials Floating Shelf Herbst – LI 1
:CP: Herbst Jars – LI 2
:CP: Vetur Falkland Books – LI 1
:CP: Carolyn Books – LI 1

Fancy Decor
Pieces from The Russell Set currently at Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Russell Sectional Sofa (PG and Adult versions available) – LI 9 – Menus for Sits, cuddles, Lounge and Adult
Fancy Decor: Russell Floor lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Russell Coffee Table – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Russell Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grass Planter – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Russell Stool (red) – LI 1 – contains 2 solo sits
Fancy Decor: Russell Jug Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Magazine Basket A and B – LI 1 each – these are really nice, the box is covered with a dark grey linen material and they are packed with magazines
Fancy Decor: Russell Geo sphere – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Geo sculpt – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Poster A and B – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Watson Rug – LI 1 – beautifully fluffy rug!

Other pieces by Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Spencer Book Stack – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Flora Book Stack – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Whale Tail Book Stack – gacha piece from the Dover Collection – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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Bee Designs
Cute cat on blanket is a gacha piece from the Lifeguard Tower gacha
LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Artisan Fantasy – from the Writing Desk gacha
*AF* Writing Desk 10 – Books & Whale – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Ariskea – from the Yes! Happiness gacha
Ariskea [Yes!Happiness] First Coffee Cup – LI 1 – particle effect steam – Transfer & Modify

Hive
hive // autumnal plant . chestnut – LI 3

Vespertine
Piece from the current Collabor88 Event
{vespertine} – autumn fruit platter – LI 2

Seven Emporium
7 – Mini Hot Box Heater – LI 2
This is a beautifully thought out vintage piece with controls on the back!

Dahlia – from the Loire gacha
Dahlia – Loire – Zinc Pitcher – Yellow – 21. – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

The landscaping outside is by Studio Skye from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Thankful!

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The Deer Family are having a Thanksgiving tea!  And I’m celebrating all the gorgeous Autumn décor and landscaping we’ve got around at the moment.  Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is just about right.  Even in real life the berry bushes seem full of produce, maybe that’s so the animals and birds can build up stock for a cold winter.  OK, I’m not thinking about that at the moment, but I had my flu vaccination in preparation.   I’m  just intent on enjoying this beautiful and peaceful season before I need to break out the multitudinous clothing layers and hot water bottle.

The Pond Forest is by Roawenwood and it’s packed full of animations for a romantic encounter.  I think the deer have had quite enough of all that as they’ve got 3 kids already this year! Best go on a brisk walk/trot then 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Roawenwood, Merak, Florix, Little Branch, Serenity Style, unKindness
Others:- Ariskea, Hive, Heart Botanicals, Studio Skye Landscape
Events:- Blueprint, The Liaison Collaborative, UBER Event

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Roawenwood
{RW} Meadowbrook Pond Forest Getaway – LI 17
Totally enchanting animated pool for romantic encounters! Sits for Solo ladies & gents, Cuddles, Bathing and Massage Menus all included.

2. Merak
[Merak] – Fall Gazebo – LI 35
[Merak] – Pumpkin Metal Lamp – LI 2

3. Florix
.Florix. Autumn Feel – Table red (also in orange and yellow) – LI 5

4. Little Branch
Snakeweed {Animated} B – LI 2
Japanese Maple {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 5 – I used Autumn 1

Serenity Style, will be at The Liaison Collaborative November 3rd
The cutest Deer Family in the woods!
Daddy Deer – LI 3
Mum Deer – LI 3
Young Deer – LI 2
Young Deer 2 – LI 2
Baby Fawn – LI 3

unKindness
Pieces from the Old Smokem’s Park gacha – very useful for woodland scenes/landscapes
uK – Old Smokem’ Trail Sign 1 – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Log Bridge – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ Very Curved Path – LI 1
All have Permissions of Transfer & Modify

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Ariskea, currently at UBER Event
Ariskea [Kay Cakes] Bundt Flower Cakes – LI 1 – far too yummy for its own good!

Hive
hive // decorative twigs & berries – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify – gacha item from December 2017 ARCADE – try Marketplace resellers

HEART Botanicals & Garden Centre (makes a wonderful afternoon’s outing)
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Patch Small – LI 8
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Sparse 2 – LI 2
Both on the Autumn texture

Studio Skye Landscape
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 7 – on Autumn 2 setting

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Grandma’s Kitchen

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It’s no secret, I loves me some vintage furniture! I’m featuring pieces from the new exclusively Home & Garden Event, Blueprint. That’s amongst other gorgeous products from clever Designers.

I started off with kitchen units by The Jewel Garden and went from there. They had a choice of 3 pastel fridge/cooker combos and I really liked the blue. Never mind about my Gran, this was very like my Mum’s kitchen – bless her! She loved the 1950s style and kept quite a few of her RL designer pieces which nowadays can command good money for such mid-century finery.

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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:- Blueprint Event, Raindale, Serenity Style, KraftWork
Others:- Dust Bunny, JIAN, [Tia], Ariskea, Brocante, Vespertine

For Blueprint Event

1. The Jewel Garden
“Retro Kitchen Pieces”
Items are purchased separately – Corner Sink (LI 1), Retro Counter (LI 1), Stove/Fridge Combo (LI 2) in Green, Teal, White, Blue and Black.

2. Kuro
“Industrial Kitchen Shelf” (LI 4)

3. Cinoe
“Grandmother’s Table Set”
Chair (LI 3) – animation Menus for ladies, gents, couples and props (drink and read)
Table (LI 1) – I resized it from the smaller default size
Tablemat – (LI 1)
Grandmother’s plants – (LI 1)
These can be purchased separately, also in a set

4. Dahlia
“Surrey Collection” – 2 pieces from this set. These can be purchased separately, also in a FatPack
Lavender Arrangement with Rings (LI 1), Lavender Milk Tea & Madelines (LI 1)
Plus…
Dahlia – “Clarina” gacha (also at the Event) – Cafe Floral Arangement – Coral – 14. – gacha piece with Permissions of Transfer & Modify (LI 1)

5. BONDI – piece from the Mi Mate Set
BONDI . MI MATE . PAVA MATERA (KETTLE) – LI 1

Raindale, pieces are from Raindale’s “Gracewoods” gacha
Permissions are Transfer/Modify
Raindale – Gracewoods rug – LI 1
Raindale – Gracewoods deco plates – LI 1


Serenity Style
Radio from the “Duke Retro Collection” gacha
Permissions are Transfer/Modify
The gorgeous Blue Radio (LI 3) is one of the Commons – décor only

KraftWork
KraftWork Wall System – Classic – LI 1 – auto align
I know I’ve said it before, but KraftWork’s Texture change (12 options) Wall System is so useful for us bloggers! It comes with a rezzer system for however many you want and these come out perfectly aligned. Choose from Christmas, Classic, Geometric, Plain Colours and Tropical Collections.


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Dust Bunny
This was a recent Fifty Linden Friday bargain
dust bunny . botanical tote – LI 1

JIAN

This was a Fifty Linden Friday bargain

JIAN – Choco Lab Pupper Basket – LI 3 – Copy & Modify piece

[Tia]
Pieces from the “Olivia Kitchen Set”
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Toaster – LI 2 – texture change pastels
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Utensils – LI 1
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Cookie Jars – LI 1
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Scales – LI 1

Ariskea

Ariskea [September ] Old Clock – beautiful Group Gift – LI 1

Brocante

brocante. retro hanging lamp / copper – LI 2 and texture change for the lamp bowl outer part – sky, petina, slate, teal, copper and black

Vespertine
{vespertine}- peace lily plant /texture change pot – LI 2 – from the Traveller’s Plants Collection and can also be purchased individually

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Gentleman’s Autumn Retreat

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The cosiness of the autumn season can’t be denied, especially if you make a fireside nook. Autumnal colours are particularly pleasing, creating a warm palette for the eyes and easing the soul into a temporary but welcome security before the winter season freezes everything over!  It’s no wonder that Keats coined it, “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”.

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The scene was created in part of the Franklin log cabin by Galland Homes.  Here’s a slide show as I walked around this beautiful building… inside and outside… more info below.

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

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

Sponsors:- NEWCHURCH, Storax Tree, also Known as, unKindness, Little Branch, Galland Homes

Others:- Cov.et, No.59, Taikou, Ariskea, Artisan Fantasy, [Fetch], Soy.

Events:- ULTRA, The Mens Dept, The Fantasy Collective, UBER, Kustom9, FaMESHed

::NEWCHURCH::
1. Bruges Slope-Arm Chair, British Tan – LI 5 – Adult & PG – the Adult has animations Menus for ladies, gents, cuddles and intimate
2. Bruges Slope-Arm Sofa, British Tan – LI 5 – animation Menus for ladies, gents and couples
PLUS… texture versions – Cocoa, Coffee, Fig, Frosted Almond, Granite, Olive, Oxblood, Pewter – really beautiful leather on these!
3. Gilles Coffee Table in Brass – LI 1

Storax Tree (at the Rug Factory section)
Modern Expressions Rug 8 – LI 1 – Permissions are Transfer with a Resizer HUD – beautiful fluffy rug, great texture

also Known as
Wilhelmina art 2 – Group Gift! – LI 1 for quite a sizable picture

unKindness
From the Masculine Chic Set currently at The Mens Dept
Masculine Chic Console-Black (there’s another version in brown which also looks fab) – LI 4
Masculine Chic Art 1 – LI 1 (and another 2 wall art pieces)
Masculine Chic LED Lamp – gorgeous lamp kinda vintage but versatile – LI 2

From the Gothic Mannequin Set currently at The Fantasy Collective
uK – Gothic Mannequin (B) – LI 2
uK – Gothic Mannequin (H) – LI 2
11 great textural versions in all!

Little Branch, currently at The Mens Dept
Lombardy Poplar {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 3 at the size I have here – seasons are spring, summer, autumn 1, autumn 2, winter
Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B (included in the pack) – LI 2

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed
Franklin by Galland Homes – LI 127 – log cabin that features a covered porch, open plan living inside, vaulted ceiling, working fireplace, loft and under the stairs cupboard. Footprint is 20 by 24 metres and it will fit on a 2048 sq m plot.

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Cov.et, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Ridable Vintage Pedal Plane – Metal – Ground – no exhaust – Land Impact is 19 when you rez this, but it’s rideable really.
There’s variations – Metal Air with and without exhaust… Metal Ground with and without exhaust… Pink Air with and without exhaust and Pink Ground with and without exhaust
The pedal crank sound effects happen when you ride the plane, each pack contains the ground version and the air version

No.59, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Cans resting on the fireplace are the Planberger “Cans Tray Carange” – LI 1
click and you’ll be asked if you wish to attach the Carange Can. This contains an excellent Bento drinking animation! The can becomes emptier with each drink you take and will be eventually detached as you finish the drink. Choose from various drink packs by designer, Caroline Planer, great for parties.

Taikou, currently at UBER
You can also get a matching record rack with the stereo as a separate purchase
taikou / stereo set – LI 3

Ariskea
Ariskea[CozyNight] Copper Kettle – LI 4
Ariskea[CozyNight] Choco & tea – LI 1
Ariskea[CozyNight] Box of Biscuits – LI 4
(this set is currently at Kustom9, just opened)

Ariskea[Hawaii] Hibiscus Potted Yellow – LI 2
Ariskea[Princess] Roses Frame [Pink] – LI 3, modified for colour!
(this is currently at the Au Lovely Event (part of Epiphany group)

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 5 – Books 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 7 – Records 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 9 – Metronome – LI 1 – working metronome animation

[Fetch]
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) – LI 3

Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – Full Perm – LI 1
Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski, Marketplace store only

Soy.
Cluttered records – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Perfect Love Castes Out Fear

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My inspiration for today’s picture originates in the quote on the wallart. It’s a biblical quote from John 4:18 that can be applied to a lot of situations. In this case, I was thinking of interracial marriage. Have you ever noticed that the children born from these unions can be extremely beautiful? Maybe its compensation for the strife the marriages sometimes cause amongst relatives and friends. My parents came from two different countries so I have a bit of experience on this subject.

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, unKindness, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dysfunctionality, Ariskea, 8f8, .Shi

*All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Serenity Style
La Dolce VIta Patio – LI 37

unKindness
1. Telluric Set, currently at FaMESHed
uK – Telluric Pillow Bench – LI 5
uK – Telluric Wood Tables – LI 1
uK – Telluric Candle Display – LI 2 – click candles on/off
uK – Telluric Vase w/ Limbs – LI 1
uK – Perfect Love Marquee – LI 1

2. Old Mexico Chandeliers, Rugs & Cast Iron Cactus Set, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
uK – Old Mexico Rug V1 – LI 1
uK – Old Mexico Chandalier Short Yellow – LI 5 – click candles on/off
uK – Yellow Cast Iron Cactus V – LI 1 at this size
uK – Teal Cast Iron Cactus V2 – LI 1 at this size

Little Branch
Black Olive Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 4 at this size

TLC Home Collection
1. Swan Family – with swimming Adults, cygnets, and swan on nest – animated – LI 1 – 4 depending on piece… cygnets can be linked to their parent, there’s also a version of swimming parent with cygnets riding on their back! Set the swimming radius to fit your own pond – it’s easy if I can do it *laughs*
2. Black Swans – animated & swimming as above – LI 3 each

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Dysfunctionality
Magic Gem Lights (various shapes – Swirl, Rings, Triangle, Star, Diamond and Focus), currently on special offer for Syndicate Sunday until Tuesday.

Texture change for the metal and unlimited gem colouring options with the colour HUD
[DDD] Magic Gem Light – Mystic – very high LOD so great for photography

8f8 – Wall Grapevine from the “Primavera in Toscana” – LI 3 – Gacha – try Marketplace

Ariskea
From the Forsythia Paper Flower Hanger Pack
Ariskea[ Forsythia ] Paper flower Hanger [ Coloris] – LI 5

.Shi : Clay Coffee cup w flask – 3 pieces at LI 1 each

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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 🙂