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Primavera

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Primavera ~ by the great Santana from their album Supernatural (1999)

“Lluvia de sol
Como Una Bendicion
La vida renace con su luz
La primavera ya llego
Todo es asi
Regreso a la raiz
Tiempo de inquieta juventud
En primavera ya

La tierra negra se vuelve verde
Y las montanas y el desierto
Un bello jardin”

“The Sun showers a Blessing
Life is reborn with its light
Spring is here
Everything is like this
Back to the roots
the time of unquiet youth
In Spring already

The black Earth becomes green
and the mountains and the desert,
A beautiful garden.”

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Serenity Style, [CIRCA]
Others:- Two Moon Gardens, RKNN
Events: – BLOOM, Prism Events

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

Granola., currently at BLOOM
Granola. Willow Swing. Lilac Grey. PG. – LI 9
Granola. Willow Teapot Planter. Garden Green. – LI 3
Granola. Willow Teapot Planter. Mustard. – LI 3

Granola. has the Willow Swings in 4 colours and the Willow Teapot Planters in 6 colours. The Swing has PG and Adult options. All user created original MESH and textures with Materials enabled. Bento animations included!

PG includes:
18 Cuddles
14 Male animations
18 Female animations

Adult includes:
18 Cuddles
14 Male animations
18 Female animations
25 Adult Animations

[CIRCA]
“Jardin de Ville” Ivy Hook Stand -Bird Bath & Feeder 2 – LI 12

Serenity Style, currently at BLOOM
Pieces from “The Gardener Corner” gacha – Transfer & Modify
The Gardener Corner RARE – LI 11
The Gardener Corner RAKE – LI 2
The Gardener Corner DECORATED SHEETS – LI 2
The Gardener Corner COMPOST BAGS – LI 1
The Gardener Corner PLANT – LI 1
The Gardener Corner GARDEN BOOTS – LI 1
The Gardener Corner MESS DRAWER – LI 2
The Gardener Corner WHEELBARROW – LI 5
The Gardener Corner BUNCH OF POTS – LI 2

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Two Moon Gardens
TMG – Behind Closed Walls 2 – LI 88 – highly modified for this scene… it’s very adaptable!

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Gabriel is wearing RKNN
Finn’s Pants Bootcut Pale Green for Jake
Finn’s RainBoots Dirty Green for Jake
Finn’s Suspenders for Jake
Finns Shirt Light Grey for Jake

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade

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“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.”  ~ Rudyard Kipling

Here’s some more pithy proverbs on the subject of gardening.

~ Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. – Unknown

~ Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. – Unknown or it could have been Kevin for all I know, it sounds like him

~ The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today, sorry it goes on forever but you don’t fill a mini mart for nowt:-

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Ex Machina, KK-HOME, KiX, Old World, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Duvet Day
Others:- Dahlia, (Fundati), HEXtraordinary, Lucas Lameth, -ANHELO-, {-Maru Kado-}, West Village, { affaire }, {Unflat Stuff}, [Black Tulip]
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, BLOOM, Fifty Linden Friday, Prism Events, N21, Cosmopolitan Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful spring items – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs

1. Ex Machina
MiniMart Red and Blue versions – LI 12 each – as you can see, you’ll get quite a few products in this excellent store! The footprint is 6.3 metres by 9.7 metres and 5.1 metres in height.

2. KK-HOME
Gardener’s Fountain V2 – LI 7 – User created Mesh by Katy Dirkle – water flows from the tap, into all the watering cans and ends up in the trough, it’s a fascinating piece!

3. KiX
“Cane Furniture Collection” which can be purchased as a set and as individual pieces. There’s MF Adult, MF PG and FF PG versions.
KiX Cane Bench MF PG – LI 5 – Texture changer for the bench (blue, green, pink, white and wood), cushion and set access – animated Bento poses for all Menus… solo sits, refreshments and there’s lots of drinks in this Menu, couples and sequence
KiX Cane Chair – LI 5 – options as for the Bench – not shown in my scene
KiX Cane Coffee Table – LI 3 – texture options as for the Bench

4. Old World
Old World makes beautiful Medieval furniture, Rustic farm and Hobo style products.
OW Set of fruits v5 – LI 1
OW Set of fruits v4 – LI 1
OW Wooden table – LI 1
OW Wooden chair – LI 1 – with 11 solo sits
OW Rustic flowerbed with stones v1 – red – LI 3 – there’s also a version in blue

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BLOOM (run by Prism Events), items currently at BLOOM to April 7th

1. Dahlia
Piece from the “Jardin Collection” – Roses in Black Tin

2. (Fundati)
Pieces from the Basic Dead Tree Collection
(Fundati) Dead Tree XII – LI 1
(Fundati) Tree Stump XIX -Moss- – LI 6
(Fundati) Dead Tree IV -Moss- – LI 3

3. HEXtraordinary
Dogwood Collection
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Wreathes – LI 2 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Branches – LI 1 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Vases – LI 3 each

Raindale
Pieces from the “Monaleen Set”
Raindale – Monaleen frame – square – white (moss) and black – LI 1 each
Raindale – Monaleen plant (dark and light) – LI 1 each

Other pieces by Ex Machina at the Mainstore
crate cover moved – shadow – LI 1
Tesla Lamp – Wood – wall – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Red wheel – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Silver – LI 2 – on/off via touch

TLC Home Collection
Pups from the “Day At The Lake” Scene
TLC Pointer Pup [Sitting] Texture 2 – LI 2 – animated
TLC Pointer Pup [Perched] Texture 1 – LI 2 – animated

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Lucas Lameth, currently at The Cosmopolitan Event
Pieces from the “Kokedama Plants & Antique Frames Collection” which can all be purchased individually or in a FatPack to make savings of 25%
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Hanging – LI 2
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Desk – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Orchid (High LOD) – LI 8
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Sprigs with Flower (High LOD) – LI 3
(luc) Kokedama, Palm Leaf Plant – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Unusual Growth – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Lucky Plant – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Sprig Plant – LI 2 (on the floor)

-ANHELO-
M54MB-193GA :: veeen (mint blue) – static piece which was a Fifty Linden Friday special
There’s also a version in (shiny red) – LI 12 each – beautifully detailed

{-Maru Kado-}
Pieces from the Ikebana and MA set
Ikebana Lotus (blue/2Li)
Ikebana Lotus (pink/2Li)
Daiza-S (weave/1Li)

West Village, currently at the N21 Event
Pieces from the Spring Fauna collection
Magnolia Arrangement – LI 2
Live Basil with Terracotta Pot – LI 1
Heart Eucalyptus Spray – LI 4
Billy Ball Stems – LI 4
Ginkgo Branches – LI 3

Watering Cans
{ affaire } – watering can – LI 1

TLC Home Collection – Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2 with animated butterfly

Duvet Day – Watering can with daisies – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

{Unflat Stuff} – Watering Can B – LI 1

[Black Tulip] – Watering can – LI 1 – tinted with blue

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Blooming Marvellous

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“Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.” – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era. However, because his style was so radically different from that of his contemporaries, his best poems were not accepted for publication during his lifetime, and his achievement was not fully recognized until after World War I.

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

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

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019, TLC Home Collection, 22769, Galland Homes, Little Branch, Eclectic, [ Organica ], LOVE
Others:- {what next}, HEART Botanicals
Events:- BLOOM, The Boardwalk Event, RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019

TLC Home Collection, currently at BLOOM to April 7th
“Feathered Squatters” – Blackbird and Oriole
Both sets contain extra single birds and chicks. Includes good notecard with instructions on setting the sound controls, volume and frequency. These add a further dimension to your garden scenes!
TLC Feathered Squatters – Blackbird Set – LI 8 – animated chicks and parents
TLC Feathered Squatters – Oriole Set – LI 8 – animated chicks and parents
TLC Blackbird Adult Female – LI 1 – animated

22769, currently at BLOOM to April 7th
Pieces from the “Spring Dinner” gacha – all pieces are Transfer & Modify
22769 – Farmhouse Table – RARE – LI 3
22769 – Dining Chair – COMMON – LI 3 – sit poses unisex
22769 – Glass Candle – COMMON – LI 1 – set light intensity
22769 – Service Pots – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Dinner Plate – Green – COMMON – this is a whole place setting! – LI 3
22769 – Spring Table Runner – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tulips in Vase – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Ceramic Bunny – COMMON – LI 1

Galland Homes, currently at BLOOM
Freeman Green House – LI 22 – open/close door on touch – useful large base so you’ll be able to sink into most ground settings

Little Branch, currently at BLOOM
LB – Hibiscus Shrub {Animated} – LI 3 – beautiful and useful landscaping shrub – gently animated – two seasons, spring and winter
LB – Orange Blossom {Animated} – 4-Seasons – LI 7 at this size

Eclectic, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Eclectic – Dripping Vase Big, Medium and Small – LI 1 each
Eclectic – Pumpkin Pouf – texture change for 11 colours – solo animations

Organica, currently at the RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019, Hope 3
Pieces from the “Silphium Fence” set
[ Organica ] Silphium Fence Set – Brick & W. Iron (Straight) – LI 1
[ Organica ] Silphium Fence Set – Brick & W. Iron (Quarter) – LI 3
This is an accomplished wrought iron and brick fence set, other pieces include a brick end-cap, a circle fence and a semi-circular fence

LOVE, currently at the RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019, Hope 7
Pieces from the “Country Path” set
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – STRAIGHT – LI 1 – paving flanked by flowers and butterflies
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – EXTRA – LI 1 – a straight run of flowers and butterflies
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – LONG WITH BUTTERFLIES – LI 1

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{what next}
Spring Garden Lawnmower (pink) – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

HEART Botanicals
Buttercups – Patch – LI 1
Buttercups – SIngles – No Leaves – Patch – LI 1

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 🙂