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There’s always the dishes

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Afternoon, everyone wherever you are 🙂  Don’t forget that Flickr is down at some point today on their final maintenance with the new Servers, as always we’ll see what happens next.  There’s also a competition on here to win a year’s free Flickr Pro.

Today’s scene features a beautiful rustic kitchen and dining set and you’ll find this interactive texture change furniture at the latest Boardwalk Event! Check out the Milk Churn and ceramics set, too, it’s so cute and suits the rustic style extremely well.

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

Sponsors:- Dench Designs, Petit Chat, Salacity, unKindness
Others:- Dust Bunny, Ariskea, Apple Fall, {what next}, [-BLUE SKY-],
+Half-Deer+, .random.Matter., ~Shadow Moon~
Events:- The Boardwalk Event, The Pose Fair

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s a couple more products from the round:-

1. Petit Chat, currently at The Boardwalk Event
*PC* Garden Fork – LI 2
*PC* Milk Churn/Cow – LI 1 – also version without the lil cow
*PC* Ceramic Cow – LI 1 – extremely cute 🙂

Also pieces from the – Manosque Cupboard & Stoneware Crockery (Mainstore, see this post)
*PC* Manosque Pitcher – Yellow – LI 1
*PC* Manosque Pile of Plates – Yellow – LI 1
*PC* Manosque Egg cups X 4- Yellow – LI 2
*PC* Manosque Tumblers X 6 – Yellow – LI 3
*PC* Manosque Mugs X 6 – Yellow – LI 3
*PC* Manosque Ramekins – Yellow – LI 1
*PC* Manosque Sugar Bowl – Yellow – LI 1

2. Dench Designs, currently at The Boardwalk Event
*Dench Designs* Raithby Table (Unlinked) – LI 4
*Dench Designs* Raithby Chair – LI 4
*Dench Designs* Raithby Kitchen – LI 14
*Dench Designs* Raithby Sink – LI 6
Raithby is a whole interactive kitchen with animations, texture change and props!

The table top has extra décor via HUD so you can have as much or as little as you want –
Runner [4 LI] – Touch this to change the texture
Fruit [4 LI]
Flowers 1 [2 LI]
Flowers 2 [2 LI]
Flowers 3 [2 LI]
Flowers 4 [4 LI]
Candle 1 [3 LI]
Candle 2 [2 LI]
Water [3 LI]
Salt&Pepper [2 LI]
Water [3 LI]
Wine Bottles [2 LI]
Bread Rolls [2 LI]
Water [3 LI]
Sauces [6 LI]

The chair has a BENTO on/off facility, texture change for 4 Rustic designs, animations – sits, eat, drink for both ladies and gents. The table has similar texture changer, just touch the legs of either.

The kitchen has extra décor, too –
Hood Light [1 LI]
Cans [3 LI]
Pickles/Jams [5 LI]
Spices [3 LI]
Plant [3 LI]
Wine Rack [3 LI]
Oven Gloves [3 LI]
Cannisters [3 LI]
Hanging Herbs [2 LI]
Hanging Utensils [4 LI]
Bento on/off as for the chair, texture change for the cupboards (black, blue, brown, coral, green, mustard, shabby white) and the counter tops (black granite, cream granite, shabby dark/medium/light, white wood, wood. The fridge opens and closes and the sound levels can be adjusted. Animations for ladies, gents and couples which include food preparation, cooking, eating snacks, drinking wine/coffee. For the couples menu you get extras… cuddle, kiss

The sink has a similar texture changer to the kitchen. Animations are for ladies, gent and couples – wash, dry, wash the sink, mop the floor. For the couples menu you get extras… cuddle, caress, kiss, together. Touch the tap for extra décor –
Washing Liquid [3 LI]
Cloth [2 LI]
Cat [2 LI]
Dog [2 LI]

Finally… *Dench Designs* Coffee Quotes (Free Gift for Everyone)

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unKindness
Pieces from the Country Fixin’s cookery set
uK – Country Fixin’s Horseshoe Tray – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Fried Chicken – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Corn Cobs – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Cornbread Skillet – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Green Maters Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Tator Salad Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Egg Wash Prep – LI 1
uK – Old Mexico Rug V1 – LI 1
uK – Old Mexico Chandelier Short White – LI 5 – on/off candles via touch – these have a very nice warm glow radius

Salacity
This is the Window Seat Backdrop with poses blogged previously here and at the Pose Fair until May 25th – in the above scene I modified it with my background set – removed some parts you couldn’t see, retextured the backdrop and tinted the curtains – see how versatile it is!
Salacity – Window Seat Window with outside surround intact – LI 7

Salacity – Retro Radio (Fake Wood) – LI 1 – Stations included

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[-BLUE SKY-]
“Toscana Place Setting – Olive You” – LI 2 – décor only

+Half-Deer+
Shiba Inu – Sleepy (rez) – LI 2 – texture changer for coat, scarf, glasses on/off, book – Transfer & Modify – gacha prize!

.random.Matter.
– Garden Party – Tea Plates – EXCLUSIVE – LI 1 – Epiphany points prize – Copy & Modify

{what next}
Country Kitchen Cookbook – LI 1
Country Kitchen Blackberry Pie – LI 1

Apple Fall

Aspidistra in Wicker Planter – LI 2 – FaMESHed 7th Anniversary gift

Ariskea
[Calmly] Camomile basket [Decor]- LI 2
[April Group Gift] Succulent Plant Copper – LI 1

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter – LI 3
dust bunny . hanging plants . spider planter – LI 2
dust bunny . tabletop plants . fiddle leaf branch – LI 1
dust bunny . tabletop plants . monstera leaves – LI 1
dust bunny . breakfast skillet – LI 1
dust bunny . egg soldiers – LI 3
dust bunny . welcome mat . home . group gift – LI 2
dust bunny . pasta love . grocery basket – LI 1

Wellington Boots are by ~Shadow Moon~ and are meant to be worn

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Breakfast in Bed

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(Taken on Black Dragon Viewer)

One of the best meals of the day, especially if you share it!  So many beautiful products about at the moment, here’s some of my favourites.  The gorgeously light dining set called the Jean Collection is by Fancy Decor and you’ll find that at Summerfest 2018, along with lots of décor for your seasonal decorating.

Little Branch’s new tree here is the Orange Blossom (mainstore) and although I’ve reduced the default size considerably to fit in with the scene, it’s pretty good Land Impact at the larger size.  Summer blossom adds to any garden scene and this tree is beautifully represented, the branches being animated as though in a gentle breeze.  The Orange Blossom is a beautifully fragrant flowered tree, and its blossom is used in perfume making.  It’s traditionally associated with good fortune and is popular for bridal bouquets. It’s also the state flower of Florida!

The background piece is from one of my favourite sets by TLC Home Collection, called, “Forever my Dove”. You also get the Eurasian Doves, too. This background has arched windows and a fountain with flowing water included. It could easily be slotted into a garden scene or alongside a plain outside wall of a house.  Here it is on its own:-

 

Many thanks go to Mooncita (Moonsoul Resident) for helping me get used to the Black Dragon Viewer.  A recent talk given at Bloggers & Vloggers Network by Mooncita, got me interested in the viewer, specifically for photography.  The quality of the photographs you take with Black Dragon can be that much more precise and pixel rich than with Firestorm because it goes above the Ultra setting. There’s lots of things you can do with the Windlight settings, too, using the Black Dragon Machina Button.  And best of all, it seems to be able to stop the fisheye effect before it starts.  Amazing!

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

Sponsors:-

Fancy Decor
Jean Collection – Summerfest 2018
Jean Iced Tea
Jean Chair – animations for converse, iced tea m & f, 3 sits
Jean Table
Jean Wire Lanterns
Jean Wood Tray
All 1 Land Impact each with Permissions of Copy & Modify

Books from other collections – Jansen Gacha Collection and Callot Collection
09 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books A
10 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books B – LI 1

Fancy Decor: Stack of Books II – Callot Collection (slightly modifed)

Little Branch

Orange Blossom – LI 7 default (you also get Snakeweed and Low Hill extras) 4-season animated tree which I was using on Summer and I’d reduced the size quite considerably
Animated Snakeweed – Summer 1 version – LI 2 default
Bouton d’Ore – Orange shade (from set) LI 7 default
All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify

TLC Home Collection
“Forever my Dove” set
Includes the background wall with arched window and fountain in the middle – LI 25 – Copy & Modify
Eurasian Dove in two feather versions – LI 1 each – animated

[ zerkalo ]
From the “Yammies” Gacha – Croissant & Jam – LI 1

 

Other Designers:-

anc Ltd – Flying Dove and Eating Dove in Ham Pink – “No Limits” gacha – try Marketplace

[-BLUE SKY-] – Peacock Mirror – LI 3 – Copy & Modify – was a Fifty Linden Friday Special

Mesh India – from the “Terracotta Pot Garden Decor” Gacha – currently at Cosmopolitan to June 30th, then mainstore
01 MI Lisa Tree Red – LI 4
07 MI Calluna Pink – LI 4

Mesh India – from the “Fruit Stand Decor” Gacha (was Arcade June) so try Marketplace
06 MI Cherry Tray – LI 4
05 MI Green Grapes Basket – LI 5
09 MI Lotus Pot RARE – LI 1

PLAAKA – from the “June Dining” Gacha (was Arcade June) so try Marketplace
9. Hanging Vegetables A – Garlic & Peppers – LI 1 each
6. Hardbread – Slice, Knife, Cutboard

Dust Bunny – Snowcones Raspberry – Fifty Linden Friday Special (current)

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

Apple Fall

Check out the free pieces showing at SL 15B 
Apple Fall – Macarons in Box – LI 1 – free gift – Copy & Modify
Apple Fall – ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Sliced Grapefruit – free gift – Copy & Modify

*~MMG‘s~* [Parts] Bird’s nest – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

Lunar Seasonal Designs – English Robins Love Marquis Grapes – LI 5 – animated robin chases a grape around the bowl – extra cute! Copy only.

Hope you’re all enjoying the sun!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Small but perfectly formed

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The “Stonehurst Redux” house by Galland Homes has a Land Impact of only 26 and it would  fit on a small plot. The floorplan  is beautifully thought out, with a spacious feel thanks to lots of tall windows, an outside balcony, compact internal staircase and open plan living.  Equally at home in the city or the countryside, it’s placed here within a town environment.

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I thought it would be fun to furnish the Stonehurst and see how much I could get in.  It was quite a lot as you’ll see.  This is one side of the downstairs living area which is quite adequate to fit in a gorgeous retro compact kitchen from [tia] and minimalist dining set from Cheeky Pea.  The Chihuahua is there for size comparison, at least that’s his excuse waiting on the dining table for scraps!

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Over to the opposite side and you can see the stairs going up to the first floor and a cosy lounge area furnished mostly by Revivial and MudHoney in typical Scandi style. There are a lot of windows which do give that indoors/outdoors feel but you could cover some of them with wooden blinds if you wanted to create more privacy in a particular area.

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Upstairs now and I only furnished the far side of the first floor, you could fit in loads more. For instance,  a generous sized bed , small study area and small bathroom area behind room screens – they would all slot in easily.  I was really enjoying the two main textures of the walls – wood and stone – they compliment each other and give stability to a home which has a lot of ethereal glass.

The Scarlet Creative daybed (currently part of the Daisy gacha at June Arcade) is a little gem. All that style and work for a mere L$75 play of the machine, I think it was.  It is small (look at the Chihuahua on it) but like the Stonehurst house, it’s perfectly formed!

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Here’s a close up on eTNIA‘s stunning retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor which is currently at the Vintage Fair and that Event runs to the end of the month. Ethnic and retro combine in this vanity set,  which isn’t always easy.  The Vase and Letters are extras from other designers. All the rest you get in eTNIA’s set and it’s reassuringly low prim.

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

OUTSIDE
Stonehurst Redux by Galland Homes – LI 26 – at the Galland Homes Mainstore

Maya’s Buildings (HQ Mesh) – Trees, benches, pigeons and lampposts
Hayabusa Design – Bush Static Beach M17-1 v1-1 Group
KIDD – WILD FLOWERS B* FLAT CAVED POT*Resizer
CJ Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon – 16 Plants in 1 only 1 Prim
{vespertine– vintage mailbox/red}
..::THOR::.. Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON
Road and paving – Moz & Arrchie

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Terracotta – from Little Piece of Heaven gacha
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Bush Terracotta

INSIDE

Open Plan downstairs:-

[tia] – Olivia Kitchen Set (complete, items also available separately)
Ariskea – {Australia} Macrame Rug

From May Deco(c)rate (Minimalist round)
HEXtraordinary – Garden Fountain
MudHoney – James Console Set – Console, Mirror, Lamp, Rug – Ink
Cheeky Pea – Kaye Dining Set – table, chair, vase, pendant light

[-BLUE SKY-] “Toscana Place Setting – Olive You”
What Next – Swiss Cheese Plant
.:revival:. –  linen sofa, beanbag, light branches and rug
Shutter Field – vintner tray – wine and cheese

Bedroom:-

eTNIA – Retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor – Vintage Fair

[ zerkalo ] Dream Away gacha  – Curtain
Raindale ~ Birdside chandelier (from Birdside gacha)
[Tia]  – Pandora Chair with texture change HUD for fabric and pillow

From June Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Daisy Side Table, Daisy Day Bed
JIAN – Cheeky Chihuahuas gacha 7. Tan Wanderer
Fancy Decor – Royce Collection gacha – 09 Carpet Hide Rug

dust bunny . woodland dreams gacha . hedgehog planter

Ariskea – [Blush] Teapot Peonie [Fushia]

Duvet Day – Letters tied with string (from Lace gacha)

 

 

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂