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Winter Glamping

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The Husky family have taken to glamping this winter! They adore their new vehicle, the Kraftstream. They can even sling their sleighs on it, lazy canines. Look at Dad pegged out, he must have imbibed way too much Christmas cheer… or Hans, have you made that bench too comfy?  Maybe Junior will wake him up with a snowball 🙂

The Kraftstream has a couple of versions included in the pack, one which is furnished and one which is just the vehicle itself. There’s a great decorating HUD included. Options include awning on and off, and versions of interior finishing, string lights, fabric patterns, and dinette décor. There are even Christmas fabric options included, it’s enough to satisfy most ardent decorating fiddlers.

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

NB – Permissions are Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Sponsors:- KraftWork, Builder’s Box, Serenity Style, Raindale, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Studio Skye Landscaping, Mushilu
Events:- FaMESHed, We Love Role-Play, UBER, Builder’s Box – Snowstorm

BUILDER’S BOXSnowstorm Edition
1. Serenity Style
Cozy Winter Bench – LI 5 – Animation Menus – solo sits for ladies & gents, romantic and relaxing Cuddles
Cozy Winter Lantern = LI 2 (enlarged)
Cozy Winter Logs Crate – LI 3

2. Raindale
Snowday Set
Snowday picnic sled/chair + blanket +cushion – LI 4 – 10 solo sits
Snowday picnic – Snowman – LI 2
Snowday picnic – snowballs – LI 1
Snowday picnic basket – LI 1
Snowday picnic drinks (touch for cup) – LI 1
Snowday picnic – arch – sparkling lights – LI 5

KraftWork, currently at December FaMESHed
KraftWork Kraftstream Decorated – LI 243
KraftWork Kraftstream Shell – LI 212
decorating HUD

Raindale
“Fairhurst” is a collection of cute mailboxes currently at the We Love Role-Play Event
I used the Fairhurst mailbox – snowy – LI 2. They are scripted to work as a mailbox so you’ll be able to drag notecards or send messages. Put your email address in description field to get notifications on email or replace with your own mailing system/dropbox scripts, it’s fully modifiable!

Little Branch
A medley of beautiful animated seasonal trees on Winter option, I reduced most of them from the default size – they are very adaptable for all sorts of scenes.
1. Lombardy Poplar {Animated } 5-Seasons – LI 6
2. RedBud Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3 – should still be at UBER Event
3. Korean Beech Tree v2 {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 5
4. Mimosa 1 – Winter – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Pieces from the “Husky Outpost” set which includes the individual woofers & puppers and a decorated scene for them to enjoy
Outpost Scene – without dogs – LI 13
Husky Adult [Laying] – LI 3
Husky Adult [Standing] no Breath – LI 4
Husky Puppy [Pulling] – LI 3
Husky Puppy [Standing] – LI 3
Husky Puppy [Sitting] – LI 2

American Robin – LI 1

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Studio Skye Landscaping
Piece from the “Skye Land Forms” – Snow Horseshoe 32m – LI 2

Mushilu
Pieces from the “Snow Lake and Formations” Set
Rock 1, 2, and 3 – LI 1 each
Snow Formation 3 and 4 – LI 1 each

Cheers, m’dears, and have a great weekend ❤

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Let it Snow!

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“Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” sung by Dean Martin

Yes I know Frankie sings this as well but I adore the dulcet tones of Mr Martin – compare and contrast as they say in exams!

This cute little scene takes place in the “Mountain Ski Lodge” skybox by Fourth Wall, which is just perfect for Christmas decorating! It’s not just this main room that constitutes the skybox but there’s also a side room which is meant to be the bedroom as it has an attached dressing room, all in warm wood. There’s a version with snow surround, and that’s what I’ve been using here. If you can’t do without it after the season has passed, simply choose the version without surround.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Fourth Wall, MADRAS, ChiMia, unKindness, Cheeky Pea, Raindale
Others:- Bygone, JIAN
Events:- It’s an LTD Christmas, FaMESHed, Builder’s Box Snowstorm, The Arcade
Viewer:- Black Dragon

BUILDER’S BOXSnowstorm Edition

Builder’s Box – Snowstorm Catalogue

1. [FOURTH WALL] Mountain Lodge Skybox (Outdoor Scene)- LI 53 and it’s LI 52 for the version without the scene

2. ChiMia :: Cosy Winter Sofa – LI 3, texture changer for the cushions (10 plain and 5 tartan) and the upholstery (10 plain) – the HUD asks if you want to attach the texture changer… use it and then detach. Great animations for up to 2 avatars.

3. MADRAS – Aish Fireplace Set
MADRAS Aish Fireplace – LI 5 – texture changer for black or white fireplace and a choice of 4 patterns for the base- click flames on/off
MADRAS Aish Mirror Black/White – LI 1
MADRAS Aish Bottle Decor – LI 1
MADRAS Aish Fireplace Tool – LI 1

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unKindness 
The fabulous Winter Slumber Bedroom set currently at FaMESHed
uK – Winter Slumber Bed PG and Adult – LI 14 – Animation Menus for Solo, Cuddles and Couples Sleep in the PG versions
uK – Winter Slumber Night Stand – LI 1
uK – Winter Slumber Runner v2 – LI 1, the v1 Runner matches the bedsheet in grey and white
uK – Winter Slumber Vase 1 and Vase 2 – LI 1 each

Cheeky Pea
From the Advent Calendar Gifts
:CP: Mr Funny Santa Cactus – LI 5
:CP: & Country Lane – Cheeky Tree – LI 6 at this size
“Country Lane” is a new brand shortly to be released by Saffron Foxclaw!

Raindale, currently at The Arcade
Pieces from the Coldbrook gacha
Raindale – Holiday tray – Arcade gift – LI 2
Raindale – Coldbrook garland (snowflakes) – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

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Bygone
Bygone Swag Pepper & Pomegranate – LI 8 at this size (bigger than default)
This is part of “It’s An LTD Christmas” Advent Calendar

JIAN
Puppers from the Santa’s Samoyeds gacha
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 14. Santa Pup Wanderer – LI 12
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 13. Elf Pup Wanderer – LI 12
Name, Sound, Resize and set Radius of their Wandering
Permissions are Transfer with resizer on HUD

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Ophelia’s Dining Table

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Ophelia: – “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love,
remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.
There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you,
and here’s some for me. We may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays.
O, you must wear your rue with a difference! There’s a daisy. I
would give you some violets, but they wither’d all when my father
died. They say he made a good end.”
Hamlet – Act IV, Scene 5 – Will Shakespeare

Ophelia is going slightly mad here and she hands out flowers to various characters. It’s said that she’s suffering from the “poison of deep grief” brought on by her father’s death and is divided from herself and her sanity (her fair judgement). But that’s not her only problem. Shakespeare hints through the symbolic meaning of flowers that she’s been betrayed through adultery and may even be pregnant. In the end nobody is quite sure if her death is accidental or suicidal.
Read more in this interesting article – https://www.ehow.com/facts_6766640_meaning-ophelia-flowers.html

Here’s a Slideshow of the magnificent Coronation Skybox, in which the scene is set:-

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This is the last of my posts for Halloween on a Shakespearean theme and I hope you’ve enjoyed them.  I wanted to do something a bit different from the usual blood and gore and fortunately there were some truly wonderful products about by very talented designers to enable me to do so.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Granola., SEMPITERNAL, Raindale
Others:- Dust Bunny, Apple Fall, *katat0nik*

Events:- Builder’s Box, Epiphany, Salem (Prism Events)

From Builder’s Box Black Magic Round

1. Granola.
Ophelia’s Dining Set (100% User Created MESH with Materials enabled)
Granola. Ophelia Dining Chair – LI 3 – has 12 solo ladies and 10 gents including ‘Pray’. Includes both Bento and non-Bento animations
Granola. Ophelia Dining Table – LI 2 – will sit six avatars
Granola. Ophelia Candlestick Short – LI 3 (enlarged from default for the scene) – has an on/off script that emits smoke when extinguished

Pieces from Esther’s Fortune Set, currently at SALEM Event
Granola. Esther’s Crystal Ball. Black – LI 2 (altered ball colour for the scene)
Granola. Esther’s Tarot Cards & Case Dark. – LI 2
Granola. Esther’s Rune Stones – LI 1
(also included in the set are the Esther’s Candle – LI 2). Two sets available – light and dark versions.

2. SEMPITERNAL [The Coronation] Skybox – LI 264 – 15 by 28 metres
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cerberus%20Crossing/238/25/1832
There are two versions included in the box, the other one is LI 497 with a footprint of 10 by 19 metres

Raindale, currently at SWANK to October 31st
Raindale – Mirgaild mirror – LI 1 – has texture change HUD for five options

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Dust Bunny – Wiccan Book Stack – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
This was a Fifty Linden Friday offer but you can still find it at the store for L$125, go in the main doorway and into the gacha section. It’ll be on the right by the matching Wiccan Artistry gacha set that’s currently at October Epiphany .

Katat0nik – gacha
*katat0nik* (Red) Dragon – LI 36 as you’re supposed to wear him

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Anashara Dining Set
Apple Fall Mini Pumpkin – Orange – LI 1
Apple Fall Pine cones & Hazelnuts – LI 1
Apple Fall Woodland Deer – Brass – LI 1
Apple Fall Autumn Place Setting – LI 2
Apple Fall Apple Sprig with Branch – LI 1
Apple Fall Apples with Ornamental Stand – Charcoal – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Black Magic

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More on my Hamlet theme for Halloween. In this scene Hamlet, as though possessed, talks to Ophelia and advises her not to marry him.  The reasons he gives are the thoughts of an mad man perhaps… or maybe they are insightful.

“I am very proud, revengeful,
ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have
thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape,
or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do,
crawling between earth and heaven?
We are arrant knaves, all.
Believe none of us.” (Hamlet speaking to Ophelia)
~ Will Shakespeare, Hamlet – Act 3 Scene 1

I liked the phrase, “crawling between earth and heaven”, and so the scene portrayed here is something in between, something that is likely to bind you to the earth by black magic, so stopping your ascent to heaven.  The dragons crawl around and yet the light of the crystals and spells seem to cast out the darkness. Whoever has set this up has used the Summoning Circle and now they must suffer the consequences, good or bad.

The scene is set in a corner of the magnificent Ascelin skybox by VARONIS.  It’s a gloriously Gothic style building which has a large central room with three huge windows at one side and a doorway at the other. The vaulted ceiling has wooden beams which are realistically textured and very well done.  Then, either side of the main room, there are archways that lead to a couple of mirrored side rooms, each has a fireplace filled with candles.  There are also strategically placed lamps in these rooms but the overall effect is quite eerie depending on your choice of Windlight and in that way it would be perfect for certain types of roleplay.  Here’s a Slideshow as I walked around the build. The first photo shows the skybox from the outside. Inside was taken using a Midday setting (not the default one).

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Full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Raindale, Dahlia, KraftWork, VARONIS, 22769
Others:- HEXtraordinary
Events:- Builder’s Box, Arcade Spooktacular

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round

1. Raindale
Raindale – Darkmore table – LI 2 – Copy & Modify – 5- option HUD to change colour of leather banding elements
Raindale – Darkmore daybed – LI 11 – Copy & Modify – 5-option HUD to change colour of cushion and sofa pad separately
20 solo and 8 couples animations (all original to Raindale)

2. Dahlia
Conjure Set (pieces are LI 1 each)
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Prehnite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Black Moonstone
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Purple Fluorite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Black Amethyst
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Green
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Pink
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Roses – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Cumin – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Belladonna – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Raven Feather Bottle
Dahlia – Conjure – Candle – Black
Dahlia – Conjure – Black Magic – Crystal Ball

3. KraftWork
Black Spell set – I used the All Linked Gold set (unlinked and used various pieces)
Candles – LI 1 each – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
Purple Candle – LI 1 – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Rolling Papers – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Little Spell – LI 1 – light extravaganza – Copy & Modify
plus part of the table – cast iron swirls (modified) – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Blue – LI 3 (enlarged from default) – Copy & Modify
Black spell large light extravaganza – LI 3 – Copy & Modify

KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Violet – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

4. VARONIS
Ascelin Skybox – LI 225 – Copy & Modify

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the Black Celebration gacha, at Arcade Spooktacular
22769 – Torch – COMMON – change light to various strengths from flicker to huge fire – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Obsidian – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Summoning Circle – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Beating Heart – COMMON – animated heart that beats – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Spell Book – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Blood Goblet – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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HEXtraordinary, from September ARCADE – see Marketplace resellers
*HEXtraordinary* Shoulder Dragon – Sapphire – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Amethyst – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Moonstone – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer

Cheers, m’dears:)

Alas, poor Yorick!

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“Let me see. (takes the skull) Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!” Will Shakespeare ~ Hamlet.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Merak, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Others:- ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.

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

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round
1. Merak
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Chair – LI 5
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Paintings – LI 3
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Cabinet – LI 6
All décor pieces with Permissions of Copy & Modify

2. Raindale
Pieces from the Darkmore Set
Raindale – Darkmore lamp 3 – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore tarot – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore books – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore spirit board – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore candle (tall) and (small) – LI 1 each
Permissions are Copy & Modify
Darkmore set comes with daybed (LI 11, 20 solo and 8 couples animations), 3 types of lamps (light on/off on touch, LI 1 each), coffee table (LI 1) and decor (candles, tarot cards, books and spirit board – LI 1 per object)
You can customize daybed, cushions and leather elements of the table via HUD (5 colours to choose from)

TLC Home Collection, currently at Salem Event
TLC Bloody Vulture [ Perched ] – LI 3 – Copy & Modify – animated for 3 neck/head positions – brilliant piece! You’ll be able to control the sound volume, too. There’s another version of the Bloody Vulture included, this one is flapping. Also in the pack there’s 2 versions of the Griffon Vulture – flapping and perched. These chaps are cleaner! Plus… there’s a wooden stump and rock for landscaping.

TLC Scorpion On Skull – LI 2 – animated for tail and pincers
You get this and also the Scorpion on its own – suitably animated for LI 1

Little Branch
This was a Hello Tuesday special! The pack contains 4 versions of Spooky Tree, Gnome Tree, PLUS… Grass V4 animated, Hill 2 versions, Wild Grass Dry animated for extra landscaping delight
LB – creepy spooky. v1 [Mesh} – LI 7

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::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.“Dawn” Backdrop (dark) – LI 17
Plus their window curtains – LI 3
This is the dark version of their backdrop – I used the light version in a previous post.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Galveston

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Galveston isn’t just the classic Glen Campbell song or an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas, but it’s also this fabulous prefab by Galland Homes.

There are two large rooms which are divided by unusual large sliding stable doors, and there’s also smart dormer windows in the roof. The Land Impact is 121 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Please follow the rez instructions carefully so you can get the doors to work properly! The Glaveston is from the February 2018 Builder’s Box. You’ll soon be able to pre-order the May subscription.

I’ve got a couple of beautiful trees by Little Branch in the picture. One is the Yellow Orchid, a brand new release, and the other is the Black Olive which I promised in my last post to show you in more detail. An amazingly beautiful architectural tree (rotate it around to get the best placement), it’s available at the current round of FaMESHed. Both trees I had on the Spring texture setting.

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

Galland Homes
Galveston by Galland Homes – LI 141 (separately opening central doors, front door and windows door at back)
In the February 2018 Builder’s Box
Builder’s Box is a Second Life architecture subscription box packed full of buildings from some of Second Life’s best mesh home creators. From ground builds to skyboxes, gain access to 10 exclusive homes every 3 months – giving you plenty of choice and time to move in, live in and repeat.

 

DaD Design for Virtual Living – “Byron Hanging Chair” PG V.1.0 c/m – LI 9

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Old Water Pump – LI 2 (from the “Garden Decoration” set)

..::THOR::.. – Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON

Landscaping

Flora:
Little Branch
LB – Yellow Orchid tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 3 (lower than default)
(currently available at The Liaison Collaborative)

LB – Black Olive Tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 8 (slightly reduced)
(currently available at FaMESHed)

Two Moon Gardens – The Rockery – LI 15

Heart Botanicals – Pathways set – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – I used the Patio SQ – LI 9 – Copy/Modify

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Ivy for walls set (on golden texture version)

Texture change with many meshes and only 1 Land Impact each!

Fauna:-
JIAN – Scruffy Shepherds –  14. Sleepy Adult

TLC Home Collection
TLC  – American Robin – LI 1 (from “Sunflower Field with Birds” set)

And we were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTbTHlTmDX8

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Modern Love

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Before I start this post, I want to leave a message for sponsors and my blogging friends.  I’ll be offline for the next fortnight and back on Monday, February 26th. I’m having a long awaited upper spinal operation which should hopefully reduce pain levels and give me extra movement as well as clearer vision.  It’s not a huge operation but it will require recovery time.   It makes use of modern surgery skills, too, for which I am very grateful!  Sorry, my friends, I won’t be able to ‘like’ posts or make my quirky comments for that couple of weeks.  ❤

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There are quite a few superb items out at the moment which have that modern furniture vibe.  I’ve combined three of my current favourites in the scene today.

The building is by unKindness, it’s called Modern Serenity and it’s in the latest Builder’s Box subscription.  This really is a beauty of a house and I’ve included a couple of extra close-ups so you can see how the light will fall inside the building.

There are two main furniture sets here.  The beautiful dressing table/vanity set is by Granola. and you get that in gacha form including texture option HUDs.  Simply lots of class and lots of pastel colour tones – I was using white, peach and pale gold metals.

The other furniture set is a collaboration by Fancy Decor and Commoner called The Modine Collection.  This is gorgeous, there’s a lot of pieces including cushion texture options and you’ll be able to mix n match to your heart’s content!

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Lots of long, narrow windows give a feeling of calm and privacy and yet it’s relatively light for all those dark grey concrete tones.  The front door has a good entrance porch and it leads to the large room for open living.

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

unKindness from Builder’s Box – Modern Serenity Home – 54 LI

Fancy Decor/Commoner – The Modine Collection – Collabor88
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Accent Chair – LI 3
FD & Commoner: Modine Cloud Sofa – LI 6
FD & Commoner: Modine Side Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Vase of Daisies – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Pillow (Geo) – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Coffee Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Round Tray – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Nut Dish – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Rug – LI 1

Granola. – Bibi’s Vanity Set – Blush – to Feb 18th
Used… Bibi’s Stool Pale Gold with set 1 HUD LI 4
Bibi’s Vanity Mirror and Unit – White with Pale Gold LI 6 – change Glow of the mirror lights via Texture Edit
Bibi’s Tray in Gold – LI 3
Make-up brushes in gold and peach, perfume bottles in gold, Yellow Rose Vase in peach (LI 3, LI 2 each, LI 3)

[ zerkalo ] at the Gacha Garden until the end of February

Weights and Measures of Love gacha – Wooden Heart Candle – LI 2

Dust Bunny & O.M.E.N . lovebirds . blue (touch to swing) – LI 9

Cheers, m’dears 🙂