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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 🙂

 

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Conservatory

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A conservatory that’s anything but conservative!  One of the best I’ve seen, it’s made by designer, Benoit, of Duvet Day, who specialises in gacha sets.  Imagine how you’d feel if on the first Play you got that building 🙂   Although there’s lots of gorgeous items here, one of my all time favourites is the Mesh India Samyukta Lamp Cabinet which reminds me of my childhood. We used to have one just like that which was jealously guarded by mum who put all her spices into the drawers.  If us boys were caught around playing with the drawers which was kinda irresistible, we’d get a cuff around the ears!

Outside you can just see the new Little Branch tree. This I’ll be showcasing later on but I have to say that this architectural Black Olive tree is a classic and I’m sure I’ll be using a lot.

Earlier on this week I attended a brilliant blogger’s H&G scene build by Wendz Tempest. It was kindly given on the KraftWork building platform.  Wendz showed us how she buildings a scene freestyle.  No walls or house at first – blimey!  Lots of tips and tricks were shared. Well I liked the idea of it, so I partially built the scene above freestyle, selected all the pieces and shoved them into the conservatory.  I still fiddled about but it was fun – why don’t you try it out.

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

Sponsors ❤
Duvet Day – gacha currently at the  Cosmopolitan Event
[DD] Conservatory Life Building RARE – LI 70
[DD] Conservatory Life Sofa – LI 8 – sits for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Armchair – LI 6 – sits/actions for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Table lamp – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Rug – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Table – LI 2
(also in the gacha are Lantern, Pouffe and Jar)

Chez Moi Furnitures – Cosy Corner set (mainstore)
Vintage Record Player – LI 1
Vinyl Record Storage Shelf – LI 2
Carpet Colorful – LI 1

Chez Moi Furnitures – Garden Shelf, currently at Shiny Shabby Event
Shelf – LI 1
Lemon Tree – LI 4 (enlarged a bit)
Potted Oregano – LI 2

Raindale
Brightshore gacha, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Raindale – Brightshore drinks – LI 2
Raindale – Brightshore cupcakes – LI 2

Granola.
Leda’s Mini Set, currently at Blush
Four soft Spring colourful mirrors and four succulent painted tin candles
Tin Candle with Lid – 4 versions (LI 3 each) – flame on/off via touch
Granola. Leda’s Mirror. Green. – LI 2

Serenity Style
Pieces from Audri Magic Garden gacha (mainstore)
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Puppy RARE – LI 4
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bunch of Plants – LI 1
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bear – LI 1

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed Event
LB_Black Olive Tree {Animated} 4 Seasons – LI 12
LB_Snakeweed {Animated }*Summer-A – LI 1

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JIAN – Glam Greyhounds gacha 11. Wander Pup Grey – LI 7, Ex Arcade gacha, check out Marketplace for resellers.

Ariskea – [Florist] Yellow Roses – gacha – LI 2

Mesh India – thank you, Panda! One of my all time favourite pieces.
MI Samyukta Lamp Cabinet – LI 9
Texture change for 4 woods, red, orange (the one I used) and blue.

Anhelo (two of these were Fifty Linden Friday offers).
–ANHELO-M45SH-181GA :: my little garden (shelf) – LI 4
–ANHELO-M45GH-183GA :: my little garden (garden hook) – LI 3
–ANHELO-M45LR-183GA :: my little garden (leaf rake) – LI 1

We were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GBzg0dZiIc (1995)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A Bedroom for the Boys

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When I opened the new Builder’s Box, not only was it jammed packed with great architecture but it also gave me a lot of inspiration for blogging.  This wondrous skybox belongs to KraftWork and it’s one of the most original concepts I’ve seen.  I suppose it’s a skateboard park crossed comfortably with an Industrial style skybox. Hey Presto – the Shred Flat is born!  Don’t forget to click on the picture to see the full sized version.

With all the pretty bedrooms for girls around right now, I thought I’d do one for the boys.  A lot of  these products have magically matched up with the right tones. This especially applies to also Known as‘s Farmer’s Retreat Bed and matching furniture.  It gives a feeling of solidness combined with comfort and style.  I love it!  Part of Fancy Decor‘s Jansen set – namely that swivel chair matched up remarkably well.  It does come in a variety of other colours, white would have been nice, too.  With other pieces from 22769, [ zerkalo ] and Serenity Style we were soon cooking.  Add some plants and animals – every flat should have a Jack Russell – and we’re there.

Here’s some more photos of the Shred Flat empty – so you can get an idea of what to do with it in the way of decorating.  This is the skateboard section and I was half thinking to make this the dining area/lounge – I bet you lot have other ideas.

Here’s the decorated back wall with a walk down steps area – bathroom perhaps?  Those graffiti walls are so striking, no need for any Wall Art this end of the skybox.

The opposite end of the skybox now, you’ve got some nice Industrial windows with added light panes, a shabby brick wall and also a set of spray cans on the floor.  Now if you can use the Edit panel you can select just those cans and move them around. It’s all modify so why not.

And here we’re looking through one of those windows from the outside of the skybox to the wall opposite where there’s some more of that fabulous wall art, skateboard inspired naturally 🙂

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

KraftWork – The Shred Flat – in Builder’s Box for February 2018

Builder’s Box HQ on The Last Forever Sim

also Known as – Farmer’s Retreat Bed currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to February 10th
aKa – Farmer’s Retreat Bed – LI 19 – there’s also a Low Land Impact version included at 4 LI. There are versions of the bed for F/F, M/M and M/F. Choice of PG or Adult beds all packed with beautiful animations for singles, couples and intimate poses in the Adult versions.

Other matching pieces you can add to this bed:-
aKa Farmer’s Retreat – Nightstand Right and Left side of bed – LI 1
aKa Farmer’s Retreat – Chest Of Drawers – LI 3
aKa – Rug.001 – LI 1 – goes very well with this set!
aKa – Farmer’s Retreat = Pitcher and Bowl also included – LI 1

Fancy Decor – Jansen Collection, currently at  FaMESHed Event.
Jansen Velvet Swivel Chair – texture versions in black, blue, green, grey, red and white – LI 4 – all the rest are LI 1 each
Jansen Cube Table
Jansen Candles (soft linked set)
Jansen Painting
Plus
Fancy Decor: Cloche Clock – LI 5 – mainstore

Pieces from 22769‘s Safe from Harm gacha (was Epiphany, look on MP for resellers)
22769 – Potted Banana Tree – COMMON – LI 6 at default
22769 – Monstera Plant – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Backgammon – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Rustic Lantern – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Pouf Table – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Plant on Pillar – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Beethoven Bust – COMMON – LI 3

Pieces from [ zerkalo ] Billiards Z Gacha
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Cue Rack (RARE) – LI 6
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Balls Set – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Billiard Frame – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Hanging Lamp – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Wall Bar – LI 3

Serenity Style – Gio Vintage Car gacha
You can drive these! This car is wearable to drive and for any kind of avatar – both kids and adults.


How to use it?
1.- Wear it
2.- Turn off your AO
3..- Touch to resize it to adjust to your avi and move it if is necesary
4.- Use the arrow keys and ENJOY IT !!!!
Serenity Style – Gio Vintage Car AUBERGINE – LI 11 resized right down

TLC Home Collection
TLC Jack Russell In Box – LI 5
From Animated Puppies gacha

JIAN Wall-Mounted Betta Tank – LI 6
Click to create the Betta fighting fish – each one 2 Land Impact

Shi – Noir Minimalist – Clay Coffee & Flask Set

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Merry-go-Round

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Roundabouts are the stuff of childhood memories, maybe you rode one at the local fair or you found one in a nearby playground and made a beeline for it! I think adults love these just as much as children and there’s no shame in beating the kids to your favourite brightly painted horse. Of course you need candy floss to make the experience complete 🙂

Raindale‘s Windridge gazebo is just right to house our merry-go-round, and it’s available at the current Cosmopolitan Event round. You can rez it with or without the string lights but it’s so nice to have those lights twinkling about you. There’s a texture changer for the tiled roof and I used the blue one to match Culprit’s beautiful Vintage Carousel. There’s a couple of texture versions for this – one is a delicate blue and white combo and the other is a more robust red. The carousel rotates at a reasonable rate, at least it doesn’t make the riders feel giddy. There’s a variety of different pose choices for the riders including Drunk, Huggy, Near Fall, Wave and Gallop. Great fun!

All around I’ve been using Little Branch‘s current trees and vegetation. The orange tree is out at the store and the Young Bradford is at Limit8 – hurry if you want this as supplies are limited. These trees are gently animated and the branches move as if in a light breeze. It’s so nice to have that natural movement within your landscaping scenes as it gives gardens, parks and landscapes life. They are both 4-Season trees which make them versatile – it’s like you purchased four trees in one pack. I also used Wild Grass in lavender (you can also get the same in dry texture), animated Snakeweed, a white, rounded Flowerfield (a Little Branch speciality) and a low impact hill over and over again to build up the scene. Doesn’t take much to look really fabulous.

In the foreground are Serenity Style‘s Purr Cute Ducks which are a gacha. My favourite is the one sitting down.  Now this gacha was from December 2017 PocketGacha originally, and there are some of these as resellers on Marketplace (I just had a look) or check out the mainstore.

Last but not least, are the Magical Orbs by KraftWork and HERA. This is a collaboration between the two designers, and currently showing at SaNaRae. The orbs are a photo prop which is meant to be held but I’ve rezzed it here. Each prop will include 3 different Bento poses to make your photography stand out in a realistic way. Emissive maps are enabled for superior photographic effects. They do look gorgeous! I was using the Gold version as it had little blue butterflies that matched the horses in the merry-go-round.  These things happen like magic – it’s a magical scene, after all 🙂

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Here’s the Home & Garden Products I used in detail:-

KraftWork + HERA Magical Orbs – Gold Pose 1 – LI 53 (meant to be held)
Pick up a pack as well as individually at the current SaNaRae Event.

 

Serenity Style– Purr Cute Ducks- Sitting – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Mum & Kids RARE – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Standing – LI 1
Serenity Style- Purr Cute Ducks- Babie Standing – LI 1

Culprit – Vintage Carousel – Snow and Red versions – LI 47

Raindale, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Windridge Gazebo and optional string lights – Land Impact 14-21 depending on the version used. Permissions are Copy/Modify. Texture changer – 6 roof tiles options. Regular and Winter versions with snow.

Little Branch
Young BradFord {Animated} *4-Seasons – LI 7 – at Limit8 Event
For the following, visit Little Branch Mainstore
Orange Tree V2 {Animated} *4-Seasons – LI 5
White Flowers 1 {Rounded-Field} – LI 7
Wild Grass *1 LI {Lavender} – LI 1
Hill-v1 {Low LI} – LI 1
Snakeweed {Animated} – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Storage Solutions

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I’ve often heard the cry, “If only I had more storage!” It applies as much to real life rooms as it does to when we despair at having so few prims on our land that we can’t get everything in. The trouble with material goods is that they expand exponentially and even if you had a mansion you’d still need more storage.

Here’s some storage solutions, virtually speaking. All the products are amazingly low prim, even Mesh India’s storage units packed with books, ornaments and toys have a daft Land Impact. Please excuse the animals showing off by the mirror, they are practising leaping from the bookcases onto the string lights but only the chameleon has managed a good landing so far.

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

Fancy Decor – Callot Collection, currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Callot Cabinet – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Stack of Books II – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pinecone Candle – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Callot Mirror – LI 3

also Known as – Oppidan Chair Zebra – LI 2 – animations – coffee/waiting/bored, then Masculine menu with 6 poses, Feminine menu with 5 poses, Dining menu with suitable poses (soup/main meal/dessert/wine for ladies and gents. This is a wonderful posh dining room chair with great animations.

Mesh India – Wall Cabinet Set, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
MI Wall Cabinet Support 2 and 1 – LI 3 each
MI Wall Cabinet Corner 1 and 2 – LI 4 each

Newchurch – :: N :: Shen Screen (3), Rosewood – LI 2, part of the Shen set in Rosewood and Light Teak (I tinted this black) Copy/Modify

Raindale – string lights – LI 4 (in various sorts of hue/blink/flicker/static) from the “All is Bright” set

N4RS – Basket with Plaid, pack has plain basket as well – LI 3, part of the Winter Romance Set

MudHoney – James Rug – Ink – LI 1

Animals and Bird:-

JIAN – Splendid Spaniels 17. Daisies – LI 2

*HEXtraordinary* – Cinnamon Sugar Glider – LI 3
*HEXtraordinary* Snow Sugar Glider – LI 3
*HEXtraordinary* Chameleon Companion – Crimson – LI 2

Schadenfreude – Blond Rooster Chicken! – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Lord of Winter

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While it may be mostly Pagans who celebrate the Yule holiday, nearly all cultures and faiths have held some sort of Winter Solstice celebration or festival. Because of the theme of endless birth, life, death, and rebirth, the time of the Solstice is often associated with deities and other legendary figures.

From Norse Legend, Odin bestowed gifts at Yuletide upon his people, riding a magical flying horse across the sky. This legend may have combined with that of St. Nicholas to create the modern Santa Claus. Anyway, this is my interpretation!

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

Raindale
“Charfell Cabin” Updated version for The White Nights Event at The Avenue, runs through to January 6th – 35% off
Keira added a snow roof at 5 LI and string lights at 2 LI and there’s new HUD options – 5 wall colours, 5 roof colours and a winter present which will give snowy textures for some of the wooden parts and base platform. The winter version has a platform with it – 55 LI, the summer version will be 50 LI. The footprint of the cabin will be 10 by 15 metres at the default size but with Permissions of Copy/Modify this can be sized up and down.
The platform is optional and can be removed or used by itself, the Land Impact will be 8 at it’s default size of 23 by 23 metres. I think you’ll find this is a very useful piece of landscaping in it’s own right. You have a 5 option texture change HUD with the platform, too.

Raindale – “Clarendon Set”, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 30th and then at the mainstore
Clarendon living room set – comprises sofa and armchair, this is a really versatile folksy style set and should last throughout winter
Sofa – 11 LI, 14 singles and 8 couples animations,
Armchair – 7 LI, 14 singles animations
3 colours for fabric, 3 colours for wooden parts, 4 textures for cushions plus 5 extra Christmas prints for front cushions

Raindale – Ellesmere table – from “Ellesmere set” at mainstore

Krescendo – Enchanted Dreamcatchers – 10
AsteroidBox – Calligraphic Curses – Writing Set and Ink Stick
!dM – Rockin Rudolph Holly Powder (Box 9) – meant to be worn
All gacha at the new Lootbox round

Storax Tree Sales Room
Downhill Crate Shelf C1 – LI 8
Plates & Candles Shelf Holiday A10 – LI 6
Natural Bliss Tray Table Holiday Red Ac – LI 7

Serenity Style– Best Wishes BLOGGERS AND FRIENDS ❤ – gift to Serenity Style Bloggers only

Dust Bunny . home made gingerbread hearts and gingerbread ornaments
was Fifty Linden Friday deal

JIAN
Arctic Foxes Set – JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Sleep L and JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Stand 1 L – at mainstore
JIAN – Santa’s Samoyeds 1. Adult Companion Rare – ARCADE gacha

Vespertine
{vespertine}- cup of your tea / customer appreciation gift – LI 2
{vespertine} – antler door wreath holder / copper – December Group Gift
{vespertine}- frostwoods pop up book – LI 2

And I’m wearing…
Bare Rose – Mystic Robe – just a wonderful costume by ace Designer, June Dion

Purfect – White Beard and Moustache – OMEGA appliers and mesh pieces with HUD to colour the hairbands, also has other colours of beard available – very nice!

Heth Haute Couture – Crown of Light – amazing jewelry by Designer, Hethwen

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Sweets for Santa

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Santa always distributes plenty of sweets to folks at Christmas but I think he needs a few himself so here’s what the fairies left for him!  Please click on the picture for a huge version.

And speaking of ‘sweet’, this post is dedicated to my Blogger & Vlogger Network Secret Santa – it’s EleanorJean Resident or EJ as I know her.

I was so pleased to get EJ for the BVN Secret Santa. She’s one of those bloggers whose work I find a pleasure to read because she puts down her comments on life both bravely and honestly.

Now she’s no slouch in the Fashion department, EJ was a recent Miss Virtual World Germany (that’s her mum’s homeland) and is a dedicated, beautiful model. I was never anywhere near her level *laughs* when I was modelling, it took me all my time not to fall off the darn catwalk with the constant lag. However, I’m not bad at Home & Garden so I thought I’d dedicate this sweet scene to a sweet person ❤

Read EleanorJean’s blog and check out her Flickr

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Just to finish off the necessary, here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used in this post:-

unKindness – Winter Pool with Patio, currently at FaMESHed Event to December 27th – Land Impact 53 – this gorgeous frozen pool and snowy patio just perfect for winter decorating and you can do such a lot with it such as fill that empty space at the back with all sorts of things!

Soy. – Snow Covered Woods set with bases and 4 different trees – default and low Land Impact pieces. They size up well but you will put on more LI by doing so.

Galland Homes – Santa’s Christmas Hut, currently at the Paying It Forward Event
Permissions are Transfer/Modify as this is a gifting Event. Land Impact is 11 at the default size with a small footprint of 5 by 5

Raindale for The Avenue Event
Raindale – Canopy Tent – LI 10 – versions with and without cushions plus separate cushions – 15 solo and 5 original couples poses by Raindale
Texture change HUD for Canopy, seat and cushions

KraftWork for Builder’s Box Christmas Village Edition
Builder’s Box HQ on The Last Forever Sim
Gingerbread House – 112 LI – Copy/Modify – has texture change HUD for walls, roof, fireplace wall and fireplace front – plus snowflakes rezzer
Also has Gingerbread House Fence, Curtain, Doormat to match!

Chez Moi Furnitures – Snowman Family, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 30th
Land Impact – 3 and fully interactive poses for 2 adults and 1 toddler

Serenity Style – Xena Love Series at The Trunk Show
Serenity Style- Xena Eternal Love Panel – 2 LI
Serenity Style- Xena Love Box – 1 LI
and Danna Fairies at Lootbox gacha Event – these are gorgeous, folksy style little fairies and light ornaments which will light up spots wherever you place them

 

 

TLC Home Collection – Penguin Sledge – gift at Cosmopolitan Advent Event
Gifts hang from the Christmas Tree in the main concourse
Very cute animated sledge and penguins for 4 LI

Hope you’re all coping  well with the Holiday preparations and not too rushed

Cheers, m’dears 🙂