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Fireside Memories

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Winter has set in where we live, and I find there’s nothing better for cheering up a grey, freezing cold day than to lounge in front of a blazing fire.  It also has the best heat output anywhere, including oil fired radiators and ambient heaters!  You can sit and watch a fire for its living elements and never be bored, in fact it will help clear out upsetting emotional states and give you comfort.

There’s a lot of Scandi style furniture and décor around at the moment and it’s a style that’s perfect for winter decorating.  It can be successfully combined with other styles, as I’ve done in the scene above.  It’s a beautiful, minimalist style that was among the first design styles to promote simplistic ways of living when it emerged during the 1930s within the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.  It became known as “Scandinavian design” which originated from a design show that toured the USA and Canada between 1954 and 1957.  The style emphasizes clean lines and simple designs that are inspired by nature and the Nordic climate. This results in spaces that are suffused with light, airiness, serenity and a feeling of oneness with nature.  Scandi style promotes beautiful designs and quality, with sustainable products that are affordable and easily accessible to people in all strata’s of society, and that makes it an egalitarian choice for today.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Country Lane, Granola., Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Newchurch, Serenity Style, KraftWork
Others:- Kaerri, 8f8
Events: – Cosmopolitan, Japonica, Lootbox Event

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

Cheeky Pea & Country Lane
Sofie’s Set from the mainstore
Sofie’s Sofa in PG and Adult – great set of animations for solo, couples and intimate in the Adult version – swap and adjust facilities – LI 12 – Copy only
Sofie’s Falu House – LI 3
Sofie’s Frames – LI 3
Sofie’s Hast – LI 1
Sofie’s Dala – LI 2
Carolyn Side Table by Cheeky Pea – LI 1

Granola.
Holiday Gifts which are the latest Group Gift
Granola. Tray Of Bells. – LI 3
Granola. Paperwhites. – LI 3

And the lamps are from the Waverly’s Set
Granola. Waverly’s Lamp Gold.1 – LI 2

Raindale
Pieces from the Laverton gacha, currently at Lootbox Event which runs to January 28th
Raindale – Laverton skybox – LI 25 – Rare – Footprint 12 by 19 metres
Raindale – Laverton branches wall art 1 white – LI 5 (mirrored pieces)
Raindale – Laverton Grandfather clock (white) – LI 2 – Grandfather clock scripted to show time, you can choose time zones, control sound and volume. Remove the scripts if you want to resize and you won’t break the clock handles. Inside the Lootbox, you get the Skybox, Hanging Chair in Black and Wall Art in Gold. The rest of the 10 items are the Commons, Permissions are Transfer and Modify
Raindale – Laverton Armoire – LI 6

TLC Home Collection, Currently at Japonica to January 14th
Animated chaps from the Fox’s Den set which includes Scene versions for Spring/Summer (linked scenes) Field Mice, Red Foxes Adults and Cubs
TLC Red Fox CubA [Sitting] texture variant I – LI 2
TLC Red Fox CubB [Laying] texture variant II – LI 2
TLC Field Mouse Sitting – LI 1 – extreme cuteness!

 

Newchurch, currently at Cosmopolitan
:: N :: Nicholas Sleigh Bed – LI 14 – available in PG and Adult versions
This beautiful sleigh bed has a texture changer for the quilt/comforter and the rear pillows which can be accessed by clicking on them individually. Options are Buttercup, Carbon, Celadon, Cherry Blossom, Cloud Dancer, Crimson, Egret, Iris Orchid, Lapis Blue, Pale Peach, Pine Green, Plum Caspia, Starfish, Thyme and Ultramarine. When you use the bed, the quilt is hidden and you’ll see the top and mattress sheets that were underneath. There’s a comprehensive animation menu via HUD… female sitter should sit first although there’s a Swap functionality if you forget, and the Menus are:-
10 solo M, 10 solo F, 22 lovely couples animations, plus in the Adult section – 10 foreplay and 10 intimate. You’ll be able to set Access and Adjust the animations.

Serenity Style
“Dean Fall” – Metal Logs Basket – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Hygge Rug – LI 6 for a huge and beautiful rug!

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8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn gacha (2 Rare and 23 Commons)
gacha key

18_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – Sorting memories Autumn – LI 3
11_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – For soft landing Winter – LI 3
06_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – Delightful bites Autumn – LI 2
08_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – Failed distractions Autumn – LI 4
04_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – Carrying old flames Autumn – LI 6 – working fireplace with gently flickering flames

Kaerri
Candle Slab – LI 7 – Copy only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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The Spa in the Woods

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A bit of a fantasy here, because unless you could connect to an underground water system you wouldn’t be able to use that bathtub… however, that’s what we’ve got our virtual world for, to indulge in such impossible things!

The BONDI set needs a bit more explaining… it’s called “Mi Mate” and it’s all about the consumption of Mate.  Now Mate is a caffeine rich infused drink from South America, made of dried leaves and drunk with a shared straw from a shared hollow gourd shaped container. Modern, commercially available straws are typically made of nickel silver (called alpaca), stainless steel, or hollow stemmed cane – and that’s what you can see on the table by the lantern.  Sounds a pretty good pastime to me.

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

Sponsors:- Blueprint Event, BONDI, By Chiana Oh, Florix, TLC Home Collection,
22769 ~ [Bauwerk], [ zerkalo ], Fancy Decor, Little Branch

Others:- HEART Botanicals, Apple Fall, Dust Bunny

Events:- Blueprint, Cosmopolitan, UBER

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

Blueprint Event, runs through to October 12th
1. BONDI – “Mi Mate” Set
BONDI . MI MATE . COOKIE TABLE – LI 4
BONDI . MI MATE . YERBERA (Tin) – LI 1
BONDI . MI MATE . MATE (Cup) – LI – there’s also a Mate cup to hold
BONDI . MI MATE . BOMBILLA (Drinking Straw) – LI 1
BONDI . MI MATE . KEROSENE HEATER – LI 1
BONDI . MI MATE . PAVA MATERA (Kettle) – LI 1

2. By Chiana Oh
By Chiana Oh – Umbrella Ducky Pond – LI 1
The “Umbrella Ducky Pond” is Chiana’s Event exclusive for this round.
She also has the “Lovely Weather for Ducks” picture which is new for the Event and is set at a 50% discount.

3. Florix
.Florix. Outdoor bathtub – LI 6 – contains 5 poses to bathe – Copy only
.Florix. Stone pavement – curve 02 and curve 02 mirror – LI 3 each (from “Stone Pavement” set, there are various pieces – circle, curve and mirror, curve 02 and mirror, square, triangle)

TLC Home Collection
From the “Harvest Helpers” whole scene, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
TLC Thrush – animated and LI 1
TLC Beagle [laying] – LI 2 and he’s asleep!

[ zerkalo ]
“Relaxed Corner Gacha” – Towels – LI 2
Permissions of Transfer & Modify

Fancy Decor
A piece from the “Modular Outdoor Living Kit”
Fancy Decor: Mod Lantern I – LI 1 (also available with a silver surround)

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
22769 – From the “Countryside” gacha at September 2018 ARCADE
22769 – Riding Boots – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Little Branch
Big Red Maple – the texture change HUD gives a choice of 6 seasons… Spring 1 and 2, Summer 1 and 2, Autumn and Winter
It has a LI of 16 at the huge size, the trees in my picture were reduced to LI 2.
The Maple is currently at UBER Event


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HEART Botanicals & Garden Centre (makes a wonderful afternoon’s outing)
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover and Daisies – Small – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Hosta – Red – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Elephant Ears 3 – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Horsetail 3 – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Horsetail 5 – LI 1
HEART – Buttercups – Patch – Small – LI 1
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Patch Small – LI 9 – HUD for Spring & Autumn shades

Apple Fall
Retro Radio – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . croissant sandwiches – LI 1
dust bunny . dreamy outing . picnic basket . white – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

You don’t have to be mad… but it helps!

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Alice and the Mad Hatter have decided to break out the best china and have a tea party in the garden. Now prospective party goers don’t have to be mad… but it helps!  It’s a lovely sunny day and even the book trees have blossomed, with books of course.

There’s a game of chess happening but it’s not conventional rules.  The Dormouse is awake for once but he’s playing the rabbit who famously leaves early because he’s got somewhere else to go.  Phoenix Junior is flummoxed by the whole thing! He’s only interested in cake really.

 

Meanwhile, at the Cheshire Cat end of the table, the lazy daisy has at last woken up, which is just as well since his cuppa is going cold!  The cat’s got his paw on the situation 🙂

 

Alice is doing her best to look cute, while the Mad Hatter contemplates his half a cup of tea.  Maybe the Rainbow Phoenix has done a trick on it!

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Here’s the items I used:-

Newchurch – “Mad Tea Party” gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event

:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Hatter’s Chair – RARE – LI 3
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Alice’s Chair – RARE – LI 3
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Table – LI 6
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Chairs Nos. 1 – 8 – LI 2 each – sits for male and female, eat, reach for food, stuffed, sleep
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Stacked Teacups – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Topper – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teapot No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teapot No. 2 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Cup of Tea No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Cup of Tea No. 2 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Just Half a Cup – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teacup No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teacup No. 2 – LI 1

Animals:-

Flamingoes by Tomato Park (animated animals & zoo)

Adult Rainbow Phoenix – (Decor)
Rainbow Juvenile Phoenix – (Decor) HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Cheshire Cat (April Deco(c)crate)
Schadenfreude – Dancer Deer Mouse
HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M – Happy Mood
+Half-Deer+ Fennec Fox – Rollover

Other H & G items:-

[Merak] – Strawberry Chocolate Cake – extra yummy!
[Merak] – Blueberry Cake
[Merak] – Chocolate Hearty Cake

Ex Machina – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Inspiration – April Deco(c)rate
Pewpew!  – Floating Umbrella Light – Red/Yellow Preset – April Deco(c)rate
Stockholm & Lima – AIW Lazy Daisy – April Deco(c)rate

Landscaping items used:-

Wonder Tree (PG) Chez Moi Furnitures – April Deco(c)rate
Passion Flower set with trellis by Cube Republic – at FaMESHed April
HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – various colours and types – Heart Botanicals
KIDD SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY* – undergrass and 3D daisy grass on top

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cosmopolitan #09/03 – Decor

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There’s still time to visit round #09/03 of the Cosmopolitan event, it’s on until February 28th!

Today, I’m showing just some of the gorgeous decor on offer.

~*Alchemist*~ – full size telephone boxes and you can have any colour you like as long as it’s red, pink, white or black! Touch the door to open and close, then you can leap inside and check out the animations, some of which are for couples. Perms are copy/modify. Close-up shows the telephone itself. Really liked this one!

Alchemist telephone box

Alchemist telephone box close-up

 

Myrrine – a set of cargo box furniture – lovely stuff! You can purchase the whole set or buy the benches or table separately. The cargo box benches have a couple of texture variations and come with or without cushions and each has a land impact of 3. There’s also 8 single sit animations in the benches. The table is 2 land impact and the separate candles 3 land impact. You can toggle the flames on and off.

Myrrine benches_sitting

Myrrine benches other texture

Myrrine cargo chess table

 

Decor Junction – have these cute towels racks out. All the decor on the racks are included and amount to a total of 6 land impact, fantastic. I remember when items like these were many more prims when rendered in sculpties! Perms are Copy/Modify.

Decor Junction DJ mesh towel rack

 

Apt B – have the ‘Arden set’ and I’m always impressed with the texturing of any Apt B decor. Arden is no exception. There’s a chair with 19 single sit animations for 3 land impact, a matching Ottoman for 2 land impact and the lamp is another 3 LI and you can retexture that via a HUD. This is a PG version and the set is Copy/Modify.

Apt B - Arden set

 

Here’s your Taxi

LOGO Cosmopolitan

Cheers, m’dears!

Cosmopolitan Round #8 – Decor

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There’s still another week of the present Cosmopolitan event to go and with all the fabulous decor, it’s well worth a visit. Here’s just some of the items on offer 🙂

 

Apt B have the ‘Haven set’ in green. It consists of a hanging seat decorated by lights which has a land impact of 6 and is filled with animations – 7 single, 3 couple – all with swap and adjust features.  There’s a matching crate for 2 land impact and an open book for 1.  Included is a HUD for 4 wood textures from repurposed to stained wood which will match most situations I’d have thought! I used the stained wood here. Very nice copy/modify set at L$299.

Apt B main

Apt B close up

Alchemist are featuring a set of  ‘Tentacle Lights’ from small to extra large, the latter of which would be suitable for ballrooms. Now I wondered what on earth these lights would look like but I was pleasantly surprised!  Not only do these look fab but they also have full bright, glow and on/off controls. They are selling like hot… err, tentacles at L$150.

Alchemist tentacle light

Myrrine one of my favorite furniture designers have not disappointed this round, they are offering a choice of white or light blue in the ‘Hearty’ set.  The ‘Hearty Bench’ has a land impact of 4, is copy only and has 9 solo sits.  The matching ‘Sofa Table’ is 2 land impact, copy/modify and also includes a book pile at 1 land impact and a letter with envelopes pile for another 1 land impact – both copy/modify.

Myrrine 1

Myrrine 2

Ex Machina. Designer, Hatris, has made my favorite fireplace in ages this round! It’s the ‘Vulcano’ fireplace 1.0. Typically Steampunk in style, all that glowing copper is so comforting. It has a land impact of 4 but if you change the size that may alter, at any rate the script auto deletes after a couple of hours.  However, this is just perfect for most rooms the size it is.  The fire is controlled by a click anywhere on the fireplace. In ALM, the shininess is activated and it looks even more fab!

Ex Machina 1

Also on offer is the ‘Old Furnace’, a slightly smaller chap that would slot into any bricked area with ease. This is 3 land impact, copy/modify and has the same features as the Vulcano. Both these pieces from Ex Machina are on sale at L$80.

Ex Machina 2

Here’s your taxi!

LOGO Cosmopolitan

 

That’s all for the moment. Cheers, m’dears!

 

 

 

Cosmopolitan #07/03 – Decor 2

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More decor goodies from the latest Cosmopolitan round and today I’m showcasing buildings from M Law Designs and Shutter Field.

‘Clermont Loft’ is not just a beautiful home but it includes all the furniture as well!  From  M Law Designs, the total primmage comes to 267 for the lot so one rez and you have a ready to use home with no trouble at all 🙂  Here’s what it looks like in full (and I have the simple to use rezzer showing so ignore that), the flowers and trees are included.

M Law - Clermont Loft - full

The flower covered pergola at the front of the house and everything that you see, even the mail box, is included. Here’s a view from the side.

M Law - Clermont Loft - full side

There’s lots of windows all round with the major ones being curtained and you can open and close these with ease. The arched roof adds to the spacious feel of the ‘Clermont Loft’.  I want to show you what this looks like from the inside so here we’re stepping into the lounge and the front doors are open.

M Law - Clermont Loft - open front door

Cosy! Some more of the lounge with matching furniture.

M Law - Clermont Loft - lounge 2

You walk into a hall here and that takes you straight into the kitchen area which has table and chairs plus a brilliant Aga type stove.  I opened the curtains, too. Beautiful wood textures all round.

M Law - Clermont Loft - Kitchen dining area

M Law - Clermont Loft - Kitchen stove area

What’s upstairs?  Here’s a couple of photos that will give you an idea. Bedroom and bath area and a view out of the windows into the grounds.

M Law - Clermont Loft - bedroom - bath

M Law - Clermont Loft Upper floor

There’s even a wc behind that screen!  Finally, we’re outside again with a close-up of the porch area. ‘Clermont Loft’ is approx 15 by 15 in size and everything is copy/modify.

M Law - Clermont Loft - outside front

Shutter Field’s ‘Summer House, White’ is slightly smaller in size at approx 10 by 10, and it has a land impact of 35. It’s a perfect summer house that you can fill with whatever you like and what’s more – the walls are tintable via the Edit menu.  Here it is in full view.

[SF] summer house - full

‘Summer House’ from the side view, it’s surprisingly spacious and beautifully textured in those light woods.

[SF] summer house side view

A view from the inside with the doors open,  has a lovely fresh and light feel to it.

[SF] summer house - inside with doors open

Alright, so you can tint it! Right, let’s try that. Don’t forget to ‘select part’ and  ‘select face’ and you can see what part you have selected easily. Tinting applies to both sides of the wall so what you have done on the inside will be the same on the outside.

[SF] summer house - tinted walls

Lots of fun to be had  matching the ‘Summer House’ to your existing landscaping! Finally,  here’s that planter – it’s a separate piece.

[SF] summer house planter

 

That’s all for now so, Cheers m’dears 🙂 Oh, you’ll be wanting a taxi  I suppose!  Definitely time for dinner 🙂

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Cosmopolitan #07/03 – Decor 1

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There is a lot of wonderful new decor at the latest round of Cosmopolitan so I’m going to split it up over several posts!  I’ll be showcasing Bee Designs and Ex Machina today.

 

Bee Designs have a really sumptuous couples lounger with a romantic animation menu. The ‘Garnet Lounger’ also includes the ‘Amore vase’ which is packed full of roses with rose petals strewn on the ground. Beautifully textured, too. I rezed it in the sun lounge and tried various windlight settings, and it still looked amazing in midday.

Bee Designs_Garnet sofa

The animations menu is split up into two parts. 8 animations are cuddles and kisses which are romantic without being soppy, and in addition to those there are 8 animations with props where you feed your partner cherries and drink coffee together plus other snuggles and kisses. The ‘Garnet Lounger’ would make a lovely Valentine’s scene. Here’s Arrchie and yours truly testing out one of the animations which although for M/F can be stretched to same gender couples. Both pieces are copy and modify and have a total land impact of 11.

Bee Designs_Garnet sofa couple

 

Ex Machina have three items for this event and they are all low prim and superbly made! They look wonderful in Advanced Lighting Mode if your computer can manage that but even in windlight settings, they stand out in an awesome way. The ‘Vega’ telescope is made in the Steampunk style with brass fittings and it just looks sturdy and right for the job! Here, I’m watching the deer as they nibble grass in the late evening. ‘Vega’ is copy/modify and only 2 land impact.

Ex Machina_Vega A

Ex Machina_Vega B

Two terrestrial globes now, again 18th century Steampunk style – I thought these looked superb. ‘Atlas 1’ is a globe on a brass stand with circular base. Click on/off to make the globe rotate. Perms are copy/modify with a land impact of 2. ALM is enabled, I was using Windlight settings for both the globes.

Ex Machina_Atlas1

‘Atlas 2’ is a variation on the theme and has a land impact of 3. A sturdy wooden base balances the globe which appears adjustable via various pivots and screws. Can’t believe this is only 3 land impact for such a detailed piece. Well done, designer Hattie!

Ex Machina_Atlas2

All that’s left is your taxi!

LOGO Cosmopolitan

Cheers, m’dears 🙂