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La Gare vintage railway station – refurbished

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As most of Second Life® knows, the 6º Republic Event is on! An amazing Home & Garden extravaganza that happens twice yearly, the theme for this round is Destination:Europe. Each designer chose a European city to take inspiration from. DaD Design chose Paris and made the vintage “La Gare Train Station”.

The above collage shows the station empty. Its beautiful lines are undeniable with the arched windows and doors and the glass covered area for meeting the trains. I put paving under the whole build but you can see where the trains would have arrived at the station, it’s a cut-out piece. Upstairs is reached by a circular iron staircase and doors open onto the balcony where the station sign is located.

Designer, Sheerpetal, kindly sent me a copy of “La Gare Train Station” and challenged me to refurbish it as a house with garden out the back based on an idea by ace photographer and blogger JoJo Deed. It sounded a great idea so armed with lots of recent Home & Garden items by fantastic designers, I set to! Click on the pictures to get the larger sizes.

 

The space where the railway tracks would end is now a garden, it’s been dug over and planted.  I’ve taken a bit of artistic licence with the tree, as the roof is really glass, but maybe part of it was broken as it’s vintage and the tree could then grow through! An indoor/outdoor living space with intimate corners, seating, fountain and even a pizza kiln.  In other words, there’s lots of space to fit everything in.

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You wouldn’t normally leave an opening so here’s a fabulous fence to fill it in.  The fence window adds style and stops the dog getting out, talk about duel purpose! Four sconce on the fence will light that area of the garden for those warm evenings when you just don’t want to stay indoors.

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Here’s that colourful sofa, which is plenty big enough for the whole family to lounge around on, not just yours truly and the new kitten.  She’s still so small she can hide amongst the many cushions.  The table’s plenty big enough for the crockery and essential tea set.

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Inside and downstairs, I furnished a portion of the room with an elegant new sofa set that the labrador puppy just loves, cheeky thing! So will the rest of the family as soon as we can prise him off it.  There’s even room to park a handy scooter which is great for getting around the Parisian streets.  The other side of the room has enough space for a nice kitchen and upstairs has plenty of area for a bedroom with balcony area.  You could divide that and include a small bathroom at the far end.

La Gare Train Station would make a very pleasant and unusual house for folks who like outside living as much as the indoors.

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

BUILDINGDaD Design “La Gare” Train Station c/m V.1.0 LI 84 Copy/Modify at 6º Republic
Event runs to May 20th.

FENCINGFancy Decor at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary – “Davis Fence Kit”
A wonderfully versatile set which includes long and short fence panels, fence window that looks really good, posts – corner, mid, end and plain, concrete blocks, sconce, planter and bench with poses.  Fancy Decor is my latest sponsor – I’m so lucky and right chuffed as they say in my part of the world 🙂

INSIDERaindale – “Maylett Living Room Set” – currently at The Crossroads Event to the end of the month.  Here’s the items in detail:-
Lounger sofa – LI 6 with 17 solo sits and 10 romantic couples poses
Coffee Table with Props/Decor – string lights, cup, book – 1 LI per item, there’s a linked group version, too at 4 LI
Candles with animated fire – on/off via touch – 1 LI
Carpet, matches the lot – LI 1

{what next} ‘Black’ Monaco Scooter (patterned luggage)
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant – Agave
Artisan Fantasy – Hanging Plant – Pothos
8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Grapevine Right – from gacha
Fancy Decor: Davis Bench – see Davis Fence Set above

GARDEN Chez Moi Furnitures – Rock Couch and Table in Rio – at the  Cosmopolitan Event from May 8th.  This gorgeous couch and table set is available in 3 colours – Rio, Sienna and Indie. It has PG (110 poses) and Adult (170 poses) versions. Land Impact is 11.

Outdoor bar chair and table set (12 solo sits), Lantern Green Double Candle and Topiary set – all from Chez Moi‘s “Outdoor Breeze” gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden Event. The fence divider is a Seed of Inspiration gift at the Gacha Garden Event.
Pot and Cup of Coffee by Chez Moi Furnitures 

[Tia] Sleeping Cupid 3 Tier Fountain – Light – available at Shiny Shabby until May 15th.
D-LAB Pizza kiln (outdoor)
D-LAB PIZZA TABLE

[ zerkalo ] – from the Coffee on the Porch gacha – Dishes

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Patio Fairy Lights – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Frosted Glass Floor Ball Lamp – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Banana Tree – gacha was for Bloom
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – The Relaxing Tree

KraftWork – Vintage Bakelite Radio – from Vintage Radios gacha

PLANTS & FLOWERS OUTSIDE –
Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – set of 4 colours and lots of versions – at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary

The Cube Republic – Passion Flower set – with flowers and fruit, lots of versions including two fencing panels for display them against.
KIDD SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY* with underlay of green

PETS –
JIAN Lively Labs :: Golden Wander Pup – at mainstore
JIAN Pudgy Persians – White Wander Kitten – The Gacha Garden
TLC Home Collection – Sleepy Dalmatian – from gacha, now at mainstore

 

Until next time,

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Love Birds

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I was waiting for a beautiful sunny day to take this picture! Plus the swans had to be in a romantic mood, of course.  The star of the show is this beautiful lace covered bed by Duvet Day and it was just a matter of finding pristine items to match.  Now if you think, that bed’s bound to cost a fortune – well it doesn’t!  It’s a gacha piece currently at the Cosmopolitan Event and it’s only L$69 per play.  The bed is available in both PG and Adult versions as the Rares.  Well worth a little gamble!

The room is in the DaD DESIGN “Sweet haven Cottage” which is an absolutely gorgeous building and that’s at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary round – hopefully it’ll be easier to get into this sterling Event by now.

Here’s the Home & Garden pieces I used:-

Duvet Day

“Lace gacha” – currently at Cosmopolitan

[DD] Lace bed (PG) – LI 17 – 5o animations in the PG version – single sits male and female, couples relax and cuddles, laying cuddles – the Adult version holds 140 animations in total
[DD] Chair – LI 2 – single sits male and female
[DD] Table – LI 2
[DD] Lace candle – on/off via touch – LI 1
[DD] Letters tied with string – LI 1
[DD] Mirror – large, lights on/off via touch – LI 3

TLC Home Collection – Swan Adult (from Swan Family) – LI 2

[ zerkalo ] – mainstore

[ zerkalo ] Vintage Clock gacha – 7 – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] All White gacha – Basket – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Halloween in White gacha – Tea Set – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Distant Memories gacha – Rug – LI 2
[what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (cream) – LI 1
{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (white)
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (white/white) and (white/yellow) – LI 1 each
Can’t Even – Marble and Wood Bench
JIAN – nest (from Nightingale set) – LI 1

Room in the DaD DESIGN “Sweet haven Cottage” PG V.1.0 – LI 56 – Copy/Modify
currently at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary round

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Heth Haute Couture – December Gifts

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Heth Haute Couture‘s group gift for us gents this month is the “Landon Men’s Emsemble” which is an entire outfit and includes extras. Here’s what you get in this generous pack.

Jacket and turtle neck jumper combo in 5 sizes, XS – XL – a beautifully textured jacket that ends at the waistline. It has a zipper front and two patch pockets and features a pop up collar that doesn’t interfere with longer length hair. Inside the jacket there’s a current red turtle neck jumper that fits snug around the neck, and shows the rib hem at the base of the jacket.

Slacks in 5 sizes to match, XS – XL.

Belt – Modify so you can fit it in the belt loops perfectly.

Oxford Wing Tip shoes with prim socks to solve that embarrassing gap between your shoes and the hem of your slacks!

Two styles of sunglasses, couture and aviator.

Leather gloves for those cold winter days.

Here I am, feeding the reindeer (fallow deer really but I don’t want to upset him)  who’s wandered in from the surrounding forest. You can see how nicely the back of this ensemble looks. The jacket emphasizes the waistline and the collar looks stylish.

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I was wearing the medium size and found it fitted extremely well. There’s two sizes below and two sizes above that, so it should fit a lot of avatar shapes. I like the way we got separates and could mix n match the sizing for the best fit possible. The entire outfit gives a fresh and bold look that’s smart casual in style, and makes it a versatile part of your wardrobe. I’m indoors now, sans gloves and sunglasses. This looks just as good indoors as it does outside.

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Now you don’t have to belong to the HHC group to pick up this next gift. It’s the “Leo Byzantine Bracelet”. A beautiful piece of jewelry that you can wear in various ways on the wrist. I happened to like the fastening so I turned it around and attached it to the left wrist. Byzantine links are a complicated arrangement of rings that link in sections to give a traditional and stylised look – a golden rope, if you will. It was used originally to show off the wealth of the wearer… that much gold or silver on the wrist was a statement in no uncertain terms.

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Here, Heth has skilfully combined the metals with 24 animated diamonds that really do sparkle when you wear them. Five metals included (I was wearing the gold) – gold, rose gold, platinum, silver and rhodium. The bracelet has a micro resizer which works well.

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Other Home & Garden items in these pictures: –

DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin Snow Add On” m/c V.1.0
DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin” m/c V.1.0

TLC Home Collection – Fallow Deer Male – from the Fallow Deer with Manger pack

[zerkalo] Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree – at Crossroads Event

Jian Holiday Huskies – held pup, black – Arcade gacha

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Pick up your copies of these wonderful gifts from the new mainstore!

Heth Haute Couture @ ASCENDENT (New Mainstore) 

Heth Haute Couture @ Pure Luxury 

MARKETPLACE

HETH Haute Couture GROUP – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)
secondlife:///app/group/8f1701af-f187-69b3-3d52-a7188ed73f09/about

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Home for the Holidays – Chez Moi Furnitures New Releases

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Think I’m likely to be virtually home for the holidays all of December, what with the plethora of new releases recently!  Chez Moi Furnitures is no exception and I’m featuring three beautiful sets from them today, along with other Home & Garden goodies – see details below.

First up is the “Iron Patio Set” and yes, you’ve seen this before but not in holiday colours.

 

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All in 100% original Mesh, the pieces will amount to only 15 LI when used as a set.

♥ Iron Sofa: 3 LI
♥ Iron Armchair: 3 LI (each)
♥ Ottoman: 1 LI (each)
♥ Bucket Flower: 2 LI (each)

♥ + 35 single poses (female and male)
♥ 12 alone poses (female and male)
♥ 36 animations for couples in love (18 x 2)
♥ 36 intimate animations (18 x 2) – Only in Adult version.
♥ Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chose (wine, book, newspaper)

You can get this set from the SaNaRae Event which runs up to December 18th.

Next, we’ve got the “Xmas Wrap Station” set, which includes all the vintage toys displayed.

 

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This is a realistic booth to wrap your gifts and enjoy a pleasant time with your beloved one. The Wrap Station has 65 animations in PG version and 105 animations in Adult version. Here I am playing board games with the Osprey. Don’t play with him, he can spot when you’re cheating 🙂

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♥ Xmas Wrap Station Booth: 9 LI
♥ Wrap Station Board: 6 LI
♥ Xmas Gifts Wagon + Toys: 11 LI  – in total your scene will be 26 Land Impact

♥ 19 single animations (female and male)

♥ 32 couple poses (16 x 2)

♥ 14 fun animations (7 x 2)

♥ 40 intimate animations (20 x 2) in the Adult version

Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chosen.

Pick up your copy at at the Tres Chic Event, which runs until December 10th.

 

Lastly, here’s the gorgeous “Wintery Fountain” which is available at the mainstore and on Marketplace. Not every winter’s day has grey skies above. The ducks and the deer can’t quite believe there is only ice in the fountain, time for me to break out the hot water!

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A variation of the summer fountains, it’s offered in a PG version and looks perfect as a feature in winter landscaping scenes.

♥ Room for 1-2 people
♥ 19 single animations (female and male)
♥ 28 couple poses (14 x 2)
♥ Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chosen (juice, book)

Specifications: 15 LI | Mesh

 

Here’s details of the other H & G items, animals and landscaping used in the pictures :-

 

DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin Snow Add On” m/c V.1.0
DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin” m/c V.1.0

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Garden wall short, long, pillar
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Snowmen gacha – Quicksand

[zerkalo] Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree – at Crossroads Event

Jian :: Hearthside Fire Pit – from camping set
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Preen) – from Duck Family pack
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Peck)

TLC Home – Fallow Deer [Female] +B – from the Fallow Deer with Manger pack
TLC Home – Fallow Deer [little Fawn]
TLC Home – Osprey – on his own, there’s a perch in the pack

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy – gacha
*HEXtraordinary* Nope Cat – Siamese Cuddle – Arcade gacha

Snowball Fight Sign CHEZ MOI
Vintage Hot Soups CHEZ MOI

GA Home – Oma’s Kitchen – Erwtensoep – gacha 6 Republic
Apple Fall Fig & Blackberry Cake

Winter landscaping items from The Little Branch
Amoena 1_Potted_Topiary 1
LB_Mimosa 1_Winter
LB_Amur_4 seasons+Extras
LB_fern 1_Beige_winter
LB_Spruce_Winter_v3.1_snowy bark
LB_Red Maple_4 seasons_v2
LB_Cedar 2_Winter
LB_Angelica 1_double_winter

Visit Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore for lots more decorating ideas!

Chez Moi web logo

Cheers, m’dears 🙂