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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:)

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POSH with a capital Tea

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It’s been a while since I did a dining table scene but I just couldn’t resist this set from Fancy Decor which I mixed with a previous set so we all had some cakes. After all, what is life without the delights of cake?

The cranes insisted on being in the picture because they matched the furniture rather well and were also going on about pops of colour in their red crowns – I really didn’t know that they were so fashion oriented. After a while I wasn’t listening because I was too busy concentrating on the petit fours and wondering how many petit fours it takes to get to twenty or so and whether I’d be feeling slightly sea sick by that time or not.

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

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, unKindness, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dahlia, Soy., Vespertine

*All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Fancy Decor
“Blythe Collection”, currently at UBER to September 22nd

You get the Dining Table and Bench with cushions, a choice of 4 place settings where the plates are combinations of white and black, choices of empty and full short glass and water glass, bowl of lemons and bowl of limes, double candlesticks, decanter, dome candle and pitcher
Small pieces are between 1 to 2 Land Impact each, Table is LI 2, Bench is LI 6 and takes up to 3 avatars. It has General and Dining animation Menus with attachable props.

Also pieces from the “Silver hors d’oeuvres” gacha Collection
Two tiered Dessert tray, Plate with Snacks, Napkins, Cake. All between 1 – 2 Land Impact each with Permissions of Transfer & Modify.

TLC Home Collection
Red-Crowned Crane – animated crane, his head moves around (and he goes on endlessly about Fashion – you have been warned) – LI 2

unKindness
From the Contemporary Garden Sets – these are so useful and I use them a lot!
uK – Contemporary Fence Pergola Brown – LI 6

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Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Double Gold/Clear – LI 4

Soy. – Green Plants Wall Panel – LI 2
Currently at Collabor88 to September 6th

Vespertine
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / centre mosaic – LI 9
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2

The jade decorative panels are by Calm. Designs but I’m not sure if they are still running as there’s no Inworld or Marketplace store to visit. It’s a shame as I really liked their products.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Chinese Way

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“Take a journey back in time
Leave the western world behind
Cross the mountains to Peking
Where the paper lanterns gently swing

The Chinese way
Who knows what they know
The Chinese legend grows” ~ Level 42

Listen here
Warning – you may get addicted to Level 42’s music!

Lots of these products are at the current Illuminate round – packed full of Home & Garden goodness, have you visited yet?  Also, one day to go for Epiphany – if you’re a gacha addict like me, you visit such Events right at the end for gacha prizes you didn’t manage to get on the first go and can’t possibly do without.

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

Sponsors ❤

unKindness – currently at Illuminate Event
uK – Orient Lounge Bench Sun – LI 2 – 11 solo sits and 5 couples animations
uK – Orient Lounge Wall Art – LI 1
uK – Orient Lounge Screen – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Rug Weave – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Table – LI 1

Little Branch – the Catalpa Tree is currently at Illuminate Event
LB_CatalpaTree{Animated}*4Seasons – LI 3 in this picture
LB_ WhiteOrchidTree.v2{Animated} – LI 2 in this picture

Dreamland Designs – currently at Illuminate Event with other furniture pieces
DD Hydrangea Flower Vase – LI 4

Dahlia – currently at Illuminate Event
Jocelyn – Moss Balls In Dish (lots of other pieces in the set) – LI 1

Lucas Lameth – currently at Illuminate Event
(luc) Marbled Crystal Tree [black/gold] – LI 1

also Known as – Silk Road set
Teapot – Fuchsia – LI 1
Bowls – Fuchsia – large, medium, small – LI 1 each
Teacups – Fuchsia – empty and full – LI 1 each

Newchurch – from the Shen Set in Rosewood – a wonderful set that I use again and again.
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Rosewood – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Heron – LI 1 – animated
TLC Panda Cub Sitting – animated  – LI 1 – from Panda Family set, complete with Habitat

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Dynasty – Tranquillity gacha at April Epiphany
8. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Metal Cage (1) – LI 8
6. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Potted Jar

Air – Nishiki purple (8)_TM – gacha prize

*HEXtraordinary* – Zen Juniper Bonsai and Zen Hall Stand – LI 2

Maru Kado
{-MK-} My little pond_plate B(1Li/texture animation) – LI 1

[[RH]] Design House
23, [[RH]] – IZAYOI gacha – MACCHA CAKE – LI 1

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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 🙂

 

Indoor Outdoor Living

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Mostly outdoors! I’m loving this new house by also Known as, it could serve as a commercial store if you wanted to use it like that, it’s that adaptable. I’m also longing for summer – as you can see by the windlight I’ve chosen – more snow is forecast for our part of the country… thumbs down 🙂

Today, I’m showcasing a number of products that will be coming up soon at the Illuminate Event on March 18th. Illuminate is the first monthly Home & Garden specific Event, there’s no fashion in it. It’s run by ULTRA Events and LTD, and there’s some really lovely products already. With the Easter festival happening soon, some of the designers are taking inspiration from that.

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

Illuminate Event – from March 18th Noon SLT

1. Funny Eggs by MAD MATCH – this is the joined set and they are LI 2 at the size I’ve used. They have a good resizer and also have individual eggs.
MAD MATCH is a “brand new brand” and a tiny new part of the SL® universe (100 % original mesh).

2. ACORN – gorgeous patchwork pouf sets by designer, Lulu, in natural and pastel colours 3 per set, LI 2 each. Also the Violin is ACORN, comes with and without hearts, LI 1 each.

3. BASIL
Beautiful work at low Land Impact from this designer.  Link will take you to the FB page.
.BASIL. Kennedy Umbrella Stand – LI 1
.BASIL. Kennedy Mudroom – LI 4

4. Dahlia – Malta Set
Dahlia – Malta – Mirror – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Accent Table – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Peonies – Warm – LI 1
This is a beautiful set with gold, copper and silver versions of the furniture and Cool and Warm colours of peonies in vase

5. Shutter Field/Decor Junction – a well established collaboration. This is the Kincaid Set, with MM and MF versions plus the Floating Dock which I shoved rather unceremoniously into the stone surround! SF/DJ often produce beautifully animated MM versions of their products, not so many designers cover this market and it’s a pleasure not to have to alter the animations.
DJ / SF Floating Dock – LI 9 – Copy/Modify – contains male and female sits, dives (into the water), and a nice cuddles Menu.
DJ / SF Kincaid Set – LI 8 – with male and female sits, cuddles and activities Menus.

6. also Known as
The fabulous BarCode Villa!
The Barcode is built as a villa, but will work well as one or more stores as well. The houses has five sections, three fo them with upper floors, the two on the sides have roof terraces. The full footprint is 25*50 meters including the outdoor paving, which can be unlinked should you prefer to do that. Two versions of the house are included – one with an animated bathtub for use as a home – Land Impact will be 112 and one without if you’re using the BarCode Villa as a commercial property – Land Impact will 120. The Barcode has Kool doors, which can be configured by the owner.

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed
Poplar Tree – beautiful 4-seasons gently animated tree. Pack includes fluffy grass, hills for summer and winter, a 2 LI version of the Poplar Tree, the higher LI version, animated Snakeweed for summer. I had the tree on the ‘spring’ setting and at that size it was LI 9.

Dust Bunny – from the Natural Habitat 3 Pack, currently at Collabor88
dust bunny . elephant ear plant – LI 3
dust bunny . giant palm plant – LI 6
and the Fifty Linden Friday offer, too
dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 5

The Loft & Aria – the Weldon Print, currently at currently at Collabor88

Newchurch – Wedding Tea Set, Red Lacquer – an amazing LI 1 from the Shen Wedding Set – check out the mainstore

My furry pal – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Wild Turkey

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When your turkey’s hopping mad at you, you’ll know! By the way, I didn’t cook one of his friends 🙂

There’s a lot in this scene to show you, so please click on it for the huge version.  Giblets the Turkey is from JIAN’s latest pet series, and what she’s started to do lately is to include a number of static framed versions in the sets.  These are an absolute find for us bloggers, each static is scripted to change frames over a movement, usually 8 in all, you just click until you find the one you want.  So Giblets was fluffing up his tail feathers in annoyance and I put him on frame 4.  The same static versions were in the last set I got of Chipmunks.  Brilliant idea!

The Give Thanks poster is by Dahlia in celebration of  CozySL.com new subscription service. Wendz will keep us up-to-date with Home & Garden events, ideas and free gifts.  See below for SLurl, it’s a must.

I have a new Sponsor – Granola.  – and I’m showing the  Tabitha’s Beaded Curtains  above, gorgeous and versatile.   Granola. is a brand new Home and Garden shop inspired by vintage, Bohemian and rustic styles, you’re going to love them like I do.

The Mission table and chairs set is by Newchurch and so well made.  I really enjoy this style and actually have a real life set in our dining room at home.  These have cherry and oak versions, I used the oak here.  There’s a massive texture change menu for both the table runner and the chair  cushions which include special Autumn and Holiday textures for the runner.  The Fiona Buffet and Hutch is also by Newchurch, all that pottery is tintable for different looks (I used red in honour of Giblets) and the hutch has black and white wood variants.

Fancy Decor’s  Thulden Collection is just behind the Harvest feast table – the texturing on these pieces are amazing, that lamp really shines with metallic glory and the cream vases glint in any light, so well worth purchasing.

The room is in Convair’s latest Builder’s Box offering, the Holiday Cottage.   This house has a lot of great points about it such as being usefully compact, feeling just right when you walk around the building,  a beautiful front lounge window area and peaceful textures within and without.

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Umm, how do I explain peaceful textures – it’s just that they don’t make you tired out looking at them but feel as if you could put with them for a long time and not get fed up.  The other side of the building has this fabulous chimney rising up and also a nice weathervane.

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Here’s some pictures of the inside. The wood texture is superb and has that easy, soft look of certain woods.  All rooms are able to be separately tinted as you wish. The doors are configured by a menu accessed by click-dragging off the door. The menu appears as you release the mouse button.

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And going upstairs…

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Convair has a special offer for us, too, visit the Convair mainstore on or after November 27th to receive a holiday gift of a custom snow roof for your new home in time to celebrate the holiday season!

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

CONVAIR Holiday Cottage – the footprint as sized is 13.6m x 25.25m. The land impact at this size is 152 LI.   Find it in the Builder’s Box Christmas Village box.  Don’t forget to visit the mainstore to pick up that Snow Roof.

Fancy Decor – Thulden Collection, currently at Collabor88 – buy individually as well as in a FatPack
Fancy Decor: Thulden Dresser – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Dresser – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Bowl – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Lamp – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Clock – 2 LI – click and set your own Time Zone and Access rights

Fancy Decor: Autumn Centerpiece – LI 6 from the Abigail Dining Collection

Newchurch – Mission Dining Set – ON9 – to November 28th – Oak and Cherry versions

:: N :: Spindle Side Chair, Oak – LI 2 – lovely dining poses for ladies and gents

: N :: Spindle Arm Chair, Oak – LI 3 – lovely dining poses for ladies and gents

:: N :: Keyhole Trestle Table 2, Oak, Large with texture change tablecloth
– LI 2 / LI 2

Fiona Hutch & Buffet – black and white versions – at The Chapter Four in the Under 100L room, runs to the end of the month

:: N :: Fiona Buffet and Hutch, Black – LI 10 in total, can tint the pottery set any colour!

Granola. – Tabitha’s Beaded Curtains. Dark. – LI 4 – great detail, strings of polished beads drop from a top board, each string is finished with a knot of the placement strings, lovely.
Currently at District 20 Event
Also white and light versions in pack.

Give Thanks Banner GIFT 2017 – subscriber gift from CozeySL.com
(by Dahlia) Join CozySL.com subscription here

JIAN Turkey collection – birds included – wanderer, companion (do you really want a turkey following you around?  You do… well here’s a good one), static frame pose versions – 2 LI each, currently at District 20 Event

Kaerri – Autumn Sunflower Arrangement LI 7 Copy only
(found at The Frost Fair)

KraftWork – Fontainebleau Side Table – LI 1

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

k o s m ii – Akuryou Neko [group gift] – little cat on top of Fiona Buffet

MudHoney – Briley Fringe Rug – a 6 Republic special

Apple Fall – Pyracantha Berries in Glazed Pot (2017 piece)
Apple Fall – Pumpkin Place Setting – gorgeous and only 1 LI each

Food:-
From Dust Bunny’s Harvest Feast (full set), currently at Collabor88

dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry sauce – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . mashed potatoes – LI 2
dust bunny . harvest feast . sweet potato casserole – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . green beans – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . turkey . full set exclusive – LI 2
dust bunny . harvest feast . filling/stuffing – 1 LI
dust bunny . harvest feast . pumpkin pie – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . gravy boat – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . dinner rolls – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry punch pitcher – LI 1 and tumblers to go with it, copy them around the place settings

{vespertine} apple pie & plums – LI 2 (also at Collabor88) and because you need a choice of two puddings at such a feast!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂