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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 🙂

Ragner’s Day Off

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I’m imagining Ragner the Viking on a day off. He’s gone on holiday to the Mediterranean and ransacked… errr rented a nice villa, to relax and keep out of trouble. *Laughs* alright, holidays in the Med were not invented back then but you know darn well that it’s all virtual fantasy, and I wanted to showcase a couple of things today.

Firstly, TLC Home Collection‘s “Humming Birds Bush”.  This is an exclusive at the current round of Cosmopolitan. I absolutely love it – not only do you get the hibiscus bush in its planter but also 3 humming birds that fly around sampling the flowers. This is Copy/Modify so you can unlink the birds… they do still flap their wings but they will stay in one place wherever you put them as the scripts have been destroyed when you unlinked.  Click on the planter and the flowers change colour in various warm colours. The planter is white to begin with, I modified it to go with the patio.

The house is by Nomad, and it’s in the March Deco(c)rate Home & Garden subscription box. You can still get this edition but it’s now twice the price at 3k lindens.  It’s a great house with striking colours and a turret at the back.  Lots of doors that will stay open for various photography shots and then close on touch. This is very useful!

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Secondly, I’m wearing appliers by 7 Deadly s{K}ins. With the group gift this month, you have 400L to go and spend at the store. This is enough to buy one of the many applier sets, I was using “Fier” face applier in Caramel with beard V2 HB. The artistry on this is really nice and unique, the beard and the hairbase join up in a natural manner and it suited the hair I chose so well.  For the body applier, I chose Caramel Smooth this time and Ragner must have borrowed his wife’s shaver as there’s no body hair, he’s just smooth!  I wouldn’t like to say if she’ll be pleased or not. Both these appliers are OMEGA so I can use them with my CATWA Daniel Bento face and ADAM Mesh Body. It does take a while fiddling with everything but if you persevere you can get some wonderful looks.

The bench  is the “Park Bench Rainbow” by Chez Moi Furnitures, and this should be back at the mainstore by now, having been out at an Event. It’s texture change for some very pleasant pastel shades and has PG and Adult versions with lots of lovely animations and interactive stuff, such as Chez Moi is famous for.

Home & Garden items used:-

Humming Birds on Hibiscus – TLC Home Collection at Cosmo (modified by colour)
CC Design – Tropical Composition (modified by colour)
Nomad – Bohemian Delight House – March Deco(c)rate
Park Bench Rainbow CHEZ MOI- instore now

Avatar items used:-

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Fier Face Applier Caramel beard V2 HB OMEGA and 7 Deadly s{K}ins Caramel Body Applier, also OMEGA

CATWA Bento Daniel Mesh Head & OMEGA relay, my own shape

CATWA Mesh animated Eyes with HUD

ADAM Mesh Body & OMEGA relay

Mirror – Ragner Hair unrigged – Brown pack (no hair base) HUDs for hair colour and braiding. At the new round of Men Only Monthly.
SuPerBia – Wings of Redemption soft tattoo
::GABRIEL:: Heavenly Warrior set – pants & sandals gray – gacha – try MP
Viking Necklace – original Mesh – Dedelinux Creations

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

HHC – William Men’s Suit – Group Gift

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As the new year begins it’s a great time for group gifts with stores wishing to get customers’ attention, and Heth Haute Couture is no exception. For us gents, there’s the “William Men’s Suit” which is a whole outfit including shoes. Here’s what you get in the pack:-

~ A classic couture slim fit jacket with standing collar. The fabric is a heavily embroidered pattern in shades of grey, black and tan with pops of white. The accent colour is repeated in the white silk shirt and collar. Black crepe slacks match the jacket. This is an all-in-one Mesh to fit 5 standard sizes XS  – XL. I was wearing the size M.

~ All-in-one Alpha layer… it’s a couple of clicks to fit this suit, so easy.

~ Polished wingtip leather shoes and a pair of very useful filler socks for that perfect fit.

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Here’s a view from the reverse to show the jacket’s texturing.

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The chair I used was from the December Deco(c)rate pack –
Stockholm & Lima: Bennington Chair (Green) – it has some great poses and is only 2 Land Impact.

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Pick up your copy of the William Men’s Suit from these outlets:

Heth Haute Couture mainstore at Morise

Heth Haute Couture at Pure Luxury

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Heth Haute Couture Outfits and Jewelry on Marketplace

Heth Haute Couture Inworld Group – (Cut and paste this link into your local chat)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

 

Santa’s Afternoon Hideaway

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The Elves noticed that Santa disappeared some afternoons. He couldn’t be contacted at all.  We thought he was up to something but no matter how we tried, we couldn’t find him until today – and that was only by chance!

So we were gathered around  the fire, enjoying the warmth and just being out on a cold, clear day. Looking around for some more logs to keep the fire going, I noticed a strange reddish glint in the house. Now nobody had lived there for years and although things never get shabby in Second Life® unless they are textured that way in the first place, the glimmering looked out of place.

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I clicked open the door and… well!  What a lot of gossip to tell you 🙂 The room was decked out luxuriously and the glinting that had so intrigued us happened to be Rudolph’s red nose. He was annoyed at being disturbed. He’d been waiting for Santa, having made new cakes and got the tea on (Earl Grey, naturally).

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We noticed Santa’s hat resting on the comfortable looking leather chair, more evidence the reindeer was telling the truth. There was a blazing fire, and it all looked so comfortable and cosy in the afternoon sun. We decided to beat a hasty retreat and go ride on the train at Kushi Textures! It’s Santa’s North Pole extravaganza for families and beautifully done 🙂

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We’re not giving away the location of Santa’s Afternoon Hideaway because… well, the old guy needs his afternoons off in peace. He’s got lots to do in the coming days!

 

Featuring:

Outdoors:

LUTON Manor – REDGRAVE (v1.0)
Raindale – string lights, 2nd Level Event until December 30th

Chez Moi – Backyard Firepit (Adult & PG versions)

[ zerkalo ] Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree

[ zerkalo ] Love Wreath – Light

Duvet Day Furniture & Decor – Log Toboggan
DECO[C]RATE – [ keke ] little winter tree

GOOSE – Kayla bench – Happy Holidays

Landscaping:
winter dog rose- 3D Trees
KIDD – Snowy Meadow grass pieces
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half)
Izzie’s – Snow Covered Fence, Natural
Snow Floor 3 Particle. – Mushilu

Indoors:

Duvet Day Furniture & Decor – Old metal Christmas Tree, Leather Armchair, Christmas Fireplace, Christmas Tree Wooden Decor
Storax Tree LE Reindeer Antlers (2015 gift)

.:Standby Inc. – Radio (Click to Texture Change)
[ zerkalo ] Winter Cozy – Christmas Tree

From the KittyCats Advent Calendar

Botanical – Potted Poinsettia
Maven Homes – Sideboard, bowl of oranges
Mesh India – logs n wood basket
[CIRCA] Northern Forest floor cushions and mini tree display & decor

Raindale – Winter Vase, string lights, Merry & Bright Sign, Tangerine Cake – gift
2nd Level Event until December 30th

Raindale – December Candle – mainstore gift

Raindale –  tea & cupcake (Avenue gift) to December 26th

DECO[C]RATE – Ariskea, Backbone, Goose, Serenity Style –
BackBone Bauble Tree, BackBone Candy Canes, GOOSE – wooden XMAS train, Serenity Style- Warm Winter Puf Drape, Ariskea {Winter Nostalgia} Garland and Myrtle Vase.

{what next} – PineKnot Cabin Decor Rug

Petit Chat – Gift from Advent Calendar
“Santa’s Hat” – only the best fashion will do for Santa!
GORCON – Rudolf the Reindeer by kind request!

My crown is in my Heart

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“My Crown is in my heart, not on my head:
Not deck’d with Diamonds, and Indian stones:
Nor to be seen: my Crown is call’d Content,
A Crown it is, that seldom Kings enjoy.”
William Shakespeare, King Henry VI, Part 3

The item that started this post off is the” Van Horne Crown” by Heth Haute Couture, a wondrous piece featuring gleaming gold and animated rubies that can be easily resized via a HUD. It’s the November free Group Gift and available from any of the HHC stores. It reminded me of a quote from Henry VI, as detailed above. I’m fond of Shakespeare, I think my favourite play of his is, “The Tempest”. It’s supposed to be semi-autobiographical in that Will was a man of great depth and wisdom.

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Heth Haute Couture @ Steine Gardens (Mainstore)

Heth Haute Couture @ BOSL Emporia Mall – Couture Blvd

Heth Haute Couture @ Pure Luxury

 

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Not only is that crown free, but if you play on the 7 Deadly s{k}ins Mini Mania board, you have a chance of winning the “Devan Face Applier Pack” in the drow skin tone. In this set there are 4 OMEGA face appliers, with and without hairbase, plus you get SLINK body and OMEGA body appliers in the same pack – a great prize! Visit daily and click.

Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins mainstore guys dept and try your luck!

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The décor in the pictures is from the November Deco(c)rate box. It’s by 8f8, one of my all time favourite H&G designers, and it’s called “no place of ours”. A moody set of poses are scattered about the multi level autumnal scene, singles and couples. My drow king seems to be in a more contemplative mood, though!

Deco(c)rate Website

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Credits, otherwise:

7 Deadly s{k}ins – Devan – Drow skin for ADAM body via OMEGA Relay

7 Deadly s{k}ins – Devan – Drow Face Applier for CATWA Paul Head via OMEGA Relay

ADAM mesh body, CATWA Jason Hair, CATWA Head Paul, CATWA animated Mesh Eyes with Dragon Eyes – The Elements HUD by GDit

Heth Haute Couture –  the “Van Horne” crown, November free men’s group gift

22769 ~ [homme] Leather Brocade Coat and Pants in Red Brocade, size M

Decor – 8f8 – “no place of ours” – Deco(c)rate November round

Cheers, m’dears 🙂