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Small but perfectly formed

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The “Stonehurst Redux” house by Galland Homes has a Land Impact of only 26 and it would  fit on a small plot. The floorplan  is beautifully thought out, with a spacious feel thanks to lots of tall windows, an outside balcony, compact internal staircase and open plan living.  Equally at home in the city or the countryside, it’s placed here within a town environment.

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I thought it would be fun to furnish the Stonehurst and see how much I could get in.  It was quite a lot as you’ll see.  This is one side of the downstairs living area which is quite adequate to fit in a gorgeous retro compact kitchen from [tia] and minimalist dining set from Cheeky Pea.  The Chihuahua is there for size comparison, at least that’s his excuse waiting on the dining table for scraps!

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Over to the opposite side and you can see the stairs going up to the first floor and a cosy lounge area furnished mostly by Revivial and MudHoney in typical Scandi style. There are a lot of windows which do give that indoors/outdoors feel but you could cover some of them with wooden blinds if you wanted to create more privacy in a particular area.

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Upstairs now and I only furnished the far side of the first floor, you could fit in loads more. For instance,  a generous sized bed , small study area and small bathroom area behind room screens – they would all slot in easily.  I was really enjoying the two main textures of the walls – wood and stone – they compliment each other and give stability to a home which has a lot of ethereal glass.

The Scarlet Creative daybed (currently part of the Daisy gacha at June Arcade) is a little gem. All that style and work for a mere L$75 play of the machine, I think it was.  It is small (look at the Chihuahua on it) but like the Stonehurst house, it’s perfectly formed!

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Here’s a close up on eTNIA‘s stunning retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor which is currently at the Vintage Fair and that Event runs to the end of the month. Ethnic and retro combine in this vanity set,  which isn’t always easy.  The Vase and Letters are extras from other designers. All the rest you get in eTNIA’s set and it’s reassuringly low prim.

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Here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used:-

OUTSIDE
Stonehurst Redux by Galland Homes – LI 26 – at the Galland Homes Mainstore

Maya’s Buildings (HQ Mesh) – Trees, benches, pigeons and lampposts
Hayabusa Design – Bush Static Beach M17-1 v1-1 Group
KIDD – WILD FLOWERS B* FLAT CAVED POT*Resizer
CJ Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon – 16 Plants in 1 only 1 Prim
{vespertine– vintage mailbox/red}
..::THOR::.. Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON
Road and paving – Moz & Arrchie

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Terracotta – from Little Piece of Heaven gacha
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Bush Terracotta

INSIDE

Open Plan downstairs:-

[tia] – Olivia Kitchen Set (complete, items also available separately)
Ariskea – {Australia} Macrame Rug

From May Deco(c)rate (Minimalist round)
HEXtraordinary – Garden Fountain
MudHoney – James Console Set – Console, Mirror, Lamp, Rug – Ink
Cheeky Pea – Kaye Dining Set – table, chair, vase, pendant light

[-BLUE SKY-] “Toscana Place Setting – Olive You”
What Next – Swiss Cheese Plant
.:revival:. –  linen sofa, beanbag, light branches and rug
Shutter Field – vintner tray – wine and cheese

Bedroom:-

eTNIA – Retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor – Vintage Fair

[ zerkalo ] Dream Away gacha  – Curtain
Raindale ~ Birdside chandelier (from Birdside gacha)
[Tia]  – Pandora Chair with texture change HUD for fabric and pillow

From June Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Daisy Side Table, Daisy Day Bed
JIAN – Cheeky Chihuahuas gacha 7. Tan Wanderer
Fancy Decor – Royce Collection gacha – 09 Carpet Hide Rug

dust bunny . woodland dreams gacha . hedgehog planter

Ariskea – [Blush] Teapot Peonie [Fushia]

Duvet Day – Letters tied with string (from Lace gacha)

 

 

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Lake of Dreams

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“Lake of Dreams
Each island a risen fantasy
Safely hid within stone walls
Sunlit waters guarded by swans
Venture there by faery boat
Enact the ancient ceremonies
Enjoy the blissful nights”

The June Deco(c)rate had a theme of Enchanted, so I thought I’d build a scene that was a bit unusual and magical.  Little islands huddle inside a walled lake, it’s another version of the secret garden. All set up for a wedding reception, then later on climb the stairs for a night of bliss. Many thanks to Duvet Day for providing the amazing build and other gacha pieces which are currently available at the Cosmopolitan Event.

Here’s some close-ups in a less extravagant Windlight:-

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This is a really lovely wedding set by Your Dreams. There’s a couple of rezzers, one for the ceremony and one for the reception, which is great if you’re on limited prims as you could rez one after the other very quickly. Plus a box of all the separate items should you wish to rez just a few of them.

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Swan Island featuring my favourite Little Branch tree – the Wild Sassafras, it’s charming the way the tree trunks wrap around each other. So nice to see their Norway Maple in the Deco(c)rate subscription box, too.

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The Home & Garden pieces in detail:-

Duvet Day – “Garden Room” gacha currently at the Cosmopolitan Event

[DD] Garden room bed – LI 16 – 8 menus including Adult, Romantic Couple and Single
[DD] Garden room shabby table – LI 2
[DD] Ewer and bowl – LI 2

[DD] Garden room hanging ivy – LI 3
[DD] Lantern on books – LI 2
[DD] Garden room furry rug – LI 1
[DD] Garden room RARE – LI 48

Deco(c)rate for June, theme Enchanted:-

The Little Branch – Norway Maple {Animated} 7 LI

Your Dreams – Enchanted Wedding Set – Reception part only

[keke] – even dragonflies dream  –  purple

Other pieces:-

Ariskea – May Group Gift – [Little Pensee] Poenies Gift Box[Decor], [ Chic Baby ]Rosy Baby breath Suspender – mainstore

[ zerkalo ] – All White – Couch – PG (modified with colour), All White – Canopy,  Britain’s Bedroom – Curtain Light, Britain’s Bedroom – Lace Pillow – all gacha items at mainstore

Shutter Field – Chocolate Tray

 

Landscaping:-

Studio Skye – animated water with texture change, this is the most versatile water I’ve seen in SL, and well worth the expense

The Domineaux Effect – Garden Wall – pillars and wall pieces

TLC Home Collection – Swan Family

Raindale – Meriel boat (decor)

Heart Botanicals – Water lilies… Nymphaea Nouchali – Clusters – Purple, White, Blue, WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – blue, white and purpura

The Little Branch – Wild Sassafras.v2 {Animated}, Wild Grass*1 LI {Green}, Hill {Low LI}

C J Creations – Flowerfield Baptisia Orange – 16 Plants in 1 – 1 Prim

[monaya G]  – wall hanging ivy & flower-white (1024 x 512)

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Ivy – Patch – texture change with lighting – fantastically versatile piece which has a decent LOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

One Man went to Mow

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When you know you’ve got a really big gardening job to do and… you just can’t be bothered! The grass is so tall that the elephant shrews are bouncing about in it and you’ll be lucky if you can find the lawnmower, let alone start it 🙂  Duvet Day‘s garden furniture is just too comfortable, I don’t know, I think I’ll just have a snooze along with the Spaniel.

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

Duvet Day – “Summer in the Garden” gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event

[DD] Summer in the Garden sofa – LI 5 – Texture change cushions – solo sits ladies and gents, plus cuddles menu
[DD] Summer in the Garden chair – LI 3 – Texture change cushions – solo sits ladies and gents
[DD] Summer in the Garden fireplace – LI 4
[DD] Summer in the Garden gazebo – LI varies according to size – lights on/off with touch
[DD] Summer in the Garden plant – LI 3
[DD] Watering can with daisies – LI 3
[DD] Watering can with daisies – LI 2
[DD] Summer in the Garden table – LI 2
[DD] Summer in Garden Lanterns – green, pink and blue – LI 2 each

Table extras:-
[V/W] Epic Table Set* – Velvet Whip – gacha Rare
[V/W] Cheese Plate Round – Velvet Whip
Strawberry parfait from Strawberry Set by Poche at SaNaRae

Animals:-
Elephant Shrews Set by Silent Sparrow at SaNaRae
JIAN – Splendid Spaniels gacha 18. Upside Down Sleeper

Landscaping:-

{what next} – Spring Garden Lawnmower (pink) – from gacha
[we’re CLOSED] – grass field lush
Walled Garden 1 by Kaya Angel – LI 180

 

Until next time – if I can stay awake …

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Dream Boat

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Hope you’re all enjoying the Home & Garden Expo 2017!  The Expo raises money for Relay For Life of Second Life® (RFL of SL). Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s signature fund raising event, and RFL of SL is one of its virtual counterparts. You can find more information about RFL of SL – HERE

I thought today, we’d do a bit of fantasy with 3rd Eye Perceptions’ amazing Wind of Change Boat. This stunning piece also has the Paper Birds as a separate item and in the photo I’d actually added this to my avatar, along with the lamp.  After much fiddling with both those pieces, which are really décor, I managed to get some good shots.  The boat has solo animations for ladies and gents.

 

I’m also showing the two Donation items from Jz for Men – board shorts and open shirt.  Jz is on Hope 7 and has some really nice mesh body compatible/standard sizing  apparel.

Later on, I went to Orcadi Island and met the hound who insisted on being in the photo. I don’t think the kitten was very happy about that!

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

3rd Eye Perceptions on Hope 4 (direct landmark)

Winds of Change Boat Lounge (basic)
Winds of Change Paper Birds

Duvet Day – Milan Lantern

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Nicehoon Langer at Tomato Park

JIAN Munchkin Kittens gacha :: Calico Held Kitten
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Details of avatar and apparel:-

Jz for Men on Hope 7 (direct landmark)

Denim Board Shorts – standard sizes XS – XL and mesh bodies for ADAM, AESTHETIC, SLINK and TMP
Jz for Men – Plain n Plaid Open Shirt – blue – standard sizes XS – XL

!!Smesh – sunglasses subway

Hair – Damselfly – Zain (non rigged) in dark browns HUD

7 Deadly s{K}ins –  Omega head applier – Devan Walnut v1 hairbase
7 Deadly s{K}ins –  Omega body applier – Walnut Trail V2 – GUYS department location

CATWA Daniel Bento Head
ADAM Mesh Body V1.4b
CATWA animated eyes n tears

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Ragnar’s Sun Room

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I left Ragnar to style Duvet Day’s beautiful Sun Room and this is what he’d done, so if you are going “eeek!” which I’m sure some of you will, blame the Viking!

The Sun Room is available at the Cosmopolitan Event for another week, it’s stunning piece of work by designer, Benoit, who I learned the other day hails from Sweden. So nice to see that Second Life® is such an international creative platform.

 

Ragnar also broke out Raindale’s Southwell gacha, also at the current round of Cosmopolitan. It’s a gorgeous thing and well worth collecting. We didn’t show the Rare from that gacha which is billed as a Garden Hideaway. This is also a very nice piece and quite large so you’ll be able to fit plenty in.

 

The Swamp Animals from TLC Home Collection are suitably fierce and include mangrove snakes, monitor lizards and piranha that swim in pairs – all the better for attacks.  The large chap hanging around in the tree insisted on having snake plants to match – fortunately {what next} came up with some. You don’t want to annoy that snake!

Here’s Ragnar having his portrait done.

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

Swamp Animals and Habitat (greatly modified – I took it apart and copied large amounts of the vegetation – this does have a glass tank otherwise) – TLC Home Collection – now at ULTRA 1st Anniversary round.
TLC Monitor Lizard A and B – LI 2 each – animated
TLC Mangrove Snake Ground – LI 1
TLC Mangrove Tree Snake – LI 4 – animated
TLC Piranha Pair – LI 3 for the pair – swimming script

Raindale  – Southwell gacha – now at Cosmopolitan Event. These are all the Commons, the Rare is an amazing Garden Hideaway
Raindale ~ Southwell hanging daybed – LI 9 – 12 single poses and 6 couples poses, some of which rez props
Raindale ~ Southwell chair+cushion – LI 3 – 8 single poses, some of which rez props
Raindale ~ Southwell chair – LI 3 – poses as above
Raindale ~ Southwell candle holder+lights – LI 4
Raindale ~ Southwell candle holder – LI 2
Raindale ~ Southwell ottoman – LI 2 – with 9 animations
Raindale ~ Southwell rug – LI 2
Raindale ~ Southwell teapot – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell cup – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell waffles – LI 1
Raindale ~ Southwell table – LI 1

Dream Tree – Felix Landscaping – LI 4 and I resized this upwards – Copy/Modify
Stone Cluster with ivy+Shadow – Felix Landscaping – LI 1 – Copy/Modify

*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder – from Deco(c)rate March

{what next} House Plant – Agave
{what next} Snake Plant – *laughs* – what else with snakes!

Building is Sun Room by Duvet Day – LI 74 as rezzed which is huge – Copy/Modify – now at Cosmopolitan Event

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And what Ragnar was wearing:-
Look out for the fabulous group gift from 7 Deadly s{K}ins!

Pieces from Gabriel Gladiator Gacha – black

Hair – Mirror Ragnar Hair – Brown – yes they made him a hair *laughs*

CATWA Daniel Bento Head
ADAM Mesh Body V1.4b
CATWA animated eyes n tears

7 Deadly s{K}ins – Nathan group gift
GUYS department location

Wearing OMEGA body applier – Caramel and OMEGA face applier Nathan V2 hb Caramel
(gift contains body appliers in smooth, hairy and trail… face appliers 2 versions, each with and without hairbase.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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 🙂

A feast in the Mountains

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It’s quite a European tradition on the weekend to take a picnic in the mountains, especially when it’s very hot elsewhere. Leave the baking beaches to the tourists and escape to a more temperate setting for an enjoyable family meal.

This beautifully made, original Mesh gacha set by Duvet Day called, “Alfresco in Italy” could be used in a number of settings including shaded areas and also more open gardens and terraces. It’s available at the current round of the Cosmopolitan Event. Here’s all the pieces in detail. There are one or two unexpected extras like the texture change HUD for the string lights.

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Duvet Day gacha “Alfresco in Italy” (all items Transfer/Modify) – from Cosmopolitan Event

[DD] Milan Pergola RARE – LI 31
[DD] Milan Chair – LI 2
[DD] Milan String Lights (texture change HUD for 8 colours) – LI 7
[DD] Milan Table Setting – LI 2
[DD] Milan Lantern – LI 2
[DD] Milan Heater – LI 2

The Milan Chair has texture change for cushions (7 florals and 3 circles patterns) and wood (blue, green and pink)
Poses – single sitting for male and female (6 each) and dining for male and female (4 each… eat, drink, toast, stuffed)

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Other Home & Garden items used:-

Velvet Whip – Cheese Plate Round – LI 1 – C/M
This is a Gorean based designer, his food is amazing though!

[Merak] – Chocolate Hearty Cake from Sweet Treats set – LI 2 – C/M
My absolute favourite food set of 2017 so far.

Vagabond – Sandy’s Wine Glasses LI 1 – C/M
Watch the LOD on these if you’re photographing at long distance.

Forest – Wine botttles 1 – BaZar

Cheers, m’dears 🙂