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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 🙂

Duvet Day – asleep again!

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Darn it, but if the dog’s asleep again when he’s supposed to be protecting the tea table!  That cheeky squirrel’s just about to take a large chunk out of the cupcakes 🙂

Featuring a charming gacha set called “Spring Welcome” which is by Duvet Day and it’s available at the new round of the Cosmopolitan Event. Every piece is just heaps of spring gorgeousness, from the delicate daffodil plant pot to the trug of tulips collected from the garden.  Here’s the pieces in detail:-

[Duvet Day] Window Divider RARE – LI 4 – lights switch on/off with touch
[DD] Spring Lace Patio Table RARE – LI 2
[DD] Spring Patio Chair – LI 2 – 6 solo poses for men/women
[DD] Spring Daffodils – LI 2
[DD] Spring Bread Basket – LI 1
[DD] Spring Cup Cakes – LI 3
[DD] Spring Pillow Basket – LI 2
[DD] Spring Trug of Tulips – LI 4 – all at the Cosmopolitan Event for a couple of weeks

Other Home & Garden items used:

JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – Arcade Gacha – LI 1
JIAN :: Squirrel (Wanderer) – from Squirrel Oak Tree
KraftWork  – Vintage Tea Toaster Radio – LI 2 – Cosmopolitan Event

8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Grapevine Left – gacha – try MP
Terracotta planter – Sacred Roses Store
Decking – Moz
House is Scarlet Creative Emily 2 – LI 49 – currently at Collabor88

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Naples – Galland Homes

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This beautiful house called “The Naples” is an updated release from Galland Homes. It’s based on a luxurious Mediterranean Villa although it’s also quite typical to some of the homes you’ll find in parts of the gulf, south-west and eastern parts of Florida, US. As my mum is from Italy, I thought I’d style this house as if it were resting in the middle of the Italian countryside! The Windlight is as near to that area as I can get, it’s a brilliant light that softens towards dusk and casts a rosy glow over everything.

There are a couple of versions of Naples; one that has the clay tiled roof and a standard version with less roof detail which is 183 LI. A front walk and patio is provided as a separate piece and you can place it either way around for 2 looks. Inside, you walk through a porch or hallway to a large lounge with lots of space and windows. There’s also a den with judge’s panelling on the ground floor. Walk up a wooden flight of stairs to the main bedroom and smaller bedroom or it could be a bathroom. The side and back of the home has walk around lanais which are bordered by mesh balustrades and railings. I’ve shown the house from the front door side.

The house is textured to appear as built on a stone foundation, stucco, tile and wood floors, and neutral coloured plaster walls. This makes it versatile for a number of colour schemes. Naples is 25 metres wide and 22 metres deep and should fit on a 2048 sq metre piece of land or larger plots. If you add the patio and walkway then you need more space. Other features include a customizable security system and home control system. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

The house merits a walk around, but I just wanted to show you what could be done with some of the rooms.  Here’s the hallway or porch, the flight of wooden stairs leads to a picture window and landing. To the left of the picture you’d be entering the downstairs lounge. Note the riding boots, it’s a popular pastime to go riding!

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The second bedroom has a post all to itself.  Here, I’m showing the main bedroom and balustrades, which I think is the nicest room in the house. Here’s a quiet corner, where the dog has dropped off to sleep.

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This is a styling of the main bedroom where one of the doors to the balcony is propped open. Again, the dog knows the best places in the house to laze around! You can see I’ve been down The Arcade, and have been rather fortunate on the machines. I’m sure my mum would love this bedroom 🙂

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Other Home & Garden items used as follows:

Hallway or Porch scene:

Storax Tree – Restored Antique Porter’s Chair A10
Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Sleep – Jaguar r
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Landhaus Hall Stand Mahagony
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Riding Boots
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decorated Picture Frame
=Mirage= Potted Palm 6
GDit – Picture Set
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Umbrella Stand

Patio Scene:

Sway’s [Greta] potted topiary . small/light
KIDD Fountain
KIDD WILD FLOWERS A * FLAT CAVED POT
Botanical – Mesh Mediterranean Cypress [Mod Copy]
Hedge – Moz
KIDD GRASS GREEN MEADOW WILD FLOWERS A*8×2.5×1*WILD HEDGEROW
Grape Vine (small) – Architech Design
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Moroccan Bench SOI
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Woven Leather Bench Brown/Nature

Main Bedroom and balustrade scene:

Trompe Loeil – Arboreal Accent Chair Gaston – LI 5 – Arcade gacha
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Armchair Artist MT – LI 4
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cornelia Bed MT – LI 16 – solo and couples poses – PG
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Curtains Blue MT – LI 12
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Fireplace MT – LI 2

[zerkalo] Tenderness Bedside Table – LI 1 – from gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Her Lamp Light – from gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Pillow w/Roses – LI 2 – from gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Lace Pillow – LI 2 – from gacha
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – LI 1 – Arcade gacha
Jian – Vellum Candles (3 Straight) – group gift – LI 1 -Copy/Modify

Bucket Flowers CHEZ MOI – LI 4 – Copy/Modify
Bucket Yellow Flowers CHEZ MOI – LI 2 – Copy/Modify
Apt B // Gacha Flowers – LI 2 – Transfer/Modify

Duvet Day – Lizzie Sofa – LI 5 PG version – Copy/Modify
Texture change for button, piping and seat. Solo sits for male and female, cuddles menu and kisses menu for loving couples.

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Celestial Fisherman

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A beautiful new bed from :: Newchurch :: gave me the idea for the scene. It’s called the “Celeste Tufted Bed” and is available at The Cosmopolitan Event for the next couple of weeks. I also had a Heron from │T│L│C│ Home Collection so I got this chap fishing during dusk.  Herons fish mostly at dawn and dusk and so they are rarely noticed in the garden. Each day, an adult heron needs about 13 ounces of food, which is the equivalent to three 6″  koi or ten 2″ goldfish and they take twice as much as this when they are feeding young. Young herons teach themselves to fish and when they leave the nest in June – July, small garden ponds are attractive to them because they provide easy fishing – little wotsits!  If you are wondering where your pond fish are disappearing to, the herons have probably taken them for supper. Although herons feed in water, they nest high in trees. The breeding colony is known as a heronry. A large number of birds can nest very close together in the treetops.

Back to the bed. Celeste has a Land Impact of 10 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. I love it because when you sit on the bed, the covers are removed and the sheets are shown. When you get up again, it’s instantly made. If only the same thing happened in real life!  There’s a texture change menu for 12 cheerful colours for the tufted portion and also the same for the bedding. Some great combinations are possible. Arrchie got a nice warm red tufting with cream sheets going on last night. Because the bed is Modify, you can also use the Edit tool to tint the existing colours a bit darker or lighter.  There’s some peaceful sleep poses – 10 in all, 24 poses for couples and in the Adult version you get a great menu of 34 intimate poses.  All animations are adjustable and there’s swap facility, too.

My Heron is fishing in a dish! Called, “My Little Pond Plate”, this is a Japanese designer I found recently called Maru Kado, who makes the most exquisite miniature things.

Here’s the rest of the Home & Garden items:-

MONS / 3D – Leaf Photoshoot Decor (spring) – a fascinating dĂ©cor piece, there’s an autumn leaf display in the pack also.

Kalopsia – Bottle Vase – Yellow

[ zerkalo ] Yammies – Chocolate Pancakes – Rare – LI 2 – Arcade gacha
[ zerkalo ] Yammies – Cup with Cream – LI 1 – Arcade gacha

[zerkalo] Tenderness Bedside Table – LI 2 – gacha at the mainstore

[DD] Annie Ottoman – Duvet Day – LI 4
Texture change blanket – cream, damask, green plain and patterned, red, roses, teal, white – 6 sits for ladies, 6 sits for gents

[DD] Heart candlestick 10L Gift – LI 1

[DD] Heart Light Curtain – switch on/off via Touch – LI 5

MudHoney Marissa Mirror

N4RS Decadent Palm – part of a set

Chez Moi Furnitures – Side Curtain Leeloo CHEZ MOI – LI 3

Spargel & Shine – Rug Multi-Floral 2 – LI 1

Heron, animated –  by │T│L│C│ Home Collection

The room with beautiful windows is the second bedroom in “The Naples” by Galland Homes, and I’ll be blogging this gorgeous house in more detail soon!

 

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Picnikerty

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“Are we going for a Picnikerty, Mum?
Down where the gate is rickerty
And funny honey bees drink their
butter cuppa teas.
Look, I’m on my knees, please
How about a Picnikerty, Mum, quickerty!”

There’s a lot of food about Second Life® recently so I thought we should go on a picnic!

My Home & Garden Sponsors:

Raindale – Designer, Keira, has made the beautiful “Elston set”, a warm wooden pergola and bench. The Pergola is strewn with lights and has a Land Impact of 12. The Bench is a further 3 Land Impact and seats up to 2 avatars. There’s 15 poses in the bench and both pieces have Permissions of Copy/Modify. Pick your copy up at the current edition of 2nd Level. This is getting to be a great little Event, which is well worth a visit for all sorts of items from apparel to furniture to poses.

Chez Moi Furnitures – at MadPea International Food Fair until March 4th. Designer, Nanda, has made the fabulous “Farmers Market Cart Wood” – LI 13 – Copy/Modify – 6 poses including leaning nonchalantly against the cart holding a coffee! I love this piece as I can do a good nonchalant mood in general *laughs* It also has versions in White and Colour and you can do texture change on the awning.

Duvet Day – at MadPea International Food Fair until March 4th. Designer, Benoit, has made the yummy cakes here on the picnic blanket – “Strawberry Drip Cake” featuring chocolate, cherries and strawberries which not only looks yummy but is only 2 Land Impact with Permissions of Copy/Modify.   “Ice Cream Cone Drip Cake” features a variety of these culinary beauties. They are great fun and only 2 LI each with Permissions of Transfer/Modify.  “Coffee and a Muffin” tea tray. A true to life tray with coffee stains!  Click on the tray to receive an animated coffee cup. Land Impact is 3 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

[zerkalo] using items from the “Picnic at the Neva River” gacha.
Rare – Blanket, Commons – basket with strawberries, basket with plums, tray with food, umbrella, wine and delicacies. Check out the mainstore to try your luck on this gorgeous gacha.

TLC Home Collection – “Canadian Geese Family” – Standing goose, standing gosling and swimming gosling who is scripted to keep up with mum when swimming. Here I’ve sunk the poor thing into a pillow and she was not pleased until I offered her some cake! Cake solves a lot of things lol. Available from the mainstore which is a lovely place to look around with all the animals and birds.

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Other Home & Garden items:

Two Moon Gardens – “Hidden Heather” garden scene with river – greatly modified!

Jian – Sheltie Companion from the “Southern Shelties” gacha – he was my birthday present from Arrchie. A hilarious dog who puffs, stands, puffs, sits, puffs and digs up your garden!  Great clouds of dust will emit from his paws when he’s digging and I had to wait for him to stop while trying to take the photo.

And I’m holding a Flower Pug from the Jian gacha “Love Pugs”.  Try the mainstore or Marketplace for resellers.

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂