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Christmas in Miniature

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In praise of the ornaments of Christmas!  I’ve been spending way too many lindens on holiday decoration gacha over at Tannenbaum and Arcade,  but what struck me the most was how intricate and beautiful the ornaments are this year. So they get a post all to themselves with extra info about three of my favourite holiday gacha, thus far.

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The background is an upstairs room in 22769’s fabulous Arcade gacha – The Mountain Lodge.  There are 18 items to collect in this gacha and it’s 50L$ per Play.  If you get desperate for missing gacha pieces and can see the lining of your wallet, try Seraphim’s Yard Sale (Arcade prizes priced fairly at the original gacha prices).

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A simply gorgeous folksy gacha, these Belen Tiny Houses by Serenity Style are all modify so you can flatten them to fit on walls if you want – makes them a versatile ornament. The Rare has tiny string lights just under the guttering which can make quite a difference to lighting, giving a lovely, soft glow.  It’s well worth trying to get this Rare.

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My favourite ornament gacha by The Vordun Museum & Gallery.  There are no Rares to struggle getting, just 8 beautiful Commons made in the Delft Pottery style, most unusual and rather beautiful tree ornaments.

 

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

22769 – The Mountain Lodge gacha, currently at December Arcade
Ski Signs Wall Decor – COMMON – LI 1
Cottage Sideboard – COMMON – LI 2
The Mountain Lodge- RARE – an upstairs room!

Backdrop by Dysfunctionality – great LOD large and small
[DDD] Heavy Snow Backdrop – LI 1 – falling snow

Serenity Style– Belen Tiny Houses RARE – LI 5 with string lights
Currently at Shiny Shabby

Fancy Decor – Ornaments and Trees, currently at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Fancy Decor: Wire Tree (silver) – LI 1 (also in gold)
(as The Vordun Museum & Gallery) Delft Ornaments – 1 LI each

TLC Home Collection, currently at Cosmopolitan Event
TLC Polar Bear Cub [Standing] – LI 1 (reduced from default) – from Polar Bear Family, animated bears

Lost Junction [LJ] – nested dolls gacha – LI 1 each, nested and ornament versions included – Tannenbaum Holiday Market

LISP – Tiny Blue Gift Box with shadow – LI 5

Plastik – Magnolia Cupcake – from Cupcakes gacha – LI 6 (not décor, meant to be worn)

Concept – Gift Boxes gacha – Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Concept} Gift Box. A and B – LI 2 each

Below:- all at December Arcade
HIVE – Metal Reindeer – LI 2
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – ornament cookies – LI 1
!gO! – Suitcase Dolls House – Suitcase Table – 20 and Suitcase Chairs – 1 LI each
KITE – Puffy Puffins – Whispers – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Let it Snow!

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“Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” ~ Frank Sinatra

And while we were snuggling in front of the fire, the penguins took over the ice rink. cheeky things.  Although I doubt that the skates will fit them!

Here’s some close-ups of the Duvet Day gacha, same name as our title here, in a better light so you can see how well made they are.

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

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Cliffs and Islands Set, currently at We ❤ Roleplay to end of November, then at the Mainstore
Various, versatile pieces that are texture change (snowy and better weather) They can be huge to smaller pieces depending on your sim and landscaping needs. The pieces in the picture came to only 12 LI but I had reduced them down considerably.

Duvet Day – Let it Snow gacha, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event which runs to December 2nd. L$69 per Play, all Modify
[DD] Let it Snow snowy gazebo
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post
[DD] Let it Snow snowy bench
[DD] Let it Snow light string
[DD] Let it Snow brazier
[DD] Let it Snow toboggan
[DD] Let it Snow Ice rink
[DD] Let it Snow skates bench
(I reduced these down somewhat to fit the penquins and it came to LI 71, easily sized upwards without too much difference, the ice rink can be huge!)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Scraggly Pom Grass – Patch A and Long patches A & B – LI 1 each
(special offer all week and texture change for seasons)

TLC Home Collection – Emperor Penguins Set (animated and very cute)
Adult – 2 LI and Chick in two versions – 1 LI each

Little Branch (who have excellent winter trees, shrubs and plants at the new mainstore)
Oak Tree. V2 {4 Seasons} *Animated – LI 7
Angelica 1_Single_winter – LI 2
fern 1_Beige_winter – LI 1
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2

Mushilu – Snow Lake/Loch 2 (part of the Snow Lake & Formations set)

by Chronos Serenity
N00082 – Ice Skates (not meant to be décor) LI 24 each
This are excellent skates, realistic and unisex with a resize HUD, what’s more they are only L$20 as a Marketplace special .  They have the basic ice skating animation AO, turn off your own AO and wear the Ice Skating AO and you can skate on any flat surface.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Little Petrol Station on the Prairie

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KraftWork, who excel in such products, will release this gorgeous vintage style Gas Station at the new round of FaMESHed, starts November 1st.  My main picture is really illustrating just a part of the station, so I’ve taken some further pictures to enable you to get a good idea of what it’ll look like.  Now I have sunk the station into the ground here but it actually has a nice concrete base if you want to use it in a less fantasy environment!

There’s heaps of detail in this building, just look at the gas pumps, or petrol pumps as we call them in the UK, the pumps are in the forecourt and all ready to fill ‘er up.   There’s a little cafeteria on the one side, and it would look good decorated with tables, chairs and food counter don’t you think?  Tiled floor and smudged glass windows, the texturing is superb,  I do like that gauge by the side of the door, too. It’s the attention to detail that makes KraftWork’s products stand out. The cafeteria door will open and close via touch.

This other side of the building is a garage, and both doors will open and close via touch.  There’s enough room to get trucks and cars in for servicing here.  Green trim and red stars continue the themed decoration.

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden products I used in today’s picture:-

KraftWork – Gas Station for November FaMESHed
KraftWork Gas Station – LI 61

JIAN Animals and Birds (all MP resellers)
Avian Arcana gacha – 5. Kestrel Falcon Perch
Avian Arcana gacha – 4. Peregrine Falcon Perch
Playful Pibbles gacha – 19. Pit Stop Bed

Animated Elks by TrigiGifts – 5 LI
Male and Female Elks with grazing and gazing movements plus 4 different elk sounds. Copy/Modify and build up your herd.

Red Tractor by JeanPierre Giordano – LI 2
~ Deco Franzy ~ – Blue Pickup Truck MC01a – LI 3

Serenity Style – Aegeas Country Fence and Telegraph Pole set – mainstore
Serenity Style-Aegeas Electricity Rust Poles – LI 8
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Fence – LI 1
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Gate Door Left and Right – LI 1 each
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Post – LI 1

KIDD Landscaping –  Wild Oat Grass * Multiple Patch Bush 1 – LI 1 each

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Fluffy Grass – C – LI 1 Each

The Little Branch
LB_Wild Grass*1 Li {Dry}*Animated
LB_Wild Grass*1 Li {Lavender}

Via’s Ground Textures – Sun Burned Grass

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Old Friends Feast

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Two old friends celebrating Dia de los Muertos with authentic food and a very posh dining set!

I set the scene in Serenity Style’s Attic skybox, part of a gacha that’s on the current PocketGacha round, this is a beautiful skybox which has a huge picture window at one end and a sunbeam effect. It takes a bit of building around that light prim but you if do it away from the prim, then gather everything up and slide it into place, you’ll have no problems. The rest of the skybox has doors to a large room and on the floor there’s a hatchway to the rest of the house – if you had one! The flying sheets of music are also from that gacha, another great piece for decorating.

The posh Abigail Dining Set is by Fancy Decor and it is currently at Collabor88. I’m a bit late with this set because of being ill – but it is well worth collecting. The texturing is second to none and I just adore those chairs with their fancy high back fretwork. The place settings are so easy to deal with, too – cutlery, plates, napkins and a pumpkin starter are all in one piece. That white coffee pot and cups set are also very nice and I’ll be using that again and again, it’s a classic.

The authentic pottery, food and picture are from the eTNIA set to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. The multi-day originally Mexican holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an Aztec festival dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl. The holiday has spread throughout the world, being absorbed within other deep traditions for honouring the dead.

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

Fancy Decor, Abigail Dining Set – currently at Collabor88
Available as a FatPack or individually:-
-Abigail Place setting includes…
-Place Setting – LI 2
-Water Glass – LI 1
-Coffee Cup – LI 1
-Coffee Pot – LI 1
-Salt & Pepper Shakers – LI 1
-Abigail Rug – LI 1
-Abigail Dining Table (with optional table runner – LI 1) – LI 2
-Abigail Dining Chair (with eating/drinking animations) – LI 1
-Autumn Centerpiece (Each flame on/off on touch)

Serenity Style – My Attic gacha – current PocketGacha
My Attic Skybox- RARE – LI 24
I used the picture window end of the box, it has a beautiful sunbeam effect
My Attic- That Old Music – sheets of music on the ground and flying around – slightly modified – LI 4

TLC Home Collection – TLC Black Swan (from Resting in Moonlight Set, currently at the  Cosmopolitan Event) – LI 2

TLC Swan Swimming Adult – LI 3, from Swan Family Set – mainstore

eTNIA – Dia de los Muertos set, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Santa Muerte – LI 3
Agua Dulce – LI 1
Black Candle – LI 1
Deadly Tamales – LI 1
Pan de Muerto – LI 1
Un muerto – LI 1
Dark Cup – LI 1
Arroz – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Autumn Vase with Flowers – LI 2

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Twinkling Ivy – Straight C – LI 1
Texture change ivy with glow lights from set with different strands

Here’s to a peaceful weekend!

So until next time I’ll say, Cheers m’dears:)

Forest Retreat

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An idyllic place in the woods!  The scene illustrates firstly, a new gacha set by unKindness – Old Smokem’s Mountains National Forest gacha – and it’s all about landscaping for a wooded area that is similar to a national park.  The Rare is the signage and Commons include all sorts of fencing made from cut logs, steps to go up various inclines, camping signs and even a décor bench.  It’s a really useful set if you do a lot of landscaping/blogging scenes that require landscaping.

Here we’ve got a new release from KraftWork and this is the Triciclo.  There’s both adult and children’s sizes and also a décor version.  These are great fun, you can ride them on most terrains and it’s easiest to use your arrow keys for greater control.  When you leap on the tricycle you’ll find a HUD comes up so you can alter the riding position and also how you view yourself camera wise.  It’s possible to set the camera to go behind you so you can see yourself crashing up the gutters and all that good stuff!  If you don’t like the two colours I’ve shown in the picture, then there’s a texture change HUD for 8 colours and 12 country flags – brilliant!  See below for more details.

The bungalow with the cute porch is by Galland Homes and this is on sale at a very special event called ForMax Event, to support long time designer, Max Graf – he was evicted from his real life home recently.  The event is on from October 3rd to 10th. The Keys Bungalow is a small, one room beach bungalow, open/close door included.  I’ve placed this within a wooded environment to show that it’s not just for the beach but is versatile enough for a number of areas.

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The smart dog kennel above is by Serenity Style and it’s for another special Event.  An exclusive for Rally to Rescue. This is a charity event to help dogs. The present edition is focusing funds for Operation Delta Dogs, a mission to rescue homeless dogs and train them to be assistance dogs for veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. For more information see their website.

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Above picture concentrates on the latest gacha from Raindale – Bright October. It contains all sorts of pumpkin related products, candles, frames and even a broom decorated with string lights. At only L$40 per Play, it won’t be expensive to get yourself a really good set of Autumnal décor.

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

Keys Bungalow by Galland Homes – LI 44 which will fit on 1024 sq metres.This is at the ForMax Event, to support Max Graf, it’s on from October 3rd to 10th. Also, see their…
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TLC Home Collection – Deer Family (mainstore) – a must have set for Autumn! There are versions of the deer that have hot breath particle effect for your cold weather scenes.
TLC Straw Feeder [Summer] – LI 3 (winter version also included)
TLC Fallow [Male] + B – LI 5
TLC Fallow [Female] +B – LI 4
TLC Fallow [Fawn] + B – LI 2

KraftWork – Triciclo, currently at FaMESHed
KraftWork Triciclo (ADULT) – LI 4
KraftWork Triciclo (CHILDREN) – LI 3
Change Colour of Bike and Flag via HUD
Adjustable pose for riding the tricycle and camera follow/static options
There’s a front light and a riding sound, and you can switch camera follow on and off plus there’s an unlock/lock option to ground the vehicle. Texture change options include 12 country flags and 8 colours for the tricycle itself via a HUD.

Serenity Style– My Puppie Sweet Home – LI 3 – Copy/Modify – I resized upwards a bit to fit the adult dog. An AO for the Sign Texture is included so you can make your own sign.
An exclusive for Rally to Rescue.
The event runs from 1st October to 20th and 100% of the sales is donated.

JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 11. Wanderer Silver Black
JIAN Munchkin Kittens :: Calico Wandering Kitten
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jian/239/238/23

Raindale – Bright October gacha, currently at The Avenue for their Halloween Round – everything is exclusive and original Mesh!
There are 7 common prizes (no rares) with Permissions of Transfer/Modify, and it’s L$40 per Play.
– Broom – décor only – 2 LI
– Pumpkin candles – 3 colours – 1 LI each
– Frames – 4 kinds of pictures – 1 LI each
– Pumpkin stack + candles – 1-3 LI
– Apple candles – 3 colours – 1 LI each
– Pumpkin dot lights – 2 kinds – 1 LI each
– Pumpkin string lights + tiny green pumpkin – 1 LI each

Raindale – Southwell gacha – tea set – 2 cups, teapot and biscuit plate
At mainstore
Raindale – Kenward gacha – welcome post – LI 1 – at mainstore
Raindale – String light – LI 3 – from Avenden Cottage set which was in Builder’s Box for August 2017. It has a HUD for on/off bright, glow intensity and colour. It’s a very useful set of lights as it’s large enough to go across a front porch in one go.

22769 ~ [ Bauwerk] Travel Magazines – LI 1
From the Harvest Fest gacha which was recently at the Arcade (see resellers on MP)
22769 – Farmhouse Table – COMMON
22769 – Distressed Rug – COMMON

Soy. Reed Mini Mat – Dark
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Dark -Down

Landscaping:-
unKindness – Old Smokem’s Mountains National Forest gacha, currently at The Gacha Guardians 
uK – Old Smokem’ Fence 3 – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ National Forest Sign RARE – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Curved Incline Steps – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ Steep Incline Curved Steps – LI 3
uK – Old Smokem’ Log Bridge – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ Straight Path – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Winding Path – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Log Bench Poseless – LI 1

uK – Little Oasis gacha – Rock Shelf Brown – LI 10 at default size (mainstore)

Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Cluster
[DDD] Twinkling Leafy Bush – Cluster – texture change

Ground – Vita’s Ground Textures – Autumn Dry Leaves – 3D seamless

Until next time, enjoy your seasonal decorating!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Library in the Woods

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“Owl,” said Rabbit shortly, “you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest–and when I say thinking I mean thinking–you and I must do it.”
― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

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

Raindale‘s new rustic set, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Can be purchased individually or in a full set
Raindale – Bitterwood lamp – LI 2 – touch to switch on/off – 2 versions – with and without the books
Raindale – Bitterwood bookshelf – LI 9

Dysfunctionality – texture change landscaping (Autumn Shades)
[DDD] Fluffy Grass
[DDD] Whispy Forest Tree
[DDD] Twinkling Leafy Bush

Larger background trees – Dream Tree – Landscaping by Felix
A magnificent tree for only 3 Land Impact

ForegroundPLAAKA – Hydrocharitaceae Drift (from Lost Garden House gacha)
Try mainstore and Marketplace resellers

Autumn forest leaves texture – Vita’s Ground Textures

Apple Fall – Gourds in Vintage Bowl

Animals & Birds
TLC Home Collection – Songbirds – Chaffinch and Bullfinch
Happy Mood – HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M
[Black Bantam] Baby Bob Cat Cub 02
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Run (not a gacha)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Yellow

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“Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow” ~ Coldplay

As soon as I saw the rustic gold fountain fireplace by unKindness, currently at FaMESHed, I wanted to do this picture. Traditionally on Second Life® yellow is considered a less than perfect colour, especially in fashion, but it can be just beautiful when creatively mixed with contrasting colours.  Also featuring one of the rooms in Merak’s Abandoned Moroccan House which you can find in the most recent edition of Builder’s Box.

Merak’s “Abandoned Moroccan House” is a beautiful piece of carefully observed architecture which has real atmosphere, especially when viewed in various Windlight settings. It has a decorated courtyard which is open to the elements, and stone steps to the roofed house area. Land Impact is 110 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.  It would be perfect both on a themed sim and as a roleplay building.  Once furnished the atmosphere would change into a lived-in building so lots of decorating possibilities with this home.

 

 

 

 

 

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

unKindness – Fireplace Fountains & Accessories Set, currently at FaMESHed Event to September 27th

uK – Fireplace Fountain Rustic Gold – LI 3
uK – La Luna Frame – LI 2
uK – La Luna Candle Waterfall – LI 2
Fireplace also in Rustic Blue, Rustic Pink, Rustic Red, Rustic Tan, Rustic Teal and Vintage White. La Luna Candle also in Crisp Day and Moonlight.
Sold individually or in a FatPack which is the only place where you’ll get those accessories!

[Merak] – Abandoned Moroccan House – LI 110
Builder’s Box – August 2017

Storax Tree (on group offer for L$20) Feline Treasures – Naptime – Siamese Pumpkin – LI 3

Ariskea – The Florist gacha, currently at The Arcade Gacha
Ariskea[Florist] – Decay Vase Cuivre
Ariskea[Florist] – Dry Fruit
Ariskea[Florist] – Peach iris
Ariskea[Florist] – Yellow Roses

Ariskea  – [March] Yellow Chair [7 Anim] – March group gift

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player YELLOW

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Cattails – Yellowed

[ Organica ] Hyacinth (Yellow)

IDEZA – Yellow Zinc Star – from Around the Propellers gacha

{anc} NO LIMITS // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 Li

Happy Mood – HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type A
HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type B

Two Moon Gardens – Dancing Butterflies – Yellow

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Books & Seashells

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂