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Cocktails at Eight!

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I think there’s a lot more than cocktails on offer here!  The Bonham dining set by Fancy Decor, currently at FaMESHed was the starting point for this picture, with the beautiful leaf decoration on the plates and wall prints, it made me think of an indoor/outdoor theme.

There’s been a frenzy of houseplant sets from various designers, lately.  I’m using several here, most notably the set by Dust Bunny, currently at FaMESHed.  These are finely observed, and include the medinilla plant, a North American variety with exotic hanging blooms.  I remember seeing the real life version of this in a friend’s house, a most unusual houseplant.

For sheer value on the houseplant front, though, I have to take my hat off to What Next, everything in the picture was purchased at various Fifty Linden Fridays.

I’m loving the new wall panels by Calm. Everything that designer produces is beautiful made and textured.  You can pick those up at the current round of The Chapter Four.

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

Fancy Decor – Bonham Dining Set – currently at FaMESHed July Event

Fancy Decor: Orchid Blossom – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Bonham Dining Chair – 3 LI – 8 solo sits
Fancy Decor: Bonham Dining Table – 2 LI
Fancy Decor: Bonham Place Setting (gold) – also silver and black versions – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Bonham Rug – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Bonham Chandelier (gold) – also silver and black versions – 5 LI
Fancy Decor: Triangle Candle (gold) – also silver and black versions – 3 LI
Fancy Decor: Geometric Placemat – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Monstera Print A and B – 1 LI each
Fancy Decor: Turvy Wine Glass – 1 LI

Food by Poche
mugicha plate, mugicha bottle
anmitsu on tray
ujikintoki on tray
Mix juice, iced coffee, Ice lemon tea – from gacha
Strawberry pancake, strawberry on silver spoon, silver cream jug

MonkeyBanana – OBANZAI -Dengaku Server- (baked tofu)- at Japonica Event
[MB] OBANZAI -Dengaku- (baked tofu) – at Japonica Event

Air gacha – Butterfly – Air_TefuTefu_4)Green_TM – at Japonica Event

TLC Home Collection – Peacock Female* – 1 LI
TLC Home Collection – Male Peacock Tail Down* – 3 LI – from Peacock Couple

Calm. Song . Wall Decor . Dark Wood and Green wood panels – at The Chapter Four Event
Cheeky Pea – North Haven Mirror – from North Haven Collection

{what next} ‘Cocktails’ Neon Light (green)
{what next} Summer Garden Hanging Planter 1
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant – Agave
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree
{what next} Pothos Plant (stand)
{what next} Swiss Cheese Plant
{what next} Snake Plant

dust bunny . pink medinilla plant – collection at FaMESHed Event
dust bunny . pilea peper plant
dust bunny . potted rubber tree
dust bunny . areca palm plant

Dysfunctionality – Stone-Pot Bush animated and texture change for the leaves –
L$25 special for one week

Room in reBourne Lakehouse (wooden wall & shelf by Moz)

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Old Guns go for it!

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Given that Second Life® is obsessed with youthful avatars, I thought I’d style an older guy.  This is the “Marc 60 head skin” from ADAM.  He’s got wrinkles but he’s in pretty good nick!

The ADAM Bento head HUD has a lot of options on it, one of which is to add differently coloured eyebrows to skins that have a ‘no eyebrow’ option.  You can also change the colour around the eyes on a make-up layer, and recolour the eye lashes.   I did that to match the shading I chose on the Marc 60 skin. It’s surprising what a few subtle shade changes can make.  Worth the fiddling to get a more realistic look. And guys… if you can change a wheel on your motor, you can use the HUD!

Using the ADAM Mesh Body, I chose the skin #8 on the HUD to match up the face. Ok, so this guy works out, he’s not alone in that 🙂 Occasionally you do find a 60 year old that has a better body than some 20 year olds, especially in the film industry.  I added SLINK Bento Hands for the pose, FOXCITY has some excellent Bento poses for men, check them out.  Ginger, we need some ADAM Bento hands!

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Here’s what I used in detail:-

ADAM Mesh Body v1.4b
Skin No 8. from included HUD with white eyebrows and beard from HUD
ADAM head v1.4 Bento with ADAM skin head Marc 60
CATWA animated Mesh Eyes

SLINK Bento Hands for Men (they have Omega support, no worries)

Hair – no.match – No.Poem with Omega HUD for hairbase

Ascend – Jarvis Pants with Suspender in Denim Brown, Mesh body versions only

Jewelry by Real Evil Industries
Savage Ears Piercings 1.1 and Sniper Tags

Bento Pose by FOXCITY – Men’s Editorial Vol 1 Bento Pose Set

Fence – “Davis Fence Set” by Fancy Decor – at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

La Gare vintage railway station – refurbished

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As most of Second Life® knows, the 6º Republic Event is on! An amazing Home & Garden extravaganza that happens twice yearly, the theme for this round is Destination:Europe. Each designer chose a European city to take inspiration from. DaD Design chose Paris and made the vintage “La Gare Train Station”.

The above collage shows the station empty. Its beautiful lines are undeniable with the arched windows and doors and the glass covered area for meeting the trains. I put paving under the whole build but you can see where the trains would have arrived at the station, it’s a cut-out piece. Upstairs is reached by a circular iron staircase and doors open onto the balcony where the station sign is located.

Designer, Sheerpetal, kindly sent me a copy of “La Gare Train Station” and challenged me to refurbish it as a house with garden out the back based on an idea by ace photographer and blogger JoJo Deed. It sounded a great idea so armed with lots of recent Home & Garden items by fantastic designers, I set to! Click on the pictures to get the larger sizes.

 

The space where the railway tracks would end is now a garden, it’s been dug over and planted.  I’ve taken a bit of artistic licence with the tree, as the roof is really glass, but maybe part of it was broken as it’s vintage and the tree could then grow through! An indoor/outdoor living space with intimate corners, seating, fountain and even a pizza kiln.  In other words, there’s lots of space to fit everything in.

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You wouldn’t normally leave an opening so here’s a fabulous fence to fill it in.  The fence window adds style and stops the dog getting out, talk about duel purpose! Four sconce on the fence will light that area of the garden for those warm evenings when you just don’t want to stay indoors.

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Here’s that colourful sofa, which is plenty big enough for the whole family to lounge around on, not just yours truly and the new kitten.  She’s still so small she can hide amongst the many cushions.  The table’s plenty big enough for the crockery and essential tea set.

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Inside and downstairs, I furnished a portion of the room with an elegant new sofa set that the labrador puppy just loves, cheeky thing! So will the rest of the family as soon as we can prise him off it.  There’s even room to park a handy scooter which is great for getting around the Parisian streets.  The other side of the room has enough space for a nice kitchen and upstairs has plenty of area for a bedroom with balcony area.  You could divide that and include a small bathroom at the far end.

La Gare Train Station would make a very pleasant and unusual house for folks who like outside living as much as the indoors.

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

BUILDINGDaD Design “La Gare” Train Station c/m V.1.0 LI 84 Copy/Modify at 6º Republic
Event runs to May 20th.

FENCINGFancy Decor at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary – “Davis Fence Kit”
A wonderfully versatile set which includes long and short fence panels, fence window that looks really good, posts – corner, mid, end and plain, concrete blocks, sconce, planter and bench with poses.  Fancy Decor is my latest sponsor – I’m so lucky and right chuffed as they say in my part of the world 🙂

INSIDERaindale – “Maylett Living Room Set” – currently at The Crossroads Event to the end of the month.  Here’s the items in detail:-
Lounger sofa – LI 6 with 17 solo sits and 10 romantic couples poses
Coffee Table with Props/Decor – string lights, cup, book – 1 LI per item, there’s a linked group version, too at 4 LI
Candles with animated fire – on/off via touch – 1 LI
Carpet, matches the lot – LI 1

{what next} ‘Black’ Monaco Scooter (patterned luggage)
{what next} House Plant – Rubber Tree
{what next} House Plant – Eucalyptus
{what next} House Plant – Agave
Artisan Fantasy – Hanging Plant – Pothos
8f8 – primavera in Toscana Wall Grapevine Right – from gacha
Fancy Decor: Davis Bench – see Davis Fence Set above

GARDEN Chez Moi Furnitures – Rock Couch and Table in Rio – at the  Cosmopolitan Event from May 8th.  This gorgeous couch and table set is available in 3 colours – Rio, Sienna and Indie. It has PG (110 poses) and Adult (170 poses) versions. Land Impact is 11.

Outdoor bar chair and table set (12 solo sits), Lantern Green Double Candle and Topiary set – all from Chez Moi‘s “Outdoor Breeze” gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden Event. The fence divider is a Seed of Inspiration gift at the Gacha Garden Event.
Pot and Cup of Coffee by Chez Moi Furnitures 

[Tia] Sleeping Cupid 3 Tier Fountain – Light – available at Shiny Shabby until May 15th.
D-LAB Pizza kiln (outdoor)
D-LAB PIZZA TABLE

[ zerkalo ] – from the Coffee on the Porch gacha – Dishes

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Patio Fairy Lights – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Frosted Glass Floor Ball Lamp – gacha was for Bloom
22769 – Banana Tree – gacha was for Bloom
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – The Relaxing Tree

KraftWork – Vintage Bakelite Radio – from Vintage Radios gacha

PLANTS & FLOWERS OUTSIDE –
Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – set of 4 colours and lots of versions – at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary

The Cube Republic – Passion Flower set – with flowers and fruit, lots of versions including two fencing panels for display them against.
KIDD SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY* with underlay of green

PETS –
JIAN Lively Labs :: Golden Wander Pup – at mainstore
JIAN Pudgy Persians – White Wander Kitten – The Gacha Garden
TLC Home Collection – Sleepy Dalmatian – from gacha, now at mainstore

 

Until next time,

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

KraftWork – Fire Station

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In North America, Jamestown, Virginia was virtually destroyed in a fire in January, 1608. There were no full time paid firefighters in America until 1850. Even after the formation of paid fire companies in the United States, there were disagreements and often fights over territory. New York City companies were famous for sending runners out to fires with a large barrel to cover the hydrant closest to the fire in advance of the engines.  Often fights would break out between the runners and even the responding fire companies for the right to fight the fire and receive the insurance money that would be paid to the company that fought it.

 

Quite a difference in modern times;  the Fire Department of New York employs approximately 10,200 uniformed firefighters and over 3,940 uniformed EMTs, paramedics, and Fire Inspectors and the department serves more than 8 million residents within a 320 square mile area.  The FDNY’s motto is “New York’s Bravest” and the same could be said of many modern day city fire departments.

 

 

The pictures show KraftWork‘s tribute to firefighters – the Firehouse –  and it’s available at the 5th Anniversary round of FaMESHed which runs to the end of the month.

 

There’s 2 versions in the pack:-

KraftWork Central Fire Station (all) – LI 293 – copy/modify
KraftWork Central Fire Station (only main building) – LI 216 – copy/modify

The main building has two floors, scripted doors at the front and a working side door entrance.  It’s a beautifully observed, highly detailed building and would suit city sims and roleplay areas.

 

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 🙂

Zerkalo – A bedroom for Britain!

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Who has the good fortune to have a bedroom especially made for them by an amazing designer?  Why, Britain of course! Inspired by ace blogger and stylist Britain’s penchant for white, Zerkalo have a stunning set out at the March edition of FaMESHed.

Zerkalo - Britain's Bedroom - full

 

The set is made in what has become Zerkalo’s trade colour of white and there are light and dark wood versions of the set. PG and Adult varieties are available, too. Although everything is white, that’s not to say you can’t tint with aplomb. Designer, Daniel, has surpassed himself in mesh detail and faces so that it’s possible to tint just portions of lace or frills – whatever you like. I chose palest lavender here. It makes a small corner of this room into a big posh statement 🙂

Here’s what you receive in your chosen set – which is all Copy/Modify

Bed – PG or Adult, Dark or Light wood – LI 7

Canopy to go at the head of the bed – beautiful floaty lace, Dark or Light wood fixings – LI 6

Curtains – detailed swathes gathered up by a lace ribbon, also a top valance and detailed fixings in Dark or Light wood – LI 8 which is easily resized with not much added Land Impact – I was up to LI 9 with relatively large windows to cover

Bedside Lounger – available in PG and Adult versions with a choice of light and dark wood – LI 3

Pillows – lace and roses. Wow!  These are absolutely beautiful – masses of lace or a whole feature of roses, which you can tint in batches. Land Impact of 2 for each pillow.

Bedside tables – one for Her, with tablecloth and lace work and one for Him in wood with decor underneath. Both are available in dark and light shades and are 2 LI each

Bedside Lamps – His and Hers, again. Hers is decorated in lace with lace ribbon and his is an angular style lamp. Hers is 2 LI, His is 1 LI

A handy alarm clock for 2 LI could go on either side!

Finally there’s a magnificent caged chandelier, and this has two versions, light and dark – LI 6

 

A few close-ups. Here’s the lady’s side of the bed and its full of frothy lace, don’t forget I’ve tinted some of this into palest lavender. That way, the lace patterns really show up.

Zerkalo - Britain's Bedrrom - from her side

 

I’m glad to say that the gents have not been forgotten! They get their own bedside table, lamp and alarm clock in a choice of light and dark shades.

Zerkalo - Britain's Bedroom - from his side

 

Just to show you that wonderful rose cushion and the detailing on the base of the bed, notice the heart shape?  This is very fine work indeed.

Zerkalo - Britain's Bedroom - from lounge view

 

Detail on the caged chandelier. There’s a good throw of light from the click on/off candles. This is the dark version.

Zerkalo - Britain's Bedroom, Caged Chandelier

 

Additional pieces – Bocas Belle House from Spargel & Shine and multi-floral rug from same set, please refer to the previous RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 post.

Visit FaMESHed Event which is on until the end of the month. The Home & Garden vendors are on the central island.

Visit the zerkalo sim for lots more amazing furniture and decor designs.

Winter Dreams are more than just white

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Winter Dreams - sofa - Dark
[Zerkalo]’s latest set is called ‘Winter Dreams’ and is available exclusively at the January FaMESHed event.

It’s mainly white – but being Copy/Modify you can tint it as well, making this beautiful furniture and decor set versatile enough to fit in many homes. The level of detail is very good, designer Daniel has taken pains over all the pieces and Anais has packed the sofa with wonderful animations.  There are PG and Adult sofa variations, plus the sofa, table and chandelier have both light and dark versions.

Here’s the pieces in detail.

* sofas or couches -Adult and PG versions – in white and dark.
The dark versions have beautiful black/brown wood  (may be walnut), both have piped cushions and infills and a cream wool rug as decoration. The white versions have shabby style white wood with medium brown underlay showing through. Mod/copy LI 6. Poses – 11 solo sits, 10 cuddles plus 18 intimate in the Adult version. Adjust & Swap.

Winter Dreams - sofa - White

* Round, small table with room for books, lamp, cup of coffee maybe! Top is wood to match the sofas – either shabby white or dark newer wood and legs are decorative metal, either shabby rubbed down white metal or shiny metal in the dark version. LI 3 C/M.  * books 1 is a collection of 4 treasured old books (one rests against a stack of 3) and cup and saucer perched on top. LI 1 C/M.  * books 2 has a white ribbon with rose decoration around 2 treasured old books and by the side, a lace edged doily with cup and saucer on top. LI 1 C/M.

Winter Dreams - Table Light n Books 1

Winter Dreams - Table Dark n Books 2

* A glamorous wrought iron chandelier with light bulbs shaped like flames. Beautifully intricate, Daniel has even observed the wire leading up to the ceiling within the chain as it would be in real life. Click on/off for lighting which has a decent spread of light within the room. Lights are placed in wrought iron cups with decorative swirls and loops leading to the central shaped piece. LI 4 C/M Available in matte black and shabby style white which gives the feeling of a well worn but loved chandelier.

Winter Dreams - Chandlier - Lit - White

Winter Dreams - Chandelier - Lit - Black

* Round pillow, a beautiful white lace and cotton tiered cushion/ LI 1 C/M
* Rug is a subtly waved round white rug with 3D cut rose and leaf pattern almost as if a piece of lace has been copied into the cutting of the carpet, beautifully shaded and rendered pattern LI 2 C/M takes tinting well
* Square pillow, a white tiered square cushion with sumptuous tiers of lace and cotton material, with a lace design as the central piece. LI 1 C/M
* Three pillows, these are simpler squares with lace edging and a lace motif stitched into the centre of each pillow. They’d be perfect against a bed head or on a sofa or anywhere you might rest against them. Separate faces mean you can tint the lace motifs a different colour to match your styling. LI 1, C/M.

Winter Dreams - round n square lace pillows

Winter Dreams - lace pillow set

Tinting is an option and changes the whole look of the set.  Just right click and ‘Edit’, then choose ‘Faces’ and you can click away altering the Color to match your decor. Here’s my attempt, I’m sure you can do a lot better!

Winter Dreams - Tinted

Other furniture: Cheeky Pea – Lillooet Skybox and Campfire by HT Home.

Visit FaMESHed which runs until the end of January

Visit [Zerkalo] mainstore

Cheers, m’dears 🙂