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The Edge of the Woods

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“I’m hiding in the dappled shadows at the edge of the woods, watching my childhood saviour. He’s busy working as usual and he never notices the natural world on his doorstep, stuck in the world of ink and paper. It’s just black and white, not at all like life, which can be so full of colour it makes you giddy.

I remember the comforting caresses and loving words when I was young, the green sweet grass of the enclosure, the ready nourishment laid out just for me. And it was more than enough, to grow up in the sun. But there came a time when I yearned for the company of another like me and the feeling became so overwhelming that one night I found a loose fence, kicked it hard and stepped out into the other world.

And I did find that company, eventually. And with that came a whole new family. So sometimes, when we’re out this way, I look up my human relative. I’m sure if he actually saw me I’d be back in that field as quickly as you can neigh. I’d have family but it would be his children racing around with me and although they are joyful things, they can never see into my heart. It is as green as the forest around me, a shining emerald, and it can’t be compelled by any man’s fancy.”

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Here’s a couple of close-ups of all that lovely furniture and décor!  First the drawing table and seat from one of my fav designers – Merak.  She makes such carefully observed and precise, realistic Mesh.

And this is an oh so comfortable room that I think I’m going to use as our summer lounge.  That sofa you could just collapse into and fall asleep when you’re supposed to be working!

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

All at Illuminate Event

1. RJD – Fairview Barn 2.0 – LI 34 – this is the side view which is one whole picture wall – beautiful!

2. Merak
[Merak] – Drafting Table – LI 5
[Merak] – High Chair – LI 2 – 6 solo sit animations

3. Q-Essentials
{Q-Essentials} Hampton Bay Chimney – Animated – LI 3, fire click on/off

4. Granola.
Granola. Fern’s Half Moon Table. Yellow. – LI 2
Granola. Fern’s DIY Succulents. Green and Yellow. – LI 2

5. also Known as
~aKa~ Snake Plant in Ceramic planter – Onyx – LI 2
~aKa~Phalaenopsis in Ceramic planter – Rooted – LI 3
~aKa~Oppidan Vases Onyx&Silver – LI 1

6. Outside the Box!
OTB! Layered Rugs – LI 4
OTB! Sedona Coffee Table 1 – LI 6
OTB! Sedona Chair/PG – LI 4
OTB! Sedona Couch/PG – LI 8 – Menus for solo ladies & gents, Friends, Luv & Cuddles

6. Illuminate SHELF – Sales Event!
Sources
TOUCAN rocco by “sources” – LI 3

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Kaerri – San Marino Picture – LI 1

On the Drafting Table –

Raindale
Raindale ~ cup of tea (prop)

Fancy Decor: Flora Book Stack – LI 1

Organica from the Ode Writing Desk Set
[ Organica ] Blotter – LI 1
[ Organica ] Fountain Pen Case – LI 2
[ Organica ] Pencil Tin – LI 1
[ Organica ] Fountain Pen Ink (black) – LI 2
[ Organica ] Red Book (open)

Landscaping –
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 1 (path) LI 19

Raindale – Epiphany gacha
Raindale – Enter the Forest – tree with bench – LI 8
Raindale – Enter the Forest – hanging lamp – LI 4 (enlarged from default)
Raindale – Enter the Forest – arch with string lights

Little Branch
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A – LI 2
LB_Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field} – LI 7

Pony by JIAN – Epiphany gacha
Precious Ponies 16. Brown Wanderer – very appropriate for the story, I thought!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Conservatory

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A conservatory that’s anything but conservative!  One of the best I’ve seen, it’s made by designer, Benoit, of Duvet Day, who specialises in gacha sets.  Imagine how you’d feel if on the first Play you got that building 🙂   Although there’s lots of gorgeous items here, one of my all time favourites is the Mesh India Samyukta Lamp Cabinet which reminds me of my childhood. We used to have one just like that which was jealously guarded by mum who put all her spices into the drawers.  If us boys were caught around playing with the drawers which was kinda irresistible, we’d get a cuff around the ears!

Outside you can just see the new Little Branch tree. This I’ll be showcasing later on but I have to say that this architectural Black Olive tree is a classic and I’m sure I’ll be using a lot.

Earlier on this week I attended a brilliant blogger’s H&G scene build by Wendz Tempest. It was kindly given on the KraftWork building platform.  Wendz showed us how she buildings a scene freestyle.  No walls or house at first – blimey!  Lots of tips and tricks were shared. Well I liked the idea of it, so I partially built the scene above freestyle, selected all the pieces and shoved them into the conservatory.  I still fiddled about but it was fun – why don’t you try it out.

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

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Duvet Day – gacha currently at the  Cosmopolitan Event
[DD] Conservatory Life Building RARE – LI 70
[DD] Conservatory Life Sofa – LI 8 – sits for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Armchair – LI 6 – sits/actions for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Table lamp – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Rug – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Table – LI 2
(also in the gacha are Lantern, Pouffe and Jar)

Chez Moi Furnitures – Cosy Corner set (mainstore)
Vintage Record Player – LI 1
Vinyl Record Storage Shelf – LI 2
Carpet Colorful – LI 1

Chez Moi Furnitures – Garden Shelf, currently at Shiny Shabby Event
Shelf – LI 1
Lemon Tree – LI 4 (enlarged a bit)
Potted Oregano – LI 2

Raindale
Brightshore gacha, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Raindale – Brightshore drinks – LI 2
Raindale – Brightshore cupcakes – LI 2

Granola.
Leda’s Mini Set, currently at Blush
Four soft Spring colourful mirrors and four succulent painted tin candles
Tin Candle with Lid – 4 versions (LI 3 each) – flame on/off via touch
Granola. Leda’s Mirror. Green. – LI 2

Serenity Style
Pieces from Audri Magic Garden gacha (mainstore)
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Puppy RARE – LI 4
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bunch of Plants – LI 1
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bear – LI 1

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed Event
LB_Black Olive Tree {Animated} 4 Seasons – LI 12
LB_Snakeweed {Animated }*Summer-A – LI 1

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JIAN – Glam Greyhounds gacha 11. Wander Pup Grey – LI 7, Ex Arcade gacha, check out Marketplace for resellers.

Ariskea – [Florist] Yellow Roses – gacha – LI 2

Mesh India – thank you, Panda! One of my all time favourite pieces.
MI Samyukta Lamp Cabinet – LI 9
Texture change for 4 woods, red, orange (the one I used) and blue.

Anhelo (two of these were Fifty Linden Friday offers).
–ANHELO-M45SH-181GA :: my little garden (shelf) – LI 4
–ANHELO-M45GH-183GA :: my little garden (garden hook) – LI 3
–ANHELO-M45LR-183GA :: my little garden (leaf rake) – LI 1

We were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GBzg0dZiIc (1995)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Kiss me Quick!

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I say that because I had to be quick photographing the scene when the animated bunnies were actually kissing! This is my Easter scene so if you celebrate that festival, may it be a peaceful family time for you.  And if you don’t, a few days off/long weekend is really good 🙂

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

Bunnies from HEXtraordinary – current PocketGacha
*HEXtraordinary* Bunny Companion – Midnight – (Wear)
*HEXtraordinary* Bunny Companion – Silver – (Wear)

MAD MATCH
FAnCY SUNFLOWER/ BEES (resizable) – LI 3 at this size
Bee rotates around the sunflower head, there’s also other versions of these cheerful flowers available!
Also currently at Illuminate – so check them all out there.

Illuminate Event – runs through to April 13th
1. Duvet Day – Louise Bedroom Set
[DD] Louise Canopy Bed – LI 17 – Adult
Huge animations menu – solo sits for women and men, couples relax, cuddles and laying cuddles, plus good selection of intimate poses for couples
[DD] Louise canopy – LI 9
[DD] Louise bedside table – LI 2
[DD] Louise lamp – LI 2
[DD] Louise bedside table – LI 2
[DD] Louise Coffee and croissant tray – LI 3

From the Lofty Heights gacha – see mainstore
[DD] Lofty Heights basket – LI 3
[DD] Lofty Heights rug – LI 2

2. Kaerri – San Marino Set
Also Chair, Coffee Table, Console, Couch, Planter, Side Table and Table Lamp in this stunning modern style set.
San Marino Rug – LI 1
San Marino Vases – LI 2
San Marino Picture – LI 1
San Marino Flowers – LI 5
All items are Copy only but very well sized

Products at the current ULTRA Event
1. FAYDED – Sky Fire – LI 3
Texture change for grey, copper and rusted
Menu for on/off flame, light on/off, light/colour options, adjust volume and change access

2. MudHoney – Carla Screen w/ Nailhead – LI 9 here but I did enlarge it
Great selection of textures for the screen and the metal parts.

3. Newchurch
:: N :: Jacques Club Chair, Deep Teal – LI 2 – also available in rich jewel tones – Fig, Frosted Almond, Granite, Marsala, Navy Peony, Poseidon, Thyme, Ultraviolet and Vetiver. Good selection of women’s and men’s sits and actions – Copy/Modify

Also by Newchurch – Bloom Sideboard – in pastel tones of Cornflower, Daffodil, Magnolia, Rose, Sage and Violet – LI 3 with beautiful metal drawer pulls – Copy/Modify

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Granola. – Allison’s Distressed Birdcage Lamps. Copper. – LI 4
Set of three as rezzed – black, copper or green metals. Soft light turns on/off, lamp ropes can be adjusted by editing linked parts, included in the each pack are 3 pre-adjusted lengths. The lamps are currently at The Clique Event until March 24th.

Sway’s – [Bertha] Armchair . spring – LI 3 and texture change for the fabric and cushion in various pastel prints – was a Fifty Linden Friday special

HIVE – at Collabor88
hive // potted plants . cordyline tree . pot b – LI 3
hive // potted plants . Swiss cheese plant . pot c – LI 3
various pots and plants in this set which you can swap around!

Scarlet Creative – at Collabor88
Scarlet Creative Nicole Beach Resort Studio – LI 14, has beautiful open and close picture windows on 2 sides – Copy/Modify
2 colour options – faded and regular wood (I used the latter), 3 sizes and a couple of modular options with side add-on rooms up to LI 53 in total

Prizes from the Land of Rainbows Easter Egg Hunt
1. Dahlia – Sunday – Teacup Eggs – Robin/Rose – LI 1

2. Part of Raindale‘s table with runner & egg décor

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Meerkat Holiday

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The Meerkat family are holidaying at a green oasis, it makes a change from their usual desert prairie land! Also featuring lots of products from the inaugural round of Illuminate.

I really loved the {LORE} Spring Garden Nook, it has a lot of texture changes which make a big difference to the overall look. Here, I was using the gray stone, dark ivy and dark vines. Lucas Lameth has come up with three garden décor products which are absolutely beautiful and I used the Whispering Ginkgo around the windows of the nook. I’ve also used some of Raindale‘s romantic gacha – Littlevale. It includes a lot of lighting options made up in flowers and lanterns – they’ll be really useful for garden décor – and the old fountain overgrown with vegetation is a delightful focal piece.

Little Branch‘s tree is the Wild Linden which I have modified to be fairly small here but you can resize it a lot and the Land Impact is only 12 at the largest size which is huge. Another name for this tree is the Lime or Basswood and when in bloom its flowers will fill the air with beautiful aroma. You can make linden flower tea, it’s delicious. As a herb the linden blossom is a diaphoretic that makes you ‘sweat’ out fevers, infusions of freshly picked linden blossom are calming and soothing. Some of these older trees have become healing shrines over time and places of pilgrimage where they are known as “Mary Trees”. The heart shaped leaf has also been linked with love and when two people wanted to get married in the old days, they simply pressed their thumbs against a linden trunk with the whole community in circle around them, then they were considered married.

TLC Home Collection has all those cute meerkats and more in a gacha, find them over at ULTRA new round. If you use them in a more natural environment there’s also a couple of meerkat babies in a sand burrow that are equally enchanting. The little robin you’ll find at the mainstore.

Don’t forget – ULTRA and Illuminate are on the same sim, opposite to each other, so you can do all your shopping at once!

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

Products at Illuminate

1.{LORE}  – Spring Garden Nook – LI 7 – C/M – seats 3 with singles and couples animations – also texture change for stone – mossy, gray, brown and dark stone plus Ivy – light, dark and none, plus Vines – light, dark and bark

2. Lucas Lameth
Sculptures in Black Iron, Gold, Silver Bronze
(luc) Whispering Ginkgo, Bronze/Wall – LI 5
(luc) Elegant Crane V2, Black Iron – LI 1
(luc) Dandelion Thistle Sculpture, Iron (Low LoD, Less LI) – LI 3
All Copy/Modify

3. Little Branch
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh – animated grass – LI 5
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B – LI 2
LB_Hill-v1{Low Li} – LI 1
LB_WildLindenTree.v1{Animated}4Seasons – LI 3 – LI 12 depending on size – mine was small at LI 3 – choose from Fall 1, Fall 2, Winter, Spring, Spring 2, Summer seasons via HUD
All Copy/Modify

4. MAD MATCH
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1
Set also includes single clover with ladybird and single clover with stem and ladybird

5. Moss&Mink
These are the plant pots from a set of décor by Moss&Mink that also includes a very comfy snuggle bed in PG and Adult plus room divider in black and white
{moss&mink} Plant – Palm (Black) – LI 1 – C/M – tinted by me!
{moss&mink} Plant – Ficus (Black) – LI 1 – C/M
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1

6. Granola.
These are the tulip jugs from a lovely set with has dining table, chair, tulip centre pieces and the jugs.

7. Raindale
Littlevale gacha
Raindale – Littlevale flower pots – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lamps – with and without hanging chain – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lanterns – sets of 2 – LI 1 each
Raindale – Littlevale flowerbed fountain – LI 4
Raindale – Littlevale tabouret with flower – LI 1
Raindale – Littlevale ladder with lights – LI 2, modified

Other Home & Garden products:-

!Deelish-ous Designs

Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – LI 3 – Transfer/Modify so be careful when you place it and pick it up, you’ve only got one of these little beauties!

TLC Home Collection,
Robin _standing – LI 1 – from Songbirds Collection
TLC Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2
Animated Meerkat Collection – gacha, currently at ULTRA

3 Rares and 9 Commons to collect!
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE
2_TLC Meerkat Pup Inspecting_RARE
3_TLC Meerkat Adult Nursing_RARE
7_TLC Meerkat Pups Playing_Common
9_TLC Meerkat Pup Looking up_Common
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Down at the Irish Pub Lounge!

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There’s a special atmosphere in an Irish pub lounge, it’s kinda rustic, homely and comfortable and everyone is invited!

I’m featuring a couple of brilliant items from the upcoming March Deco(c)rate – Days in Dublin – which is released on March 8th. This is part of the upper room in The Lost Arrow Irish Pub by Serenity Style. There’s two floors and it’s a faithful reproduction of a typical Irish pub, with all it’s old fashioned charm. Then there’s that gorgeous James Joyce Library by KraftWork, you even get a ladder with pose to read your books – the Irish are great readers and novelists, come to that!

Because it’s getting close to a traditional Irish Saint’s Day, the leprechauns are visiting thanks to an extremely cute set by Chez Moi. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on 17th March in Northern Ireland and is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick.

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

Serenity Style– The Lost Arrow Irish Pub LI 42
In March Deco(c)rate

JIAN Countryside Collies :: TV Pups RARE – LI 5

Storax Tree (both on special offer this week)
Sales Room
Hearth & Home Fireplace Grey Tabby Q27 – LI 9
Downhill Wall Coat Rack B1 – LI 6

KraftWork – James Joyce Library (complete)- LI 14 – Copy/Modify – lights on/off and ladder has a reading animation.
in March Deco(c)rate

Newchurch at The Liaison Collaborative
:: N :: Atom Chandelier, Black – LI 2

Raindale at The Liaison Collaborative
Raindale – Fayberry display board – LI 2 – this is the TLC exclusive and won’t be available again. Drag any picture onto the poster. Lights can by on/off/twinkling via HUD, also the poster can be turned on and off.
Raindale – Fayberry cake (TLC gift) – LI 1
Raindale – Heathergate bench (dark) – LI 5 – there’s also a light bench. Each have 14 singles and 8 couples animations – Copy/Modify

Raindale – Bellemore table – at the mainstore from the gorgeously Rustic  “Bellemore Set” – LI 1

Granola. Wellies. Cozy Pack. – LI 3 with texture change for wellies and berries – Copy/Modify – and you’ll find other texture variations at the store!

[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Bar Single – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Glasses Holder – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Carafe

Chez Moi Furnitures on Marketplace
Leprechaun & Gold CHEZ MOI
Leprechaun Clover CHEZ MOI
Leprechaun Sit CHEZ MOI

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Deer Wall Art – LI 1

La Galleria
LG Rug – Red & Green Mahal – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Modern Love

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Before I start this post, I want to leave a message for sponsors and my blogging friends.  I’ll be offline for the next fortnight and back on Monday, February 26th. I’m having a long awaited upper spinal operation which should hopefully reduce pain levels and give me extra movement as well as clearer vision.  It’s not a huge operation but it will require recovery time.   It makes use of modern surgery skills, too, for which I am very grateful!  Sorry, my friends, I won’t be able to ‘like’ posts or make my quirky comments for that couple of weeks.  ❤

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There are quite a few superb items out at the moment which have that modern furniture vibe.  I’ve combined three of my current favourites in the scene today.

The building is by unKindness, it’s called Modern Serenity and it’s in the latest Builder’s Box subscription.  This really is a beauty of a house and I’ve included a couple of extra close-ups so you can see how the light will fall inside the building.

There are two main furniture sets here.  The beautiful dressing table/vanity set is by Granola. and you get that in gacha form including texture option HUDs.  Simply lots of class and lots of pastel colour tones – I was using white, peach and pale gold metals.

The other furniture set is a collaboration by Fancy Decor and Commoner called The Modine Collection.  This is gorgeous, there’s a lot of pieces including cushion texture options and you’ll be able to mix n match to your heart’s content!

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Lots of long, narrow windows give a feeling of calm and privacy and yet it’s relatively light for all those dark grey concrete tones.  The front door has a good entrance porch and it leads to the large room for open living.

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

unKindness from Builder’s Box – Modern Serenity Home – 54 LI

Fancy Decor/Commoner – The Modine Collection – Collabor88
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Accent Chair – LI 3
FD & Commoner: Modine Cloud Sofa – LI 6
FD & Commoner: Modine Side Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Vase of Daisies – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Pillow (Geo) – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Coffee Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Round Tray – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Nut Dish – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Rug – LI 1

Granola. – Bibi’s Vanity Set – Blush – to Feb 18th
Used… Bibi’s Stool Pale Gold with set 1 HUD LI 4
Bibi’s Vanity Mirror and Unit – White with Pale Gold LI 6 – change Glow of the mirror lights via Texture Edit
Bibi’s Tray in Gold – LI 3
Make-up brushes in gold and peach, perfume bottles in gold, Yellow Rose Vase in peach (LI 3, LI 2 each, LI 3)

[ zerkalo ] at the Gacha Garden until the end of February

Weights and Measures of Love gacha – Wooden Heart Candle – LI 2

Dust Bunny & O.M.E.N . lovebirds . blue (touch to swing) – LI 9

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Don’t Disturb!

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Sometimes it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie 🙂 Mum and pups are very comfortable on Granola.’s beautiful Waverly Cozy Bed. It’s early in the morning and only the Panda is awake to meditate. Maybe they’ve all been playing too much Mahjong.

A stunning bedset here and it’s matched up by Newchurch’s beautiful mid-century chair and pieces from 22769’s latest gacha for the Gacha Guardians Event.

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

Granola.. – Waverly’s Comfy Bedroom Set, currently at the FaMESHed Event
Granola. Waverly’s Cozy Bed. Mid Wood Aztec. – LI 11 – versions in Mid Wood Aztec, Mid Wood Geo, White Aztec and White Geo – both PG and Adult beds – click on the headboard for plain and detailed textures there (I’ve got the detailed texture showing). The Waverly is packed with animations you need to try out – they are fab – includes Bento Couples poses which make all the difference in roleplay.

Granola. Waverly’s Lamp Gold.1 – also in silver variation – LI 2 each
Granola. Waverly’s Cozy Table. Dark Wood Distressed. (table also in mix wood and white wood distressed) – LI 2
Granola. Waverly’s Incense. – LI 2

22769 – Tea Ceremony gacha, currently at the  Gacha Guardians
22769 – Jade Buddha – Gift of the Guardians – this is the only Copy/Modify piece
22769 – Potted Bamboo – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Floor Chair Sand Dune – COMMON – LI 2 – 10 original solo sits by 22769
22769 – Singing Bowls – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Screen – COMMON – LI 3 (larger than default size)
22769 – Tea Set – COMMON – LI 2

NEWCHURCH – Stella Mid-Century Chair – has versions in Cherry, Oak, Pine, Teak and Walnut – beautiful piece and all modify. Here I used the pine version and tinted it to match the existing wood in this scene. Very simple and effective to do! Land Impact is 3 with animations are included for women and men’s sits. Love this iconic chair which is currently at The Chapter Four Event to the end of the month.

Storax Tree
Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae – LI 8
Clay and Bamboo Vases Ap – LI 8

TLC Home Collection – cute animated “Panda Cub Sitting” – LI 1 (reduced from default size) From the  “Panda Family Set” that has a scene as well!

DYNASTY – Aged Mahjong Set – Brown – LI 3

JIAN – Dashing Dalmatians gacha – 19. Family Nap – LI 2, currently at the Epiphany Event

 

Here’s to a great weekend!

Cheers m’dears 🙂