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Harry’s Potion Porch

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Harry thinks it’s a good idea for his potions to be kept partially outside.  You never know what will happen during the mixing process! We know where the phoenix got their brightly coloured tail plumes from now 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Syndicate Sunday, Astara, Candle and Cauldron, unKindness, 22769, Little Branch, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- HEXtraordinary
Events: – Syndicate Sunday, GachaLand

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Syndicate SundayBlogFlickr – runs from January 6th – 13th – last call!!

1. Astara – Projection Light Packs – Arch, Round, and Square packs
I used the Arch Window Projector – 10 colours, hide/show box, use with darker windlights. This is such a great photographic aide for bloggers and photographers alike, and it’s at a discount price – so don’t miss this one!

2. Candle and Cauldron
{C&C} – Potion Lamps in Tall, Round and Square packs – stand alone on flat surfaces and mount on wall versions.  Materials enabled, and you can alter the glow as you wish as it’s all modify.   Click to change 10 colour options, there’s even an empty version.  Great fun and very versatile!

unKindness
I used the Rare House front porch of the fantastical Victorian Dreamscape gacha
uK – Victorian Dreamscape House RARE – Transfer & Modify.  Did I mention that I love this gacha?!

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the “Wanderlust” gacha, currently at GachaLandshopping guide
All pieces are Transfer & Modify
22769 – Book with Glasses – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Vintage Compass – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Maps – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Wanderlust Rug – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Globetrotter Globe – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Pile Of Books – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Pipe Rack – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Candle – COMMON – LI 1 – set different degrees of light
22769 – Writing Feather – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Globetrotter Desk – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Telescope – Seed of Inspiration – LI 1
22769 – Globetrotter Leather Chair – RARE – LI 4 – 8 original poses

Little Branch
By the side of the house I used the beautiful Little Branch Magnolia Tree in Blue, this is gently animated and has realistic textures. It’s only LI 2 at this size which is quite small but it can go up to huge sizes for not much Land Impact

[ zerkalo ]

Grandfather Clock – Black Distressed – LI 3 and shows SL time
There’s other versions in the pack – black, white, white distressed

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HEXtraordinary
Pieces from the Rainbow Phoenix pack (décor and companions)
Rainbow Adult Phoenix – décor piece – LI 3 – animated with moving textures tail plumes – Copy only
Rainbow Juvenile Phoenix – (Decor) – LI 2 – Copy & Modify
Rainbow Phoenix Rezzing Stand – LI 1 – Copy only
You also get a HUD that works with your companion phoenix to give aging and different cycles and choosing the stage, instructions included

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Written by Moz Loordes

12/01/2019 at 5:29 pm

Cherry Blossom Magick

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When you mix Dragons and Red Headed Cranes you are bound to create Magick!

I’m featuring the beautiful Shabby Corner Desk by Dragon Magick Wares today which is on offer for Syndicate Sunday. This useful piece of furniture will fit perfectly into any corner of your home and increase the available surface area so you’ll be able to place out yet more of your precious ornaments… what could be better! And it’s only L$69 for the duration of the Event.

Syndicate Sunday is a discount shopping event that runs once a month. It will start on the first Sunday of every month and run through to the second Sunday of the month for an 8-day Event in all. Items will be at out Designer’s stores, not an Event area.

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

Sponsors:- Syndicate Sunday, Dragon Magick Wares, Serenity Style, TLC Home Collection, 22769 [Bauwerk]
Others:- Landscaping by Felix, Air, HEXtraordinary
Events: – Syndicate Sunday

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Syndicate Sunday BlogFlickr – runs from January 6th – 13th
Dragon Magick Wares – Shabby Corner Desk – LI 2

Also other pieces by Dragon Magick Wares
Spirit Dragon Lantern – LI 3 – on/off lantern with good radius of light
Watercolor Dragon – LI 1

Serenity Style

Merloc Rusty Hall – LI 17 – also contains lantern with candle

22769, prizes from the Tea Ceremony gacha
22769 – Tea Set – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Jade Buddha – Gift of the Guardians – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

TLC Home Collection
Animated Red-crowned Crane – LI 2
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Landscaping by Felix
Found in the Japanese Section – Sakura Pond 12 x 7 metres footprint – LI 11

Air – prize from the Flower Lantern gacha
7) Air_Flower Lantern_Cherry Blossom pink – Transfer & Modify

HEXtraordinary
Zen Juniper Bonsai – LI 1 (this piece also has a table)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Sleighed

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“I think we might be a tad too early, Prancer!”

Well of course they are!  They’ve got the SL® Winter blogging fever and it’s only November!  There’s some fabulous seasonal products about at various Events and they make such fun scenes.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see JIAN’s latest animals, the Reindeer.  Not only do you get Companion, Wanderer and Static versions, but also they have their own cute stables.   That fabulous sleigh is by Granola. and it was well worth nagging Designer Kimbra over Thanksgiving so I could get the set.  It is really enchanting and on the front of the sleigh, which you can’t see this scene, are glowing stringlights and sleigh bells.  As always, Little Branch have come up with some stunning seasonal trees which with a click can be changed to snowy boughs and leaves, their sim is well worth a visit to add to your winter landscaping.

I fiddled around on the Black Dragon viewer which I’m getting more into now, making up my own Windlights for various effects.  You certainly can build depth into your photography with all the bells & whistles of that viewer.  Perseverance pays off 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Granola, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Mushilu, anc Ltd., Apple Fall, Barnesworth Anubis, Dysfunctionality, HEXtraordinary, Soy.
Events:- Tannenbaum, Prism Events, Uber
Viewer: Black Dragon

*NB – all pieces have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Granola., currently at Tannenbaum
The Frostine Sleigh – Red Tartan – PG – LI 15 – Singles Menus for ladies and gents plus a Couples Menu for this version! Lights and sleigh bells on the front, it’s a really pretty sleigh. There are also versions with Grey Tartan and Yellow Tartan seats and Adult versions of same if required. Seats 2 avatars and includes ALL BENTO animations.
PG:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
ADULT:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
13 Adult Animations.

Little Branch, currently at Uber Event
RedBud Tree – realistic foliage which is gently animated and has a 4-Season HUD (mine are on Winter) – LI 3 at this size but can go much larger. Looks good from all angles and these are definitely at different angles to get the best effect.

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JIAN, currently at Uber Event
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Walk High – LI 2 – 8 frames and you can name him/her
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Stand – LI 4 – 8 frames and you can name him/her

SAYO, currently at Tannenbaum
PineWood Collection – Branch Wreath – LI 3 – Colour HUD

SAVAGE
MINERVA’S ANTLERS EXCLUSIVE EDITION
Normally, you’d wear these beauties!
LI 8 when rezzed, also has a handy resizer

anc Ltd., currently at Uber Event
-Garden- by anc “Narcissus” field LI 2 (white x pink)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Row – LI 2 – with comprehensive texture changer

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Robin Redbreast Perching (Wear or Rez) – very cute! He’s only LI 3 here and bounces up and down on his perch (or your shoulder). Copy & resizer

Soy.
Soy. Snow covered woods [Wood-A] – LI 2
Soy. Mini Igloo Lantern [Type-B] – LI 2 – click flame on/off

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 1 Mushilu – LI 1 (reduced from default)
Rock 2. Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Rock 4.Mushilu 1 – LI 1
Snow Floor 1.Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Formation1. Mushilu – LI 1

Barnesworth Anubis [BA]
Pieces from the Snow Kit set
[ba] snow kit – wall drift – LI 1
[ba] snow kit – stair drift – LI 1

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Hartley Fencing Set (available in 4 textures)
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Wide – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Post – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Gate – Wood – LI 7 – gate opens and closes on touch

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Countdown to Christmas

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Things that make you go OhEmGee, look at the state of your office! Thus it is with pre-holiday organisation.  Even the pup is amused or perhaps he’s considering the tray of figs.  I know the kitten is considering the cardinals.

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Lots more info on the products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Silence, Chez Moi Furnitures, KraftWork, Fancy Decor, unKindness, Storax Tree
Others:- Kaerri, {what next}, HEXtraordinary, Second Spaces, Dust Bunny, MADRAS, Shutter Field, JIAN

NB – All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Silence
Pieces from the Clara Office Gacha – Permissions will be Transfer/Modify
Silence. – Clara Credenza – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Cabinet – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Desk – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Desk Organizer – Black – LI 1
Silence. – Clara Floor Pottery – Black – LI 1
Silence. – Clara Desk Chair – White – LI 4 – Office type animations for ladies and gents, some have props – like phone & lappie
Silence. – Clara Office – Book Stack – Black – LI 1
There are black and pink versions as per the vendor KEY

Chez Moi Furnitures
Xmas Wrap Station – LI 20 – PG & Adult versions – lots of animations. I took this apart and modified a lot of the constituents in size and some in position. So objects like the scissors and glue bottle, wrapped gifts, rocking horse and tinsel work out at 1 LI each. This beautiful and useful set has more info here

KraftWork have a new seasonal wall system at The Liaison Collaborative!

KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – LI 2
There’s four versions in the pack. Ornated and Simple panels you rez yourself and the same 2 panels that contain an alignment function and believe me it’s easy to use, you can choose the number of panels you want to rez and press the autumn leaf! There are a couple of HUDs for the texture changes.

Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Cloche Clock – LI 5 – working clock with pendulum – this is gorgeous and rather soothing to watch
10 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk Lamp – LI 1 – from the Dover collection (was ARCADE gacha – look for Marketplace resellers)

unKindness
pieces from the Long Winter Set
uK – Long Winter Fig Tray – LI 2
uK – Long Winter Honey Jar – LI 2

Storax Tree at The Rug Factory
Beautiful Modern Expressions Rug 8 – Transfer/Resizer

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Kaerri
Stunning pieces for Holiday décor!
Cardinal Centrepiece – LI 7 – Copy only
Deer Urn Left (and yes, there is a right Urn as well) – LI 6 – Copy only

{what next}
{what next} Toasty Space Heater (grey) – Group Gift! – LI 1

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Light – Snowy – LI 1

Second Spaces
Pieces from the Homemade Holiday gacha
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – potpourri – LI 1
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – packages for gift-giving – LI 1
(was ARCADE gacha – look for Marketplace resellers)

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray – LI 2 – intricately made

MADRAS
MADRAS Tiffany Stool Decor – LI 1 (from Tiffany full set Copy/Modify version)

Shutter Field
sf open laptop – LI 2 (modified for the screen picture)

JIAN gacha for Santa’s Samoyeds and Pudgy Persians
Although these cuties are companion animals which you are meant to attach and ‘wear’ on your avatar, you can still rez them and they will animate.

JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 8. Elf Pup Companion – LI 13

JIAN Pudgy Persians 5. Siamese Companion Kitten – LI 5
Transfer & Modify

The “Give Thanks” banner is a personal gift, sorry!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Black Magic

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More on my Hamlet theme for Halloween. In this scene Hamlet, as though possessed, talks to Ophelia and advises her not to marry him.  The reasons he gives are the thoughts of an mad man perhaps… or maybe they are insightful.

“I am very proud, revengeful,
ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have
thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape,
or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do,
crawling between earth and heaven?
We are arrant knaves, all.
Believe none of us.” (Hamlet speaking to Ophelia)
~ Will Shakespeare, Hamlet – Act 3 Scene 1

I liked the phrase, “crawling between earth and heaven”, and so the scene portrayed here is something in between, something that is likely to bind you to the earth by black magic, so stopping your ascent to heaven.  The dragons crawl around and yet the light of the crystals and spells seem to cast out the darkness. Whoever has set this up has used the Summoning Circle and now they must suffer the consequences, good or bad.

The scene is set in a corner of the magnificent Ascelin skybox by VARONIS.  It’s a gloriously Gothic style building which has a large central room with three huge windows at one side and a doorway at the other. The vaulted ceiling has wooden beams which are realistically textured and very well done.  Then, either side of the main room, there are archways that lead to a couple of mirrored side rooms, each has a fireplace filled with candles.  There are also strategically placed lamps in these rooms but the overall effect is quite eerie depending on your choice of Windlight and in that way it would be perfect for certain types of roleplay.  Here’s a Slideshow as I walked around the build. The first photo shows the skybox from the outside. Inside was taken using a Midday setting (not the default one).

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Full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Raindale, Dahlia, KraftWork, VARONIS, 22769
Others:- HEXtraordinary
Events:- Builder’s Box, Arcade Spooktacular

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round

1. Raindale
Raindale – Darkmore table – LI 2 – Copy & Modify – 5- option HUD to change colour of leather banding elements
Raindale – Darkmore daybed – LI 11 – Copy & Modify – 5-option HUD to change colour of cushion and sofa pad separately
20 solo and 8 couples animations (all original to Raindale)

2. Dahlia
Conjure Set (pieces are LI 1 each)
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Prehnite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Black Moonstone
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Purple Fluorite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Black Amethyst
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Green
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Pink
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Roses – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Cumin – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Belladonna – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Raven Feather Bottle
Dahlia – Conjure – Candle – Black
Dahlia – Conjure – Black Magic – Crystal Ball

3. KraftWork
Black Spell set – I used the All Linked Gold set (unlinked and used various pieces)
Candles – LI 1 each – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
Purple Candle – LI 1 – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Rolling Papers – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Little Spell – LI 1 – light extravaganza – Copy & Modify
plus part of the table – cast iron swirls (modified) – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Blue – LI 3 (enlarged from default) – Copy & Modify
Black spell large light extravaganza – LI 3 – Copy & Modify

KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Violet – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

4. VARONIS
Ascelin Skybox – LI 225 – Copy & Modify

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the Black Celebration gacha, at Arcade Spooktacular
22769 – Torch – COMMON – change light to various strengths from flicker to huge fire – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Obsidian – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Summoning Circle – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Beating Heart – COMMON – animated heart that beats – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Spell Book – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Blood Goblet – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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HEXtraordinary, from September ARCADE – see Marketplace resellers
*HEXtraordinary* Shoulder Dragon – Sapphire – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Amethyst – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Moonstone – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer

Cheers, m’dears:)

The Night Mare

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“O God, I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space – were it not that I have bad dreams.”
~ Will Shakespeare, Hamlet

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

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, unKindness, Chez Moi Furnitures, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- HEXtraordinary, “Killer’s”

Fancy Decor – “The Warden Collection”, currently at Arcade Spooktacular Event

All items are Transfer & Modify
01 Bed (Rare) – 6 Sleep animations, 5 Cuddles and large Adult Menu – LI 11
02 Fancy Decor: Warden Chair – LI 1 – 11 sits
03 Fancy Decor: Warden Bench – LI 3 – 7 sits
04 Fancy Decor: Warden Dresser – LI 1
05 Fancy Decor: Warden Side Table – LI 1
06 Fancy Decor: Warden Lamp – LI 2 – click on/off light
07 Fancy Decor: Warden Candelabra – LI 3
08 Fancy Decor: Warden Neon Cross – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Warden Wine & Glasses – LI 2
10 Fancy Decor: Warden Vases – LI 1
11 Fancy Decor: Warden Pumpkin – LI 1
12 Fancy Decor: Warden Art (a-z texture change)
13 Fancy Decor: Warden Wall Panel – LI 3

unKindness – pieces from “The Unveiling Set”, currently at Salem Event

uK – The Unveiling Curtains Wood – LI 19 – Copy & Modify – tinted the top wood piece in red
uK – The Unveiling Violin Skull & Roses – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
uK – The Unveiling Violin Black Lace – LI – Copy & Modify

Chez Moi Furnitures


Wall Fountain – recoloured the water to red
LI 6 – Copy & Modify

Zerkalo – [ zerkalo ] Skull & Roses – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

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“Killer’s” – Rose Petal Heart & Candles – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

*HEXtraordinary* Blackbird Gryphon – Perching – LI 6 – Transfer & Modify

Horse (Sculpt Prim Example) – by Nomasha Syaka – retextured and added shine
This should be in your Inventory Library if you’re an oldie!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Chinese Way

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“Take a journey back in time
Leave the western world behind
Cross the mountains to Peking
Where the paper lanterns gently swing

The Chinese way
Who knows what they know
The Chinese legend grows” ~ Level 42

Listen here
Warning – you may get addicted to Level 42’s music!

Lots of these products are at the current Illuminate round – packed full of Home & Garden goodness, have you visited yet?  Also, one day to go for Epiphany – if you’re a gacha addict like me, you visit such Events right at the end for gacha prizes you didn’t manage to get on the first go and can’t possibly do without.

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

Sponsors ❤

unKindness – currently at Illuminate Event
uK – Orient Lounge Bench Sun – LI 2 – 11 solo sits and 5 couples animations
uK – Orient Lounge Wall Art – LI 1
uK – Orient Lounge Screen – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Rug Weave – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Table – LI 1

Little Branch – the Catalpa Tree is currently at Illuminate Event
LB_CatalpaTree{Animated}*4Seasons – LI 3 in this picture
LB_ WhiteOrchidTree.v2{Animated} – LI 2 in this picture

Dreamland Designs – currently at Illuminate Event with other furniture pieces
DD Hydrangea Flower Vase – LI 4

Dahlia – currently at Illuminate Event
Jocelyn – Moss Balls In Dish (lots of other pieces in the set) – LI 1

Lucas Lameth – currently at Illuminate Event
(luc) Marbled Crystal Tree [black/gold] – LI 1

also Known as – Silk Road set
Teapot – Fuchsia – LI 1
Bowls – Fuchsia – large, medium, small – LI 1 each
Teacups – Fuchsia – empty and full – LI 1 each

Newchurch – from the Shen Set in Rosewood – a wonderful set that I use again and again.
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Rosewood – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Heron – LI 1 – animated
TLC Panda Cub Sitting – animated  – LI 1 – from Panda Family set, complete with Habitat

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Dynasty – Tranquillity gacha at April Epiphany
8. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Metal Cage (1) – LI 8
6. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Potted Jar

Air – Nishiki purple (8)_TM – gacha prize

*HEXtraordinary* – Zen Juniper Bonsai and Zen Hall Stand – LI 2

Maru Kado
{-MK-} My little pond_plate B(1Li/texture animation) – LI 1

[[RH]] Design House
23, [[RH]] – IZAYOI gacha – MACCHA CAKE – LI 1

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂