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Picnic on the Beach

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It’s going to be difficult getting back to the table with all those flamingo fellows lined up, maybe they’re going to storm the picnic any minute now!

Featuring a great new Animesh set from TLC Home Collection which also contains regular mesh and a clever hybrid alternative (see explanation below) – it’s called “Flamingo Island”.  Also a couple more reasons to go and visit the new Boardwalk Event – there’s that great picnic set and the realistic palm trees.  Go on, go on, you know you want to 🙂

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

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, Salacity, Little Branch, [CIRCA], Chez Moi Furnitures
Others:- Heart Botanicals, HEXtraordinary, Dust Bunny, [we’re CLOSED]
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

TLC Home Collection
“Flamingo Island”
TLC Flamingo [One Leg]* – LI 2 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
TLC Flamingo [Feeding]* – LI 3 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
TLC Flamingo [Walking]* – LI 3 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
The birds also have AniMesh and Hybrid versions! The AniMesh versions will animate and look real, for instance walking or walking and feeding around a given radius. AniMesh objects add an additional 15 to the Land Impact of an object and more for complex objects, so TLC are offering a Hybrid version, too. Hybrid offers a temporary rez option which once activated will randomly play a 30 second loop of the AniMesh version before it returns to the regular Mesh version.

In addition to the birds, there’s a couple of habitats for them complete with rocks, tropical plants, small waterfall from rocks with pool at base and flowing animated water surround.
TLC Flamingo Mini Island* – LI 17
The larger version – TLC Flamingo Island** – is LI 33

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The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s a couple more products from the round:-
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(a) Salacity at The Boardwalk Event
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“Pick-a-Nick Set”
1. Salacity – Pick-a-Nick Table – LI 5 – in either PG or Adult versions – the table is aged/sun-bleached wood, with plenty of animations for both solo and couples use. Some props are included also
2. A set of accessories is also available to make your picnic experience fuller! A tablecloth, picnic basket, drinks, condiments, and two coolers (one with simple sitting animations and the other with a drink-giver) are all included. In the scene I used:-
Salacity – Pick-a-Nick Basket – LI 1
Salacity – Picnic Tablecloth – LI 1
Salacity – Oldman Cooler (drinks) – gives drinks – animates to open up the cooler – LI 3
Salacity – Soda can (open and closed versions)- LI 1
Salacity – Beer Bottle (open and closed versions) – LI 1
Salacity – Condiments – LI 1
3. You can also get the whole set, table and accessories, in either PG or Adult 🙂

(b) Little Branch at The Boardwalk Event
“Tropical Palm pack”
LB_Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} – LI 1
LB_Tropical Palm {Animated} – rezes at LI 6 which is huge, I reduced the trees in the scene to half that and they were still more than adequate, beautifully textured, too
The pack generously comes with landscaping extras… Beach Sand V1 low impact, Grass1 {Winter}, Hill V1 low impact, Hill V1 {winter}

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[CIRCA]
[CIRCA] – “Garden Friends” Turtle Planter -Delicate Flowers (S) – LI 3

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party CHEZ MOI – LI 4 – steam particle effect

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Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Tropical Yucca-Cluster 5 – LI 8
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – P2 – LI 3
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – P1 – LI 3

HEXtraordinary
Tropical Tiki Fountain – LI 9

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad serving bowl – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify – LI 3
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad – as above – LI 2
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . soft pretzels – as above – LI 1
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . cheese burger – as above – LI 1

[we’re CLOSED]
Rope Fence 02 – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Cyber Fae

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It’s not as if my youthful disco was anything like this one… or was it?  Who’s to say what you’d see, it all depended on which fruits of the forest you’d imbibed on the night!

Just to let you know there’s a brand NEW edition of Syndicate Sunday just started and it will run to May 12th so get your skates on for some excellent bargains, both Home & Garden and Fashion.

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Here’s full details the products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Raindale, HILTED, Harvest Moon, The Half Moon Market
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, VENGE, Lucas Lameth
Events:- Syndicate Sunday

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

Syndicate Sunday – from May 5th to May 12th and all items are L$69 each!

1. HILTED for Syndicate Sunday
These are a set of animated mesh panels in the shape of cubes. All 5 colours are included in the pack, each panel is 1 Land Impact and can also be tinted if required.
Animated Panel – Cubes – Green and Yellow – LI 1 – animated lights
Animated Panel – Cubes – Green and Blue – LI 1 – animated lights
You get different effects with these panels depending on where you view them from, which I’ve tried to show here… a lot of fun and perfect for clubs, Cyber Fashion and background effects. Other colours available are Pink and Blue, Purple and Blue, Red and Yellow

 

2. Harvest Moon for Syndicate Sunday
.HM. Lunar Awakening Tiara – meant to be worn but I’ve rezzed it here – it is texture change for gemstones, metal and pearls – simply beautiful!
Harvest Moon also have offers for the Aurora Tiara, Galadriel Tiara and Kali Bindi

 

3. The Half Moon Market for Syndicate Sunday
The Half Moon Market – Garden Birdbath – LI 1 – beautifully animated water, this birdbath is such a nice piece for any garden and can be displayed full or empty

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Raindale
Magelight lantern (mirror) – LI 2 – texture change for glass – purple, red, teal and metal – black, gold, silver and glowing light on/off – this is from a stunning set suitable for fantasy scenes or gardens and includes a short lantern to place on the ground

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*HEXtraordinary* – gacha goodies – all Transfer and animated pieces
Shoulder Dragon – Sapphire – LI 3 – meant to be worn but he’s only LI 3
Male Betta – Sea – LI 3
Male Betta – Sunrise Blue – LI 3 – the Bettas (Japanese fighting fish) can be set to roam around a given radius which is good if you win their tank as well!
*Hextraordinary* Lotus Candle Holder – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

Lucas Lameth
“Glimmer of Hope” Lamp, Bronze/Green – LI 3

VENGE
More gacha goodies here – Dragons & Deity gacha – WATER Goddess – LI 5 – Transfer & Modify
Dragons & Deity gacha – Cloud Chill’n – BLUE (Wear Me) – can be rezzed for LI 16 – floats up and down and puffs smoke occasionally – Transfer & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade

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“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.”  ~ Rudyard Kipling

Here’s some more pithy proverbs on the subject of gardening.

~ Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. – Unknown

~ Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. – Unknown or it could have been Kevin for all I know, it sounds like him

~ The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today, sorry it goes on forever but you don’t fill a mini mart for nowt:-

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Ex Machina, KK-HOME, KiX, Old World, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Duvet Day
Others:- Dahlia, (Fundati), HEXtraordinary, Lucas Lameth, -ANHELO-, {-Maru Kado-}, West Village, { affaire }, {Unflat Stuff}, [Black Tulip]
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, BLOOM, Fifty Linden Friday, Prism Events, N21, Cosmopolitan Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful spring items – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs

1. Ex Machina
MiniMart Red and Blue versions – LI 12 each – as you can see, you’ll get quite a few products in this excellent store! The footprint is 6.3 metres by 9.7 metres and 5.1 metres in height.

2. KK-HOME
Gardener’s Fountain V2 – LI 7 – User created Mesh by Katy Dirkle – water flows from the tap, into all the watering cans and ends up in the trough, it’s a fascinating piece!

3. KiX
“Cane Furniture Collection” which can be purchased as a set and as individual pieces. There’s MF Adult, MF PG and FF PG versions.
KiX Cane Bench MF PG – LI 5 – Texture changer for the bench (blue, green, pink, white and wood), cushion and set access – animated Bento poses for all Menus… solo sits, refreshments and there’s lots of drinks in this Menu, couples and sequence
KiX Cane Chair – LI 5 – options as for the Bench – not shown in my scene
KiX Cane Coffee Table – LI 3 – texture options as for the Bench

4. Old World
Old World makes beautiful Medieval furniture, Rustic farm and Hobo style products.
OW Set of fruits v5 – LI 1
OW Set of fruits v4 – LI 1
OW Wooden table – LI 1
OW Wooden chair – LI 1 – with 11 solo sits
OW Rustic flowerbed with stones v1 – red – LI 3 – there’s also a version in blue

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BLOOM (run by Prism Events), items currently at BLOOM to April 7th

1. Dahlia
Piece from the “Jardin Collection” – Roses in Black Tin

2. (Fundati)
Pieces from the Basic Dead Tree Collection
(Fundati) Dead Tree XII – LI 1
(Fundati) Tree Stump XIX -Moss- – LI 6
(Fundati) Dead Tree IV -Moss- – LI 3

3. HEXtraordinary
Dogwood Collection
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Wreathes – LI 2 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Branches – LI 1 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Vases – LI 3 each

Raindale
Pieces from the “Monaleen Set”
Raindale – Monaleen frame – square – white (moss) and black – LI 1 each
Raindale – Monaleen plant (dark and light) – LI 1 each

Other pieces by Ex Machina at the Mainstore
crate cover moved – shadow – LI 1
Tesla Lamp – Wood – wall – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Red wheel – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Silver – LI 2 – on/off via touch

TLC Home Collection
Pups from the “Day At The Lake” Scene
TLC Pointer Pup [Sitting] Texture 2 – LI 2 – animated
TLC Pointer Pup [Perched] Texture 1 – LI 2 – animated

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Lucas Lameth, currently at The Cosmopolitan Event
Pieces from the “Kokedama Plants & Antique Frames Collection” which can all be purchased individually or in a FatPack to make savings of 25%
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Hanging – LI 2
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Desk – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Orchid (High LOD) – LI 8
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Sprigs with Flower (High LOD) – LI 3
(luc) Kokedama, Palm Leaf Plant – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Unusual Growth – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Lucky Plant – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Sprig Plant – LI 2 (on the floor)

-ANHELO-
M54MB-193GA :: veeen (mint blue) – static piece which was a Fifty Linden Friday special
There’s also a version in (shiny red) – LI 12 each – beautifully detailed

{-Maru Kado-}
Pieces from the Ikebana and MA set
Ikebana Lotus (blue/2Li)
Ikebana Lotus (pink/2Li)
Daiza-S (weave/1Li)

West Village, currently at the N21 Event
Pieces from the Spring Fauna collection
Magnolia Arrangement – LI 2
Live Basil with Terracotta Pot – LI 1
Heart Eucalyptus Spray – LI 4
Billy Ball Stems – LI 4
Ginkgo Branches – LI 3

Watering Cans
{ affaire } – watering can – LI 1

TLC Home Collection – Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2 with animated butterfly

Duvet Day – Watering can with daisies – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

{Unflat Stuff} – Watering Can B – LI 1

[Black Tulip] – Watering can – LI 1 – tinted with blue

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Look out behind you, Harry!

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Look out, Harry, the Serpent of Slytherin’s creeping up on you! Good job you’ve got that wand handy 🙂

The Serpent of Slytherin was a female Basilisk that was placed by Salazar Slytherin as the only resident of the Chamber of Secrets at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. The Basilisk could only be controlled by the Heir of Slytherin, Tom Riddle. That meant that despite her being a Snake, other Parselmouths (such as Harry Potter) had no control over her, though they still could understand her. Aragog (a rare acromantula) was accused of being the monster of the chamber by Tom Riddle which sent Hagrid to Azkaban; his name was later cleared and he was allowed back in Hogwarts.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today, and also details of Harry’s attire:-

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Raindale, 22769, Deep Static
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, [The Forge], Nishi, Dura
Events: – The World of Magic Event

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

Home & Garden
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Landscaping – part of the “Autumn Bliss” landscaping scene by Two Moon Gardens
This part is LI 41

Bridge by Serenity Style, currently at The World of Magic Event
The Wizards Bridge – LI 28 plus the separate lanterns – The Wizards Bridge Lamps – LI 8

Raindale, Currently at World of Magic Event
1. Raindale – Magic World music box (blue) – LI 2 – rotates – also available in pink and teal – Touch the base to play a looped song, touch the egg to spin
2. Raindale – Magic World pensieve +particles – LI 2 – water animates and gives off soft light particles – there’s also a non particle version
3. Raindale – Magic World scroll (big with text) – LI 1 – there are various scrolls in the pack including the one I used here – big & blank, small with text, small and blank –
You can add your own text/picture on scrolls (must be on transparent background, use “Select face” on front side of the scrolls)
4. Raindale – Magic World ink and feather – LI 2 – static version – there’s also a version where the feather moves up and down

22769
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Water Dragon Statue – LI 4 at this size
This piece comes from the “Asian Pathways” set and is really a statue you’d place in water. Asian Pathways is a complete building set useful in Asian landscaping over water or land with various walkways, bridges and small gazebo. It’s very beautiful and low Land Impact.

HARRY
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Accessories
1. Glasses – these are by Deep Static, and are the Alfred Wireframe Glasses in Dark Chrome. These highly detailed glasses also have versions in Brass, Gold and Silver included in the pack. They are all completely modify so you can resize, and alter the tint and opacity of the lenses. There’s a helpful notecard included for modifications.

2. *HEXtraordinary* Screech Owl – Flying – attached to avatar or you can also rez as décor and the animation will still be effective

3. [The Forge] Gatekeeper’s Belt, Black (Male) – currently at The World of Magic Event

Apparel
Harry’s wearing the Nishi Uniform for Belleza Jake, currently at The World of Magic Event. This comes with a texture change HUD for various parts including jumper, pants, robe and tie. Click on the shoulder to reveal a robe! There’s also a version that is sans pants.
The uniform has versions for Gianni and Jake. Includes uniform for girls as well – versions are Freya, Isis and Lara – this has the same robe and top but instead of pants you get the skirt.

Hair is by Dura – **Dura-Boy**27 (Dark Brown) resize

Shoes are by A&D – Shoes -Stuttgart- Mesh v2 SLINK and they have a wide range of mesh body options – A&D are one of the best mesh body coverage merchants for men’s clothing

Harry’s Shape is mine (sorry!) and it’s for the avatar head with the Belleza Jake Mesh Body because quite honestly I find the avatar head way easier to adjust than mesh heads and after hours spent fiddling with those blighters I’ve given up the will to live.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Owlery

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The Owlery was a room on the top of Hogwarts Castle’s West Tower, where the school owls and the owls belonging to students lived during the school year. The Owlery was a circular stone room, rather cold and drafty, because none of the windows had glass in them. The lack of glass in the windows allowed the owls to come and go freely. The floor was entirely covered in straw, owl droppings and the regurgitated skeletons of mice and voles. Many owls nestled here on perches that rose right up to the top of the tower. During the winter months, the room was very cold, to the point that one had to be careful with ice on the higher landings.

Our Second Life® virtual Owlery is much more civilised and comes complete with stained glass windows. The owls get in through the round window and have a nice, warm set of rooms all to themselves 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Syndicate Sunday, Juna tattoos, Dragon Magick Wares
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, MINIMAL, C L A Vv.
Events: – Syndicate Sunday, The Saturday Sale

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

Syndicate Sunday – Feb 3rd – 10th – all items only L$69

1 . Juna
Although the offer is primarily for ladies, this great Symo tattoo goes very well on a slim, male body too! I used the Jake MESH body with the Omega applier option which worked perfectly so I’d say this was unisex. I would imagine that a larger male body with more defined musculature may distort the tats somewhat but it’s so cheap as this special offer – why not just try it out?
In the pack you’ll find dark, light and medium system layers as well as the Multiple HUD. This contains the applier for mesh Body in 3 tone (Dark 100%, Medium 75% and Light 50%) for:
• Altamura
• Belleza
• Eve
• Maitreya
• Omega
• Signature
There’s also a Juna: TMP Symo tattoo Woman option included.

 

2. Dragon Magick Wares
This is a daft price to pay for a lovely RP build – what’s there to think about?
Dragon Magick Wares Luna Cottage – LI 130 – Copy and Modify, you can enlarge this cottage only. It’s a beautiful building with Magick and RP aspects. There’s 4 rooms inside and they are light, airy and decorated with stained glass windows. Click doors open and close. The front door has an additional wrought iron decoration and door knocker. The footprint is 14 by 11 metres and the height is 0.45 metres. Here’s a picture to show the roof décor.

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MINIMAL – The Forest -standard- The Saturday Sale offer! – LI 203

*HEXtraordinary*  – Screech Owl – Perched – worn
And try Marketplace resellers, too

C L A Vv. Branch Crown Wood Gold – gacha prize

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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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 🙂