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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 🙂

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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 🙂

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 🙂

Storage Solutions

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I’ve often heard the cry, “If only I had more storage!” It applies as much to real life rooms as it does to when we despair at having so few prims on our land that we can’t get everything in. The trouble with material goods is that they expand exponentially and even if you had a mansion you’d still need more storage.

Here’s some storage solutions, virtually speaking. All the products are amazingly low prim, even Mesh India’s storage units packed with books, ornaments and toys have a daft Land Impact. Please excuse the animals showing off by the mirror, they are practising leaping from the bookcases onto the string lights but only the chameleon has managed a good landing so far.

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

Fancy Decor – Callot Collection, currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Callot Cabinet – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Stack of Books II – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pinecone Candle – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Callot Mirror – LI 3

also Known as – Oppidan Chair Zebra – LI 2 – animations – coffee/waiting/bored, then Masculine menu with 6 poses, Feminine menu with 5 poses, Dining menu with suitable poses (soup/main meal/dessert/wine for ladies and gents. This is a wonderful posh dining room chair with great animations.

Mesh India – Wall Cabinet Set, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
MI Wall Cabinet Support 2 and 1 – LI 3 each
MI Wall Cabinet Corner 1 and 2 – LI 4 each

Newchurch – :: N :: Shen Screen (3), Rosewood – LI 2, part of the Shen set in Rosewood and Light Teak (I tinted this black) Copy/Modify

Raindale – string lights – LI 4 (in various sorts of hue/blink/flicker/static) from the “All is Bright” set

N4RS – Basket with Plaid, pack has plain basket as well – LI 3, part of the Winter Romance Set

MudHoney – James Rug – Ink – LI 1

Animals and Bird:-

JIAN – Splendid Spaniels 17. Daisies – LI 2

*HEXtraordinary* – Cinnamon Sugar Glider – LI 3
*HEXtraordinary* Snow Sugar Glider – LI 3
*HEXtraordinary* Chameleon Companion – Crimson – LI 2

Schadenfreude – Blond Rooster Chicken! – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Phen & Moz do Christmas Breakfast

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I wanted to do a Holiday collaboration with my fellow blogger and pal, Phen.  So, after much fiddling about on the Home & Garden front, here’s our idea of what Christmas breakfast turned out to be in our Glam Kitchen. You’ll be able to see Phen’s version on her blog.

Phen’s looking after the turkey, it should be cooked by dinnertime, that’s if the turkeys let her. After all they think she’s cooking one of their friends but said bird actually came from the supermarket!  Moz is trying to eat his fry-up but the animals have their eyes on it, too, no wonder he’s looking annoyed, there’s nothing worse than a dog slobbering over your breakfast 🙂

We hope you had a laugh and enjoyed the scene as much as we did making it!

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

Skybox room – LAGOM – Gothenburg Skybox – LI 33
(Builder’s Box, August 2017 edition)

Animals and Birds:-
JIAN – Santa’s Samoyeds – Adult Companion – December ARCADE
JIAN Turkey Collection :: Static (Look) and :: Static (Flutter) – frame versions
JIAN Chipmunk Collection :: Fidgeter

TLC Home Collection – Waxwing Standing

Furniture & Decor:-
Modular kitchen by LAQ (texture change and poses)

Chez Moi Furnitures – Industrial kitchen dining table with multiscene – LI 2
Industrial Metal Chair – LI 2 with solo poses male/female/activities

Ariskea – {Australia} Macrame Rug – LI 1
LAGOM – “Alonnia Winter party” gacha – [Seat A]#12 UNCOMMON –
LI 3 – poses for male/female/seated on floor, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 16th
R(S)W – Gingerbread House – LI 2 (mainstore)
R(S)W Fruit Bowl – Christmas Tree – LI 1 – Tannenbaum Holiday Market (to December 30th)
Apple Fall – Happy Santa Figure (Berry) – LI 1
{Petite Maison} Snowflake Omega – LI 2, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 16th
*HEXtraordinary* Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Light – Frosted – Tannenbaum Holiday Market (to December 30th)
HIVE – // decorative twigs & berries – Cosy Christmas gacha at ARCADE
[ keke ] glitter chandelier . silver . 9LI . 3m – currently at UBER

Food:-
+Half-Deer+ Hot Chocolate Bar Cart – Sweets Stand – LI 1
+Half-Deer+ Hot Chocolate Bar Cart – Marshmallow Box
Tannenbaum Holiday Market (to December 30th)
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – packages for gift-giving – LI 1
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – homemade extracts – LI 1
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – potpourri – LI 1
At December ARCADE
PREFABRICA – Turkey on plate – LI 5
(old piece, not available now)

(food and crockery on table is part of table interactive scene – Chez Moi Furnitures, see above)

Outside the window:-
Consignment – [Con.] Snowmobile attachable – WEAR ME – blue – rezzed for LI 12, Snowmobile gacha at December ARCADE
Hayabusa Design – Crystal Tree M17-1 v1-1G – LI 3

Phen’s Pose by Burberry Poses on Marketplace

Cheers, m’dears 🙂