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Home & Garden Expo 2017 – Garden Idyll

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As it’s a bank holiday weekend, I thought today we could have a Garden Idyll.  You know the sort of thing – nothing to do but laze around in the garden (with no thought as to actually gardening) or scurry indoors to the sun room for tea if the skies turn grey.

As usual, you can click on the pictures for the larger versions, and all items are detailed below with direct SLurls to the Home & Garden 2017 Expo stalls.

First of all, we need a Sun Room, so here’s one By Dorian, a lovely medium sized building that is both cosy and manageable for a small garden.

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The daft sheep by Toys Design invites you to sit on him, and my daft Shib has already taken up residence in that fabulous Ficus Alcove by Organica. The fountain is also By Dorian, flower buckets by Raindale.

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Items by Organica, the potted “Hens & Chicks” are the Donation items. These are Sempervivum succulent plants and they are often used on roof gardens for their variegated colour display and drought resistant properties.  I’ve also included the paving stones tile, Hyacinth plants and Hyacinths in Pots which you can purchase in a FatPack at the Organica stall.

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The other side of the Sun Room is a bit of a grove for faeries.  These beautiful items (including the fairy meadows) are all by Deelish-ous Designs and I do urge you to visit their stall at the Expo, its one of the most enchanting.

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Fae folk in the trees…

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… and taking a nap in a matchbox! Can you believe this cute little item is only 4 Land Impact?

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Inside the Sun Room are lots of items to remind you about gardening *laughs* .  I just love that potting shelf with a multitude of pots and a watering can – it’s part of a gacha by Feather & Nest.  The patio set is by Bee Designs and is one of their Donation items. You even get the grass and flowers with it. Garden Candles are by ChiC Buildings and they’re giving off a warm glow and that magnificent Fig Tree and Swan Deco on the wall is by La Luna Nature & Art.

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Meanwhile, at the other end of the Sun Room, you can see I’ve been doing some work on the car.  I dragged the paint machine inside in case of rain showers!  Gacha item by Mesh India.

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With rain clouds threatening, it’s time to retire to the forest where we can huddle around the fire and stuff our faces courtesy of Raindale’s wonderful Forestholm gacha. I went to get some more sandwiches and when I returned, this was the scene awaiting me. Comatose dogs and some forest wildlife encroaching on my tea! Only the kitten was alert and I’m not sure if she was just eyeing the cupcakes 🙂

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

OUTSIDE
[ Organica ] Cobblestone & Moss Framed Landscaping Tile
[ Organica ] Hyacinth – various colours in FatPack
[ Organica ] Potted Hyacinths – various pots in FatPack
[ Organica ] Ficus Alcove 1 – LI 17
[ Organica ] Potted Hens & Chicks (RFL Blue)
[ Organica ] Pail Potted Hens & Chicks – half pot to place against wall

By Dorian – Wishing Fountain – LI 9
By Dorian– Summer House – LI 22
Sit on me SHEEP Male by Toys Design – there’s also a female Sheep, both Donation items

Raindale ~ Flower buckets 1 – 3 – 5 colours for petals – 1 – 2 LI – Copy/Modify

All by Deelish-ous Designs – as below
Fairy Flower Meadow Blues
Fairy Flower Meadow pink/reds
Fairy Flower Meadow orange/yellows
Fallen Log Hope Bench ~RFL 2017 Deelish-ous Designs Hunt item
Fairy Jars Display Tree
Fairy Sleeping in Matchbox 4 LI

+Half-Deer+  – Shiba Inu – Sleepy (not Expo)

INSIDE
Mesh India – Car Decor Paint Machine LI 13 – from gacha on Hope 5

Bee Designs – Wrought Iron Patio Set

ChiC Buildings – Garden Candle Trio

Feather & Nest – Items from Gardening Gacha
Feather & Nest – Gpg – Gardening Shelf – Rare
Feather & Nest – GPg – Crate with Pots
Feather & Nest – GPg – Pots with Spring Bulbs
Feather & Nest – GPg – Pots with a Garden Trowel

La Luna – Nature & Art: Fig tree mesh LI 3 – large tree resized to 1 LI
La Luna – Nature & Art: Swans in love ( Mesh LI 1 )

PLAAKA Rhubarb(on soil) – from Rhubarb Set (not Expo)

FOREST

Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G Expo hunt gift, hidden at Raindale Booth on Hope 6)

Forestholm gacha – 50L$ per play, 50% goes to RFL – this is on Hope 5
Raindale ~ Forestholm cushion – 6 solo sits
Raindale ~ Forestholm cushions (deco)
Raindale ~ Forestholm bonfire – on/off, particles & sound
Raindale ~ Forestholm bench – 7 solo & 6 couples poses
Raindale ~ Forestholm table
Raindale ~ Forestholm tea set
Raindale ~ Forestholm fallen tree – 9 solo & 7 couples poses
Raindale ~ Forestholm basket
Raindale ~ Forestholm lantern
Rare ~ Raindale ~ Forestholm swing – 14 solo & 7 couples poses

Animals:-
TLC Home Collection –  Sleepy Dalmatian from Animated Puppies gacha

JIAN Munchkin Kittens gacha – Siamese Companion Kitten
JIAN :: Squirrel (Wanderer) from Squirrel Tree Set
JIAN :: Nightingale Bird from Nightingale Tree Set
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds gacha –  14. Sleepy Adult

Landscaping:-
Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – Deelish-ous Designs – Expo!

Enchanted Woods v2 – 4 (clearing) – Studio Skye
8 Conifers .. 2 Prims(A)(2) (1m to 64m <-resizeable->) by Tobias Novi on MP

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That’s all for today. In my next post I’ll be showing you the new house from Spargel & Shine, plus some excellent furniture.  So until then…

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 🙂

A good old fashioned bath

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There’s nowt like a good old fashioned bath!  At least that’s what my mum used to say when we were living in a very rural village abroad and it was my brother and yours truly fetching water, boiling it up and bunging it in the bathtub.  By the time we’d finished we darn well needed a bath!

Now this bathtub is that much easier, you just click a few times to get the water automatically filled to the brim of the tub and then you have a choice of clear water, foaming bubbles or romantic rose petals floating on top. Wonderful!  This is Chez Moi Furniture‘s interactive and whimsical “Rustic Bathtub” which is available at the current round of The Chapter Four Event. You’ve got a choice of maturities and a couple of extra pieces – the Rustic Bath Table and the Rustic hanger where you can put your bathrobe.  Huh!  We didn’t have those in my day 🙂

Here’s details of all the Home & Garden pieces:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – interactive “Rustic Bathtub” (Adult – with 120 animations) – LI 5 – C/M – slightly modified to hide the shower head and back of taps
“Rustic Hanger” – 1 LI – C/M
“Rustic Bath Table” – LI 3 – C/M
All at The Chapter Four current round (runs to April 20th)

House – Cheeky Pea – Lillooet Skybox – LI 20

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Muted Relaxing Rug
from the gacha “Little Piece of Heaven” at current round of Shiny Shabby

IDEZA – items from the “Around the Propellers” gacha
Copper Basket, Indus Sofa, Tube Wall Light, Props

HEXtraordinary – items from Deco(c)rate March – Boho Meditation Altar Set
Marble Buddha Statue, Lotus Candle Holder, Altar Crystal, Buddha Incense

{what next} – House Plants set – Agave in pot and on stand, Eucalyptus in pot and on stand, Rubber Tree in pot
[what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (purple)

Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae by Storax Tree
Feline Treasures – Sleep – Jaguar r by Storax Tree

Jian – Vellum Candles (3 Straight)
Raindale ~ stack of books from the Mauner set

MeadowWorks – Kneeling Stag Sculpture
KAZZA – HomeStyle – Flower Pot
Kei’s Donut Cafe Mug (happy) – from Arcade gacha set, now at mainstore

[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 1
[ zerkalo ] Winter Dream gacha – Books 2
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems gacha – Bird Frame

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I have a new sponsor!  This is EvE & ADAM by designer, Ginger Chevalier. I’ll be blogging for ADAM and there’s a lot to show you. You’ve seen me blog the ADAM Mesh Body before, it’s my favourite mesh body, not too skinny or too beefy but beautifully formed *laughs*. Ginger makes skin appliers for the ADAM mesh body and also for her ADAM Bento Head, clothing and beards.

Today, I’m wearing:-

ADAM Mesh Body – v 1.4 b
ADAM Mesh Head Bento – v 1.4
ADAM Beard Bento M1
ADAM Skin applier for Bento Head – Marc 30
ADAM Skin applier – Olivier
Shape – my own
Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears

There’s a shape included with the Bento Head, it’s very nice if you want to just use that.  I altered it more to suit me. What I didn’t change was the nose – Ginger has the perfect nose on this shape! There are teeth included but not eyes. You do need mesh eyes and I used the CATWA animated eyes, fiddled a bit to get them to fit the eye sockets. You also get an animations HUD which is a lot of fun.

The medium length beard is Bento, it will work with the ADAM Bento head, and you need to add it. Daft me was thinking it was an applier and pressing the HUD colours, nothing was working. Don’t make that mistake!  Plenty of texture colours for the beard and you can also tint it for that perfect match with your skin. It will work with the animations HUD just fine. There are various options on the HUD to change parts of the head such as the eyelashes or ears.

The head applier is called Marc and it’s for the ADAM mesh body only.  Marc actually comes in different ages (30, 45 and 60) – this is the age 30 one and it’s pretty true to that age. It will match all 11 tones in the ADAM Mesh Body HUD (and these are included on the applier HUD) so very little fiddling required which is a real boon. You have have with and without brows.

The skin applier is called Olivier and mmm, it’s an attractive one!  Very reasonably priced at 450L for all the skin tones, with hair and without. You can pay more than that for 1 skin tone. I was using the No. 6 shade with hair. Makes bath time more fun!

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Home for the Holidays – Chez Moi Furnitures New Releases

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Think I’m likely to be virtually home for the holidays all of December, what with the plethora of new releases recently!  Chez Moi Furnitures is no exception and I’m featuring three beautiful sets from them today, along with other Home & Garden goodies – see details below.

First up is the “Iron Patio Set” and yes, you’ve seen this before but not in holiday colours.

 

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All in 100% original Mesh, the pieces will amount to only 15 LI when used as a set.

♥ Iron Sofa: 3 LI
♥ Iron Armchair: 3 LI (each)
♥ Ottoman: 1 LI (each)
♥ Bucket Flower: 2 LI (each)

♥ + 35 single poses (female and male)
♥ 12 alone poses (female and male)
♥ 36 animations for couples in love (18 x 2)
♥ 36 intimate animations (18 x 2) – Only in Adult version.
♥ Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chose (wine, book, newspaper)

You can get this set from the SaNaRae Event which runs up to December 18th.

Next, we’ve got the “Xmas Wrap Station” set, which includes all the vintage toys displayed.

 

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This is a realistic booth to wrap your gifts and enjoy a pleasant time with your beloved one. The Wrap Station has 65 animations in PG version and 105 animations in Adult version. Here I am playing board games with the Osprey. Don’t play with him, he can spot when you’re cheating 🙂

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♥ Xmas Wrap Station Booth: 9 LI
♥ Wrap Station Board: 6 LI
♥ Xmas Gifts Wagon + Toys: 11 LI  – in total your scene will be 26 Land Impact

♥ 19 single animations (female and male)

♥ 32 couple poses (16 x 2)

♥ 14 fun animations (7 x 2)

♥ 40 intimate animations (20 x 2) in the Adult version

Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chosen.

Pick up your copy at at the Tres Chic Event, which runs until December 10th.

 

Lastly, here’s the gorgeous “Wintery Fountain” which is available at the mainstore and on Marketplace. Not every winter’s day has grey skies above. The ducks and the deer can’t quite believe there is only ice in the fountain, time for me to break out the hot water!

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A variation of the summer fountains, it’s offered in a PG version and looks perfect as a feature in winter landscaping scenes.

♥ Room for 1-2 people
♥ 19 single animations (female and male)
♥ 28 couple poses (14 x 2)
♥ Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chosen (juice, book)

Specifications: 15 LI | Mesh

 

Here’s details of the other H & G items, animals and landscaping used in the pictures :-

 

DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin Snow Add On” m/c V.1.0
DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin” m/c V.1.0

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Garden wall short, long, pillar
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Snowmen gacha – Quicksand

[zerkalo] Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree – at Crossroads Event

Jian :: Hearthside Fire Pit – from camping set
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Preen) – from Duck Family pack
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Peck)

TLC Home – Fallow Deer [Female] +B – from the Fallow Deer with Manger pack
TLC Home – Fallow Deer [little Fawn]
TLC Home – Osprey – on his own, there’s a perch in the pack

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy – gacha
*HEXtraordinary* Nope Cat – Siamese Cuddle – Arcade gacha

Snowball Fight Sign CHEZ MOI
Vintage Hot Soups CHEZ MOI

GA Home – Oma’s Kitchen – Erwtensoep – gacha 6 Republic
Apple Fall Fig & Blackberry Cake

Winter landscaping items from The Little Branch
Amoena 1_Potted_Topiary 1
LB_Mimosa 1_Winter
LB_Amur_4 seasons+Extras
LB_fern 1_Beige_winter
LB_Spruce_Winter_v3.1_snowy bark
LB_Red Maple_4 seasons_v2
LB_Cedar 2_Winter
LB_Angelica 1_double_winter

Visit Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore for lots more decorating ideas!

Chez Moi web logo

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Frying up your sausages with Chez Moi Furnitures

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If you’d like a new camping set ready for your autumn trips out into the virtual wilderness, you can’t go wrong with Chez Moi‘s “Camping Fun” set. And it’s not all about frying up your sausages, either!

This is a fabulous interactive set which includes a realistic tent, blazing campfire, basket packed with extra blankets and ground sheets,  and some great log seating. Altogether, the land impact is a mere 14, leaving you plenty of prims to play with for all the camping paraphernalia you can think of.

Here, we were lucky to get away with visits from only two of the forest birds who were eyeing a platter of grapes. The shib lay down as near to the fire as possible without singeing his fur and note he’s got his cold season scarf on. You might know… he’s a fashion fan!

The basket close-up, and you can see the ground sheet and blankets neatly rolled and folded. Well that neatness won’t last long 🙂

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Poses, there are lots of them. The “Camping Fun” set has Adult and PG versions. Lots of the poses have attachable activity props including those ubiquitous sausages on sticks.  The tent has 30 single poses (male and female), 24 activities such as reading, eating, drinking and sleeping, 24 x 2 animations for couples in love, plus 30 x 2 intimate poses in the adult version. The campfire has a realistic sound of crackling fire, room for 1 – 4 people and you can warm your hands and cook marshmallows – 4 individual poses, 8 x 2 animations for couples in love. The two-seater log chair has 30 single poses for male and female, 12 x 2 animations for couples in love and 24 x 2 intimate poses in the adult version.  Control is by menu, with SWAP and ADJUST facilities. Everything is 100% original mesh with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

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I don’t think I’ve seen a nicer campfire than this one. It has a lovely warm glow and particle animation and when you get inside the tent and cuddle up, it exudes an atmosphere of contentment.

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Now where can you get this exclusive set?  It’s out at current round of The Chapter Four until October 20th and there’s 20% off the usual price for the duration of the Event.

The Chapter Four Taxi

Visit Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore for loads more decorating ideas, and while you’re there pick up the October group gift – “Autumn Bench”

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Chez Moi web logo

Other items in the pictures: –

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy (rez) 2 (try MP for gacha resales)
Starling _Standing  by TLC Home Collection
English Robins Love Marquis Grapes  by Lunar Seasonal Designs
[ zerkalo ]  – Hot Chocolate (winter edition)
{ affaire } – kerosene lamp + decor
Jian – Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Empty)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂