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Grandma’s Kitchen

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It’s no secret, I loves me some vintage furniture! I’m featuring pieces from the new exclusively Home & Garden Event, Blueprint. That’s amongst other gorgeous products from clever Designers.

I started off with kitchen units by The Jewel Garden and went from there. They had a choice of 3 pastel fridge/cooker combos and I really liked the blue. Never mind about my Gran, this was very like my Mum’s kitchen – bless her! She loved the 1950s style and kept quite a few of her RL designer pieces which nowadays can command good money for such mid-century finery.

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

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

Sponsors:- Blueprint Event, Raindale, Serenity Style, KraftWork
Others:- Dust Bunny, JIAN, [Tia], Ariskea, Brocante, Vespertine

For Blueprint Event

1. The Jewel Garden
“Retro Kitchen Pieces”
Items are purchased separately – Corner Sink (LI 1), Retro Counter (LI 1), Stove/Fridge Combo (LI 2) in Green, Teal, White, Blue and Black.

2. Kuro
“Industrial Kitchen Shelf” (LI 4)

3. Cinoe
“Grandmother’s Table Set”
Chair (LI 3) – animation Menus for ladies, gents, couples and props (drink and read)
Table (LI 1) – I resized it from the smaller default size
Tablemat – (LI 1)
Grandmother’s plants – (LI 1)
These can be purchased separately, also in a set

4. Dahlia
“Surrey Collection” – 2 pieces from this set. These can be purchased separately, also in a FatPack
Lavender Arrangement with Rings (LI 1), Lavender Milk Tea & Madelines (LI 1)
Plus…
Dahlia – “Clarina” gacha (also at the Event) – Cafe Floral Arangement – Coral – 14. – gacha piece with Permissions of Transfer & Modify (LI 1)

5. BONDI – piece from the Mi Mate Set
BONDI . MI MATE . PAVA MATERA (KETTLE) – LI 1

Raindale, pieces are from Raindale’s “Gracewoods” gacha
Permissions are Transfer/Modify
Raindale – Gracewoods rug – LI 1
Raindale – Gracewoods deco plates – LI 1


Serenity Style
Radio from the “Duke Retro Collection” gacha
Permissions are Transfer/Modify
The gorgeous Blue Radio (LI 3) is one of the Commons – décor only

KraftWork
KraftWork Wall System – Classic – LI 1 – auto align
I know I’ve said it before, but KraftWork’s Texture change (12 options) Wall System is so useful for us bloggers! It comes with a rezzer system for however many you want and these come out perfectly aligned. Choose from Christmas, Classic, Geometric, Plain Colours and Tropical Collections.


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Dust Bunny
This was a recent Fifty Linden Friday bargain
dust bunny . botanical tote – LI 1

JIAN

This was a Fifty Linden Friday bargain

JIAN – Choco Lab Pupper Basket – LI 3 – Copy & Modify piece

[Tia]
Pieces from the “Olivia Kitchen Set”
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Toaster – LI 2 – texture change pastels
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Utensils – LI 1
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Cookie Jars – LI 1
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Scales – LI 1

Ariskea

Ariskea [September ] Old Clock – beautiful Group Gift – LI 1

Brocante

brocante. retro hanging lamp / copper – LI 2 and texture change for the lamp bowl outer part – sky, petina, slate, teal, copper and black

Vespertine
{vespertine}- peace lily plant /texture change pot – LI 2 – from the Traveller’s Plants Collection and can also be purchased individually

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Wildwood

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There’s no true Wildwood left in Britain today, although at one time (after the last ice age) the land was covered with dense forests. The natural landscape had much bigger trees back then, and ancient man shared the forests with wolves and bears. The only clearings were formed by the boundaries of lakes and rivers. It must have been quite hard to forge a living in that period of time, but also rewarding as we were, by necessity, intimately connected to the Nature, the Seasons and the Land. A whole mythology grew up which was the beginnings of the legend of the Green Man followed by the emergence of the Druids later on. Our British woodland today is only in a semi-natural state due to being managed and controlled, for example as a source of timber. These precious environments are now known as ancient woodland.

My virtual woodland is one of those ancient varieties where the trees provide a comforting shelter, and sunlight and shadow play together. I’m wearing a Japanese Lute which is made by RH Design House, turn off your AO and you’ll be playing the instrument exactly as shown in the picture.

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Little Branch
Others:- RH Design House, JIAN, OSMIA, Heart Botanicals

Events:- The Arcade Gacha Event, PocketShop

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

Granola.
Pieces from “Maggie’s Early Autumn Gacha”, currently at September Arcade
Granola. Maggie’s Bench. RARE – LI 6 – Bento solo sits (very nice) for ladies and gents, plus good Cuddles menu
Granola. Maggie’s Rainy Window Decor – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Mushrooms – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Pomegranates – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Rainy Lantern Rusty Red – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Windmill Patina – on the ground – LI 2
Granola. Maggie’s Pinecones and Acorns set 1 – LI 3

Little Branch, from the current PocketShop
LB_PersimmonTree{Animated}4Seasons – these are at 3 Land Impact in my picture.
These beautifully realistic trees have a 4-seasons HUD. I was using Fall, where you get the fruits, too.
LB_Hill-v1{Low Li} – LI 1… you can easily drag on a matching texture to your ground piece. These are so useful and included with the Persimmon Tree along with some snakeweed landscaping!

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RH Design House – Japanese Lute – Decor version – beautifully observed, on stand and all for LI 2.

OSMIA – Frosty.Day.Gacha.BabyFawn – Decor – 5 – Permissions are Transfer Only, look on Marketplace for resellers

JIAN
This little chap is from the Squirrel Tree set at the mainstore
JIAN :: Squirrel (Wanderer)- LI 3

Heart Botanicals at The Heart Garden Centre
Plants from the “Lush Forest Undergrowth” set – Horsetails, Hosta, Elephant Ear, Clover and Daisies – at least 3 versions of each in the pack plus colour variations
“Mayapple” pack – various patches dense and spare plus a season change HUD
HEART – Wild Grasses – Flowering – Square – Aged
HEART – Wild Grasses – Long – Aged
All items between 1 – 2 Land Impact and Copy & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Workshop-topia

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For once, the workshop is nice and clean. It’s been swept after a day’s work, and you can see the last rays of a pink sunset bathe the room. The pottery is drying, ready for firing in the kiln later on, and a new skateboard is halfway through production. Even the pups are resting by their mum. It won’t stay this quiet for long!

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Here’s full details of the products I used in today’s scene and where to get them:-

Viewer used:- Black Dragon

Sponsors:- KraftWork, [ zerkalo ], 22769, Little Branch
Others:- Bamse, JIAN

*All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

KraftWork – “Ceramique Atelier”, currently at PocketGacha
I used the whole set here! Transfer & Modify
KraftWork Ceramique Atelier RARE – LI 29, Commons as in the picture below

[ zerkalo ]

1. Industrial Fan (Rare) – LI 6 – from the High Pressure gacha – Transfer & Modify

2. Biker’s Place Set (not gacha)
Bike Bar – LI 6
Bike Lift – LI 5
Helmet Rack – LI 1
Mailbox – LI 1

22769

From the “Industrial Kitchen” Set (not gacha)
Pendant Lights – LI 6 with variable light script
Sink – LI 1

Outside
Little Branch – Umbrella Thorn {Animated} – LI 6 (50% off for Hello Tuesday at Cosmopolitan outlet)

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Bamse – pieces from the “Skateboard Workshop”, currently at PocketGacha
Workbench – LI 8
Helmet Watercolor – LI 6
Skateboard Watercolor – LI 2
Spray Set – LI 3
Wax Dices = LI 1
Deck – LI 1
Trucks Complete – LI 2
Wheels – LI 1
Bearing Solution – LI 1
All pieces are Transfer & Modify

JIAN
JIAN – Playful Pibbles Gacha – 19. Pit Stop Bed – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Making an Entrance

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My initial inspiration for this picture was Fancy Decor’s “Nannerl Set” – an entrance hall set that is both elegant and practical. I’m very much in favour of such sets as they are the first thing a visitor to your home will see, and as a result they are quite important to get right and strike a good atmosphere with.

There’s quite a lot of Spanish furniture and décor around right now, not least because The Liaison Collaborative has a Hacienda round!  I’ve matched up some of these pieces from various designers – I really love the splashes of joyful, bright colour which are a Spanish trademark.  If you ever visit Barcelona and see the work of architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet you’ll see what I mean on a grand scale.

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

Sponsors:- Newchurch, Fancy Decor, unKindness, KraftWork, Raindale
Others:- Vespertine, JIAN, CRATE, [CIRCA] Living, SOY, Merak, Dust Bunny

All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated!

Newchurch (from Builder’s Box – May 2018 edition)
:: N :: Ontario Lake House w/base – LI 51 (without base it’s just LI 22)

This house was designed to be situated on a shoreline, with the deck just above the water. While Designer Victor has included a terrain base, you will get best results by removing it and shaping the land around the house to suit.  The floor, while mesh, is fine for rezzing packages on – makes decorating so much easier!


Fancy Decor – Nannerl Set, currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Console – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Mirror – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Lamp – LI 1 – click on/off
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Bowl – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Vase – LI 1

KraftWork – Pet Shop Toys Gacha – Transfer & Modify – 13. Welcome Doormat

Raindale – Brightshore Gacha – Transfer & Modify – welcome sign

unKindness (from the “Uptown Fountains” set)
uK – Uptown Fountain Wall – LI 5 – falling water effect

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{vespertine} – rainbow pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2
and {vespertine} – rainbow pebble pathway / center mosaic – LI 6 at this size

CRATE – Cactus Sack FatPack – all 3 for L$100 in Saturday Sale (LI 1 each)
CRATE – Famila Ranch Set ~ Rug – LI 3, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

[CIRCA] Living
[CIRCA] – “Jardin de Ville” Ivy Hook Stand -Bird Bath & Feeder1 – LI 10

JIAN – Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 9 – choice of textures, this little lady was in the Seal texture

SOY
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Light -Down – LI 2 (larger than default)

[Merak] – Secrets Room Divider – LI 5

dust bunny . potted sago palm – LI 5
dust bunny . areca palm plant – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum!

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Yes, it certainly is!  The pups have collapsed on a very posh sofa by unKindness, and mum thinks they are in need of some of that green tea.  It’s very reviving in this hot weather.

The scene takes place on the upper floor of a spectacular house by also Known as – which is just perfect for summer outdoor/indoor living.  One of the walls on the upper floor has these amazing slotted windows which show the landscape outside and let a whole lotta light in.

The beautiful prints by Granola. are from a recent FaMESHed set which should be back at the mainstore.  So versatile, they’d go in a lot of places.  And I just couldn’t resist the vintage scooter light from Serenity Style – it matched the colour scheme so well.  Finally, I reduced a poor orange tree down to pot size – sorry, Little Branch! – and put it in a matching table.  It’s sometimes amusing what you can do with Home & Garden furnishings 🙂

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It’s been a while since I posted because the unprecedented heatwave in the UK went on and on, and my computer was subject to overheating so I had to make real life work a priority.  Fortunately, we are back to our usual temperatures this week.  Now to get air conditioning for home and office next year will be a ‘must’ I think, especially if heatwaves become the norm.

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

Sponsors:- also Known as, unKindness, Granola., Serenity Style, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Figure8, Apple Fall, Zen Creations

All pieces are Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated

Unkindness – from the Posh Living Set, currently at UBER
uK – Posh Living Settee Poppy GA – LI 13 (also in Cloud, Forest, Lemon and Sky)
Sits for ladies and gents plus couples animations
uK – Posh Living Sideboard Table – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Area Rug – LI 3
uK – Posh Living End Table – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Deco Bowl – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Small Vase 2 – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Small Vase 3 – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Deco Vase – LI 1

also Known as – the fabulous “Kaizen House” – top floor

Land Impact is 212 and Footprint is 13 by 54 meters
The perfect indoor/outdoor summer home!

Granola.– from the Carmella Set
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. – LI 2
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print2. – LI 2
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. – LI 4
All pieces are Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated

Serenity Style– Scooter Retro Lamp Red- LI 2 (gacha set)

Little Branch
LB_OrangeTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons – greatly reduced in size!
Here it has a Land Impact of 3

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[Figure 8] – Oasis Chandelier Gold (with cascading water) – LI 8

Apple Fall – Cosmos Flowers – Candystripe – SL15B gift – LI 3
Apple Fall – Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake – SL15B gift – LI 1 – 2

JIAN – Dashing Dalmations – 3. Adult Wanderer RARE
JIAN – Dashing Dalmatians – 18. Triple Nap

Zen Creations
Pieces from the Japanese Rirakkusu Tea Set – Tea Kettle, tray, blossom, chopsticks, tea cups and flowering plant – all resize menu, kettle has texture change

Keep cool and cheers, m’dears 🙂

An Island Resort

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A couple has arrived at a secluded Island Resort, maybe on their honeymoon, and while they’re in the bathroom, we can have a look at their bedroom. It’s quite early in the morning and because it’s so hot, they’ve left the door out onto the balcony wide open. Crisp cotton sheets, perfect customer service and luxurious décor are just two of the reasons why this resort got a five star rating!

If only! Still, at least in SL® we can dream. The room is an upper floor bedroom that leads out onto a gorgeous balcony, and it’s not the only one in the latest prefab by Galland Homes, this is the Cape Hatteras. I’ll do another post very soon to show you the rooms and the outside but take it from me, you could do worse for your summer vacation home.

Most of the decor is from unKindness. It’s the Island Resort gacha and you can try your luck on this at the June edition of Collabor88. Lots of nice animations in this bed, including a great couples sleep Menu, for the ultimate in laziness.

I also loved these new lanterns from Granola., you’ll find them over at UBER, which has recently started its new round but you can get in now without too much trouble. They come in various colours including this light blue which matched the bedspread perfectly.

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

Sponsors:-

unKindness
Island Resort gacha at Collabor88
uK – Island Resort Bed – LI 18
Animation Menus – Single – 8 – sits, lays, dances
Couples Sleep – 5
Cuddles – 11
Adult – 18
uK – Island Resort Rug v4 – modified upwards – LI 8
uK – Island Resort Rug v5 – LI 2
uK – Island Resort Nightstand v1 – LI 1
uK – Island Resort Vase – LI 1
uK – Island Resort Lamp v2 – lI 2
uK – Island Resort Wall Art v1, v2 and v3 – LI 1 each
uK – Island Resort Leaf Wall Decor – LI 2

Serenity Style, at mainstore
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Suitcase – LI 2
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Rounded Suitcase – LI 1
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Clock – LI 1 – sound on touch

Granola., currently at June UBER
Zhara Lanterns Lt Blue – LI 4, 3 lengths of chain – Copy & Modify
Textures versions in Bronze, Iron, Pink, white
Scripted with an on/off flame and will smoke when you put them out. 🙂


Galland Homes – Cape Hatteras – Bedroom with Balcony

Other Designers:-
PLAAKA – Fruits Bowl – LI 1 – Gacha – June Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Modern Tree Couch Leather Blue – LI 6 – Gacha – June Arcade
Loft & Aria – Tropical Glam – Potted Palm – LI 5 – Gacha – June Arcade

JIAN – ‘dorable Danes – 14. Compu-snooze – LI 1 – Gacha

TARTESSOS ARTS – Morning Breakfast Tray – LI 7 – Copy & Modify – Marketplace

Apple Fall
Coral Specimen – Gift – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
and Apple Fall Nauticus Shell Vessel – Gift – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

hive // potted fan palm plant – LI 3 – was a Fifty Linden Friday Special

NOMAD // SUNBURST – LI 1 – Fifty Linden Friday Special (current)

So I’ll say enjoy the sunshine and cheers, m’dears 🙂

Rock a Bye Baby

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“Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green;
Father’s a nobleman, mother’s a queen;
And Aggy’s a lady, and wears a gold ring;
And Johnny’s a drummer, and drums for the king.” ~ The first printed version from Mother Goose’s Melody (London, c. 1765)

I liked this version of the traditional nursery rhyme and it fitted the products in the picture so well!  The room is in one of KraftWork’s excellent houses which you can obtain through the April Deco(c)rate subscription box.  Of course I had to take some more photos 🙂  In the shot below we are looking down on the roof top which you can access via the ladder.  That skylight window is really great and adds extra light to the room below. Doors will open out onto the balcony. How about decorating this with a rooftop garden 🙂

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Here’s a side view of the balcony and stairs up to the roof.  You can also see the floor below which will take up the extra ceiling room of the balcony making it a larger living space.

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Here we are almost at the top floor and you can see the stairs from the floor below, plus the handy safety rail to save on accidents!

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Let that sunlight in!  Joking apart, when you use the rain particle effect, it really does look like a dull day in Chelsea, suitable for staying in and stuffing yourself up the tube.  This is a Brit way of saying OMG you’re acting like a couch potato.

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

1. Fancy Decor – “Jansen Set” – June ARCADE

01 Fancy Decor: Jansen Sofa RARE – LI 13 – Animations for solo sits – 7, couples 3
03 Fancy Decor: Jansen Vases – LI 1
04 Fancy Decor: Jansen Lamp – LI – light on/off via touch
06 Fancy Decor: Jansen Rug – LI 3
07 Fancy Decor: Jansen Cocktail Table – LI 4
08 Fancy Decor: Jansen Throw Pillow – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books A – LI 1
10 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books B – LI 1
11 Fancy Decor: Jansen Frans Hals Portrait A – LI 1
12 Fancy Decor: Jansen Frans Hals Portrait B – LI 1
13 Fancy Decor: Jansen Cocktail Shaker – LI 1
14 Fancy Decor: Jansen Mineral Water – LI 1
15 Fancy Decor: Jansen Cocktail Tools – LI 1
17 Fancy Decor: Jansen Drapes – LI 3 modified for size
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fancy%20Decor/155/109/26

2. ::Newchurch:: – currently at ULTRA

“Thompson Industrial Wine Cart” – LI 7 – Copy & Modify
Sliding glasss doors open and close on touch, both sides

3. KraftWork – “Chelsea Rain Building/Loft” – April Deco(c)rate

KraftWork Chelsea Rain (ASSEMBLED) – LI 178 – Copy & Modify
Also included is ground floor part – LI 18, intermediate floor – LI 22, and Particle Rain which is Copy & Modify.

KraftWork – “Pet Shop” Gacha – Toys Bowls and Toys – LI 1 – see mainstore

 

4. Serenity Style – “Duke Retro” Gacha Set

Serenity Style- Duke Retro Radio Red – LI 3
Serenity Style- Duke Retro Headphones Rare – LI 3

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The 11th annual Home & Garden Expo Second Life® – runs through to June 2nd
Website

1. Evolve Art Gallery picture
Rose Painting (Mesh) Canvas – Evolve Art – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
By Enjolie Mccullough who is a painter & artist in RL and SL®. This year she’s giving away 2 exclusive paintings!
Find Evolve Art Gallery in SL®
Expo Landmark

2. Z.O.E. – Hanging Ladder Planter – LI 9 – Copy & Modify
Z.O.E. – Staircase Bookends – LI 3 – Copy & Modify
100% proceeds benefit RFL – L$100 and L$75
Expo Landmark

3. Terrashop – quality mesh flowers & Plants

Green Orchid – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Expo Landmark

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Mesh India – Lotus Lamp (from “Siddhartha Decor” Gacha @ PocketGacha) – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

junk. – drum table – modified – LI 2 at default – Copy & Modify

Raindale – Ellesmere Balloon – LI 1 – from “Ellesmere” gacha

TLC Home Collection – from the “Forever my Dove” set
Eurasian Collared Dove – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

JIAN – “Splendid Spaniels” Gacha – 18. Upside Down Sleeper – LI 1

Apple Fall Products – all Copy & Modify
Classic Baby Crib – LI 3 at default – modified for size
Juliette Teapot – LI 1
Juliette Tea Cup, Honey & Lemon Tea – LI 1
Gourds in Vintage Bowl – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂