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Galveston

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Galveston isn’t just the classic Glen Campbell song or an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas, but it’s also this fabulous prefab by Galland Homes.

There are two large rooms which are divided by unusual large sliding stable doors, and there’s also smart dormer windows in the roof. The Land Impact is 121 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Please follow the rez instructions carefully so you can get the doors to work properly! The Glaveston is from the February 2018 Builder’s Box. You’ll soon be able to pre-order the May subscription.

I’ve got a couple of beautiful trees by Little Branch in the picture. One is the Yellow Orchid, a brand new release, and the other is the Black Olive which I promised in my last post to show you in more detail. An amazingly beautiful architectural tree (rotate it around to get the best placement), it’s available at the current round of FaMESHed. Both trees I had on the Spring texture setting.

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

Galland Homes
Galveston by Galland Homes – LI 141 (separately opening central doors, front door and windows door at back)
In the February 2018 Builder’s Box
Builder’s Box is a Second Life architecture subscription box packed full of buildings from some of Second Life’s best mesh home creators. From ground builds to skyboxes, gain access to 10 exclusive homes every 3 months – giving you plenty of choice and time to move in, live in and repeat.

 

DaD Design for Virtual Living – “Byron Hanging Chair” PG V.1.0 c/m – LI 9

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Old Water Pump – LI 2 (from the “Garden Decoration” set)

..::THOR::.. – Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON

Landscaping

Flora:
Little Branch
LB – Yellow Orchid tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 3 (lower than default)
(currently available at The Liaison Collaborative)

LB – Black Olive Tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 8 (slightly reduced)
(currently available at FaMESHed)

Two Moon Gardens – The Rockery – LI 15

Heart Botanicals – Pathways set – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – I used the Patio SQ – LI 9 – Copy/Modify

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Ivy for walls set (on golden texture version)

Texture change with many meshes and only 1 Land Impact each!

Fauna:-
JIAN – Scruffy Shepherds –  14. Sleepy Adult

TLC Home Collection
TLC  – American Robin – LI 1 (from “Sunflower Field with Birds” set)

And we were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTbTHlTmDX8

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Conservatory

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A conservatory that’s anything but conservative!  One of the best I’ve seen, it’s made by designer, Benoit, of Duvet Day, who specialises in gacha sets.  Imagine how you’d feel if on the first Play you got that building 🙂   Although there’s lots of gorgeous items here, one of my all time favourites is the Mesh India Samyukta Lamp Cabinet which reminds me of my childhood. We used to have one just like that which was jealously guarded by mum who put all her spices into the drawers.  If us boys were caught around playing with the drawers which was kinda irresistible, we’d get a cuff around the ears!

Outside you can just see the new Little Branch tree. This I’ll be showcasing later on but I have to say that this architectural Black Olive tree is a classic and I’m sure I’ll be using a lot.

Earlier on this week I attended a brilliant blogger’s H&G scene build by Wendz Tempest. It was kindly given on the KraftWork building platform.  Wendz showed us how she buildings a scene freestyle.  No walls or house at first – blimey!  Lots of tips and tricks were shared. Well I liked the idea of it, so I partially built the scene above freestyle, selected all the pieces and shoved them into the conservatory.  I still fiddled about but it was fun – why don’t you try it out.

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

Sponsors ❤
Duvet Day – gacha currently at the  Cosmopolitan Event
[DD] Conservatory Life Building RARE – LI 70
[DD] Conservatory Life Sofa – LI 8 – sits for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Armchair – LI 6 – sits/actions for solo and couples
[DD] Conservatory Life Table lamp – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Rug – LI 2
[DD] Conservatory Life Table – LI 2
(also in the gacha are Lantern, Pouffe and Jar)

Chez Moi Furnitures – Cosy Corner set (mainstore)
Vintage Record Player – LI 1
Vinyl Record Storage Shelf – LI 2
Carpet Colorful – LI 1

Chez Moi Furnitures – Garden Shelf, currently at Shiny Shabby Event
Shelf – LI 1
Lemon Tree – LI 4 (enlarged a bit)
Potted Oregano – LI 2

Raindale
Brightshore gacha, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Raindale – Brightshore drinks – LI 2
Raindale – Brightshore cupcakes – LI 2

Granola.
Leda’s Mini Set, currently at Blush
Four soft Spring colourful mirrors and four succulent painted tin candles
Tin Candle with Lid – 4 versions (LI 3 each) – flame on/off via touch
Granola. Leda’s Mirror. Green. – LI 2

Serenity Style
Pieces from Audri Magic Garden gacha (mainstore)
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Puppy RARE – LI 4
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bunch of Plants – LI 1
Serenity Style- Audri Magic Garden Bear – LI 1

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed Event
LB_Black Olive Tree {Animated} 4 Seasons – LI 12
LB_Snakeweed {Animated }*Summer-A – LI 1

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JIAN – Glam Greyhounds gacha 11. Wander Pup Grey – LI 7, Ex Arcade gacha, check out Marketplace for resellers.

Ariskea – [Florist] Yellow Roses – gacha – LI 2

Mesh India – thank you, Panda! One of my all time favourite pieces.
MI Samyukta Lamp Cabinet – LI 9
Texture change for 4 woods, red, orange (the one I used) and blue.

Anhelo (two of these were Fifty Linden Friday offers).
–ANHELO-M45SH-181GA :: my little garden (shelf) – LI 4
–ANHELO-M45GH-183GA :: my little garden (garden hook) – LI 3
–ANHELO-M45LR-183GA :: my little garden (leaf rake) – LI 1

We were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GBzg0dZiIc (1995)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Indoor Outdoor Living

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Mostly outdoors! I’m loving this new house by also Known as, it could serve as a commercial store if you wanted to use it like that, it’s that adaptable. I’m also longing for summer – as you can see by the windlight I’ve chosen – more snow is forecast for our part of the country… thumbs down 🙂

Today, I’m showcasing a number of products that will be coming up soon at the Illuminate Event on March 18th. Illuminate is the first monthly Home & Garden specific Event, there’s no fashion in it. It’s run by ULTRA Events and LTD, and there’s some really lovely products already. With the Easter festival happening soon, some of the designers are taking inspiration from that.

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

Illuminate Event – from March 18th Noon SLT

1. Funny Eggs by MAD MATCH – this is the joined set and they are LI 2 at the size I’ve used. They have a good resizer and also have individual eggs.
MAD MATCH is a “brand new brand” and a tiny new part of the SL® universe (100 % original mesh).

2. ACORN – gorgeous patchwork pouf sets by designer, Lulu, in natural and pastel colours 3 per set, LI 2 each. Also the Violin is ACORN, comes with and without hearts, LI 1 each.

3. BASIL
Beautiful work at low Land Impact from this designer.  Link will take you to the FB page.
.BASIL. Kennedy Umbrella Stand – LI 1
.BASIL. Kennedy Mudroom – LI 4

4. Dahlia – Malta Set
Dahlia – Malta – Mirror – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Accent Table – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Peonies – Warm – LI 1
This is a beautiful set with gold, copper and silver versions of the furniture and Cool and Warm colours of peonies in vase

5. Shutter Field/Decor Junction – a well established collaboration. This is the Kincaid Set, with MM and MF versions plus the Floating Dock which I shoved rather unceremoniously into the stone surround! SF/DJ often produce beautifully animated MM versions of their products, not so many designers cover this market and it’s a pleasure not to have to alter the animations.
DJ / SF Floating Dock – LI 9 – Copy/Modify – contains male and female sits, dives (into the water), and a nice cuddles Menu.
DJ / SF Kincaid Set – LI 8 – with male and female sits, cuddles and activities Menus.

6. also Known as
The fabulous BarCode Villa!
The Barcode is built as a villa, but will work well as one or more stores as well. The houses has five sections, three fo them with upper floors, the two on the sides have roof terraces. The full footprint is 25*50 meters including the outdoor paving, which can be unlinked should you prefer to do that. Two versions of the house are included – one with an animated bathtub for use as a home – Land Impact will be 112 and one without if you’re using the BarCode Villa as a commercial property – Land Impact will 120. The Barcode has Kool doors, which can be configured by the owner.

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed
Poplar Tree – beautiful 4-seasons gently animated tree. Pack includes fluffy grass, hills for summer and winter, a 2 LI version of the Poplar Tree, the higher LI version, animated Snakeweed for summer. I had the tree on the ‘spring’ setting and at that size it was LI 9.

Dust Bunny – from the Natural Habitat 3 Pack, currently at Collabor88
dust bunny . elephant ear plant – LI 3
dust bunny . giant palm plant – LI 6
and the Fifty Linden Friday offer, too
dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 5

The Loft & Aria – the Weldon Print, currently at currently at Collabor88

Newchurch – Wedding Tea Set, Red Lacquer – an amazing LI 1 from the Shen Wedding Set – check out the mainstore

My furry pal – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Down at the Irish Pub Lounge!

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There’s a special atmosphere in an Irish pub lounge, it’s kinda rustic, homely and comfortable and everyone is invited!

I’m featuring a couple of brilliant items from the upcoming March Deco(c)rate – Days in Dublin – which is released on March 8th. This is part of the upper room in The Lost Arrow Irish Pub by Serenity Style. There’s two floors and it’s a faithful reproduction of a typical Irish pub, with all it’s old fashioned charm. Then there’s that gorgeous James Joyce Library by KraftWork, you even get a ladder with pose to read your books – the Irish are great readers and novelists, come to that!

Because it’s getting close to a traditional Irish Saint’s Day, the leprechauns are visiting thanks to an extremely cute set by Chez Moi. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on 17th March in Northern Ireland and is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick.

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

Serenity Style– The Lost Arrow Irish Pub LI 42
In March Deco(c)rate

JIAN Countryside Collies :: TV Pups RARE – LI 5

Storax Tree (both on special offer this week)
Sales Room
Hearth & Home Fireplace Grey Tabby Q27 – LI 9
Downhill Wall Coat Rack B1 – LI 6

KraftWork – James Joyce Library (complete)- LI 14 – Copy/Modify – lights on/off and ladder has a reading animation.
in March Deco(c)rate

Newchurch at The Liaison Collaborative
:: N :: Atom Chandelier, Black – LI 2

Raindale at The Liaison Collaborative
Raindale – Fayberry display board – LI 2 – this is the TLC exclusive and won’t be available again. Drag any picture onto the poster. Lights can by on/off/twinkling via HUD, also the poster can be turned on and off.
Raindale – Fayberry cake (TLC gift) – LI 1
Raindale – Heathergate bench (dark) – LI 5 – there’s also a light bench. Each have 14 singles and 8 couples animations – Copy/Modify

Raindale – Bellemore table – at the mainstore from the gorgeously Rustic  “Bellemore Set” – LI 1

Granola. Wellies. Cozy Pack. – LI 3 with texture change for wellies and berries – Copy/Modify – and you’ll find other texture variations at the store!

[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Bar Single – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Glasses Holder – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Carafe

Chez Moi Furnitures on Marketplace
Leprechaun & Gold CHEZ MOI
Leprechaun Clover CHEZ MOI
Leprechaun Sit CHEZ MOI

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Deer Wall Art – LI 1

La Galleria
LG Rug – Red & Green Mahal – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A Bedroom for the Boys

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When I opened the new Builder’s Box, not only was it jammed packed with great architecture but it also gave me a lot of inspiration for blogging.  This wondrous skybox belongs to KraftWork and it’s one of the most original concepts I’ve seen.  I suppose it’s a skateboard park crossed comfortably with an Industrial style skybox. Hey Presto – the Shred Flat is born!  Don’t forget to click on the picture to see the full sized version.

With all the pretty bedrooms for girls around right now, I thought I’d do one for the boys.  A lot of  these products have magically matched up with the right tones. This especially applies to also Known as‘s Farmer’s Retreat Bed and matching furniture.  It gives a feeling of solidness combined with comfort and style.  I love it!  Part of Fancy Decor‘s Jansen set – namely that swivel chair matched up remarkably well.  It does come in a variety of other colours, white would have been nice, too.  With other pieces from 22769, [ zerkalo ] and Serenity Style we were soon cooking.  Add some plants and animals – every flat should have a Jack Russell – and we’re there.

Here’s some more photos of the Shred Flat empty – so you can get an idea of what to do with it in the way of decorating.  This is the skateboard section and I was half thinking to make this the dining area/lounge – I bet you lot have other ideas.

Here’s the decorated back wall with a walk down steps area – bathroom perhaps?  Those graffiti walls are so striking, no need for any Wall Art this end of the skybox.

The opposite end of the skybox now, you’ve got some nice Industrial windows with added light panes, a shabby brick wall and also a set of spray cans on the floor.  Now if you can use the Edit panel you can select just those cans and move them around. It’s all modify so why not.

And here we’re looking through one of those windows from the outside of the skybox to the wall opposite where there’s some more of that fabulous wall art, skateboard inspired naturally 🙂

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

KraftWork – The Shred Flat – in Builder’s Box for February 2018

Builder’s Box HQ on The Last Forever Sim

also Known as – Farmer’s Retreat Bed currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to February 10th
aKa – Farmer’s Retreat Bed – LI 19 – there’s also a Low Land Impact version included at 4 LI. There are versions of the bed for F/F, M/M and M/F. Choice of PG or Adult beds all packed with beautiful animations for singles, couples and intimate poses in the Adult versions.

Other matching pieces you can add to this bed:-
aKa Farmer’s Retreat – Nightstand Right and Left side of bed – LI 1
aKa Farmer’s Retreat – Chest Of Drawers – LI 3
aKa – Rug.001 – LI 1 – goes very well with this set!
aKa – Farmer’s Retreat = Pitcher and Bowl also included – LI 1

Fancy Decor – Jansen Collection, currently at  FaMESHed Event.
Jansen Velvet Swivel Chair – texture versions in black, blue, green, grey, red and white – LI 4 – all the rest are LI 1 each
Jansen Cube Table
Jansen Candles (soft linked set)
Jansen Painting
Plus
Fancy Decor: Cloche Clock – LI 5 – mainstore

Pieces from 22769‘s Safe from Harm gacha (was Epiphany, look on MP for resellers)
22769 – Potted Banana Tree – COMMON – LI 6 at default
22769 – Monstera Plant – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Backgammon – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Rustic Lantern – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Pouf Table – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Plant on Pillar – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Beethoven Bust – COMMON – LI 3

Pieces from [ zerkalo ] Billiards Z Gacha
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Cue Rack (RARE) – LI 6
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Balls Set – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Billiard Frame – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Hanging Lamp – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Billiards Z – Wall Bar – LI 3

Serenity Style – Gio Vintage Car gacha
You can drive these! This car is wearable to drive and for any kind of avatar – both kids and adults.


How to use it?
1.- Wear it
2.- Turn off your AO
3..- Touch to resize it to adjust to your avi and move it if is necesary
4.- Use the arrow keys and ENJOY IT !!!!
Serenity Style – Gio Vintage Car AUBERGINE – LI 11 resized right down

TLC Home Collection
TLC Jack Russell In Box – LI 5
From Animated Puppies gacha

JIAN Wall-Mounted Betta Tank – LI 6
Click to create the Betta fighting fish – each one 2 Land Impact

Shi – Noir Minimalist – Clay Coffee & Flask Set

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Been around the World

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The inspiration for this scene was Chez Moi‘s World Map Décor.  Not only do we have lots of different products from around the world in this picture, the product creators also live in various far-flung places in real life – Second Life® is what draws us all together.

This is quite a mixture of products but they all match up, not least because of the modify and texture change options which certainly make furniture of this kind a lot more versatile.

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Three close-ups of the products follow.  The first is Newchurch‘s Fiona Kitchen.  This is a modular low prim kitchen which, with a bit of judicious fiddling, will fit most kitchen spaces. All pieces are originally white but are easily tinted, so in this scene half of them are that cheerful deep orange.  Don’t look aghast – I’ve seen glaringly scarlet red kitchen units in real life, not to mention egg yolk yellow and lime green.  You can tint the prims, remove the bump/normal maps, and change the shine/specular maps as you see fit.

Several of the pieces have animations inside of them. The sink has several washing poses, the stove/oven has cooking poses, and the counter top has several food preparation poses.

 

The second close-up shows also Known as‘s Alonzo Dining set.  Those place mat settings are so useful, there’s no messing about finding separate plates, cutlery and glasses – they are all there in one quick rez.  Nice dark wood for the table and chairs, too.  I really like the shape of this set.  The chairs have great animations in them and aka has certainly thought carefully about what you need for a dining chair.  There’s poses for coffee/waiting/bored, then a Masculine menu with 6 poses, a Feminine menu with 5 poses, and a good Dining menu with suitable poses (soup/main meal/dessert/wine) for ladies and gents.

The food is from Dust Bunny’s Sweetheart Lunch  gacha.  I was very fortunate when I played on this machine – I got everything without too many repeats except for two prizes which I found on Marketplace as I didn’t want to push my luck.  I know when the Gacha Gods are smiling and when they are raising their eyebrows!

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This is Chez Moi‘s Kensington living room set in close-up, please excuse the puppies! They are so tired out they didn’t even notice us scoffing lunch. The couch has room for 1-3 people, and it comes with 116 animations in the PG version and 180 animations in the Adult version:
~ 72 single poses (12 male animations and 12 female animations in each spot)
~ 44 animations for couples in love (22 x 2)
~ 64 intimate poses in the Adult version (32x 2)
There’s a texture change options for the throw – cream, biscuit, gold, chocolate, red, green, blue, dark grey, light grey – a great example of versatile furniture.

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

NEWCHURCH – Fiona Kitchen, currently at ON9 Event to January 31st
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Sink – LI 3
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Medium Wall Cabinet – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Medium Counter – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Oven – LI 2
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Range Hood – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Tall/Narrow Cabinet (L and R versions) – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Refrigerator – LI 1
:: N :: Fiona Kitchen – Kitchen Island also included

also Known as – Alonzo Dining Set – individual pieces – currently at the Man Cave Event to February 1st

*all products will contain a current landmark HUD and a redelivery HUD
also Known as – Alonzo Dining Table – LI 4
also Known as – Alonzo Dining Chair – LI 2 (see previous for more info)
also Known as – Alonzo Placemat – LI 1 (there’s also a rug in the set)

Chez Moi Furnitures – Kensington Collection, currently at Shiny Shabby to February 15th
*Kensington Chest Table CHEZ MOI – LI 1
*Decor Candles CHEZ MOI – LI 3
*Kensington Couch Sectional CHEZ MOI – LI 1 – PG and Adult versions
*World Map Wall Decor CHEZ MOI – LI 1 – there are also picture frames on this when it’s full size (LI 1 each) and you can drag your own photos onto these if you’ve visited that part of the world – clever idea!
*There’s also a single fancy chair included in the pack that has 40 animations – 20 female and 20 male – wooden chair with 8 option texture change for the fabric seating – black, white, yellow, red, biscuit, beige, green and blue

Krescendo – Chandelier Pack – with various lengths of hanging chain
[Kres] Chandelier – LI 2
[Kres] Chandelier – Chain Medium – LI 1
Comes with texture change HUD for metals (3) and crystals (7)
This versatile and very posh chandelier is in the January Deco(c)rate “Champagne Dreams”

[Tia] – Kitchenware Pack – texture change for 7 pastel shades
[Tia] – Tuscany Aquarius Fountain – LI 7

OneDecor – Barrel Lamp copper – LI 2 – Shiny Shabby to February 15th

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Dishes on Rack – from the Industrial Kitchen Set

[ zerkalo ] – Kitchenware from “Coffee on the Porch” gacha

Food from Dust Bunny’s “Sweetheart Lunch” gacha – Epiphany Gacha Event
Dust Bunny – Harvest Feast gacha –  Pumpkin Pie – Mainstore

{BellEquipe} – Apple Rose Pie – at Shiny Shabby to February 15th

BackBone – Sparkly Wine

%Percent – Kitchenware Cannister Set

Trompe Loeil – Chrome Vase with Violet Flowers

JIAN – “Dashing Dalmatians” gacha – 18. Triple Nap
at Epiphany Gacha Event

Ariskea – {Australia} Macramé Rug, {Australia} Painting, {Australia} Olive twigs

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Pray

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“To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees.” – Billy Graham

Well you better go say your prayers if you’ve been drinking all that beer!

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

unKindness products:-
uK – Little Oasis – Rock Shelf Brown – from gacha at the mainstore
uK- In the Bayou – Cypress Stump – LI 1 – from gacha at the mainstore

uK – End Times Billboard Photo Prop – 5 Land Impact @ Man Cave Event
Two versions with different billboard textures – Beer and Gas & Oil

uK – Shanty Church Gacha – @ The Gacha Guardians
Rare ~
uK – Shanty Church House Building RARE – LI 42
Gift of the Guardians ~
uK – Shanty Church Pray Billboard – LI 10 – this is the Copy/Modify piece
Commons ~
uK – Shanty Church gacha – Fence Left – LI 2 (Also right fence available)
uK – Shanty Church gacha – Fence Double – LI 2
uK – Shanty Church gacha – Hymn Board – LI 1
uK – Shanty Church Bench – seats 2 people – LI 4. Has 3 poses – M/F sits and 1 standing prayer pose
uK – Shanty Church Podium – sits 1 – Has 3 poses – LI 1
uK – Shanty Church – Long Signs – LI 1 (Old Signs also available)
uK – Shanty Church – Book Pile – LI 5

Little Branch – Giant Beech @ Sense Event
LB – Giant Beech {Animated} 4 Seasons – LI 19 at default size
This is a big, beautiful tree that is subtly animated and absolutely huge! It can be modified with ease. The animation is a gentle movement of the branches. It is also a four season tree and I had it on the Fall Season.

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Swaying Leafy Bush – Corner and [DDD] Swaying Leafy Bush – Fat – 1 Land Impact each – I used the Browning and Muted textures

JIAN – “Scruffy Shepherds gacha” 14. Sleepy Adult – static décor piece – 1 LI

Cheers, m’dears 🙂