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The Little Petrol Station on the Prairie

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KraftWork, who excel in such products, will release this gorgeous vintage style Gas Station at the new round of FaMESHed, starts November 1st.  My main picture is really illustrating just a part of the station, so I’ve taken some further pictures to enable you to get a good idea of what it’ll look like.  Now I have sunk the station into the ground here but it actually has a nice concrete base if you want to use it in a less fantasy environment!

There’s heaps of detail in this building, just look at the gas pumps, or petrol pumps as we call them in the UK, the pumps are in the forecourt and all ready to fill ‘er up.   There’s a little cafeteria on the one side, and it would look good decorated with tables, chairs and food counter don’t you think?  Tiled floor and smudged glass windows, the texturing is superb,  I do like that gauge by the side of the door, too. It’s the attention to detail that makes KraftWork’s products stand out. The cafeteria door will open and close via touch.

This other side of the building is a garage, and both doors will open and close via touch.  There’s enough room to get trucks and cars in for servicing here.  Green trim and red stars continue the themed decoration.

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

KraftWork – Gas Station for November FaMESHed
KraftWork Gas Station – LI 61

JIAN Animals and Birds (all MP resellers)
Avian Arcana gacha – 5. Kestrel Falcon Perch
Avian Arcana gacha – 4. Peregrine Falcon Perch
Playful Pibbles gacha – 19. Pit Stop Bed

Animated Elks by TrigiGifts – 5 LI
Male and Female Elks with grazing and gazing movements plus 4 different elk sounds. Copy/Modify and build up your herd.

Red Tractor by JeanPierre Giordano – LI 2
~ Deco Franzy ~ – Blue Pickup Truck MC01a – LI 3

Serenity Style – Aegeas Country Fence and Telegraph Pole set – mainstore
Serenity Style-Aegeas Electricity Rust Poles – LI 8
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Fence – LI 1
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Gate Door Left and Right – LI 1 each
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Post – LI 1

KIDD Landscaping –  Wild Oat Grass * Multiple Patch Bush 1 – LI 1 each

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Fluffy Grass – C – LI 1 Each

The Little Branch
LB_Wild Grass*1 Li {Dry}*Animated
LB_Wild Grass*1 Li {Lavender}

Via’s Ground Textures – Sun Burned Grass

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Won’t you stay for Tea?

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Go on, go on, you know you want to!  Click on the picture for a huge close-up:)

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden products I used today :-

Chez Moi Furnitures – Spider Gate Modular Building Kit – Mainstore/MP
Main Wall piece and open/close gate – LI 3
Wall Section – LI 1
Corner Post (not shown) – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – A Night with Tim, currently at The Gacha Guardians (Gimme Gacha Productions), runs through to the end of October
22769 – This is Halloween – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Armchair – COMMON – LI 3 – 9 poses
22769 – Tims Teddy Bear – COMMON – LI
22769 – Mad Hatter Hat stand – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tea with Tim – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Side table – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Snake pouffe – RARE – LI 3 – with 9 poses
22769 – Jester Console – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Floor lamp – COMMON – LI 1 with lighting script
22769 – Limp Bookshelf Left and Right – COMMON – LI 5 each
22769 – Vortex Rug – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Plant Black And White – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Plant Black And Orange – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Twisted Candle Holder – Gift of the Guardians – LI 1

 

Raindale – Charfell cabin – LI 40, currently at The Season of the Witch Event, runs through to November 4th. The cabin is easily resizable from tiny to huge – the default size has a footprint of 10 by 15 metres.
There’s also an optional platform with a texture change HUD – 5 Colours, this will be very useful if you don’t have landscaping to match

unKindness – uK – Dreamer’s Sky gacha – Slumber Circlet – LI 2
uK – Dreamer’s Sky gacha – Goodnight Moon SOI – LI 4
This is from an older gacha which is now at the mainstore. The Goodnight Moon is a Seed of Inspiration (Gacha Garden) and only available through resellers.

JIAN – Cat Pumpkin :: Sitting – from Pumpkin Collection with Kittens

*HEXtraordinary* – Cheshire Cat – LI 5
From April 2017 Deco(c)rate

Landscaping – ground textures/terrain prims, grasses, trees – from KIDD – Halloween Grassy Landscape Kit – Anthracite

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Opposites Attract

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This is my one and only horror post for the season, I generally do one and then go all folksy/arty again! So here we have Van Helsing losing his resolve and who can blame him. It’s all the fault of McBethany, the comely vampire.

I think this is my favourite house of all time for darker pictures, it’s the Saint Vivien de Medoc by 22769. Just the right amount of Gothic styling and yet a good batch of windows for moonlight reflections. Also featuring 22769’s new set at Salem – The Messy Witch gacha. There’s some really excellent pieces in this gacha that fit in with the theme, one is the vampire bust (or is it only dessicated and able to be revived), and another is that gold candelabra. You can never find a good candelabra when you want one.

 

The other set I really appreciate is by Fancy Decor and that’s currently at Salem, too. It’s all the weapons that might be in an Exorcist’s arsenal including a glass bottle of Holy Water and the Last Rites book. I was wondering how I might display this and first I was thinking of DC Comic’s John Constantine, and then it all devolved into Van Helsing! You can blame these wretched flu remedies I’m taking, none of which are doing any good. The whole darn pharmaceutical industry needs a good exorcism if you ask me. I will point them in the direction of this excellent gacha.

 

Meanwhile, on the other side of the room is Poe’s Writing Desk Set, a brilliant gacha by unKindness. First of all I thought about designer Jamie’s husband, Poe, and then I realised that even he wouldn’t be using a desk out of the early 19th Century… or would he? Duh, duh, durrrhhhh! But no, this is the desk set of none other than Edgar Allan Poe who wrote such Gothic gems as The Raven, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum and the Tell tale Heart. So we have these delightful pieces such as a Raven presiding over an inkwell, complete with one of his feathers as a pen. And then some of Poe’s sketches and ramblings on pieces of paper – I so appreciate all these finer details.

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

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
22769 ~ [bauwerk] – Saint Vivien de Medoc – LI 63 – mainstore
22769 – Victorian Rug – from The Secluded House gacha – Arcade, try resellers
22769 – The Imaginarium – LI 13 – mainstore

The Messy Witch gacha, currently at Salem (Prism Events)
22769 – The Workplace of the Witch – LI 5
22769 – The Chair of the Witch – RARE – LI 5
22769 – Copper Cauldron – LI 1
22769 – Spell Book – LI 1
22769 – Row of Potions – LI 1
22769 – Powder – LI 1
22769 – Potion Bottles – LI 2
22769 – Candles – LI 2
22769 – Azazels Head – LI 1
22769- Vampire Bust – LI 2
22769 – Jars – LI 1
22769 – Mirror Ball – LI 1
22769 – Highdesk – LI 4
22769 – Witch Hat – LI 1
22769 – Sloppy High Shelf – LI 4
22769 – The Magic Mirror – LI 1

October Deco(c)rate
http://decocratesl.com
*HEXtraordinary* – Harvest Lantern – LI 2
Mesh India – Harvest Moon Tree Light – LI 3
Mesh India – Harvest Moon Pumpkin Light – LI 1

unKindness – Poe’s Writing Desk Set, currently at Salem (Prism Events)
uK – Poe’s Writing Desk – LI 3
uK – Raven Inkwell – LI 1
uK – Raven Feather Quill – LI 1
uK – Poe’s Writing Chair – LI 1
uK – Poe’s Sketches Parchment – LI 1
uK – Poe’s Ramblings Parchment – LI 1

Fancy Decor – Exorcism Kit, currently at Salem (Prism Events)
Fancy Decor: Exorcism Kit RARE – LI 10
Fancy Decor: Table/wall Cross – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Last Rites – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Closed Book – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pewter Candlestick – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Small Chalice – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Holy Water – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Wafer Tray – LI `
and Holdable Cross

Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Nap time – Siamese Pumpkin – LI 3

Cheeky Pea – :CP: Roll in the Hay Set – Firepit – LI 3

The Loft, currently at Collabor88
The Loft & ARIA – Cozi Potted Caladium
+Half-Deer+ – Nightglow Bird – Robin – Lantern (from 4 sets) at Collabor88

Trees:-
The Little Branch
LB_Canadian Red Maple {4Seasons} *Animated

KIDD Landscaping – Halloween Web Nest Tree (from Halloween Grassy Landscape Kit Theme)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Hot Tub Autumn

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Chez Moi Furniture‘s beautiful new hot tub – the Rock Hot Tub – inspired an Autumnal set up for this scene, that I wish I had in real life! It’s just right for the garden and lends itself to a number of settings. There is a control panel on the tub and you access the menu from there – bubbling water in motion, particle steam and water sounds give a realistic experience. The tub will take up to 4 avatars and includes over 60 animations in the PG version, and 120 plus in the Adult. There’s poses for solo and couples, some include automatically rezzing props. It’s a wonderful roleplay piece!

Then there’s another of TLC Home Collection‘s scenes and this is all about sunflowers and the birds that feed on the seeds when they are in full bloom. It’s so pretty and goes very well with the Lanefield Pavilion from Raindale. This is a bit of a fantasy scene once more as you’d not find such things inside a pavilion back in First Life but have imagination, will use it 🙂

Here’s the cheeky finches gathering sunflower seeds, the greater the bounty – the harder the winter!  Check it out and see if I’m not right, Nature provides.  Also, note that beautiful diamond shaped fencing detail at the back of the pavilion. Raindale’s special wood textures are superb.

 

And this is the little scene on one side of the tub… pumpkins on a barrow, sleepy kittens and faery mushrooms. How much more cuteness can you take 🙂

 

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden products that I used today:-

Raindale – Lanefield pavilion RARE from the Lanefield gacha (mainstore)
LI is only 15 for a spacey pavilion

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event through to October 7th – Rock Hot Tub (in Adult and PG versions) – LI 14 – Copy/Modify

TLC Home Collection, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event through to October 7th
TLC Autumn Sunflower Field with Birds – LI 28, also separate standing animated birds – American Goldfinch, American Robin and European Goldfinch – 1 LI each

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
From the Harvest Fest gacha – Arcade Sept 2017
If the Arcade Event is over, try resellers as this won’t be offered again.
22769 – Party Flags – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Orange – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Pale – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Vintage Wheelbarrow – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Boxtree in Bucket Rusty – COMMON – LI 2

JIAN  – Kitten Booties :: Decor Sleepies – LI 1 – subscriber Group Gift

Landscaping:-

NOMAD – Mushroom Forest, lots of beautiful little mushrooms – chanterelle, fly algaric, penny bun in various groups and solo for 1 LI each, also a tree stump with mushrooms. Currently at Collabor88

KIDD – SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY – LI 1

Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1 – LI 6 – this is a new design by Hayabusa, there are a number of animated tree versions with texture change, including multi textures in the leafy branches (have not seen this done before) and they are also available in a FatPack.

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Due South

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I think there’s a bit further to go to the beach, though, looking at the forest trees ‘n all!  This is the brand new prefab by Galland Homes, it’s called the Savannah and it’s a Southern style beach home.  Absolutely beautiful and yes, the porch is a wrap around affair so you get  more than your fair share of outdoorsy space.

A large home,  it’s recommended for 3072 sq m plots and has a Land Impact of 244, that’s surprisingly low for such a large and detailed property.  Double doors open onto the porch at both front and back of the house.  Downstairs, there’s a family sized room with a blazing fireplace, two other reception rooms, space for a kitchen and a powder room under the stairs – or maybe it’s a good room for Harry when he comes to stay!  The stairs are easy to traverse, even for very tall avatars. Upstairs you get a nice landing with doors off to master suite, two further bedrooms and another room which you could use as you wished, maybe a bathroom or nursery.

 

On the outside, the shutters have a texture change for black, blue, teal, maroon and grey. I chose the blue here mainly because I had the Ca’Pepe sofa and light from Concept} that matched up rather well.  The colours do change the character of the house, it’s surprising.  Inside, it’s quite possible to re-texture and tint the interior walls, instructions are included. The ambient shadow effect is largely transparent and baked on a plane in front of the texturable wall. Thus, you should be able to change the colour or texture and maintain the baked shadow effects by following the instructions. It is quite a cool décor at the default and so you’d be able to make it much warmer with re-texturing.  I’ll decorate one of the interior rooms this week and link back to this blog post so you can see (what a mess I’ve made of it 🙂 ).

Click on any of the interior light switches and you’ll find all the features of the home, including security.

 

I think this beautiful prefab is equally at home in the country as it would be down at the beach and if you check out the Galland Homes Flickr, you’ll see the blogger pictures in various environments.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used today:-

Galland Homes – Savannah – available to view and purchase at the mainstore and direct on Marketplace

Apple Fall – Notting Hill Cobblestone (Straight 1/3) – matched perfectly on Fall setting
Dysfunctionality – Mixed Tallgrass – B
C J Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon
TrigiGifts – Animated Horses
KIDD – PAMPAS Grass * Mega Bush 6

Babylonia – Hanging Ivy Arch 001 and Babylonia: Hanging Ivy 001 – part of an excellent set and one of the best ivy meshes I have seen thus far
La Galleria – Etruscan Pottery Pitcher –  just right for planting your ivy in 🙂

Concept} 14. Ca’Pepe. Sofa PG. RARE
Concept} 05. Ca’Pepe. Lamp
Kustom9 Event or mainstore

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

To the Beach at Sandy Cove

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There’s still a couple of days to go on the current Cosmopolitan Event, so why not check out this wonderful beach gacha by Duvet Day.  It’s called “Sandy Cove” and the Rare is a spacious one-floor beach house with porch and deck front and back.   You could fill it with quite an amount of furniture and décor.  No fewer than 4 other items are filled with poses, some of them especially apt for the beach and beach life.  If you miss Cosmo, check out the Duvet Day mainstore.

 

 

I’m showing off the Sandy Cove Shower here. It contains 5 menus of poses including Adult ones, so it’s fantastic value for a gacha prize.  All the gacha items are detailed below.  “You can’t buy happiness but you can buy a surfboard, and that’s getting close!”

 

 

Flaked out sunbathing with the pets, here.  The cute chinchilla is from JIAN and is a bargain for Fifty Linden Friday – who knows, JIAN may leave the vendor out all weekend.

 

 

You’ll see from the pictures that this is a large beach house.  Here’s a shot from the opposite end showing the bleached wood and white plaster work. It’s just perfect texturing. The two picture windows open and close and lead onto a large deck with steps down to the beach.

 

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used:-

Duvet Day – Sandy Cove gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event and then mainstore

[DD] Sandy Cove Beach Cottage RARE – LI 75 – large
[DD] Sandy Cove beach shower – LI 3 – water on/off, 5 menus including solo, couples and intimate poses
[DD] Sandy Cove to the beach sign – LI 1
[DD Sandy Cove rug – LI 3 – two main menus – solo (male & female suntan menus) and laying cuddles
[DD] Sandy Cove surfboard – LI 3
[DD] Sandy Cove bucket of flowers – LI 3
[DD] Sandy Cove couples cuddle bench – LI 3 – cuddles menu
[DD] Sandy Cove porch swing – LI 6 – solo male & female sits and cuddles
[DD] Sandy Cove starfish candle – LI 2 – in yellow, blue, teal, pink and white

JIAN – JIAN Chinchilla Beach Bath – Fifty Linden Friday bargain
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – from Scruffy Shepherd’s gacha

Aphrodite – “Tropical Drinks” Tray
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Floating Boat – LI 22 – 9 floating poses
Lunar Seasonal Designs – Animated Seagulls Love French Fries

Landscaping:-
KIDD – BAMBOO * TRIPLE GROVE
Studio Skye – Animated natural Water – square 36m

Landscaping by Felix pieces –
2 Prim Mesh Beach Dune 17 x 10 m copy/modify
7 Prim Mesh Beach Dune (#5) 20 x 12 m copy/modify
beach sand – free item
Mesh Land Wall Tropic Palm Version 15 prim=25 x 25 x 08 m Size copy/modify

Hayabusa Design – Gramineae Beach OPTSB M17-3 v1-1
Hayabusa Design – Gramineae Field on wind M17-4 v1-1G
Hayabusa Design – Bush Static Beach M17-1 v1-1 Group

CJ Creations – Flower field Purple dragon – 16 Plants in 1 only 1 Prim
Tami Creation – 3 Tree Bamboo plant grass tropical flowers V2

 

 

That’s all for today, folks, have a great weekend 🙂

Small but perfectly formed

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The “Stonehurst Redux” house by Galland Homes has a Land Impact of only 26 and it would  fit on a small plot. The floorplan  is beautifully thought out, with a spacious feel thanks to lots of tall windows, an outside balcony, compact internal staircase and open plan living.  Equally at home in the city or the countryside, it’s placed here within a town environment.

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I thought it would be fun to furnish the Stonehurst and see how much I could get in.  It was quite a lot as you’ll see.  This is one side of the downstairs living area which is quite adequate to fit in a gorgeous retro compact kitchen from [tia] and minimalist dining set from Cheeky Pea.  The Chihuahua is there for size comparison, at least that’s his excuse waiting on the dining table for scraps!

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Over to the opposite side and you can see the stairs going up to the first floor and a cosy lounge area furnished mostly by Revivial and MudHoney in typical Scandi style. There are a lot of windows which do give that indoors/outdoors feel but you could cover some of them with wooden blinds if you wanted to create more privacy in a particular area.

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Upstairs now and I only furnished the far side of the first floor, you could fit in loads more. For instance,  a generous sized bed , small study area and small bathroom area behind room screens – they would all slot in easily.  I was really enjoying the two main textures of the walls – wood and stone – they compliment each other and give stability to a home which has a lot of ethereal glass.

The Scarlet Creative daybed (currently part of the Daisy gacha at June Arcade) is a little gem. All that style and work for a mere L$75 play of the machine, I think it was.  It is small (look at the Chihuahua on it) but like the Stonehurst house, it’s perfectly formed!

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Here’s a close up on eTNIA‘s stunning retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor which is currently at the Vintage Fair and that Event runs to the end of the month. Ethnic and retro combine in this vanity set,  which isn’t always easy.  The Vase and Letters are extras from other designers. All the rest you get in eTNIA’s set and it’s reassuringly low prim.

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Here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used:-

OUTSIDE
Stonehurst Redux by Galland Homes – LI 26 – at the Galland Homes Mainstore

Maya’s Buildings (HQ Mesh) – Trees, benches, pigeons and lampposts
Hayabusa Design – Bush Static Beach M17-1 v1-1 Group
KIDD – WILD FLOWERS B* FLAT CAVED POT*Resizer
CJ Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon – 16 Plants in 1 only 1 Prim
{vespertine– vintage mailbox/red}
..::THOR::.. Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON
Road and paving – Moz & Arrchie

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Terracotta – from Little Piece of Heaven gacha
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Bush Terracotta

INSIDE

Open Plan downstairs:-

[tia] – Olivia Kitchen Set (complete, items also available separately)
Ariskea – {Australia} Macrame Rug

From May Deco(c)rate (Minimalist round)
HEXtraordinary – Garden Fountain
MudHoney – James Console Set – Console, Mirror, Lamp, Rug – Ink
Cheeky Pea – Kaye Dining Set – table, chair, vase, pendant light

[-BLUE SKY-] “Toscana Place Setting – Olive You”
What Next – Swiss Cheese Plant
.:revival:. –  linen sofa, beanbag, light branches and rug
Shutter Field – vintner tray – wine and cheese

Bedroom:-

eTNIA – Retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor – Vintage Fair

[ zerkalo ] Dream Away gacha  – Curtain
Raindale ~ Birdside chandelier (from Birdside gacha)
[Tia]  – Pandora Chair with texture change HUD for fabric and pillow

From June Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Daisy Side Table, Daisy Day Bed
JIAN – Cheeky Chihuahuas gacha 7. Tan Wanderer
Fancy Decor – Royce Collection gacha – 09 Carpet Hide Rug

dust bunny . woodland dreams gacha . hedgehog planter

Ariskea – [Blush] Teapot Peonie [Fushia]

Duvet Day – Letters tied with string (from Lace gacha)

 

 

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂