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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 🙂

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Dine out in Comfort

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Two of my favourite things to do – relax and eat – what could be better. The cats think so, too, indeed one of them is considering that fried chicken dish full of tasty morsels, especially while the cook’s missing.

This gorgeous house is by KraftWork and you can pick up a copy at 6º Republic which runs until May 20th. It was a stand out product for me at the Event and it’s called the “Puget Sound Retreat”. Perfect for summertime scenes, you’ve got a nice large patio in partial shade and an airy spacious living space which contains shelving, sink and counter top area, huge glass windows, glass door and stairs to the roof which will naturally increase the floor space no end. Also included is a nice animated fire prim so you can either use that in the internal fireplace to make it cosy at night or the outside one for barbecues and evening cuddles. I filled that with flowers in the photograph. And… you also get a handy wall panel which I used on the building here. It could also be utilised inside to block some of the glass if you didn’t want the building to be so open. I did look up the name Puget Sound that the KraftWork building is named after and it turns out to be an area of the North Western US state of Washington. It’s an inlet of the Pacific Ocean and looks like the sort of place that would be great for sailing. That’s info for my Eurozone and Eastern readers!

 

 

 

Featured is a new food gacha by unKindness and that’s at 6º Republic as well. Yummy is all I can say and it’s really good because you get both preparation and finished product. For instance, with that tasty fried chicken the cat is after in the skillet, you have a corresponding chicken prep product. It makes for excellent roleplay and that is part of the fun of SL®. Appreciate the Country Fixin’s gacha.

 

 

Chilling out is the other kitty on [ zerkalo ]‘s new bed, from a gacha which is positively brimming with luxury, this is the Relaxed Corner gacha and it’s currently at the new round of Kustom9. Now the Rare for this is a rather nice fireplace but there are also two beds, one of which is Adult and those are Commons. So… a chance of winning an Adult bed as a Common, can’t be bad. You may have to wait a while to get into Kustom9, I tried today and it was no go even in the quiet Eurozone time. Good job Zerks is a sponsor of mine! The cushions, quilt, and bed all have really nice animations and the Knotted Rope lights are most unusual. A nice lot of décor items.

 

 

22769 made up a lot of the other décor from the Backyard Patio gacha which you’ll find at May Gacha Garden Event. Very nice set and it includes a smashing seahorse on plinth piece of décor which I really appreciated because I collect animal inspired décor pieces, the house is full of them. 22769 is all user created Mesh and the furniture animations are original as well. Generally, they are a prolific and creative design house which has stood the test of time. I recommend visiting their mainstore.

 

 

The garden is made exclusively from Little Branch products and I must say, designer Cari produces exquisite trees and shrubs that are suitable for all season landscaping. They are realistic and versatile and you usually get bonus plant items in each tree pack – I’ve detailed those below. I love the woven trunk of the Flowering Dogwood, it’s just beautiful and showed up well in my photograph. Cari has worked hard on reducing the Land Impact of the Little Branch trees over time and now you can use quite a lot of them for a reasonable outlay – make orchards, forests, even pack your garden with trees if you want to without breaking the prim bank. The mainstore is a delight to visit and would make a good first date (because it’s interesting, beautiful and nothing contentious) or just because you love the natural world.

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

KraftWork for 6º Republic – Puget Sound Retreat
KraftWork Puget Sound Retreat – LI 93 – Copy/Modify
KraftWork Puget Sound Wall Panel – LI 2 – Copy/Modify
KraftWork Fire for Fireplace (TOUCH ON/OFF) – LI 1 – Copy only

unKindness – Country Fixin’s Food Gacha for 6º Republic
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Tators – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Tator Salad Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Cornbread Skillet – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Corn Cobs – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Fried Chicken – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Chicken Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Egg Wash Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Horseshoe Tray – LI 2

uK – Old Smokem’ Straight Path – LI 1 – modified slightly for darker wood – from the Old Smokem’s Park gacha – mainstore

k o s m ii :: Cypress Slice Table – LI 5 – currently at 6º Republic
I just loved this table and would have bought a lot more from this store but rent was due *laughs*

[ zerkalo ] – Relaxed Corner gacha, currently at Kustom9 Event
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Quilted Plaid – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner – Bed PG – LI 11
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Two Pillows – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Plane Propeller – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Knot Lamp Straight – LI 1

Little Branch – Moonflower Shrub//Flowering Dogwood

LB_Flowering Dogwood.v2 {Animated} Seasons – LI 12 – currently at Sense Event

LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.1 {Animated} – LI 4 – currently at Chapter Four Event
LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.3 {Animated} – LI 7
LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.2 {Animated} – LI 2
These shrubs have a choice of lavender, white, pink, blue and yellow flowers via texture HUD
Little Branch also have Moon Flower trees at The Liaison Collaborative so don’t miss those!

Also used Little Branch Grass V.4 – LI 5 and Snakeweed 4-seasons – LI 3 (included in Flowering Dogwood pack) and Buffalo Grass – LI 4 (included in Moon Flower Shrub pack)
Also used the Little Branch Hill-v1 {Low Li} – modified for texture
and Little Branch Wild Grass*1Li {Lavender}

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Backyard Patio gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden
22769 – Moss Bowl – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Seahorse Figurine – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Leather Plate – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Patio Rattan Pouf – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Garden Magazine – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Amphore with Bowstring Hemp – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Stone Cups – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Leather Flip Flops – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Paper Lantern – COMMON – LI 1 – variable instensity of light

Chez Moi Furnitures – part of the Barbecue Party set – LI 14 – slightly modified for darker wood – I reviewed the whole set in a previous post HERE

Raindale ~ Somerfield lemonade – LI 2 – from Somerfield gacha set, mainstore
Raindale ~ Somerfield tree swing – LI 2 – 9 animations

Brocante – retro hanging lamp / copper – LI 2 – texture change for bowl part of lamp

Consignment – [Con.] Squatchin Patio Chair – 2 tone – LI 3

Dust Bunny, from Hanging Plants set currently at FaMESHed
dust bunny . hanging plants . cheese plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter

JIAN – Ragdoll Cats – FaMESHed
JIAN Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 9 and choice of 4 textures, resize, sound on/off, name, set radius of wander.  Warning – they are naughty!

Heart Garden Centre/Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Blue Dream – S4 – From the Echinacea set

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Tales of the Riverbank

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“No animal, according to the rules of animal etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.”  Kenneth Grahame from “Wind in the Willows”

As a consequence of this quote, the otters and their friends have taken over my bathroom – the cheeky lot!

Please click on the picture for a huge version.

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

TLC Home Collection – Animated river scenery FatPack, currently at ULTRA.  The FatPack contains otter pond with reeds, rock surround and animated water. I took this apart to do the scene. The pack also contains the Scandinavian Rudd – you get a pair of these that rotate both clockwise and anticlockwise, the Osprey and the River Otter. It’s a huge pack. There are animated otters (wet and dry) standing, swimming and upright – instructions included for the swimming otter to set the radius. The Osprey is presented on his fishing perch and a flapping fish under his claws and you can take this set-up apart in case you want to put the Osprey elsewhere.

Galland Homes, currently at ULTRA Event
Savannah Bath Vanity by Galland Homes – LI 9 – taps will run with water (on/off via touch). Permissions are Copy/Modify. Beautiful copper bowls and faucet. Animations include Rinse Hair, Brush Teeth, Wash and Shave – excellent!

KraftWork Wall System – Classic – 1 LI each and I had the white and the checkers patterns showing. Beautiful and versatile panels with 12 texture options for the central panels. I had the main panel showing only but underneath there’s a secondary smaller panel.

Fancy Decor: Serpentine Candlesticks
Special for Fifty Linden Friday and throughout the weekend!
They are 1 LI each and you get gold and silver versions, both with white and black candles. They rez ready lit but if you copy and drag to get another one you’ll need to relight the original.

From MudHoney Cooper bathroom accessories pack
This is my favourite pack for the bathroom and I’ve used the items over and over again, so well worth the lindens!
MudHoney Cooper His Supplies – LI 2
MudHoney Cooper Toothbrush Cup – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Soap Dish – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Shampoos – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Bath Towels – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Plant – LI 1

Cheeky Pea – :CP: Champagne Mirror – LI 1 – and this is from the Champagne Flute Chair set which is in the January Deco(c)rate – “Champagne Dreams”. It’s well worth getting even at the non discounted price.

MudHoney – Audrey Vase Large and Small versions – from the Audrey Entry Set in the January Deco(c)rate again – 1 LI each and they come from another gorgeous set which includes 6 colour versions of Ottoman, mirror, sconce in 3 metals, portrait frame and 3 colour versions of  console along with the vases.

Dust Bunny – hoya plant – LI 2

Apple Fall – Porthole Mirror – LI 2 – turned on its side and used as a dish here!

From Shiny Shabby new round
!gO! – Be mine – Izzy – pretty little doll with a Valentines/Hearts theme from !gO!’s gacha of the same name – every one of them a winner!

Concept} – 08. Porcelain Vase – greenish and Concept} 07. Porcelain dish C – these come from the elegant Bordeaux/Orangerie gacha in which Pep collaborated with Jojo Deed – L$80 per Play – watch your lindens on this one!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Art of Tea

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What a difference a day makes, especially when the Labs have replaced a vital piece of hardware which meant folks couldn’t log in yesterday!

Today, I felt inspired by this great new gacha from unKindness – it’s the Tea Time Delight gacha, presently at Whimsical.  It has a whopping 18 pieces, 2 of which are Rares, all to do with drinking tea and eating cup cakes. Other cutlery  and quail’s egg pieces are from .Shi, part of 5 sets available at the new round of Shiny Shabby.  These pieces were so beautiful I thought they deserved to be in an art gallery.

Now tell me you don’t want a cuppa and cake after that!

Here’s the pieces I used in detail:-

.Shi – Vintage Flatwear teaspoon and cake fork in bronze
.Shi – Quail Egg Display with Lights
(both from the Noir Minimalist Set, currently at Shiny Shabby)

unKindness – Tea Time Delights gacha, currently at Whimsical

KraftWork
Fontainebleau – Lips Wall Hanging
Simone Spotlight
KraftWork Wall System – Geometric
(all at the Mainstore)

Black Tea Tray & Homage to Tea design – Moz

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂