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Gentleman’s Autumn Retreat

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The cosiness of the autumn season can’t be denied, especially if you make a fireside nook. Autumnal colours are particularly pleasing, creating a warm palette for the eyes and easing the soul into a temporary but welcome security before the winter season freezes everything over!ย  It’s no wonder that Keats coined it, “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”.

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The scene was created in part of the Franklin log cabin by Galland Homes.ย  Here’s a slide show as I walked around this beautiful building… inside and outside… more info below.

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

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

Sponsors:- NEWCHURCH, Storax Tree, also Known as, unKindness, Little Branch, Galland Homes

Others:- Cov.et, No.59, Taikou, Ariskea, Artisan Fantasy, [Fetch], Soy.

Events:- ULTRA, The Mens Dept, The Fantasy Collective, UBER, Kustom9, FaMESHed

::NEWCHURCH::
1. Bruges Slope-Arm Chair, British Tan – LI 5 – Adult & PG – the Adult has animations Menus for ladies, gents, cuddles and intimate
2. Bruges Slope-Arm Sofa, British Tan – LI 5 – animation Menus for ladies, gents and couples
PLUS… texture versions – Cocoa, Coffee, Fig, Frosted Almond, Granite, Olive, Oxblood, Pewter – really beautiful leather on these!
3. Gilles Coffee Table in Brass – LI 1

Storax Tree (at the Rug Factory section)
Modern Expressions Rug 8 – LI 1 – Permissions are Transfer with a Resizer HUD – beautiful fluffy rug, great texture

also Known as
Wilhelmina art 2 – Group Gift! – LI 1 for quite a sizable picture

unKindness
From the Masculine Chic Set currently at The Mens Dept
Masculine Chic Console-Black (there’s another version in brown which also looks fab) – LI 4
Masculine Chic Art 1 – LI 1 (and another 2 wall art pieces)
Masculine Chic LED Lamp – gorgeous lamp kinda vintage but versatile – LI 2

From the Gothic Mannequin Set currently at The Fantasy Collective
uK – Gothic Mannequin (B) – LI 2
uK – Gothic Mannequin (H) – LI 2
11 great textural versions in all!

Little Branch, currently at The Mens Dept
Lombardy Poplar {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 3 at the size I have here – seasons are spring, summer, autumn 1, autumn 2, winter
Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B (included in the pack) – LI 2

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed
Franklin by Galland Homes – LI 127 – log cabin that features a covered porch, open plan living inside, vaulted ceiling, working fireplace, loft and under the stairs cupboard. Footprint is 20 by 24 metres and it will fit on a 2048 sq m plot.

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Cov.et, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Ridable Vintage Pedal Plane – Metal – Ground – no exhaust – Land Impact is 19 when you rez this, but it’s rideable really.
There’s variations – Metal Air with and without exhaust… Metal Ground with and without exhaust… Pink Air with and without exhaust and Pink Ground with and without exhaust
The pedal crank sound effects happen when you ride the plane, each pack contains the ground version and the air version

No.59, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Cans resting on the fireplace are the Planberger “Cans Tray Carange” – LI 1
click and you’ll be asked if you wish to attach the Carange Can. This contains an excellent Bento drinking animation! The can becomes emptier with each drink you take and will be eventually detached as you finish the drink. Choose from various drink packs by designer, Caroline Planer, great for parties.

Taikou, currently at UBER
You can also get a matching record rack with the stereo as a separate purchase
taikou / stereo set – LI 3

Ariskea
Ariskea[CozyNight] Copper Kettle – LI 4
Ariskea[CozyNight] Choco & tea – LI 1
Ariskea[CozyNight] Box of Biscuits – LI 4
(this set is currently at Kustom9, just opened)

Ariskea[Hawaii] Hibiscus Potted Yellow – LI 2
Ariskea[Princess] Roses Frame [Pink] – LI 3, modified for colour!
(this is currently at the Au Lovely Event (part of Epiphany group)

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 5 – Books 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 7 – Records 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 9 – Metronome – LI 1 – working metronome animation

[Fetch]
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) – LI 3

Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – Full Perm – LI 1
Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski, Marketplace store only

Soy.
Cluttered records – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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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 Septemberย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Not just at Sea

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Albatrosses are large seabirds that range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are reputed to spend much of their lives at sea, only seeking land for breeding purposes. But is that always true? The title of this scene is called, “Not just at Sea”. Make up your own mind!

In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1798), an albatross starts to follow a ship, which would generally be considered good fortune. However, the mariner shoots the bird with a crossbow and brings a terrible curse on the ship and its crew. The albatross is hung around the mariner’s neck by the crew to symbolise his guilt. Thus, this innocent seabird can be both an omen of good or bad luck, as well as a metaphor for a burden to be carried as a penance.

The gorgeous fountain is from also Known as, and it’s currently at Enchantment. I do urge you to visit this themed Event, it’s full of wonderment and products to do with the fairy tale, “The Frog Prince”.

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Here’s full details of all the Home & Garden pieces I used in the scene today and where to get them:-

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

Sponsors:- also Known as, Little Branch, Granola., TLC Home Collection, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- MADRAS, Apple Fall, Dust Bunny, GOOSE

also Known as, currently at Enchantment to August 31st
Zora Fountain – LI 7 – 2 texture changes for the metal, gently circulating water which is very restful

Little Branch
LB_Swamp Oak Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 2 at this size, can go much bigger
Seasons are:- Summer, Autumn 1, Autumn 2, Winter, Spring – there’ s some lovely golden textures in these variations
LB_Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-A – LI 2

Granola., currently at August FaMESHed
Granola. – Antique Painted Door. Red Sm. – LI 7 (slightly bigger than default)
The Antique Painted Doors are available in 4 painted colours
Each pack includes 2 starter sizes
Large version – 10 LI
Small version – 6 LI
The FatPack includes all 4 colours PLUS an additional distressed version exclusive to the FatPack

TLC Home Collection, currently at theย Cosmopolitan Event to August 25th
Albatross Island Set – which is a complete habitat of rocky island and animated Albatrosses in various poses, you can set the radius of the hovering chap.
TLC Albatross [Standing] – LI 2
TLC Albatross [Hovering] – LI 4

[ zerkalo ], currently at Shiny Shabby, just started
Pieces from the Old Garden Set which is a Copy & Modify set (not a gacha)
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Barrel – PG – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Water Pump – PG (Single) – LI 4
(also Adult maturity available)
Consists of Barrel, Cart, Sink, Water Pump

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MADRAS
Tiffany Flower Jar Decor – LI 3 at this size (from July PocketGacha)

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . picnic basket . natural – LI 4
dust bunny . dreamy outing . fruit board – LI 1

GOOSE, currently at ULTRA
GOOSE – Retro Beats radio- red – LI 1 – has 11 stations ready for use

Apple Fall
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall – LI 5 – texture change for regular and snow covered

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

Perfect Love Castes Out Fear

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My inspiration for today’s picture originates in the quote on the wallart. It’s a biblical quote from John 4:18 that can be applied to a lot of situations. In this case, I was thinking of interracial marriage. Have you ever noticed that the children born from these unions can be extremely beautiful? Maybe its compensation for the strife the marriages sometimes cause amongst relatives and friends. My parents came from two different countries so I have a bit of experience on this subject.

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, unKindness, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dysfunctionality, Ariskea, 8f8, .Shi

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

Serenity Style
La Dolce VIta Patio – LI 37

unKindness
1. Telluric Set, currently at FaMESHed
uK – Telluric Pillow Bench – LI 5
uK – Telluric Wood Tables – LI 1
uK – Telluric Candle Display – LI 2 – click candles on/off
uK – Telluric Vase w/ Limbs – LI 1
uK – Perfect Love Marquee – LI 1

2. Old Mexico Chandeliers, Rugs & Cast Iron Cactus Set, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
uK – Old Mexico Rug V1 – LI 1
uK – Old Mexico Chandalier Short Yellow – LI 5 – click candles on/off
uK – Yellow Cast Iron Cactus V – LI 1 at this size
uK – Teal Cast Iron Cactus V2 – LI 1 at this size

Little Branch
Black Olive Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 4 at this size

TLC Home Collection
1. Swan Family – with swimming Adults, cygnets, and swan on nest – animated – LI 1 – 4 depending on piece… cygnets can be linked to their parent, there’s also a version of swimming parent with cygnets riding on their back! Set the swimming radius to fit your own pond – it’s easy if I can do it *laughs*
2. Black Swans – animated & swimming as above – LI 3 each

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Dysfunctionality
Magic Gem Lights (various shapes – Swirl, Rings, Triangle, Star, Diamond and Focus), currently on special offer for Syndicate Sunday until Tuesday.

Texture change for the metal and unlimited gem colouring options with the colour HUD
[DDD] Magic Gem Light – Mystic – very high LOD so great for photography

8f8 – Wall Grapevine from the “Primavera in Toscana” – LI 3 – Gacha – try Marketplace

Ariskea
From the Forsythia Paper Flower Hanger Pack
Ariskea[ Forsythia ] Paper flower Hanger [ Coloris] – LI 5

.Shi : Clay Coffee cup w flask – 3 pieces at LI 1 each

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

Whale… what whale?

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These lazy sea lions are too busy chillaxing while Moby Blue has sidled up behind them… the only chap on watch is the pelican ๐Ÿ™‚

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

Sponsors:- Chez Moi Furnitures, Galland Homes, TLC Home Collection, Raindale, Newchurch, Little Branch
Others:- Dreamland Designs, The Looking Glass, [Tia]

Chez Moi Furnitures
Whale Float (PG and Adult versions). This super Whale Float is 2 Land Impact, and comes with Copy & Modify Permissions. The PG version has 65 animations, and the Adult version has 105 animations.ย  He’s currently resting in my swimming pool!

Galland Homes – Caribbean Hut – deck area
A modest one-room build designed to be placed over the water or land. The hut has a Land Impact of 25 and Permissions are Modify & Copy

TLC Home Collection
1. From Life’s a Beach gacha – No.8 Brown Pelican on Barrel – LI 3 and a very meaty crab I extracted from a deckchair lol (same gacha) – he’s 1 Land Impact
2. Sea Lion Colony – Adult (LI 3) and Baby (LI 1) sea lions in various animated poses, complete with rocks & wooden raft habitat (if they are all used it’s 31 LI)

Raindale
Sunbury Hammock with texture change HUD – currently at Sense Event
Hammock with and without the stand (8 LI and 6 LI), 10 couples poses, 16 solo poses, and 12 friend poses – all original by Raindale!

Newchurch – Octopus Chandelier – 2 colourways (the other one is amber) – click on/off light – Land Impact is only 3 for quite a large Chandelier

Little Branch
1. Mango Tree – gently animated 2-seasons tree. A couple of versions included, the season changes are Spring with fruit and Winter with snow on the trunk and branches. Permissions are Copy/Modify and Land Impact varies between 7 and 12 at the default sizes depending on the version chosen
2. Bird of Paradise plant which is texture change for differently coloured blooms – blue, yellow, pink and lime. Land Impact is 3.

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Dreamland Designs, currently at the Precast Event from Aug 1st
Flamingo Beach Sign – LI 8
Lemonade Cocktail Crate – LI 6

The Looking Glass, currently at SWANK
Jiwa Tenang Potted Plants Collection – Land Impact varies – from 3 – 5, and they can go up quite large for that amount.

[Tia] – Junebug Garden Parasol – Group GIft – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears ๐Ÿ™‚

It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum!

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Yes, it certainly is!ย  The pups have collapsed on a very posh sofa by unKindness, and mum thinks they are in need of some of that green tea.ย  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.ย  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.ย  So versatile, they’d go in a lot of places.ย  And I just couldn’t resist the vintage scooter light from Serenity Style – it matched the colour scheme so well.ย  Finally, I reduced a poor orange tree down to pot size – sorry, Little Branch! – and put it in a matching table.ย  It’s sometimes amusing what you can do with Home & Garden furnishings ๐Ÿ™‚

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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.ย  Fortunately, we are back to our usual temperatures this week.ย  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 ๐Ÿ™‚