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Posh Parakeets

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These little parakeets think they are Posh with a capital ‘P’  as they hang out at the Manor! Of course they reckon the owner has put in the handy fencing and water feature especially for them so they can take their morning bath and dry off afterwards 🙂

Featuring the “Manor Fence Set” by unKindness (my new Sponsor – yaaaay!!), currently at the August round of FaMESHed.  This lovely set has Materials enabled to great effect, the slightly rusty railings, shiny fleur-de-lis decoration and weathered stone pillars are a delight.

HEXtraordinary have created the parakeets from their gacha “Parakeet Pals”, and that’s currently at the Gacha Garden Event.  If you ask me, they look like budgerigars so if you’re in my part of the country, we call those spugs. Anyway, there’s lots of differently coloured spugs in the gacha plus a nice cage for them or else they have a posh twig stand to sit on.  Those are Rares and I didn’t get anything to speak of expect for lots and lots of spugs. However, as you can see they would much rather be outside! It is extreme cuteness the way they flap their wings during the animation cycle. In the picture above, the snowy one was flapping at the time having just taken a dip in the “Soothing Fountain” by .peaches. (Deco(c)rate) and it’s anything but Zen with all the tweeting, flapping and squawking when one of them has spent too long in the bathing bowls.

Here’s the scene repeated in a warmer Windlight setting.  That beautiful tree is by Little Branch and it’s a sweet chestnut, that was also in the Deco(c)rate subscription box which is well worth getting, even at the non-discounted price.

I think the owner of the Manor needs to mow the lawn soon, it’s a weekend gardening job 🙂

 

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

unKindness – Manor Fence Set, currently at August FaMESHed Event
uK – Manor Fence Lamp Stone Base – LI 2
uK – Manor Fence Railing – LI 1
uK – Manor Fence End Stone Base – LI 1
(also in pack – Manor Fence End Destroyed Base and Manor Fence Lamp Destroyed Base)

.peaches. – Soothing Fountain – LI 5
Little Branch – Sweet Chestnut – LI 7 {Seasons}*Animated
Deco(c)rate – “Now and Zen” August edition

Apple Fall –  Hardwick Manor (512) – LI 345

TMG – Red Flower Grass – dense – LI 1
TMG – Purple Flower Grass – dense – LI 1
Two Moon Gardens – free gifts!

Platform created with Vita’s Ground Textures – Mossy Tiles
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/55344

HEXtraordinary – Parakeet Pals gacha – 3 LI each, currently at the Gacha Garden

 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Cosmopolitan round #05/03 – DECOR

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Here’s the Decor part of the latest Cosmopolitan round – as promised! I chose items from 6 of the designers but there are many more to check out.

First up is Myrrine with the ‘Nereus furniture set’. I’m using this set in my home because the texturing is top notch plus it has a very warm feel to it. The cabinet is 3 land impact with tassel, without it’s only 2 LI. Bookcase with all items is 4 land impact and there’s also a plain version at 2 LI. The stools are 2 land impact each with 7 animations. All pieces are copy and modify and the whole set is L$299.

Myrrine nereus set 1

Myrrine nereus set 2

Myrrine nereus set 3

Storax Tree have a couple of fine planters. ‘Stone Planter B Foliage Group Ab’ and  ‘Delicate Garden Black Fb’. They both come in at 5 land impact, are transfer with a resizer and only L$50 each.

ST Stone Planter B Foliage Group Ab

ST Delicate Garden Black Fb

Little Branch have a set of winter trees. These are of various types sold separately and include foliage such as ferns and shrubs. They are all copy and modify and vary between 1 – 6 land impact. To show you the beauty of these I rezzed samples of them on green grass rather than white snow.  They are Materials enabled with very high detail. ‘Winter Mimosa’ – 5 LI, ‘beige winter fern’ – 1 LI, ‘bent winter maple’ 3 LI, ‘Norway Spruce’ – 6 LI, ‘double angelica’ – 4 LI. The prices also vary from L$68 up to L$286. For a winter landscape these are fabulous. Little Branch also have a ‘Season change birch’ available at L$368.

little branches mimosa

little branches beige winter fern

little branches bent winter maple

little branches norway spruce

little branches double angelica

 

Surge are offering this detailed full perm ‘Winter Stone Fireplace’. It has a land impact of 5, AO’s included plus there’s a textured example which I rezzed in the Pavilion to get an idea of how it would look against brickwork. L$799. Remember this is full perm and you can resell it with your own texture.

Surge fireplace

Alchemist are also offering a fireplace set. I found this to have a very realistic and comforting animated flame. The still photo does not do it justice. Included with the fire is a surround, and a  fireplace tool set – both separate and together in the stand plus a chimney part that I didn’t photograph. All pieces are between 1 – 3 land impact, pretty good for such a realistic set. This is a limited colour which won’t be sold again and the set is L$200.  Alchemist also have a set of hanging pendant lights and a butterfly gacha – you can rez them or wear them.

Alchemist 1jpg

Alchemist 2

Alchemist 3

Apologies if this is maxing out your computer, I know there’s a lot of pictures. Last designer now!

 

Ex Machina  has the ‘Reflektor Lamp’ and the ‘La Lumiere Magic Lantern’ which are Steampunk/Victorian style and totally fabulous. If you can manage to get ‘Advanced Models Lighting’ to work,  both these items will then project images onto a wall or object of your choice. You can use the images included or add your own. The decor possibilities are varied and many. Even on their own they look the part! Only L$70 for either of these. They come with a comprehensive set of instructions that even I could understand 🙂

Ex Machina 1

Ex Machina 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Written by Moz Loordes

30/12/2014 at 6:06 pm