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In the Forests of the Night

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“Tyger Tyger, burning bright,
In the forests of the night;
What immortal hand or eye,
Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

When the stars threw down their spears
And water’d heaven with their tears:
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the Lamb make thee?”- English Poet and Visionary, Will Blake

More from SLS Crates, a new themed subscription box that will be retired after 3 months.  Pick it up on Marketplace or at the SL Syndicate HG!

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Here’s full details of the products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- ContraptioN, Ex Machina, Little Branch, 22769
Others:- **KKPP**, Psychotic Neko,
Events:- SLS Crates

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

SLS Crates

1. [ContraptioN] – Power Jammer Spine *???* spine – texture and poses HUD

2. THX Botanical Pod by Ex Machina – LI 14 – Copy & Modify

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Little Branch –  Outside, the trees are LB_Bitter Nut Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons

22769 – Starship Skybox – LI 58 – fabulous roleplay build! Landmark will take you to the shops and skyboxes section – see more in this post

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**KKPP** Wolverine gloves and arm warmers for male – HUD for texture and claw length – Marketplace Store

Psychotic Neko
Fluffy Neko Ears – wore large size – Marketplace Store

Catseye  – Tattoo “Tiger Print” + Omega Appliers – if using Belleza Jake 2.0, use the tint appliers first and then go to the Belleza HUD, layers section, and alter the colour from there

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

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Barby on the Beach

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One of the best places for a BBQ is on a beach at the height of summer. There’s always the sea to cool off in if it gets too hot. My BBQ set here is by [CIRCA] and it’s mega interactive.  You can set up and cook on the Barby, and then rez and serve from the Food and Drink Tables where there are lots of options.  Designer, Cherelle, is certainly spoiling us here!

At the front of the scene is Raindale’s beautiful vintage set which is made for the Vintage Fair and if you haven’t been to this annual Event yet do pop along and see all the products – there are masses.  The radio is already set up for various stations so you’ll be able to enjoy that aspect along with the copious beach towel poses, Designer, Keira, makes her own so you won’t find those anywhere else.

My other Sponsor here is Little Branch and if you want the best in palms, look no further!  You get extra landscaping items in the pack suitable for the tree’s natural habitat, such as beach sand, dry grass and snakegrass, and these are always welcome!  I really like the bendy palm, it’s architecturally pleasing, and you can do a lot to enhance the landscaping of any tropical scene with these palm packs.

Now, Alexa will love what’s cooking on the BBQ… juicy steaks!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- [CIRCA], Raindale, Little Branch
Others:- MADRAS, JIAN, Cube Republic, Landscaping by Felix, Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin
Events:- The Boardwalk Event, The Final Winter Event, The Vintage Fair

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

 

[CIRCA], currently at The Boardwalk Event to June 15th
“Galloway’s” BBQ Pavilion w/ Lights – Natural Wood – LI 20 – Copy – 8 single female leans & stand positions and 4 single male stands

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” Food & Serve Table – Natural Wood(Giver) – LI 11 – Copy – Includes single items: Tin Cup of soda, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Corn, BBQ Sausage, Beef Kabob, Sausage Coil, Shrimp skewer, Butter bun & Devilled egg (9 options total)

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” Food & Drink Table – Natural Wood(Giver)- LI 18 – Copy = Touch anywhere for food & drink choices. Select from menu, your choice, and your item will auto attach to either the left or right hand. The hand objects include eating, drinking, or food place hold animations. To derez, touch item in hand for it to detach. Items are temporary, so they will not show in the user’s inventory. The menu access for these are set to public – Includes food plate items & drink: Beer for female, Beer for male, BBQ Chicken & sides plate, BBQ Sausage & sides plate, BBQ Steak & sides plate, Beef Kabob & sides plate, & Shrimp & sides plate (7 options total)

[CIRCA] – Fire Extinguisher (rez) – LI 3

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” BBQ Oil Drum – Black (6 poses) – LI 6 – 2 single female cooking positions, 3 male cooking positions, and 1 unisex leaning stand –
1) Touch Lid for Open / Close function.
2) Touch Drum bottom or coals for On / Off particle flames.
3) Touch grill for food rezzer menu – 6 food options to cook. If you want to clear the food, just press the “Clean-up” button in the menu. Foods include : Coil sausages, steaks 1, steaks 2, food mix, food mix 2, & food mix 3. The menu rez access is owner only.

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” Beer Barrel – Redwood – LI 1

Raindale, currently at the Vintage Fair

This is a beautiful vintage beach set of parasol, towels and radio
Southern Shore beach towel – PG – LI 2 – lovely poses for solo and couples
There’s also an Adult version available – texture change HUD
Southern Shore radio (yellow) – LI 1 – stations built in including a free URL for your own use
Southern Shore parasol – LI 3 – texture change HUD

 

Little Branch, currently at the Vintage Fair with the Tropical Palm Cluster and the Tropcial Palm V2 at The Final Winter Event
LB_TropicalPalm.v2{Animated} – LI 3 at this size – an unusual and beautiful shape
LB_TropicalPalm*Cluster{Animated} – LI 22 – cluster of nine gorgeous palms
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A – LI 2
LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry} – LI 1

 

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JIAN
JIAN Splashy Spaniels 8. Liver Companion – LI 10 – gacha prize – Transfer Resize HUD

MADRAS trading as Mesh India
12 MI Pineapple Boat RARE – gacha prize from the Fruit Stall gacha – Transfer & Modify

Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin
Bird of Paradise – Large – LI 3 – Full Perm

Cube Republic
CR Cordyline ‘Turkish Delight’ 4 versions in pack – LI 1 each

Landscaping by Felix
2 Prim Mesh Beach Dune 17x10m copy/mody – LI 2
beach sand – LI 1
Felix – beach cliff background – modified for size – LI 5

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

The Birds and the Bees

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“Sowing the Seeds
The birds and the bees
My girlfriend and me in love
Open hearts – feel about it
Open minds – think about it
Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes
High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man
And the lovetrain rides from coast to coast
Every minute of every hour – ” I Love a Sunflower ”
And I believe in lovepower, Love power, LOVEPOWER !!!”
~ from “Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products shown in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Granola., TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Others:- Landscaping by Felix, Heart Botanicals, Just Animals
Events:- The Arcade Gacha, Equal10

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

Granola., currently at June Arcade Gacha Event

“The Homestead Experience”
Granola. Hen Home. RARE. – LI 12 at this size, rezzed at LI 7
Granola. Flower Trough. RARE – LI 7
Granola. Antique Water Pump Red. – LI 2 – versions in teal and white
Granola. Mossy Bee Hive 1. – LI 2 – also clean Bee Hives available
Granola. Mossy Bee Hive 2. – LI 2
Granola. Rustic Tomatoes. – LI 2
Granola. Rustic Avocados with Chiles. – LI 2
Granola. Blackberries. – LI 3
Granola. Honey & Berries. – LI 2
Granola. Farm Eggs. – LI 2
Granola. Wax and Soap Assortment – LI 2

Also Granola.
The April group gift is this lovely set called Lil’ Sprouts and it includes two sprout tins at LI 2 each and two glass misters for LI 1 each – metal and copper.

Granola. Beatrice Wooden Tray. – LI 1 – goes very well with the gacha set!

TLC Home Collection
Hens and rooster from the Chicken gacha – Transfer & Modify
TLC Rooster – LI 1, TLC Chicken Standing – LI 1 – various colours
Set their sounds from zero to 10

Little Branch, currently at Equal10 until June 5th
LB_ Elm Shrub {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 5 – spring, summer, autumn, winter
pack also contains Wild Grass dry LI 1, Grass 1 Winter, Hill v1, Hill v1 Winter

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Landscaping by Felix
Wild Flower Way Hill Addon by Felix(#1) 9x9m – LI 11
Wild Flower Way Hill Addon by Felix(#2) 12x6m – LI 11

Wild Flower Hollyhock by Felix 1 Shape-10 Colors blue 1a – LI 1
Wild Flower Hollyhock by Felix 1 Shape-10 Colors lila 4 – LI 1
Wild Flower Hollyhock by Felix 1 Shape-10 Colours orange 2a – LI 1

Mesh Pansy With 15 Texture Changer by Felix – LI 1 – change all flowers to 15 different textures via HUD

Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover and Daisies – Small – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover – Small – LI 1
HEART – Buttercups – Patch – Small – LI 1

Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski
Bee Animated – LI 1 each – pack also contains flying Bee

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Lion in Winter

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Jon Snow avenged the Red Wedding! He is the White Wolf! The King in the North!” – Lord  Wyman Manderly proclaims Jon Snow his new king.

Heads up folks, for a new fantasy one-off, it’s “The Final Winter” Event (by the organisers who brought us “World of Magic”) which is inspired by the series, Game of Thrones, and starts May 30th!

For the history of the Kings and Queens of the North, check out the excellent Game of Thrones Wiki

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Here’s the Home & Garden products and apparel used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, [CIRCA], [ zerkalo ], Little Branch, 22769, TLC Home Collection
Others:- KOPFKINO, Trompe Loeil, Luna Bliss Home & Garden, ::Gabriel::, Heth Haute Couture
Events:- The Final Winter Event

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

Serenity Style, at “The Final Winter” Event (by World of Magic organisers) which is inspired by our fav series, Game of Thrones, starts May 30th
The Lost Kingdom boat (PG and Adult versions available) – LI 36 – the boat includes a smooth animated movement on water via touch. Poses include various character animations for solo ladies and gents, beautiful cuddles menu and sensual adults menu in that version. It’s perfect for role-play situations.

[CIRCA]
:Norvaris: Elven Gateway Arch w/ Trees & Plants 10 – LI 79 – doors open/close

[ zerkalo ]
Modern Loft Gacha – Chest – LI 2

Little Branch
LB_BlackTree{Animated} – LI 4 at this size
LB_Snakeweed{4Seasons}- on winter setting! – LI 3
LB_Hill-v1{winter} – LI 2

22769
Rustic Lantern – COMMON – LI 2 – set light strength – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify

TLC Home Collection
TLC Animated Black Swan – LI 3 – set him to swim in a given radius
TLC Animated Crow – Sound on/off on touch – LI 1

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KOPFKINO
“Leatherized” Chest – LI 2

Trompe Loeil
Afton Barrel Closed – LI 1

Luna Bliss Home & Garden
Pond Water – 10 Texture Changes – LI 1 – beautifully animated from centre to circumference

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Wearing…

Gabriel
::GB::Warrior’s sword (R)(Hand) Silver – gacha prize! – Transfer & Modify

Heth Haute Couture
King of the North ensemble – fits mesh bodies fine as it’s an all in one piece and you simply alpha the body out except for the neck area, also includes fur cape, try Demo first

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

 

Picnic on the Beach

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It’s going to be difficult getting back to the table with all those flamingo fellows lined up, maybe they’re going to storm the picnic any minute now!

Featuring a great new Animesh set from TLC Home Collection which also contains regular mesh and a clever hybrid alternative (see explanation below) – it’s called “Flamingo Island”.  Also a couple more reasons to go and visit the new Boardwalk Event – there’s that great picnic set and the realistic palm trees.  Go on, go on, you know you want to 🙂

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, Salacity, Little Branch, [CIRCA], Chez Moi Furnitures
Others:- Heart Botanicals, HEXtraordinary, Dust Bunny, [we’re CLOSED]
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

TLC Home Collection
“Flamingo Island”
TLC Flamingo [One Leg]* – LI 2 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
TLC Flamingo [Feeding]* – LI 3 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
TLC Flamingo [Walking]* – LI 3 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
The birds also have AniMesh and Hybrid versions! The AniMesh versions will animate and look real, for instance walking or walking and feeding around a given radius. AniMesh objects add an additional 15 to the Land Impact of an object and more for complex objects, so TLC are offering a Hybrid version, too. Hybrid offers a temporary rez option which once activated will randomly play a 30 second loop of the AniMesh version before it returns to the regular Mesh version.

In addition to the birds, there’s a couple of habitats for them complete with rocks, tropical plants, small waterfall from rocks with pool at base and flowing animated water surround.
TLC Flamingo Mini Island* – LI 17
The larger version – TLC Flamingo Island** – is LI 33

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The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s a couple more products from the round:-
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24

(a) Salacity at The Boardwalk Event
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/33/207/21
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24
“Pick-a-Nick Set”
1. Salacity – Pick-a-Nick Table – LI 5 – in either PG or Adult versions – the table is aged/sun-bleached wood, with plenty of animations for both solo and couples use. Some props are included also
2. A set of accessories is also available to make your picnic experience fuller! A tablecloth, picnic basket, drinks, condiments, and two coolers (one with simple sitting animations and the other with a drink-giver) are all included. In the scene I used:-
Salacity – Pick-a-Nick Basket – LI 1
Salacity – Picnic Tablecloth – LI 1
Salacity – Oldman Cooler (drinks) – gives drinks – animates to open up the cooler – LI 3
Salacity – Soda can (open and closed versions)- LI 1
Salacity – Beer Bottle (open and closed versions) – LI 1
Salacity – Condiments – LI 1
3. You can also get the whole set, table and accessories, in either PG or Adult 🙂

(b) Little Branch at The Boardwalk Event
“Tropical Palm pack”
LB_Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} – LI 1
LB_Tropical Palm {Animated} – rezes at LI 6 which is huge, I reduced the trees in the scene to half that and they were still more than adequate, beautifully textured, too
The pack generously comes with landscaping extras… Beach Sand V1 low impact, Grass1 {Winter}, Hill V1 low impact, Hill V1 {winter}

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[CIRCA]
[CIRCA] – “Garden Friends” Turtle Planter -Delicate Flowers (S) – LI 3

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party CHEZ MOI – LI 4 – steam particle effect

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Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Tropical Yucca-Cluster 5 – LI 8
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – P2 – LI 3
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – P1 – LI 3

HEXtraordinary
Tropical Tiki Fountain – LI 9

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad serving bowl – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify – LI 3
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad – as above – LI 2
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . soft pretzels – as above – LI 1
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . cheese burger – as above – LI 1

[we’re CLOSED]
Rope Fence 02 – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Cottage Garden

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As I’ve said before, it’s not easy to create an English Cottage garden virtually and make it look realistic, this is the best I’ve done so far. It has that seemingly carefree look (which is anything but) where you’ve just scattered wild flower and grass seeds at the beginning of the season, together with a few well chosen shrubs… and it’s all come to fruition.

The beautiful stone cottage is by Galland Homes and you’ll find it at the 7th Anniversary edition of FaMESHed, don’t forget to pick up all the gifts when you visit! Stonehill Cottage has a deep stone base so will be able to go into various hilly landscapes in addition to flat ground as here. Downstairs is an open floor set-up with a welcoming old style stone fireplace with chimney going up the side of the house. There’s wooden beams, plaster walls, and stairs that lead up to an open plan bedroom. The cottage would be suitable in a modern country style community and could also double as a house or tavern within a role-play setting. Well worth checking out the DEMO at FaMESHed.

The garden wall and gate are just perfect for the stone cottage and these are quite the nicest landscaping pieces I’ve seen in this genre so far this year, they are by Serenity Style. Also featuring Raindale’s brilliant Riverbreak gacha for 6º Republic and although I’ve put this in the garden it could go anywhere by a river, in a forest or wherever you want it.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Galland Homes, Raindale, Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Heart Botanicals
Events:- 6º Republic, The Liaison Collaborative, FaMESHed 7th Anniversary

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

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed 7th Anniversary round
Stonehill Cottage – LI 86 – Copy & Modify

 

Raindale, opens at 6º Republic Event with the Riverbreak Gacha
All of these beauties are Transfer & Modify gacha prizes
Rare – Pond for LI 20 – animated water
Commons – Water lily leaves – 1 – 3 LI, Floating daybed boat – 7 LI – solo and couples animations, 2 versions of candles on lily leaves – 1-2 LI – lights on/off, Rotating leaves with lamps in brown, green and blue grey – LI 4 – solo animations, Bridge versions in brown, white and black – 10 LI, Rushes – 2 LI

 

Serenity Style, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Pieces from the Glasbury Garden Wall set
Long and Short Walls – LI 3
Posts – End Post – LI 3 with deco ball, Post – LI 1 without
Lamp – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Small Gate – LI 3 with post, LI 2 by itself
Large Gate – LI 4 each – left and right version
Large Gate with attached post – LI 7 – left and right versions

 

Little Branch
Trees -Birch Shrub {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3, Wild Sassafras .v2 {Animated} – LI 2
Grasses – Snakeweed {4-Seasons} – LI 1, Wild Grass *1Li {Lavender} – LI 1, Fluffy Grass {Mesh} – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Heron – LI 1 – Animated – also on the store Marketplace

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Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Hydrangea – Lilac 1 and Lilac 3 – LI 1 – 2 each
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – White Swan – various – LI 1 – 2 each
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Purpurea – various – LI 1 – 2 each
HEART – Wild Grasses – Flowering – Round Dense – Green – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Grape Expectations

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Today’s scene is all about a plate of enticing grapes!  Talk about luscious virtual food, those juicy, black grapes look good enough to reach into the picture and take one. Can you imagine the taste?  Better be quick though, it looks as though they are already on certain creatures menus!

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

Sponsors:- Chez Moi Furnitures, Little Branch, .:TM:.Creation, Fancy Decor, Duvet Day,
TLC Home Collection
Others:- JIAN, LOVE, PLAAKA, {what next}, Vespertine, Trompe Loeil
Events:- Tres Chic Event, UBER Event

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

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at Tres Chic Event to May 10th
Pieces from the beautiful “Vintage Wrought Patio Set”
Chair Eleonor – LI 2 – 15 solo sits for ladies and gents each, plus a lovely couples Menu, too!
Chair Amelie, Chair Marry and Chair Rose – details as for Eleonor, the chairs have different iron swirl designs on them making a really individual set possible
Chairs are also Texture Change for vintage, white, wrought, lilac, pink, salmon, blue, golden and green – which can make quite a difference
Cheese & Grapes – LI 5 – one piece but easy to Edit!
Vintage Wrought Table – LI 1 – texture change as for the chairs

Little Branch, currently at UBER
Birch Shrub {Animated} 4-Seasons – on Spring season – LI 3 – gently animated
Gorgeous and useful shrub, why not treat yourself!

TLC Home Collection
Also on Marketplace
3 cute birdies from the Songbirds Collection Set 2 – they are animated and only 1 LI each – chaffinch, bullfinch and blue tit

.:TM:.Creation

Ground Cover Cherry Blossoms GP18 – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
Offered as part of the GP18 Spring Bike Scene (previous post)

Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (white/black) – LI 1

Duvet Day
[DD] Spring Trug of Tulips – LI 4 – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify

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LOVE
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – CORNER – LI 1

JIAN
“Santa’s Samoyeds” gacha 11. White Pup Wanderer – LI 7 at this size – Transfer & resize via HUD
“Precious Ponies” gacha 17. Dapple Wanderer – LI 15 – Transfer & resize via HUD

PLAAKA
PLAAKA Hydrocharitaceae Round – LI 6 – Transfer & Modify – check MP Resellers

{what next}
{what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Daffodil Planter #5 – LI 2
{what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Daffodil Planter #7 – LI 2
{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (white) – LI 1

Vespertine
{vespertine}- blossom cotton hanging basket – unlinked / short – LI 7 in total

Trompe Loeil
Kenna Cabin – LI 57

Cheers, m’dears 🙂