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Chips with everything

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Some more from the latest Builder’s Box today. I’m featuring a beautiful, navy walled skybox by ..::THOR::.. that’s not too large, it would be a perfect hideaway for partners. There’s curtained picture windows that look out onto a balcony and this is surrounded by a city night backdrop section. The windows will slide open allowing access to the balcony. Slotted into one side of the room there’s a raised section – you could put a bed here and a romantic dining area by the windows. The opposite side to the window has a recessed décor only doorway. The lighting inside is really nice; baked textures for light coming in from the windows spill over the floor and the rest of the room is calm and soothing.

Then there’s furniture and décor by 220ML, MADRAS, BONDI and [Krescendo] from the same Builder’s Box Edition. Thoroughly recommended and don’t forget to check out their blog for the catalogue, see below.

And as to the title – well my mum used to despair because given the choice me and my brother would always have chips with every meal!

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, 220ML, MADRAS, BONDI, [Krescendo], ..::THOR::.., Cheeky Pea
Others:- Dust Bunny, JIAN
Events: – Builder’s Box – After Hours Edition

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

Builder’s Box After Hours Edition
1. 220ML – Starbuster Set
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Pink Cactus [NEON ON] – LI 1
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Tequila Bottle – LI 1
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Candy Bowl – LI 1
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Tequila Pack – LI 1
220ML – Starbuster Shot – Tequila Shot – LI 1
The set also includes Tequila Shots for left and right hands, and a cactus without neon

2. MADRAS
PocketTable Decor Set
MADRAS PokerTable – LI 7
MADRAS PokerCards Pyramid – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCard Deck – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCards 2 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 3 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 5 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 4 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins Center – LI 1
MADRAS PokerDice pack – LI 1
MADRAS PokerDealer Cards – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCards 1 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 1 – LI 1
MADRAS PokerCoins 2 – LI 1
Also includes Chair – MADRAS PokerChair – LI 4 – Animations… 6 Gents, 6 Ladies

3. BONDI
BONDI . Trunk Bar XL (W/Bottles 26li) – this is the whole set
There’s also an empty bar and Bar Cups 1 – 3, Bar Bottle 1 – 4 separately

4. [Krescendo]
[Kres] Amour Couch – Adult and PG versions – LI 7 – texture change HUD for Back Pillows, Divider Pillos, Sit Pillows, Base, Buttons (plains and crystal styles 9 options) and Table – silver/black/red/chocolate/pink – 2 single/2 couples/3 adult Menus according to couch chosen
[Kres] Amour – Champagne bucket – Gold – LI 1 – also there’s a silver version
[Kres] Amour – Sign – LI 2
There’s also a table – [Kres] Amour table – LI 1

5. ..::THOR::..
..::THOR::.. Do What You Love – Skybox – LI 32 – footprint is 13.1 by 20.6 metres and 0.2 metres high – click to open picture windows to small balcony – city at night surround
..::THOR::.. Do What You Love -Neon Sign – LI 2
..::THOR::.. Stars – LI 7 – versatile starry light prop
There’s also a wall clock – ..::THOR::.. Big Wall Clock – LI 2 – décor piece only

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Cheeky Pea

:CP: “Hello Vegas” Rug – LI 2 – from a very glamorous black & gold furniture set – check out out the Hello Vegas set at the mainstore

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Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . potato chips – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . potato chips – Gacha prize – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad serving bowl – Gacha prize – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

JIAN
More chips!
JIAN Chipmunk Collection :: Wanderer – LI 7 – animated and will go searching for nuts. If found there’s a further cute eating animation! Copy with lots of features including naming.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Queen Corgi’s Kitchen

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We all know that Queen Elizabeth II keeps corgi dogs, she’s very fond of them.  When I see a corgi, I always make that connection and I picture a troupe of corgi dogs trotting along merrily by the side of the Queen as she goes for a walk.  So, here’s my fantasy about one of the Queen’s royal dogs who’s lucky enough to have her own kitchen!

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

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Serenity Style, Raindale, Storax Tree, Salacity, Granola., Chez Moi Furnitures, Adorably Strange Wares, unKindness
Others:- JIAN, ~BAZAR~, MADRAS
Events: – The Epiphany Gacha, Shiny Shabby, The Boardwalk Event, Builder’s Box

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

Cheeky Pea
Pieces from the Tilly Kitchen Set – mainstore release
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Corner Unit (No Tiles) – LI 6 – contains animations for doing the dishes in the sink, washing hands, cooking at the stove and stirring at the stove – there’s also a version with white tiles as splash back feature – LI 7
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Island – LI 2 – I reduced the size for the scene
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Stool – LI 1 – contains 6 animations including one in which you sip a cup of coffee
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Calendar – LI 2
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Lamp House – cute décor piece with candle inside – LI 3
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Herb Tin – LI 12
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Dishes – LI 6
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Coffee Jar – LI 2
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Sugar Jar – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Soap Stand – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Narwhal Print – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Merci Print – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Cookbooks – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Utensil Jar – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Kettle – LI 2
Other pieces I didn’t use from the set include a set of 3 beautiful copper Hanging Lights, Hanging Shelf with string lights, Dry Goods Jars and Rug

Serenity Style
Pieces from the Katya Kitchen gacha – Permissions are Transfer & Modify
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Cutting board RARE – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Scale ULTRARARE – LI 2
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Tomatoes – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Eggs – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Mortar – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Salt & Pepper Mills – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Pan – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Tray – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Bread bin – LI 3

Raindale
Pieces from the Cranbourne Set
Raindale – Cranbourne fireplace (dark + firewood) – LI 2
Raindale – Cranbourne garland – LI 1 – these are on the cupboards and the fireplace as separate décor pieces
Raindale – Cranbourne candles – LI 1 – click on/off

Storax Tree
Best on MP as there’s a huge amount of items and you could get lost around the store! Type “Feline Treasures” into Search and you’ll get all the kitties in the series
Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3 – Transfer with a resizer

Salacity (mainstore)
Salacity – Fidget Stool in cast aluminium and wood – LI 4 – 19 animations in all for ladies, gents and unisex
Salacity – Retro Radio (Oil spill) – LI 1 – scripted click for 11 great stations – there are 3 sets with 4 colours each – I used one of the radios from set #1

 

Granola.
Piece from June’s Pool Set – string lights in black, gold and silver
Granola. June’s String Lights. Gold. – LI 5 – click on/off

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at Shiny Shabby to February 15th
Orchid Colors CHEZ MOI – LI 5 with texture changer for cherry, lilac, pink, purple, red and white flowers – I was using the Pink version

Adorably Strange Wares
This is a piece from The Hadley Set, currently at The Boardwalk Event
~ASW~ The Hadley Plants III – LI 2 – and you’ve seen the entire set in a previous post

unKindness
Pot in the sink is a piece from the Country Fixin’s Set
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Tators – LI 1

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Dust Bunny
dust bunny . happy hour tray – LI 17
dust bunny . tabletop plants . sword leaf – LI 1
dust bunny . tabletop plants . pink peony . gold – LI 1
dust bunny . rabbit ear sponge cake . group gift – LI 1

JIAN, currently at The Epiphany Gacha
JIAN – Cuddly Corgis 4. Sable Companion – LI 11 – Transfer & Modify
Her “Crown” is by LCorse – Gold female Bracelet Full Permission – LI 1

~BAZAR~
Hyde – Place setting – LI 1 – extensive food and drink menu via HUD

* Kitchen background set built by Moz using a mirror from MADRAS in Builder’s Box Snowstorm Edition
MADRAS – Aish Mirror Black/White – LI 4 at this size

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Let it Snow!

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“Oh, the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” sung by Dean Martin

Yes I know Frankie sings this as well but I adore the dulcet tones of Mr Martin – compare and contrast as they say in exams!

This cute little scene takes place in the “Mountain Ski Lodge” skybox by Fourth Wall, which is just perfect for Christmas decorating! It’s not just this main room that constitutes the skybox but there’s also a side room which is meant to be the bedroom as it has an attached dressing room, all in warm wood. There’s a version with snow surround, and that’s what I’ve been using here. If you can’t do without it after the season has passed, simply choose the version without surround.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Fourth Wall, MADRAS, ChiMia, unKindness, Cheeky Pea, Raindale
Others:- Bygone, JIAN
Events:- It’s an LTD Christmas, FaMESHed, Builder’s Box Snowstorm, The Arcade
Viewer:- Black Dragon

BUILDER’S BOXSnowstorm Edition

Builder’s Box – Snowstorm Catalogue

1. [FOURTH WALL] Mountain Lodge Skybox (Outdoor Scene)- LI 53 and it’s LI 52 for the version without the scene

2. ChiMia :: Cosy Winter Sofa – LI 3, texture changer for the cushions (10 plain and 5 tartan) and the upholstery (10 plain) – the HUD asks if you want to attach the texture changer… use it and then detach. Great animations for up to 2 avatars.

3. MADRAS – Aish Fireplace Set
MADRAS Aish Fireplace – LI 5 – texture changer for black or white fireplace and a choice of 4 patterns for the base- click flames on/off
MADRAS Aish Mirror Black/White – LI 1
MADRAS Aish Bottle Decor – LI 1
MADRAS Aish Fireplace Tool – LI 1

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unKindness 
The fabulous Winter Slumber Bedroom set currently at FaMESHed
uK – Winter Slumber Bed PG and Adult – LI 14 – Animation Menus for Solo, Cuddles and Couples Sleep in the PG versions
uK – Winter Slumber Night Stand – LI 1
uK – Winter Slumber Runner v2 – LI 1, the v1 Runner matches the bedsheet in grey and white
uK – Winter Slumber Vase 1 and Vase 2 – LI 1 each

Cheeky Pea
From the Advent Calendar Gifts
:CP: Mr Funny Santa Cactus – LI 5
:CP: & Country Lane – Cheeky Tree – LI 6 at this size
“Country Lane” is a new brand shortly to be released by Saffron Foxclaw!

Raindale, currently at The Arcade
Pieces from the Coldbrook gacha
Raindale – Holiday tray – Arcade gift – LI 2
Raindale – Coldbrook garland (snowflakes) – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

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Bygone
Bygone Swag Pepper & Pomegranate – LI 8 at this size (bigger than default)
This is part of “It’s An LTD Christmas” Advent Calendar

JIAN
Puppers from the Santa’s Samoyeds gacha
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 14. Santa Pup Wanderer – LI 12
JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 13. Elf Pup Wanderer – LI 12
Name, Sound, Resize and set Radius of their Wandering
Permissions are Transfer with resizer on HUD

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Countdown to Christmas

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Things that make you go OhEmGee, look at the state of your office! Thus it is with pre-holiday organisation.  Even the pup is amused or perhaps he’s considering the tray of figs.  I know the kitten is considering the cardinals.

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Lots more info on the products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Silence, Chez Moi Furnitures, KraftWork, Fancy Decor, unKindness, Storax Tree
Others:- Kaerri, {what next}, HEXtraordinary, Second Spaces, Dust Bunny, MADRAS, Shutter Field, JIAN

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

Silence
Pieces from the Clara Office Gacha – Permissions will be Transfer/Modify
Silence. – Clara Credenza – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Cabinet – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Desk – LI 2
Silence. – Clara Desk Organizer – Black – LI 1
Silence. – Clara Floor Pottery – Black – LI 1
Silence. – Clara Desk Chair – White – LI 4 – Office type animations for ladies and gents, some have props – like phone & lappie
Silence. – Clara Office – Book Stack – Black – LI 1
There are black and pink versions as per the vendor KEY

Chez Moi Furnitures
Xmas Wrap Station – LI 20 – PG & Adult versions – lots of animations. I took this apart and modified a lot of the constituents in size and some in position. So objects like the scissors and glue bottle, wrapped gifts, rocking horse and tinsel work out at 1 LI each. This beautiful and useful set has more info here

KraftWork have a new seasonal wall system at The Liaison Collaborative!

KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – LI 2
There’s four versions in the pack. Ornated and Simple panels you rez yourself and the same 2 panels that contain an alignment function and believe me it’s easy to use, you can choose the number of panels you want to rez and press the autumn leaf! There are a couple of HUDs for the texture changes.

Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Cloche Clock – LI 5 – working clock with pendulum – this is gorgeous and rather soothing to watch
10 Fancy Decor: Dover Desk Lamp – LI 1 – from the Dover collection (was ARCADE gacha – look for Marketplace resellers)

unKindness
pieces from the Long Winter Set
uK – Long Winter Fig Tray – LI 2
uK – Long Winter Honey Jar – LI 2

Storax Tree at The Rug Factory
Beautiful Modern Expressions Rug 8 – Transfer/Resizer

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Kaerri
Stunning pieces for Holiday décor!
Cardinal Centrepiece – LI 7 – Copy only
Deer Urn Left (and yes, there is a right Urn as well) – LI 6 – Copy only

{what next}
{what next} Toasty Space Heater (grey) – Group Gift! – LI 1

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Vintage Ceramic Christmas Tree Light – Snowy – LI 1

Second Spaces
Pieces from the Homemade Holiday gacha
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – potpourri – LI 1
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – packages for gift-giving – LI 1
(was ARCADE gacha – look for Marketplace resellers)

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray – LI 2 – intricately made

MADRAS
MADRAS Tiffany Stool Decor – LI 1 (from Tiffany full set Copy/Modify version)

Shutter Field
sf open laptop – LI 2 (modified for the screen picture)

JIAN gacha for Santa’s Samoyeds and Pudgy Persians
Although these cuties are companion animals which you are meant to attach and ‘wear’ on your avatar, you can still rez them and they will animate.

JIAN Santa’s Samoyeds 8. Elf Pup Companion – LI 13

JIAN Pudgy Persians 5. Siamese Companion Kitten – LI 5
Transfer & Modify

The “Give Thanks” banner is a personal gift, sorry!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Pretty in Pink

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A gorgeous rose pink bedroom using mostly brand new products. It features a portable closet/wardrobe set by Silence which you can rez in Edit mode and hardly have to fiddle with. Once it’s rezzed you can move the pieces around though, and enlarge if you wish. What I love about this designer is the way every angle is covered, for instance the side of the rug… the edge I mean, looks like a real life rug would and you can see the cutwork pattern as your eye moves inward. The curtains fold and hang as if in real life, too, where nothing is absolutely symmetrical but works within the constraints of physics. And then the clothes hanging up – some neat and some not so neat!

The new 4-poster bed by Cheeky Pea, which is also user created mesh, has versions of white and rose pink bedclothes in PG and Adult versions, and is gently textured so that there’s some variation in self pattern. When you leap into the bed the sheets alter and fold down so you can lie properly without disappearing into the bedclothes. The bedframe is plain in my picture but you can click on it and reveal drapes and swathes of flowers (see vendor picture below).

That beautiful Tiffany etched glass style mirror, rolled letter vase, bottle and bowl decor is an ex-PocketGacha set (August) by MADRAS that you can gacha for AND buy as a whole set with Permissions of Copy & Modify. It’s Shabby Chic in style and comes as individual pieces and also a couple of linked sets for instant decor. Very useful!

Raindale’s classic rocking chair will rock gently upon touch and has three versions – with cushion & blanket, with cushion and no deco. It’s just perfect for autumnal decorating and even has original animations you won’t find anywhere else. Look at the stud detail on the chair seat and the swirl end arms.

Lastly, the lovely windchime is a Group Gift from TLC Home Collection. It will turn around to and fro naturally on touch and you can set the speed. So it would act as if you had the window open.

The wallpaper and flooring textures are mine. You can get variations of the bird wallpaper in real life from B&Q *laughs*, that’s if you live in the UK of course. We’re definately having a vintage wave in home decorating here, about time too.

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Here’s full details of the products I used in the scene today, and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- Silence, Raindale, Cheeky Pea, TLC Home Collection
Others:- MADRAS, Apple Fall, !gO!, Dynasty

Events:- PocketGacha, The Liaison Collaborative, Blush

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

Silence, currently at Blush

Clara Anywhere Closet (also available in black tones)
Clara Curtains – Pink – LI 8
Clara Hat Boxes – Pink – LI 1
Clara File Boxes – Pink – LI 2
Clara Clothing Rack – LI 9
Clara Rug – Pink – LI 4
Clara Floor Clothes – Pink – LI 3

Raindale, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

Estwards Rocking Chairs – Land Impact is between 2 – 4 depending on version – with cushion & blanket, with cushion and no deco. Solo sits for unisex, male and female, 18 in all.

Cheeky Pea (mainstore)

Rebecca’s Dream Bed – touch the bedframe for the flowers and drapes to rez. It has a huge updated menu in the Adult bed and extra animations in the PG as well.
Bed is LI 15, drapes add LI 8, flowers add LI 31
Singles animations – sits, lays, sleeps (rezs blanket), action – rezs props like lappie
Couples – lots of cuddles, action – rezs props like book, kisses for unisex and f/f and sleeps for all
Adult – Menus for m/f, f/f and m/m, and threesome

TLC Home Collection
Windchime – Autumn Group Gift – variable chiming and movement – LI 2
Join Group – secondlife:///app/group/f669faca-86d0-cf12-4e6d-12bcf8b1fb40/about

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MADRAS – pieces from the Tiffany Set (can be played as a gacha also – PocketGacha)


Tiffany Mirror Decor – LI 3
Tiffany Letter Jar Decor – LI 2
Tiffany Glass Bottle Decor – LI 1
Tiffany Bowl Decor – LI 3

Apple Fall – Cushion – Cockatiel – LI 1

DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – 4. Classic Vase – LI 2
From the Tranquillity Gacha – Permissions are Transfer & Modify

!gO! – Be mine Gacha – Izzy doll – LI 3 – Permissions are Transfer & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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 the 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 🙂