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Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade

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“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.”  ~ Rudyard Kipling

Here’s some more pithy proverbs on the subject of gardening.

~ Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. – Unknown

~ Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. – Unknown or it could have been Kevin for all I know, it sounds like him

~ The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today, sorry it goes on forever but you don’t fill a mini mart for nowt:-

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Ex Machina, KK-HOME, KiX, Old World, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Duvet Day
Others:- Dahlia, (Fundati), HEXtraordinary, Lucas Lameth, -ANHELO-, {-Maru Kado-}, West Village, { affaire }, {Unflat Stuff}, [Black Tulip]
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, BLOOM, Fifty Linden Friday, Prism Events, N21, Cosmopolitan Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful spring items – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs

1. Ex Machina
MiniMart Red and Blue versions – LI 12 each – as you can see, you’ll get quite a few products in this excellent store! The footprint is 6.3 metres by 9.7 metres and 5.1 metres in height.

2. KK-HOME
Gardener’s Fountain V2 – LI 7 – User created Mesh by Katy Dirkle – water flows from the tap, into all the watering cans and ends up in the trough, it’s a fascinating piece!

3. KiX
“Cane Furniture Collection” which can be purchased as a set and as individual pieces. There’s MF Adult, MF PG and FF PG versions.
KiX Cane Bench MF PG – LI 5 – Texture changer for the bench (blue, green, pink, white and wood), cushion and set access – animated Bento poses for all Menus… solo sits, refreshments and there’s lots of drinks in this Menu, couples and sequence
KiX Cane Chair – LI 5 – options as for the Bench – not shown in my scene
KiX Cane Coffee Table – LI 3 – texture options as for the Bench

4. Old World
Old World makes beautiful Medieval furniture, Rustic farm and Hobo style products.
OW Set of fruits v5 – LI 1
OW Set of fruits v4 – LI 1
OW Wooden table – LI 1
OW Wooden chair – LI 1 – with 11 solo sits
OW Rustic flowerbed with stones v1 – red – LI 3 – there’s also a version in blue

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BLOOM (run by Prism Events), items currently at BLOOM to April 7th

1. Dahlia
Piece from the “Jardin Collection” – Roses in Black Tin

2. (Fundati)
Pieces from the Basic Dead Tree Collection
(Fundati) Dead Tree XII – LI 1
(Fundati) Tree Stump XIX -Moss- – LI 6
(Fundati) Dead Tree IV -Moss- – LI 3

3. HEXtraordinary
Dogwood Collection
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Wreathes – LI 2 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Branches – LI 1 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Vases – LI 3 each

Raindale
Pieces from the “Monaleen Set”
Raindale – Monaleen frame – square – white (moss) and black – LI 1 each
Raindale – Monaleen plant (dark and light) – LI 1 each

Other pieces by Ex Machina at the Mainstore
crate cover moved – shadow – LI 1
Tesla Lamp – Wood – wall – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Red wheel – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Silver – LI 2 – on/off via touch

TLC Home Collection
Pups from the “Day At The Lake” Scene
TLC Pointer Pup [Sitting] Texture 2 – LI 2 – animated
TLC Pointer Pup [Perched] Texture 1 – LI 2 – animated

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Lucas Lameth, currently at The Cosmopolitan Event
Pieces from the “Kokedama Plants & Antique Frames Collection” which can all be purchased individually or in a FatPack to make savings of 25%
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Hanging – LI 2
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Desk – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Orchid (High LOD) – LI 8
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Sprigs with Flower (High LOD) – LI 3
(luc) Kokedama, Palm Leaf Plant – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Unusual Growth – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Lucky Plant – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Sprig Plant – LI 2 (on the floor)

-ANHELO-
M54MB-193GA :: veeen (mint blue) – static piece which was a Fifty Linden Friday special
There’s also a version in (shiny red) – LI 12 each – beautifully detailed

{-Maru Kado-}
Pieces from the Ikebana and MA set
Ikebana Lotus (blue/2Li)
Ikebana Lotus (pink/2Li)
Daiza-S (weave/1Li)

West Village, currently at the N21 Event
Pieces from the Spring Fauna collection
Magnolia Arrangement – LI 2
Live Basil with Terracotta Pot – LI 1
Heart Eucalyptus Spray – LI 4
Billy Ball Stems – LI 4
Ginkgo Branches – LI 3

Watering Cans
{ affaire } – watering can – LI 1

TLC Home Collection – Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2 with animated butterfly

Duvet Day – Watering can with daisies – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

{Unflat Stuff} – Watering Can B – LI 1

[Black Tulip] – Watering can – LI 1 – tinted with blue

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Tasty!

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Gabriel: That gal from the Beeb looks tasty…
Pooper: Those tartlets look tasty…

It was the beginning of another boiling hot summer’s day in Londinium City and Gabriel had finished setting up the Home & Garden scene ready for the photographer. It was all about Fancy Decor’s latest set and it was to be given top billing in the March edition of the prestigious H&G4U magazine.  Not surprising, since it was an accomplished buffet set that dispensed food and drink to guests and was highly suitable for celebratory occasions. He sat down on [Circa]’s Moroccan ottoman, and kicked off his boots.  It was just the right height for a comfortable lounge around, and that wasn’t the only piece he’d used from them. The room was full with [Circa]’s Syndicate Sunday bargain plants, just the way he liked it, and a Moroccan floor lamp from 22769 only added to the sultry theme.

Switching on the stylish Tartessos Arts television set, a very reasonably priced box of tricks, he clicked to the News Channel from the BBBC and fell into a dream as Harriet the reporter talked about products from the latest Equal10 Event.  Now she was tasty!  The efficacy of said products quite passed him by.

Meanwhile, Pooper the puppy had climbed up onto the floating coffee table, knocked off the champagne flutes, and was eyeing up the tartlet tray whilst his master’s attention was fully occupied. His thoughts were of equal tastiness.  We can only hope the photographer gets there in time to remove the pup and restore order because Gabriel is pretty useless at this point!

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Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, [CIRCA], Syndicate Sunday, 22769
Others:- Tartessos Arts, SPELL, REZZ ROOM, {-Maru Kado-}, Trompe Loeil
Events: – The Arcade Gacha, Syndicate Sunday, The A+ Event

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

Fancy Decor, currently at The Arcade gacha Event
Pieces from the “Etienne Collection” gacha – all will be Transfer & Modify

01 Fancy Decor: Etienne Buffet – white RARE – LI 5 – not shown
02 Fancy Decor: Etienne Buffet – black – LI 5 – RARE
03 Fancy Decor: Etienne Spa Water Dispenser – LI 3 – RARE – gives water
04 Fancy Decor: Etienne Bread Tray – LI 1 – gives snacks
05 Fancy Decor: Etienne Muffins – LI 2 – gives snacks
06 Fancy Decor: Etienne Cheese Cutter – LI 1 – gives snacks
07 Fancy Decor: Etienne Cheese Dome – LI 2 – gives snacks
08 Fancy Decor: Etienne Tiered Tray – LI 2 – gives snacks
09 Fancy Decor: Etienne Orange Juice Pitcher – LI 2 – gives Mimosa
10 Fancy Decor: Etienne Tartlet Trays – LI 1 – gives snacks
11 Fancy Decor: Etienne Champagne Cooler – LI 2 – gives Champagne
12 Fancy Decor: Etienne Salt and Pepper – LI 1
13 Fancy Decor: Etienne Champagne Glasses – set as 1 Mesh – not shown
14 Fancy Decor: Etienne Silverware – LI 1
15 Fancy Decor: Etienne Napkins – LI 1
16 Fancy Decor: Etienne Butter Dish – LI 1
17 Fancy Decor: Etienne Plate Stack – LI 1
18 Fancy Decor: Etienne Name Card (text changes) – 2 included – LI 1 each
19 Fancy Decor: Etienne Mirror – LI 2 – not shown
20 Fancy Decor: Etienne Glasses – set as 1 mesh – LI 2

Syndicate Sunday, runs through to to March 8th!
Syndicate Sunday is a mainstore discount shopping event that runs once a month. This month it’s on from March 3rd to March 8th. All items are only L$69 each!

1. Pieces from the [CIRCA] AZIZA range
There’s a number of sets offered in this range and each set is only L$69 except for the Planter Collection as you’ll be able to buy these separately for L$69 each or get 50% off the full pack of 14 planters for the duration of the Event.

The Aziza Moroccan Ottoman in Alum/Colours and The Aziza Moroccan Ottoman in Bronze/Vintage… The Aziza Hanging Fern Set… The Aziza Planter Collection in Naturals. I do urge you to go along and check these out asap as time is short for this Event!

Here’s what I used in the scene:-
[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Bowl Vase – Snake Plant – Umber Ceramic (S) – LI 2
[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Bowl Vase – Leafy Plant – Olive Ceramic (S) – LI 2
[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Tall Vase – Tropica Plant – Russet Metal (S) – LI 2

[CIRCA] – “Aziza” Hanging Fern Basket (long) – LI 6

[CIRCA] – “AZIZA” Moroccan Ottoman – Bronze / Vintage – LI 3 – Texture change for Circlets, Olive Floral, Blue Mecca and Mixed Drops – 14 solo sits for ladies and 12 solo sits for gents
*All pieces are Copy only

If you love this range and want to collect more, the Aziza Moravian Star Light Sets in Aqua, Citrine, Crystal and Fire Quartz are also available at the mainstore and these are full price.

[CIRCA]
These are 2 pieces from the “Dawn Collection” which is a Retro Living Collection and has ranges in Warm tones and Cool tones so there’s lots of variety. In each range comprises of Low Leather Chair, Coffee Table Set, Deco Cascade Floor Light Set, Ceiling Light Trio Set and Area Rug Set. Texture changers make these sets versatile and the Area Rugs always include a good variety of toning colours.

I used:-
[CIRCA] – :DAWN: Floating Coffee Table – Cool Woods / Black Legs – LI 2 – texture change for white, shore, natural and smoke
[CIRCA] – :Dawn: Velvet Area Rug – Tan – LI 1
*Both pieces are Copy Only

For more info, check out the [Circa] Flickr with all the Vendor photos and start planning your next room decoration!  https://www.flickr.com/photos/30297775@N07/

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Moroccan Floor Lamp – gacha prize from the “Moroccan Love Affair” collection – LI 3 – adjustable light for brightness

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TARTESSOS ARTS
Idol TV System – LI 2 – scripted to fade pictures in and out, add whatever pictures you like but they need to have Transfer Permissions for the script to work. Be great to display your memories!

SPELL
Origami Curtain (White) – gacha prize – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

REZZ ROOM, currently at The A+ Event to March 16th
American Bully Puppy Sit – gacha prize – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

{-Maru Kado-}
Ikebana Lotus (white) – LI 2

Scene is set in part of Trompe Loeil‘s Kaede Cabin Natural – LI 50

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Gold, always believe in your soul

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“Gold
Always believe in your soul
You’ve got the power to know
You’re indestructible, always believe in, ‘cos you are Gold” ~ Spandau Ballet

Couldn’t have said it better myself!  Your soul thinks and acts much better than your ego and conditionings. It loves you alone and considers humanity as part of itself in one contiguous whole. Beautiful.  Another reason to consider that if you hurt somebody, you’re hurting yourself and if you help somebody by a little act of love you’re moving on the Universal level with faith and maturity.

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

Sponsors:- unKindness, Fancy Decor, Chez Moi Furnitures
Others:- {-Maru Kado-}
Events: – The Epiphany Gacha, Shiny Shabby,  Soiree by Collabor88

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

unKindness, currently at The Epiphany Gacha
Living Gold gacha – Permissions Transfer & Modify
uK – Living Gold Black Fireplace RARE – LI 1
uK – Living Gold Black Screen – LI 2
uK – Living Gold Wood Screen – LI 2
uK – Living Gold Black Mirror – LI 2
uK – Living Gold Black Console – LI 2 at this size
uK – Living Gold Gold&Black Ottoman – LI 1 – 11 solo sits
uK – Living Gold Wood&Gold Ottoman – LI 1
uK – Living Gold Black Lamp – LI 1 – exclusive – on/off via touch

Fancy Decor, currently at Soiree by Collabor88 from January 20th – blog
Thorne Collection
Fancy Decor: Thorne Console – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Thorne Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Thorne Boxes – LI 2 (2 pieces)
Fancy Decor: Thorne Mirror – LI 2

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

22769 ~ [Bauwerk}
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Unicorn Lamp Gold – LI 3 with light strength facility

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{-Maru Kado-}
{-MK-} My little pond_plate B (1 LI / texture animation) – LI 2 at this size

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

The Chinese Way

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“Take a journey back in time
Leave the western world behind
Cross the mountains to Peking
Where the paper lanterns gently swing

The Chinese way
Who knows what they know
The Chinese legend grows” ~ Level 42

Listen here
Warning – you may get addicted to Level 42’s music!

Lots of these products are at the current Illuminate round – packed full of Home & Garden goodness, have you visited yet?  Also, one day to go for Epiphany – if you’re a gacha addict like me, you visit such Events right at the end for gacha prizes you didn’t manage to get on the first go and can’t possibly do without.

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

Sponsors ❤

unKindness – currently at Illuminate Event
uK – Orient Lounge Bench Sun – LI 2 – 11 solo sits and 5 couples animations
uK – Orient Lounge Wall Art – LI 1
uK – Orient Lounge Screen – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Rug Weave – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Table – LI 1

Little Branch – the Catalpa Tree is currently at Illuminate Event
LB_CatalpaTree{Animated}*4Seasons – LI 3 in this picture
LB_ WhiteOrchidTree.v2{Animated} – LI 2 in this picture

Dreamland Designs – currently at Illuminate Event with other furniture pieces
DD Hydrangea Flower Vase – LI 4

Dahlia – currently at Illuminate Event
Jocelyn – Moss Balls In Dish (lots of other pieces in the set) – LI 1

Lucas Lameth – currently at Illuminate Event
(luc) Marbled Crystal Tree [black/gold] – LI 1

also Known as – Silk Road set
Teapot – Fuchsia – LI 1
Bowls – Fuchsia – large, medium, small – LI 1 each
Teacups – Fuchsia – empty and full – LI 1 each

Newchurch – from the Shen Set in Rosewood – a wonderful set that I use again and again.
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Rosewood – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Heron – LI 1 – animated
TLC Panda Cub Sitting – animated  – LI 1 – from Panda Family set, complete with Habitat

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Dynasty – Tranquillity gacha at April Epiphany
8. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Metal Cage (1) – LI 8
6. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Potted Jar

Air – Nishiki purple (8)_TM – gacha prize

*HEXtraordinary* – Zen Juniper Bonsai and Zen Hall Stand – LI 2

Maru Kado
{-MK-} My little pond_plate B(1Li/texture animation) – LI 1

[[RH]] Design House
23, [[RH]] – IZAYOI gacha – MACCHA CAKE – LI 1

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Celestial Fisherman

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celestial-fisherman

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A beautiful new bed from :: Newchurch :: gave me the idea for the scene. It’s called the “Celeste Tufted Bed” and is available at The Cosmopolitan Event for the next couple of weeks. I also had a Heron from │T│L│C│ Home Collection so I got this chap fishing during dusk.  Herons fish mostly at dawn and dusk and so they are rarely noticed in the garden. Each day, an adult heron needs about 13 ounces of food, which is the equivalent to three 6″  koi or ten 2″ goldfish and they take twice as much as this when they are feeding young. Young herons teach themselves to fish and when they leave the nest in June – July, small garden ponds are attractive to them because they provide easy fishing – little wotsits!  If you are wondering where your pond fish are disappearing to, the herons have probably taken them for supper. Although herons feed in water, they nest high in trees. The breeding colony is known as a heronry. A large number of birds can nest very close together in the treetops.

Back to the bed. Celeste has a Land Impact of 10 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. I love it because when you sit on the bed, the covers are removed and the sheets are shown. When you get up again, it’s instantly made. If only the same thing happened in real life!  There’s a texture change menu for 12 cheerful colours for the tufted portion and also the same for the bedding. Some great combinations are possible. Arrchie got a nice warm red tufting with cream sheets going on last night. Because the bed is Modify, you can also use the Edit tool to tint the existing colours a bit darker or lighter.  There’s some peaceful sleep poses – 10 in all, 24 poses for couples and in the Adult version you get a great menu of 34 intimate poses.  All animations are adjustable and there’s swap facility, too.

My Heron is fishing in a dish! Called, “My Little Pond Plate”, this is a Japanese designer I found recently called Maru Kado, who makes the most exquisite miniature things.

Here’s the rest of the Home & Garden items:-

MONS / 3D – Leaf Photoshoot Decor (spring) – a fascinating décor piece, there’s an autumn leaf display in the pack also.

Kalopsia – Bottle Vase – Yellow

[ zerkalo ] Yammies – Chocolate Pancakes – Rare – LI 2 – Arcade gacha
[ zerkalo ] Yammies – Cup with Cream – LI 1 – Arcade gacha

[zerkalo] Tenderness Bedside Table – LI 2 – gacha at the mainstore

[DD] Annie Ottoman – Duvet Day – LI 4
Texture change blanket – cream, damask, green plain and patterned, red, roses, teal, white – 6 sits for ladies, 6 sits for gents

[DD] Heart candlestick 10L Gift – LI 1

[DD] Heart Light Curtain – switch on/off via Touch – LI 5

MudHoney Marissa Mirror

N4RS Decadent Palm – part of a set

Chez Moi Furnitures – Side Curtain Leeloo CHEZ MOI – LI 3

Spargel & Shine – Rug Multi-Floral 2 – LI 1

Heron, animated –  by │T│L│C│ Home Collection

The room with beautiful windows is the second bedroom in “The Naples” by Galland Homes, and I’ll be blogging this gorgeous house in more detail soon!

 

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Zerkalo blog pic

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂