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Thankful!

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The Deer Family are having a Thanksgiving tea!  And I’m celebrating all the gorgeous Autumn décor and landscaping we’ve got around at the moment.  Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is just about right.  Even in real life the berry bushes seem full of produce, maybe that’s so the animals and birds can build up stock for a cold winter.  OK, I’m not thinking about that at the moment, but I had my flu vaccination in preparation.   I’m  just intent on enjoying this beautiful and peaceful season before I need to break out the multitudinous clothing layers and hot water bottle.

The Pond Forest is by Roawenwood and it’s packed full of animations for a romantic encounter.  I think the deer have had quite enough of all that as they’ve got 3 kids already this year! Best go on a brisk walk/trot then 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Roawenwood, Merak, Florix, Little Branch, Serenity Style, unKindness
Others:- Ariskea, Hive, Heart Botanicals, Studio Skye Landscape
Events:- Blueprint, The Liaison Collaborative, UBER Event

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Roawenwood
{RW} Meadowbrook Pond Forest Getaway – LI 17
Totally enchanting animated pool for romantic encounters! Sits for Solo ladies & gents, Cuddles, Bathing and Massage Menus all included.

2. Merak
[Merak] – Fall Gazebo – LI 35
[Merak] – Pumpkin Metal Lamp – LI 2

3. Florix
.Florix. Autumn Feel – Table red (also in orange and yellow) – LI 5

4. Little Branch
Snakeweed {Animated} B – LI 2
Japanese Maple {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 5 – I used Autumn 1

Serenity Style, will be at The Liaison Collaborative November 3rd
The cutest Deer Family in the woods!
Daddy Deer – LI 3
Mum Deer – LI 3
Young Deer – LI 2
Young Deer 2 – LI 2
Baby Fawn – LI 3

unKindness
Pieces from the Old Smokem’s Park gacha – very useful for woodland scenes/landscapes
uK – Old Smokem’ Trail Sign 1 – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Log Bridge – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ Very Curved Path – LI 1
All have Permissions of Transfer & Modify

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Ariskea, currently at UBER Event
Ariskea [Kay Cakes] Bundt Flower Cakes – LI 1 – far too yummy for its own good!

Hive
hive // decorative twigs & berries – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify – gacha item from December 2017 ARCADE – try Marketplace resellers

HEART Botanicals & Garden Centre (makes a wonderful afternoon’s outing)
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Patch Small – LI 8
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Sparse 2 – LI 2
Both on the Autumn texture

Studio Skye Landscape
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 7 – on Autumn 2 setting

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Alas, poor Yorick!

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“Let me see. (takes the skull) Alas, poor Yorick! I knew him, Horatio, a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times, and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is!” Will Shakespeare ~ Hamlet.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Merak, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Others:- ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.

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

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round
1. Merak
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Chair – LI 5
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Paintings – LI 3
[Merak] – Anabelle’s Cabinet – LI 6
All décor pieces with Permissions of Copy & Modify

2. Raindale
Pieces from the Darkmore Set
Raindale – Darkmore lamp 3 – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore tarot – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore books – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore spirit board – LI 1
Raindale – Darkmore candle (tall) and (small) – LI 1 each
Permissions are Copy & Modify
Darkmore set comes with daybed (LI 11, 20 solo and 8 couples animations), 3 types of lamps (light on/off on touch, LI 1 each), coffee table (LI 1) and decor (candles, tarot cards, books and spirit board – LI 1 per object)
You can customize daybed, cushions and leather elements of the table via HUD (5 colours to choose from)

TLC Home Collection, currently at Salem Event
TLC Bloody Vulture [ Perched ] – LI 3 – Copy & Modify – animated for 3 neck/head positions – brilliant piece! You’ll be able to control the sound volume, too. There’s another version of the Bloody Vulture included, this one is flapping. Also in the pack there’s 2 versions of the Griffon Vulture – flapping and perched. These chaps are cleaner! Plus… there’s a wooden stump and rock for landscaping.

TLC Scorpion On Skull – LI 2 – animated for tail and pincers
You get this and also the Scorpion on its own – suitably animated for LI 1

Little Branch
This was a Hello Tuesday special! The pack contains 4 versions of Spooky Tree, Gnome Tree, PLUS… Grass V4 animated, Hill 2 versions, Wild Grass Dry animated for extra landscaping delight
LB – creepy spooky. v1 [Mesh} – LI 7

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::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.“Dawn” Backdrop (dark) – LI 17
Plus their window curtains – LI 3
This is the dark version of their backdrop – I used the light version in a previous post.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Making an Entrance

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My initial inspiration for this picture was Fancy Decor’s “Nannerl Set” – an entrance hall set that is both elegant and practical. I’m very much in favour of such sets as they are the first thing a visitor to your home will see, and as a result they are quite important to get right and strike a good atmosphere with.

There’s quite a lot of Spanish furniture and décor around right now, not least because The Liaison Collaborative has a Hacienda round!  I’ve matched up some of these pieces from various designers – I really love the splashes of joyful, bright colour which are a Spanish trademark.  If you ever visit Barcelona and see the work of architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet you’ll see what I mean on a grand scale.

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

Sponsors:- Newchurch, Fancy Decor, unKindness, KraftWork, Raindale
Others:- Vespertine, JIAN, CRATE, [CIRCA] Living, SOY, Merak, Dust Bunny

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

Newchurch (from Builder’s Box – May 2018 edition)
:: N :: Ontario Lake House w/base – LI 51 (without base it’s just LI 22)

This house was designed to be situated on a shoreline, with the deck just above the water. While Designer Victor has included a terrain base, you will get best results by removing it and shaping the land around the house to suit.  The floor, while mesh, is fine for rezzing packages on – makes decorating so much easier!


Fancy Decor – Nannerl Set, currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Console – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Mirror – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Lamp – LI 1 – click on/off
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Bowl – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Vase – LI 1

KraftWork – Pet Shop Toys Gacha – Transfer & Modify – 13. Welcome Doormat

Raindale – Brightshore Gacha – Transfer & Modify – welcome sign

unKindness (from the “Uptown Fountains” set)
uK – Uptown Fountain Wall – LI 5 – falling water effect

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{vespertine} – rainbow pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2
and {vespertine} – rainbow pebble pathway / center mosaic – LI 6 at this size

CRATE – Cactus Sack FatPack – all 3 for L$100 in Saturday Sale (LI 1 each)
CRATE – Famila Ranch Set ~ Rug – LI 3, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

[CIRCA] Living
[CIRCA] – “Jardin de Ville” Ivy Hook Stand -Bird Bath & Feeder1 – LI 10

JIAN – Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 9 – choice of textures, this little lady was in the Seal texture

SOY
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Light -Down – LI 2 (larger than default)

[Merak] – Secrets Room Divider – LI 5

dust bunny . potted sago palm – LI 5
dust bunny . areca palm plant – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cluckington Palace celebrations!

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Many congrats to Megan and Harry, our lovely Royals who got married yesterday! Meanwhile, down at Cluckington Palace, we had a wedding of our own 🙂

Pride of place goes to Galland Homes – we borrowed their “Freeman Trellis” and Rob dropped it off the evening before. This is a really beautiful piece for garden, patio and larger places such as parks. We modified this for the size and it was really huge – still only 188 prims though! The ivy is a separate Mesh piece so you can take that off if you want it plain. There’s a terracotta planter from Galland Homes as the FaMESHed update group gift, too, so don’t miss that.

Little Branch was engaged as Head Gardeners. The Poplar trees in the background were later going on the the Chelsea Flower Show which is on this coming week, so we were rather lucky to get those! The beautiful white and yellow flower fields matched the real life flower displays at Harry & Meghan’s chapel function!

All the chickens and their décor was on loan from Cluckington Farm, courtesy of TLC Home Collection. Yes, they can be detached from their décor but they don’t take kindly to losing their display posts, especially the cockerel! Don’t Barry & Egghan make a cute couple?

Other décor was supplied by Dahlia with her stunning Tenerife Lanterns, she kindly sent them by helicopter to our estate here. PACK provided the Calla Lilies which the chickens really appreciated as they went so well with their feathers! Merak sent us a couple of stunning garden ornaments with lights.

 

It was just as well that we had those lights as the celebrations went on and on, right through to cock crow in the morning. And most important, we had David Heather to thank for the camera which took lots of pictures for us to keep.  It was a vintage camera and sometimes you get the best shots from those.

Would you believe it, all the chicks behaved themselves… well mostly!  I just hope that Moz recovers in time for work on Monday, he was much worse than the chicks 🙂

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden products we used at the celebrations:-

All at the May edition of  Illuminate Event

PACK / Calla Lilies – Full (Potted) – LI 8 – Copy – Modify with full texture HUD for all the lilies

[Merak] – Garden Ornament with Lights (Brass) – LI 7 – Copy/Modify – also available in Black Steel

Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Double Gold/Clear – LI 4
Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Single Silver/Blue – LI 2

Little Branch – LB_ Poplar Tree. v2 {Animated} *4-Seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter – LI 12 at largest size which is positively huge, the trees here were LI 3
LB_Bouton d’or Yellow {Rounded-Field} – LI 7 – Mainstore
LB_White Flowers1 {Rounded-Field} – LI 7 – Mainstore

TLC Home Collection – Cluckington Palace gacha

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David Heather-  Camera Box – Arcade gacha prize – LI 1

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Freeman Trellis by Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed
Land Impact 15 with Permissions of Copy/Modify
Freeman Ivy – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Edge of the Woods

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“I’m hiding in the dappled shadows at the edge of the woods, watching my childhood saviour. He’s busy working as usual and he never notices the natural world on his doorstep, stuck in the world of ink and paper. It’s just black and white, not at all like life, which can be so full of colour it makes you giddy.

I remember the comforting caresses and loving words when I was young, the green sweet grass of the enclosure, the ready nourishment laid out just for me. And it was more than enough, to grow up in the sun. But there came a time when I yearned for the company of another like me and the feeling became so overwhelming that one night I found a loose fence, kicked it hard and stepped out into the other world.

And I did find that company, eventually. And with that came a whole new family. So sometimes, when we’re out this way, I look up my human relative. I’m sure if he actually saw me I’d be back in that field as quickly as you can neigh. I’d have family but it would be his children racing around with me and although they are joyful things, they can never see into my heart. It is as green as the forest around me, a shining emerald, and it can’t be compelled by any man’s fancy.”

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Here’s a couple of close-ups of all that lovely furniture and décor!  First the drawing table and seat from one of my fav designers – Merak.  She makes such carefully observed and precise, realistic Mesh.

And this is an oh so comfortable room that I think I’m going to use as our summer lounge.  That sofa you could just collapse into and fall asleep when you’re supposed to be working!

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

All at Illuminate Event

1. RJD – Fairview Barn 2.0 – LI 34 – this is the side view which is one whole picture wall – beautiful!

2. Merak
[Merak] – Drafting Table – LI 5
[Merak] – High Chair – LI 2 – 6 solo sit animations

3. Q-Essentials
{Q-Essentials} Hampton Bay Chimney – Animated – LI 3, fire click on/off

4. Granola.
Granola. Fern’s Half Moon Table. Yellow. – LI 2
Granola. Fern’s DIY Succulents. Green and Yellow. – LI 2

5. also Known as
~aKa~ Snake Plant in Ceramic planter – Onyx – LI 2
~aKa~Phalaenopsis in Ceramic planter – Rooted – LI 3
~aKa~Oppidan Vases Onyx&Silver – LI 1

6. Outside the Box!
OTB! Layered Rugs – LI 4
OTB! Sedona Coffee Table 1 – LI 6
OTB! Sedona Chair/PG – LI 4
OTB! Sedona Couch/PG – LI 8 – Menus for solo ladies & gents, Friends, Luv & Cuddles

6. Illuminate SHELF – Sales Event!
Sources
TOUCAN rocco by “sources” – LI 3

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Kaerri – San Marino Picture – LI 1

On the Drafting Table –

Raindale
Raindale ~ cup of tea (prop)

Fancy Decor: Flora Book Stack – LI 1

Organica from the Ode Writing Desk Set
[ Organica ] Blotter – LI 1
[ Organica ] Fountain Pen Case – LI 2
[ Organica ] Pencil Tin – LI 1
[ Organica ] Fountain Pen Ink (black) – LI 2
[ Organica ] Red Book (open)

Landscaping –
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 1 (path) LI 19

Raindale – Epiphany gacha
Raindale – Enter the Forest – tree with bench – LI 8
Raindale – Enter the Forest – hanging lamp – LI 4 (enlarged from default)
Raindale – Enter the Forest – arch with string lights

Little Branch
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A – LI 2
LB_Bouton d’or Lavender{Rounded-Field} – LI 7

Pony by JIAN – Epiphany gacha
Precious Ponies 16. Brown Wanderer – very appropriate for the story, I thought!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Yellow

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“Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow” ~ Coldplay

As soon as I saw the rustic gold fountain fireplace by unKindness, currently at FaMESHed, I wanted to do this picture. Traditionally on Second Life® yellow is considered a less than perfect colour, especially in fashion, but it can be just beautiful when creatively mixed with contrasting colours.  Also featuring one of the rooms in Merak’s Abandoned Moroccan House which you can find in the most recent edition of Builder’s Box.

Merak’s “Abandoned Moroccan House” is a beautiful piece of carefully observed architecture which has real atmosphere, especially when viewed in various Windlight settings. It has a decorated courtyard which is open to the elements, and stone steps to the roofed house area. Land Impact is 110 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.  It would be perfect both on a themed sim and as a roleplay building.  Once furnished the atmosphere would change into a lived-in building so lots of decorating possibilities with this home.

 

 

 

 

 

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

unKindness – Fireplace Fountains & Accessories Set, currently at FaMESHed Event to September 27th

uK – Fireplace Fountain Rustic Gold – LI 3
uK – La Luna Frame – LI 2
uK – La Luna Candle Waterfall – LI 2
Fireplace also in Rustic Blue, Rustic Pink, Rustic Red, Rustic Tan, Rustic Teal and Vintage White. La Luna Candle also in Crisp Day and Moonlight.
Sold individually or in a FatPack which is the only place where you’ll get those accessories!

[Merak] – Abandoned Moroccan House – LI 110
Builder’s Box – August 2017

Storax Tree (on group offer for L$20) Feline Treasures – Naptime – Siamese Pumpkin – LI 3

Ariskea – The Florist gacha, currently at The Arcade Gacha
Ariskea[Florist] – Decay Vase Cuivre
Ariskea[Florist] – Dry Fruit
Ariskea[Florist] – Peach iris
Ariskea[Florist] – Yellow Roses

Ariskea  – [March] Yellow Chair [7 Anim] – March group gift

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player YELLOW

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Cattails – Yellowed

[ Organica ] Hyacinth (Yellow)

IDEZA – Yellow Zinc Star – from Around the Propellers gacha

{anc} NO LIMITS // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 Li

Happy Mood – HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type A
HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type B

Two Moon Gardens – Dancing Butterflies – Yellow

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Books & Seashells

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Stay a While

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It was a beautiful golden dawn this morning, so I’m attempting to create this atmosphere in our virtual world, using some of my favourite items of the moment!

I have tinted some of the items – details below.

The item that’s time sensitive is the “Books & Bookends” by Fancy Decor. You can get various textures of these beauties for only L$50 today, a Fifty Linden Friday special.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used:-

[Merak] – Illusion Coffee Table (TypeB) – tinted with gold – at The Crossroads
[Merak] – Flower Vase (White Rust) – tinted with gold
[Merak] – Rib Vase (White Rust) – tinted with gold
[Merak] – Tartlets Plate – Group Gift

Fancy Decor: Books & Bookends (white & gold) – various textures for Fifty Linden Friday
Fancy Decor: Gold Cage Lamp – Group Gift

Raindale ~ Southwell Tea Set from Southwell gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event

*HEXtraordinary* Gold Finch – from Flight of Finches gacha – Rare

Hydrangea Bunch White – full perm Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin on MP

Kalopsia – Faith’s Message gold neon
KraftWor -Wall System – Geometric – used “all beige”

N4RS  – ONE Rug – Lofted Wool

Cheers, m’dears 🙂