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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 🙂

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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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Man in the Mirror – 7 Deadly s{k}ins & Vero Modero

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“I’m starting with the man in the mirror
I’m asking him to change his ways” MJ

We change a lot of things in Second Life® but skin and face can be a fundamental change in how others see us and how we project our personalities onto the virtual platform.

7 Deadly s{K}ins November group gift is a store voucher for 400 L$. It’s a great start to a new you. I used the “Ace” face applier for CATWA heads via the OMEGA relay. I must say this is one of my favourite 7DS skins, the texturing of the beard and hairbase are wonderful. The face applier gives my CATWA Paul mesh head a balanced look. The eyebrows are neither too arched or too thin. There’s a clean faced version, and a without hairbase version in the face appliers, too. They are very good value considering that at one time we used to pay out 1K for a system skin. I teamed these appliers with an existing system skin which I think was a hunt gift from somewhere. If you can do this, you’ll make a savings but then you might just want to pick up the matching skin  from 7DS anyway, use the DEMO first and see.

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I was wearing an outfit from Vero Modero which is pretty well mid season if you don’t want to get into the sweaters and overcoats yet. These are separates – the Andon Jacket that comes with and without t-shirt insert plus the Murat leather pants. There’s a choice of half a dozen t-shirts with various sentiments on them, although the jacket will always be the colour you see. I chose the Love Rocks t-shirt/jacket combo. You can also wear the jacket without the t-shirt so it’s a versatile outfit for not a lot of lindens. The jacket has five sizes from zero to five (I chose the 3 size) and the pants have versions in XS – XL. The medium fitted well under the size 3 jacket/t-shirt combo.  I tried a necklace on with this but it tended to cut the line a bit, so I wore a lapel brooch instead. I quite like the way the neck and chest are slightly bared, it balances up the overall look.  The leather pants, by the way, have really nice back pocket details so you could wear those with another outfit, maybe a tucked in shirt, to show off that feature.

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I took the photos in my dressing room – yes I do have one *laughs* – so the furniture in there is nice and restful so I don’t feel rushed while styling outfits. Try it sometimes, it works!

AF – Mission Armoire (Antique) – I admire this piece by Apple Fall, it’s vintage and the doors open and close. The base drawer is meshed open which is appropriate for a dressing room.
Fancy Decor – Ghent Altarpiece (small size) – this goes up on the wall, you can open and close the triptych. One of my favourite stores for décor, this is so colourful and represents the actual thing in real life. Talented designer, is Jake!
N4RS – Nouveau Art Set – Sofa – another vintage set from the 1930s, it matches the wooden floor of the room so well. Pieces include rug, glass wall décor and sofa for up to 2 avatars.
Alouette – Antoinette Floor Length Mirror – try Marketplace for this as I am not sure if the sim still exists.

Here’s your taxis:

Visit 7 Deadly s{K}ins GUYS department

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Visit Vero Modero (and you’ll land right by the entrance to the men’s section)

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Christmas Pavilion

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Before Christmas 2014 fades away to a mere memory, I wanted to do this post both as an personal event in my SL and as a decor project. It was the first Christmas that I shared with my dear husband and friend, Arrchie.  I wasn’t even expecting us to be in SL over the season what with our RL family obligations and all that, but it turned out that we spent a lot of Christmas together enjoying each other’s company and the company of SL friends and family – it was an amazingly joyful time 🙂

We decorated the Pavilion for Christmas as it was the only suitable empty ‘room’ we had at the time. Here’s the first Pavilion post. I think it was about 3 quarters full by the time we got everything in.

There was a wonderful amount of decor available over Christmas, both from events and special offers. The Homes & Gardens designers were on top form and on the LTD blog we were posting non stop every day 🙂  I’m a funny ole sod but I always start with a fireplace! My inspiration initially came from ‘!! Follow US !!’ with one of their seasonal fireplaces and from then on it was easy.

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Here we are Christmas eve cuddled up on a beautiful cream leather sofa from Warm Animations – love her original animations – plus teddy sitting on the arm. Various decor from Floorplan, Cheeky Pea, N4RS, Storax Tree, Chez Moi, Bazar and Alouette. Don’t think I’ve missed anyone out but if I have, humble apologies.

 

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A big part of Christmas decor is to do with feasting. I loved this Christmas tea set from Robin Sojourner – a long time teacher and designer in SL.  It gave out tea and cakes and was very popular! I’m going to be forced to get a less seasonal set now as I miss its ‘host with the most’ qualities. Also the way steam rises from the teacups you’ve just poured out. It’s those little details that go towards making a great decor piece.

 

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No Christmas room is complete without a tree. This beautiful decorated Christmas tree by Tartessos Arts came with extra gifts and a train set that went around the base of the tree – most impressive and low land impact, too. It also contained light effects, snow effects and animations. The beribboned mistletoe from Chez Moi had numerous kiss animations attached and that was also rather popular 🙂

 

Christmas Pavillion tree

 

Here’s a couple of my favorite Christmas decor items. Firstly, the reindeer carousel from Alouette. When I interviewed designer Scarlet recently for LTD she said this was one of her favorite pieces and that customers have derived a good deal of joy from it. Not surprised as I still have it up. We can have reindeer all year round, can’t we? The other is from Storax Tree and it’s one of Kate’s felines on mats. But this time – he’s cuddled up on a Holiday rug. Extreme cuteness!

 

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That’s all for now. Cheers, m’dears 🙂