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You don’t have to be mad… but it helps!

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Alice and the Mad Hatter have decided to break out the best china and have a tea party in the garden. Now prospective party goers don’t have to be mad… but it helps!  It’s a lovely sunny day and even the book trees have blossomed, with books of course.

There’s a game of chess happening but it’s not conventional rules.  The Dormouse is awake for once but he’s playing the rabbit who famously leaves early because he’s got somewhere else to go.  Phoenix Junior is flummoxed by the whole thing! He’s only interested in cake really.

 

Meanwhile, at the Cheshire Cat end of the table, the lazy daisy has at last woken up, which is just as well since his cuppa is going cold!  The cat’s got his paw on the situation 🙂

 

Alice is doing her best to look cute, while the Mad Hatter contemplates his half a cup of tea.  Maybe the Rainbow Phoenix has done a trick on it!

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Here’s the items I used:-

Newchurch – “Mad Tea Party” gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event

:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Hatter’s Chair – RARE – LI 3
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Alice’s Chair – RARE – LI 3
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Table – LI 6
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Chairs Nos. 1 – 8 – LI 2 each – sits for male and female, eat, reach for food, stuffed, sleep
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Stacked Teacups – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Topper – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teapot No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teapot No. 2 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Cup of Tea No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Cup of Tea No. 2 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Just Half a Cup – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teacup No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teacup No. 2 – LI 1

Animals:-

Flamingoes by Tomato Park (animated animals & zoo)

Adult Rainbow Phoenix – (Decor)
Rainbow Juvenile Phoenix – (Decor) HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Cheshire Cat (April Deco(c)crate)
Schadenfreude – Dancer Deer Mouse
HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M – Happy Mood
+Half-Deer+ Fennec Fox – Rollover

Other H & G items:-

[Merak] – Strawberry Chocolate Cake – extra yummy!
[Merak] – Blueberry Cake
[Merak] – Chocolate Hearty Cake

Ex Machina – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Inspiration – April Deco(c)rate
Pewpew!  – Floating Umbrella Light – Red/Yellow Preset – April Deco(c)rate
Stockholm & Lima – AIW Lazy Daisy – April Deco(c)rate

Landscaping items used:-

Wonder Tree (PG) Chez Moi Furnitures – April Deco(c)rate
Passion Flower set with trellis by Cube Republic – at FaMESHed April
HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – various colours and types – Heart Botanicals
KIDD SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY* – undergrass and 3D daisy grass on top

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Too much cake!

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Can you ever have too much cake?  Well, you have to give it a really good go!  This is our second round of cakes and the dog is already collapsed and so is Arrchie. Can I manage any more?  While I’m contemplating another portion of blueberry cake, the goose is eyeing up the mooncakes 🙂

A beautiful set of spring/summertime furniture by ::Newchurch:: that I adore, called  “Spring Party Dining Set”. Everything is so detailed, even the napkin rings have little leaf shapes on them. I appreciate the attention to detail and the fact that you can texture change the chairs, table mats and runner. There’s also some great animations in this set, that add to the humour of a spring party.  Pick up a copy of this set at the ON9 Event.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]‘s set for March Arcade is called “Colors of Spring gacha” and I’ve got most of it out here. Fine work indeed, and perfect for a garden or forest setting. Lots of extras apart from the Hideaway that can be used in gardens and porches or indoors. That’s a direct landmark to the vendor on Arcade.

Home & Garden items used:

::Newchurch::
Spring Party Dining Set – ON9
:: N :: Slatted Deck Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N:: Faith Rustic Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Inge Rustic Dining Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Elia Rustic Table, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Hydrangea Pot, Lilac – LI 2
:: N :: Hydrangea Pot, White – LI 2
:: N :: Tulip Vase, Set One – LI 2
:: N :: Tulip Vase, Set Two – LI 2
:: N :: Daffodil Box – LI 2
Spring Edition Place Setting – LI 2

tableware – texture change tablecloth and place settings to green, green gingham, pink, pink gingham, yellow and yellow gingham
chairs – texture change – green, yellow and pink

22769 ~[Bauwerk] – Colors of Spring gacha – The Arcade
22769 – Sloppy Square Rug – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Parsley Pot White and Brown – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Flower Bowl White and Brown – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Thyme Pot White and Brown – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Amphore with Boxtree Brown and White – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Garden Lantern – COMMON – LI 1 – variable light intensity
22769 – Ball Lamps – COMMON – LI 5 – variable light intensity
22769 – Sloppy Square Rug – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Garden Artichoke Brown and White – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Garden Hideout – RARE – LI 46

Others:

MadPea Mad Meals Mooncakes – LI 2 – gacha

[Merak] – Strawberry Chocolate Cake – LI 1 and [Merak] – Blueberry Cake – LI 2
from Sweet Treats set

Animals –
TLC Home Collection – Canadian Goose – Standing – from Canadian Geese Family
Jian – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – gacha – The Arcade

Landscaping –
-Garden- by anc meadow {deep forest} 1Li mesh – LI 1
LB_WhiteFlowers1{Field} – Little Branch
Enchanted Woods v2 – 3 and 2 (trees) – Studio Skye
Meadow Patch – Garlic mustard- small 2 – Heart Botanicals

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Bunfight at the OKraftWork Soap Shop

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I’d just set up the shop when this happened!  It explains how I had to rush to A & E to have my head examined 🙂  Of course, I forgot to lock up and the squirrels got in, they wreck everything in their search for hazel nuts. Fortunately, they found some in the soap sack before much damage was done. I hadn’t cleaned out the burlap thoroughly before I stacked the soaps.  Look at the brave puppy hanging off the table barking at the red thief… he gets a Chelsea Bun for tea 🙂

KraftWork – “The Soap Collection” – is at new round Cosmopolitan, starts Monday.

 

Kraftwork  – The Soap Collection – 1 Rare and 9 Commons to collect:-

Shop Scale v1 and v2 – Rares – LI 1 – The rare comes in two versions, one with soaps and one without.
Display v1 and v2 – large is LI 8
Bag of Soaps – LI 2
Wooden Table – LI 2 – stretches well!
Chalk Board – LI 2
Rosemary Soap v1 and v2 – LI 1 – The Rosemary soap comes in two versions, a group of soaps and a single soap bar.
Soap Stand – LI 2 – The Stand comes in two versions, the one with higher LI can be unlinked.
Fruit Table Soaps – LI 1
Sea Salt Bottle – LI 3
Slippery Soap – LI 2 – The slippery soap must be rezzed on ground and you should sit at it.
There are two animations and the first starts auto without clicking the menu.

Other Home & Garden items used:-

Jian – Scruffy Shepherds 17 held Melanistic – now at The Arcade
O.M.E.N – Spring Squirrels – Pied White Red and Tangerine plus acorns – 1 – 2 LI – The Liaison Collaborative
Newchurch – :: N :: Hydrangea Pot, White and :: N :: Tulip Vase, Set One from Spring Party Dining Set 2 LI each- ON9 (I’ll be blogging the whole set in the next post)

Candy cloud : Series vintage shop building 34 LI – Marketplace

 

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 🙂

Love Games

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“Our love is like a ship on the ocean
We’ve been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion
So I’d like to know where, you got the notion
To rock the boat, Baby” ~ The Hues Corporation ~

There’s lots of symbols in this picture, see if you can spot them all!  I was inspired by the latest gacha from Lucas Lameth at The Crossroads Event, and for very few Plays I managed to get a couple of the hand holding a heart sculptures which are beautifully made and rather symbolic in themselves.  Then there was Fancy Decor’s sailing ship, one of my favourites piece of décor by designer, Jake.  Into my brain came the vintage song, “Rock the Boat” and I was off building up the scene.

The majority of the furniture is from a stunning set by Newchurch called “Shen”.

:: N :: Shen Yoke-back Chair, Light Teak – LI 3 – copious poses for male and female solo – C/M
:: N :: Shen Opium Low Table, Light Teak – C/M
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Light Teak – LI 2 – C/M
This beautiful traditional set also has a spiral shelf unit. The Shen set is available in light teak (as shown in the picture) and rosewood.

My other Sponsor in there is 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] with those two fabulous lamps, which look spectacular, however you place them.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Bull Lamp Gold – LI 3 – choose light intensity 0.1 to 0.8 plus off if required
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Unicorn Lamp Gold – LI 3 – both Copy/Modify

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Other Home & Garden items:-

Lucas Lameth – “February Gift Shoppe” gacha
4. (luc) Tumbler Decorative Box – LI 1
3. (luc) Picture Frame – LI 1
2. (luc) Romance Time Dice – LI 5 – this is an actual game!
1. (luc) Mine Heart – LI 1
All pieces are Transfer/Modify
Currently at The Crossroads Event

Mirrors from The Loft – taken apart, used one piece
The Loft – Trellis Mirror – LI 1 – C/M

Fancy Decor: Silver & Gold candlesticks set – touch wick to light
Fancy Decor: Geode Mobile (touch to spin)
Fancy Decor: Model Ship
Keke – [ keke ] fall roses 2 from gacha

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

Cactus by Storax Tree
Cactus Double Pot E – LI 2 – Transfer & resize by Menu

[Since1975] – SuperBalloons (EmojiKiss)
[Since1975] – SuperBalloons (NOFUN)
From Super Balloons gacha

MudHoney Cooper Incense

Zinnias Tiny Brass Incense Burner (free) copy only

junk. cream animal rug

Room is part of the Scarlet Creative “Blair Keep 1” (LI 186) currently at Collabor88 and you can purchase this for the daft price of 188 L$

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

PandaMonium

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Of course, I should never have left the Tea House doors open. When I get back from some gardening what do I find? PandaMonium! There’s even one of the beeping creatures playing the lute! Now… how to get them out. Hmmm, any ideas?

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All naughty pandas from │T│L│C│ Home Collection‘s “Panda Grove” at the Cosmopolitan Event, until February 11th, then at the mainstore. This is animated scenery with adult pandas at 3 LI each and cubs at 1 LI each. You also get stone and mesh bamboo pieces. There’s 3 variants of the pandas and also separate pieces, all Copy/Modify.

Trompe Loeil – Ikoi Tea House – LI 94 – this is a big prefab, I was only using around a quarter of the floorspace. Please do check it out at the mainstore.

::Newchurch::  – Zhang Set (in Rosewood and also available in Light Teak) – this is a really beautifully made set with lots of detail.
:: N :: Zhang Armchair, Rosewood – LI 3 – 16 sits for male, 16 sits for female
:: N :: Goddess of Mercy – LI 1  and :: N :: Zhang Console Table, Rosewood – LI  All pieces are Copy/Modify which means you can even tint them. The decorative statuette is of the Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin, She is described as the one who perceives the sounds of the world.

RH Design House – the most wonderful place for all H&G Japanese items, lots are in gacha, others can be bought from vendors.

Kuruwa Set – Futon, Zabuton, rug, bedside light, armrest, mirror, make-up set, long candle, Kimono rack, Kiseru set, Goban
Biwa – Japanese Lute

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Art Deco Lounge

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Art Deco is and was an international design movement, started in 1925. To say that it ended in the 1940s is quite untrue as it’s still being used today in the world of interior design but it was most popular in the 1930s.  The style itself reflected modern technology at the time and was characterised by smooth lines, geometric shapes, forms that were streamlined and bright with the occasional garish colour. Initially, it was a luxury style and a reaction against the austerity of the first World War and used expensive materials like silver, crystal, jade and lacquer. Later on it used cheaper, mass produced materials like chrome, plastics and other industrial items that catered to the growing middle class taste for a design style that was elegant, glamorous and functional.

When I received the “Luxurious Woodburning Stove” from Chez Moi Furnitures showing at the Tres Chic Event, I rezzed it and immediately thought – Art Deco!  This led onto a whole room based on that fireplace, so as a consequence it took a bit of time to get the look right.

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One of the major décor treatments for rooms in the Art Deco period was wall panels. These could be simple, expressing geometric shapes, right through to filled in and decorated panels which were as ornate as the furniture that was put in the rooms. To get this effect I made simple shapes from prims to get the skirting board, panels and shelves – it’s a quick and easy way to change a plain wall into something more period. For the room, I used the beautiful “Flatiron Loft Studio Skybox” from ::Newchurch::  which has these amazing arched windows. See the Windlight effects you can get with these windows and you’ll know what I mean! The Flatiron skybox was inspired by the industrial lofts that you get in many cities which have been converted into apartments. The other end to where I’m standing has a small room with arched window and more conventional ceiling, and I used that for the Art Deco room.

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Close up of that amazing “Cactus Bowl Terrarium” from ::Newchurch::, it’s part of a gacha featuring other terrariums. I find the miniature world fascinating so anything like that is a must have for decorating.

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To show off a couple of the poses for the Woodburning Stove, we dressed as near to 1930s casual as we could and choose an evening Windlight. As it’s freezing in the UK at the moment, the warmth that the stove conveys, even virtually, was welcome! It has a whole barrage of particle effects and sounds to make it like a natural log fire. If you can get a photo at just the right time, then the glow looks really good.

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Wouldn’t you want to laze around in front of a cosy fire? Especially with that nice set of drinks – Art Deco style – by The Loft. It’s part of a whole cocktails set including industrial style trolley. The metal can be changed to gold, silver or black, according to your decorating needs.

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Here’s what I used in detail:

Moz – skirting board, shelves, wall frames, zebra rug

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Gold Vase with Flowers – COMMON – Moroccan gacha
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Banana Tree – COMMON – Moroccan gacha

The Loft & ARIA – Abalone Vases With Peacock Feathers

N4RS – Dragon Egg

Apple Fall – Plaster Horse

Art Deco Standing Radio – Joshua Watson

Apt B // Eco Plant Plaques – Bare Branch (gold) – Eco Plants gacha

The Loft – Pepta Drinks Tray

[ keke ] winter tin – snowdrop wintersky – 5 L$ on Marketplace

Green Orchid GIFT – TERRASHOP

Art Deco Sconce – L. Querrien – adjustable lights via script means you can do a lot with these including radius, fall off and glow
Woodburning Stove, Luxurious – Chez Moi Furnitures at Tres Chic until February 10th

:: N :: Marie Occasional Chair, Eggnog – 16 sits for girls, 8 sits for guys,
LI 3 Copy/Modify
:: N :: Gilles Coffee Table, Brass – LI 1 Copy/Modify
:: N :: Flatiron Loft Studio Skybox, White – LI 33, Copy/Modify
:: N :: Cactus Bowl Terrarium – from Terrarium gacha – LI 4
::NEWCHURCH::

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Visit Chez Moi Furnitures for more decorating ideas, inside and outdoors

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Visit ::NEWCHURCH:: for wonderful period furniture, décor and skyboxes

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂