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Lazy Days of Summer

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This picture epitomises the sort of English summer day at the beginning of the season when the grass is still emerald green and the flowers are out in force. There’s a blissful, secure feeling as you relax in the garden with nothing to do but read the newspaper and drink lemonade. It’s one of those moments when you wish you could press a button and stop time for a while. There are many feelings in the human emotional arsenal that aren’t really named in the English language but are in more expressive languages. Here’s a few:-

Forelsket (Norwegian): The indescribable euphoria experienced as you begin to fall in love.

Wabi-Sabi (Japanese): Finding beauty in imperfections.

Gökotta (Swedish): To wake up early in the morning with the purpose of going outside to hear the first birds sing, that expectation of beauty.

Commuovere (Italian): Often taken to mean “heartwarming,” but directly refers to a story that moved you to tears.

Komorebi (Japanese): The sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees and the feeling it gives you.

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The current round of Cosmopolitan has some exceptional H&G designs, not the least being the Somerfield Gacha set by Raindale. For only L$50 per Play you can get beautifully meshed items to make up a set for the garden including a picnic table that seats up to four avatars and a stunning pavilion which is the Rare.

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

Raindale
Somerfield Gacha Set – currently at Cosmopolitan – L$50 per Play

Somerfield Picnic Table – LI – 8, sits up to 4 avatars, poses – 8 sits, drink (f), drink (m), read – all with Swap/Adjust facility
Somerfield tree swing – LI 2 – 9 solo sits
Somerfield glass lanterns – a set in pink, blue and green – 1 each
Somerfield Lemonade Set – jug and 2 glasses – LI 2
Somerfield canopy lights – LI 6
Somerfield garden deck – LI 4 – has lights set into the deck
Somerfield cart table – LI 1
Somerfield pavilion – LI 25, the Rare (in the background)

Also Raindale
Raindale ~ newspaper (prop) (from Mauner Set)
Raindale ~ smartphone (prop)

Raindale ~ Flower bucket 3 (was at the RFL H&G Expo)
Raindale ~ Flower bucket 1
Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G Expo hunt gift)

Pets:-
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 17. Held Melanistic

Two Moon Gardens
Behind Closed Walls (modified) – LI 118 (excluding Loveseat at 11 LI in original design)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

In the Birdhouse

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You’ve heard of the phrase, “You’re in the doghouse!” I’m sure. Well this is in the birdhouse! Today, I’m featuring the “Birdside Living Room” by Raindale. This is a gacha which is currently at the March edition of  The Crossroads right up until the end of the month.

It’s a beautiful set which is rustic and pure, and there are some really well thought out pieces in the set. Please do click on the picture to enlarge it so you can see the detail of the Birdside décor and furniture. If you’re lucky enough to get the Rare, this is a gorgeous 5 Land Impact sofa which is texture change via a handy HUD for the main fabric, the wood and the cushions. This gives a lot of options and something you might find in a one off vendor set of furniture, let alone a gacha. There are also 13 animations contained in the sofa. Here’s the HUD picture.

The Commons:-

~ Chest of drawers – 1 LI
~ table – 2 LI – two tiers, you could place magazines or books underneath
~ mirror – 1 LI
~ frames – 1 LI – 4 different birds in their arty environments
~ chandelier – 2 LI a nice carved wooden chandelier with a great soft light effect to it
~ birdhouse – 1 LI – with birds sound on touch – blue tit has taken up resident already so you might have to dissuade him!
~ tea set – 1 LI – look closely and you’ll see a 3-tier stand with cream bisque teapot, saucers and teacups, and a small bird on top, lovely job!
~ pancakes – with and without doily – 1 LI each – these look yummy and they have pancakes and current jam or it could be blueberry jam with a pat of butter on them
~ vase of tulips – 1 LI
~ candlestick – 1 LI – in a wooden cage with a cute bird on top

It’s a mere 40 L$ per Play for the Birdside Gacha. Go now 🙂


Other Home & Garden items:-

Kalopsia – Bird Rugs

01 CELESTINE GACHA bird/leaf decor – Myrrine
06 CELESTINE GACHA spoon candle holder

{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (white+red)
Di’Cor – Marilyn Fireplace [Black] – this is such a good fireplace, warm and glowing and suits a number of décor styles

22769 ~ [Bauwerk} – Egg Planter – gift at The Liaison Collaborative March

ChiMia:: Jones Curtains – at The Liaison Collaborative March

Birds – all by TLC Home Collection
Pheasant [M] & Pheasant [F] darker feather version – Pheasant Family
TLC Egret – he’s best by a lake or river poised to catch unwary fish!
Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch from TLC Songbirds collection 2
Robin and Starling from TLC Songbirds collection 1

The room is the lounge in – dust bunny . hill top cottage 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂