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Cute Halloween

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If you read my blog regularly, you know I’m fond of the cute style, especially in animals and décor.  So today, I present Cute Halloween 🙂  There’s some great products about in the H&G world at the moment and here’s some of my favourite things.

Chez Moi’s Spooky Bed started my inspiration – that Autumnal leaf decoration around the bed frame is really beautifully done. The bed is packed with animations in the tradition of Chez Moi, and there’s both PG and Adult versions available.  At the same Event – ON9 – Newchurch has a unusual vanity set out with some great poses – you can wash your hands, wash your face and clean your teeth – the marble top went so well with the bed, it’s a shame not to pick up both sets.

I’ve also used the Yram Strange Travel Set by Serenity Style and that’s at The Secret Hideout Event (details below). There’s a stage to this set which I put behind the bed and then used the travel features as a side table.  Get that clock of extreme cuteness! It has bunny ears.  The wall decorations of a spooky haunted house, cat and flying bat are from a great gacha by [ zerkalo ]  and that’s at The Season’s Story.  You may have to choose a quiet time to get into that Event as it’s very busy.  I managed with the early am SLT times.

Then the cake!  This is another gacha by Bee Designs at TLC.  The first Play got me the Rare which is that fabulous party cake that the JIAN chipmunks are eyeing up.  Do go and have a look at the JIAN Chipmunk Collection, it’s on at The Season’s Story Event and is so cute you won’t believe your eyes.  You get a big log as a home for them all, décor versions that are animated and no less than 3 versions to wear.  One is on your head/hat which is cheeky to say the least, one is curled up on your shoulder and just peeks out every now and then, and the third is a companion. I couldn’t resist the entire set – could you?!

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

::Newchurch:: Vanity Set currently at ON9 Event
:: N :: Wei Craftsman Vanity, Oak – LI 4
:: N :: Mission Sconce, Mica – LI 1 – light on/off via touch
(also a mirror in this set – Mission Bath Mirror in Oak – LI 1)

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at ON9 Event through to Oct 28th
Spooky Bed (available in PG and Adult versions) – LI 14

Serenity Style, currently at The Secret Hideout Event
Yram Strange Travel Set
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Stage – LI 7 (enlarged from default)
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Suitcase – LI 2
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Rounded Suitcase – LI 1
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Clock – LI 1

[ zerkalo ], currently at The Season’s Story Event
Halloween Ornaments gacha
[ zerkalo ] Halloween Ornaments – Haunted House – LI 4 (enlarged)
[ zerkalo ] Halloween Ornaments – Cat – LI 2 (enlarged)
[ zerkalo ] Halloween Ornaments – Bat – LI 1

 

NEW Apple Fall
Apple Fall Pyracantha Berries in Glazed Pot – LI 15 (greatly enlarged here and is normally 1 LI). See all the other new Autumn designs for kitchen mainly – take a full wallet! It’s the first table on the left as you go into the garden, can’t miss it.

Bee Designs, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Only L$55 per Play
Halloween party gacha Cake RARE – LI 2
Bat Cans – cute cans with bat wings! – LI 1

 

Ariskea – [Curiosity] Fragment Mirror, from a set currently at FaMESHed and you can purchase the items individually – LI 5
Store #12 in the Green Park Quarter

Fauna:-
Chipmunks from JIAN Chipmunk Collection – the Wanderer has a Land Impact of 7
currently at The Season’s Story Event (sponsor)

Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Grey Tan Tabby – LI 4

+Half-Deer+ – Nightglow Bird – Robin – String lights (down) and Lamp (up)
(from a set at Collabor88)

House – a room in Scarlet Creative’s – Blair Keep 1 (212 LI) I did modify the floor and moved it up, the house is not 2 floors usually, just very high ceilings, but shows it can be done.
(Scarlet Creative is changing sims after the 12th Oct, still on MP in the meanwhile, see FB for further info – http://www.facebook.com/scarletcreative)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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The game is afoot!

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After a trying night spent wandering around the London Docks which had been on more than one occasion compared to an intractable cesspool of questionable humanity, Holmes and Watson collapsed on the sofa. The basset hound was particularly interested in the pungent smell of herrings emanating from the good doctor’s suit and sundry other scents that would only engage the attention of dogs, so he snuggled up as best he could without fainting. The soft light of a foggy morning applicable to all capital cities of the time, made puddles on the carpet or that could have been Watson’s boots, of course.

Holmes was reaching for his opium supplies when Watson suggested that a foot rub would be much better. According to a recent letter in The Lancet, the termini of many of the lower back nerve plexuses ended in the feet and could be treated efficaciously by massage. The odour of herrings masked any other lingering impressions of the great unwashed and Watson went to work enthusiastically until the dog decided that enough was enough and went to repose in his basket in the kitchen.

After a while, even Holmes had to admit that the game was afoot. At least Watson’s ministrations would reduce his monthly opium outlay if nothing else. His breathing was laboured, though, and when Mrs Hudson came in to open the windows as a certain acrid pong had mysteriously pervaded the lower flats of the building, nobody complained.

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Sorry – couldn’t resist! The sofa contains, among other couples poses, one entitled Foot Rub.

Now, before you’re all forced to join the dog in his kitchen sanctuary, here’s the spectacular Home & Garden products I used in detail:-

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the “Secluded House” gacha, currently at The Arcade Event
**This set will be retired in October 2017, so it’ll only be resellers after that date**
22769 – Victorian Rug – LI 2
22769 – Portrait from the other side – modified! – LI 1
22769 – Salon Couch – LI 6 – unisex single poses, 3 couples animations – we were using the foot rub one
22769 – Victorian Desk Chair – LI 3
22769 – Console Table – LI 2
22769 – Writing Feather – LI 2
22769 – Gaslight – LI 1
22769 – Console Table – LI 2
22769 – The Secluded House – RARE – LI 137
22769- Master Bookshelf – LI 4
22769 – Slim Bookshelf – LI 2
22769 – Skull Pedestal – LI 2
22769 – Pipe and Ashtray – LI 1
22769 – Salon Coffee Table – LI 2

221b Baker Street gacha (originally for The Gacha Guardians)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Book Stack – Gift – LI 2
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Bat and Bugs Taxidermie – LI 1

Cigar Lounge Decoration Set (mainstore)
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Pipe Rack – LI 1
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cigar Lounge Cognac Bottle – LI 1
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cigar Lounge Wine Glass – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Violin – from Decadence is Bliss set (mainstore)
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Gabriel – ::GB::Silk hat Black – a massive LI 67 when used as a prop but you are supposed to wear it, really!
Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski – Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – LI 1

[ zerkalo ] Bjorn Wall Sconce – from Bjorn gacha at We ❤ Roleplay Event
[ zerkalo ] Antique Memories gacha – Leather Journal – at The Imaginarium Event
[ zerkalo ] Triple Candle Holder (mainstore)

Di’Cor – Marilyn Fireplace [Black]
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade (March 17th) Cordelia Curtains Blue MT – modified!

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!

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I was looking for autumnal quotes and started off with the classic poem by Keats, of which the first line is my title and ended up with…

It’s like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for ‘Harry Potter’ ~ Robbie Coltraine

Never really thought of it like that but I do like the quote from British actor and comedian, Robbie, since Harry is one of my characters on this blog. I don’t know what he’d say about this beautiful cottage by Raindale which was part of the August Builder’s Box subscription, might be a bit too cosy for Harry.  The premier picture shows the back of the “Avendale Cottage” which has a porch with gazebo, string lights and deck, it’s just the right place for holding tea parties!  Some pictures of the inner rooms follow.

You can just see the porch as you enter the property, and it has a lovely picture window and there’s lots of room, rafters on the ceiling and warm wood flooring.  The next picture is going up the stairs to the bedroom, and the third shows the ceiling rafters, railings and arched window of the bedroom.

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Here’s the scene on the porch, and it’s mostly prizes from Raindale’s  “Ellesmere” gacha set, matches everything so well!

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And now you can see those delicious cakes in close-up!

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I was really impressed with the new trees and bushes from Dysfunctionality. You can texture change them for many colours including all the colours of Fall – faded, red, yellow – those sorts of colours.  They have versions with and without sparkles for different environments.  These horticultural products are often on offer for daft prices like L$50 per set.  The Little Branch’s Sweet Chestnut is in the foreground here.

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

Raindale Pieces:-
Raindale – Avendale Cottage – LI 83 – Builder’s Box
Raindale – pieces from the Ellesmere Gacha set – mainstore
Raindale – Landfort Tabouret – with 10 Bento poses and 10 classic sit animations, at the Avenue Event until August 20th, then at mainstore
Raindale ~ Somerfield lemonade and glass lanterns (from Somerfield gacha)

Raindale – Flower baskets

Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Mar 17  – Cordelia Curtains Blue
Try Marketplace for resellers

JIAN :: Squirrel Feeder
JIAN Countryside Collies :: Family Rug

Landscaping: –
Dysfunctionality
Whispy Forest Tree Set
Twinkling Leafy Bushes

Vita’s Ground Textures – Autumn Dry Leaves

The Little Branch (from August Deco(c)rate)
Sweet chestnut – 4-Seasons tree
Wild Grass… dry

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Small but perfectly formed

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The “Stonehurst Redux” house by Galland Homes has a Land Impact of only 26 and it would  fit on a small plot. The floorplan  is beautifully thought out, with a spacious feel thanks to lots of tall windows, an outside balcony, compact internal staircase and open plan living.  Equally at home in the city or the countryside, it’s placed here within a town environment.

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I thought it would be fun to furnish the Stonehurst and see how much I could get in.  It was quite a lot as you’ll see.  This is one side of the downstairs living area which is quite adequate to fit in a gorgeous retro compact kitchen from [tia] and minimalist dining set from Cheeky Pea.  The Chihuahua is there for size comparison, at least that’s his excuse waiting on the dining table for scraps!

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Over to the opposite side and you can see the stairs going up to the first floor and a cosy lounge area furnished mostly by Revivial and MudHoney in typical Scandi style. There are a lot of windows which do give that indoors/outdoors feel but you could cover some of them with wooden blinds if you wanted to create more privacy in a particular area.

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Upstairs now and I only furnished the far side of the first floor, you could fit in loads more. For instance,  a generous sized bed , small study area and small bathroom area behind room screens – they would all slot in easily.  I was really enjoying the two main textures of the walls – wood and stone – they compliment each other and give stability to a home which has a lot of ethereal glass.

The Scarlet Creative daybed (currently part of the Daisy gacha at June Arcade) is a little gem. All that style and work for a mere L$75 play of the machine, I think it was.  It is small (look at the Chihuahua on it) but like the Stonehurst house, it’s perfectly formed!

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Here’s a close up on eTNIA‘s stunning retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor which is currently at the Vintage Fair and that Event runs to the end of the month. Ethnic and retro combine in this vanity set,  which isn’t always easy.  The Vase and Letters are extras from other designers. All the rest you get in eTNIA’s set and it’s reassuringly low prim.

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

OUTSIDE
Stonehurst Redux by Galland Homes – LI 26 – at the Galland Homes Mainstore

Maya’s Buildings (HQ Mesh) – Trees, benches, pigeons and lampposts
Hayabusa Design – Bush Static Beach M17-1 v1-1 Group
KIDD – WILD FLOWERS B* FLAT CAVED POT*Resizer
CJ Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon – 16 Plants in 1 only 1 Prim
{vespertine– vintage mailbox/red}
..::THOR::.. Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON
Road and paving – Moz & Arrchie

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Terracotta – from Little Piece of Heaven gacha
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Bush Terracotta

INSIDE

Open Plan downstairs:-

[tia] – Olivia Kitchen Set (complete, items also available separately)
Ariskea – {Australia} Macrame Rug

From May Deco(c)rate (Minimalist round)
HEXtraordinary – Garden Fountain
MudHoney – James Console Set – Console, Mirror, Lamp, Rug – Ink
Cheeky Pea – Kaye Dining Set – table, chair, vase, pendant light

[-BLUE SKY-] “Toscana Place Setting – Olive You”
What Next – Swiss Cheese Plant
.:revival:. –  linen sofa, beanbag, light branches and rug
Shutter Field – vintner tray – wine and cheese

Bedroom:-

eTNIA – Retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor – Vintage Fair

[ zerkalo ] Dream Away gacha  – Curtain
Raindale ~ Birdside chandelier (from Birdside gacha)
[Tia]  – Pandora Chair with texture change HUD for fabric and pillow

From June Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Daisy Side Table, Daisy Day Bed
JIAN – Cheeky Chihuahuas gacha 7. Tan Wanderer
Fancy Decor – Royce Collection gacha – 09 Carpet Hide Rug

dust bunny . woodland dreams gacha . hedgehog planter

Ariskea – [Blush] Teapot Peonie [Fushia]

Duvet Day – Letters tied with string (from Lace gacha)

 

 

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Radio, it’s true… someone still loves you

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“I’d sit alone and watch your light
My only friend through teenage nights
And everything I had to know
I heard it on my radio

You gave them all those old time stars
Through wars of worlds invaded by Mars
You made ’em laugh, you made ’em cry
You made us feel like we could fly.
Radio.

So don’t become some background noise
A backdrop for the girls and boys
Who just don’t know or just don’t care
And just complain when you’re not there

You had your time, you had the power
You’ve yet to have your finest hour
Radio, Radio.”

~ Radio Gaga ~ Queen ~

I remember listening to the Top Twenty when I was a kid, avidly checking out which record had got to Number One in the Hit Parade. There was no social media back then, so radio was the only way that we really knew immediately the charts happened,  unless we wanted to wait for the television to tell us at some point.  Later on, this song by Queen wondered if Radio was a bygone thing but even today, there’s plenty to listen to and people still love the radio.

This is all to introduce you to the latest Home & Garden items by KraftWork. There’s a gacha at the new round of Cosmopolitan and it’s all about Vintage Radios.  Here they all are in the picture with suitably retro furniture and outfits!  The radios come in a non-scripted and a scripted version so you really can listen to the radio.  There is an instruction notecard inside the pack, but basically if the land is yours, just hit tuner and play; if the land is group owned, deed the radio to the group before you play.  DJs can also use it as a streaming system, they only need to add their URL to the channels notecard (before deeding to group) and chose that station to play after the deed.

The RARE Big Radio has poses/animations for singles and couples. It’s only 50 L$ per Play.

RARE – KraftWork Vintage Big Broadcast Radio  – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Clock Radio – LI 1
KraftWork Vintage Bakelite Radio – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Tea Toaster Radio – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Radio Girl – LI 1
KraftWork Vintage Majestic Radio – LI 2
KraftWork Vintage Table Yellow – LI 3
KraftWork Vintage Table Red – LI 4
KraftWork Vintage Radio Anywhere – LI 3

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Other Home & Garden items used:

Vintage Plant Stand Plant Ob – Storax Tree – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
Ariskea [March] Orange Chair [7 Anim] & Yellow Chair – LI 2 – group gift
Soy. Wall tapestry ‘LIVE’ – part of record shelves & décor set – LI 1

Room in the beautiful Scarlet Creative Emily 2 – now at Collabor88

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Naples – Galland Homes

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This beautiful house called “The Naples” is an updated release from Galland Homes. It’s based on a luxurious Mediterranean Villa although it’s also quite typical to some of the homes you’ll find in parts of the gulf, south-west and eastern parts of Florida, US. As my mum is from Italy, I thought I’d style this house as if it were resting in the middle of the Italian countryside! The Windlight is as near to that area as I can get, it’s a brilliant light that softens towards dusk and casts a rosy glow over everything.

There are a couple of versions of Naples; one that has the clay tiled roof and a standard version with less roof detail which is 183 LI. A front walk and patio is provided as a separate piece and you can place it either way around for 2 looks. Inside, you walk through a porch or hallway to a large lounge with lots of space and windows. There’s also a den with judge’s panelling on the ground floor. Walk up a wooden flight of stairs to the main bedroom and smaller bedroom or it could be a bathroom. The side and back of the home has walk around lanais which are bordered by mesh balustrades and railings. I’ve shown the house from the front door side.

The house is textured to appear as built on a stone foundation, stucco, tile and wood floors, and neutral coloured plaster walls. This makes it versatile for a number of colour schemes. Naples is 25 metres wide and 22 metres deep and should fit on a 2048 sq metre piece of land or larger plots. If you add the patio and walkway then you need more space. Other features include a customizable security system and home control system. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

The house merits a walk around, but I just wanted to show you what could be done with some of the rooms.  Here’s the hallway or porch, the flight of wooden stairs leads to a picture window and landing. To the left of the picture you’d be entering the downstairs lounge. Note the riding boots, it’s a popular pastime to go riding!

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The second bedroom has a post all to itself.  Here, I’m showing the main bedroom and balustrades, which I think is the nicest room in the house. Here’s a quiet corner, where the dog has dropped off to sleep.

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This is a styling of the main bedroom where one of the doors to the balcony is propped open. Again, the dog knows the best places in the house to laze around! You can see I’ve been down The Arcade, and have been rather fortunate on the machines. I’m sure my mum would love this bedroom 🙂

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Other Home & Garden items used as follows:

Hallway or Porch scene:

Storax Tree – Restored Antique Porter’s Chair A10
Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Sleep – Jaguar r
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Landhaus Hall Stand Mahagony
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Riding Boots
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decorated Picture Frame
=Mirage= Potted Palm 6
GDit – Picture Set
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Umbrella Stand

Patio Scene:

Sway’s [Greta] potted topiary . small/light
KIDD Fountain
KIDD WILD FLOWERS A * FLAT CAVED POT
Botanical – Mesh Mediterranean Cypress [Mod Copy]
Hedge – Moz
KIDD GRASS GREEN MEADOW WILD FLOWERS A*8×2.5×1*WILD HEDGEROW
Grape Vine (small) – Architech Design
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Moroccan Bench SOI
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Woven Leather Bench Brown/Nature

Main Bedroom and balustrade scene:

Trompe Loeil – Arboreal Accent Chair Gaston – LI 5 – Arcade gacha
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Armchair Artist MT – LI 4
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cornelia Bed MT – LI 16 – solo and couples poses – PG
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Curtains Blue MT – LI 12
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Fireplace MT – LI 2

[zerkalo] Tenderness Bedside Table – LI 1 – from gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Her Lamp Light – from gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Pillow w/Roses – LI 2 – from gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Lace Pillow – LI 2 – from gacha
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – LI 1 – Arcade gacha
Jian – Vellum Candles (3 Straight) – group gift – LI 1 -Copy/Modify

Bucket Flowers CHEZ MOI – LI 4 – Copy/Modify
Bucket Yellow Flowers CHEZ MOI – LI 2 – Copy/Modify
Apt B // Gacha Flowers – LI 2 – Transfer/Modify

Duvet Day – Lizzie Sofa – LI 5 PG version – Copy/Modify
Texture change for button, piping and seat. Solo sits for male and female, cuddles menu and kisses menu for loving couples.

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bauwerk logo

Chez Moi web logo

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Zerkalo blog pic

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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bauwerk logo

Cheers, m’dears 🙂