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Rock a Bye Baby

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“Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green;
Father’s a nobleman, mother’s a queen;
And Aggy’s a lady, and wears a gold ring;
And Johnny’s a drummer, and drums for the king.” ~ The first printed version from Mother Goose’s Melody (London, c. 1765)

I liked this version of the traditional nursery rhyme and it fitted the products in the picture so well!  The room is in one of KraftWork’s excellent houses which you can obtain through the April Deco(c)rate subscription box.  Of course I had to take some more photos 🙂  In the shot below we are looking down on the roof top which you can access via the ladder.  That skylight window is really great and adds extra light to the room below. Doors will open out onto the balcony. How about decorating this with a rooftop garden 🙂

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Here’s a side view of the balcony and stairs up to the roof.  You can also see the floor below which will take up the extra ceiling room of the balcony making it a larger living space.

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Here we are almost at the top floor and you can see the stairs from the floor below, plus the handy safety rail to save on accidents!

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Let that sunlight in!  Joking apart, when you use the rain particle effect, it really does look like a dull day in Chelsea, suitable for staying in and stuffing yourself up the tube.  This is a Brit way of saying OMG you’re acting like a couch potato.

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

1. Fancy Decor – “Jansen Set” – June ARCADE

01 Fancy Decor: Jansen Sofa RARE – LI 13 – Animations for solo sits – 7, couples 3
03 Fancy Decor: Jansen Vases – LI 1
04 Fancy Decor: Jansen Lamp – LI – light on/off via touch
06 Fancy Decor: Jansen Rug – LI 3
07 Fancy Decor: Jansen Cocktail Table – LI 4
08 Fancy Decor: Jansen Throw Pillow – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books A – LI 1
10 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books B – LI 1
11 Fancy Decor: Jansen Frans Hals Portrait A – LI 1
12 Fancy Decor: Jansen Frans Hals Portrait B – LI 1
13 Fancy Decor: Jansen Cocktail Shaker – LI 1
14 Fancy Decor: Jansen Mineral Water – LI 1
15 Fancy Decor: Jansen Cocktail Tools – LI 1
17 Fancy Decor: Jansen Drapes – LI 3 modified for size
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fancy%20Decor/155/109/26

2. ::Newchurch:: – currently at ULTRA

“Thompson Industrial Wine Cart” – LI 7 – Copy & Modify
Sliding glasss doors open and close on touch, both sides

3. KraftWork – “Chelsea Rain Building/Loft” – April Deco(c)rate

KraftWork Chelsea Rain (ASSEMBLED) – LI 178 – Copy & Modify
Also included is ground floor part – LI 18, intermediate floor – LI 22, and Particle Rain which is Copy & Modify.

KraftWork – “Pet Shop” Gacha – Toys Bowls and Toys – LI 1 – see mainstore

 

4. Serenity Style – “Duke Retro” Gacha Set

Serenity Style- Duke Retro Radio Red – LI 3
Serenity Style- Duke Retro Headphones Rare – LI 3

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The 11th annual Home & Garden Expo Second Life® – runs through to June 2nd
Website

1. Evolve Art Gallery picture
Rose Painting (Mesh) Canvas – Evolve Art – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
By Enjolie Mccullough who is a painter & artist in RL and SL®. This year she’s giving away 2 exclusive paintings!
Find Evolve Art Gallery in SL®
Expo Landmark

2. Z.O.E. – Hanging Ladder Planter – LI 9 – Copy & Modify
Z.O.E. – Staircase Bookends – LI 3 – Copy & Modify
100% proceeds benefit RFL – L$100 and L$75
Expo Landmark

3. Terrashop – quality mesh flowers & Plants

Green Orchid – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Expo Landmark

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Mesh India – Lotus Lamp (from “Siddhartha Decor” Gacha @ PocketGacha) – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

junk. – drum table – modified – LI 2 at default – Copy & Modify

Raindale – Ellesmere Balloon – LI 1 – from “Ellesmere” gacha

TLC Home Collection – from the “Forever my Dove” set
Eurasian Collared Dove – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

JIAN – “Splendid Spaniels” Gacha – 18. Upside Down Sleeper – LI 1

Apple Fall Products – all Copy & Modify
Classic Baby Crib – LI 3 at default – modified for size
Juliette Teapot – LI 1
Juliette Tea Cup, Honey & Lemon Tea – LI 1
Gourds in Vintage Bowl – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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The Chinese Way

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“Take a journey back in time
Leave the western world behind
Cross the mountains to Peking
Where the paper lanterns gently swing

The Chinese way
Who knows what they know
The Chinese legend grows” ~ Level 42

Listen here
Warning – you may get addicted to Level 42’s music!

Lots of these products are at the current Illuminate round – packed full of Home & Garden goodness, have you visited yet?  Also, one day to go for Epiphany – if you’re a gacha addict like me, you visit such Events right at the end for gacha prizes you didn’t manage to get on the first go and can’t possibly do without.

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

Sponsors ❤

unKindness – currently at Illuminate Event
uK – Orient Lounge Bench Sun – LI 2 – 11 solo sits and 5 couples animations
uK – Orient Lounge Wall Art – LI 1
uK – Orient Lounge Screen – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Rug Weave – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Table – LI 1

Little Branch – the Catalpa Tree is currently at Illuminate Event
LB_CatalpaTree{Animated}*4Seasons – LI 3 in this picture
LB_ WhiteOrchidTree.v2{Animated} – LI 2 in this picture

Dreamland Designs – currently at Illuminate Event with other furniture pieces
DD Hydrangea Flower Vase – LI 4

Dahlia – currently at Illuminate Event
Jocelyn – Moss Balls In Dish (lots of other pieces in the set) – LI 1

Lucas Lameth – currently at Illuminate Event
(luc) Marbled Crystal Tree [black/gold] – LI 1

also Known as – Silk Road set
Teapot – Fuchsia – LI 1
Bowls – Fuchsia – large, medium, small – LI 1 each
Teacups – Fuchsia – empty and full – LI 1 each

Newchurch – from the Shen Set in Rosewood – a wonderful set that I use again and again.
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Rosewood – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Heron – LI 1 – animated
TLC Panda Cub Sitting – animated  – LI 1 – from Panda Family set, complete with Habitat

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Dynasty – Tranquillity gacha at April Epiphany
8. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Metal Cage (1) – LI 8
6. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Potted Jar

Air – Nishiki purple (8)_TM – gacha prize

*HEXtraordinary* – Zen Juniper Bonsai and Zen Hall Stand – LI 2

Maru Kado
{-MK-} My little pond_plate B(1Li/texture animation) – LI 1

[[RH]] Design House
23, [[RH]] – IZAYOI gacha – MACCHA CAKE – LI 1

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Meerkat Holiday

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The Meerkat family are holidaying at a green oasis, it makes a change from their usual desert prairie land! Also featuring lots of products from the inaugural round of Illuminate.

I really loved the {LORE} Spring Garden Nook, it has a lot of texture changes which make a big difference to the overall look. Here, I was using the gray stone, dark ivy and dark vines. Lucas Lameth has come up with three garden décor products which are absolutely beautiful and I used the Whispering Ginkgo around the windows of the nook. I’ve also used some of Raindale‘s romantic gacha – Littlevale. It includes a lot of lighting options made up in flowers and lanterns – they’ll be really useful for garden décor – and the old fountain overgrown with vegetation is a delightful focal piece.

Little Branch‘s tree is the Wild Linden which I have modified to be fairly small here but you can resize it a lot and the Land Impact is only 12 at the largest size which is huge. Another name for this tree is the Lime or Basswood and when in bloom its flowers will fill the air with beautiful aroma. You can make linden flower tea, it’s delicious. As a herb the linden blossom is a diaphoretic that makes you ‘sweat’ out fevers, infusions of freshly picked linden blossom are calming and soothing. Some of these older trees have become healing shrines over time and places of pilgrimage where they are known as “Mary Trees”. The heart shaped leaf has also been linked with love and when two people wanted to get married in the old days, they simply pressed their thumbs against a linden trunk with the whole community in circle around them, then they were considered married.

TLC Home Collection has all those cute meerkats and more in a gacha, find them over at ULTRA new round. If you use them in a more natural environment there’s also a couple of meerkat babies in a sand burrow that are equally enchanting. The little robin you’ll find at the mainstore.

Don’t forget – ULTRA and Illuminate are on the same sim, opposite to each other, so you can do all your shopping at once!

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

Products at Illuminate

1.{LORE}  – Spring Garden Nook – LI 7 – C/M – seats 3 with singles and couples animations – also texture change for stone – mossy, gray, brown and dark stone plus Ivy – light, dark and none, plus Vines – light, dark and bark

2. Lucas Lameth
Sculptures in Black Iron, Gold, Silver Bronze
(luc) Whispering Ginkgo, Bronze/Wall – LI 5
(luc) Elegant Crane V2, Black Iron – LI 1
(luc) Dandelion Thistle Sculpture, Iron (Low LoD, Less LI) – LI 3
All Copy/Modify

3. Little Branch
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh – animated grass – LI 5
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-B – LI 2
LB_Hill-v1{Low Li} – LI 1
LB_WildLindenTree.v1{Animated}4Seasons – LI 3 – LI 12 depending on size – mine was small at LI 3 – choose from Fall 1, Fall 2, Winter, Spring, Spring 2, Summer seasons via HUD
All Copy/Modify

4. MAD MATCH
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1
Set also includes single clover with ladybird and single clover with stem and ladybird

5. Moss&Mink
These are the plant pots from a set of décor by Moss&Mink that also includes a very comfy snuggle bed in PG and Adult plus room divider in black and white
{moss&mink} Plant – Palm (Black) – LI 1 – C/M – tinted by me!
{moss&mink} Plant – Ficus (Black) – LI 1 – C/M
Cloverfield with ladybirds – LI 1

6. Granola.
These are the tulip jugs from a lovely set with has dining table, chair, tulip centre pieces and the jugs.

7. Raindale
Littlevale gacha
Raindale – Littlevale flower pots – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lamps – with and without hanging chain – LI 1
Blue and Yellow Flower Lanterns – sets of 2 – LI 1 each
Raindale – Littlevale flowerbed fountain – LI 4
Raindale – Littlevale tabouret with flower – LI 1
Raindale – Littlevale ladder with lights – LI 2, modified

Other Home & Garden products:-

!Deelish-ous Designs

Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – LI 3 – Transfer/Modify so be careful when you place it and pick it up, you’ve only got one of these little beauties!

TLC Home Collection,
Robin _standing – LI 1 – from Songbirds Collection
TLC Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2
Animated Meerkat Collection – gacha, currently at ULTRA

3 Rares and 9 Commons to collect!
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE
2_TLC Meerkat Pup Inspecting_RARE
3_TLC Meerkat Adult Nursing_RARE
7_TLC Meerkat Pups Playing_Common
9_TLC Meerkat Pup Looking up_Common
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Tales of the Riverbank

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“No animal, according to the rules of animal etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.”  Kenneth Grahame from “Wind in the Willows”

As a consequence of this quote, the otters and their friends have taken over my bathroom – the cheeky lot!

Please click on the picture for a huge version.

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

TLC Home Collection – Animated river scenery FatPack, currently at ULTRA.  The FatPack contains otter pond with reeds, rock surround and animated water. I took this apart to do the scene. The pack also contains the Scandinavian Rudd – you get a pair of these that rotate both clockwise and anticlockwise, the Osprey and the River Otter. It’s a huge pack. There are animated otters (wet and dry) standing, swimming and upright – instructions included for the swimming otter to set the radius. The Osprey is presented on his fishing perch and a flapping fish under his claws and you can take this set-up apart in case you want to put the Osprey elsewhere.

Galland Homes, currently at ULTRA Event
Savannah Bath Vanity by Galland Homes – LI 9 – taps will run with water (on/off via touch). Permissions are Copy/Modify. Beautiful copper bowls and faucet. Animations include Rinse Hair, Brush Teeth, Wash and Shave – excellent!

KraftWork Wall System – Classic – 1 LI each and I had the white and the checkers patterns showing. Beautiful and versatile panels with 12 texture options for the central panels. I had the main panel showing only but underneath there’s a secondary smaller panel.

Fancy Decor: Serpentine Candlesticks
Special for Fifty Linden Friday and throughout the weekend!
They are 1 LI each and you get gold and silver versions, both with white and black candles. They rez ready lit but if you copy and drag to get another one you’ll need to relight the original.

From MudHoney Cooper bathroom accessories pack
This is my favourite pack for the bathroom and I’ve used the items over and over again, so well worth the lindens!
MudHoney Cooper His Supplies – LI 2
MudHoney Cooper Toothbrush Cup – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Soap Dish – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Shampoos – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Bath Towels – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Plant – LI 1

Cheeky Pea – :CP: Champagne Mirror – LI 1 – and this is from the Champagne Flute Chair set which is in the January Deco(c)rate – “Champagne Dreams”. It’s well worth getting even at the non discounted price.

MudHoney – Audrey Vase Large and Small versions – from the Audrey Entry Set in the January Deco(c)rate again – 1 LI each and they come from another gorgeous set which includes 6 colour versions of Ottoman, mirror, sconce in 3 metals, portrait frame and 3 colour versions of  console along with the vases.

Dust Bunny – hoya plant – LI 2

Apple Fall – Porthole Mirror – LI 2 – turned on its side and used as a dish here!

From Shiny Shabby new round
!gO! – Be mine – Izzy – pretty little doll with a Valentines/Hearts theme from !gO!’s gacha of the same name – every one of them a winner!

Concept} – 08. Porcelain Vase – greenish and Concept} 07. Porcelain dish C – these come from the elegant Bordeaux/Orangerie gacha in which Pep collaborated with Jojo Deed – L$80 per Play – watch your lindens on this one!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Storage Solutions

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I’ve often heard the cry, “If only I had more storage!” It applies as much to real life rooms as it does to when we despair at having so few prims on our land that we can’t get everything in. The trouble with material goods is that they expand exponentially and even if you had a mansion you’d still need more storage.

Here’s some storage solutions, virtually speaking. All the products are amazingly low prim, even Mesh India’s storage units packed with books, ornaments and toys have a daft Land Impact. Please excuse the animals showing off by the mirror, they are practising leaping from the bookcases onto the string lights but only the chameleon has managed a good landing so far.

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

Fancy Decor – Callot Collection, currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Callot Cabinet – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Stack of Books II – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Pinecone Candle – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Callot Mirror – LI 3

also Known as – Oppidan Chair Zebra – LI 2 – animations – coffee/waiting/bored, then Masculine menu with 6 poses, Feminine menu with 5 poses, Dining menu with suitable poses (soup/main meal/dessert/wine for ladies and gents. This is a wonderful posh dining room chair with great animations.

Mesh India – Wall Cabinet Set, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
MI Wall Cabinet Support 2 and 1 – LI 3 each
MI Wall Cabinet Corner 1 and 2 – LI 4 each

Newchurch – :: N :: Shen Screen (3), Rosewood – LI 2, part of the Shen set in Rosewood and Light Teak (I tinted this black) Copy/Modify

Raindale – string lights – LI 4 (in various sorts of hue/blink/flicker/static) from the “All is Bright” set

N4RS – Basket with Plaid, pack has plain basket as well – LI 3, part of the Winter Romance Set

MudHoney – James Rug – Ink – LI 1

Animals and Bird:-

JIAN – Splendid Spaniels 17. Daisies – LI 2

*HEXtraordinary* – Cinnamon Sugar Glider – LI 3
*HEXtraordinary* Snow Sugar Glider – LI 3
*HEXtraordinary* Chameleon Companion – Crimson – LI 2

Schadenfreude – Blond Rooster Chicken! – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Little Petrol Station on the Prairie

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KraftWork, who excel in such products, will release this gorgeous vintage style Gas Station at the new round of FaMESHed, starts November 1st.  My main picture is really illustrating just a part of the station, so I’ve taken some further pictures to enable you to get a good idea of what it’ll look like.  Now I have sunk the station into the ground here but it actually has a nice concrete base if you want to use it in a less fantasy environment!

There’s heaps of detail in this building, just look at the gas pumps, or petrol pumps as we call them in the UK, the pumps are in the forecourt and all ready to fill ‘er up.   There’s a little cafeteria on the one side, and it would look good decorated with tables, chairs and food counter don’t you think?  Tiled floor and smudged glass windows, the texturing is superb,  I do like that gauge by the side of the door, too. It’s the attention to detail that makes KraftWork’s products stand out. The cafeteria door will open and close via touch.

This other side of the building is a garage, and both doors will open and close via touch.  There’s enough room to get trucks and cars in for servicing here.  Green trim and red stars continue the themed decoration.

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

KraftWork – Gas Station for November FaMESHed
KraftWork Gas Station – LI 61

JIAN Animals and Birds (all MP resellers)
Avian Arcana gacha – 5. Kestrel Falcon Perch
Avian Arcana gacha – 4. Peregrine Falcon Perch
Playful Pibbles gacha – 19. Pit Stop Bed

Animated Elks by TrigiGifts – 5 LI
Male and Female Elks with grazing and gazing movements plus 4 different elk sounds. Copy/Modify and build up your herd.

Red Tractor by JeanPierre Giordano – LI 2
~ Deco Franzy ~ – Blue Pickup Truck MC01a – LI 3

Serenity Style – Aegeas Country Fence and Telegraph Pole set – mainstore
Serenity Style-Aegeas Electricity Rust Poles – LI 8
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Fence – LI 1
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Gate Door Left and Right – LI 1 each
Serenity Style-Aegeas Country Post – LI 1

KIDD Landscaping –  Wild Oat Grass * Multiple Patch Bush 1 – LI 1 each

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Fluffy Grass – C – LI 1 Each

The Little Branch
LB_Wild Grass*1 Li {Dry}*Animated
LB_Wild Grass*1 Li {Lavender}

Via’s Ground Textures – Sun Burned Grass

 

 

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 🙂