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Breakfast in Bed

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(Taken on Black Dragon Viewer)

One of the best meals of the day, especially if you share it!  So many beautiful products about at the moment, here’s some of my favourites.  The gorgeously light dining set called the Jean Collection is by Fancy Decor and you’ll find that at Summerfest 2018, along with lots of décor for your seasonal decorating.

Little Branch’s new tree here is the Orange Blossom (mainstore) and although I’ve reduced the default size considerably to fit in with the scene, it’s pretty good Land Impact at the larger size.  Summer blossom adds to any garden scene and this tree is beautifully represented, the branches being animated as though in a gentle breeze.  The Orange Blossom is a beautifully fragrant flowered tree, and its blossom is used in perfume making.  It’s traditionally associated with good fortune and is popular for bridal bouquets. It’s also the state flower of Florida!

The background piece is from one of my favourite sets by TLC Home Collection, called, “Forever my Dove”. You also get the Eurasian Doves, too. This background has arched windows and a fountain with flowing water included. It could easily be slotted into a garden scene or alongside a plain outside wall of a house.  Here it is on its own:-

 

Many thanks go to Mooncita (Moonsoul Resident) for helping me get used to the Black Dragon Viewer.  A recent talk given at Bloggers & Vloggers Network by Mooncita, got me interested in the viewer, specifically for photography.  The quality of the photographs you take with Black Dragon can be that much more precise and pixel rich than with Firestorm because it goes above the Ultra setting. There’s lots of things you can do with the Windlight settings, too, using the Black Dragon Machina Button.  And best of all, it seems to be able to stop the fisheye effect before it starts.  Amazing!

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

Sponsors:-

Fancy Decor
Jean Collection – Summerfest 2018
Jean Iced Tea
Jean Chair – animations for converse, iced tea m & f, 3 sits
Jean Table
Jean Wire Lanterns
Jean Wood Tray
All 1 Land Impact each with Permissions of Copy & Modify

Books from other collections – Jansen Gacha Collection and Callot Collection
09 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books A
10 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books B – LI 1

Fancy Decor: Stack of Books II – Callot Collection (slightly modifed)

Little Branch

Orange Blossom – LI 7 default (you also get Snakeweed and Low Hill extras) 4-season animated tree which I was using on Summer and I’d reduced the size quite considerably
Animated Snakeweed – Summer 1 version – LI 2 default
Bouton d’Ore – Orange shade (from set) LI 7 default
All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify

TLC Home Collection
“Forever my Dove” set
Includes the background wall with arched window and fountain in the middle – LI 25 – Copy & Modify
Eurasian Dove in two feather versions – LI 1 each – animated

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From the “Yammies” Gacha – Croissant & Jam – LI 1

 

Other Designers:-

anc Ltd – Flying Dove and Eating Dove in Ham Pink – “No Limits” gacha – try Marketplace

[-BLUE SKY-] – Peacock Mirror – LI 3 – Copy & Modify – was a Fifty Linden Friday Special

Mesh India – from the “Terracotta Pot Garden Decor” Gacha – currently at Cosmopolitan to June 30th, then mainstore
01 MI Lisa Tree Red – LI 4
07 MI Calluna Pink – LI 4

Mesh India – from the “Fruit Stand Decor” Gacha (was Arcade June) so try Marketplace
06 MI Cherry Tray – LI 4
05 MI Green Grapes Basket – LI 5
09 MI Lotus Pot RARE – LI 1

PLAAKA – from the “June Dining” Gacha (was Arcade June) so try Marketplace
9. Hanging Vegetables A – Garlic & Peppers – LI 1 each
6. Hardbread – Slice, Knife, Cutboard

Dust Bunny – Snowcones Raspberry – Fifty Linden Friday Special (current)

8f8 – Wall Grapevine from the “Primavera in Toscana” – LI 3 – Gacha – try Marketplace

Apple Fall

Check out the free pieces showing at SL 15B 
Apple Fall – Macarons in Box – LI 1 – free gift – Copy & Modify
Apple Fall – ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Sliced Grapefruit – free gift – Copy & Modify

*~MMG‘s~* [Parts] Bird’s nest – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

Lunar Seasonal Designs – English Robins Love Marquis Grapes – LI 5 – animated robin chases a grape around the bowl – extra cute! Copy only.

Hope you’re all enjoying the sun!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Galveston

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Galveston isn’t just the classic Glen Campbell song or an island city on the Gulf Coast of Texas, but it’s also this fabulous prefab by Galland Homes.

There are two large rooms which are divided by unusual large sliding stable doors, and there’s also smart dormer windows in the roof. The Land Impact is 121 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Please follow the rez instructions carefully so you can get the doors to work properly! The Glaveston is from the February 2018 Builder’s Box. You’ll soon be able to pre-order the May subscription.

I’ve got a couple of beautiful trees by Little Branch in the picture. One is the Yellow Orchid, a brand new release, and the other is the Black Olive which I promised in my last post to show you in more detail. An amazingly beautiful architectural tree (rotate it around to get the best placement), it’s available at the current round of FaMESHed. Both trees I had on the Spring texture setting.

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

Galland Homes
Galveston by Galland Homes – LI 141 (separately opening central doors, front door and windows door at back)
In the February 2018 Builder’s Box
Builder’s Box is a Second Life architecture subscription box packed full of buildings from some of Second Life’s best mesh home creators. From ground builds to skyboxes, gain access to 10 exclusive homes every 3 months – giving you plenty of choice and time to move in, live in and repeat.

 

DaD Design for Virtual Living – “Byron Hanging Chair” PG V.1.0 c/m – LI 9

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Old Water Pump – LI 2 (from the “Garden Decoration” set)

..::THOR::.. – Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON

Landscaping

Flora:
Little Branch
LB – Yellow Orchid tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 3 (lower than default)
(currently available at The Liaison Collaborative)

LB – Black Olive Tree {Animated} Seasons – LI 8 (slightly reduced)
(currently available at FaMESHed)

Two Moon Gardens – The Rockery – LI 15

Heart Botanicals – Pathways set – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – I used the Patio SQ – LI 9 – Copy/Modify

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Ivy for walls set (on golden texture version)

Texture change with many meshes and only 1 Land Impact each!

Fauna:-
JIAN – Scruffy Shepherds –  14. Sleepy Adult

TLC Home Collection
TLC  – American Robin – LI 1 (from “Sunflower Field with Birds” set)

And we were listening to… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTbTHlTmDX8

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Be a Lion

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First blog of the New Year and a lot of my groups have excellent free gifts, as well as there being some smashing things out at FaMESHed. So armed with an anti lag sword, I made my way there and spent out some lindens!

Over to Bob…
“I am on the rock and then I check a stock
I have to run like a fugitive to save the life I live
I’m gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
I’m gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
Iron Lion Zion
I’m on the run but I ain’t got no gun
See they want to be the star
So they fighting tribal war
And they saying Iron like a Lion in Zion” Bob Marley

I liked the “Be a Lion” frame which is from an unKindness gacha, placed it on the wall and the whole scene then fell into place. The forest cats aren’t co-operating on the lion front, though, and I’m only interested in reading a book so we aren’t doing Bob proud at the moment!

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

unKindness
“The Golden Hall” set, currently at FaMESHed Event to December 27th
uK – Golden Hall Pear Mirror – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Wall Globe – LI 1 and I used two of them
uK – Golden Hall Round Table – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Cactus Plant – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Bunt Cake Stand – LI 2 – gorgeous glass covered decor with pear, fig slice, pine cone and leafy twigs
uK – Golden Hall Picture Frame – LI 1 – drag your own picture onto the front of it
unKindness
uK – Simply Said “Be a Lion” frame EXCLUSIVE – from the “Simply Said” gacha – mainstore

Raindale
Raindale – “Winterleen Bench” – with and without snow 2 and 4 Land Impact – texture change HUD for the wood, ten options – 14 solo and 8 couples animations – Copy/Modify – currently at The Avenue Event

Raindale – prop – Cup of Tea – from the Mauner set at the mainstore

Heart Botanicals – pieces from the “Crazy Paving with Bunchberry” set, currently at FaMESHed Event. It’s an extensive set and you can have a whole paved area in your garden with little bunchberries set in between the slabs. There’s also varieties of Aubretia to decorate with. Great for landscapers!
Heart – Pathways – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – Cross – LI 2
Heart – Aubretia – Small – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1
Heart – Aubretia – Large – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1
Heart – Aubretia – Tiny – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1

JIAN – Forest Cat Collection, currently at the FaMESHed Event
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Stare – LI 1 – 8 static poses through 1 cycle
texture change for brown, ginger and grey cat
JIAN Wicker Forest Cat Bed – LI 5
texture change for wicker cat basket and also the cat as above
The Forest Cat Collection contains 6 static cats such as Walk, Stand, Paw and Run, those can be cycled through their particular pose until you get the one that works with your scene. Then you’ve got a Companion version which you add to yourself and a Wanderer version which you can set free on your land within a defined radius.

Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug – LI 1 (reduced from default)

Group Gifts!
KraftWork 2018 Skybox Daylight – LI 18 – footprint 2.35 by 3.00 metres at default size – Copy/Modify – January Group Gift and there is a moonlight version, too. Group is only L$25 to join and all the group gifts are still out.

{what next} – Winter Bird Feeder (no snow) – VIP Group Gift – there’s also a snow version and you can move the birds around to suit your landscaping. This was sunk into the ground for the scene, it is taller and has a square base normally. LI 3 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

Storax Tree – Group discount, only L$20
Twisty Twigs Vase – Gold and Tile E – LI 2 – Transfer with resizer, and there are 3 other versions of this in the Group Section

Ariskea – [September] Moss Frames – LI 1 – Copy/Modify – I reduced it a bit and it will go up quite high and remain at 1 LI. This is the September gift, it’s still out.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Library in the Woods

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“Owl,” said Rabbit shortly, “you and I have brains. The others have fluff. If there is any thinking to be done in this Forest–and when I say thinking I mean thinking–you and I must do it.”
― A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

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

Raindale‘s new rustic set, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Can be purchased individually or in a full set
Raindale – Bitterwood lamp – LI 2 – touch to switch on/off – 2 versions – with and without the books
Raindale – Bitterwood bookshelf – LI 9

Dysfunctionality – texture change landscaping (Autumn Shades)
[DDD] Fluffy Grass
[DDD] Whispy Forest Tree
[DDD] Twinkling Leafy Bush

Larger background trees – Dream Tree – Landscaping by Felix
A magnificent tree for only 3 Land Impact

ForegroundPLAAKA – Hydrocharitaceae Drift (from Lost Garden House gacha)
Try mainstore and Marketplace resellers

Autumn forest leaves texture – Vita’s Ground Textures

Apple Fall – Gourds in Vintage Bowl

Animals & Birds
TLC Home Collection – Songbirds – Chaffinch and Bullfinch
Happy Mood – HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M
[Black Bantam] Baby Bob Cat Cub 02
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Run (not a gacha)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Tale of Maplemoor Woods

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You won’t find Maplemoor Woods on any map, try as you might. It’s a secret place and you can only get to it through a portal. This portal lets through children and those grown ups who still retain the magic of childhood in their hearts. Maplemoor exists in an eternal late spring where young animals and birds are born and brought up, they make their home in the woods. But they’re not like any creatures you’ve seen before. For instance, they really appreciate afternoon tea! They’re not always polite, as you’ll see in the pictures – the bullfinch has landed on the teatime cake and is not even waiting for his slice to be cut.

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Afternoon tea is presided over by the Great Horned Owl, who can move his head all the way around. This is useful to check on visitors who may want an extra place at the table. The mother deer keeps an eye on the proceedings, she has her favourite bridge so she can see everything going on and even if afternoon tea should take place at midnight, she can switch on the lamps. Time has very little meaning in such an enchanted place. Poppies and flowers bloom all the year round and the poppies are not only red but all colours of the rainbow. The ones you see here are yellow.

The kingfisher sits patiently on the portal, his large beak is useful for pulling visitors through, but no doubt he’ll be getting his slice of cake later on. And there’s always a wishing well. Not only for water – as there’s no rivers in the woods – but the well grants wishes to visitors and inhabitants of Maplemoor alike. But be careful what you wish for! And don’t forget, you’ll need an extra wish to get you back home 🙂

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Home & Garden Products:-

Raindale – “Maplemoor” gacha at The Crossroads Event during the month of January!

Table & Coasters – 1 – 2 LI
Stools – 1 – 2 LI
Portal – 1 LI
Chairs – 1 – 2 LI
Kettle & teacups – 1 – 2 LI
Cake and cake slice on plate with teaspoon – 1 – 2 LI
Lantern (touch on/off) – 2 LI
Bridge – 11 LI
Rare – Wishing Well – 11 – 13 LI with a winter version included

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Birds & Animals:

Great Horned Owl v1.2 – Animania
Deer family – Navan Design
HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M – Happy Mood
TLC Home Collection – Songbirds Collection 1 and 2 and Kingfisher – these birds sit on branches and fishing posts which can be unlinked and used separately.

Landscaping:

LB_Yellow Poppies{Field}
LB_WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}
by The Little Branch
Enchanted Woodland 4 (has a forest clearing with sunbeams)
by Two Moon Gardens

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂