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Blooming Marvellous

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“Nothing is so beautiful as Spring –
When weeds, in wheels, shoot long and lovely and lush;
Thrush’s eggs look little low heavens, and thrush
Through the echoing timber does so rinse and wring
The ear, it strikes like lightnings to hear him sing;
The glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush
The descending blue; that blue is all in a rush
With richness; the racing lambs too have fair their fling.” – Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889) is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era. However, because his style was so radically different from that of his contemporaries, his best poems were not accepted for publication during his lifetime, and his achievement was not fully recognized until after World War I.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products shown in the scene today:-

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019, TLC Home Collection, 22769, Galland Homes, Little Branch, Eclectic, [ Organica ], LOVE
Others:- {what next}, HEART Botanicals
Events:- BLOOM, The Boardwalk Event, RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019

TLC Home Collection, currently at BLOOM to April 7th
“Feathered Squatters” – Blackbird and Oriole
Both sets contain extra single birds and chicks. Includes good notecard with instructions on setting the sound controls, volume and frequency. These add a further dimension to your garden scenes!
TLC Feathered Squatters – Blackbird Set – LI 8 – animated chicks and parents
TLC Feathered Squatters – Oriole Set – LI 8 – animated chicks and parents
TLC Blackbird Adult Female – LI 1 – animated

22769, currently at BLOOM to April 7th
Pieces from the “Spring Dinner” gacha – all pieces are Transfer & Modify
22769 – Farmhouse Table – RARE – LI 3
22769 – Dining Chair – COMMON – LI 3 – sit poses unisex
22769 – Glass Candle – COMMON – LI 1 – set light intensity
22769 – Service Pots – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Dinner Plate – Green – COMMON – this is a whole place setting! – LI 3
22769 – Spring Table Runner – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tulips in Vase – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Ceramic Bunny – COMMON – LI 1

Galland Homes, currently at BLOOM
Freeman Green House – LI 22 – open/close door on touch – useful large base so you’ll be able to sink into most ground settings

Little Branch, currently at BLOOM
LB – Hibiscus Shrub {Animated} – LI 3 – beautiful and useful landscaping shrub – gently animated – two seasons, spring and winter
LB – Orange Blossom {Animated} – 4-Seasons – LI 7 at this size

Eclectic, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Eclectic – Dripping Vase Big, Medium and Small – LI 1 each
Eclectic – Pumpkin Pouf – texture change for 11 colours – solo animations

Organica, currently at the RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019, Hope 3
Pieces from the “Silphium Fence” set
[ Organica ] Silphium Fence Set – Brick & W. Iron (Straight) – LI 1
[ Organica ] Silphium Fence Set – Brick & W. Iron (Quarter) – LI 3
This is an accomplished wrought iron and brick fence set, other pieces include a brick end-cap, a circle fence and a semi-circular fence

LOVE, currently at the RFL Home & Garden Expo 2019, Hope 7
Pieces from the “Country Path” set
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – STRAIGHT – LI 1 – paving flanked by flowers and butterflies
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – EXTRA – LI 1 – a straight run of flowers and butterflies
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – LONG WITH BUTTERFLIES – LI 1

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{what next}
Spring Garden Lawnmower (pink) – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

HEART Botanicals
Buttercups – Patch – LI 1
Buttercups – SIngles – No Leaves – Patch – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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The Elm Glen

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“Oh the oak and the ash, and the bonny ivy tree,
They flourish at home in my own country” ~ From The North Country Maid, a traditional British folk song

A lot of traditional British folks tunes are about the landscape and a longing for the countryside they called home, made more poignant when people started to move to the major towns and cities at the time of the Industrial Revolution. The scene I’ve made today is more like my pa’s traditional homeland would be – one of heather and gorse, rocky waterfalls, forest and glen. The soft tones of light and colour are often what it is like during the misty dawn and early morning and it is altogether enchanting – except for the midges!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products show in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Petit Chat, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Deelish-ous Designs, JIAN, Two Moon Gardens, {what next}
Events: – Limit8, Versus Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Petit Chat, currently at the Versus Event to Feb 28th
The Rustic set (can be used inside and outdoors) includes :
— Table : LI 3
— Bench : LI 2 – 2 sitters (9 animations for each)
— Stool : LI 1- 1 sitter (12 animations)
— Hat décor : LI 1 – Texture change (6 options for the rattan – 6 options for the ribbon)
— Towel : LI 1 – Texture change (6 options)
— Table Runner : LI 1 – Texture change (6 options)
— Fruit Bowl : LI 1- Texture change (6 options)

Little Branch, currently at the Limit8 Event to March 13th – *Limited Quantity*

Elm Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 10 is a good size but you can reduce to LI 4 and it is perfect for small gardens – the season I chose was spring
The pack also contains beautiful snakeweed varieties and grass meshes for extra décor

TLC Home Collection
1. From the “Harvest Helper’s” set
TLC Beagle [Standing] – LI 2 – animated
TLC Thrush – LI 1 – animated

2. “Wild Boar Collection”
TLC Wild Boar [Female] – Mama is LI 5 – animated
Piglets are from the “Dining on Berries” Fatpack
TLC Piglet Standing – LI 1 – animated
TLC Piglet standing on Step – LI 1 – animated

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{what next} – Fall Apples Centrepiece – LI 2

Jian – Hillside Orchard :: Cider Jugs (4) – LI 1

Deelish-ous Designs
Fairy Flower Meadow Blues – LI 3 – animated and particle effect – Transfer & Modify so be careful when rezzing!

Two Moon Gardens
TMG – Hidden Heather – LI 56 – modified; taking some elements out and reducing some elements in size – it’s very adaptable. This set comes with Sunny days nature sounds, Water sounds, Dandelion emitter and Dancing butterflies – pink and aqua

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Owlery

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The Owlery was a room on the top of Hogwarts Castle’s West Tower, where the school owls and the owls belonging to students lived during the school year. The Owlery was a circular stone room, rather cold and drafty, because none of the windows had glass in them. The lack of glass in the windows allowed the owls to come and go freely. The floor was entirely covered in straw, owl droppings and the regurgitated skeletons of mice and voles. Many owls nestled here on perches that rose right up to the top of the tower. During the winter months, the room was very cold, to the point that one had to be careful with ice on the higher landings.

Our Second Life® virtual Owlery is much more civilised and comes complete with stained glass windows. The owls get in through the round window and have a nice, warm set of rooms all to themselves 🙂

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products and avatar accessories I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Syndicate Sunday, Juna tattoos, Dragon Magick Wares
Others:- *HEXtraordinary*, MINIMAL, C L A Vv.
Events: – Syndicate Sunday, The Saturday Sale

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Syndicate Sunday – Feb 3rd – 10th – all items only L$69

1 . Juna
Although the offer is primarily for ladies, this great Symo tattoo goes very well on a slim, male body too! I used the Jake MESH body with the Omega applier option which worked perfectly so I’d say this was unisex. I would imagine that a larger male body with more defined musculature may distort the tats somewhat but it’s so cheap as this special offer – why not just try it out?
In the pack you’ll find dark, light and medium system layers as well as the Multiple HUD. This contains the applier for mesh Body in 3 tone (Dark 100%, Medium 75% and Light 50%) for:
• Altamura
• Belleza
• Eve
• Maitreya
• Omega
• Signature
There’s also a Juna: TMP Symo tattoo Woman option included.

 

2. Dragon Magick Wares
This is a daft price to pay for a lovely RP build – what’s there to think about?
Dragon Magick Wares Luna Cottage – LI 130 – Copy and Modify, you can enlarge this cottage only. It’s a beautiful building with Magick and RP aspects. There’s 4 rooms inside and they are light, airy and decorated with stained glass windows. Click doors open and close. The front door has an additional wrought iron decoration and door knocker. The footprint is 14 by 11 metres and the height is 0.45 metres. Here’s a picture to show the roof décor.

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MINIMAL – The Forest -standard- The Saturday Sale offer! – LI 203

*HEXtraordinary*  – Screech Owl – Perched – worn
And try Marketplace resellers, too

C L A Vv. Branch Crown Wood Gold – gacha prize

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cherry Blossom Magick

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When you mix Dragons and Red Headed Cranes you are bound to create Magick!

I’m featuring the beautiful Shabby Corner Desk by Dragon Magick Wares today which is on offer for Syndicate Sunday. This useful piece of furniture will fit perfectly into any corner of your home and increase the available surface area so you’ll be able to place out yet more of your precious ornaments… what could be better! And it’s only L$69 for the duration of the Event.

Syndicate Sunday is a discount shopping event that runs once a month. It will start on the first Sunday of every month and run through to the second Sunday of the month for an 8-day Event in all. Items will be at out Designer’s stores, not an Event area.

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

Sponsors:- Syndicate Sunday, Dragon Magick Wares, Serenity Style, TLC Home Collection, 22769 [Bauwerk]
Others:- Landscaping by Felix, Air, HEXtraordinary
Events: – Syndicate Sunday

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Syndicate Sunday BlogFlickr – runs from January 6th – 13th
Dragon Magick Wares – Shabby Corner Desk – LI 2

Also other pieces by Dragon Magick Wares
Spirit Dragon Lantern – LI 3 – on/off lantern with good radius of light
Watercolor Dragon – LI 1

Serenity Style

Merloc Rusty Hall – LI 17 – also contains lantern with candle

22769, prizes from the Tea Ceremony gacha
22769 – Tea Set – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Jade Buddha – Gift of the Guardians – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

TLC Home Collection
Animated Red-crowned Crane – LI 2
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Landscaping by Felix
Found in the Japanese Section – Sakura Pond 12 x 7 metres footprint – LI 11

Air – prize from the Flower Lantern gacha
7) Air_Flower Lantern_Cherry Blossom pink – Transfer & Modify

HEXtraordinary
Zen Juniper Bonsai – LI 1 (this piece also has a table)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Sleighed

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“I think we might be a tad too early, Prancer!”

Well of course they are!  They’ve got the SL® Winter blogging fever and it’s only November!  There’s some fabulous seasonal products about at various Events and they make such fun scenes.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see JIAN’s latest animals, the Reindeer.  Not only do you get Companion, Wanderer and Static versions, but also they have their own cute stables.   That fabulous sleigh is by Granola. and it was well worth nagging Designer Kimbra over Thanksgiving so I could get the set.  It is really enchanting and on the front of the sleigh, which you can’t see this scene, are glowing stringlights and sleigh bells.  As always, Little Branch have come up with some stunning seasonal trees which with a click can be changed to snowy boughs and leaves, their sim is well worth a visit to add to your winter landscaping.

I fiddled around on the Black Dragon viewer which I’m getting more into now, making up my own Windlights for various effects.  You certainly can build depth into your photography with all the bells & whistles of that viewer.  Perseverance pays off 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Granola, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Mushilu, anc Ltd., Apple Fall, Barnesworth Anubis, Dysfunctionality, HEXtraordinary, Soy.
Events:- Tannenbaum, Prism Events, Uber
Viewer: Black Dragon

*NB – all pieces have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Granola., currently at Tannenbaum
The Frostine Sleigh – Red Tartan – PG – LI 15 – Singles Menus for ladies and gents plus a Couples Menu for this version! Lights and sleigh bells on the front, it’s a really pretty sleigh. There are also versions with Grey Tartan and Yellow Tartan seats and Adult versions of same if required. Seats 2 avatars and includes ALL BENTO animations.
PG:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
ADULT:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
13 Adult Animations.

Little Branch, currently at Uber Event
RedBud Tree – realistic foliage which is gently animated and has a 4-Season HUD (mine are on Winter) – LI 3 at this size but can go much larger. Looks good from all angles and these are definitely at different angles to get the best effect.

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JIAN, currently at Uber Event
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Walk High – LI 2 – 8 frames and you can name him/her
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Stand – LI 4 – 8 frames and you can name him/her

SAYO, currently at Tannenbaum
PineWood Collection – Branch Wreath – LI 3 – Colour HUD

SAVAGE
MINERVA’S ANTLERS EXCLUSIVE EDITION
Normally, you’d wear these beauties!
LI 8 when rezzed, also has a handy resizer

anc Ltd., currently at Uber Event
-Garden- by anc “Narcissus” field LI 2 (white x pink)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Row – LI 2 – with comprehensive texture changer

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Robin Redbreast Perching (Wear or Rez) – very cute! He’s only LI 3 here and bounces up and down on his perch (or your shoulder). Copy & resizer

Soy.
Soy. Snow covered woods [Wood-A] – LI 2
Soy. Mini Igloo Lantern [Type-B] – LI 2 – click flame on/off

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 1 Mushilu – LI 1 (reduced from default)
Rock 2. Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Rock 4.Mushilu 1 – LI 1
Snow Floor 1.Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Formation1. Mushilu – LI 1

Barnesworth Anubis [BA]
Pieces from the Snow Kit set
[ba] snow kit – wall drift – LI 1
[ba] snow kit – stair drift – LI 1

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Hartley Fencing Set (available in 4 textures)
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Wide – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Post – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Gate – Wood – LI 7 – gate opens and closes on touch

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

POSH with a capital Tea

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It’s been a while since I did a dining table scene but I just couldn’t resist this set from Fancy Decor which I mixed with a previous set so we all had some cakes. After all, what is life without the delights of cake?

The cranes insisted on being in the picture because they matched the furniture rather well and were also going on about pops of colour in their red crowns – I really didn’t know that they were so fashion oriented. After a while I wasn’t listening because I was too busy concentrating on the petit fours and wondering how many petit fours it takes to get to twenty or so and whether I’d be feeling slightly sea sick by that time or not.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today, and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, unKindness, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dahlia, Soy., Vespertine

*All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Fancy Decor
“Blythe Collection”, currently at UBER to September 22nd

You get the Dining Table and Bench with cushions, a choice of 4 place settings where the plates are combinations of white and black, choices of empty and full short glass and water glass, bowl of lemons and bowl of limes, double candlesticks, decanter, dome candle and pitcher
Small pieces are between 1 to 2 Land Impact each, Table is LI 2, Bench is LI 6 and takes up to 3 avatars. It has General and Dining animation Menus with attachable props.

Also pieces from the “Silver hors d’oeuvres” gacha Collection
Two tiered Dessert tray, Plate with Snacks, Napkins, Cake. All between 1 – 2 Land Impact each with Permissions of Transfer & Modify.

TLC Home Collection
Red-Crowned Crane – animated crane, his head moves around (and he goes on endlessly about Fashion – you have been warned) – LI 2

unKindness
From the Contemporary Garden Sets – these are so useful and I use them a lot!
uK – Contemporary Fence Pergola Brown – LI 6

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Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Double Gold/Clear – LI 4

Soy. – Green Plants Wall Panel – LI 2
Currently at Collabor88 to September 6th

Vespertine
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / centre mosaic – LI 9
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2

The jade decorative panels are by Calm. Designs but I’m not sure if they are still running as there’s no Inworld or Marketplace store to visit. It’s a shame as I really liked their products.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Bathroom Blitz

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If you’re fed up with the hot summer conditions, here’s a skybox which has winter on its mind!  It’s a Group Gift from FOURTH WALL and called the Winter’s Abode Skybox.  I’ve made a scene near one of the windows with the help of Percy the Puffin who much prefers a steamy shower to the snowy conditions outside.

Winter’s Abode is a small studio skybox apartment that mixes together a clean, modern style with the traditional warm woods of a cabin. It’s only L$99 to join the VIP Group, so basically you get a skybox for a daft amount and even less if you’re a group member already.

There is a main room with a half divider in wood, the ceiling here has a pleasant, cosy rafter area and a sloped wooden section down to four wall height windows at the front. When you don’t have the outdoor scene up, you get a lot of light through these. The main room leads off into another more private area reached by a single step and this has no windows and is lit by copious industrial style ceiling lights above.  Here’s your slide screen featuring some photos using the lounger and puffin to get a sense of scale.  Well that was Percy’s excuse to model anyway!

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Here’s full details of all the Home & Garden pieces I used in the scene today, and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- FOURTH WALL, Serenity Style, KraftWork, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dust Bunny, Apt. B

  • All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Serenity Style
a) Serenity Style- Harter Suit Stand – LI 3

At August PocketShop (HUD 1.2)
b) Capriccio Sink Set
Serenity Style-Capriccio Mirror – LI 2
Serenity Style-Capriccio Sink – LI 6 – washing hands animation
Serenity Style-Capriccio Plant – LI 3
Serenity Style-Capriccio Soaps – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
From Puffin Island – includes birds and rocky island habitat
TLC animated Puffin – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Polygonal Frame – LI 1 (altered down for size here but will hold the LI 1 at larger sizes) Has HUD for various colours plus a rainbow texture. A beautiful piece of artwork!

FOURTH WALL
Marketplace Store

a) [FOURTH WALL] Industrial Shower [Adult and PG versions available]
LI 5. Materials enabled, best viewed with advanced lighting switched on in your graphics settings. Quality water and steam particles add realism to your choice of a hot or cold shower. Majority of the animations are Bento with a few extras to add variety.

Using the shower is simple. Just click the button to the right on the base wall and choose between a hot or cold shower from the pop-up menu. If you’re not seeing any particles, please check that your Max. particle count hasn’t been set to 0 in your graphics settings.

b) [FOURTH WALL] Metal Wire Marble Table (Light) – LI 1
(also available in Dark and Gold versions)
[FOURTH WALL] Wired Sun Lounger (Light Metal) – LI 6
(matching versions to the table)

c) [FOURTH WALL] Hanging Towel Rack – LI 1 – comes Free with the Shower!

d) [FOURTH WALL] Winter’s Abode Skybox (with outdoor scene) – LI 30
Comes without the outdoor scene as well – LI 29

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Dust Bunny
dust bunny . potted dragon tree – LI 3

Apt B
Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears 🙂