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For the Birds

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The geese think this pool is exclusively for them.   Thanks, TLC Home Collection!

The Canada Goose is a large, wild species native to Arctic and temperate regions of North America. Its migration occasionally reaches North Europe, and it has been introduced to the UK, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands. They are able to establish colonies in urban and cultivated areas with little trouble – so no wonder they have taken over the pool 🙂

In the background, I’m grateful for the shade of Little Branch’s latest offering – the Tulip Tree. It rezs instantly and has zero lag. There’s landscaping extras in the pack, see details below.

The Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a vigorous deciduous tree with pleasing lobed leaves and green & orange tulip shaped flowers in summer. The leaves turn butter yellow in the autumn. It is a part of the Magnolia family. You’ll find these growing in Eastern North America. The tallest the tree will reach is 12 metres and it takes between 20 – 50 years to achieve this height. The Tulip Tree is low maintenance and generally pest and disease free which makes it a popular architectural and garden tree.

Fortunately, the geese are not interested in my brand new pool furniture by Granola. I really love this set, it’s so elegant and well made. The animations are thoughtful, too. You don’t always find that in furniture.

Lots of the décor, including the tea set and fruit bowl, is from a wonderful new gacha by 22769, and you’ll find that at The Arcade, if you can get in. If you like this set, it is exclusive to Arcade and will be retired afterwards, so get on the machine asap.

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

Little Branch, currently at June FaMESHed
1. The Tulip Tree
The tree as sized in the picture is LI 6
4-season – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter
Gently animated as if branches are moving in a breeze

Pack also contains low LI Hill in summer and winter
Snakeweed animated summer A and B versions – LI 2
Grass V4 animated – LI 5
All Copy & Modify

2. Bouton d’or Orange {Rounded Flower Field} – LI 7 – Copy & Modify – Mainstore

Granola., currently at June FaMESHed
“June’s Poolside Set”

a) Lounger – Version 2 PRINT RED – LI 5 (PG & Adult versions)
The lounger has print and plain versions in orange, green, red, yellow and black
Animations –
7 Single Female Sits, 4 Single Male Sits and some mirror options for males (1 Bento sit in female and in male options)
11 Cuddles (Mostly all Bento)
PLUS the Adult has 13 intimate (all Bento) animations and sequence options

Granola. uses poses from RNP and Kabuki.

b) June’s Pedestal Table. Lt. – LI 1
The table has dark and light versions

c) June’s Tropical Sunset Beverage. – LI 2

d) June’s String Lights. Gold. – LI 5
The String lights have versions in black, gold and silver

TLC Home Collection
From Canadian Geese FatPack
Canadian Goose – swimming – LI 2
Canadian Gosling – simming – LI 1
Set their radius and connect the goslings to the parent so they don’t get lost

22769, currently at June ARCADE
Au Bord Du Lac
a) 22769 – Bowl with Fruits – COMMON – LI 1
b) 22769 – Tea Tray – COMMON – LI 1
c) 22769 – Magazines – COMMON – LI 1
d) 22769 – Floor Vases – COMMON – LI 1
e) 22769 – Potted Banana tree – COMMON – LI 1

Serenity Style
Duke Retro Radio Yellow – LI 3 – gacha Modify

Astralia – Tropical pool (Sky) animated – LI 261 (some parts derendered in the picture) – Copy only
This is a prim heavy pool but it looks so good! It also contains assorted flora, animated water and poses and you don’t need much else.

Cheeky Pea
Tropical Flamingo Planter – modified for colour on the metal – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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 🙂

A Very Posh Picnic

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For when you want to dine out in style! And it’s not just for the birds and the fairies but it’s for everyone to enjoy. I’m featuring sets from Fancy Decor, Little Branch and unKindness today.

All the splendidly comfortable furniture is from the Cozy Day set by unKindness and that’s currently at Collabor88. There’s a lot of variations in this squeezable set which is for singles and couples to lounge around on nicely. Fancy Decor came up with the Hors d’oeuvre Silver Collection which will be shortly available at March Arcade. I’m showing most of it here but there are two additional pieces of buffet tables with fancy glass and fretwork panels at the front. They are thoughtfully provided by designer, Jake, for those of us who prefer to eat indoors! The gorgeous flowers are a Hello Tuesday bargain by Little Branch – all sorts of Bouton ‘dor flower fields which are a speciality of theirs. The bargain will last until Sunday 4th March and then they’ll be on Marketplace and at the Mainstore.

The diners are various birdies from TLC Home Collection, all animated and some of them will even sing. TLC make the best birds in SL® if you ask me! Then there’s a couple of very cute fairies who have flown in from Serenity Style and these were in December Lootbox.

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

Little Branch – Bouton ‘dor FatPack
Hello Tuesday satellite store (50% off until Sunday 4th March)
Each flower field is LI 7 at the default size, Copy/Modify – FatPack – flower field and rounded flower field in Lavender, Orange, Pink and Yellow

Fancy Decor – Silver Hors d’oeuvre Collection gacha for The Arcade – starts March 1st

uKindness – C88 – Cozy Day Set – currently at Collabor88
uK – Cozy Day Double Cush w Blanket v1 – LI 5 – Copy/Modify
uK – Cozy Day Coffee Table – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
uK – Cozy Day Double Cush w Back v2 – LI 3 – Copy/Modify
uK – Cozy Day Single Cushion – LI 2
uK – Cozy Day Single Cush w Blanket v2 – LI 4
uK – Cozy Day Book Stack – LI 1
(Double cushions have relaxing solo sits and couple cuddles animations)

TLC Home Collection – animated birds
TLC Waxwing Standing_touch for sound on/off – LI 1
TLC American Goldfinch – LI 1
TLC European Goldfinch – LI 1
TLC American Robin – LI 1

Serenity Style – Danna Fairies gacha (was December 2017 Lootbox)
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Sit Pink – LI 1
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Sit Lilac – LI 1

Cheers m’dears 🙂

Underneath the Mango Tree

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“Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me can watch for the moon
Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me make boolooloop soon” ~ Cibelle

I remember this song from the James Bond film, Dr No.  It was ‘sung’ by Honey Rider when she emerged dripping from the sea  in what was a very racy bikini for those days. She’d been hunting for shells and pearls. Whenever I see or hear of a mango tree, this daft song comes into my head – go figure 🙂

The scene features a new beach hut by Galland Homes which is very versatile because you could put it facing the sea like the above or further up on the land proper.  There’s plenty of room to furnish the inner room and also down on the deck which I’m using as a mini pontoon here.

The trees are by Little Branch.  The Avocado and the Mango.  I’ve included some close-up shots of these because they are so wonderfully made with plenty of leafy branches and fruits in the spring/summer versions.

 

 

 

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

Galland Homes – Caribbean Hut, currently at FaMESHed
Land Impact is 25 with Permissions of Copy/Modify

Little Branch
Mango Tree, currently at FaMESHed
Default size of LI 7 for V1 and LI 12 for V2 – spring and winter

Avocado Tree, currently at The Mens Dept
Default size of LI 7 – winter, spring, summer and fall
Fluffy Grass {Mesh} – LI 10 for huge patch

TLC Home Collection – from Peacock Family (also in white variety)
TLC Male Peacock Tail Up* – LI 2
TLC Peacock Female* – LI 1

Storax Tree – Group discounts to only L$20
Tropics Med Patio Chair Right Ap – LI 13 – Transfer/Resizer

Bird of Paradise – Large – Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin

{XO} FullPermDock-Boat – {XO} by Saera Ellisson

Here’s hoping your weekend’s a good one!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Wild Turkey

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When your turkey’s hopping mad at you, you’ll know! By the way, I didn’t cook one of his friends 🙂

There’s a lot in this scene to show you, so please click on it for the huge version.  Giblets the Turkey is from JIAN’s latest pet series, and what she’s started to do lately is to include a number of static framed versions in the sets.  These are an absolute find for us bloggers, each static is scripted to change frames over a movement, usually 8 in all, you just click until you find the one you want.  So Giblets was fluffing up his tail feathers in annoyance and I put him on frame 4.  The same static versions were in the last set I got of Chipmunks.  Brilliant idea!

The Give Thanks poster is by Dahlia in celebration of  CozySL.com new subscription service. Wendz will keep us up-to-date with Home & Garden events, ideas and free gifts.  See below for SLurl, it’s a must.

I have a new Sponsor – Granola.  – and I’m showing the  Tabitha’s Beaded Curtains  above, gorgeous and versatile.   Granola. is a brand new Home and Garden shop inspired by vintage, Bohemian and rustic styles, you’re going to love them like I do.

The Mission table and chairs set is by Newchurch and so well made.  I really enjoy this style and actually have a real life set in our dining room at home.  These have cherry and oak versions, I used the oak here.  There’s a massive texture change menu for both the table runner and the chair  cushions which include special Autumn and Holiday textures for the runner.  The Fiona Buffet and Hutch is also by Newchurch, all that pottery is tintable for different looks (I used red in honour of Giblets) and the hutch has black and white wood variants.

Fancy Decor’s  Thulden Collection is just behind the Harvest feast table – the texturing on these pieces are amazing, that lamp really shines with metallic glory and the cream vases glint in any light, so well worth purchasing.

The room is in Convair’s latest Builder’s Box offering, the Holiday Cottage.   This house has a lot of great points about it such as being usefully compact, feeling just right when you walk around the building,  a beautiful front lounge window area and peaceful textures within and without.

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Umm, how do I explain peaceful textures – it’s just that they don’t make you tired out looking at them but feel as if you could put with them for a long time and not get fed up.  The other side of the building has this fabulous chimney rising up and also a nice weathervane.

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Here’s some pictures of the inside. The wood texture is superb and has that easy, soft look of certain woods.  All rooms are able to be separately tinted as you wish. The doors are configured by a menu accessed by click-dragging off the door. The menu appears as you release the mouse button.

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And going upstairs…

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Convair has a special offer for us, too, visit the Convair mainstore on or after November 27th to receive a holiday gift of a custom snow roof for your new home in time to celebrate the holiday season!

Now here’s all the Home & Garden products I used in detail:-

CONVAIR Holiday Cottage – the footprint as sized is 13.6m x 25.25m. The land impact at this size is 152 LI.   Find it in the Builder’s Box Christmas Village box.  Don’t forget to visit the mainstore to pick up that Snow Roof.

Fancy Decor – Thulden Collection, currently at Collabor88 – buy individually as well as in a FatPack
Fancy Decor: Thulden Dresser – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Dresser – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Bowl – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Lamp – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Clock – 2 LI – click and set your own Time Zone and Access rights

Fancy Decor: Autumn Centerpiece – LI 6 from the Abigail Dining Collection

Newchurch – Mission Dining Set – ON9 – to November 28th – Oak and Cherry versions

:: N :: Spindle Side Chair, Oak – LI 2 – lovely dining poses for ladies and gents

: N :: Spindle Arm Chair, Oak – LI 3 – lovely dining poses for ladies and gents

:: N :: Keyhole Trestle Table 2, Oak, Large with texture change tablecloth
– LI 2 / LI 2

Fiona Hutch & Buffet – black and white versions – at The Chapter Four in the Under 100L room, runs to the end of the month

:: N :: Fiona Buffet and Hutch, Black – LI 10 in total, can tint the pottery set any colour!

Granola. – Tabitha’s Beaded Curtains. Dark. – LI 4 – great detail, strings of polished beads drop from a top board, each string is finished with a knot of the placement strings, lovely.
Currently at District 20 Event
Also white and light versions in pack.

Give Thanks Banner GIFT 2017 – subscriber gift from CozeySL.com
(by Dahlia) Join CozySL.com subscription here

JIAN Turkey collection – birds included – wanderer, companion (do you really want a turkey following you around?  You do… well here’s a good one), static frame pose versions – 2 LI each, currently at District 20 Event

Kaerri – Autumn Sunflower Arrangement LI 7 Copy only
(found at The Frost Fair)

KraftWork – Fontainebleau Side Table – LI 1

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

k o s m ii – Akuryou Neko [group gift] – little cat on top of Fiona Buffet

MudHoney – Briley Fringe Rug – a 6 Republic special

Apple Fall – Pyracantha Berries in Glazed Pot (2017 piece)
Apple Fall – Pumpkin Place Setting – gorgeous and only 1 LI each

Food:-
From Dust Bunny’s Harvest Feast (full set), currently at Collabor88

dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry sauce – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . mashed potatoes – LI 2
dust bunny . harvest feast . sweet potato casserole – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . green beans – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . turkey . full set exclusive – LI 2
dust bunny . harvest feast . filling/stuffing – 1 LI
dust bunny . harvest feast . pumpkin pie – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . gravy boat – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . dinner rolls – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry punch pitcher – LI 1 and tumblers to go with it, copy them around the place settings

{vespertine} apple pie & plums – LI 2 (also at Collabor88) and because you need a choice of two puddings at such a feast!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Hot Tub Autumn

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Chez Moi Furniture‘s beautiful new hot tub – the Rock Hot Tub – inspired an Autumnal set up for this scene, that I wish I had in real life! It’s just right for the garden and lends itself to a number of settings. There is a control panel on the tub and you access the menu from there – bubbling water in motion, particle steam and water sounds give a realistic experience. The tub will take up to 4 avatars and includes over 60 animations in the PG version, and 120 plus in the Adult. There’s poses for solo and couples, some include automatically rezzing props. It’s a wonderful roleplay piece!

Then there’s another of TLC Home Collection‘s scenes and this is all about sunflowers and the birds that feed on the seeds when they are in full bloom. It’s so pretty and goes very well with the Lanefield Pavilion from Raindale. This is a bit of a fantasy scene once more as you’d not find such things inside a pavilion back in First Life but have imagination, will use it 🙂

Here’s the cheeky finches gathering sunflower seeds, the greater the bounty – the harder the winter!  Check it out and see if I’m not right, Nature provides.  Also, note that beautiful diamond shaped fencing detail at the back of the pavilion. Raindale’s special wood textures are superb.

 

And this is the little scene on one side of the tub… pumpkins on a barrow, sleepy kittens and faery mushrooms. How much more cuteness can you take 🙂

 

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

Raindale – Lanefield pavilion RARE from the Lanefield gacha (mainstore)
LI is only 15 for a spacey pavilion

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event through to October 7th – Rock Hot Tub (in Adult and PG versions) – LI 14 – Copy/Modify

TLC Home Collection, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event through to October 7th
TLC Autumn Sunflower Field with Birds – LI 28, also separate standing animated birds – American Goldfinch, American Robin and European Goldfinch – 1 LI each

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
From the Harvest Fest gacha – Arcade Sept 2017
If the Arcade Event is over, try resellers as this won’t be offered again.
22769 – Party Flags – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Orange – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Bunch of Pumpkins Pale – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Vintage Wheelbarrow – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Boxtree in Bucket Rusty – COMMON – LI 2

JIAN  – Kitten Booties :: Decor Sleepies – LI 1 – subscriber Group Gift

Landscaping:-

NOMAD – Mushroom Forest, lots of beautiful little mushrooms – chanterelle, fly algaric, penny bun in various groups and solo for 1 LI each, also a tree stump with mushrooms. Currently at Collabor88

KIDD – SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY – LI 1

Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1 – LI 6 – this is a new design by Hayabusa, there are a number of animated tree versions with texture change, including multi textures in the leafy branches (have not seen this done before) and they are also available in a FatPack.

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Last of the Summer Wine

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Well I can’t give up on summer just yet!  So here’s a secluded hideaway that looks like a brick wall from the outside but once you’re in there, it’s practically another room!  This is the “Garden Hideaway” gacha by Duvet Day and it’s currently at the Cosmopolitan Event.

While I’m away getting more pies and rounding up the rest of the family, the animals and birds have taken over – as usual!  That pup is either barking at the pheasant or about to take a leap straight onto the table after the apple pie, the hen pheasant has her eye on the stray apples and the robin is searching the plant pots in case there’s any unwary worms or insects. Chaos will ensue any minute now 🙂

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

Duvet Day – “Garden Hideaway” gacha, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
[DD] Garden Hideaway pots – LI 2
[DD] Garden Hideaway bench with blanket – LI 6 – 3 textures each for pillow and blanket – 4 cuddles
[DD] Garden Hideaway bench plain – LI 4 – 4 cuddles
[DD] Garden Hideaway lantern – LI 2 – on/off/dim
[DD] Garden Hideaway table – LI 2
[DD] Garden Hideaway fountain – LI 4
[DD] Garden Hideaway brick walls – RARE – LI 12 – static door
[DD] Garden Hideaway white walls – RARE – LI 12 – static door

eTNIA – Old Tomato Bowl – LI 1
8f8 – primavera in Toscana gacha – Clay Pots (by wall)

Feather & Nest – GPg – Upside Down Pots

Jian Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Full)
Jian Hillside Orchard :: Apple Bucket (Spilled)
Jian Hillside Orchard :: Apple Tree (High LOD)

The Little Branch – Magnolia Tree {Animated} – blossom just showing
Babylonia: Hanging Ivy Set – piece 005a
Shutter Field – sf vintner tray – wine and cheese
{what next} – Country Kitchen Apple Pie
{what next} – Palma Set – Stack of Books

[ zerkalo ] – Summer Day gacha – Napkin

[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Plates Small
La Galleria – Lavender Vintage Heart Pillow
Apple Fall Fig & Blackberry Cake
Apple Fall – Martins’ Busker Guitar
-Mint- Apples & Candles bucket

Animals & Birds:-
JIAN – Playful Pibbles gacha – 4. Red Companion Pup

TLC Home Collection – Robin (from Song Birds Collection 1)
TLC Home Collection – Male Pheasant & Female light feather Pheasant

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂