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On the street you live

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“I have often walked down this street before;
But the pavement always stayed beneath my feet before.
All at once am I several stories high.
Knowing I’m on the street where you live.

Are there lilac trees in the heart of town?
Can you hear a lark in any other part of town?
Does enchantment pour out of ev’ry door?
No, it’s just on the street where you live!”  By the great Nat King Cole

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The above is one of my favourite songs that somehow I associate with Christmas for no other reason than my mum had a Nat King Cole compilation album that she used to break out over the holidays and this was one of the songs on it.

UnKindness’s latest release of a beautiful country cottage with large glass windows and door plus snowy roof gave me inspiration for the rest of the scene above.  Click on the picture for a larger version.

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

uKindness – Countryside Cottage – LI 29
with Snow Roof Topper – uK – Countryside Cottage Snow – Add On – LI 16
currently at Collabor88

Little Branch – Sweet Chestnut *7 LI – {Seasons} *Animated
Winter Hill – LI 1
new Mainstore

Mesh India – Let it Snow 2 gacha, currently at Cosmopolitan
05 MI Snow Sled [4 LI]
06 MI Snow Stump [4 LI]

Izzie’s – Snow Covered Fence and Pole in natural – each piece 1 LI

Image Essentials – Promenade pose prop – Marketplace

Chez Moi Furnitures
Snowman Sack – LI 4 (enlarged from default), at Playing it Forward Event
This will be Transfer/Modify
Wooden Christmas Tree (PG) CHEZ MOI – LI 10
Christmas Gift Boxes CHEZ MOI – LI 3
Currently at Cosmopolitan until December 16th

Duvet Day
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post – From Let it Snow gacha (mainstore)

[DD] Christmas fireplace – LI 3
[DD] Christmas stockings – LI 3
[DD] Christmas wing chair – LI 5 – solo sits and cuddles
[DD] Christmas red berries – LI 4
[DD] Christmas metal star wreath – LI 4
All from Cosy Christmas gacha, currently at Cosmopolitan until December 16th

DaD Design, currently at Playing it Forward Event (starts December 10th 7am SLT)
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.03” m/c
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.02” m/c
DaD DESIGN “Illuminated Tree mod.01” m/c – all LI 3 each
(use indoors or as exterior decor, sizes up well)
DaD DESIGN “Christmas Log basket” m/c V.1.0 – LI 5
These will be Transfer/Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Christmas in Miniature

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In praise of the ornaments of Christmas!  I’ve been spending way too many lindens on holiday decoration gacha over at Tannenbaum and Arcade,  but what struck me the most was how intricate and beautiful the ornaments are this year. So they get a post all to themselves with extra info about three of my favourite holiday gacha, thus far.

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The background is an upstairs room in 22769’s fabulous Arcade gacha – The Mountain Lodge.  There are 18 items to collect in this gacha and it’s 50L$ per Play.  If you get desperate for missing gacha pieces and can see the lining of your wallet, try Seraphim’s Yard Sale (Arcade prizes priced fairly at the original gacha prices).

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A simply gorgeous folksy gacha, these Belen Tiny Houses by Serenity Style are all modify so you can flatten them to fit on walls if you want – makes them a versatile ornament. The Rare has tiny string lights just under the guttering which can make quite a difference to lighting, giving a lovely, soft glow.  It’s well worth trying to get this Rare.

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My favourite ornament gacha by The Vordun Museum & Gallery.  There are no Rares to struggle getting, just 8 beautiful Commons made in the Delft Pottery style, most unusual and rather beautiful tree ornaments.

 

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

22769 – The Mountain Lodge gacha, currently at December Arcade
Ski Signs Wall Decor – COMMON – LI 1
Cottage Sideboard – COMMON – LI 2
The Mountain Lodge- RARE – an upstairs room!

Backdrop by Dysfunctionality – great LOD large and small
[DDD] Heavy Snow Backdrop – LI 1 – falling snow

Serenity Style– Belen Tiny Houses RARE – LI 5 with string lights
Currently at Shiny Shabby

Fancy Decor – Ornaments and Trees, currently at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Fancy Decor: Wire Tree (silver) – LI 1 (also in gold)
(as The Vordun Museum & Gallery) Delft Ornaments – 1 LI each

TLC Home Collection, currently at Cosmopolitan Event
TLC Polar Bear Cub [Standing] – LI 1 (reduced from default) – from Polar Bear Family, animated bears

Lost Junction [LJ] – nested dolls gacha – LI 1 each, nested and ornament versions included – Tannenbaum Holiday Market

LISP – Tiny Blue Gift Box with shadow – LI 5

Plastik – Magnolia Cupcake – from Cupcakes gacha – LI 6 (not décor, meant to be worn)

Concept – Gift Boxes gacha – Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Concept} Gift Box. A and B – LI 2 each

Below:- all at December Arcade
HIVE – Metal Reindeer – LI 2
Second Spaces – Homemade Holiday – ornament cookies – LI 1
!gO! – Suitcase Dolls House – Suitcase Table – 20 and Suitcase Chairs – 1 LI each
KITE – Puffy Puffins – Whispers – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Let it Snow!

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“Oh the weather outside is frightful
But the fire is so delightful
And since we’ve no place to go
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” ~ Frank Sinatra

And while we were snuggling in front of the fire, the penguins took over the ice rink. cheeky things.  Although I doubt that the skates will fit them!

Here’s some close-ups of the Duvet Day gacha, same name as our title here, in a better light so you can see how well made they are.

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

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Cliffs and Islands Set, currently at We ❤ Roleplay to end of November, then at the Mainstore
Various, versatile pieces that are texture change (snowy and better weather) They can be huge to smaller pieces depending on your sim and landscaping needs. The pieces in the picture came to only 12 LI but I had reduced them down considerably.

Duvet Day – Let it Snow gacha, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event which runs to December 2nd. L$69 per Play, all Modify
[DD] Let it Snow snowy gazebo
[DD] Let it Snow lamp post
[DD] Let it Snow snowy bench
[DD] Let it Snow light string
[DD] Let it Snow brazier
[DD] Let it Snow toboggan
[DD] Let it Snow Ice rink
[DD] Let it Snow skates bench
(I reduced these down somewhat to fit the penquins and it came to LI 71, easily sized upwards without too much difference, the ice rink can be huge!)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Scraggly Pom Grass – Patch A and Long patches A & B – LI 1 each
(special offer all week and texture change for seasons)

TLC Home Collection – Emperor Penguins Set (animated and very cute)
Adult – 2 LI and Chick in two versions – 1 LI each

Little Branch (who have excellent winter trees, shrubs and plants at the new mainstore)
Oak Tree. V2 {4 Seasons} *Animated – LI 7
Angelica 1_Single_winter – LI 2
fern 1_Beige_winter – LI 1
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2

Mushilu – Snow Lake/Loch 2 (part of the Snow Lake & Formations set)

by Chronos Serenity
N00082 – Ice Skates (not meant to be décor) LI 24 each
This are excellent skates, realistic and unisex with a resize HUD, what’s more they are only L$20 as a Marketplace special .  They have the basic ice skating animation AO, turn off your own AO and wear the Ice Skating AO and you can skate on any flat surface.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Hibernation – don’t wake me up until Spring!

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For those of us that don’t really approve of Winter except for all the snuggling up to get nice and cosy 🙂

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Some extra pictures of KITE’s Dorothy’s Cabin, an outstanding modern style cabin with four versions included. I really like the decking on the front of this building and the way it’s already covered with snow. Makes for easy decorating.

Wooden deck with steps to ground, door leads to a large inner room with picture windows at both ends for maximum views and light, and bleached wooden floorboards. Two inner sliding doors lead off to a couple of extra rooms, one more private than the other. Beautiful light wood texture.  Here’s the reverse view.

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

KITE – Dorothy’s Cabin – LI 121 – Builder’s Box Christmas Village Edition
There are 4 different versions of this build:
1 – With a floral ’40s wallpaper
2 – With a stone texture
3 – Snowy version of 1 with bears
4 – Snowy version of 2 with bears
You may unlink the bears

unKindness – enchanting “Long Winter Set”, currently at Whimsical which runs through to December 18th
Items sold individually and as a set, the honey jar is included with the fig tray set
Long Winter Canopy Daybed – beautiful poses for sleeps, cuddles and solo – LI 5 –
slightly modded for the colour of the canopy
Long Winter Fig Tray – LI 2
Long Winter Honey Jar – LI 1
Long Winter Pear Tray – LI 1
Long Winter Pouffe Table – LI 1
Long Winter Wall Shelf – LI 1

7mad;Ravens – Holiday set, currently at Tannenbaum Holiday Market
Event runs through to December 25th
Lots of versions to this set!
7mad;Ravens – Pillow/Crate Magic – LI 1
7mad;Ravens – Red Xmas Candlesticks – LI 2
7mad;Ravens – Xmas Art 6, 5 and 2 – 1 LI each
7mad;Ravens – Gold Fat Tree, Gold Sharp Tree, Gold Curvy Tree – 1 LI each

 

Serenity Style – Charm Plants, currently at Enchantment which runs through to November 30th (inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman movie) There are 3 different magic plants which can be purchased individually and in a pack.
Charm Flowers – 3 LI
Spy Plants (all golden) – light up on touch – 2 LI
Mystic Mushrooms – mystic orb particle effect on touch – 1 LI

Fancy Decor – Cloche Clock – LI 5 – set to your Time Zone – wonderful little clock, the pendulum moves to and fro as well
Currently at District 20

Kaerri – Christmas ornament and flower arrangements, currently at The Frost Fair
Deer Urns – left and right – LI 6 each

Granola. – Willow’s Wreath. – LI 3 – beautiful decoration of willow sticks fashioned into a circle, enhanced with red berries and tiny blue birds
Currently at Enchantment which runs through to November 30th (inspired by Snow White and the Huntsman movie)
Granola. Nona’s Succulent White – mainstore release (also in blue, orange and pink) – LI 1 each

MudHoney – Briley Sisal Rug – LI 4

Apple Fall – Elderflower Cordial

–ANHELO-    G03-13-17AGA :: bench A – LI 2 (from Tokyo Soul Food gacha)

+Half-Deer+ – Shiba Inu – Sleepy – LI 2
+Half-Deer+ Nightglow Bird – Robin – Lantern – LI 1
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Better View – LI 1
+Half-Deer+ Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Lay Down

JIAN Pudgy Persians 9. White Wander Kitten

Hope you all have an excellent week

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 🙂

Luxurious Outdoor Living

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Now this is what I call luxury!  Not only have you got a wonderful Pavilion with blazing fire to keep out the cold decked out with all the comforts of home, but there’s also a fabulous sauna which will take up to 6 people comfortably.  Lots more useful info on the products in the details below.

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

Laurel Ridge Pavilion by Galland Homes, currently at Ultra Event and runs through to December 8th
The working fireplace has fire sounds you can turn on or off by touch. The Pavilion is Materials enabled, includes the baked lighting features seen in the picture and comes with a snow roof for those wintery scenes.
LI 16 – Copy/Modify
Fireplace Logs (Random) by Galland Homes – 1 LI each pile

Chez Moi Furnitures – 2 sets
Picture shows pieces from the Chaud set – the armchair with foot stool – LI 3 – texture change wood and pillow for multiple effects – great set of poses PG (40) and Adult (74) versions.
Also armchair – LI 2, same as above and very nice Firewood Holder – LI 1 that would be great indoors as well as outside.
In addition to the above pieces there is a Fireplace, Table and Metallic Pumpkin Decor. The Chaud Set is currently at November Ultra Event.

Dundalk Set – beautiful wooden Sauna Cabin – LI 12, separate door and floor which is great to level up uneven ground. Masses of poses – PG (116) and Adult (184) versions. Fully interactive, you can touch the lamp to turn it on or off. Touch the Sauna control panel to access the steam menu. A smooth particle steam is emitted throughout the room for the full realistic experience. Room for up to 6 people! This is in the Deco(c)rate Subscription for November.

Pieces from [ zerkalo ] Marble Firmness gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden
Pa’s Towels, Set of Bowls, Snowdrop Vase, Solid Vase and the Warm Whale & Sun Fish ornaments (above the fireplace). This has to be one of my favourite [ zerkalo ] gacha of 2017.

Raindale from the Lanmon Set, currently at the Avenue Event
Texture change and tint via HUD blanket – very cosy looking – LI 5 – poses all original Raindale, 8 solo and 15 animations for couples.
Lanmon pillow – various with homely legends – LI 1 each – rez as a pile, easy decorating for lazybones!

Mesh India from the November Deco(c)rate – Cozy Nights
Mesh India –  My Cozy Night ❤ {with texture change}, four texture change options including an Autumn Leaves one – LI 7

Dust Bunny for Fifty Linden Friday
dust bunny . cocoa & cookies tray and dust bunny . knitted stool (has texture change for the knit part)

Smith Boys – Reindeer Plush Collection 9 – Rudolph RARE – he’s a bit early for Christmas but you can’t blame him as it’s so cosy – LI 1 and Modify
These cute creatures are a gacha set of 9 plushy reindeer collectibles which are given away at Events for free! For more info, please see the Land of Rainbows website post.

Chippy Family from JIAN chipmunk collection – 7 LI each (wanderer)

Landscaping:-
The prominent tree is by Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1 – LI 6. A beautiful tree, it has a large texture change menu and features double textures on the same tree.

The purple bush is CJ Creations – Flower field Purple dragon – LI 1

Hope you all have a peaceful and refreshing weekend ❤

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Fireside Ferrets

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I couldn’t not decorate this amazing lounge room with picture window in the Laurel Ridge log cabin by Galland Homes.  Beautiful fireplace, too, just lends itself to cosy nights and days in.

Other items are my favourites from 6º Republic, Canada section.  MudHoney had the best sofa set with lots of texture versions, the picture shows the stone texture one.  All the cushions/pillows and the throw/blanket are individually texture changeable (say that quickly) so should satisfy the most discerning of decorators. Those cute ferrets are by Serenity Style, and they are in a gacha – there’s lots of them.  CONSTRUCT’s cuddle rug in front of the blazing fire has lots of languid and delicious poses and also includes a folded up version, a great idea for décor, I haven’t seen that done before.

What I’d like to do now is to translate the virtual picture into reality and spend the rest of the day stuffed up the fire with only ferrets bouncing around to disturb my solace.  Some hope!

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

Room in Laurel Ridge log cabin home by Galland Homes, currently at FaMEShed

At 6º Republic (Canada section) – runs through to November 20th

Serenity Style gacha
Serenity Style- Canadian Friendly Ferrets -Laying Brown
Serenity Style- Canadian Friendly Ferrets Backpack (wear) RARE
Serenity Style- Canadian Friendly Ferrets -Naughty RARE – all 1 LI each

CONSTRUCT
CONSTRUCT – Bar Table – 1 LI
CONSTRUCT – Side Table small – 1 LI
CONSTRUCT – Side Table big – 1 LI
CONSTRUCT – Bar Stool – 1 LI
CONSTRUCT – Cuddle Blanket – 5 LI [PG] – Adult version also available
Folded or spread versions. Animations – sets for friends, cuddles, lovers and all these can be sequenced.

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 7 – Records 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 1 – Pottery (tintable) – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 8 – Radio – LI 2
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 9 – Metronome – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 2 – Petrified Wood – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 5 – Books 1 and 2 – LI 1 each

*AF* Org Pendant Lighting – Five – LI 9 (other smaller versions, too)

MudHoney
MudHoney Wooden Mountain Art – LI 2
MudHoney Briley Sisal Rug – LI 4
MudHoney Briley Sofa w Pillows PG – Stone – huge texture change for the pillows and the throw – mix n match these on the stone coloured sofa. Animations –
solo poses (some with rezzable props) such as reading, drinking coffee, resting
cuddles nice selection of fireside cuddles and snuggles.

Other Products
Zen Creations
Stone Candle in bowl (touch for flames) – LI 5
Stone Candle singles (touch small candle for flame) – LI 3
Japanese Rirakkusu Tea Kettle – LI 2
Two tea cups from same set – 1 LI each

Vespertine – {vespertine} baked cinnabuns, currently at Collabor88
From the tempting Autumn Feast set

Seven Emporium – Turntable Boombox TT-X9-1000

The Loft & ARIA – Cozi Potted Caladium – LI 8 (resized upward from default)

Outside:-
Pieces from Studio Skye Enchanted Woods set which is 4-season texture change for the entire set and that will affect all Skye pieces laid out on your sim. These are set at Autumn 2.
Enchanted Woods v2 – 1 (path) – LI 19
Enchanted Woods v2 – 6 (slope) – LI 13

My ground prim using Vita’s Textures – Rocky Grass 3D matches up rather well

Hope your day is peaceful and cosy!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂