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Gentleman’s Autumn Retreat

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The cosiness of the autumn season can’t be denied, especially if you make a fireside nook. Autumnal colours are particularly pleasing, creating a warm palette for the eyes and easing the soul into a temporary but welcome security before the winter season freezes everything over!  It’s no wonder that Keats coined it, “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”.

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The scene was created in part of the Franklin log cabin by Galland Homes.  Here’s a slide show as I walked around this beautiful building… inside and outside… more info below.

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

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

Sponsors:- NEWCHURCH, Storax Tree, also Known as, unKindness, Little Branch, Galland Homes

Others:- Cov.et, No.59, Taikou, Ariskea, Artisan Fantasy, [Fetch], Soy.

Events:- ULTRA, The Mens Dept, The Fantasy Collective, UBER, Kustom9, FaMESHed

::NEWCHURCH::
1. Bruges Slope-Arm Chair, British Tan – LI 5 – Adult & PG – the Adult has animations Menus for ladies, gents, cuddles and intimate
2. Bruges Slope-Arm Sofa, British Tan – LI 5 – animation Menus for ladies, gents and couples
PLUS… texture versions – Cocoa, Coffee, Fig, Frosted Almond, Granite, Olive, Oxblood, Pewter – really beautiful leather on these!
3. Gilles Coffee Table in Brass – LI 1

Storax Tree (at the Rug Factory section)
Modern Expressions Rug 8 – LI 1 – Permissions are Transfer with a Resizer HUD – beautiful fluffy rug, great texture

also Known as
Wilhelmina art 2 – Group Gift! – LI 1 for quite a sizable picture

unKindness
From the Masculine Chic Set currently at The Mens Dept
Masculine Chic Console-Black (there’s another version in brown which also looks fab) – LI 4
Masculine Chic Art 1 – LI 1 (and another 2 wall art pieces)
Masculine Chic LED Lamp – gorgeous lamp kinda vintage but versatile – LI 2

From the Gothic Mannequin Set currently at The Fantasy Collective
uK – Gothic Mannequin (B) – LI 2
uK – Gothic Mannequin (H) – LI 2
11 great textural versions in all!

Little Branch, currently at The Mens Dept
Lombardy Poplar {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 3 at the size I have here – seasons are spring, summer, autumn 1, autumn 2, winter
Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B (included in the pack) – LI 2

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed
Franklin by Galland Homes – LI 127 – log cabin that features a covered porch, open plan living inside, vaulted ceiling, working fireplace, loft and under the stairs cupboard. Footprint is 20 by 24 metres and it will fit on a 2048 sq m plot.

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Cov.et, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Ridable Vintage Pedal Plane – Metal – Ground – no exhaust – Land Impact is 19 when you rez this, but it’s rideable really.
There’s variations – Metal Air with and without exhaust… Metal Ground with and without exhaust… Pink Air with and without exhaust and Pink Ground with and without exhaust
The pedal crank sound effects happen when you ride the plane, each pack contains the ground version and the air version

No.59, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Cans resting on the fireplace are the Planberger “Cans Tray Carange” – LI 1
click and you’ll be asked if you wish to attach the Carange Can. This contains an excellent Bento drinking animation! The can becomes emptier with each drink you take and will be eventually detached as you finish the drink. Choose from various drink packs by designer, Caroline Planer, great for parties.

Taikou, currently at UBER
You can also get a matching record rack with the stereo as a separate purchase
taikou / stereo set – LI 3

Ariskea
Ariskea[CozyNight] Copper Kettle – LI 4
Ariskea[CozyNight] Choco & tea – LI 1
Ariskea[CozyNight] Box of Biscuits – LI 4
(this set is currently at Kustom9, just opened)

Ariskea[Hawaii] Hibiscus Potted Yellow – LI 2
Ariskea[Princess] Roses Frame [Pink] – LI 3, modified for colour!
(this is currently at the Au Lovely Event (part of Epiphany group)

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 5 – Books 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 7 – Records 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 9 – Metronome – LI 1 – working metronome animation

[Fetch]
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) – LI 3

Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – Full Perm – LI 1
Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski, Marketplace store only

Soy.
Cluttered records – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Wildwood

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There’s no true Wildwood left in Britain today, although at one time (after the last ice age) the land was covered with dense forests. The natural landscape had much bigger trees back then, and ancient man shared the forests with wolves and bears. The only clearings were formed by the boundaries of lakes and rivers. It must have been quite hard to forge a living in that period of time, but also rewarding as we were, by necessity, intimately connected to the Nature, the Seasons and the Land. A whole mythology grew up which was the beginnings of the legend of the Green Man followed by the emergence of the Druids later on. Our British woodland today is only in a semi-natural state due to being managed and controlled, for example as a source of timber. These precious environments are now known as ancient woodland.

My virtual woodland is one of those ancient varieties where the trees provide a comforting shelter, and sunlight and shadow play together. I’m wearing a Japanese Lute which is made by RH Design House, turn off your AO and you’ll be playing the instrument exactly as shown in the picture.

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Little Branch
Others:- RH Design House, JIAN, OSMIA, Heart Botanicals

Events:- The Arcade Gacha Event, PocketShop

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

Granola.
Pieces from “Maggie’s Early Autumn Gacha”, currently at September Arcade
Granola. Maggie’s Bench. RARE – LI 6 – Bento solo sits (very nice) for ladies and gents, plus good Cuddles menu
Granola. Maggie’s Rainy Window Decor – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Mushrooms – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Pomegranates – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Rainy Lantern Rusty Red – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Windmill Patina – on the ground – LI 2
Granola. Maggie’s Pinecones and Acorns set 1 – LI 3

Little Branch, from the current PocketShop
LB_PersimmonTree{Animated}4Seasons – these are at 3 Land Impact in my picture.
These beautifully realistic trees have a 4-seasons HUD. I was using Fall, where you get the fruits, too.
LB_Hill-v1{Low Li} – LI 1… you can easily drag on a matching texture to your ground piece. These are so useful and included with the Persimmon Tree along with some snakeweed landscaping!

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RH Design House – Japanese Lute – Decor version – beautifully observed, on stand and all for LI 2.

OSMIA – Frosty.Day.Gacha.BabyFawn – Decor – 5 – Permissions are Transfer Only, look on Marketplace for resellers

JIAN
This little chap is from the Squirrel Tree set at the mainstore
JIAN :: Squirrel (Wanderer)- LI 3

Heart Botanicals at The Heart Garden Centre
Plants from the “Lush Forest Undergrowth” set – Horsetails, Hosta, Elephant Ear, Clover and Daisies – at least 3 versions of each in the pack plus colour variations
“Mayapple” pack – various patches dense and spare plus a season change HUD
HEART – Wild Grasses – Flowering – Square – Aged
HEART – Wild Grasses – Long – Aged
All items between 1 – 2 Land Impact and Copy & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Pretty in Pink

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A gorgeous rose pink bedroom using mostly brand new products. It features a portable closet/wardrobe set by Silence which you can rez in Edit mode and hardly have to fiddle with. Once it’s rezzed you can move the pieces around though, and enlarge if you wish. What I love about this designer is the way every angle is covered, for instance the side of the rug… the edge I mean, looks like a real life rug would and you can see the cutwork pattern as your eye moves inward. The curtains fold and hang as if in real life, too, where nothing is absolutely symmetrical but works within the constraints of physics. And then the clothes hanging up – some neat and some not so neat!

The new 4-poster bed by Cheeky Pea, which is also user created mesh, has versions of white and rose pink bedclothes in PG and Adult versions, and is gently textured so that there’s some variation in self pattern. When you leap into the bed the sheets alter and fold down so you can lie properly without disappearing into the bedclothes. The bedframe is plain in my picture but you can click on it and reveal drapes and swathes of flowers (see vendor picture below).

That beautiful Tiffany etched glass style mirror, rolled letter vase, bottle and bowl decor is an ex-PocketGacha set (August) by MADRAS that you can gacha for AND buy as a whole set with Permissions of Copy & Modify. It’s Shabby Chic in style and comes as individual pieces and also a couple of linked sets for instant decor. Very useful!

Raindale’s classic rocking chair will rock gently upon touch and has three versions – with cushion & blanket, with cushion and no deco. It’s just perfect for autumnal decorating and even has original animations you won’t find anywhere else. Look at the stud detail on the chair seat and the swirl end arms.

Lastly, the lovely windchime is a Group Gift from TLC Home Collection. It will turn around to and fro naturally on touch and you can set the speed. So it would act as if you had the window open.

The wallpaper and flooring textures are mine. You can get variations of the bird wallpaper in real life from B&Q *laughs*, that’s if you live in the UK of course. We’re definately having a vintage wave in home decorating here, about time too.

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

Sponsors:- Silence, Raindale, Cheeky Pea, TLC Home Collection
Others:- MADRAS, Apple Fall, !gO!, Dynasty

Events:- PocketGacha, The Liaison Collaborative, Blush

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

Silence, currently at Blush

Clara Anywhere Closet (also available in black tones)
Clara Curtains – Pink – LI 8
Clara Hat Boxes – Pink – LI 1
Clara File Boxes – Pink – LI 2
Clara Clothing Rack – LI 9
Clara Rug – Pink – LI 4
Clara Floor Clothes – Pink – LI 3

Raindale, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

Estwards Rocking Chairs – Land Impact is between 2 – 4 depending on version – with cushion & blanket, with cushion and no deco. Solo sits for unisex, male and female, 18 in all.

Cheeky Pea (mainstore)

Rebecca’s Dream Bed – touch the bedframe for the flowers and drapes to rez. It has a huge updated menu in the Adult bed and extra animations in the PG as well.
Bed is LI 15, drapes add LI 8, flowers add LI 31
Singles animations – sits, lays, sleeps (rezs blanket), action – rezs props like lappie
Couples – lots of cuddles, action – rezs props like book, kisses for unisex and f/f and sleeps for all
Adult – Menus for m/f, f/f and m/m, and threesome

TLC Home Collection
Windchime – Autumn Group Gift – variable chiming and movement – LI 2
Join Group – secondlife:///app/group/f669faca-86d0-cf12-4e6d-12bcf8b1fb40/about

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MADRAS – pieces from the Tiffany Set (can be played as a gacha also – PocketGacha)


Tiffany Mirror Decor – LI 3
Tiffany Letter Jar Decor – LI 2
Tiffany Glass Bottle Decor – LI 1
Tiffany Bowl Decor – LI 3

Apple Fall – Cushion – Cockatiel – LI 1

DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – 4. Classic Vase – LI 2
From the Tranquillity Gacha – Permissions are Transfer & Modify

!gO! – Be mine Gacha – Izzy doll – LI 3 – Permissions are Transfer & Modify

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 🙂

Workshop-topia

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For once, the workshop is nice and clean. It’s been swept after a day’s work, and you can see the last rays of a pink sunset bathe the room. The pottery is drying, ready for firing in the kiln later on, and a new skateboard is halfway through production. Even the pups are resting by their mum. It won’t stay this quiet for long!

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

Viewer used:- Black Dragon

Sponsors:- KraftWork, [ zerkalo ], 22769, Little Branch
Others:- Bamse, JIAN

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

KraftWork – “Ceramique Atelier”, currently at PocketGacha
I used the whole set here! Transfer & Modify
KraftWork Ceramique Atelier RARE – LI 29, Commons as in the picture below

[ zerkalo ]

1. Industrial Fan (Rare) – LI 6 – from the High Pressure gacha – Transfer & Modify

2. Biker’s Place Set (not gacha)
Bike Bar – LI 6
Bike Lift – LI 5
Helmet Rack – LI 1
Mailbox – LI 1

22769

From the “Industrial Kitchen” Set (not gacha)
Pendant Lights – LI 6 with variable light script
Sink – LI 1

Outside
Little Branch – Umbrella Thorn {Animated} – LI 6 (50% off for Hello Tuesday at Cosmopolitan outlet)

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Bamse – pieces from the “Skateboard Workshop”, currently at PocketGacha
Workbench – LI 8
Helmet Watercolor – LI 6
Skateboard Watercolor – LI 2
Spray Set – LI 3
Wax Dices = LI 1
Deck – LI 1
Trucks Complete – LI 2
Wheels – LI 1
Bearing Solution – LI 1
All pieces are Transfer & Modify

JIAN
JIAN – Playful Pibbles Gacha – 19. Pit Stop Bed – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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 🙂

Solace in Spain

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The scene today is photographed in part of the colonnade of  La Casa Blanca Spanish style home.  It’s by also Known as and is currently at the Hacienda round of The Liaison Collaborative.  If you hurry, there’s still a couple of days left.  There’s also another major piece from that round by my new sponsor, Silence, and that’s the Hacienda Swing which has a massive and satisfying texture changer!

The Hacienda Swing has twelve beautiful patterns you’ll absolutely love, and a selection of toning plains in Olive brown, Dark green, Red, White, Orange and Blue green. I used the SW4 pattern with the Blue green plain.  This was enough even to please me 🙂  Plus..  it’s very easy to alter the length of the poles and chains for whatever height porch you have, which makes this a versatile piece of furniture.

The fabulous La Casa Blanca consists of two floors and a flat roof area with tiled wall surround which could be decorated. There are two sets of outside steps from ground to upper floor and from upper floor to roof. There’s a white colonnade with ceiling beams at the front of house and a white balcony on upper floor.

The ground floor rooms number four altogether, and they are a mirror set accessible by big doors off the colonnade, their ceilings have wooden beams décor. The upper floor has a single bedroom with front and side window which you enter from the outside stairs and this room leads into a large double open plan bedroom with windows front and back. The balcony will take you up to the roof via the second set of outside stairs. The inner rooms are tiled with black and white flooring, and the roof and colonnade have caramel tiling. The house sits on a tiled block with three steps all round and plenty of extra height on the base to enable you to sink it into the ground, be it grass, concrete or sand.  I’ve taken copious photos and made a slideshow…

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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:-

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

Sponsors:- also Known as, Silence, Serenity Style, Granola., 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Others:- Dust Bunny, The Silas Gallery, Storax Tree

1. also Known as, currently at the Hacienda round of The Liaison Collaborative
La Casa Blanca home – LI 150 at default size, approximately 17 by 30 metres

 

2. Serenity Style, currently at Whimsical

Whimsy Metal Plants & Peacocks Gacha
Serenity Style- Whimsy Peacock Family RARE – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

3. Granola.
Pieces from the Allegra Gacha Set (from PocketGacha July edition)
Ansevieria – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
Rug – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Cabinet – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
Cactus – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Mirror – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

4. Silence, currently at the Hacienda round of The Liaison Collaborative
Hacienda Swing – LI 15 – available in both PG and Adult maturities
Texture change for Sides – Top – Pillows 1 and 2

5. 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Visit the mainstore for a truly massive selection of furniture, décor, houses and gacha
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Art Magazine – LI 1

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The Silas Gallery
One of my favourite gacha of the year!
Silas Museum collection Gacha – 12 Nymph Preparing For The Bath
LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . croissant sandwiches – LI 2
dust bunny . dreamy outing . blanket basket – LI 3
dust bunny . woodland dreams Gacha . feather incense – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Storax Tree
August Group Gift
Vintage Plant Stand Plant Ek – LI 3 – Transfer only
(and there’s 4 L$20 bargains on Vintage plant stands with tropical plants)

Here’s to a great weekend!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂