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Ophelia’s Dining Table

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Ophelia: – “There’s rosemary, that’s for remembrance. Pray you, love,
remember. And there is pansies, that’s for thoughts.
There’s fennel for you, and columbines. There’s rue for you,
and here’s some for me. We may call it herb of grace o’ Sundays.
O, you must wear your rue with a difference! There’s a daisy. I
would give you some violets, but they wither’d all when my father
died. They say he made a good end.”
Hamlet – Act IV, Scene 5 – Will Shakespeare

Ophelia is going slightly mad here and she hands out flowers to various characters. It’s said that she’s suffering from the “poison of deep grief” brought on by her father’s death and is divided from herself and her sanity (her fair judgement). But that’s not her only problem. Shakespeare hints through the symbolic meaning of flowers that she’s been betrayed through adultery and may even be pregnant. In the end nobody is quite sure if her death is accidental or suicidal.
Read more in this interesting article – https://www.ehow.com/facts_6766640_meaning-ophelia-flowers.html

Here’s a Slideshow of the magnificent Coronation Skybox, in which the scene is set:-

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This is the last of my posts for Halloween on a Shakespearean theme and I hope you’ve enjoyed them.  I wanted to do something a bit different from the usual blood and gore and fortunately there were some truly wonderful products about by very talented designers to enable me to do so.

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

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Granola., SEMPITERNAL, Raindale
Others:- Dust Bunny, Apple Fall, *katat0nik*

Events:- Builder’s Box, Epiphany, Salem (Prism Events)

From Builder’s Box Black Magic Round

1. Granola.
Ophelia’s Dining Set (100% User Created MESH with Materials enabled)
Granola. Ophelia Dining Chair – LI 3 – has 12 solo ladies and 10 gents including ‘Pray’. Includes both Bento and non-Bento animations
Granola. Ophelia Dining Table – LI 2 – will sit six avatars
Granola. Ophelia Candlestick Short – LI 3 (enlarged from default for the scene) – has an on/off script that emits smoke when extinguished

Pieces from Esther’s Fortune Set, currently at SALEM Event
Granola. Esther’s Crystal Ball. Black – LI 2 (altered ball colour for the scene)
Granola. Esther’s Tarot Cards & Case Dark. – LI 2
Granola. Esther’s Rune Stones – LI 1
(also included in the set are the Esther’s Candle – LI 2). Two sets available – light and dark versions.

2. SEMPITERNAL [The Coronation] Skybox – LI 264 – 15 by 28 metres
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Cerberus%20Crossing/238/25/1832
There are two versions included in the box, the other one is LI 497 with a footprint of 10 by 19 metres

Raindale, currently at SWANK to October 31st
Raindale – Mirgaild mirror – LI 1 – has texture change HUD for five options

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Dust Bunny – Wiccan Book Stack – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
This was a Fifty Linden Friday offer but you can still find it at the store for L$125, go in the main doorway and into the gacha section. It’ll be on the right by the matching Wiccan Artistry gacha set that’s currently at October Epiphany .

Katat0nik – gacha
*katat0nik* (Red) Dragon – LI 36 as you’re supposed to wear him

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Anashara Dining Set
Apple Fall Mini Pumpkin – Orange – LI 1
Apple Fall Pine cones & Hazelnuts – LI 1
Apple Fall Woodland Deer – Brass – LI 1
Apple Fall Autumn Place Setting – LI 2
Apple Fall Apple Sprig with Branch – LI 1
Apple Fall Apples with Ornamental Stand – Charcoal – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Black Magic

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More on my Hamlet theme for Halloween. In this scene Hamlet, as though possessed, talks to Ophelia and advises her not to marry him.  The reasons he gives are the thoughts of an mad man perhaps… or maybe they are insightful.

“I am very proud, revengeful,
ambitious, with more offences at my beck than I have
thoughts to put them in, imagination to give them shape,
or time to act them in. What should such fellows as I do,
crawling between earth and heaven?
We are arrant knaves, all.
Believe none of us.” (Hamlet speaking to Ophelia)
~ Will Shakespeare, Hamlet – Act 3 Scene 1

I liked the phrase, “crawling between earth and heaven”, and so the scene portrayed here is something in between, something that is likely to bind you to the earth by black magic, so stopping your ascent to heaven.  The dragons crawl around and yet the light of the crystals and spells seem to cast out the darkness. Whoever has set this up has used the Summoning Circle and now they must suffer the consequences, good or bad.

The scene is set in a corner of the magnificent Ascelin skybox by VARONIS.  It’s a gloriously Gothic style building which has a large central room with three huge windows at one side and a doorway at the other. The vaulted ceiling has wooden beams which are realistically textured and very well done.  Then, either side of the main room, there are archways that lead to a couple of mirrored side rooms, each has a fireplace filled with candles.  There are also strategically placed lamps in these rooms but the overall effect is quite eerie depending on your choice of Windlight and in that way it would be perfect for certain types of roleplay.  Here’s a Slideshow as I walked around the build. The first photo shows the skybox from the outside. Inside was taken using a Midday setting (not the default one).

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Full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Raindale, Dahlia, KraftWork, VARONIS, 22769
Others:- HEXtraordinary
Events:- Builder’s Box, Arcade Spooktacular

Builder’s BoxBlack Magic Round

1. Raindale
Raindale – Darkmore table – LI 2 – Copy & Modify – 5- option HUD to change colour of leather banding elements
Raindale – Darkmore daybed – LI 11 – Copy & Modify – 5-option HUD to change colour of cushion and sofa pad separately
20 solo and 8 couples animations (all original to Raindale)

2. Dahlia
Conjure Set (pieces are LI 1 each)
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Prehnite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Black Moonstone
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Ball – Purple Fluorite
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Black Amethyst
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Green
Dahlia – Conjure – Energy Point Crystals – Aura Quartz Pink
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Roses – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Cumin – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Dried Herbs – Belladonna – vapour rises off this
Dahlia – Conjure – Raven Feather Bottle
Dahlia – Conjure – Candle – Black
Dahlia – Conjure – Black Magic – Crystal Ball

3. KraftWork
Black Spell set – I used the All Linked Gold set (unlinked and used various pieces)
Candles – LI 1 each – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
Purple Candle – LI 1 – Copy & Modify – flickering flame – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Rolling Papers – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Little Spell – LI 1 – light extravaganza – Copy & Modify
plus part of the table – cast iron swirls (modified) – Copy & Modify
KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Blue – LI 3 (enlarged from default) – Copy & Modify
Black spell large light extravaganza – LI 3 – Copy & Modify

KraftWork Black Spell Tapestry Violet – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

4. VARONIS
Ascelin Skybox – LI 225 – Copy & Modify

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the Black Celebration gacha, at Arcade Spooktacular
22769 – Torch – COMMON – change light to various strengths from flicker to huge fire – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Obsidian – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Summoning Circle – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Beating Heart – COMMON – animated heart that beats – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Spell Book – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Blood Goblet – COMMON – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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HEXtraordinary, from September ARCADE – see Marketplace resellers
*HEXtraordinary* Shoulder Dragon – Sapphire – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Amethyst – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer
*HEXtraordinary* Cozy Dragonet – Moonstone – LI 3 – Transfer/Resizer

Cheers, m’dears:)

A Grave Business

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Hamlet Act V, scene I
In the churchyard, two gravediggers shovel out a grave for Ophelia. They argue whether Ophelia should be buried in the churchyard, since her death looks like a suicide. According to religious doctrine, suicides may not receive Christian burial. The first gravedigger, who speaks cleverly and mischievously, asks the second gravedigger a riddle: “What is he that builds stronger than either the mason, the shipwright, or the carpenter?” (Verses 46–47). The second gravedigger answers that it must be the gallows-maker, for his frame outlasts a thousand tenants. The first gravedigger corrects him, saying that it is the gravedigger, for his “houses” will last until Doomsday.

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

Sponsors:- 22769, unKindness, TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Events:- Arcade Spooktacular, Ironwood Hills, Salem (Prism Events)

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from The Eerie Graveyard gacha, currently at Arcade Spooktacular
(All pieces Transfer & Modify)
22769 – Graveyard Mausoleum – RARE – LI 13
22769 – Graveyard Statue – COMMON – LI 7
22769 – Tomb Slab – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Opulent Gravestone – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Obilisk Gravestone – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Wreathstone – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Old Graveyard Bench – COMMON – LI 4 – animations for solo and couples

unKindness
Pieces from the Gothic Cemetery Fence Set, currently at Ironwood Hills Haunting Event
uk – Gothic Cemetery Fence Crosses – LI 2
uk – Gothic Cemetery Fence Entry – LI 3

TLC Home Collection
Crow – Halloween special
A photo realistic crow who caws as part of his animation. Land Impact is 1 and you can turn the caw on/off via touch. Also included in the pack is a linked crow and pumpkin (LI 2), a single pumpkin, and a wearable crow who will sit on your left shoulder.

Little Branch
1. The Black Tree, currently at Salem
LB _ Black Tree {Animated} – LI 4 at this size
LB _ Wild Grass*1Li {Dry} – LI 1

2. From the Spooky Trees Pack at the Mainstore
LB _ Spooky tree. v4 {Mesh} – LI 6
LB _ spooky tree. v2 {Mesh} – LI 10 (slightly enlarged from default)
LB _ Spooky tree. v3 {mesh} – LI 5
LB _ Gnome Tree {Mesh} – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Dark Dining

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Because… even witches have to eat!

My first Halloween scene and I’m really excited about this new set from Silence – available at Salem which has just opened.  It’s beautifully made and matches up with so much décor to do with this time of year, it’d be a shame not to purchase it.  That’s if you can get into Salem at the moment, I’m relying on what I get from my Sponsors, it’s a popular Event and that’s no lie.

Here’s a close-up of the dining table.  The glass bottles with candles, the caramel apples and the goblets are already in a set themselves so you just rez – nice ‘n easy – especially if you’ve got a dinner to decorate for at very short notice.

And the Spider Bowl. Not too scary, is it?

 

Also, I’m featuring some more Blueprint Event items.  ASW has a wonderful set of curtains, draped table and letters blowing about.  There’s a distant storm on its way and the nets are already being swept up by the wind.  {E}lusive’s very posh pumpkins are resting by the gold screen and NACH’s décor sign tells us who will be attending the meal.  Outside, Little Branch’s Scots Pine forest is bunching together in preparation!  The grey tabby is hiding under the table which is a very good place because she might get some of the pumpkin inspired dining scraps!

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

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

Sponsors:- Silence, Blueprint Event, Adorably Strange Wares, {E}lusive, NACH, Little Branch, STORAX TREE
Others:- -Mint-, ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.

Events:- Salem (Prism Events), Blueprint

Silence, the “Dark Dining Gacha Set” for Salem Event from September 29th
Permissions are Transfer & Modify
Silence. – Dark Dining Table – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Place Setting – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Candle Bottles – LI 5
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Red – LI 1
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Green – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Goblets & Flutes – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5 – there’s also a version in Dots
Silence. – Dark Dining Photo Collage – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5
Silence. – Dark Dining Bookshelf – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Webbed Square Bowl – Black/Gold – LI 1 – also versions in White/Black and White/Gold
Silence. – Dark Dining Book Stack – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Bottle Vases – LI 1
I didn’t use the Spider Bowl that’s also in this fabulous gacha

Blueprint Event
1. Adorably Strange Wares
The Distant Storm Curtains – LI 8 (enlarged from default size)
The Distant Storm Papers – LI 3
The Distant Storm Table – LI 3

2. {E}lusive
Artisan Mesh Pumpkins – Orange and Gold Small – LI 2
and Black and Gold Medium – LI 2

3. NACH – Halloween Porch Decor – LI 1

4. Little Branch
Animated Snakeweed – LI 3 – 4-Season piece (on Autumn setting)

Scots Pine Tree. The default size is LI 12 and this is huge. I greatly reduced the poor pines for this scene (LI 2) but don’t they look great!  A 4-season tree, these are on Autumn and Summer settings and those make quite a good mixture for landscaping.

STORAX TREE
Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Grey Tan Tabby – LI 4 – Transfer & Resizer.  There’s a number of different cats from this series so check out the link I’ve given to the Marketplace store – easy to search from there.
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-Mint-
Pumpkin Wreath – LI 1
Harvest Berry Cake – LI 3
Pumpkin Soda with ice – LI 2
Pumpkin Soup – LI 1

::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. “Dawn” Backdrop Scene
They have 4 versions in the pack and I was using the one with dark walls and without poses (contained in a chair) – LI 17 for this version. I don’t often use a backdrop but this was just what I wanted and of excellent quality.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Won’t you stay for Tea?

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Go on, go on, you know you want to!  Click on the picture for a huge close-up:)

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

Chez Moi Furnitures – Spider Gate Modular Building Kit – Mainstore/MP
Main Wall piece and open/close gate – LI 3
Wall Section – LI 1
Corner Post (not shown) – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – A Night with Tim, currently at The Gacha Guardians (Gimme Gacha Productions), runs through to the end of October
22769 – This is Halloween – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Armchair – COMMON – LI 3 – 9 poses
22769 – Tims Teddy Bear – COMMON – LI
22769 – Mad Hatter Hat stand – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tea with Tim – COMMON – LI 4
22769 – Side table – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Snake pouffe – RARE – LI 3 – with 9 poses
22769 – Jester Console – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Floor lamp – COMMON – LI 1 with lighting script
22769 – Limp Bookshelf Left and Right – COMMON – LI 5 each
22769 – Vortex Rug – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Plant Black And White – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Tims Plant Black And Orange – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Twisted Candle Holder – Gift of the Guardians – LI 1

 

Raindale – Charfell cabin – LI 40, currently at The Season of the Witch Event, runs through to November 4th. The cabin is easily resizable from tiny to huge – the default size has a footprint of 10 by 15 metres.
There’s also an optional platform with a texture change HUD – 5 Colours, this will be very useful if you don’t have landscaping to match

unKindness – uK – Dreamer’s Sky gacha – Slumber Circlet – LI 2
uK – Dreamer’s Sky gacha – Goodnight Moon SOI – LI 4
This is from an older gacha which is now at the mainstore. The Goodnight Moon is a Seed of Inspiration (Gacha Garden) and only available through resellers.

JIAN – Cat Pumpkin :: Sitting – from Pumpkin Collection with Kittens

*HEXtraordinary* – Cheshire Cat – LI 5
From April 2017 Deco(c)rate

Landscaping – ground textures/terrain prims, grasses, trees – from KIDD – Halloween Grassy Landscape Kit – Anthracite

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Stop Press – Chez Moi store overrun with ghosts!

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There’s a great store hunt on at Chez Moi Furnitures – the Spooktacular Hunt – and the prizes are half a dozen beautifully made pieces of decor suitable for Halloween. The hunt is running until October 24th and all the prizes are completely free.

You’re looking for small cute ghosties about the size of a bucket. They are dotted around Chez Moi but not difficult to find. If you go around the store in a methodical manner, you’ll find all six of them and they are numbered so you don’t ‘discover’ the same one twice. We rezzed them in the garden and found they go very well with autumnal landscaping and some would look great on Halloween porches. The scarecrow has grass around him and a crow on his shoulder. Five other cute and well made prizes add to the set including a batch of wall plates and the rustic bench which has a selection of poses for singles and couples as well as texture change cushions. All prizes are Transfer only so be careful as you rez them.

Why not take some time to go around the store and try out some of the items for sale? There’s lots of gorgeous interactive items for interior design and outdoors landscaping to peruse. Take a friend along!

Good hunting at Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore!

Chez Moi web logo

Cheers, m’dears 🙂