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A Yearning for Home

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The Lauren Valley original MESH build is the newest house by Designer Rob Galland of Galland Homes, and it’s a beauty. It features a Colonial design and has plenty of room for family living. Both floors have large and open areas and the first floor is accentuated by the feature wood sliding doors. The downstairs living room could be used as two different spaces- a living room and a den for example. This room leads to what could be a kitchen, dining area, and a sun room for an office or eating space. There is a space under the stairs for a powder room or closet – your choice. The stairs lead to a beautiful landing which takes you either into the huge master suite or the second bedroom. Finally, through the French doors in the kitchen area, you will find an expansive patio for outdoor living enjoyment. So… plenty of decorating possibilities. There’s also a snow roof package and if you’re on a winter sim, you won’t miss out there. Find the Lauren Valley at this month’s Edition of FaMESHed.

Colonial architecture is based on a yearning for the colonists’ home country. The consequent buildings and settlements combine the best aspects of the mother country and the new land, creating hybrid designs. Examples of these styles in the USA include Dutch Colonial and Dutch Revival, French Colonial, from American Colonial there’s Federal, First Period and Georgian architecture, and Spanish Colonial particularly in the Caribbean and South America. Portuguese Colonial (in South America) and British Colonial architecture (in North America and Canada) is also prevalent.

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

Sponsors:- Galland Homes, Little Branch, Raindale, Storax Tree
Others:- Apple Fall, JIAN
Events: – FaMESHed

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

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed Event
1. Lauren Valley – Land Impact is 115 in total including the doors. Footprint is 21 metres wide by 30 metres deep so you’ll need a 2048 sq m plot or larger. There’s two bedrooms on the upper floor and an open design generally. Permissions are Copy & Modify with Materials enabled.

2. The Snow Roof package for the Lauren Valley at Land Impact 10 is also available at the Event.

Raindale
1. Raindale – Estwards rocking chair (cushion) – LI 2 – 18 sits for all
Raindale – Estwards rocking chair (cushion and blanket) – LI 4

2. Raindale – Fairhurst mailbox – brown – LI 4
“Fairhurst” is a collection of cute mailboxes which are scripted to work as a mailbox so you’ll be able to drag notecards or send messages. Put your email address in description field to get notifications on email or replace with your own mailing system/dropbox scripts, it’s fully modifiable!

3. Raindale – Brightshore bench (yellow & teal) – LI 4 – singles and couples Menus

Little Branch
1. Sweet Chestnut – LI 10 at this size – on the Summer setting
4-seasons animated tree – spring, summer, autumn, winter

2. Korean Beech Tree V2 – LI 7 – on Autumn Yellow setting
5-seasons animated tree – spring, summer, autumn red, autumn yellow, winter

3. Wild Birch – LI 12
4-seasons animated tree – spring, summer, autumn, winter

4. Bouton d’or – Lavender {Rounded-Field} – LI 7
5. Bouton d’or – Orange {Rounded-Field} – LI 7
Other colours of beautiful flower fields available in this range!

6. Hill – V1 {Low Li} – LI 1
7. Snakeweed {4-Seasons} – LI 4 – on Spring setting
8. Mushrooms. V1 – LI 3

Storax Tree
Forgotten Fall Garden Aa – LI 10 – Transfer with Resizer

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Apple Fall
Items from the Kent Wall Set
Apple Fall Kent Wall Set – Tall – LI 2
Apple Fall Kent Wall Set – Tall, Curved – LI 2

JIAN
JIAN – “Precious Ponies” gacha prize – 17. Dapple Wanderer – LI 14
Permissions are Transfer & Modify. You’ll be able to set the range, name the pony and turn sound on/off if you don’t want to listen to neighing all day long!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Hygge Hangout

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We’ve got the pale yellow skies of winter with a sprinkling of snow today! But you can be extra cosy in this beautiful and practical new cabin by KraftWork. It’s from the Hygge Set which is currently at Uber.

There’s a couple of ways of approaching the word, Hygge. It’s a Danish word which attempts to encapsulate the feeling of cosiness as being something charming or special. You can’t buy a Hygge living room in real life because the Danish see it as an emotional state rather than anything material. It also describes our ability to recognise and enjoy the current moment, and to indulge into the art of creating intimacy in a room. In other words, it’s creating a feeling of cosiness and knowing when you’ve got there!

I really enjoyed decorating this cabin by Kraftwork, and have used it in several posts now. What I like about it is the style and the practicality. I think we can go over the top with Scandi Design until it loses the sense of being useful. But this cabin has a flow-through ethic which means the two rooms can be used for either bedroom or living room, whatever you desire. The chimneys are well observed with a great smoke effect and there’s a couple of blazing fires – indoors and out. The outdoorsy fire extends the living space, you could set up a breakfast table and chairs here and be relatively comfortable, given the time of year. The flooring is a warm wood and the walls also are a warm coloured render. All these features add to the Hygge feeling of warmth and cosiness.

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

*NB – Permissions are all Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

KraftWork
Pieces from the Hygge Set, currently at Uber
KraftWork Hygge Cabin – with and without snow roof – LI 66
Sliding windows and doors, interior and outdoors fireplaces, smoking chimney effect, two room with dividing wall (no door)
KraftWork Hygge Bed – LI 22 – comprehensive Animations Menus for various gender couples:- Friends, Cuddles, Adults Intimate, Male Cuddles, Female Cuddles, Male Intimate and Female Intimate
KraftWork Hygge Wall Lamp Right and Left – soft light effect – LI 9 each
KraftWork Hygge Table Tall – LI 1
KraftWork Hygge Table Short – LI 2
KraftWork Hygge Rug – beautiful warm texture – LI 6

Collaboration with Kunst, currently at Shiny Shabby Event
Candle house (a) – LI 1
Candle house (b)- LI 1
Candle house (c) – LI 1

Little Branch
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2
Grass 1 l {Winter} – LI 2
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Hill- v 1 {winter} – LI 1
Scots Pine {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 7 at this size

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Sway’s – Fifty Linden Friday bargain!
Sway’s [Eira] Fringe Christmas Tree – LI 4 – texture change for tree and bauble

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted male deer – LI 5
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted female deer – LI 3
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted baby deer – LI 1

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 2 – LI 5
Snow Formation 2 – LI 1

Studio Skye
Piece from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v 2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit – set on Winter texture

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Booklover’s Dawn

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This cozy scene is about half as stuffed with books as my real life study is, I’m ashamed to say! I’m celebrating the early light of dawn here, which is much softer than the cold light of day and also a whole lot quieter.  I love this time of day when I can just sit and relax before everyone turns up to partake in breakfast.

The scene takes place in the bookshelves alcove of Cheeky Pea’s latest cottage, the Sherborne. I really like the open plan design downstairs because when you have a small place it can be a bit claustrophobic to put in sundry walls and doors, but in this cottage you could use room dividers and still retain the feeling of space, especially with the generous picture windows and ceiling height. I’m including a Slideshow for the cottage, inside and out.

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

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Fancy Decor
Others:- Bee Designs, Artisan Fantasy, Ariskea, Hive, Vespertine, Seven Emporium, Dahlia, Studio Skye landscaping
Events:- Collabor88

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

Cheeky Pea – Sherborne Cottage – Mainstore & Marketplace release
:CP: Sherborne Cottage w/ Baked Lighting & Materials – LI 92 – Copy & Modify

To rez the snow for the roof simply touch the chimney. The option to rez/derez is there.
There are four versions of the cottage in this pack due to requests from Cheeky Pea customers:-
1. The original version which has no Materials and no baked in lighting.
2. Baked lighting version with no Materials.
3. Original version with Materials
4. Baked lighting also with Materials.  These options allow everyone to use the version they prefer!

Other Cheeky Pea pieces (all included in the Herbst pack)
:CP: Bailey Notebook – LI 2
:CP: Essentials Floating Shelf Herbst – LI 1
:CP: Herbst Jars – LI 2
:CP: Vetur Falkland Books – LI 1
:CP: Carolyn Books – LI 1

Fancy Decor
Pieces from The Russell Set currently at Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Russell Sectional Sofa (PG and Adult versions available) – LI 9 – Menus for Sits, cuddles, Lounge and Adult
Fancy Decor: Russell Floor lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Russell Coffee Table – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Russell Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grass Planter – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Russell Stool (red) – LI 1 – contains 2 solo sits
Fancy Decor: Russell Jug Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Magazine Basket A and B – LI 1 each – these are really nice, the box is covered with a dark grey linen material and they are packed with magazines
Fancy Decor: Russell Geo sphere – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Geo sculpt – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Poster A and B – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Watson Rug – LI 1 – beautifully fluffy rug!

Other pieces by Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Spencer Book Stack – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Flora Book Stack – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Whale Tail Book Stack – gacha piece from the Dover Collection – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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Bee Designs
Cute cat on blanket is a gacha piece from the Lifeguard Tower gacha
LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Artisan Fantasy – from the Writing Desk gacha
*AF* Writing Desk 10 – Books & Whale – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Ariskea – from the Yes! Happiness gacha
Ariskea [Yes!Happiness] First Coffee Cup – LI 1 – particle effect steam – Transfer & Modify

Hive
hive // autumnal plant . chestnut – LI 3

Vespertine
Piece from the current Collabor88 Event
{vespertine} – autumn fruit platter – LI 2

Seven Emporium
7 – Mini Hot Box Heater – LI 2
This is a beautifully thought out vintage piece with controls on the back!

Dahlia – from the Loire gacha
Dahlia – Loire – Zinc Pitcher – Yellow – 21. – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

The landscaping outside is by Studio Skye from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Best Stay in Bed!

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When it’s raining on your day off and you’ve got a good snack supply, it’s best to stay in bed! Although that beagle’s very interested in the cookie tray – so better make it back to bed fast 🙂

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

Sponsors:- unKindness, Silence, Fancy Decor, TLC Home Collection, KraftWork
Others:- +Half-Deer+, {what next}
Events:- ULTRA, UBER

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

 

unKindness, pieces from the Journey Bedroom Set
uK – The Journey Runner Rug v3 – LI 2 – there are 6 versions in the set
uK – The Journey Bed Black PG – LI 15 – also available in Adult maturity – contains single dances – great fun!, couples sleep and couples cuddles Animation Menus. The bed has versions in tan and white, too.
uK – The Journey Drapes Dbl Blk/Gold – LI 6 – fabulous set of single and double drapes included in this set – Tan, White/Blue are the other colourways
uK – The Journey Book Stack His and Hers – LI 1 each
uK – The Journey Leafy Planter – LI 1
There’s also a Side Table which I haven’t shown in The Journey set and that has black, white and wood versions

 

Silence, pieces from the Whittaker Set – currently at ULTRA
Silence. – Whittaker Dresser – LI 2 (enlarged from original size)
Silence. – Whittaker Mirror – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Gold Accessories – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Rug – LI 3 – (enlarged from original size)
Silence. – Whittaker Frame – LI 1 – drag your own photo onto this

TLC Home Collection
Beagles from the Harvest Helpers Set
TLC Beagle [laying] – LI 2
TLC Beagle [Standling] – animated – LI 3

 

Fancy Decor, pieces from the Spencer Set – currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Spencer Console – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Spencer Lamp – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Lacquer Box – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Book Stack – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer – Delft Plate – LI 1 – this does have a plate holder on it so you can place it on a flat surface
Fancy Decor: Spencer Painting – G. Earp Pastoral Scene – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Painting – F.G. Short Landscape – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Painting – Pocock Landscape – LI 1

 

KraftWork – Chelsea Rain Building
KraftWork Chelsea Rain . Rooftop Floor – LI 138
A fantastic and versatile building that also has separate rezzable floors if required! Rain particle effect included

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Both these products were Fifty Linden Friday specials, however don’t panic if you can’t live without them, they are still at the mainstores at the usual prices!
+Half-Deer+
+Half-Deer+ Tassel Garland – Halloween – Long – LI 3
+Half-Deer+ Tassel Garland – Halloween – Short – LI 1
These say they are for Halloween but they’ll look nice at any season

{what next}
{what next} Fall Woodland Drinks (Cider) – LI 2 – drinks giver
{what next} Fall Woodland Cookies (log) – LI 2 – cookies giver

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 🙂

Indoor Outdoor Living

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Mostly outdoors! I’m loving this new house by also Known as, it could serve as a commercial store if you wanted to use it like that, it’s that adaptable. I’m also longing for summer – as you can see by the windlight I’ve chosen – more snow is forecast for our part of the country… thumbs down 🙂

Today, I’m showcasing a number of products that will be coming up soon at the Illuminate Event on March 18th. Illuminate is the first monthly Home & Garden specific Event, there’s no fashion in it. It’s run by ULTRA Events and LTD, and there’s some really lovely products already. With the Easter festival happening soon, some of the designers are taking inspiration from that.

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

Illuminate Event – from March 18th Noon SLT

1. Funny Eggs by MAD MATCH – this is the joined set and they are LI 2 at the size I’ve used. They have a good resizer and also have individual eggs.
MAD MATCH is a “brand new brand” and a tiny new part of the SL® universe (100 % original mesh).

2. ACORN – gorgeous patchwork pouf sets by designer, Lulu, in natural and pastel colours 3 per set, LI 2 each. Also the Violin is ACORN, comes with and without hearts, LI 1 each.

3. BASIL
Beautiful work at low Land Impact from this designer.  Link will take you to the FB page.
.BASIL. Kennedy Umbrella Stand – LI 1
.BASIL. Kennedy Mudroom – LI 4

4. Dahlia – Malta Set
Dahlia – Malta – Mirror – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Accent Table – Copper – LI 1
Dahlia – Malta – Peonies – Warm – LI 1
This is a beautiful set with gold, copper and silver versions of the furniture and Cool and Warm colours of peonies in vase

5. Shutter Field/Decor Junction – a well established collaboration. This is the Kincaid Set, with MM and MF versions plus the Floating Dock which I shoved rather unceremoniously into the stone surround! SF/DJ often produce beautifully animated MM versions of their products, not so many designers cover this market and it’s a pleasure not to have to alter the animations.
DJ / SF Floating Dock – LI 9 – Copy/Modify – contains male and female sits, dives (into the water), and a nice cuddles Menu.
DJ / SF Kincaid Set – LI 8 – with male and female sits, cuddles and activities Menus.

6. also Known as
The fabulous BarCode Villa!
The Barcode is built as a villa, but will work well as one or more stores as well. The houses has five sections, three fo them with upper floors, the two on the sides have roof terraces. The full footprint is 25*50 meters including the outdoor paving, which can be unlinked should you prefer to do that. Two versions of the house are included – one with an animated bathtub for use as a home – Land Impact will be 112 and one without if you’re using the BarCode Villa as a commercial property – Land Impact will 120. The Barcode has Kool doors, which can be configured by the owner.

Little Branch, currently at FaMESHed
Poplar Tree – beautiful 4-seasons gently animated tree. Pack includes fluffy grass, hills for summer and winter, a 2 LI version of the Poplar Tree, the higher LI version, animated Snakeweed for summer. I had the tree on the ‘spring’ setting and at that size it was LI 9.

Dust Bunny – from the Natural Habitat 3 Pack, currently at Collabor88
dust bunny . elephant ear plant – LI 3
dust bunny . giant palm plant – LI 6
and the Fifty Linden Friday offer, too
dust bunny . guiana chestnut tree – LI 5

The Loft & Aria – the Weldon Print, currently at currently at Collabor88

Newchurch – Wedding Tea Set, Red Lacquer – an amazing LI 1 from the Shen Wedding Set – check out the mainstore

My furry pal – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Modern Love

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Before I start this post, I want to leave a message for sponsors and my blogging friends.  I’ll be offline for the next fortnight and back on Monday, February 26th. I’m having a long awaited upper spinal operation which should hopefully reduce pain levels and give me extra movement as well as clearer vision.  It’s not a huge operation but it will require recovery time.   It makes use of modern surgery skills, too, for which I am very grateful!  Sorry, my friends, I won’t be able to ‘like’ posts or make my quirky comments for that couple of weeks.  ❤

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There are quite a few superb items out at the moment which have that modern furniture vibe.  I’ve combined three of my current favourites in the scene today.

The building is by unKindness, it’s called Modern Serenity and it’s in the latest Builder’s Box subscription.  This really is a beauty of a house and I’ve included a couple of extra close-ups so you can see how the light will fall inside the building.

There are two main furniture sets here.  The beautiful dressing table/vanity set is by Granola. and you get that in gacha form including texture option HUDs.  Simply lots of class and lots of pastel colour tones – I was using white, peach and pale gold metals.

The other furniture set is a collaboration by Fancy Decor and Commoner called The Modine Collection.  This is gorgeous, there’s a lot of pieces including cushion texture options and you’ll be able to mix n match to your heart’s content!

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Lots of long, narrow windows give a feeling of calm and privacy and yet it’s relatively light for all those dark grey concrete tones.  The front door has a good entrance porch and it leads to the large room for open living.

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

unKindness from Builder’s Box – Modern Serenity Home – 54 LI

Fancy Decor/Commoner – The Modine Collection – Collabor88
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Accent Chair – LI 3
FD & Commoner: Modine Cloud Sofa – LI 6
FD & Commoner: Modine Side Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Vase of Daisies – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Pillow (Geo) – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Coffee Table – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Round Tray – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Glass Decanters – LI 2
FD & Commoner: Modine Nut Dish – LI 1
FD & Commoner: Modine Rug – LI 1

Granola. – Bibi’s Vanity Set – Blush – to Feb 18th
Used… Bibi’s Stool Pale Gold with set 1 HUD LI 4
Bibi’s Vanity Mirror and Unit – White with Pale Gold LI 6 – change Glow of the mirror lights via Texture Edit
Bibi’s Tray in Gold – LI 3
Make-up brushes in gold and peach, perfume bottles in gold, Yellow Rose Vase in peach (LI 3, LI 2 each, LI 3)

[ zerkalo ] at the Gacha Garden until the end of February

Weights and Measures of Love gacha – Wooden Heart Candle – LI 2

Dust Bunny & O.M.E.N . lovebirds . blue (touch to swing) – LI 9

Cheers, m’dears 🙂