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Forest Retreat

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An idyllic place in the woods!  The scene illustrates firstly, a new gacha set by unKindness – Old Smokem’s Mountains National Forest gacha – and it’s all about landscaping for a wooded area that is similar to a national park.  The Rare is the signage and Commons include all sorts of fencing made from cut logs, steps to go up various inclines, camping signs and even a décor bench.  It’s a really useful set if you do a lot of landscaping/blogging scenes that require landscaping.

Here we’ve got a new release from KraftWork and this is the Triciclo.  There’s both adult and children’s sizes and also a décor version.  These are great fun, you can ride them on most terrains and it’s easiest to use your arrow keys for greater control.  When you leap on the tricycle you’ll find a HUD comes up so you can alter the riding position and also how you view yourself camera wise.  It’s possible to set the camera to go behind you so you can see yourself crashing up the gutters and all that good stuff!  If you don’t like the two colours I’ve shown in the picture, then there’s a texture change HUD for 8 colours and 12 country flags – brilliant!  See below for more details.

The bungalow with the cute porch is by Galland Homes and this is on sale at a very special event called ForMax Event, to support long time designer, Max Graf – he was evicted from his real life home recently.  The event is on from October 3rd to 10th. The Keys Bungalow is a small, one room beach bungalow, open/close door included.  I’ve placed this within a wooded environment to show that it’s not just for the beach but is versatile enough for a number of areas.

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The smart dog kennel above is by Serenity Style and it’s for another special Event.  An exclusive for Rally to Rescue. This is a charity event to help dogs. The present edition is focusing funds for Operation Delta Dogs, a mission to rescue homeless dogs and train them to be assistance dogs for veterans who suffer from post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. For more information see their website.

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Above picture concentrates on the latest gacha from Raindale – Bright October. It contains all sorts of pumpkin related products, candles, frames and even a broom decorated with string lights. At only L$40 per Play, it won’t be expensive to get yourself a really good set of Autumnal décor.

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

Keys Bungalow by Galland Homes – LI 44 which will fit on 1024 sq metres.This is at the ForMax Event, to support Max Graf, it’s on from October 3rd to 10th. Also, see their…
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TLC Home Collection – Deer Family (mainstore) – a must have set for Autumn! There are versions of the deer that have hot breath particle effect for your cold weather scenes.
TLC Straw Feeder [Summer] – LI 3 (winter version also included)
TLC Fallow [Male] + B – LI 5
TLC Fallow [Female] +B – LI 4
TLC Fallow [Fawn] + B – LI 2

KraftWork – Triciclo, currently at FaMESHed
KraftWork Triciclo (ADULT) – LI 4
KraftWork Triciclo (CHILDREN) – LI 3
Change Colour of Bike and Flag via HUD
Adjustable pose for riding the tricycle and camera follow/static options
There’s a front light and a riding sound, and you can switch camera follow on and off plus there’s an unlock/lock option to ground the vehicle. Texture change options include 12 country flags and 8 colours for the tricycle itself via a HUD.

Serenity Style– My Puppie Sweet Home – LI 3 – Copy/Modify – I resized upwards a bit to fit the adult dog. An AO for the Sign Texture is included so you can make your own sign.
An exclusive for Rally to Rescue.
The event runs from 1st October to 20th and 100% of the sales is donated.

JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 11. Wanderer Silver Black
JIAN Munchkin Kittens :: Calico Wandering Kitten
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Jian/239/238/23

Raindale – Bright October gacha, currently at The Avenue for their Halloween Round – everything is exclusive and original Mesh!
There are 7 common prizes (no rares) with Permissions of Transfer/Modify, and it’s L$40 per Play.
– Broom – décor only – 2 LI
– Pumpkin candles – 3 colours – 1 LI each
– Frames – 4 kinds of pictures – 1 LI each
– Pumpkin stack + candles – 1-3 LI
– Apple candles – 3 colours – 1 LI each
– Pumpkin dot lights – 2 kinds – 1 LI each
– Pumpkin string lights + tiny green pumpkin – 1 LI each

Raindale – Southwell gacha – tea set – 2 cups, teapot and biscuit plate
At mainstore
Raindale – Kenward gacha – welcome post – LI 1 – at mainstore
Raindale – String light – LI 3 – from Avenden Cottage set which was in Builder’s Box for August 2017. It has a HUD for on/off bright, glow intensity and colour. It’s a very useful set of lights as it’s large enough to go across a front porch in one go.

22769 ~ [ Bauwerk] Travel Magazines – LI 1
From the Harvest Fest gacha which was recently at the Arcade (see resellers on MP)
22769 – Farmhouse Table – COMMON
22769 – Distressed Rug – COMMON

Soy. Reed Mini Mat – Dark
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Dark -Down

Landscaping:-
unKindness – Old Smokem’s Mountains National Forest gacha, currently at The Gacha Guardians 
uK – Old Smokem’ Fence 3 – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ National Forest Sign RARE – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Curved Incline Steps – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ Steep Incline Curved Steps – LI 3
uK – Old Smokem’ Log Bridge – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ Straight Path – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Winding Path – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Log Bench Poseless – LI 1

uK – Little Oasis gacha – Rock Shelf Brown – LI 10 at default size (mainstore)

Hayabusa Design – Nissa Sinensis Old M17-1 v1-1

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Cluster
[DDD] Twinkling Leafy Bush – Cluster – texture change

Ground – Vita’s Ground Textures – Autumn Dry Leaves – 3D seamless

Until next time, enjoy your seasonal decorating!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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A Home for the Autumn

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Why not be extravagant and get a home especially for the Autumn season?  Actually, the new Peermont prefab by Galland Homes would be just as nice all year round, but the colours and textures especially suit autumnal landscaping. I’ve set it higher in the ground that you’d normally do but I wanted to put steps up to the porch area as if it were a little woodland hideaway.

 

Features:-

Entrance hall with stairs to 2 good size bedroom and landing
Hall leads to 2 room downstairs and closet under the stairs
Smaller room with window and raised ceiling effect
Larger room with entrance pillars, fireplace and shelving unit, partial partition to deliniate lounge and dining areas, and flagstone floor smaller room off it – would make nice kitchen area or sunroom
Control panel by fireplace – for windows – blinds on/off in all rooms or individual rooms, fire on/off, lock/unlock front and back doors, security – media – and  saving landmarks options

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A close-up of the porch shows the latest furniture set called “Highland Bench set” which is made by Newchurch. This is such low impact and it has a number of options for texture change, you’ll be able to match it with most interiors.  Although it’s really meant to be an indoors set, I’ve put it out here in the porch because I think you could do that on the warmer days of Autumn. I don’t know about those pictures, though, I’ve been a bit artful with those!

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One of the things I admire about this bench is the number of animations.  There are 20 sized for ladies and the same again for gents.  Here I am musing about all the gardening jobs that need to be done for the season. Whether they’ll get done is another matter entirely.  A favourite family phrase of mine goes like this… sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits 🙂 The Highlands bench is an excellent seat for  the latter.

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

Galland Homes – The Peermont, currently at Ultra Event which runs through to October 8th
Peermont – LI 136 – Copy/Modify – Rez Box

Deer Family by Navan Design
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 4 (clearing) on Autumn 2

Newchurch
Highland Autumn Bench Set – grouped and individual versions included in pack
Wood is Oak and Cherry – sets for both, currently at the Tres Chic Event, which runs to October 5th
Highland Bench in Oak – LI 3 – 20 expressive poses each for ladies & gents
The Cherry Highland Bench has warmer wood with a rather nice mauve seat cushion
Highland Medium Pillow – texture change for 11 designs – 1 LI
Highland Small Pillow – texture change for 11 designs – 1 LI
White Painted Pumpkins – 1 LI each
Autumn Maple Leaf Frames in Oak and Cherry – 1 LI each

Steps up to the porch –
Thistle Homes – Thistle Gilley Lake House –  Front Steps Short – LI 1 – now this was in a Builder’s Box August edition so if you look on the website, you’ll see a picture of the main house. Purchase the August edition HERE.

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Yellow

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“Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow” ~ Coldplay

As soon as I saw the rustic gold fountain fireplace by unKindness, currently at FaMESHed, I wanted to do this picture. Traditionally on Second Life® yellow is considered a less than perfect colour, especially in fashion, but it can be just beautiful when creatively mixed with contrasting colours.  Also featuring one of the rooms in Merak’s Abandoned Moroccan House which you can find in the most recent edition of Builder’s Box.

Merak’s “Abandoned Moroccan House” is a beautiful piece of carefully observed architecture which has real atmosphere, especially when viewed in various Windlight settings. It has a decorated courtyard which is open to the elements, and stone steps to the roofed house area. Land Impact is 110 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.  It would be perfect both on a themed sim and as a roleplay building.  Once furnished the atmosphere would change into a lived-in building so lots of decorating possibilities with this home.

 

 

 

 

 

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

unKindness – Fireplace Fountains & Accessories Set, currently at FaMESHed Event to September 27th

uK – Fireplace Fountain Rustic Gold – LI 3
uK – La Luna Frame – LI 2
uK – La Luna Candle Waterfall – LI 2
Fireplace also in Rustic Blue, Rustic Pink, Rustic Red, Rustic Tan, Rustic Teal and Vintage White. La Luna Candle also in Crisp Day and Moonlight.
Sold individually or in a FatPack which is the only place where you’ll get those accessories!

[Merak] – Abandoned Moroccan House – LI 110
Builder’s Box – August 2017

Storax Tree (on group offer for L$20) Feline Treasures – Naptime – Siamese Pumpkin – LI 3

Ariskea – The Florist gacha, currently at The Arcade Gacha
Ariskea[Florist] – Decay Vase Cuivre
Ariskea[Florist] – Dry Fruit
Ariskea[Florist] – Peach iris
Ariskea[Florist] – Yellow Roses

Ariskea  – [March] Yellow Chair [7 Anim] – March group gift

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player YELLOW

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Cattails – Yellowed

[ Organica ] Hyacinth (Yellow)

IDEZA – Yellow Zinc Star – from Around the Propellers gacha

{anc} NO LIMITS // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 Li

Happy Mood – HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type A
HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type B

Two Moon Gardens – Dancing Butterflies – Yellow

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Books & Seashells

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Dog Day Afternoon

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A hot, sultry afternoon at the end of August, when all you want to do is to lay down with a nice ice cold beer. It’s baking down at the garage and nothing is moving except for puppies and pigeons.

Introducing KraftWork‘s “Converted Garage” which will be at the upcoming FaMESHed event, starting September 1st.  This is a collaboration with TRIIN and if you think you’ve seen something similar, well you have!  It’s the custom build garage from The Lost Forever sim but converted so that you could also use it as a home.  Also showing the Vintage Truck Bar and Mirror by unKindness which is currently a special Marketplace offer to August 30th.

 

Now you also get that gorgeous Smith & Sons sign!  The garage doors fold up and down with a click and inside there’s a large space for the cars ‘n trucks and that opens up into a room that is plenty big enough for the essentials of a house.

 

Let’s go around the sides of the garage. Here at the back you’ve got the garage silo which is a nice piece architecturally in itself.

 

Then here you’ve got the side front elevation, showing the TV mast at the end and a side entrance into the large back room.  The base is part of the build so you don’t have to go looking for a suitable flat piece to park your garage on.

And here we are at the back.  This would be rather nice set into a landscaped garden if you were thinking of using it for a home.

Trucks and pets to finish with!  That dog’s got the right idea.

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Here’s what I used in detail:-

Vita’s Textures – Urban Ground

KraftWork Garage Conversion – LI 73
KraftWork Garage Conversion Sign – LI 24
September FaMESHed

unKindness on Marketplace

uK – Vintage Truck Mirror Red – LI 1
uK – Vintage Truck Bar Red – LI 4
Special offer on Bar FatPacks – Marketplace until August 30th, 50% off until August 30th – hurry! There’s some smashing colour options included a well worn rust version.  Also on offer are DJ Dead Chair FatPacks PG & Adult

The Little Branch_Magnolia Tree {Animated} *Blue
The Little Branch_Sweet Chestnut* 7 Li {Seasons} *Animated

~DF~ Container Trailer 40 ft Blue (LI 9) – these folks are great for static décor items
~DF~ Cabover Tractor Unit White (15 LI)
~DF~ SUV Urban White (CM)
~DecoFranzy~

CheerMaster – *CM* 1987 Chevy Silverado V 1.00

JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 11. Wanderer Silver Black

KraftWork – Pet Shop  Gacha – Toys Bowls and Toys

Animated Pigeon 1 (TrigiGifts)

MadPea – MGMR – Motor Oil Sign 1 (from Garage gacha)
MadPea – MGMR – Motor Oil Sign 3 – MadPea HQ or Marketplace for resellers

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness!

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I was looking for autumnal quotes and started off with the classic poem by Keats, of which the first line is my title and ended up with…

It’s like going back to school. You know, autumn! Time for ‘Harry Potter’ ~ Robbie Coltraine

Never really thought of it like that but I do like the quote from British actor and comedian, Robbie, since Harry is one of my characters on this blog. I don’t know what he’d say about this beautiful cottage by Raindale which was part of the August Builder’s Box subscription, might be a bit too cosy for Harry.  The premier picture shows the back of the “Avendale Cottage” which has a porch with gazebo, string lights and deck, it’s just the right place for holding tea parties!  Some pictures of the inner rooms follow.

You can just see the porch as you enter the property, and it has a lovely picture window and there’s lots of room, rafters on the ceiling and warm wood flooring.  The next picture is going up the stairs to the bedroom, and the third shows the ceiling rafters, railings and arched window of the bedroom.

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Here’s the scene on the porch, and it’s mostly prizes from Raindale’s  “Ellesmere” gacha set, matches everything so well!

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And now you can see those delicious cakes in close-up!

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I was really impressed with the new trees and bushes from Dysfunctionality. You can texture change them for many colours including all the colours of Fall – faded, red, yellow – those sorts of colours.  They have versions with and without sparkles for different environments.  These horticultural products are often on offer for daft prices like L$50 per set.  The Little Branch’s Sweet Chestnut is in the foreground here.

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

Raindale Pieces:-
Raindale – Avendale Cottage – LI 83 – Builder’s Box
Raindale – pieces from the Ellesmere Gacha set – mainstore
Raindale – Landfort Tabouret – with 10 Bento poses and 10 classic sit animations, at the Avenue Event until August 20th, then at mainstore
Raindale ~ Somerfield lemonade and glass lanterns (from Somerfield gacha)

Raindale – Flower baskets

Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Mar 17  – Cordelia Curtains Blue
Try Marketplace for resellers

JIAN :: Squirrel Feeder
JIAN Countryside Collies :: Family Rug

Landscaping: –
Dysfunctionality
Whispy Forest Tree Set
Twinkling Leafy Bushes

Vita’s Ground Textures – Autumn Dry Leaves

The Little Branch (from August Deco(c)rate)
Sweet chestnut – 4-Seasons tree
Wild Grass… dry

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Due South

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I think there’s a bit further to go to the beach, though, looking at the forest trees ‘n all!  This is the brand new prefab by Galland Homes, it’s called the Savannah and it’s a Southern style beach home.  Absolutely beautiful and yes, the porch is a wrap around affair so you get  more than your fair share of outdoorsy space.

A large home,  it’s recommended for 3072 sq m plots and has a Land Impact of 244, that’s surprisingly low for such a large and detailed property.  Double doors open onto the porch at both front and back of the house.  Downstairs, there’s a family sized room with a blazing fireplace, two other reception rooms, space for a kitchen and a powder room under the stairs – or maybe it’s a good room for Harry when he comes to stay!  The stairs are easy to traverse, even for very tall avatars. Upstairs you get a nice landing with doors off to master suite, two further bedrooms and another room which you could use as you wished, maybe a bathroom or nursery.

 

On the outside, the shutters have a texture change for black, blue, teal, maroon and grey. I chose the blue here mainly because I had the Ca’Pepe sofa and light from Concept} that matched up rather well.  The colours do change the character of the house, it’s surprising.  Inside, it’s quite possible to re-texture and tint the interior walls, instructions are included. The ambient shadow effect is largely transparent and baked on a plane in front of the texturable wall. Thus, you should be able to change the colour or texture and maintain the baked shadow effects by following the instructions. It is quite a cool décor at the default and so you’d be able to make it much warmer with re-texturing.  I’ll decorate one of the interior rooms this week and link back to this blog post so you can see (what a mess I’ve made of it 🙂 ).

Click on any of the interior light switches and you’ll find all the features of the home, including security.

 

I think this beautiful prefab is equally at home in the country as it would be down at the beach and if you check out the Galland Homes Flickr, you’ll see the blogger pictures in various environments.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used today:-

Galland Homes – Savannah – available to view and purchase at the mainstore and direct on Marketplace

Apple Fall – Notting Hill Cobblestone (Straight 1/3) – matched perfectly on Fall setting
Dysfunctionality – Mixed Tallgrass – B
C J Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon
TrigiGifts – Animated Horses
KIDD – PAMPAS Grass * Mega Bush 6

Babylonia – Hanging Ivy Arch 001 and Babylonia: Hanging Ivy 001 – part of an excellent set and one of the best ivy meshes I have seen thus far
La Galleria – Etruscan Pottery Pitcher –  just right for planting your ivy in 🙂

Concept} 14. Ca’Pepe. Sofa PG. RARE
Concept} 05. Ca’Pepe. Lamp
Kustom9 Event or mainstore

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Small but perfectly formed

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The “Stonehurst Redux” house by Galland Homes has a Land Impact of only 26 and it would  fit on a small plot. The floorplan  is beautifully thought out, with a spacious feel thanks to lots of tall windows, an outside balcony, compact internal staircase and open plan living.  Equally at home in the city or the countryside, it’s placed here within a town environment.

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I thought it would be fun to furnish the Stonehurst and see how much I could get in.  It was quite a lot as you’ll see.  This is one side of the downstairs living area which is quite adequate to fit in a gorgeous retro compact kitchen from [tia] and minimalist dining set from Cheeky Pea.  The Chihuahua is there for size comparison, at least that’s his excuse waiting on the dining table for scraps!

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Over to the opposite side and you can see the stairs going up to the first floor and a cosy lounge area furnished mostly by Revivial and MudHoney in typical Scandi style. There are a lot of windows which do give that indoors/outdoors feel but you could cover some of them with wooden blinds if you wanted to create more privacy in a particular area.

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Upstairs now and I only furnished the far side of the first floor, you could fit in loads more. For instance,  a generous sized bed , small study area and small bathroom area behind room screens – they would all slot in easily.  I was really enjoying the two main textures of the walls – wood and stone – they compliment each other and give stability to a home which has a lot of ethereal glass.

The Scarlet Creative daybed (currently part of the Daisy gacha at June Arcade) is a little gem. All that style and work for a mere L$75 play of the machine, I think it was.  It is small (look at the Chihuahua on it) but like the Stonehurst house, it’s perfectly formed!

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Here’s a close up on eTNIA‘s stunning retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor which is currently at the Vintage Fair and that Event runs to the end of the month. Ethnic and retro combine in this vanity set,  which isn’t always easy.  The Vase and Letters are extras from other designers. All the rest you get in eTNIA’s set and it’s reassuringly low prim.

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

OUTSIDE
Stonehurst Redux by Galland Homes – LI 26 – at the Galland Homes Mainstore

Maya’s Buildings (HQ Mesh) – Trees, benches, pigeons and lampposts
Hayabusa Design – Bush Static Beach M17-1 v1-1 Group
KIDD – WILD FLOWERS B* FLAT CAVED POT*Resizer
CJ Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon – 16 Plants in 1 only 1 Prim
{vespertine– vintage mailbox/red}
..::THOR::.. Bicycle Beyge + Pic-Nic Set COMMON
Road and paving – Moz & Arrchie

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Terracotta – from Little Piece of Heaven gacha
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Boxtree Bush Terracotta

INSIDE

Open Plan downstairs:-

[tia] – Olivia Kitchen Set (complete, items also available separately)
Ariskea – {Australia} Macrame Rug

From May Deco(c)rate (Minimalist round)
HEXtraordinary – Garden Fountain
MudHoney – James Console Set – Console, Mirror, Lamp, Rug – Ink
Cheeky Pea – Kaye Dining Set – table, chair, vase, pendant light

[-BLUE SKY-] “Toscana Place Setting – Olive You”
What Next – Swiss Cheese Plant
.:revival:. –  linen sofa, beanbag, light branches and rug
Shutter Field – vintner tray – wine and cheese

Bedroom:-

eTNIA – Retro Chinoiserie Vanity and Decor – Vintage Fair

[ zerkalo ] Dream Away gacha  – Curtain
Raindale ~ Birdside chandelier (from Birdside gacha)
[Tia]  – Pandora Chair with texture change HUD for fabric and pillow

From June Arcade
Scarlet Creative – Daisy Side Table, Daisy Day Bed
JIAN – Cheeky Chihuahuas gacha 7. Tan Wanderer
Fancy Decor – Royce Collection gacha – 09 Carpet Hide Rug

dust bunny . woodland dreams gacha . hedgehog planter

Ariskea – [Blush] Teapot Peonie [Fushia]

Duvet Day – Letters tied with string (from Lace gacha)

 

 

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂