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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 🙂

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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 🙂

Perfect Love Castes Out Fear

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My inspiration for today’s picture originates in the quote on the wallart. It’s a biblical quote from John 4:18 that can be applied to a lot of situations. In this case, I was thinking of interracial marriage. Have you ever noticed that the children born from these unions can be extremely beautiful? Maybe its compensation for the strife the marriages sometimes cause amongst relatives and friends. My parents came from two different countries so I have a bit of experience on this subject.

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, unKindness, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dysfunctionality, Ariskea, 8f8, .Shi

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

Serenity Style
La Dolce VIta Patio – LI 37

unKindness
1. Telluric Set, currently at FaMESHed
uK – Telluric Pillow Bench – LI 5
uK – Telluric Wood Tables – LI 1
uK – Telluric Candle Display – LI 2 – click candles on/off
uK – Telluric Vase w/ Limbs – LI 1
uK – Perfect Love Marquee – LI 1

2. Old Mexico Chandeliers, Rugs & Cast Iron Cactus Set, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
uK – Old Mexico Rug V1 – LI 1
uK – Old Mexico Chandalier Short Yellow – LI 5 – click candles on/off
uK – Yellow Cast Iron Cactus V – LI 1 at this size
uK – Teal Cast Iron Cactus V2 – LI 1 at this size

Little Branch
Black Olive Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 4 at this size

TLC Home Collection
1. Swan Family – with swimming Adults, cygnets, and swan on nest – animated – LI 1 – 4 depending on piece… cygnets can be linked to their parent, there’s also a version of swimming parent with cygnets riding on their back! Set the swimming radius to fit your own pond – it’s easy if I can do it *laughs*
2. Black Swans – animated & swimming as above – LI 3 each

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Dysfunctionality
Magic Gem Lights (various shapes – Swirl, Rings, Triangle, Star, Diamond and Focus), currently on special offer for Syndicate Sunday until Tuesday.

Texture change for the metal and unlimited gem colouring options with the colour HUD
[DDD] Magic Gem Light – Mystic – very high LOD so great for photography

8f8 – Wall Grapevine from the “Primavera in Toscana” – LI 3 – Gacha – try Marketplace

Ariskea
From the Forsythia Paper Flower Hanger Pack
Ariskea[ Forsythia ] Paper flower Hanger [ Coloris] – LI 5

.Shi : Clay Coffee cup w flask – 3 pieces at LI 1 each

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum!

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Yes, it certainly is!  The pups have collapsed on a very posh sofa by unKindness, and mum thinks they are in need of some of that green tea.  It’s very reviving in this hot weather.

The scene takes place on the upper floor of a spectacular house by also Known as – which is just perfect for summer outdoor/indoor living.  One of the walls on the upper floor has these amazing slotted windows which show the landscape outside and let a whole lotta light in.

The beautiful prints by Granola. are from a recent FaMESHed set which should be back at the mainstore.  So versatile, they’d go in a lot of places.  And I just couldn’t resist the vintage scooter light from Serenity Style – it matched the colour scheme so well.  Finally, I reduced a poor orange tree down to pot size – sorry, Little Branch! – and put it in a matching table.  It’s sometimes amusing what you can do with Home & Garden furnishings 🙂

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It’s been a while since I posted because the unprecedented heatwave in the UK went on and on, and my computer was subject to overheating so I had to make real life work a priority.  Fortunately, we are back to our usual temperatures this week.  Now to get air conditioning for home and office next year will be a ‘must’ I think, especially if heatwaves become the norm.

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

Sponsors:- also Known as, unKindness, Granola., Serenity Style, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Figure8, Apple Fall, Zen Creations

All pieces are Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated

Unkindness – from the Posh Living Set, currently at UBER
uK – Posh Living Settee Poppy GA – LI 13 (also in Cloud, Forest, Lemon and Sky)
Sits for ladies and gents plus couples animations
uK – Posh Living Sideboard Table – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Area Rug – LI 3
uK – Posh Living End Table – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Deco Bowl – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Small Vase 2 – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Small Vase 3 – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Deco Vase – LI 1

also Known as – the fabulous “Kaizen House” – top floor

Land Impact is 212 and Footprint is 13 by 54 meters
The perfect indoor/outdoor summer home!

Granola.– from the Carmella Set
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. – LI 2
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print2. – LI 2
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. – LI 4
All pieces are Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated

Serenity Style– Scooter Retro Lamp Red- LI 2 (gacha set)

Little Branch
LB_OrangeTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons – greatly reduced in size!
Here it has a Land Impact of 3

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[Figure 8] – Oasis Chandelier Gold (with cascading water) – LI 8

Apple Fall – Cosmos Flowers – Candystripe – SL15B gift – LI 3
Apple Fall – Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake – SL15B gift – LI 1 – 2

JIAN – Dashing Dalmations – 3. Adult Wanderer RARE
JIAN – Dashing Dalmatians – 18. Triple Nap

Zen Creations
Pieces from the Japanese Rirakkusu Tea Set – Tea Kettle, tray, blossom, chopsticks, tea cups and flowering plant – all resize menu, kettle has texture change

Keep cool and cheers, m’dears 🙂

An Island Resort

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A couple has arrived at a secluded Island Resort, maybe on their honeymoon, and while they’re in the bathroom, we can have a look at their bedroom. It’s quite early in the morning and because it’s so hot, they’ve left the door out onto the balcony wide open. Crisp cotton sheets, perfect customer service and luxurious décor are just two of the reasons why this resort got a five star rating!

If only! Still, at least in SL® we can dream. The room is an upper floor bedroom that leads out onto a gorgeous balcony, and it’s not the only one in the latest prefab by Galland Homes, this is the Cape Hatteras. I’ll do another post very soon to show you the rooms and the outside but take it from me, you could do worse for your summer vacation home.

Most of the decor is from unKindness. It’s the Island Resort gacha and you can try your luck on this at the June edition of Collabor88. Lots of nice animations in this bed, including a great couples sleep Menu, for the ultimate in laziness.

I also loved these new lanterns from Granola., you’ll find them over at UBER, which has recently started its new round but you can get in now without too much trouble. They come in various colours including this light blue which matched the bedspread perfectly.

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

Sponsors:-

unKindness
Island Resort gacha at Collabor88
uK – Island Resort Bed – LI 18
Animation Menus – Single – 8 – sits, lays, dances
Couples Sleep – 5
Cuddles – 11
Adult – 18
uK – Island Resort Rug v4 – modified upwards – LI 8
uK – Island Resort Rug v5 – LI 2
uK – Island Resort Nightstand v1 – LI 1
uK – Island Resort Vase – LI 1
uK – Island Resort Lamp v2 – lI 2
uK – Island Resort Wall Art v1, v2 and v3 – LI 1 each
uK – Island Resort Leaf Wall Decor – LI 2

Serenity Style, at mainstore
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Suitcase – LI 2
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Rounded Suitcase – LI 1
Serenity Style- Yram Strange Travel- Clock – LI 1 – sound on touch

Granola., currently at June UBER
Zhara Lanterns Lt Blue – LI 4, 3 lengths of chain – Copy & Modify
Textures versions in Bronze, Iron, Pink, white
Scripted with an on/off flame and will smoke when you put them out. 🙂


Galland Homes – Cape Hatteras – Bedroom with Balcony

Other Designers:-
PLAAKA – Fruits Bowl – LI 1 – Gacha – June Arcade
Trompe Loeil – Modern Tree Couch Leather Blue – LI 6 – Gacha – June Arcade
Loft & Aria – Tropical Glam – Potted Palm – LI 5 – Gacha – June Arcade

JIAN – ‘dorable Danes – 14. Compu-snooze – LI 1 – Gacha

TARTESSOS ARTS – Morning Breakfast Tray – LI 7 – Copy & Modify – Marketplace

Apple Fall
Coral Specimen – Gift – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
and Apple Fall Nauticus Shell Vessel – Gift – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

hive // potted fan palm plant – LI 3 – was a Fifty Linden Friday Special

NOMAD // SUNBURST – LI 1 – Fifty Linden Friday Special (current)

So I’ll say enjoy the sunshine and cheers, m’dears 🙂

For the Birds

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The geese think this pool is exclusively for them.   Thanks, TLC Home Collection!

The Canada Goose is a large, wild species native to Arctic and temperate regions of North America. Its migration occasionally reaches North Europe, and it has been introduced to the UK, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands. They are able to establish colonies in urban and cultivated areas with little trouble – so no wonder they have taken over the pool 🙂

In the background, I’m grateful for the shade of Little Branch’s latest offering – the Tulip Tree. It rezs instantly and has zero lag. There’s landscaping extras in the pack, see details below.

The Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a vigorous deciduous tree with pleasing lobed leaves and green & orange tulip shaped flowers in summer. The leaves turn butter yellow in the autumn. It is a part of the Magnolia family. You’ll find these growing in Eastern North America. The tallest the tree will reach is 12 metres and it takes between 20 – 50 years to achieve this height. The Tulip Tree is low maintenance and generally pest and disease free which makes it a popular architectural and garden tree.

Fortunately, the geese are not interested in my brand new pool furniture by Granola. I really love this set, it’s so elegant and well made. The animations are thoughtful, too. You don’t always find that in furniture.

Lots of the décor, including the tea set and fruit bowl, is from a wonderful new gacha by 22769, and you’ll find that at The Arcade, if you can get in. If you like this set, it is exclusive to Arcade and will be retired afterwards, so get on the machine asap.

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

Little Branch, currently at June FaMESHed
1. The Tulip Tree
The tree as sized in the picture is LI 6
4-season – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter
Gently animated as if branches are moving in a breeze

Pack also contains low LI Hill in summer and winter
Snakeweed animated summer A and B versions – LI 2
Grass V4 animated – LI 5
All Copy & Modify

2. Bouton d’or Orange {Rounded Flower Field} – LI 7 – Copy & Modify – Mainstore

Granola., currently at June FaMESHed
“June’s Poolside Set”

a) Lounger – Version 2 PRINT RED – LI 5 (PG & Adult versions)
The lounger has print and plain versions in orange, green, red, yellow and black
Animations –
7 Single Female Sits, 4 Single Male Sits and some mirror options for males (1 Bento sit in female and in male options)
11 Cuddles (Mostly all Bento)
PLUS the Adult has 13 intimate (all Bento) animations and sequence options

Granola. uses poses from RNP and Kabuki.

b) June’s Pedestal Table. Lt. – LI 1
The table has dark and light versions

c) June’s Tropical Sunset Beverage. – LI 2

d) June’s String Lights. Gold. – LI 5
The String lights have versions in black, gold and silver

TLC Home Collection
From Canadian Geese FatPack
Canadian Goose – swimming – LI 2
Canadian Gosling – simming – LI 1
Set their radius and connect the goslings to the parent so they don’t get lost

22769, currently at June ARCADE
Au Bord Du Lac
a) 22769 – Bowl with Fruits – COMMON – LI 1
b) 22769 – Tea Tray – COMMON – LI 1
c) 22769 – Magazines – COMMON – LI 1
d) 22769 – Floor Vases – COMMON – LI 1
e) 22769 – Potted Banana tree – COMMON – LI 1

Serenity Style
Duke Retro Radio Yellow – LI 3 – gacha Modify

Astralia – Tropical pool (Sky) animated – LI 261 (some parts derendered in the picture) – Copy only
This is a prim heavy pool but it looks so good! It also contains assorted flora, animated water and poses and you don’t need much else.

Cheeky Pea
Tropical Flamingo Planter – modified for colour on the metal – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Rock a Bye Baby

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“Rock-a-bye, baby, thy cradle is green;
Father’s a nobleman, mother’s a queen;
And Aggy’s a lady, and wears a gold ring;
And Johnny’s a drummer, and drums for the king.” ~ The first printed version from Mother Goose’s Melody (London, c. 1765)

I liked this version of the traditional nursery rhyme and it fitted the products in the picture so well!  The room is in one of KraftWork’s excellent houses which you can obtain through the April Deco(c)rate subscription box.  Of course I had to take some more photos 🙂  In the shot below we are looking down on the roof top which you can access via the ladder.  That skylight window is really great and adds extra light to the room below. Doors will open out onto the balcony. How about decorating this with a rooftop garden 🙂

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Here’s a side view of the balcony and stairs up to the roof.  You can also see the floor below which will take up the extra ceiling room of the balcony making it a larger living space.

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Here we are almost at the top floor and you can see the stairs from the floor below, plus the handy safety rail to save on accidents!

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Let that sunlight in!  Joking apart, when you use the rain particle effect, it really does look like a dull day in Chelsea, suitable for staying in and stuffing yourself up the tube.  This is a Brit way of saying OMG you’re acting like a couch potato.

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

1. Fancy Decor – “Jansen Set” – June ARCADE

01 Fancy Decor: Jansen Sofa RARE – LI 13 – Animations for solo sits – 7, couples 3
03 Fancy Decor: Jansen Vases – LI 1
04 Fancy Decor: Jansen Lamp – LI – light on/off via touch
06 Fancy Decor: Jansen Rug – LI 3
07 Fancy Decor: Jansen Cocktail Table – LI 4
08 Fancy Decor: Jansen Throw Pillow – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books A – LI 1
10 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books B – LI 1
11 Fancy Decor: Jansen Frans Hals Portrait A – LI 1
12 Fancy Decor: Jansen Frans Hals Portrait B – LI 1
13 Fancy Decor: Jansen Cocktail Shaker – LI 1
14 Fancy Decor: Jansen Mineral Water – LI 1
15 Fancy Decor: Jansen Cocktail Tools – LI 1
17 Fancy Decor: Jansen Drapes – LI 3 modified for size
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Fancy%20Decor/155/109/26

2. ::Newchurch:: – currently at ULTRA

“Thompson Industrial Wine Cart” – LI 7 – Copy & Modify
Sliding glasss doors open and close on touch, both sides

3. KraftWork – “Chelsea Rain Building/Loft” – April Deco(c)rate

KraftWork Chelsea Rain (ASSEMBLED) – LI 178 – Copy & Modify
Also included is ground floor part – LI 18, intermediate floor – LI 22, and Particle Rain which is Copy & Modify.

KraftWork – “Pet Shop” Gacha – Toys Bowls and Toys – LI 1 – see mainstore

 

4. Serenity Style – “Duke Retro” Gacha Set

Serenity Style- Duke Retro Radio Red – LI 3
Serenity Style- Duke Retro Headphones Rare – LI 3

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The 11th annual Home & Garden Expo Second Life® – runs through to June 2nd
Website

1. Evolve Art Gallery picture
Rose Painting (Mesh) Canvas – Evolve Art – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
By Enjolie Mccullough who is a painter & artist in RL and SL®. This year she’s giving away 2 exclusive paintings!
Find Evolve Art Gallery in SL®
Expo Landmark

2. Z.O.E. – Hanging Ladder Planter – LI 9 – Copy & Modify
Z.O.E. – Staircase Bookends – LI 3 – Copy & Modify
100% proceeds benefit RFL – L$100 and L$75
Expo Landmark

3. Terrashop – quality mesh flowers & Plants

Green Orchid – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Expo Landmark

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Mesh India – Lotus Lamp (from “Siddhartha Decor” Gacha @ PocketGacha) – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

junk. – drum table – modified – LI 2 at default – Copy & Modify

Raindale – Ellesmere Balloon – LI 1 – from “Ellesmere” gacha

TLC Home Collection – from the “Forever my Dove” set
Eurasian Collared Dove – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

JIAN – “Splendid Spaniels” Gacha – 18. Upside Down Sleeper – LI 1

Apple Fall Products – all Copy & Modify
Classic Baby Crib – LI 3 at default – modified for size
Juliette Teapot – LI 1
Juliette Tea Cup, Honey & Lemon Tea – LI 1
Gourds in Vintage Bowl – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂