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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 🙂

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Fireside Gold

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I do think that gold suits a fireplace so well, or just something golden around it like a grate or an ornament or a picture frame.  Combined with the glowing flames the result is so warm.  Even though we’re in a virtual world, the feelings of warmth and contentment can still be successfully created if we use a bit of imagination.

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Silence., [ zerkalo ], Storax Tree, unKindness, KraftWork
Others:- Camdem, Apple May Designs, Apple Fall, *Avaway*
Events:- Shiny Shabby, The Liaison Collaborative

NB – Products will have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Granola. – mainstore
Pieces from the Zora Set
Zora Console in Gold and Silver, LI 3 each
Zora Mirror in Gold and Silver, LI 2 each – altered for width in my scene
Zora Paper Coneflowers, LI 3
Zora Candles, LI 2 each
Candles have on/off flame script with smoke emitter when extinguished. The candles can be further customized by holding and clicking to bring up menu.

Silence., currently at The Liaison Collaborative until November 26th
Pieces from the Whittaker Accessory Set
Silence. – Whittaker Bench w/Pillows – LI 3 – 4 Solo Sits each for ladies & gents
Silence. – Whittaker Table Lamp – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Canvas Art – LI 1
There’s also an End Table in this set

[ zerkalo ]
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade gacha – Pine Cone Ornament Red – Transfer & Modify

Storax Tree Sales Room
1. New Pine Tree A2 – LI 4 as default – Transfer and Resizer – hurry as it’s in the sales room at only L$25!

2. Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3 – Transfer and Resizer (in the mainstore section)

unKindness
uK – Telluric Throw Rug – LI 2 – check out the rest of the Telluric Set at the mainstore

KraftWork
KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – with HUD and foolproof rezzer to align the panels – LI 2

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Camdem, currently at Shiny Shabby
Camdem – Decorative Cast Fireplace V2 – LI 18
Camdem – Camdem – Decorative Fireplace – LI 5
Camdem – Decorative Fireplace Coal Scuttle – LI 5
Camdem – Decorative Fireplace Tools – LI 5
** Please take care when rezzing because the whole set is Transfer & Modify, plus texture change for black, gold, silver and white

Apple May Designs
Thankful Wall Decor – Dark Intentions – LI 6 – this comes from a beautiful collection featuring wall décor in various shades and fireplaces, too

Apple Fall
from Christmas Ornaments Hunt 2017
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Confetti – Gold – LI 1
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Ridged – Gold – LI 1
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Pine cone – Gold – LI 1

*AvaWay*  Christmas Ornament_Star #1 – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Tales of the Riverbank

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“No animal, according to the rules of animal etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.”  Kenneth Grahame from “Wind in the Willows”

As a consequence of this quote, the otters and their friends have taken over my bathroom – the cheeky lot!

Please click on the picture for a huge version.

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

TLC Home Collection – Animated river scenery FatPack, currently at ULTRA.  The FatPack contains otter pond with reeds, rock surround and animated water. I took this apart to do the scene. The pack also contains the Scandinavian Rudd – you get a pair of these that rotate both clockwise and anticlockwise, the Osprey and the River Otter. It’s a huge pack. There are animated otters (wet and dry) standing, swimming and upright – instructions included for the swimming otter to set the radius. The Osprey is presented on his fishing perch and a flapping fish under his claws and you can take this set-up apart in case you want to put the Osprey elsewhere.

Galland Homes, currently at ULTRA Event
Savannah Bath Vanity by Galland Homes – LI 9 – taps will run with water (on/off via touch). Permissions are Copy/Modify. Beautiful copper bowls and faucet. Animations include Rinse Hair, Brush Teeth, Wash and Shave – excellent!

KraftWork Wall System – Classic – 1 LI each and I had the white and the checkers patterns showing. Beautiful and versatile panels with 12 texture options for the central panels. I had the main panel showing only but underneath there’s a secondary smaller panel.

Fancy Decor: Serpentine Candlesticks
Special for Fifty Linden Friday and throughout the weekend!
They are 1 LI each and you get gold and silver versions, both with white and black candles. They rez ready lit but if you copy and drag to get another one you’ll need to relight the original.

From MudHoney Cooper bathroom accessories pack
This is my favourite pack for the bathroom and I’ve used the items over and over again, so well worth the lindens!
MudHoney Cooper His Supplies – LI 2
MudHoney Cooper Toothbrush Cup – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Soap Dish – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Shampoos – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Bath Towels – LI 1
MudHoney Cooper Plant – LI 1

Cheeky Pea – :CP: Champagne Mirror – LI 1 – and this is from the Champagne Flute Chair set which is in the January Deco(c)rate – “Champagne Dreams”. It’s well worth getting even at the non discounted price.

MudHoney – Audrey Vase Large and Small versions – from the Audrey Entry Set in the January Deco(c)rate again – 1 LI each and they come from another gorgeous set which includes 6 colour versions of Ottoman, mirror, sconce in 3 metals, portrait frame and 3 colour versions of  console along with the vases.

Dust Bunny – hoya plant – LI 2

Apple Fall – Porthole Mirror – LI 2 – turned on its side and used as a dish here!

From Shiny Shabby new round
!gO! – Be mine – Izzy – pretty little doll with a Valentines/Hearts theme from !gO!’s gacha of the same name – every one of them a winner!

Concept} – 08. Porcelain Vase – greenish and Concept} 07. Porcelain dish C – these come from the elegant Bordeaux/Orangerie gacha in which Pep collaborated with Jojo Deed – L$80 per Play – watch your lindens on this one!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

What a Way to make a Living!

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A super luxurious way to make a living!  This scene is a combo of two great sets from unKindness, the first is currently at FaMESHed and that’s the Lady Boss Conference set and the second is the 9 to 5 gacha which was shown recently at the Epiphany Event.  The conference set also includes a truly massive long table, built along the same lines at the short which I’ve used in the scene, and I suppose you’d use that at much bigger functions.  One of the nice things about this set are the hanging lights which look really pearly and posh, they do fit in with the theme of it being more apt for the Lady Boss.  I can’t really see the guys residing on a pink pouffe and retaining their street credibility *laughs*

So anyways, the conference has yet to start and the dalmatian is not impressed with it all, she’s having a kip on the day bed whilst the cheeky chihuahua chap is waiting for the phone to ring so he can inform his mistress.  Both dogs have been very good at avoiding the cake that’s resting precariously on the edge of the table but unless somebody turns up soon, it won’t last 🙂

The room is an upstairs one in a brand new release by Newchurch, called the Noelle Petit Manor, and I’ll be blogging that in much more detail later on this week.  It’s from the subscription Event,  Builder’s Box. which concentrates in this edition on all sorts of Christmas prefabs and buildings.  I will say that the Manor here is suitably splendid and has decorations and snowy accoutrements galore.

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

unKindness
From Lady Boss Conference set, currently at FaMESHed
Smaller items are 1 LI each
Geo Planters
Hanging Lights – LI 2
Laptop
Short Table
Pouffes – pink and silver – 18 office poses of all sorts!
Runner – modify is good with this, you can fit any room with it easily

unKindness – From 9 to 5 Office gacha, was Epiphany
Day Bed RARE – LI 6 – solo sits and cuddles
Smaller items are 1 LI each
Girl Boss Frames
Foxy and Kitty Lappies
Side Table with Fern
Box Stacks, various
Martini Tape Dispenser
Lipstick and Nail Polish Highlights
Good Vibes Frame
Amazing Things Frame
Goal Digger Sign Exclusive

TLC Home Collection – Sleepy Dalmatian – LI 6 (slightly enlarged from default)
From Animated Puppies Set

JIAN – Cheeky Chihuahuas gacha – 7. Tan Wanderer – LI 7

Dust Bunny (new mainstore)
dust bunny . potted rubber tree – LI 2
dust bunny . pink medinilla plant – LI 2

Fancy Decor
From Abigail’s Dining Set
Coffee Pot and Coffee Cup (full)
Water Glass

Fancy Decor: Document Tray (was Arcade so try MP resellers)
From Dover Collection

*LODE* Decor – Bougainvillea Vase [pink] – currently at Shiny Shabby

{what next}  – Victoria Sponge Cake – Group Gift
.Shi : Vintage Flatware . Silver – forks – LI 1
[Tia] – Olivia Kitchen – Plates Small – LI 2
Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs – LI 1
ARIA- Dido Vase With Lillies – LI 3
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) – LI 3

Room in Newchurch‘s Noelle Petit Manor (new Builder’s Box, Christmas Village Edition)

 

I hope everyone had a peaceful weekend break.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Art of Tea

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What a difference a day makes, especially when the Labs have replaced a vital piece of hardware which meant folks couldn’t log in yesterday!

Today, I felt inspired by this great new gacha from unKindness – it’s the Tea Time Delight gacha, presently at Whimsical.  It has a whopping 18 pieces, 2 of which are Rares, all to do with drinking tea and eating cup cakes. Other cutlery  and quail’s egg pieces are from .Shi, part of 5 sets available at the new round of Shiny Shabby.  These pieces were so beautiful I thought they deserved to be in an art gallery.

Now tell me you don’t want a cuppa and cake after that!

Here’s the pieces I used in detail:-

.Shi – Vintage Flatwear teaspoon and cake fork in bronze
.Shi – Quail Egg Display with Lights
(both from the Noir Minimalist Set, currently at Shiny Shabby)

unKindness – Tea Time Delights gacha, currently at Whimsical

KraftWork
Fontainebleau – Lips Wall Hanging
Simone Spotlight
KraftWork Wall System – Geometric
(all at the Mainstore)

Black Tea Tray & Homage to Tea design – Moz

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂