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POSH with a capital Tea

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It’s been a while since I did a dining table scene but I just couldn’t resist this set from Fancy Decor which I mixed with a previous set so we all had some cakes. After all, what is life without the delights of cake?

The cranes insisted on being in the picture because they matched the furniture rather well and were also going on about pops of colour in their red crowns – I really didn’t know that they were so fashion oriented. After a while I wasn’t listening because I was too busy concentrating on the petit fours and wondering how many petit fours it takes to get to twenty or so and whether I’d be feeling slightly sea sick by that time or not.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today, and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, unKindness, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dahlia, Soy., Vespertine

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

Fancy Decor
“Blythe Collection”, currently at UBER to September 22nd

You get the Dining Table and Bench with cushions, a choice of 4 place settings where the plates are combinations of white and black, choices of empty and full short glass and water glass, bowl of lemons and bowl of limes, double candlesticks, decanter, dome candle and pitcher
Small pieces are between 1 to 2 Land Impact each, Table is LI 2, Bench is LI 6 and takes up to 3 avatars. It has General and Dining animation Menus with attachable props.

Also pieces from the “Silver hors d’oeuvres” gacha Collection
Two tiered Dessert tray, Plate with Snacks, Napkins, Cake. All between 1 – 2 Land Impact each with Permissions of Transfer & Modify.

TLC Home Collection
Red-Crowned Crane – animated crane, his head moves around (and he goes on endlessly about Fashion – you have been warned) – LI 2

unKindness
From the Contemporary Garden Sets – these are so useful and I use them a lot!
uK – Contemporary Fence Pergola Brown – LI 6

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Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Double Gold/Clear – LI 4

Soy. – Green Plants Wall Panel – LI 2
Currently at Collabor88 to September 6th

Vespertine
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / centre mosaic – LI 9
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2

The jade decorative panels are by Calm. Designs but I’m not sure if they are still running as there’s no Inworld or Marketplace store to visit. It’s a shame as I really liked their products.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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 🙂

Not just at Sea

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Albatrosses are large seabirds that range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are reputed to spend much of their lives at sea, only seeking land for breeding purposes. But is that always true? The title of this scene is called, “Not just at Sea”. Make up your own mind!

In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1798), an albatross starts to follow a ship, which would generally be considered good fortune. However, the mariner shoots the bird with a crossbow and brings a terrible curse on the ship and its crew. The albatross is hung around the mariner’s neck by the crew to symbolise his guilt. Thus, this innocent seabird can be both an omen of good or bad luck, as well as a metaphor for a burden to be carried as a penance.

The gorgeous fountain is from also Known as, and it’s currently at Enchantment. I do urge you to visit this themed Event, it’s full of wonderment and products to do with the fairy tale, “The Frog Prince”.

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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, Little Branch, Granola., TLC Home Collection, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- MADRAS, Apple Fall, Dust Bunny, GOOSE

also Known as, currently at Enchantment to August 31st
Zora Fountain – LI 7 – 2 texture changes for the metal, gently circulating water which is very restful

Little Branch
LB_Swamp Oak Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 2 at this size, can go much bigger
Seasons are:- Summer, Autumn 1, Autumn 2, Winter, Spring – there’ s some lovely golden textures in these variations
LB_Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-A – LI 2

Granola., currently at August FaMESHed
Granola. – Antique Painted Door. Red Sm. – LI 7 (slightly bigger than default)
The Antique Painted Doors are available in 4 painted colours
Each pack includes 2 starter sizes
Large version – 10 LI
Small version – 6 LI
The FatPack includes all 4 colours PLUS an additional distressed version exclusive to the FatPack

TLC Home Collection, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to August 25th
Albatross Island Set – which is a complete habitat of rocky island and animated Albatrosses in various poses, you can set the radius of the hovering chap.
TLC Albatross [Standing] – LI 2
TLC Albatross [Hovering] – LI 4

[ zerkalo ], currently at Shiny Shabby, just started
Pieces from the Old Garden Set which is a Copy & Modify set (not a gacha)
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Barrel – PG – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Water Pump – PG (Single) – LI 4
(also Adult maturity available)
Consists of Barrel, Cart, Sink, Water Pump

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MADRAS
Tiffany Flower Jar Decor – LI 3 at this size (from July PocketGacha)

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . picnic basket . natural – LI 4
dust bunny . dreamy outing . fruit board – LI 1

GOOSE, currently at ULTRA
GOOSE – Retro Beats radio- red – LI 1 – has 11 stations ready for use

Apple Fall
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall – LI 5 – texture change for regular and snow covered

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 🙂

A Very Posh Picnic

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For when you want to dine out in style! And it’s not just for the birds and the fairies but it’s for everyone to enjoy. I’m featuring sets from Fancy Decor, Little Branch and unKindness today.

All the splendidly comfortable furniture is from the Cozy Day set by unKindness and that’s currently at Collabor88. There’s a lot of variations in this squeezable set which is for singles and couples to lounge around on nicely. Fancy Decor came up with the Hors d’oeuvre Silver Collection which will be shortly available at March Arcade. I’m showing most of it here but there are two additional pieces of buffet tables with fancy glass and fretwork panels at the front. They are thoughtfully provided by designer, Jake, for those of us who prefer to eat indoors! The gorgeous flowers are a Hello Tuesday bargain by Little Branch – all sorts of Bouton ‘dor flower fields which are a speciality of theirs. The bargain will last until Sunday 4th March and then they’ll be on Marketplace and at the Mainstore.

The diners are various birdies from TLC Home Collection, all animated and some of them will even sing. TLC make the best birds in SL® if you ask me! Then there’s a couple of very cute fairies who have flown in from Serenity Style and these were in December Lootbox.

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

Little Branch – Bouton ‘dor FatPack
Hello Tuesday satellite store (50% off until Sunday 4th March)
Each flower field is LI 7 at the default size, Copy/Modify – FatPack – flower field and rounded flower field in Lavender, Orange, Pink and Yellow

Fancy Decor – Silver Hors d’oeuvre Collection gacha for The Arcade – starts March 1st

uKindness – C88 – Cozy Day Set – currently at Collabor88
uK – Cozy Day Double Cush w Blanket v1 – LI 5 – Copy/Modify
uK – Cozy Day Coffee Table – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
uK – Cozy Day Double Cush w Back v2 – LI 3 – Copy/Modify
uK – Cozy Day Single Cushion – LI 2
uK – Cozy Day Single Cush w Blanket v2 – LI 4
uK – Cozy Day Book Stack – LI 1
(Double cushions have relaxing solo sits and couple cuddles animations)

TLC Home Collection – animated birds
TLC Waxwing Standing_touch for sound on/off – LI 1
TLC American Goldfinch – LI 1
TLC European Goldfinch – LI 1
TLC American Robin – LI 1

Serenity Style – Danna Fairies gacha (was December 2017 Lootbox)
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Sit Pink – LI 1
Serenity Style- Danna Fairy Sit Lilac – LI 1

Cheers m’dears 🙂

Underneath the Mango Tree

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“Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me can watch for the moon
Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me make boolooloop soon” ~ Cibelle

I remember this song from the James Bond film, Dr No.  It was ‘sung’ by Honey Rider when she emerged dripping from the sea  in what was a very racy bikini for those days. She’d been hunting for shells and pearls. Whenever I see or hear of a mango tree, this daft song comes into my head – go figure 🙂

The scene features a new beach hut by Galland Homes which is very versatile because you could put it facing the sea like the above or further up on the land proper.  There’s plenty of room to furnish the inner room and also down on the deck which I’m using as a mini pontoon here.

The trees are by Little Branch.  The Avocado and the Mango.  I’ve included some close-up shots of these because they are so wonderfully made with plenty of leafy branches and fruits in the spring/summer versions.

 

 

 

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

Galland Homes – Caribbean Hut, currently at FaMESHed
Land Impact is 25 with Permissions of Copy/Modify

Little Branch
Mango Tree, currently at FaMESHed
Default size of LI 7 for V1 and LI 12 for V2 – spring and winter

Avocado Tree, currently at The Mens Dept
Default size of LI 7 – winter, spring, summer and fall
Fluffy Grass {Mesh} – LI 10 for huge patch

TLC Home Collection – from Peacock Family (also in white variety)
TLC Male Peacock Tail Up* – LI 2
TLC Peacock Female* – LI 1

Storax Tree – Group discounts to only L$20
Tropics Med Patio Chair Right Ap – LI 13 – Transfer/Resizer

Bird of Paradise – Large – Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin

{XO} FullPermDock-Boat – {XO} by Saera Ellisson

Here’s hoping your weekend’s a good one!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival – Home & Garden 2

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Post 2 for The Spoonful of Sugar Festival which is on now and runs to September 25th.

All monies will be going to the American office of Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), an international organization that provides emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care regardless of politics, religion or other affiliations.

Today, we’ll be looking at landscaping designs and full gardens from Two Moon Gardens and a gorgeous Songbird Collection from TLC Home Collection.

As Autumn draws near, it’s a great opportunity to landscape your garden in seasonal colours, flowers and landscaping.  Two Moon Gardens have released “Overgrown Glory – Autumn 1”, a stunning complete garden which you just rez on a suitably sized piece of land. Overgrown is 20 by 20 metres and 94 LI in all. It’s very beautiful and when you sit on the bench and look around at the trees, plants and hard landscaping you’re enthralled!

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There’s a central paved area onto which autumn leaves drop down, and this is surrounded by water features of fountains and troughs, a jolly good outdoor fireplace for those colder days and a bench from which you can laze and contemplate.

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Further outwards, there is a plethora of flowers just on the point of going over from the summer growth, or else spreading like mad as flowers do when you don’t curtail their activities! Then on the periphery, there are three magnificent trees in Autumn leaf with shrubs at the side. Just beautiful.  Also included in the set are a couple of extras – Sunny Days Nature sounds and Water Sounds (touch on and off). The bench has 5 sits female, 2 sits male, couples 7 cuddles. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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Also from Two Moon Gardens is the “Water Pump Patch”. A stand alone landscaping piece that can be easily incorporated into your garden, the pump has a Land Impact of 14. Flowing animated water rushes from the rusty iron pump down into a couple of collecting pools.

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There’s clusters of flowers around the pools and cute animated butterflies sort out nectar. You get extra water sounds that can be turned on and off at a click. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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No garden is complete without songbirds!  TLC Home have an absolutely enchanting set of animated, singing birdies. There’s a robin, a starling and a blue tit. They can be separate or rezzed with all three of them on a single branch.

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The volume of the singing can be controlled simply. Here’s the birds in close-up. They are 1 Land Impact each, the branch is another 2 LI, so you can have many of these in a garden, all singing away merrily.

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Last, but definitely not least, is a magnificent landscaping garden from Two Moon Gardens and this is called, “Graceful Falls – Autumn”. It is big – 45m by 50m – but well worth the 186 prims. Just look what you get!

The entrance is via stone steps (side grass bank included) which lead up to the central section. There are four water features surrounding a paved area, pillar vases of autumn flowers decorate the scene.

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The water is flowing and animated, sparkling and beautiful. It makes the whole garden spectacular. At the back of the garden there’s a smart stone wall with feature trellis that sports a central archway and this is festooned with ivy and autumn flowers to match the central pillar vases.

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Around the edges, there are stone terraces, with occasional flower troughs, shrubs with grating containers and a welcome bench from which to view all the finery. Graceful Falls – Autumn would not only make a fantastic central feature for a park or large gardens but I think it could also be the scene of special occasions such as weddings and christenings. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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To view all these amazing Home & Garden designs visit…

SOS Festival Home & Garden sim – TAXI

For other sims please start here – SOS Festival Main starter Landmark – TAXI

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂