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Sleighed

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“I think we might be a tad too early, Prancer!”

Well of course they are!  They’ve got the SL® Winter blogging fever and it’s only November!  There’s some fabulous seasonal products about at various Events and they make such fun scenes.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see JIAN’s latest animals, the Reindeer.  Not only do you get Companion, Wanderer and Static versions, but also they have their own cute stables.   That fabulous sleigh is by Granola. and it was well worth nagging Designer Kimbra over Thanksgiving so I could get the set.  It is really enchanting and on the front of the sleigh, which you can’t see this scene, are glowing stringlights and sleigh bells.  As always, Little Branch have come up with some stunning seasonal trees which with a click can be changed to snowy boughs and leaves, their sim is well worth a visit to add to your winter landscaping.

I fiddled around on the Black Dragon viewer which I’m getting more into now, making up my own Windlights for various effects.  You certainly can build depth into your photography with all the bells & whistles of that viewer.  Perseverance pays off 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Granola, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Mushilu, anc Ltd., Apple Fall, Barnesworth Anubis, Dysfunctionality, HEXtraordinary, Soy.
Events:- Tannenbaum, Prism Events, Uber
Viewer: Black Dragon

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

Granola., currently at Tannenbaum
The Frostine Sleigh – Red Tartan – PG – LI 15 – Singles Menus for ladies and gents plus a Couples Menu for this version! Lights and sleigh bells on the front, it’s a really pretty sleigh. There are also versions with Grey Tartan and Yellow Tartan seats and Adult versions of same if required. Seats 2 avatars and includes ALL BENTO animations.
PG:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
ADULT:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
13 Adult Animations.

Little Branch, currently at Uber Event
RedBud Tree – realistic foliage which is gently animated and has a 4-Season HUD (mine are on Winter) – LI 3 at this size but can go much larger. Looks good from all angles and these are definitely at different angles to get the best effect.

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JIAN, currently at Uber Event
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Walk High – LI 2 – 8 frames and you can name him/her
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Stand – LI 4 – 8 frames and you can name him/her

SAYO, currently at Tannenbaum
PineWood Collection – Branch Wreath – LI 3 – Colour HUD

SAVAGE
MINERVA’S ANTLERS EXCLUSIVE EDITION
Normally, you’d wear these beauties!
LI 8 when rezzed, also has a handy resizer

anc Ltd., currently at Uber Event
-Garden- by anc “Narcissus” field LI 2 (white x pink)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Row – LI 2 – with comprehensive texture changer

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Robin Redbreast Perching (Wear or Rez) – very cute! He’s only LI 3 here and bounces up and down on his perch (or your shoulder). Copy & resizer

Soy.
Soy. Snow covered woods [Wood-A] – LI 2
Soy. Mini Igloo Lantern [Type-B] – LI 2 – click flame on/off

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 1 Mushilu – LI 1 (reduced from default)
Rock 2. Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Rock 4.Mushilu 1 – LI 1
Snow Floor 1.Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Formation1. Mushilu – LI 1

Barnesworth Anubis [BA]
Pieces from the Snow Kit set
[ba] snow kit – wall drift – LI 1
[ba] snow kit – stair drift – LI 1

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Hartley Fencing Set (available in 4 textures)
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Wide – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Post – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Gate – Wood – LI 7 – gate opens and closes on touch

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Park Life

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I’ve been on a week’s leave and am not really supposed to be back until Monday, but I couldn’t resist doing another Autumnal scene!  It’s such a beautiful season and is rather short in our virtual world.  This scene looks like the foliage density of a park but it doesn’t take many trees and shrubs to get a really good effect,  so if you wanted to repeat this landscape on a more permanent basis than I did just for blogging’s sake, it wouldn’t break the prim bank.  Always a good thing to know.

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

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, unKindness, Little Branch,
Others:- JIAN, Vespertine, Dysfunctionality
Events:- Tannenbaum by Prism Events, The Mens Dept, Enchantment Event, Fifty Linden Friday

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

TLC Home Collection, at Tannenbaum – from November 17th until December 22nd
TLC Fly Thru Diner – linked Set – LI 7 – animated birds
Set contains a linked set, set without birds, single birds Green Finch and Red Cardinal and they are LI 1 each – plus a handy notecard with details of how to control lights and sound volume

unKindness
Pieces from the “Manor Fence” Set – it’s my opinion that Jamie does the best fences and walls going and this set is no exception!  I find myself going back into my uK Inventory section again and again when this sort of landscaping is required.
uK – Manor Fence End Stone Base – LI 3
uK – Manor Fence Railing – LI 3

Little Branch
1. Korean Beech Tree V2, currently at Enchantment Event to November 30th
LB_KoreanBeechTree.v2 {Animated} 4Seasons – LI 2 – showing red and yellow Autumn colours

2. Wild Birch, currently at The Mens Dept to November 30th
LB_WildBirch {Animated} 4Seasons – LI 2 – texture change for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter

Snakeweed – an extra that is in the tree packs!
LB_Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B – and Summer-A – LI 2 each – use well into the Autumn season

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JIAN

Adult Doe from “Fallow Deer Set” which contains not only wanderers and companion animals but also a set of static poses animals where you can go through 8 different stages of each pose given.  So useful!
JIAN Fallow Doe Static – Look – LI 1 – control static poses and seasonal texture change
Plus…
JIAN Fallow Fawn Static Stroll – LI 2 and JIAN Fallow Fawn Static Laying – LI 1 – Fifty Linden Friday bargain but they are in the mainstore

Dysfunctionality
Fabulous low prim, texture change landscaping, some with twinkles when required for enchanting effects.
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Cluster – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Swaying Leafy Bush – Curve – LI 1 – texture change

Vespertine
Pieces from the “Garden Pathways” FatPack, individual purchases are also an option here
{vespertine} – garden pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 6
{vespertine} – garden pebble stepping stone – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Thankful!

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The Deer Family are having a Thanksgiving tea!  And I’m celebrating all the gorgeous Autumn décor and landscaping we’ve got around at the moment.  Season of mist and mellow fruitfulness is just about right.  Even in real life the berry bushes seem full of produce, maybe that’s so the animals and birds can build up stock for a cold winter.  OK, I’m not thinking about that at the moment, but I had my flu vaccination in preparation.   I’m  just intent on enjoying this beautiful and peaceful season before I need to break out the multitudinous clothing layers and hot water bottle.

The Pond Forest is by Roawenwood and it’s packed full of animations for a romantic encounter.  I think the deer have had quite enough of all that as they’ve got 3 kids already this year! Best go on a brisk walk/trot then 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Roawenwood, Merak, Florix, Little Branch, Serenity Style, unKindness
Others:- Ariskea, Hive, Heart Botanicals, Studio Skye Landscape
Events:- Blueprint, The Liaison Collaborative, UBER Event

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Roawenwood
{RW} Meadowbrook Pond Forest Getaway – LI 17
Totally enchanting animated pool for romantic encounters! Sits for Solo ladies & gents, Cuddles, Bathing and Massage Menus all included.

2. Merak
[Merak] – Fall Gazebo – LI 35
[Merak] – Pumpkin Metal Lamp – LI 2

3. Florix
.Florix. Autumn Feel – Table red (also in orange and yellow) – LI 5

4. Little Branch
Snakeweed {Animated} B – LI 2
Japanese Maple {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 5 – I used Autumn 1

Serenity Style, will be at The Liaison Collaborative November 3rd
The cutest Deer Family in the woods!
Daddy Deer – LI 3
Mum Deer – LI 3
Young Deer – LI 2
Young Deer 2 – LI 2
Baby Fawn – LI 3

unKindness
Pieces from the Old Smokem’s Park gacha – very useful for woodland scenes/landscapes
uK – Old Smokem’ Trail Sign 1 – LI 1
uK – Old Smokem’ Log Bridge – LI 2
uK – Old Smokem’ Very Curved Path – LI 1
All have Permissions of Transfer & Modify

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Ariskea, currently at UBER Event
Ariskea [Kay Cakes] Bundt Flower Cakes – LI 1 – far too yummy for its own good!

Hive
hive // decorative twigs & berries – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify – gacha item from December 2017 ARCADE – try Marketplace resellers

HEART Botanicals & Garden Centre (makes a wonderful afternoon’s outing)
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Patch Small – LI 8
Heart – WILDWOOD – Mayapple – Sparse 2 – LI 2
Both on the Autumn texture

Studio Skye Landscape
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 7 – on Autumn 2 setting

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Wildwood

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There’s no true Wildwood left in Britain today, although at one time (after the last ice age) the land was covered with dense forests. The natural landscape had much bigger trees back then, and ancient man shared the forests with wolves and bears. The only clearings were formed by the boundaries of lakes and rivers. It must have been quite hard to forge a living in that period of time, but also rewarding as we were, by necessity, intimately connected to the Nature, the Seasons and the Land. A whole mythology grew up which was the beginnings of the legend of the Green Man followed by the emergence of the Druids later on. Our British woodland today is only in a semi-natural state due to being managed and controlled, for example as a source of timber. These precious environments are now known as ancient woodland.

My virtual woodland is one of those ancient varieties where the trees provide a comforting shelter, and sunlight and shadow play together. I’m wearing a Japanese Lute which is made by RH Design House, turn off your AO and you’ll be playing the instrument exactly as shown in the picture.

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Little Branch
Others:- RH Design House, JIAN, OSMIA, Heart Botanicals

Events:- The Arcade Gacha Event, PocketShop

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

Granola.
Pieces from “Maggie’s Early Autumn Gacha”, currently at September Arcade
Granola. Maggie’s Bench. RARE – LI 6 – Bento solo sits (very nice) for ladies and gents, plus good Cuddles menu
Granola. Maggie’s Rainy Window Decor – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Mushrooms – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Pomegranates – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Rainy Lantern Rusty Red – LI 3
Granola. Maggie’s Windmill Patina – on the ground – LI 2
Granola. Maggie’s Pinecones and Acorns set 1 – LI 3

Little Branch, from the current PocketShop
LB_PersimmonTree{Animated}4Seasons – these are at 3 Land Impact in my picture.
These beautifully realistic trees have a 4-seasons HUD. I was using Fall, where you get the fruits, too.
LB_Hill-v1{Low Li} – LI 1… you can easily drag on a matching texture to your ground piece. These are so useful and included with the Persimmon Tree along with some snakeweed landscaping!

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RH Design House – Japanese Lute – Decor version – beautifully observed, on stand and all for LI 2.

OSMIA – Frosty.Day.Gacha.BabyFawn – Decor – 5 – Permissions are Transfer Only, look on Marketplace for resellers

JIAN
This little chap is from the Squirrel Tree set at the mainstore
JIAN :: Squirrel (Wanderer)- LI 3

Heart Botanicals at The Heart Garden Centre
Plants from the “Lush Forest Undergrowth” set – Horsetails, Hosta, Elephant Ear, Clover and Daisies – at least 3 versions of each in the pack plus colour variations
“Mayapple” pack – various patches dense and spare plus a season change HUD
HEART – Wild Grasses – Flowering – Square – Aged
HEART – Wild Grasses – Long – Aged
All items between 1 – 2 Land Impact and Copy & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂