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The Birds and the Bees

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“Sowing the Seeds
The birds and the bees
My girlfriend and me in love
Open hearts – feel about it
Open minds – think about it
Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes
High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man
And the lovetrain rides from coast to coast
Every minute of every hour – ” I Love a Sunflower ”
And I believe in lovepower, Love power, LOVEPOWER !!!”
~ from “Sowing the Seeds of Love” by Tears for Fears

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products shown in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Granola., TLC Home Collection, Little Branch
Others:- Landscaping by Felix, Heart Botanicals, Just Animals
Events:- The Arcade Gacha, Equal10

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

Granola., currently at June Arcade Gacha Event

“The Homestead Experience”
Granola. Hen Home. RARE. – LI 12 at this size, rezzed at LI 7
Granola. Flower Trough. RARE – LI 7
Granola. Antique Water Pump Red. – LI 2 – versions in teal and white
Granola. Mossy Bee Hive 1. – LI 2 – also clean Bee Hives available
Granola. Mossy Bee Hive 2. – LI 2
Granola. Rustic Tomatoes. – LI 2
Granola. Rustic Avocados with Chiles. – LI 2
Granola. Blackberries. – LI 3
Granola. Honey & Berries. – LI 2
Granola. Farm Eggs. – LI 2
Granola. Wax and Soap Assortment – LI 2

Also Granola.
The April group gift is this lovely set called Lil’ Sprouts and it includes two sprout tins at LI 2 each and two glass misters for LI 1 each – metal and copper.

Granola. Beatrice Wooden Tray. – LI 1 – goes very well with the gacha set!

TLC Home Collection
Hens and rooster from the Chicken gacha – Transfer & Modify
TLC Rooster – LI 1, TLC Chicken Standing – LI 1 – various colours
Set their sounds from zero to 10

Little Branch, currently at Equal10 until June 5th
LB_ Elm Shrub {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 5 – spring, summer, autumn, winter
pack also contains Wild Grass dry LI 1, Grass 1 Winter, Hill v1, Hill v1 Winter

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Landscaping by Felix
Wild Flower Way Hill Addon by Felix(#1) 9x9m – LI 11
Wild Flower Way Hill Addon by Felix(#2) 12x6m – LI 11

Wild Flower Hollyhock by Felix 1 Shape-10 Colors blue 1a – LI 1
Wild Flower Hollyhock by Felix 1 Shape-10 Colors lila 4 – LI 1
Wild Flower Hollyhock by Felix 1 Shape-10 Colours orange 2a – LI 1

Mesh Pansy With 15 Texture Changer by Felix – LI 1 – change all flowers to 15 different textures via HUD

Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover and Daisies – Small – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover – Small – LI 1
HEART – Buttercups – Patch – Small – LI 1

Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski
Bee Animated – LI 1 each – pack also contains flying Bee

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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A quiet corner of the garden

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“In a quiet corner of the garden one may rest,
Entertained by birdsong and the slow churn of water in the fountain.
An opportune breeze flutters the branches of the trees and the flowers brush softly against the gazebo window,
A small, white bird dips a graceful beak into water, while in the shadows a hedgehog steals juicy pear slices.
Truly a summer’s feast for ear and eye, where one can take a sip of wine and avoid the midday sun.”

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

Sponsors:- Myth, Adorably Strange Wares, Cheeky Pea, Granola.
Others:- Felixx Shepherd, Nutmeg.
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

Cheeky Pea, NEW set out at the mainstore now!
“The Taula Set”
A gorgeous set for the garden which has texture change on the gazebo, chairs and table. The set contains bottles and glasses for both red and white wine. Click on the gazebo roof to rez the Hanging Lanterns and these add a further LI 7. The chairs have both Adult and PG versions.

:CP: Taula Gazebo – LI 8 – texture change for floor, walls, frame
:CP: Taula Chair – LI 2 – texture change for green, white, blue, cream, pink
:CP: Taula Relaxed Chair – LI 3 – texture change for wood and drape
:CP: Taula Table – LI 2 – texture change for white, blue, green, cream, pink
:CP: Taula Birdhouses – LI 1
:CP: Taula Heart Saying – LI 1
:CP: Taula Lantern Large and Small – lit flame – LI 1 each
:CP: Taula Red Wine Bottle and White Wine Bottle – LI 1 each
:CP: Taula Red Wine Glass and White Wine Glass – LI 1 each
:CP: Taula Tulips – LI 3

Granola.
Granola. Magnolia’s Garden Gate. White Lg. – LI 20 in front accompanied by Granola.’s Antique Painted Door in distressed white, partly modified, makes the background set
Granola. Willow Swing. Mint Kissed. PG. – LI 9 – single poses for ladies and gents plus a lovely couples menu with 18 varied cuddles
Granola. A Simple Girl’s Hat. RARE. – gacha prize! – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

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The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s a couple more products from the round:-
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24

1. Myth at The Boardwalk Event
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tender%20Love/124/98/2001
Myth – Fountain “Lilium” – LI 11 – animated water
Granola. Magnolia’s Garden Gate. White Lg. – LI 20
Part of background made with Granola.’s Antique Painted Door in distressed white

2. Adorably Strange Wares at The Boardwalk Event
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anala/221/46/43
~ASW~ The Beckett Tree I & II – LI 5 each – beautiful trees with string lights
~ASW~ The Beckett Walkway – LI 3 – ground leaves effect with three bushes yellow, pink and blue – fully modify so you’ll be able to split up the pieces if wished
~ASW~ The Beckett Bird Bath – LI 3 – animated bird drinks the water

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Felixx Shepherd (Da Vinci Gardens)
This is part of a delightful set called “Moving Hedgehogs” which includes a hedgehog plus a scene for LI 2 which activates when you are near, the hedgehogs in this case are temp rez
Hedgehog = LI 9 – animated to move around via touch

Nutmeg.
11. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Coffee Pot & Pears – gacha prize! – Transfer only – LI 4 – this was an Epiphany gacha so check the MP resellers

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Picnic on the Beach

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It’s going to be difficult getting back to the table with all those flamingo fellows lined up, maybe they’re going to storm the picnic any minute now!

Featuring a great new Animesh set from TLC Home Collection which also contains regular mesh and a clever hybrid alternative (see explanation below) – it’s called “Flamingo Island”.  Also a couple more reasons to go and visit the new Boardwalk Event – there’s that great picnic set and the realistic palm trees.  Go on, go on, you know you want to 🙂

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

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, Salacity, Little Branch, [CIRCA], Chez Moi Furnitures
Others:- Heart Botanicals, HEXtraordinary, Dust Bunny, [we’re CLOSED]
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

TLC Home Collection
“Flamingo Island”
TLC Flamingo [One Leg]* – LI 2 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
TLC Flamingo [Feeding]* – LI 3 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
TLC Flamingo [Walking]* – LI 3 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
The birds also have AniMesh and Hybrid versions! The AniMesh versions will animate and look real, for instance walking or walking and feeding around a given radius. AniMesh objects add an additional 15 to the Land Impact of an object and more for complex objects, so TLC are offering a Hybrid version, too. Hybrid offers a temporary rez option which once activated will randomly play a 30 second loop of the AniMesh version before it returns to the regular Mesh version.

In addition to the birds, there’s a couple of habitats for them complete with rocks, tropical plants, small waterfall from rocks with pool at base and flowing animated water surround.
TLC Flamingo Mini Island* – LI 17
The larger version – TLC Flamingo Island** – is LI 33

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The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s a couple more products from the round:-
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24

(a) Salacity at The Boardwalk Event
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/33/207/21
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24
“Pick-a-Nick Set”
1. Salacity – Pick-a-Nick Table – LI 5 – in either PG or Adult versions – the table is aged/sun-bleached wood, with plenty of animations for both solo and couples use. Some props are included also
2. A set of accessories is also available to make your picnic experience fuller! A tablecloth, picnic basket, drinks, condiments, and two coolers (one with simple sitting animations and the other with a drink-giver) are all included. In the scene I used:-
Salacity – Pick-a-Nick Basket – LI 1
Salacity – Picnic Tablecloth – LI 1
Salacity – Oldman Cooler (drinks) – gives drinks – animates to open up the cooler – LI 3
Salacity – Soda can (open and closed versions)- LI 1
Salacity – Beer Bottle (open and closed versions) – LI 1
Salacity – Condiments – LI 1
3. You can also get the whole set, table and accessories, in either PG or Adult 🙂

(b) Little Branch at The Boardwalk Event
“Tropical Palm pack”
LB_Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} – LI 1
LB_Tropical Palm {Animated} – rezes at LI 6 which is huge, I reduced the trees in the scene to half that and they were still more than adequate, beautifully textured, too
The pack generously comes with landscaping extras… Beach Sand V1 low impact, Grass1 {Winter}, Hill V1 low impact, Hill V1 {winter}

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[CIRCA]
[CIRCA] – “Garden Friends” Turtle Planter -Delicate Flowers (S) – LI 3

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party CHEZ MOI – LI 4 – steam particle effect

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Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Tropical Yucca-Cluster 5 – LI 8
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – P2 – LI 3
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – P1 – LI 3

HEXtraordinary
Tropical Tiki Fountain – LI 9

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad serving bowl – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify – LI 3
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad – as above – LI 2
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . soft pretzels – as above – LI 1
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . cheese burger – as above – LI 1

[we’re CLOSED]
Rope Fence 02 – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Water Garden

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A new round of The Boardwalk Event has just started and it runs for a month so there’s plenty of time to wander around and check out all the great products.

This round Designer, Victor Newchurch, has made us the, “Moment of Zen Set” which includes a picture called, “Scenes from The Tale of Genji”. This turns out to refer to an 11th century masterpiece often called the world’s first novel and it’s about the art of seduction. Very little is alluded to in a gross way but things are suggested gently… what counts is the art and the poetry. It’s rather fascinating on the whole and if you’re interested in this period of history,  there’s a short article here.

In view of all this, I decided to make a water garden which can be a rather poetic and sensual place to experience on a sultry evening with a bottle of wine and a good book when the kids have been packed off to bed!

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

Sponsors:- ::NEWCHURCH::, Storax Tree, EED
Others:- DFS, [Tia], {vespertine}, JIAN, Two Moon Gardens
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24

1. ::NEWCHURCH:: at The Boardwalk Event
Moment of Zen Set
Scenes from The Tale of Genji – amazing picture – LI 2
The Water Stone – water falls seamlessly over the pot onto the stone bed underneath and it’s surrounded by polished wood – LI 17 as it’s a landscaping piece and a great start to a new garden for the summer, perhaps

Also ::Newchurch:: (behind the picture) is :: N :: Shen Screen (3), Light Teak from The Shen Set, available at the mainstore

2. Storax Tree at The Boardwalk Event
Paris Patio Birdbath A1 – LI 3 – Copy with Resizer
Paris Patio Chair A1 – LI 13 – Copy with Resizer – ladies ~ 13 solo sits, gents ~ 12 solo sits
Paris Patio Table A1 – LI 4 – Copy with Resizer
Paris Patio Pitcher Tulips A4 – LI 2 – Copy with Resizer

3. EED (landmark is their Home & Garden centre) at The Boardwalk Event
EED’s POTTED HIBISCUS YELLOW resizer c – LI 4 at this size – Copy with Resizer
EED’s POTTED HIBISCUS RED resizer c – LI 4 at this size – Copy with Resizer
There’s also a pink version

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Digital Farm System
DFS Water Field V2.4 – LI 3 – a new farming system which was introduced at this year’s Home & Garden Expo, why not visit the store… they are looking for folks to try it all out!

[Tia]
From the Madison set – Pond Lilies – LI 2 – very beautiful and I’ve used these a lot

{vespertine}
garden pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2
{vespertine} – garden pebble pathway / turn left – LI 1

Two Moon Gardens
TMG – 2 Prim Border Plant – 4 – LI 1 (repeated half dozen times)
TMG – Japanese Tree – LI 1
Dancing Butterflies – Pink and Aqua – LI 2
Dancing Butterflies – Yellow – LI 2

JIAN
From the Duck Family set
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Look R) – white – LI 1
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Look L) – mallard – LI 1
JIAN :: Duckling – Posed (Look L) – mallard – LI 1
JIAN Arowana Lantern *Gift* – LI 1 – gift at FaMESHed 7th Anniversary
JIAN :: Duckling – Posed (Peck) – mallard – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Dog Tired

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After a very busy day spent chasing faeries and butterflies plus entertaining the owners, Bullseye settled down by the fire for a well earned rest!

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products show in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Raindale, Serenity Style, Dragon Magick Wares
Others:- REZZ ROOM, Hive, IDEZA, LOVE, Dysfunctionality, Heart Botanicals, Deelish-ous Designs
Events:- We ❤ Role-Play, The Liaison Collaborative, Syndicate Sunday, 6º Republic Event, Kustom9

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

Raindale, currently at We ❤ Role-Play
Fairstar Hideout – LI 20

Serenity Style, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Pieces from the “Glasbury Garden Wall” set
Long Wall – LI 3
Posts – End Post – LI 3
Lamp – LI 2 – on/off via touch

Dragon Magick Wares for Syndicate Sunday

Syndicate Sunday – from May 5th to May 12th and all items are L$69 each!
Dragon Magick Wares Leaf Rug – LI 2 and there’s also a round version in the pack!

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REZZ ROOM, currently at 6º Republic Event
[Rezz Room] English Bulldog Adult Sleep – LI – Transfer & Modify
[Rezz Room] Double Dog Bowl – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Hive, currently at Kustom9
hive // summer bummer rattan chair with pillow  – animations for solo and couples PG, there’s also an Adult version available – comes with HUD for cushions and wood – LI 5

IDEZA, currently at 6º Republic Event
Fire place – LI 2 – beautiful glowing fire – Transfer & Modify

LOVE
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – STRAIGHT – LI 1 – from a set with shape variations
LOVE – FAIRY FERNS – 1 – LI 4 & LOVE – FAIRY FERNS – 8 – LI 1 – from a lovely set with colour and shape variations plus lights

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Ivy – Straight A – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Dandesweet Grass – Patch A – LI 1
[DDD] Twinkling Leafy Bush – Corner – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Swaying Leafy Bush – Curve – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Twinkling Leafy Bush – Row – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Whispy Forest Tree – A, B, C – LI 1 each – texture change

Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover – Small – LI 1
Heart – Forest Undergrowth – Clover and Daisies – Small – LI 1

Deelish-ous Designs
Enchanted Fairy Flower Meadow orange/yellows – LI 18 – animated – large footprint 14 by 16 metres – can be reduced down

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cottage Garden

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As I’ve said before, it’s not easy to create an English Cottage garden virtually and make it look realistic, this is the best I’ve done so far. It has that seemingly carefree look (which is anything but) where you’ve just scattered wild flower and grass seeds at the beginning of the season, together with a few well chosen shrubs… and it’s all come to fruition.

The beautiful stone cottage is by Galland Homes and you’ll find it at the 7th Anniversary edition of FaMESHed, don’t forget to pick up all the gifts when you visit! Stonehill Cottage has a deep stone base so will be able to go into various hilly landscapes in addition to flat ground as here. Downstairs is an open floor set-up with a welcoming old style stone fireplace with chimney going up the side of the house. There’s wooden beams, plaster walls, and stairs that lead up to an open plan bedroom. The cottage would be suitable in a modern country style community and could also double as a house or tavern within a role-play setting. Well worth checking out the DEMO at FaMESHed.

The garden wall and gate are just perfect for the stone cottage and these are quite the nicest landscaping pieces I’ve seen in this genre so far this year, they are by Serenity Style. Also featuring Raindale’s brilliant Riverbreak gacha for 6º Republic and although I’ve put this in the garden it could go anywhere by a river, in a forest or wherever you want it.

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

Sponsors:- Galland Homes, Raindale, Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Heart Botanicals
Events:- 6º Republic, The Liaison Collaborative, FaMESHed 7th Anniversary

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

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed 7th Anniversary round
Stonehill Cottage – LI 86 – Copy & Modify

 

Raindale, opens at 6º Republic Event with the Riverbreak Gacha
All of these beauties are Transfer & Modify gacha prizes
Rare – Pond for LI 20 – animated water
Commons – Water lily leaves – 1 – 3 LI, Floating daybed boat – 7 LI – solo and couples animations, 2 versions of candles on lily leaves – 1-2 LI – lights on/off, Rotating leaves with lamps in brown, green and blue grey – LI 4 – solo animations, Bridge versions in brown, white and black – 10 LI, Rushes – 2 LI

 

Serenity Style, currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Pieces from the Glasbury Garden Wall set
Long and Short Walls – LI 3
Posts – End Post – LI 3 with deco ball, Post – LI 1 without
Lamp – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Small Gate – LI 3 with post, LI 2 by itself
Large Gate – LI 4 each – left and right version
Large Gate with attached post – LI 7 – left and right versions

 

Little Branch
Trees -Birch Shrub {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3, Wild Sassafras .v2 {Animated} – LI 2
Grasses – Snakeweed {4-Seasons} – LI 1, Wild Grass *1Li {Lavender} – LI 1, Fluffy Grass {Mesh} – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Heron – LI 1 – Animated – also on the store Marketplace

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Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Hydrangea – Lilac 1 and Lilac 3 – LI 1 – 2 each
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – White Swan – various – LI 1 – 2 each
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Purpurea – various – LI 1 – 2 each
HEART – Wild Grasses – Flowering – Round Dense – Green – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Grape Expectations

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Today’s scene is all about a plate of enticing grapes!  Talk about luscious virtual food, those juicy, black grapes look good enough to reach into the picture and take one. Can you imagine the taste?  Better be quick though, it looks as though they are already on certain creatures menus!

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

Sponsors:- Chez Moi Furnitures, Little Branch, .:TM:.Creation, Fancy Decor, Duvet Day,
TLC Home Collection
Others:- JIAN, LOVE, PLAAKA, {what next}, Vespertine, Trompe Loeil
Events:- Tres Chic Event, UBER Event

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

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at Tres Chic Event to May 10th
Pieces from the beautiful “Vintage Wrought Patio Set”
Chair Eleonor – LI 2 – 15 solo sits for ladies and gents each, plus a lovely couples Menu, too!
Chair Amelie, Chair Marry and Chair Rose – details as for Eleonor, the chairs have different iron swirl designs on them making a really individual set possible
Chairs are also Texture Change for vintage, white, wrought, lilac, pink, salmon, blue, golden and green – which can make quite a difference
Cheese & Grapes – LI 5 – one piece but easy to Edit!
Vintage Wrought Table – LI 1 – texture change as for the chairs

Little Branch, currently at UBER
Birch Shrub {Animated} 4-Seasons – on Spring season – LI 3 – gently animated
Gorgeous and useful shrub, why not treat yourself!

TLC Home Collection
Also on Marketplace
3 cute birdies from the Songbirds Collection Set 2 – they are animated and only 1 LI each – chaffinch, bullfinch and blue tit

.:TM:.Creation

Ground Cover Cherry Blossoms GP18 – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
Offered as part of the GP18 Spring Bike Scene (previous post)

Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (white/black) – LI 1

Duvet Day
[DD] Spring Trug of Tulips – LI 4 – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify

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LOVE
LOVE – COUNTRY PATH – CORNER – LI 1

JIAN
“Santa’s Samoyeds” gacha 11. White Pup Wanderer – LI 7 at this size – Transfer & resize via HUD
“Precious Ponies” gacha 17. Dapple Wanderer – LI 15 – Transfer & resize via HUD

PLAAKA
PLAAKA Hydrocharitaceae Round – LI 6 – Transfer & Modify – check MP Resellers

{what next}
{what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Daffodil Planter #5 – LI 2
{what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Daffodil Planter #7 – LI 2
{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (white) – LI 1

Vespertine
{vespertine}- blossom cotton hanging basket – unlinked / short – LI 7 in total

Trompe Loeil
Kenna Cabin – LI 57

Cheers, m’dears 🙂