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Lazy Days of Summer

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This picture epitomises the sort of English summer day at the beginning of the season when the grass is still emerald green and the flowers are out in force. There’s a blissful, secure feeling as you relax in the garden with nothing to do but read the newspaper and drink lemonade. It’s one of those moments when you wish you could press a button and stop time for a while. There are many feelings in the human emotional arsenal that aren’t really named in the English language but are in more expressive languages. Here’s a few:-

Forelsket (Norwegian): The indescribable euphoria experienced as you begin to fall in love.

Wabi-Sabi (Japanese): Finding beauty in imperfections.

Gökotta (Swedish): To wake up early in the morning with the purpose of going outside to hear the first birds sing, that expectation of beauty.

Commuovere (Italian): Often taken to mean “heartwarming,” but directly refers to a story that moved you to tears.

Komorebi (Japanese): The sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees and the feeling it gives you.

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The current round of Cosmopolitan has some exceptional H&G designs, not the least being the Somerfield Gacha set by Raindale. For only L$50 per Play you can get beautifully meshed items to make up a set for the garden including a picnic table that seats up to four avatars and a stunning pavilion which is the Rare.

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

Raindale
Somerfield Gacha Set – currently at Cosmopolitan – L$50 per Play

Somerfield Picnic Table – LI – 8, sits up to 4 avatars, poses – 8 sits, drink (f), drink (m), read – all with Swap/Adjust facility
Somerfield tree swing – LI 2 – 9 solo sits
Somerfield glass lanterns – a set in pink, blue and green – 1 each
Somerfield Lemonade Set – jug and 2 glasses – LI 2
Somerfield canopy lights – LI 6
Somerfield garden deck – LI 4 – has lights set into the deck
Somerfield cart table – LI 1
Somerfield pavilion – LI 25, the Rare (in the background)

Also Raindale
Raindale ~ newspaper (prop) (from Mauner Set)
Raindale ~ smartphone (prop)

Raindale ~ Flower bucket 3 (was at the RFL H&G Expo)
Raindale ~ Flower bucket 1
Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G Expo hunt gift)

Pets:-
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 17. Held Melanistic

Two Moon Gardens
Behind Closed Walls (modified) – LI 118 (excluding Loveseat at 11 LI in original design)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Marrakech Marvel by [ba] Barnesworth Anubis!

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ba - Marrakech Riad -frontal view

I do wish Barnesworth would stop producing all these excellent buildings as it’s hazardous to my pocketses! This is the ‘Marrakech Riad’ available at Collabor88 for the January round through to February 6th at a reduced cost of L$288.  After that date you can purchase from the mainstore and on Marketplace at full price.

ba - Marrakech Riad - side view

This is an open concept home built around a beautiful landscaped courtyard. It features two private rooms and 3 courtyard facing open rooms. There’s also two rooftop decks with pergolas for plenty of flexibility of use.

ba - Marrakech Riad - landing

Land impact is 231 LI and the house has a 28 x 22 metre footprint. As with all [ba] houses, Marrakech Riad is fully customizable with tinting or using your own textures or tints via the Edit menu so you can make your home really unique. Suitable plants are included!

ba - Marrakech Riad - central stairsway

Scripted features include an easy to use central control for access, windows and doors.

ba - Marrakech Riad - entrance

Visit Collabor88 Event until February 6th

Visit [ba] mainstore

Check out [ba] on Marketplace

ba - Marrakech Riad - looking up

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Snow on Everything with 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]

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Little Winter Cottage_large front elevation
You can have any Home & Garden item you like as long as there’s snow on it!  22769 ~ [Bauwerk] have released a number of winter sets which are superb. You’ll have to brave 3 Events to get all these but they are well worth lagging around for.

I think this is one of the most enchanting Christmas cottages I’ve seen this year and what’s more, you can get a version without the snowy roof and be able to use it all year round.

Little Winter Cottage_porch

There’s a lovely porch with open/close doors and a huge conservatory that has views to the front and side of the property. A lot of picture windows add to the light effect and make a small prefab spacious.

Little Winter Cottage_side elevation

“Little Winter Cottage”
Contains:
cottage with and without snowtop – LI 50 – 52, footprint is approx 13.0 by 14.0 meters and 9.5 – 10.0 meters in height

Little Winter Cottage_conservatory

Little Winter Cottage_upstairs

Little Winter Cottage_cottage back

The brick walls are decorative landscaping items and they have snowy and non-snowy versions for all the pieces.  Very nice texturing on these with the red brick and gray slate tops. They’d look amazing as a walled garden for very little land impact, you could use a couple of the pillars as a gateway.

Garden Walls_long

“Winter Garden Walls Building Set”
Contains:
long wall with or without snowtop – LI 4 – 6, approx 8.3 meters long,  small wall with or without snowtop – LI 2 – 3, approx 5.6 meters long,  pillar with or without snowtop – LI 2, either

Garden Walls n Snowman

Pick up your cottage and walls from Wayward Winter Market, which runs until the 2nd January.

The snowman on the bench is a Rare from the highly humorous Snowmen Gacha, available to play at The Liaison Collaborative Event which runs until 2nd January.

“Snowmen gacha”
1 Rare and 8 Commons – 3 – 6 LI, bench has 8 single sit animations
Transfer/Modify and 50L$ per play

Now for the decorations. They are available at the Tannenbaum Holiday Market Event which runs until 25th December.

Decoration Containers

“Christmas Decoration Set”
Decorative items only.
Contains:
booktree table, linked and unlinked version – LI 7 for the linked
decoration containers – small, medium, large – LI 2 each
Glassed Candle – LI 3, flame on/off via touch

Glassed candle

I particularly liked the booktree which makes a very amusing decoration for practically anywhere around the house.

Booktree Tables

Other pieces used:

Trees and Shrubs by The Little Branch
Christmas Tree, toys, gifts by Tartessos Arts

Little Winter Cottage_large with walls

Until next time, happy shopping 🙂

Cheers, m’dears!