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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 🙂

Natural Industrial Style

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OK, so I’ve invented a new décor style – it’s called Natural Industrial! Perfect for the city with industrial style furniture that’s combined with inspiration from Nature, herself. I’m being a bit daft but I wanted to show you the skybox from Galland Homes that is currently at The Chapter Four. It’s called the Mount Washington. Then there’s been some amazing Industrial style furniture recently, so that is part of the scene, both from Newchurch and Fancy Decor. Then there’s that magnificent wall fountain by unKindness.

I wonder if you would really get away with such an open water feature in a real life flat. Let alone a little French Bulldog leaping in and out of it, plus slurping the water occasionally, it’d be very hygenic *laughs* But fortunately, in Second Life® none of those things matters!

 

Now let me take you around the skybox.  You land in a hall and to your left is an open plan room with cosy fireplace which you can turn on and off from the panel by the side of it. The walls are beautiful plain plasterwork right now but you can tint them because the skybox is completely modify, and what’s more there’s a notecard to explain how to do it. I really like the ceilings in this skybox, the rooms have a central portion that is cut out and you almost feel that there could be a skylight window there, but even if there isn’t it does give that extra height.  The floors are a even toned warm wood parquet design.

 

So, if you now look straight ahead, that’ll lead you into a room with a view, literally.  If you click on the window frame you get a choice of real city skylines, I chose London here and you can just see The Gherkin, that iconic shaped tower that we all know and love.  I’m standing in the unfurnished version above.  You have options to use the house for assistance in inputting Second Life® compatible audio streams and/or Quicktime compatible video streams. The house will also store a list of your favourite streams if you wish.  There’s also a Teleport feature which allows you save a series of your favourite SLurl’s into the house’s memory.

 

In the room with a view, another door on the left leads to a more private room which could be a bedroom and bathroom combination.  The flooring is different in this enclosed room.  The Mount Washington Skybox has a Land Impact of only 24, and don’t forget you can tint those walls. I think it’s a very pleasant and versatile home.

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

JIAN – Fun Frenchies gacha – 18. Brindle Wanderer from The Gacha Garden until August 31st
KraftWork – Pet Shop gacha – Toys Bowls and Toys
Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug
Apple Fall – Model Plane – Large

All these at the current round of the  Whimsical Event
MONS- 3D – Leafy Photoshoot Decor (black) at Whimsical
Sway’s [Animal] Topiary gacha . Snail no lights and Bunny with lights at Whimsical

[ zerkalo ] – My Heart set – Wind Chime at The Trunk Show

Fancy Decor: Capsule Light (silver, black and lavender), currently at BLUSH
Fancy Decor: Part of Industrial Set at Man Cave until September 1st
Fancy Decor: Wren Lamp
Fancy Decor: Books and Plant
Fancy Decor: Compass Table
Fancy Decor: Industrial Mirror

Newchurch at ON9 Event until August 28th
:: N :: Duane Park Bookcase, Zinc (w/ Books)
:: N :: Collister Lounger, Antique Pine
:: N :: Varick Side Table, Antique Pine
Newchurch at mainstore
:: N :: Alpha Industrial Bar Stool, Antique Pine
and Rattan Baskets

unKindness
uK – Uptown Fountain Wall (part of Uptown Fountain Set)

Galland Homes
Mount Washington Skybox – LI 24
Currently at The Chapter Four to September 1st

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

 

Posh Parakeets

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These little parakeets think they are Posh with a capital ‘P’  as they hang out at the Manor! Of course they reckon the owner has put in the handy fencing and water feature especially for them so they can take their morning bath and dry off afterwards 🙂

Featuring the “Manor Fence Set” by unKindness (my new Sponsor – yaaaay!!), currently at the August round of FaMESHed.  This lovely set has Materials enabled to great effect, the slightly rusty railings, shiny fleur-de-lis decoration and weathered stone pillars are a delight.

HEXtraordinary have created the parakeets from their gacha “Parakeet Pals”, and that’s currently at the Gacha Garden Event.  If you ask me, they look like budgerigars so if you’re in my part of the country, we call those spugs. Anyway, there’s lots of differently coloured spugs in the gacha plus a nice cage for them or else they have a posh twig stand to sit on.  Those are Rares and I didn’t get anything to speak of expect for lots and lots of spugs. However, as you can see they would much rather be outside! It is extreme cuteness the way they flap their wings during the animation cycle. In the picture above, the snowy one was flapping at the time having just taken a dip in the “Soothing Fountain” by .peaches. (Deco(c)rate) and it’s anything but Zen with all the tweeting, flapping and squawking when one of them has spent too long in the bathing bowls.

Here’s the scene repeated in a warmer Windlight setting.  That beautiful tree is by Little Branch and it’s a sweet chestnut, that was also in the Deco(c)rate subscription box which is well worth getting, even at the non-discounted price.

I think the owner of the Manor needs to mow the lawn soon, it’s a weekend gardening job 🙂

 

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

unKindness – Manor Fence Set, currently at August FaMESHed Event
uK – Manor Fence Lamp Stone Base – LI 2
uK – Manor Fence Railing – LI 1
uK – Manor Fence End Stone Base – LI 1
(also in pack – Manor Fence End Destroyed Base and Manor Fence Lamp Destroyed Base)

.peaches. – Soothing Fountain – LI 5
Little Branch – Sweet Chestnut – LI 7 {Seasons}*Animated
Deco(c)rate – “Now and Zen” August edition

Apple Fall –  Hardwick Manor (512) – LI 345

TMG – Red Flower Grass – dense – LI 1
TMG – Purple Flower Grass – dense – LI 1
Two Moon Gardens – free gifts!

Platform created with Vita’s Ground Textures – Mossy Tiles
https://marketplace.secondlife.com/stores/55344

HEXtraordinary – Parakeet Pals gacha – 3 LI each, currently at the Gacha Garden

 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Too glam to give a damn

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I liked the sentiment of this set by Fancy Decor. I’d say it’s about creating what you think constitutes the concept of “Glam” and not to bother about what anybody else says.  I sorted through my recent Home & Garden and came up with some fabulous pieces to match the main set.  If you haven’t visited the Home Show 2017 or would like another look, then you’ve got until July 29th.

Don’t forget, you can click on the picture to view a much larger version.

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Here’s all the Home & Garden items I used:-

Fancy Decor – “Too Glam Set”, currently at the Home Show 2017 until  July 29th
Fancy Decor: Glam Table (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Ring Lamp (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Handled Box (silver) – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Too Glam Art (silver) – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Wall System – Geometric – LI 1
KraftWork Fontainebleau Chair – 6 female & 5 male sits – texture change for Old Rose, Orange Crush and Vintage Blue – LI 2
KraftWork Fontainebleau Lips Wall Hanging – LI 1

Ariskea – [Little Pensee] Poenies Gift Box [Decor] – LI 6

*::.who what.::* -akari kingyo- {orange}

Poche – Gentle watermelon – from the Summer Drinks gacha

TLC Home Collection – animated Red-crowned Crane – LI 2, currently at ULTRA Event

Apple Fall – Botanical Study 1 and 2

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Sphinx Statue Black Marble – LI 1, currently at We ❤ Roleplay until end July

Best wishes for a great weekend!

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.

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“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!