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Stairway to Heaven

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This stunning Baroque Terrace from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] has been in my Inventory for a while because I couldn’t do anything near to the beautiful posts my fellow bloggers have been doing, but this morning I got some inspiration. Having rezzed the terrace on my building platform yet again, I looked at the large amount of steps in the build that amounted to a veritable white stairway rising up to the sky… Stairway to Heaven!  Back down to the garden, I cleared everything off the lake, rezzed a white backdrop and it all started to make sense.

The terrace contains the statues and an oval platform at the top surrounded by a balustrade and another set of steps down the other side.  Some topiary bushes in pots are included at the sides.  I placed the Baroque Gazebo on the top platform and a little rock waterfall by Felix landscaping within it.  As you can see from the welcoming angel, it’s quite a large piece and would be suitable for grand gardens, parks and any public space where you wanted to make an architectural statement.

Here’s what I used:-

These are available at the I ❤ Roleplay Event, which runs until the end of the month.  All beautiful original Mesh with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

22769 – Baroque Gazebo – LI 47
22769 – Topiary Cone – LI 3
22769 – Topiary Cube – LI 2
22769 – Baroque Terrace – LI 104

1 Prim Mesh Waterfall – Copy/Modify – Landscaping by Felix
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HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – White – D8
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – Cluster 1 – White
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – LilyPad Base Plate – Large

TLC Home Collection –  Swan, Adult (and you saw him in the Swanery post)
+Half-Deer+  – Secret Garden Bunnies – Sakura – this is a set, not a gacha, and it’s available at the BLOOM Event which runs to the end of the month.

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Here’s the angel (and being this angelic can’t last) in close-up.  The angelic face and body appliers are by 7 Deadly s{K}ins and you’ll find them in the guy’s section, ground floor.

 

Here’s what I was wearing: –

*IW* Angel of Peace Dove – Fantasy China

Bare Rose – Bento Wings and Meleager White Toga  – Bare Rose is a cracking designer of all sorts of apparel including fantasy, excellently made designs at very reasonable prices.  Check out the MP link and then go and visit!
ADAM Mesh Body – and CATWA Bento Daniel Bento Head worn with
7 Deadly s{K}ins  OMEGA head applier – JUDAS tone Cotton and  OMEGA Men’s body applier – Smooth Cotton
pearly nails from ADAM Mesh Body – HUD

Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears
No.Match hair – No.Horizon – blondes HUD – a versatile hair indeed

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

You don’t have to be mad… but it helps!

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Alice and the Mad Hatter have decided to break out the best china and have a tea party in the garden. Now prospective party goers don’t have to be mad… but it helps!  It’s a lovely sunny day and even the book trees have blossomed, with books of course.

There’s a game of chess happening but it’s not conventional rules.  The Dormouse is awake for once but he’s playing the rabbit who famously leaves early because he’s got somewhere else to go.  Phoenix Junior is flummoxed by the whole thing! He’s only interested in cake really.

 

Meanwhile, at the Cheshire Cat end of the table, the lazy daisy has at last woken up, which is just as well since his cuppa is going cold!  The cat’s got his paw on the situation 🙂

 

Alice is doing her best to look cute, while the Mad Hatter contemplates his half a cup of tea.  Maybe the Rainbow Phoenix has done a trick on it!

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Here’s the items I used:-

Newchurch – “Mad Tea Party” gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event

:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Hatter’s Chair – RARE – LI 3
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Alice’s Chair – RARE – LI 3
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Table – LI 6
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Chairs Nos. 1 – 8 – LI 2 each – sits for male and female, eat, reach for food, stuffed, sleep
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Stacked Teacups – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Topper – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teapot No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teapot No. 2 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Cup of Tea No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Cup of Tea No. 2 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Just Half a Cup – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teacup No. 1 – LI 1
:: N :: Mad Tea Party – Teacup No. 2 – LI 1

Animals:-

Flamingoes by Tomato Park (animated animals & zoo)

Adult Rainbow Phoenix – (Decor)
Rainbow Juvenile Phoenix – (Decor) HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Cheshire Cat (April Deco(c)crate)
Schadenfreude – Dancer Deer Mouse
HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M – Happy Mood
+Half-Deer+ Fennec Fox – Rollover

Other H & G items:-

[Merak] – Strawberry Chocolate Cake – extra yummy!
[Merak] – Blueberry Cake
[Merak] – Chocolate Hearty Cake

Ex Machina – Charles Lutwidge Dodgson’s Inspiration – April Deco(c)rate
Pewpew!  – Floating Umbrella Light – Red/Yellow Preset – April Deco(c)rate
Stockholm & Lima – AIW Lazy Daisy – April Deco(c)rate

Landscaping items used:-

Wonder Tree (PG) Chez Moi Furnitures – April Deco(c)rate
Passion Flower set with trellis by Cube Republic – at FaMESHed April
HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – various colours and types – Heart Botanicals
KIDD SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY* – undergrass and 3D daisy grass on top

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Swanery

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I have some new additions to my menagerie – the Swan Family!  They are well spoiled, having their own “Enchanted Swans” lake.  So while I was cuddling the only cygnet in the world that doesn’t like water, I took some photos to show you.

All by TLC Home Collection, the lake is gorgeous and quite large at 20 by 15 metres. It does contain quite a lot though. As well as the lake, there is manicured lawns all around, pots of lavender and petunia, a nice two person seat in one corner and pink camellia (or they could be rambling roses) wrapping themselves around the architecture.  Two sides of the perimeter is walled with balustrade effect and two archways to enter with stone steps up to the lake.  You could put the lake on one side of a garden and allow the rest of the garden to be seen from the non-walled sides.  It’s just idyllic.

 

The “Swan Family” contains – a swan on nest with cygnets, swimming swan, swimming cygnet and swimming swan carrying cygnets on her/his back.  Now you can rez these and they will stand still for photographs *laughs* but you can also set them to swim within a certain square and also you can assign cygnets to particular swans by numbers.  The cygnets will then swim alongside their parent swan. It’s so cute! Instructions are included and it’s not difficult because even I could do it. Here are my swans actually swimming in formation for once.

 

This little chap likes sunbathing and who can blame him? Look at the detail on that stone wall and the camellias wrapped around that balustrade.  It’s really fine work.

 

Home & Garden items used:-

Outside the build –
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] The Relaxing Tree – LI 11 – C/M – altered to spread around the grass
available at mainstore
HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – White – D8
TLC Home Collection – nesting Swan with cygnets – LI 5 C/M

Inside the build – 

TLC –  ‘Enchanted Swans’ – LI 57 – size is 15 by 20 metres

TLC –  cygnets riding on back – LI 5
TLC  – Cygnet Swimming – 1 LI
TLC –  Swan Swimming Adult – 4 LI

22769 – Muted Relaxing Rug – LI 6 – From Little Piece of Heaven set at Shiny Shabby until April 15th, then back at mainstore

The Little Branch – WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field} – LI 7

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Great Expectations

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The Mallard Family have gained a new duckling and she’s very cute. So they’re all having a  fortune telling Tarot reading given by Harry. Even Grandma attended, bringing along the rest of the eggs with her already in the nest. I’m not sure if Harry actually understands all the cards, though, because he’s got his reference book open on the table and he’s frowning somewhat. Let’s hope he gives a decent reading *laughs*.

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All this daftness is to show you the latest gacha by Raindale. It’s currently showing at The Crossroads Event, which runs to the end of April. It’s the first time designer Keira has offered a building… and it’s a beauty. The “Duskberg” is a Gothic style gacha (which suits Harry very well), the Rare building is 33 Land Impact with a footprint of 5 by 8 metres. The Commons are:-
Bench – 3 LI – 13 animations
Chair – 2 LI – 7 animations
Table – 1 LI
Carpet – 4 LI
Candelabrum (fire on/off on touch) – 1 LI
Tarot (cards and books) – 1 LI each
Frames – 1 LI
Floor lamp (light on|off on touch) – 3 LI

Only 50L per Play which is a totally daft price to pay for such a lovely house.  Here it is in a suitably cold and Gothic style night setting.

Here’s the rest of the Home & Garden items:-

Great Horned Owl v1.2 – Animania
Animated Grey Horse Black Hair by Hannah Kozlowski

TLC Home Collection – Standing Mallard Duck Family – 1 LI each C/M, Mallards with ducklings – You can get this beauties free in Land of Rainbow‘s Easter Egg Hunt, runs to April 20th – search for free eggs hidden around the sim!

Landscaping:-

Snow Lake/Loch 1 – Mushilu
Snow Rock 4 – Mushilu
Rock 3 and 2 – Mushilu
Snow Formations 1 and 2 – Mushilu
Snow Floor 3 Particle – Mushilu
Snow Floor 2 – Mushilu
KIDD Web Shrub * Siamese Bush – from Halloween set, an extensive and useful set which you can use for occasions other than the obvious.
KIDD Halloween WebNest Tree
KIDD DarkGray Halloween Grass*
KIDD Web GrassBush * Duo Bush
KIDD HORRY BERRY*BLUR THICKET*MEDIUM* 1

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Where sheep may safely graze

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This post is to illustrate Rainsdale‘s new Home & Garden sets especially for The Spoonful of Sugar Festival 2017 which  is dedicated to raising funds for the worldwide non-profit group Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF).

The “Marwood Shed” is a one of a kind item for Spoonful’s Silent Auction, 100% of the bids go to MSF.  There are two versions included – the Oak wood with lights at 14 LI and the without lights version at 10 LI.

 

The “Woodhurst Dining Room” – 50% goes to MSF and here’s the pieces in detail:-

Raindale ~ Woodhurst table – LI 2
Raindale ~ Woodhust chair – LI 1
Raindale ~ Woodhust chair 2 with back pillow – LI 2
Raindale ~ Woodhust chair 3 with comfy cushion – LI 2
Raindale ~ table linen – LI 1
Raindale ~ spring table centrepiece – LI 3

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Other  Home & Garden pieces used:-

Raindale ~ Tangerine cake (gift)

Mutresse-Thirsty-Dalmatian Puppies – LI 2 – gacha
Blackface Sheep – Alchemy & Immortalis
=Klimbim= tractor 7 LI – great farm vehicle for daft price on MP

hive // butter churn [closed] – gacha
hive // milking stool – gacha
hive // hay hooks – gacha

Kei’s Hay Bale Seat – Kei Spot

Pixel Mode – The Kitchen – Daily Menu – gacha
Pixel Mode – Fall Harvest – Bell – gacha

Landscaping from Forest Hill Landscape, greatly modified
Landscaping by Felix
JIAN :: Nightingale’s Tree
JIAN :: Squirrel Oak Tree

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Too much cake!

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Can you ever have too much cake?  Well, you have to give it a really good go!  This is our second round of cakes and the dog is already collapsed and so is Arrchie. Can I manage any more?  While I’m contemplating another portion of blueberry cake, the goose is eyeing up the mooncakes 🙂

A beautiful set of spring/summertime furniture by ::Newchurch:: that I adore, called  “Spring Party Dining Set”. Everything is so detailed, even the napkin rings have little leaf shapes on them. I appreciate the attention to detail and the fact that you can texture change the chairs, table mats and runner. There’s also some great animations in this set, that add to the humour of a spring party.  Pick up a copy of this set at the ON9 Event.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]‘s set for March Arcade is called “Colors of Spring gacha” and I’ve got most of it out here. Fine work indeed, and perfect for a garden or forest setting. Lots of extras apart from the Hideaway that can be used in gardens and porches or indoors. That’s a direct landmark to the vendor on Arcade.

Home & Garden items used:

::Newchurch::
Spring Party Dining Set – ON9
:: N :: Slatted Deck Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N:: Faith Rustic Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Inge Rustic Dining Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Elia Rustic Table, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Hydrangea Pot, Lilac – LI 2
:: N :: Hydrangea Pot, White – LI 2
:: N :: Tulip Vase, Set One – LI 2
:: N :: Tulip Vase, Set Two – LI 2
:: N :: Daffodil Box – LI 2
Spring Edition Place Setting – LI 2

tableware – texture change tablecloth and place settings to green, green gingham, pink, pink gingham, yellow and yellow gingham
chairs – texture change – green, yellow and pink

22769 ~[Bauwerk] – Colors of Spring gacha – The Arcade
22769 – Sloppy Square Rug – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Parsley Pot White and Brown – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Flower Bowl White and Brown – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Thyme Pot White and Brown – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Amphore with Boxtree Brown and White – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Garden Lantern – COMMON – LI 1 – variable light intensity
22769 – Ball Lamps – COMMON – LI 5 – variable light intensity
22769 – Sloppy Square Rug – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Garden Artichoke Brown and White – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Garden Hideout – RARE – LI 46

Others:

MadPea Mad Meals Mooncakes – LI 2 – gacha

[Merak] – Strawberry Chocolate Cake – LI 1 and [Merak] – Blueberry Cake – LI 2
from Sweet Treats set

Animals –
TLC Home Collection – Canadian Goose – Standing – from Canadian Geese Family
Jian – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – gacha – The Arcade

Landscaping –
-Garden- by anc meadow {deep forest} 1Li mesh – LI 1
LB_WhiteFlowers1{Field} – Little Branch
Enchanted Woods v2 – 3 and 2 (trees) – Studio Skye
Meadow Patch – Garlic mustard- small 2 – Heart Botanicals

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

The Naples – Galland Homes

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This beautiful house called “The Naples” is an updated release from Galland Homes. It’s based on a luxurious Mediterranean Villa although it’s also quite typical to some of the homes you’ll find in parts of the gulf, south-west and eastern parts of Florida, US. As my mum is from Italy, I thought I’d style this house as if it were resting in the middle of the Italian countryside! The Windlight is as near to that area as I can get, it’s a brilliant light that softens towards dusk and casts a rosy glow over everything.

There are a couple of versions of Naples; one that has the clay tiled roof and a standard version with less roof detail which is 183 LI. A front walk and patio is provided as a separate piece and you can place it either way around for 2 looks. Inside, you walk through a porch or hallway to a large lounge with lots of space and windows. There’s also a den with judge’s panelling on the ground floor. Walk up a wooden flight of stairs to the main bedroom and smaller bedroom or it could be a bathroom. The side and back of the home has walk around lanais which are bordered by mesh balustrades and railings. I’ve shown the house from the front door side.

The house is textured to appear as built on a stone foundation, stucco, tile and wood floors, and neutral coloured plaster walls. This makes it versatile for a number of colour schemes. Naples is 25 metres wide and 22 metres deep and should fit on a 2048 sq metre piece of land or larger plots. If you add the patio and walkway then you need more space. Other features include a customizable security system and home control system. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

The house merits a walk around, but I just wanted to show you what could be done with some of the rooms.  Here’s the hallway or porch, the flight of wooden stairs leads to a picture window and landing. To the left of the picture you’d be entering the downstairs lounge. Note the riding boots, it’s a popular pastime to go riding!

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The second bedroom has a post all to itself.  Here, I’m showing the main bedroom and balustrades, which I think is the nicest room in the house. Here’s a quiet corner, where the dog has dropped off to sleep.

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This is a styling of the main bedroom where one of the doors to the balcony is propped open. Again, the dog knows the best places in the house to laze around! You can see I’ve been down The Arcade, and have been rather fortunate on the machines. I’m sure my mum would love this bedroom 🙂

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Other Home & Garden items used as follows:

Hallway or Porch scene:

Storax Tree – Restored Antique Porter’s Chair A10
Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Sleep – Jaguar r
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Landhaus Hall Stand Mahagony
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Riding Boots
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Decorated Picture Frame
=Mirage= Potted Palm 6
GDit – Picture Set
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Umbrella Stand

Patio Scene:

Sway’s [Greta] potted topiary . small/light
KIDD Fountain
KIDD WILD FLOWERS A * FLAT CAVED POT
Botanical – Mesh Mediterranean Cypress [Mod Copy]
Hedge – Moz
KIDD GRASS GREEN MEADOW WILD FLOWERS A*8×2.5×1*WILD HEDGEROW
Grape Vine (small) – Architech Design
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Moroccan Bench SOI
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Woven Leather Bench Brown/Nature

Main Bedroom and balustrade scene:

Trompe Loeil – Arboreal Accent Chair Gaston – LI 5 – Arcade gacha
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Armchair Artist MT – LI 4
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cornelia Bed MT – LI 16 – solo and couples poses – PG
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Curtains Blue MT – LI 12
Scarlet Creative The Arcade Mar 17 Cordelia Fireplace MT – LI 2

[zerkalo] Tenderness Bedside Table – LI 1 – from gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Her Lamp Light – from gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Pillow w/Roses – LI 2 – from gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Lace Pillow – LI 2 – from gacha
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – LI 1 – Arcade gacha
Jian – Vellum Candles (3 Straight) – group gift – LI 1 -Copy/Modify

Bucket Flowers CHEZ MOI – LI 4 – Copy/Modify
Bucket Yellow Flowers CHEZ MOI – LI 2 – Copy/Modify
Apt B // Gacha Flowers – LI 2 – Transfer/Modify

Duvet Day – Lizzie Sofa – LI 5 PG version – Copy/Modify
Texture change for button, piping and seat. Solo sits for male and female, cuddles menu and kisses menu for loving couples.

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bauwerk logo

Chez Moi web logo

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Zerkalo blog pic

Cheers, m’dears 🙂