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Due South

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I think there’s a bit further to go to the beach, though, looking at the forest trees ‘n all!  This is the brand new prefab by Galland Homes, it’s called the Savannah and it’s a Southern style beach home.  Absolutely beautiful and yes, the porch is a wrap around affair so you get  more than your fair share of outdoorsy space.

A large home,  it’s recommended for 3072 sq m plots and has a Land Impact of 244, that’s surprisingly low for such a large and detailed property.  Double doors open onto the porch at both front and back of the house.  Downstairs, there’s a family sized room with a blazing fireplace, two other reception rooms, space for a kitchen and a powder room under the stairs – or maybe it’s a good room for Harry when he comes to stay!  The stairs are easy to traverse, even for very tall avatars. Upstairs you get a nice landing with doors off to master suite, two further bedrooms and another room which you could use as you wished, maybe a bathroom or nursery.

 

On the outside, the shutters have a texture change for black, blue, teal, maroon and grey. I chose the blue here mainly because I had the Ca’Pepe sofa and light from Concept} that matched up rather well.  The colours do change the character of the house, it’s surprising.  Inside, it’s quite possible to re-texture and tint the interior walls, instructions are included. The ambient shadow effect is largely transparent and baked on a plane in front of the texturable wall. Thus, you should be able to change the colour or texture and maintain the baked shadow effects by following the instructions. It is quite a cool décor at the default and so you’d be able to make it much warmer with re-texturing.  I’ll decorate one of the interior rooms this week and link back to this blog post so you can see (what a mess I’ve made of it 🙂 ).

Click on any of the interior light switches and you’ll find all the features of the home, including security.

 

I think this beautiful prefab is equally at home in the country as it would be down at the beach and if you check out the Galland Homes Flickr, you’ll see the blogger pictures in various environments.

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

Galland Homes – Savannah – available to view and purchase at the mainstore and direct on Marketplace

Apple Fall – Notting Hill Cobblestone (Straight 1/3) – matched perfectly on Fall setting
Dysfunctionality – Mixed Tallgrass – B
C J Creations – Flowerfield Purple dragon
TrigiGifts – Animated Horses
KIDD – PAMPAS Grass * Mega Bush 6

Babylonia – Hanging Ivy Arch 001 and Babylonia: Hanging Ivy 001 – part of an excellent set and one of the best ivy meshes I have seen thus far
La Galleria – Etruscan Pottery Pitcher –  just right for planting your ivy in 🙂

Concept} 14. Ca’Pepe. Sofa PG. RARE
Concept} 05. Ca’Pepe. Lamp
Kustom9 Event or mainstore

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Home for the Holidays – Chez Moi Furnitures New Releases

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Think I’m likely to be virtually home for the holidays all of December, what with the plethora of new releases recently!  Chez Moi Furnitures is no exception and I’m featuring three beautiful sets from them today, along with other Home & Garden goodies – see details below.

First up is the “Iron Patio Set” and yes, you’ve seen this before but not in holiday colours.

 

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All in 100% original Mesh, the pieces will amount to only 15 LI when used as a set.

♥ Iron Sofa: 3 LI
♥ Iron Armchair: 3 LI (each)
♥ Ottoman: 1 LI (each)
♥ Bucket Flower: 2 LI (each)

♥ + 35 single poses (female and male)
♥ 12 alone poses (female and male)
♥ 36 animations for couples in love (18 x 2)
♥ 36 intimate animations (18 x 2) – Only in Adult version.
♥ Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chose (wine, book, newspaper)

You can get this set from the SaNaRae Event which runs up to December 18th.

Next, we’ve got the “Xmas Wrap Station” set, which includes all the vintage toys displayed.

 

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This is a realistic booth to wrap your gifts and enjoy a pleasant time with your beloved one. The Wrap Station has 65 animations in PG version and 105 animations in Adult version. Here I am playing board games with the Osprey. Don’t play with him, he can spot when you’re cheating 🙂

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♥ Xmas Wrap Station Booth: 9 LI
♥ Wrap Station Board: 6 LI
♥ Xmas Gifts Wagon + Toys: 11 LI  – in total your scene will be 26 Land Impact

♥ 19 single animations (female and male)

♥ 32 couple poses (16 x 2)

♥ 14 fun animations (7 x 2)

♥ 40 intimate animations (20 x 2) in the Adult version

Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chosen.

Pick up your copy at at the Tres Chic Event, which runs until December 10th.

 

Lastly, here’s the gorgeous “Wintery Fountain” which is available at the mainstore and on Marketplace. Not every winter’s day has grey skies above. The ducks and the deer can’t quite believe there is only ice in the fountain, time for me to break out the hot water!

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A variation of the summer fountains, it’s offered in a PG version and looks perfect as a feature in winter landscaping scenes.

♥ Room for 1-2 people
♥ 19 single animations (female and male)
♥ 28 couple poses (14 x 2)
♥ Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chosen (juice, book)

Specifications: 15 LI | Mesh

 

Here’s details of the other H & G items, animals and landscaping used in the pictures :-

 

DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin Snow Add On” m/c V.1.0
DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin” m/c V.1.0

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Garden wall short, long, pillar
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Snowmen gacha – Quicksand

[zerkalo] Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree – at Crossroads Event

Jian :: Hearthside Fire Pit – from camping set
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Preen) – from Duck Family pack
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Peck)

TLC Home – Fallow Deer [Female] +B – from the Fallow Deer with Manger pack
TLC Home – Fallow Deer [little Fawn]
TLC Home – Osprey – on his own, there’s a perch in the pack

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy – gacha
*HEXtraordinary* Nope Cat – Siamese Cuddle – Arcade gacha

Snowball Fight Sign CHEZ MOI
Vintage Hot Soups CHEZ MOI

GA Home – Oma’s Kitchen – Erwtensoep – gacha 6 Republic
Apple Fall Fig & Blackberry Cake

Winter landscaping items from The Little Branch
Amoena 1_Potted_Topiary 1
LB_Mimosa 1_Winter
LB_Amur_4 seasons+Extras
LB_fern 1_Beige_winter
LB_Spruce_Winter_v3.1_snowy bark
LB_Red Maple_4 seasons_v2
LB_Cedar 2_Winter
LB_Angelica 1_double_winter

Visit Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore for lots more decorating ideas!

Chez Moi web logo

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival – Home & Garden 1

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I’m honoured to be a blogger for this great fund raiser event that will run from Friday, 12 am SLT, September 9 and stay open until Sunday, September 25. It’s the Spoonful of Sugar Festival –  5 sims with over 180 stores in fashion, home and garden, and breedables. It’s huge and the charities supported are Doctors without Borders and Medicins Sans Frontieres. Please have a look through the website for more info. There’s also a Flickr and a Facebook page.

This was going to be an introduction post but you know me, I can’t resist opening some of the 100% donation items in the Home & Garden offerings so here goes!

Who doesn’t like dragons? Hobbits you cry!  Well yes, but this dragon is sculpture only and he’s by Dragon Magick Wares. The “Happy Dragon” has a LI of 12 but you can resize him via the script. He’s Copy, otherwise. Look at that cheeky expression, just because I’ve rezzed him by the lake and he thinks he’s on guard.

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This is a wonderful gazebo by Dragon Magick Wares again, it’s called the “Weathered Gazebo” and it has a LI of 8 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Very enchanting with the little hanging lights which have a good spread of light without burning your eyes.

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The “Mary Rose Cottage” by Khaleesi’s Shinn-Anigans or K~S for short, is just gorgeous and such fun. I can imagine this on many a roleplay sim or even at the bottom of the garden! It’s small but perfectly formed at 16 by 13 metres and only 25 LI, can’t be bad. Copy/Modify with door access you can upgrade if you want.

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Also by K~” is the “Skarthi Viking Hut” suitable for all Viking warriors to take a rest in once they’ve done all their pillaging. Inside, there’s a fireplace and smoke comes out the roof chimney. Click the logs to start a nice blazing fire (I bet they didn’t have that mod con back in the old days). Again, this des res is only 25 LI and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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*Elite Equestrian* are on the Breedables sim and they have three exclusive items out that are just for the SOS Festival.

Firstly there’s “Cherry’s Racing Barn”, a really beautifully rendered barn to keep horses in. The barn will be suitable for avatar horses and ABC ponies. You can’t go wrong with this super barn, it has 4 horse stalls, tack area and built in paddock. Photos show both inside and out. It is a mere 26 LI for all that detail, footprint is 25 by 14 metres with Permissions of Copy/Modify so you can retexture if you want but as rezzed, the textures are premier. You get a rezzer for easy placement and give it time to work as it will build and position your barn. The little box in front of the barn is the rezzer.

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Then there’s the “Cherry Ranch House”. This is a long house with a 64 by 48 metre footprint but it is magnificent and you also get 4 horse stalls included. 80 LI original Mesh same as the barn, there are spacious living quarters with built in sunlight. It really does feel good to stand inside this ranch house as you’re bathed in sunlight from the windows whilst the wonderfully textured wood is very pleasing to the eye. I honestly could not believe that it was only 80 LI but there you are! There’s a large main room, office and bedroom and you just walk into the horse stall area through one of the doors. Perfecto 🙂

I got around two thirds of the house in this picture, a bit further to the right is the horse stall area.

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Last but not least, *Elite Equestrian* have made us a miniature golden horse avatar and it is of extreme cuteness *smiles*. I spent all afternoon as a mini  horse traipsing around the barn and horse stall, neighing and posing. Much the same as real life then!! We get an instruction book but it’s not too difficult. You simply right click on the folder, choose Replace Current Outfit, and everything loads straight up including the gesture HUD and a complete AO with walk, trot, canter, gallop and crouch-park and crouch walk Spanish Walk. Here’s a few pictures of me posing and it’ll be a dollar to talk to me soon 🙂

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Well, that’s all for today, folks. I hope you’re looking forward to the Festival. Please see below for SLURLS but check the date because it won’t be starting until Friday 9th September 🙂

 

SOS Festival Main starter Landmark – TAXI

SOS Festival Home & Garden platform – TAXI

SOS Festival Home & Garden sim – TAXI

SOS Festival Breedables sim (for *Elite Equestrian* ) – TAXI

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Harry’s Day Off with 22769~ [Bauwerk]

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Every wizard needs a day off and Harry is no exception. So when Ginny takes the kids off to London to catch the train to Hogwarts, he’s allowed to lounge around the place and do the gardening. Note that he’s not getting too near to some of those weird plants even if they do need a watering!

A fantastical garden made by 22769~ [Bauwerk], it’s a gacha for the Fantasy Gacha Carnival, called – “The Wizard’s Garden”.  The Rare is the garden itself complete with ground work, raised bed and suitably atmospheric background masonry. The Wizard Garden – LI 20 – 12,8 x 13,8 x 5,2 meters

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The Commons are all sorts of strange and wondrous plants! Malum Fungi Plerumque, Malum Fungi Regium, Leve Ovum Tumulum, Dolum Faucibus. Flores Calyx Lacus, Flores Calyx Ignis,
Faciem Amplexus Noctis, Faciem Amplexus Lava, Cibus Flos Solis. Cibus Flos Gramina, Carnivore Ostium and Fumifungus. In total there are 13 items to collect, an appropriate number there and if you look up the latin, you’ll see the humour. When the shadows fall, they do begin to look a wee bit eerie. I think Harry went indoors to get his tea then.

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Later on, it’s a beautiful moonlit night and Harry retires to the library. Now we know what the plants are used for! Having cooked up some suitable pipe filler, Harry relaxes with one of the pipes from “Madame Nu’s Opium Supplies”.  Gacha #2 contains a plethora of these beautifully fashioned pipes so you’re sure to find one that suits. Harry prefers the Chain Opium Pipe – Gold, one of the Rares, but then he would, wouldn’t he? There’s 3 Rares and 9 Commons which all attach to the avatar mouth as unrigged mesh so you can move them around.  Harry’s strewn them about on the table so he can find the appropriate pipe and you’ll see they have gold, iron and silver varieties.

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It’s not just a library full of books but gacha #3 contains wizardry accoutrements and furniture! Brilliant – it’s called “The Wizard Room”. The Rare is The Wizard Chair – LI 3 – 7 single sit animations. Then we’ve got all these Commons – The Favorite Wand. Wizards Magic Book, Pots, Wizard Ingredients, Shelf with Pots, Hourglass, Mirrorball, Glass Carafe, Wizards Big Bookshelf, Wizards Table, Wizards Small Bookshelf, Wizards Broomstick, Wizards Wand Rack, Table Cauldron and Table Candle.

Here’s some of the items close up, Harry’s favourite wand is resting in its box and a couple of the pipes are ready for more imbibing. The cauldron’s aglow just in case he thinks of better recipes!

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Even the broom has a night off and lazes up against the windows. The house is also made by 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] and it’s called the “Saint Vivien de Medoc” available from the mainstore.

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The Wizard’s Book of Spells lays open on the desk to convince Ginny that Harry has been doing some work, at least! The Hour Glass has run out and it’s almost time for Harry to put the kettle on and make Ginny some well deserved supper for when she gets back. Better jump to it, my friend 🙂

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All three gachas are only 50L per pull.

Harry was wearing a wizardly outfit from Bare Rose, a fantastic place for roleplay costumes and much, much more.

Taxi to Fantasy Gacha Carnival which is open now and runs until September 7th.

Check out 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] mainstore for more fabulous items.

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Roulett3 – Majestic Garage Home

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In SL, everything starts with a box!  Although, this is a rather superior box and it’s called the “Majestic Garage Home” and it’s made by P&W Design.

Available from the August round of Roulett3, a monthly cycled event that shows fashion, poses, accessories and home decor. All items are new releases and some are discounted 20% – 50%. The event has just opened and runs until August 23rd. Plus – there’s special gifts for every visitor.

Back to this lovely home. Designer, Beyaz Boxen, has created this build in 100% Mesh with exclusive, realistic texturing, lights and shadows. It’s 198 prims (120 Land Impact) but that includes the furniture and a clever signs system that explains the functionality of everything in the Home. The signs can be deleted when you’ve got to know all the equipment. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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You can see this in action on the Roulett3 Platform. There’s an amazing total of 1000 Animations in this house [Pillows are PG, Bed is for Adults] and I loved how the window slats open and close to make the lounge as private as you wish.

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The bedroom (and I’ve left the signs up here) has a huge T.V. screen which will take YouTube vids in fullscreen mode. The T.V. is moveable, you can watch it anywhere in the Home, the panels for it are on the floor.

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The Majestic Garage Home has a good security panel and entry buttons to both doors. Inside you do get a wonderfully spacious feel. This would make a decent skybox home as well as on the ground and landscaped.

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Roulett3 Event: – TAXI 

Video on YouTube: – (https://   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAdMfyS8DDE)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Cosmopolitan Event – last 3 days!

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There’s some beautiful and clever Home & Garden items at the current round of Cosmopolitan – and there’s still three days left to go and pick up those last minute bargains! I chose four designers to showcase today.

The Home Collection – “Enchanted Swans”.  One of those beautiful garden pieces that is ready to place and no messing around! As with all products at Cosmopolitan, it’s original mesh. A landscaping piece with pool, furniture, plants and – swans.

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Enchanted Swans is 39 LI in total with an extra 2 LI for each swan. They swim around the pool in a mirror motion and at one point meet up to form a heart shape. The bench has 11 poses, all nice and relaxed. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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Galland Homes – “Stonehurst Redux”.  Designer Robert’s new house which will fit perfectly on a 512 m plot. A great balcony and front paving area is attached and it’s 26 LI in total. Lots of prims left to furnish this spacious home.

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A look inside reveals warm wooden floors, stone bricks walls in places and a floating staircase. Modern styling that actually looks and feels a lot more expansive than it measures. You can Copy/Modify Stonehurst Redux, enlarge it to suit your space.

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Perfect for first time land owners, maybe a guest house on larger land. Tall windows add to the spacious effect, inside and out.

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One Grid – “Stockholm Bedroom Set”.  Stunning modern styling in the Scandinavian Homes tradition. This set would look perfect in a room with bleached wood and plain walls.  The bed contains over 300 animations and has a Land Impact of 12.

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Other pieces include – bedside table in two versions – LI 1, canvas stack – LI 1, pendant light – LI 4 with a good spread of light, quotes in frames – LI 1, the perfect radiator – LI 3, log hanger which is held up by chains either end and includes a hanging clothing item, Monstera potted plant – LI 2

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All pieces have Permissions of Copy/Modify.

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Compulsion – “Wine making set”. A great decor/roleplay set to place on a patio, in a cellar or on garden decking – anywhere like that. There’s 11 pieces with a Land Impact of 20 when they are all rezzed. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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Just thinking, this would make quite a good historical roleplay set as well.

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Here’s your taxi to Cosmopolitan – and don’t forget, only 3 days left.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 – Greymoon Designs, Nomad, meshIT and VersaTile

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The RFL Home & Garden Expo 2016 is now open and will run to March 6th. It’s the largest and longest running event dedicated to Home & Garden in Second Life™ and raises funds for Relay For Life – The American Cancer Society. Read more about it on their extensive website.  As you can imagine, there’s all sorts of exhibitors from well known brands to up and coming designers, hobbyists and professional merchants. Each exhibitor is required to release two brand new 100% donation items and there’s also a wonderful 50% donation gacha section and even a special hunt!

I’ve got four more great designers to show you today – Greymoon Designs, Nomad, meshIT and VersaTile.

Greymoon Designs specializes in creating detailed mesh houses with the furniture and landscaping to go with them. They use original mesh and custom textures to create low prim homes that are both unique and well priced. Various styles from small fantasy cottages to larger modern homes are available.

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“Treetops Cottage” is one of the 100% Donation items by designer Cathy, and it’s presented in a rez box that you can move around. Also parts of the house are separate so if you don’t want the surrounding four trees (maybe you already have good landscaping) you can remove them. Parts of the house are similar and it stands on stilts making it a versatile home for various landscapes.

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Treetops has a peaceful and calming atmosphere to it and although relatively compact, there is plenty of floor space… two decks, double rooms on the first floor and a further loft room where the rafters of the roof make the ceiling. Beautiful light wood with white highlights on the eaves and window frames give this cottage a warm feeling.

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Decorations are included – the fireplace and tree decor on the walls, the porch lamps – everything you see in the pictures. In total Treetops Cottage has an amazingly low Land Impact of 63 with Permissions of Copy/Modify. It would make an idyllic place to live!

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Nomad make novelties, games, toy and tentacles for detail fetishists! Designer Pira has made a Hobo set for the Expo and they look great in a number of settings. The “Barrel Fire” has blue, green and red varieties, 2 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify. The “Makeshift Bench” has a couple of version, one with wine bottles rolling around and one without, 2 – 3 LI depending on the version you choose and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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Then there’s the “Old Red Chair” and “Old Blue Broken Chair” for 2 LI each, again Permissions are Copy/Modify. These are so clever! Shadow work in built in and I photographed these in relative midday to show how good they look. 100% Donation items.

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meshIT provides full perm furniture and landscaping for builders. You’ll need to use your imagination with these as they are not textured but I rezzed them to show you the fine details in these pieces.  The “Lantern” is 1 LI, the “Rocks” come in a pack of 5 differently shaped rocks and are also 1 LI each.

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Also included in our blogger’s box was the “Romantic Retreat Treehouse” which weighs in at 64 LI. But look at it because that includes some furniture as well! Everything you see in the picture is included on the mesh treehouse… tree, decking, stairs, furniture, string lights – I don’t think designer Iachann has left anything out. The LOD was excellent and if you’re a builder you’ll know how much that matters.

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VersaTile make quality home decor, seasonal items and more, mostly with a feminine vibe although these beautiful donation items can be used in most homes, I would have thought.
Designer Hannah has made 3 versions of “Mobile Mind”. Only 1 Land Impact each with Copy perms.

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Direct Slurl to Greymoon Designs on Hope 2

Direct Slurl to Nomad on Hope 9

Direct Slurl to VersaTile on Hope 7

Direct Slurl to meshIT on Hope (to be filled in)

 

That’s all for today so I’ll say Happy Shopping and Cheers, m’dears 🙂