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A Home for the Autumn

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Why not be extravagant and get a home especially for the Autumn season?  Actually, the new Peermont prefab by Galland Homes would be just as nice all year round, but the colours and textures especially suit autumnal landscaping. I’ve set it higher in the ground that you’d normally do but I wanted to put steps up to the porch area as if it were a little woodland hideaway.

 

Features:-

Entrance hall with stairs to 2 good size bedroom and landing
Hall leads to 2 room downstairs and closet under the stairs
Smaller room with window and raised ceiling effect
Larger room with entrance pillars, fireplace and shelving unit, partial partition to deliniate lounge and dining areas, and flagstone floor smaller room off it – would make nice kitchen area or sunroom
Control panel by fireplace – for windows – blinds on/off in all rooms or individual rooms, fire on/off, lock/unlock front and back doors, security – media – and  saving landmarks options

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A close-up of the porch shows the latest furniture set called “Highland Bench set” which is made by Newchurch. This is such low impact and it has a number of options for texture change, you’ll be able to match it with most interiors.  Although it’s really meant to be an indoors set, I’ve put it out here in the porch because I think you could do that on the warmer days of Autumn. I don’t know about those pictures, though, I’ve been a bit artful with those!

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One of the things I admire about this bench is the number of animations.  There are 20 sized for ladies and the same again for gents.  Here I am musing about all the gardening jobs that need to be done for the season. Whether they’ll get done is another matter entirely.  A favourite family phrase of mine goes like this… sometimes I sits and thinks, sometimes I just sits 🙂 The Highlands bench is an excellent seat for  the latter.

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

Galland Homes – The Peermont, currently at Ultra Event which runs through to October 8th
Peermont – LI 136 – Copy/Modify – Rez Box

Deer Family by Navan Design
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods v2 – 4 (clearing) on Autumn 2

Newchurch
Highland Autumn Bench Set – grouped and individual versions included in pack
Wood is Oak and Cherry – sets for both, currently at the Tres Chic Event, which runs to October 5th
Highland Bench in Oak – LI 3 – 20 expressive poses each for ladies & gents
The Cherry Highland Bench has warmer wood with a rather nice mauve seat cushion
Highland Medium Pillow – texture change for 11 designs – 1 LI
Highland Small Pillow – texture change for 11 designs – 1 LI
White Painted Pumpkins – 1 LI each
Autumn Maple Leaf Frames in Oak and Cherry – 1 LI each

Steps up to the porch –
Thistle Homes – Thistle Gilley Lake House –  Front Steps Short – LI 1 – now this was in a Builder’s Box August edition so if you look on the website, you’ll see a picture of the main house. Purchase the August edition HERE.

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Yellow

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“Look at the stars
Look how they shine for you
And everything you do
Yeah they were all yellow” ~ Coldplay

As soon as I saw the rustic gold fountain fireplace by unKindness, currently at FaMESHed, I wanted to do this picture. Traditionally on Second Life® yellow is considered a less than perfect colour, especially in fashion, but it can be just beautiful when creatively mixed with contrasting colours.  Also featuring one of the rooms in Merak’s Abandoned Moroccan House which you can find in the most recent edition of Builder’s Box.

Merak’s “Abandoned Moroccan House” is a beautiful piece of carefully observed architecture which has real atmosphere, especially when viewed in various Windlight settings. It has a decorated courtyard which is open to the elements, and stone steps to the roofed house area. Land Impact is 110 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.  It would be perfect both on a themed sim and as a roleplay building.  Once furnished the atmosphere would change into a lived-in building so lots of decorating possibilities with this home.

 

 

 

 

 

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

unKindness – Fireplace Fountains & Accessories Set, currently at FaMESHed Event to September 27th

uK – Fireplace Fountain Rustic Gold – LI 3
uK – La Luna Frame – LI 2
uK – La Luna Candle Waterfall – LI 2
Fireplace also in Rustic Blue, Rustic Pink, Rustic Red, Rustic Tan, Rustic Teal and Vintage White. La Luna Candle also in Crisp Day and Moonlight.
Sold individually or in a FatPack which is the only place where you’ll get those accessories!

[Merak] – Abandoned Moroccan House – LI 110
Builder’s Box – August 2017

Storax Tree (on group offer for L$20) Feline Treasures – Naptime – Siamese Pumpkin – LI 3

Ariskea – The Florist gacha, currently at The Arcade Gacha
Ariskea[Florist] – Decay Vase Cuivre
Ariskea[Florist] – Dry Fruit
Ariskea[Florist] – Peach iris
Ariskea[Florist] – Yellow Roses

Ariskea  – [March] Yellow Chair [7 Anim] – March group gift

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player YELLOW

Dysfunctionality – [DDD] Cattails – Yellowed

[ Organica ] Hyacinth (Yellow)

IDEZA – Yellow Zinc Star – from Around the Propellers gacha

{anc} NO LIMITS // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 Li

Happy Mood – HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type A
HPMD* Little Birds (no script) — yellow — type B

Two Moon Gardens – Dancing Butterflies – Yellow

[ zerkalo ] – Seaside Treasures gacha – Books & Seashells

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Dog Day Afternoon

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A hot, sultry afternoon at the end of August, when all you want to do is to lay down with a nice ice cold beer. It’s baking down at the garage and nothing is moving except for puppies and pigeons.

Introducing KraftWork‘s “Converted Garage” which will be at the upcoming FaMESHed event, starting September 1st.  This is a collaboration with TRIIN and if you think you’ve seen something similar, well you have!  It’s the custom build garage from The Lost Forever sim but converted so that you could also use it as a home.  Also showing the Vintage Truck Bar and Mirror by unKindness which is currently a special Marketplace offer to August 30th.

 

Now you also get that gorgeous Smith & Sons sign!  The garage doors fold up and down with a click and inside there’s a large space for the cars ‘n trucks and that opens up into a room that is plenty big enough for the essentials of a house.

 

Let’s go around the sides of the garage. Here at the back you’ve got the garage silo which is a nice piece architecturally in itself.

 

Then here you’ve got the side front elevation, showing the TV mast at the end and a side entrance into the large back room.  The base is part of the build so you don’t have to go looking for a suitable flat piece to park your garage on.

And here we are at the back.  This would be rather nice set into a landscaped garden if you were thinking of using it for a home.

Trucks and pets to finish with!  That dog’s got the right idea.

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Here’s what I used in detail:-

Vita’s Textures – Urban Ground

KraftWork Garage Conversion – LI 73
KraftWork Garage Conversion Sign – LI 24
September FaMESHed

unKindness on Marketplace

uK – Vintage Truck Mirror Red – LI 1
uK – Vintage Truck Bar Red – LI 4
Special offer on Bar FatPacks – Marketplace until August 30th, 50% off until August 30th – hurry! There’s some smashing colour options included a well worn rust version.  Also on offer are DJ Dead Chair FatPacks PG & Adult

The Little Branch_Magnolia Tree {Animated} *Blue
The Little Branch_Sweet Chestnut* 7 Li {Seasons} *Animated

~DF~ Container Trailer 40 ft Blue (LI 9) – these folks are great for static décor items
~DF~ Cabover Tractor Unit White (15 LI)
~DF~ SUV Urban White (CM)
~DecoFranzy~

CheerMaster – *CM* 1987 Chevy Silverado V 1.00

JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 11. Wanderer Silver Black

KraftWork – Pet Shop  Gacha – Toys Bowls and Toys

Animated Pigeon 1 (TrigiGifts)

MadPea – MGMR – Motor Oil Sign 1 (from Garage gacha)
MadPea – MGMR – Motor Oil Sign 3 – MadPea HQ or Marketplace for resellers

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

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 🙂