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Not just at Sea

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Albatrosses are large seabirds that range widely in the Southern Ocean and the North Pacific. They are reputed to spend much of their lives at sea, only seeking land for breeding purposes. But is that always true? The title of this scene is called, “Not just at Sea”. Make up your own mind!

In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner” (1798), an albatross starts to follow a ship, which would generally be considered good fortune. However, the mariner shoots the bird with a crossbow and brings a terrible curse on the ship and its crew. The albatross is hung around the mariner’s neck by the crew to symbolise his guilt. Thus, this innocent seabird can be both an omen of good or bad luck, as well as a metaphor for a burden to be carried as a penance.

The gorgeous fountain is from also Known as, and it’s currently at Enchantment. I do urge you to visit this themed Event, it’s full of wonderment and products to do with the fairy tale, “The Frog Prince”.

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Here’s full details of all the Home & Garden pieces I used in the scene today and where to get them:-

*All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Sponsors:- also Known as, Little Branch, Granola., TLC Home Collection, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- MADRAS, Apple Fall, Dust Bunny, GOOSE

also Known as, currently at Enchantment to August 31st
Zora Fountain – LI 7 – 2 texture changes for the metal, gently circulating water which is very restful

Little Branch
LB_Swamp Oak Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 2 at this size, can go much bigger
Seasons are:- Summer, Autumn 1, Autumn 2, Winter, Spring – there’ s some lovely golden textures in these variations
LB_Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-A – LI 2

Granola., currently at August FaMESHed
Granola. – Antique Painted Door. Red Sm. – LI 7 (slightly bigger than default)
The Antique Painted Doors are available in 4 painted colours
Each pack includes 2 starter sizes
Large version – 10 LI
Small version – 6 LI
The FatPack includes all 4 colours PLUS an additional distressed version exclusive to the FatPack

TLC Home Collection, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to August 25th
Albatross Island Set – which is a complete habitat of rocky island and animated Albatrosses in various poses, you can set the radius of the hovering chap.
TLC Albatross [Standing] – LI 2
TLC Albatross [Hovering] – LI 4

[ zerkalo ], currently at Shiny Shabby, just started
Pieces from the Old Garden Set which is a Copy & Modify set (not a gacha)
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Barrel – PG – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Old Garden – Water Pump – PG (Single) – LI 4
(also Adult maturity available)
Consists of Barrel, Cart, Sink, Water Pump

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MADRAS
Tiffany Flower Jar Decor – LI 3 at this size (from July PocketGacha)

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . picnic basket . natural – LI 4
dust bunny . dreamy outing . fruit board – LI 1

GOOSE, currently at ULTRA
GOOSE – Retro Beats radio- red – LI 1 – has 11 stations ready for use

Apple Fall
Apple Fall Farrow Garden Wall – LI 5 – texture change for regular and snow covered

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Whale… what whale?

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These lazy sea lions are too busy chillaxing while Moby Blue has sidled up behind them… the only chap on watch is the pelican 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Chez Moi Furnitures, Galland Homes, TLC Home Collection, Raindale, Newchurch, Little Branch
Others:- Dreamland Designs, The Looking Glass, [Tia]

Chez Moi Furnitures
Whale Float (PG and Adult versions). This super Whale Float is 2 Land Impact, and comes with Copy & Modify Permissions. The PG version has 65 animations, and the Adult version has 105 animations.  He’s currently resting in my swimming pool!

Galland Homes – Caribbean Hut – deck area
A modest one-room build designed to be placed over the water or land. The hut has a Land Impact of 25 and Permissions are Modify & Copy

TLC Home Collection
1. From Life’s a Beach gacha – No.8 Brown Pelican on Barrel – LI 3 and a very meaty crab I extracted from a deckchair lol (same gacha) – he’s 1 Land Impact
2. Sea Lion Colony – Adult (LI 3) and Baby (LI 1) sea lions in various animated poses, complete with rocks & wooden raft habitat (if they are all used it’s 31 LI)

Raindale
Sunbury Hammock with texture change HUD – currently at Sense Event
Hammock with and without the stand (8 LI and 6 LI), 10 couples poses, 16 solo poses, and 12 friend poses – all original by Raindale!

Newchurch – Octopus Chandelier – 2 colourways (the other one is amber) – click on/off light – Land Impact is only 3 for quite a large Chandelier

Little Branch
1. Mango Tree – gently animated 2-seasons tree. A couple of versions included, the season changes are Spring with fruit and Winter with snow on the trunk and branches. Permissions are Copy/Modify and Land Impact varies between 7 and 12 at the default sizes depending on the version chosen
2. Bird of Paradise plant which is texture change for differently coloured blooms – blue, yellow, pink and lime. Land Impact is 3.

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Dreamland Designs, currently at the Precast Event from Aug 1st
Flamingo Beach Sign – LI 8
Lemonade Cocktail Crate – LI 6

The Looking Glass, currently at SWANK
Jiwa Tenang Potted Plants Collection – Land Impact varies – from 3 – 5, and they can go up quite large for that amount.

[Tia] – Junebug Garden Parasol – Group GIft – LI 4

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

It Ain’t Half Hot, Mum!

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Yes, it certainly is!  The pups have collapsed on a very posh sofa by unKindness, and mum thinks they are in need of some of that green tea.  It’s very reviving in this hot weather.

The scene takes place on the upper floor of a spectacular house by also Known as – which is just perfect for summer outdoor/indoor living.  One of the walls on the upper floor has these amazing slotted windows which show the landscape outside and let a whole lotta light in.

The beautiful prints by Granola. are from a recent FaMESHed set which should be back at the mainstore.  So versatile, they’d go in a lot of places.  And I just couldn’t resist the vintage scooter light from Serenity Style – it matched the colour scheme so well.  Finally, I reduced a poor orange tree down to pot size – sorry, Little Branch! – and put it in a matching table.  It’s sometimes amusing what you can do with Home & Garden furnishings 🙂

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It’s been a while since I posted because the unprecedented heatwave in the UK went on and on, and my computer was subject to overheating so I had to make real life work a priority.  Fortunately, we are back to our usual temperatures this week.  Now to get air conditioning for home and office next year will be a ‘must’ I think, especially if heatwaves become the norm.

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

Sponsors:- also Known as, unKindness, Granola., Serenity Style, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Figure8, Apple Fall, Zen Creations

All pieces are Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated

Unkindness – from the Posh Living Set, currently at UBER
uK – Posh Living Settee Poppy GA – LI 13 (also in Cloud, Forest, Lemon and Sky)
Sits for ladies and gents plus couples animations
uK – Posh Living Sideboard Table – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Area Rug – LI 3
uK – Posh Living End Table – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Deco Bowl – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Small Vase 2 – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Small Vase 3 – LI 1
uK – Posh Living Deco Vase – LI 1

also Known as – the fabulous “Kaizen House” – top floor

Land Impact is 212 and Footprint is 13 by 54 meters
The perfect indoor/outdoor summer home!

Granola.– from the Carmella Set
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. – LI 2
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print2. – LI 2
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. – LI 4
All pieces are Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated

Serenity Style– Scooter Retro Lamp Red- LI 2 (gacha set)

Little Branch
LB_OrangeTree.v2{Animated}4Seasons – greatly reduced in size!
Here it has a Land Impact of 3

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[Figure 8] – Oasis Chandelier Gold (with cascading water) – LI 8

Apple Fall – Cosmos Flowers – Candystripe – SL15B gift – LI 3
Apple Fall – Lemon Whip Drizzle Cake – SL15B gift – LI 1 – 2

JIAN – Dashing Dalmations – 3. Adult Wanderer RARE
JIAN – Dashing Dalmatians – 18. Triple Nap

Zen Creations
Pieces from the Japanese Rirakkusu Tea Set – Tea Kettle, tray, blossom, chopsticks, tea cups and flowering plant – all resize menu, kettle has texture change

Keep cool and cheers, m’dears 🙂

Breakfast in Bed

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(Taken on Black Dragon Viewer)

One of the best meals of the day, especially if you share it!  So many beautiful products about at the moment, here’s some of my favourites.  The gorgeously light dining set called the Jean Collection is by Fancy Decor and you’ll find that at Summerfest 2018, along with lots of décor for your seasonal decorating.

Little Branch’s new tree here is the Orange Blossom (mainstore) and although I’ve reduced the default size considerably to fit in with the scene, it’s pretty good Land Impact at the larger size.  Summer blossom adds to any garden scene and this tree is beautifully represented, the branches being animated as though in a gentle breeze.  The Orange Blossom is a beautifully fragrant flowered tree, and its blossom is used in perfume making.  It’s traditionally associated with good fortune and is popular for bridal bouquets. It’s also the state flower of Florida!

The background piece is from one of my favourite sets by TLC Home Collection, called, “Forever my Dove”. You also get the Eurasian Doves, too. This background has arched windows and a fountain with flowing water included. It could easily be slotted into a garden scene or alongside a plain outside wall of a house.  Here it is on its own:-

 

Many thanks go to Mooncita (Moonsoul Resident) for helping me get used to the Black Dragon Viewer.  A recent talk given at Bloggers & Vloggers Network by Mooncita, got me interested in the viewer, specifically for photography.  The quality of the photographs you take with Black Dragon can be that much more precise and pixel rich than with Firestorm because it goes above the Ultra setting. There’s lots of things you can do with the Windlight settings, too, using the Black Dragon Machina Button.  And best of all, it seems to be able to stop the fisheye effect before it starts.  Amazing!

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

Sponsors:-

Fancy Decor
Jean Collection – Summerfest 2018
Jean Iced Tea
Jean Chair – animations for converse, iced tea m & f, 3 sits
Jean Table
Jean Wire Lanterns
Jean Wood Tray
All 1 Land Impact each with Permissions of Copy & Modify

Books from other collections – Jansen Gacha Collection and Callot Collection
09 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books A
10 Fancy Decor: Jansen Art Books B – LI 1

Fancy Decor: Stack of Books II – Callot Collection (slightly modifed)

Little Branch

Orange Blossom – LI 7 default (you also get Snakeweed and Low Hill extras) 4-season animated tree which I was using on Summer and I’d reduced the size quite considerably
Animated Snakeweed – Summer 1 version – LI 2 default
Bouton d’Ore – Orange shade (from set) LI 7 default
All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify

TLC Home Collection
“Forever my Dove” set
Includes the background wall with arched window and fountain in the middle – LI 25 – Copy & Modify
Eurasian Dove in two feather versions – LI 1 each – animated

[ zerkalo ]
From the “Yammies” Gacha – Croissant & Jam – LI 1

 

Other Designers:-

anc Ltd – Flying Dove and Eating Dove in Ham Pink – “No Limits” gacha – try Marketplace

[-BLUE SKY-] – Peacock Mirror – LI 3 – Copy & Modify – was a Fifty Linden Friday Special

Mesh India – from the “Terracotta Pot Garden Decor” Gacha – currently at Cosmopolitan to June 30th, then mainstore
01 MI Lisa Tree Red – LI 4
07 MI Calluna Pink – LI 4

Mesh India – from the “Fruit Stand Decor” Gacha (was Arcade June) so try Marketplace
06 MI Cherry Tray – LI 4
05 MI Green Grapes Basket – LI 5
09 MI Lotus Pot RARE – LI 1

PLAAKA – from the “June Dining” Gacha (was Arcade June) so try Marketplace
9. Hanging Vegetables A – Garlic & Peppers – LI 1 each
6. Hardbread – Slice, Knife, Cutboard

Dust Bunny – Snowcones Raspberry – Fifty Linden Friday Special (current)

8f8 – Wall Grapevine from the “Primavera in Toscana” – LI 3 – Gacha – try Marketplace

Apple Fall

Check out the free pieces showing at SL 15B 
Apple Fall – Macarons in Box – LI 1 – free gift – Copy & Modify
Apple Fall – ‘Elvira’ Plate w/ Sliced Grapefruit – free gift – Copy & Modify

*~MMG‘s~* [Parts] Bird’s nest – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

Lunar Seasonal Designs – English Robins Love Marquis Grapes – LI 5 – animated robin chases a grape around the bowl – extra cute! Copy only.

Hope you’re all enjoying the sun!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

For the Birds

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The geese think this pool is exclusively for them.   Thanks, TLC Home Collection!

The Canada Goose is a large, wild species native to Arctic and temperate regions of North America. Its migration occasionally reaches North Europe, and it has been introduced to the UK, New Zealand, Argentina, Chile and the Falkland Islands. They are able to establish colonies in urban and cultivated areas with little trouble – so no wonder they have taken over the pool 🙂

In the background, I’m grateful for the shade of Little Branch’s latest offering – the Tulip Tree. It rezs instantly and has zero lag. There’s landscaping extras in the pack, see details below.

The Tulip Tree (Liriodendron tulipifera) is a vigorous deciduous tree with pleasing lobed leaves and green & orange tulip shaped flowers in summer. The leaves turn butter yellow in the autumn. It is a part of the Magnolia family. You’ll find these growing in Eastern North America. The tallest the tree will reach is 12 metres and it takes between 20 – 50 years to achieve this height. The Tulip Tree is low maintenance and generally pest and disease free which makes it a popular architectural and garden tree.

Fortunately, the geese are not interested in my brand new pool furniture by Granola. I really love this set, it’s so elegant and well made. The animations are thoughtful, too. You don’t always find that in furniture.

Lots of the décor, including the tea set and fruit bowl, is from a wonderful new gacha by 22769, and you’ll find that at The Arcade, if you can get in. If you like this set, it is exclusive to Arcade and will be retired afterwards, so get on the machine asap.

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

Little Branch, currently at June FaMESHed
1. The Tulip Tree
The tree as sized in the picture is LI 6
4-season – Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter
Gently animated as if branches are moving in a breeze

Pack also contains low LI Hill in summer and winter
Snakeweed animated summer A and B versions – LI 2
Grass V4 animated – LI 5
All Copy & Modify

2. Bouton d’or Orange {Rounded Flower Field} – LI 7 – Copy & Modify – Mainstore

Granola., currently at June FaMESHed
“June’s Poolside Set”

a) Lounger – Version 2 PRINT RED – LI 5 (PG & Adult versions)
The lounger has print and plain versions in orange, green, red, yellow and black
Animations –
7 Single Female Sits, 4 Single Male Sits and some mirror options for males (1 Bento sit in female and in male options)
11 Cuddles (Mostly all Bento)
PLUS the Adult has 13 intimate (all Bento) animations and sequence options

Granola. uses poses from RNP and Kabuki.

b) June’s Pedestal Table. Lt. – LI 1
The table has dark and light versions

c) June’s Tropical Sunset Beverage. – LI 2

d) June’s String Lights. Gold. – LI 5
The String lights have versions in black, gold and silver

TLC Home Collection
From Canadian Geese FatPack
Canadian Goose – swimming – LI 2
Canadian Gosling – simming – LI 1
Set their radius and connect the goslings to the parent so they don’t get lost

22769, currently at June ARCADE
Au Bord Du Lac
a) 22769 – Bowl with Fruits – COMMON – LI 1
b) 22769 – Tea Tray – COMMON – LI 1
c) 22769 – Magazines – COMMON – LI 1
d) 22769 – Floor Vases – COMMON – LI 1
e) 22769 – Potted Banana tree – COMMON – LI 1

Serenity Style
Duke Retro Radio Yellow – LI 3 – gacha Modify

Astralia – Tropical pool (Sky) animated – LI 261 (some parts derendered in the picture) – Copy only
This is a prim heavy pool but it looks so good! It also contains assorted flora, animated water and poses and you don’t need much else.

Cheeky Pea
Tropical Flamingo Planter – modified for colour on the metal – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Cluckington Palace celebrations!

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Many congrats to Megan and Harry, our lovely Royals who got married yesterday! Meanwhile, down at Cluckington Palace, we had a wedding of our own 🙂

Pride of place goes to Galland Homes – we borrowed their “Freeman Trellis” and Rob dropped it off the evening before. This is a really beautiful piece for garden, patio and larger places such as parks. We modified this for the size and it was really huge – still only 188 prims though! The ivy is a separate Mesh piece so you can take that off if you want it plain. There’s a terracotta planter from Galland Homes as the FaMESHed update group gift, too, so don’t miss that.

Little Branch was engaged as Head Gardeners. The Poplar trees in the background were later going on the the Chelsea Flower Show which is on this coming week, so we were rather lucky to get those! The beautiful white and yellow flower fields matched the real life flower displays at Harry & Meghan’s chapel function!

All the chickens and their décor was on loan from Cluckington Farm, courtesy of TLC Home Collection. Yes, they can be detached from their décor but they don’t take kindly to losing their display posts, especially the cockerel! Don’t Barry & Egghan make a cute couple?

Other décor was supplied by Dahlia with her stunning Tenerife Lanterns, she kindly sent them by helicopter to our estate here. PACK provided the Calla Lilies which the chickens really appreciated as they went so well with their feathers! Merak sent us a couple of stunning garden ornaments with lights.

 

It was just as well that we had those lights as the celebrations went on and on, right through to cock crow in the morning. And most important, we had David Heather to thank for the camera which took lots of pictures for us to keep.  It was a vintage camera and sometimes you get the best shots from those.

Would you believe it, all the chicks behaved themselves… well mostly!  I just hope that Moz recovers in time for work on Monday, he was much worse than the chicks 🙂

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Here’s details of all the Home & Garden products we used at the celebrations:-

All at the May edition of  Illuminate Event

PACK / Calla Lilies – Full (Potted) – LI 8 – Copy – Modify with full texture HUD for all the lilies

[Merak] – Garden Ornament with Lights (Brass) – LI 7 – Copy/Modify – also available in Black Steel

Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Double Gold/Clear – LI 4
Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Single Silver/Blue – LI 2

Little Branch – LB_ Poplar Tree. v2 {Animated} *4-Seasons – Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter – LI 12 at largest size which is positively huge, the trees here were LI 3
LB_Bouton d’or Yellow {Rounded-Field} – LI 7 – Mainstore
LB_White Flowers1 {Rounded-Field} – LI 7 – Mainstore

TLC Home Collection – Cluckington Palace gacha

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David Heather-  Camera Box – Arcade gacha prize – LI 1

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Freeman Trellis by Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed
Land Impact 15 with Permissions of Copy/Modify
Freeman Ivy – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Chinese Way

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“Take a journey back in time
Leave the western world behind
Cross the mountains to Peking
Where the paper lanterns gently swing

The Chinese way
Who knows what they know
The Chinese legend grows” ~ Level 42

Listen here
Warning – you may get addicted to Level 42’s music!

Lots of these products are at the current Illuminate round – packed full of Home & Garden goodness, have you visited yet?  Also, one day to go for Epiphany – if you’re a gacha addict like me, you visit such Events right at the end for gacha prizes you didn’t manage to get on the first go and can’t possibly do without.

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

Sponsors ❤

unKindness – currently at Illuminate Event
uK – Orient Lounge Bench Sun – LI 2 – 11 solo sits and 5 couples animations
uK – Orient Lounge Wall Art – LI 1
uK – Orient Lounge Screen – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Rug Weave – LI 2
uK – Orient Lounge Table – LI 1

Little Branch – the Catalpa Tree is currently at Illuminate Event
LB_CatalpaTree{Animated}*4Seasons – LI 3 in this picture
LB_ WhiteOrchidTree.v2{Animated} – LI 2 in this picture

Dreamland Designs – currently at Illuminate Event with other furniture pieces
DD Hydrangea Flower Vase – LI 4

Dahlia – currently at Illuminate Event
Jocelyn – Moss Balls In Dish (lots of other pieces in the set) – LI 1

Lucas Lameth – currently at Illuminate Event
(luc) Marbled Crystal Tree [black/gold] – LI 1

also Known as – Silk Road set
Teapot – Fuchsia – LI 1
Bowls – Fuchsia – large, medium, small – LI 1 each
Teacups – Fuchsia – empty and full – LI 1 each

Newchurch – from the Shen Set in Rosewood – a wonderful set that I use again and again.
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Rosewood – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Heron – LI 1 – animated
TLC Panda Cub Sitting – animated  – LI 1 – from Panda Family set, complete with Habitat

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Dynasty – Tranquillity gacha at April Epiphany
8. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Metal Cage (1) – LI 8
6. DYNASTY – Tranquillity Set – Potted Jar

Air – Nishiki purple (8)_TM – gacha prize

*HEXtraordinary* – Zen Juniper Bonsai and Zen Hall Stand – LI 2

Maru Kado
{-MK-} My little pond_plate B(1Li/texture animation) – LI 1

[[RH]] Design House
23, [[RH]] – IZAYOI gacha – MACCHA CAKE – LI 1

Hope you’re having a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂