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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 🙂

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Spoonful of Sugar Festival – Indoor Home & Garden Delights

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There’s still time to visit the Spoonful of Sugar Festival! It runs until Sunday 25th September, and tonight (September 20th) they are having a special “Buy One, Get One Free” evening at participating stores.  Be there between 5-7 PM SLT.  Buy an item from any of the SOS vendors, then IM the store holder and get a free item of your choice.  There will be posters in the windows of participating stores.

Today, I’m showcasing some of the indoor Home & Garden items.

First up, we’ve got Storax Tree with a couple of gorgeous items – the “Heart and Home BBQ” and the “Heart and Home Coal Scuttle”. The scuttle has a LI of just 2 – look at all the detail in this small but necessary household item. The barbecue has lots of side details with pot holders and utensils, as well as glowing coals and an iron rack. All this for LI 8 and there’s texture change on the stone shelf and pot holders. Permissions are Transfer/Resize script for the both.

 

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Next, an elegant living room set by Outside the Box. Outside the Box, designed by Kasslina Moonglow, is a growing interior design studio that brings you furniture and decor that is at once, whimsical and modern: a fresh new look for your home.

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Here’s the pieces of the “Elegante Living Room Set” : –

OTB! Elegante Chair – LI 8, Copy/Mod, poses cuddles 11, 2 sequences
OTB! Elegante Sofa/PG – LI 15 Copy/Mod, poses 31 singles mixed, 16 cuddles, 7 for two friends, 8 for loving couples with one sequence
OTB! Elegante Urn, LI 3 Copy/Mod
OTB! Italian Screen – LI 5 Copy/Mod

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I turned my back for a moment and in came the Faunicorns! They really liked the vanity set by Spargel & Shine Homes and who can blame them. This charming antique piece comes with some extras – a chiffon floral scarf drapes over the mirror support and two memorabilia cards are stuck in the mirror frame. Adorning the dresser top is a pearl beaded lamp, a stemmed rose bud, and a wine glass with lipstick.

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The Faunicorns are by Jinx, who make all sorts of magical decor items, jewelry and other must have Home & Garden items. They are static decorations albeit poised endearingly, only  1 LI each.  The set is for three of them.

Having removed a couple of Faunicorns, I was able to get a closer shot of Victoria’s Vanity. Here’s details of the set: –

Victoria’s Vanity Bench – LI 3 – 7 poses – lipstick, facecream, brush, ponder
Victoria’s Vanity – LI 5
Beadwork Vanity Lamp – LI 5
Pink Rose & Lipstick Wine Glass – LI 3

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To view all these amazing Home & Garden designs visit…

SOS Festival Home & Garden sim – TAXI

For other sims please start here – SOS Festival Main starter Landmark – TAXI

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

P.S. Final Total for the “Spoonful Of Sugar Festival” Vendors

3,195,638  😀

Thank you on behalf of MSF/Doctors Without Borders!!

 

 

Ancient Italian Terrace seen at Spoonful of Sugar Festival!

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More from the Spoonful of Sugar Festival, which is being held to raise funds for Doctors without Borders/Medicines Sans Frontieres. It’s open now and running until Sunday, September 25th. 100% of the proceeds of at least one item in each store is donated directly to the charity plus a participation donation by each designer. Many designers are donating a lot more.

Today, I’m showcasing the  “TerraceRAVELLO” by mAi sweetHome. This gorgeous piece of landscaping is billed as an ancient Italian terrace with iron pergola and climbing bougainvillea. mAi sweetHome specialise in landscaping pieces of Italian inspiration and having lived in Italy myself I was pleasantly surprised to see these quality items for our virtual world.

The entire land impact for the terrace, including the rock cliff it stands on, is only 34 and the footprint is 47m deep and 22m in width. Permissions are Copy/Modify, the flowers are Copy. Placed against the side of a hill or plateau it will look magnificent. It arrives in a rez box which is very easy to operate, even for me! One of the options of the rez box is that of terraforming. When it’s on, moving the build into the ground will roughly terraform (the ground will sink) as you move the build into place. Such a help. After that you need only fine tune the land to fit. When you remove the terrace, it won’t re-terraform the land so you’ll need to settle that back again.

Here’s the Terrace Ravello in various windlight settings. The shadows fall so beautifully on the architecture.

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Close ups of the climbing bougainvillea and the central area as if you’d walked onto it and were viewing the landscape in the distance.

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You’ll find mAi sweetHome on the Spoonful of Sugar Festival Home & Garden sim. Their mainstore has a demo viewing platform so why not visit and check out all their other landscaping pieces.

SOS Festival Home & Garden sim – TAXI

For other sims please start here – SOS Festival Main starter Landmark – TAXI

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

The Spoonful of Sugar Festival – Home & Garden 2

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Post 2 for The Spoonful of Sugar Festival which is on now and runs to September 25th.

All monies will be going to the American office of Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders), an international organization that provides emergency medical aid to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from health care regardless of politics, religion or other affiliations.

Today, we’ll be looking at landscaping designs and full gardens from Two Moon Gardens and a gorgeous Songbird Collection from TLC Home Collection.

As Autumn draws near, it’s a great opportunity to landscape your garden in seasonal colours, flowers and landscaping.  Two Moon Gardens have released “Overgrown Glory – Autumn 1”, a stunning complete garden which you just rez on a suitably sized piece of land. Overgrown is 20 by 20 metres and 94 LI in all. It’s very beautiful and when you sit on the bench and look around at the trees, plants and hard landscaping you’re enthralled!

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There’s a central paved area onto which autumn leaves drop down, and this is surrounded by water features of fountains and troughs, a jolly good outdoor fireplace for those colder days and a bench from which you can laze and contemplate.

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Further outwards, there is a plethora of flowers just on the point of going over from the summer growth, or else spreading like mad as flowers do when you don’t curtail their activities! Then on the periphery, there are three magnificent trees in Autumn leaf with shrubs at the side. Just beautiful.  Also included in the set are a couple of extras – Sunny Days Nature sounds and Water Sounds (touch on and off). The bench has 5 sits female, 2 sits male, couples 7 cuddles. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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Also from Two Moon Gardens is the “Water Pump Patch”. A stand alone landscaping piece that can be easily incorporated into your garden, the pump has a Land Impact of 14. Flowing animated water rushes from the rusty iron pump down into a couple of collecting pools.

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There’s clusters of flowers around the pools and cute animated butterflies sort out nectar. You get extra water sounds that can be turned on and off at a click. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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No garden is complete without songbirds!  TLC Home have an absolutely enchanting set of animated, singing birdies. There’s a robin, a starling and a blue tit. They can be separate or rezzed with all three of them on a single branch.

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The volume of the singing can be controlled simply. Here’s the birds in close-up. They are 1 Land Impact each, the branch is another 2 LI, so you can have many of these in a garden, all singing away merrily.

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Last, but definitely not least, is a magnificent landscaping garden from Two Moon Gardens and this is called, “Graceful Falls – Autumn”. It is big – 45m by 50m – but well worth the 186 prims. Just look what you get!

The entrance is via stone steps (side grass bank included) which lead up to the central section. There are four water features surrounding a paved area, pillar vases of autumn flowers decorate the scene.

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The water is flowing and animated, sparkling and beautiful. It makes the whole garden spectacular. At the back of the garden there’s a smart stone wall with feature trellis that sports a central archway and this is festooned with ivy and autumn flowers to match the central pillar vases.

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Around the edges, there are stone terraces, with occasional flower troughs, shrubs with grating containers and a welcome bench from which to view all the finery. Graceful Falls – Autumn would not only make a fantastic central feature for a park or large gardens but I think it could also be the scene of special occasions such as weddings and christenings. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

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To view all these amazing Home & Garden designs visit…

SOS Festival Home & Garden sim – TAXI

For other sims please start here – SOS Festival Main starter Landmark – TAXI

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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 🙂