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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!



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.



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 🙂



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
Botanical – Mesh Mediterranean Cypress [Mod Copy]
Hedge – Moz
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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Cheers, m’dears 🙂


Cold Days ~ Warm Heart

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“People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy”  ~ Anton Chekhov

There are some winter Home & Garden that gives me a warm glow!  22769 ~ [Bauwerk] has brought out a number of new releases this month, so I thought I’d put them altogether and do a whole scene, inside and out. It was very enjoyable and I must say I really like fiddling away until it all looks OK *laughs*… I’m only a beginner here so you’ll have to forgive me all my fellow bloggers who are much better at mass decorating 🙂


One of those crisp, winter days when the sun is out and it can be warm behind glass. The shadows make everything seem extra pure and white.  Then inside is cosy towards evening, when you get that special glow of a copper sunset. The cottage has two rooms, one has a fireplace.  Here’s looking through the doorway from the bedroom to the lounge.



Pretty cosy, hmm?  There’s plenty of pieces in the gacha to furnish the two rooms, add a few extras and you’d be well on your way.  You’d have to take into account that I copied some of the pieces, which you wouldn’t get in a gacha.  Here’s Christmas lunch set up – a warming soup and Christmas pud with lashings of eggnog!




And so to bed – hopefully not too tipsy!  I don’t think the rabbit or the robin would much appreciate being squashed. There are some beautifully Meshed rafter in this cottage, and set into the roof – two windows which let in the light and add to the feeling of warmth.



Just a quick close-up of the tree so you can see those beautiful, glossy glass ornaments. They are so cute with little holiday things inside, one even has a miniature tree. I changed the snowy tree to green spruce to give you a better idea of the ornaments.  Please see below for details of all items used in the pictures.




Home & Garden Pieces used:

HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M
TLC Home Collection – Standing Robin, Fallow Deer Family with Manger, Pheasant Family
Storax Tree – Feline Treasures – Naptime – Calico f

Mushilu – Snow Lake, formations and rocks set
at We ❤ RP
winter dog rose- 3D Trees
KIDD – Snowy Meadow grass pieces
Mesh India – 7 MI Winter Wood Log (7LI)
Studio Skye – Enchanted Woods

Food & décor other than Bauwerk
GA – Oma’s Kitchen – Erwtensoep – gacha, try Marketplace
*FG* Christmas Pudding – Frangipani Garden
*FG* Wine Bottle
DIGS – Unadorned Christmas Tree

Festive Burlwood Dining Set, pieces from:
Fur Ottoman, Goblet Horn, Festive Dinner Plates, Table Candle, Festive Wreath
(available at mainstore)

My Little Cottage gacha – Arcade Gacha
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Rustic Cottage – RARE
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Armchair – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Sloppy Cottage Rug – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Standing Stars Light – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Knit Pouf Table – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Pallet Wallart Squirrel – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] No Place Like Home – Season of Giving Gift
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Holmium – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Console – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Deer Dali – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Drapes – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Distressed Star Mirror – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Cabinet – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Console – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Daybed – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Deer Wall Art – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Side Table – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Tea and Cookies – COMMON
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Floor Star Lamp – COMMON

22769 ~ [bauwerk] Cottage Bed- REWARD

Pieces at Tannenbaum Christmas Market
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Landhaus Kitchen Table – distressed White
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Landhaus Chair Distressed White
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Christmas Cup
22769 ~ [bauwerk] No Place Like Home – Season of Giving Gift
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Porcelain Deer Head Wall decoration – white

Christmas Globes gacha – includes star decor in silver and gold as RARES

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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.




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.


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


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.


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



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



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!!



Hanging around with Zerkalo

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There is a bit of a Second Life© vogue for wall hangings at the moment and wall art in general. So it was with great delight that I found a set of wall hangings from ZERKALO in my blogger’s pack this week!

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These are called ‘Tapestry’ and there’s a choice of either pure decoration pieces or animated sets.  The animations are naughty and Adult and whatever folks get up to against such wall hangings are out of the realms of my PG blog but what fun!

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Beautifully 3D, the wall fixings are available in gold or silver shiny metals according to your decoration requirements.

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A choice of useful 5 textures, too.

Now these are offered at THE FANTASY COLLECTIVE so in a way I guess they are first and foremost for the role play set but as decorative items they do nicely in a hallway or behind a bed – depending again on the style of the room.

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Only 2 Land Impact each, they certainly won’t break the prim bank and permissions are Copy/Modify.  Here’s one in practice on a sunny wall of our new home (which we’re greatly enjoying decorating). The ‘Twisty Twigs’ vase is a favorite from STORAX TREE.

Tapestry display

Until next time… Cheers, m’dears!

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Storax Tree – mid February releases

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Designer Kate is a prodigious builder, fortunately for us!  I thought I’d take some of the Storax Tree February releases and place them in the sun lounge – out in the field as it were. I used a couple of windlight settings but quite honestly the decor looks just as fab in midday lighting conditions. All items are Transfer with a Resizer that has a delete script option.

Of course, there’s always a naughty cat!  Feline Treasures  – Fishing Calico to be precise and he has a land impact of 15.

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A planter from the Delicate Garden range. This is the Gold-BA planter and it has a land impact of 3. There are lots of planters in this range and they look very good indoors or on a patio.

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Here’s what I did with three pieces for decorating a corner. There’s the Napa Valley Chair, the Heart Wall Key Shelf and one of the Spring Potted Plant Collections.


There’s a whole range of Napa Valley furniture in the rustic style and it’s a good idea to look on the Storax Tree Marketplace site and check it all out. This particular chair is Dk Wood – Ag variety. It’s only 3 land impact and has an excellent set of animations – some of which have props. I used the Coffee/Paper one where I’m slurping a coffee and reading the Daily Rag 🙂

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Here’s the Spring Potted Collection – Ab in close-up. The set amounts to 5 land impact so if you used all the varieties of this collection you’d soon have an extensive display.

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A close-up of the Heart Key Wall Shelf – Ck. Again, there are a number of varieties of these, each a little bit different to suit the textures of the walls you’re placing them on. Only 3 land impact.

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From the Plank Planter collection this is  B Plant – Aq which as you can imagine comes in a variety of woods and flora. This is 3 land impact and inside a sun house or conservatory it makes a great decor piece. I think that’s a Yucca plant because I’m recognising the little trunk that the leaves eventually grow from.

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Time for tea?  Well, of course!  And here’s the naughty cat again collapsed on his woven rug having fished himself out. We’ve got the Nature’s Bliss Tea Time Table ready for tea and the kitty from the Feline Treasures Nap Time range. Standing by the chair is the Twisty Twigs vase.

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A close-up of this gorgeous tea table. Nature’s Bliss Tea Time Table A Bamboo, one of a number of tea tables – see how well it matches up with the chair. Only 9 land impact for all this detail, can’t be bad.

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Here’s the poor, tired kitty! Feline Treasures – Naptime – Solids Calico k, is from a huge range of different cats on variously textured rugs. If you can’t find one to match your home, I’d be surprised! He’s 3 land impact. His little catnip bag is so cute.

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The Twisty Twigs Vase – Gold and Tile H in close-up. The detail on this is just lovely and the colour matches the sun house so well. It’s 3 land impact.

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Another shot of the decorated corner, so you can see the base of the tea table and fortunately, not the cat’s bottom lol.

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Storax Tree always have group gifts and bargains. February’s gift was a choice of four colours of heart decor. And a further four variations for only 10 lindens. Here’s a couple of examples from Kate’s vendor photos.

Spring Heart Wall Ornament a GGSpring Heart Wall Ornament i 10L bargain

And the best way to see all of these?  Try Storax Tree on Marketplace. There are over 4700 quality products available and you’ll always find the newest releases there first.

Also… visit the Storax Tree Sales Room for many bargains and to access the group gifts there’s a direct landmark.

Until next time… Cheers, m’dears!