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Dark Dining

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Because… even witches have to eat!

My first Halloween scene and I’m really excited about this new set from Silence – available at Salem which has just opened.  It’s beautifully made and matches up with so much décor to do with this time of year, it’d be a shame not to purchase it.  That’s if you can get into Salem at the moment, I’m relying on what I get from my Sponsors, it’s a popular Event and that’s no lie.

Here’s a close-up of the dining table.  The glass bottles with candles, the caramel apples and the goblets are already in a set themselves so you just rez – nice ‘n easy – especially if you’ve got a dinner to decorate for at very short notice.

And the Spider Bowl. Not too scary, is it?

 

Also, I’m featuring some more Blueprint Event items.  ASW has a wonderful set of curtains, draped table and letters blowing about.  There’s a distant storm on its way and the nets are already being swept up by the wind.  {E}lusive’s very posh pumpkins are resting by the gold screen and NACH’s décor sign tells us who will be attending the meal.  Outside, Little Branch’s Scots Pine forest is bunching together in preparation!  The grey tabby is hiding under the table which is a very good place because she might get some of the pumpkin inspired dining scraps!

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Here’s full details of the products I used in the scene today:-

NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Sponsors:- Silence, Blueprint Event, Adorably Strange Wares, {E}lusive, NACH, Little Branch, STORAX TREE
Others:- -Mint-, ::WetCat::&.:LEMON:.

Events:- Salem (Prism Events), Blueprint

Silence, the “Dark Dining Gacha Set” for Salem Event from September 29th
Permissions are Transfer & Modify
Silence. – Dark Dining Table – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Place Setting – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Candle Bottles – LI 5
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Red – LI 1
Silence. – Black Caramel Apples – Green – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Goblets & Flutes – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5 – there’s also a version in Dots
Silence. – Dark Dining Photo Collage – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Screen – Gold – LI 5
Silence. – Dark Dining Bookshelf – LI 1
Silence. – Dark Dining Webbed Square Bowl – Black/Gold – LI 1 – also versions in White/Black and White/Gold
Silence. – Dark Dining Book Stack – LI 2
Silence. – Dark Dining Bottle Vases – LI 1
I didn’t use the Spider Bowl that’s also in this fabulous gacha

Blueprint Event
1. Adorably Strange Wares
The Distant Storm Curtains – LI 8 (enlarged from default size)
The Distant Storm Papers – LI 3
The Distant Storm Table – LI 3

2. {E}lusive
Artisan Mesh Pumpkins – Orange and Gold Small – LI 2
and Black and Gold Medium – LI 2

3. NACH – Halloween Porch Decor – LI 1

4. Little Branch
Animated Snakeweed – LI 3 – 4-Season piece (on Autumn setting)

Scots Pine Tree. The default size is LI 12 and this is huge. I greatly reduced the poor pines for this scene (LI 2) but don’t they look great!  A 4-season tree, these are on Autumn and Summer settings and those make quite a good mixture for landscaping.

STORAX TREE
Feline Treasures – Pumpkin Patch – Grey Tan Tabby – LI 4 – Transfer & Resizer.  There’s a number of different cats from this series so check out the link I’ve given to the Marketplace store – easy to search from there.
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-Mint-
Pumpkin Wreath – LI 1
Harvest Berry Cake – LI 3
Pumpkin Soda with ice – LI 2
Pumpkin Soup – LI 1

::WetCat::&.:LEMON:. “Dawn” Backdrop Scene
They have 4 versions in the pack and I was using the one with dark walls and without poses (contained in a chair) – LI 17 for this version. I don’t often use a backdrop but this was just what I wanted and of excellent quality.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Gentleman’s Autumn Retreat

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The cosiness of the autumn season can’t be denied, especially if you make a fireside nook. Autumnal colours are particularly pleasing, creating a warm palette for the eyes and easing the soul into a temporary but welcome security before the winter season freezes everything over!  It’s no wonder that Keats coined it, “Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness”.

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The scene was created in part of the Franklin log cabin by Galland Homes.  Here’s a slide show as I walked around this beautiful building… inside and outside… more info below.

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

NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Sponsors:- NEWCHURCH, Storax Tree, also Known as, unKindness, Little Branch, Galland Homes

Others:- Cov.et, No.59, Taikou, Ariskea, Artisan Fantasy, [Fetch], Soy.

Events:- ULTRA, The Mens Dept, The Fantasy Collective, UBER, Kustom9, FaMESHed

::NEWCHURCH::
1. Bruges Slope-Arm Chair, British Tan – LI 5 – Adult & PG – the Adult has animations Menus for ladies, gents, cuddles and intimate
2. Bruges Slope-Arm Sofa, British Tan – LI 5 – animation Menus for ladies, gents and couples
PLUS… texture versions – Cocoa, Coffee, Fig, Frosted Almond, Granite, Olive, Oxblood, Pewter – really beautiful leather on these!
3. Gilles Coffee Table in Brass – LI 1

Storax Tree (at the Rug Factory section)
Modern Expressions Rug 8 – LI 1 – Permissions are Transfer with a Resizer HUD – beautiful fluffy rug, great texture

also Known as
Wilhelmina art 2 – Group Gift! – LI 1 for quite a sizable picture

unKindness
From the Masculine Chic Set currently at The Mens Dept
Masculine Chic Console-Black (there’s another version in brown which also looks fab) – LI 4
Masculine Chic Art 1 – LI 1 (and another 2 wall art pieces)
Masculine Chic LED Lamp – gorgeous lamp kinda vintage but versatile – LI 2

From the Gothic Mannequin Set currently at The Fantasy Collective
uK – Gothic Mannequin (B) – LI 2
uK – Gothic Mannequin (H) – LI 2
11 great textural versions in all!

Little Branch, currently at The Mens Dept
Lombardy Poplar {Animated} 5-Seasons – LI 3 at the size I have here – seasons are spring, summer, autumn 1, autumn 2, winter
Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B (included in the pack) – LI 2

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed
Franklin by Galland Homes – LI 127 – log cabin that features a covered porch, open plan living inside, vaulted ceiling, working fireplace, loft and under the stairs cupboard. Footprint is 20 by 24 metres and it will fit on a 2048 sq m plot.

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Cov.et, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Ridable Vintage Pedal Plane – Metal – Ground – no exhaust – Land Impact is 19 when you rez this, but it’s rideable really.
There’s variations – Metal Air with and without exhaust… Metal Ground with and without exhaust… Pink Air with and without exhaust and Pink Ground with and without exhaust
The pedal crank sound effects happen when you ride the plane, each pack contains the ground version and the air version

No.59, currently at ULTRA Wanderlust round
Cans resting on the fireplace are the Planberger “Cans Tray Carange” – LI 1
click and you’ll be asked if you wish to attach the Carange Can. This contains an excellent Bento drinking animation! The can becomes emptier with each drink you take and will be eventually detached as you finish the drink. Choose from various drink packs by designer, Caroline Planer, great for parties.

Taikou, currently at UBER
You can also get a matching record rack with the stereo as a separate purchase
taikou / stereo set – LI 3

Ariskea
Ariskea[CozyNight] Copper Kettle – LI 4
Ariskea[CozyNight] Choco & tea – LI 1
Ariskea[CozyNight] Box of Biscuits – LI 4
(this set is currently at Kustom9, just opened)

Ariskea[Hawaii] Hibiscus Potted Yellow – LI 2
Ariskea[Princess] Roses Frame [Pink] – LI 3, modified for colour!
(this is currently at the Au Lovely Event (part of Epiphany group)

Artisan Fantasy
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 5 – Books 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 7 – Records 2 – LI 1
*AF* Bookcase Clutter 9 – Metronome – LI 1 – working metronome animation

[Fetch]
[Fetch] Arora Phone (gold) – LI 3

Basset Hound Sitting – Mesh – Full Perm – LI 1
Just Animals by Hannah Kozlowski, Marketplace store only

Soy.
Cluttered records – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Solace in Spain

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The scene today is photographed in part of the colonnade of  La Casa Blanca Spanish style home.  It’s by also Known as and is currently at the Hacienda round of The Liaison Collaborative.  If you hurry, there’s still a couple of days left.  There’s also another major piece from that round by my new sponsor, Silence, and that’s the Hacienda Swing which has a massive and satisfying texture changer!

The Hacienda Swing has twelve beautiful patterns you’ll absolutely love, and a selection of toning plains in Olive brown, Dark green, Red, White, Orange and Blue green. I used the SW4 pattern with the Blue green plain.  This was enough even to please me 🙂  Plus..  it’s very easy to alter the length of the poles and chains for whatever height porch you have, which makes this a versatile piece of furniture.

The fabulous La Casa Blanca consists of two floors and a flat roof area with tiled wall surround which could be decorated. There are two sets of outside steps from ground to upper floor and from upper floor to roof. There’s a white colonnade with ceiling beams at the front of house and a white balcony on upper floor.

The ground floor rooms number four altogether, and they are a mirror set accessible by big doors off the colonnade, their ceilings have wooden beams décor. The upper floor has a single bedroom with front and side window which you enter from the outside stairs and this room leads into a large double open plan bedroom with windows front and back. The balcony will take you up to the roof via the second set of outside stairs. The inner rooms are tiled with black and white flooring, and the roof and colonnade have caramel tiling. The house sits on a tiled block with three steps all round and plenty of extra height on the base to enable you to sink it into the ground, be it grass, concrete or sand.  I’ve taken copious photos and made a slideshow…

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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, Silence, Serenity Style, Granola., 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Others:- Dust Bunny, The Silas Gallery, Storax Tree

1. also Known as, currently at the Hacienda round of The Liaison Collaborative
La Casa Blanca home – LI 150 at default size, approximately 17 by 30 metres

 

2. Serenity Style, currently at Whimsical

Whimsy Metal Plants & Peacocks Gacha
Serenity Style- Whimsy Peacock Family RARE – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

3. Granola.
Pieces from the Allegra Gacha Set (from PocketGacha July edition)
Ansevieria – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
Rug – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Cabinet – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
Cactus – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Mirror – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

4. Silence, currently at the Hacienda round of The Liaison Collaborative
Hacienda Swing – LI 15 – available in both PG and Adult maturities
Texture change for Sides – Top – Pillows 1 and 2

5. 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Visit the mainstore for a truly massive selection of furniture, décor, houses and gacha
22769 ~ [bauwerk] Art Magazine – LI 1

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The Silas Gallery
One of my favourite gacha of the year!
Silas Museum collection Gacha – 12 Nymph Preparing For The Bath
LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . dreamy outing . croissant sandwiches – LI 2
dust bunny . dreamy outing . blanket basket – LI 3
dust bunny . woodland dreams Gacha . feather incense – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Storax Tree
August Group Gift
Vintage Plant Stand Plant Ek – LI 3 – Transfer only
(and there’s 4 L$20 bargains on Vintage plant stands with tropical plants)

Here’s to a great weekend!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Down at the Irish Pub Lounge!

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There’s a special atmosphere in an Irish pub lounge, it’s kinda rustic, homely and comfortable and everyone is invited!

I’m featuring a couple of brilliant items from the upcoming March Deco(c)rate – Days in Dublin – which is released on March 8th. This is part of the upper room in The Lost Arrow Irish Pub by Serenity Style. There’s two floors and it’s a faithful reproduction of a typical Irish pub, with all it’s old fashioned charm. Then there’s that gorgeous James Joyce Library by KraftWork, you even get a ladder with pose to read your books – the Irish are great readers and novelists, come to that!

Because it’s getting close to a traditional Irish Saint’s Day, the leprechauns are visiting thanks to an extremely cute set by Chez Moi. Saint Patrick’s Day is celebrated annually on 17th March in Northern Ireland and is also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick.

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

Serenity Style– The Lost Arrow Irish Pub LI 42
In March Deco(c)rate

JIAN Countryside Collies :: TV Pups RARE – LI 5

Storax Tree (both on special offer this week)
Sales Room
Hearth & Home Fireplace Grey Tabby Q27 – LI 9
Downhill Wall Coat Rack B1 – LI 6

KraftWork – James Joyce Library (complete)- LI 14 – Copy/Modify – lights on/off and ladder has a reading animation.
in March Deco(c)rate

Newchurch at The Liaison Collaborative
:: N :: Atom Chandelier, Black – LI 2

Raindale at The Liaison Collaborative
Raindale – Fayberry display board – LI 2 – this is the TLC exclusive and won’t be available again. Drag any picture onto the poster. Lights can by on/off/twinkling via HUD, also the poster can be turned on and off.
Raindale – Fayberry cake (TLC gift) – LI 1
Raindale – Heathergate bench (dark) – LI 5 – there’s also a light bench. Each have 14 singles and 8 couples animations – Copy/Modify

Raindale – Bellemore table – at the mainstore from the gorgeously Rustic  “Bellemore Set” – LI 1

Granola. Wellies. Cozy Pack. – LI 3 with texture change for wellies and berries – Copy/Modify – and you’ll find other texture variations at the store!

[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Bar Single – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Glasses Holder – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Old Tv Bar – Carafe

Chez Moi Furnitures on Marketplace
Leprechaun & Gold CHEZ MOI
Leprechaun Clover CHEZ MOI
Leprechaun Sit CHEZ MOI

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Deer Wall Art – LI 1

La Galleria
LG Rug – Red & Green Mahal – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Underneath the Mango Tree

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“Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me can watch for the moon
Underneath the Mango Tree
Me honey and me make boolooloop soon” ~ Cibelle

I remember this song from the James Bond film, Dr No.  It was ‘sung’ by Honey Rider when she emerged dripping from the sea  in what was a very racy bikini for those days. She’d been hunting for shells and pearls. Whenever I see or hear of a mango tree, this daft song comes into my head – go figure 🙂

The scene features a new beach hut by Galland Homes which is very versatile because you could put it facing the sea like the above or further up on the land proper.  There’s plenty of room to furnish the inner room and also down on the deck which I’m using as a mini pontoon here.

The trees are by Little Branch.  The Avocado and the Mango.  I’ve included some close-up shots of these because they are so wonderfully made with plenty of leafy branches and fruits in the spring/summer versions.

 

 

 

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

Galland Homes – Caribbean Hut, currently at FaMESHed
Land Impact is 25 with Permissions of Copy/Modify

Little Branch
Mango Tree, currently at FaMESHed
Default size of LI 7 for V1 and LI 12 for V2 – spring and winter

Avocado Tree, currently at The Mens Dept
Default size of LI 7 – winter, spring, summer and fall
Fluffy Grass {Mesh} – LI 10 for huge patch

TLC Home Collection – from Peacock Family (also in white variety)
TLC Male Peacock Tail Up* – LI 2
TLC Peacock Female* – LI 1

Storax Tree – Group discounts to only L$20
Tropics Med Patio Chair Right Ap – LI 13 – Transfer/Resizer

Bird of Paradise – Large – Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin

{XO} FullPermDock-Boat – {XO} by Saera Ellisson

Here’s hoping your weekend’s a good one!  Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Don’t Disturb!

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Sometimes it’s better to let sleeping dogs lie 🙂 Mum and pups are very comfortable on Granola.’s beautiful Waverly Cozy Bed. It’s early in the morning and only the Panda is awake to meditate. Maybe they’ve all been playing too much Mahjong.

A stunning bedset here and it’s matched up by Newchurch’s beautiful mid-century chair and pieces from 22769’s latest gacha for the Gacha Guardians Event.

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

Granola.. – Waverly’s Comfy Bedroom Set, currently at the FaMESHed Event
Granola. Waverly’s Cozy Bed. Mid Wood Aztec. – LI 11 – versions in Mid Wood Aztec, Mid Wood Geo, White Aztec and White Geo – both PG and Adult beds – click on the headboard for plain and detailed textures there (I’ve got the detailed texture showing). The Waverly is packed with animations you need to try out – they are fab – includes Bento Couples poses which make all the difference in roleplay.

Granola. Waverly’s Lamp Gold.1 – also in silver variation – LI 2 each
Granola. Waverly’s Cozy Table. Dark Wood Distressed. (table also in mix wood and white wood distressed) – LI 2
Granola. Waverly’s Incense. – LI 2

22769 – Tea Ceremony gacha, currently at the  Gacha Guardians
22769 – Jade Buddha – Gift of the Guardians – this is the only Copy/Modify piece
22769 – Potted Bamboo – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Floor Chair Sand Dune – COMMON – LI 2 – 10 original solo sits by 22769
22769 – Singing Bowls – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Screen – COMMON – LI 3 (larger than default size)
22769 – Tea Set – COMMON – LI 2

NEWCHURCH – Stella Mid-Century Chair – has versions in Cherry, Oak, Pine, Teak and Walnut – beautiful piece and all modify. Here I used the pine version and tinted it to match the existing wood in this scene. Very simple and effective to do! Land Impact is 3 with animations are included for women and men’s sits. Love this iconic chair which is currently at The Chapter Four Event to the end of the month.

Storax Tree
Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae – LI 8
Clay and Bamboo Vases Ap – LI 8

TLC Home Collection – cute animated “Panda Cub Sitting” – LI 1 (reduced from default size) From the  “Panda Family Set” that has a scene as well!

DYNASTY – Aged Mahjong Set – Brown – LI 3

JIAN – Dashing Dalmatians gacha – 19. Family Nap – LI 2, currently at the Epiphany Event

 

Here’s to a great weekend!

Cheers m’dears 🙂

Be a Lion

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First blog of the New Year and a lot of my groups have excellent free gifts, as well as there being some smashing things out at FaMESHed. So armed with an anti lag sword, I made my way there and spent out some lindens!

Over to Bob…
“I am on the rock and then I check a stock
I have to run like a fugitive to save the life I live
I’m gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
I’m gonna be Iron like a Lion in Zion
Iron Lion Zion
I’m on the run but I ain’t got no gun
See they want to be the star
So they fighting tribal war
And they saying Iron like a Lion in Zion” Bob Marley

I liked the “Be a Lion” frame which is from an unKindness gacha, placed it on the wall and the whole scene then fell into place. The forest cats aren’t co-operating on the lion front, though, and I’m only interested in reading a book so we aren’t doing Bob proud at the moment!

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

unKindness
“The Golden Hall” set, currently at FaMESHed Event to December 27th
uK – Golden Hall Pear Mirror – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Wall Globe – LI 1 and I used two of them
uK – Golden Hall Round Table – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Cactus Plant – LI 1
uK – Golden Hall Bunt Cake Stand – LI 2 – gorgeous glass covered decor with pear, fig slice, pine cone and leafy twigs
uK – Golden Hall Picture Frame – LI 1 – drag your own picture onto the front of it
unKindness
uK – Simply Said “Be a Lion” frame EXCLUSIVE – from the “Simply Said” gacha – mainstore

Raindale
Raindale – “Winterleen Bench” – with and without snow 2 and 4 Land Impact – texture change HUD for the wood, ten options – 14 solo and 8 couples animations – Copy/Modify – currently at The Avenue Event

Raindale – prop – Cup of Tea – from the Mauner set at the mainstore

Heart Botanicals – pieces from the “Crazy Paving with Bunchberry” set, currently at FaMESHed Event. It’s an extensive set and you can have a whole paved area in your garden with little bunchberries set in between the slabs. There’s also varieties of Aubretia to decorate with. Great for landscapers!
Heart – Pathways – Crazing Paving with Bunchberry – Cross – LI 2
Heart – Aubretia – Small – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1
Heart – Aubretia – Large – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1
Heart – Aubretia – Tiny – Lilac – SPARSE – LOW – LI 1

JIAN – Forest Cat Collection, currently at the FaMESHed Event
JIAN Forest Cat Static – Stare – LI 1 – 8 static poses through 1 cycle
texture change for brown, ginger and grey cat
JIAN Wicker Forest Cat Bed – LI 5
texture change for wicker cat basket and also the cat as above
The Forest Cat Collection contains 6 static cats such as Walk, Stand, Paw and Run, those can be cycled through their particular pose until you get the one that works with your scene. Then you’ve got a Companion version which you add to yourself and a Wanderer version which you can set free on your land within a defined radius.

Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug – LI 1 (reduced from default)

Group Gifts!
KraftWork 2018 Skybox Daylight – LI 18 – footprint 2.35 by 3.00 metres at default size – Copy/Modify – January Group Gift and there is a moonlight version, too. Group is only L$25 to join and all the group gifts are still out.

{what next} – Winter Bird Feeder (no snow) – VIP Group Gift – there’s also a snow version and you can move the birds around to suit your landscaping. This was sunk into the ground for the scene, it is taller and has a square base normally. LI 3 with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

Storax Tree – Group discount, only L$20
Twisty Twigs Vase – Gold and Tile E – LI 2 – Transfer with resizer, and there are 3 other versions of this in the Group Section

Ariskea – [September] Moss Frames – LI 1 – Copy/Modify – I reduced it a bit and it will go up quite high and remain at 1 LI. This is the September gift, it’s still out.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂