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A Yearning for Home

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The Lauren Valley original MESH build is the newest house by Designer Rob Galland of Galland Homes, and it’s a beauty. It features a Colonial design and has plenty of room for family living. Both floors have large and open areas and the first floor is accentuated by the feature wood sliding doors. The downstairs living room could be used as two different spaces- a living room and a den for example. This room leads to what could be a kitchen, dining area, and a sun room for an office or eating space. There is a space under the stairs for a powder room or closet – your choice. The stairs lead to a beautiful landing which takes you either into the huge master suite or the second bedroom. Finally, through the French doors in the kitchen area, you will find an expansive patio for outdoor living enjoyment. So… plenty of decorating possibilities. There’s also a snow roof package and if you’re on a winter sim, you won’t miss out there. Find the Lauren Valley at this month’s Edition of FaMESHed.

Colonial architecture is based on a yearning for the colonists’ home country. The consequent buildings and settlements combine the best aspects of the mother country and the new land, creating hybrid designs. Examples of these styles in the USA include Dutch Colonial and Dutch Revival, French Colonial, from American Colonial there’s Federal, First Period and Georgian architecture, and Spanish Colonial particularly in the Caribbean and South America. Portuguese Colonial (in South America) and British Colonial architecture (in North America and Canada) is also prevalent.

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

Sponsors:- Galland Homes, Little Branch, Raindale, Storax Tree
Others:- Apple Fall, JIAN
Events: – FaMESHed

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

Galland Homes, currently at FaMESHed Event
1. Lauren Valley – Land Impact is 115 in total including the doors. Footprint is 21 metres wide by 30 metres deep so you’ll need a 2048 sq m plot or larger. There’s two bedrooms on the upper floor and an open design generally. Permissions are Copy & Modify with Materials enabled.

2. The Snow Roof package for the Lauren Valley at Land Impact 10 is also available at the Event.

Raindale
1. Raindale – Estwards rocking chair (cushion) – LI 2 – 18 sits for all
Raindale – Estwards rocking chair (cushion and blanket) – LI 4

2. Raindale – Fairhurst mailbox – brown – LI 4
“Fairhurst” is a collection of cute mailboxes which are scripted to work as a mailbox so you’ll be able to drag notecards or send messages. Put your email address in description field to get notifications on email or replace with your own mailing system/dropbox scripts, it’s fully modifiable!

3. Raindale – Brightshore bench (yellow & teal) – LI 4 – singles and couples Menus

Little Branch
1. Sweet Chestnut – LI 10 at this size – on the Summer setting
4-seasons animated tree – spring, summer, autumn, winter

2. Korean Beech Tree V2 – LI 7 – on Autumn Yellow setting
5-seasons animated tree – spring, summer, autumn red, autumn yellow, winter

3. Wild Birch – LI 12
4-seasons animated tree – spring, summer, autumn, winter

4. Bouton d’or – Lavender {Rounded-Field} – LI 7
5. Bouton d’or – Orange {Rounded-Field} – LI 7
Other colours of beautiful flower fields available in this range!

6. Hill – V1 {Low Li} – LI 1
7. Snakeweed {4-Seasons} – LI 4 – on Spring setting
8. Mushrooms. V1 – LI 3

Storax Tree
Forgotten Fall Garden Aa – LI 10 – Transfer with Resizer

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Apple Fall
Items from the Kent Wall Set
Apple Fall Kent Wall Set – Tall – LI 2
Apple Fall Kent Wall Set – Tall, Curved – LI 2

JIAN
JIAN – “Precious Ponies” gacha prize – 17. Dapple Wanderer – LI 14
Permissions are Transfer & Modify. You’ll be able to set the range, name the pony and turn sound on/off if you don’t want to listen to neighing all day long!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Fireside Gold

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I do think that gold suits a fireplace so well, or just something golden around it like a grate or an ornament or a picture frame.  Combined with the glowing flames the result is so warm.  Even though we’re in a virtual world, the feelings of warmth and contentment can still be successfully created if we use a bit of imagination.

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Silence., [ zerkalo ], Storax Tree, unKindness, KraftWork
Others:- Camdem, Apple May Designs, Apple Fall, *Avaway*
Events:- Shiny Shabby, The Liaison Collaborative

NB – Products will have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Granola. – mainstore
Pieces from the Zora Set
Zora Console in Gold and Silver, LI 3 each
Zora Mirror in Gold and Silver, LI 2 each – altered for width in my scene
Zora Paper Coneflowers, LI 3
Zora Candles, LI 2 each
Candles have on/off flame script with smoke emitter when extinguished. The candles can be further customized by holding and clicking to bring up menu.

Silence., currently at The Liaison Collaborative until November 26th
Pieces from the Whittaker Accessory Set
Silence. – Whittaker Bench w/Pillows – LI 3 – 4 Solo Sits each for ladies & gents
Silence. – Whittaker Table Lamp – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Canvas Art – LI 1
There’s also an End Table in this set

[ zerkalo ]
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade gacha – Pine Cone Ornament Red – Transfer & Modify

Storax Tree Sales Room
1. New Pine Tree A2 – LI 4 as default – Transfer and Resizer – hurry as it’s in the sales room at only L$25!

2. Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3 – Transfer and Resizer (in the mainstore section)

unKindness
uK – Telluric Throw Rug – LI 2 – check out the rest of the Telluric Set at the mainstore

KraftWork
KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – with HUD and foolproof rezzer to align the panels – LI 2

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Camdem, currently at Shiny Shabby
Camdem – Decorative Cast Fireplace V2 – LI 18
Camdem – Camdem – Decorative Fireplace – LI 5
Camdem – Decorative Fireplace Coal Scuttle – LI 5
Camdem – Decorative Fireplace Tools – LI 5
** Please take care when rezzing because the whole set is Transfer & Modify, plus texture change for black, gold, silver and white

Apple May Designs
Thankful Wall Decor – Dark Intentions – LI 6 – this comes from a beautiful collection featuring wall décor in various shades and fireplaces, too

Apple Fall
from Christmas Ornaments Hunt 2017
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Confetti – Gold – LI 1
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Ridged – Gold – LI 1
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Pine cone – Gold – LI 1

*AvaWay*  Christmas Ornament_Star #1 – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂