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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 🙂

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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.

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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!

 

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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.

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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.

 

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Home & Garden Pieces used:

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

Outside
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

Bauwerk
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 🙂

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Places – ‘Countryside’ at Habitat Springs

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‘Countryside’ is a beautiful place to visit, and it’s on a sky platform at Habitat Springs so the lag is negligible.

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It’s an area created by long time resident, Dicky Spad, and he says, “Countryside is a area I created that’s a quiet place to enjoy the wildlife and the peace and tranquility of nature. It is open to the public and it’s dedicated to SL® photographers.. Please respect others while here and have fun!! Clothing is optional.”

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Added to the Second Life® Destination Guide, Dicky has found the ‘Countryside’ visitor count increasing recently, but not so much that its impossible to find a quiet place to relax or take photos. When we visited there was only one other person taking photographs and this was in the SL® daytime.

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Most of the landscaping is by Studio Skye based on the Autumnal seasonal tree sets and water prims for the pond and river. Numerous woodland animals are placed here and there and make excellent photographic opportunities. There’s also a section of cattle and farming vehicles with a red Chevy truck by the side. I took photographs on the Midday setting and got some really nice ones.  There are some nicely animated places to relax for solo and couples, including the banks of the river and a walled area containing a campfire and log seating.

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Countryside - tractor shed

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This is an Adult sim, clothing is optional beyond a certain point where a noticeboard advises visitors of same. The atmosphere is peaceful with a good variety of woodland bird song which adds to the effect. It’s not a huge place but what there is, is beautifully formed and would be perfect for a pleasant afternoon or evening spent relaxing with friends or as an inspiration for photography in a rural setting.

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Visit ‘Countryside’

Cheers, m’dears 🙂