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Queen Corgi’s Kitchen

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We all know that Queen Elizabeth II keeps corgi dogs, she’s very fond of them.  When I see a corgi, I always make that connection and I picture a troupe of corgi dogs trotting along merrily by the side of the Queen as she goes for a walk.  So, here’s my fantasy about one of the Queen’s royal dogs who’s lucky enough to have her own kitchen!

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

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Serenity Style, Raindale, Storax Tree, Salacity, Granola., Chez Moi Furnitures, Adorably Strange Wares, unKindness
Others:- JIAN, ~BAZAR~, MADRAS
Events: – The Epiphany Gacha, Shiny Shabby, The Boardwalk Event, Builder’s Box

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

Cheeky Pea
Pieces from the Tilly Kitchen Set – mainstore release
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Corner Unit (No Tiles) – LI 6 – contains animations for doing the dishes in the sink, washing hands, cooking at the stove and stirring at the stove – there’s also a version with white tiles as splash back feature – LI 7
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Island – LI 2 – I reduced the size for the scene
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Stool – LI 1 – contains 6 animations including one in which you sip a cup of coffee
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Calendar – LI 2
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Lamp House – cute décor piece with candle inside – LI 3
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Herb Tin – LI 12
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Dishes – LI 6
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Coffee Jar – LI 2
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Sugar Jar – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Soap Stand – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Narwhal Print – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Merci Print – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Cookbooks – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Utensil Jar – LI 1
:CP: Tilly Kitchen Kettle – LI 2
Other pieces I didn’t use from the set include a set of 3 beautiful copper Hanging Lights, Hanging Shelf with string lights, Dry Goods Jars and Rug

Serenity Style
Pieces from the Katya Kitchen gacha – Permissions are Transfer & Modify
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Cutting board RARE – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Scale ULTRARARE – LI 2
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Tomatoes – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Eggs – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Mortar – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Salt & Pepper Mills – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Pan – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Tray – LI 1
Serenity Style- Katya Kitchen Bread bin – LI 3

Raindale
Pieces from the Cranbourne Set
Raindale – Cranbourne fireplace (dark + firewood) – LI 2
Raindale – Cranbourne garland – LI 1 – these are on the cupboards and the fireplace as separate décor pieces
Raindale – Cranbourne candles – LI 1 – click on/off

Storax Tree
Best on MP as there’s a huge amount of items and you could get lost around the store! Type “Feline Treasures” into Search and you’ll get all the kitties in the series
Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3 – Transfer with a resizer

Salacity (mainstore)
Salacity – Fidget Stool in cast aluminium and wood – LI 4 – 19 animations in all for ladies, gents and unisex
Salacity – Retro Radio (Oil spill) – LI 1 – scripted click for 11 great stations – there are 3 sets with 4 colours each – I used one of the radios from set #1

 

Granola.
Piece from June’s Pool Set – string lights in black, gold and silver
Granola. June’s String Lights. Gold. – LI 5 – click on/off

Chez Moi Furnitures, currently at Shiny Shabby to February 15th
Orchid Colors CHEZ MOI – LI 5 with texture changer for cherry, lilac, pink, purple, red and white flowers – I was using the Pink version

Adorably Strange Wares
This is a piece from The Hadley Set, currently at The Boardwalk Event
~ASW~ The Hadley Plants III – LI 2 – and you’ve seen the entire set in a previous post

unKindness
Pot in the sink is a piece from the Country Fixin’s Set
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Tators – LI 1

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Dust Bunny
dust bunny . happy hour tray – LI 17
dust bunny . tabletop plants . sword leaf – LI 1
dust bunny . tabletop plants . pink peony . gold – LI 1
dust bunny . rabbit ear sponge cake . group gift – LI 1

JIAN, currently at The Epiphany Gacha
JIAN – Cuddly Corgis 4. Sable Companion – LI 11 – Transfer & Modify
Her “Crown” is by LCorse – Gold female Bracelet Full Permission – LI 1

~BAZAR~
Hyde – Place setting – LI 1 – extensive food and drink menu via HUD

* Kitchen background set built by Moz using a mirror from MADRAS in Builder’s Box Snowstorm Edition
MADRAS – Aish Mirror Black/White – LI 4 at this size

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

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Brighter Days Ahead

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Because it’s so cold here and I’m thinking of spring!

“Through primrose tufts, in that green bower,
The periwinkle trailed its wreaths;
And ’tis my faith that every flower
Enjoys the air it breathes.” William Wordsworth

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

Sponsors:- Little Branch, The Boardwalk Event, Magnum Opus, Simple Reflections
Others:- JIAN, Heart Botanicals, Apple Fall
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, The Epiphany Gacha, Shiny Shabby, Limit8 Event

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

Little Branch, currently at Shiny Shabby with the Red Maple Tree and at Limit8 Event with the White Ash Tree
White Ash Tree V2 {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3 at this size – on Spring option
Red Maple V2 {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3 at this size – on Spring Option
Snakeweed {4-Seasons} – LI 3 – on Spring option
Hill – v1 – LI 1 – texture with you ground base for a perfect fit
Grass – V4 {Animated} Mesh – LI 2

1. Magnum Opus, currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Brighter Days Set
[MO] Brighter Days Rocking Chair – LI 3 – 18 solo sits
[MO] Brighter Days Side Table – LI 1
[MO] Brighter Days Umbrella Stand – LI 3
[MO] Bless This Home Wall Hanging – LI 2
[MO] Brighter Days Chest – LI 2
[MO] Brighter Days Hat Rack – LI 3
[MO] Brighter Days Single Umbrella – LI 1
[MO] Brighter Days Lamp – LI 3 – light on/off via touch
[MO] Brighter Days Rug – LI 1

2. Simple Reflections, currently at The Boardwalk Event
SR Summer House – Blue with Clematis Texture Changer – change to white, violet or blue, individually or all together – LI 33 – has rezzer
SR Flower Tea Table with Lily of the Valley – LI 2 – can unlink for 2 pieces at 1 LI each
SR Summerhouse Chandelier – LI 3 – lights on/off via touch – Chandelier is texture change for Patina and Silver, Clematis are texture change as for the summer house so you’ll be able to match everything up!
SR Slipper Chair Cools with Texture Change – LI 2 – texture change for Clematis, Moroccan, Roses, Summer Blue – solo sits for ladies and gents, plus cuddles Menu

See below for a close-up of the chandelier and the arched window:-

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JIAN, currently at The Epiphany
Poodle Party 10. Grey Companion – LI 11

Heart Botanicals
Visit the Heart Garden Centre
HEART – Buttercups – Patch – LI 1
HEART – Buttercups – Singles – Patch – LI 1
HEART – Daisies – Patch – LI 1
HEART – Daisies – Singles – Patch – LI 1
These are really beautiful wild flowers!

Apple Fall
Apple Fall Whitehall Pathway (T Section) – LI 3 – scripted align
Apple Fall Whitehall Pathway (Straight, Long) – LI 2 – scripted align
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Wide – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Post – Wood – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Go Wild in the Country

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Having fun in the desert and being very lazy!

My pa was a geologist and so anything to do with Earth Science has always fascinated me.  The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs came with this explanation of the landscape and how it formed over millennia.  So interesting I included it here. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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“The Great Basin Desert stretches from Utah into Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado and Arizona. It is the largest desert in the U.S. covering an expanse of about 190,000 square miles. In Arizona this desert connects with the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, the only two other deserts in the U.S.

The region was once host to a large inland sea that has filled and dried up twice during our geological history leaving behind large valleys running north and south as small lakes vanished leaving behind salt crust or hard-pan. The flat area of clay, silt, or sand encrusted with salt that forms is known as a Playa. The runoff from the region is what created the Grand Canyon.

After the rock hardened and began to erode, compressed veins of salt threaded between hard sandstone, leaving behind monumental sandstone fins. These fins now exposed formed magnificent formations blended with colours formed during vastly varying times of our earth’s history. Red Sandstone, known as Navajo Sandstone was formed during an oxygen environment and therefore is red from iron oxide while yellow sandstone was formed prior when the planet was saturated with carbon dioxide.

Now exposed to the elements of wind, water and dirt, this soft rock took on amazing and unique shapes, colours and textures. Host to many national parks and once the home of the Anastasia Indians, you can reference:

• Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
• Capitol Reef National Park
• Arches National Monument
• Canyonlands National Monument
• Glen Canyon National Recreational Area”

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection, Chez Moi Furnitures, The Boardwalk Event, Salacity, [ Generation X ]
Others:- Camp Steelhead, Crate, Aphrodite, Shutter Field
Events: – Man Cave, The Boardwalk Event

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

Serenity Style, currently at Man Cave from January 17th
This is a new gacha collection exclusive for Man Cave. There are 2 Rares and 6 commons. Permissions are Modify & Transfer so the 4×4’s can be used by Adult and Kid Avatars. Drive them or use them as décor!
I was using the “Military 4×4 – Desert” – LI 19 – drive it and reverse it – it’s an SL® vehicle and great fun! You can also adjust the driving animation for position.

Little Branch
Dracaena Tree. V1 {Animated} – LI 1
Dracaena Tree. V2 {Animated} – LI 5
From a pack of 4 differently shaped trees – an iconic tree with beautifully realistic textures for hot regions of the world.
Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} *Animated – LI 1

TLC Home Collection
From the animated Meerkats gacha…
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE – LI 3
5_TLC Meerkat Adults and Pup Sitting_Common – LI 4
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

and… TLC Osprey – LI 3 – on his own fishing branch with captured wriggling fish

Designers at The Boardwalk Event
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1. [ Generation X ], currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Tamba Outdoor Furniture Set
[Generation X] Tamba Outdoor Bed Cream – LI 5 – 5 friends animations + 20 couple animations
[Generation X] Tamba Table Cream – LI 2
There’s also a chair in the set – LI 4 – 5 female + 5 male animations and mirrors
Sets available in Cream and Black

2.  Salacity, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Salacity on Marketplace
And now you know where I got the hamburgers from! Zesty’s Dairy Bar is a full-size building, highly detailed and contextually accurate, styled after a dairy bar/snack shack. It is non-functional as a building, serving only as décor or a backdrop. At only LI 5, it’s an easy way to add zest to your landscape.
Salacity – Zesty’s Dairy Bar – LI 5 – Decor piece – the original comes with a litter bin at the front which you can detach.

3. Camp Steelhead, currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs is a composite of Designer Chelsea’s experiences having lived the region for much of her life. She combined elements indicative of the American West while capturing the feel as much as the sights.
The pack also includes textures so you can add to your ground piece, make an alternative texture Ice Chest and use a screen background!
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Wall Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Spire Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Balance Rock – LI 4
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs – LI 30 – animated water

Also includes the Steelhead Ice Chest – LI 5
Steelhead Kiosk – Hot Springs – LI 1
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Warning Sign – LI 1

What you can’t see in my picture because it’s close-up, is that the rock on the right side is a water spout, it makes a spectacular scene! I’m interested in this set for landscaping but it also has an extensive Adult animation menu which you need to check out at the Event as I have a strictly PG blog here.  Otherwise, there’s Bathe, Sit and Cuddles Menus with Adjust & Swap facilities. There’s also a Utilities Menu that controls lights, glow and environmental factors. Well worth the price!

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Food ‘n Drink
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Aphrodite
“Tropical Drinks” Tray – LI 1
For a mere 1 Land Impact you get a lovely tray of drinks that give out cooling fruit drink on touch. Choose from Strawberry, Banana, Coconut and Ice Cream Soda tropical drinks

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party – LI 4

Crate
crate Famila Ranch Set ~ Pinto Bean Cactus – LI 2

Shutter Field
[sf] deck – wood – LI 14 – has string lights and steps at the front, I sunk it into the ground here. It’s a versatile piece that can go in a multitude of landscapes and I use it a lot.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Serene Corner

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More from The Boardwalk designers today, and I’ve made a cosy corner that is also quite restful. It’s really interesting to see what sort of effect you can get from décor without the warmth of a fireplace. There are tonal colours from both the cold and warm palette but they all blend in well as they are not really strong. Background colours of soft grey and warm wood lend themselves to bronze accessories.

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

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Adorably Strange Wares, Theory, Plastik, KraftWork, Petit Chat
Others:- Apple Fall, JIAN
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, The Chapter Four

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

The Boardwalk Round 2 started on January 15th, so plenty of time to look around this Home & Garden venue.

1. ~ ASW ~ Adorably Strange Wares, currently at The Boardwalk
Adorably Strange Wares makes seasonal and outdoor garden décor, furniture and accessories, with interesting pieces in Victorian, Gothic, Rustic and Shabby Chic styling amongst others.

~ASW~ The Hadley Sofa – LI 12 for this whole corner unit – solo and couples sits with Adjust and Swap facility
~ASW~ The Hadley Plants 1 – IV – LI 2 each
~ASW~ The Hadley Puff Chair – LI 3

The Ganesha Light is not in the Event, check that one out at the mainstore. It’s a stunning piece and has on/off lighting.
~ASW~ The Pastel Juniper Ganesha Light – LI 5

 

2. Theory, currently at The Boardwalk
Theory make Classic and Contemporary furnishings for your Second Lifestyle•® with a goal of providing BIG style with SMALL Land impact.
A gorgeous and cheerful vintage set which is bang on trend at the moment! It’s the Mid Century Modern Furniture Group.
THEORY – FRAMED DESERT STILL LIFE – LI 1
THEORY – MID CENTURY MODERN LAMP – LI 2 – switches on/off via touch
THEORY – MID CENTURY MODERN VASE (MAYAN SUN) – LI 2
THEORY – MID CENTURY MODERN PECAN CREDENZA – LI 3
THEORY – MCM CHROME AND GLASS COFFEE TABLE – LI 3
THEORY – MUTED PERSIAN RUG – LI 1
There’s also a smaller, round coffee table that I didn’t use in the scene
THEORY HYPERBOLIC TABLE (CHROME AND WOOD) – LI 2

 

3. Plastik, currently at The Boardwalk
Plastik do all sorts of fabulous items – furniture, apparel, accessories, décor, skins, check out their Marketplace store
There are sets of 3 candle holders in various styles, also a FatPack. They make a great wallart statement when arranged together.
:[P]:- Pell Candleholder:// Midas – LI 1
:[P]:- Pell Candleholder:// Minna – LI 1
:[P]:- Pell Candleholder:// Modern – LI 1

 

Petit Chat, currently at The Chapter Four January round
Vintage Glass Frames Set
These are very versatile and can be used in a number of situations. Here I’m using the Natural Tile as wall. LI was 1 at this size. Materials enabled and User created MESH make them unique! Other colours are Candy, Teal and Mint.

KraftWork
KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – LI 2 – scripted to align and also has a HUD to change textures – foolproof!

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Apple Fall
Apple Fall Gourds in Vintage Bowl – LI 1
Apple Fall Original: Swan Study – LI 1 – The swan picture is an original artwork
Apple Fall Ornamental Elephant – Bronze – LI 1

JIAN
The Blue Companion pupper from the “Playful Pibbles” gacha decided she wanted to be in the scene today! Although she should really be attached to an avatar as she’s a Companion pet, you can also rez her and she’ll go through her animations on the spot but won’t wander around. Permissions are Transfer & Modify.
JIAN Playful Pibbles 5. Blue Companion Pup – LI 9 – Transfer only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

My Beautiful Coffee Shop

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Round 2 of The Boardwalk Event has opened today and TONIGHT (Tuesday) at 7 pm SLT, they will have a DJ playing as they celebrate the opening. If you can stop by, come have some fun!

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

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Raindale, Bent Poses, Z.O.E., Petit Chat
Others:- DaD DESIGN Virtual Living, Dust Bunny, Concept}, {what next}, ANHELO, JIAN
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, The Chapter Four

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

Showing at The Boardwalk Event – just opened

1. *BENT*, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Set of 3 Bento poses – carry, pruning, load with the Rubber Fig prop
I was using the *BENT* #rubberfig #carry (add/wear) POSE, you can alter the fig via a resize HUD, just click! There’s also a colour change menu for the fig pot which will change to purple, original, yellow, green, orange, red or blue.
*BENT* makes exculsively Bento poses with hands, wings and expressions for quality pictures. All poses are copy, mod, no transfer

2.  Z.O.E. Original MESH Boho Coffee Shop Set, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Z.O.E. Boho Coffee Shop Chair – LI 4-5 – the chair comes with a no blanket and a blanket version – 21 solo sits
Z.O.E. Coffee Shop Candle Table – there are 4 tables in the pack
Z.O.E. Coffee Cup Clock – Red – LI 2 – there are 5 different colours available for purchase, as well as the FatPack (price is buy 4 get one free) Clocks can be changed for preferred time zone, click the clock to get a Menu.
Z.O.E. make residential and commercial buildings which you can view via the demo rezzers accessible from the front desk. Z.O.E. also make really nice décor pieces for home and garden (plus some apparel) – their Odds & Ends – see more on the Marketplace store!

3. Raindale, currently at The Boardwalk Event
This is a really stunning piece of furniture, the Bridgwood Daybed. The texturing is superb – you can really ‘feel’ the fabrics! There’s both PG and Adult versions available – 20 solo and 20 PG couples original to Raindale animations and the Adult version has a further 27 M/F intimate animations. Land Impact is 10 and it’s User created MESH. There’s also an extensive texture HUD to change the wooden frame, sofa cushions, throw and the 3 scatter cushions separately.  Here’s another colourway and the HUD

Petit Chat, currently at The Chapter Four January round
Vintage Glass Frames Set
These are very versatile and can be used in a number of situations. Here I made a pattern with the candy and natural tiles and used the light “on” so they showed up as a screen for the coffee shop, they added up to LI 36. I did reduce the original tiles down – they are usually 3 to 5 LI at quite a large picture size. Materials enabled and User created MESH make them unique! Other colours are Teal and Mint. They would also be great in kitchens as splash back tiles.


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DaD DESIGN Virtual Living
“The NewOld Cabin” m/c V.1.0 – LI 36 at this size (reduced a bit)

{what next}
{what next} Fall Woodland Drinks (Coffee) – LI 4, gives a coffee on touch

Concept}
Inside the shop, I was using pieces from the Ca’Pepe gacha
Concept} 09. Ca’Pepe. Chair red – LI 6
Concept} 11. Ca’Pepe. Bonsai – LI 2
Concept} 12. Ca’Pepe. Square carpet – LI 2
Concept} 13. Ca’Pepe. Candels – LI 4
Concept} 10. Ca’Pepe. Coffee table – LI 3
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

ANHELO
–ANHELO-M51CM-186GA :: coffee mill – LI 2
–ANHELO-M51CC-186GA :: coffee canister A and B – LI 1 each

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . areca palm plant – LI 8. This magnificent pot plant is from the Natural Habitat series and really is large!

JIAN
The sleepy boy enjoying the sun is my JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – LI 1
Transfer & Modify, you can also click on him for a handy resizer!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂