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Barby on the Beach

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One of the best places for a BBQ is on a beach at the height of summer. There’s always the sea to cool off in if it gets too hot. My BBQ set here is by [CIRCA] and it’s mega interactive.  You can set up and cook on the Barby, and then rez and serve from the Food and Drink Tables where there are lots of options.  Designer, Cherelle, is certainly spoiling us here!

At the front of the scene is Raindale’s beautiful vintage set which is made for the Vintage Fair and if you haven’t been to this annual Event yet do pop along and see all the products – there are masses.  The radio is already set up for various stations so you’ll be able to enjoy that aspect along with the copious beach towel poses, Designer, Keira, makes her own so you won’t find those anywhere else.

My other Sponsor here is Little Branch and if you want the best in palms, look no further!  You get extra landscaping items in the pack suitable for the tree’s natural habitat, such as beach sand, dry grass and snakegrass, and these are always welcome!  I really like the bendy palm, it’s architecturally pleasing, and you can do a lot to enhance the landscaping of any tropical scene with these palm packs.

Now, Alexa will love what’s cooking on the BBQ… juicy steaks!

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

Sponsors:- [CIRCA], Raindale, Little Branch
Others:- MADRAS, JIAN, Cube Republic, Landscaping by Felix, Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin
Events:- The Boardwalk Event, The Final Winter Event, The Vintage Fair

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

 

[CIRCA], currently at The Boardwalk Event to June 15th
“Galloway’s” BBQ Pavilion w/ Lights – Natural Wood – LI 20 – Copy – 8 single female leans & stand positions and 4 single male stands

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” Food & Serve Table – Natural Wood(Giver) – LI 11 – Copy – Includes single items: Tin Cup of soda, BBQ Chicken, BBQ Corn, BBQ Sausage, Beef Kabob, Sausage Coil, Shrimp skewer, Butter bun & Devilled egg (9 options total)

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” Food & Drink Table – Natural Wood(Giver)- LI 18 – Copy = Touch anywhere for food & drink choices. Select from menu, your choice, and your item will auto attach to either the left or right hand. The hand objects include eating, drinking, or food place hold animations. To derez, touch item in hand for it to detach. Items are temporary, so they will not show in the user’s inventory. The menu access for these are set to public – Includes food plate items & drink: Beer for female, Beer for male, BBQ Chicken & sides plate, BBQ Sausage & sides plate, BBQ Steak & sides plate, Beef Kabob & sides plate, & Shrimp & sides plate (7 options total)

[CIRCA] – Fire Extinguisher (rez) – LI 3

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” BBQ Oil Drum – Black (6 poses) – LI 6 – 2 single female cooking positions, 3 male cooking positions, and 1 unisex leaning stand –
1) Touch Lid for Open / Close function.
2) Touch Drum bottom or coals for On / Off particle flames.
3) Touch grill for food rezzer menu – 6 food options to cook. If you want to clear the food, just press the “Clean-up” button in the menu. Foods include : Coil sausages, steaks 1, steaks 2, food mix, food mix 2, & food mix 3. The menu rez access is owner only.

[CIRCA] – “Galloway’s” Beer Barrel – Redwood – LI 1

Raindale, currently at the Vintage Fair

This is a beautiful vintage beach set of parasol, towels and radio
Southern Shore beach towel – PG – LI 2 – lovely poses for solo and couples
There’s also an Adult version available – texture change HUD
Southern Shore radio (yellow) – LI 1 – stations built in including a free URL for your own use
Southern Shore parasol – LI 3 – texture change HUD

 

Little Branch, currently at the Vintage Fair with the Tropical Palm Cluster and the Tropcial Palm V2 at The Final Winter Event
LB_TropicalPalm.v2{Animated} – LI 3 at this size – an unusual and beautiful shape
LB_TropicalPalm*Cluster{Animated} – LI 22 – cluster of nine gorgeous palms
LB_Snakeweed{Animated}*Summer-A – LI 2
LB_WildGrass*1Li{Dry} – LI 1

 

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JIAN
JIAN Splashy Spaniels 8. Liver Companion – LI 10 – gacha prize – Transfer Resize HUD

MADRAS trading as Mesh India
12 MI Pineapple Boat RARE – gacha prize from the Fruit Stall gacha – Transfer & Modify

Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin
Bird of Paradise – Large – LI 3 – Full Perm

Cube Republic
CR Cordyline ‘Turkish Delight’ 4 versions in pack – LI 1 each

Landscaping by Felix
2 Prim Mesh Beach Dune 17x10m copy/mody – LI 2
beach sand – LI 1
Felix – beach cliff background – modified for size – LI 5

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

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Bring the Outdoors in

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Today’s scene features (amongst others) the “Summer Living Set” by JooLee Tee. It’s a very cute and colourful summer set for your lounge which is not too expensive to achieve.  All furniture is PG but if you are so inclined you can always put down an adult animated mat/blanket on the sofa and make it invisible.

If I have a favourite piece of furniture that is packed with excellent animations (I do have a particular Chez Moi sofa that I’m used to working now and it makes such a great role-play piece) and it is modify, what I do is to make it transparent via the Edit screen and place it in roughly the same spot as the new piece of furniture I want to use for décor. Maybe a little bit higher than the cushions, say, for a sofa. That way you tend to click on it first. The result is that you have a change of décor and also all your favourite animations handy.

I’ve done that for children’s furniture, too, so that if you have a Zooby baby but the furniture is not using the Zooby animations, it still works out nicely. Of course you do need the extra prims but it’s a way around the dilemma.

If you’re really clever, and you can find the actual prim that the animations are placed in, you can strip that off the piece of furniture and it’s less primmage used as a consequence.  But that depends on a lot of factors such as avatar shapes and distances and it may upset the whole thing of course! I’ve done that before and ruined the piece because the animations weren’t strictly Copy so beware.

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

Sponsors:- JooLee Tee, Cinoe, Myth, Raindale, Cheeky Pea
Others:- +Half-Deer+, MADRAS, Bee Designs, JIAN, Hive, Anecdote,
Lunar Seasonal Designs
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s some more products from the round:-

1. JooLee Tee at The Boardwalk Event
JTD – Summer Living – Sofa – LI 8 – solo and couples animations
JTD – Summer Living – Chair 1 – 12 solo sits
JTD – Summer Living – Dresser – LI 7 – includes pot plant, book pile and cloth
JTD – Summer Living – Sofa Decor Houses – LI 4
JTD – Summer Living – Dresser Artwork – LI 3 – 2 frames and crows artwork
JTD – Summer Living – Sofa Art Frames – LI 3 – 3 frames horizontal arrangement
JTD – Summer Living – Rug – LI 3
JTD – Summer Living – Tree – large indoor plant in pot
JTD – Summer Living – Coffee Table – includes flower vase, telephone resting on books

There’s also a black standard floor lamp and another pretty chair in the set, as shown below:-

 

2. Cinoe at The Boardwalk Event
[cinoe] Housekeeper’s house – LI 45 – Copy & Modify

 

 

3. Myth at The Boardwalk Event
Myth – Birds Caravan – LI 8

Raindale
Collfield lantern – LI 2
Collfield – Branch with ribbons – original and mirror – LI 3
Daisies in teapot (Gacha Garden gift) – LI 2
Greenbury flowerbed (round low prim) – LI 2
Greenbury flowerbed (rectangle low prim) – LI 2
Twinklespark – small circle – LI 2
Twinklespark – heart – LI 2

Cheeky Pea
:CP: Taula Birdhouses – LI 1

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+Half-Deer+
Nightglow Bird – Robin – Lantern (up) – LI 1

MADRAS
MADRAS Wrought Plate Decor Set – LI 4 – pieces also separate

Bee Designs
Layla Dolls Gacha 3 – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

JIAN
Fallow Fawn Static Laying – 8 frames to choose from – LI 2

Hive
hive // macramé hanging plant . purple polka – LI 3, gorgeous piece and available in sunshine and pink stripes on the pot, too

Anecdote
[A] Reading Ladybugs – LI 4

Lunar Seasonal Designs
Menu Driven Planter of Hyacinths with a Ladybug – LI 3 – texture change for pot, flowers 1 and 2, leaves, grass, dirt & moss

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

A quiet corner of the garden

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“In a quiet corner of the garden one may rest,
Entertained by birdsong and the slow churn of water in the fountain.
An opportune breeze flutters the branches of the trees and the flowers brush softly against the gazebo window,
A small, white bird dips a graceful beak into water, while in the shadows a hedgehog steals juicy pear slices.
Truly a summer’s feast for ear and eye, where one can take a sip of wine and avoid the midday sun.”

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

Sponsors:- Myth, Adorably Strange Wares, Cheeky Pea, Granola.
Others:- Felixx Shepherd, Nutmeg.
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

Cheeky Pea, NEW set out at the mainstore now!
“The Taula Set”
A gorgeous set for the garden which has texture change on the gazebo, chairs and table. The set contains bottles and glasses for both red and white wine. Click on the gazebo roof to rez the Hanging Lanterns and these add a further LI 7. The chairs have both Adult and PG versions.

:CP: Taula Gazebo – LI 8 – texture change for floor, walls, frame
:CP: Taula Chair – LI 2 – texture change for green, white, blue, cream, pink
:CP: Taula Relaxed Chair – LI 3 – texture change for wood and drape
:CP: Taula Table – LI 2 – texture change for white, blue, green, cream, pink
:CP: Taula Birdhouses – LI 1
:CP: Taula Heart Saying – LI 1
:CP: Taula Lantern Large and Small – lit flame – LI 1 each
:CP: Taula Red Wine Bottle and White Wine Bottle – LI 1 each
:CP: Taula Red Wine Glass and White Wine Glass – LI 1 each
:CP: Taula Tulips – LI 3

Granola.
Granola. Magnolia’s Garden Gate. White Lg. – LI 20 in front accompanied by Granola.’s Antique Painted Door in distressed white, partly modified, makes the background set
Granola. Willow Swing. Mint Kissed. PG. – LI 9 – single poses for ladies and gents plus a lovely couples menu with 18 varied cuddles
Granola. A Simple Girl’s Hat. RARE. – gacha prize! – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

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The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s a couple more products from the round:-
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24

1. Myth at The Boardwalk Event
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Tender%20Love/124/98/2001
Myth – Fountain “Lilium” – LI 11 – animated water
Granola. Magnolia’s Garden Gate. White Lg. – LI 20
Part of background made with Granola.’s Antique Painted Door in distressed white

2. Adorably Strange Wares at The Boardwalk Event
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Anala/221/46/43
~ASW~ The Beckett Tree I & II – LI 5 each – beautiful trees with string lights
~ASW~ The Beckett Walkway – LI 3 – ground leaves effect with three bushes yellow, pink and blue – fully modify so you’ll be able to split up the pieces if wished
~ASW~ The Beckett Bird Bath – LI 3 – animated bird drinks the water

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Felixx Shepherd (Da Vinci Gardens)
This is part of a delightful set called “Moving Hedgehogs” which includes a hedgehog plus a scene for LI 2 which activates when you are near, the hedgehogs in this case are temp rez
Hedgehog = LI 9 – animated to move around via touch

Nutmeg.
11. Nutmeg. Garden Getaway Coffee Pot & Pears – gacha prize! – Transfer only – LI 4 – this was an Epiphany gacha so check the MP resellers

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

There’s always the dishes

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Afternoon, everyone wherever you are 🙂  Don’t forget that Flickr is down at some point today on their final maintenance with the new Servers, as always we’ll see what happens next.  There’s also a competition on here to win a year’s free Flickr Pro.

Today’s scene features a beautiful rustic kitchen and dining set and you’ll find this interactive texture change furniture at the latest Boardwalk Event! Check out the Milk Churn and ceramics set, too, it’s so cute and suits the rustic style extremely well.

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

Sponsors:- Dench Designs, Petit Chat, Salacity, unKindness
Others:- Dust Bunny, Ariskea, Apple Fall, {what next}, [-BLUE SKY-],
+Half-Deer+, .random.Matter., ~Shadow Moon~
Events:- The Boardwalk Event, The Pose Fair

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s a couple more products from the round:-

1. Petit Chat, currently at The Boardwalk Event
*PC* Garden Fork – LI 2
*PC* Milk Churn/Cow – LI 1 – also version without the lil cow
*PC* Ceramic Cow – LI 1 – extremely cute 🙂

Also pieces from the – Manosque Cupboard & Stoneware Crockery (Mainstore, see this post)
*PC* Manosque Pitcher – Yellow – LI 1
*PC* Manosque Pile of Plates – Yellow – LI 1
*PC* Manosque Egg cups X 4- Yellow – LI 2
*PC* Manosque Tumblers X 6 – Yellow – LI 3
*PC* Manosque Mugs X 6 – Yellow – LI 3
*PC* Manosque Ramekins – Yellow – LI 1
*PC* Manosque Sugar Bowl – Yellow – LI 1

2. Dench Designs, currently at The Boardwalk Event
*Dench Designs* Raithby Table (Unlinked) – LI 4
*Dench Designs* Raithby Chair – LI 4
*Dench Designs* Raithby Kitchen – LI 14
*Dench Designs* Raithby Sink – LI 6
Raithby is a whole interactive kitchen with animations, texture change and props!

The table top has extra décor via HUD so you can have as much or as little as you want –
Runner [4 LI] – Touch this to change the texture
Fruit [4 LI]
Flowers 1 [2 LI]
Flowers 2 [2 LI]
Flowers 3 [2 LI]
Flowers 4 [4 LI]
Candle 1 [3 LI]
Candle 2 [2 LI]
Water [3 LI]
Salt&Pepper [2 LI]
Water [3 LI]
Wine Bottles [2 LI]
Bread Rolls [2 LI]
Water [3 LI]
Sauces [6 LI]

The chair has a BENTO on/off facility, texture change for 4 Rustic designs, animations – sits, eat, drink for both ladies and gents. The table has similar texture changer, just touch the legs of either.

The kitchen has extra décor, too –
Hood Light [1 LI]
Cans [3 LI]
Pickles/Jams [5 LI]
Spices [3 LI]
Plant [3 LI]
Wine Rack [3 LI]
Oven Gloves [3 LI]
Cannisters [3 LI]
Hanging Herbs [2 LI]
Hanging Utensils [4 LI]
Bento on/off as for the chair, texture change for the cupboards (black, blue, brown, coral, green, mustard, shabby white) and the counter tops (black granite, cream granite, shabby dark/medium/light, white wood, wood. The fridge opens and closes and the sound levels can be adjusted. Animations for ladies, gents and couples which include food preparation, cooking, eating snacks, drinking wine/coffee. For the couples menu you get extras… cuddle, kiss

The sink has a similar texture changer to the kitchen. Animations are for ladies, gent and couples – wash, dry, wash the sink, mop the floor. For the couples menu you get extras… cuddle, caress, kiss, together. Touch the tap for extra décor –
Washing Liquid [3 LI]
Cloth [2 LI]
Cat [2 LI]
Dog [2 LI]

Finally… *Dench Designs* Coffee Quotes (Free Gift for Everyone)

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unKindness
Pieces from the Country Fixin’s cookery set
uK – Country Fixin’s Horseshoe Tray – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Fried Chicken – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Corn Cobs – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Cornbread Skillet – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Green Maters Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Tator Salad Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Egg Wash Prep – LI 1
uK – Old Mexico Rug V1 – LI 1
uK – Old Mexico Chandelier Short White – LI 5 – on/off candles via touch – these have a very nice warm glow radius

Salacity
This is the Window Seat Backdrop with poses blogged previously here and at the Pose Fair until May 25th – in the above scene I modified it with my background set – removed some parts you couldn’t see, retextured the backdrop and tinted the curtains – see how versatile it is!
Salacity – Window Seat Window with outside surround intact – LI 7

Salacity – Retro Radio (Fake Wood) – LI 1 – Stations included

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[-BLUE SKY-]
“Toscana Place Setting – Olive You” – LI 2 – décor only

+Half-Deer+
Shiba Inu – Sleepy (rez) – LI 2 – texture changer for coat, scarf, glasses on/off, book – Transfer & Modify – gacha prize!

.random.Matter.
– Garden Party – Tea Plates – EXCLUSIVE – LI 1 – Epiphany points prize – Copy & Modify

{what next}
Country Kitchen Cookbook – LI 1
Country Kitchen Blackberry Pie – LI 1

Apple Fall

Aspidistra in Wicker Planter – LI 2 – FaMESHed 7th Anniversary gift

Ariskea
[Calmly] Camomile basket [Decor]- LI 2
[April Group Gift] Succulent Plant Copper – LI 1

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . hanging plants . double planter – LI 3
dust bunny . hanging plants . spider planter – LI 2
dust bunny . tabletop plants . fiddle leaf branch – LI 1
dust bunny . tabletop plants . monstera leaves – LI 1
dust bunny . breakfast skillet – LI 1
dust bunny . egg soldiers – LI 3
dust bunny . welcome mat . home . group gift – LI 2
dust bunny . pasta love . grocery basket – LI 1

Wellington Boots are by ~Shadow Moon~ and are meant to be worn

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Picnic on the Beach

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It’s going to be difficult getting back to the table with all those flamingo fellows lined up, maybe they’re going to storm the picnic any minute now!

Featuring a great new Animesh set from TLC Home Collection which also contains regular mesh and a clever hybrid alternative (see explanation below) – it’s called “Flamingo Island”.  Also a couple more reasons to go and visit the new Boardwalk Event – there’s that great picnic set and the realistic palm trees.  Go on, go on, you know you want to 🙂

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

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, Salacity, Little Branch, [CIRCA], Chez Moi Furnitures
Others:- Heart Botanicals, HEXtraordinary, Dust Bunny, [we’re CLOSED]
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

TLC Home Collection
“Flamingo Island”
TLC Flamingo [One Leg]* – LI 2 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
TLC Flamingo [Feeding]* – LI 3 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
TLC Flamingo [Walking]* – LI 3 – animated – 12 Textures – Regular Mesh
The birds also have AniMesh and Hybrid versions! The AniMesh versions will animate and look real, for instance walking or walking and feeding around a given radius. AniMesh objects add an additional 15 to the Land Impact of an object and more for complex objects, so TLC are offering a Hybrid version, too. Hybrid offers a temporary rez option which once activated will randomly play a 30 second loop of the AniMesh version before it returns to the regular Mesh version.

In addition to the birds, there’s a couple of habitats for them complete with rocks, tropical plants, small waterfall from rocks with pool at base and flowing animated water surround.
TLC Flamingo Mini Island* – LI 17
The larger version – TLC Flamingo Island** – is LI 33

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The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs. Here’s a couple more products from the round:-
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24

(a) Salacity at The Boardwalk Event
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/33/207/21
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24
“Pick-a-Nick Set”
1. Salacity – Pick-a-Nick Table – LI 5 – in either PG or Adult versions – the table is aged/sun-bleached wood, with plenty of animations for both solo and couples use. Some props are included also
2. A set of accessories is also available to make your picnic experience fuller! A tablecloth, picnic basket, drinks, condiments, and two coolers (one with simple sitting animations and the other with a drink-giver) are all included. In the scene I used:-
Salacity – Pick-a-Nick Basket – LI 1
Salacity – Picnic Tablecloth – LI 1
Salacity – Oldman Cooler (drinks) – gives drinks – animates to open up the cooler – LI 3
Salacity – Soda can (open and closed versions)- LI 1
Salacity – Beer Bottle (open and closed versions) – LI 1
Salacity – Condiments – LI 1
3. You can also get the whole set, table and accessories, in either PG or Adult 🙂

(b) Little Branch at The Boardwalk Event
“Tropical Palm pack”
LB_Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} – LI 1
LB_Tropical Palm {Animated} – rezes at LI 6 which is huge, I reduced the trees in the scene to half that and they were still more than adequate, beautifully textured, too
The pack generously comes with landscaping extras… Beach Sand V1 low impact, Grass1 {Winter}, Hill V1 low impact, Hill V1 {winter}

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[CIRCA]
[CIRCA] – “Garden Friends” Turtle Planter -Delicate Flowers (S) – LI 3

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party CHEZ MOI – LI 4 – steam particle effect

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Heart Botanicals – at the HEART Garden Center
Tropical Yucca-Cluster 5 – LI 8
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – P2 – LI 3
Heart – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Harvest Moon – P1 – LI 3

HEXtraordinary
Tropical Tiki Fountain – LI 9

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad serving bowl – gacha prize – Transfer & Modify – LI 3
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . strawberry salad – as above – LI 2
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . soft pretzels – as above – LI 1
dust bunny . sweetheart lunch . cheese burger – as above – LI 1

[we’re CLOSED]
Rope Fence 02 – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Water Garden

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A new round of The Boardwalk Event has just started and it runs for a month so there’s plenty of time to wander around and check out all the great products.

This round Designer, Victor Newchurch, has made us the, “Moment of Zen Set” which includes a picture called, “Scenes from The Tale of Genji”. This turns out to refer to an 11th century masterpiece often called the world’s first novel and it’s about the art of seduction. Very little is alluded to in a gross way but things are suggested gently… what counts is the art and the poetry. It’s rather fascinating on the whole and if you’re interested in this period of history,  there’s a short article here.

In view of all this, I decided to make a water garden which can be a rather poetic and sensual place to experience on a sultry evening with a bottle of wine and a good book when the kids have been packed off to bed!

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

Sponsors:- ::NEWCHURCH::, Storax Tree, EED
Others:- DFS, [Tia], {vespertine}, JIAN, Two Moon Gardens
Events:- The Boardwalk Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful products in this 4th round – furniture, decor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs
http://maps.secondlife.com/secondlife/Von%20Strauss/53/75/24

1. ::NEWCHURCH:: at The Boardwalk Event
Moment of Zen Set
Scenes from The Tale of Genji – amazing picture – LI 2
The Water Stone – water falls seamlessly over the pot onto the stone bed underneath and it’s surrounded by polished wood – LI 17 as it’s a landscaping piece and a great start to a new garden for the summer, perhaps

Also ::Newchurch:: (behind the picture) is :: N :: Shen Screen (3), Light Teak from The Shen Set, available at the mainstore

2. Storax Tree at The Boardwalk Event
Paris Patio Birdbath A1 – LI 3 – Copy with Resizer
Paris Patio Chair A1 – LI 13 – Copy with Resizer – ladies ~ 13 solo sits, gents ~ 12 solo sits
Paris Patio Table A1 – LI 4 – Copy with Resizer
Paris Patio Pitcher Tulips A4 – LI 2 – Copy with Resizer

3. EED (landmark is their Home & Garden centre) at The Boardwalk Event
EED’s POTTED HIBISCUS YELLOW resizer c – LI 4 at this size – Copy with Resizer
EED’s POTTED HIBISCUS RED resizer c – LI 4 at this size – Copy with Resizer
There’s also a pink version

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Digital Farm System
DFS Water Field V2.4 – LI 3 – a new farming system which was introduced at this year’s Home & Garden Expo, why not visit the store… they are looking for folks to try it all out!

[Tia]
From the Madison set – Pond Lilies – LI 2 – very beautiful and I’ve used these a lot

{vespertine}
garden pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2
{vespertine} – garden pebble pathway / turn left – LI 1

Two Moon Gardens
TMG – 2 Prim Border Plant – 4 – LI 1 (repeated half dozen times)
TMG – Japanese Tree – LI 1
Dancing Butterflies – Pink and Aqua – LI 2
Dancing Butterflies – Yellow – LI 2

JIAN
From the Duck Family set
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Look R) – white – LI 1
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Look L) – mallard – LI 1
JIAN :: Duckling – Posed (Look L) – mallard – LI 1
JIAN Arowana Lantern *Gift* – LI 1 – gift at FaMESHed 7th Anniversary
JIAN :: Duckling – Posed (Peck) – mallard – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Gardens are not made by sitting in the shade

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“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade.”  ~ Rudyard Kipling

Here’s some more pithy proverbs on the subject of gardening.

~ Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone. – Unknown

~ Gardening is cheaper than therapy, and you get tomatoes. – Unknown or it could have been Kevin for all I know, it sounds like him

~ The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies. – Gertrude Jekyll

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today, sorry it goes on forever but you don’t fill a mini mart for nowt:-

Sponsors:- The Boardwalk Event, Ex Machina, KK-HOME, KiX, Old World, Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Duvet Day
Others:- Dahlia, (Fundati), HEXtraordinary, Lucas Lameth, -ANHELO-, {-Maru Kado-}, West Village, { affaire }, {Unflat Stuff}, [Black Tulip]
Events: – The Boardwalk Event, BLOOM, Fifty Linden Friday, Prism Events, N21, Cosmopolitan Event

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

The Boardwalk Event – check out the beautiful spring items – furniture, décor, garden landscaping, props ‘n poses, and prefabs

1. Ex Machina
MiniMart Red and Blue versions – LI 12 each – as you can see, you’ll get quite a few products in this excellent store! The footprint is 6.3 metres by 9.7 metres and 5.1 metres in height.

2. KK-HOME
Gardener’s Fountain V2 – LI 7 – User created Mesh by Katy Dirkle – water flows from the tap, into all the watering cans and ends up in the trough, it’s a fascinating piece!

3. KiX
“Cane Furniture Collection” which can be purchased as a set and as individual pieces. There’s MF Adult, MF PG and FF PG versions.
KiX Cane Bench MF PG – LI 5 – Texture changer for the bench (blue, green, pink, white and wood), cushion and set access – animated Bento poses for all Menus… solo sits, refreshments and there’s lots of drinks in this Menu, couples and sequence
KiX Cane Chair – LI 5 – options as for the Bench – not shown in my scene
KiX Cane Coffee Table – LI 3 – texture options as for the Bench

4. Old World
Old World makes beautiful Medieval furniture, Rustic farm and Hobo style products.
OW Set of fruits v5 – LI 1
OW Set of fruits v4 – LI 1
OW Wooden table – LI 1
OW Wooden chair – LI 1 – with 11 solo sits
OW Rustic flowerbed with stones v1 – red – LI 3 – there’s also a version in blue

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BLOOM (run by Prism Events), items currently at BLOOM to April 7th

1. Dahlia
Piece from the “Jardin Collection” – Roses in Black Tin

2. (Fundati)
Pieces from the Basic Dead Tree Collection
(Fundati) Dead Tree XII – LI 1
(Fundati) Tree Stump XIX -Moss- – LI 6
(Fundati) Dead Tree IV -Moss- – LI 3

3. HEXtraordinary
Dogwood Collection
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Wreathes – LI 2 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Branches – LI 1 each
*HEXtraordinary* White and Pink Dogwood Vases – LI 3 each

Raindale
Pieces from the “Monaleen Set”
Raindale – Monaleen frame – square – white (moss) and black – LI 1 each
Raindale – Monaleen plant (dark and light) – LI 1 each

Other pieces by Ex Machina at the Mainstore
crate cover moved – shadow – LI 1
Tesla Lamp – Wood – wall – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Red wheel – LI 2 – on/off via touch
Tesla Lamp – Wall – Silver – LI 2 – on/off via touch

TLC Home Collection
Pups from the “Day At The Lake” Scene
TLC Pointer Pup [Sitting] Texture 2 – LI 2 – animated
TLC Pointer Pup [Perched] Texture 1 – LI 2 – animated

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Lucas Lameth, currently at The Cosmopolitan Event
Pieces from the “Kokedama Plants & Antique Frames Collection” which can all be purchased individually or in a FatPack to make savings of 25%
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Hanging – LI 2
(luc) Antique Style Glass Frame, Desk – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Orchid (High LOD) – LI 8
(luc) Kokedama, Hanging Sprigs with Flower (High LOD) – LI 3
(luc) Kokedama, Palm Leaf Plant – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Unusual Growth – LI 2
(luc) Kokedama, Lucky Plant – LI 1
(luc) Kokedama, Sprig Plant – LI 2 (on the floor)

-ANHELO-
M54MB-193GA :: veeen (mint blue) – static piece which was a Fifty Linden Friday special
There’s also a version in (shiny red) – LI 12 each – beautifully detailed

{-Maru Kado-}
Pieces from the Ikebana and MA set
Ikebana Lotus (blue/2Li)
Ikebana Lotus (pink/2Li)
Daiza-S (weave/1Li)

West Village, currently at the N21 Event
Pieces from the Spring Fauna collection
Magnolia Arrangement – LI 2
Live Basil with Terracotta Pot – LI 1
Heart Eucalyptus Spray – LI 4
Billy Ball Stems – LI 4
Ginkgo Branches – LI 3

Watering Cans
{ affaire } – watering can – LI 1

TLC Home Collection – Butterfly Watering Can – LI 2 with animated butterfly

Duvet Day – Watering can with daisies – LI 3 – Transfer & Modify

{Unflat Stuff} – Watering Can B – LI 1

[Black Tulip] – Watering can – LI 1 – tinted with blue

Cheers, m’dears 🙂