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Dig in!

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I’d like to wish happy holidays to those who celebrate the Easter time of year, and also to those who enjoy a good break with friends and family.  Now you’ve got a legitimate excuse to gorge on all the chocolate… so dig in! And then you’ll have to ignore the weighing scales for the next month 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Petit Chat, [CIRCA], PRIME, Salacity, KraftWork
Others:- {what next}, Rezz Room, Luna Seasonal Designs, Dust Bunny, {vespertine},

[ Organica ], Ariskea
Events:- The Chapter Four, FaMESHed

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

Petit Chat, currently at The Chapter Four (Sponsors Section)
Manosque Cupboard & Stoneware Crockery
Both these sets are sold separately and there are 4 colours options for each. FatPacks for both cupboards and crockery with all the colours are also available.
This set includes :
— Cupboards : LI 6- Available in colour pack (each pack includes plain colour and bi-colour version) or in FatPack (I used the Yellow Cupboard with Mint contrast)
— Stoneware Crockery – Available in colour pack or FatPack
** Tray : LI 1
** single plate & Pile of plates : LI 1
** Salt : LI 1
** Pepper : LI 1
** Sugar bowl : LI 1
** Ramekins : LI 1
** Pitcher : LI 1
** Egg cup : 0.5 LI + Egg cups X 4 : 2 LI
** Tumbler : 0.5 Li + Tumblers X 6 : 3 LI
** Mug : 0.5 LI + Mugs X 6 : 3 LI

[CIRCA]

1. [CIRCA] – “Madame Gypsy” Highback Chair A /Low – Velvet (28 animations) – LI 3 – Copy only – sits for ladies and gents – click shadow to bring up the texture change HUD – sea, festive, orchid, ruby and gold rust (I used gold rust)

2. [CIRCA] – :Dawn: Velvet Area Rug – Rust (from a set of 6 rugs in desert, eggplant, red, rust, tan and white) – LI 1 – Copy & Modify

PRIME
There’s a set of 14 varied paintings in the Querencia range plus curtains and various gender combo beds – check them out at the new mainstore!
Querencia art 7 by PRIME – LI 1
Querencia art 6 by PRIME – LI 1

Salacity
1. Hule Industrial Table – LI 4 – I tinted the table top a mint colour to match the cupboard, normally it is a white so it’s very adaptable. If you choose to do this – Right Click, Edit, tick Edit linked and select face, then click on the table top to select

2. Retro Radio – available as 3 sets with 4 colours each
Salacity – Retro Radio (Lemon drop) – if you’re looking for a particular colour in this super radio set there’s bound to be one – LI 1 – there are 11 stations already set so just click and choose your fav 🙂

KraftWork
These are beautiful room dividers – I up-sized and linked three of them to make the kitchen wall, shabby chic and will be very useful for décor
Wood Art Room Divider – Group Gift – LI 3 – 6 texture options
Options are – Cherry, Forest (I used this one), Landscape, Leaves, Ship and Spring

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Dust Bunny, currently at April FaMESHed
Pasta Love Set – 1 – 2 Land Impact for each piece – Copy & Modify, not a gacha!
making pasta board – LI 2
spaghetti & meatballs bowl – LI 1
grocery basket – LI 1
pasta machine – LI 1
spaghetti & meatballs pot – LI 2
ravioli – LI 1
spaghetti & meatballs bowl – LI 1

dust bunny . tabletop plants . fiddle leaf branch – LI 1
dust bunny . tabletop plants . monstera leaves – LI 1

Lunar Seasonal Designs
Rainbow Finches Love Plantains – LI 6 – the finch walks around the plate – Copy only

Blue-Faced Parrot Finch – full perm on Marketplace – LI 2 each

{what next}
The Easter Cake is a group gift – click for a slice of cake and a fork
{what next} Easter Cake (chocolate frosting) – LI 1
Plate (meant to be worn) – LI 2, Fork (meant to be worn) – LI 6

[what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (yellow + orange) – LI 1 at rez
{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (yellow) – LI 1

This have texture change pots for patterns and plains
{what next} Swiss Cheese Plant – LI 1
{what next} House Plant – Agave – LI 1

Rezz Room
Pieces from the American Bully Puppy gacha – Transfer & Modify
[Rezz Room] American Bully Puppy Duo – LI 1
[Rezz Room] American Bully Puppy Jump – LI 1

Ariskea
From the Petite Paris 2 gacha – Transfer & Modify
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Rose Teapot – LI 1
Ariskea[PetiteParis 2] Tea Cup Rose – LI 1 each

{vespertine}
{vespertine}- spider plant. – LI 1

[ Organica ]
Hyacinth (White, Blue and Yellow) – LI 1 each and when combined with a Petit Chat Tumbler makes a cute vase of spring flowers! [ Organica ] does these as separate flowers which you could put straight into a flower bed and also flowers in a pail – FatPack options too

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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 🙂

Dine out in Comfort

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Two of my favourite things to do – relax and eat – what could be better. The cats think so, too, indeed one of them is considering that fried chicken dish full of tasty morsels, especially while the cook’s missing.

This gorgeous house is by KraftWork and you can pick up a copy at 6º Republic which runs until May 20th. It was a stand out product for me at the Event and it’s called the “Puget Sound Retreat”. Perfect for summertime scenes, you’ve got a nice large patio in partial shade and an airy spacious living space which contains shelving, sink and counter top area, huge glass windows, glass door and stairs to the roof which will naturally increase the floor space no end. Also included is a nice animated fire prim so you can either use that in the internal fireplace to make it cosy at night or the outside one for barbecues and evening cuddles. I filled that with flowers in the photograph. And… you also get a handy wall panel which I used on the building here. It could also be utilised inside to block some of the glass if you didn’t want the building to be so open. I did look up the name Puget Sound that the KraftWork building is named after and it turns out to be an area of the North Western US state of Washington. It’s an inlet of the Pacific Ocean and looks like the sort of place that would be great for sailing. That’s info for my Eurozone and Eastern readers!

 

 

 

Featured is a new food gacha by unKindness and that’s at 6º Republic as well. Yummy is all I can say and it’s really good because you get both preparation and finished product. For instance, with that tasty fried chicken the cat is after in the skillet, you have a corresponding chicken prep product. It makes for excellent roleplay and that is part of the fun of SL®. Appreciate the Country Fixin’s gacha.

 

 

Chilling out is the other kitty on [ zerkalo ]‘s new bed, from a gacha which is positively brimming with luxury, this is the Relaxed Corner gacha and it’s currently at the new round of Kustom9. Now the Rare for this is a rather nice fireplace but there are also two beds, one of which is Adult and those are Commons. So… a chance of winning an Adult bed as a Common, can’t be bad. You may have to wait a while to get into Kustom9, I tried today and it was no go even in the quiet Eurozone time. Good job Zerks is a sponsor of mine! The cushions, quilt, and bed all have really nice animations and the Knotted Rope lights are most unusual. A nice lot of décor items.

 

 

22769 made up a lot of the other décor from the Backyard Patio gacha which you’ll find at May Gacha Garden Event. Very nice set and it includes a smashing seahorse on plinth piece of décor which I really appreciated because I collect animal inspired décor pieces, the house is full of them. 22769 is all user created Mesh and the furniture animations are original as well. Generally, they are a prolific and creative design house which has stood the test of time. I recommend visiting their mainstore.

 

 

The garden is made exclusively from Little Branch products and I must say, designer Cari produces exquisite trees and shrubs that are suitable for all season landscaping. They are realistic and versatile and you usually get bonus plant items in each tree pack – I’ve detailed those below. I love the woven trunk of the Flowering Dogwood, it’s just beautiful and showed up well in my photograph. Cari has worked hard on reducing the Land Impact of the Little Branch trees over time and now you can use quite a lot of them for a reasonable outlay – make orchards, forests, even pack your garden with trees if you want to without breaking the prim bank. The mainstore is a delight to visit and would make a good first date (because it’s interesting, beautiful and nothing contentious) or just because you love the natural world.

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

KraftWork for 6º Republic – Puget Sound Retreat
KraftWork Puget Sound Retreat – LI 93 – Copy/Modify
KraftWork Puget Sound Wall Panel – LI 2 – Copy/Modify
KraftWork Fire for Fireplace (TOUCH ON/OFF) – LI 1 – Copy only

unKindness – Country Fixin’s Food Gacha for 6º Republic
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Tators – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Tator Salad Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Cornbread Skillet – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Boiled Corn Cobs – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Fried Chicken – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Chicken Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Egg Wash Prep – LI 1
uK – Country Fixin’s Horseshoe Tray – LI 2

uK – Old Smokem’ Straight Path – LI 1 – modified slightly for darker wood – from the Old Smokem’s Park gacha – mainstore

k o s m ii :: Cypress Slice Table – LI 5 – currently at 6º Republic
I just loved this table and would have bought a lot more from this store but rent was due *laughs*

[ zerkalo ] – Relaxed Corner gacha, currently at Kustom9 Event
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Quilted Plaid – LI 4
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner – Bed PG – LI 11
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Two Pillows – LI 2
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Plane Propeller – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Relaxed Corner Gacha – Knot Lamp Straight – LI 1

Little Branch – Moonflower Shrub//Flowering Dogwood

LB_Flowering Dogwood.v2 {Animated} Seasons – LI 12 – currently at Sense Event

LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.1 {Animated} – LI 4 – currently at Chapter Four Event
LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.3 {Animated} – LI 7
LB_Moon Flower Shrub.V1.2 {Animated} – LI 2
These shrubs have a choice of lavender, white, pink, blue and yellow flowers via texture HUD
Little Branch also have Moon Flower trees at The Liaison Collaborative so don’t miss those!

Also used Little Branch Grass V.4 – LI 5 and Snakeweed 4-seasons – LI 3 (included in Flowering Dogwood pack) and Buffalo Grass – LI 4 (included in Moon Flower Shrub pack)
Also used the Little Branch Hill-v1 {Low Li} – modified for texture
and Little Branch Wild Grass*1Li {Lavender}

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – Backyard Patio gacha, currently at The Gacha Garden
22769 – Moss Bowl – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Seahorse Figurine – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Leather Plate – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Patio Rattan Pouf – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Garden Magazine – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Amphore with Bowstring Hemp – COMMON – LI 3
22769 – Stone Cups – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Leather Flip Flops – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Paper Lantern – COMMON – LI 1 – variable instensity of light

Chez Moi Furnitures – part of the Barbecue Party set – LI 14 – slightly modified for darker wood – I reviewed the whole set in a previous post HERE

Raindale ~ Somerfield lemonade – LI 2 – from Somerfield gacha set, mainstore
Raindale ~ Somerfield tree swing – LI 2 – 9 animations

Brocante – retro hanging lamp / copper – LI 2 – texture change for bowl part of lamp

Consignment – [Con.] Squatchin Patio Chair – 2 tone – LI 3

Dust Bunny, from Hanging Plants set currently at FaMESHed
dust bunny . hanging plants . cheese plant
dust bunny . hanging plants . ivy planter

JIAN – Ragdoll Cats – FaMESHed
JIAN Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 9 and choice of 4 textures, resize, sound on/off, name, set radius of wander.  Warning – they are naughty!

Heart Garden Centre/Heart Botanicals – WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – Blue Dream – S4 – From the Echinacea set

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Wild Turkey

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When your turkey’s hopping mad at you, you’ll know! By the way, I didn’t cook one of his friends 🙂

There’s a lot in this scene to show you, so please click on it for the huge version.  Giblets the Turkey is from JIAN’s latest pet series, and what she’s started to do lately is to include a number of static framed versions in the sets.  These are an absolute find for us bloggers, each static is scripted to change frames over a movement, usually 8 in all, you just click until you find the one you want.  So Giblets was fluffing up his tail feathers in annoyance and I put him on frame 4.  The same static versions were in the last set I got of Chipmunks.  Brilliant idea!

The Give Thanks poster is by Dahlia in celebration of  CozySL.com new subscription service. Wendz will keep us up-to-date with Home & Garden events, ideas and free gifts.  See below for SLurl, it’s a must.

I have a new Sponsor – Granola.  – and I’m showing the  Tabitha’s Beaded Curtains  above, gorgeous and versatile.   Granola. is a brand new Home and Garden shop inspired by vintage, Bohemian and rustic styles, you’re going to love them like I do.

The Mission table and chairs set is by Newchurch and so well made.  I really enjoy this style and actually have a real life set in our dining room at home.  These have cherry and oak versions, I used the oak here.  There’s a massive texture change menu for both the table runner and the chair  cushions which include special Autumn and Holiday textures for the runner.  The Fiona Buffet and Hutch is also by Newchurch, all that pottery is tintable for different looks (I used red in honour of Giblets) and the hutch has black and white wood variants.

Fancy Decor’s  Thulden Collection is just behind the Harvest feast table – the texturing on these pieces are amazing, that lamp really shines with metallic glory and the cream vases glint in any light, so well worth purchasing.

The room is in Convair’s latest Builder’s Box offering, the Holiday Cottage.   This house has a lot of great points about it such as being usefully compact, feeling just right when you walk around the building,  a beautiful front lounge window area and peaceful textures within and without.

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Umm, how do I explain peaceful textures – it’s just that they don’t make you tired out looking at them but feel as if you could put with them for a long time and not get fed up.  The other side of the building has this fabulous chimney rising up and also a nice weathervane.

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Here’s some pictures of the inside. The wood texture is superb and has that easy, soft look of certain woods.  All rooms are able to be separately tinted as you wish. The doors are configured by a menu accessed by click-dragging off the door. The menu appears as you release the mouse button.

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And going upstairs…

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Convair has a special offer for us, too, visit the Convair mainstore on or after November 27th to receive a holiday gift of a custom snow roof for your new home in time to celebrate the holiday season!

Now here’s all the Home & Garden products I used in detail:-

CONVAIR Holiday Cottage – the footprint as sized is 13.6m x 25.25m. The land impact at this size is 152 LI.   Find it in the Builder’s Box Christmas Village box.  Don’t forget to visit the mainstore to pick up that Snow Roof.

Fancy Decor – Thulden Collection, currently at Collabor88 – buy individually as well as in a FatPack
Fancy Decor: Thulden Dresser – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Dresser – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Bowl – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Lamp – 1 LI
Fancy Decor: Thulden Clock – 2 LI – click and set your own Time Zone and Access rights

Fancy Decor: Autumn Centerpiece – LI 6 from the Abigail Dining Collection

Newchurch – Mission Dining Set – ON9 – to November 28th – Oak and Cherry versions

:: N :: Spindle Side Chair, Oak – LI 2 – lovely dining poses for ladies and gents

: N :: Spindle Arm Chair, Oak – LI 3 – lovely dining poses for ladies and gents

:: N :: Keyhole Trestle Table 2, Oak, Large with texture change tablecloth
– LI 2 / LI 2

Fiona Hutch & Buffet – black and white versions – at The Chapter Four in the Under 100L room, runs to the end of the month

:: N :: Fiona Buffet and Hutch, Black – LI 10 in total, can tint the pottery set any colour!

Granola. – Tabitha’s Beaded Curtains. Dark. – LI 4 – great detail, strings of polished beads drop from a top board, each string is finished with a knot of the placement strings, lovely.
Currently at District 20 Event
Also white and light versions in pack.

Give Thanks Banner GIFT 2017 – subscriber gift from CozeySL.com
(by Dahlia) Join CozySL.com subscription here

JIAN Turkey collection – birds included – wanderer, companion (do you really want a turkey following you around?  You do… well here’s a good one), static frame pose versions – 2 LI each, currently at District 20 Event

Kaerri – Autumn Sunflower Arrangement LI 7 Copy only
(found at The Frost Fair)

KraftWork – Fontainebleau Side Table – LI 1

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

k o s m ii – Akuryou Neko [group gift] – little cat on top of Fiona Buffet

MudHoney – Briley Fringe Rug – a 6 Republic special

Apple Fall – Pyracantha Berries in Glazed Pot (2017 piece)
Apple Fall – Pumpkin Place Setting – gorgeous and only 1 LI each

Food:-
From Dust Bunny’s Harvest Feast (full set), currently at Collabor88

dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry sauce – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . mashed potatoes – LI 2
dust bunny . harvest feast . sweet potato casserole – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . green beans – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . turkey . full set exclusive – LI 2
dust bunny . harvest feast . filling/stuffing – 1 LI
dust bunny . harvest feast . pumpkin pie – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . gravy boat – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . dinner rolls – LI 1
dust bunny . harvest feast . cranberry punch pitcher – LI 1 and tumblers to go with it, copy them around the place settings

{vespertine} apple pie & plums – LI 2 (also at Collabor88) and because you need a choice of two puddings at such a feast!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Stormy Weather

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“Don’t know why
There’s no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain’t together
Keeps rainin’ all the time” ~ Lena Horne

Fortunately, it’s not raining here all the time, only in occasional cloudbursts. When I watch the TV and see all the weather related chaos, I think I’m most fortunate to live in a relatively unscathed part of the Back of Beyond. Hope all is good with you, dear readers, and if it isn’t, that it soon will be 🙂

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Here’s the Home & Garden products I used today (excuse the rambling):-

Fancy Decor – Beham Collection, Currently at FaMESHed to September 27th
This is one of Jake’s best sets and deserves your close-up scrutiny.
Fancy Decor: Beham Chair – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Folding Candlestick – LI 4
Fancy Decor: Beham Table – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Hexagonal Mirrors – LI 2

unKindness – pieces from the Dreamer’s Sky gacha.  A beautiful gacha with more pieces than I’ve used here because they couldn’t be reduced to fit the scene – you’ll get a lot of use out of this gacha if you like it artful – there’s some very nice sparkly fog, for instance.
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Sleepwalker – LI 10 (reduced in size from default)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Puddles Gold – LI 3 (reduced in size from default)
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Cycle Lady’s – LI 1
uK – Dreamer’s Sky Cycle Gent’s – LI 1

Fourth Wall – LED Wall Lamps – 1 LI each – Black with Gold Glow and White with Aqua Glow, currently at The Hidden Chapter (The Chapter Four). I love these because the light is so well thought out.  It’s not immediately blinding so that you have to rush for the sunglasses but it also does the job of lighting up a dark space which not all SL® lighting manages.  The two versions come with and without full bright.

Calm. – il Mare . Wall art . Seaweed – another exquisite piece from one of my favourite art designers, there’s a stunning seahorse in this collection, too.

Pewpew! – Floating Umbrella Light – Pink/Purple Preset – lots of different colours available and they will float gently up and down via the script. Enchanting!  Touch them to stop the movement and touch again to restart the bobbing.

Fish from *HEXtraordinary* – Betta Aquariums gacha. These lil chaps can be set to swim in a defined circle or float about on the spot if you would prefer. There are also snails and 3 types of aquarium to collect in this essential pet lover’s gacha.

KittyCats – Violette of Loordes – much loved Toyger pet!
KittyCats starter kitten boxes at their mainstore
And if you want a Toyger kitten in particular, visit our pet shop where you can find a fair few, or ask me Inworld.

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Room with a View

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I’ve got lots of products to show you in this post, and the interesting thing is how well they all go together!  The feature picture shows me settling down to a nice computer session and all the dog wants to do is to go out – typical 🙂  Back in the platform known laughingly as real life, we actually have our neighbour’s dog, Bonzo, lodging with us for a month.  He’s a black lab and is a very good ratter – which we need around this rural village because the darn things keep multiplying and looking for a warm home for the winter.  So far, Bonzo has got 2 rats for which he gets a reward of his favourite cheese, I asked Dorothy to stock up on the cheese because I suspect he’ll sort out more before the month is up.  Back to Second Life® and I’m in a very nice skybox called, “Hamptons” (which I believe is a district in New York Long Island) and it’s by Galland Homes.  This is the very first time designer, Rob, has included a couple of texture changers – you’ll see them below.

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Let’s have a look at the skybox first.  There’s a couple of interconnected rooms, one which you could use for the bedroom and there’s a lot of choice on the colour changer for the walls.  I was using one of the mocha colours here, which I think is calming.

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Now this is showing more of the lounge, which is the main room.  The fireplace can be switched on and off via the panel on the wall next to it and you can control media and store your favourite landmarks from that very panel – see the notecard that comes with the skybox.  There’s a beautiful skylight ceiling effect, double windows either side of the fireplace and panelled walls.  The wooden flooring runs through the entire skybox and I think the whole effect it makes for a posh home.

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Close-up of the fireplace showing a few of my Arcade treasures and some bargains from Apple Fall which I found on Marketplace with the resellers. That vintage white radio goes particularly well, don’t you think?  And unfortunately I left my breakfast tray there – the dog is eyeing it up!

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Here is that lovely desk set by Serenity Style again, and I took the photograph in a vintage windlight.  Now this set is called, “Inspired Space” and it’s an update of a set that appeared in a recent Deco(c)rate subscription box.  The table is functional and it has hidden compartments and drawers that you could keep your valuables in – what a good idea.  This is currently in the mainstore and has a 20% discount for group members.

Look at my fab briefcase resting by the desk. This is the latest product by Petit Chat. Now it’s actually an avatar accessory but I am using it as décor here and it’s only 2 Land Impact even at this size so why not.  There are 3 versions – denim, moire and shiny – and HUDs are included, so you can make your own “Happy Briefcase” as you wish. Nothing like choice, I always say. This is currently at The Chapter Four Half Price Room.

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Now to the bedroom.  I decided to use a pink wall colour as I had the rose sofa and bed from Scarlet Creative’s Sofia set.  Now I had this flying dove out from anc. Ltd, and managed to take a photograph with him in the right place after about 5 attempts but he does match some of the pale lemon cushions.  The gorgeous daisy basket is by Chez Moi Furnitures and is another item currently at The Chapter Four. Better visit this round, it looks good!  Finally, the Chronos Side Table is by ::Newchurch::, currently at We ❤ Roleplay and I like this table very much. The table top is a working clock on Second Life® time and the rest of it is kinda clocky too, with cogs and swirls.  Click on all the pictures for a larger version.

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Thought I’d fiddle with the wall panels to show you some more goodies.  This one features the “Mobile Library” by eTNIA. It is a lovely piece which has 6 animations with props included, so here I’m reading a book.  This will be at the new edition of The Liaison Collaborative, which starts today, I believe.

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View from above and if you enlarge the picture you’ll see that one of the books is entitled, “Second Life® Mesh for Noobs”! I’m reading, “How to successfully ignore your dog when he wants to go out all the time”. I’ll let you know if I  learn anything useful.

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And this is the new gacha by [ zerkalo ] – Antique Memories gacha, which is currently at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions). This is a lovely, poignant set sprinkled with beautifully meshed keepsakes that you could use anywhere, not just in this set.  There’s even a leather bound journal. I’ll be using these pieces a lot.

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Here’s all the Home & Garden products I used:-

Skybox – “Hamptons Skybox” from Galland Homes, currently at The Chapter Four
2 Texture Change HUDS – LI 45 and you’ll need 25 metres to rez this
control box by fireplace – fire on/off – set up and receive media – store landmarks for easy TP

Lounge:-

Serenity Style – “Working Space Set” – updated, mainstore, 20% discount for Group members!

Serenity Style- Working Space Desk – LI 8
Serenity Style- Working Space Chair – LI 6 – 7 great poses, I’m using the Feet Up animation, others examples are Typing and Inspiring
Serenity Style- Working Space Shelf – LI 4
Serenity Style-Working Space PC All in One – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Workbook – LI 1
Serenity Style- Working Space Keyboard – LI 2
Serenity Style-Working Space Mouse – LI 1
Serenity Style-Working Space Picture Frames, 1, 2 and 3 – LI 1 each

Petit Chat – “Happy Briefcase”, currently at The Chapter Four half price room –
3 options (Denim, Moire and Shiny Colours), L$90 only! This is an accessory for women but I used it as a décor piece – LI 2. For the single briefcase you have a HUD with 8 colour options for the buckle. If you get the Fatpack, there’s a full HUD with 8 options for the buckle and 8 options for the strap.

JIAN –  ‘dorable Danes 10. Harlequin Wander Pup – this is a big pup but then Great Danes are big anyway! Another Arcade gacha prize.

Fireplace scene:-

Various Apple Fall gacha pieces – store or MP resellers
7. Apple Fall Patchwork Rug
8. Apple Fall Roses Jug
6. Apple Fall Shauna’s Chair
Apple Fall Retro Radio

22. erratic – lsm – breakfast – beans & eggs

[-BLUE SKY-] Brighton gacha – Mirror, Cactus C, Console Decor 2, currently at The Arcade Gacha

Bedroom scene:-

Chez Moi Furnitures – “Daisy Basket”, currently at The Chapter Four to October 1st
I enlarged this a bit and it’s at LI 11 for the size you see

Scarlett Creative – Sofia Set gacha – The Arcade
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Sofa Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Bed Rose MT
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Sep 17 – Sofia Clock Bird MT

::Newchurch:: – Chronos Side Table, White, currently at We ❤ Roleplay
The clock on this table actually works and there are 3 versions of the table – white, gold and walnut – Land Impact is 3

Duvet Day – Garden room gacha – furry rug

BUENO-Night Table-Light – from He Said, She Said gacha – September Arcade Gacha

:HAIKEI: Belong To You / GACHA / {5} – Cactus garden with HUD pink/blue

{anc} NO LIMITS gacha // flying dove.B [egg-yellow] 1 LI
Gently flaps around in a small circle

Killer’s Productions – Valentine rose petals and candles grouping

WallSaying1 by Starr Ghost

Lounge texture panel versions:-

eTNIA – Mobile Library, currently at The Liaison Collaborative from September 7th – The item includes 6 animations and props included. I used the Read 2 and received a book!

Storax Tree – Clay and Bamboo Vases Ae
Stoax Tree – Coffee Break – Black Cat B

DYNASTY – Tea Ceremony gacha – Bamboo Mat

[ zerkalo ] – from Antique Memories gacha at The Imaginarium Event (Gimme Gacha Productions)

I’ve used direct landmarks to the Arcade Gacha items, if you would like to see a shopping guide for the September Event, check out HERE.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂