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Lake of Dreams

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“Lake of Dreams
Each island a risen fantasy
Safely hid within stone walls
Sunlit waters guarded by swans
Venture there by faery boat
Enact the ancient ceremonies
Enjoy the blissful nights”

The June Deco(c)rate had a theme of Enchanted, so I thought I’d build a scene that was a bit unusual and magical.  Little islands huddle inside a walled lake, it’s another version of the secret garden. All set up for a wedding reception, then later on climb the stairs for a night of bliss. Many thanks to Duvet Day for providing the amazing build and other gacha pieces which are currently available at the Cosmopolitan Event.

Here’s some close-ups in a less extravagant Windlight:-

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This is a really lovely wedding set by Your Dreams. There’s a couple of rezzers, one for the ceremony and one for the reception, which is great if you’re on limited prims as you could rez one after the other very quickly. Plus a box of all the separate items should you wish to rez just a few of them.

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Swan Island featuring my favourite Little Branch tree – the Wild Sassafras, it’s charming the way the tree trunks wrap around each other. So nice to see their Norway Maple in the Deco(c)rate subscription box, too.

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The Home & Garden pieces in detail:-

Duvet Day – “Garden Room” gacha currently at the Cosmopolitan Event

[DD] Garden room bed – LI 16 – 8 menus including Adult, Romantic Couple and Single
[DD] Garden room shabby table – LI 2
[DD] Ewer and bowl – LI 2

[DD] Garden room hanging ivy – LI 3
[DD] Lantern on books – LI 2
[DD] Garden room furry rug – LI 1
[DD] Garden room RARE – LI 48

Deco(c)rate for June, theme Enchanted:-

The Little Branch – Norway Maple {Animated} 7 LI

Your Dreams – Enchanted Wedding Set – Reception part only

[keke] – even dragonflies dream  –  purple

Other pieces:-

Ariskea – May Group Gift – [Little Pensee] Poenies Gift Box[Decor], [ Chic Baby ]Rosy Baby breath Suspender – mainstore

[ zerkalo ] – All White – Couch – PG (modified with colour), All White – Canopy,  Britain’s Bedroom – Curtain Light, Britain’s Bedroom – Lace Pillow – all gacha items at mainstore

Shutter Field – Chocolate Tray

 

Landscaping:-

Studio Skye – animated water with texture change, this is the most versatile water I’ve seen in SL, and well worth the expense

The Domineaux Effect – Garden Wall – pillars and wall pieces

TLC Home Collection – Swan Family

Raindale – Meriel boat (decor)

Heart Botanicals – Water lilies… Nymphaea Nouchali – Clusters – Purple, White, Blue, WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – blue, white and purpura

The Little Branch – Wild Sassafras.v2 {Animated}, Wild Grass*1 LI {Green}, Hill {Low LI}

C J Creations – Flowerfield Baptisia Orange – 16 Plants in 1 – 1 Prim

[monaya G]  – wall hanging ivy & flower-white (1024 x 512)

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Ivy – Patch – texture change with lighting – fantastically versatile piece which has a decent LOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Lazy Days of Summer

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This picture epitomises the sort of English summer day at the beginning of the season when the grass is still emerald green and the flowers are out in force. There’s a blissful, secure feeling as you relax in the garden with nothing to do but read the newspaper and drink lemonade. It’s one of those moments when you wish you could press a button and stop time for a while. There are many feelings in the human emotional arsenal that aren’t really named in the English language but are in more expressive languages. Here’s a few:-

Forelsket (Norwegian): The indescribable euphoria experienced as you begin to fall in love.

Wabi-Sabi (Japanese): Finding beauty in imperfections.

Gökotta (Swedish): To wake up early in the morning with the purpose of going outside to hear the first birds sing, that expectation of beauty.

Commuovere (Italian): Often taken to mean “heartwarming,” but directly refers to a story that moved you to tears.

Komorebi (Japanese): The sunlight that filters through the leaves of the trees and the feeling it gives you.

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The current round of Cosmopolitan has some exceptional H&G designs, not the least being the Somerfield Gacha set by Raindale. For only L$50 per Play you can get beautifully meshed items to make up a set for the garden including a picnic table that seats up to four avatars and a stunning pavilion which is the Rare.

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

Raindale
Somerfield Gacha Set – currently at Cosmopolitan – L$50 per Play

Somerfield Picnic Table – LI – 8, sits up to 4 avatars, poses – 8 sits, drink (f), drink (m), read – all with Swap/Adjust facility
Somerfield tree swing – LI 2 – 9 solo sits
Somerfield glass lanterns – a set in pink, blue and green – 1 each
Somerfield Lemonade Set – jug and 2 glasses – LI 2
Somerfield canopy lights – LI 6
Somerfield garden deck – LI 4 – has lights set into the deck
Somerfield cart table – LI 1
Somerfield pavilion – LI 25, the Rare (in the background)

Also Raindale
Raindale ~ newspaper (prop) (from Mauner Set)
Raindale ~ smartphone (prop)

Raindale ~ Flower bucket 3 (was at the RFL H&G Expo)
Raindale ~ Flower bucket 1
Raindale ~ cupcake tray (H&G Expo hunt gift)

Pets:-
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult
JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 17. Held Melanistic

Two Moon Gardens
Behind Closed Walls (modified) – LI 118 (excluding Loveseat at 11 LI in original design)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Vintage Chillax on the Beach

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Chez Moi Furnitures have come up with the best beach set of the season, so far! At least in my humble opinion but then I do love Vintage. You can have any colour you like  as long as it’s pink with white trimmings. With a strategically placed white kitten (for my PG blog), I’m ready to chillax and ignore the Election, just for today 🙂 The peacock is only interested in the cookies, after all, he’s a sensible chap.

 

 

The peacock is a new pet and he’s from TLC Home Collection. You’ll find two versions in the White Peacocks pack, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event – tail up and tail down. I actually remember when as a child we spent some years in Sri Lanka, there were quite a few white peacocks in our village who used to guard the area from snakes which they would kill and sometimes eat. They were allowed to go in and out of the houses to do this, encouraged by tasty titbits left for them.   Very useful birds! When there was rain coming they used to dance. During the mating season the peahens were embarrassed by the fights between the peacocks and used to turn around so they didn’t have to see the chaos.  I don’t know how many folks used to observe this but I was and still am fascinated by Nature in all Her glory.

 

 

Here’s all the gen in detail:-

On Moz:-
ADAM Mesh Body – v.1.4b – Skin 1 #9 with neck blend tattoo – perfect for when you want that combination with the Avatar Head
Hair – NO.MATCH – No.Mojito – browns HUD
Shape – my own for the ADAM Mesh Body
Shoes – B&W Design – Summer is Cool Sandals with texture HUD for SLINK feet (fit ADAM, too)

Home & Garden items used:-

“Vintage Lounger Set” – Chez Moi Furnitures – currently at Cosmopolitan Event
Vintage Lounger (PG or Adult versions) – LI 5 (I resized it a wee bit, was LI 4). Huge interactive pose Menu – Male/Female Solo – Couples romantic poses – Intimate in the Adult version – all with Swap and Adjust functionality
Vintage Umbrella – LI 5
Vintage Table – LI 1
Lemonade Jar – LI 2
Lemon Bowl – LI 2
Lemonade Cup – LI 2 (total set would be 16 LI at default size)

GOOSE – Mooring deck (small) – from Deck Set – lots of pieces in this set which is great for beaches and rivers, it has that bleached in the sun look and the ropes are really well done
Cookies Box that opens and closes on touch by Aphrodite

Animals:-
White Peacock – male, tail down – 2 LI – from “White Peacocks Set” by TLC Home Collection – currently at Cosmopolitan Event
JIAN – Pudgy Persians 9. White Wander Kitten – from “Pudgy Persians” gacha

Landscaping:-
Bird of Paradise Plant –Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin on MP
Hayabusa Design – Gramineae Beach OPTSB M17-1 v1-1 from large Gramineae Pack – I’m very fond of these because they are animated and look as if a gentle breeze is moving them around
KIDD – PAMPAS Grass * Mega Bush 2
Mossy Path 2 Curve by ArchiTech Design Store
FYN – PRIVACY SCREEN – TROPICAL 2 – Free Your Nature on MP

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Bathroom Contemplation

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Red evening skies and the little panda has been sent to the bathroom, mum is watching through the screen to make sure he’s washing. Actually he isn’t, he’s in contemplation about washing, which as far as he’s concerned is as good as actually washing! I don’t know what mum will have to say about that 🙂

Featuring eTNIA‘s beautiful Chinese Bathroom set, which you can place against any wall and the pipe work will be accurate. The mirror can be placed directly behind the sink to show off the styling. Currently at the Cosmopolitan Event, after which it’ll be in the mainstore.

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Home & Garden pieces in detail:-

eTNIA – Chinese Bathroom – currently at the Cosmopolitan Event
Comprises – Sink, Mirror, Dry Plant Vase, Napkin Box, Soap Pump, Toothbrushes in Vase – Land Impact is 4 for the sink and 1 LI each for the rest, Permissions Copy/Modify

:: NEWCHURCH :: – Shen Screen, Light Teak
Shen Yoke-back Chair, Light Teak – both from the Shen Set at Mainstore

*HEXtraordinary* Boho Meditation Pillows – all from March Deco(c)rate
*HEXtraordinary* Marble Buddha Statue – Boho Meditation Altar Set
*HEXtraordinary* Buddha Incense Burner
Pandas and Bamboo plants from TLC Home Collection‘s “Panda Grove”, available at the mainstore.

Base patterned sand (part of Atrium) I borrowed from 22769‘s beautiful traditional “Yuukaku House”, available at the Mainstore.

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Stay a While

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It was a beautiful golden dawn this morning, so I’m attempting to create this atmosphere in our virtual world, using some of my favourite items of the moment!

I have tinted some of the items – details below.

The item that’s time sensitive is the “Books & Bookends” by Fancy Decor. You can get various textures of these beauties for only L$50 today, a Fifty Linden Friday special.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used:-

[Merak] – Illusion Coffee Table (TypeB) – tinted with gold – at The Crossroads
[Merak] – Flower Vase (White Rust) – tinted with gold
[Merak] – Rib Vase (White Rust) – tinted with gold
[Merak] – Tartlets Plate – Group Gift

Fancy Decor: Books & Bookends (white & gold) – various textures for Fifty Linden Friday
Fancy Decor: Gold Cage Lamp – Group Gift

Raindale ~ Southwell Tea Set from Southwell gacha – at Cosmopolitan Event

*HEXtraordinary* Gold Finch – from Flight of Finches gacha – Rare

Hydrangea Bunch White – full perm Mesh Plants by Reid Parkin on MP

Kalopsia – Faith’s Message gold neon
KraftWor -Wall System – Geometric – used “all beige”

N4RS  – ONE Rug – Lofted Wool

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Love Birds

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I was waiting for a beautiful sunny day to take this picture! Plus the swans had to be in a romantic mood, of course.  The star of the show is this beautiful lace covered bed by Duvet Day and it was just a matter of finding pristine items to match.  Now if you think, that bed’s bound to cost a fortune – well it doesn’t!  It’s a gacha piece currently at the Cosmopolitan Event and it’s only L$69 per play.  The bed is available in both PG and Adult versions as the Rares.  Well worth a little gamble!

The room is in the DaD DESIGN “Sweet haven Cottage” which is an absolutely gorgeous building and that’s at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary round – hopefully it’ll be easier to get into this sterling Event by now.

Here’s the Home & Garden pieces I used:-

Duvet Day

“Lace gacha” – currently at Cosmopolitan

[DD] Lace bed (PG) – LI 17 – 5o animations in the PG version – single sits male and female, couples relax and cuddles, laying cuddles – the Adult version holds 140 animations in total
[DD] Chair – LI 2 – single sits male and female
[DD] Table – LI 2
[DD] Lace candle – on/off via touch – LI 1
[DD] Letters tied with string – LI 1
[DD] Mirror – large, lights on/off via touch – LI 3

TLC Home Collection – Swan Adult (from Swan Family) – LI 2

[ zerkalo ] – mainstore

[ zerkalo ] Vintage Clock gacha – 7 – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] All White gacha – Basket – LI 3
[ zerkalo ] Halloween in White gacha – Tea Set – LI 1
[ zerkalo ] Distant Memories gacha – Rug – LI 2
[what next} ‘Spring Bloom’ Tulip Planter (cream) – LI 1
{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (white)
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (white/white) and (white/yellow) – LI 1 each
Can’t Even – Marble and Wood Bench
JIAN – nest (from Nightingale set) – LI 1

Room in the DaD DESIGN “Sweet haven Cottage” PG V.1.0 – LI 56 – Copy/Modify
currently at FaMESHed 5th Anniversary round

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Flatiron Afternoon

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The Flatiron District is a neighbourhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan, named after the Flatiron Building at 23rd Street, Broadway and Fifth Avenue. One hundred years ago, it was a major commercial and residential hub in the City. The Met Life Tower enjoyed a brief time as the tallest building in the world, a flock of influential people called the neighbourhood home and large department stores drew big crowds. While the area began to fade around the mid 20th century, the bones for its re-emergence in the late 1980s and 1990s remained intact. Today, the cast iron Industrial and beaux arts architecture gives the streets their historic charm and dovetails flawlessly with the new shops, restaurants and nightspots that keep sprouting up.

Newchurch‘s “Flatiron Loft Studio” is inspired by those real life Flatiron industrial lofts which have been converted into apartments. I’ve attempted to style it with suitable furniture and decor, including new sets from 22769~[Bauwerk] and also from Newchurch.

Coffee and sausage rolls await!

 

It’s 2.30 pm and that lazy spaniel thinks I can’t see him.

 

Time to muse on Life, The Universe and Everything.  If you’re going to muse, do it in style 🙂

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Here’s the lovely Sponsors items I used:-

::Newchurch:: 

~ “Alpha Industrial Bar Set” in Antique Pine – mainstore
(also available in Walnut)

:: N :: Alpha Industrial Bar Table, Antique Pine 1 – LI 2
:: N :: Alpha Industrial Bar Stool, Antique Pine – LI 1 – solo sits for men and women, 6 each

~ “Flatiron Console Set” in Antique Pine – at Cosmopolitan until May 6th
Separate items and can be rezzed as a coalesced piece for instant decorating.

:: N :: Flatiron Console, Antique Pine – LI 3
Rattan Baskets – LI 1
Flatiron Building Model – LI 1
Aloe Plant – LI 1
Goat Skull – LI
:: N :: Flatiron Framed Prints at 1 LI each
:: N :: Flatiron Console Mirror, Zinc – 1 LI
Messy Books – LI 2

~ “Fiona Hall Tree” – animated version – LI 4 – Copy/Modify – at The Chapter Four Event from May 4th – 20th.

There are four versions – black and white in both static and animated
Sit poses for men and women. The mirror in each can be changed between black and white by clicking the mirror frame when not seated. The cushions can be changed to any of nine colour textures in the same way. These pieces have been designed with materials enabled for Advanced lighting conditions.

:: N :: Flatiron Loft Studio Skybox, White – LI 33 – Copy/Modify – mainstore

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Items from “Home Dschungel Set” at Shiny Shabby to May 15th.

Woven Lounge Chair – 13 single sit animations – LI 3 – 0,8 x 1,0 x 1,1 meters
Pot with Areca Palm – LI 4
Balcony Flowers – contains: Great Cactus – LI 4, Snake Plant – LI 3, Vipers bowstring hemp – LI 3, Succulents – each LI 1

All items – Copy/Modify

[ zerkalo ] Coffee on the Porch gacha – Coffee Cup & Cezve – Dark

Other Home & Garden items used:-

JIAN Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper – at the Epiphany gacha until May 15th
JIAN Splendid Spaniels 14. Blenheim Held

Tartessos Arts – TA Studio Rattan Lamp – LI 3
MadPea – Mad Meals Sausage Rolls – gacha
{Petite Maison} Angelica Coffee Pot: Eggshell
.:revival:. light branches
.:revival:. linen rug
{ affaire } jaime decorer clock + flat

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂