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All I have to do is Dream

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“When I want you in my arms
When I want you and all your charms
Whenever I want you, all I have to do is
Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream” ~ The Everly Brothers

Guess who’s asleep?  It’s my daft spaniel who thinks the bed is his.  Mind you, he’s so cute he gets away with it!  I’m not sure how long I will get away with a pink bedroom, however 🙂

Pink is the colour of love… and also I wanted to make a pink bedroom ever since I saw Chez Moi Furniture‘s “Bed Lille”, available at the Tres Chic Event until May 10th. A really lovely canopy bed, you can purchase it in both PG and Adult versions.  I like the way the curtains drape over the edge of the canopy, fine work from this talented designer.

Other lovely items are samples of the latest releases from [ zerkalo ] and it’s so nice to see them up and running again with a number of excellent gacha at various Events.  You’ll see I went to the Bloom Event at long last and clicked on way too many vendor tags *laughs*. Bloom is running until the end of the month and it’s a perfect spring Event. Not only can you deck out your house but there’s oodles of garden stuff, too.  Oh, and it’s not all pink!

Here’s the items I used:-

Chez Moi Furnitures
Goodnight Wall Decor – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
Bed Lille – LI 16 – Copy/Modify packed with poses, over 200 in the Adult version
Now at Tres Chic Event until May 10th

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[ zerkalo ] “Dreaming of Spring” – Blanket Dark – LI 4 – gacha (the gacha is at The Crossroads Event until April 28th)
[ zerkalo ] “Dreaming of Spring” – Pillow Dark – LI 1 – gacha

[ zerkalo ] “Spring Posters” – 1 – RARE – LI 7 (I stretched this upwards) –  (available at the Gacha Guardians Event which runs to the end of April)

[ zerkalo ] “Pillow Quotes” – Wild Thing – LI 1 – gacha – (two gacha – Pillow Quotes and Dream Away now at Kustom9 which runs until May 10th)
[ zerkalo ] “Dream Away” – Air Balloon Pink – LI 3 – this has a little tealight in the basket
[ zerkalo ] “Dream Away” – Curtain – LI 11 (I stretched this upwards)
All items have Permissions of Copy/Modify

Items at the  Bloom  Event – runs to the end of April
Mori.  – flower candle . toga
+Half-Deer+  – Secret Garden Bunny – Sakura – Lay Down
Consignment – Athena Dining Set – Calla Lily
Can’t Even — Golden Vase with Twigs
Kalopsia – Lily’s Chair

Rose tea set COMMON – gacha from Thaino Designs
[Tia] Pandora Chair which has a wonderful texture change HUD- now available at the new round of Shiny Shabby Event
Bocas Belle Rug Multi-Floral 7 – Spargel & Shine Homes

JIAN  – Splendid Spaniels 18. Upside Down Sleeper – at the Epiphany Gacha Event

Room is the main bedroom of LUTON Manor – REDGRAVE (v1.0)

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Great Expectations

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The Mallard Family have gained a new duckling and she’s very cute. So they’re all having a  fortune telling Tarot reading given by Harry. Even Grandma attended, bringing along the rest of the eggs with her already in the nest. I’m not sure if Harry actually understands all the cards, though, because he’s got his reference book open on the table and he’s frowning somewhat. Let’s hope he gives a decent reading *laughs*.

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All this daftness is to show you the latest gacha by Raindale. It’s currently showing at The Crossroads Event, which runs to the end of April. It’s the first time designer Keira has offered a building… and it’s a beauty. The “Duskberg” is a Gothic style gacha (which suits Harry very well), the Rare building is 33 Land Impact with a footprint of 5 by 8 metres. The Commons are:-
Bench – 3 LI – 13 animations
Chair – 2 LI – 7 animations
Table – 1 LI
Carpet – 4 LI
Candelabrum (fire on/off on touch) – 1 LI
Tarot (cards and books) – 1 LI each
Frames – 1 LI
Floor lamp (light on|off on touch) – 3 LI

Only 50L per Play which is a totally daft price to pay for such a lovely house.  Here it is in a suitably cold and Gothic style night setting.

Here’s the rest of the Home & Garden items:-

Great Horned Owl v1.2 – Animania
Animated Grey Horse Black Hair by Hannah Kozlowski

TLC Home Collection – Standing Mallard Duck Family – 1 LI each C/M, Mallards with ducklings – You can get this beauties free in Land of Rainbow‘s Easter Egg Hunt, runs to April 20th – search for free eggs hidden around the sim!

Landscaping:-

Snow Lake/Loch 1 – Mushilu
Snow Rock 4 – Mushilu
Rock 3 and 2 – Mushilu
Snow Formations 1 and 2 – Mushilu
Snow Floor 3 Particle – Mushilu
Snow Floor 2 – Mushilu
KIDD Web Shrub * Siamese Bush – from Halloween set, an extensive and useful set which you can use for occasions other than the obvious.
KIDD Halloween WebNest Tree
KIDD DarkGray Halloween Grass*
KIDD Web GrassBush * Duo Bush
KIDD HORRY BERRY*BLUR THICKET*MEDIUM* 1

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

In the Birdhouse

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You’ve heard of the phrase, “You’re in the doghouse!” I’m sure. Well this is in the birdhouse! Today, I’m featuring the “Birdside Living Room” by Raindale. This is a gacha which is currently at the March edition of  The Crossroads right up until the end of the month.

It’s a beautiful set which is rustic and pure, and there are some really well thought out pieces in the set. Please do click on the picture to enlarge it so you can see the detail of the Birdside décor and furniture. If you’re lucky enough to get the Rare, this is a gorgeous 5 Land Impact sofa which is texture change via a handy HUD for the main fabric, the wood and the cushions. This gives a lot of options and something you might find in a one off vendor set of furniture, let alone a gacha. There are also 13 animations contained in the sofa. Here’s the HUD picture.

The Commons:-

~ Chest of drawers – 1 LI
~ table – 2 LI – two tiers, you could place magazines or books underneath
~ mirror – 1 LI
~ frames – 1 LI – 4 different birds in their arty environments
~ chandelier – 2 LI a nice carved wooden chandelier with a great soft light effect to it
~ birdhouse – 1 LI – with birds sound on touch – blue tit has taken up resident already so you might have to dissuade him!
~ tea set – 1 LI – look closely and you’ll see a 3-tier stand with cream bisque teapot, saucers and teacups, and a small bird on top, lovely job!
~ pancakes – with and without doily – 1 LI each – these look yummy and they have pancakes and current jam or it could be blueberry jam with a pat of butter on them
~ vase of tulips – 1 LI
~ candlestick – 1 LI – in a wooden cage with a cute bird on top

It’s a mere 40 L$ per Play for the Birdside Gacha. Go now 🙂


Other Home & Garden items:-

Kalopsia – Bird Rugs

01 CELESTINE GACHA bird/leaf decor – Myrrine
06 CELESTINE GACHA spoon candle holder

{what next} ‘Emma’ Tulips Bouquet (white+red)
Di’Cor – Marilyn Fireplace [Black] – this is such a good fireplace, warm and glowing and suits a number of décor styles

22769 ~ [Bauwerk} – Egg Planter – gift at The Liaison Collaborative March

ChiMia:: Jones Curtains – at The Liaison Collaborative March

Birds – all by TLC Home Collection
Pheasant [M] & Pheasant [F] darker feather version – Pheasant Family
TLC Egret – he’s best by a lake or river poised to catch unwary fish!
Blue Tit, Bullfinch, Chaffinch from TLC Songbirds collection 2
Robin and Starling from TLC Songbirds collection 1

The room is the lounge in – dust bunny . hill top cottage 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Love Games

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“Our love is like a ship on the ocean
We’ve been sailing with a cargo full of love and devotion
So I’d like to know where, you got the notion
To rock the boat, Baby” ~ The Hues Corporation ~

There’s lots of symbols in this picture, see if you can spot them all!  I was inspired by the latest gacha from Lucas Lameth at The Crossroads Event, and for very few Plays I managed to get a couple of the hand holding a heart sculptures which are beautifully made and rather symbolic in themselves.  Then there was Fancy Decor’s sailing ship, one of my favourites piece of décor by designer, Jake.  Into my brain came the vintage song, “Rock the Boat” and I was off building up the scene.

The majority of the furniture is from a stunning set by Newchurch called “Shen”.

:: N :: Shen Yoke-back Chair, Light Teak – LI 3 – copious poses for male and female solo – C/M
:: N :: Shen Opium Low Table, Light Teak – C/M
:: N :: Shen Screen (3), Light Teak – LI 2 – C/M
This beautiful traditional set also has a spiral shelf unit. The Shen set is available in light teak (as shown in the picture) and rosewood.

My other Sponsor in there is 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] with those two fabulous lamps, which look spectacular, however you place them.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Bull Lamp Gold – LI 3 – choose light intensity 0.1 to 0.8 plus off if required
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Unicorn Lamp Gold – LI 3 – both Copy/Modify

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Other Home & Garden items:-

Lucas Lameth – “February Gift Shoppe” gacha
4. (luc) Tumbler Decorative Box – LI 1
3. (luc) Picture Frame – LI 1
2. (luc) Romance Time Dice – LI 5 – this is an actual game!
1. (luc) Mine Heart – LI 1
All pieces are Transfer/Modify
Currently at The Crossroads Event

Mirrors from The Loft – taken apart, used one piece
The Loft – Trellis Mirror – LI 1 – C/M

Fancy Decor: Silver & Gold candlesticks set – touch wick to light
Fancy Decor: Geode Mobile (touch to spin)
Fancy Decor: Model Ship
Keke – [ keke ] fall roses 2 from gacha

=Mirage= Potted Palm 6

Cactus by Storax Tree
Cactus Double Pot E – LI 2 – Transfer & resize by Menu

[Since1975] – SuperBalloons (EmojiKiss)
[Since1975] – SuperBalloons (NOFUN)
From Super Balloons gacha

MudHoney Cooper Incense

Zinnias Tiny Brass Incense Burner (free) copy only

junk. cream animal rug

Room is part of the Scarlet Creative “Blair Keep 1” (LI 186) currently at Collabor88 and you can purchase this for the daft price of 188 L$

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

What Tea for Two leads to…

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Yet another tea party! Well food is the spice of life, and I was happy to get one of Raindale‘s new sets – this time it’s the “Sugarvale Set”. It’s not designer Keira’s typical style, however I think she’s made a great job of this cute gacha set which reminds me of Spring. Only another couple of months to go!

Sugarvale is a gacha set and you can find it at the new round of The Crossroads Event, in the gacha section. Here’s the pieces in detail.

The Rare:
Pavilion and it’s 22 LI. Plenty of room in it, it’s beautifully detailed.

The Commons:
~ Beaded curtains which look great at any time of day but do have some glow for low light – there’s a pair of mirrored curtains included.
~ Lantern – 2 versions, one with particles which float out little glow spheres like dandelion clocks.
~ Ottoman which has 4 poses and a HUD which gives you practically any colour you want.
~ Frames – one with a flower bouquet and one which is plain where you can add your own pictures.
~ Chairs – 2 copies with 10 animations each, some of which rez props like newspaper, drink and book.
~ Table to match the chairs.
~ Carpet – with a HUD for five pastel shades – mauve, blue, green, pink and cream.
~ A vase of daisies which gives a flower on touch.
~ Swiss roll with knife and slice all ready to scoff! The Swiss roll gives a piece on touch.
~ Beautiful little Heart shaped cups on saucers in 3 pastel shades.

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Other Home & Garden items:

Two Moon Gardens – “Behind Closed Walls” garden which has a footprint of 43 by 43m, is 127 prims with Permissions of Copy/Modify. Includes dancing butterflies emitter, bee sounds, dandelion emitter, sunny days nature sounds. I moved the flora around a lot as the garden is completely modify, and the bees will move with the hive.

│T│L│C│ Home Collection – Pheasant family. You get the cock pheasant and two versions of his lady friend – light and dark feathers. They are both animated.

Nest & Eggs – Moz – because the pheasant pair are well used to “Tea for Two”!

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Tale of Maplemoor Woods

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You won’t find Maplemoor Woods on any map, try as you might. It’s a secret place and you can only get to it through a portal. This portal lets through children and those grown ups who still retain the magic of childhood in their hearts. Maplemoor exists in an eternal late spring where young animals and birds are born and brought up, they make their home in the woods. But they’re not like any creatures you’ve seen before. For instance, they really appreciate afternoon tea! They’re not always polite, as you’ll see in the pictures – the bullfinch has landed on the teatime cake and is not even waiting for his slice to be cut.

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Afternoon tea is presided over by the Great Horned Owl, who can move his head all the way around. This is useful to check on visitors who may want an extra place at the table. The mother deer keeps an eye on the proceedings, she has her favourite bridge so she can see everything going on and even if afternoon tea should take place at midnight, she can switch on the lamps. Time has very little meaning in such an enchanted place. Poppies and flowers bloom all the year round and the poppies are not only red but all colours of the rainbow. The ones you see here are yellow.

The kingfisher sits patiently on the portal, his large beak is useful for pulling visitors through, but no doubt he’ll be getting his slice of cake later on. And there’s always a wishing well. Not only for water – as there’s no rivers in the woods – but the well grants wishes to visitors and inhabitants of Maplemoor alike. But be careful what you wish for! And don’t forget, you’ll need an extra wish to get you back home 🙂

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Home & Garden Products:-

Raindale – “Maplemoor” gacha at The Crossroads Event during the month of January!

Table & Coasters – 1 – 2 LI
Stools – 1 – 2 LI
Portal – 1 LI
Chairs – 1 – 2 LI
Kettle & teacups – 1 – 2 LI
Cake and cake slice on plate with teaspoon – 1 – 2 LI
Lantern (touch on/off) – 2 LI
Bridge – 11 LI
Rare – Wishing Well – 11 – 13 LI with a winter version included

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Birds & Animals:

Great Horned Owl v1.2 – Animania
Deer family – Navan Design
HPMD* Sitting Rabbit M – Happy Mood
TLC Home Collection – Songbirds Collection 1 and 2 and Kingfisher – these birds sit on branches and fishing posts which can be unlinked and used separately.

Landscaping:

LB_Yellow Poppies{Field}
LB_WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}
by The Little Branch
Enchanted Woodland 4 (has a forest clearing with sunbeams)
by Two Moon Gardens

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Standing at The Crossroads

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“The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.” ~ Flannery  O’Connor ~

The Crossroads is a brand new event from the folks who brought us Shiny Shabby. Featuring six sections called Worlds, each with its own theme – Roleplay, Vintage, Cute, Contemporary, Apocalypse and Lust worlds – it hopes to bring us a unique shopping experience from gachas to regular vendors, from lovely and cute to dark and apocalyptic. It hopes to cover all tastes! For more info, check out The Crossroads  blog. The event runs until July 28th so we’ve got plenty of time to explore and shop.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] have released a wonderful patio set at the event, the pieces of which can be purchased separately as follows:

Patio Side Table – LI 2, white pottery – LI 1, Art Magazine – LI 1
Beach Pouf – LI 1, 8 single animations, choice of grey, red or brown versions
Crate Table – LI 2, big book with cup – LI 2, coffee maker – LI 1
Patio Decoration Pack – drum table with pillows – LI 2, snake plant – LI 4, beach rug – LI 1
Patio Lounger – PG and Adult versions – LI 9, 14 single sits, 8 couple and an additional 19 intimate poses in the Adult version
Beach Pallet is the free gift at the event
All pieces Copy/Modify

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zerkalo ~ Fresh Roses – LI 2 (white and red versions) Copy/Modify. These beautiful pieces would grace any summery scene and the detail is second to none.

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Here’s your taxi to The Crossroads Event

Other pieces in the garden are:

[PM]Pixel Mode – The Backyard Garden Pool

Wood Wall – by Katia Millet (CMP)

Botanical – Mesh Mediterranean Cypress [Mod Copy]
Botanical – Summer Linden Small [c]

HEART Botanicals – WildFlowers – Petunias

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂