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Ragnar does the Great Viking Bake Off

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Ragnar’s been watching way too much television lately, especially the Bake Off competition series which in his case should really be banned.  This is his idea of a darn good feast and it’s held in Odin’s Hall by unKindness who so thoughtfully provided Ragnar with his ideal home.  There’s been lots of blogging pictures of the outside of this Hall and it really is magnificent with prizes of scenery and landscaping as well as the building and contents.  So here’s  picture of the inside of said Hall.  Gorgeous isn’t it? Click on the above picture for a huge version – a bit like Ragnar’s axe 🙂

The other unKindness gacha I’m featuring today is the La Confiserie gacha, and I’ve rarely seen such an amount of yummy cakes and display cases.  I’m sure Ragnar could have gone mad on the products but he wanted to make sure the extra deer got baked as well.

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

unKindness– 2 sets


“Odin’s Hall” – currently at Lootbox ends January 20th
uK – Odin’s Hall Drinking Horn 1 and 2 versions
uK – Odin’s Hall Feast Table
uK – Odin’s Hall Fire Pit (spit roast is my build)
uK – Odin’s Hall Gold Shield Throne – naturally Ragner has a gold throne!
uK – Odin’s Hall Gold Cloud
uK – Odin’s Hall Long House RARE – LI 33

“La Confiserie” – mainstore gacha
uK – La confiserie With Love Board
uK – La confiserie Happiness Board
uK – La confiserie Life is Board
uK – La confiserie Trio Box Stacked
uK – La confiserie Donut Display w/Goodies RARE
uK – La confiserie Donut Plate Icing
uK – La confiserie Trio Box w/ Goodies
uK – La confiserie Choco Tower Cake RARE
uK – La confiserie Unicorn Macaroons RARE
uK – La confiserie Lollipop Cake
uK – La confiserie Cupcake Birthday
uK – La confiserie Candy Apples Gold
uK – La confiserie Candy Apples Blue
uK – La confiserie Donut Plate Sprinkles
uK – La confiserie Apple cup Orange
uK – La confiserie Apple cup Purple
uK – La confiserie Apple cup Yellow

[ zerkalo ] – from “Coffee on the Porch” gacha – Dishes – LI 3

Little Branch – Lemonade Promenade – LI 25 at that size – beautiful tree that includes extra plants around the base. This tree has both tiny lemon flowers and the lemon fruits and lends itself to both indoor (conservatories and sun houses) and outdoor use.

The Mustard Seed – lazy lemonade dispenser_lilac – LI 1 (part of a set)

Baltic – Viking Axe (old piece)

JIAN
JIAN Fallow Doe Static – Blink – from Fallow Deer Set (mainstore)
JIAN Dashing Dalmatians 15. Held Pup Liver – at Epiphany gacha Event

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Summer Garden Party

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The English don’t cope with the heat very well on the whole.  We get the sun so infrequently that we don’t install air conditioning (which would really help) and leave it to the last minute to purchase electric fans by which time the shops have run out of them or not bothered to stock them at all.  However, it is noticeably warmer in the south of the country and even quite humid so here we do daft things like car boot sales and garden parties at times when we’re all wilting in the heat.

Parasols or sun umbrellas or put that thing up pronto because I’m dying of heatstroke, whatever they are called, are very popular. Hence, I was pleased to see this magnificent sun umbrella by Newchurch in the latest set, entitled “Miramar”.  The clever thing about this set is the masses of texture change options on both seating and pillows (which you can arrange yourself) plus the fact that to collect the whole set, you need to visit both The Home Show 2017 and ON9 July Event.

Other goodies I managed to collect before collapsing with exhaustion, are detailed below but I’d like to point out the retro record player by FIN, a real find at The Home Show 2017.  This designer does all sorts of retro furniture and décor, a lot of it covering the 1950s period which I think was a lot more exciting in the USA than in the UK, where we were really into picnics and worrying about the impending nuclear war caused by the Cuban Missile Crisis.   Great fun 🙂

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

NEWCHURCH – “Miramar Set” which is split between the Home Show 2017 and ON9 Event

For the Home Show 2017 (until end July)
Miramar Lounge Chair – LI 3 plus 1 per pillow – single poses – 15 textures – Copy/Modify
Miramar Small Sofa – LI 3 plus 1 per pillow – singles and couples poses – 15 textures – Copy/Modify
Miramar Coffee Table – LI 1 – includes Caliza Long Planter – Copy/Modify

For ON9 Event
Miramar Side Table – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
Miramar Cantilever Umbrella – LI 2 – 15 textures – Copy/Modify
Miramar Chaise – LI 4 – singles and couples poses – 15 textures – Copy/Modify
(Chaise not shown in picture but it’s equally as good as the rest)
All 100% original Mesh with Materials enabled

FIN – Fifties TEPPAZ Player YELLOW, currently at The Home Show 2017
Soy. – Clutterd records (from a huge & fab collection all to do with record players)
Frangipani Garden – Watermelon Punch Set, currently at Japonica Event

JIAN – “Munchkin Kittens” gacha – :: Calico Wandering Kitten
JIAN – “Pupper Parlor” gacha – :: 10. Black Bow Wanderer Yorkie, gacha at Epiphany Event

TLC Home Collection – Dragonfly, part of Zen Set (which I’ll be showing more of in another post) and Dragonflies on Water Lilies Set, currently at ULTRA Event

KraftWork – KraftWork Pet Shop Toys Stuff Peanut Butter Bones and
KraftWork Pet Shop Toys Stuff Woof Bowls – from “Pet Shop” gacha

[ zerkalo ] – pieces from “Cat Sweetness” Gacha – at Kustom9 Event
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Grand Cat Cake – RARE
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Bread Cat
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Cat Ice cream
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Cat Macaroon
[ zerkalo ] Cat Sweetness – Cat Cookie

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Babble Game (which resembles the game you all know and love)

Duvet Day – “Summer in Garden” Lantern green – from same gacha

Two Moon Gardens – Flower Bank 2a (modified)

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 🙂

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

[ zerkalo ]
[ 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 🙂

 

You can keep your hat on…

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As you can imagine, we had great fun making this blog post! It’s all done with pieces from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]‘s gacha for the Epiphany Gacha Event, called “The Art Atelier”.

Not only do you get the Rare Artist’s Atelier, which is brilliant in itself and would be wonderful to decorate any way you like, but the Commons are various constituents of an art studio. That’s for artist, sculptor and potter.  Here’s the gacha Key.

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The nude model podium has some great poses on it, suitably artistic in nature. I just loved the sculpted pieces, especially the unfinished detailing of them. It’s as if the statues are trying to escape from the medium of rock in which they are sculpted.

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So since Arrchie exhausted himself painting and had to retreat to the Old Atelier Couch, I got on with the pottery.  There’s at least 4 animations in the wooden stool and one of those is where you’re shaping the clay on the revolving wheel. Great attention to detail here!

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The garden outside is one of Two Moon Gardens  Spring releases, the “Hidden Heather” landscaped woods with stream. It has a running stream and small rocky waterfall area and oodles of plants, trees and shrubs, all of which you can move around as it’s completely modify. Yes, there’s lots of heather in it.  Hidden Heather is around 87 prims (less Land Impact) and covers a 32 by 32 m area. Buying whole gardens like this is pretty cost effective all round, and if you can move the plants and pieces around so you can fit objects into the scene, it’s even better.

Here’s info on The Art Atelier gacha pieces in detail:

RARE:  The Art Atelier – mesh ground building – LI 45 – Dimensions: 9.5 x 15.0 x 8.3 meters

COMMONS:
Nude Model Podium – LI 3 – 11 single poses
Pottery Stool – LI 2 – 6 single poses
Empty Easel* – LI 3
Easel with Painting* – LI 4
Pottery Shelf* – LI 3
Pottery Work Station* – LI 3
Sculpted Arm* – LI 2
Sculpted Horse Head* – LI 2
Sketches* – LI 1
Unfinished Statue* – LI 5
Unfinished Relief* – LI 10
Utility Drawer* – LI 1
Picture Storage Container* – Li 3
Sculptor Tools* – LI 1
Paint Tools* – LI 2
Sculptor Table* – LI 2
Hanging Studies* – LI 1
Leaning Canvas* – LI 2

Items marked with * are decoration only item, next owner permissions: no-copy, mod, trans

Epiphany Exclusive Item:
Old Atelier Couch – LI 7 – Dimensions: 2,7 x 1,6 x 1,5 meters – 12 single- and 6 couple animations – copy, mod, no-trans

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Visit the Epiphany Gacha Event

How to Play the Epiphany

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Faded Charm – Zerkalo at The Epiphany Gacha Event

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The quarterly Epiphany Gacha Event opens in less than two days’ time, 12th April. Part of the great thing about this event is that if you amass too many spares in pursuit of your chosen gacha prizes, you can cash in those spares for points. Use your points to buy exclusives from the Designers! For instance, you can get a Copy/Modify version of any exclusive for 25 points. The exclusives are well worth collecting since they’ll never be shown again.

Zerkalo have an amazing set called, “Faded Charm” and it reminds me of those treasured keepsakes you have on a shelf from way back, that you don’t want to get rid of because they were either given with love or commemorate a notable event in your life.

Commons
Lantern – 1 LI
Cloche with spring branch – 2 LI
Red and White Roses in pots – 2 LI each
Love Sign with white ribbon hanging – 2 LI
Framed Scissors – 1 LI
Coffee & Wine Tray – 1 LI

Rare
Bird Lamp – 2 LI
All Epiphany machines are set between 10 % to 15% in winning chances for rares.

Exclusive
Cloche with bird nest n eggs – 1 LI

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The textures and detailing on this set is breathtaking. There’s delicate white lace and smooth, glossy, reflective glass. Every little detail has been taken care of to give that feeling of being precious to the owner. I particularly like the ethos of the tray: –

“Lord, give me coffee to change the things I can, and wine to accept the things I cannot!”

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April Shopping Guide at The Epiphany Blog
Join the Inworld Group

Visit The Epiphany Gacha Event (sim not open yet!)

Visit Zerkalo mainstore

Cheers, m’dears 🙂