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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 🙂

 

 

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Peachy Keen

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I was fiddling with Windlights again (dangerous, Moz) and came up with this extraordinary one which is a peach dawn as far as I’m concerned. I have seen peach dawns in the East, not so much in the UK, but any dawn on a clear day has the most wonderful feel to it. Birdsong is so lucid at that time of day and meditation, profound.

Very happy to display such beautiful furniture, some of it is time sensitive, however! There’s a couple of pieces here, one from Fancy Decor called the “Whiteout Bed” and one from HEXtraordinary called the “Silver Garland Chandelier” – both of those are specials for Fifty Linden Friday. The Fancy Decor bed will be available at the discounted price through to Sunday and there’s also a Blackout Bed in, yes you’ve guessed it, all black 🙂

Here’s the Home & Garden items in detail:-

Fancy Decor for Fifty Linden Friday
Whiteout and Blackout Beds (PG) – 6 sleeps and 5 cuddles poses
Fancy Decor: Potted Crocus (white/silver)
Fancy Decor: 09 Carpet Hide Rug – The Royce Collection gacha currently at The Arcade 

dust bunny . woodland dreams . branch curtain – gacha at Rosendale

*HEXtraordinary*  – Silver Garland Chandelier – Fifty Linden Friday

Cheeky Pea – Veil Seat – Group Gift

The Little Branch – WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field}
JIAN  – Pudgy Persians 9. White Wander Kitten – Pudgy Persians gacha

TLC Home Collection – Male White Peacock Tail Up – currently at The Cosmopolitan Event

[ zerkalo ] Wooden Butterflies gacha – currently at The Liaison Collaborative
[ zerkalo ] Faded Charm – White Roses – following are gacha at the mainstore
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Lace Pillow
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Pillow w/Roses
[ zerkalo ] Distant Memories – Book of Poems
[ zerkalo ] Hidden Gems – Books
[ zerkalo ] Halloween in White – Tea Set

Upper room in Galland Homes – “Stonehurst Redux”
Stonehurst Redux by Galland Homes – LI 22
(I’ll be showcasing this beautiful small home with a huge amount of light next week!)

 

 

 

 

 

Hope you have a great weekend!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

While mum was out…

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A beautiful, feminine room and that’s just what the naughty kitten likes the most! She’s trying on tiara and earrings (with difficulty) and is just about to get her paws on the make-up. Let’s hope mum gets back soon 🙂

The star of the show (apart from the kitten) is the beautiful “Crawford set” by Fancy Decor. Designer, Jake, was inspired to make the set after he’d watched a scene in the television series “Feud” which chronicles the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford when they took part in the 1962 film, “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?”. The marbled art is original and was created by Jake in Real Life using the creative method of marbling paper.

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Here’s the Home & Garden items I used and take care – I modified some of them to match the beautiful turquoise theme:-

Fancy Decor: Crawford Cabinet (white) – LI 3 – Copy/Modify
Fancy Decor: Marbled Art (gold) – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
Fancy Decor: Lucite Candlesticks Set – LI 1 each – Copy/Modify
Fancy Decor: Sphere Art Sculpture (gold) – LI 1 – Copy/Modify
All pieces from the “Crawford Set” at the Collabor88 Event

Air – Flower Lanterns gacha Enchantment Event – Water Lily White, Cherry Blossom White
SOY – Cosmetic Decor Set on Marketplace

JIAN – No. 5 Siamese Companion Kitten from Pudgy Persians gacha at The Gacha Garden

Daidem and Earrings in Sky by Yokai from Tale of Rapunzel gacha at Enchantment Event

Perfume bottles from GDit from “Art Deco Set” on Marketplace

KraftWork –  Wall System – Tropical – comes with an align script and texture changer – LI 1 for each panel – Copy/Modify

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – hanging flowers at The Liaison Collaborative Event, runs to May 30th – these have two colour versions in sets.
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style Two – LI 5 – Copy/Modify
22769 – Hanging Plant – Style Two – on Plant stand – LI 6 – Modified the wood stand

Chair Watercolor by Chez Moi Furnitures – piece from the “Watercolor Vanity Set” – modified for the colour, the chair is white. Land Impact is 1 and the set is currently at the new round of Tres Chic Event. Contains 16 interactive vanity poses, most rez props.

Cactus Bowl Terrarium by ::Newchurch::
{what next} – Stack of Books from the “Palma Set”
Apt B // Zebra Hide Rug
[ zerkalo ] Fresh Roses – White – modified one of the vases for colour
Magnolia Cupcake by Plastique – from the Sugar High gacha

Cheers m’dears 🙂

Wabbit Pie

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“On the farm, ev’ry Friday
On the farm, it’s rabbit pie day
So ev’ry Friday that ever comes along
I get up early and sing this little song

Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run
Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run
Bang, bang, bang, bang goes the farmer’s gun
Run rabbit, run rabbit, run, run, run, run!” ~ sung by Flanagan & Allen who sang lots of daft songs once upon a time ~
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The tiger’s thinking about his Friday dinner here!  He borrowed a hat as a disguise and now the rabbit is wondering why such a large white rabbit is sitting opposite and if he’s going to drink all the tea and chomp down all the cookies. Let’s hope he wakes up to the tiger’s tricks in time 🙂

This daftness is to illustrate 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]‘s BunBun Sets, now available at the March round of The Liaison Collaborative. Most items come in both black and white versions.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] – BunBun Sets
22769 – Bunbun Chair White and Black – LI 4 each – 17 fun solo animations
22769 – Defragmented Bunny Wallart – LI 2
22769 – Bunbun Table White – LI 3 – in one pack with tea and cookies
22769 – Bunbun Tea White – LI 2
22769 – Cookies Black – LI 1
22769 – Egg Planter (gift) – LI 1
All items are Copy/Modify

Other Home & Garden items used:-

Prism – Easter Bunny Hat – great dollarbie on MP

Happy Mood – HPMD* Sitting Duck – ahem! Rabbit

TLC Home Collection – TLC White Tiger Type A – LI 1 from White Tigers Set

La Galleria – Wild Rose Vintage Heart Pillow which is pretty robust seeing as it’s holding up the tiger!
Room in – Trompe Loeil – Kaede Cabin Natural – LI 55 – at UBER until March 23rd – this is a lovely modern Japanesque Cabin – check it out full size first because there’s more floor space than you imagine, plus there’s a couple of colour versions, too.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

 

Bunfight at the OKraftWork Soap Shop

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I’d just set up the shop when this happened!  It explains how I had to rush to A & E to have my head examined 🙂  Of course, I forgot to lock up and the squirrels got in, they wreck everything in their search for hazel nuts. Fortunately, they found some in the soap sack before much damage was done. I hadn’t cleaned out the burlap thoroughly before I stacked the soaps.  Look at the brave puppy hanging off the table barking at the red thief… he gets a Chelsea Bun for tea 🙂

KraftWork – “The Soap Collection” – is at new round Cosmopolitan, starts Monday.

 

Kraftwork  – The Soap Collection – 1 Rare and 9 Commons to collect:-

Shop Scale v1 and v2 – Rares – LI 1 – The rare comes in two versions, one with soaps and one without.
Display v1 and v2 – large is LI 8
Bag of Soaps – LI 2
Wooden Table – LI 2 – stretches well!
Chalk Board – LI 2
Rosemary Soap v1 and v2 – LI 1 – The Rosemary soap comes in two versions, a group of soaps and a single soap bar.
Soap Stand – LI 2 – The Stand comes in two versions, the one with higher LI can be unlinked.
Fruit Table Soaps – LI 1
Sea Salt Bottle – LI 3
Slippery Soap – LI 2 – The slippery soap must be rezzed on ground and you should sit at it.
There are two animations and the first starts auto without clicking the menu.

Other Home & Garden items used:-

Jian – Scruffy Shepherds 17 held Melanistic – now at The Arcade
O.M.E.N – Spring Squirrels – Pied White Red and Tangerine plus acorns – 1 – 2 LI – The Liaison Collaborative
Newchurch – :: N :: Hydrangea Pot, White and :: N :: Tulip Vase, Set One from Spring Party Dining Set 2 LI each- ON9 (I’ll be blogging the whole set in the next post)

Candy cloud : Series vintage shop building 34 LI – Marketplace

 

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 🙂

Tea with Tim – 22769 ~ [Bauwerk]

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The theme of this month’s Liaison Collaborative, is that of the cinema. It’s inspired a lot of amazing work from the designers but this set from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] entitled “Tea with Tim” was one of my favourites.  The inspiration was film director, Tim Burton, originator of such films as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and just lately, Alice in Wonderland.  This set is very much of that genre.

The Chair of Imagination, amazing contraption perched on a set of books, has a Land Impact of 7 with 14 sit animations (exclusive to Bauwerk).  The Twisted Candle is LI2 and has a touch on/off candle – such an amusing piece either on it’s own as a floor lamp or resized to fit on a table. Those two are purchasable separately.  The Jester Console (LI 2)  and tea tray Tea with Tim are together in one vendor.

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Here’s a close-up of the tea tray, and you’ll see striped teapot with matching cups, saucers and teaspoons, all on a tray. Lovely detail here and only LI 4. All items in this set have Permissions of Copy/Modify.

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Here’s your TAXI to the current edition of The Liaison Collaborative.

Why not check out 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] mainstore for many more fabulous Home & Garden items!

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂