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Stairway to Heaven

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This stunning Baroque Terrace from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] has been in my Inventory for a while because I couldn’t do anything near to the beautiful posts my fellow bloggers have been doing, but this morning I got some inspiration. Having rezzed the terrace on my building platform yet again, I looked at the large amount of steps in the build that amounted to a veritable white stairway rising up to the sky… Stairway to Heaven!  Back down to the garden, I cleared everything off the lake, rezzed a white backdrop and it all started to make sense.

The terrace contains the statues and an oval platform at the top surrounded by a balustrade and another set of steps down the other side.  Some topiary bushes in pots are included at the sides.  I placed the Baroque Gazebo on the top platform and a little rock waterfall by Felix landscaping within it.  As you can see from the welcoming angel, it’s quite a large piece and would be suitable for grand gardens, parks and any public space where you wanted to make an architectural statement.

Here’s what I used:-

These are available at the I ❤ Roleplay Event, which runs until the end of the month.  All beautiful original Mesh with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

22769 – Baroque Gazebo – LI 47
22769 – Topiary Cone – LI 3
22769 – Topiary Cube – LI 2
22769 – Baroque Terrace – LI 104

1 Prim Mesh Waterfall – Copy/Modify – Landscaping by Felix
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HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – White – D8
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – Cluster 1 – White
Heart – Nymphaea Nouchali – LilyPad Base Plate – Large

TLC Home Collection –  Swan, Adult (and you saw him in the Swanery post)
+Half-Deer+  – Secret Garden Bunnies – Sakura – this is a set, not a gacha, and it’s available at the BLOOM Event which runs to the end of the month.

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Here’s the angel (and being this angelic can’t last) in close-up.  The angelic face and body appliers are by 7 Deadly s{K}ins and you’ll find them in the guy’s section, ground floor.

 

Here’s what I was wearing: –

*IW* Angel of Peace Dove – Fantasy China

Bare Rose – Bento Wings and Meleager White Toga  – Bare Rose is a cracking designer of all sorts of apparel including fantasy, excellently made designs at very reasonable prices.  Check out the MP link and then go and visit!
ADAM Mesh Body – and CATWA Bento Daniel Bento Head worn with
7 Deadly s{K}ins  OMEGA head applier – JUDAS tone Cotton and  OMEGA Men’s body applier – Smooth Cotton
pearly nails from ADAM Mesh Body – HUD

Eyes – CATWA unrigged animated eyes n tears
No.Match hair – No.Horizon – blondes HUD – a versatile hair indeed

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Swanery

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I have some new additions to my menagerie – the Swan Family!  They are well spoiled, having their own “Enchanted Swans” lake.  So while I was cuddling the only cygnet in the world that doesn’t like water, I took some photos to show you.

All by TLC Home Collection, the lake is gorgeous and quite large at 20 by 15 metres. It does contain quite a lot though. As well as the lake, there is manicured lawns all around, pots of lavender and petunia, a nice two person seat in one corner and pink camellia (or they could be rambling roses) wrapping themselves around the architecture.  Two sides of the perimeter is walled with balustrade effect and two archways to enter with stone steps up to the lake.  You could put the lake on one side of a garden and allow the rest of the garden to be seen from the non-walled sides.  It’s just idyllic.

 

The “Swan Family” contains – a swan on nest with cygnets, swimming swan, swimming cygnet and swimming swan carrying cygnets on her/his back.  Now you can rez these and they will stand still for photographs *laughs* but you can also set them to swim within a certain square and also you can assign cygnets to particular swans by numbers.  The cygnets will then swim alongside their parent swan. It’s so cute! Instructions are included and it’s not difficult because even I could do it. Here are my swans actually swimming in formation for once.

 

This little chap likes sunbathing and who can blame him? Look at the detail on that stone wall and the camellias wrapped around that balustrade.  It’s really fine work.

 

Home & Garden items used:-

Outside the build –
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] The Relaxing Tree – LI 11 – C/M – altered to spread around the grass
available at mainstore
HEART – WildFlowers – Petunias – White – D8
TLC Home Collection – nesting Swan with cygnets – LI 5 C/M

Inside the build – 

TLC –  ‘Enchanted Swans’ – LI 57 – size is 15 by 20 metres

TLC –  cygnets riding on back – LI 5
TLC  – Cygnet Swimming – 1 LI
TLC –  Swan Swimming Adult – 4 LI

22769 – Muted Relaxing Rug – LI 6 – From Little Piece of Heaven set at Shiny Shabby until April 15th, then back at mainstore

The Little Branch – WhiteFlowers1{Rounded-Field} – LI 7

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Canopy Bed in the Woods

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Chez Moi Furniture‘s latest mesh is a beautiful canopy bed and this is available now at Ultra event. Called the “Canopy Bed Nanai” it’s a lot of detail for only 20 Land Impact.  It’s really something you’d hang from a room ceiling because it has lots of hanging hooks and straps but why not a porch or gazebo, as I’ve done here.

There are both PG (plus 120 animations) and Adult (plus 202 animations) versions of this 100% original Mesh bed, and it’s very romantic and interactive. The poses include a decent sleep Menu which I always like in a bed because although you can do a lot in a bed, especially in Second Life®, sleep is still a rather nice and calming thing to do, even virtually. Or am I completely daft?!

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Home & Garden items used:-

Canopy Bed Nanai (Adult) CHEZ MOI – LI 20 – Copy/Modify – Ultra Event until April 8th.

Dragon Magick Wares Weathered Gazebo – LI 8 (modified) – this is a lovely gazebo, you can switch the lamps on and off with touch, and also it’s very modifiable – the lamp on the tree branch actually belongs on the front of the gazebo and was easy to move.

TLC Home Collection – Fallow Deer Family – some of them have icy breath!

TLC Fallow [Female] – LI 4
TLC Fallow [little Fawn] – LI 1
TLC Fallow [Fawn] B – LI 2

Landscaping:

Landscaping by Felix -Mesh Forest Hill Landscape – 77 LI – 32 x 32 m Part 1 (of 2 parts)
KIDD – SHORT GRASS*GREEN MEADOW WILD DAISY*5 x 0.3*FLAT SQUARE
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Heart Botanicals – WildFlowers – Petunias – Red – D8

 

 

Cheers m’dears 🙂

Too much cake!

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Can you ever have too much cake?  Well, you have to give it a really good go!  This is our second round of cakes and the dog is already collapsed and so is Arrchie. Can I manage any more?  While I’m contemplating another portion of blueberry cake, the goose is eyeing up the mooncakes 🙂

A beautiful set of spring/summertime furniture by ::Newchurch:: that I adore, called  “Spring Party Dining Set”. Everything is so detailed, even the napkin rings have little leaf shapes on them. I appreciate the attention to detail and the fact that you can texture change the chairs, table mats and runner. There’s also some great animations in this set, that add to the humour of a spring party.  Pick up a copy of this set at the ON9 Event.

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]‘s set for March Arcade is called “Colors of Spring gacha” and I’ve got most of it out here. Fine work indeed, and perfect for a garden or forest setting. Lots of extras apart from the Hideaway that can be used in gardens and porches or indoors. That’s a direct landmark to the vendor on Arcade.

Home & Garden items used:

::Newchurch::
Spring Party Dining Set – ON9
:: N :: Slatted Deck Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N:: Faith Rustic Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Inge Rustic Dining Chair, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Elia Rustic Table, Spring Edition – LI 2
:: N :: Hydrangea Pot, Lilac – LI 2
:: N :: Hydrangea Pot, White – LI 2
:: N :: Tulip Vase, Set One – LI 2
:: N :: Tulip Vase, Set Two – LI 2
:: N :: Daffodil Box – LI 2
Spring Edition Place Setting – LI 2

tableware – texture change tablecloth and place settings to green, green gingham, pink, pink gingham, yellow and yellow gingham
chairs – texture change – green, yellow and pink

22769 ~[Bauwerk] – Colors of Spring gacha – The Arcade
22769 – Sloppy Square Rug – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Parsley Pot White and Brown – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Flower Bowl White and Brown – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Thyme Pot White and Brown – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Amphore with Boxtree Brown and White – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Garden Lantern – COMMON – LI 1 – variable light intensity
22769 – Ball Lamps – COMMON – LI 5 – variable light intensity
22769 – Sloppy Square Rug – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Garden Artichoke Brown and White – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Garden Hideout – RARE – LI 46

Others:

MadPea Mad Meals Mooncakes – LI 2 – gacha

[Merak] – Strawberry Chocolate Cake – LI 1 and [Merak] – Blueberry Cake – LI 2
from Sweet Treats set

Animals –
TLC Home Collection – Canadian Goose – Standing – from Canadian Geese Family
Jian – JIAN Scruffy Shepherds 14. Sleepy Adult – gacha – The Arcade

Landscaping –
-Garden- by anc meadow {deep forest} 1Li mesh – LI 1
LB_WhiteFlowers1{Field} – Little Branch
Enchanted Woods v2 – 3 and 2 (trees) – Studio Skye
Meadow Patch – Garlic mustard- small 2 – Heart Botanicals

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 🙂

Home for the Holidays – Chez Moi Furnitures New Releases

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Think I’m likely to be virtually home for the holidays all of December, what with the plethora of new releases recently!  Chez Moi Furnitures is no exception and I’m featuring three beautiful sets from them today, along with other Home & Garden goodies – see details below.

First up is the “Iron Patio Set” and yes, you’ve seen this before but not in holiday colours.

 

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All in 100% original Mesh, the pieces will amount to only 15 LI when used as a set.

♥ Iron Sofa: 3 LI
♥ Iron Armchair: 3 LI (each)
♥ Ottoman: 1 LI (each)
♥ Bucket Flower: 2 LI (each)

♥ + 35 single poses (female and male)
♥ 12 alone poses (female and male)
♥ 36 animations for couples in love (18 x 2)
♥ 36 intimate animations (18 x 2) – Only in Adult version.
♥ Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chose (wine, book, newspaper)

You can get this set from the SaNaRae Event which runs up to December 18th.

Next, we’ve got the “Xmas Wrap Station” set, which includes all the vintage toys displayed.

 

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This is a realistic booth to wrap your gifts and enjoy a pleasant time with your beloved one. The Wrap Station has 65 animations in PG version and 105 animations in Adult version. Here I am playing board games with the Osprey. Don’t play with him, he can spot when you’re cheating 🙂

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♥ Xmas Wrap Station Booth: 9 LI
♥ Wrap Station Board: 6 LI
♥ Xmas Gifts Wagon + Toys: 11 LI  – in total your scene will be 26 Land Impact

♥ 19 single animations (female and male)

♥ 32 couple poses (16 x 2)

♥ 14 fun animations (7 x 2)

♥ 40 intimate animations (20 x 2) in the Adult version

Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chosen.

Pick up your copy at at the Tres Chic Event, which runs until December 10th.

 

Lastly, here’s the gorgeous “Wintery Fountain” which is available at the mainstore and on Marketplace. Not every winter’s day has grey skies above. The ducks and the deer can’t quite believe there is only ice in the fountain, time for me to break out the hot water!

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A variation of the summer fountains, it’s offered in a PG version and looks perfect as a feature in winter landscaping scenes.

♥ Room for 1-2 people
♥ 19 single animations (female and male)
♥ 28 couple poses (14 x 2)
♥ Automatic Rezzing Props – attaches when an animations is chosen (juice, book)

Specifications: 15 LI | Mesh

 

Here’s details of the other H & G items, animals and landscaping used in the pictures :-

 

DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin Snow Add On” m/c V.1.0
DaD DESIGN “The New Old Cabin” m/c V.1.0

22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Garden wall short, long, pillar
22769 ~ [Bauwerk] Snowmen gacha – Quicksand

[zerkalo] Shiny Shabby Christmas Tree – at Crossroads Event

Jian :: Hearthside Fire Pit – from camping set
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Preen) – from Duck Family pack
JIAN :: Duck – Posed (Peck)

TLC Home – Fallow Deer [Female] +B – from the Fallow Deer with Manger pack
TLC Home – Fallow Deer [little Fawn]
TLC Home – Osprey – on his own, there’s a perch in the pack

+Half-Deer+ Shiba Inu – Sleepy – gacha
*HEXtraordinary* Nope Cat – Siamese Cuddle – Arcade gacha

Snowball Fight Sign CHEZ MOI
Vintage Hot Soups CHEZ MOI

GA Home – Oma’s Kitchen – Erwtensoep – gacha 6 Republic
Apple Fall Fig & Blackberry Cake

Winter landscaping items from The Little Branch
Amoena 1_Potted_Topiary 1
LB_Mimosa 1_Winter
LB_Amur_4 seasons+Extras
LB_fern 1_Beige_winter
LB_Spruce_Winter_v3.1_snowy bark
LB_Red Maple_4 seasons_v2
LB_Cedar 2_Winter
LB_Angelica 1_double_winter

Visit Chez Moi Furnitures mainstore for lots more decorating ideas!

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Cheers, m’dears 🙂

 

Hello Tuesday 104 – Fe Style, Minimal, Goose, The Little Branch

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Hello Tuesday - Fe Style, Minimal, Goose, The Little Branch

 

Lots of one day bargains!  Hello Tuesday sales day on the Cosmopolitan sim has fashion and furniture aplenty – check it all out on the blog – here.

Fe Style – the Koslov shirt 50% off at 55L each, choice of 11 great colours. I was wearing the mid grey which is a useful colour for a lot of mix n match. There’s 2 Fitmesh sizes plus a small and medium standard size.  I really liked this t-shirt because it drapes well both sides, goes with heaps of jeans/pants and reminds me of the distant summer lol

Minimal – Lugia unisex necklace in gold 50% off at 99L… try it – you might be pleasantly surprised! It has a wonderful adjust feature that includes alterations on many axes so you can fit it just right… anywhere on the neckline. You can even get away with wearing tattoos n all 🙂

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Goose – a nice gacha here and it’s only 25L per pull. Cube Sitters gacha.  The cubes have a good batch of poses where you can sit and enjoy the view or simply sit! According to the vendor photo, there’s some great Rares with colour theme choices and prizes for singles, couples and friends. I got one with flowers on which was most appropriate 🙂

The Little Branch – white flowers 1 field – masses of white flowers which come in two shapes… the rounded field and the square field. Love these, they look so opulent. It’s 50% off at 168L. I used only 2 of the rounded field pieces and it was more than enough to fill half the greenhouse.

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‘The Little Greenhouse’ is from 22769 ~ [Bauwerk] and I sunk this into the ground, it does have a nice neutral coloured stonework base and there’s all that wrought iron work and glass – makes a smashing landscape piece.

Windlight was – Annan Adored Santaurio

Cheers, m’dears 🙂