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Go Wild in the Country

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Having fun in the desert and being very lazy!

My pa was a geologist and so anything to do with Earth Science has always fascinated me.  The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs came with this explanation of the landscape and how it formed over millennia.  So interesting I included it here. Hope you enjoy it, too!

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“The Great Basin Desert stretches from Utah into Idaho, Nevada, California, Colorado and Arizona. It is the largest desert in the U.S. covering an expanse of about 190,000 square miles. In Arizona this desert connects with the Sonoran and Mojave deserts, the only two other deserts in the U.S.

The region was once host to a large inland sea that has filled and dried up twice during our geological history leaving behind large valleys running north and south as small lakes vanished leaving behind salt crust or hard-pan. The flat area of clay, silt, or sand encrusted with salt that forms is known as a Playa. The runoff from the region is what created the Grand Canyon.

After the rock hardened and began to erode, compressed veins of salt threaded between hard sandstone, leaving behind monumental sandstone fins. These fins now exposed formed magnificent formations blended with colours formed during vastly varying times of our earth’s history. Red Sandstone, known as Navajo Sandstone was formed during an oxygen environment and therefore is red from iron oxide while yellow sandstone was formed prior when the planet was saturated with carbon dioxide.

Now exposed to the elements of wind, water and dirt, this soft rock took on amazing and unique shapes, colours and textures. Host to many national parks and once the home of the Anastasia Indians, you can reference:

• Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
• Capitol Reef National Park
• Arches National Monument
• Canyonlands National Monument
• Glen Canyon National Recreational Area”

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

Sponsors:- Serenity Style, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection, Chez Moi Furnitures, The Boardwalk Event, Salacity, [ Generation X ]
Others:- Camp Steelhead, Crate, Aphrodite, Shutter Field
Events: – Man Cave, The Boardwalk Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Serenity Style, currently at Man Cave from January 17th
This is a new gacha collection exclusive for Man Cave. There are 2 Rares and 6 commons. Permissions are Modify & Transfer so the 4×4’s can be used by Adult and Kid Avatars. Drive them or use them as décor!
I was using the “Military 4×4 – Desert” – LI 19 – drive it and reverse it – it’s an SL® vehicle and great fun! You can also adjust the driving animation for position.

Little Branch
Dracaena Tree. V1 {Animated} – LI 1
Dracaena Tree. V2 {Animated} – LI 5
From a pack of 4 differently shaped trees – an iconic tree with beautifully realistic textures for hot regions of the world.
Wild Grass *1 Li {Dry} *Animated – LI 1

TLC Home Collection
From the animated Meerkats gacha…
1_TLC Meerkat Adult Lookout_RARE – LI 3
5_TLC Meerkat Adults and Pup Sitting_Common – LI 4
10_TLC Meerkat Adult Sunbathing_Common – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

and… TLC Osprey – LI 3 – on his own fishing branch with captured wriggling fish

Designers at The Boardwalk Event
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1. [ Generation X ], currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Tamba Outdoor Furniture Set
[Generation X] Tamba Outdoor Bed Cream – LI 5 – 5 friends animations + 20 couple animations
[Generation X] Tamba Table Cream – LI 2
There’s also a chair in the set – LI 4 – 5 female + 5 male animations and mirrors
Sets available in Cream and Black

2.  Salacity, currently at The Boardwalk Event
Salacity on Marketplace
And now you know where I got the hamburgers from! Zesty’s Dairy Bar is a full-size building, highly detailed and contextually accurate, styled after a dairy bar/snack shack. It is non-functional as a building, serving only as décor or a backdrop. At only LI 5, it’s an easy way to add zest to your landscape.
Salacity – Zesty’s Dairy Bar – LI 5 – Decor piece – the original comes with a litter bin at the front which you can detach.

3. Camp Steelhead, currently at The Boardwalk Event
The Camp Steelhead Hot Springs is a composite of Designer Chelsea’s experiences having lived the region for much of her life. She combined elements indicative of the American West while capturing the feel as much as the sights.
The pack also includes textures so you can add to your ground piece, make an alternative texture Ice Chest and use a screen background!
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Wall Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Spire Rock – LI 6
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Balance Rock – LI 4
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs – LI 30 – animated water

Also includes the Steelhead Ice Chest – LI 5
Steelhead Kiosk – Hot Springs – LI 1
Camp Steelhead Hot Springs Warning Sign – LI 1

What you can’t see in my picture because it’s close-up, is that the rock on the right side is a water spout, it makes a spectacular scene! I’m interested in this set for landscaping but it also has an extensive Adult animation menu which you need to check out at the Event as I have a strictly PG blog here.  Otherwise, there’s Bathe, Sit and Cuddles Menus with Adjust & Swap facilities. There’s also a Utilities Menu that controls lights, glow and environmental factors. Well worth the price!

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Food ‘n Drink
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Aphrodite
“Tropical Drinks” Tray – LI 1
For a mere 1 Land Impact you get a lovely tray of drinks that give out cooling fruit drink on touch. Choose from Strawberry, Banana, Coconut and Ice Cream Soda tropical drinks

Chez Moi Furnitures
Hamburger Tray Party – LI 4

Crate
crate Famila Ranch Set ~ Pinto Bean Cactus – LI 2

Shutter Field
[sf] deck – wood – LI 14 – has string lights and steps at the front, I sunk it into the ground here. It’s a versatile piece that can go in a multitude of landscapes and I use it a lot.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Cherry Blossom Magick

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When you mix Dragons and Red Headed Cranes you are bound to create Magick!

I’m featuring the beautiful Shabby Corner Desk by Dragon Magick Wares today which is on offer for Syndicate Sunday. This useful piece of furniture will fit perfectly into any corner of your home and increase the available surface area so you’ll be able to place out yet more of your precious ornaments… what could be better! And it’s only L$69 for the duration of the Event.

Syndicate Sunday is a discount shopping event that runs once a month. It will start on the first Sunday of every month and run through to the second Sunday of the month for an 8-day Event in all. Items will be at out Designer’s stores, not an Event area.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

Sponsors:- Syndicate Sunday, Dragon Magick Wares, Serenity Style, TLC Home Collection, 22769 [Bauwerk]
Others:- Landscaping by Felix, Air, HEXtraordinary
Events: – Syndicate Sunday

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Syndicate Sunday BlogFlickr – runs from January 6th – 13th
Dragon Magick Wares – Shabby Corner Desk – LI 2

Also other pieces by Dragon Magick Wares
Spirit Dragon Lantern – LI 3 – on/off lantern with good radius of light
Watercolor Dragon – LI 1

Serenity Style

Merloc Rusty Hall – LI 17 – also contains lantern with candle

22769, prizes from the Tea Ceremony gacha
22769 – Tea Set – COMMON – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
22769 – Jade Buddha – Gift of the Guardians – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

TLC Home Collection
Animated Red-crowned Crane – LI 2
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Landscaping by Felix
Found in the Japanese Section – Sakura Pond 12 x 7 metres footprint – LI 11

Air – prize from the Flower Lantern gacha
7) Air_Flower Lantern_Cherry Blossom pink – Transfer & Modify

HEXtraordinary
Zen Juniper Bonsai – LI 1 (this piece also has a table)

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Fireside Memories

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Winter has set in where we live, and I find there’s nothing better for cheering up a grey, freezing cold day than to lounge in front of a blazing fire.  It also has the best heat output anywhere, including oil fired radiators and ambient heaters!  You can sit and watch a fire for its living elements and never be bored, in fact it will help clear out upsetting emotional states and give you comfort.

There’s a lot of Scandi style furniture and décor around at the moment and it’s a style that’s perfect for winter decorating.  It can be successfully combined with other styles, as I’ve done in the scene above.  It’s a beautiful, minimalist style that was among the first design styles to promote simplistic ways of living when it emerged during the 1930s within the five Nordic countries of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.  It became known as “Scandinavian design” which originated from a design show that toured the USA and Canada between 1954 and 1957.  The style emphasizes clean lines and simple designs that are inspired by nature and the Nordic climate. This results in spaces that are suffused with light, airiness, serenity and a feeling of oneness with nature.  Scandi style promotes beautiful designs and quality, with sustainable products that are affordable and easily accessible to people in all strata’s of society, and that makes it an egalitarian choice for today.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products used in the scene and where to get them:-

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Country Lane, Granola., Raindale, TLC Home Collection, Newchurch, Serenity Style, KraftWork
Others:- Kaerri, 8f8
Events: – Cosmopolitan, Japonica, Lootbox Event

*NB – all products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Cheeky Pea & Country Lane
Sofie’s Set from the mainstore
Sofie’s Sofa in PG and Adult – great set of animations for solo, couples and intimate in the Adult version – swap and adjust facilities – LI 12 – Copy only
Sofie’s Falu House – LI 3
Sofie’s Frames – LI 3
Sofie’s Hast – LI 1
Sofie’s Dala – LI 2
Carolyn Side Table by Cheeky Pea – LI 1

Granola.
Holiday Gifts which are the latest Group Gift
Granola. Tray Of Bells. – LI 3
Granola. Paperwhites. – LI 3

And the lamps are from the Waverly’s Set
Granola. Waverly’s Lamp Gold.1 – LI 2

Raindale
Pieces from the Laverton gacha, currently at Lootbox Event which runs to January 28th
Raindale – Laverton skybox – LI 25 – Rare – Footprint 12 by 19 metres
Raindale – Laverton branches wall art 1 white – LI 5 (mirrored pieces)
Raindale – Laverton Grandfather clock (white) – LI 2 – Grandfather clock scripted to show time, you can choose time zones, control sound and volume. Remove the scripts if you want to resize and you won’t break the clock handles. Inside the Lootbox, you get the Skybox, Hanging Chair in Black and Wall Art in Gold. The rest of the 10 items are the Commons, Permissions are Transfer and Modify
Raindale – Laverton Armoire – LI 6

TLC Home Collection, Currently at Japonica to January 14th
Animated chaps from the Fox’s Den set which includes Scene versions for Spring/Summer (linked scenes) Field Mice, Red Foxes Adults and Cubs
TLC Red Fox CubA [Sitting] texture variant I – LI 2
TLC Red Fox CubB [Laying] texture variant II – LI 2
TLC Field Mouse Sitting – LI 1 – extreme cuteness!

 

Newchurch, currently at Cosmopolitan
:: N :: Nicholas Sleigh Bed – LI 14 – available in PG and Adult versions
This beautiful sleigh bed has a texture changer for the quilt/comforter and the rear pillows which can be accessed by clicking on them individually. Options are Buttercup, Carbon, Celadon, Cherry Blossom, Cloud Dancer, Crimson, Egret, Iris Orchid, Lapis Blue, Pale Peach, Pine Green, Plum Caspia, Starfish, Thyme and Ultramarine. When you use the bed, the quilt is hidden and you’ll see the top and mattress sheets that were underneath. There’s a comprehensive animation menu via HUD… female sitter should sit first although there’s a Swap functionality if you forget, and the Menus are:-
10 solo M, 10 solo F, 22 lovely couples animations, plus in the Adult section – 10 foreplay and 10 intimate. You’ll be able to set Access and Adjust the animations.

Serenity Style
“Dean Fall” – Metal Logs Basket – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Hygge Rug – LI 6 for a huge and beautiful rug!

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8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn gacha (2 Rare and 23 Commons)
gacha key

18_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – Sorting memories Autumn – LI 3
11_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – For soft landing Winter – LI 3
06_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – Delightful bites Autumn – LI 2
08_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – Failed distractions Autumn – LI 4
04_8f8 – Winter Memories of Autumn – Carrying old flames Autumn – LI 6 – working fireplace with gently flickering flames

Kaerri
Candle Slab – LI 7 – Copy only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Winter Glamping

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The Husky family have taken to glamping this winter! They adore their new vehicle, the Kraftstream. They can even sling their sleighs on it, lazy canines. Look at Dad pegged out, he must have imbibed way too much Christmas cheer… or Hans, have you made that bench too comfy?  Maybe Junior will wake him up with a snowball 🙂

The Kraftstream has a couple of versions included in the pack, one which is furnished and one which is just the vehicle itself. There’s a great decorating HUD included. Options include awning on and off, and versions of interior finishing, string lights, fabric patterns, and dinette décor. There are even Christmas fabric options included, it’s enough to satisfy most ardent decorating fiddlers.

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today:-

NB – Permissions are Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Sponsors:- KraftWork, Builder’s Box, Serenity Style, Raindale, Little Branch, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Studio Skye Landscaping, Mushilu
Events:- FaMESHed, We Love Role-Play, UBER, Builder’s Box – Snowstorm

BUILDER’S BOXSnowstorm Edition
1. Serenity Style
Cozy Winter Bench – LI 5 – Animation Menus – solo sits for ladies & gents, romantic and relaxing Cuddles
Cozy Winter Lantern = LI 2 (enlarged)
Cozy Winter Logs Crate – LI 3

2. Raindale
Snowday Set
Snowday picnic sled/chair + blanket +cushion – LI 4 – 10 solo sits
Snowday picnic – Snowman – LI 2
Snowday picnic – snowballs – LI 1
Snowday picnic basket – LI 1
Snowday picnic drinks (touch for cup) – LI 1
Snowday picnic – arch – sparkling lights – LI 5

KraftWork, currently at December FaMESHed
KraftWork Kraftstream Decorated – LI 243
KraftWork Kraftstream Shell – LI 212
decorating HUD

Raindale
“Fairhurst” is a collection of cute mailboxes currently at the We Love Role-Play Event
I used the Fairhurst mailbox – snowy – LI 2. They are scripted to work as a mailbox so you’ll be able to drag notecards or send messages. Put your email address in description field to get notifications on email or replace with your own mailing system/dropbox scripts, it’s fully modifiable!

Little Branch
A medley of beautiful animated seasonal trees on Winter option, I reduced most of them from the default size – they are very adaptable for all sorts of scenes.
1. Lombardy Poplar {Animated } 5-Seasons – LI 6
2. RedBud Tree {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 3 – should still be at UBER Event
3. Korean Beech Tree v2 {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 5
4. Mimosa 1 – Winter – LI 2

TLC Home Collection
Pieces from the “Husky Outpost” set which includes the individual woofers & puppers and a decorated scene for them to enjoy
Outpost Scene – without dogs – LI 13
Husky Adult [Laying] – LI 3
Husky Adult [Standing] no Breath – LI 4
Husky Puppy [Pulling] – LI 3
Husky Puppy [Standing] – LI 3
Husky Puppy [Sitting] – LI 2

American Robin – LI 1

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Studio Skye Landscaping
Piece from the “Skye Land Forms” – Snow Horseshoe 32m – LI 2

Mushilu
Pieces from the “Snow Lake and Formations” Set
Rock 1, 2, and 3 – LI 1 each
Snow Formation 3 and 4 – LI 1 each

Cheers, m’dears, and have a great weekend ❤

Pastel Christmas

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When polar bear cubs decorate!

Inspired by the latest collection from Silence., beautiful ornaments and tree skirts! Those skirts would also make really good bedroom rugs, they are so pretty.

*Please click on the picture for a larger version, the smaller products will show up better.

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

Sponsors:- Silence., TLC Home Collection, unKindness, Granola.
Others:- Dreamland Designs, Dust Bunny, Lucas Lameth
Events:- The Liaison Collaborative

Silence., currently at The Liaison Collaborative
Pieces from the “Pastel Christmas” gacha – Wooden Ornaments and tree skirts
Pastel Christmas – Sparkle Tree Skirt – Pink RARE (also in Blue RARE) – LI 2
1. Deer Candle – Blue
2. Deer Candle – Pink
3. Wooden Ornament – Blue
4. Matte Ornament – Blue
5. Shimmer Ornament – Blue
6. Shimmer Ornament – Pink
7. Matte Ornament – Pink
8. Wooden Ornament – Pink
9. Star Ornament – Blue
10. Diamond Ornament – Blue
11. Diamond Ornament – Pink
12. Star Ornament – Pink
13. Studded Tree – Blue
14. Studded Tree – Pink
Permissions are Transfer & Modify

Granola.
This is a piece from a wonderful collection of doors you can use in a surprisingly large number of places.  Small and Large versions in a variety of useful colours.
Antique Painted Door. Pink Lg. – LI 10 – Copy & Modify

TLC Home Collection
Polar Bear Cub [Leaning] – LI 1
Polar Bear Cub [Standing] – LI 2
These little chaps are from the Polar Bears set which includes an ice island habitat!

unKindness
Piece from the 9 to 5 gacha
Day Bed – Rare – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify
Animations for ladies, gents and snuggles Menu

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Dreamland Designs
DD Yummy Snowflake Hot Chocolate Tray – LI 6 (also available in pink)
Gives cups of Hot Choc that has drinking animation – Copy & Modify

Lucas Lameth Boutique
Harmony Glass Chime in Pink – LI 2 – Copy & Modify
Versions for ceiling and for wall

Dust Bunny
Alpine Christmas Tree – Plain version on “White” – LI 6 – Copy & Modify
Also decorated version in same pack with HUD to change textures of all parts, plus beautiful candle glow effect makes this a ‘must have’ tree

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Park Life

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I’ve been on a week’s leave and am not really supposed to be back until Monday, but I couldn’t resist doing another Autumnal scene!  It’s such a beautiful season and is rather short in our virtual world.  This scene looks like the foliage density of a park but it doesn’t take many trees and shrubs to get a really good effect,  so if you wanted to repeat this landscape on a more permanent basis than I did just for blogging’s sake, it wouldn’t break the prim bank.  Always a good thing to know.

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Here’s details of the Home & Garden products I used in the scene today and where to find them:-

Sponsors:- TLC Home Collection, unKindness, Little Branch,
Others:- JIAN, Vespertine, Dysfunctionality
Events:- Tannenbaum by Prism Events, The Mens Dept, Enchantment Event, Fifty Linden Friday

NB – All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

TLC Home Collection, at Tannenbaum – from November 17th until December 22nd
TLC Fly Thru Diner – linked Set – LI 7 – animated birds
Set contains a linked set, set without birds, single birds Green Finch and Red Cardinal and they are LI 1 each – plus a handy notecard with details of how to control lights and sound volume

unKindness
Pieces from the “Manor Fence” Set – it’s my opinion that Jamie does the best fences and walls going and this set is no exception!  I find myself going back into my uK Inventory section again and again when this sort of landscaping is required.
uK – Manor Fence End Stone Base – LI 3
uK – Manor Fence Railing – LI 3

Little Branch
1. Korean Beech Tree V2, currently at Enchantment Event to November 30th
LB_KoreanBeechTree.v2 {Animated} 4Seasons – LI 2 – showing red and yellow Autumn colours

2. Wild Birch, currently at The Mens Dept to November 30th
LB_WildBirch {Animated} 4Seasons – LI 2 – texture change for Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter

Snakeweed – an extra that is in the tree packs!
LB_Snakeweed {Animated} *Summer-B – and Summer-A – LI 2 each – use well into the Autumn season

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JIAN

Adult Doe from “Fallow Deer Set” which contains not only wanderers and companion animals but also a set of static poses animals where you can go through 8 different stages of each pose given.  So useful!
JIAN Fallow Doe Static – Look – LI 1 – control static poses and seasonal texture change
Plus…
JIAN Fallow Fawn Static Stroll – LI 2 and JIAN Fallow Fawn Static Laying – LI 1 – Fifty Linden Friday bargain but they are in the mainstore

Dysfunctionality
Fabulous low prim, texture change landscaping, some with twinkles when required for enchanting effects.
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Cluster – LI 1 – texture change
[DDD] Swaying Leafy Bush – Curve – LI 1 – texture change

Vespertine
Pieces from the “Garden Pathways” FatPack, individual purchases are also an option here
{vespertine} – garden pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 6
{vespertine} – garden pebble stepping stone – LI 1

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Best Stay in Bed!

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When it’s raining on your day off and you’ve got a good snack supply, it’s best to stay in bed! Although that beagle’s very interested in the cookie tray – so better make it back to bed fast 🙂

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Here’s full details of the Home & Garden products I used in today’s scene:-

Sponsors:- unKindness, Silence, Fancy Decor, TLC Home Collection, KraftWork
Others:- +Half-Deer+, {what next}
Events:- ULTRA, UBER

NB – All products have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

 

unKindness, pieces from the Journey Bedroom Set
uK – The Journey Runner Rug v3 – LI 2 – there are 6 versions in the set
uK – The Journey Bed Black PG – LI 15 – also available in Adult maturity – contains single dances – great fun!, couples sleep and couples cuddles Animation Menus. The bed has versions in tan and white, too.
uK – The Journey Drapes Dbl Blk/Gold – LI 6 – fabulous set of single and double drapes included in this set – Tan, White/Blue are the other colourways
uK – The Journey Book Stack His and Hers – LI 1 each
uK – The Journey Leafy Planter – LI 1
There’s also a Side Table which I haven’t shown in The Journey set and that has black, white and wood versions

 

Silence, pieces from the Whittaker Set – currently at ULTRA
Silence. – Whittaker Dresser – LI 2 (enlarged from original size)
Silence. – Whittaker Mirror – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Gold Accessories – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Rug – LI 3 – (enlarged from original size)
Silence. – Whittaker Frame – LI 1 – drag your own photo onto this

TLC Home Collection
Beagles from the Harvest Helpers Set
TLC Beagle [laying] – LI 2
TLC Beagle [Standling] – animated – LI 3

 

Fancy Decor, pieces from the Spencer Set – currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Spencer Console – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Spencer Lamp – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Lacquer Box – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Book Stack – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer – Delft Plate – LI 1 – this does have a plate holder on it so you can place it on a flat surface
Fancy Decor: Spencer Painting – G. Earp Pastoral Scene – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Painting – F.G. Short Landscape – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Spencer Painting – Pocock Landscape – LI 1

 

KraftWork – Chelsea Rain Building
KraftWork Chelsea Rain . Rooftop Floor – LI 138
A fantastic and versatile building that also has separate rezzable floors if required! Rain particle effect included

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Both these products were Fifty Linden Friday specials, however don’t panic if you can’t live without them, they are still at the mainstores at the usual prices!
+Half-Deer+
+Half-Deer+ Tassel Garland – Halloween – Long – LI 3
+Half-Deer+ Tassel Garland – Halloween – Short – LI 1
These say they are for Halloween but they’ll look nice at any season

{what next}
{what next} Fall Woodland Drinks (Cider) – LI 2 – drinks giver
{what next} Fall Woodland Cookies (log) – LI 2 – cookies giver

Cheers, m’dears 🙂