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Fondue for you!

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During the 18th century the origin of fondue began in Switzerland as a way to use aged cheeses and breads to feed families who had limited access to fresh foods during the winter time. Producers of cheese and bread saw their busy season was during the warm months and that the food had to be saved by villagers to be used through the cold winter months. As the cheese would age and the breads became stale it became more difficult to eat. The local villagers found that if they heated the cheese with wines, garlic, and herbs they could dip their stale bread which would soften when dipped into the flavourful cheese mixture. This way of cooking together over one pot and eating by a warm cosy fire became a Swiss winter tradition known as fondue. The word fondue comes from the French word, ‘fondre’, which means ‘to melt’ and has since then been used to reference many other types of fondue for meats, chicken, seafood, and even chocolate.

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

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, Granola., Salacity, KraftWork
Others:- Rezz Room, Sway’s, *LODE*, Crate, {what next}, Soy
Events: – Collabor88, UBER, The A+ Event, Shiny Shabby, Fifty Linden Friday

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

Fancy Decor, currently at Collabor88

Pieces from the “Couperin Collection”, a fondue set and small dining/bistro set – use indoors and outside on porches/decks
Couperin Chair – LI 3 – General sits and Dining animations with rezzables for ladies & gents
Couperin Table – LI 1
Couperin Fondue Set – LI 1
Couperin Bread Bowl – LI 1
Couperin Fondue Plate A and B – LI 1 each
Couperin Fondue Skewers – LI 1
Couperin Bottle and glasses – LI 1 each (rezzed as linked set)

Granola.
Pieces from the Carmella Set and Waverley’s Set
Granola. Carmella Vintage Shell Print1. and Print2. – LI 2 each
Granola. Carmella Bird Of Paradise. – LI 4 at this size
Granola. Waverly’s Lamp Gold.2 – LI 2

Salacity
Salacity – Caliper Shelf – LI 3 – oak, brass and melamine – plenty of room for your décor on this lovely piece, and the white shelves show off the products nicely

KraftWork, currently at UBER
Set also contains fully functional Shower, Sink and Toilet as extra pieces
KraftWork West of The Rain House – LI 96 – this is the porch area
There’s a living room and kitchen area, bathroom, 2 bedrooms – 100% Materials – footprint is 13 by 22 metres

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Rezz Room – American Bully Puppy Set gacha – 9 Commons and 1 Animesh Rare – L$70 per Play, currently at  The A+ Event to March 16th
[Rezz Room] American Bully Puppy Walk – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify gacha prize

Sways – Fifty Linden Friday set (Friday Feb 22nd)

[Febo] Flowerpot with Monstera – LI 5 at this size

*LODE* Decor, currently at Shiny Shabby Event, just started
*LODE* Decor – Pandora Peacock – LI 15 at this size

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

{what next}
Pieces from the Dahlia set which includes a tea trolley in tintable wood
{what next} Dahlia Lemonade Dispenser – LI 2
[what next} Dahlia Glasses Decor – LI 2
{what next} Dahlia Spring Water Bottles Decor – LI 1
[what next} Dahlia Lemonade Glasses Decor – LI 1
[what next} Dahlia Straws Decor – LI 1

{what next} Pothos Plant (small) – LI 1 – all the following have a texture change pot for patterns and plains, makes them so versatile!
{what next} Swiss Cheese Plant – LI 1
{what next} Snake Plant – LI 1
{what next} House Plant – Agave – LI 1

Soy
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Dark – Down – LI 2

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Blue is the colour

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“I have a blue house with a blue window
Blue is the colour of all that I wear
Blue are the streets and all the trees are too
I have a girlfriend and she is so blue
Blue are the people here that walk around
Blue like my Corvette, it’s in and outside
Blue are the words I say and what I think
Blue are the feelings that live inside me” ~ Blue (Da Ba Dee) Eiffel 65

Although the lyrics maybe a wee bit sombre, the actual song is upbeat and enjoyable.  And I think that’s one of the diverse things about the colour blue. On the one hand it’s a great colour for interior design because it’s quite restful, intuitive and nourishing – it’s the colour of the sea and the sky after all – and on the other hand the emotion of ‘having the blues’ is also associated with the colour. What a dichotomy!

My pal Exis did a blue interior this week and so I thought I’d have a go, too. Not entirely blue, I admit, but it’s amazing what you can do with toning and contrast colours. It reminds me of peacock feathers. The JIAN Betta tank must get a special mention because it has such a low Land Impact and you can rez as many animated fish as will fit in the tank – a really good addition to your lounge which will add some life and colour.

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

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

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, Builder’s Box, Architect.
Others:- JIAN
Events: – UBER, Builder’s Box After Hours

Fancy Decor, currently at UBER

Pieces from the Grantaire Collection:-
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Sofa (adult) – LI 11 – solo sits, couples cuddles and adult menus
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Armchair (adult) – LI 5 – solo sits and adult menus
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Mirrors – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Pill Bookends – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Frame – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Magazine – LI 1 – reading this!
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Jugs – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Candle Holder – 3 of these at LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Sculpture – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grantaire Nesting Tables – LI 1

 

Builder’s BoxAfter Hours Edition
1. Architect.
Architect. After hours Fireplace – LI 5 – scripted (slightly altered for my scene, please see vendor picture for total effect)
Architect. After Hours Decor Glass – LI 1
Architect. After hours Rug [A] – LI 4 – single, cuddle and adult menus

Architect. After hours Tray – LI 1
Architect. After hours Assenzio Bottle – LI 2
Architect. After hours Glass with Spoon – LI 2
Architect. After hours Empty Glass – LI 1
Architect. After hours Sugar Tray – LI 1

KraftWork
KraftWork Wall System – Tropical (ALIGN SCRIPT) – LI 1 – choose from mid blue, green leaves, green pineapple, leaves + white, full beige, full green, full white, beige birds, BW pineapple, flowers beige, samambaia, sweet flower textures as panels

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JIAN
Wall-Mounted Betta Tank – LI 6 and any fish you rez are LI 2 extra, choose from green, red, yellow, blue, blue/red, Cambodian fighting fish

JIAN ‘dorable Danes 8. Blue Wander Pup – LI 10 – Gacha prize – set name and radius of wander, resize, set to phantom and set sound – Permissions are Transfer only

Floor set-up by Moz

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Feeling Peckish

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When you’ve gone to bed and the birds think the table is set up so nicely, they are going to use it!

This new dining set from KraftWork is so beautiful, I couldn’t wait to try it out.  My windlight is set at a warm, cosy tone for intimate evening dining, so do check out the vendor photo below so you can see what the set looks like in a whiter light.

The scene is set in the Laverton Skybox, from the latest Raindale gacha which is at Lootbox.  This is the opposite end to the fireplace.  I’ll show more of this in the next post.

I went along to Ibi’s (8f8) to check out his new gacha (which I’ll use in the next post) and found these cute little vintage birds as well. There’s mister and miss versions so I thought they went together quite well in dining pairs.  I got three Mr Honeys so I don’t know what that’s telling me!

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

Sponsors:- Kraftwork, Raindale
Others:- 8f8, Concept}
Events:- Uber, Lootbox

KraftWork
Trancoso Dining Set, currently at Uber Event
KraftWork Trancoso Table – LI 1
KraftWork Trancoso Chair (no shadow) – LI 1 – 5 solo sits
KraftWork Trancoso Place Setting – Peace version – LI 2 – this includes table mat, plate, cutlery, glasses and napkin. There are 4 different place settings – Health, Love, Luck and Peace
KraftWork Trancoso Table Mini Menu – LI 1
KraftWork Trancoso Glasses with Candles – LI 2
KraftWork Trancoso Flowers on the Table – LI 1
KraftWork Trancoso Flowers Vase – LI 5
KraftWork Trancoso Ceiling Lamp – LI 1 – you can go into the Features on “Edit” and allow “Light” to be set to your own choices by ticking the box and altering the settings.
Permissions are Copy & Modify

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 and 2 (black) – LI 5 (mirrored pieces)
Raindale – Laverton Grandfather clock (black) – 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 Laverton Skybox, Hanging Chair in Black and Wall Art in Gold. The rest of the 10 items are the Commons, Permissions are Transfer and Modify

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8f8
Pieces from the Vintage Birds gacha
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Mister Honey – LI 2 (two of him)
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Miss Rainbow – LI 2
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Mister Moondust – LI 2
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Miss Cloud – LI 2
8f8 – Vintage Birds – Miss Cherrie – LI 2
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

Concept}
04. Ca’Pepe gacha – Long Carpet – LI 1
Permissions are Transfer and Modify

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 ❤

Hygge Hangout

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We’ve got the pale yellow skies of winter with a sprinkling of snow today! But you can be extra cosy in this beautiful and practical new cabin by KraftWork. It’s from the Hygge Set which is currently at Uber.

There’s a couple of ways of approaching the word, Hygge. It’s a Danish word which attempts to encapsulate the feeling of cosiness as being something charming or special. You can’t buy a Hygge living room in real life because the Danish see it as an emotional state rather than anything material. It also describes our ability to recognise and enjoy the current moment, and to indulge into the art of creating intimacy in a room. In other words, it’s creating a feeling of cosiness and knowing when you’ve got there!

I really enjoyed decorating this cabin by Kraftwork, and have used it in several posts now. What I like about it is the style and the practicality. I think we can go over the top with Scandi Design until it loses the sense of being useful. But this cabin has a flow-through ethic which means the two rooms can be used for either bedroom or living room, whatever you desire. The chimneys are well observed with a great smoke effect and there’s a couple of blazing fires – indoors and out. The outdoorsy fire extends the living space, you could set up a breakfast table and chairs here and be relatively comfortable, given the time of year. The flooring is a warm wood and the walls also are a warm coloured render. All these features add to the Hygge feeling of warmth and cosiness.

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

*NB – Permissions are all Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

KraftWork
Pieces from the Hygge Set, currently at Uber
KraftWork Hygge Cabin – with and without snow roof – LI 66
Sliding windows and doors, interior and outdoors fireplaces, smoking chimney effect, two room with dividing wall (no door)
KraftWork Hygge Bed – LI 22 – comprehensive Animations Menus for various gender couples:- Friends, Cuddles, Adults Intimate, Male Cuddles, Female Cuddles, Male Intimate and Female Intimate
KraftWork Hygge Wall Lamp Right and Left – soft light effect – LI 9 each
KraftWork Hygge Table Tall – LI 1
KraftWork Hygge Table Short – LI 2
KraftWork Hygge Rug – beautiful warm texture – LI 6

Collaboration with Kunst, currently at Shiny Shabby Event
Candle house (a) – LI 1
Candle house (b)- LI 1
Candle house (c) – LI 1

Little Branch
Mimosa 1_Winter – LI 2
Grass 1 l {Winter} – LI 2
Angelica 1_double_winter – LI 4
Hill- v 1 {winter} – LI 1
Scots Pine {Animated} 4-Seasons – LI 7 at this size

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Sway’s – Fifty Linden Friday bargain!
Sway’s [Eira] Fringe Christmas Tree – LI 4 – texture change for tree and bauble

Dust Bunny
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted male deer – LI 5
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted female deer – LI 3
dust bunny . winter décor . lighted baby deer – LI 1

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 2 – LI 5
Snow Formation 2 – LI 1

Studio Skye
Piece from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v 2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit – set on Winter texture

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Sleighed

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“I think we might be a tad too early, Prancer!”

Well of course they are!  They’ve got the SL® Winter blogging fever and it’s only November!  There’s some fabulous seasonal products about at various Events and they make such fun scenes.  I couldn’t have been more pleased to see JIAN’s latest animals, the Reindeer.  Not only do you get Companion, Wanderer and Static versions, but also they have their own cute stables.   That fabulous sleigh is by Granola. and it was well worth nagging Designer Kimbra over Thanksgiving so I could get the set.  It is really enchanting and on the front of the sleigh, which you can’t see this scene, are glowing stringlights and sleigh bells.  As always, Little Branch have come up with some stunning seasonal trees which with a click can be changed to snowy boughs and leaves, their sim is well worth a visit to add to your winter landscaping.

I fiddled around on the Black Dragon viewer which I’m getting more into now, making up my own Windlights for various effects.  You certainly can build depth into your photography with all the bells & whistles of that viewer.  Perseverance pays off 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Granola, Little Branch
Others:- JIAN, Mushilu, anc Ltd., Apple Fall, Barnesworth Anubis, Dysfunctionality, HEXtraordinary, Soy.
Events:- Tannenbaum, Prism Events, Uber
Viewer: Black Dragon

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

Granola., currently at Tannenbaum
The Frostine Sleigh – Red Tartan – PG – LI 15 – Singles Menus for ladies and gents plus a Couples Menu for this version! Lights and sleigh bells on the front, it’s a really pretty sleigh. There are also versions with Grey Tartan and Yellow Tartan seats and Adult versions of same if required. Seats 2 avatars and includes ALL BENTO animations.
PG:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
ADULT:
8 Female Singles.
7 Male Singles.
12 Cuddle Animations.
13 Adult Animations.

Little Branch, currently at Uber Event
RedBud Tree – realistic foliage which is gently animated and has a 4-Season HUD (mine are on Winter) – LI 3 at this size but can go much larger. Looks good from all angles and these are definitely at different angles to get the best effect.

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JIAN, currently at Uber Event
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Walk High – LI 2 – 8 frames and you can name him/her
JIAN Reindeer Collection :: Static – Stand – LI 4 – 8 frames and you can name him/her

SAYO, currently at Tannenbaum
PineWood Collection – Branch Wreath – LI 3 – Colour HUD

SAVAGE
MINERVA’S ANTLERS EXCLUSIVE EDITION
Normally, you’d wear these beauties!
LI 8 when rezzed, also has a handy resizer

anc Ltd., currently at Uber Event
-Garden- by anc “Narcissus” field LI 2 (white x pink)

Dysfunctionality
[DDD] Twinkling Flower Bush – Row – LI 2 – with comprehensive texture changer

HEXtraordinary
*HEXtraordinary* Robin Redbreast Perching (Wear or Rez) – very cute! He’s only LI 3 here and bounces up and down on his perch (or your shoulder). Copy & resizer

Soy.
Soy. Snow covered woods [Wood-A] – LI 2
Soy. Mini Igloo Lantern [Type-B] – LI 2 – click flame on/off

Mushilu
Pieces from the Snow Lake and Formations Set
Snow Lake/Loch 1 Mushilu – LI 1 (reduced from default)
Rock 2. Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Rock 4.Mushilu 1 – LI 1
Snow Floor 1.Mushilu – LI 1
Snow Formation1. Mushilu – LI 1

Barnesworth Anubis [BA]
Pieces from the Snow Kit set
[ba] snow kit – wall drift – LI 1
[ba] snow kit – stair drift – LI 1

Apple Fall
Pieces from the Hartley Fencing Set (available in 4 textures)
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Wide – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Post – Wood – LI 1
Apple Fall Hartley Fencing Tall, Gate – Wood – LI 7 – gate opens and closes on touch

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 🙂