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Booklover’s Dawn

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This cozy scene is about half as stuffed with books as my real life study is, I’m ashamed to say! I’m celebrating the early light of dawn here, which is much softer than the cold light of day and also a whole lot quieter.  I love this time of day when I can just sit and relax before everyone turns up to partake in breakfast.

The scene takes place in the bookshelves alcove of Cheeky Pea’s latest cottage, the Sherborne. I really like the open plan design downstairs because when you have a small place it can be a bit claustrophobic to put in sundry walls and doors, but in this cottage you could use room dividers and still retain the feeling of space, especially with the generous picture windows and ceiling height. I’m including a Slideshow for the cottage, inside and out.

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

Sponsors:- Cheeky Pea, Fancy Decor
Others:- Bee Designs, Artisan Fantasy, Ariskea, Hive, Vespertine, Seven Emporium, Dahlia, Studio Skye landscaping
Events:- Collabor88

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

Cheeky Pea – Sherborne Cottage – Mainstore & Marketplace release
:CP: Sherborne Cottage w/ Baked Lighting & Materials – LI 92 – Copy & Modify

To rez the snow for the roof simply touch the chimney. The option to rez/derez is there.
There are four versions of the cottage in this pack due to requests from Cheeky Pea customers:-
1. The original version which has no Materials and no baked in lighting.
2. Baked lighting version with no Materials.
3. Original version with Materials
4. Baked lighting also with Materials.  These options allow everyone to use the version they prefer!

Other Cheeky Pea pieces (all included in the Herbst pack)
:CP: Bailey Notebook – LI 2
:CP: Essentials Floating Shelf Herbst – LI 1
:CP: Herbst Jars – LI 2
:CP: Vetur Falkland Books – LI 1
:CP: Carolyn Books – LI 1

Fancy Decor
Pieces from The Russell Set currently at Collabor88
Fancy Decor: Russell Sectional Sofa (PG and Adult versions available) – LI 9 – Menus for Sits, cuddles, Lounge and Adult
Fancy Decor: Russell Floor lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Russell Coffee Table – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: Russell Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Grass Planter – LI 2
Fancy Decor: Russell Stool (red) – LI 1 – contains 2 solo sits
Fancy Decor: Russell Jug Vase – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Magazine Basket A and B – LI 1 each – these are really nice, the box is covered with a dark grey linen material and they are packed with magazines
Fancy Decor: Russell Geo sphere – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Geo sculpt – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Russell Poster A and B – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Watson Rug – LI 1 – beautifully fluffy rug!

Other pieces by Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Spencer Book Stack – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Flora Book Stack – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Whale Tail Book Stack – gacha piece from the Dover Collection – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

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Bee Designs
Cute cat on blanket is a gacha piece from the Lifeguard Tower gacha
LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Artisan Fantasy – from the Writing Desk gacha
*AF* Writing Desk 10 – Books & Whale – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Ariskea – from the Yes! Happiness gacha
Ariskea [Yes!Happiness] First Coffee Cup – LI 1 – particle effect steam – Transfer & Modify

Hive
hive // autumnal plant . chestnut – LI 3

Vespertine
Piece from the current Collabor88 Event
{vespertine} – autumn fruit platter – LI 2

Seven Emporium
7 – Mini Hot Box Heater – LI 2
This is a beautifully thought out vintage piece with controls on the back!

Dahlia – from the Loire gacha
Dahlia – Loire – Zinc Pitcher – Yellow – 21. – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

The landscaping outside is by Studio Skye from the “Enchanted Woods” landscaping Set, a large set with seasonal options.
Enchanted Woods v2 – 5 (Half) – LI 3 at this size which is reduced quite a bit

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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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 🙂

Attic Attraction

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The scene today shows part of the Autumn Attic Skybox from *~ by Nacht .  It’s complete with rafters, skylight windows and wooden flooring that make for a cosy place to live.  Attic or Loft conversions are one of the most popular home improvements in the UK , where the perceived benefits of an extra bedroom, office space, gym or storage space adds to the overall value of the property.

Actually Loft conversions were originally a US thing,  where non-residential spaces (most commonly warehouses, docks, former factories or water towers) were converted into habitable homes. These first became popular in the SoHo section of New York City during the 1960s. Artists created living spaces on the upper levels of obsolete industrial buildings, sometimes located in the heart of the city. In the pioneering period of lofts, most SoHo buildings were not zoned as residential and the lofts were being used illegally as living space. In 1971, New York City legalised the residential use of space in SoHo, and loft living became popular throughout the neighbourhood. Loft living spread to other previously industrial Manhattan neighbourhoods including TriBeCa, Chelsea and Greenwich Village.

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Here’s a Slideshow of the empty Autumn Attic Skybox so you can get an idea of the overall look:-

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

Sponsors:- Blueprint, Crate, Dreamland Designs, [FOURTH WALL], Adorably Strange Wares, *~ by Nacht, Raindale
Others:- Soy., {vespertine}, MOoH!, La Galleria
Events:- Blueprint Event, The Boho Fair, Sense Event

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

Blueprint Event, runs through to November 12th

1. Crate
crate Travelor’s Trolley – LI 4

2. Dreamland Designs in collaboration with Joolee Tee Designs
Pieces from the vintage “Clarksburg Set”
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Chair-Adult – LI 7 – animation menus for ladies & gents sits, reading, cuddles, plus 2 adult menus
JTDD Clarksburg Rug – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Lamp – LI 3
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Console – LI 2
JTDD Cotton Stem Vase – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Blanket Ladder – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Pillow Stack – LI 2
JTDD Clarksburg Vintage Basket – LI 1
JTDD Vintage Bookstack With Cup – LI 2

3. [FOURTH WALL]
[FOURTH WALL] Bio Ethanol Fireplace (White) – LI 2 – also available in a black version

4. Adorably Strange Wares
~ASW~ The Wiccan Wall Art Light Lunar I – LI 3

5. *~ by Nacht
Autumn Attic Skybox – LI 67

Raindale, currently at Sense until November 8th
Raindale – Borlon drapes (half open drapes + cornice) – LI 3
Texture change for Cornice, drapes and ribbon
Also included in pack are the drapes singular left & right, drape & Cornice, and an all linked set

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Soy.
Soy. Turntable [Aged Silver] – LI 6
Soy. Clutterd records – LI 2

{vespertine}
{vespertine} – my little artistic clutter – LI 2 – Group Gift

MOoH! currently at the Boho Fair Event to November 11th
Naughty Pets gacha – RARE MOoH! Laundry cats (2LI) RARE

La Galleria
Needlepoint Heart Valentine Pillow – free gift – LI 1 – Copy only

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Grandma’s Kitchen

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It’s no secret, I loves me some vintage furniture! I’m featuring pieces from the new exclusively Home & Garden Event, Blueprint. That’s amongst other gorgeous products from clever Designers.

I started off with kitchen units by The Jewel Garden and went from there. They had a choice of 3 pastel fridge/cooker combos and I really liked the blue. Never mind about my Gran, this was very like my Mum’s kitchen – bless her! She loved the 1950s style and kept quite a few of her RL designer pieces which nowadays can command good money for such mid-century finery.

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

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

Sponsors:- Blueprint Event, Raindale, Serenity Style, KraftWork
Others:- Dust Bunny, JIAN, [Tia], Ariskea, Brocante, Vespertine

For Blueprint Event

1. The Jewel Garden
“Retro Kitchen Pieces”
Items are purchased separately – Corner Sink (LI 1), Retro Counter (LI 1), Stove/Fridge Combo (LI 2) in Green, Teal, White, Blue and Black.

2. Kuro
“Industrial Kitchen Shelf” (LI 4)

3. Cinoe
“Grandmother’s Table Set”
Chair (LI 3) – animation Menus for ladies, gents, couples and props (drink and read)
Table (LI 1) – I resized it from the smaller default size
Tablemat – (LI 1)
Grandmother’s plants – (LI 1)
These can be purchased separately, also in a set

4. Dahlia
“Surrey Collection” – 2 pieces from this set. These can be purchased separately, also in a FatPack
Lavender Arrangement with Rings (LI 1), Lavender Milk Tea & Madelines (LI 1)
Plus…
Dahlia – “Clarina” gacha (also at the Event) – Cafe Floral Arangement – Coral – 14. – gacha piece with Permissions of Transfer & Modify (LI 1)

5. BONDI – piece from the Mi Mate Set
BONDI . MI MATE . PAVA MATERA (KETTLE) – LI 1

Raindale, pieces are from Raindale’s “Gracewoods” gacha
Permissions are Transfer/Modify
Raindale – Gracewoods rug – LI 1
Raindale – Gracewoods deco plates – LI 1


Serenity Style
Radio from the “Duke Retro Collection” gacha
Permissions are Transfer/Modify
The gorgeous Blue Radio (LI 3) is one of the Commons – décor only

KraftWork
KraftWork Wall System – Classic – LI 1 – auto align
I know I’ve said it before, but KraftWork’s Texture change (12 options) Wall System is so useful for us bloggers! It comes with a rezzer system for however many you want and these come out perfectly aligned. Choose from Christmas, Classic, Geometric, Plain Colours and Tropical Collections.


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Dust Bunny
This was a recent Fifty Linden Friday bargain
dust bunny . botanical tote – LI 1

JIAN

This was a Fifty Linden Friday bargain

JIAN – Choco Lab Pupper Basket – LI 3 – Copy & Modify piece

[Tia]
Pieces from the “Olivia Kitchen Set”
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Toaster – LI 2 – texture change pastels
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Utensils – LI 1
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Cookie Jars – LI 1
[Tia] Olivia Kitchen – Scales – LI 1

Ariskea

Ariskea [September ] Old Clock – beautiful Group Gift – LI 1

Brocante

brocante. retro hanging lamp / copper – LI 2 and texture change for the lamp bowl outer part – sky, petina, slate, teal, copper and black

Vespertine
{vespertine}- peace lily plant /texture change pot – LI 2 – from the Traveller’s Plants Collection and can also be purchased individually

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

POSH with a capital Tea

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It’s been a while since I did a dining table scene but I just couldn’t resist this set from Fancy Decor which I mixed with a previous set so we all had some cakes. After all, what is life without the delights of cake?

The cranes insisted on being in the picture because they matched the furniture rather well and were also going on about pops of colour in their red crowns – I really didn’t know that they were so fashion oriented. After a while I wasn’t listening because I was too busy concentrating on the petit fours and wondering how many petit fours it takes to get to twenty or so and whether I’d be feeling slightly sea sick by that time or not.

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

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, unKindness, TLC Home Collection
Others:- Dahlia, Soy., Vespertine

*All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated.

Fancy Decor
“Blythe Collection”, currently at UBER to September 22nd

You get the Dining Table and Bench with cushions, a choice of 4 place settings where the plates are combinations of white and black, choices of empty and full short glass and water glass, bowl of lemons and bowl of limes, double candlesticks, decanter, dome candle and pitcher
Small pieces are between 1 to 2 Land Impact each, Table is LI 2, Bench is LI 6 and takes up to 3 avatars. It has General and Dining animation Menus with attachable props.

Also pieces from the “Silver hors d’oeuvres” gacha Collection
Two tiered Dessert tray, Plate with Snacks, Napkins, Cake. All between 1 – 2 Land Impact each with Permissions of Transfer & Modify.

TLC Home Collection
Red-Crowned Crane – animated crane, his head moves around (and he goes on endlessly about Fashion – you have been warned) – LI 2

unKindness
From the Contemporary Garden Sets – these are so useful and I use them a lot!
uK – Contemporary Fence Pergola Brown – LI 6

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Dahlia – Tenerife Lanterns – Double Gold/Clear – LI 4

Soy. – Green Plants Wall Panel – LI 2
Currently at Collabor88 to September 6th

Vespertine
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / centre mosaic – LI 9
{vespertine} – mossy pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2

The jade decorative panels are by Calm. Designs but I’m not sure if they are still running as there’s no Inworld or Marketplace store to visit. It’s a shame as I really liked their products.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Making an Entrance

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My initial inspiration for this picture was Fancy Decor’s “Nannerl Set” – an entrance hall set that is both elegant and practical. I’m very much in favour of such sets as they are the first thing a visitor to your home will see, and as a result they are quite important to get right and strike a good atmosphere with.

There’s quite a lot of Spanish furniture and décor around right now, not least because The Liaison Collaborative has a Hacienda round!  I’ve matched up some of these pieces from various designers – I really love the splashes of joyful, bright colour which are a Spanish trademark.  If you ever visit Barcelona and see the work of architect Antoni Gaudí i Cornet you’ll see what I mean on a grand scale.

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

Sponsors:- Newchurch, Fancy Decor, unKindness, KraftWork, Raindale
Others:- Vespertine, JIAN, CRATE, [CIRCA] Living, SOY, Merak, Dust Bunny

All items have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless otherwise stated!

Newchurch (from Builder’s Box – May 2018 edition)
:: N :: Ontario Lake House w/base – LI 51 (without base it’s just LI 22)

This house was designed to be situated on a shoreline, with the deck just above the water. While Designer Victor has included a terrain base, you will get best results by removing it and shaping the land around the house to suit.  The floor, while mesh, is fine for rezzing packages on – makes decorating so much easier!


Fancy Decor – Nannerl Set, currently at UBER
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Console – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Mirror – LI 3
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Lamp – LI 1 – click on/off
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Bowl – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Nannerl Vase – LI 1

KraftWork – Pet Shop Toys Gacha – Transfer & Modify – 13. Welcome Doormat

Raindale – Brightshore Gacha – Transfer & Modify – welcome sign

unKindness (from the “Uptown Fountains” set)
uK – Uptown Fountain Wall – LI 5 – falling water effect

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{vespertine} – rainbow pebble pathway / long straight path – LI 2
and {vespertine} – rainbow pebble pathway / center mosaic – LI 6 at this size

CRATE – Cactus Sack FatPack – all 3 for L$100 in Saturday Sale (LI 1 each)
CRATE – Famila Ranch Set ~ Rug – LI 3, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

[CIRCA] Living
[CIRCA] – “Jardin de Ville” Ivy Hook Stand -Bird Bath & Feeder1 – LI 10

JIAN – Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 9 – choice of textures, this little lady was in the Seal texture

SOY
Soy. Reed Screen [Sudare] Light -Down – LI 2 (larger than default)

[Merak] – Secrets Room Divider – LI 5

dust bunny . potted sago palm – LI 5
dust bunny . areca palm plant – LI 3

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Lord of Winter

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While it may be mostly Pagans who celebrate the Yule holiday, nearly all cultures and faiths have held some sort of Winter Solstice celebration or festival. Because of the theme of endless birth, life, death, and rebirth, the time of the Solstice is often associated with deities and other legendary figures.

From Norse Legend, Odin bestowed gifts at Yuletide upon his people, riding a magical flying horse across the sky. This legend may have combined with that of St. Nicholas to create the modern Santa Claus. Anyway, this is my interpretation!

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

Raindale
“Charfell Cabin” Updated version for The White Nights Event at The Avenue, runs through to January 6th – 35% off
Keira added a snow roof at 5 LI and string lights at 2 LI and there’s new HUD options – 5 wall colours, 5 roof colours and a winter present which will give snowy textures for some of the wooden parts and base platform. The winter version has a platform with it – 55 LI, the summer version will be 50 LI. The footprint of the cabin will be 10 by 15 metres at the default size but with Permissions of Copy/Modify this can be sized up and down.
The platform is optional and can be removed or used by itself, the Land Impact will be 8 at it’s default size of 23 by 23 metres. I think you’ll find this is a very useful piece of landscaping in it’s own right. You have a 5 option texture change HUD with the platform, too.

Raindale – “Clarendon Set”, currently at the Cosmopolitan Event to December 30th and then at the mainstore
Clarendon living room set – comprises sofa and armchair, this is a really versatile folksy style set and should last throughout winter
Sofa – 11 LI, 14 singles and 8 couples animations,
Armchair – 7 LI, 14 singles animations
3 colours for fabric, 3 colours for wooden parts, 4 textures for cushions plus 5 extra Christmas prints for front cushions

Raindale – Ellesmere table – from “Ellesmere set” at mainstore

Krescendo – Enchanted Dreamcatchers – 10
AsteroidBox – Calligraphic Curses – Writing Set and Ink Stick
!dM – Rockin Rudolph Holly Powder (Box 9) – meant to be worn
All gacha at the new Lootbox round

Storax Tree Sales Room
Downhill Crate Shelf C1 – LI 8
Plates & Candles Shelf Holiday A10 – LI 6
Natural Bliss Tray Table Holiday Red Ac – LI 7

Serenity Style– Best Wishes BLOGGERS AND FRIENDS ❤ – gift to Serenity Style Bloggers only

Dust Bunny . home made gingerbread hearts and gingerbread ornaments
was Fifty Linden Friday deal

JIAN
Arctic Foxes Set – JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Sleep L and JIAN Arctic Fox :: Static Stand 1 L – at mainstore
JIAN – Santa’s Samoyeds 1. Adult Companion Rare – ARCADE gacha

Vespertine
{vespertine}- cup of your tea / customer appreciation gift – LI 2
{vespertine} – antler door wreath holder / copper – December Group Gift
{vespertine}- frostwoods pop up book – LI 2

And I’m wearing…
Bare Rose – Mystic Robe – just a wonderful costume by ace Designer, June Dion

Purfect – White Beard and Moustache – OMEGA appliers and mesh pieces with HUD to colour the hairbands, also has other colours of beard available – very nice!

Heth Haute Couture – Crown of Light – amazing jewelry by Designer, Hethwen

Cheers, m’dears 🙂