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Lake of Dreams

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“Lake of Dreams
Each island a risen fantasy
Safely hid within stone walls
Sunlit waters guarded by swans
Venture there by faery boat
Enact the ancient ceremonies
Enjoy the blissful nights”

The June Deco(c)rate had a theme of Enchanted, so I thought I’d build a scene that was a bit unusual and magical.  Little islands huddle inside a walled lake, it’s another version of the secret garden. All set up for a wedding reception, then later on climb the stairs for a night of bliss. Many thanks to Duvet Day for providing the amazing build and other gacha pieces which are currently available at the Cosmopolitan Event.

Here’s some close-ups in a less extravagant Windlight:-

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This is a really lovely wedding set by Your Dreams. There’s a couple of rezzers, one for the ceremony and one for the reception, which is great if you’re on limited prims as you could rez one after the other very quickly. Plus a box of all the separate items should you wish to rez just a few of them.

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Swan Island featuring my favourite Little Branch tree – the Wild Sassafras, it’s charming the way the tree trunks wrap around each other. So nice to see their Norway Maple in the Deco(c)rate subscription box, too.

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The Home & Garden pieces in detail:-

Duvet Day – “Garden Room” gacha currently at the Cosmopolitan Event

[DD] Garden room bed – LI 16 – 8 menus including Adult, Romantic Couple and Single
[DD] Garden room shabby table – LI 2
[DD] Ewer and bowl – LI 2

[DD] Garden room hanging ivy – LI 3
[DD] Lantern on books – LI 2
[DD] Garden room furry rug – LI 1
[DD] Garden room RARE – LI 48

Deco(c)rate for June, theme Enchanted:-

The Little Branch – Norway Maple {Animated} 7 LI

Your Dreams – Enchanted Wedding Set – Reception part only

[keke] – even dragonflies dream  –  purple

Other pieces:-

Ariskea – May Group Gift – [Little Pensee] Poenies Gift Box[Decor], [ Chic Baby ]Rosy Baby breath Suspender – mainstore

[ zerkalo ] – All White – Couch – PG (modified with colour), All White – Canopy,  Britain’s Bedroom – Curtain Light, Britain’s Bedroom – Lace Pillow – all gacha items at mainstore

Shutter Field – Chocolate Tray

 

Landscaping:-

Studio Skye – animated water with texture change, this is the most versatile water I’ve seen in SL, and well worth the expense

The Domineaux Effect – Garden Wall – pillars and wall pieces

TLC Home Collection – Swan Family

Raindale – Meriel boat (decor)

Heart Botanicals – Water lilies… Nymphaea Nouchali – Clusters – Purple, White, Blue, WILDFLOWERS – Echinacea – blue, white and purpura

The Little Branch – Wild Sassafras.v2 {Animated}, Wild Grass*1 LI {Green}, Hill {Low LI}

C J Creations – Flowerfield Baptisia Orange – 16 Plants in 1 – 1 Prim

[monaya G]  – wall hanging ivy & flower-white (1024 x 512)

Dysfunctionality – Twinkling Ivy – Patch – texture change with lighting – fantastically versatile piece which has a decent LOD

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Cosmo 4th Anniversary – Home & Garden gifts

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It’s Cosmopolitan‘s 4th Anniversary edition – how times flies!   I remember when this Event was just starting up – Corina has done so well with it, hard work pays off 🙂

Along with all the exclusive goodies, lots of the designers are offering generous free gifts and these are very nice indeed. So here’s a selection of the Home & Garden gifts. If you experience difficulty getting onto the sim (it’s bound to be busy) try very early on in the SL morning. The early bird catches the worm!

Borrowed my pal’s house and did some photography on one of the Linden regions for Premium Members. If you’re just starting up in SL, these are a great choice as you can control the land permissions and make your new home entirely private. This sim had the Tahoe theme.

1. “Weathercock” by Backbone.  Designer Ruvio Cortes makes original Mesh decor, this weathercock is only 3 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify. The cockerel rotates in a circular motion, stopping every so often, just like the real thing, as he point the arrow to the correct wind direction.

Visit –  Backbone mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Backbone

 

2. “Bird Bath with Robin” by TLC Home Collection. Such a gorgeous piece for only 5 LI. The bird bath and the robin are also included as separate pieces, 4 LI and 1 LI. Permissions are Copy/Modify. The robin sings and he’s animated, too. You can control the sound so that he’s not so piercing lol, although in real life robins sing extremely loudly, especially when defending territories. The water in the bird bath is also animated and any minute now you expect the robin to leap in!

Visit – TLC new mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - TLC Home Collection

 

3. “Table with Lanterns” from Bee Designs. This went very well with the house theme and I’d imagine would be great in any number of wooden porches to light things up in the evenings. Close up the detailing is fine, LI 4 and Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Visit – Bee Designs mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Bee Designs 1

 

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Bee Designs 2

 

4. “Eugenia Chandelier” by Spargel & Shine. A beautiful antique style gold chandelier with a land impact of only 7. It casts a soft candle light for a romantic yet rustic feel. To light or extinguish the candles, click on the centrepiece of the chandelier. If you click and hold for 3 seconds a blue menu appears by which you can change various settings for the light perception, as the desired effects can vary from one environment to another. I’ve taken a couple of photos in different Windlights. Permissions are Copy/Modify.

Visit – Spargel & Shine mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Spargel n Shine 1

 

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Spargel n Shine 2

 

5. “Decorative Cacti” by CCD Original Mesh. We get two of these beauties. The large pot contains a meaty looking cactus – love it – and the smaller pot has a cactus with pebbles. Both are 3 LI each. Permissions are Copy/Modify but the rezzed size was just perfect.

Visit – CCD mainstore

CCD on Marketplace

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - CCD

 

6. “Mosquito Coil” by Mesh India. Amazing detail in this piece, matches are included and you get a smoke particle effect if you click on/off the coil. Only 1 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify, shadow included – you must pick up one of these useful items for all beach/camping scenes.

Designer Karthikeyan Engineer makes mesh decorations for the Indian culture and items that are related to India or the sub countries therein. Only started this year, they don’t yet have a mainstore but items can be bought on Marketplace and they are also attending various events. I think this will be an interesting designer to watch for future products!

Mesh India on Marketplace

Mesh India on Flickr

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Mesh India

 

7. “Four Seasons Road Sign” by Goose. This is another gorgeous piece by Goose. Well worth joining the Goose Inworld group as you get a similarly must have piece each month as group gifts. Plus designer Tyrek has a sale every now and then! The road sign is 6 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify. It looks good in all lights with that row of bulbs sparkling away.

Visit – Goose mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Goose

 

8. “Gift Cake” by Your Dreams. And who doesn’t like cake? This gorgeous little cake is decorated with a flower and looks good enough… to eat *laughs* Darn, now I’m hungry! Your Dreams specialises in decor for parties and special occasions. The gift cake is only 1 LI with Permissions of Copy/Modify.

Visit – Your Dreams mainstore

Cosmo 4th Anniversary - Your Designs

 

 

Now I have put in the mainstores/Marketplace stores for these good folks BUT remember that you pick up the gifts at the Cosmopolitan Event which is on from today and runs for a fortnight.

Cheers, m’dears 🙂