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Shades of Lilac

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My object today was to create a peaceful room based on the colour white, so most of the products here are actually white. However, after I’d fiddled around with various Windlight settings I came up with this beautiful lilac wash which is rather pleasing and calm and created the atmosphere I was after.

The scene is set on the ground floor of Galland Homes “Cape Hatteras” and the light on the floor is reflected from the mass of windows at the front.  I think this is one of my favourite virtual homes of all time because not only do you get airy upper balconies and a comfortable porch back and front on the ground floor, but the amount of windows overall is nigh on perfect for calm and light within the house. The flooring is equally pleasing with a good mix of tiling and wooden floorboards. Cape Hatteras back in RL is the name of a thin, broken  strand of islands off the coast of North Carolina which have a humid, subtropical climate and can be rather turbulent and subject to storm damage. No doubt Designer Rob Galland got his inspiration from the sort of colonial homes that would manage well in that weather.

 

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I’m also featuring a posh new glass console set by Fancy Decor which includes pictures and you’ll find at Collabor88, a stunning fireplace and mirror set in three colour options by unKindness at April FaMESHed and a beautiful daybed set with matching chamomile accessories by Granola. and that’s also at FaMESHed.

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There’s an interesting tale about the origin of lilacs and it’s from Greek mythology.  It revolves around the God Pan, the lord of forests and fields, and at one time he was madly in love with a nymph named Syringa. Pan could be rather an overwhelming God and one day he chased after Syringa through the forest quite frightening her.  To disguise herself, she turned into a lilac shrub. To Pan’s surprise, he could not find Syringa on that occasion, but he did find the shrub. Because a lilac shrub consists of hollow reeds, he cut the reeds and created the first pan pipe. The scientific name for lilac is Syringa vulgaris, and the name is derived from the Greek word “syrinks” which means pipe.

Lilac meanings vary throughout different cultures and time periods.

  • The Celts regarded the lilac as “magical” due to its incredibly intoxicating fragrance.
  • During the Victorian Age, the giving of a lilac was meant to be a reminder of an old love. In fact, widows were often seen wearing lilacs during this period.
  • In Russia, holding a sprig of lilac over the newborn would bring wisdom.
  • In the United States, the lilac is the official state flower of New Hampshire and represents the ‘hardy’ nature of its people.

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

Sponsors:- unKindness, Fancy Decor, Granola., Chez Moi Furnitures, [ zerkalo ], Galland Homes
Others:- Soy., JIAN, Apt B
Events: – FaMESHed, Collabor88

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

unKindness, currently at April FaMESHed
“Avery Fireplace & Mirror”
uK – Avery Fireplace White – LI 5 – slightly modified for glow
uK – Avery Mirror White – LI 2
Other versions in brown and black are equally beautiful

Fancy Decor, currently at Collabor88
“Capo Collection”
Fancy Decor: Capo Console – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Capo Figure Drawings – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Capo Stacked Boxes – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Capo Magazine Stack A and B – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Capo Vases 1 and 2 – LI 1 each
Fancy Decor: Capo Wire Sculpture – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Capo Console – LI 1
Fancy Decor: Capo Candle Holder – LI 1 – flickering flames

Other pieces by Fancy Decor
Fancy Decor: Thorne Lamp – LI 1 – on/off via touch
Fancy Decor: White Vase – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify – from the Royce Collection
Fancy Decor: Grass Planter – LI 2 – from the Russell Collection
Fancy Decor: Couperin Rug – LI 2

Granola., currently at April FaMESHed
“Beatrice Set”
Beatrice Daybed:
PG & Adult, Painted metal with four colour options – charcoal, cream, lavender grey and mist – LI 13
**FATPACK BONUS includes both cream and charcoal painted metals for all daybeds.
PG includes –
18 Bento Cuddles
22 Male Animations Bento Mixed
23 Female Animations Bento Mixed
Adult Includes –
25 Bento Adult Animations
18 Bento Cuddles
22 Male Animations
23 Female Animations

Beatrice Chamomile Vases. 1 LI Each

Beatrice Scalloped Wooden Tray. 1 LI

100% Original Mesh and Textures.
Materials Enabled.

 

Chez Moi Furnitures
1. Orchid Colours – LI 5 – click for texture changer – cherry, lilac, pink, purple, red and white

2. RARE – Deluxe Piano White (PG) – LI 3 – with solo play piano and couples romantic animations including play together, tender kiss and chill out (adjust and swap facility) – Transfer & Modify

[ zerkalo ]
[ zerkalo ]  “All White” gacha – Canopy – Transfer & Modify
[ zerkalo ] “Halloween in White” gacha – Tea Set – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
[ zerkalo ] “True Love” gacha – Box with Roses White – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Galland Homes
Cape Hatteras by Galland Homes – LI 168 – excellent Land Impact considering what you’ve got here!

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Apt B
Apt B // Gacha Flowers – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Apt B // Gacha Antlers – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

JIAN
Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer – LI 6 at this size which is 10% less than normal – resize/set sound, name, textures, phantom, wander and radius via HUD

Soy.
Soy. Turntable [Whiteness – Limited Version] – start turntable, stop turntable, strobe on, strobe off, cue on, cue off via HUD

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

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Spring Romance

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“It was a lover and his lass,
With a hey, and a ho, and a hey nonino,
That o’er the green corn-field did pass,
In the spring time, the only pretty ring time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Sweet lovers love the spring.”

~ William Shakespeare ~
Lots of Arcade items in this one, and, therefore, so much temptation!

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

Sponsors:- unKindness, Granola., Raindale, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- {what next}, JIAN, DYNASTY
Events: – The Arcade Gacha, Uber Event, Fifty Linden Friday

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

Granola., currently at The Arcade Gacha Event
Pieces from the Spring Romance gacha – Permissions Transfer & Modify
Granola. Distressed Dresser. RARE – LI 4
Granola. A Simple Girl’s Hat. RARE. – LI 3
Granola. Vanity Mirror. – LI 3
Granola. Cherries. Mint, Green and White – LI 2 each
Granola. Blueberries. Floral. and Vines. – LI 2 each
Granola. Wooden Stand with Tea & Honey. – LI 3
Granola. Box of Twine. – LI 3
Granola. Ceramic Chickens. – LI 2
Granola. Bucket Of Roses. – LI 5
Granola. Wired Basket. – LI 3
Granola. Wooden Stand. White Distressed. – LI 1

Also from the Zhara Lanterns Set – mainstore
Granola. Zhara Lanterns. Pink Short. – LI 4 each (also in bronze, iron, lt blue and white)

unKindness, currently at UBER Event
Pieces from the Rolins Bedroom Set
uK – Rollins Bed (Adult and PG versions) – LI 17 – you can unlink the headboard and use it in other areas as it makes a very nice divider or background wall – it has a Land Impact of 6 if you use it separately. This is a large and roomy bed, I’d say it was king size. Animation Menus for Ladies, Couples, Couples Sleep and 3 Adult Menus in that version.
uK – Rollins Rug – LI 4
uK – Rollins Table Lamp – LI 2 – click on/off
There’s also a Nightstand in this set – LI 1

Raindale, currently The Arcade Gacha Event
This is the RARE Meadowbloom Cottage which is an open space cottage (great for light) at LI 60 and a footprint of 19 by 13 metres – absolutely beautiful!
Raindale – Meadowbloom cake – LI 1
Raindale – Meadowbloom cup 1 and 2 – LI 1 each

[ zerkalo ]
Prize from Britain’s Bedroom gacha
[ zerkalo ] Britain’s Bedroom – Canopy Light – LI 6 – Transfer & Modify

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JIAN
Prize from the Dashing Dalmatians gacha – the Adult Wanderer
JIAN Dashing Dalmatians 3. Adult Wanderer RARE – LI 12 – Transfer only
click on the dog for a HUD to resize, set sound, name, textures, phantom, wander with radius

{what next}
This was a Fifty Linden Friday special offer – March 1st – so it’s well worth keeping your eye on this Event. What Next have a bargain at least once a month here!
{what next} Bailey Vinyl Shelf – LI 1
{what next} Bailey Turntable V1 – two versions in the pack, each are texture change for the case, the disc and whether you want the shadow or not

DYNASTY
Prize from the Cozy Winter gacha – Transfer & Modify
6. DYNASTY – Cozy Winter – Standing Tray

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

One of those Nights

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“One of these nights, one of these crazy old nights
We’re gonna find out, pretty mama, what turns on your lights
The full moon is calling, the fever is high
And the wicked wind whispers and moans
You got your demons, you got your desires
Well, I got a few of my own” Eagles ~ One of these Nights

Who knew I had so many massive cacti in my Inventory?! Yes, the scene today is full of symbols, you work them out you naughty lot!

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Sponsors:- Builder’s Box, Dahlia, MudHoney, Syndicate Sunday, Inner Demons, Hilted, [ zerkalo ], Chez Moi Furnitures, 22769
Events: – Builder’s Box, Syndicate Sunday

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

Builder’s BoxAfter Hours Edition

1. Dahlia – Griffin  Cage – Gold – RLV – LI 15
Cage available in Black, Brass, Copper, Gold and Silver – RLV and Non versions – Directions for Cage included – contains Bento, Submissive, Male and Female animations

2. MudHoney – Rosalee Chair – PG & Adult versions – LI 5 – contains Singles, Cuddles and Intimate Menus – Texture change for Leather, Legs, Velvet – Switch Bento on/off
MudHoney Rosalee Mirror – LI 1 – varied textures to match chair
Also there’s a table included in the pack
MudHoney Rosalee Table – LI 1 – varied textures to match chair

This gorgeous chair has lots of lovely textures – here’s one of the leather upholsteries:-

 

Syndicate Sunday – Feb 3rd – 10th – all items only L$69 – time warning!

1. HILTED – Fun Lamp – Rod (Click On and Off) – LI 1 – L$69

2. Inner Demons
Colours are L$69 each – Aqua, Black, Blue, Dark Blue, Dark Pink, Lime, Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White and Yellow (no FatPack for Event)
{ID} Geometric Wall Decor Pink – LI 2

[ zerkalo ] – Music is Life Gacha – Guitar – RARE prize – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify

Chez Moi Furnitures – Tuareg Potted Cactus CHEZ MOI – LI 1

22769 ~ [Bauwerk} – Great Cactus – LI 4

*Background set by Moz

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Harry’s Potion Porch

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Harry thinks it’s a good idea for his potions to be kept partially outside.  You never know what will happen during the mixing process! We know where the phoenix got their brightly coloured tail plumes from now 🙂

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

Sponsors:- Syndicate Sunday, Astara, Candle and Cauldron, unKindness, 22769, Little Branch, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- HEXtraordinary
Events: – Syndicate Sunday, GachaLand

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

Syndicate SundayBlogFlickr – runs from January 6th – 13th – last call!!

1. Astara – Projection Light Packs – Arch, Round, and Square packs
I used the Arch Window Projector – 10 colours, hide/show box, use with darker windlights. This is such a great photographic aide for bloggers and photographers alike, and it’s at a discount price – so don’t miss this one!

2. Candle and Cauldron
{C&C} – Potion Lamps in Tall, Round and Square packs – stand alone on flat surfaces and mount on wall versions.  Materials enabled, and you can alter the glow as you wish as it’s all modify.   Click to change 10 colour options, there’s even an empty version.  Great fun and very versatile!

unKindness
I used the Rare House front porch of the fantastical Victorian Dreamscape gacha
uK – Victorian Dreamscape House RARE – Transfer & Modify.  Did I mention that I love this gacha?!

22769 ~ [Bauwerk]
Pieces from the “Wanderlust” gacha, currently at GachaLandshopping guide
All pieces are Transfer & Modify
22769 – Book with Glasses – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Vintage Compass – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Maps – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Wanderlust Rug – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Globetrotter Globe – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Pile Of Books – COMMON – LI 2
22769 – Pipe Rack – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Candle – COMMON – LI 1 – set different degrees of light
22769 – Writing Feather – COMMON – LI 1
22769 – Globetrotter Desk – COMMON – LI 5
22769 – Telescope – Seed of Inspiration – LI 1
22769 – Globetrotter Leather Chair – RARE – LI 4 – 8 original poses

Little Branch
By the side of the house I used the beautiful Little Branch Magnolia Tree in Blue, this is gently animated and has realistic textures. It’s only LI 2 at this size which is quite small but it can go up to huge sizes for not much Land Impact

[ zerkalo ]

Grandfather Clock – Black Distressed – LI 3 and shows SL time
There’s other versions in the pack – black, white, white distressed

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HEXtraordinary
Pieces from the Rainbow Phoenix pack (décor and companions)
Rainbow Adult Phoenix – décor piece – LI 3 – animated with moving textures tail plumes – Copy only
Rainbow Juvenile Phoenix – (Decor) – LI 2 – Copy & Modify
Rainbow Phoenix Rezzing Stand – LI 1 – Copy only
You also get a HUD that works with your companion phoenix to give aging and different cycles and choosing the stage, instructions included

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

Written by Moz Loordes

12/01/2019 at 5:29 pm

Fireside Gold

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I do think that gold suits a fireplace so well, or just something golden around it like a grate or an ornament or a picture frame.  Combined with the glowing flames the result is so warm.  Even though we’re in a virtual world, the feelings of warmth and contentment can still be successfully created if we use a bit of imagination.

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Silence., [ zerkalo ], Storax Tree, unKindness, KraftWork
Others:- Camdem, Apple May Designs, Apple Fall, *Avaway*
Events:- Shiny Shabby, The Liaison Collaborative

NB – Products will have Permissions of Copy & Modify unless stated otherwise!

Granola. – mainstore
Pieces from the Zora Set
Zora Console in Gold and Silver, LI 3 each
Zora Mirror in Gold and Silver, LI 2 each – altered for width in my scene
Zora Paper Coneflowers, LI 3
Zora Candles, LI 2 each
Candles have on/off flame script with smoke emitter when extinguished. The candles can be further customized by holding and clicking to bring up menu.

Silence., currently at The Liaison Collaborative until November 26th
Pieces from the Whittaker Accessory Set
Silence. – Whittaker Bench w/Pillows – LI 3 – 4 Solo Sits each for ladies & gents
Silence. – Whittaker Table Lamp – LI 1
Silence. – Whittaker Canvas Art – LI 1
There’s also an End Table in this set

[ zerkalo ]
[ zerkalo ] Golden Shade gacha – Pine Cone Ornament Red – Transfer & Modify

Storax Tree Sales Room
1. New Pine Tree A2 – LI 4 as default – Transfer and Resizer – hurry as it’s in the sales room at only L$25!

2. Feline Blossom Rug An – LI 3 – Transfer and Resizer (in the mainstore section)

unKindness
uK – Telluric Throw Rug – LI 2 – check out the rest of the Telluric Set at the mainstore

KraftWork
KraftWork Seasonal Wall System Ornated – with HUD and foolproof rezzer to align the panels – LI 2

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Camdem, currently at Shiny Shabby
Camdem – Decorative Cast Fireplace V2 – LI 18
Camdem – Camdem – Decorative Fireplace – LI 5
Camdem – Decorative Fireplace Coal Scuttle – LI 5
Camdem – Decorative Fireplace Tools – LI 5
** Please take care when rezzing because the whole set is Transfer & Modify, plus texture change for black, gold, silver and white

Apple May Designs
Thankful Wall Decor – Dark Intentions – LI 6 – this comes from a beautiful collection featuring wall décor in various shades and fireplaces, too

Apple Fall
from Christmas Ornaments Hunt 2017
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Confetti – Gold – LI 1
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Ridged – Gold – LI 1
Apple Fall Ornament: Metallic Pine cone – Gold – LI 1

*AvaWay*  Christmas Ornament_Star #1 – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Purrfect Bathroom

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Princess Poshpaws has decided that this is the purrfect bathroom for her, especially the Pawfoot Bath! Could it be for you? The main set is by Granola. and it’s the Florian Bath Set with Bento exclusive animations. You’ll need to visit 6º Republic to pick with this beauty. Accessories are by Silence. with pieces from the Clara range, [ zerkalo ] from their beautiful Winter Dream gacha and KraftWork’s brilliant seasonal Wall system. Princess comes courtesy of JIAN virtual modeling company. She won’t get out of her basket for less than 1 thousand lindens per hour!

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

Sponsors:- Granola., Silence., KraftWork, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- JIAN
Events:- 6º Republic, The Liaison Collaborative

[ zerkalo ]

From the Winter Dream gacha…
Winter Dream – White – Chandelier – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify
Winter Dream – Books 2 – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify

KraftWork, currently at The Liaison Collaborative

Seasonal Wall System Simple – LI 2 – rez panels

There’s four versions in the pack. Ornated and Simple panels you rez yourself and the same 2 panels that contain an alignment function and believe me it’s easy to use, you can choose the number of panels you want to rez and press the autumn leaf! There are a couple of HUDs for the texture changes.

Silence
From the Clara Office gacha…
Silence. – Clara Frame Cluster – Black – LI 2 – Transfer & Modify
Silence. – Clara Floor Pottery – Black – LI 1 – Transfer & Modify
From the Clara Anywhere Closet…
Silence. – Clara Floor Clothes – Black – LI 3
Silence. – Clara Rug – White – LI 4

Granola.
Florian Bath Set, currently at 6º Republic

Vintage Pawfoot Bathtub in black or white. 6 LI Each.

Adult:
ALL NEW BENTO EXCLUSIVE ANIMATIONS!
Singles x 6F & 6M
Cuddles x 6
Adult x 8
PG:
ALL NEW BENTO EXCLUSIVE ANIMATIONS!
Singles x 5 F & 5M
Cuddles x 6

Florian Water Basin. 3.5 LI
Florian Shaving Mirror. 2 LI
Florian Vase. 2 LI
Florian Towels 1 LI Each.

Towels come with both a decorated and non-decorated version.
All items are 100% original MESH with Materials enabled.

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JIAN
Ragdoll Cat Collection :: Wanderer (Rez me!) – LI 9 – white version
A wonderful collection with wanderer and companion Ragdoll cats that have texture change coats in all the varieties that Ragdolls sport back in RL. You can even name them!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂

The Night Mare

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“O God, I could be bound in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space – were it not that I have bad dreams.”
~ Will Shakespeare, Hamlet

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

Sponsors:- Fancy Decor, unKindness, Chez Moi Furnitures, [ zerkalo ]
Others:- HEXtraordinary, “Killer’s”

Fancy Decor – “The Warden Collection”, currently at Arcade Spooktacular Event

All items are Transfer & Modify
01 Bed (Rare) – 6 Sleep animations, 5 Cuddles and large Adult Menu – LI 11
02 Fancy Decor: Warden Chair – LI 1 – 11 sits
03 Fancy Decor: Warden Bench – LI 3 – 7 sits
04 Fancy Decor: Warden Dresser – LI 1
05 Fancy Decor: Warden Side Table – LI 1
06 Fancy Decor: Warden Lamp – LI 2 – click on/off light
07 Fancy Decor: Warden Candelabra – LI 3
08 Fancy Decor: Warden Neon Cross – LI 1
09 Fancy Decor: Warden Wine & Glasses – LI 2
10 Fancy Decor: Warden Vases – LI 1
11 Fancy Decor: Warden Pumpkin – LI 1
12 Fancy Decor: Warden Art (a-z texture change)
13 Fancy Decor: Warden Wall Panel – LI 3

unKindness – pieces from “The Unveiling Set”, currently at Salem Event

uK – The Unveiling Curtains Wood – LI 19 – Copy & Modify – tinted the top wood piece in red
uK – The Unveiling Violin Skull & Roses – LI 1 – Copy & Modify
uK – The Unveiling Violin Black Lace – LI – Copy & Modify

Chez Moi Furnitures


Wall Fountain – recoloured the water to red
LI 6 – Copy & Modify

Zerkalo – [ zerkalo ] Skull & Roses – LI 2 – Copy & Modify

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“Killer’s” – Rose Petal Heart & Candles – LI 4 – Transfer & Modify

*HEXtraordinary* Blackbird Gryphon – Perching – LI 6 – Transfer & Modify

Horse (Sculpt Prim Example) – by Nomasha Syaka – retextured and added shine
This should be in your Inventory Library if you’re an oldie!

Cheers, m’dears 🙂