.. to the cottage of my dreams ..

Dreams grow wild in the daydreamer’s soul.
~Terri Guillemets

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Down the lane, you will find the sweet little cottage where an afternoon spent alone could revive your senses. Imagine spending the time drinking tea with the book that you so wanted to delve in to open on your lap. Hearing the sounds of the birds chirping and breeze stirring, would you just rather close your eyes and dream?

Where would your imagination take you? Would you travel through time or across the world? Would you dive into your book and enjoy the characters as one? Perhaps you might dream that you were no longer alone but with a friend or maybe your love.

Sometimes we want to share what we so enjoy. But… do you want to share this place – the place where you can escape and have the time to focus on you and your thoughts? For me, it would be my solace, my own space and I don’t believe I’d want to share with just any friend. The friend I would choose to share this space with would be a special one; one that understood the need for such a sanctuary.

I know who I would invite… do you?

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In this blog, I am featuring several items from The Little Branch including the Flowering Dogwood v2 which is available at the Sense event until June 7. This beautiful tree has a lovely twisted trunk, is a 2 season tree and is lightly animated. You will also see the Yellow Orchid Tree v2 which can be found at the faMESHed event until June 10. It is such a lovely garden tree with 3 seasons and a little animation. The Moonshade Flower shrub is along the path and beside the cottage. A very versatile shrub that offers color change to white, pink, blue, lavender, or yellow blossoms.  This is currently available at The Chapter 4 until May 31. All of these are copy/modify so you can change the sizing.

 

Credits:

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LB_MoonFlowerShrub.V1 {Animated} (The Chapter 4) @
LB_YellowOrchidtree.v2{Animated}Seasons (faMESHed) @
LB_Grass.V4{Animated}Mesh @
LB_Bouton d’or Pink{Rounded-Field}
LB_Buffalograss.v2{Mesh}Animated @
LB_ WhiteOrchidTree.v2{Animated} @

Botanical – Dirt Road Straight
dust bunny . makeshift mailbox . pink
Heart – Ancient Stone Pathway – straight 2
JIAN Playful Pibbles 3. Adult Wanderer (The Arcade June 2017) @
JIAN Playful Pibbles 7. White Companion Pup (The Arcade June 2017) @
DRD LN Lovers nest cottage FULL REZZ (The Arcade June 2016) @
{what next} Bellevie Chair 2 (Bento)
{what next} Bellevie Chair 1 (Bento)
Myrrine 01 Garden Gacha – garden cabinet wide
Myrrine 09 Garden Gacha – potteries
Myrrine 04 Garden Gacha – screen with vines RARE

 

 

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.. let every day be Christmas ..

Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.

Peace on Earth, good will to men,
kind thoughts and words of cheer,
are things we should use often
and not just once a year.
Norman Wesley Brooks

The Arcade‘s December round ends in just a few short days.  There are so many cute and fun creations to be found so if you haven’t gotten all the items you wanted, head over now so you can load up before it is gone.

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Credits:

The Scene:
From the December Round of The Arcade:
{what next} Winter’s Cottage (with snow/lights) @
{what next} Merry Welcome Mat @
{what next} Flakey the Snowman @
{what next} Winter Bench (snowflake) @
{what next} Red Winter Mailbox  @
{what next} Winter Bike (wear me) @
floorplan. vintage scooter / cherry [add me] RARE @
xin. kolouk husky (baby it’s cold outside) @
Sway’s [Snow Friend] Building kit RARE @
Sway’s [Snow Friend] Upside down . A @
MudHoney Twig Cone Trees @
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope – Coffee Break x @
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope – Photographer x @
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope Baby – The Little Artist RARE x @
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope Baby – Busy Body Bunny x @
+Half-Deer+ Jackalope Baby – Peekaboo x @
Scarlet Creative – The Arcade Dec 15 Campbell Tartan Sofa  @
Fancy Decor: Cut-Out Cuckoo Clock (Wood) RARE @
Trompe Loeil – Curly Cutout Tree @
Trompe Loeil – Hammered Silver Tree @
Trompe Loeil – Vintage Diamond Floor Lights @
Trompe Loeil – Reindeer Cutout Wall Art @
[HD]Petphone (0)=Deer= RARE @
{vespertine} – holiday treats/natural 10  @
R(S)W Vintage Coffee Tray – Green @
R(S)W Victorian Trunk – RARE @
.aisling. Rugs @
.aisling. ARMCHAIR – RARE @
NOMAD // Gustavian Coffee Table @
NOMAD // Baubles Wreath @
Schadenfreude Vixen Deer Mouse @
Schadenfreude Angel Deer Mouse @
Schadenfreude Sleepy Deer Mouse @
[ keke ] winter metal tree – dusk @
[ zerkalo ] Magical Christmas – Basket with Ornaments @
[ zerkalo ] Magical Christmas – Christmas Tree – RARE @
[ zerkalo ] Magical Christmas – Pile of Gift @
[ zerkalo ] Magical Christmas – Chair with Gifts @
<:*BoOgErS*:> Gift Bear Green VIB @
<:*BoOgErS*:> Noel Bear VIB @
*Little Hopper* – Lilliput Robot (Santa) RARE @
[LJ] Dollie Days – Snowtime Playset – Snowman @
[LJ] Dollie Days – Claus Playset – Christmas Tree @
[LJ] Dollie Days – Mrs. Claus @
[LJ] Dollie Days – Mr. Claus @
[LJ] Dollie Days – Snowtime Playset – Snowdrift @
[Con.] Tilbury Roadster  – Black

Other items in the scene:
Botanical – *Seasonal Boxwood*
[DDD] Low Poly Trees
Skye Four Season Oak Tree
LB_Alaska.v1~Cluster{Seasons}
Skye Enchanted Woods v2
Skye Snow Grass
HPMD* Sweet Garden Grass05 – snowy green
HPMD* Sweet Garden Grass04 – snowy green1b
Silver Birch from Studio Skye
Izzie’s – Winter Road + Snow

I’m wearing:
Body: Maitreya Mesh Body – Lara V3.3
Skin: -Glam Affair – Summer v3 – Jamaica – August E
Eyes: {S0NG} :: Luna~ Envi Eyes
Lashes: ::BB:: Mesh Lashes V.01 (minimalist black)
Hair: TRUTH HAIR Bernadette [Hat] (group gift)
Ears: [MANDALA] SIMPLE_EARS_HUTUU
Necklace: Tableau Vivant \\ Starry Night necklace (The Arcade Dec 2015 gift)
Earrings:  L*H Bethlehem Star Earrings (subscriber gift)
Hands: Slink Avatar Enhancement Hands – Casual
Nail Polish: Entice – Christmas Nails – Set 1 (2015 SL Christmas Expo) @
Rings: ~Tantalum~ Epiphany Ring Lt (2015 SL Christmas Expo) @
Shirt: !gO! Alex turtleneck (2015 Advent gift)
Skirt: !gO! Girl Scout kilt  (2015 Advent gift)
Tights: Izzie’s – Cozy Tights
Feet: Maitreya Mesh Body – Feet V3.3
Shoes:  *COCO*_Lace-UpBoots(Black)

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.. yuki no yume ~ dream of snow ..

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Each day you can admire the moon, the snow and the flowers.
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As winter arrives in the Northern Hemisphere in our real world, so it does in Second Life.  Winter sims are popping up all over and the joy of the holidays are stirring up events and parties and fund raisers.  In the midst of it all, a beautiful sim has opened.  “Yuki No Yume.. Dream of Snow” is Jac Mornington’s latest development.  Jac has always admired the Japanese winter scenes that he has found in images online, around creations in Second Life and has toyed with opening such a sim to the public for a few years.  When his partner, Rie Silverfall, told him she would love to have a Japanese winter sim, Jac knew he could make it happen.  He set out to find some very awesome landscaping pieces from Alex Bader, Kriss Lehmann, Nadine Reverie, Tobias Novi, Kendra Zaurak, and others.  He then started setting things out.  Playing with the design, looking up images online to help him set his vision of the Japanese landscape.  He picked up some gorgeous builds from Van Auster and Ryusho Ort to bring the little homestead together.  A waterfall falls into a stream which runs through the setting into a creek eddy turning in to a frozen lake where the beautiful Japanese red-crowned cranes play.  The setting is serene, peaceful and beautifully put together.  As you walk along the paths, you will see the movement of the water, the birds, and the other animals… and yes, you will feel that you have fallen in to truly natural existence of winter.  Be sure to visit, the sim is open now and it is not to be missed.

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One kind word can warm three winter months.
(Japanese proverb)

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Credits:
Amberly Petal Edition – Butterfly skin from Glam Affair by Aida Ewing
Anime Eyes – Flower from Dead Apples by Soleil Reid
Dainty Black Lashes from Beetlebones by Suetabulous Yootz
Lili Hair in Onyx from D!va by Marisa Kira
Hairbase Tattoo from D!va by Marisa Kira
AvEnhance Hands – Casual – from Slink by Siddean Munro
Nail Enhancement – Musical Noir from Sol Existence by Sunshine Zhangsun
Furisode/Yashoubi (kimono) from Sweetaholic by Asalt Eames
 
Poses: 
Adorkable by Adorkable Peapod
Flowey by Flutter Memel
Marukin by Valencia Southard

 

Location:  “Yuki No Yume” .. A Dream of Snow  

 

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