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The Village Pond

It cant have escaped your attention that I am a massive fan of Dench Designs – especially if you’ve ever visited our home sim Dreamworks. Amanda Dench is from the UK and I think because of this I just somehow “connect” with her style. Its hard to find new items that I dont already own – but thankfully Amanda’s output means I usually find something I haven’t bought yet ! I was mooching yesterday on the look out for something to complete the vista of my new cottage garden. I just knew Id find something there that would fit right in. Wasn’t disappointed when I spied this “Village pond” – its just SO right for my new home! Its a whole focal point in one – the pond, the edging plants, the bench with its built in female, males and couples poses. If you click on the tree you get a menu for more items to add to the scene. I loved the swimming duck that quacks ! There are geese, a pheasant, fish and more ! Here I am sat enjoying my afternoon with a cuppa tea ❤ You’ll find this outside by the group gift (free to join group and a fantastic gift) $120L , Li depends on what you rez.

Dench Designs

 

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Behind the scenes.(Marketplace ONLY Dollarbies).

When I visit inworld shops I try to remember to also check out their marketplace shop as well because I know that sometimes people like to shop even when they cannot be inworld and in this case it paid off for me.

The Taikou shop has these out as Group Gifts in their inworld shop but the group does costs I think maybe 250Ld (ish) or more but the same inworld Group Gifts are on the Marketplace for 1Ld each.  I think I would have been slightly mad if I’d joined the get the Group Gifts only to find that I could have saved myself a lot of Lindens then again I don’t know what else the Group offers you so you may get a nice discount or gifts sent out directly to group members etc.

These gifts are not for everyone as they’re mainly for people who have a home in SL or in this first case like to use backdrops but since we like to have something of everything on this blog here they are.

This is a backdrop and it’s much bigger than I had expected which means it’s really good for using to take pictures. At the far end you can see some barriers and there is a little entrance there but it’s what’s behind those blue glass squares which I loved most.

LOVE this colour and the lighting of this, you can see the winter trees through the glass cubes.  This simple square room will make for a very interesting backdrop.  There is no doorway into it so you have to rezz a seat and sit on it to get in….dead simple.

The next Dollarbies is a very simply styled furniture pack.

The style, to me, is very Danish Modern in its simplicity and yet that’s not really true as look at the shadows, even the slats are shadowed.

You get these 3 matching pieces and a 4th one which although very similar didn’t have the slats feature and I couldn’t squeeze it in.  If I remember correctly I’m pretty sure each piece was just 1 or 2prims!  I almost forgot you can also change the colour of the slates, I think there are about 5 shades to chose from.

That’s me hiding in the background lol. When I packed up my land house I left the brickwork and just slapped down a concrete base so this is now my new workspace, over the wall is where my beach is and just in the distance is my horse running around…it’s my little spot of heaven lol.

This bike shed comes either in bits or in this case linked and still only 8prims in full.  I have a LOT of bikes in SL so I’m wondering if I have any spare prims to put them on show on this stand thing.

There are a total of 6 Dollarbies in the Taikou MP shop and I got all of them and all of them are excellent.

Taikou

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“”Old World” Charm.(Dollarbies).

I spotted a flapping fish being used as decor and I want it for my beach so I grabbed the info and that’s how I ended up back at a shop called “Old World”.

This is a shop which flys a bit under the radar and yet it’s STUFFED with such good stuff.  A lot is in the Role Play vein yet so much of it is perfect for anyone’s home but mainly garden.  For people who have small plots of land, there are ready-made veg gardens where you simply rezz and enjoy.

At the LM are a whole load of Dollarbies.  This Pavillion is one of them, just stunning and it’s a good reflection of the standard of the designs you can buy and only 11 prims.

This is as good now as it was when it was first set out for us.  I think it has 4 textures and this is the one I like the best.it

Oh Lord, I love bagels and these bagels look good enough to eat. You get 2 in the pack both wearables but you can rezz one as decor as it’s only 1 prim.  The second one comes with a sort of “hold helper” which is a bit like an “ankle lock” and as you can see it makes for a good pose.

That potted plant is another Dollarbie.  There are many more and if you want to splash out it’s only 20Lds to join the group and there are some handy decor items.  I may join it just to grab the heap of snow-covered pumpkins which will look great at Wintertime.

As for the fish, I’m going to have to walk around yet again as although I’ve checked out the Marketplace shop it’s not there.

Old World (Marketplace)

Old World (Inworld).

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Free or Cheap.

It’s not often I get to use this pose so it was fun to dust it off as it’s pretty suitable for these free flower patches from CJ Creations.

You get two patches, one of the yellow flowers and the other one is Daisys.  Pretty standard in size and prims (1prim) but as you can see a nice dense texturing so a fine Free For All gift from CJ Creations.

To find this you need to go into the large greenhouse and it’s on your right but there is much more outside.

Although there is a lot of varied things one of the big things about the CJ shop is the small scene-setting little plots.  Faith and I love nothing better than faffin on our sim but for most renters, you have a small plot to work with and of course, not everyone wants to faff so these premade scenes are perfect. Just a quick rezz and you can change the look of your garden to suit your mood.

Last night before I logged off I popped into the “TWE12VE” event (it starts on the 12th of each month) which is celebrating a Birthday and on each stall is an item set out for, go on have a guess?  Nope, not free but only 12Ld.  All of the gifts have a little picture so you can see what is in the gift bag so you can make your mind up before you buy.  It wasn’t until I zoomed in closely that I realised this was patterned in a sea theme when I’d put it on it’s colours have a more muted Autumn feel to me.

You get lots of fits and a nice hud of textures and because the body of this top has a puffed out fit it means that I found more things like the blue skirt I’m wearing fitted nicely under it.

BUT this will shock you because I’m sorely tempted to buy the cropped hoodie even though they have slogans on the front.  Not only are they just 99Ld but the designs/slogans are pretty fun.

CJ Creations 

TWE12VE(sic)

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Updating RL.(Dollarbie).

Yup guess who’s back.

I’ve been waiting for Faiths return for ages as I’ve had this sky sign floating on my side just waiting for her return lol.  Very appropriate, for the upcoming Halloween season of course.

Those “Flying Monkeys” do actually fly around.

Super impressed with this Dollabie from the Antique Artistry Marketplace shop.  I also bought the Victorian clothesline and again super impressed.  Now yes for the price and prims these are basic but actually in a good way if you know what I mean?  I’ve linked you to the shop and not just to this sign and there are a lot of Dollarbies for you to check out.

As for “Updating RL” that’s true.  We’re finally getting a much-needed improvement done to our home which is going to take the best part of the week, if not all of it, I should be free to SL even more as the chances of me doing any paid work has gone out the window.

So being able to SL more is the good side the bad side is my poor little mouse has died! Obviously, I’m talking about my computer mouse, I use a vertical one which is supposed to be ergonomically designed to work best with the human hand and it does I LOVE(D) that mouse but now it’s deader than my hopes and dreams. I’m having to use a spare basic one which quite frankly is a pain in the ass.  So I’ve ordered a replacement mouse and God/Amazon willing it should be here by Wed and until then in RL I will curse and berate this basic one.

Antique Artistry 

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I treated myself. (90Lds).

My part of the sim is a bit like a mini farm and of course, every farm needs a dirty old tractor.

Even though I already have a tractor this beauty is only 90Lds (I might have to double-check it but I’m about 99% sure it was 90 and 100% sure it was under 100Lds) and only 7 prims so it was a no brainer for me.  It does come with some rather good poses ie repairing it, driving (although this is not a drivable item).

This is a B-Made item.  This is a shop you may remember me mentioning because although as yet it’s not a massive shop I think I’ve managed to purchase most of whats on sale and I’d actually called in just to see if there was anything new to tempt me and as you can see there was.  To get this though you will have to head to the Flourish event, which happens to be on the same stunning sim but it’s easier to use my LM to the event.

B-Made@Flourish

B-Made

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Keeping in budget!(50Ld & Mention of Freebies).

If you remember last month I gave myself a 500Ld spending limit and it went so well I decided to do the same thing this month, I seriously wish I could do it in RL as I went and spent way too much when I was away!

Outside of the Arcane Spellcaster, the shop from my last post, I spotted an amazing old stagecoach which is how I ended up at “LOVE” a landscaping/decor shopping sim and although I’ve not found that horse and carriage set look what I did find.

I threw my 50Lds at the sign and rushed home and just slapped this paving/water feature down on our sim and snapped away.

I know you can’t make out the size from this picture but this is a perfect size for any courtyard, garden or patio for any sized home and it is mod.  As it’s rezzed only 3 prims.  You get 2 colours a stone shade and this brown shade.

The water effect is EXCELLENT, the way water moves in SL has just become so much better over the years, it’s subtle and yet at the same time distinctive but you will be able to see that for yourself as there is a rezzed example at the LM given.

I can hardly wait to incorporate this into my new home when the seasons change it’s going to look awesome.

There are freebies in this shop but they’ve not changed so I’m not showing you them but if you don’t know this shop

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