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La vie est faite de petits bonheurs.’  ~ author unknown

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Don’t ask to me speak french but, the above quote translates to “Life is made of little happiness”, or my personal translation…”Simple pleasures are da stuff life is made of.”

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Though it has only been a bit over a week since I first posted about the Cheeky Pea Summer Greenhouse, it feels more like a month.  As you know I had this concept in my mind and after several starts, stops and finally conferring with Henry my vision began to take shape.

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Finding the correct plants that gave it a tropical feel along with hunting down planters to put them in was a major hurdle to overcome.  My fingers are sore from all the walking they did through marketplace but once I found what I was looking for the real work began and that was getting the size right.  After several failed attempts and Henry asking “Can the planters be made larger?” Subtle ain’t he?   I just scrapped the planter I was working on deciding to go big or go home.  BINGO!

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There was an issue with plants fading in and out but removing the floors shadow prim seems to have fixed that little bug.   I could not find a fountain in the style I was looking for but was able to enlarge the one pictured and sink the first bowl into the floor to get the look I was after.  In the end the finished product is pretty much what I had visualized in the beginning.

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There are several places to sit, have tea, a romantic dinner, maybe a cuddle or two and even dance.  You can opt not to hear music and instead listen to the birds and insects make happy sounds, which I think is one of the greatest simple pleasures of all.  Be kind to one another.  TWMA♥

The credits are long but…

I would like to thank:

Cheeky Pea : Summer Greenhouse

Heart Garden Center : Summer Hanging Baskets,

Spargel and Shine : Bistro Table and Chairs

Di’Cor : Susan Console Table ‘White’, Jessica Wicker Set ‘White’

Trompe Loeil : Odette Topiary, Mischa Lounger ‘White’

Kalopsia : Beatrix Flower Pot

La Galleria : Lover’s Scarf Table, Ivory Painted Shabby Dresser

The Loft : Chavari Chair ‘Gold’ from Wedding Reception Gacha

Fanatik : Palm Trees

Myth : Helios Planter Ext. Stone, Helios Fish Pond Stone

Maven Homes : Altana Fern Planter

Compulsion : Plant 10, Plant 12

Noble Creations : Classic Fountain first bowl sunk into floor

Aria : Peridot Potted Caladium

DRD : Lovers Nest : Birdcage, Teaset decor

Erratic : High Tea Etegere, Basket of Scones, Butter, Jam & Cream, Tea Tins, Teapot, Milk, Sugar, Napkin with Cutlery, Vanilla Blueberry Cake ( all from English Afternoon Gacha)

What Next : Victoria Spongecake ‘Group Gift’

O.M.E.N : Heartfelt Angelfood Cake

Apple Fall : Fig and Blackberry Cake, Unknown and Fern Specimens

Tarte : Lemon Cake, Lemon Stand RARE from Garden Party Gacha

Brook Hill Living : Dubonnet Birdcage

R(S)W : Pure White, Blue Willow, Gold Rim and Garden Rose Teasets

The Secret Store : Oxeye Daisy, Dwarf Periwinkle Flowers from Wildflowers Gacha

Surge : Cement Urn  Planter 2 with Tropical Mesh Plant by Reid Parkin, Mesh Urn Planter3 with Heart Garden ‘Heart Forest Undergrowth Elephant Ear’, Mesh Urn Planter 1 with Fanatik Palm 11 ‘Natural’

Vespertine : Strawberry Cake, Orange Cake

DIGS : Victoria Sponge Cake from a former Atelier Kreslor Festival  NKA

Glam Affair : Italian Lemon Pound Cake RARE, Tarte Cheesecake et Fruit Rouges RARE from Oma’s Kitchen Gacha

8f8 : Butterfly Teaset

Odd Eye Cat : Terracotta Planter 3, Terracotta Planter 4