Tatiana Dokuchic
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Painting Pumpkin Lanterns at the Petit Trianon

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By: Tatiana Dokuchic
Posted in: Garden

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While Marie Antoinette had a gaggle of gardeners to prepare the grounds of the Petit Trianon for her elaborate parties, I'm very content to be working away on my own in SL. After all, where else can you get away with wearing an elaborate ballgown while hauling fresh bales of hay!

My latest adventure in decorating coincides with the All Hallows' Costume Dance which is being hosted by the Duché de Coeur & Rocca Sorrentina on October 25th. Having decided that the French Garden Parterre would be an excellent spot for a party, I waded in and got to work clearing the summer gardens to start with a fresh canvas.

Before I knew it, new trees were taking root and autumn leaves were everywhere!

Kegs of wine & beer appeared as if by magic as did numerous clusters of candles. But what to do about additional "exterior illumination"? Pumpkin lanterns seemed to be the obvious solution but the Marie Antoinette that speaks in my head just didn't approve of our modern-day, orange, jack-o'-lanterns. Something custom would be "oh so much better" said she.

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Candace Ducatillon
16 Oct 2015 03:36:09PM @candace-ducatillon:

From what I can see, things are taking shape magnificently Tatiana ......

Tatiana Dokuchic
17 Oct 2015 05:39:24AM @tatiana-dokuchic:

Thanks, Candace!

I'm having a great time putting things together. Right now I'm concentrating on the "mundane" and will be adding on the "magic" right before the actual event.

Now if I only had time to pick out a costume. Any suggestions? Any themes that people are thinking of?

Lady Leena Fandango
19 Oct 2015 09:25:52AM @lady-leena-fandango:

What beautiful lanterns, everything looks wonderful :)