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Sweater Alert: Vickie and Trish Commercial

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(Fictitious commercial Doll Story)

Hi, I'm Vickie outside of my store,
Vickie's Vintage
which is currently closed for unexpected construction. We have a fabulous website you can visit, guys and gals, for the coming holidays. 

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My staff is available to answer all your questions and additional information on anything you may wish to purchase, with free shipping until we reopen.
Hopefully our construction issues will be solved soon. 

Just Call or order through the website.

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And, we have loads of winter clothes just in time for Chicago's freezing temps, and these new sweaters...are perfect.

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Vanny wears a fab velvet trimmed sweater parka, perfect with vintage leatherette silver pants!  We have loads of boots in every size.

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Vanny: This is really toasty, and it's 35 degrees outside.

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Sandi models an updated beige fisherman knit with fur cuffs and trim. 

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Don't forget the sweet holiday corsage touch.
 Winter white vintage pants and sleek beige boots are perfect for your winter shopping.

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My friend, Jacquie, who owns Salon Jacquie down the street is ready to walk to work in style.

Jacquie: Loving the white trim, and checks are always in style. And we are ready to give your locks, nails, and skin all the attention they deserve at the Salon. Specials for the Holidays, stop in and see us and make an appointment as a gift to yourself. 

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Narissa is new to the neighborhood and is experiencing her first Chicago winter.

Narissa: Sweater Very warm and how you say---cozy!

Guys we have loads of sweaters for you, too. And it's always great shopping at Vickie's Vintage.
  
Now to Trish, whose garden center and flower shop has also been affected by our unexpected construction.

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I'm Trish in front of 
Trish's Flower Shop 
and Garden Center.
Please visit our website, we are ready to take your Holiday custom orders over the phone or online. 
November Special 
FREE DELIVERY in the Chicago area.
We have trees, wreaths, arrangements and all sorts of Holiday decor waiting to decorate your homes for the holidays. And don't forget our outdoor lighting service!.

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(All together)

Get Your HOLIDAYS ON at 

Vickie's Vintage
Trish's Flowers and Garden Center
Salon Jacquie



Diorama: Silver gray poster board ground (cement), Bricks are scrapbook paper on foam core, door-thrift find/repainted.
 
ClothesSweaters found this year at WALMART in NorthLake, IL, CHEAP.
REDO: They have clips on the back that can be removed by sliding a blade tool at metal and glue. Glue is clear and barely noticeable. Lovely materials and easy fit. I also trimmed some of the felt decorations, I may add a snowflake to the blue one. BE CREATIVE!

Vickie's Sweater -Last year Target.
Jacquie's leggings are from another Curvy doll.

Rest of their clothes are all thrift store purchases.

Shoes and boots are new and old.

REDO: Gramma Doll had a facelift/repaint and blonde highlights on her gray. Jacquie and Vanny


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Part 5: Vickie's Vintage/Night at the Bijou

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In Vickie's Vintage...after nearly a month of strange happenings, (EL wouldn't even work in the 'Dungeon' alone anymore,) the costume shop has been dismantled.

It's after 6 pm downstairs in the 'dungeon', and the girls have finished packing up the left-over Halloween merchandise. But.....

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Lara (left): I'm glad you called me, Carly. THAT is not an incidental crack. 

Carly: Vickie hasn't seen it yet and Nope, it's not.

Lara: I'm texting Russell, now. 
(PLEASE COME TO VICKIE'S, NOW---HUGE CRACKS IN LOWER LEVEL!)

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Carly: Well, EL totally freaked. Then, she called Vickie...and frankly I have never seen anything like this.
And, I have four brothers...I know about cracks in walls.


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Lara:  What happened?

Carly: We moved out the fixtures, and there it was! 

(15 minutes Later, Russell Pittman, contractor,
 shows up)

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EL: Left....It was just, there...all crumbly and HUGE, hiding behind the Halloween Potions Cabinet.

Vickie: OMG...this IS awful.

Russell: Ahem..We have significant damage here...seems to go down to the footings. I'll need to get a crew here tonight to reinforce this wall! And we will have to have a City inspector here, soon.

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Vickie: How long is that going to take? We have to open this part of the store before Thanksgiving!

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Lara: I'm in touch with Ryan and he said we will have someone here from the Housing Department tomorrow morning.


EL: MORE pieces are falling!!! I have to take a shot of this!

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Sonnie: They look so worried...
Ami: Why are they so upset?

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Sonnie: (Mournfully playing the sax)
Ami: I don't remember our wall being that crumbly. Are the cracks growing?

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Russell: In my 20 years on the job, I've never seen this before.

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Vickie: I can see you are worried, are we in danger?

Russell: Well...yes,Vickie. We have to get everyone out of here. And, you have to close down the upstairs. We have no way of knowing if there are structural issues in the whole wall or in the entire building. 

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Ami: Structural issues sounds serious!

Sonnie: (Looking at the cracks) Could be for us, too.

Ami: Why?
 
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Vickie: Is this that serious? 

Russell: Yes, we have to find the source of this issue, and why the wall is disintegrating. The cracks indicate an old doorway. If area was used during prohibition---there probably were tunnels. I will try and get the original plans to the building. And, we need to turn off all the electricity and gas---just in case anything else has been compromised. 

Vickie: If you say so, I'll get the girls out of here.

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Russell: Listen up Ladies. I'm going to bring in a crew tonight to reinforce this wall, I want you to remove any records or personal effects from the store and exit as quickly as possible.

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Lara: I've contacted Mitch...and he's bringing over three guys, lumber, and plywood tonight. He wants to know if you want jacks, too.

Russell: No, that should be good. Let's go everyone, nothing more we can do here, now!

(All the lights are out!!!)

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Sonnie: I think it's time for us to go...

Ami: Just another song, please...it's so quiet now.
(soft saxophone playing)

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Sonnie: It could be our fault the wall is cracked...maybe we should have stayed where we were?

Ami: (looks around) But, the lights were wonderful, the people, colors, music, and you playing your horn...I've missed that.

Sonnie: My horn was right where I left it, behind the furnace wall in the old coal room.

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Ami:We left so many things behind.

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(whoo--oo-oo, whistling....air-sucking.....)

Ami: I'm frightened, what's that sound?

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Sonnie: Our world is crumbling......we have to go now!

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Ami: Hold me tighter.........

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(The humming turns to a growling sound)

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Ami: Why is it so loud?

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Sonnie: We're going through now.... (he pushes Ami forward)

Zinnnnngg-gg-gg-g, Grindd-dd-d......

CRunnnnnchchchchchchchch!

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Sonnie: I will love you.....forever......

Ami: And, ever r r r rrrrrrrrrr! 

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 Sizz-zzle....crack......crun-chh!)


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HOLD ME!

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I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO!

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I love you.....Amiiiiiiieeeeeeeeee 

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CRACK! WHOO-OO-OOSH!

Ground shakes.........

BOOM!

Outside, TRISH JUMPS!

OMG, what was THAT?


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Fabulous Gift for Dia De Los Muertos

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A Dear Doll-Group friend, Linda, gifted me a wonderful handmade outfit perfect for 'Day of the Dead' attire, an authentic ethnic costume from Texas.


Cristal was pleased to purchase the outfit from fictitious Vickie's Vintage to use for a 'familia' get together honoring her family's ancestors. 

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Here she poses with the packaging from the original 2007 National Barbie Doll Convention...titled Fiesta de la Familia! The outfit included an authentic wrap, maracas (they really shake), hat and a wonderful dress with so much detailing in the ruffles. 

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Cristal couldn't help but pose with some props...just as colorful as she is. 

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The girls from Vickie's Vintage had to take some photos.

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Cristal says 'Gracias'! 

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Now, home to make a feast and then to the cemetery to honor her family! 

Special Thanks to Linda in Texas.....totally love this adorable and very authentic looking costume! 

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