Halloween and the Skeleton Bash!

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Some archived Halloween Fun with my Gang! 
the short version...


Richelle picks out Ryan's costume to match hers.


Vickie's Vintage is super busy selling tickets for the 
Skeleton Bash charity function.



The store is stuffed with costumes and accessories!


Zoe adjusting the spooky jewelry.



Monnie grabs some extra posters to take to work.


A costume or is it a costume in the corner frightens everyone!


After hours the Vickie's Vintage is broken into or becomes haunted??????


Vickie finds Joe on the scene and she mistakes him for the GHOST? 
She almost beans him with a bone!


This is how Vickie meets Joe---the detective on her case.
(so I guess it's a spooky love story?)


Meanwhile the Bash committee surveys the venue and makes decisions and gets to work.


Where's the stage going to go---?
and the bar? 
and the Food?
(and my excuse to make a massive diorama)


Finishing touches are always important.


Testing, can you hear me now???


We're almost done....! 



This corner is going to be really cool!




Do we have everything done? We need to go home and dress!



All the tickets are sold, but the phone keeps the girls busy...and the customers...


And more customers...


A King rings up his purchase.


This hat is too small for me?


Too cool an outfit though....I gotta have it...wrap it up
(don't you just love how guys shop---never even look at the Price?$$$


Meanwhile a Pirat-ess gets her stuffings pulled in on her corset... Gasping Pirat-ess: I can't wait for the Bash!

I'll show some clips of the Skeleton Bash 
in my next POST! 
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FOR THE WHOLE STORY ON 
VICKIE'S Haunted Vintage...
you can go here, to the whole story....sometimes I get carried away...(sometimes???)





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All the opinions and photographs on this blog are my own, unless otherwise stated. 
I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinionsor products shown, or from where I shop. 
The dolls shown are from my own and the Grand's collection as are the clothes, which are vintage, or made by myself. Occasionally, I falter and buy something new.

PLEASE do not use photos without linking back to this blog without my permission. 

Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi 
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Halloween Pets!



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Halloween is only twenty days away, and my crew has begun to don their costumes and have some fun!
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Pirate Tess: Keep pulling we have to get the treasure back to the ship!
Pirate: Um, maybe we shouldn't have cracked the crate?





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Pirate: Maybe we shouldn't bring this back!




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Tess: Ha, there be treasure in that crate, now pull!
Pirate: Look there's lots of .....other stuff in that crate!



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Davy Jones(skeleton): Ye be hauling me locker to where???



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...And, keep this lid off me and my friends. 



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Davy: Hey, Wench----how about some ale and food, NOW!

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Tess: What do you feed denizens of the deep, besides yer-selves???


 Meanwhile, this witch has a dilemma with her pet, Esmeralda....


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Witch: Please Esmeralda---you look perfect, no you don't need anymore...

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....I think eight bracelets is quite enough.

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You see Esmeralda is addicted to BLING!



Meanwhile Witch Belle is late for the Coven Klatsch!


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No, Ruffie you can't come to the Coven Klatsch!

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Stop Fighting! 

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Down Ruffie, I can't play pumpkin ball with you now, I'm late!

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Stay Ruffie, or I will turn you into a Frog! And we are ready to take off! 
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What are your dolls doing for Halloween??

Sourcing:
Costumes are all handmade by me,  except Pirate pants are vintage Ken in Mexico pants. 
Esmeralda hat is from Tuesday Morning. Bling is from Michaels goodie bins.
Rat-Ruffie from Target this year, Bird from Dollar store last year, harness and saddle -vintage Mattel. Esmeralda from the Dollar store.

Background, is the unfinished Grand Hotel...post to come soon!

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HFIM House DO IT YOURSELF!

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Hi, Friends and fellow Bloggers! It's been awhile since I posted stories. Here's what they have been up to the last two weeks!

Vickie and Joe finally have their apartment ready for company, and Mulan is their first guest.

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Mulan: Thank you so much Vickie and Joe for inviting me for Tea. I brought this vase as, how you say, 'House Warming' present. When you said Joe had many things from the East, I thought this was appropriate.

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Joe: Why, thank you, Mulan. It's perfect, you always have impeccable taste. We like the condo, it isn't very big but, the views are great and it's closed to work for both of us.

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Mulan: Your welcome, how do you like your new job, Detective?

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Vickie: Well, I for one love it, we actually see each other, and he is home most nights. And, I love the vase it has just the right shades of green, I may use it in the bedroom. We still haven't done the bathroom, everything needs to be painted...it will have to wait for a slow weekend. The shop has been so busy!

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Joe: We have been busy, Vick. It's taken forever to unpack and get things just right. And, only thing I don't like about being a Detective is I can't drop in on Vickie at the shop during the day. Plus, I have to wear a suit and tie, and it's been a very hot summer! I'll bring lemon and honey with the tea, anyone want ice?

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Vickie: Does anyone want some Saki? 


Meanwhile back at the HFIM house---the girls have been 
Cleaning all the windows in the conjoined houses, the three stories and two stories above ground---and it's HOT!

Christie: It's September, I thought California was hot. When is this Midwest Fall weather going to show up? I'm tired of these 90's.

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L to R Rory, Barbie, Belle, Midge, Christie(B's sis)

Rory: I don't know, it has been pretty beastly. It was way too hot to do more windows today, though. I think I'm wilted!

Belle: Whose idea was it to have all windows on the backside of the house, anyway! 

Rory: HERS...(she looks at Barbie!)

Midge: Do we have to do the basement apartments??? Can't the boys do their own, down there? There's only four windows???

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Rory: You know they won't get around to it. Nemo has either practice, clients, or a game--ALL the time. We never see each other except when he grunts at me at breakfast. I have rehearsals every night this week and Saturday. And, can someone pick up some supplies tomorrow?

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Barbie: Sure, Rory. And, the big windows Were my fault...I chose them, since a bunch of small ones was going to be more expensive. All I know is we saved mega bucks, by cleaning them ourselves. Do we still have paper towels?  

Belle: This is the last roll, and we are out of cleaner too except for what is in the bucket.

Collective sigh of relief, as it starts to rain and the girls 
put off DO IT YOURSELF, for another day.

Upstairs a hot frazzled Sindy sits down and gets some work done.

Sindy: Let's see if I can find some cups for the Bakery Coffee Shop? Do I want blue or white, LilyCat, or do I want a mixture. If I buy a mix...then if one breaks it will be easy to replace. Hmmmmm, so many colors to choose.  And then, placemats or table cloths, rectangular trays or round??? Recycled paper napkins or printed ones....Yikes, so many choices! I have so many things to order!

LilyCat: Meoooow, meow, meow!

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Sindy: You're hungry, I know kitty, just a few minutes more. I just have to get these orders out. I never know when we will be able to occupy the Bakery and I'm so excited and nervous.

LilyCat: MEEEEEoooOwwwwww!


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I'm really glad though, I won't have to do more windows...phew...let's go downstairs, and find you some kibble.

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