06:00 Cantrell Security calls: Vickie's emergency number.
Cantrell: Miss Vickie, no worries, but we had some sort of breach on your Eastland location last night, CPD was notified and an officer responded. There were bones not the floor, here from my notes. The officer locked up and we reset the alarms. Just a head's up. Security cameras show no activity after that.
Vickie: Oh. Thank you for the information, we had something weird going on yesterday. Can you keep the cameras on during the day please.
Cantrell: CPD may follow up with you today, and yes cameras are set for on.
Oh, gosh, I have all these things to take to the shop. I better get going!
1 hour later-
Vickie: Ugh, what a pile of OLD and NEW stuff, here. Now if I can reach the light switch and see what the problem is.
Vickie: Oh my goodness, look at these bones----this isn't just bones on the floor? (From behind the clothes rack, she hears a scraping of something on the floor. Vickie jumps up?
Who's there, I'm calling the police!
(Mystery Man): Wait on that call, Ma'm.
(Vickie reaches down and grabs a bone for defense.)
Vickie: Get out of my store, I'm going to call the police:
Detective Joe: Here, my badge, I'm under cover investigating your incident here.
Vickie: How did you get in?
Detective Joe: I responded to the call with the patrolmen last night, and since this may pertain to an investigation I'm working on, Cantrell Security gave me the code to open your front door. I've been working with them.
Vickie: Oh. (She lowers her weapon.) Well, you just scared the crap out of me. You know this is my horribly busy week. I can't have 'incidents' going on.
Detective Joe: Well, I'm just going to bag these up and take them back for fingerprinting, so you can open the store on time.
Vickie: Aren't you the guy that was in here yesterday. I have your vest with me today---if that was you?
Detective Joe: Really, Vickie, you are really efficient.
Vickie: Here at Vickie's Vintage we really try to please our customers. Why would anyone be doing this to us? My new girl, I'll be lucky if she comes to work today.
Vickie: Let me wrap this up for you. How many tickets would you like for the Skeleton Bash, Detective.
Detective Joe: Um, one ticket and thanks for the vest, it's perfect for undercover work.
Vickie: Any idea what all this is about?
Detective Joe: I'll know more when I have these bones tested and I get a look at the security footage.
Please keep your security on all day, you can disengage the front door, but keep the back door on. Your store looks great, and I'm going to be right around this block all day, observing. I'll fill you in, as soon as I can. Please keep my presence under wraps. (He smiles his best smile and is out the door).
(Vickie locks the door behind Joe and watches as he disappears across the street into a black van.)
Vickie:(Hmmm, surveillance for just our store? Really?)
Phone: Brrrrinnng, Brinnnng.
(Vickie picks up the phone, it's Zoe calling.)
Vickie: Hi, Zoe, how are you this morning?
Zoe:I'm fine, how's the shop, I saw your note?
Vickie: Um, it's under control I guess? Can you be here in a half an hour, I need to move the jewelry setup. I have a feeling we are going to be very busy today with all the special orders that are being picked up.
Zoe: Sure, do you want coffee and a nosh?
Vickie: Sure that would be great, I'll start packing up the jewelry.
Zoe: You guys are going to be the best at the Bash...as Vikings. And you, make a great Lagertha. And well, Vikings are the best and Game of Thrones.
Lagertha customer: Wow, love these fur boots and that animal shawl, is to die for?
Viking Guy: Yea, that's great. Do you have any weapons?
Vickie: Weapons, we are low on, but more accessories will be in the end of the week, please check back.
(The day continues and is very busy...customer after customer.)
Vickie: Oh Monnie, you will look fabulous in the Rocker outfit. And Sindy, this lovely Gaia outfit is perfect for you? How are the food plans coming for the Bash?
Sindy: Well, how many tickets have you sold? I'm beginning to get nervous.
Vickie:From this location about 80 at this point.
Monnie: I've lost count, I will tally up when I get home. We are going to get into the venue tomorrow night and see exactly what it looks like.
Sindy:Make sure to check out outlets, and refrigeration? I need to know, before I can get the food orders squared away? What is our maximum attendance, again?
Monnie:I'll know everything for sure, tomorrow night and let you know.
Vickie: Thanks girls, will see you tomorrow night then. I can swing by after 8:30 or so.
(Later---More customers in the shop.)
Giselle:I volunteered to help serve at the Bash, this costume will be perfect, all I need is a paper hat, socks and a sassy attitude. This fake food tray is perfect! (She fake cracks some gum and winks)
Zoe: This huge order is for Elsa and Anna, the Swedish gals at the HFIM house. I'll set it in the back room.
Angelina:(left) This is an amazing collection of great vintage and I love all the decorations. But, that skull thing in the back is freaky.
Penny:(right) You know what freaky is, is wanting to buy costumes to wear in your everyday wardrobe?
Angelina: (Chuckles) Hey babe, this isn't a costume I'm wearing I just came in for some bling boots.
Penny: Ha, ha, ha....that's hysterical, um, but, you look awesome.
King guy:This is an awesome costume for King Joffrey from Game of thrones?
Zoe: Didn't he die?
King guy: Well, Yeah. Everyone dies in that show eventually.
Zoe: You will look very fab in that outfit, but er, that hat is a bit small. I think there's a head scarf included in the costume.
Pirate Guy: It's okay, no one's going to look at my head with this open shirt..it's cool.
Late in the evening, we have the Pirate queen trying on the corset.
Pirate Queen: Pull harder, Matey. I can still breathe, it must need to be tighter. Your costumes, ouch, are so unique here.
Nikki:How's that? I can't feel my fingers?
Pirate Girl:(out of breath) I can't feel my knees, so it must be tight enough now. Please tie me up.
Nikki: Um, do you want me to ring this up for you, and you can wear it home? I'll bag your own clothes.
Pirate Girl: Yes, please and thank you. Two tickets for the Baa---sh. (She runs out of breath again.)
Zoe calls from the locked door: The last customer is asking for Vickie.
Detective Joe: Hello Miss, er, Mrs..? Vickie. Looks like you found homes for some inventory.
Vickie: Um, hi, er..a Joe. We were very busy today---ticket sales and lots of everything was sold. And it is Miss, but just call me Vickie.
(Joe leans over and whispers)
Joe:How about we catch a meal, and I can fill you in. Not really a date, well, how about an under-cover date...no, that's not what I mean.
Vickie:(she laughs) Sure, let me just pack up the till, and we can leave in a couple of minutes.
Vickie:Hey, girls, make sure you leave the lights on and the security system is already set. Just run the code on the front door. Have a good night, and I'll see Nikki in the morning and Zoe in the afternoon.
Joe:If you don't mind, that seafood place down the block is pretty good and we can take a table in the back and have a private conversation.
Vickie:Sure De---er, Joe, that's fine, I just need to get some food, I'm starving. Good night, Girls.
(They disappear out the front door).
Zoe: Well, if that doesn't beat everything? Tatoo man and Vickie, who would have thunk it.
Nikki:Oh, I don't know. It's kinda romantic don't you think? She's been so busy since the shop opened, she hasn't had a date in five months.
Zoe:Well, I hope you aren't as busy tomorrow as we were this morning. I can help after four tomorrow. So let's get this shop straight and lock the door. I hear a pint of Haagendiz calling my name.
Nikki: Ditto, I will do the shoes and we need to balance the racks out. Vickie said something about maybe tomorrow, switching out fixtures and bringing the jewelry display back in.
(to be continued)
Please see the earlier parts of this story:
Vickie's Haunted Vintage Part 2
Vickie's Haunted Vintage Part 3
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