Richelle and Ryan: Going Home

Friday at 6:30AM, Ryan and Richelle loaded the HFIM van and drove to Northern Wisconsin to visit her parents.

Ryan: I can hardly see out the back window...we filled the entire van, and I only had one bag and my briefcase.


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Richelle: And the cooler, and your computer. Don't cry to me if you are frozen up there because you didn't bring enough clothes.

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(Almost 9 hours later---rolling down a gravel road in Nicolet National Forest.)

Ryan: Are we there yet? Even the GPS isn't working up here. Are we in Canada?

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Richelle:Ya, cell reception is horrible up here. We are almost there, I think through that bunch of fir trees. Look at it this way, we didn't need passports.

Ryan: There....I see lights...Christmas Lights.
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Richelle: There's Mom and Dad, and that doofus is my brother.


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Todd (Richelle's Dad): Hey there, welcome to the northwoods. We were about to send out the dogs for you.

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Todd: How long are ya staying, or are there more people buried under all that.

Richelle: Oh, Dad....

Ryan whispers: I told you so...

(Richelle jumps out of the car and hugs her mom.)

Karen: Oh, sweetie, I have missed you so...but, let's go inside and let the boys unpack the car.  We got Cabin 6 all ready for ya.


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Richelle: Oh Mom, I've missed you, too!


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Karen: Now Richelle, you have to tell me all about your young man. 

Richelle: Um, not too much to tell. He should be here in a moment if Dad and Rocky don't dump him in a snowbank. You've fixed the cabin up nice. Not too many left-over pieces of furniture.

Karen: Ya, I've been sewing like crazy this week. Do you like the new couch covers. 

Richelle: Very colorful and cozy...I love the new rug and floors, and the fish boil pictures. Can we hide my trophies though?

Karen: Aw, leave them there. You can pack them and take them back with you. We stocked the fridge, lots of beers and your favorite juice. I baked a kolache cake, with apricots. 

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Karen: The new coffee pot is drip, so you have to boil water. You can do that, right!

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Richelle: Sure Mom, what's keeping the guys? 


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Todd (Richelle's dad): I'm coming Rocky, I got most of the clothes. How much of this is yours, Ryan?
I don't need to ask, 'Chellie always had to have a ton of clothes.

Rocky: Wow, this is a handful, too. 

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Kicking the door noise! bam, bam bam!)

Todd: Coming through!

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Rocky: Sis are you staying for a month? I only seen one bag for your boyfriend.


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Rocky: You want all of this in the bedroom? (Rocky dumps the last load on the bed.


Richelle: Dad this is Ryan, the guy in the BEARS shirt???? Ryaaaannnn? Honestly, what were you thinking?

Ryan: It was clean, and honestly it was 5AM. Nice to meet you sir.

Todd: Sorry son, ya will have to leave, this is Packer country. Ha, ha, ha, not really, I'm just sorry for ya, such a dismal season.


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Ryan: The Bears are rebuilding, Sir. Next year will be better! And where's my bag, Richelle, please, so I can change my shirt?

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Todd: Well Honey, if he cleans up okay, I suppose we can take him bowling. Big tournament tonight and a pot luck at the Rod and Gun, after. There's a dart tournament at 10pm, if we make it in time.

Richelle: Oh, great. Ryan, they have the best Fish Fry, we have to go.

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Ryan: Thanks for the invite, Sir. Fish, yes my favorite. What time do we leave?

Todd: I'll give ya a half hour to unpack and change that shirt. I don't want Richelle to lose 'another' boyfriend over football. See ya in a bit.

(After unpacking)


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Ryan: I'm whooped, that was a really long drive. 
What's this about another boyfriend lost to...football, Chellie?

Richelle: Long story and it had to do with the Vikings...sigh! We better get going, I can hear Dad starting the truck.

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Ryan: I can see where you get your designing skills, from your mom. Early rod and gun design. Nice picture. 

Richelle: It's a Fish Boil...a big deal up here in Wisconsin. 

(Ryan --winks at her!)

Ryan: Well that's a fine kettle of fish you have gotten us into. So, when are we going to tell them?

(to be continued!


I'll be happy to answer any comments or questions!
(any corrections are welcomed also.) 

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 opinions
 or products shown, or from where I shop. 

The dolls shown are from my own and the Grand's collection. 
Clothes are vintage or made by myself. Occasionally, I falter and buy something new.

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HFIM House: Richelle's Secret

Late after the 1980s Fashion Show, the girls are having a cup and a snack at the HFIM house. Ryan shows up and grabs cold pizza from the fridge with milk and sits down.

Ryan: Okay, Richelle refused to talk to me and zonked out, what happened tonight?


(Room goes very quiet...and they nibble on their cookies.)


Sindy:We walked home together, she didn't say too much. Mumbled under her breath a lot, though.


 

Anna: We were all in a Fashion Walk, um, you say show...we say walking like cat in Sweden.

Barbie: Oh, you must mean catwalk---is that what they call a fashion runway in Europe? We call it a fashion show, Anna.

Anna: Um, okay. Richelle was "utstjalpning"...how you say-very upset.


Ryan: Well, I need to know what happened?


Anna: The announcer spoke Richelle had a secret, and she became red-faced.


Barbie: Ryan, the announcer meant Richelle was wearing new shoes and a new purse in the vintage show. Maybe, why...don't you two just announce your engagement.



Anna: Yes, our Swedish betrothals are celebrated with rings for both. You have no ring, Ryan, so no betrothal?



Ryan: (Sigh) No rings, but we are going to her parents next weekend. I'm not supposed to say anything.


Barbie: No one can keep a secret like that in this house, Ryan. Richelle has Bride magazines and clipping all over.... You could tell her we guessed, and that will let you off the hook. Better, I will tell her. 

Anna, please don't feed the dogs, they make such a mess.


Anna: I need Foofy to stop chewing my shoes. I clean the floors after. It's time for bed anyway!

Ryan:(Getting up) It's late, I will try and smooth things over. Goodnight, and thanks everyone.

All: Nite, Ryan.


I'll be happy to answer any comments or questions!
(any corrections are welcomed also.) 

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 opinions
 or products shown, or from where I shop. 

The dolls shown are from my own and the Grand's collection. 
Clothes 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, but Pin away!
Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle

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1980's Fashion Show at Vickie's: Part Two

Continued from: Fashion Show Part One...


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Lara: Here is an iconic number from the 1980's. After all the ruffles and glitz, we have high-style simplicity in this lovely dress worn by Richelle. What do you think of this Barbie Fun #7909, Richelle?

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Richelle: Purple and lavenders are my favorite, so this dress is perfect for me! (Richelle turns and shows off her figure and the dress).

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Lara: My notes here say you have a secret? 

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Richelle: Oh, no....does everyone know....??????

Lara: Well, it says here, that the purse and shoes are new and your own?...

(Lara is totally confused---but plugs on as Richelle regains her composure, to titters in the audience and walks off. )

Lara: WELL, next we have Sindy in a polkadot slouch dress in purple on yellow. The original was paired with a chiffon scarf, those simply do not make it for over 35 years. So, she has paired it with a hot pink elastic belt and hair bow, the original color. Updating this outfit, is the warm dark purple leggings and boots. 

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This design was originally included in a 20-Fashion Pack from the 1980s.


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Lara: It's still very cute and totally applicable in today's fashion world. Thank-you, Sindy.

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Now, we will have a few minutes for the next set-up. Please remain in your seats as the lights will be turned off for our finale!



LIGHTS OUT!

(Distant thumping electronic beats come over the speaker system. Bump, crash, giggle....whisper ---we are ready!)


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Stephen: Okay, auxiliary lighting on. Sound check: (Loud guitar riffs.....dials adjusted).


Lara: NOW! LIGHTS! And what would be the 1980's without the ROCKER influences!
Left to right we have Vickie,  Mulan, and Tory ready to perform....!

(Twang, riff, Twang, rifff, YEEEEOOOOOOOOOOOOooooowwwwwww!)


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Lara: We have our trio of rockers and their vintage gear! Great sounds by the way!

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Tory has the 80's hair, naturally, and she sports a borrowed jacket from Rocker Ken in the 1980's. We've paired it with a 1990's top for the same material and some vintage silver bell bottoms jeans complete the outfit. She could wear this today to any large social event! 

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(The girls Rockers play a quick song)

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Lara:Our lead singer is Mulan, seems totally out of character for our art restoration expert.

(Mulan raises an eyebrow) Lara: I love to sing Karaoke, Sheena Easton and Pat Benatar, especially!

(Audience applauds) 

Lara: Well, Mulan is wearing a vintage Mattel *ROCKERS* outfit, complete with wild and crazy hair, cinched up in a turquoise headband. 

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Mulan: Crazy hair? I think this is perfect for the office. (Audience laughs.)

This is an adaptation of the Onna-Bugeisha, female samurais from the noblest class of feudal Japan and who would fight alongside men during warfare. (Mulan bows to the audience.)

Lara: Well, we never know where our fashion trends are going to come from. Thank you, Mulan.

Last we have Vickie again, sans hat with her vintage earphones, 1980s tribal warfare headgear! Can you imagine they were once really that large? The glitzy denim and sparkles were also rocker choices in the 1980's.

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I'm turning the microphone over to Vickie and thank everyone for being a great audience for our fashion show.

(Audience claps)

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Vickie: Thank you, Lara. Hi, everyone. I just want to thank, you all, for coming to our fashion show, and to our models who shared their fashions and modeled the shop's fashions. I hope we have given you some fab ideas on how to adapt vintage clothes and accessories into your wardrobes and have fun doing it!  

Refreshments will be served after we take a group photo!

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Stephen: Okay ladies of the 80's, everyone tilt your head and smile!

That's a wrap! 


I'll be happy to answer any comments or questions!
(any corrections are welcomed also.) 

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 opinions
 or products shown, or from where I shop. 

The dolls shown are from my own and the Grand's collection. 
Clothes 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, but Pin away!
Thank you for your cooperation, Sandi Magle

I'll be sharing at these fine parties:


Sandi