First Day-Special Guest at Vickie's Vintage

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Very early on the first day---Vickie opened her door early for Lara Roberts and Barbara M R. Not only are they her building manager and landlady--they have become her very good friends.

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Vickie's is ready for the crowd today---if yesterday was an indication.

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BMR: Congratulations Vickie and for your prospective groom, too. That was quite the announcement last night.
Vickie: Thank you, I think we were surprised too. 
BMR:Well, the store looks fabulous---especially without all those people that were here last night. I have to get some shopping in---I saw a yellow suit, I'm interested in.

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(Last night snapshot of Richelle, BMR and Lara on the stairs. These three are responsible for the re-construction of the building.)

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Lara: Auntie Barb, look what I found, I love this dress.

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Zoe: There are two pair of slacks, the robe, and top here. How about this great golf skirt? Lara said you are quite the golfer.

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BMR: I love the little purse---and the skirt is perfect...not too short-you know I'm getting older and a certain amount of decorum is necessary.

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Ryan's Mom, Sandi, chimes in: Oh Miss Roberts---you always look so fabulous you are a role model for all women of a 'certain age.' (She giggles)

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BMR: Why thank-you. I really try to be a role model. And, working with Vickie, Richelle, and Ryan has been a dream. Dealing with local regulations and acquiring historical status for this building wasn't easy and caused so many delays in construction. I think it is worth it though!

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Vickie: We love the store, it's perfect. Thanks again, Miss Roberts. And, I'm glad you found something you liked.

BMR: (Big smile) It's always great shopping at Vickie's, Dear.


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Looks like we bought out the store.... Now breakfast!


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There's always great shopping at Vickie's Vintage

(more on Vickie's Opening day later)

CAST:

BMR-Barbie no.3 in original #943 Fancy Free and Pretty Changes #2598 1979-81 purchases were 
Lara Roberts-on the stairs-original clothesBlack Label #The Barbie Look late 2015
Richelle: Playline 2015 on a Mattel articulated body in Mattel 2103 Fashionista dress/BLT09
Zoe: 1998-99 flat foot Barbie
Sandi:Happy Family Grandma in clone clothes maybe...not sure.
Midge:outside--anniversary Midge with eyelashes (articulated)










Vickie's Vintage:First Wedding Appointments

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It was the first day for Vickie's Vintage with two bridal appointments, in the middle of all the craziness.

Vickie has managed to purchase several Bridal companies' samples. 

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Vintage and new dresses fill the racks upstairs.
Downstairs is chaos!

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Upstairs a soft string ensemble plays wedding etudes.

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Carly: Neysa, this dress fits you so perfectly.

Neysa: My family is so conservative, you don't think this is too much?


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Carly: From your smile---you must think it is just perfect!

Neysa: I know I'm grinning from ear to ear. How much is it with the veil?


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Carly: Well, this dress was $8,995, but here at Vickie's we can offer this new dress for $2,600 with the veil and free alterations.
Neysa: I will definitely take it, but can you keep it here? I don't want my guy to see it, before the wedding.
Carly: Sure, we have secure storage offsite at a minimal charge. When is the wedding date again?
Neysa: Um, November 24, this year. There is still so much to do? 
Carly: Well, let's get this dress into storage so you can get everything else done.  


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(Downstairs Carly is so excited she sold a MAJOR dress!)
Vickie: What a way to start the day---good going, Carly. Any problems with the software---?
Carly: I don't think so. Did the contract print out Okay?
Vickie: Looks like it did, and Neysa requested storage. Sure glad we thought that through.


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Neysa: Thanks so much ladies, I love the dress and can't wait to send my girls in. 
Vickie: You're welcome, Neysa, and thank-you for being our first bridal customer. Here is a coupon for you or your bridal party to use on future purchases. 


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Neysa: Thanks again Carly, for knowing just what I wanted.


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(Two hours later the shop is filled with customers of all ages, and the second bridal appointment, Barb T., arrives, 



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Carly: Well, thanks for choosing us. Let's find a dress for your special event. When and what are you looking for?

Barb: Well it's my third wedding---and it's going to be in Vegas in two weeks. I haven't had any luck finding anything with the right 'POW' factor for Vegas.

Carly: Well, white, short, long?

Barb: Not white, after two---I think that would be silly. I love pink and purple---you have some great dresses here.


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Carly: Well, how about this dress, a little sparkle. It's a 12, but we may be able to alter it.

Barb: I love that---very cute, it looks small though?

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Carly: Oh, dear, I don't think we can alter this. I have something else in mind with some stretch.



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Barb: Oh, my this is perfect----PERFECT!



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Barb:Even the back looks fabulous. 
Carly:It really looks smashing on you...and no alterations. Let me call down stairs, I think we have the ideal shoes.

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Carly: How about this little number for the pre-party or dancing?
Barb: Love it, can you wrap that up, too. Looks like they are really busy downstairs.
Carly: Yes, it's our opening day, and it's a bit crazy.


(Downstairs Barb gets personal attention from Vickie and loves the shoes waiting for her)

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Barb: I found just what I wanted, great shop you have here.
Vickie:Thanks, so much. Are you going to need anything else for your wedding?
Barb: I think I'm set!

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Vickie: Great job, Carly---she couldn't have been easy to fit. 


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Carly: Well, I have to hurry on to my ballet classes, can't keep the kids waiting. It was a great day!
Vickie: Thanks so much, you had a super day upstairs. I hope we have more appointments like today's.



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Maybe this bridal addition will work out! Wonder how the rest of the store did on the first day...?

(to be continued)

So many fashions and items in these photos---if you have a question, please ask?


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HFIM House: Gossip and Fallout!

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After Vickie's Press Opening and Private Parties...the HFIM house is a buzz.

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Richelle: My feet are killing me---what a long day, full of all sorts of surprises.

Ryan: Well, it's official...! Vickie and Joe are engaged.


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Kevin: Yea, that was a blow---another guy bites the dust.
Belle: Really??? (grrrrrr)


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Sindy: Goodness, it's even on the news on Channel 7. Joe is listed as an 'unknown' fiancé. I wonder if they will let me make the wedding cake?


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Rory: Cake, I thought she was going to give him the heave-ho....for missing the Press Opening.
Sindy: Well, all is fair in love and war...sometimes it's not clear who the winner is.


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Midge: Now, that's funny. 
Barbie: I think it's romantic....especially the part where she said she 'kneed' him into submission. (laughing all around)


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Belle: Good night girls....(ignores Kevin trailing behind)
Kevin: What? Did I say something wrong?

Richelle and Ryan leave for their apartment---and the girls are still talking.


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Rory: I thought it was a great party---the shrimp were divine and deveined. My favorite.
Sindy: I'm sorry I missed it...! Wonder if they will get married right away---or have a forever engagement like Richelle and Ryan.
Mulan: Richelle, sure didn't look happy about it, did she?


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Further up the yard in the kitchen garden. Richelle stops at their favorite spot, 
where they got engaged.

Richelle: Your mom was pretty blunt today.
Ryan:Well, you know Moms always want to be Grandmas, which is way to far into the future. I don't see how we can have a wedding soon, money or time wise. I'm still paying off my loans.

Richelle. I wonder if Joe wants his condo done immediately now---!?! Time---what is that? And where can I get some?


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Ryan:Sorry about Mom...but she has a point. Remember we sat here, when I proposed. Sigh---! 


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Richelle: I know... it's not your fault---we both have to adjust our priorities. Let's give it until the new year---and just not worry about it now. No matter what anyone says.
Ryan: Deal---and that's why I love you, you are so---perfect and practical. I've got an early meeting, let's go to the apartment and sleep on it...(Wink)

(Meanwhile more discussion in the backyard....)

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Barbie: My bet is Joe and Vicky don't wait...I think we should plan a shower for them.
(discussion follows)

 Meanwhile at Vickie's apartment the girls are pondering....


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Zoe: I wonder if Vickie and Joe will want to live here? 


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Carly: Probably not, Richelle said she was doing the design for his new condo---from top to bottom. This place is rented, maybe we can take over the rent and add two more roommates and get bunkbeds?



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Zoe: Oh, suppose so...Gilly is looking for a new place---I don't know about her though.
Carly: My thought is if she has a job---she's an option.



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Zoe: I'll have to sleep on that---besides we will see Vickie tomorrow and see what she has to say. This is the first night she's stayed with Joe. Wonder how she likes his cat?


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Carly: (Turns out the lights.) That must be an experience. We have another big day tomorrow at Vickie's Vintage. Just all the 'holds' that are being picked up. And, I have two bridal appointments in the morning....and ballet classes in the afternoon---big day. Good night, Zoe. 
(no response---Zoe is already asleep)

(HFIM house---always to be continued)

(PS I have to get some pictures in those windows---never see things but through the blog photos, lol. Lighting was intentionally dim---being night time---let me know if it looks okay on your screens)


All the opinions and photographs in this blog are my own. I have not been paid or reimbursed in anyway for my opinions, posts or any products shown or anywhere I shop.