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Just a few Fall Seasonal scenes from the lost cache of photos.


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Tis the Fall Season and approaching 

Halloween even in my Doll World!

You know when you quickly change your battery in the camera and forget to change the date----well, I went through years---1968-2015 and fished out some photos that may have never been shown on the blog. Some had made it into Google archive---but others might have been lost in those crazy OLD files.

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I haven't set up the Hotel for almost 2 years. I've been so busy with major projects and pandemic issues. These three photos are of the first Fall decorations on the Grand View (remodeled Grand Hotel)
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Covid Restrictions closed all indoor food service for so long---at least outside the Patiesserie they could have a snack.

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It really is so fun to decorate---and I love peering in the windows.

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Last year at Trish's Blue Sprinkling Can garden center.  I love Fall and this will be a bit more complicated now with the new shop on that lot, also.

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Trish is from the St.Charles, IL Area ---a long haul to the near Northside of Chicago. So now she has moved into the city.

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I personally love Fall and Halloween---and the mini gourds and decorations are so much fun to do. Teresa does interviews for the News.

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Trish had Lots of produce in Fall colors.

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Even the greenhouse was full of spookiness and Flowers and plants.

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Tiny skeletons are perfect props in Doll World.

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Ian is getting footage to  use for a 'spread' on Channel 7 News.

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Another Event was the Skeleton Bash, over 5 years ago.  I always loved this food setup.

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I used the accessory shelf from Vickie's Vintage for the Potion display.

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Closeup on one of the cakes, an altered Mattel one.



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The potion shop has been used several times and probably will be again.

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Vickie's Vintage opening the Haunted Dungeon, last year! Wonder what will be in store for us this year.

LOL, ME TOO!

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Vickie says: See You soon! 
Opening the HAUNTED DUNGEON
 for 2022 October 3.

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Vickie's Finishes Setting up for Fall: Part 2 At the Bijou

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In case you missed it, here is PART 1:Vickie's Vintage/At the Bijou

Part 2:Monday Morning, Vickie's is closed, but the girls are hard at work!

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EL: Only another six feet---everyone together, 1, 2, 3 PUSH!

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Zoe: Maybe we should have left it empty! ERrrrgh!

Vickie: It's stuck, the casters are crooked...move it backwards a bit.

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Lara: Hi, sorry the door was open, I knocked, ....

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I just heard hollering, so I came in. Can I help?

Vickie: NOooooo, we got it...PUSH!

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Collective PHEW!!! 
Vickie: (out of breath) Hi....Lara.....come on in.....we are just resetting the shop. 

EL: And our insides (gripping her stomach).

Lara: That's going to look great----say what happened upstairs?

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Lara runs up the stairs....Oh, my...is this a new racey display?

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Vickie: NO! Of course not,  Zoe just set them up this morning. We've been in the basement for the last couple of hours moving fixtures around.

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Lara: Is this why you called me? 

Vickie: No, but some weird stuff has been happening, mostly electrical, lights, some noises--maybe there is a short somewhere. But this is really strange!

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Lara: I can get someone here to check out everything. I'll help you get these two back up!

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Vickie: There, no harm done. 

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Lara: Those two look like an Eternal Couple---they always look perfect together! Show me what else has been happening.

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Vickie: Well, down here we hear like 'muzak' very faintly mostly like saxaphones--and that light up there has been blinking non-stop.

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EL: Downstairs, I think I hear a scraping noise behind the old tunnel entrance. And the freight elevator has been cranky, stopping and starting at whim.

Lara: Well, this list is getting long....I'll get someone from BMR on it, right away.

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Zoe: It's just all a bit Spooky. We never had any issues until a week ago.

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Lara: I just called Russell, and he will be over here tomorrow to check everything out. Make a specific list, and we will try and figure out what's going on.

Vickie: Thanks, I'm going to call Joe and have him reset our security system before I go home and make sure the cameras are working correctly.

Lara: Good idea, I'll check with Trish and at the GrandView and see if anything unusual is going on there, too. Can't be too careful. We want to keep the neighborhood safe!

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Lara: The store looks fabulous---!

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...I'm glad you have guys' fashions now---that is a plus for the neighborhood.

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Vickie: We try---and Fall is always a bit of this and that! The girls are great at merchandising.

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Lara: Love that jacket----I might have to have that.

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Vickie: Turning the rack....I can put a hold on the jacket. Anything else?

Lara: Great and I'll be back tomorrow with Russell, okay. And then I can look around some more. Bye....

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Vickie: Thanks for all your hard work, girls. Lara's going to get the contractor in here to check everything out tomorrow. So, see you then. 

Zoe, I'm not in until Wednesday afternoon. Carly is in tomorrow.

Vickie: Thanks again, goodnight.

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Vickie locks the door and picks up her phone: Joe, say can you come down here and check out the security system.  We've been having some electrical issues. I want to make sure it is working properly.

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Joe: Sure, I can be there in a few.


Joe: Love ya, Doll. 

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Vickie: My hero, sorry to make you move on your day off!

Joe: Any spending time with you is my no.1 anyway. What's up here, the store looks great!

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Vicki: Well, this camera wasn't working last night---I see the light is on now. Oooops, there goes the lights again, and we found the mannikins face down on the bench this afternoon. In the middle of the DAY?

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Joe: The light is off again. (fiddles with the wiring)

Vickie: Lara is having the contractor come and check everything out tomorrow, there must be a short somewhere or something....?

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Joe: These mannikins are heavy----I don't know how they could topple over on their own.

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Vickie: A little closer. We had just moved the guys' cabinet and I didn't have much strength left to move them together.

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Joe: I  think everything is working, now. I checked the breakers and reset all the cord breakers. Oh, I see what you mean about flickering. It's good you have a Pro check it out. 
Now, where am I taking you for dinner?

(*they lock everything up*)
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Lights out the store takes on a shady filtered look. And it's quiet, with and occasional crackle and hummmm.

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Him: Haven't you caused enough trouble today.....?

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Her: You know I'm your worst nightmare, Nathan. (chuckle).

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Her: I wish they hadn't made this a store....I miss the candles on the tables, the stage.....sigh

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Nathan: I miss the bar! 100 years is a long time to be without a drink...I miss your golden voice singing, DollFace.

Marietta: Aww....you haven't called me that fer....ever.

Nathan: And you haven't aged a bit in forever, Mari.....

~~~\\!!!FLASH!!!//~~~


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Nathan: What was that? I could almost see the amber in your eyes.....

Mari: I remember outside the Bijou and having my photograph taken....I love photographs. I wonder if a camera caught my 'good' side? 

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