16 posts categorized "Celebrations"

You're Invited!

FB LIVE SALE ANNOUNCEMENT 7.16.18

   You can RSVP on the Facebook Event page . . . I'll be streaming Monday 7/16/18 at 8pm EST from my Facebook Business Page.   Watch my Video about the event!

So get the kids (and husband) to bed early, pour yourself an adult beverage and be an eye witness to what may just be vintage history in the making. . . at the least I'll make you laugh! 

xx ~ Michelle


Grand Opening Soirée

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(Photo courtesy of Carmen & Ginger)

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With Deb of Vintage Haven

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With my friend & amazing photographer Irene Zawadowicz (all photos hers unless otherwise noted)
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Lovely sunflowers from Carmen & Ginger

Better late than never...on Friday, 28 June, we had our "Grand Opening Soirée" at The Red Velvet Shoe...a sort of private opening for family, friends, neighbors & local clientele to take a peek at our newly renovated Boutique.  We had yummy foods, lots of wine & champagne, and a fabulous turnout...the hour got late, the girls got silly, and a grand time was had by all.  

xx ~ Michelle


Party Like it's 1955

A family reunion on my DH's side late last summer found me plunked on a weathered picnic table bench digging through boxes and boxes of vintage family photographs.  I'm certain I proved to be the obnoxious in~law in my attempt to find out who was who, when was it taken, who was behind the lens, and the most dreaded for those who have no appreciation for preserving the past:  "Don't you WANT this????!!!!"  I carried on, undeterred, a woman on a mission to preserve the past....upon finding this mini~album I dared to ask yet one more time.  The answer:

"I think that was New Years Eve, maybe, then again, it could have been just another typical basement bar~room bash....we did that, back then, you know.  We had bars in our basements...."

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My grandparent's had a basement bar...I remember it well. 
 

xx ~ Michelle


"I DO"

 

This week we are celebrating our nine~year wedding anniversary (you may remember this post a few years ago) and part of my ritual is to look at our wedding & honeymoon photographs.  It's pure nostalgia~~not to mention we were younger, thinner & kid~free (for a little while, anyway!)

Retro summer fashion by the sea

Happy Anniversary Darling 

But I have found
marriage, like wine,
gets better with age.


 

xx ~ Michelle


SUCCESS!

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We did it!  The Red Velvet Shoe tied for third place in the annual  "Lulu's Vintage People's Choice Top Ten Vintage Clothing Sites" contest!!!!!!!!!

Thank you!

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Thank you!

to everyone who took the time to vote for me and for the wonderful comments & support along the way!  And thank you to Lulu for hosting the contest and doing all the work involved to award us this great honor!

I'm off for some champagne!!

xoxoxo !!

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xx ~ Michelle


VINTAGE WEDDINGS

As I've stated before, I love weddings. . .and since I won't be attending one until late summer I decided I would share some lovely photos I found of vintage or vintage~inspired weddings. . .can you tell which are which?

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(Photo credit:  Tales of an American Wedding Planner in Paris )

 

 

(Edited on 04 March 2011 when it was discovered the links to the other photos posted were broken.)

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xx ~ Michelle


A SUMMER FEAST FIT FOR A KING

We came back ashore to attend a great 25th Anniversary Party for some good friends, here are a few pictures from it. . .just try to ignore the barefoot beach bum kid who snuck over from next door!!

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Now you see why we had to be here!!  There is nothing like dinner at dusk by the water with candles, wine, great food and great friends. . .well worth the trip!!

xx ~ Michelle