Sunday, December 14, 2014

Dinner, Symphony and Ballet

 It was the perfect holiday evening for us! We had a long leisurely dinner while visiting with friends at our favorite restaurant, Gourmet and Company.

 The tree was set up right behind our favorite table so this was how Mr. Mickey saw me this evening.

Mr. Mickey was looking dapper as usual! His 1940's Hickok cuff links are part of his vast collection of Mickey Mouse antiques and collectibles of which there are more than 3,000 rare pieces. In his previous home he had a museum to showcase some of the collection. This lifetime collection is being offered for sale in it's entirety. You may write to me about it at for more information. 

Each time I see this friend of a friend we talk about shoes. This time we were wearing a very similar style.

Mr. Mickey was a happy man when he heard that this bread pudding made from croissants was on the dessert menu. Bliss!

The Johnson City Symphony has been performing for forty-five years. Their Christmas performance is one of the most popular. The words to many favorite Christmas carols are projected upon the giant screen above the stage so that the audience can sing along. During intermission the poinsettias are removed so that young ballerinas can dance for us along with the final performances.

The stained glass windows in Mary B. Martin Auditorium, Seeger Chapel were decorated with wreathes and candles.

Retired Judge John L. Kiener was appointed to the judgeship years ago by Mr. Mickey's efforts while he was active in politics in east Tennessee.

Mrs. Kiener is always so pleasant!

My look for this evening includes a wool double breasted jacket from Talbot's a few years ago. Tailored slacks and clutch are by Ivanka Trump via Saks Off 5th. The shoes are by DVF from a few years ago. The statement necklace is from Chico's last year.

For your enjoyment
The U.S. Air Force Band at the Smithsonian

Thank you for joining Mr. Mickey and me and on this journey through midlife and beyond. The second fifty years are truly the best!

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Lady of Style said...

Susan, you look beautiful and sparkling as always! Love the bright red, it suits you so well. It is with great pleasure to read about your life with Mr. Mickey, I am very happy for you.
Thank you for sharing this absolutely brilliant video and music! I work in the military and my boss is a US AF Colonel.

Best wishes from Germany,
Annette | Lady of Style

Unknown said...

Beautiful as always

Mlou said...

As always, I enjoy your lovely posts about styling and your times with Mr. Mickey. The music was an awesome bonus! I grew up in the military as an Army Brat and I'm very partial to military bands. Thank you so much. Mary Lou

Dawn said...

That style of slack looks very nice on you.

meriusa said...

You sparkle the joy of Christmas (the real spirit of Christmas )
I like red ,black and the animal print shoes of you .
Mr. Mickey is the perfect Santa Claus I can image .

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Love the red and leopard, Susan! The whole evening just sounds wonderful...and you look lovely!

Patti said...

Red and leopard - a stunning combination and you look gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with Visible Monday! xo

Marea Dotz said...

Your post today really put me in the Christmas spirit. I love reading about people's collections. Mickey Mouse items. How fun!!! Thanks for sharing.

Jessica Jannenga said...

Looking beautiful in red! I love the Mickey mouse collection as well. Brings back memories. The restaurant sounded lovely and oh! bread pudding looks delish.
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please stop by, jess xx