We’re gearing up for the final Victorian Walk of the season tomorrow night. This week my gang will be here with me, and in costume. It will be quite the spectacle!
Our shop has been downtown for nearly two decades, yet this will mark the very first time we’ve dressed Victorian. It isn’t because I’m a Victorian scrooge. Those involved in the Christmas planning were so excited when we first moved downtown . . . only because they thought we’d dress like grannies complete with old-lady shawls and sit in a rocker in the window and knit.
Keep in mind this was a few years before knitting became trendy and cool, and was the go-to epitome for elderly jokes. I worked so hard at the time to merchandise and market yarn in an entirely new way, portraying it as the emerging craft for those who were hip, cool, and youthful. Presenting the elderly stereotype in our front windows for hoards of people to see seemed counterproductive to everything I was working so hard to change.
Instead we would dress festive, modern, or even fancy . . . anything but “old.” There has been a changing of the guard with our local Christmas committee, infusing youth and fresh ideas into the holiday events. This, coupled with a renewed modern interest in steampunk and Victorian, has really transformed the event. So after many years of a staunch anti-old attire policy, I decided it was time for us to embrace the Victorian!
Victorian Walk, Saturday December 14th from 5pm to 9pm. We will be open until 9 that evening!
We’ll also have a hot chocolate bar set up in the classroom, so be sure to stop in and say hi!
Today we are giving away TEN of our handmade Christmas Crackers, along with a $10 gift card. TEN lucky winners will be chosen at random to win. Simply comment on this post sharing what is your favorite holiday tradition.
the winners are:
- Jennifer Walker
- Ellen McKenzie
- Briana Titus
- Linda Weston
- Sarah Bailey
- Judy Smith
- Mary Bourne
- Machelle Norman
- Katelyn Hines
- Patty Van McAbee
I’d tell you what was inside, but I don’t want to spoil the surprise.
You have until midnight tonight!
Please note that all prizes must be picked up at our shop no later than February 1, 2020. We do not mail or ship prizes.You have until midnight tonight!