December 13: Ten for 10

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!

41 Comments

  • Jennifer McKinney

    13.12.2019 at 00:30 Reply

    I will miss the store for the next 90 days while I visit Australia but I will return to the Tuesday knitting group when I return.

  • Melissa Ryan

    13.12.2019 at 06:51 Reply

    Looks like so much fun! I hear the weather will be cooperating, too! Favorite tradition at my house after Christmas eve service is…FOOD! Cookies and candies! Home smells delicious and the results are a once a year gift to the family.

  • Judy Smith

    13.12.2019 at 07:41 Reply

    My favorite is family get togethers, especially Christmas dinner.

    Keely I love your hat.

    • Shawna Lancelot

      13.12.2019 at 08:22 Reply

      My favorite tradition is our matching Christmas pajamas, which I was doing long before it was trendy!

  • Stevie

    13.12.2019 at 08:09 Reply

    My favorite is watching the kids open their gifts!! 🎁 💝🎄

  • Jo Jankowski

    13.12.2019 at 08:41 Reply

    Definitely Christmas morning watching my kid open gifts and visiting family

  • Jenny Elkhair

    13.12.2019 at 08:43 Reply

    I love playing card/board games with my family.

  • Machelle Norman

    13.12.2019 at 08:54 Reply

    I love spending time enjoying my family and of course, eating all of the delicious food that I normal don’t indulge in!

  • Jennifer Walker

    13.12.2019 at 09:16 Reply

    I love decorating and baking!!!

  • Carrie F

    13.12.2019 at 09:42 Reply

    Enjoy the food and family, and most of all the kids opening gifts.

  • Brandie Ferguson

    13.12.2019 at 09:59 Reply

    Baking and shopping with friends and family.

  • Tammy Adamson

    13.12.2019 at 10:04 Reply

    I love going to look at lights. Kingfisher in particular, that was one of the last joyous times we had my nephew Daniel with us. He was 3 and a week later lost his battle with neuroblastoma. That night my parents, sister and her family, and my family were all together. Singing, drinking hot chocolate, and riding in the caboose of the train! Light looking takes me back to that very special time.

    • Linda Weston

      13.12.2019 at 19:28 Reply

      My deepest sympathy for your loss! It’s devastating to lose such a young child, especially during one of the most family-centric times of the year. In my faith tradition, we pray “May perpetual light shine upon him.” I hope Daniel’s spirit is a light to you this season.

  • Amy Otto

    13.12.2019 at 10:22 Reply

    What a wonderful event!

  • Katelyn Hines

    13.12.2019 at 11:46 Reply

    My favorite Christmas tradition is driving around looking at Christmas lights with the kiddos!! ❤️❤️❤️

  • Laura McMahan

    13.12.2019 at 12:15 Reply

    Christmas décor is big at my house since my birthday is Christmas Eve!!

    • Linda Weston

      13.12.2019 at 19:23 Reply

      Happy birthday, Laura! Mine was yesterday. 🙂

  • Sarah Bailey

    13.12.2019 at 12:28 Reply

    I love Christmas but my favorite thing is baking with family. I enjoy sharing plates of goodies with neighbors and friends, too!

    • Amber Ketchum

      13.12.2019 at 19:03 Reply

      My favorite tradition is my son picking out an angel child his age and we shop for him!

  • Pattye Van McAbee

    13.12.2019 at 13:30 Reply

    It’s the only day WalMart is closed, so it’s being with my family, east of OKC near Harrah.

  • Christi Honeycutt

    13.12.2019 at 14:37 Reply

    My favorite tradition is getting with the grandkids and decorating the Christmas Tree!!! Love the time with them.

  • Briana Titus

    13.12.2019 at 15:18 Reply

    I love wearing Christmas pajamas to open presents!

  • Ellen McKenzie

    13.12.2019 at 15:37 Reply

    Having my family for Christmas dinner (always before Christmas) 🤗

  • Anita Roesler

    13.12.2019 at 15:49 Reply

    My favorite tradition is my family meal on Christmas Eve and church. Also hanging all my handmade made ornaments and thinking about the people who gifted me with them. And ten there’s …….. well, the list goes on.

  • Stephenia d

    13.12.2019 at 16:16 Reply

    Your hot chocolatier tray looks yummy. The festive ness of the holiday and (mostly) general good will that is abundant during this time is a favorite holiday experience of mine.

  • Marilee Camerer

    13.12.2019 at 16:34 Reply

    M favorite holiday tradition is decorating our home and celebrating with family.

  • Lisa Cheney

    13.12.2019 at 16:56 Reply

    Putting up my ‘old fashioned’ unlit tree…and untanglingling lights. Seriously love it…and wrapping gifts!! Not shopping…selecting or buying them….HaH!

  • Courtney Wilson

    13.12.2019 at 18:25 Reply

    I love decorating and seeing friends that I don’t see but once a year. If I had a better oven I would be baking.

  • Linda Weston

    13.12.2019 at 19:21 Reply

    I’ll miss the Victorian Walk tomorrow because it’s The Boy Human’s 18th birthday, can you believe it???

    For a long time, we trundled ourselves up to Pittsburgh (my hometown) for Christmas, but that finally got to be too much. I enjoy being in my own home nowadays, but haven’t really figured out a pattern or tradition for it. One thing I do love about this season, though, is the music! My dream is to find a sing-along “Messiah” within driving distance.

  • Patricia Riden

    13.12.2019 at 19:48 Reply

    Decorating the tree, baking, and having all of my family together.

  • Mary Bourne

    13.12.2019 at 20:58 Reply

    Favorite? 24 Days of SWAK. Seriously, I’ve got a relaxed, no pressure holiday season .

  • Shawndalynn

    13.12.2019 at 21:03 Reply

    Coco! Count me in!

  • Betty Schlotthauer

    13.12.2019 at 21:41 Reply

    My favorite Christmas tradition is just being with family, as much of the day as possible. This year, all seven of my granddaughters will be here. They range from 15 months to 18 years old. My older son lives on the west coast, & his wife’s family lives in Wisconsin, so it’s an ever other year thing for us to see them at Christmas. We do go visit them a couple of times a year in addition, but when we can have “all” the family together for Christmas, it’s really special.

  • Jennifer White

    13.12.2019 at 22:03 Reply

    My favorite tradition is walking the Sorghum Mill Christmas Tree farm and picking the best tree as a family. Then cutting it down and taking it home to decorate.

  • Sheri Blaylock

    13.12.2019 at 22:07 Reply

    I have 2 favorites…The 24 days of SWAK, and making candy with my family! We are starting the candy-making tomorrow!!!

  • Kathy Plummer

    13.12.2019 at 23:04 Reply

    I love decorating the tree, I love to go see Christmas lights, and being with family.

  • Barbara Kinney

    13.12.2019 at 23:11 Reply

    My favorite tradition is the smells. Most of the smells that surround Christmas only come once a year. The cut trees, the ginger bread, all the cookies, the pies, the turkey, the side dishes, and the crisp air, and sometimes even snow.

  • Bonnie Malone

    13.12.2019 at 23:31 Reply

    My favorite traditions are looking at lights and Christmas Eve church services

  • Rhonda DuPriest

    13.12.2019 at 23:52 Reply

    This is our 3rd year coming to the Victorian Walk. This place is like home to us. Thank you Guthrie for making us feel at home. I love our new tradition!

  • Bernadette Ray

    14.12.2019 at 09:58 Reply

    Christmas Eve church service and backing.

  • Lauren Walls

    14.12.2019 at 16:16 Reply

    Driving around looking at Christmas lights with hot chocolate in tow!

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