Have you heard about Plaid Friday? I went into Battenkill Books to get a Christiane Northrup book on Menopause and Connie, the owner, told me how Black Friday (you know the big shopping day after Thanksgiving) has become Plaid Friday for independent stores and artists. The idea is to get people thinking about and buying locally instead of in the big chain stores.
Driving has always been a great thinking time for me and on the way home, my brain was buzzing. I couldn’t stop thinking that there was whole week before Plaid Friday, and I wanted to be a part of it.
So, next Friday, November 25th, the day after Thanksgiving, traditionally known as Black Friday, untraditionally and independently known as Plaid Friday, I’ll be selling 25 (for November 25th) potholders all with plaid backs. Whoever places the 1st, 12th and 22th order will get a free potholder. You can buy as many potholders as you like until they run out. If you buy 2 or more potholders and one or them is the 12th or 22nd order, you get that potholder free. I’ll sell them until there are no more left. I’ll start taking email orders at 12:01 AM on the morning of Friday, November 25th. (For those of you who stay up late or can’t sleep, I’ll be in dreamland myself). My potholders are $15 each including shipping.
Now, this is exciting, I can’t wait to see what happens. I know what I’ll be doing the three days before Thanksgiving, scouring thrift stores for plaids and making potholders.