Sorry, to be so graphic, but that’s how I’m starting to feel.
Oh, it happens every year. It starts out quite innocently. Turkey. STUFFING. uhhh, rather dressing since we’re not allowed to stuff our birds any longer. Cranberry-sauce-that-nobody-eats-but-looks-pretty-on-the-plate. Sweet potatoes or yams. (never could figure out the difference.)
Pumpkin pie with home-made whipped cream.
It HAS to be home-made.
And then comes BLACK FRIDAY.
Which really began last Saturday– six days before black Friday.
And I don’t know about you, but I find the constant reference to BF to be phenomenally grating. I bet your inbox is filled with black friday this and black friday that. Mine sure is. blech!
Yes, we know. You’re (brand xyz) having a sale. Don’t tell us… it’s for BLACK FRIDAY??? Wow! we’re catching on! :/
It’s just a horrible name; one of the lamest terms in all of marketing, IMO. We can thank the accountants and their ledgers that are finally “in the black” for that, I guess.
But Black Friday also has a negative connotation, especially when it begins the weekend BEFORE the real Black Friday. So, what is it now? The black friday before black friday? The bombardment is so pervasive it makes me want to hurl something.
On the other hand, if all of the retailers wish to slash their prices in an effort to get us to buy in a timely way, I guess it’s not a bad thing. (she said, softening her stance a little)
But I still wish that they had thought of a better name. I’m sure that we can come up with something more appropriate!
— a catchy phrase that’s far more indicative of what the term really means.
Here are my top three picks for renaming Black Friday.
- Kaching Friday
- We Gotcha Friday
- Greedy Bastard Friday
What do you think? Do any of those work better for you? I’m open to suggestions, so please feel free to chime in with your ideas about renaming Black Friday.
But here’s the other thing. Isn’t the Friday, the day after the BIGGEST, richest, most calorific meal of the year meant to be spent digesting it?
Apparently, that’s not happening because we don’t want to miss out. And because we don’t want to miss out, instead of relaxing with our families, going for a leisurely walk, or delicately trying to extricate the greasy gravy stain from the silk dining chairs, we’re anxiously trying to figure out this Black Friday thing.
And battling a massive case of indigestion as a result.
Well, I hope that you will relax because you have time.
Not scads of time, but enough time to chillax with Laurel’s blog. haha.
And that’s because after the week of pre-black Friday, the day itself, the following weekend, followed by “cyber Monday” and then cyber week, you already have at least through December 3rd, to take advantage of the hefty holiday sales. (but please do double-check)
Naturally, there will be more offers even after the pre, during, post black friday events, dressed up as a different offer. After all, Santa pulling up in a Beamer SUV with 600 horsepower, instead of a sleigh with eight reindeer is still Santa. But again. Offers do change, so I’m going with what we have.
And guys. It’s really good.
As I was doing my usual blog research couldn’t help myself from falling prey to some incredible Black Friday clickbait.
And I don’t know about you, but I’m the world’s biggest sucker for clickbait.
20% off site-wide! 30%, 40% – Time sensitive. That’s a good one. I fall for that one every time!
Well, these brands know what they’re doing.
They’re providing a needed service for us and hopefully, you will enjoy learning about some of my favorite kaching, gotcha, greedy bastard – BLACK FRIDAY rock around the Christmas/Hanukkah Tree sales!
Also please note that if you click on these links and purchase anything at all from those sites, you’re helping to support me and this blog. (at no additional cost to you) It is immensely appreciated, more than I can possibly say!
Here are some of my favorite Black Friday Sales which are going on right now.
One King’s Lane – 20% off SITE-WIDE. It’s one of my favorite sites.
Serena and Lily –
also 20% off site-wide with code: CHEERS.
Turkey Day Surprise!
SERENA AND LILY NEW OFFER FOR VIPS 25% OFF AT CHECKOUT WITH
(and if you’re reading this blog, you’re automatically a VIP!)
just received this new offer in my email. You have until 11.26.2017 11:59 PT to take advantage of this rare offer to get beautiful Serena & Lily linens, Furniture, Rugs, Lighting at 25% off. So, please enjoy your Thanksgiving, but hurry back!
and it’s not just the holiday decor. No, it’s EVERYTHING!
Only their graphic now says up to 50% off!
And again, it’s a lot more than just dishes.
Always fabulous sales.
Well, if that’s not enough to keep you busy, (not that you already aren’t!)
I have also updated the Holiday Shop page! There are new things in a lot of the categories already posted, but for today, you will find some gorgeous new lists.
So far, I have a really great list for the menfolk on your list. Although, some of the gifts would be just as appropriate for women too! Or it might jog your mind to look for a more feminine equivalent.
There’s also a cooks, foodie, host list which is actually quite a broad category.
You might notice a
rabid dog new obsession. The trays.
I will have to write more about that, but these charming trays, some old, some new make great gifts because they can go in so many different places.
I was inspired by Nancy Keye’s beautiful reticulated gallery tray in her kitchen.
And there are zillions of uses for them.
They can certainly be used for serving or on top of a bar cart.
As part of your holiday centerpiece. Some have mirrored trays, but even the silver will reflect the light up and out. Beautiful!
They can also be used as catch-alls for entries
vignettes for coffee and other tables.
In your bathroom, bedroom dresser.
Please enjoy the trays, large and small, new and old and some one-of-a-kind.
if you click on the images, it will take you to more info about each individual product.
These make great gifts!
I have much more I’d love to share with y’all. But I still have much to do to get ready for Thanksgiving! And I’m sure that many of you do too.
In the meantime, I know that some of you have been dying to see my new blue and white Ginger jars that I got from Chairish in situ. I can’t believe that they’re mine!
The blue is a little sucked out because I had to have the lights on. It’s already getting dark at 4:00PM at this time of year!
And I actually really like them layered in front of the still life. That and the iron cachepot in the middle were purchased at two different antique stores in Tiverton Four Corners Rhode Island at least 15 years ago.
haha! And that’s not all of it! There are still two ginormous boxes downstairs that I have to go fetch. But I’ve unpacked what you see and yes, I took out the garbage! :]
But, my new Pottery Barn dishes are gorgeous and I love the flatware, too!
(you can see them in the widget in the sidebar under my short bio)
The stemmed glasses won’t arrive in time, but I have others I’ll use. I think that the table will be very pretty and without a lot of fuss.
And I pinky-promise. No plastic table cloth.;]
We’re adults now.
Please have a warm, joyous, beautiful Thanksgiving holiday! (even if you don’t celebrate it)
See you on Kaching Friday! ;]