23 November 2009

Le Week de "La Turquie"

The word I remember learning in high school French class for "turkey" is la dinde. But my handy dandy online English-to-French dictionary tells me that an alternative word for "turkey" is la turquie, pronounced very similar to our English word. Ooh, now I like turquie even better than before!

And so it begins, this week of crowded grocery stores, digging up of favorite recipes {and recipes that are favorites-to-be, like anything out of the Betty Crocker Holiday Cookie recipe booklets that you find at grocery store cash registers--have you flipped through one of those lately?}, and wild preparation, all to gather friends and family 'round a table to enjoy a meal which means so much more than just turquie + mashed potatoes + cranberry sauce. {Though we love those, too.}

I love Thanksgiving. I love this day devoted solely to giving thanks for the really important stuff--the tangibles {like a roof over our heads and food in our bellies} and the intangibles {you know what those are}.

We hope you'll include THE BLISSFUL in your Thanksgiving week shopping plans. Pre-T-Day, we've got hostess gifts aplenty, from the small-treats-that-speak-volumes...

Vanilla and Chocolate Sugar {sucre} from France.

to the extravagant mementos, as well as those extra touches for decorating your home or tabletop if you're the hostess with the mostest.

And the weekend after Thanksgiving, we're having a lovely sale to entice those who are trimming their Christmas tree. We're also holding a giveaway for a pretty neat prize unlike anything we've ever offered before. Stay tuned to the blog this week for details, but it all starts this Friday the 27th and continues through Sunday the 29th. Local customers, watch the Repository's full-color Holiday Gift Guide on Thanksgiving Day for details.


Monday the 23rd & Tuesday the 24th, 10 AM - 5PM
Wednesday the 25th, 10 AM - 2 PM
Thursday the 26th, Thanksgiving Day, CLOSED
Friday the 27th & Saturday the 28th, 10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday the 29th, 12 Noon - 4PM

Sunday hours begin this weekend and continue up 'til Christmas, 12 Noon to 4 PM. Yay for extended hours.

And thanks to you for supporting THE BLISSFUL.



Lola's said...

Unfortunately, I think la Turquie is just the french name for the country Turkey... But I'm not 100% sure.
Gorgeous pictures as usual, though!


Ha! Oh, Lola's, you're probably right. Oh well. I will just adopt "la turquie" as my own inside joke. I guess you all are in on it with me! Enjoy your "turquie" this week, my friends. :)