Bizz Buzz • Dianne Lively Yost
The turkey's a cookin' and the stuffing's done stuffed! That means only one thing! Get ready for BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPIN'! Ok y'all! Momma insisted I share some key tips! First, y'all don't get in any fights over Christmas DEALS! Last year momma flat got herself in a girl fight smack dab in the middle of Amelia's! So keep it CALM! Second, y'all avoid those big city malls and KEEP IT LOCAL! Third, enjoy a fantastic cocktail or two with your lunch and dinner at one of Morgan County's delicious restaurants! I flat can't wait! Fourth, get your handsome husband's credit card to pay for EVERYTHING! And, finally y'all . . . check out all the local ads in this week's Citizen - especially those Black Friday specials - and in the Fantastic Holiday Tour Supplement and buy from our fantastic advertisers!
Right so Amelia's & Barkin' Dog Shoe Co. on South Main Street are havin' a special Black Friday sales and honey so is JK Linens located at 183 West Jefferson St., in downtown Madison! Y'all check out their cool ads! I mean I hear you'll be able to get those luxurious 1,200 count sheet sets from JK Linens for an even lower price 'cause when you buy two sheet sets, you'll get one FREE! What the? Plus y'all just 'bout everybody has got something special on sale! Check it all out!
Right so Joe and Joy over at the Creative Mark located at 165 South Main St., in Madison wanted me to tell all y'all that they've got these really cool, new Baby Cake pottery pieces! They are sooo cute and have recipes inside! You can make baby cakes in your ding dang microwave oven and honey they are really good 'cause I've already made two of 'em! Hey and y'all have flat got to check out the reindeer topiaries at Le Petit Jardin at 231 Hancock Street in Madison. They are soooo cute! Get one! Check out the supplement ad for Madison Flea Market honey 'cause they have flat got it goin' on! It's new and remodeled located in the BIG RED Building on Eatonton Road in Madison! It's way cool and has lots of new dealers!
Hey and don't forget all the super fantastic finds at Laughing Moon and In High Cotton in downtown Madison! I flat can't walk in those stores without buyin' something fun and unique! Gifts, gifts, gifts! Oh and for that special cook on your list, honey check out Belles, Beaux & Gifts for fabulous cookware and knives! Trust me: they will love you for it! And, don't forget the great deal you can get on a Big Green Egg at Thrifty Mac! Lord Have Mercy! You'll be eatin' good honey! Oh. My. Gosh! If you haven't checked out the beautiful, hand painted Christmas chocolates at Antique Sweets you have flat got to get over there! Spread the holiday cheer in chocolate honey! Love it! Yes!
Don't look now, but Artisan's Alley located at 199 W. Jefferson St., in Madison has some GREAT finds this year! They have all kinds of great Southwestern-styled jewelry y'all! I'm talkin' get in there immediately! Those t-shirts are great for the teens on your list!
STOP THE BUS! Whidby Jewelers located at 177 W. Jefferson St., in downtown Madison has got the Christmas Promotion of THE CENTURY! Right so, if it rains 1 inch or more on New Years Day all your Whidby Jewelers purchases made from Nov. 25 to Dec. 24 will flat be FREE! It happened last year and it could flat happen again! Wow! Plus you can register to win a $2,500 shoppin spree! I love it! Head over there y'all and check it out!
What the?! A Pop Up Shop has Popped up for the Christmas Holiday season! I'm talkin' 'bout Broughton Artists' Market that's filled up with handmade art from area artists like Elizabeth Collins, Chuck Hanes, Betsy Winn, Diane Davies and Sara Thompson, Peggy and Gary Martin, Polly Becton, Lisa Mote, Jan Jentzen, Sharon Chandler, Carol Fox and Dottie Kurtz! Hours are 10 to 6 Wednesday through Sunday and they'll be open until Dec. 23! And, don't forget a grand opening reception on Dec. 2 from 6 until 9! Ok so this new shop is flat located on West Jefferson Street in Madison right next to Gussies House of Flowers, which by the way is celebratin' its 40th anniversary! Wow! Congrats!
Now back to the fab antique shops! You can find the best ever gifts right here at home! Honey, The Meiere House has all kinds of great antiques like our very own Ted Martin's collections! Head over there immediately! Right! And, for all you horse lovers, head over to Equine Consign! Honey, they have GOT IT ALL! Honey, next week I'll tell y'all 'bout all the other fab Christmas Shoppin' places right smack here at home!
But, before I go, y'all need to know that Caroling by CandleLight is Monday, Dec. 5 from 5:30 til 7:30 at Town Park! Honey, there's gonna be special performances, a holiday cookie contest sponsored by Bake, Rattle & Roll!, Letters to Santa sponsored by Ella's Sweet Shoppe and Marshmellows Roastin' over an open fire sponsored by Madison Natural Gas! Madison's Christmas parade is slated for Saturday Dec. 10 at 1 p.m.! Yay! It's on a Saturday! And, on Saturday, Dec. 17 y'all head right over to the Madison Chop House Grille for Breakfast With Santa at 9 a.m.! Momma says she's flat goin' over there to make sure her Christmas order is done correctly! Perf!
Ok that's it on a stick y'all! Remember how lucky we all are to live in beautiful Morgan County, Georgia and I'll see all y'all next week: Same time. Same Number One Weekly Newspaper in the Great State of Georgia!
Printed in the November 24, 2011 editin