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Later on, we’ll conspire

It’s that time of year again, cher public: those crisp short days when you decide to stay home and make all your gift selections from La Cieca’s Shoppe of Holiday Delights.

Yule, never walk alone

Just in time for the holidays, La Cieca has flung open the doors of her Shoppe of Holiday Delights! Remember, cher public, by doing your holiday shopping here, you help support your doyenne in her year-round mission of vending vitriol to those less fortunate than ourselves.

Fill up the stocking

La Cieca has once again hauled out the holly, climbed down the chimney, sliced up the tinsel and hung some fruitcake on that evergreen bough… which can only mean one thing: the Parterre Holiday Store is open for business! (Note that, as with all Amazon purchases linked from parterre.com, the site will receive a handsome kickback commission on every product you purchase.)

A few words of encouragement from your doyenne follow the jump.   Read more »