Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Naughty Table

Welcome to our Naughty Table at Red Couch Recipes!
You better watch out or you may find yourself seated at the Naughty Table.  Have you been peeking, or unwrapping presents, to see what you will receive.  Have you been tasting the grapes at the grocery store before you buy them?  Have you been skipping flossing or exercising?  If you have, then take a seat at our Naughty Table.
"You better watch out.  You better not cry."
At the naughty table, you will not find candy, or sugarplums, but you will find COAL!
"You better not pout, I'm telling you why."
This coal is the real deal-e-o boys and girls, because I am living in an area that mines coal and uses it to produce energy.  No, this is not candy coal or Rice Krispie Coal Balls, like I have made before.  It is the real deal for those of you who are NAUGHTY, and NOT NICE!
Have you written your letter yet justifying why the Big Guy should come down your chimney and leave you presents and not COAL?  Each year, I have my children write a letter to Santa.  Okay, so they are getting a bit older and don't take it so seriously these days, but they did in the olden days.  We put the letter in these felt envelopes and leave it with the cookies for the Big Guy and carrots for his reindeer.
"Santa Claus is coming to town."
This is a picture of my son, now 18 years old,  putting a letter in the mailbox for Santa. and a transcription of that letter.  He was about 3-1/2 at the time.
"He's making a list, checking it twice."
In this letter, Skyler justifies why he should sit at the NICE table because, you see, he didn't hit Tatti over the head or shoot her:)!
 "Going to find out who is naughty or nice"
At this table we feature COAL BLACK goblets.
"Santa Claus is coming to town."
COAL black and white checkered napkins grace the Naughty Table.
"He sees you when you're sleeping."
COAL black mittens hold the silverware.
"He knows when you're awake."
Those sitting at the Naughty Table will eat off Coal black plates.
"He knows if you've been bad or good..."
On the Naughty Table, instead of candy for the centerpiece, there is a bag of COAL!
"So be good for goodness sake!"
When you are seated at the Naughty Table, you will be seated in COAL black chairs.
"You better watch out, you better not cry."
Just a shot that includes my Red Couch.
"You better not pout, I'm telling you WHY..."
If you have been good, (and I know YOU have), stay tuned next week for the NICE Table.
 Thanks for dropping by to take a seat at our NAUGHTY Table! 
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Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh Joni, so cute!!! I hope I get to sit at the nice table but this table is adorable and I wouldn't mind sitting here:) XO, pinky

Lynn said...

I LOVE the naughty table! What a fun idea and I think Earl knows where he'd be sitting:@)

Jacqueline said...

Absolutely delightful! I know I am not on the naughty list! What a darling table and how fun to have the real coal.

I kept some of my kids letters, but I love how you scrapbooked them, especially putting the letter in the mailbox and then the transcriptions.

The Coal black goblets are great too. This is just one of the funnest table ideas ever. It should be a tradition before Christmas!

Denise said...

OH, Joni. This is soooooo cute. I am going to do this for my grandchildren. They're old enough to "get it" and will "pretend argue" with me that they've been NICE.

Honestly, I've never seen this before. It's adorable!

Barbara F. said...

This is so creative, Joni, and I must say I am guilty of not exercising! :( But I would be happy sitting at this table. xo

Tricia said...

So adorable, Joni! I know some who would clamor to sit at the Naughty table! The real coal is impressive!

Marigene said...

What a cool table for us naughty folks! Love the hobnail stems.

Sarah said...

Well, I'd like to sit at this "naughty" table. Love all that black and white, Jonie. Cute idea!

Anonymous said...

That's one naughty table I'd love to sit at :)anne

Debbie said...

Well, I WANT to think I will be at your "nice" table, but considering my hormonal temper these days, I might find myself eating some of your coal.

This table made me giggle. I loved the creative way your mind works!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Joni, this is too cute!! If being naughty gets me a seat at that sweet table, then I'll try to be naughty just for the day!

Cricket said...

That is positivly adorable!!! And I bet Jacqueline is on the naughty list isn't she ;)

Merry Christmas!!

Maria Elena said...

Love, love this idea! How cute and fun!

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

This is such a cool tablescape! Love it!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Joni, I don't think I'd mind sitting at the naughty table at all since it's THAT cute! I look forward to seeing your NICE table.

Marlis said...

That is sooo cute. I brought home some coal from Durango this past summer and used it for St. Nick! You should have seen the faces. Your table is adorable. And I must say I will have my seat right there. Exercise? really? love it.. xo marlis

Scribbler said...

Very cute -- I never in a million years would have thought of the concept!

Red Couch Recipes said...

Love it! Being naughty now is a privilege if you get a seat at this table! Skyler is sure a funny one;how sweet of him not to hit tati or shoot her-he won't get a seat at the naughty table
Your daughter,

A Cottage in the Clouds said...

What a cute idea! Very original.


What an adorable table, everything is darling and so inviting, I'd love to be sitting by it and admiring everything Joni! Skyler cracked me up! I want to be naughty too! Thank you for dropping by, you made my day. Happy holidays.

Beansieleigh said...

Oh my word.. "The Naughty Table"!! I LOVE it, and you have hereby brought me my first big smile of the day!! LOVE the idea, and your beautiful table! ~tina

Anonymous said...

that's hilarious, super cute idea!

Anonymous said...

that's hilarious, super cute idea!

Anonymous said...

Hi Joni! Oh, what a cute idea! Fun fun and I've never seen black goblets like yours! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Beth said...

Adorable post, Joni! I love the goblets and the naughty stockings!
May you have a blessed Christmas, Beth

Chubby Chieque said...

Beside of the heartache I have, you make me smile. TY a mill for that.

Love dearly your goblets. How I wish I could purchase such in Sweden. I have my cakestand similar to that.

We might swap, eh? LoL*

Greetings from snowy Stockholm,

Alycia Nichols said...

He "not shoot Tatti"??!!??!! Well, that's a good thing!!! My goodness! Poor Tatti appreciates that, I'm sure! :-) So your son couldn't raise the blackmail money in time enough for you not to post this, huh? Been there! :-) I saw the title of your post and knew right away this was the tablescape for me!!! Yes, I've been naughty. I'm ALWAYS naughty. I ALWAYS get coal in my stocking. I would hang my head in shame, but I find it easier to hold my head proudly...just like Skyler! CUTE and creative table, Joni! The real coal is a great touch! I don't think I've ever seen it like that before.

Entertaining Women said...

Oh my, I'm thinking that you have raised your kiddos with a great sense of humor. You created quite the tradition. Super idea. Merry Christmas! Cherry Kay

Susan Nowell @ My Place to Yours said...

I love your Naughty table! It's so creative and brings lots of smiles this morning. :-) I would gladly sit at it ... naughty or not. I'll let Santa decide.

Mary said...

I had to peak at your Naughty table after seeing your Nice one! I love your real coal and black & white checks! Your son's photo is and letter is priceless :) Merry Christmas to ALL!

Sue said...

Your son's letter was hilarious! Thanks for sharing it. You are so fun, and even make the naughty table a fun place to be:)