____ ISSUE No. 29 ____
Happy New Year!
"The most magical Christmas I can remember was when I was five years old. We lived in an apartment complex and had very little in the world's definition of wealth. My sister and I had been wanting a pair of shiny, black, patent leather boots with tiny, metal eyelets that ran all the way up and tied with a perfect bow just below the knee. I thought they were the most beautiful boots I had ever seen; I asked Santa for them.
It was a cold Christmas Eve, and we were anxiously waiting for the morning to come. We heard a knock at the door, and my sister and I ran to greet this unexpected guest. To our surprise, all that was there on the doorstep were two, beautifully wrapped gifts with our names on them. We tore the paper and bow off to behold the exact pair of shiny, black patent leather boots that our little hearts had dreamed of.
To this day we still don't know who left those boots for us. The gifter was anonymous. I can only imagine the excitement they must have felt leaving us two little girls a gift that we had wanted so badly and that was something we were not really expecting to ever receive. To this day I remember thewonder and how loved I felt.
That Christmas formed a particular soft spot in me about giving, because I was on the receiving end of a gift supremely extravagant. It wasn't the boots that mattered at the end of the day; it was that fact that someone loved my sister and I enough to bless us with a present that we didn't have to have, but desired deeply. The gifter took the time, money and energy to shop through the crowds, wrap the boxes and leave them at our doorstep. Truly amazing.
I am thankful for the greatest Giver of all and that we have set aside this season to reflect and celebrate His birth. "Unto us a child is born, a son is given" (Isaiah 9:6)! Merry Christmas to all of you, and may your homes be filled with His perfect peace, love and joy this holiday season and New Year!"
-Dustie Gregson, Owner & Founder
MARKET: Christmas Retail
In this magical season of giving, you will find so many treasures in our Market that will make unique gifts for loved ones.
New gable giftboxes with our sheep-wreath labels ("Giving, a heart made full") are here to be filled with all the special holiday treats you purchase. We have lovely new coffee mugs and Giving- A Heart Made Full t-shirts ($23) that are freshly stocked in the Market for Christmastime. $5 of every t-shirt sold will go to CUOC this month. Help support this incredible non-profit organization!
Other gift ideas include French market totes, Hammond's candy canes (so many pretty colors and flavors!), Wildly Delicious compotes, jams and dipping oils. Waxing Kara's delicious honey with bear and rabbit honeypots are cute, practical presents for special ladies in your lives. And if you just can't decide on the perfect gift, we will have our Tablegift cards at the cashier. Don't forget to pick up your Winter Blend Granola as a hostess gift for your holiday travels!
Barista's Pick: Peppermint Mocha Latte
Indulge in the holiday season with our Peppermint Mocha Lattesthis month. As you know, all of our syrups are housemade using fresh ingredients.
Also, for all you Counter Culture lovers out there, we are selling their limited-release Winter Blend, Iridescent. They make amazing Christmas gifts with their beautiful snowflake packaging. They donate a portion of proceeds from every pound sold to organizations doing important work in the communities where they buy coffee—to complete the cycle of good work, good cheer and great coffee. Iridescent offers an approachable flavor profile that is still complex with sweet notes of dark chocolate and berry.
BAKERY in Asheboro
Items Available for Pre-Order:
9” Pecan Pie -$22
9” Chocolate Pie -$22
Chocolate Peppermint Pound Cake -$45
Eggnog Pound Cake -$45
9” Vanilla or Chocolate Cake (with choice of buttercream:
Vanilla, Chocolate Peppermint, Classic Chocolate, Caramel or Raspberry) -$45
12” Rustic Apple Tart -$28
8” Gluten-Free Marshmallow Chocolate Roulade -$30
8” Vanilla and Gingerbread Yule Log -$25
Pound Cake Loaves (Gingerbread, Eggnog and Pumpkin Chocolate Chip) -$8.95
Gingerbread Men -$4.95
Snowflake Sugar Cookies -$4.95
Baked Peppermint Meringues -$4.95
*Please call our BAKERY in GREENSBORO for information about current specials and retail.
*Call 2 business days in advance for any PRE-ORDER items. Please note that each Table location has differing baked goods and retail available.
The Table Christmas Market
Thank you for all who joined us Sunday, December 10th at our Asheboro location! We had an amazing turnout. We shared our Market's jams, compotes and holiday coffee, as well as tastings of our Bakery items. Holiday gifts and bakery items are available to pre-order for the holidays.
RhinoLeap Productions: "It's a Wonderful Life"
Rhinoleap Productions will be putting on a live radio play of a Christmas favorite, "It's A Wonderful Life"! Bring your whole family and come join us at The Sunset Theater in Downtown Asheboro on December 28 and 29 (7pm) and December 30 (2pm & 7pm). You can purchase tickets online at www.rhinoleap.com.
The Table will be participating in this awesome holiday show by hosting a GIVEAWAY! We will do various drawings at The Tablefrom Dec. 5-19, and 3 winners will receive 2 tickets each to theshow and a $15 Table gift card for dessert and coffee after the show.
Also, if you come by The Table after the performances, present to us your show ticket and we'll give you 15% off any dessert and coffee.
In honor of the Christmas holiday, The Table will close at 3:00pmon Saturday, Dec. 23. We will re-open on Thursday, Dec. 28 with regular hours.
In celebration of the New Year, we will will be closed Tuesday, Jan. 2nd.