Coffee Table Styling Using What You Already Have

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Hi Everyone,

Before I get into today’s topic about coffee table styling using what you already have, just a quick note about the snafu with the widgets on Sunday for the timeless furniture post. My geek guy fixed it, but it took him several hours.

I sent out the post again on Monday so those of you who couldn’t see the furniture on Sunday could see it. Those who couldn’t were looking on their mobile device. Since I didn’t know who saw the furniture and who didn’t, I sent the notice about the post getting fixed to the entire list.

 

Therefore, I’m sending apologies if you:

 

  • were annoyed getting another email.
  • thought you were losing your mind because you could’ve sworn you saw the same post the day before.
  • thought Laurel had lost her mind.

Hopefully, the problem won’t occur again. Something I didn’t say is that after over ten years, Laurel Home is undergoing a little facelift. We are shooting for sometime around the middle of August.

 

Some of you may remember a mention of my new vintage coffee table, and some of you expressed interest in the backstory. So, here goes:

 

Years ago, I became completely obsessed infatuated with the lovely coffee table (below) in William Mclure’s home. Well, one of his homes. haha

 

via @william_mclure - coffee table - vintage Henredon - refurbished
I believe it might be of Henredon origin.

 

Some of these tables were in a stained wood finish; however, I prefer this Chinese Chippendale-style table painted.

 

Charming home decor of William McClure

In addition to William and others, I discovered Maura Endres in 2016, which you can see here.

And also, here, featuring Maura’s gorgeous art gallery wall.

 

Maura Endres Chinese Chippendale Stools with skirted tableI fell in love with Maura’s gorgeous Chinese Chippendale-style stools. Her taste is off the charts fantastic!

Both the coffee table and stools have a Chinese Chippendale “blind fretwork” pattern on the legs.  Maybe it should be called “seeing impaired fretwork?” Anyway, it’s so-named, of course, because one can’t see behind the geometric fretwork pattern. In an open fretwork pattern, you can see through the intricate design.

 

Below are two more pieces of furniture with the blind fretwork design.

 

 

Above and below are two more examples of the blind fretwork pattern.

 

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A lovely Chinoiserie side table with blind fretwork pattern by Alexa Hampton for Hickory ChairYears ago, I found this wonderful side table designed by Alexa Hampton for Hickory Chair. Sorry, I don’t know who took this image.

Of course, there are numerous examples as Chinoiserie designs have been trending for several years.

 

One day, while hunting for some antique pieces, I found this coffee table below on One King’s Lane.

 

38.25 square - century-furniture-mid-century-pine-coffee-table

 

I loved this table. However, there were some problems.

 

As you can see, in the upper right corner was a big chunk of the table’s affixed “tray” missing. Well, I suppose that could be fixed.

However, the bigger problem was that at 38″ square, was way too big for the old Bronxville living room. And, I had no other place it could go. The table sat on the OKL website for at least a couple of years. I debated getting it, but didn’t.

 

Laurel, do you like all of those dark knots?

 

No, but I adore the table!

One day, I looked for the beautiful, albeit damaged, coffee table, and it was gone!

I had an extreme case of buyer’s remorse in reverse.

After that, I thought, well, surely there’s another one. At least I could find out the manufacturer. I know that Baker had put out a similar end table which you’ve seen different versions of in the HOT SALES vintage page. However, I’ve never seen a coordinating coffee table from Baker furniture.

 

The table on OKL did have the coordinating side table. That was gone, as well.

 

I kept digging and digging for this table. No starving dog searching desperately for a bone has anything on me when I have a bee in my quest for something.

FINALLY, I found an image of the table and discovered it was a table manufactured by Century Furniture in the 1970s. It is pine, and the rest we already know.

 

So, every so often, I’d do a good old-fashioned Google search.

 

Century Furniture, Pine Chinoiserie coffee table,  Blind fretwork.

Invariably, what I came up with were the coffee tables I adored in this blog post.

But, I did not ever find another coffee table like this one. I found some with open fretwork. And, I found other fretwork-type patterns.

This was all before I decided to move.

After I moved, I began to think about that coffee table again.

 

But, every time I did a William McLure post and saw his gorgeous coffee table styling on all of his coffee tables.

 

hector m sanchez photo - william Mclure large living room loftPhoto Above Hector M. Sanchez of William McLure’s old Birmingham loft and brilliant interior design.

 

photo Jean Allsopp - William McLure - perfect coffee table stylingphoto Jean Allsopp – via Flower Mag – William McLure – perfect coffee table styling, but I know what you’re thinking.**

 

Shortly after moving to Boston, with more than ample space for this dream coffee table, I began searching again for the Square, Pine, Century Furniture, Chinoiserie, and Blind Fretwork Coffee Table.

 

The word “pine” confused Mr. Google a little. It is not typical for Chinoiserie furniture to be made of pine. As you probably know, pine is a relatively soft wood better suited to more rustic-type furniture. Most Chinoiserie fretwork tables are quite refined. Typically, back in the day, they were made from Mahogany or other hardwoods.

 

I’m going to interrupt myself to share a fine example of a REAL Thomas Chippendale, or at least “of the period” piece of furniture.

Alas, it is not a coffee table, for I don’t believe they drank coffee in 18th-century England. Or, if they did, they pretended it was tea. :]

 

Thomas Chippendale 18th c. Chinese Chippendale fretwork serverThomas Chippendale 18th c. Chinese Chippendale fretwork server available of 1st Dibs, and it’s on sale!

 

But, please don’t get too excited.

 

It’s marked down from 70k to 60k! haha.

This outstanding example shows the intricate hand-carved detailing in both the open and blind fretwork patterns frequently seen on Chinese Chippendale-style furniture.

 

detail -Thomas Chippendale 18th c. Chinese Chippendale fretwork serverThat corner detail blows my mind, especially because it remains intact nearly 250 years after production! However, that’s one reason why this rare beauty is so expensive.

 

Okay, back to Laurel’s search for her 20th century “in the manner of” Chippendale coffee table.

 

I probably searched a few times before last March.

And, as you might expect, nada. Nothing.

Indeed, there must be another coffee table like I had seen! Distracted by the move, I had forgotten about the table for several months, until one evening towards the end of last March, in a characteristic Laurel move, SUDDENLY, at 1:30 AM, I just HAD to look for that table again.

 

Oh, the drama. ;] You know what happened.

 

I FREAKING FOUND IT!!!

 

century fretwork coffee table

Yes, ***MY*** coffee table, ugly knots and all! I found it. However, as I do when I’ve met an attractive gentleman who appears to be interested in dating me, I did not allow myself to get too excited. You see, I’ve been duped when engaging in Google searches. In sadistic fashion, Mr. Googs frequently puts up images of furnishings that no longer exist.

Or rather, they exist, but they were already purchased and now living in someone else’s home.

 

So, I clicked on the link, holding my breath.

 

Fortunately, my Macbook is pretty fast and wasn’t in the middle of an update. After a few seconds, I was on the website. My eyes scanned the page faster than a rabbit running from a coyote.

OMG! The table was available. And, even though it was now 2:00 AM and 3/4 of the people living in the USA were sound asleep, I wasn’t taking any chances.

 

Laurel, are you going to tell us WHERE you found the table?

 

Yes, of course, I am. I found it at Palm Beach Regency in Lake Park, Florida.

 

Century Pine coffee table

 

They have some listings on Chairish, but it’s only a tiny fraction of their entire line of lovely vintage Hollywood Regency furniture. Their prices are very reasonable.

I saw that they give trade discounts. Well, the table was almost half the price of the damaged one! Gosh, I would’ve paid more! Also, I did save money on shipping by not taking the glass.

 

Laurel, that’s an interesting story, but your headline says “styling your coffee table using what you already have.”

 

What? Did you think I was actually going to style the new coffee table? ;]

You did?

But, guys, you must realize by now that coffee table styling is not exactly my strong suit.

You don’t?

 

Oh, dear.

Well, styling anything is not something that comes naturally to me. Remember this post when I virtually styled two bookcases?

That one came close to killing me. I mean it. It wouldn’t have been the most horrible death, but still… I reckon that would’ve put an end to my blogging days.

 

Okay, I can see that you’re not altogether satisfied with my response.

 

Fair enough; please give me another day, and I’ll whip up something for the coffee table. But, first, let’s look at this beauty with nothing on it whatsoever.

 

coffee table blind fretwork leg - vintage Century Chinoiserie coffee table

 

coffee table blind fretwork leg - close-up view - vintage Century Chinoiserie coffee table

A vintage Century Furniture Chinoiserie coffee table.

Yes, I do see the chunk of wood missing in the leg. I didn’t notice it before now. It’ll be easy to fix when it’s painted. Yes, I plan on painting it, but I’m currently working on more prescient matters.

And, also as stated earlier, I don’t like the knots. They’re horrible.

 blind fretwork leg - vintage Century Chinoiserie coffee table- fireplace my Boston HomeAs you can see, being Pine, it’s gotten pretty dented up. But, I love that!

 

vintage coffee table - fretwork leg

 

Okay, it’s Wednesday; however, before I show you le masterpiece, let’s first go over some of the principles of coffee table styling. Please be patient and don’t scroll ahead.

 

  • Group like with like.
  • It’s okay to do pairs, but not too many pairs. Instead, I think groupings of threes or fives are best.
  • For square coffee table styling, think visual weight in the four corners without making everything match exactly.

 

Coffee table styling - How To Style a Coffee Table - Chappaqua Family Room by LBI

I did this about 12 years ago in a client’s home in Chappaqua, NY. Oh, how I wish that fruit bowl were more towards the corner. Alas, she had a lot of beautiful items to work with.

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  • For a rectangular table, three vignettes across the table are an attractive solution. If it’s a very large rectangle, then it becomes more like a square coffee table.
  • Please do not ask me what to do with a round table.
  • Do not have everything at the same level, height-wise.
  • Less really IS sometimes more.
  • Therefore, it’s best not to use too many materials or items.
  • Balance the design with a unified color scheme tied into the room’s color scheme.
  • Don’t forget to layer your objects, but don’t go overboard.
  • Negative space to give the eyes some rest is essential. In other words, please try not to over-crowd your coffee table styling.

 

The above is from a job from 2011. The orchid is from Home Goods, and the yellow and mercury glass boxes I brought over for the photo shoot.

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  • Something fresh, like some fresh fruit or a living plant, is always lovely. But, I don’t have an issue with very good faux fruit or a plant, particularly an orchid. Those that own the Laurel Home Paint and Palette Collection might remember that in almost every one of the 40 mood boards in the palette collection, there is an orchid or some kind of plant on the coffee table if there is one.
  • The coffee table styling should reflect what’s going on in the rest of the room. It’s like a mini-room within a room. It’s okay to add a surprise or move things around if you get tired of it.
  • Have fun with your design! It’s not rocket science. Use items that you love and have personal significance.

 

And finally.

 

  • ** Don’t yell at Laurel because you think using books to style a coffee table is a ludicrous idea.

 

 

Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, August 2003

Lee Radziwill’s Paris Apartment Photographed by Mario Testino, Vogue, August 2003

 

Of course, you don’t have to have a coffee table book anywhere in sight for your coffee table styling. If it is good enough for William Mclure and Lee Radziwill, it’s good enough for me! Or, you could keep it to one or two books.

 

You might enjoy this post which has several examples of beautiful coffee table styling.

Also, this is a terrific post with 30 fantastic coffee table and sofa pairings.

 

Okay, are you ready to see my masterpiece coffee table styling?

 

Me, July 2022

 

Please be kind. I worked super hard on this. And, although difficult for me, I tried very hard to follow the rules.

 

Presenting my Instagram-worthy coffee table styling!

 

coffee table styling (parody) My Life on a table

The ubiquitous “instaready” “flatlay” vignette.

Pretty cool, huh?

Well, I exceeded all of my expectations. So, thank you for the encouragement!

I’m calling it “My life On A Coffee Table.”

It’s the new styling and all the rage in Europe. You know, “unstyling” like an “unkitchen?”

 

coffee table styling (parody) blind fretwork leg

Please notice how the carefully placed objects on the coffee table accentuate the lovely carving on the legs.

coffee table styling (parody) Insta-worthy

 

Also, please notice how I judiciously used:

 

  • Like with like, i.e., meds, bug sprays, bottle openers, I never can find those damned things; well, now I know where they are.

 

coffee table styling (parody) covid 19 test - bug spray - summer 2022

I didn’t know there were bugs in Boston, Laurel.

True, there aren’t many, but the 16-20 mosquitoes in the city do find me and have a feast, creating a massive allergic response. Plus, the other day, I was blessed by a visit from the hugest fly I’ve ever seen. May he rest in peace.

I made my concoction of apple cider vinegar, honey, and dish soap. It works. Or, at least makes them sluggish enough to kill. Raid, is for emergency use, only.

  • Something fresh. I think cherries are what make life worth living.
  • Please also notice an excellent example of “negative space” in the image above to give the eyes a bit of respite. Sometimes people think they need to fill EVERY inch of space, and you definitely don’t, unless you’re British. ;]

 

La Mer moisturizer, keys, popcorn and candy
Above are other essentials and faves: La Mer face cream, my freakin’ keys (which do NOT normally live here!), and my beloved popcorn to keep the blood sugar on an even keel.

 

Me drinking ginger beer

No, that is not water from the Charles River. It’s ginger beer and fantastic for queasiness.

 

coffee table styling (parody) Furlow Gatewood's book - vintage Century Chinoiserie coffee table

Furlow – da man! If you only purchase ONE interior design coffee table book, this is the one! Oh, and in the far left corner, something living. Well, it was living for a few days back in December.

 

living room coffee table styling (parody) blind fretwork leg - vintage Century Chinoiserie coffee table

 

Laurel, what did you put in that ginger beer?

Nothing!

Well then, have you completely lost your marbles?

 

Yeah, probably. I betcha them marbles are somewhere on that table. BTW, those chocolate-covered cherries you can get at Whole Foods are totally sick!

 

Is that it, Laurel? Really?

 

I’m afraid to ask, but oh gosh, was it not in any way helpful?

Okay, okay. Please put the knife down. I was just having some fun. Frequently, what folks present is only for show. And, I don’t know about you, but it makes me feel mighty incompetent.

However, there’s a reason this post took two days.

 

The real pics for coffee table styling using stuff you already have are coming next.

And yes, I only used stuff I already have. However, some of it was already on the table, just not quite this neat. But, please know, it was nothing like the earlier images.  It took quite a while to get it that way. All in good fun. (I hope.)

 

#1 - coffee table styling - blind fretwork leg - vintage Century Chinoiserie coffee table

Above is version number one. See the yellow Chinoiserie box I used to style my client’s coffee table back in 2012?

 

I did two versions of the coffee table styling. This one without the box. In real life, it seemed a little tall.

 

Balanced - coffee table styling - blind fretwork leg - vintage Century Chinoiserie coffee tableIn real life, I think this version looks better.

 

flat lay coffee table styling bird's-eye view coffee table stylingThe jar is quite distorted, but otherwise, I like this image.

 

finished result - coffee table styling - blind fretwork leg - vintage Century Chinoiserie coffee table

There’s a warm color scheme going on.

One tall, beautiful Chinoiserie ginger jar.

Chinoiserie blue and white glassesBut, I do kind of like this analogous blue and white vignette from the joke table. That’s Joe’s old pot on the left.

The other three corners look pretty balanced with three compositions that coordinate nicely. The rest are candles from Anthro, mostly.

 

There’s layering with the books that make terrific bases. By the way, you can also have coasters.

 

And, there are sentimental items, like the brass box I bought when I lived in Cairo, Egypt, in 1980. (That IS an antique!)

My son Cale brought some little shells back from his Caribbean adventure earlier this year.

Of course, there’s Mr. Gatewood’s beautiful book and another book one of you sent. Both of them were gifts from blog readers. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness!

 

stylish coffee table styling using what you already own

Please pin to Pinterest for reference.

 

I hope you enjoyed the coffee table styling and were entertained a little, too.

 

Me July 2022

Besides, a little escape is necessary sometimes.

Speaking of escapes. OMG!

Our divine principal ballerina at American Ballet Theatre, Skylar Brandt, did it again.

 

Oh, how I wish I could’ve seen this performance of her New York debut as the lead in Swan Lake.

If interested, I just added a link to a short clip on her tribute page. It’s from her performance as Odette, the Swan Queen.

Blessings to all!

xo,

PS: Please check out the newly updated HOT SALES!

 

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43 Responses

  1. Hi Laurel! I found the same color candles on eBay then, rejoice! I realized you actually did mention where you purchased them in the post…. I apologize. Thank you for so graciously still answering me!

  2. I’m late to the party! – But loving it!!! I’ve been obsessing over William McClure’s gorgeous (old) (small) living room for a few years now, thanks to you, especially his adorable pooch and his tortoise shell. And his arm chairs. And his coffee table. But now YOU have it! Complete with a can of RAID, and a whole package of AA batteries. Swoon-worthy! Congrats on your steal, and thanks for the laughs!

  3. I enjoy reading your posts so much. Wonderful new table! I got a chuckle
    out of the before. 🙂
    Will you please share where you bought the lovely green and teal (?) glass candles from?

  4. Absolutely dying while reading this–love your wit and style! At first glance, I thought that was a pregnancy test. . .

  5. Are you still planning to paint it? If so, I would love to see the finished product and the paint you use.
    Thanks!

  6. I have never commented but love your posts! This was a laugh out loud moment with your coffee table!!! Have you thought of white washing the top..I did it to my pine coffee table and it came out great..I get many compliments.

  7. Hi Laurel,
    OMG! You are a hoot!
    I’m so glad you finally got your unicorn coffee table. I can’t wait to see what color you paint it & how you deal with the knots.
    Thanks for the laugh & enjoy the rest of your week.

  8. OMG Laurel, this is THE funniest post ever! I loved that your “use what you have” maximalist styling included three essentials: the TV Remote, a COVID Home Test Kit, and Duct Tape. Hah!

  9. Thank you for the coffee table story as well as the styling tips! All so much fun. The table is nice the way it is, but will be even nicer once it is painted. So glad you were able to get it.

  10. Persistence pays off. Well done. Very motivational post. But, if you get the itch to change it up, I’d love to see those Staffordshire pups on the mantle, take center stage atop a stack of books in the middle of the coffee table. Thank you for sharing and expressing what the rest of us feel, styling coffee tables is hard work.

  11. Coffee tables are round or oval. A square or rectangle table is a cocktail table. I always wondered, so I looked it up. 😘

  12. Alison, I have found that if/when I style the coffee table, people (including me!) are a little less likely to dump their stuff on it. I cling to the hope that eventually we will all learn….

  13. LOL I love your “before” pictures — so real! I love pinecones, but what you really need is a ROCK! I love all kinds of rocks and put them everywhere in my house. My family laughs at me, but everybody needs a rock (yes, also a book title and I am a librarian)!

  14. Thank you for the laughs!
    I absolutely love how the carving on the walls of the trays echoes the fretwork of the table. Based on the photos, I prefer the version with the box: the box gives a lovely additional echo, fainter than the trays, and making a link to the design on the jar. But I can well believe that in real life the overall look is better without the box.

  15. Laurel, I know this is off the subject of your post, but I’m absolutely in love with your courtyard. I have an enclosed garden space very similar to it, (no where near as beautiful), off my laundry room. It was originally a service porch. As you can probably guess, I live in a very old house. Anyway, it’s certainly beautiful and an inspiration to me of what is possible. Thank you, as always, for your wonderful posts.

  16. Yes yes yes! I love Sheri and her blog: Design Indulgence. I follow her on insta and since I live in ATL, I’ve been wondering for ages what it would cost to get her to come do my bookshelves. I LOVE HER!

  17. I love a good shopping find story. In fact when I tell them, my husband refers to them as:
    “Great Moments in Shopping History!”
    Congratulations!

  18. I love the table and your joke styling is similar to my real style! 🤣 Mine includes books I’m reading, recently finished, and about to read; tissues; flashlight; assortment of pens and small note pads; cat toys; cat brush; pretty tray overflowing with mail that not junk, but not important enough to deal with yet; catalogs and magazines that I’m not done with and of course a remote or 2.

  19. Aaaaaahhhh! I almost sprayed the laptop with morning coffee when your coffee table styling photo popped up!

    You are too adorable! Loved the post.

  20. all these “coffee tables” seems to be square. I thought coffee tables were more long and narrow to fit in front of your sofa. I don’t like ottomans with the coffee table built in…

  21. Haha! I love when you make me laugh out loud! I’m glad you shared the story of your coffee table. I can’t wait to see it painted! Thanks for the styling tips 🙂

  22. Glad you finally found your table. Sorry, but seven candles on a coffee table are six too many. :-/

  23. Laurel, I am wondering why there is only one remote control on your table? Surely there should be more? We have 5. 😉

  24. I’m resonating with the Boom Chicka popcorn. Anyone who also likes it is ok with me. In solidarity, Claire

  25. Oh Laurel, thrilled you got the Chippendale-style table! I myself love Chippendale style—sofas, side tables, benches, mirrors, you-name-it. Have since college days. And one rainy Saturday afternoon I found THAT TABLE (now YOUR TABLE at an “antique” shop here in my little town along with 2 Kittinger-made slipper-foot side tables—all for under $600! I wrote a check and my husband returned with truck to pick them up PDQ. A woman who’d been in the interior design business had wanted to get rid of them, the shopkeeper said, and placed them in the shop. The square table was in very bad condition and went into an upstairs sitting room and eventually got “rubbed” into somewhat better condition, The tables, which were in perfect condition, webt into our living room.

    And this: coffee was a hot item from the 16th century through 18th-century in England. It was a very public thing. Major league. Coffee houses arose that attracted specialized clienteles—artists, literarati, different political groups, etc. 18th-century London was particularly known for its famous coffee houses. I have always thought it was a “men’s drink” at first, but by late 18th-century separate pots had been designed for serving coffee and tea. See: https://www.sylviaprincebooks.com/blog-list/2021/coffee-house-culture-in-18th-century-england

    I am so happy you found your table. Big, isn’t it? Sometimes dreams come true!

    1. Well, live and learn! Thanks for sharing that info about coffee in England, Gaye. Naturally, because of the whole Boston tea party thing, I assumed that the American propensity towards coffee drinking was a form of rebellion? Although, Americans enjoy tea, as well. I do understand that the British believe that we don’t get our water hot enough for brewing purposes. I’m not sure about that one either. I guess it’s not fair to make sweeping generalizations. haha

      As for me, it is not uncommon to start the day with tea and then move to the “hard stuff” (coffee) a couple of hours later. Although, I prefer my coffee on the weak side. I’ve joked that it’s really more like coffee-flavored tea. ;]

  26. Love your new table Laurel. The problem with me having a styled coffee table is that the family take everything off it and dump on the floor then replace with coffee cups (Mum it’s a coffee table!), remotes, dog toys and anything they are too lazy to return to their rooms or kitchen. I can only look at books and dream.

  27. Hysterical…Your first styling is the ultimate “Form follows function”!!! I like to leave some space for … COCKTAILS (or coffee), when I style coffee tables. Books are great for raising the height of items that need a bit of lift and they add some interest, color and texture to the tablescape. But, I am not a fan of having a whole library on my coffee table, I always want some open usable space.
    Thank you again for the great laugh…You got Me! I always enjoy your posts, thank you for your writings.

    Myra Ephross
    Ephross Design

  28. Great post! I love rules/principles and then breaking them. One other thing — coffee was HUGE in the 18th-century. English coffee houses were the heart of British culture.

  29. Hahahaha! That was fun! You know who’s great with bookcases and table styling is Sheri from the Design Indulgence blog and she is so freakin funny. Ya’ll should talk lol…

    Cindy

  30. Ha, your coffee table decor is almost as lively as mine! You need a precarious pile of at least five months of New Yorkers. And for even more height, towering stacks of new books, since you ran out of shelf space. The pinecones won my heart. When the Garden Club starts decorating Xmas wreaths again, you’ll understand why. So what color will you paint your table? Black? Ivory? Or will you try to match that exquisite can of Raid?

  31. ROFLMAO! (Rolling On Floor Laughing My A** Off)
    All your “Instagram Worthy coffee table styling needs is a “hippopotamus recliner”. Thanks for a hearty laugh!

    Love the coffee table – can’t wait to see it painted. Yes, the knots need to go.

  32. So glad you were able to procure your dream coffee table! Looks fabulous!

  33. Laurel, what a great story and a fantastic post. I can’t believe you found that table, but then again….I CAN believe it of you ! It looks divine in your space, I just love it.
    Live long and prosper. You’re the best 🙂

  34. I enjoyed this post Laurel even though I don’t have a coffee table 🙂 Thank you for making me laugh. Thank you for all of your posts!

  35. I knew I loved you! Your writing makes me laugh, your taste is exquisite, (very similar to mine), LOL, and you offer such wonderful solutions to decorating problems. But when I spied that bowl of cherries on the soon to be gorgeous coffee table, I knew we were kindred spirits. Indeed, fresh cherries are food for the gods! My single favorite food, edging out chocolate by a whisker! Keep on, keeping on, Laurel!

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