Present time! I don’t know about you but I find husbands the very hardest to buy a present for. I always seem to get him a watch, a book and some shoes. He subsequently now has lots of books and watches and pairs of Converse. This year I actually got organised MONTHS in advance and asked our friend Col, to make a piece of furniture for Rob that I could give him for his birthday. Do you like what I did there? A little something for Rob, that was actually a little something for me too. And it was ready yesterday! So we managed to get it in our hot little hands a few days early.
Ever since we had kids, we haven’t had a coffee table. In our terrace house we literally didn’t have the space and with little people around the floor was needed for playing and stuff and little people. Well not any more. No! We now have a GROWN UP LOUNGE ROOM! Complete with hot table!
If you read the last issue of BEVERLEY you might have seen Col’s story about his furniture making. He sources the wood from the paddock and creates some beautiful objects, furniture and platters. The timber from our table comes from an old house down the road. The steel from another old place in the Village. How good is that? Pretty bloody good I reckon.
But now! I have the VERY important task of styling a coffee table. You just can’t say I don’t tackle the really important issues on here…you just CAN’T. So tell me! What goes on a coffee table? As in a vignette type scenario? I’ve had a crack and came up with books, candles and a GREEN RABBIT. Clearly help is required. And because I am crackers I have looked on Pinterest and can see that there is all kinds of options: trays, books, plants…STUFF. I made my clever sister in law send me a picture of her hot coffee table for inspiration, unfortunately her 4 year old had just made it the office for her play home handy business she had set up and had a whole lot of other, non vignettey (so IS a word) stuff on it, so I’m out of luck there.
If you are someone who would even begin to place inanimate objects arranged in a vignette fashion on a coffee table, what do you have on yours? Tell me! I’m all ears! If not, then please click away without sniggering too loudly. THIS STUFF MAKES ME HAPPY. And yes, it’s a green rabbit. What of it?