I found a summery photo holder that I had forgotten about it, until I was looking through a drawer. It looks a little bit coastal, and has a photo of our first grandson.
I was just thinking...you've seen my coffee table lots of times, but I've never told you the story about it. So, I'll mix in photos with the story...don't want you to get bored :)
When my husband and I were married in 1968, he was in the military. We were living in Germany, and when the men from his unit would go TDY (temporary duty) to Turkey, Pakistan and Italy, the guys would always bring home things like...camel saddles, safari chairs, Flokati rugs, and brass top coffee tables.
Well, I didn't want a brass top coffee table, and I told Hubby, "Do NOT bring home a brass top coffee table!"
Everybody had one, and I just couldn't see myself polishing it for the next bazillion years.
Ok, here's another photo...
I found this cute little mother of pearl box at an antique/decor store. I l-u-u-v decorative boxes!
I set a little shell on the top, to add a little extra something.
I'm trying to decide which way I like it better...with or without.
Anyway, back to the story. Have I lost you yet?
Well, when Hubby got back from TDY, I picked him up at the air port, and wouldn't you know...he was carrying a table with paper over the top and wooden legs sticking out.
I thought, Oh, NO! Not a brass top coffee table! Aggghh!
Thankfully, he remembered, and bought this one instead.
So, for sentimental reasons, we still have the table, plus the fact that it's practically indestructible and has stood the test of time, enduring several moves, a two year old who raced his Matchbox cars on it, crayons, juice spills, and dogs, and still looks presentable.
So, now you know the story of my coffee table. Do you have stories to tell about your furniture? I'll bet you do. :)
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