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What's on your coffee table?

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kittylester Fri 03-Jan-20 10:00:51

In my naivety, I thought a coffee table was a place for putting down a cup/mug/glass - preferably on a coaster.

It might also have the newspaper/magazines/Radio Times and box of chocolates or even a 'coffee table' book. Ours is glass topped and has a shelf underneath with loads of clutter numerous childrens games, the village magazine and a box of tissues.

I saw an article yesterday showing how to 'style' a coffee table - is yours styled? Or like ours? blush

Callistemon Sat 04-Jan-20 12:47:42

I must, I must

take down my decorations

and move that empty coffee mug.

clementine Sat 04-Jan-20 12:52:02

If I could see beneath the layer of dust, it would be magazines,( most out of date !) husbands book, notebook, numerous pairs of glasses ,

My daughter uses a tray on top of hers, she has a candle on it and the remote . Have to say it looks well . Something I must investigate.

clementine Sat 04-Jan-20 12:56:06

Meant to add have numerous side tables, accumulated over the years, currently one at my side of the sofa, empty cup, pair of glasses , mobile, head phones and a biro.

Husband's book, empty box ? empty cup, and glasses . Gosh we should be ashamed !!

Mapleleaf Sat 04-Jan-20 14:55:10

At the moment, mine's a bit cluttered with various magazines, the remote, my mobile, 2 candlesticks (don't ask 😁), a letter and a couple of ornaments in the corner. There's a shelf underneath which houses 3 storage boxes which contain dvd's and videos. It also has some drawers which contain various bits and pieces and are in need of tidying out!

HurdyGurdy Sat 04-Jan-20 20:14:23

Well, this thread has both inspired and shamed me, and my coffee table has now been de-cluttered and the storage cleared out.

Feeling quite virtuous now, having only got laptop and mousemat, and a drink on top, and SO much space in the storage part