Thursday, April 19, 2012
Keeping the Old
This is my coffee table in my family room. Back in the day when my husband was getting his doctorate and we were freshly married and young, friends of ours were moving and gave us this coffee table. That was around 25 years ago.
This table has seen two children who would take their very first steps around the perimeter and bang whatever toy was in their hands on the table top. My daughter loved Sesame Street weebles (they do not fall down) and my son loved his plastic hammer. I cannot count how many drinks were spilled. That is how this lovely table inherited it's distressed lived in look.
Our previous dog, Zoe, loved to lay under it and cool off on a hot day throughout the summer. We have thought of replacing this table, but I just can't do it. There are too many memories and gosh, it's solid wood!!! Our dear Frodo "hides" under the table when we are trying to catch him. How could I possibly take his safety zone away?
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