What's on the coffee table?

Malaysia
November 29, 2017 9:59am CST
I just hope it's not a disgrace to coffee tables around the world because mine has all sorts of things BUT coffee on it, most of the time. I still call it my coffee table but it's more like a multipurpose table. Not to mention that random stuff mysteriously end up on it too, all the time! Hair clip, pen drive, Lego man. So much for a coffee table. I saw this aquarium coffee table online by the way, it's basically an aquarium with a glass tabletop. Can you imagine? I was thinking that if that's my coffee table the fish would probably get depressed if they look up. What's on yours? Coffee? Or everything else?
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@rebelann (32410)
• El Paso, Texas
29 Nov
I don't have one but if I did it would be like your's, an all purpose table.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
At least you don't have to keep clearing random things off the table like I do.
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@rebelann (32410)
• El Paso, Texas
30 Nov
Well, yeah, that's true but then there's the kitchen table @cahaya1983
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
@rebelann Oh right, seems like those random things always find a way to go about it don't they...
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@Kandae11 (27099)
29 Nov
Coffe table or not, people rest things on any available surface.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
So true. I think even without one I still can't stop things from landing on the couch or the floor or the TV cabinet.
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@DianneN (59592)
• United States
1 Dec
@cahaya1983 Lol! So true!
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• Malaysia
1 Dec
@DianneN Yeah it's like a universal problem!
@LoriAMoore (10031)
• United States
29 Nov
Nothing. We don't have a coffee table.
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• Malaysia
29 Nov
Not a necessary item for sure. The house would be just fine without one.
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@DianneN (59592)
• United States
30 Nov
Lol!!! I have three coffee tables. The one in the living room just has a silver tray on it. The one in my old family room, as we call it, has a silver tea set, a silver tiered tea cake tray, and a silver candy dish. The third one is in our new family food and right this minute has a TV Guide and two remote controls on it. Those will go into the coffee table drawer when we finish watching TV. We are neat freaks. lol
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• Malaysia
3 Dec
Oh I think one is more than enough for me. If I have three it would mean triple the trouble. My old coffee table had drawers too, but I don't know why we never used them, hehe.
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@DianneN (59592)
• United States
3 Dec
@cahaya1983 Lol! Out of the three, we only use one unless we have guests.
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@Corbin5 (81855)
• United States
29 Nov
I have a calendar, book, Christmas candles, a pen, and an empty cup of coffee on my coffee table. It looks a bit messy right now.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
Candles make very nice table centerpieces. I would consider putting them if I don't have to worry about them getting knocked off the table.
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@Corbin5 (81855)
• United States
30 Nov
@cahaya1983 Well, when we had our big dog Bo, who lived to age 15, I would not have candles on the coffee table because Bo's tail would have brushed right over them. Our Molly is too short to do that with her tail.
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• United States
29 Nov
I haven't had a coffee table in years, but when I had one, they seemed to attract a lot of junk.
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• Malaysia
29 Nov
Like a magnet, yes! I still need it, I guess I probably need a table that I can fold and store inside the drawer or something.
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@amnabas (9919)
• Karachi, Pakistan
29 Nov
Everything else
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
High five! Glad I'm not the only one.
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@nela13 (707)
• Portugal
29 Nov
I understand your coffee table because mine is almost equal
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
We're not abusing the coffee table are we?
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@nela13 (707)
• Portugal
30 Nov
@cahaya1983 I love my coffee table
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@jstory07 (57853)
• Roseburg, Oregon
30 Nov
I have free standing lamps and no coffee table here.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
Good that you don't have to worry about the mess! I have a small lamp that I put on a small side table in the corner of the living area.
@RasmaSandra (13379)
• Riga, Latvia
29 Nov
What once used to be a coffee table is now overloaded with things that will eventually have to be thrown out. At one time that coffee table used to enjoy be giving tea parties for my stuffed animals when I was a child.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
I know what that's like. I can't do without one but I just have to keep clearing it otherwise I'd probably forget it's actually a coffee table.
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@DaddyEvil (22403)
• United States
2 Dec
I have a coffee table, but it has NEVER had coffee placed on it! It DOES have a Peace Lily growing on it, several magazines and usually, it has the present day's mail on it until I sort it out just before I go to bed... I also have two end tables that have never had anyone's "end" on them!
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• Malaysia
3 Dec
Funny! I think I'm going to rename my coffee table as "whatever table" now. At least I won't feel very guilty that it's hijacked by every kind of thing but coffee.
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@DaddyEvil (22403)
• United States
6 Dec
@cahaya1983 (grinning at you!)You should be careful, Cahaya... If I ever get to Malaysia I am now planning on putting my "end" on your whatever table! (I do promise to wipe it off after I sit on it, though)
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• Malaysia
6 Dec
@DaddyEvil Well let's hope you manage to find a spot to put your "end" on though. The mess is real!!
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@Madshadi (4856)
• Brussels, Belgium
30 Nov
I still don't have one. I moved in last year and threw my old table away. Me and my wife decided not to get coffee table so the little one can have more space to walk and play around in front of the sofa. But maybe we will get a small one to use only when we drink something and then move it behind the sofa when we're done.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
Yeah right now we don't have a side table next to the sofa so when guests come we need the coffee table when serving coffee or tea. But when the kids were younger we also moved the table to a corner so they had more space to play.
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@Madshadi (4856)
• Brussels, Belgium
1 Dec
@cahaya1983 I bet no coffee or tea cup would stand still if they played around the table
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• Malaysia
1 Dec
That's right, they're going to have their own little tea party there.
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@averygirl72 (14064)
• Philippines
1 Dec
We don't have a coffee table but we have an office table that is cluttered too
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• Malaysia
1 Dec
I've managed to keep things on my work table under control so far.
@averygirl72 (14064)
• Philippines
1 Dec
@cahaya1983 Yes it's a work table. We have lotions there and perfumes, phone, books, medicines
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
30 Nov
My coffee table sits on top of my window seat for added space for my nicknacks. That's last year's tree.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
That's really nice, you've made that corner looks so lively.
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@just4him (92252)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Dec
@cahaya1983 Thank you.
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@1hopefulman (20372)
• Canada
30 Nov
I don't drink coffee and I don't have a coffee-table.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
My coffee table should have been called the everything-but-coffee table.
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@1hopefulman (20372)
• Canada
1 Dec
@cahaya1983 When I used to have one, it also would get so many things piled on it.
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@YrNemo (8604)
30 Nov
A kid who I often babysit, uses our coffee table for her activities: sketching, toys, etc. Since we don't really use it, I don't mind one bit.
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
Yeah in our home it serves as the activity table too, even though there's another table allocated for that purpose. The coffee table must be very appealing somehow.
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@YrNemo (8604)
1 Dec
@cahaya1983 Ours is a giant and low one, almost the size of a baby mattress (ours is slightly narrower but longer I think, marvelous for spreading things out!).
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@Shiva49 (9664)
• Singapore
30 Nov
I have a coffee table mainly for visitors. On it there are some magazines and a letter holder - siva
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• Malaysia
3 Dec
Yours must be really tidy and uncluttered then. My coffee table would only look decent when we have guests.
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@Shiva49 (9664)
• Singapore
4 Dec
@cahaya1983 It is even less cluttered when we have guests! siva
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@FayeHazel (11811)
• United States
29 Nov
That aquarium table sounds pretty awesome. Mine has coasters for drinks and lots of Christmas decorations right now and let's not forget bowls of candy
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• Malaysia
30 Nov
Nice! There was another uniquw coffee table thay I saw, it's a rustic type made of wood circles and you can put colorful coasters on it as the table decor.
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@FayeHazel (11811)
• United States
1 Dec
@cahaya1983 Oh that wood circle table sounds cool too!
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• United States
1 Dec
I don't have a coffee table anymore but we have an ottoman with storage now so basically nothing can sit on top of it. I'm sure my coffee table used to have all sorts of things on it. I think an aquarium coffee table would be interesting but not very practical and yes, the fish would be depressed
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• Malaysia
1 Dec
I love ottoman tables! And I think the storage is a huge plus too. Yeah I guess the only way you can put mugs or glasses is by putting them on a tray. I think I've seen some big trays specially designed for ottoman tables.
@Frenzys9 (114)
• United States
1 Dec
I don’t think your alone. Maybe pun some pens in some coffee beans for decoration lol
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• Malaysia
1 Dec
Haha great idea. Then the table would at least live up to its name.