Its almost funny that I have been talking about coffee tables for more than a year. Almost.
Slightly old photo but just to give you an idea of what Im referring.
Its not urgent but no less frustrating. I already have a coffee table but from my last house but its a little bit "heavy" for the space. I wanted something that added a little sparkle and took up less space visually. We need a coffee table downstairs in the man room and this one is perfect for that so no wasting.
I ordered this table from Drexel heritage last spring. Waited patiently. They lost my tables and put me on a wild goose chase for weeks. Then I lost my marbles, got frustrated and just cancelled the whole thing. I guess Drexel Heritage isn't worrying itself with this whole global slowdown thing - they don't need my money and let me know it. I really like their pieces but this experience TOTALLY turned me off to them. Shortly thereafter, they nearly doubled the price for this thing. I guess this company really is doing well but they won't be getting any recommendations from me.
A bit later on, I was alerted to a nice option at Restoration Hardware. It was backordered but I put my order in. No problem, I'm a patient woman. A few weeks go by and Im sent a form email from Restoration Hardware that they won't be getting any more of these afterall. I called and politely asked if I could get the manufacterer's name to hunt for it on my own. No dice, no apology, no nothing. Its as if these furniture companies were doing me a favor by taking my money! Arghhh.
All the while I was stalking various old furniture stores, ebay and craigslist for the right thing but it never even got close. It was as if I was searching for a flying elephant at the zoo.
Are you still awake? For those not sleeping on the keyboard, I tentatively report I have purchased another coffee table. This one to be exact.
It fits the bill on the double shelf, the metallic finish, the pretty style. And on clearance!!
I already ordered it but if my history is any indication, that doesn't mean a whole lot. It may or may not arrive depending upon the whim of the furniture gods.
So here I patiently wait AGAIN for what I call a coffee table and you may call a cocktail table. By any other name, just as sweet. I don't really put coffee or cocktails on here...should I be calling it my takeout-eating-craft-space-footrest table?