Coffee Table. Wednesday , January 24th , 2018 - 10:15:01 AM
After enjoying a meal with some guests there is no better way to follow it up than by having brewed coffee and dessert on your new slate coffee table in your cool living room. According to one definition of a coffee table it is a style of long low table placed in front of a sofa to support beverages magazines feet books and other small items. The idiom "Gather round the coffee table" is derived from this furniture piece and its penchant for encouraging hospitality and light conversation.
A table for coffee traditionally was necessary in the middle of the living room. Home entertaining was a serious affair in the old days because of the ceremony of afternoon tea. When a guest makes a house call he or she must sit in the cushions and must be served tea or coffee with some biscuits or crepes. These will be arranged in a tray with a delicate china service and then served and placed upon the coffee table. Then the afternoon will be whiled away with conversation stories and news.
Drawers are another hazard for small children. Fingers are easily pinched and trapped. As with so many other areas of the home safety features may need to be incorporated such as drawer locks in order to keep your child safe. As well as the safety features of coffee tables themselves there is also the important consideration of what is placed on the coffee table. Whilst a dining table might be out of reach for small children a coffee table is the perfect height for tiny fingers to investigate.
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