The glass company delivered it a couple weeks ago but the finisher had misread the job ticket and cut the length to 71-1/8 instead of 71-7/8. Lucky for me it was their mistake and not mine, so they reluctantly took the too-short piece back and cut me a new one. It arrived just in time for our monthly family poker game, to protect the table from one of those guests who is prone to spilling.
Since I was taking photos of the table with the new glass top, I thought I’d branch out and assemble a simple summertime table setting. I liked it so much that I left it up for The Mr. to see after work (he was impressed) and for the extended family to see on poker night. (They decided it was a bit too fancy for them. They’re more into paper and plastic for poker night dinners.)
This was the first time I have cut flowers from my own yard to use in the house. The hydrangeas had just started to blossom and it pained me a little to cut off a few of the new blooms, but they were too pretty to resist. Since this photo shoot, the same hydrangea cuttings have made their way into our bedroom and master bathroom. I guess I should treat myself to cut flowers more often!
Back to the glass table top. I was a bit unsure about it at first because it does create a shiny finish, versus the rough wood texture that we had been used to. But I do like how it bounces the light around from the set of windows next to the table. And it certainly worked well for poker night, to guard against spills and to create a smooth surface for card dealing and money raking. My goofy uncles were afraid they were going to hurt the glass as they tossed coins into the pot, but everyone and everything came away unscathed. If the glass top can survive poker night with these yo-yos, surely it can survive anything. These folks may look pretty friendly in this photo, but don’t be fooled.
- Have you add something to a favorite piece to make it more family-friendly?
- Do you fear for your furnishings when guests come over?
- Are there as many yo-yos in your family as in mine? If so, I feel your pain. ;)
- Do you enjoy smacking back your uncle’s hand as you rake in the large pot of money that he thought he was going to win? I do!
- Have you ever played Four Barrel, Guts or Rainy Day Baseball? If so, you MUST tell me.
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