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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

Fake flowers in the center,replaced with real during holidays.

left: a couple of coffee table books (usually about the Kennedys)

right: some kind of candy in a candy dish.

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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

@SilleeMee  LOL! 🤣 I’m still laughing about the doilies on the car headrest. There were some on chair backs and arms. 

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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

Our living room had a coffee table that looked like a coffin to me! Big, dark and large.
When my friends and I snuck out of the house at night to ride bikes by moonlight, I always remembered to glance at it as I passed by. Just in case...
Silver tea set sat on top of it.

I still don't like it.
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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

Never had one.

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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

No little tables like that at my house.  Mom took care of kids, on top of her own three.  So kids were abundent.  Then we had friends and cousins, etc.  KIDS not tables, LOL.

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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

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I don’t remember ever having a coffee table in our home growing up. We had a couch, a chair, and an end table. The kids usually sat on the floor. I just never thought about it till now. Spartan decor!

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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

When I was a kid we didn't have a coffee table.

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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

Silver tea service on tray with cream and sugar along with the pot. We also had 2 end tables with a lamp on each. 

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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

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Separate stacks of Jet and Ebony magazines, and a bowl of those round soft peppermints always placed in the middle.

 

At Christmas time, Mom changed out the peppermints in the bowl for those mixed nuts in their shell, with nutcrackers  -- but that was only for Christmas through New Years.

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Re: When you were a kid or teen, what was on your coffee table, if you had one?

There was always a runner, whether it was made by my grandmother, or store-bought. Copies of TV Guide, National Enquirer, The Sun, and at Christmas, candies and nuts. Sometimes we'd have a vase of fake flowers in the center or a big three wick candle with a flower ring.