Tiny Tables

April 26, 2016

I always say that good things come in small packages – a diamond ring, a box of Belgian chocolates or an iPod loaded with your favorite music. Tables are the same way...

I always say that good things come in small packages – a diamond ring, a box of Belgian chocolates or an iPod loaded with your favorite music. Tables are the same way - the tiny ones, which we call drinks tables -  don’t take up much space but they can be a visual bombshell! Drinks tables measure under 20 inches, and some are as small as 6 or 8 inches across, just big enough to hold a cup or glass – the in-home version of a cup holder in your car. These tiny tables give us permission to be whimsical, colorful, quirky or extravagant without overdoing it. They are like the pretty garnish on a dish from a Michelin-star restaurant – miniature works of art to tantalize our senses.

This airy, black and gold table rounds out a cozy reading nook with its comfortable chair and cuddly throw. The open metal work lightens its profile.

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When I saw this table it reminded me of a woman wearing a bright yellow scarf with a simple white shirt and linen ankle pants. Tiny tables next to a chair can dress them up or dress them down, and this one is big enough for a glass of wine, a cell phone and a bowl of peanuts – that’s a lot of function for a few square inches!

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Talk about quirky and fun! These intergalactic, shiny brass tables look a little like alien butlers, at your service. The littlest one is just 8 inches across and they weigh only 12 pounds, total!

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It’s almost a shame to put anything on this exquisitely tiny table. It is filled with flowers meticulously painted and gold-leafed by hand in a technique called tole. It is definitely an heirloom-quality conversation piece, and only 12.5 – by 10-inches.

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At Sweet Peas Design we often place a snazzy little drinks table at the end of a chaise. This galvanized bronze version is angled so it reaches over the chaise, which makes it a handy spot for a laptop while you’re multi-tasking in front the TV!

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Doesn’t this chair look like it’s wearing a piece of jewelry? Well, almost! The piercing blue agate rivets our attention on this marble-topped and steel framed side table.

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As you can see, tiny tables aren’t always for drinks. This cinched-center table is handy for holding a towel in the bathroom, and we love the texture and sparkle of the crackled gold finish.

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Yes, we recommend trying this at home! Sometimes you have to think small in order to make a big impact.

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