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Saffron_Marigold_Table_RunnerWe’re happy to announce that Freebie Fridays are back!  For anyone who missed our last round of Freebies, each week we’ll post a question here on Design Happens on Friday.  You have until 12 Noon ET on Monday to comment on this post with a valid email address and you’re entered for that week’s giveaway.  It’s that simple!

We’ve partnered with Saffron Marigold to kick off this new round of Freebie Fridays.  They describe themselves as “cozy boutique, home to an exquisite collection of exotic, unique, designer handcrafted, India inspired bedding and linens.”  Their commitment to fair trade and use of eco-friendly products really impressed us here at Design Happens.  Saffron Marigold is offering this week’s winner their choice of any table runner featured on their site.


This week we want to know – What’s normally on your dining table when you’re NOT expecting company? Is it always neat and tidy with a bowl of fruit and some candlesticks? Or are you like me and its normally covered in the last week’s worth of mail and maybe a cat or two?

Answer before 12 Noon ET on Monday.  Click here for the Official Rules

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351 Responses

  1. Stephanie says:

    My dining room table is always neat and tidy. Right now I have a green table runner on it, with a vintage ceramic bowl in the middle.
    Great giveaway!

  2. jane says:

    infant carrier / carseat and diaper bag!

  3. ellie_h says:

    My husband's briefcase, a hurricane filled with coffee beans and a candle, and belated Christmas gifts…seriously.

  4. jcbhgtv says:

    Pure chaos, read mail, unread mail, catalogs, books, keys, jackets, and phones. it's not a pretty sight.

  5. Mimi says:

    A prayer rug my husband's friend brought back from his pilgrimage to mecca and gave him.I use it as a table runner. My daughter's student loan papers that I stash under the rug so my husband doesn't have to look at them. A metal and glass bowl that is empty and use to hold candles. Dust!

  6. joyce baker says:

    my table is usually never clear. i need style help

  7. linda says:

    Right now the newspaper, placements, napkin holder, salt& pepper shakers. Would like it to be beautiful all the time but can't seem to make it a prioity.

  8. Genece says:

    Right now, I have a bone colored partially sheer table runner topped with a vase with fresh tulips
    and antique candle holders with white candles flanking the tulips. I try to keep this area clean with a centerpiece of fresh flowers to keep me uplifted thoughout the week, because life is soooo stressful!

  9. Yvonne P. says:

    I do try to keep it clean, but unfortunately it collects whatever is in my hand as I walk in the door.

  10. Lisa C. says:

    Placemats, camera, mail…really need to clean that up!

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