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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?

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  1. Tiffany Levandowski says:

    My Table currently has my purse on it, along with a reuse red Target bag! I do have 4 placemats that are the color of sage green. In the center of the table, I have a candle holder with a candle ontop and a winter peice around the base of the candle holder. It's kinda boring i know! Typically when guests are over, the table only has the placemats and candle holder. For my convenience, placing my purse on the table is great for not forgetting to grab it on the way out!

  2. s_g says:

    Two cats, one laptop, a marked up catalog, and two Christmas ornaments that escaped post-holiday packing…

  3. amy says:

    homework and mail!

  4. Connie G says:

    Mail, sometimes a cat & whenever he can get away with it my grandson

  5. Stephanie says:

    Mail, my daughter's homework, fruit bowl and occasionally my 2 year old if I am not fast enough!

  6. Our table is visable from the front door so I keep it neat. Lazy susan in the center and seasonal placemats.

  7. Amanda says:

    My table is always clean. My centerpiece is a white base. When I have guests, I filled the bowl with fruit.

  8. Lynn Wilkie says:

    My cats own my dining table, they are always up on the table even when we eat. Any body know where I can pick up the appropraite cat dinner wear?

  9. Derek D says:

    A pyramid of empty beer cans, my gun cleaning kit, two pistols ( one still loaded ) my kid is siitting their eatin some mac and cheese, a dead possom I killed for supper last night still gota clean em and a pair of whitey tighties that I think are clean , !!!

  10. Sandy L says:

    I usually try to have a tablecloth on the table with a decorative bowl or vase of flowers on the table. Usually…….but it does get other things (papers, school books, etc.) added to the mix.

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