Happy New Year, everyone! I’m Amy, from Ms. Toody Goo Shoes, and I’m glad to be back here at Claire’s to kick off my first Home and Garden gig of the year.
One of my New Year’s resolutions is to get rid of some of my stuff. Mr. Goo Shoes always says the reason we moved from an apartment to a house is because we needed more closet space. I’d be laughing, if it didn’t happen to be true.
Now, it’s hard to believe we’re running out of space here, too; a problem that seems exacerbated when I have to find room inside the house for garden furniture and decor that can’t be left out over the winter.
The metal garden table (below, right), which resides on my deck during warmer months (you can also catch glimpses of it here and here), got shoved into a corner of my kitchen/family room until I could find a place to store it.
Like many things I do, its transformation to a beverage bar was accidental. I guess you could said I do that a “latte” (couldn’t resist a little beverage humor, heh heh). Say what you will about me, but I do recognize a good idea when it’s right under my nose.
A couple of friends were coming for brunch, and while I was setting up, I started piling some mugs, plates and other things on the table to get them out of the way. When I went to retrieve them, I thought, hey, Ms. Toody, wake up and smell the coffee…I think we’re onto something, here. And before I knew what was happening, my outdoor garden table was transformed into an indoor beverage bar.
Can I fix anyone an espresso?
Or, maybe a nice cup of tea?
Maybe you’d like one of these sugar sticks? If you want to pretend it’s a lollipop, I won’t tell.
Perhaps the garden table doesn’t need to be banished to the basement, after
all. It would make a nice cocktail bar, dessert bar, a great place for
extra cookbooks, plants, board games, or maybe even a hot dog stand!
I can think of so many indoor uses for this table, I just might not want to bring it back outside in the spring.
See you in February!