Even though named after a famous tragic play, the Macbeth Family always had fun. Every month they had a Macbeth Family meeting where they gave reports of the best compliments and wittiest comments they heard. This last Sunday Macbeth Dining Table said, “The best compliment I heard this week was, ‘I love you.’” Then Macbeth Side Chair said, “The funniest insult I heard this week was, ‘I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an exception.’” Macbeth Bench said, “listen to this one; last night a lady said to her dinner partner, ‘If you were my husband, I’d put poison in your tea.’ And he said, ‘If I were your husband, I’d drink it.’” With that they called it a night and said, “Have fun, see you next month!”
When the Weylyn sextuplets were born they were all given the same name but with the color added since their parents wanted each to have his own individual identity. They were known as WeylynBLK, WeylynGRN, WeylynORG, WeylynPUR, WeylynRED, and Weylyn Wht., and indeed each became “his own man”. They were different colors, but all true to the meaning of their name, which is son of the wolf, and genetically programed with a need for adventure. They wanted to see the world and being from the Midwest, they craved an extreme change, something exotic, something far away. And what could be more exotic than India!
Needless to say, it was a very long flight and finally checking in at the hotel the brothers couldn’t wait to get up to their room. When they entered the room, the first thing they saw was a beautiful sofa who smiled and said “Welcome, Weylyns, my name is Shyam and I would like to get up to greet you, but as you see, I can’t; you’ll have to come to me so we can visit and become friends. They happily did, became friends, and lived happily ever after!
Lafau was very happy to be born a sofa where he would be spending his life in the living room; since the living room is the place where people share stories of who they are. Lafau enjoyed helping people sit back and relax, which is why he always wore soft cozy upholstery and enjoyed turning himself into a bed whenever his guests wanted it. His constant companions, the Cabrio occasional tables, are proud of being what they call the “new breed” of table with transparent legs that, even though now there are others, the Cabrio family are still proud that they were the first.
So Lafau and Cabrio, always waiting to greet you whenever you enter the living room.
Elle Décor came up with yummy colors for the spring 2014. Besides from the expected dove gray, sand and radiant orchid, they chose a few pastels. Happy spring!
When Celia was just a little girl she knew that “coat” rack was the wrong name for her and her five sisters. What if it is hot, she thought, would we have to wear a coat? And that’s how she got into politics. Just because they were girls, should not mean they had no say about what people called them. She had no trouble raising her campaign funds and no problem with lots of speaking engagements where, with her charisma she was able to convince the world that Celia and her sisters would from now on be allowed to call themselves Celia Coat and Clothing Rack. No discrimination allowed here.
The Manon Family has finally overcome the tragedy of their ancestry and is actually proud that the world knows them thanks to the 19th century composer, Jules Massenet who wrote the famous opera about their great, great aunt Manon who met a tragic end. But it was so long ago, they no longer feel embarrassed, but proud that they are now known by the world and are in demand. Further – it is fortunate that they are a big family because as soon as one Manon reaches full growth – he is snatched up and copies cannot be made fast enough. The Original Manon Desk and Sideboard were bought by a retired chairman of the board and placed in a posh penthouse office with Dirk Armless Low Back Office Chair – a perfect match since Dirk’s name means a type of dagger. So Dirk sits calmly next to the Manon brothers protecting them from being snatched away and copied by strangers with no rights to the Manon Family Legacy.
When Cabrio was born – his entire family was upset because no one could see his legs – how was he ever going to be a success in the family table business – who ever heard of a table who couldn’t stand up. There was lots of discussion and ideas tossed around of what to do with this family freak – put him out for adoption? Abandon him in front of a used furniture store?
One day, when he was almost a year old, the family was sitting around discussing the situation as usual when Cabrio appeared at the door fully upright!
OMG they all said – he can stand, and he is beautiful! “Of course,” he said, “I am the new breed of table with transparent legs – haven’t you heard, this is the coming thing! Hearing him say that Sy chair, known for his sincerity, said “you’re gorgeous – can my sisters and I sit around you? Natrually, Cabrio replied, I am honored – of all the chairs in the world – I would choose you to be next to me forever; and they are.
When we hear Montana we think untamed, wild, natural – in Spanish the word means mountain, so you can imagine how hard it was for the Montana Table and Chair parents to teach their kids how to behave properly; to have good posture and be strong when people want to sit; and to stay still and easy to clean when people want to eat. Now that the kids are grown and are popular best sellers, the senior Montanas feel proud and happy they did such a good job.
Yoland, short for Yolanda, was slender, with slim, rounded pale wooden legs, a beautiful curved shape with soft, comfortable upholstery. Many years ago her ancestors in Greece had been rulers; she knew her great, great grandmother had been an Empress. Maybe because of her background, she had very elegant taste, and loved Italian Opera. The problem was that all the other girls she met, liked pop music and had unrefined taste in finishes, fabrics and woods. Then one warm summer morning, Yoland awoke looking at slim gently rounded pale wooden legs very much like her own; under a matt finish white table top.
“You’re so elegant,” Yoland exclaimed, “what is your name?” “Manon Oval Dining Table,” she replied, and this is my brother Manon Sideboard.”
“OMG!” exclaimed Yoland, Manon is my absolutely, hands-down favorite opera. Will you be my friends, I think we were made for each other. And so, like a happy fairytale, they lived together happily forever after.
Ville was French and when he was born, his parents named him Ville, meaning “city”, but he knew that in the Middle Ages the name meant “farm”. What a dilemma, was he a city boy or a country boy? One day, sitting quietly, pondering his identity he noticed a small table sitting next to him. “What’s your name?” he asked.
“Oliver,” the small table replied, “what’s yours?” Ville started to cry. I don’t know who I am, my name is Ville which means city, but long ago it meant farm. So, who am I, a city boy or a country boy. Oliver broke into a big smile “Oh, that’s easy, I can tell we’re going to be really good friends. My name means olive tree, so of course you’re a country boy. Ville broke into a big smile, “You know what Oliver, you’ve solved my identity crisis, will you move closer to me, I finally have a real friend!”