The nest of tables

I wonder if any furniture specialists out there can explain the purpose of these items, most particularly what it is that you do what the smallest one; if they were mine I’m thinking maybe stand it on the biggest one to change a lightbulb, possibly spraining ankle in process and maybe breaking collar bone too like that time when I messed up putting the fairy on top of the tree.

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15 Responses to The nest of tables

  1. Goldilocks says:

    It’s for baby bear, of course.

  2. markelt says:

    I don’t think there’s a term for this sort of thing. But Reggie Perrin was on to something when he opened Grot.

  3. OS says:

    I like them. I was about to say: for the three bares*, but Goldilocks almost beet* me to it.

    They would go down well at Bag End. They look soooooo good, that it would take TTB a while to destroy them.

  4. OS says:

    NB: winger. Eli has sent me an offishul* house name. Samuel says I need round doors, I’m to take the top storey off, and lower the celings.

  5. Stephen Foster says:

    Can you translate this last message into English OS?

  6. Stephen Foster says:

    Thanks goldilocks, that’s good, though somewhat contingent on living with bears.

  7. makemeadiva says:

    It’s like Pimp My Ride, except it’s Hobbit My House.

    I think.

  8. AndyP says:

    I thought these items were de rigueur in the Potteries? My mum has some at their house, specially for when “entertaining”. They even have tiles on ’em for easy wipe cleaning! You need somewhere to stick the cake and nibbles.

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  10. Stephen Foster says:

    Ah Mr P, now we are getting closer to the nub of it. Tiles for easy clean wiping indeed! Also supporting the local ceramics industry!!

    But my mum had* a set with wheels on the back end like a set of trailers. Can you explain that to me pls?

    * they have found a new home in Chell Heath.

  11. Nick King says:

    They is for when you’re having your tea* whilst watching telly.
    Big One = main plate of big fry up goodliness
    Middle One = variety of sauces , pittles, beverages & telly buttons
    Little One = plate containing oatcakes warmed in the oven

    *Tea is the evening meal you have whilst shouting at the telly because Central/BBC Midlands News, have yet again missed showing any Stoke highlights in favour of a turd by turd account of Fat Jez’s last visit to the shithouse at the Molyneux

  12. Stephen Foster says:

    I think we can safely you’ve apprised me of the situation there Nick in your own extravagant style.

  13. Daftburger says:

    I like the ones with the faux leather covered by glass. You can usually pick a set up for a fiver from your local charidee shop. Bargain!

  14. Stephen Foster says:

    They are the most repulsive kind of all because the cognac spills and makes a sticky mess BETWEEN GLASS AND FAUX LEATHER IE VINYL and also the glass breaks when changing the lightbulb.

  15. Daftburger says:

    You’ve changed!

    For one we dunner have cognac, whatever that is, sounds suspiciously froggy to me, and two what’s a lightbulb?

    Fanny by gaslight!

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