Thursday, January 14, 2010

Smokin' Hot Ciggies

A lady in a frock, seductively inhaling from her cigarette holder conjures up images of old-world glamour. While smoking has lost most of its sex appeal, the table it made famous --coined the cigarette table-- has not.

The cigarette table, a petite-sized table with skinny legs, sported an ashtray on top and was found throughout the entertaining rooms of the upper crust, from the parlor and the sunroom, to the library and billiard room.

You didn't have one; you had many.

But today, even sans ashtray, the cigarette table adds purpose and style. It's the No. 1 sidekick to any chair. It's a place for your guests to rest their drinks or a storage spot for a book.

It's rare that something stays smokin' hot for this long. Start shopping below...Go ornate with Wisteria's Venetian top table (above) priced at $199.

Be industrious and deposit more of your paycheck, too, with a $60 metal table from Urban Outfitters (above).The "Greta" table (above) with an antique gold finish is a steal for $245 from Jayson Home & Garden. Modernize the cigarette table with West Elm's framed side table (above) for $149, which will tuck closely into any chair or sofa.

Go Twiggy with this stick-leg side table from CB2. Buy online now for $99. Restoration Hardware's "Newton" accent table (above) possibly falls outside the technical description of a cigarette table, but it works, too.

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