My husband and I have a tradition when we go to the movies. After the movie is over, we always stay for the entire credits. It's fascinating to see the names of the foley artists and assistants, as well as all the extras and supporting cast members. It's those people, the ones who aren't the main stars, who often make a movie a great experience. They are on the side, doing their jobs, making everyone else look good.
You know, come to think of it, I've got a hardworking supporting cast of furniture pieces in my house. The side tables, the bureaus, the end tables and night stands - they stand around, day after day, waiting to do their jobs when called upon. They carry the lamps, hold books and magazines, display flower arrangements and lego creations with aplomb, and sometimes even steal the show when given the opportunity to shine. These quiet thespians know their place on the set and go about their business with academy award winning professionalism. They deserve some credit.
Today's Small Thing is to reward your supporting cast by giving them a shot at the limelight.
Give them a swift dusting, and costume check and a pat on the back for doing what they do so well: making the rest of the house look like a star.
POINTS: 20 per side table, end table, chest, bureau, or furniture piece that plays a supporting role in your production. Limit 10 (200 pts.)
Do you have any supporting cast members that deserve a special spotlight today? A grandmother's bureau, a garage sale find, or a handmade table? Tell us about them!