Its so nice having this bistro table. Normally, I keep it in the corner and place a vase and some magazine on it. But when I have a party, its great for lots of uses. If the dining table is packed, I can use this to hold the bread or the salad or even the turkey on Thanksgiving. If Im having a cocktail party, this is a perfect spot for the drinks -- the wine, the shakers, the ice bucket, etc. A perfect little modern utility table.