Anything that collects dust – like Hummel figurines, for example, or old people – should

be donated. (One man’s trash, as they say.) A living room coffee table should feature

nothing more than a single object d’art. And sculptures created by your 8-year-old are

neither objects nor d’art.


Exception: Awards should be prominently displayed. Nothing engenders envy and bitterness like a coffee table full of trophies.