I'm always on the lookout for a classic console table to serve as a landing strip for my everyday x, y, and z, on which I can also display decorative objects and books, etc., on a shelf below. I'm thinking that the Pottery Barn Potrero White Console Table ($249- $329, reduced from $359- $479) might just be the one. Crafted of aluminum, with an x-base that I love, it's sturdy, classic, and stylish, not to mention functional. It's available with a glass or stone top — I'm not sure which I prefer. It looks great here used on a porch as a Summer buffet, but would also be at home indoors. What do you think? What's not to like, right?