When Momma put the stuff back on the table she left some space on the left side. Why? Cuz I like to look out the window at my 'hood when it's dark at night and I always pushed her stuff out of my way. It's not my fault the watering can had water in it that splashed about. And the big (non-replaceable) conch shell from St Marten never actually fell of the table despite her loud protestations.
In fact, the only plant I've ever harmed, her precious salmon colored Christmas Cactus, was on a totally different table and I did that on purpose. I destroyed that sucker.
I've been quite careful with the plant table stuff.