Hello d Harriet!
wonderful about your outdoor week! You are making me feel spring even here!
I hope you find a nice fridge on sale - I know we bought ours about 4 years ago and I too was surprised at the price. Hoping you find a beautiful fridge that doesn't worry your pocket book too much!
I have that problem (your table) with my end tables and coffee tables - the scratches are so deep that no matter what you still know that they are there.
my d sis in law's husband is a golfer but they have a coaster that is that fake short grass on wood with a wood trim 1/8" around it - not the prettiest but it keeps all drips, heat etc. off the tables. my d mom put glass on her table and end tables - expensive but in a way I wish I would have done that. I also had a new coffee table and with in a week the dog that (wasn't ours), we were taking care - a sweet bull dog- chewed off the bottom of the top corner of that week old coffee table. I still have to have it but the wood is now coloured but there is definitely a visible piece gnawed off. https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-Coaster ... AZXRDZC1EZ
(not pretty but absorbent)
Always a joy - have a great week!