Animated inanimate objects are on my list of top 5 favourite things (pretty close to the top, too).
Look at these little tables, leaping and frollicking like table-gazelles, foot-loose and vase-free, with the fair sun glinting off their polished tops, little legs stretching through the morning air, tripping happily to... the ground?
Hmm, they appear to be lemming tables, but let us leave them forever mid-flight, beautiful and unaging like the fair youth on that Grecian urn.
Oh little tables:
When old age shall this generation waste,
Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe
Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say'st,
"Beauty is truth, truth beauty,--that is all
Ye know on earth, and all ye need to know."