Thursday, July 2, 2009

Table & Chairs

Growing up we always dined as a family at the dinner table. We sat down together, ate and discussed our day. Yes, the television remained tuned into the Nightly News, but we still talked as a family. What I've learned over the last few years is that this is an important ritual to me. One that I miss.

At our old house we had a very small eat-in kitchen and no dining room. We found a small bar height table that fit perfectly, but it was so small that with two plates, drinks and silverware we were virtually on top of each other. I didn't help that we had to shove the table into the corner which gave us zero elbow room.

{our bar height table}

We honestly ate at this table twice the entire time we lived at that house; the photo above is from the very first time we ate together in our new house [note the moving boxes still under the table].

One of the more important criteria for our new house was a designated dining area. We didn't necessarily need a formal dining room, but a place for a normal-sized table. Ideally one large enough to seat a dinner party, or at least our family.

Thankfully our new home does feature that added space, so Rich and I went in search of a table. We had a very specific idea in mind: a rectangular traditional height table, dark wood, with a leaf and fully-backed chairs. We found what we were looking for and it was on sale! I am so excited to use it!!
{our new dining set}


Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

oohh, 4 chairs = 4 people.

1. Nicole
2. Rich
3. Jennifer
4. Carlos

There, problem solved. (um, did you know you had that problem?)

Nicole said...

Love it!! You are a problem-solver!!! :)

Anonymous said...

And there is room for me! It is a beautiful table. I LOVE it and YOU! m

Dominika Kryjak said...

it looks ADORABLE!