Last night I ran across Lori's blog, Glass Half Full, where she is hosting , The Family Table. I thought it would be fun to blog about the place my family gathers to enjoy good food. (NO eating in the living room!)
(Of course, this table has also seen a fair amount of homework, crafting, visiting, baking, gift wrapping, clothes folding, boo-boo kissing, scrapbooking and celebrating!)
Dh and I have been married 13 years and have lived in 5 different houses. Most of our furniture has been given to us and is, well, kind of an eclectic mix that we lovingly refer to as, "Early Lutheran Rummage Sale." One of the few pieces of furniture that we've actually purchased is this dinette set.
We bought this set while we were still living in Canada. We were moving back to The States and the chrome-edged doosie of a table (complete with two metal folding chairs) that we were eating at was not going to be moving with us. We bought our dinette set (such a deal) and we didn't even take it out of the box till we set up at our new house. (Declaring it did cause our stuff to be delayed at customs, however.)
I love it when my table is empty except for my favorite crystal bowl filled with seasonal fruit atop a doily of my mom's. Ah, but, the reality is my table is set with kid-friendly place mats and the ever-ready basket of napkins. But I guess that is okay. Pass the milk, guys!