Tuesday, November 23, 2010

A Table

We're hosting Thanksgiving this year, and as we sat down to plan out the logistics, we realized one thing: our own little nuclear family just barely fits at our dining room table. Even our small Thanksgiving gathering of 9 people would require some creativity-- or a new table. We opted for a little of each: a new table (thanks, Ikea!) that will expand according to company, and some painted old chairs. A few coats of pale robin's egg blue and butternut is enough to put a smile on anyone's face, messy little Lily included.

I did choke back a little bit of sorrow in seeing our old table go. So many precious meals shared, relationships nurtured, games played, first foods eaten. But here's to a new beginning, a table with room to grow, and a Thanksgiving gathering to kick it all off.

6 comments:

Irene said...

Hurray! The assembly process worked!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

It's pretty! I love the mismatched different color chairs.

Sarah Jane said...

Oh, it looks so nice. Happy thanksgiving to you!

Adele said...

Thankfully, Ben was around to help with assembly-- that poor table never stood a chance with only me to build it. Thank you, ladies! I saw the mismatched chairs a couple different places, and loved them too!

KnitterMama said...

Oh I love your new table. We have had an expandable IKEA kitchen table for about five years now and we absolutely love it. I love the natural wood and the blue chair to match. Just lovely. Happy Thanksgiving.

Adele said...

Ooh, I'm so glad that you have had it for a few years and love it, Knittermama! That's one thing you can never tel when you buy something (how well it will last) so I'm thrilled you have a positive review.