Wednesday, March 07, 2007

table dreams

A table is important. Not only does it allow you to place things on it at a
comfortable eating, playing or crafting height, I'm going suggest that it is
the heart of the home. It's a place to nourish one another with food and
love and all the good things that friends and families share.

My husband and I found ourselves without a table after a long distance move. We ate in front of the tv, plates in laps, uncomplicated food required. And it was fine for a while but the time came when we felt a longing for that simple ritual of sharing a meal at a table.

Luckily, there was a table of my dreams. I'd seen it everywhere--it kept
popping up in my favorite magazines and on the television and my heart would race a little. One lovely, undulating leg. White. Round. But we were building a house and it seemed the wrong time. So I waited. Grudgingly served meals that only required one plate. Sighed as I reached across the room for my water glass. Waited. And then one day, while schlepping through the piles and stacks and racks at my favorite vintage store, there it was--a vision in undulating white. So simple, so retro, so perfect. So only $25!

It's a great table. There are some scratches on the surface and chips in
the paint that make it comfortable. It's small enough to fit in our little
dining area but large enough to hold lots of people if you don't mind
sitting close. It hosts Monopoly championships and the occasional dinner
party. And every evening, two people eat their supper there. Sometimes
with more than one plate each.

guest post by betsy carr. check out her blog, and be sure to visit her (new!) site that features her handmade home and accessories that she often creates out of vintage items. thanks betsy!


Kristi said...

Wow, that is a great find, it fits great in that cozy corner. I like those chairs too.

mareGa said...

Wow guys! Love the new image of the blog!

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