Friday, July 20, 2012

Tables, Before and After

We have another addition to our family.  It's our brand new table and chairs.  We bought the old one in our third year of marriage when we moved to our big house.  My first son, Joe, was on the way and we needed to expand our furniture to include family activities.  The old one could be round, oval, or even more oval with its two extenders.  I liked the first oval shape and determined to keep it clear, no mail or later, school things on the table.

There were so many happy activities associated with that old wooden friend.  We had a few birthday parties, we carved pumpkins (before I quit doing Halloween,) cookie making, egg dying, craft projects, suppers and all of the rest.  It is the place where I wrote my first novel.  So many memories.

Nostalgia is nice, but then it is time to let go.  Of the six chairs, at least  half of them were scratched and marked  beyond repair.  The edges of the table were peeled off and even the extenders had scratches on them.  So, sadly we had to say good by and give it away.

Our new table is a rectangle and has one large extender.  Without the extra piece, our dining room is so spacious that the room is cleaner and brighter all at once.  We got another six chairs for the family when they come over.  Even with the extra chairs in the house, it won't be enough.  We may have to do a (yikes) kid's table.  And even then, we will probably have to go with the little trays that you put in front of your other furniture.

I can't wait to form memories with this new set of furniture.  Won't that be fun? 


  1. Happy to hear your new grandbaby is here and now at home...

    I can imagine it was a little hard to let the old table go - but thankfully, the memories remain :)

    The finds you described in the comment on my blog sound wonderful. Particularly the grand piano ornament....

    Have a pleasant weekend, Nancy.

  2. Love your new table. I remember sitting at the kid's table. There was a lot of plotting going on at that table.

  3. Love the table! And yes, it will be fun making new memories. Take lots of pictures! :)

  4. Love it! I have to do a kid's table too. But now with with everybody getting older and schedules interfering with get-togethers, there really isn't a separate kids table that often.

  5. The Kids Table!! I have great memories of being at the Kid's Table. When we have family dinners we have one as well in order to fit everybody. (Of course, now I get to sit at the Grown-ups Table. Ha, ha!)