At Christmas I opened a card...where I read that I was to go shopping...for a new dining room table and chairs. That took a while...since it's not something one does every day...and there aren't many BIG tables out there. A few shopping trips later...and with input from my daughter...and a good friend...I was ready to place my order for a custom made table.
Now it is here...all eight feet of it...along with extensions for either end. It seats a crowd...or the entire gang when they are here for dinner. We checked it out on Sunday...and had plenty of elbow space. We've even got room for a few more. I quite like it!
This was the first time that we have ever shopped for a real table. Through all these years we have used an assortment of hand-me-downs...which always served the purpose. Jeremy and Broni are now enjoying our original dining room suite...which belonged to my great uncle and aunt at one time. Heidi has laid claim to the one that we just replaced...which was my mom's dining room suite. Who knows where this one will land up one day...but for now I will enjoy it!
I love having friends and family (sometimes strangers) over...and somehow it's always easier to visit around the table. No matter which way you look at it, wonderful things happen when given the opportunity to gather around the table. I found that quote at the bottom of the Mennonite Girls Can Cook recipe blog...and I agree.
I have friends coming tonight...and we'll try the table on for size.
Have a great day...