New Year Eve saw sixteen of us sitting around a long dining room table, in a proper dining room. I had the best New Year I have had in years. Four families came together, we were internet friends initially and it was the first time we all came together. Online dating has become massive but I never realised I would meet some of my best friends this way and due to blogging I have actually met three great women who are true friends. Along with our menfolk and children we descended on Jane, we shared food and laughter, had a very difficult quiz and then sang our drunken hearts out on karaoke. I love seeing other peoples homes and their belongings and immediately loved Jane’s house which has the hugest dining room and lounge. We live in a very modern house which I also love and we also have a proper dining room but it is a mismatch of furniture and a bit of a dumping ground. This year it is on my to do list. I need to find storage that will work as it looks cluttered. I am hoping that now Erin is four we can replace the carpet in the room. We have held off on replacing it as it is the room that takes the spilled drinks and the dropped food.
want need a new dining set. Ours is a little over loved, the chairs very grubby, but we have had it some 12 years. I have weaned three children at that table and the chairs tell the story of children learning to drink from beakers and self feed! I was looking today at Furniture plus online to find a table that accommodates five of us but has room to grow when we have guests.
One of my aims this year is cook more meals from scratch and I plan on making the dining room more defined. We have craft stuff all over the unit and the units are some 14 years old. I need to work out how to make the room work. I love painted wood, a white table would be my dream dining set.
This set would look so fab with my gorgeous polka dot dish set.
We use the dining table for so many activities. Erin loves making cakes and decorating biscuits and due to her joint problems I do not let her stand on chairs in the kitchen. Therefore she does her baking at the dining room table. She also crafts on the table it is where she plays with her play doh.
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