Yeah, my table and chairs are not much better other than it's World Market. The table looks pretty but nothing particularly special. We had an old table from the late 1800's that I loved but it was spindly and needed work. It's in one of the garage bays, I suppose I should just sell it to someone who can fix it up and appreciate it.
I guess the main reason I like my dining room is because of the plants, and it's an open room from the kitchen to the dining room so when we do (did) entertain everyone is in the same room. My husband has a large family. Sigh. Those days might be gone forever.
Kids are grownup, yay!Our formal dining room was separated from the kitchen, like they were traditionally. Our kitchen table could expand to seat 8 people (with a couple folding chairs), so we always ate there when family and friends came over. Plus we had a young niece, and the kitchen had hard floors, not carpet like the dining room. I restored an antique high-chair for her, and our two dogs sat on either side, and cleaned up any mess our nice made.
If you have young children, and you don't want to mop the floor after every meal, you need a dog.
Thank you! I will admit, I envisioned the paint job and the little table and the stuff on the walls all in my head, and I'd excitedly describe it to MrsTasty and she'd kind of roll her eyes and say, "Yeah...um...ok..."Its so you. I like the look of that standard lamp on the left. I note the dried herbs are taking over the bar...
Here a hutch is where you keep bunny rabbits. Do you mean the dresser?
I can just make out what you're reading:I also like to read if I'm eating lunch alone and this is much easier at a dining table:
The hutch is the thing nearly out of shot, foreground, left side.
MG, a hutch here is basically a china cabinet, although generally much less formal. Way back when, before kitchens full of built-in cabinets, people used them to store all their plates, cups and dinnerware.
Curious...what do you mean by "standard lamp," just that every pub has one like that?