It’s not often that I put an extra leaf in the dining room table. We actually have two and if I were to put both in, someone would end up falling into the living room. We’ve been in our home for 34 four years and this dining room set with china cabinet is the only original furniture left in the house. It was purchased from Ethan Allen and has held up through five children, seven grandchildren and a host of special occasions.
I was somewhat shocked to see that the cane backing was pulling away from the side of one of the chairs. Probably only noticeable to me but there nonetheless. 34 years is a long time for anything to last so I’m certainly not complaining.
Using the extra leaf called for a longer tablecloth and luckily I had a couple to choose from. Ivory works for so many occasions and well with most colors so this was another wise purchase. A not so wise purchase over the years has been buying tableware and some linen in a set of four. Really Sandra? You and the Mr have five children. Unless they’re going to draw straws to see who gets the matching set I’m going to have to add to my stash.
In the meantime there’s nothing like mixing and matching to make things work. I used the placemat/charger combo again to add depth to the stack. Satin taupe and beige patterned placemats are the foundation. Hurray for seven chargers faux wood chargers that match! The leaf patterns on them are a perfect match to the September Song Bristol china that we ate from. I used coordinating napkins with round wooden napkin rings and gold toned flatware. Amber and clear goblets were used for our beverages.
Years ago I bought the large and small pumpkins from Meijer’s and they cost less than $15.00 for all three. I gave them a couple of coats of taupe metallic spray paint and they’ve graced my table every year. The large pumpkin sits on a gold cake stand. Underneath I place faux seasonal fruit and foliage. Another metallic gold pumpkin and wooden taper holders round off the centerpiece.
I’m catching my breath, trying not to eat too many leftovers and gathering my energy and supplies for the next couple of weeks. Hope your holiday was as fantastic as mine!
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