I’ve been on the search for a dining table ever since I decided to up and sell my old pub height table on Craigslist on a whim. The curb appeal of that pub height table wore off quickly and even though I loved the table itself, I couldn’t stand actually SITTING at it. That’s not good.
In the interim we’ve been using a table set that we inherited from my husband’s grandma. After we got settled in the new house I began my search in earnest for a new table, and the one that I kept coming back to was this one by Paula Deen Home. Leave it to Paula Deen to find a way to this unskinny girl’s heart.
Look at this beauty:
The pedestal is my favorite part. I knew I wanted a round pedestal table with lots of curves, preferably in dark wood. This one fit the bill perfectly.
It’s 54″ round, so it’s a little bit big for my kitchen. But I can deal with it. 🙂
I love the way she dresses up nicely with my Willow House Villa Stoneware plates on a stand and old Pier One placemats.
hot pink salmon valances from the previous owner are more than likely going to be taken down as soon as I can muster up enough energy to paint in this room and the sunroom. We made the decision to take down the valances in the sunroom but we were left with these nice big holes to patch and paint over, so I’m holding out on the kitchen ones for just a little bit.
In case you’re wondering why we only have three chairs, the fourth chair came out of the box with a broken leg. No way was this repairable, so it’s on reorder.
Let me say that while I absolutely LOVE that this table is pretty, what I love more is that I’ve already made some great memories around it. Like New Years Eve when J spent an entire afternoon cutting out Playdoh “cookies” with Garrett and creating next year’s handprint Christmas ornaments from clay.
Talk about priceless.
Then on New Years Eve when we rang in the new year laughing our heads off with my cousin Jackie and her husband Bruce.
That is what is most important in life. So even if I have one mismatched chair for a while, it doesn’t matter to me at all. This is what I intended to see when I bought this table, and this is what I hope to see a lot more of this in the future of this table:
Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2011 brings you the greatest joy that you’ve ever known.