After searching for a very long time on Craigslist, I found this table and we’re so pleased with how well it works in our space. It’s very heavy – VERY heavy – and opens up to expand to a full 96″ which is so exciting to me!
The ladder back chairs at the end of the table came with the table. There were only four of them so we will just continue to use our old chairs for awhile. And Merciful Heavens!!! – did you notice that the seats on the new chairs are fabric covered? I did NOT realize that when I bought the table! I was just so smitten with the table and the size of it being so right that I nearly gasped when I saw the fabric.covered.chairs!!! But you know…I kind of like them. They’re a simple ivory linen, and it would be easy to recover them…and I am CERTAIN that we WILL need to recover them at some point. But anyhoo…they are…ahem…for the King and Queen. 🙂 The Peanut Gallery gets easily-wipeable-standard-wooden-seat-too-old-to-care-about-them chairs! I’d like to eventually add some vintage chairs around the table from flea markets or Craigslist.
The style is very informal – farmhouse chic – and it suits us very well. I really like pairing formal settings with informal furniture. I love the look of white ironstone and white linen napkins on dramatic, dark wood tones.
And those gorgeous hydrangeas from my sister’s wedding certainly don’t hurt in dressing things up a bit, do they?
It’s nothing extravagant or precious in terms of being a valuable piece of furniture, but it’s special to us, fits our space, fits our family and was a great fit for our budget!
Found anything fabulous on Craigslist lately?