This is Jeff and Christie's wedding table. Her mother made it so beautiful. The dinner we shared was so scrumptious and festive.
This is Kelli's homeschool table now, but a few years ago it hosted a birthday party.
This table sits in my aunt and uncle's old cabin. They are in heaven now, but there is still a table in that one room log house that hosted SO many big family gatherings.
Here's my mama at OUR table a year or so ago. Bliss!
Here is last year's holiday table. The Bronco glass (a freebie) and the Coke can don't take away from all that welcoming red.
Yes, I have a thing for my tables. One: the wedding money table. Two: our dining room table we bought at Ethan Allen with money my parents gave us to do just that. I LOVE it with it's sturdy Formica top and it's softly turned legs. So many family meals have taken place around it. If you still have children at home I will give you one piece of bossy advice: EAT dinner at your table. Many families don't. When I was teaching I often asked my students about their dinner routines and far too many admitted that they ate their dinner in their bedrooms, in front of their televisions. SAD! Confession: Bill and I eat our dinner in front of the television (and it's fun and I like it) but I am going to suggest we start eating side-by-side at the table instead. It's time to correct.
Table 3: A few anniversaries ago I asked for a sturdy maple table and four chairs that I found in a consignment shop. We don't need it and we don't have room for it, but I LOVE it and it's leaves are down and it is tucked in another living room corner.
Table 4: In my messy "office" I use a nice farm house table my mom bought for us upon one of her visits. It's my "desk" now. I LOVE it very much and I couldn't part with it.
Table 5: This one lives at my niece's house in Tacoma, Washington. My birth family grew up around it. Five kids, two parents, sometimes a granny. It sat in our sunny kitchen. My brother's family used it, too. Now Emily uses it for her family. So it lives on.
This time of year tables serve us. Ironing the tablecloth, arranging the centerpiece, the dishes, the food . . . it is SO IMPORTANT to the memory banks of life.
If we moved into a little town home or an apartment our home would be full of tables.
I'm joining the lovely Amy for Five on Friday today. God be with you. He hears the prayers at your table.