Today I’m showing you a tablescape on a new dining table.
I bought my Christmas present early.
My girls and I stopped exchanging gifts for holidays years ago. So we buy something special for ourselves instead.
My “something special” this year is a new dining table.
I’ve been thinking about getting a round table since I moved in.
Then I really started thinking about it once I started using the rollator to get about my apartment.
A round table is easier to get around if you have any difficulty with mobility.
I’m keeping my other table because I still love it. And it’s all wood, as is the new table. I’ll find somewhere else for it.
A round table just makes more sense for me when I have trouble walking and need fewer obstacles.
Call me old-fashioned, but I want real wood like they had in homes when I was young. Not manufactured wood.
And I don’t want to have to pay a fortune to get it.
This table actually cost less than just one of my white dressers that are on either side of my bed.
Those dressers were $200 off, and I still had to pay $450 each. But I love them so it was money well spent.
I’d been looking for dressers forever. I was tired of having things stacked in my closets instead of in drawers.
The new dining table is a cream color and 42 inches round. I ordered it from Wayfair, which is where I also bought the rectangular table.
It’s a perfect size for the dining space of an apartment or small home. Enough space to fit four chairs around.
Benefits Of A Round Dining Table:
I think round tables create a cozier and more intimate environment.
It is one of the best shapes for gatherings because everyone can see everyone else. Thus conversations are easier.
Because there are no corners, a round table creates more space for people to walk around.
A round table is both well-suited for a formal dining room, as well as for a more open floor plan.
Best of all, in my case it’s easier to navigate around.
A Thanksgiving Tablescape For Two:
This table setting is what I am calling a Thanksgiving tablescape for two.
On Thanksgiving day, the girls often bring me a plate of leftovers because I like to be at home. And these days it’s harder for me to get to the parking lot anyway.
Hopefully they can bring their dad from his assisted living facility to their Thanksgiving dinner.
Yesterday morning, Kendra, Kasi, and their dad saw the doctor. The doctor told them he can’t do anymore to treat their dad’s cancer.
Now he’ll be on hospice care at the facility where he lives.
No more infusions or carting him around to appointments.
The last time the girls couldn’t take him to an appointment, he was taken there in the assisted living vehicle. When the bus went over a speed bump it fractured his back.
No more of that.
He doesn’t want more tests or treatment, Kasi told me yesterday. (Today is Kasi’s 45th birthday, by the way.)
Their dad has apparently made peace with no longer trying to fight the monster that is cancer. And it is one hell of a monster.
My Dining Chairs:
My chairs go perfectly with my table. The chairs are distressed and there are streaks of white in them.
It was actually Peg who talked me into finally ordering this table. She thought the pedestal table was beautiful, as do I.
I’m very pleased with it.