I wanted to share my lilies before they took a turn for the worse. I like how long lasting mums and lilies are. I thought I would do something arty with them, but turns out a big bouquet in the center of the house was arty enough for the kind of week we've had.
Everything happens around this dining room table that my lilies stand on. I pay bills and craft here. I do blog shoots and tablescapes, and even feed an army sometimes. I'm always loading it up, and clearing it off.
Most of my dish collection is in this room, and I like being surrounded by favorite things as I go about my business. I cross this space a hundred times a day. For the moment (and for a while now), even though I have a room for the purpose, this functions as my office space.
I like the play of light in here at different times of the day. And I like having a nice big work surface. Even though this room is small, I keep the table almost fully extended all of the time. (There's even one more leaf I can add for a houseful of people.) It's easy to push a project to one side and still have a meal at the table.
I didn't completely intend to talk about my table in this post or I would have shown it to you. But maybe you can imagine it. It's not an antique. And I've owned it for the thirty five years of its life, and raised a family around it. It's a solid, dark oak, English style trestle table with fat turned legs. Its top was refinished once about fifteen years ago and is still in pristine shape.
It's been the de facto foundation of daily life for a lifetime. Nearly always under cover. My silent, almost unseen partner. But it's not so fashionable as it once was. On occasion I think of substituting something else. An antique farm table for instance. But here it still is. And even if I did replace it, I could never part with it now.
I never ever take it for granted. In fact, it gets a big bunch of lovely flowers sitting on top of it on a regular basis!
Oh the stories. . . .
Don't you wonder what your furniture might say if it had the chance?!
Well, I'm off to make more history.
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