Saturday, November 15, 2014

My New Table Arrived Today & I LOVE It!

About 11am the Fed X truck arrived in my driveway with the table I ordered last week.
All we had to do was take it out of the box and plop it down --no assembly required... gotta love that!

I am so happy that it did indeed match the bench I bought last spring.

  Last week I re-designed the floral arrangement on top of my metal lantern.  I wanted to use the antlers from my son's first buck (today is opening day of deer season) and some white owls I recently purchased. 

I think I like the lantern sitting all alone on this table.

When the new table arrived, we were right in the middle of hauling end tables, etc. from the living room  down to the basement to make room for a second table  in our dining room for the  Thanksgiving dinner that we are hosting. We store an old oval table ( I have had it since 1974--40 YEARS!  How can that be???) in the basement for large holiday dinners. If we set it end-to-end with our dining room table we can comfortably seat 14.

 I decorated the china cabinets with items from my Thanksgiving dΓ©cor boxes, but did not finish the tables.  I need to come up with something down the center of both tables to tie them together.   Not an easy task when the tables are so different!

It's a bit of a mess right now.
Nonetheless, I am fortunate to have enough space in my little ranch home to fit 14 people in one area for Thanksgiving dinner.  I am planning to come up with something to go down the length of both tables to tie them together....will post a pic later to show you what I decided on.

In the meantime I sat among the clutter to plan my menu...
I grabbed a stack of "interesting Thanksgiving recipes" that I have printed in the past month and began to sort through them to decide what I wanted to make and to compose a grocery list (if you know me, you know that I DO NOT wait until the last minute to plan anything!).

I will get the list prepared and J will do the shopping. Together I hope we can pull off a successful Thanksgiving celebration for our families!


  1. They look great. I like them too. Have fun planning your holiday.

  2. I'm impressed that you have room for two dining room tables end-to-end! Love that your new table matches the storage chest, cool! I'm sure you will come up with something excellent to tie both dining tables together.

  3. Love your new piece, Zoey. It is nice that you didn't have to "put it together" before you could use it. I hate those things! I am sure you will do a wonderful job on your Thanksgiving menu. I am doing ours here this year and already have my list almost done.
    Your dining room is almost the same color as mine! xo Diana

  4. Wow I love them too. They look so good.

  5. New Furniture, you gotta love it! I love the owl and antlers too.

  6. I really love your cabinets with the baskets. I think your Thanksgiving decor will come together the way you want it by the big day. Happy Thanksgiving!


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