Thursday, September 06, 2007
The one on the right was my parents first kitchen table. It was subsequently banished to the patio where weather and wear were not too kind. We snatched it up to give it a new home in the Arizona heat on our back porch. It it shown here post-makeover (some sanding and staining).
The table on the left is 14' long and can seat (snugly) up to 20 adults. This huge piece of wood housed nearly every birthday celebration in my family since I can remember. It was the backbone of my parents' "entertaining phase" (a 20 plus- year duration now coming to a close?). It's original home was a castle in Wales. The table dates back 300+ years and is REALLY heavy. We were thrilled when it fit into our home here in Phoenix and though it nearly block the living room entryway it sits in the same spot as our previous dining table (dating back to 2005 from a big blue building called IKEA). I feel lucky to have this table and promise here to fill it up and entertain our own lovely guests--friends and family alike! Anyone for quarters!! Or a backyard picnic. Please please come!!!