Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I have an unhealthy obsession

... with my dining table.

I'm sure I'm not supposed to love it so much.
It's big and heavy and made for family eating. It's not as spotty as it looks in the photo - I think that's from the flash - but it doesn't shine as much as I would like it to so I'm going to buy some proper elbow-grease polish and treat it specially. That's how much I love it!

6 comments:

Anna said...

It is a lovely table! I think it's all the things you associate with it that give you a warm glow of pride. For me, it's the cooker. I Heart My Cooker. I stand and gaze at it lovingly from the door.

Dragonstar said...

That's a truly lovely able Liz. I had an oval, butterfly-leaf dark oak Ercol table - fully extended it would seat 8 - 10. Even closed we had no room for it, so it had to go. The small new tile-topped table is neat and easy-care, but .....

Anonymous said...

Your dining-Table and chairs are lovely and, as others have said, the association with happy family meals is so precious. For me though I really love the look of the parquet flooring as well.
Wendy (Wales)

CherryPie said...

I got (bought) mine off Mum in law when she downsized. MIL always grumbles every time she visits, that fact that it is her table...

*sighs* I thought I was doing a favour!

Liz said...

anna, dragonstar and wendy, you're right; it is the happy family meal times that make the table so precious. But it is the big expanse of shiny wood that is beautiful too!

Mothers-in-law, eh, cherrypie? Oops, I shouldn't say that now that i'm one!

Gallimaufry said...

Lovely table.
You can't beat beeswax for feeding wood once a year. Wipe over with a damp cloth every now and then.