Today’s big news is: my new dining room furniture arrived!
I am still getting used to it. I have people in the house this weekend, so I haven’t really had time to sit and stare at it, but it’s generally good. Before, I had a rickety second-hand set, with dings and squeaks and all of those problems. This stuff is solid. Just look at the table leg:
And it has FOUR of those. Wow! I am so happy with the china cabinet. I was worried that my bottles of things wouldn’t fit in its open space, but they just barely did. All of my glassware is in the cabinet now, as well as my Spode breakfast cups. It’s wonderful.
The Windsor chairs are a little unusual, as you can see. They have an oval shape in the back. I have two arm chairs and four side chairs. The table surface is, technically, the same dimensions as the old table, but because it’s rectangular instead of oval it seems enormous. The tabletop is actually covered with laptop computers and magazines… you just magically can’t see them in this picture. Everyone wants to sit around the table.