Table Decor

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John and I saw some very colorful table settings at the Architectural Digest Home Show recently. The ‘Dining By Design’ installations were a feast for the eyes and great conversation pieces.

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These tables kept changing color,

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and the cuisine may have been psychedelic too.

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We thought the décor of this table might attract zebras and bees.

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This dining room was clearly designed to be memorable.

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Seeing so many creative table options got us thinking again about a table for our breakfast area — although we did not feel the need for lavish decoration.

We decided to get a simple round white table from IKEA (for now, our idea of having a variable height table has been shelved).

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In the past week we’ve adorned our table with several colorful guests.

Lorra was here for coffee one morning, and we got to catch up with her…

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and her sewing.

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Joe & Carlos sat around the table and told us about their adventures working in Mozambique for the past 9 months.

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Before flying back to Africa they made a pit stop at our house, and we celebrated Joe’s birthday with his favorite dessert — lemon meringue pie.

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We also got to catch up with Sarah who was visiting from London. Sitting with Sarah and her mother Eleanor we realized that there’s something special about a round table;

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it fosters lively conversation and brings people (and pets) together.

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We think a round table is perfect for our breakfast area, but occasionally a bigger table is needed — so we can fit in a few more colorful characters.

Last night we had an opportunity to test the capacity of our post-Destruction dining room for the first time. A major benefit of the reconfigured space is the ability to accommodate more people. With the help of a makeshift add-on table, we were able to seat 12 for Easter dinner.

Although our table was not lavishly decorated (we rolled out craft paper as a table covering), it was beautiful when surrounded by the faces of many colorful friends.

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live. enjoy. repeat.

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