Arm Chairs in the Kitchen for a Grown-Up Tablescape

Have you ever noticed my smallish chairs in our kitchen?

Travel Trailers in Snow at Christmas

The smaller size is great for squeezing more people around our round table when we have a crowd.

Fun Son has a new job and moved to the south end of the state.  Yay, he took several things I’ve saved for just this occasion.

While moving pieces around to fill new gaps here and there, I (and my stylish boot) dragged four arm chairs into the kitchen to test a new look and function.  It certainly looks more grown-up than the Vintage Travel Trailer in Snow Tablescape.

Arm Chairs in the Kitchen

I do like the warmth the chairs bring to the room.  As I brought one in from the dining room, I grabbed the throw that was draped over the back and spread it over the table.

Arm Chairs in the Kitchen

Through the window, you see a rainy morning we had earlier this week.  It was a delicious rain – one like we haven’t seen here in so long.

It was a perfect morning to stay in the bed, sleep late, drifting in and out of slumber with sounds of low, rolling thunder in the background.  Ho, hum…not to be…up and at ’em!

This lower light picture gives the truest feeling in the room that morning.

Arm Chairs in the Kitchen

PAM’s (Painter Artist Mom’s) parents brought the throw back from India or Pakistan, one or the other.  That was in the late 1950’s.

The 60+ year old cloth has frayed edges, but it came here that way.  It’s a tattered look for the fine weave, but I love it.  (Maybe more because my grandmother chose it.)

Arm Chairs in the Kitchen

That area of our world certainly has spectacular color in their cloths.  You’d never wash this fabric, though.  It would bleed everywhere!

You might be tired of Christmas colors, but those are my kitchen colors.  The cloth has many colors to emphasize, but I chose the muted green and deep red dishes.  PAM passed along to me the red dishes from her stash.

Arm Chairs in the Kitchen

The matching red platter sits behind a red and gold plate on the side table.   You may have noticed it in yesterday’s post about designating January as CHOCOLATE MONTH.

Chocolate Understands

PAM’s pass-along red S&P set begged to be brought to the table.

Arm Chairs in the Kitchen

The place settings are centered by a twig wreath from Wally World floral department for cheap.  It’s so versatile!  (Dollar Tree stems of green are in for another rerun.)

Place Setting

The open center wreath provides space for a large candle vase – or any type of vase would work.

Table Decor Center Collection

I added two moss birds that Mom 2 gave me for a Christmas past.  Sweet memories…

Table Decor Center Collection

Plaid napkins bring out several colors from the table-cloth.  A friend gave me these napkin rings years ago, and I still love them!

Plaid Napkins with Gifted Rings

Bronze flatware from Thailand round out the place setting.

Bronze Flatware from Thailand

Oh, and also rattan chargers add more texture and hint at a woody repeat of the twig wreath.

Do you have arm chairs at your kitchen table?  How does it work for you?

Blessings~

 

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Comments

  1. says

    Kim, I do love the arm chairs! The cloth from your grandmother is a real treasure and is exquisite. I love the textures and colors you mixed…nothing, not even an injury, keeps you down! Blessings~
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    • says

      We don’t actually use the throw for anything (for preservation sake), but I love having it draped over a chair for enjoyment in some way. I’m actually surprised I haven’t used it in another tablescape before. What you see is what little I’ve done. There is so much left undone! All visitors welcome. I’ll put you to work! Ha!

    • says

      Maybe the boot gives me a false sense of security? Or, stupidity, one of the two. Ha! Thanks for mentioning the napkin frayed edges. I forgot to include it in my post. 🙂

  2. Joy says

    Your arm chairs look great! And this is a wonderful and sentimental table setting. I love all the red.

  3. teresa says

    I LOVE those chairs in that space. My kitchen doesn’t have space for armchairs or I’d surely have them. I remember that beautiful shawl….it has such a Victorian feel. Do you think the edges are frayed or perhaps just the natural edging, similar to fringe on a woven rug? In any case, I’m just wondering what time tea is being served? I’ll bring the sweets since you’ve provided the setting. : )

    • says

      Haha! I’d love to do tea, and I’ll even make it. I just finished making the perfect sweet to have. I hope to get it ready for you to “taste” tomorrow. Teresa, I’d love to host “tea time” maybe on Facebook Live (yikes, what am I saying?) or something like that. I’d love to spend time with you at my kitchen table!