Have you ever noticed my smallish chairs in our kitchen?
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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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.
PAM’s pass-along red S&P set begged to be brought to the table.
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.)
The open center wreath provides space for a large candle vase – or any type of vase would work.
I added two moss birds that Mom 2 gave me for a Christmas past. Sweet memories…
Plaid napkins bring out several colors from the table-cloth. A friend gave me these napkin rings years ago, and I still love them!
Bronze flatware from Thailand round out the place setting.
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?