Things have been much better since Jemma arrived and started eating alongside us. Not perfect, just better. Meaning that I usually keep at least half of the table clear. Still, I have higher hopes for the upcoming move and our new kitchen/dining room set up.
I hope our table can be inviting.
I hope I can keep fresh flowers or candles on it.
I hope to implement homemade cloth napkins into our dining routine.
I hope to share laughs and love.
I hope we can grow as a family.
I hope we can welcome guests and share food as well as our hearts.
I hope our table is full.
I hope to create many memories - simple ones, special celebrations, and holidays.
I hope so much for our new gathering place.
I've been perusing a variety of dining tables, trying my best to gather ideas about the perfect one. I have a few criteria ... rectangle and super sturdy with a modern farmhouse boho chic feel to it. I know, just try to explain that to your husband - "boho chic what?!?!?"! I think I'd really like a bench seat on one side too. We haven't decided if we'll buy new or second-hand; we may even try our hand at making our own table thanks to this Pinterest inspiration ...
In the meantime, I continue to swoon over these beauties while dreaming of the sweet moments that will be born around our dining table ... our gathering place.
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What is the story behind your gathering place - Craigslist steal? New? Homemade or hand-me-down?