52 objects – number seventeen

April 26, 2012

Old Oak Dining Table

This old oak pedestal dining table is the table my family gathered around for dinners and the table my two sisters and I sat at to do our homework. As a family we spent time celebrating, enjoyed the company of friends and even crying around this table. It has been a part of our family for a very long time, so long in fact that I cannot remember when it entered into our lives.

Today it lives with my spouse and I in our tiny little home. It is our primary dining table and seats only 4 people, but we usually squeeze in more. We share our dinners and weekend brunches at this table, have friends join us for meals around it and I use it when working on my floral creations. It is also a great backdrop for my floral and food photography.

It is marked up, well loved and worn but I adore it just the way it is.