Hello, beautiful. Friends, I’d like to introduce you to our dining room table and chairs! Do you see now why I’m obsessed with them? As I mentioned yesterday, they belonged to my grandparents. Think about how many dinner parties this table has hosted, generations it’s watched grow and secrets it’s overheard. I can’t wait to have my own events and add new stories. I still can’t believe I have something so special in my home. It’s part terrifying part incredible. Thankfully the cats have been really good, but I have spray bottles locked and loaded if they decide to be naughty!
Not only are these table and chairs a part of my family’s history, but they represent a significant period in the history of design. The table was designed by Edvard Valentinsen and the chairs by Norman Cherner for Plycraft, both around 1960. Yep, I’ll be eating breakfast on a Cherner chair. #NBD. Is this real life? The table has two leaves turning it into an oval shape as well as four tall back chairs. One day when we have a bigger space, you’ll see the full length of the table and the beautiful chairs. Now, I realize not everyone gets their jollies staring at a table, so I added cats just for you!