dinner for two.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

saarinen dining table

i've never questioned our coffee table/couch eating situation until the holidays roll around and you realize you're eating christmas eve dinner cross-legged on the floor. i wouldn't have it any other way, but yeah i would have it another way.

the way i figure, a proper dining table isn't essential until you have a child old enough to actually sit and eat. in which case, a kitchen bar counter works just as well.

i also figure that round dining tables symbolize a time in one's life where you don't need to seat two adults plus small children (thankfully), but you are financially responsible enough to sit your ass in a chair while you eat a bowl of puffins.

and with that, here's to a round dining table in 2013!?!

saarinen dining table from design within reach and his less expensive cousin from cb2.


susan said...

round tables are the best...and yes ideal for children as well ;)

Briana said...

I'm in my (early) 30's, my husband his (early) 40's... and we STILL don't own a dining table. Until we had our kid 9 months ago, it didn't seem all that important and we didn't mind eating dinner at the kitchen counter or on the couch. Now... it might be time to grow up and buy round. Or square.

Love the orange chair.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

I want those chairs in pink!

Amielle said...

I am loving the brightness of those orange chairs!

Jessica said...

When I moved out of the dorms and into an own apartment, I thought having a dining table meant that you were officially in "your own place." Ironically, when I finally did live alone at the age of 25, I didn't own a dining table for months until I started having people visit me! I figured it was rude to make people eat out of their laps. Plus I like to work on this table when im not eating dinner on it. This one from West Elm was a worth purchase: http://www.westelm.com/products/tripod-table-g123/?pkey=cdining-tables&cm_src=dining-tables||NoFacet-_-NoFacet-_--_-

rebecca said...

the perfect size! thanks for the info.

Luna said...

you picked an excellent image for this post. and i miss my round table, we have a rectangle table and it's annoying trying to rearrange it when i get bored.

mauishopgirl said...

I love a round dining table. Especially the super expensive midcentury dwr piece that needs no further introduction.

Alas I have no table because when I designed my space I put in a huge kitchen island in a small space. I debated on a table but decided the storage and multiuse of the counter on the island was a better use of space.

Happy new year!

Lena at A Crimson Kiss said...

I really love our round table–until I try to cram 4 adults around it for a dinner party, but no matter!

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