I'd been casually looking for a nice – and most importantly, small – dinner table for months and months and was chuffed to find this one when I wasn't looking specifically for one. In fact, I was looking for a coffee table, and found this table and chairs set and two mid century book shelves – all bargains, luckily! – instead.
I hadn't really thought of getting something in that 1950's diner style, not because I don't like it – I do – but because I'd only ever seen the longer, rectangular ones before, and they'd just be too big. However, it was the colour of the chairs that instantly got me. I love that shade of greeny teal. It makes me happy just to look at it. The fact it was round confirmed its perfectness for me.
It has become one of Babycat's (many) favoured sleeping spots and John and I are always scooping her off – but if you've ever tried to discipline a feline, you'll understand that it's a never ending task, and more of a life long pastime! I love the subtle line-y pattern on the table top and don't want a million tiny kitty claw dings in it. I've already learned to live with the couple she's made already.
Anyway, it's the perfect size for the two of us, great for a four person dinner party and can comfortably, if cosily, fit five adults – we've tried, and succeeded – and I think it could even fit six if we all promised to be polite with our elbows. For bigger groups we just gather 'round the coffee table, so we're sorted!