My dream kitchen/dining room table - Macy's
Or this antique beauty - a French antique that sells for 4,000 pounds in England
While I dream of the perfect farmhouse table for the family to gather 'round, I've noticed that my current table sits, ignored under my disdain. Our family table got smaller when our older two kids left home. We rearranged furniture and replaced the larger oval table with a round one that seats only 4.
It's kinda sad to have a small table, but it just fits better in the tiny space in the kitchen. We make do by setting up a larger table when everyone is home......or by crowding around the little round one, keeping our elbows in and taking small bites.
Today's Small Thing is so easy I'm embarrassed to even make it a "small thing." Let's call it a teeny thing, then. Simply clear off your kitchen table and give it a nice wipe-down. Move the papers and butter dish somewhere else, and enjoy a fresh, clean table. Voila! Done.
Doesn't that feel great?? Now, if you'd like some extra points, let's really ratchet up the Sanctuary groove by putting something new on it as a centerpiece. Think outside the box: a child's creation, a white pitcher, candles, framed photos, valentine hearts, shells, oh and flowers could make it nice. Just pick something you love and highlight it on your table.
POINTS: 40 for clearing/cleaning off your table
BONUS POINTS: 30 for freshening up with a centerpiece
PS My husband's sweet and thoughtful gift...not so much.