Thursday, April 5, 2012

Question ...

Alright bloggy friends. I'm in the middle of switching my fall/winter dining room look to a softer, lighter look for spring and summer. You might remember that what feels like decades ago my dining room looked like this:


It wasn't terrible, but the table had a lower tressle that made it incredibly difficult for hosting anymore than 4 people at that table. I believe that they call them "Breakfast Tables" which makes sense, I mean how many people do you usually host at breakfast? Anyway - it wasn't working for us. So, I opted to store it, along with the chairs, and get something new:


Well, old - actually. I got this great antique Early American Empire table, along with chairs I spent days gilding for the dining room. Not only did it make the dining room look so much bigger on the days we didn't need to seat more than 5 or 6; the table has 5 leaves, meaning I could  seat 16 comfortably. I say could because I realistically, I don't think 16 people would fit in my dining room.

I did all of this in the fall - so the brown burlap tablecloth from Ballard Designs, and my chocolate drapery were perfect choices. Now that we're moving toward Spring, I want something lighter - and with a new round table, that means a new skirt.

So here's the question - and please leave your answer in the comment section below. If it were up to you, would you go with option one, or option two?

OPTION ONE:
The Triple Skirted Table








Option Two
The Pleated Skirted Table



Wish I could find more examples of this ...

So, there you have it - one or two? What do you think?

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