Here's a good look at the table I built by adjusting the plans for this narrow farmhouse table to make it a little wider and added some trim around the edges to make the top look chunkier. L.O.V.E. it!! It seats up to 10 if we add a chair on each end.
Another look at the end of the table you can also see the bench I made to match. There was no plan for a bench to match the table so I had to make that up, but I was really pleased with how it turned out. I'm working on some matching chairs, just ran out of time before Thanksgiving.
Here's a look at the bench.
This was the first year we hosted Thanksgiving at our house for the whole family (both mine and my husbands) and I wanted to make a good impression. We bought some pretty white plates from Wal-Mart as well as some red cloth napkins.
I found some napkin rings 2/$1 at Michaels, they had leaves and turkeys on them. Those wouldn't work, so you know I had to decorate the napkin rings.
and a close-up of the napkin ring. I used a bunch of my Papertrey Ink supplies: a leaf prints die on simply charteuse felt, a pure poppy button with silk ribbon, a limitless layers die, the sentiment from 2009 autumn tags. As well as some Martha Stewart chunky glitter and practicing creativity's houndstooth background from retro christmas backgrounds
I love my dining room, and hope you like it too. Thanks so much for stopping by!edited to answer a couple questions