Check out this vintage dining set Hydra and I saw at Antique Asylum in Palmdale. He called me over to make sure I didn’t miss it. This is in amazing shape. They want $895.00 for it.
We had a table a lot like this when I was a kid, except it was yellow Formica. Mom sewed a playhouse that fit over it… Like a table cloth that went all the way to the floor with a door in it and a window, with flowers growing along the walls, if I recall right. It was such a smart way to make a play space that felt really secret right in the middle of the dining area.
Detail of the pattern on the chair. Looks almost brand new.
Flashback to one of the many happy Christmas cookie making parties that table (and my mom) hosted. All these kids are cousins from my Dad’s side of the family, plus my friend Anna, whom I have my arm around. (That’s me in the back with the big grin.)
There is a plan afoot to make cookies with the grand-nephews on my upcoming visit home. Same feeling, different table.
This time I vow not to use so many of those hard silver candy balls.