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RedSquirrel 
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01-31-13 06:23 AM - Post#4043854    

I was changing the cloth and the mats on ours this morning, just because I felt like a change, and it got me thinking.

Do you have a dining room table?
If so, do you use it every day?
Do you have a table cloth on it, or just table mats?
Do you keep any decorations on it, if so, what kind?

 
nancyroo75 
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01-31-13 06:39 AM - Post#4043856    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I don't have a dining room at all.
I have a kitchen table, and I use it daily. It doubles as a work table in my tiny kitchen.

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-31-13 06:59 AM - Post#4043868    
    In response to nancyroo75

No dining room so it's just our one table.
I used to put a table cloth on it a lot of the time because it looked bad. Once I refinished the top I was only using the tablecloths when we ate to protect the finish from the dishes. Now I usually just put down mats. Sometimes I leave the mats on and sometimes I just put them down when we eat.

 
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01-31-13 07:25 AM - Post#4043872    
    In response to kaleidoscope

well we have 1 table which we call our dining room table. I just recently got tableclothes but I don't have one big table cloth, I always say how much I want one but I have never found one I like.

we use it most everyday, right now it's full of crud that I need to put away so I do need to work on that.

 
kellcinn 
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01-31-13 07:37 AM - Post#4043874    
    In response to hockeymom24

I too have one dining table and keep a tablecloth on it all the time. We seldom use it unless the grandchildren are here, or a crowd comes for a meal. It does become a holding place for a few things but I keep clearing it. Usually a potted plant or vase of flowers and candles sit on it.
I have tablecloths of all sizes but we custom ordered our table to be a few inches narrower than standard tables so the cloths are always long on the sides! I probably could hem them but it doesn't bother me that much. :0

 
cindy312 
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01-31-13 08:05 AM - Post#4043880    
    In response to kellcinn

I have a dining room table. We use it about once a month (i.e. whenever we have more than 4 people at our house for a meal). Sometimes I keep a tablecloth on it and sometimes I leave it plain. I'm not consistent about whether I keep decorations on it or not.

Cindy

 
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01-31-13 08:10 AM - Post#4043884    
    In response to cindy312

No dining room table. When we re-did our kitchen, we outed the kitchen table in favor of an island for more storage. We extended the side of the island to sit at and put in 2 bar-stools. We did this about 5 years ago -- and even to this day we eat on the couch in front of the TV.

If (not often) we have others over for dinner, we get out tray tables -- or we have a fold out table we can use in the den.

 
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01-31-13 08:49 AM - Post#4043894    
    In response to Grandma to 3

We have a separate formal dinning room which we never use with a custom made table that cost an arm and a leg. It's my most precious set of furniture and I get so upset that we don't get to use it all the time. I told Greg I want to put it in place of the kitchen table and he is like, not until the kids can take care of it LOL I keep a runner on it and a candle centerpiece sort of thing. My kitchen table is big and I keep nothing on it since I'm cleaning it three times a day.

 
scrapanda 
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01-31-13 08:53 AM - Post#4043902    
    In response to carpe scrapum

We only have a dining room table as our kitchen has an island instead of a table. It is a glass table and I never put a table cloth on it, just placements and we have a variety of those. I usually have something in the center of the table and switch it up every month or so. Right now it is a black candle holder with 3 hurricane vase style covers. We eat at it every day.

 
kaleidoscope 
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01-31-13 09:06 AM - Post#4043908    
    In response to scrapanda

Vivi - why not eat dinner in there at least once a week or something? Maybe a Sunday dinner if you are all home at the same time and not running around.

 
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01-31-13 09:07 AM - Post#4043912    
    In response to RedSquirrel

  • RedSquirrel Said:

Do you have a dining room table?
If so, do you use it every day?
Do you have a table cloth on it, or just table mats?
Do you keep any decorations on it, if so, what kind?



yes
no
neither - we have a runner
shallow glass dish with three candles in it

P.S.....

I think this thread screams for pictures!

 
carpe scrapum 
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01-31-13 10:35 AM - Post#4043956    
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  • kaleidoscope Said:
Vivi - why not eat dinner in there at least once a week or something? Maybe a Sunday dinner if you are all home at the same time and not running around.



Dinner is always a big kitchen affair, that's why I would love to have my nice set in there instead. I love cooking and talking while everyone eats little things or has a drink before the big meal.


 
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01-31-13 10:38 AM - Post#4043960    
    In response to carpe scrapum

our dining room is used all day every day - we all sit to eat every meal. we tried a table cloth, but it was always sliding all around, so we took it off. I am in search of some good placemats - mostly because on dh's spot, is a "hot spot" - meaning that his dishes have left a white area from being too hot on the bare table.
and no, I don't decorate it, I love to clear it completely off, and like that super clean look

 
3 Little Ladies 
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01-31-13 10:48 AM - Post#4043972    
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Do you have a dining room table? Yes we do.

If so, do you use it every day? No, not every day. We use it when my dh eats dinner with us.

Do you have a table cloth on it, or just table mats? We usually use placemats, but only when we are eating. We have fun placemats for the girls for different holidays and different characters that they like. They don't stay on the table.

Do you keep any decorations on it, if so, what kind? I decorate the middle of the table. Usually a table runner, or three placemats in the center with vases and other decorations. It depends on the holiday or season. Right now I have a Valentine's day runner, red vase, vase filled with conversation hearts, and a vase filled with styrofoam hearts with glitter and sequins on them.


 
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01-31-13 02:44 PM - Post#4044108    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Our kitchen is a combination kitchen and dining room. We have an island in the kitchen area where we sit and eat everyday. The only time we use the dining table is when we have extra guests, but usually, even then, we use the island.

Most of the time I just have junk piling up on the table. It gets cleaned off only when we need to seat extra people....

 
scrappinmamma 
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01-31-13 06:24 PM - Post#4044158    
    In response to buttonscrapper

No we don't have a dining room table; because our dining room is the boys computer/play room and my scrapbook room.

It depends on my mood whether I put a tablecloth on my kitchen table.

 
Beth Ann 
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02-01-13 05:07 PM - Post#4044472    
    In response to scrappinmamma

Have one? yes.

Use it? no. (unless the kids are over, then we sometimes use it for games. or when my sweetie's mother is over - THEN we actually eat there.)

On it? placemats.

Decorations? placemats & a mirror thingie (too small to consider a runner) & two candles & a fake plant I hate & want to get rid of.

 
SchoolBusMom 
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02-01-13 05:49 PM - Post#4044488    
    In response to Beth Ann

We have a formal dining room with a set as old as me. We use it maybe 3 times a year. Right now I do not have anything on it. Took Christmas down and didnt replace.

We also have a kitchen set with mats on it.

 
RedSquirrel 
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02-02-13 04:22 AM - Post#4044522    
    In response to SchoolBusMom

Interesting.

I was watching a home makeover program on TV where it advised people who have turned their dining rooms into studies to turn them back again for sale modelling, because although most people don't use their dining table, they want a dining room. Sounds like that's true.

Here is ours. Check out that sunshine! We haven't seen that bright stuff for a looooong time.



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gingersfavorite 
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02-02-13 10:01 AM - Post#4044544    
    In response to RedSquirrel

very pretty Rosey! I'll take pics of ours later....



 
kaleidoscope 
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02-02-13 10:05 AM - Post#4044546    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Nice room, Rosey!

I think people would want to see a 'normal' house when they go looking. They can always change things up on their own if they want to. There are a lot of people who can't see past what's already there to what they could do with it, so I think if they see a study they're not seeing a dining room. And maybe they don't need a study, so that's a turn off. KWIM?

 
RedSquirrel 
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02-02-13 02:42 PM - Post#4044598    
    In response to kaleidoscope

Thank you. I love it, especially the colour and the view out of the window.

I meant that people want to see a dining room but they actually use it for other things. Then when they sell, they are advised to turn it back into a dining room again to showcase it for the sale. Then the next owners think "good it's got a dining room" and buy it - then THEY use it for something else.

 
kaleidoscope 
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02-02-13 03:02 PM - Post#4044620    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Yeah, that's kind of what I was saying.
They want to see a dining room even if they themselves change it later. Sometimes they don't see the dining room if it's not shown as one.

 
Kiwifarmer 
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02-03-13 02:51 AM - Post#4044782    
    In response to gingersfavorite

Yes we have one.
No we dont eat at it every day....we used to, when both the boys were home, and always when we had all 4 at home.
I keep a cover on it all the time...pity really since the grain is so lovely.I dont keep any decoration on it....usually its piled with newspapers etc, as thats where DH reads his paper while eating his brekky!

 
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02-03-13 09:13 AM - Post#4044808    
    In response to Kiwifarmer

here are our two tables. Every Sat./Sun. morning is spent at the dining room table with coffee, computer & newspapers. We occasionally eat dinner in there when it's just the two of us.... but more often than not, we eat at this tall table in the tv/pool table room.





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3 Little Ladies 
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02-03-13 12:31 PM - Post#4044842    
    In response to RedSquirrel

Your dining room is pretty. It looks very spring'ish. Is that green or yellow on the walls?

Here is my current tablescape..





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RedSquirrel 
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02-03-13 12:49 PM - Post#4044854    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Oh that's a lovely restful wall colour Jen. Those sweets wouldn't stay long in our place though - even though I don't like them much.

My walls are called Spring Green I think. It's a yellowy kind of green. I love it because when the sun is shining outside, the light looks the same colour as inside. MIL is not a fan, but DH and I like it so too bad!

 
3 Little Ladies 
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02-03-13 06:41 PM - Post#4044962    
    In response to RedSquirrel

I love green, but I actually want to go with a lighter shade in our dining room. I just haven't repainted it yet. My dh will flip since I painted not to long ago.

 
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02-03-13 09:50 PM - Post#4045044    
    In response to 3 Little Ladies

Where's the runner from Jen? Cute!

 
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