I am happy to report that Big R and I have officially grown up. Ok, not really, but we did finally get a real, grown-up dining room set. Something I know several of you have been begging us to do for years (especially my Mom!). Well, Mom, now you will get to sit in a comfortable chair and eat with us at a table where we aren't eating off of each other's plates. I know, it's nothing short of a miracle - hahaha.
Big R and I bought a dining room table set at Ikea when we first moved to DC after graduating from law school. It was cheap, but it worked and we were broke. We never intended to keep that dining room set for so long. Our house in Richmond had a sweet little dining room that we rarely used because it was set off from the rest of the house. The fact that we never used the table made the often steep purchase of a nice dining room set less of a priority.
We have an amazing dining room in our apartment here in Germany. That scrappy little table was torture in this great room. We've slowly been adding photos to the walls, and we kept moving furniture around trying to fill the space. Unlike before, we actually use our dining room here. In fact, it's probably the second most used room in the house. So we've been on a search since we got here for a dining set that we like and wanted to spend money on. Once it dawned on us that we didn't have to buy the table and chairs at the same store, the search got a little easier.
So, here it is, our elegant new dining room.
It's funny when something so simple can make you feel giddy. Guess that's a sign that maybe we aren't quite grown up just yet...
Anyone want to come over for dinner?