It's time for the 14th Annual Slice of Life Story Challenge!
My theme for the Challenge is CELEBRATE.
It's so much fun to come home to new furniture! I don't know about you, but at our house, no matter how much room we have, people ALWAYS gather in the kitchen. And now that we've downsized, we don't have a ton of room. Especially in the winter when no one can hang out on the deck. People end up standing around our kitchen island, which only had 2 stools. There are chairs nearby - around the dining room table and the couch and chairs in the adjoining family room. But it doesn't matter, the kitchen island is like a magnet.
To be fair, it's usually because that's where the food is! Appetizers are scattered around the island, and wine and beer are flowing during parties. Everyone wants to be gathered in a group - not scattered around the house. As a result, it gets louder, and LOUDER, AND LOUDER! It also gets uncomfortable because most people end up standing.
To solve the issue, we went furniture shopping. We used to have 2 backless swivel stools, and that was it. We ended up getting a bistro table that fits in the corner of the kitchen and replaced the 2 swivel stools with 6 stools that have backs. We LOVE it. It's so much more comfortable, and we have more seating now in the kitchen. The dining room table is right beside the kitchen, so we have potential for 12 if we want a group for dinner.
Now we just need to be able to gather with family and friends again! The good news is that our circle is soon to be fully vaccinated and so much safer. Yay! It won't be long until we can host parties again. And they'll all have a place to sit...not far from the food and drinks!
Today, I celebrate a house ready for a post-Covid gathering!