Remember when I told you guys about how I had to fix Connie's Florida dining table, so folks could actually sit at the end?????
This was the table I'm talkin' about......
There were stretchers at the ends (strips of wood) between the legs, so no one could pull a chair up.....no place to put your tootsies.....ya get me???
I had them cut out, so it would actually function like a real dining table.
The reason I could have stretchers between the legs of Connie's Vermont table is.....
The top overhangs enough to let a chair pull up so's you can eat.
See how it overhangs?????
If you look at the two dining areas, you can see that I have certain details that I like to use...
(over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over.....etc.)
I like the host and hostess chair to be different from the side chairs.
Sometimes I do them in the same fabric....
Sometime's I do them in different fabric.
In my niece Miriam's dining room, I plan on making slipcovers for the chairs at the table's ends out of the same fabric as the rest of the room......
I plan on doing this just as soon as I finish sewing her living room draperies.
Her living room is really coming along, and I will be sharing that with you guys in the near future!!!!!
(actually.....maybe the seat of the slipcovers will be the toile, and the skirts will be the blue of the back pillows......hmmmmmm.....)
In Kris's house, I used the paisley that I had the walls covered in for the host and hostess chairs,
and then covered the seats of the side chairs in a plain fabric.
In my own dining room, I have three pairs of chairs covered in two different fabrics.
The slipcovers on the square back French chairs used to be on the chairs that are in Miriam's dining room.
They sort of fit my new(ish) French chairs.....
I gave Miriam her host and hostess chairs, as I no longer had room for them.
They originally belonged to my grandparents and were used in their New York apartment.
When I inherited them, they had beautiful needlepoint seats.
I used these chairs for over 20 years and the needlepoint bit the dust.
It's in shreds.
It was really fine and pretty.
Don't give me nothin' 'cuz I am the destroyer!!!!!
Once again I've gone off on a tangent.....
On that note...