I hope that when you kids are grown up and look back there’s small things like this entry table that bring a smile to your face. This table is the focal point when you walk in our home, the first thing people see, and although I often snap a photo like the ones below where it’s ‘decorated’, within a day or two the table is full of handmade crafts, art projects, and everything that you kids are so proud to put on display. Even Dad got in on it with the St. Patrick’s Day decorations, he was so happy to get a turn to put it together. I love that everyone of you loves to decorate the table as much as I do. The artwork, crafts and bunches of toys that usually scatter the table are the true reality of our family. For a day, maybe, our house will be clean or our lives in order. Then inevitably life happens and so does the chaos. But I wouldn’t trade our messy lives for anything else. We’re so blessed to have you all.
When we built our home one thing we knew we wanted (and had the luxury of choosing) was to have an “L” shaped staircase – we didn’t want a straight shot of stairs from the first floor to the second because well, we have kids. And like most kids ours often run too fast up and down the stairs and less stairs per flight = less injuries. This has been proven many times in the short amount of time that we’ve lived here. Due to the shape of the stairs a little nook is created as soon as you walk in the front door. Immediately when I saw that I knew that was where I wanted to place and entry table and mirror. I love the change of seasons and holidays and the table gives me an excellent excuse to redecorate it often. Here’s some of the entry table decorations that have been rotated through: