I set out on Saturday morning to run some errands and decided to pop into one of my favorite little second-hand shops. I’ve been on the lookout for a new table and chair to put in our family room. You see, my girl absolutely loves to have a place to sit and do her artwork or put together a Lego set. But she doesn’t always want to do that in her bedroom. She wants to have the option of being right in the center of it all.
When we first moved in, the little white table and chairs which had belonged to my son came with us and were soon taken over by my daughter. That table set got quite the workout over the years. It was a place to play with trains, a lemonade stand, a tea party table and most recently where a budding artist worked on her craft.
But there came a day when my girl could no longer actually get her knees under the table and the only remaining chair was patched to the hilt. She persevered though and continued to use it until Saturday when I brought home one of my most favorite finds ever!
This antique side table sits up very high (I even tested it out at the store!) and has a nice big surface to work on, without being so big that it dominates the room.
After a bit of digging I also found this darling little chair for $10 and knew it was a match made in heaven.
There are so many things about this season of life right now that are bittersweet. My oldest just turned 13 and my sweet girl will be 9 next month.
I’m finding myself holding onto anything that still seems ‘little’ in them. Especially with my youngest.
When we watch movies together as a family, my girl will most likely be found sitting at the table drawing and cutting things out of paper, taping together creations or putting together little pop-up scenes. She can be both completely absorbed in the movie and completely absorbed in her creativity.
These days in our family room you won’t find as many toys strewn around. There are no train tracks or doll strollers. No play tents or dress up clothes.
So, because I know there will come a day when even this new, bigger table will be too little, I relish the opportunity to carve out a space in the family room just for my girl.
A little place that signals to all who come to our home that there is someone who is still kind of little living here. 😉