We have plans.. oh, the plans..to extend the room and have a new kitchen / summer type room but this will be well planned with lots of seating for those conversations while I cater type times. .. by then there may well be a number of extra family members , partners and grandchildren.. not a reflection of impending marriages, more the anticipationof waiting a few more years yet.. but it is 'on our list' for this year!!
So, to the subject of chairs, the photos..the obvious choice is the arm chair which used to be my Dad's and when Mum remarried when I was 13 it went to my Auntie's house, where it stayed, cushioned, hardboarded when the supports went, and left to be quite sad for many years..
We cleared her house and Mum told me the chair was my Dad's and being quite pathetic about all things 'my dad' it came home here about six years ago.
I'm not sure if it is about my Dad or the usual nostalgia-freaks desire to know and keep all things relating to their childhood, but either way, it was always kept aside when Col and the boys had their purging days cleaning out the sheds, having acquired the belongings of all our two families over the years.. (they used to put stuff in the black shed.. or the skip.. but had to call the skip 'the greeen shed' to stop my mum stressing that we may be discarding something she felt we had to keep..the route to the 'green shed' was behind the van across the yard and I'm sure even I would have been moaning if I'd seen the 'heirlooms' they threw out!)
A couple of years later Zac & Ross had the chair upholstered for me and although it still needs a good bit of waxing or TLC to the frame, it has taken residence in the corner of our kitchen and I love sitting on it..