Happy *belated* Thanksgiving!
After sharing my Thanksgiving table inspiration here, I thought it was only fair to follow up.
Thanksgiving was a ball. We had ten people, two turkeys and three gorgeous centerpieces thanks to my lovely family.
We still don't have dining room chairs so I rented these x-back chairs. Full disclosure, I really debated doing so. Part of me felt like renting furniture was just too frivolous. However, the other part of me felt like it was going to pull the entire room together and most importantly make my guests feel comfortable. (The other option was a pretty thorough mis-mash of three different styles (including plastic Ikea folding chairs) and I just couldn't bring myself to do that). If I wasn't going to cook (which I 100% was not) at least I could provide comfortable seating.
I have to say, it was money well spent.
I've really gone back and forth on what chairs to buy for the table. It was originally an outdoor table and so I wanted to get these Serena and Lily cafe chairs but we needed ten and by the end of the summer it just seemed like a lot of money to spend on something we wouldn't use for nine months.
Then, once we moved the table inside for Thanksgiving, we felt like it fit perfectly in the living room and are now considering leaving it inside year-round. It just so happened that the chairs I rented are really similar to these Restoration Hardware chairs that I love, so we *kind of* got to try them out for a few days. I say *kind of* because the rentals were definitely not RH, but they were close.
Even if you're not doing a "try it to buy it" type situation, rentals totally have a place in the world outside of weddings. I always vote for the wait-and-think situation when it comes to buying furniture so it was nice to be able to wait-and-think-and-try-it out.
So that's what I have to say about Thanksgiving this year. I'm thankful for chair rentals and family and this sunset. Even though it happened at 4:30pm.