This isn't one of the sexiest design products you'll see on Apartment Therapy today but it could be one of the handiest, particularly as you make plans to entertain over the holidays.
Maybe your space is small enough that day to day you're limited to a small, cafe size table without leafs. Or maybe you don't even have a table set up on a daily basis, but you stow a card table for when you have to use a table. Adding a 54" tabletop extender allows you to squeeze in eight people at a table that typically fits four. Yes, it will be cozy snug for eight but you can do it! Perhaps more importantly to us, creating a round dining experience is so much more intimate than rectangular.
Tabletop extenders are typically available in 48" or 54" inch diameters and they fold in half for easy storage. Of course, you're going to want to cover the less than attractive vinyl top with a good looking tablecloth. Check out the tabletop extender pictured above from Grandin Road ($79.99 for 48", $99.99 for 54").
Other than the obvious tables with extendable sides or tables with leafs, have you created your own type of tabletop extender?