Setting Up Home: What Lives on Your Dining Table?

Setting Up Home: What Lives on Your Dining Table?

Susie Nadler
Aug 5, 2009

Recently we traded in our long-standing copper bowl centerpiece
for this crazy African violet. Cute, huh?

This month on Apartment Therapy we're posting about Setting Up Home, so I've been mulling over the first things I generally do when I move to a new place. It occurred to me that I always feel more at home when my dining table isn't naked. Some kind of centerpiece—be it a vase of flowers, a pretty bowl, or a tray of favorite objects—always makes it onto that table within a few days of moving in. And you? What lives on your dining table?

This wide copper bowl occupied the center of our table for a few good years until the African violet came along. I remember when we moved last year, I made sure to know exactly where the bowl was packed so we could establish it quickly in its rightful place in our new home.

Do you have a semi-permanent centerpiece that makes you feel at home? Or do you prefer to keep your dining room table bare? Do tell!

(Images: Susie Nadler)

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