This little vintage table and chairs set has been in almost continued use for nearly 50 years. I received it as a Christmas gift when I was a small child. The chrome and Formica, mid-century child’s version was similar to the set used in my parents kitchen. This photo shows my older sister and brother pretending to enjoy a tea party with me when I first receive it.
My daughter, Jamie was telling me how happy she is that her son, Noah comes home from kindergarten and excitedly tells her all about his day. She expected such conversations from her daughter but heard boys tend to be less open to sharing such detail.
We reminisced when she and her twin sister would arrive home from kindergarten and would clamor to tell me every detail of their time away. The three of us would sit at a child-sized table and chair set that was given to me when I was three years old. We ate our lunch together and listened with great delight about the happenings of the day.
When I outgrew playtime, the table was used for a sturdy storage table and the chairs used as step stools. When my own children came along, its intended purpose resumed and the little table remained in our kitchen for wee ones to eat and play.
Our twins, Jill, Jamie and cousin, Katie 1983.
Jill and Jamie decorating Christmas cookies in 1985