I have found a solution to entertaining a large crowd in my small house.  Below is my dinning room as it is normally. So where do I seat 10-12 for dinner?  This beautiful, antique, oak table can only fit 6 with the leaf.  Do you see the mahogany table pushed up under the window?  See what happens…

I can get 10-12 people around this table because it opens up and has 4 leaves! (not shown to it’s full length here) But then what do I  do with my oak table?

I move it into my living room and use it for an hors d’oeuvre  table.

Voila!  My small house CAN be a comfortable party house…and there is always the kitchen!

*so check your local antiques dealer for interesting tables that can serve more than one purpose

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