Can I show you two new things in my kitchen that I’m happy about?

First, this dishtowel from World Market. It is $6 and really good-looking. You should go get one because it will make you happy every time you dry your hands.

Second, our new kitchen table! You will laugh, but up until a few weeks ago, we were using an old desk we purchased from a university surplus sale. It’s a cool desk. But it’s much too tiny for a big family. Can you imagine eight of us crowded around this? When our plates were on the table, there was no room for serving dishes. : )

I’ve known we needed a new table for ages, but I couldn’t find anything I loved. I wanted round, I wanted good-looking, and I wanted something the kids couldn’t hurt. Plus, my taste runs to industrial looking — hard to spot in a kitchen table. So when I found this round, metal, reproduction table at a Old Glory Antiques, I just about jumped for joy. I bought it the same day.

What do you think? Do you like it? If you could pick round, square or rectangle for your kitchen table, which would you pick?