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Room for everyone, with Ikea...

As a family we LOVE to have friends and family round for lunch.  But in homes such as ours, space is always a problem.  We live in a small 2 up 2 down Victorian Terrace.  Our dining space comfortably seats 6, so when we have friends round with their children, sometimes we need to make room for up to 8 or 9 people.

Each time, with a little bit of juggling, bringing my desk from the studio down, and finding chairs from the garden, we do manage.  But that's all part of the fun.  It makes the preparation more of an occasion. 

When I saw this little film 'Dinner with the Lims and Ikea', I thought, ha!, that's us!  Bringing chairs and tables from around the house.  But with Ikea, there is a lot more thought and care with how each item is used.  I am already thinking of great ways to store and arrange the furniture.  With Winter coming, I think more Sunday Roasts will be made, and more people coming.

How do you manage with lots of people for lunch?

this is a sponsored post in association with Ikea.


  1. I love to have everyone squished around the table and try to put benches or chairs butted up together to make a bench. It's cozy and fun. You have to have good friends round to make up for lack of space. Laughter served with every course x

  2. I drag chairs from round the house, too. Someone always ends up forgetting that they're on a wheeled office chair and sliding around in a hilarious fashion. I really want to get rid of our old (unused but still in decent condition) armchair so that we can open the table up and have people round again!!

  3. what a lovely video from Ikea. We don't have any family nearby, i miss big family dinners! xx


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