We dined, once, at our dining room table. Then we got engaged. Suddenly piles of bridal magazines, boxes of invitations, and a flower girl basket took up residence. Don’t let it happen to you.
“Why?” you may ask. “All that lovely flat space for storage. Certainly a few months of dinner elsewhere won’t kill us.” And you’re right – but it does, eventually, kill the romance in a relationship. Normally romance doesn’t come easy, or cheap, but there is nothing so simple and special as to sit across from each other, light a few candles, and have a meal. It doesn’t matter if you are eating frozen waffles on paper plates. There’s something in the quality of the light that makes you both remember why you got engaged, married, pinned, whatever.
So watch one of those HGTV clutter busting shows, and keep that dining room table clear for some romance. Sunday nights are perfect for a lovely dinner, but at the table – not in front of ABC’s promising new show…Once Upon a Time.
- The Printed Page: Here’s Nate Berkus’ Guide to a Festive Holiday Dining Room (curbed.com)
- Everything I Know About Love, I Learned From Romance Novels: ARC Giveaway! (smartbitchestrashybooks.com)
- Rooms for Romance (romanceyourmate.wordpress.com)