Two days before Christmas we pulled the dining room together to host a Christmas Eve party for my husband's family. In our former home I had re-purposed the dining room into an office space, so....no dining room furniture. And still....no dining room furniture. I am waiting for the right thing to come along. And I'm fine with that. However, for a temporary solution we brought the table and new metal chairs from the kitchen, put in all the leaves, borrowed a pretty vintage linen tablecloth from my mom, pulled out lots of ironstone and candles, dimmed the lights and had ourselves a great time.