Many years ago, say 20, when we found out we were having our first baby, we purchased our first REAL furniture.... this table. We searched and searched. I wanted old country style and T wanted oak. When we saw this set with 6 chairs comfortably around it, I told T,"I want to fill this table up." Here we are 22 years later and it's full. Not only are we blessed with our kids home for Christmas but we have extra chairs to boot! A dream come true.