There are 6 of us so to make it more comfortable I put one of the extra leaves in the table even though it took over the whole room. I dream of someday having a formal dining room with enough room to fit 12!
My car broke down on Friday (the fuel pump went out) and it cost over $1,000 to fix so I was happy that I had enough roses from my garden for the centerpiece. I'm now on a spend-no-money-on-frivolous-things phase until I can replenish my bank account with that money! Bummer!
For the centerpiece I also used a small cake stand that I bought at a garage sale a couple weeks ago. I filled it with shells and a strand of pearls. I used candle holders for vases and I filled them with sea glass to hold the roses in place.