So there's another reason I searched so desperately for a side table to put in the dining area. When we had parties at our house, here is where our guests were forced to pick up their drinks.
Not the most attractive or easiest spot to go pick up a drink. Even one of my favorite Willow House products, the Entertaining Bucket and Tray does little to make it look any better.
Now look at how hot the bucket and tray look on my new little table.
Now I can serve drinks ice cold in a more open convenient location for all my guests whether we're having a small dinner with friends or a big Halloween party. Love it!