Potomac suits today's casual lifestyle

Thanksgiving Day is almost upon us. It once meant hours of cooking followed by everyone sitting down in a formal dining room at a table decked out with fine china, crystal and silver that had been carefully dusted off just for this annual event. But, times have changed.

As today's lifestyles have become more casual, so have our dining styles. We now find multipurpose great rooms with a dining area at one end that are much more functional spots for entertaining and serving our meals.

Additionally, we look for the latest entertaining conveniences to make holiday gatherings easier. Aspenhome, which strives to create furnishings for the way we entertain, offers the Potomac dining table featuring eight self-storing perimeter leaves and a convenient lazy Susan server in the center. The circular table's leaves attach to the perimeter of the table so it keeps its round shape as it expands from seating six to 10 people. And then after the holiday, end the hassle of where to hide the leaves by storing them in the table's drawers designed just for that purpose.

The versatile Potomac sofa table in either console or drop-leaf style divides the dining room from the family room and can be set up as a bar to serve drinks or a place to display all of your holiday desserts. The multifunctional library display case with three-way touch lighting can be added to complete either room. Filled with china it looks great in the dining room or when filled with books and family treasures it is a handsome addition to the family room.

Then after the big dinner, settle back into Potomac's leather seating as you stare mercifully at the football game dancing on the plasma TV and doze off.

Based in Phoenix, aspenhome has evolved during the past 27 years from a small, family-owned home entertainment business to a full-line furniture company specializing in thoughtfully designed innovative products for the way people work, play and relax at home.

For more information, visit www.aspenhome.net.

Information courtesy aspenhome