I had my eye on this black beauty at Pier 1 several months ago when I was still on buying restriction from the hub ( Why would you buy something just to have to move it across the country!? - Because it was on sale!!!) - they since put it on clearance and it was no where to be found. Last week I came across one that was beaten and battered and being used to display stuff. I asked ever so sweetly if they might consider selling it to me, and low and behold!, they had one new in a box. After finding out that it was apparently illegal in the Pier 1 hierarchy to sell it to me, I strong armed gently persuaded the sales lady to sell it to me, and now it is mine! All mine! Now on to finding some chairs....
Choice #1: Black and White Damask cloth, pretty but might make me cringe anytime we have company over for spaghetti, not that I often serve spaghetti to company, butcha' know what I mean.
Choice #2: More durable woven banana leaf.
Choice #3: Another more durable choice, might look like it will give you rope burn to sit down, but actually quite comfortable.