We have a kitchen table. Alas, no chairs yet! (I know, feet on a table, ick ;) We are gonna get the chairs.. eventually..)
We found this second hand pine table that was just the right size and located in our city so easy to pick up. I'm glad I resisted getting a new one from Ikea. This was cheaper too at 50 euros, despite apparently having been designed by a famous Finnish designer Ilmari Tapiovaara. His designs from the 50's are very popular now, but this table was designed in the 60's - and pine wood has not been popular in a while.
Sooooo... we used to make smoothies all the time. Then the motor in our blender gave out and we never replaced the blender. We missed making smoothies, and I missed the opportunity to easily get berries, fruit and even veggies and greens into my child (and ourselves). We were planning on buying a blender. We already chose the one we'd get. But I was still reluctant. Because right now I'm pretty reluctant to buy anything much, really. So suddenly I just thought about the old Bamix stick blender I took with me from the house - and it's OLD, seriously I think it's older than me - and I decided to try making smoothies in a big jar. And it worked beautifully! A blender is great for making smoothies, but a stick blender we use to make hummus, desserts (like the tofu pudding in the pictures), frozen banana "ice cream", soups, and so on. It's much smaller, and this little piece of equipment has lasted decades, while blenders tend to last a few years at best. At least I never had a blender last very long. I would not dare crush ice in this old glass jar though, I'm afraid it might shatter.
We did buy a toaster, and we did have to get a laundry rack, but I think we can do without a blender! No need to buy a gadget when you already have something that does the same job.