I mentioned the small dining area predicament that my sister has in an earlier post. Here are a few possibilities for Expandable tables that may be a solution. Expandable tables are a great idea for people who like to entertain but don't have the space for a large table at all times.
Turin Flip Top Bar Table - $280
Expandaway Combination Dining Table - $399
Fusion Table Set - $299.00
Foldable Serving Buffet Dining Walnut - $249.95
Expandable Console Dining Table by Home Style - $275
Global GF-A3232 Dining Table - $250
Linon Tavern Expandable Counter Height Dinette - $233.50