The neat and very smart furnishing themes of the 190s are back with a bang.  I was looking at a couple of very high end inerior design and decor magazines last week and to my absolute delight, they were featuring the beautiful little dining set we still use that my mother was given second hand in 1965.  It still has the little blue labels underneath each piece to show it’s makers mark, date and piece number.  We have looked after it over the years and it has given us immense pleasure.  It’s even nicer now when younger, hip city professionals amongst our relatives come round for a meal and covet my dining suite big time!  I’m so glad that when we were having to empty the bungalow when mother had to move to a care home, we each had a choice of what to take – I named the dining set and it has been my total pleasure to own.