So I said I had some new furniture… This was all about the power of suggestion. Lucy decided to swap her rectangular kitchen table for a circular one in a bid for some space-saving; I found her a pine table just the right size (£10, the YMCA shop at the Hove tip), saw that it really did take up less space, and the very next day – as if by magic – the Iford jumble sale yielded this rather lovely Ercol number with fold-down leaves.
As ever, ask and the Usual Shop will provide. I had to pay £50 (they were well aware of what it was, and what it was worth) but all in the good cause of maintaining the pretty little village church, still a good saving off Brighton shop prices, and I did get a chair with it as well. This is a fairly easy set to find, and I expect I’ll be able to pick the odd chair up here and there to make up a foursome. Then we will – like just about every other household I know around here – have the full mid-century effect. (Still very pleased with my Ercol armchairs, by the way).
A book clear-out or serious editing of the collection is also needed, as you can see from the shelves (Ikea’s Billy, bursting) and the fact that I continue to add to the library.