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If you have read any of my other blogs you may have had time to form a mental picture of my family and background. On reflection it has occurred to me that there might have been and still is a few characters amongst the bunch. This might well explain why I view things in a slightly ‘to the left and far behind’ sort of way. Although I will permit that ‘crazy lady’ is also a more simplistic and maybe suitably apt title.
This could explain why I tend to veer headlong towards objects that are a little more distinctive; it’s a physical reaction. Unleash me in a good furniture store and I regress to the level of an excited three year old that’s just been handed a large bag of sweets…and I think it all really started when I was about six years old.
My eccentric God Mother lived not far from us, in a rambling cottage, surrounded by a big garden with a constant supply of Persian kitties, red setters and the occasional large straying snake. As kids my twin sis and I thought she was fab! She would occasionally pick us up from school, heavily clad in a cloud of musky perfume and spoil us till we just couldn’t take anymore.
The overall experience was pretty heady, the highlight being her dinners; she was a master with chocolate, especially profiteroles. Not that we minded. We used to sit at this amazing chrome and glass table like a right pair of 'lady mucks' and you could see how excited we were to be culinary guinea-pigs by the visible amount of leg wagging going down. Over the years that table came to represent a whole heap of fun!
Even though I’m now older and apparently wiser, I still love the whole look of that era and that cool table and chairs. With its striking zebra upholstery and eye catching style. I now know that it’s as a beautifully made iconic Merrow Associates piece.
So, you can just imagine my reaction, when after thirty-three years a near matching dining set stands on display in front of me (Merrow Associates Table & Six Sixties Chairs). Well, it didn’t fail to impress me; it’s as fantastic and fun as I remember it! Waiting for some lucky devil to enjoy it as much as I did