I’m so glad the craze for mismatched tables and chairs has passed on – there’s nothing that jars on my senses more than seeing one table in a coffee house, with 4 completely different chairs around it. The most annoying aspct of this was that most of the chairs had been bought as groups and could have been put round the tables in in sets of four, but they’d gone to the trouble of splitting up every suite of chairs just to be arty! I was overjoyed last week when I popped into a vintage tea rooms in a town I don’t visit often – last time was 4 years ago, they were extreme in their quacky design of mismatched chairs. The afternoon tea was good though and was served on gorgeous china plates – with the cake stands absolutely chocker block with all the stuff I don’t eat these days! I remember tbut no no no to mismatched chairs!