6. 1930's dressing gown.
The label on my father's dressing gown states that it was bought from Rufus Sanderson, of 18 Commercial Street, Leeds. It is a good example of his love of exuberant pattern and colour. Anything in our home that stood still for long enough was likely to be decorated; walls, ceilings or furniture. Grandma was treated to a design of large deer leaping amongst luxuriant foliage around the walls of her living room. My father's style owed much to that of the Omega workshop, quirkily innovative, joyful and rather slapdash. I took it all for granted as a child, it was just home and therefore normal. But when I became older and aware of other people's opinions I realised that the word, 'normal' was rather inappropriate!