Leading directly off the kitchen, the living room was exactly what the
name suggests. It was the family's main room, a place to eat and gather.
'…Large room, smaller room, study, kitchen….'
To maintain image, though, it was called the dining or breakfast room. For in this room all the best crockery was kept in the built in china cupboard. The every day crockery, of course, was kept in the scullery, where no 'outsider' would have tread.
Two large windows prevented this room from being dark and dismal in those gas lit days. Heavy, well made curtains would have adorned them to 'keep up appearances' and keep out the cold.
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