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Tell us about your favorite piece of furniture.
Does it have a story behind it?
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My favorite piece of furniture isn’t something that I own. It is a piece of furniture I have wanted for a very long time though. There’s one on my Amazon.com wish list. I’ve often thought of throwing caution to the wind and just putting it on my credit card. Now, however, more than ever, just charging something is foolish. There are very important choices to make instead, like affording the roof over my little family’s heads. But, perhaps someday, I will have one.
Fainting couches are very romantic pieces of furniture. I’m not a romantic person at heart, but I do like the looks of sculpted furniture, tufted seats, scrolling arms and all of that style. Modern design really misses the mark in my opinion. The straight lines and lack of character are far too stark for my tastes.
As you might guess, I’m very much a fan of antique furniture starting at the turn of the 20th century to way back into the middle ages. That makes a lot of sense when you recall that I am a historian and historical fiction writer. I suppose dark fantasy also hints at that, because there is so much gothic design in the genre.
Fainting couches don’t have a back story for me. They just have caught my eye and held it for a long time. I’d love to add that I also have a bombay chest and victorian couch in my home decorating wish list. Having access to classic heavy wood furniture is a dream of mine that I hope to make reality one day. For the time being, I’m working with hand me down stuff from my family. It’s been a struggle getting the basics in life while paying off student debt and dealing with the standard American subpar wages, along with the lack of jobs. Having a degree doesn’t give you access to better paying jobs and it doesn’t open the door to higher paying jobs, except in a very few markets, and those markets are extremely competitive. If your grades aren’t up there, you don’t get to study—either you can’t get into universities or you will be in over your head. So, we do the best we can with what we are given and struggle forward to succeed, right? Let me tell you, even with a masters and a high GPA it’s still hard getting through those doors!
So, one day, I will have that couch to remind me that I won the struggle. That’s the plan anyway. Let’s go look at the furniture the other authors have to share with us…