I am linking to
Two Shoes Tuesday
the prompt this week is
I have worked in furniture stores for over 20 years. When I first went to work selling furniture all I knew about furniture was what I liked and didn’t like. Over the years, I learned a lot! How things are made, what to look for in construction and materials. That high price doesn’t always mean quality, but cheap does usually mean lack of quality. Most people don’t have a clue what they like, some think it is a pain to buy furniture, and others find the process interesting and fun. There are those who just want something to fill the space and don’t care what it looks like or if it fits their lifestyle. Then there are those that only care about what it looks like, that it is the thing to have now and if it has the right “name” on it. Most people have a budget and sometimes it isn’t realistic and for some people a budget isn’t even considered. I also learned that it doesn’t matter what I like, everyone is different and there really aren’t rights and wrongs. Well, sometimes there are wrongs but we won’t go there now.
Some things I learned about myself while working in furniture stores:
I have a “style”, sort of shabby chic but not really, traditional with a contemporary feel. I like color but have learned to tame it a bit…same with pattern. I like comfort if something isn’t comfortable I don’t want it. It is important to me that my home be a place that is welcoming and has a peace about it. A place you can put your feet up and relax. For me, a home must be cozy, comfortable, calm, a sanctuary from the craziness of the outside world.