Tuesday, April 5, 2011

will junk ever die???

Will junk ever die? Will people stop wanting junk? Is it just a passing fad?

I remember when I was little and my mom decorated with junk...I thought she was crazy. We were the only people I knew that had their TV placed on an old wooden box. Everyone else had an 'entertainment center.' I was kind of embarrased. She also had all kinds of old farm tools hanging on the walls...seriously?

When I got married I wanted everything from Pottery Barn or Pier One. Nothing wrong with these stores, but why did I want something that everyone else in America had?

It was a few years later that I started going to auctions and looked beyond the beautifully stained oak furniture for the chippy, shabby, banged up tables, boxes, and chairs...

What do you think? Is it here to stay???

Would you rather have something mass-produced in your home...or something from an interesting place like this??


JunqueMagnet said...

Well gosh I hope not.The beauty of junk is that we get to create our own unique havens that reflect who we are.Nothing wrong with a little PB in the mix but old stuff is made better, retains (or even increases) its value and has the appeal of allowing us to make a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.We evolve and so does our junk.Hopefully there is always someone else who wants the junk we are done with!

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

I don't think it will.
There is something special about owning a small piece of history.
I always love thinking about the people who used this or that years ago.
Who it was made for or purchased for.
I know it may be silly to some, but the thought of it thrills me.

DearHelenHartman said...

When my grandfather lost everything in the Depression, he became a junkman to support his family. My mom bought amazing antiques when we traveled the country in the 1960s. When my aunt retired from a life of being a nurse, she planned to open an antique store in the 1980s. I blog about vintage finds and one day may sell some on etsy or ebay - generation after generation discovers a love of things past. It will change but it won't disappear.

Kim said...

One man's junk is another man's treasure! It will be around forever. Yeah!

julieann said...

Lets hope it is here to stay. There is a need in the world for new things. (underware).
The rest can go vintage :)

Lisa of "The Creative Need" said...

I think a love of "junk" to some degree will always be here. I know I swell with pride when I find an old piece of anything that is marked "made in the U.S.A." The quality of older pieces can't be beat!


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