I've been visiting thrift stores lately looking for items to furnish the River House. I won't buy anything upholstered (bugs anyone?) but have found a couple of pieces to fill in.
Junk. Digging through America's love affair with stuff.
At about the same time I spotted this book at the library. Stewart follows some "junk" haulers and she goes behind the scenes at some popular TV shows that deal with things people want to sell or want to know more about. Antiques Roadshow being the best known although there are a lot of related shows out there. AR is the only one I've watched and I do enjoy it. Not familiar with the others.
She also wrote the following which I found interesting.
"You have people like my folks who were born in 1929 who were taught to save. And then you have baby boomers who were taught to buy. And then also it became cheaper to buy new than to fix, and now you have the millennial... everything is on the phone and I share my cars."
I enjoyed the book a lot but maybe that's because "junking" is what I'm doing at the moment.
How about you? Do you keep a lot of stuff that you don't use? Do you shop thrift stores and yard sales? Do you watch any of the TV shows related to this subject?