The Passion to Collect

Posted by Vickie Conner on

Over the years, Rick and I have met people who collect anything and everything. Because of this, we find it difficult to pass over many things when we are out picking.  It also makes it hard to know which items to select for our shop!  We have a number of collections ourselves, but if you don’t, perhaps you’ve wondered just why people wish to surround themselves with certain collectibles.  The following list (according to Chat gpt) offers explanations for why collecting is such a popular pastime. (Photos from the web).
  • Nostalgia: Collecting vintage items allows people to hold onto memories from their past or reminisce about a time that they feel sentimental towards.
  • Appreciation of history: Vintage items often have a story or historical significance behind them, and collectors may enjoy learning about and preserving these pieces of the past.
  • Unique and rare finds: Collecting vintage items can be a way for individuals to acquire unique, rare, or one-of-a-kind pieces that are not easily found in contemporary
  • Investment: Some people collect vintage items as an investment, hoping that the value of these items will increase over time, allowing them to potentially make a profit in the future.
  • Personal style and aesthetic: Vintage items can add character and personality to one's home or wardrobe, and collectors may appreciate the quality, craftsmanship, and design of these items that may not be easily replicated in modern times.
  • Sustainable living: By collecting and reusing vintage items, individuals can promote sustainability and reduce their environmental impact by giving new life to old and discard items.

We would love to see photos of your collections!  

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