I enjoy antiquing, I believe it is one of my favorite things to do. My sister and I try to go every weekend to see if the stores get new treasures. Yes, I know antiques are old and most of them are not so shiny but to me they are treasure. I long to have my own house so that I can buy all vintage things to decorate it with. Now don't get me wrong I love to buy new things too, but there is nothing like an antique from a time period you wish you would have had the chance to grow up in. It gives you some kind of connection.
I think the main reason antiquing is fun to me is because there is so much history connected to the piece or pieces that you buy. This past weekend I bought a yellow suitcase from the 60's or 70's (not really sure). I've always wanted one like it, I have seen movies and the way they open the suit cases on the movies has always fascinated me for some odd reason and I've always wanted the chance to do it myself. So anyways as we were driving to the next shop I just sat there pondering who had this suit case, who is the person that bought it brand new and where did they travel with it? I wonder if the traveled to Rome or maybe California. Where has this suitcase been? What's it's story? It's so neat to think about things like that. I often spend hours in an antique shop when I go looking at every little thing and imagining who had what and what they did with it.
I don't know, maybe I'm just a nerd but it doesn't take much to intrigue me. I have dreamed about growing up in the time my paw paw did, when life was simpler and there wasn't much technology. I've wanted to live through the 50's and be a teenager that bought milkshakes from the diner. Antiquing is something that allows me to live out those dreams in someways, even though I wasn't there to experience what went on, I still have the chance to pretend that I was. If you're a history fanatic like me, antiquing is something you should really try.