While my love of the free find drives me, as a collector, I explore avenues aside from trash picking – auctions, yard sales, flea markets, estate sales. Sure, I love the thrill of the free trash find, but more than anything, I love the hunt. Give me a big ol’ box of stuff (the older & more random the better!) to root through and I’m like a kid on Christmas. I enjoy marveling over the great find later, but for whatever reason, the high I get from the actual moment of discovery is just one very slight step above owning the item.
How about you? What do you love most about the activity involved with collecting? Is it the hunt, the item itself, or your travel along the way?
(Pic is of a pine fishing rod rack trash find my boyfriend & I picked up recently. He fishes, so can actually use this. I just really enjoy the beer drinking that is associated with fishing…)