As a child of the 70's, one of my earliest memories is piling into my parents' station wagon on Saturday mornings, watching the sunrise along the Garden State Parkway and then walking through the Englishtown Auction, amazed at all the stuff other people collected, too.
For years, my father practiced the, "One man's junk is another man's treasure," rule, as he excitedly pined over a box of rusty old keys which, eventually, my mother would buy, moving as far away from the "junk aisle" as possible.
Nothing matched in our house, but every stick of furniture, marbled old clock and brighly-painted piece of Hungarian folk art, lovingly packed and carefully carried home from visits with family overseas, had a story behind it.
Not very stylish, perhaps, but it made for REAL good conversation!
I was scouring the pages of Houzz.com (another guilty pleasure, dangit) where I found this awesome room and it's cool to see some of the traditions that I grew up with turned into fun interior design ideas.
I'm so glad and sort of hoping that Retro never goes out of style -- seeing as my house is decorated in early garage sale -- what do you think?
Disclosure: No payment was received for this blog post. Just sharing cool stuff we like and flexing my Weekend Warrior muscles.