There are so many reasons I love junking...(1) It is a creative outlet for me. (2) It is beneficial to the environment because old items are being repurposed, (3) It's so fun to meet people who share the same interests and values, and (4) I'm a lifelong learner and this is always a learning process!
This photo is demonstrating how I'm learning to see things differently and put things together in new and creative ways. The items above have been combined to create an entertainment center in my living room. You see a dining room buffet that suffered flood damage. The legs were cut off and I got it for a great price. You see a vintage coat rack (from a Chicago men's club I was told), which is now serving as a grounding piece and a location for an ever-changing decorative display. You also see a retired street sign (from somewhere in Iowa I was told by the vendor at Oronoco Gold Rush Days) that is now simply a stunning piece of industrial art. I love the eclecticism and how the pieces work together even though they have been collected over a period of time.