But pickers are the people that pick the junk and see value. They could also be considered finders of vintage, searches of antiques, designers, recyclers or artists.
They search through trash and find the treasure that other people want.
I recently found my own little bits of treasure, I am not really sure exactly how they will end up yet, but I knew they couldn't just be added to the wood heap.
I have scrubbed the dirt, the bugs, the cobwebs and probably a few memories off these drawers and I am considering putting them up on my walls as a shelf type thingie.
They are the only thing I took from a shed full of stuff that had been hiding away for some time.
The drawers were built in the late 1800s, the one with the compartments was actually the till draw of a pub. The counter is still inside Mum's house with some minor alterations. People were clearly 'pickers' back then too, with wood scarce or expensive or whatever, they have used old packing cases to make these drawers, the print is still on the sections of wood.
The kids spent hours together playing shops and making cafes. The trash really was their treasure, they were disappointed to see it get packed up and thrown away.
Some people love modern, others love anything old, I am a bit of a mix, loving clean lines of new things but old things just tell so many stories and are so much more interesting.
|Note the old meat keeper above, it was found in the underground pantry behind the maids quarters. |