will junk ever die???

Will junk ever die? Will people stop wanting junk? Is it just a passing fad?

I remember when I was little and my mom decorated with junk...I thought she was crazy. We were the only people I knew that had their TV placed on an old wooden box. Everyone else had an 'entertainment center.' I was kind of embarrased. She also had all kinds of old farm tools hanging on the walls...seriously?

When I got married I wanted everything from Pottery Barn or Pier One. Nothing wrong with these stores, but why did I want something that everyone else in America had?

It was a few years later that I started going to auctions and looked beyond the beautifully stained oak furniture for the chippy, shabby, banged up tables, boxes, and chairs...

What do you think? Is it here to stay???

Would you rather have something mass-produced in your home...or something from an interesting place like this??