I wish I knew then what I know now! Then I would have kept all my toys, coins and other fun items I had access to before I became a baby boomer. But since I never collected anything when I was young this new found interest in all things “boomer” provides an opportunity to manufacture memories.
I enjoy talking with people online and off who relish their baby boomer treasures. But where do you find these treasures now if you did not save them in your attic, basement or collections?
I now go to yard sales looking for records. And although I resell them, my hubby and I often snatch some out of the bins to keep and listen to. Yet, many more people are keeping their collections. I try to help by encouraging them to buy record players to listen and enjoy them. LOL
I find that getting introduced to these treasures is being done by way of the internet, yard sales, estate sales and auctions. Shows like the Antique Road Show wet your appetite for items you never ever knew were collectibles with value.
I admit that I am a baby boomer who is really going backwards. Since I never collected when I was young I an fascinated by those things people have and do collect. For example, I was clueless to coins for anything but spending. Now I love reading about them and looking at others collections online or live.
I recently went to a model car show with hubby. Now he loves them. I never thought about them. But wow, during that show I enjoyed seeing the smiles on baby boomer faces as they experienced each and every model car. I listened as they talked, laughed and played. I learned so much that I have a whole new respect and appreciation.
So this blog serves as a way to tip my toes into this exciting arena. I just hope that the generations after us grow to appreciate the many collectibles that their parents and grands desire to pass on to them.
Be patient with me as I take this journey and I hope you share your collections and love for all the treasures that baby boomers enjoy.