Two of the things I've always loved about Rob is that he understands my love for old houses and has many handy skills useful for maintenance. (In fact, he fixed the toilet in my first post-college apartment on our first date. What a guy!) He also loves to browse through antique shops.
He looks for old pocket knives (I had trouble with that collection when he and it moved in, but now the knives are displayed in a special case and look sort of cool) while I look for retro-ish kitchen accessories and anything that's red.
When we antique, we don't generally spend a ton of money. Similarly, there's not much need for us to buy furniture, because our house is so small.
However, Rob and I do have an “if we ever see this item, we're buying it” list. These are the things we figure we'll make room for in our home and budget, if need be.
What about you - do you have a list like this? What's on it?
Photo from this Flickr page.