I'm kind of predictable in what catches my eye. Collections, patterns, texture and graphics. With the cooler weather and the start of fall, I like to see bits of nature, too. Not the pretty sweet smelling flowers of summer- I'm looking for things like twigs, berries and these gnarly gourds.
I was talking to my Mom; she asked what I had been buying for my booth at the antique mall. I told her books. She said "oh, but how do you know what books to buy?" (I think she was imagining me trying to decide between John Grisham or Danielle Steele). I told her I bought "pretty books and handsome books".
My mom is a retired English teacher, I think she was a little disappointed. She said "Oh... I remember when you used to buy books to READ".