What would be a dream job for me? Probably an antiques dealer.
But then I probably would want to keep all the things.
Economically I am not able to afford many antiques, but when I can find them cheap, I get them. My apartment has Victorian photos, old paintings and pictures plastered around it. Even as I write this, there is an 1800's McCall's framed picture right above me, next to one of my paintings.
One close friend of mine works in estate sales, and I get antiques from her every now and them. I bought a nice Victorian picture for a dollar. I like going through what people call Ephemera, old papers, letters and more from the old days. The other day, I went to an antique sale and bought a box of letters--here my interest in stamp collecting merged, and it was actually very fun to go through everything. I have a Victorian picture collection as well.
I find the things of yesteryear to be more beautiful. The craftsmanship is better. Often I feel like I was born in the wrong time, though the rational side of me thinks "How long would you have lasted without air conditioning and antibiotics?"