I don`t know what it is, but old attics is something that really makes my heart beat a little bit faster. My first attic love was as a child, watching swedish children program Pippi Longstocking and her messy but totally fantastic attic where you could find real treasures. I think it is just that that makes my heart beat, the knowing that the attic might hide all these old things and memories. Maybe vintage clothing that you can dress up in as a child, old chests containing photos from a time long before, or furnitures that has been used for generations.
I just love how these attics make my fantasy fly far away.