Anything and everything for me means, old lighting, mirrors that are naturally aged, weathered columns mill-work and old farm scales. The re-purposing of onetime functional items such as an old mill table for example. Raw form is just that, not the reproduction kind of decor items. The Brimfield Antique Fair has is a fabulous place to hunt for any raw item.
Old exterior shutters, torn, tattered and distressed naturally that can be repurposed for a divider wall in a loft space. An old floor to ceiling fireplace mantelpiece with a centered beveled mirror finished with fluted columns and crown molding adds character to a newer space. A french door with old glass panes and solid glass door knob can also add character to a room.
Reproductions are nice, but the hunt of the find adds a sense of accomplishment to decorating your space. The raw items found will have more meaning and usually come with a story of times gone by, a history.
What raw items have you found in your antique decorating excursions. Hunting for the raw is fun!