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For the most part, I like modern pieces. But every now and then, I find an old treasure I can’t wait to take home.

This old basket is an antique Chinese rice bucket. I found it during a recent Atlanta thrifting event with local bloggers at a store called A Classy Flea. I found some fantastic odds and ends, but this was the only one I couldn’t leave without. Tip:  don’t leave an item like this unattended. You see it, you snatch it – before someone else does.

I’m not entirely sure what to do with it yet, but I think I’ll keep it by the chair in the living room and stock it with some of my favorite magazines. I just love the mix of old and new. By layering aged pieces into a more modern room design, the room looks like it’s been collected over time rather than bought entirely out of one page in a catalog.

Feel free to share your own old finds!

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  1. Wow! I didn't realize you had bought anything! I love seeing everyones deals. To me that's half the fun.

  2. I saw one of these at an antique store a few weeks ago, loved it then… But its price tag did not love me back.