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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!