Friday, July 22, 2011

Tales of a thrift store junkie. . .

Anyone invested in the art of thrifting will tell you that sometimes, when you least expect it, the dime store Gods call out to you - urging that you get out there - no matter what you've got going on, to unearth a certain gem, meant for you to own. So goes the hunt, scouring the corners of those dusty little stores looking for your special treasure. Lately I haven't gotten "the call."Possibly because I was (purposely) tuned out in order to focus on getting this house back together, clearing out existing junk, and trying very hard not to buy what we do not absolutely need, or LOVE wholeheartedly. 

Yesterday was different. Something told me I needed to venture out, so I packed up 3 very sweaty, super cranky little boys - one shoeless - and headed out to a new spot I'd heard about from a friend. Within 2 minutes I knew why I was there. This big, beautiful basket was calling out to me, begging for a home. 

I'm so happy I listened. 

Thursday Thrift Scores:
Oversized Woven Basket: 4.00 $
Perfectly worn red boy's converse: 1.50 $
Vintage boy's Levi flannel: 1.00 $
One small wooden airplane: Free! 


  1. AH i know that feeling and i know when you just can't not go. Loved that you did - shoes or not - and found that basket - awesome. Used to own one from Tunesia - years ago, wonder where that went.! Happy days and wish I could go thrifting in the USA - looks like proper fun to me.
    Have a great weekend Jessica,

  2. I'm something of a basket freak and that one is BEAUTIFUL! Major score. I have one that's similar, found at a flea market a few years ago:

    Yours is spectacular though, that pattern, those colors! The handles have since come off mine and it now functions as one of Clover's toy receptacles :)

  3. Yes, sometimes you just have to go and dig out treasures from all the little thrift stores, I know! I haven't thrift-shopped for quite some time now but I got a feeling that I will when I'm in Hungary next week :)

    This big basket is so pretty, I love the colours! It looks lovely next to this simple chair!

    Happy weekend!

  4. gorgeous basket! oh, i love when i answer one of those calls :)

  5. Fantastic find!! You and Anne have a knack for finding the sweetest woven baskets!!!