I keep collecting baskets for our pantry renovation. And I added a few wonderful new friends to my collection in this thrift store haul!
Despite several rooms of my house looking like ACTUAL junk shops, that never stopped anyone from going thrifting. Right? RIGHT?
My favorite local thrift store opened recently, and they are the actual nicest people on the planet. So we MUST support them.
Thrift Store Haul Item 1-4: Baskets!
I have been hunting for baskets for our pantry for what feels like years. Ideally I would love a nice mix of baskets, bins, and crocks that will functionally store all of our food. But also look cute.
The first two baskets I purchased from this thrift store haul are the small rectangular one and the large square one.
Neither of them are super well made but they have a great shape. AND. I have a secret for you. Did you know every basket is actually two baskets?
That’s right! There is the basket with a handle. And the basket WITHOUT handles.
Oh ho!! I find so many great baskets out there where the actual basket itself is the perfect size and shape. But then it has an enormous, somewhat useless handle attached to it.
I do my best to identify whether or not the basket is antique or particularly nice. But if it isn’t, I take the handle off.
The result are some really great, versatile baskets that were just hiding under their handle.
The three large baskets will be great for storing foods in the pantry. The smaller oval basket could be beautiful beautiful for serving crackers or bread. Can’t you just see it with a cotton napkin??
A Little Jar
In addition to baskets for storage and organization, I’ve really been hunting for jars. Small jars, big jars, any kind of jar.
I’m a little nervous about the amount of work it will be to decant all the various foods in to separate containers just for aesthetics, but I am committed to the challenge.
What is this thing?
I really seriously try not to just buy things I like at thrift stores. I like a lot of things. But I do my best to only buy items that I both really like and can immediately envision using.
This is really the only thing that keeps a thrift store haul manageable in size.
BUT. There’s always a but. I passed this thing on the way to the check out and absolutely couldn’t leave it.
My great grandmother had a purple glass sphere almost identical to this one. The family lore is that it was for fishing nets to keep the edges afloat. Or you know, look cool in a bowl on the table.
In all my years antiquing and thrifting, I’ve never seen another one like this. Which is probably due mostly to living in a landlocked state. 😀 So for a mere fifty cents? I absolutely had to have it.
Not the end to the thrift store haul
I picked up a few other small things and swung by the PO Box for some truly spectacular gifts. You can see the full haul in the video below!
We just finished up the floors this week and will be moving toward cabinet installation soon! These baskets will come in so much handy when we do!