On this trip, as I often do while shopping, I used the picture taking method to decide what I should buy. This consists of taking pictures of all the things that I possibly want and reviewing them at the end of the trip through the store to determine the item I want most and what fits in the budget. It allows me to reduce buyer’s remorse and impulsivity by giving me time to think about where I would put each item and what its purpose would be. I would show you my cell phone pics from this trip, BUT I am too cheap to get internet on my cell phone so you will just have to imagine all the wondrous treasures I found.
At the end of the trip I had pictures of vintage yellow license plates with black letters, an antique fan with a turquoise base, a pre-prohibition Schmidt beer crate, a wire basket, and a white street sign with black lettering. And the winner was…….
The wire basket! I have been lusting after one of these babies for awhile now and have been hard pressed to find a wire basket that isn’t sectioned off as a milk crate. The license plates are pretty common so I passed on those and the Schmidt beer crate was just a window shopping lust and out of my price range at $100. The street sign idea was awesome, but this particular one had too much white space between the words, and the fan was good but not as stellar as other ones I have seen.
I love the rustic touches of actual rust on this basket. I initially thought this may be a basket for an old bike, but I really have no idea. The lady at the antique store wasn’t much help for filling me in on the possible uses or dates, so I guess it will just be a mystery.
It has several breaks in the wire, so I asked the nice lady at the counter for a discount. She told me that the basket would already be discounted 15% due to a sale so I wouldn’t be able to get any more off. That brought the total down to $16.00 so….I took it! I think the breaks add character to the basket, but if I ever feel the desire I can have the hubby go solder it together.
I am thinking this piece will be a great place to store my magazines!