This weekend I got in some serious estate sale and thrift shopping! Whoo-hoo!

I got this sweet 3.5 quart Asta enamelware pot. I got it for $7.50 and think it’s awesome. I don’t really need a new pot, but how cute will this be serving some caramelized shallots?!

Asta is mostly known for these pots below, and so I was super excited to see something so updated and modern by them.


My favorite buy was this bookshelf from Goodwill for $12.99. I was totally shocked to see that price. The Goodwill by my house gets such a high volume of traffic and donations that they overprice everything. Especially vintage. Those folks know their market and people totally pay their prices. So, I was stoked by the $12.99 sticker. Side note: does your Goodwill put a MILLION stickers on the furniture?!! I totally get that it’s because of people switching out the stickers or something but damn it’s annoying.

I’ve got some plans for those little legs. Remember this post? My lane cedar chest might just be the perfect spot for those legs. I love the gold ferrels and they are the perfect height for my cedar chest. I love them on the bookshelf too, but I don’t really have a spot for that bookshelf. So, the legs are going on the cedar chest and the bookshelf will go in my closet to house shoes. That way, if I decide to one day remarry the shelf to its little legs, it’ll be no problem.

My haul also included a battery powered lawnmower! Do you have one? I’ve already used it to mow the back and front yard and LOVE it! Seriously, I think it’s my best estate sale find ever. It’s eco friendly and totally works for what I need. Awesome.

What did you find this weekend?

I’m linking up to Apron Thrift Girl and Her Library Adventures.

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I live with Kyle, my husband, in Kansas City, Mo. We have a dog, Oats, and a cat, Logan.

I am a development professional who specializes in museums and the performing arts. I write grants, fundraise, and assist with marketing in the form of donor communications. My academic background is in history and museum science, focusing on the presentation and interpretation of Africa in American museums.

As a freelancer, I work with clients in need of websites, Wordpress upgrades, and FileMaker Pro database solutions.


Hi! I live in a small two bedroom home in Austin, Texas. I believe in vintage, re-purposing, recycling, and making my home comfortable for us and everyone that visits. After grad school, I developed a love for design and giving old furniture a new life. Hope I can take you all along on my journey to rid my house of the "college days" furniture (or at least re-purpose it)! Welcome, and I hope you stay a while!

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