I spent some time with my family today and in usual fashion we went searching for some deals. My mom bought me these beautiful red tulips for $5. I paired them with my lovely, little yellow Hall teapot. This yellow, red, and green combo makes me so happy.

After our grocery store stop for the flowers, we headed to Goodwill. So. Many. Good. Buys. My sister got some great shoes and things for her apartment and I got these… A vintage Vera scarf for $2, brand new kitten heel Seychelles for $7, and a great neutral pair of Dunes suede platforms for $7. All so comfortable and such good prices.  Do you know anything about Dunes? They seem high quality and are super comfy.

With the scarf, I’m going to be revisiting the 10 Ways to Wear a Silk Scarf post from A Beautiful Mess.

Lastly, this lovely little brass pot didn’t come from today but from an Estate sale yesterday. I love estate sales on Sundays. Yes, everything is pretty picked through but it’s all 50% off! This little pot was $3. Perfect for my Christmas cactus. I think I want to make it dull and shiny like Ashley’s DIY over at Design Sponge.


I’m linking up over at Thrift Share Monday with Apron Thrift Girl.

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So Eclectic is a blog dedicated to great ideas for home design. Austin, Texas-based writer Mary Marcum and Savannah, Missouri-based writer Jess Rezac feature affordable decor, decorating solutions, and inspiration. At So Eclectic, we experiment with design together. So Eclectic posts new content every weekday.

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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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