Married to the Empire

Monday, December 21, 2009

Thrift Store Gift

Do you remember this?

I bought that brand-new Le Creuset pot at a thrift store for a mere $11. I'd bought it with the intention of using it for myself, but the things I wanted to make in it were too much for its 2-quart capacity. It sat for a while in my kitchen.

Fast forward a bit, and my husband asked for only one thing for Christmas: an X-box 360. Those aren't cheap, even with a discount from a friend who works at Microsoft. It's also more than I'd intended to spend on his Christmas gift.

But there was still that Le Creuset pot sitting in my kitchen.

I wound up selling it on Ebay. I paid $11 for it. I sold it for $189.

My husband is going to have a very nice Christmas thanks to my amazing thrift store find.


Jen said...

Wow! Nice job. :) He will be so happy.

Becky said...

Holy cow! That's amazing! Well done.

Amy W said...

Are you kidding me??? That's awesome!!

Beth said...

Wow! I am so impressed but not as much as your husband will be on Christmas morning. Way to go!

Allison said...

oh my oh my oh my. this is so sweet. good job :)

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Jill said...

So cute!