Friday, December 12, 2008

my ultimate thrifting score

I believe this might just be the best thing I have ever thrifted:


that there's a 1978, signed Charles Harper...and I am one lucky & grateful girl.

I got it last weekend at an estate sale for 60% off the original price.

the only thing that could make this story any better is if I had gotten there earlier & bought the other print they had as well.

but I'm not complaining...oh no...I'm looking at it & sending out a big thank you into the universe.

{p.s. have a great weekend & if you're interested in the shop update check back here Saturday for more info, although the actual update will be on Sunday}

18 comments:

Ez said...

You are indeed one lucky gal! So jealous!!! Charley Harper was the greatest! Congrats on your wonderful find!
xox
Ez

Amanda Elizabeth said...

I am *so* jealous!!! That's a fantastic find!!!!

Muddlepud said...

Wow. Awesome find! Enjoy it. (I know you will.)

ZenCrafter said...

Oh. My. G*d. That is the score of the century! You should definitely have it appraised!

Larissa Holland said...

(awed silence)

Allie in MI said...

*GAAAAAAAAAAAASP* I almost dropped my teeth when I saw that, and I don't wear dentures!!!!!!!! Holy cow you did good! I can only DREAM!!!!!!!!!!!

Sure wish you lived next door. I'd have you out thrifting with me every single day, lol.

Christy said...

Congrats on the great find!

Anonymous said...

Of course you were destined to find this- you were born in the Year of the Rooster!
Mern

Napa Needlepoint said...

All I can say is WOW! I adore Charley Harper and have since I was a kid and got The Golden Book of Biology (which I still have). This is one of the most glorious of his prints I have ever since.

That rooster has such character. That caterpillar is going to be so sorry he decided to wait until tomorrow to build his chrysalis.

Keep Stitching,
Janet

Alli said...

Oh. My. Lord. Charley Harper is my favorite modern artist. As soon as I saw the print, I thought - "no way, she couldn't possibly have thrifted it." I think your title of thrifting queen can now be conferred with confidence. Congrats!

g said...

thanks everyone! I didn't think I could love this print any more but thanks to my sister Mern & her reminding me that I was born in the year of the rooster it has even more meaning :)

Allie said...

Wow... lucky, lucky!! I've been wanting to go to an estate sale because I hear about so many little treasures getting found for a great price! :D

Anonymous said...

So so jealous! You are lucky!!

dawn said...

I am so pleased for you! It's a wonderful print and to have it signed, all just fantastic for you.

Sharon said...

i join the jealous brigade ... i just returned the big book to the library.... congratulations!

Mean Mommy said...

Wow. That's some find! Green with envy!

Jory Dayne said...

Ughh, I was just looking at this on his website! I am so jealous, wonderful find!

I would kill to find a large print like this of the baboon from the Old Navy cards.

Mary said...

That is too cool! I've never been to an estate sale. I've never even heard of an opportunity to attend an estate sale around here...