Wednesday, March 31, 2010

the best 66 cents I ever spent







there was a basket full of these ford times booklets at the same sale as the petticoat...if that bluebird one hadn't been on top I would have never gone through them. you can be sure I will be watching more carefully for them in the future though!

22 comments:

sally said...

I love the illustration in this book. What a great find.

Average Jane Crafter said...

Gulp!

That.
Is.
AWESOME!

Care said...

Eeeek!! Again -- EEEEEK!!! Those raccoons are just KILLING me!!

Andi said...

That is a great deal! You have a cute blog!

mandiegirl said...

I realize that jealousy is not becoming, but Oh My! I love Charey Harper! SO MUCH! Good job!

Tea Potty said...

Lucky! I am now determined to get the Charley Harper flash cards for my daughter (and maybe me too).

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

I'm going to repeat the EEEEEEK!!! from above - EEEEEEK! Amazing find!

Retro Plants said...

66 cents!
that was it?
wow.
i would say that is best way to spend it. . . INDEED!
just lovely.

J. Christina Huh said...

Ooooooh. You are so lucky! Charley Harper is my favorite. :)

Drewzel said...

Ooooh! The aerial view of teh raccoons! Love!

Sarah @ Mum In Bloom said...

What an amazing find :)

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Brilliant! Love that racoon family!

Jennifer said...

makes me stop and wonder about what corporate america is doing these days to support art and artists. not enough, i'd say.

She Can't Decide said...

OMG! Did you score or what!?

::jealous::

Mom Walds Place said...

LOVE the Ford graphics!!! They're so good I can't even pick a favorite. They're very "embroiderable" too!

craftscafe said...

What a find! His raccoon illustrations are my favorite. My friend make a Charley Harper shrinky dink mobile for me: http://craftscafe.wordpress.com/2010/04/03/make-this-charley-harper-shrinky-dink-mobile/

I love it & will definitely bring more Charley into my home soon, though I doubt I'll ever be able to secure such a find!

JustGail said...

Very cool! I have a Ford Times cookbook from the 1970's, I'll have to take another look at it. I don't recall that it had Charley Harper illustrations, but some of the recipes sound good. I didn't know there was a magazine. Argh - must not start to look for them!

strawberry lemonade girl said...

HOly smokes! Charley Harper illustrations!!!! The racoons are so awesome!!! What a fantastic find! YAY!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Just swooning over these, holy crap. xo, suzy

Tikimama said...

Don't know what I can say that hasn't been said! I would've shrieked with joy if I came across these - and at that price!

[Envy dripping from my pores]

christine said...

oh, wow.

chetanddot said...

i just happened upon a box of 123 issues of Ford Times, as I was going through them, I knew there was something familiar, then I remembered this post. The art is so beautiful, and I'm loving the recipe section in each issue, complete with an illustration of the restaurant. Lovley!