Friday, June 11, 2010

go big or go home


oh man - at 7' x 5' this is by far the largest & craziest thing I've ever thrifted! {well, until the inevitable day I find just the right vintage camper}

thank you craigslist, I didn't realize I needed a huge DQ sign but it appears I totally did :)

{have a wonderful weekend!}

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

go big or go home...
that's how i roll!

xoxo w.

jodi said...

so. awesome.

giddy99 said...

That is SO awesome; I wouldn't have been able to leave it behind either... and it appears to be in such good condition, too. :)

jane said...

Someone has to preserve the classic DQ signage so people will remember what came before the blue/orange swirl nonsense.

thursday said...

But now you'll be craving Blizzards and onions rings constantly. Or onion ring blizzards. Mmmm.

craftydill said...

Wow, that is awesome!

Piecefulafternoon said...

You just never know what you'll need until you find it. LOL

tasha said...

my parents owned a DQ in the 80's so i would love to see a cool print of this with some kind of aqua background. my home is decorated in red and aqua, so it would be perfect!

cool find!

Retro Plants said...

a Dairy Queen sign?
thrifted!?!
who just gives one of those away to the Goodwill. . . that is my question!
well. . . somebody AWESOME!
i am totally envious!
mmmmm. . . . Blizzards!
my calorie arch enemy! ;)

Katie said...

This is awesome!

sewmuchfun4 said...

COOL!!! Growing up, my best friend's family had a huge metal Mobile Pegasus sign in their backyard, right next to their Airstream which was PERFECT and which they took to the lake every weekend. They had all kinds of treasures like that. Do you have any relatives in OK?
:) Ann

krissy said...

This is too crazy...I just read that Heidi from My Paper Crane blog also got a Dairy Queen sign this week!
http://www.mypapercrane.com/blog/?p=2401

I'm a bit sad that perhaps Dairy Queen is re-branding and that's why these awesome signs are up for grabs.

mixette said...

Wow! You are even more awesome than I even thought was possible.

I remember seeing a photo of a dining room in a really cool house that had a (repro?) of the red flying horse sign (http://bit.ly/blmOMq) that was the original logo for Mobil Oil. It was hung on a wall painted a dark greyish-olive color.

Ruthie said...

Jealous Much!! You find the coolest stuff.

Love! xxx

winnibriggs said...

That is one huge sign. I'd like to see where you are going to display it. It's brilliant!
Have a good weekend.

Becky said...

That is so beyond awesome!!! how ya gonna display it?

She Can't Decide said...

good for you!! what fun!

Jo James said...

How funny! Heidi just got one too :)
http://www.mypapercrane.com/blog/?p=2401

gina said...

thanks for your comments everyone! I love sharing my finds with you guys...you totally get them :)

I don't have any relatives in OK sewmuchfun4 but if I did your friend's family would be who I'd want to be related to ;)

becky & winnibriggs displaying the sign will have to wait for awhile...the house we live in is a rental so we're not comfortable putting it up :( I can't wait until the day comes when we can though - I love the idea of decorating with things like this!

Zane Wooder said...

What did that dq sign cost you?

-Zane of ontario honey