Friday, January 7, 2011

go even bigger or go home

back in june when I found the DQ sign on craigslist I truly believed it would be a one time thing...


then 3 days after xmas craigslist rocked my world again with an even bigger...

even better...

even crazier...

{did I mention bigger?}

opportunity.

and I went for it...


it doesn't look as good as the last time I photographed it this past may:



but that is indeed the same sign!

long story short - recently the sign was removed & I tried without luck to find out what happened to it. then the ad appeared, I called & placed a bid - which was too low. but the people liked my story {I sent a link to my photos & told them about calling all the sign co.'s in the city in an attempt to track it down} so gave me the chance to haggle & we were able to come to an agreement.

and then I realized it was about 17 feet long & totally freaked out.

but then I calmed down & told myself this is a piece of america's design history, it's like collecting art & it was a once in a lifetime chance :)

{have a wonderful weekend!}

13 comments:

jodi said...

that is so wonderful!

Alexa said...

It was totally worth it to commit! Fabulous.

sushipot said...

Incredible! You did the right thing--17 ft and all ;)

heidi said...

It is so beautiful! We have a Dairy Queen sign too! I know some people linked me to yours when I posted about it. http://www.flickr.com/photos/mypapercrane/4674898620/
The cowboy sign is breath taking!!

mixette said...

Yay! I'm so glad they cared enough about the history to give you a chance. I hope you get it working again with the neon someday.

Lauren said...

this is pretty awesome.

Miss Sews-it-all said...

Oh wow. Wow! So I want to know where the sign will end up? Over your couch? In the garage?

Cerise said...

That's so awesome that you found the sign and were able to get your hands on it. It's fantastic!

jan said...

Hi, I am a long time reader/lurker, but your sign is fabulous. In Las Vegas, we have the Neon Boneyard - a museum dedicated to restored neon signs, from the last 50 or 60 years. Your sign would be a star!

Jeanee said...

OMG! Can't believe you got it ^.^

She Can't Decide said...

oh how fantastic!! I am very happy for you! What a great story! xo

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

That is such a cool story! And it looks great!

VintageBettys said...

That sure is a great find! By any chance do you still have the pink vintage clock by general electric and would you happen to want to sell it for a reasonable price. I'm looking for one for my daughter Michele.
Thanks,
Laura