Folks, it was an AMAZING shopping weekend here at Chez Pretty.Quirky. I’m taking photos as fast as my little hands can move but in the meantime, gaze upon my BEST find of the weekend…maybe the BEST FIND EVER.

It’s about four and a half feet long, and the tallest letters are over a foot high. It’s metal, nicely rusted. I cannot quite express my love for this item. Every time I look at the font, it makes me smile. I found it at a warehouse sale on Friday — the sale opened at 9 on I hit it at about 11. I was the only one there, which usually is a bad sign. I think this place was a photo prop place,  maybe reducing their inventory? It was very mysterious, but I spotted the sign right away and when I asked for the price I was told it was $5. Holy Crap. I started shoveling things into my basket as fast as I could grab them. (I’ll show you the rest of what I got later this week.) When it came time to tally, some of the items were really well priced and some were way more than I would have wanted to pay, but I was kind of stuck in this place where I felt like I should take it all since the sign was such a good deal. Where are the shark tendencies? I have no shark tendencies. Anyway, I still walked out of there with a great deal, so I shouldn’t even complain. I know I can sell the sign, but I’m thinking I’d better keep it — it’s one of those things that I don’t think I’ll find again. Wouldn’t it look cute on a mantel, or across a long bookshelf?

April 19, 2010 - 8:23 pm

janie hightower This is much more impressive even than you made it sound…. I’ve never seen anything like it anywhere. Your place is PERFECT for it.

April 19, 2010 - 9:00 pm

Stephanie @ kitschicagoan Wow. What an excellent find! Would love to see what else you snagged. Also, I just had a similar situation that I blogged about this weekend where I got a major steal and then ended up getting roped into some small splurges because of it, but I figured it all evened out in the end 🙂

April 19, 2010 - 9:48 pm

Leilani Was this the Fulton Warehouse sale? I kind of regret not going to it… went to this estate sale in Forest Park instead and it was a dud. 🙁

April 20, 2010 - 10:14 pm

Shannon What an awesome find!