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August 28, 2010

My Favorite Illustration

Filed under: Animals,Thrifty Finds — Laura R @ 7:48 AM

For too many years to count I have had a Mary Engelbreit greeting card framed and displayed in my kitchen.  When we moved into this house it was placed upon the ledge

 above a frequently used door.


So when I walked into a thrift store this week and saw this

mini poster sized framed print of my favorite illustration 

I knew for sure it was coming home with me.

Imagine my joy when I saw the price – $1.99

Even better- it was 25% off!

Now it is making me smile in the living room.


Linking up with DebbieDoos Garage salen party and Laurie’s Favorite Things Saturday.  To see more Mary Engelbreit treasures, or join in and share yours, visit Vicki Monday at M.E. Monday.

If Sophie has not decided to run away and join another stage show,  she’ll be back with Flea Market Finds on Sunday.

How has your life been COLORED this week?  Hop over to ColorCrazed and share.

Since hiking is somewhat seasonal for me, I am linking to Seasonal Sundays (formerly Summer Sundays) at The Tablescaper.

Sister-Sister-(Sis-in-law) Favorites
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime

Thrift Share Monday   and  Thrifty Treasures.

Coastal Charms Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays and  House of Grace’s Twice Owned



  1. Mary has the cutest illustrations. They are different and stand out, you always know it is her..which that is what I love! Thanks for joining in and sharing your cute Mary find. Debbie

    Comment by debbie — August 28, 2010 @ 9:47 AM

  2. How excited you must have been when you first saw the framed poster. Probably even a little “Happy Dance”…lol??? “To the ends of the earth” has always been one of my favorite Mary illustrations.
    Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on Christopher’s birthday pics. If you can believe it I had a Facebook page before he He asks me to help him when needed so it’s probably easier to have me as a “friend” there. What he probably doesn’t know is that you can leave out specific “friends” when you want to post something you might not want your mom to see. We won’t tell him that though. Yes…I do love cherries..almost as much as ME’s artwork. Have a wonderful weekend.

    Comment by Cherry Chick — August 28, 2010 @ 10:40 AM

    • I did not know that Fb trick either. Maybe you have to give a tutorial.

      Comment by dogsmom — August 28, 2010 @ 11:24 AM

    • Hi,
      Just stopped by to see your blog – I should have come over a long time ago -sorry! You entered my giveaway and said you didn’t know how to get my button up on your page – I should have come over and told you – I just fell behind on some things and unfortunately responses to comments were one of the things I fell behind on. As I was so slothful I am giving you an extra entry in the giveaway because you wanted to put my button up. Tonight at midnight, well honestly when I get up tomorrow morning cause at midnight I am inspecting the inside of my eyelids LOL I will do the random number thing and post who the winner is so don’t forget to check my blog tomorrow around 10:00 a.m. eastern time.
      Good Luck!
      P.S. your blog is looking quite nice!

      Comment by Beth — August 31, 2010 @ 8:32 AM

  3. Seriously! How can you ever go wrong with Mary Englebreit! 🙂
    Love it!
    Have A great weekend!

    Comment by Liz — August 28, 2010 @ 9:00 PM

  4. No wonder it is a favorite. It is absolute charming – as Mary always is. And what a charming price too! Lucky you! Thank you so much for linking this to Favorite Things Sat. laurie

    Comment by laurie — August 28, 2010 @ 10:32 PM

  5. ‘To the Ends of the Earth’, can it get any better than that? Mary Englebreit can color anyone’s life! Thanks so much for linking up at COLORCRAZED. ~ Lynda

    Comment by Lynda — August 29, 2010 @ 9:31 AM

  6. this is an introduction, and typografically charming!

    Comment by woolf — August 29, 2010 @ 11:12 AM

  7. So glad you found the print that you love, and at a great price too-enjoy!

    Comment by Happier Than A Pig in Mud — August 29, 2010 @ 1:05 PM

  8. $1.99 and on sale! LOL…doesn’t get any better than that and I love it too! Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. xo

    Comment by Lynn @ thevintagenest — August 29, 2010 @ 1:45 PM

  9. Great find!

    Comment by rebecca — August 29, 2010 @ 7:37 PM

  10. Oh I like that, and for that price I would have taken it home too!

    Comment by Reach Beyond Limits — August 29, 2010 @ 7:44 PM

  11. I love the happiness in that poster! Thanks for sharing.

    Comment by Levonne — August 29, 2010 @ 9:10 PM

  12. Wow, what a great find!! That’s the best kind and the price you cannot beat!!

    Comment by Anita @ Far Above Rubies — August 29, 2010 @ 9:24 PM

  13. What a fab find for you I also love Mary E. Her art makes me smile:)


    Comment by Barb Boyack — August 30, 2010 @ 12:19 AM

  14. Beautiful – especially that it made you so happy 😉

    Comment by Cherie — August 30, 2010 @ 8:22 AM

  15. How cute, I love it!

    Comment by Shara — August 30, 2010 @ 9:30 PM

  16. It’s adorable. That picture would brighten my day too! Jane xx

    Comment by Jane — August 31, 2010 @ 12:49 AM

  17. Hi..thank you for visiting my blog..I have enjoyed coming here to look. I will be back!

    Comment by Joan — August 31, 2010 @ 4:34 PM

  18. I love the picture and Mary Engelbreit always brings a smile. How great that is was onjly $1.50. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and commenting on my Cuter with Pewter post. I’m getting ready to restyle my entire living room…a much larger project! Papermaking is easy but STILL pretty time consuming.


    Comment by Jami @ freckled laundry — August 31, 2010 @ 6:02 PM

  19. I love Mary Engelbreit and so miss her magazine. Lucky you to be abel to bring so much of her to your home.

    So sorry to be visiting so late. Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    – The Tablescaper

    Comment by The Tablescaper — August 31, 2010 @ 10:17 PM

  20. well, I’ll say that’s a buy and a half – and you will get so much enjoyment from it 🙂

    Comment by carma — September 1, 2010 @ 1:05 PM

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