I don't mean to make you all jealous, but... | How About Orange

January 03, 2008

I don't mean to make you all jealous, but...

I got Charley Harper plates for Christmas. A wonderful surprise.

[1/4/08 update: If you decide you need Charley Harper dishware, this pattern is called "Harper's Harvest" and is manufactured by Tag. You can get the cup and saucer set that matches my plates here, on sale now. The full product line is available from TAG here. And I discovered that Tag has a secret, hidden outlet store at 1730 West Wrightwood Avenue in Chicago. We were out and about yesterday and stopped in. They have four or five of the serving bowls, one platter, and one table runner in stock. And some great modern furniture, on an unrelated note, if you're looking for a coffee table, side table, or chairs.]

35 comments:

monica said...

I am jealous.

They're gorgeous!

Loulou said...

Those are really beautiful!

E to the M said...

Yep, I'm jealous too.

Jan said...

Wow, you are so lucky.

Rachelle Anne Miller said...

Wow! I NEED these!

Beautiful :)

Hanna said...

those are lovely!

monkeymoo said...

can I have them??? SO beautiful!

ok, I'm not even sure how I found your blog, but now I am addicted. Love your posts and links and fun stuff!

Sally said...

Ooh, I am jealous! But in a good way... if that makes any sense :)

Chanda said...

Awwww - lucky! I am seriously drooling on my keyboard!

Jess said...

You should grab a napkin or something.

dede said...

Lucky girl,
I have always admired Charleys' work and have the Betty Crocker cookbook he illustrated. Such a happy style had he.
Happy New Year, Jess.

dede

Angie said...

I LOVE those plates. I'm trying to not covet at this very moment.

studiosmith said...

Was it someone who reads your blog? A family member? Who?

s a n s k u :) said...

I'm trying not to turn green as well. :)

Laura said...

Love the plates...I'm stunned, I've seen his work but never knew who he was or anything about him--thanks for the link. How nice to put a face to a style I really like.

Jess said...

They were in (rather, next to) my Christmas stocking at my grandma's house. Turns out a couple of my aunties found them in a shop in North Carolina and thought of me! Quite a stocking gift!

Larissa said...

wow. thanks for introducing me to this gifted man. I am now obsessed with his work. I LOVE IT. Oh, and I love your plates too. Happy new year!
PS your aunts rock

niciggy said...

those plates are stunning! I had to google and now I have a new name for a familiar favorite artist. lucky lucky lucky!

bettyninja said...

Wicked Jealous!

joanne said...

FYI, there's a cup & saucer set on sale at wrapables - set of 4 for $26.99 (+s/h). Matches your plate set - top/left image.

http://www.wrapables.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=A55701

emily said...

YEAH! Jealous I AM!... Charley Harper Xmas indeed!!!

Mahan said...

The man is multi-talented! Illustrator AND one of the great jazz saxophonists of our time; is there anything he couldn't do?

Or am I thinking of someone else?

Beth said...

I'm from Cincinnati, so I grew up with images of Charley's work all around me. He did posters for the Cincinnati Nature Center and you could buy his prints at the gift shop there. We always had them in my house growing up. It's kind of fun to have someone you always loved and knew about finally getting all the attention he deserves. Thankfully that began before he died and he was able to enjoy it, though I don't think he was really the kind of guy who cared about being in the spotlight! Enjoy your plates, they are beautiful!

Jess said...

Mahan, maybe that's Charlie Parker?

Jess said...

Thanks, Joanne!

paperseed.wordpress.com said...

Nice! Those plates are stunning and I AM jealous!

Belle Femme. said...

Those are so pretty. And I am jealous, haha!

Kim Carney said...

I am jealouse!

carol eldridge said...

really like your blog and your giving of so much information...very helpful!
thanks,
carol

Dallas said...

Thanks for the tip on Wrapables. I'm a big Harper fan and just ordered some of those.

susan said...

Oh, cute and wonderful!! Love it!

Heather Moore said...

Beeootiful, you lucky thing!

mzjudy said...

I love it!!! I hope you don't mind I posted it in my blog too, with full credit of course.

mzjudy.blogspot.com

xo

Jess said...

That's fine! I see they've also made it onto the Elle Decoration, South Africa blog. Hi, Heather Moore!

Katie said...

I'm jealous, too. I may have to track down some for myself...

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