Monday, August 8, 2011
Found A Pair Of Sascha Brastoff Dishes At The Fosters Flea Market As Well. Oh And ANOTHER Set Of S / P Shakers For The Girlfriend. Status: Fosters Was Ripe For Pickin!
Five bucks. Not to shabby, right? Sascha Brastoff designed tidbit plates. I love the finish too. Not to mention they fit nicely with my Tiki sensibilities!
They aren't perfect. They appear to be cracked (upon closer inspection, after clean up. Everything
at that flea market was DIRTY!) on the bottom but it doesn't show at all on top. It might just be a
crack in the finish. ::Shrugg:: Not worried.
I know...another price tag on the bottom. I assure you I paid the $5 asking tag on the top. A lot of
items seemed to have a second tag either on the bottom or peeled off all together. Looks like
perhaps a number of antique shops set up at this flea market to try and cull their stock of what
might not be selling so hot in the shop.
I found my first piece of Brastoff at a thrift store many years ago but don't run across it very often.
I've looked at some of it on eBay but a lot of his designs do not appeal to me. I do like these though.
I had a really cool ashtray but I broke it. I have another cool bowl like ashtray and spotted a very
nice vase in New Orleans at a shop on Magazine (but it was too far out of my price range to even
make an offer!). I'd love to have a nice collection of Brastoff pieces some day. Maybe I need to
scour eBay for it more often. It doesn't really command a high price there.
We found a little set of Salt and Pepper shakers at the same seller. I love the swirly semi opaque
brown plastic. The fact that the Girlfriend collects the cheapest things your likely to find at a flea
market doesn't hurt either! Only thing cheaper I'd guess is the dirt you're walking on!
Another interesting thing about these is the fact that the "print" is reversed! Pat. Pend. and Made In
USA are backward! Weird or just lazy?