I think I may have started collecting this pattern (Ambrosia) of Georges Briard cookware just about the same time as it's designer, Jascha Brojdo who designed under the name "Georges Briard", expired in 2005. Weird, that.
It all started with this single large(ish) fry pan. I found it at a Value Village on the south side just
outside the city limits that has since moved to the Kenrick area off Watson Road. That is the
thrift store that REALLY got me started with the vintage, retro and vintage modern collecting.
I found so many cool things at that particular shop. I miss it so.
So like of course I'd find a matching small(ish) fry pan. I don't have any idea where I found the
rest of these pieces. Probably at one or more of the local flea markets. Oooh...that reminds
me! It's warm out! The Flea Markets will be hopping this weekend! Yeah! Exclamation point!
I have a hard time saying that I "collect" this stuff. I don't actively seek it out and if it's not like
just a couple of bucks (see small[ish] fry pan price sticker above) I'll leave its expensive over
priced butt behind. I love the pattern though. It's got a little "tiki" thing going on in there with
the pineapple. The little leaf harkens to the Salem Biscayne pattern of dinnerwear. And what
the heck is that round thing in the upper right corner, a Compact Disc?
There are tons of other Georges Briard things out there to find as well. I think I've got a cheese
cutting board around here somewhere and maybe a candy dish as well. I just spotted a "Name
Your Poison" set of drink glasses on eBay that sold for over $400 and another set with a
matching ice bucket and drink stirrers that sold for $650! Unfortunately that does not trickle
down so readily to the Ambrosia pattern. Nope this stuff is still pretty cheap. Stock up now
before it gets "discovered"!