My friend Teresa (who I met through ATG :-) invited me to the Petaluma Sunday Brunch and Flea Market yesterday. I didn't know what to expect since I had never been to any of the antique or flea markets in Petaluma before. I was surprised then when I came across a booth and found so many things to buy. The prices were fabulous.
I had expected Keiran and Dave (who I brought with me) to go off on some geocaching adventure while Cerys and I visit with Teresa and her daughter. Of course it was Keiran who was beside me, digging through the boxes and Cerys who was bored within a few minutes.
Teresa arrived while we Keiran and I were busy digging. She didn't waste anytime standing around and was quickly looking through boxes next to us. My favorite kind of thrifter!
It's funny but when the seller was telling me who made these two gold ashtrays (the bottom one for cigars apparently) I misunderstood the name. When I arrived home I realized that both pieces were Sascha Brastoff. I love Sascha's work but became so much more connected to him after reading a book about him. I meant just to look at the pictures during breakfast and ended up getting swept away by his story.
Two interesting facts about him: he used to own a monkey and he used to have small explosions in his back yard because he worked with magnesium. Both pieces were $5.
I finally checked out with the seller and my collection of items came to $30. Teresa was still shopping though so I started looking through boxes again. I turned over this small candelabra and gave a little gasp when I saw a Ben Seibel Design sticker on the base. I never would have guessed it was a Ben piece in a million years. It's a little funky with the brown painted on the bottom but I had to buy it. It was only $2.
I found this fabulous fabric of the 1962 Seattle World's Fair at a booth that sold vintage fabric by the pound. Some of you may remember that I have an apron in this same fabric. It used to be my banner a few years ago.
The sale of the weekend though was on Saturday morning. Keiran and I ventured out to a Sample Sale. If you ever see these listed in your classifieds or on Craigslist, I'd suggest checking it out. I have have found a lot of great ReSelling inventory at Sample Sales. Basically the sellers are in Sales and they take the samples around to stores. I bought 78 books, 10 pattern booklets, a huge box of scrapbook supplies and some patterns including an Amy Butler one and spent $210. One of these books will sell for $50. I've already listed 15 books which have an on-line value of around $300.
Now I have an office brimming with inventory waiting to be listed. I'm so excited to have my first official work week ahead of me.
Did you go thrifting this weekend?
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