Found at the Dump

What can I say? We didn’t make this or buy it but when we saw it just sitting there on the Swap Table at the dump we just had to bring it home, didn’t we? I mean this name of ours is pretty unusual as Italian names go.

Still, how much cooler if the real ceramicists (doubtless from the 70s) would come forward and claim it.

So how about it? Any takers named Marotta out there? I married into the name myself so my knowledge of the family tree is pretty limited.

Look at all that nice orange and yellow on the background of brown. It’s like the Reese’s Pieces are already in there! Or the diced carrots and beans, or the Indian corn, or the, uh throwup…

Course you can’t put it in the microwave with that there gold paint, and I wouldn’t put it in the dishwasher either it’s shaped so funny, plus it weighs so much and feels so sort of brittle..

But this is true kitsch, people; when it comes to a tsotchkies, it just doesnt get much tsotchkier.

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6 thoughts on “Found at the Dump

  1. I have one with my family name on it too which I discovered while clearing out my late mother’s home. It sure speaks to a time & place long gone.

  2. Isn’t the Swap Shop a hoot? I have gotten some cool stuff there! Maybe not quite as cool as the Marotta nibbles dish, however!

  3. Is this a dish or something to hang on the wall? What a lucky find – and to think it was on the swap table at the dump! A very classy dump methinks.

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