Saturday, January 29, 2011
Let It Never Be Said That Mr. Modtomic is an Ungenerous Man. Status: Finally Thoroughly Thawed.
The evening went pretty much as planned. Arrived early enough to be there before any sane individual. Sat in the car until bored. Jumped out and pissed off the second person to arrive. Froze until morning.
arrive was none other than Illuminate (pictured above), a semi regular commenter
and fellow Starburst collector who I've had prior contact with via craigslist. I've
never sold her anything but I have helped her find items and with ideas here and
there. I'd never met her or seen a picture of her but realized who she was within 5
minutes of our first terse exchange (she was none too happy to discover she
was second in line!). As soon as we got to talkin' everything cleared up and we
realized we were old acquaintances.
and a half hours out there...after an 8 hour work day...and knowing I wasn't going
to get to sleep before work today. I get a free pass to gloat. The sale by Midas
Touch was great in that both Illuminate and I called before the sale and asked to
buy the set before the sale but Midas Touch said "Nope, no Presales!" That is
pretty rare these days. Good news for me and Illuminate. This is something to
keep in mind when deciding which estate sales to attend. You know there is a
better chance there will be some items left you'd like to get your hands on when
you finally get in the door!
above. I left the rest for the others. Even the Franciscan Desert Rose, which is
worth a lot as well. Illuminate got a lot more pieces than I did. Even though she
was second in line I felt that she should get a chunk of the good stuff. She needed
the regular stuff like the plates. I took all the "coup" (soup/cereal bowls?) so I let
her take the berry bowls, I have lots of serving bowls so I let her have the three at
the sale, I have a full set of tea cups and saucers...you get the idea. I didn't need
to be greedy. Now she's got a pretty fine startup set with some great showcase
pieces. With great power comes great responsibility. For real though, I just didn't
want Illuminate to start a blog and bad mouth me for being a Starburst hog.