September 26, 2011Salem North Star Score
I can’t believe I have forgotten to post pictures of this up until now! Behold! My fantabulous North Star score!
A complete set for 8 plus a serving plate and some other fun extras. I got this set by a complete stroke of dumb luck earlier this spring. Tom and I were at a city-wide rummage sale in Freeland, which is about 10 mins away from from where we live.
We had almost been through an entire side of town, and hadn’t really found much. A few cookbooks and a few painted tiles, but not much to be proud of. Then we come around the corner, and I see this whole set of North Star sitting out on a table.
“Look, Tom!” I was pointing and whispering excitedly. “North Star! A whole set!”
“Uh-uh.” He was looking at a set of beer signs. “That’s nice, Hon.”
“I am gonna go see what the story is with those people.”
“Sure, sure.” He picked up a golf club and gave it an experimental swing.
I walked over (calmly!) to the table. I sauntered. I looked at a stack of books next to the table. The whole time, the dishes are stacked up high, winking in the sun. I counted 8 place settings and some other goodies, then saw the price tag. $25. $25!!!!!! I almost peed my pants. But I didn’t get too excited yet. The tag was one whole place setting, so it might have been priced per set. I waited patiently until the seller finished giving some old lady her nickel in change, and then I made my way over.
“Sooooo….” (Dragging it out makes it sound more casual.) “What’s the deal with the dishes?”
“Oh, those? Yeah, they were in my mother-in-law’s house. $25 for the whole set.”
THE WHOLE SET! I choked. I tried to draw breath to say “I’ll take them!”, when the seller stopped me in my tracks.
“But I’ll take $10 for them, if you just get them out of my house.”
“I’ll take them!” I practically shouted it. The seller’s mouth dropped open. I started waving my arms, “Don’t sell them to someone else! My husband is right over there and he has the money!”
So now they are mine. And they cost me a whole $10.