I have been cooped up in this house for quite a while now. I stayed home a good deal of Christmas break, and I enjoyed just being lazy for a change. Then, last week was time to return to work, and I was recharged and ready to go back to my kids. I actually missed the little boogers, and I was a little disappointed when I got the call that school was cancelled last Monday due to snow. But, another day sleeping in, I can handle that. Back to work on Tuesday and Wednesday, and in comes another awful cold front. Blowing snow and bringing highs in the single digits, lows as low as -12 one night. Our weatherman reported that the last time on record that we had a high temperature that was only in the single digits was December 22, 1990. It's been a few years since it has been this cold in Southwest Missouri!
Finally, after staying cooped up in the house this past week trying to stay warm, I headed out to my favorite little junk shop on the square.
I was so excited when I found these three pieces of Syracuse China in the Nordic pattern. Included were two coffee cups and this small tray or platter - not exactly sure what it is for. Maybe one of my readers could help fill me in. I would probably guess that it is a relish tray. I looked them over quickly and snatched them up. From what I have been able to find, Syracuse produced this pattern from 1966 through 1970. I was a little disappointed to discover when I got home that one of the cups is cracked. Oh well, I got the set for $1.49.
I also picked up this carafe made by Corning. I have looked on the internet for this pattern, but I can't find it. I would call it a dogwood pattern. It was $0.79.
My recent poll, which closed Saturday night, revealed a tie between the Tic Tac Blue layout (the original layout of the blog) and Scribe. So, I've switched to Scribe for a bit to try it out.
Back to work today! Have a great Monday!