Tuesday, February 20, 2018
We started to get freezing rain around midnight. It has been predicted for two days. so no one was surprised. I have seen worse ice storms in my life but this one is dangerous. I haven’t seen any traffic on our street but there are some cars on the one street over. My one neighbor, one street over, let his truck run for a half hour before he went to work. I am sure he wanted to get all the windows thawed out and clear.
The pottery gives the effect of sandstone formations as they walk by on the shelf. I have large figures like these as our oldest son loved the dinosaur world when he was young.
The dishes will make it upstairs eventually as we keep rearranging and settling in our dishes and pots and pans. The pattern is called Mildred and my wife and I used it for everyday for a lot of years.. It seemed to fit well with our antique walnut tables. We did have wedding china that we use for special occasions. Eventually we were lured into buying Blue Willow dishes and other store promotions to give us a variety.
I would never have imagined that there would be a group of people in the USA that are loyal users of this dish brand. I thought I was unique having discovered the old dishes and living an antique life. The dishes were made at the Mt Clemons Pottery factory and were sold at S.S. Kresge’s. I follow a Facebook group who collects the dishes. The Facebook group is called For the Love of MILDRED. Those of you who are curios about such a kind of Facebook group you should check it out. It is interesting to see pictures of the old factory and see how people really do like them.
I think it will be a quiet day around here as we are not going anywhere. I can barely get the dog outside but we have been out a couple of times. The frozen iced grass is hard for the dog to walk on and I don’t like it either. Thank you for stopping by today.