Michigan had nice weather this past Saturday, so my hubby and I went to the 20 year old Utica Outdoor Antique Market, which is held three times a year in May, July, and August.
We arrived around 9:30 a.m., and it was already filled with people [the market opens at 9:00 a.m.]. I didn't count the tents, and I don't know how many vendors from around the country participated, but there were a lot. The tents pictured below are only a fraction of them.
I wasn't looking for anything particular, but one vendor had two clear glass egg cups that I collect @ $2.00 each, so I bought them. I've blogged about them before - I use them for individual servings of clotted cream or jam, or sorbet between courses.
Just before we finished looking at all the wares, I spotted a Johnson Brother's Rose Chintz teacup for $10. I have no intention of starting another dish collection, but I thought one in my teacup collection would be fun, and the price was right so I purchased it. Wouldn't you know... the next vendor over had six of them, and she included a dessert plate with her cup and saucers for the same price of $10. How was I to know? So I missed out on getting a trio! This china always reminds me of blogging friends Sandi [Rose Chintz Cottage] and Angela [Tea With Friends] because they both have it.
When I got home I made some tea and drank it in my new teacup - Green Bohemian Raspberry tea. It went perfectly with the lemon cake I baked.
For Michigan readers, the next outdoor antique market is September 6th & 7th.