This past weekend, Steve and I went to Pittsburgh to see the Rolling Stones play at Heinz Stadium. Reluctant to take the 6 hour drive, I fervently started researching flea markets, estate sales and antique stops along our route. Craig's list, estate sale websites, flea market listings etc. We were covering a lot of ground and I figured there would be loads of options.
I was right. The area was filled - so many places, great options - and then the rain hit.
We do not let weather stop us often, but boy did it rain. Vendors scrambling to pack up, shoppers running for cover and a muddy, sopping mess.
What I saw in the midst of the rain, will bring me back to western Pa for antiquing. The pricing was good, the choices were great, and there were loads of dealers with great finds. I found this coffee pot there in a quick moment before the downpour.
I just can't help myself with ironstone. The more discolored and crazed the better. The more irregular and aged and individual the piece, the better, and I'll drive the 6 hours to find it.
I was nervous driving to Heinz Stadium for the outdoor concert in this rain. When we parked at the stadium, across the sky was a spectacular rainbow. It turned into a beautiful night with clear skies. Steve and I were hanging out, the Stones were great, and I had found a beautiful ironstone teapot to add to my collection. What a perfect weekend.
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