Burton Antiques Market

We have been going to this show for more years than I want to admit! SO many things in our home come from the Burton Show. (Including my husband's wedding band!)
It happens every June and September in Burton, Ohio, about 20 minutes from where we live. Today's event was a particularly good one one, I thought. Lots of vendors and perfect weather. Cool and cloudy.
Much better than those times when we slogged through mud while dodging raindrops trying to stay warm, or baked in the heat of the hot sun.
I resisted the urge to splurge on furniture, as I really have no room for anything, but I did come home with lots of treasures for upcoming SToNZ necklaces:
A great heavy sterling curb chain which will become part of a few bracelets, 4 sterling silver thimbles, a little megaphone charm (bottom right corner), 3 small padlocks with their keys, and a nice pile of old keys. Oh, and a wonderful oak frame. Score!

One person's junk is another's treasure. I was like a kid in a candy store in this booth!

Faucet knob heaven!

These elaborate handmade dioramas are amazing. Real folk art collector's items that belong in a folk art museum. Two scenes with all sorts of little figures of people and farm animals. There's a mechanism underneath that rotates and makes the figures move. I think they had a $6000 price tag on the group. If you look closely you can spot Popeye having a bite of lunch with Olive Oyl. Maybe it's supposed to be a county fair scene? Just a guess.

Some great old Disney stuff:
For the Beatleophile. That's a thing, right?

Daffy Dan sighting!

Cleveland Rocks.
Don Draper, I found your shades.

Industrial is still super hot.

Is that bellows large enough or what?!
Apparently keys DO grow on trees.

If you are thinking of going to this show in September, here's a little advice:
Get there early (it's worth paying the extra $20 to beat the crowds), bring cash and a checkbook, don't be afraid to bargain but be polite about it, dress for the weather (it might be muddy, hot, freezing...bad weather can be your friend as there will be fewer shoppers and the vendors will be eager to unload stuff rather than carting it home) and try the french fries. They are unfriggin' believable.