Monday, 9 January 2017

Happy New Year from Dead Men's Spex

Hi there

We hope you had a good break, thank you to everyone who supported us in 2016, we had a good year. In December, Dead Man Junior and I visited the Warner Brother Studios Harry Potter Tour. It was fantastic! We loved Dumbeldore's office and decided that it would be the perfect hideout for Dead Man ! He and the great man seem to have the same taste in large magnifying glasses.

Vintage magnifying glasses in Dumbeldore's office

There was also a bit of magic occurring; at the end of the tour is a room full of wand boxes one for each person who was involved with the films; it is extensive, there are hundreds of people! I took a photo of a random section..(honest!) and when I got it home Deadman noticed the appropriate names- Derek Deadman and Peter Mann (Dead Man's dad, Deadman Sleeping is Peter Manion)!
Appropriately named wand boxes.
We are looking forward to 2017 and will be doing some shows. Our first one of the year is on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March and is quite a large event. It is the MK Handmade and Vintage Weekend Extravaganza at Milton Keynes. This will be our third time at this show as we went last year. It is a lovely show with a mix of crafts and vintage, it  has some very interesting stalls , including ours of course..! We will be at other events throughout the year and will let you know as we book them. In the meantime you are always welcome to make an appointment to come to our showroom in our garden to choose vintage spectacles.

We wish you all a good new year,
TTFN Mrs Deadman

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Fun at Sussex Barn

Hi there
Well it was just me out and about with Dead Men's Spex stall on Sunday 4th December. Dead man junior needed a lie-in; 7am on a Sunday seemed very cruel so he and Deadman stayed at home and did homework -so they tell me! I went to Sussex Barn near Burnham Market, Norfolk  with Little Vintage Lover Fair and had a good day. Sussex Barn is mainly used for weddings but it is a fantastic building and is a good place for a vintage fair.
Dead Men's Spex at Sussex Barn

We have been there before with Little Vintage Lover Fair, but not for a couple of years and it was good to return.  I was in the conservatory area with two other stall holders and the tea rooms, it was very civilized and sunlit. I always enjoy chatting to people and selling our lovely eyewear. Thank you if you came to see me.

Some of our stock

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Monday, 28 November 2016

Dead Men's Spex at Sussex Barns with Little Vintage Lover Fair

Hi there,

Uh,oh it is nearly December already, wow! How did that happen? All is well at Deadmen's Towers and we are starting to think about Christmas. This Sunday, December we are going to be selling our vinatage glasses at Little Vintage Lover Fair's Vintage Christmas event aSussex Barn, Burnham Market in North Norfolk. It runs  to 
It is beautiful place set in stunning scenery and I enjoy going there. As usual Deadman has been polishing his stock and sharpening his wit ready for the Christmas Fair. We have some lovely frames, how about a new pair for Christmas?! We hope to see you there.

TTFN
Mrs Deadman

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Dead Men's Spex does Instagram!

Hi there,
We are back from Holt, and we had a busy weekend. The weather was reasonable both days considering the down pour on Friday. (We were lucky, we got the stall up in bright sunshine on the Thursday!) Our friend Bunny came to visit, looking every inch the English gentlemen and he and Deadman Junior took a trip on the train to Sheringham. They returned with reports of  Sheringham under siege.  We, meanwhile, were mainly selling glasses.

The Poppy Line at wartime 

Deadman has been encouraged by his friends to embrace another piece of modern technology, no not the bicycle, it plays havoc with his knees! Instagram, he is now happily posting away. His followers are building up nicely; 79 in three days, he's hoping to reach a thousand by Christmas!

That's all for now folks

Mrs Deadman

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Pop along to the Poppy Line with Dead Men's Spex

Hi there,

We are back from Milton Keynes Hand Made and Vintage Fair, we enjoyed the show and had a good weekend. There were lots of other stalls selling lovely things and Lindy Hop demonstrations, which proved popular. Deadman Junior loves Milton Keynes as he can go off on his own and buy random stuff.(Chip off the old block!) However, we had some transport issues; the clutch went on our van; uh, oh!  This meant that we all had a ride in a big truck all the way back to Norfolk!
Deadman at Milton Keynes
This weekend we are off to the Poppy Line to the North Norfolk Railway's 1940s weekend. This is always a busy, fun event and we look forward to seeing lots of you there.

1940s  frames 
We will have our usual selection of vintage frames and Deadman is preparing lots of lovely 1940s  frames ready for the weekend. Let's hope the weather holds, it is usually warm and sunny.

Hope to see you soon

Mrs Deadman

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

September's a busy month for Dead Men's Spex

Hi there,
Deadman Junior is now at High School; after some trepidation, he had a good first day, let's hope this continues for many a year.. That leaves his aged parents plenty of time to prepare vintage spex. We are taking our Dead Men's Spex stall for an airing at  Milton Keynes this weekend; Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th September.
Vintage and Handmade Fair at Milton Keynes in March 2016
We are going to the Milton Keynes Handmade and Vintage Fair, we went in March and had a great time so we are repeating the performance. Deadman's in his workshop preparing a great selection of vintage frames and I am making lists.. For those of you who know Milton Keynes we are in Middleton Hall, right in front of John Lewis and near lots of coffee shops (uh oh!) The hours are 9 am -6 pm on Saturday and 10.30 am - 5 pm on Sunday.


Dead Men's Spex at Milton Keynes 
We are planning to arrive in our newly acquired transit van called Tom, (red like a tomato) I'll feel like a proper stall holder!

The weekend after that ; September 17th and 18th we'll be at Holt with the Poppy Line on the North Norfolk Railway. That's always a fun event and it has increased in size and popularity since we first started selling our glasses there in 2008. For us, it also has the added bonus of being really close to Dead Men's towers.

Hope to see you when we are out and about!
TTFN
Mrs Dead Man

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Hot sunshine at Heydon!

Hi there,
Well Sunday's Little Vintage Lover Fair certainly did not disappoint; the weather was glorious, and plenty of people came to the fair.
stall holders outside
The village hall was very warm, the stall holders outside were definitely in the cooler positions! We had a good day and saw some familiar faces and met a few new ones too.   
cottage gateway   
Heydon green
Dead Man Junior went off to Heydon green a few times and took some good photos. He favoured the sepia look which works well don't you think? On his travels he discovered that Husk  bakery was open so he had a lovely pizza from them and and even saved his parents a piece each. Once we had packed up the stall, we took the opportunity to have a couple of jars from the Earle Arms on the green with a few of the other stall holders. It was a beautiful evening; the end of another lovely day in Heydon.
Heydon church

Thank you to everyone who came to our Dead Men's Spex stall, we hope you had a good day.

TTFN the Deadman clan