Monday, 2 March 2015

Dead Men's Spex off to Peachy Keen

Hi there.
Oh dear, I'm sorry; I've realised that this is my first blog of 2015. I  hope you are all well, we have been ticking along. Dead man is valiantly fighting a very nasty cough but has still managed to keep Dead Men's Spex fully operational including sourcing some great new stock recently. Our dining room table is full of frames as I write.





This weekend Sunday 8th March we are having our first outing of the year and are venturing out of the county to St Peter's by the Waterfront; which is a converted church in Ipswich, Suffolk.

We are going to a new fair called Peachy Keen Vintage Fair  and are looking forward to it. They will have cake and music; always a good thing. As usual we have a wide selection of frames including the classic Sidewinder, Freeway and Ronsir from American company Shuron, a good selection of funky cats and some great frames from the 1970s and 1980s.


We look forward to trying out this new venue and will set our alarm clock (Deadman junior) nice and early so we are ready to roll at 11am!

TTFN

Mrs Deadman

Friday, 12 December 2014

Ho Ho Ho Christmas at Dead Men's Spex.

Hi there

Well, the open weekend at Holt Hall was a success. It was the first time they had hosted a Little Vintage Lover Fair and we certainly thought it went well. There was a huge Christmas tree in the hallway and a wonderful log fire burning all day.

What a fantastic tree!

We were in the dining room in front of a rather grand (but unused) fireplace where Deadman could lean in a proprietorial manner. The event was well attended and Holt Hall sold yummy mince pies and ran crafts which were a great success with Deadman Junior. He made a lovely selection of Christmas decorations including a naturalistic wreath and a fir cone tree decoration. He certainly preferred it to sitting with his parents all day...!

Dead Men's Spex at Holt Hall


We enjoyed our day and it was a good way to get into the Christmas spirit.We are continuing to enjoy the festivities; Deadman was playing Google's shave the Santa game this morning.

Merry Christmas from Dead Men's Spex. We hope you have fun;  remember to keep your specs on so you can spot Santa.

TTFN
Mrs Deadman

Friday, 14 November 2014

Deadmen's Spex at Holt Hall

Hi there

When it comes to stock we are on a roll with a lot of great vintage frames coming in. These include NHS 524s, ladies' cats' eyes in some great colours - blues, greens and pinks and Algha half eyes.- like the ones Santa wears. Deadman is loading a new batch of photos onto the site today.

We are also looking forward to Sunday December 7th as we are having a stall at the beautiful  Holt Hall; tucked away from the road just outside Holt in Norfolk. This Victorian house is now a field studies centre run by Norfolk County Council and they occasionally have events so the public can enjoy it.

Little Vintage Lover Fair are joining the Hall's open doors event, so along with making some great vintage purchases you can also have a look round the hall and indulge in a mince pie or two! If the weather is kind, you may even fancy a stroll through the grounds; into the woodland and down to the lake.


We look forward to seeing you there! Hope you can make it 
TTFN Mrs Deadman

Monday, 20 October 2014

New stock and a coffee break at Dead Men's Spex

Hi There

We've had  a busy month; the Holt and Sheringham 1940s weekend went off well. It was a little cooler than usual, but that didn't deter anyone. Bunny arrived as promised bearing gifts of coffee, Norfolk short bread and other goodies to keep us fortified! Good to see you my old buffer.

Deadman has been on a spending spree and has got a great selection of vintage frames to show for it; check out the cats' eyes.

Beautiful red supra cat's eye

1960's ladies' Shuron frame



Black and mauve Lucite supra cat's eye

We've also just received a delivery from American company Best Image which includes some interesting new styles with quality pinned joints. These frames come in larger sizes which is always good news for re-enactors as period frames tend to be very small.


Demi Blond Colony 
Mario Galbatti MG 118
Tortoisehell School 

Pueblo Tiger Black 

Rather smart aren't they?

On Saturday we tried out the new cafe at our local post office; Guist General Store, where we are regulars, it was lovely. Deadman junior enjoyed his leek and potato soup and we recommend the coffee.Good luck with your new venture Duncan.

TTFN 

Mrs Deadman

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Time for some style!

Hi there,
It was London fashion week last week and I was excited to see that The Times had some fabulous sunglasses on their front page by Brazilian designer Mariana Jungmann.

cool spex!

They would cause a stir on the school run! I love the roses and the detailing. Apparently she's really inspired by lace. Not sure about the patterns on the forehead though...

Talking of style, we are hoping to meet up with our friend Bunny Hooper, the epitome of elegance  at the North  Norfolk Railway 1940's weekend.

But not as cool as Bunny!

We will be selling our glasses and have a good range of 1940's spectacles including some hard to come by larger frames for those of us fortunate enough not to have to subsist on war time fare of bread and hope. We look forward to seeing you there and hope for some fun in the sun.
TTFN
Mrs Deadman


Monday, 11 August 2014

Ooh La la at Dead Men's Spex


Hi there

Well, we had a good time in Heydon at the Little Vintage Lover Fair. Deadman Junior is following the family tradition and enjoyed setting out the stall and chatting to customers.



We also let him loose with the camera; all today's photos are taken by Deadman Junior, our new official photographer.
A bright selection of stalls.
He wasn't the only cameraman around, Mustard TV were filming for a programme called 'A Taste of Norfolk' which will air in early Autumn.


Some of our wares

As usual, the fair was busy and  the weather was wonderful. It was nice to meet new customers and see familiar faces.
Deadman enjoying a well earned drink.
At Deadmen's Towers, parcels are a common occurrence, we are on first name terms with our postman and all the local delivery drivers, today we had a special one. It came from France and was full of goodies; round eye frames, pince nez, lenses and even a French testing kit. There are some great round eye frames and a gold pince nez, which is very unusual. Look out for them on the website.

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Friday, 25 July 2014

Dead Men's Spex makes an appearance!

Hi There
Uh oh, it's been a while since I've blogged. I hope you are enjoying the summer; Deadman junior is making the most of no school and I managed to beat him to the computer!

On Sunday August 3rd we will be heading off a few miles down the road for a Little Vintage Lover Fair  in the beautiful village of Heydon in North Norfolk. We're hoping for a lovely day, last year we had glorious weather and were very busy.

Fabric glasses cases

We will have a wide selection of vintage frames and sunglasses including some from the 1970s and 80s. Dead man is busy buffing up frames and I'm busy filling the display boxes and sticking labels on bags. We are looking forward to meeting friends and customers old and new.

A selection of 70s and 80s frames 


We hope to see you there
TTFN Mrs Deadman.