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

Saturday, 30 July 2016

Dead Men's Spex at Heydon with Little Vintage Lover Fair

Hi there
Our open weekend went well, we'd like to thank everyone who came to see us and our refurbished shoffice. They brought glorious weather on the Sunday. Squash was definitely the order of the day. There was even cake left over, much to our neighbours' delight!
Heydon church and well
On Sunday August 7th Dead Men's Spex will be off to pretty Heydon in Norfolk for another great Vintage Lover Fair. I hope we will get the beautiful sunshine which we have come to associate with this event. Fingers crossed! Well, whatever the weather, we will bring our usual good cheer and great vintage eyewear. Hope to see you there!

The Deadman clan

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Come to Dead Men's Spex Open Weekend July 16th and 17th 2016

Hi there
Well this week we have been mainly preparing for our open weekend. Dead Man has refitted the shoffice with a glasses display area made from reclaimed apple crates.

The new display area
He's also bought a selection of vintage optical equipment. It's rather elegant, beautifully made and very heavy! Most of it is from an optician's in Walsall in the West Midlands
(his old stomping ground).

I've displayed our frames on the racks so they can be easily seen. We've decided on cake; lemon drizzle and rhubarb crumble, same as last year. We are also having tiffin as made by our friend. All we our hoping for now is nice weather.
1940s frames on an antique  slip lamp table 
NHS frames  
We are at Dead Men's Towers in our home in rural Norfolk and are open from 12 noon to 5pm Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July. We hope you can make it to see us and our frames in their lovely new surroundings and look forward to seeing you. 
Mrs Deadman 


Saturday, 18 June 2016

Dead Men's Spex Open Weekend July 16th and 17th 2016

Hi There
Well, you wouldn't believe it but it is nearly Mid Summer and our thoughts are turning to having nice times outside in the garden. So, following last year's successful open weekend we've decided to do it again.
Last year's selection of homemade cakes- rhubarb crumble, lemon drizzle
and flap jack.

We'll be opening our shoffice in our garden in rural Norfolk on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th July from 12 noon to 5 pm both days. We'll have our usual great selection of vintage glasses on display. Along with the obligatory chat we'll also be serving homemade cakes and tea and coffee. If you're lucky you might even get to share some of Deadman's new tipple; calendula tea. I haven't decided which cakes to make yet; I'm open to suggestions...

Important decisions at last year's open day ....

If you fancy an afternoon out, why don't you come and join in the fun? If you live further afield you could even combine it with a weekend at the seaside, we're only half an hour from the coast! We'd love to see you. 

Well I'd better go 
TTFN 
Mrs Deadman