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

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Little Vintage Lover Fair a great success!

Hi there

We had a great day on Sunday at Manington Hall in Norfolk, just up the road from  Dead Men's towers, with Little Vintage Lover Fair. The weather was spectacular to match the scenery; Zoe has the knack of picking beautiful days. We had a lovely day and met some new people amid the familiar faces. 
Dead Man in his new shirt with Dead Man Junior
We had initially planned to have an indoor pitch but when we arrived it was such a lovely morning that we opted to put our Dead Men's Spex stall outside on the lawn, it was definitely the right decision.
Mannington Hall from the bridge over the moat 
I had a wander round with my camera and was quite impressed with the results; the subject matter definitely helps..!

Mannington Hall and moat
A side view of the moat 
This was the first time Little Vintage Lover Fair had been to Mannington Hall and I hope we can go back again.


Hope to see you soon, TTFN Mrs DeadMan
Mannington Hall and Gardens

Monday, 25 April 2016

Dead Men's Spex at Mannington Hall with Little Vintage Lover Fair

Hi there

We will be out and about again, this time in Norfolk. On Sunday 8th May we are going with Little Vintage Lover Fair to the beautiful Mannington Hall near Aylsham. This is the first time that Little Vintage Lover Fair has been there and it is on V.E day so 1940's dress is encouraged. Mannington Hall is a medieval moated country house owned by Lord and Lady Walpole. We went there a few years ago with a multi period fair and it is a lovely place.
Mannington Hall

The gardens are open to the public in the spring and summer and Little Vintage Lover Fair is part of one of their open days. Dead Men's Spex will be undercover, next to the tea rooms - The Greedy Goose, uh oh I can feel the temptation already. If you are looking for a nice day out why not come along on May 8th? Mannington Hall is well worth a visit and  you'll have the chance to find some vintage goodies. We'll be pleased to see you and will be selling our usual varied selection of genuine vintage spectacles. Deadman likes to have people to chat to, he can get a bit bored of me...

Mrs Deadman

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Dead Men's Spex have a good day at Peachy Keen Vintage Fair

Hi there

We had a good day in Ipswich at Peachy Keen Vintage Fair, it was in the Manor Ballroom which we managed to find without getting lost; always a bonus. We sold quite a few pairs of our vintage specs and met some new customers and stall holders and caught up with some old friends. It always nice to go to shows and meet people. We will be out and about again later this year; watch this space for further details.


Peachy Keen Vintage Fair April 2016 - taken from their Facebook page 

Hope to see you soon

Mrs Deadman