Sunday, 9 August 2015

Summer time with Dead Men's Spex

Hi there

Well, Little Vintage Lover Fair in Heydon went well. As usual, the weather excelled itself and we had a beautiful summery day. The event was very well supported; there was a constant flow of people and long queues for the coffee van. We saw quite a few familiar faces and had a good (if rather warm) day.We took some copies of Vintage Explorer with us and Zoe and Margaret gave those out at the door. We have just started to advertise Dead Men’s Spex, in there, it is a lovely magazine, well worth a look.

Looking for bargains
Mr and Mrs Dead Man

Vintage china

Dead Man Junior and I left Dead Man to stand the stall on his own and sneaked onto the village green for a few minutes. It was a beautifully idyllic scene with people picnicking and relaxing in the grass. I soon had to return to the stall and Dead Man Junior followed later on once he had taken some photos.

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Dead Men's Spex off to Heydon

Hi There

Yes, first day of the summer holidays and it throws it down with rain, how mean is that?! Well August is racing towards us and with it another little Vintage Lover Fair on Sunday August 2nd  at the beautiful Norfolk village of Heydon. If my memory serves me correctly; which it doesn't always these days, then it will be our fourth time at Heydon. It usually both warm and busy so let's hope the tradition continues!
Little Vintage Lover Fair at Heydon village hall
Dead Men's Spex will be there displaying a wide range of vintage eyewear ; we have some new frames to share with you! We are looking forward to getting out and seeing people and maybe even buying cake. By the way my rhubarb crumble cake was a hit at our open day; one of Dead Man's good ideas.
We will be bringing a selection of these frames to Heydon

Hope to see you soon for a fun day out

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Monday, 13 July 2015

Dead Men's Spex Open weekend

Hi there
We are happy to say that Dead Men's Spex open weekend went well.
Deadman waiting for visitors
We had a good amount of visitors come to Dead Men's Towers to admire our new shoffice and our vintage frames. I wouldn't let them leave until they had sampled my cake and admired the bunting!

outside looking in
Thank-you to everyone who supported us, it was lovely to see you all, we had a fun weekend and the weather was fairly kind; there was only one brief but heavy downpour. 

The United Nations come to Norfolk from Canada, Spain and Buckinghamshire
We are planning to have regular opening hours from September, so watch this space (and the website and Facebook page) for more details.

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Count down to Dead Men's Spex Open Weekend July 11th and 12th

Hi There

Last time  I wrote we were off  to Little Vintage lover Fair at Holt Hall. That went well, and as Zoe the organiser had predicted, it stayed dry all day. I was rather dubious about this so we opted to set up our stall in the entrance hall. It was very spacious, and en-route to those two necessities in life; toilets and tea rooms, so I think we saw most people! We had a pleasant day and met some new customers and saw a few familiar faces. Thank you if you came to see us.

At Dead Men's Spex we are now gearing up for our open weekend this Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th July. Deadman has been working furiously in his workshop preparing a load more new frames. Meanwhile I have been on the peripherals; I have mainly been making bunting, not any old bunting; special vintage glasses bunting -seemed like a good idea at the time!

Dead Men's Spex bunting
This week I will be mainly making cake so I hope you come to help us eat it or Deadman and I will just get rounder than ever.....  

I have also been helping Deadman put pictures up in our "shoffice" and have been going through some great American opticians' advertising leaflets from the 1950s, 60s and 70s.  After reading them we decided to do "his" and "hers" collages. They are very much from a pre feminist era where men were bold and rugged and ladies all feminine and glamorous, I  couldn't resist sharing a few with you; there are floral frames for the elegant 1950's lady
Floral Dream Frame

Idealised 50's elegance
and "Leading Lady" and "Royal Lady" for the 1960's ultra chic chicks...

For rough tough outdoors men there is the 'Mansfield square'
Perfect for active men and rugged boys

Whereas a  more sophisticated gentleman of the 1970's may prefer the Round Towner! Well that's enough vintage indulgence for me for the moment. We are looking forward to seeing you at our open day 12 noon to 5pm  Sat 11th and Sun 12th July at Deadmens' Towers in Norfolk 

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Monday, 15 June 2015

Dead Men's Spex at Holt Hall with Liittle Vintage Lover Fair

Hi there

Wow, it is June already. Our shoffice as we've named it is coming on well. Deadman is having fun dressing it with his optical memorabilia and displays. We've had some customers already and our open weekend is Sat11th and Sun12th July from 12-5pm. So we're hoping for sunny weather.

Talking about sunny weather, Deadmen's Spex are at Holt Hall this Sunday June 21st with Little Vintage Lover Fair. It is a beautiful setting and well worth a visit, we went there at Christmas with Little Vintage Lover Fair and it was good. The grounds are lovely and there will be stalls outside and inside. We are looking forward to it, especially when there are vintage goodies and cake involved.... We will have a good selection of our vintage eyewear and hope to see you there.

TTFN Mrs Deadman

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Vintage Spex shop at Deadman's Towers

Hi there
It's exciting times for Dead Men's Spex. We  are setting up our very own purpose built vintage eye-wear boutique in our garden.

It is free standing, triple aspect with double glazed windows and electricity. Two windows face west and catch the afternoon sun; so it gets beautifully warm.  Deadman has just laid the carpet ; I had to check that he wasn't  having a sneaky snooze. Instead I found him shaking his booty.

Man of many talents including carpet laying and Dad dancing!
We''re almost ready ,we just need to move our stock in and then we can receive customers. We are planning an open day in the summer to show off our new showroom. Look out on our website and Facebook page for the date.

It's almost Hemsby rock'n roll weekend, yes, it's that time of year again...So Deadman has been prepping some great new frames  for the show. He'll be there from Friday 8th  until Sunday 10th May.

New ladies cats' eyes
He's looking forward to seeing everyone and having a good chin wag

TTFN MrsDeadman

Friday, 27 March 2015

Dead men's Spex at Blakeney

Hi There

I'm doing well this month ; 3 blogs in March. Wow!   We are off to Blakeney on the picturesque North Norfolk coast this Sunday 29th March with Little Vintage Lover Fair.

Blakeney Harbour

We will have a wide selection of stock; including  plenty of cool cats' eyes and  a good range of Shuron frames. Look out for our cool decoupage heads which set off our glasses beautifully.

Our lady  is wearing blue bay sunglasses at £25 for three pairs ; blue, yellow and white.

Our man is modelling a pair  of black 
Shuron Sidewinder  frames at £ 65 a pair.

We look forward to the show and hope to see you there.

TTFN MrsDeadman