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