Thursday, 8 June 2017

The first part of the stream-lining of the search menu on the website is done (took a little longer than expected with customers at the showroom today) 
I am in the process of writing frame histories for each time period so please look out for these and let me know if you like them - the first is here 



Adieu
Deadman

Monday, 5 June 2017

Hi, 
things have been very much busy, busy, busy at Deadmen's Towers over the last few months. The website has been earning its keep and I’ve been in the workshop preparing lots of frames for some big name shows in London as well as a couple of well known opera companies.

As we head in to summer we find ourselves with a few shows to attend. We will be at Heydon with LittleVintage Lover Fairs, Gressenhall’s village at war and also North Norfolk Railway’s1940’s weekend. So please look out for us and come and say hello.

We also have a new recruit in the photo booth 😀 - "Uncle Walter"



Alongside this Mrs Deadman – Claire, is also attending a raft of shows locally over the Summer promoting her business Broadsky Astorology. She has been an astrologer for over 20 years and is now offering her services locally and online through her website.

So as I said busy all round, but having fun.......... what more could a man want?!


Deadman

Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Dead Men's Spex out and about at MK Handmade and Vintage Extravaganza

Hi there
Our weekend at Milton Keynes Handmade and Vintage Weekend Extravaganza went off well and we had a good time. We met some new customers and saw some of our regulars. We managed to spread the word about Dead Men's Spex and got lots of compliments about our name and a few shudders, as always.

Dead Man decided to have a little competition between me and him. He put photos up of us on instagram, mine went up on Saturday and his on Sunday and weirdly we both had 53 likes. However, he also put them up on Facebook and he had loads more views than me : 1295 to 707. It's OK, I know who is the most photogenic out of the two of us!

Me titivating the stock. I do like a good polish at the start of the day!

When we came back from the show we took the opportunity to restock the website and show room.  Dead Man's put some new gent's frames on the website.


Dead man, jovial as ever - even on a Sunday morning.



Well TTFN Mrs Dead Man

Monday, 20 February 2017

Dead Men's Spex at Milton Keynes

Hi there
It is almost March and Spring feels like it has sprung today. Dead Man Junior and I bought some new primulas to brighten up the outside of our shoffice.

We are also getting ready for our first show of the season on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March. It is the MK Handmade and Vintage Weekend Extravaganza at Milton Keynes.   The show is in the very spacious Middleton Hall right in front of John Lewis and opens from 9am -6pm on Saturday 4th and 10.30am to 5pm on Sunday 5th.
Soft cases £6.00 each 
We went last year and really enjoyed ourselves, we saw some of our regular customers and also met lots of new people. It is a lovely show with a mix of crafts and vintage. We are looking forward to going and are preparing plenty of great stock. If you are in the area we'd love to see you.

Dead men's Spex stall at Milton Keynes in 2016

TTFN Mrs Dead Man 

Monday, 9 January 2017

Happy New Year from Dead Men's Spex

Hi there

We hope you had a good break, thank you to everyone who supported us in 2016, we had a good year. In December, Dead Man Junior and I visited the Warner Brother Studios Harry Potter Tour. It was fantastic! We loved Dumbeldore's office and decided that it would be the perfect hideout for Dead Man ! He and the great man seem to have the same taste in large magnifying glasses.

Vintage magnifying glasses in Dumbeldore's office

There was also a bit of magic occurring; at the end of the tour is a room full of wand boxes one for each person who was involved with the films; it is extensive, there are hundreds of people! I took a photo of a random section..(honest!) and when I got it home Deadman noticed the appropriate names- Derek Deadman and Peter Mann (Dead Man's dad, Deadman Sleeping is Peter Manion)!
Appropriately named wand boxes.
We are looking forward to 2017 and will be doing some shows. Our first one of the year is on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th March and is quite a large event. It is the MK Handmade and Vintage Weekend Extravaganza at Milton Keynes. This will be our third time at this show as we went last year. It is a lovely show with a mix of crafts and vintage, it  has some very interesting stalls , including ours of course..! We will be at other events throughout the year and will let you know as we book them. In the meantime you are always welcome to make an appointment to come to our showroom in our garden to choose vintage spectacles.

We wish you all a good new year,
TTFN Mrs Deadman