Friday, 13 May 2022

LANGPORT VINTAGE MARKET

On Saturday 14th May I'll be at the LANGPORT VINTAGE MARKET in Somerset!


I'll have a bigger outside pitch this time, so I'll loads more space to display my vintage goodies!


As it's FA Cup final day, I'll be bringing along loads of vintage Cup Final programmes, a great selection of Chelsea and Liverpool programmes, plus a small replica of the FA Cup!!


See you there!



Tuesday, 3 May 2022

ART DECO DELIGHT!

Sometimes you buy stock to sell knowing it will be a winner, then get it home, and think... Hmm, actually I really like this!!!


One example is this stunning fire screen made of copper.
 

 
A really unusual item, as it has elements of an Art Deco design, maybe even hints of styles a bit earlier, including Arts & Crafts, and also a Chinese looking bit!!
I hedging my bets that its 1920s though.
 

And it will be on sale when I can bear to part with it!!

Saturday, 30 April 2022

LUMIERE!

On yet another one of my rescue missions recently I found this stunning light fitting!

This lovely antique is French, and has a wonderfully worn patina on it.

Would love it to be hanging up and in working order again, so I'll be bringing it along to boot fairs and vintage markets, in the hope someone can take it on and do their own rescue mission on it!

Tuesday, 26 April 2022

SURELY NOT?!

I recently rescued this lovely old leather satchel from a very undignified end.


Firstly I was very pleased to have saved it, especially as its such a fine looking old thing.


Then of course I noticed the initials!


A.A.M.


I thought, hang on a minute, there's a very famous person with those initials, who could easily have owned a satchel of this vintage.


A.A. MILNE


Yes, that's right the author, playwright, poet, and creator of none other than Winnie the Pooh!!!!


Of course there's no way to know if he did own this, but then there's no way to prove he didn't!!!!

Saturday, 23 April 2022

BRIDPORT VINTAGE MARKET

Sunday 24th April is the latest Bridport Vintage Market, so come on down to Bridport in Dorset for some fabulous vintage shopping!

 


Got loads of vintage goodies to show you, plus salvaged furniture and colourful driftwood creations I've recently been working on!!

 

 

See you there!!

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

ARTPIX UPDATE!

My poor Blog has been left behind a bit recently, sorry for so few updates this year!!

I've been busy doing stuff on my new shiny Instagram account instead!!

So, with Facebook as well, it does get a bit tricky keeping up with them all.

But I have a special fondness for this Blog, as this is where it all started for me online, way back in 2010.

I had this up-and-running before my main website, and I've enjoyed waffling on here over the years!!

 

Just recently I've been doing regular markets at Langport and Bridport, and had a hugely successful day at the Giant Shepton Flea last Sunday.

I'm hoping to add a few more places to trade from, but I do still do the odd boot fair at Dorchester and Yeovil, so you can find me there as well!!

Finding new stock for these events is, as always, a challenge, but a massively enjoyable one

Have also been super-busy renovating rescued bits of furniture.

I always love finding and restoring things, and giving them a new life.

Most of the time they are things that have been thrown away, and would end up in landfill.

Us vintage traders should be applauded for our tireless work in reusing and recycling so many items.

These often gorgeous bits of furniture look amazing when given a bit of TLC.


Check out this rather tired Mid-Century table I found recently.

I gave it a complete make-over, and now looks like a stunning and individual must-have table!!!


I also make things with driftwood, living near a beach, I find lots of washed-up wood and pallet wood, that's just asking to be made into something.





Bye for now, and I'll try and keep doing Blogs a bit more regularly, and thank you so much to my loyal band of readers!!!!

 

 


Saturday, 16 April 2022

GIANT SHEPTON FLEA

I'll be at the GIANT SHEPTON FLEA on 17th April!!


This is a huge vintage event, at the Bath & West Showground in Somerset.

I've been gathering up all sorts of vintage goodies for this, including some brilliant Mid-Century furniture.

And I've also got this fantastic hand painted vintage fairground food stall sign...