Wednesday, 17 May 2023


There's always something gloriously creepy about a vintage doll's head...

The fact that it's just the head on its own, plus the staring eyes!!

Now I've photographed it, it'll probably end up on one of my digital collages.

Friday, 5 May 2023


Had a magnificent time at the Bristol Vintage Furniture Flea at the end of April!!

Was the first time I'd traded there, and it was brilliant to be part of such an event.


I'd really enjoyed immersing myself into all things Mid-Century in preparation for the fair.

Sourcing and restoring all sorts of G-Plan, Ercol and other fantastic pieces.

I'm hoping to be able to trade there again. Kinda depends on whether I can restock with more furniture though, as I sold loads there!!

This week, I've been sorting out the ArtPix Storeroom, and going out and about finding new stock.

And after all the super-stylish Mid-Century furniture I'd been doing recently, I found this gorgeous and slightly worn bureau!!!

I absolutely love it!

Looks like its from the Edwardian era to me, and is completely charming in its current state.

Not sure I'm going to do too much to it, just a little clean up.

Next up for me is the LANGPORT VINTAGE MARKET on Saturday 13th May, so catch me there if you're down Somerset way!

Thursday, 20 April 2023


Very pleased to announce that I'll be trading at The Bristol Vintage Furniture Flea on Sunday 30th April.

This fabulous event will be at the very cool Paintworks venue in Bristol.

The Vintage Furniture Flea vibe is very much Mid-Century, so this gives me a great opportunity to show some of the amazing Mid-Century pieces I have.

See you there!

Friday, 14 April 2023


Sometimes things do work out for you...

Outside it's raining, grey and miserable today, but last weekend it was perfect weather for outdoor markets.


Had a great time at the Langport Vintage Market and Giant Shepton Flea, where there were loads of punters all willing to spend their cash!!

After a tough winter, and a very slow start to the year, that was very welcome.

All the hard work of sourcing stock, cleaning up and repairing, researching, then labelling and pricing, for once, paid off.

Now to go again, and go out out hunting for more stock, endlessly checking the weather forecasts, then getting up at silly o'clock and unloading the van in a field.

All sounds daft, but I absolutely love it!!!

Beats commuting on trains and tubes to London, then sitting in an office doing stuff for someone else, which I did for years!!!

Friday, 7 April 2023


Recently I bought a set of the French encyclopedia-style books Larousse Mensuel Illustré, encompassing the years 1907 to 1925.

They are fascinating books, packed with incredible illustrations of all sorts of things, from crazy contraptions to famous people.

They are also incredibly heavy!!

Tucked inside one of the volumes was this photograph...

It has a French studio name on the back, so it could have been the person who once owned these books.

I hope so, that would be brilliant.

But like any found photo, the identity of the person will forever remain a mystery.


I have to say though... she does look a little bit like Björk!!

Tuesday, 28 March 2023


Sorry my posts on here are sporadic these days!!
Remember folks, I usually only post on Instagram now!!!

But I do have some exciting news to share...

Next Saturday I'll be at the Sherborne Digby Hall Monthly Market.
This will be the first time I've traded at this market, so I'm really looking forward to being at a different venue and meeting new people!

Sherborne is an amazing historic town in Dorset, so come along to the market and soak up the atmosphere of this lovely place.

See you there!!
I'll be in the Main Hall!


Saturday, 25 March 2023


On my travels to look for new stock, its always nice when you find something unusual and amazing!


Take a look at this...

Wooden bellows with a striking carved face of a Medieval king.


With their more unusual long handles, they stand at 116cm long, and also feature an intricate carving on them. 


Made during the Arts and Crafts Movement of roughly 1880 to the early 20th Century, the ethos of this movement saw the revival of decorative Medieval designs and motifs.

They'll be on sale soon ... when I can bear to part with them!