Sunday, 20 September 2020

TTFN

Gonna be away for a few days, so you won't hear from me for a bit ... (Stop cheering at the back!)


But don't forget you can still go to The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset and buy loads of my stuff!!!!
 

 

Saturday, 19 September 2020

PHOTO / ARTWORK

Here is a photo I took around the Barbican in London that was inspired by the photographic art of Lomography.

Which involves gaining unusual effects through filters and lenses, and often cheap, old-school cameras.




Thursday, 17 September 2020

TINS!

I love an old vintage tin!

But you can't keep them all, so I've bunged a few in my unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset!

 

Here are a few of them ...

A 1960s Frears Teatime Assorted Biscuits tin.


Really cool 60s storage canister, complete with groovy flower designs!

 

A Blue Bird Confectionery Limited tin from the 60s.

 

Cadbury's Marvel dried milk tin from 1980.

 


And finally an unusual book-shaped tin, also produced by Cadbury's.
 

If you fancy any of these, run on down to The Customs House right away!!

 



Tuesday, 15 September 2020

MUHAMMAD ALI

Bit of a random piece of stock from the ArtPix Storeroom to show you ...

 

 

A Life magazine cover of the iconic boxer Muhammad Ali.

This original vintage cover dates from November 9th 1970, and has been mounted onto black board and framed. 

You can find it on sale in my unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset.

Run along there soon before it gets snapped up!!

 


 

Saturday, 12 September 2020

DOING THE BOOTS

I'm off doing the 'boots' again tomorrow, so you can find me at Yeovil Boot Fair, at the Showground on the edge of town.

 
I'm sneaking in yet more vintage items, in amongst all the bits 'n bobs, as you can often find good quality stuff at these fairs.
Won't be 50p tho ;)

Come on down and see what I've got on my stall!!
 
 

Friday, 11 September 2020

SELLING VIA FACEBOOK

As vintage fairs have been decimated this year, meaning zero sales for yours truly, I'm having to bite the bullet and sell stuff online!

So have peep at these gorgeous Mid-Century Scandinavian nest of tables.

A slice of vintage cool for your living room!

Go HERE

  




Wednesday, 9 September 2020

KINO CINEMA

I took this photo a few years ago of this rather forlorn but defiant looking old cinema.


It stands on the seafront at Walton-on-the-Naze in Essex, and is called the Kino Cinema.

Built in 1916, it would've begun life showing silent movies, way before the talkies were even thought of. It strikes me as odd though, that the German word for cinema was used ... Kino ... being as it was right in the middle of the First World War.

It has a bold appearance, painted in yellow, with the huge front wall, and the striking KINO lettering picked out in red.

It's possible this was a later addition, as the architecture looks very Art Deco, and the font definitely does as well.

It closed its doors as early as 1951, and has been an amusement arcade ever since.

But it's as if the stardust of the movies has never left it, as she still looks proud. 

Bit like a fading film star, who still has a bit of glamour about them.