This Sunday I'll be at this amazing event!!!
I absolutely love doing salvage fairs, so can't wait to come along with some brilliant items to show you.
Please support this event and make it a great day.
See you there!
One of my little sidelines is finding and restoring small bits of furniture...
When I found this table it had been painted black, but instantly saw it was something special.
Underneath all that paint was a beautiful and elegant late Victorian side table made from bamboo.
Now it has all its rich colours, quirks and textures, just like it did over 120 years ago.
I wonder what I'll find next to restore?!
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!
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!
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!!!
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!!