Monday, 16 July 2018

KERPOW!

Alongside all the fairs and markets I'm doing, don't forget I still have my busy unit down at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset!

This Grade II listed building is right on the seafront, and near the harbour in this gorgeous seaside town.

And just one of the hundreds of brilliant vintage gems you can find in my unit there is this fantastic Batman annual ...





Printed in 1966, it tied-in with the iconic and crazy American TV series starring Adam West and Burt Ward, which ran for 120 insane episodes from January 1966 to March 1968.

So if you're a massive fan of the show, or just a super-heroes fan in general, this is a must!

Get down there now!







Saturday, 14 July 2018

GIANT SHEPTON FLEA MARKET

I'll be at this splendid market near Shepton Mallet at the crack of dawn tomorrow!!
Kick off is at 9-30am, but it pays to arrive super-early as there is so much to see!

Including my stall!!!!
And here are a few bits that you'll see on there ...


An elegant 1930s wooden revolving bookcase, an absolutely gorgeous piece.
It can hold 30 of these classic Agatha Christie books, a perfect accompaniment!




An FA Cup money box!!
It looks great as a piece of footballing memorabilia, and is also handy for your loose change!!



A lovely Susie Cooper jam pot, which has her Dresden Spray design and dates to 1935. Check out the sleek and modernist shape of the lid! I've also added a free spoon, which is actually late Victorian.




The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour album from 1967. It has a gatefold sleeve and includes the original 24-page booklet.





A 1920s wooden cut-out of the famous cartoon character Bonzo the Dog. He was absolutely huge in the 20s and appeared on everything from comics to animated films. Here he is trying to charm a rather angry looking cat!




Something a bit different here. A promotional shop display poster and banner for the Simple Minds live video Verona from 1990. 
They were originally displayed in the window of the Our Price Records shop in Notting Hill Gate, London.



This is a close-up of Shepton Mallet train station from a framed 1934 Great Western Railway map of Somerset. It shows all the counties' stations, most of which probably don't exist anymore, so a great piece of railway history.

So if you fancy any of these, get yourself down to the Royal Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet tomorrow!!

Friday, 13 July 2018

1960s ANGLEPOISE LAMP

Gotta groovy 60s anglepoise lamp to show you!!



In a fantastic orange colour, this classic design was one of the best inventions of the 20th Century, and would look superb on any computer desk or table.




It has an unusual square base which you don't normally see, and is weighted to hold the weight of the lamp.



It even has an energy bulb!


And like any anglepoise it can be twisted to any position you want.



This is just one of loads of amazing vintage items that I'll have for sale on my stall at this Sunday's GIANT SHEPTON FLEA MARKET at the Royal Bath & West Showground in Shepton Mallet!

See you there!

Thursday, 12 July 2018

BACK TO REALITY ...

After a manic time supporting England this week, I'm now back up and running and getting out there doing markets!

So keep these dates open:

July 15th: GIANT SHEPTON FLEA MARKET at the Royal Bath & West Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset.

July 21st: WIMBORNE MARKET at the Riverside Park in Wimborne, Dorset.

July 29th: BRIDPORT VINTAGE MARKET at the St Michael's Trading Estate, Bridport, Dorset.


The Wimborne Market is a new venture for me, its a brilliant place, as there is a car boot section, a proper old-school market and an antique centre all on the same site.
I'll be in the car boot bit, which actually has top quality antique stalls, so I figured this is a great place to trade from.

I've been hunting down new stock all over Dorset and Somerset recently, so I can't wait to get back out there!

Here is one tiny example, a great stash of my favourite vintage magazine PICTURE POST!


See you at one of these great markets!!!

Sunday, 8 July 2018

DARE WE BELIEVE??!!

This is already the best thing that's happened to England since 1990, but there's no harm in starting to dream. Is there?!




Wednesday, 4 July 2018

COME ON ENGLAND!!!!!!!!!!!

Yes, it did actually happen, you didn't dream it, England DID win a penalty shoot-out!!!!!!

Unbelievable scenes everywhere around the country, especially at ArtPix Towers, when I ran into the street shouting COME ON ENGLAND (sorry neighbours)!!!!

Now for Saturday, restock the beer supplies and crisps, and we'll be ready ...




Monday, 2 July 2018

CHESIL COVE

We are still having crazy weather, with day after day of sizzling sunshine! 

So who needs to go on holiday, when down here in Dorset I've got this 5 minutes from ArtPix Towers?!


Not that long ago the Isle of Portland was getting its first snow in years, but now its basking in endless sun.
And just look at the sea down at my local beach in Chesil Cove, I've never seen it so clear!!!