Tuesday, 18 January 2022

CC41 UTILITY FURNITURE SEWING BOX TABLE

Got a Fabulous Forties wooden sewing box table for sale!





 



Underneath it has the CC41 logo, which dates it to 1942-1952, as it would have been part of the Utility Furniture Scheme. 

It has an unusual curvy top, which underlines the scheme's goal of producing simple, but stylish furniture.

 

Check it out on the Facebook Marketplace HERE


Friday, 7 January 2022

MID-CENTURY STOOLS!

If Mid-Century stools are your thing, then lucky you, I've got these for sale!!!


All are from the 1950s and 60s, and all have completely different designs.



Find them on Facebook Marketplace!



Bit of a 50s industrial look on this one!

Check it out HERE

 

 


Really unusual shape, and with a great yellow vinyl seat! 

Check it out HERE

 

 


Classic 60s kitchen stool, but this one is made by Centa, and has original stickers on it! 

Check it out HERE

Wednesday, 5 January 2022

SAFE STANDING!

I saw the other day that Chelsea were pioneering 'Safe Standing' at their Stamford Bridge ground.

Terraces are back in the Premier League!!!


Although it looks like you have to stay in the place you are allocated, meaning friends and singing fans still can't group together, and you also have an annoying barrier in front of you. Which would surely make it unsafe in an emergency, when you need to get out quickly? 

It all just means that you are now officially allowed to stand up the whole game, and not have to worry about people behind you moaning, or an over-excited steward telling you off, or chucking you out!!!


It made me think that I was at the last game at Stamford Bridge when there were still terraces.

May 7th 1994, the last game of the season and I was standing right in the middle of The Shed end terracing, (as usual), watching us play Sheffield United. They were battling to win the game to stay up, and we were just a week away from our first FA Cup final in 24 years. 


Funnily enough we didn't know, or I certainly didn't, that this was the last time the infamous Shed end would be open. Which meant there were no poignant ceremonies marking the end of the iconic terrace, which was a huge part of the Chelsea story. It was such a shame. People would probably have tried chipping bits off it as souvenirs, I certainly would have, but it was suddenly not there anymore come the following season.

It had stood there since 1905, being part of the original stadium designed by Archibald Leitch.

I loved the fact it had been built in Edwardian times, before the First World War, still going strong, with barely any improvements since then. Barring of course, the funny lop-sided roof that had been added in 1930, hence the name 'Shed'. The atmosphere, sights, sounds, continuous singing, funny comments, and elements of danger in there was always brilliant.

A little of my enthusiasm for the game died when I couldn't go in the Shed anymore, going to games has genuinely never been as exciting. A bit like going to gigs in modern times, when you are now miles away from the stage, have a huge barrier in front of you, and stewards ruining your enjoyment of the occasion.

Of course terraces are still at most grounds further down the football ladder, and long may that continue!


STOCKPILING!!

Have been busy over the holidays seeking out and gathering new stock for the new year!


I've now got a huge stash of retro football programmes, and some brilliant vintage and Mid-Century furniture to restore and upcycle!

The programmes will be perfect for my unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset.


And I'll bring along the furniture to this year's vintage markets, the first of which is the LANGPORT VINTAGE MARKET on 12th February.

See you there!


Friday, 31 December 2021

Sunday, 26 December 2021

ARTPIX UPDATE!

Well, that's Xmas all done then ...!

I actually had quite a good run of sales online before Xmas, which helped the ArtPix coffers.

And my unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset is still going strong, and usually I have great sales around this time of year as well.

If you are in the area, do please have a look!


 

I'm having a bit of a stock check at the moment, and have noticed a few bits that are just hanging around.

I might do these super-cheap on Facebook Marketplace, or when the boot fairs kick in again.

Some of my stock is also not appropriate for certain fairs. I carefully pick and choose what to take to each vintage fair, but as some are still not running because of Covid, there is an awful lot left unused in boxes.

Watch this space!!

 

I've already got some vintage fairs lined up for 2022, the first being LANGPORT VINTAGE MARKET on 12th February.


 

That will be followed up with the GIANT SHEPTON FLEA on 20th February.

I have loads of new stock in the ArtPix Storeroom, just waiting to get out there and be sold. So start saving your pennies and come along!!! 


Issue 2 of my digital magazine ARTPIX is still in progress. There are a few rainy days forecast this week, so I'll use the time to have a go at a few more pages!!


I've got loads of renovating projects on the go as well. Some are really rare and unusual pieces, so I'll need to be very careful and professional and do these properly!! Hopefully I can get these out on sale in the new year.

 

I've been painfully inconsistent at blogging and updating things this year, so I'm going to try and remedy that next year! I love the buying and renovating of vintage items, but the social media side of things can be a bit boring!!!!

 

Happy New Year everyone!!!


Thursday, 23 December 2021

DAD

Remembering my Dad today, who passed away four years ago...


Never forgotten.