Thursday 28 March 2024


I'll be away in France for the next couple of weeks on a rare ArtPix holiday!!

Going to Normandy, and will be wandering around all the D-Day beaches, which will be amazing to do.


Will still be on the lookout for vintage stuff of course!

Last time I went to France, I came back with some brilliant items, including this fantastic vintage metal sign, which i definitely won't be selling!

So au revoir for the moment, but see you all again soon!

Thursday 21 March 2024


I'm always looking to save, renovate or recycle things.

So this simple idea to create a really nice item to brighten up a room, was made from two rescued items I've picked up along the way.


Using an old backing board from an antique picture frame, a bundle of which I found going for free outside a framing shop.

And a vintage sheet music cover, from a huge pile of old and very tatty sheet music that was being thrown out.

Picking out a sheet which had a strong and interesting cover, I simply stuck it to one of the old boards. Then varnished it to protect it, which actually also really enhances the colours. 


Hey presto, here's a nice bit of artwork, that can be put anywhere around any room!


Incidentally, the sheet music I used is from the 1929 film, Glad Rag Doll, which has sadly been lost, although apparently the trailer of the film survives!

And Interesting Film Fact of the Day: the star of the film Dolores Costello, was the Grandmother of actress Drew Barrymore!

Thursday 14 March 2024


The winter is slowly coming to an end, so I've finally managed to venture out into my yard to work on a few bits of vintage furniture.

Not having any handy workshop, it all has to be done in my tiny yard, so I'm completely weather dependent.

I can then renovate the bits of furniture I buy, to sell at my vintage markets.


Here are a few things I've worked on this week.

A gorgeous Edwardian side table, Mid-Century coffee table with rack underneath, and a fabulously kitsch 1960s table!

Find them on sale at my vintage markets!