After being out and about on Oldham Street, Manchester last weekend, I was itching to post about my latest arty-tarty vintage discovery.
To be precise I found myself starring and snooping large piles of prints in Ryan Vintage (48-50 Oldham Street, Manchester).
Artist and founder of GODS and other animals, Lorna Lucas’ immaculous, quirky screenprints whether on vintage wallpaper, sheet music or fabrics of all kind fully grabbed my attention. Within the following 45min I must have jumped between two rooms filled with bizarre collectables such as fluffy, fleathery chairs, clouded mirrors or early 20th century toys. During my treasure hunt I turned over tables, looked between chairs and in all sorts of places for hidden prints which were more or less integrated in the general decor of the store (yet for sale).
After an exhilarating (and also exhausting) search I finally decided on the memerising, gloomy print “Le Deux Corbeaux / Le Sacre Coeur” depicting two ravens holding on a heart in their claws. In my opinion they are the “messengers” or “guards of the dead and lost souls”. To my mind with they are guarding the admiration and commitment of two (or more) people for each other (or the same purpose) is eternal.
My next collectable might well be one of Fräulein Lorna’s bespoke vintage textile and/or furniture pieces… Come pay day!