Marine Salvage Update

Marine Salvage Update

In coming posts we’ll be highlighting collectible lights that have recently arrived at Any Old Lights. Check them out and you’ll soon be lighting in style! First up, this stunning tripod vintage floor lamp. Our engineer, Clive, has custom-mounted a...

Guide to Vintage Shops in Cornwall

Our Guide to Vintage Cornwall Vintage Emporia in Cornwall Ace Vintage Cornwall A small family-run business, dealing in a quirky variety of antiques, collectables, vintage and retro. Their workshop and showroom is at High Street village near St Austell – and a trading...
Fowey Regatta 2021

Fowey Regatta 2021

Our favourite week of the year is almost upon us when Fowey Regatta makes a very welcome return. It’s  a  condensed version for 2021- and some events are in new locations – but we’re still so happy to see Fowey locals and visitors alike enjoying this much...
Why We Love Tripod Lighting

Why We Love Tripod Lighting

Over on our Instagram page of late, we’ve been highlighting our tripod lights. They’re very popular with our customers online and in the shop. What you may not realise is that many of our tripod floor lamp range are exclusive to us. We source top-quality...
Big Shipment Imminent

Big Shipment Imminent

The COVID pandemic has had myriad consequences, some more obvious than others. One of the toughest repercussions for Any Old Lights has been the closure of the ports and airports – we haven’t been able to restock. We only show items in stock on this...
Any Old Lights on Video

Any Old Lights on Video

We had a lovely visitor named Jay to Any Old Lights in Fowey recently. He made this impromptu video which we’re delighted and grateful to share. Jay chats to the fabulous Anita, who staffs our shop every Saturday, and tours the racks of vintage lighting. We get...
Coronavirus Tales

Coronavirus Tales

Hello! It’s been, well… months. (I’m going to try to get through this without using the word unprecedented.) So much – and so little – has happened since lockdown back in March. The family became addicted to SAS: Who Dares Wins, Hunted...
Half Term in Fowey Cornwall

Half Term in Fowey Cornwall

Visiting Cornwall for half term? January feels like it’s gone on for 40 days and nights, so we’re really looking forward to half term and welcoming people into Fowey. February can be very unpredictable in Cornwall, and so far we’ve been battered by Storm Ciara and...
Fowey Food Week 7-14 March

Fowey Food Week 7-14 March

Planning to come and  see our vintage lighting shop in Fowey? If you’re a foodie, a great time to visit would be March, to enjoy Fowey Food Week 2020. The first Food Week last year was great fun – the theme being ‘Eat your way around the world without leaving...
Vintage Ship Bells Incoming

Vintage Ship Bells Incoming

Bronze and brass ships’ bells are beautiful items, packed with history – and always popular. We’re constantly on the lookout for them. What I like about them in particular, is that a named and dated bell can be be researched on the internet, and the...
Shop Local This Christmas

Shop Local This Christmas

I’m not going to lie: 2019 has been a tough year. Not just for Any Old Lights, but for all retailers. Political uncertainty, the state of the economy, the fall of the pound – they all add (deduct) up. Here are just some of the vast – you’d have...
Fowey Christmas Market Weekend 6-8 December

Fowey Christmas Market Weekend 6-8 December

Fowey Christmas Market is almost up on us! One of Cornwall’s most well-loved Christmas events, over 200 traders are carefully chosen so you can look forward to finding a unique collection of handmade locally produced gifts, arts and craft as well as some of the...

Suez Canal Searchlights

We have recently reserved three giant Suez Canal searchlights, mounted on custom-made aluminium pillar bases. To call them statement lighting is an understatement! We will be selling them for circa £2500 inc VAT – if you’re interested in advance of arrival...

Vintage Lighting Incoming!

By the end of October we’re expecting to receive a major restock of vintage nautical lighting. Among the crates are returning old favourites, as well as some stunning vintage lights we’ve not stocked before. Bear in mind that all genuine vintage lighting,...
Fishermen’s Lights Back in Stock

Fishermen’s Lights Back in Stock

A small shipment of Revivals restocks arrived recently, so here’s a heads-up. Back come a good batch of our ever-popular Aluminium & Steel Nautical Pendants (others call them fishermen’s lamps/lights). This is our version of a 1970s vintage nautical...
Fowey Regatta 2019 – Busy Busy Busy

Fowey Regatta 2019 – Busy Busy Busy

As if the uncertainties of Brexit weren’t nightmare enough for we small businesses, someone lobbed in the summer holidays on top. It’s rare at the moment that I can sit at my computer without a small child requesting I play something, or while one clambers...