How to upcycle a vintage laundry basket

How to upcycle a vintage laundry basket

It can be hard to find a vintage laundry basket in the right colour or even in good condition so why not upcyle your own and add a seat top too. Here I have created a distressed look basket and covered the lid in a vintage tablecloth that had a large stain on it. Now […] Read more…

Buying and selling tips at auctions by Barnebys

Buying and selling tips at auctions by Barnebys

No matter if you’re fan of vintage items for their classic style or if you can’t stop upcycling pre-loved furniture, there is one thing you’re looking for and that is quality. Buying at auction can be a real treasure trove; style, environment-friendly and possibly good investments, there are many reasons to discover the world of […] Read more…

vintage fisher price toys

Vintage Fisher Price Toys To Take You Back

“In the late 1960s robust plastic toys made by Fisher Price became popular. A favourite is the record player with lullaby records: turn the winder, move the stylus and listen to nursery rhymes. These are simple, mechanical and importantly, still working today. They also produced a telephone, radio and TV; still replicating the grown up […] Read more…

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

Upcycled painted crystal for your dressing table

Pressed coloured glass dressing table sets were popular in the 1920s and 1930s, often made in Czechoslovakia. Comprising of a glass tray in a pastel colourway alongside candle sticks, perfume bottles and jewellery pots; this was a glamorous look for any ladies’ bedroom. As these become rarer, why not recreate the look by painting crystal […] Read more…

Kate Beavis Vintage

What exactly is vintage?

When I originally wrote this piece last year for London Edge, Kendall and Kylie Jenner were facing a backlash over their collection of “vintage tees” for adding their faces to famous music albums without any consent. As they rushed to remove all trace of them online, it raised the question, what exactly is vintage? What […] Read more…

My Top 10 Pineapple Vintage Style Homewares

My Top 10 Pineapple Vintage Style Homewares

It appears that retro, kitsch pineapples are not going anywhere, and that you are still buying them for your home. I love a pineapple, and as any vintage fan will tell you, pineapples have always been fashionable in our homes! I have scoured the internet to share my favourite pineapple vintage style homewares with you, […] Read more…

How to make a copper pipe candle holder

How to make a copper pipe candle holder

Copper continues to be on trend in our homes, so why not create a centre piece to wow your guests? What is great about this copper pipe candle holder, is that you can make it as small and simple or as big and ornate as you want; I have designed something large but simple – […] Read more…

Vintage style Christmas cushions

Vintage style Christmas cushions

While researching Christmas gifts for my two articles for The Lady Magazine, I found these amazing vintage style Christmas cushions from We Love Cushions. They not only make me nostalgic, they also make me smile as they are both kitsch and festive at the same time. I was lucky enough to have been gifted some […] Read more…

How to make an upcycled cotton reel Christmas tree

How to make an upcycled cotton reel Christmas tree

Rather than making a wreath this year, or maybe as well as, why not create another festive shape such as a Christmas tree or star? I have created a framed tree using lots of cotton reel, bells and buttons to add even more festive cheer to my fireplace! MATERIALS USED: An old frame Chicken wire […] Read more…

How to make vintage fabric lampshade fairy lights

How to make vintage fabric lampshade fairy lights

Autumn is finally here, the evenings are getting darker and the clocks soon will be put back, so it is now time to cosy up your home. I love this time of year, I enjoy adding fluffy throws and textured cushions onto my vintage sofa, as well as extra lighting here and there to create […] Read more…

How to create a mid century living room Art Glass

How to create a mid century living room

A mid century living room looks perfect in so many settings; from a city apartment to a family home as it’s clean lines create a calm mood and uncluttered feel but can sometimes seem unobtainable due to the prices of the designer pieces. Let me share key items to include within it to create this […] Read more…

100 years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman

100 years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman

100 Years of Fashion Illustration is a new book, published by Laurence King Publishing written by Cally Blackman. It is a fantastic reference for any vintage fashion fan, sharing 400 illustrations from the Edwardian era through to the noughties which highlight to the reader how fashions have changed over 100 years. We are used to […] Read more…

How to make a tyre footstool

How to make an upcycled tyre footstool

Brighten up your decking or even a kids room by creating a brightly coloured tyre footstool from an old thrown away item. Add vintage fabric to give it a retro feel, then sit back, put your feet up, grab an ice cream and enjoy the sunshine. MATERIALS USED (All measurements are dependent on tyre size; […] Read more…

10 reasons to go to a vintage festival

10 reasons to go to a vintage festival

For many of us in the vintage world we know all about a vintage festival, and in fact go to them regularly. But for many, it is totally new and people can be unsure what to expect, what to wear and how to choose which one to go to! Here are just some reasons to […] Read more…

How to create a vintage garden

How to create a vintage garden

Vintage Garden History: Amateur gardening was a popular pastime in the 1930s, with rows of neat flower beds in the front and back gardens of the newly built suburbs. These quickly turned into allotment styled gardens in the 1940s as the government asked us all to “Dig for Victory”. Before now a lot of food […] Read more…

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