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…

How to make an upcycled magazine rack using copper pipe

How to make an upcycled magazine rack using copper pipe

Copper as a material has been fashionable for some time now, and is seen in every room in the house. I love it, and remember having copper bathroom accessories back in the mid 90s which were alas car booted many years ago! This month I am showing you how to make an upcycled magazine rack […] Read more…

How to use vintage fabric in your home

How to use vintage fabric in your home

I always have pieces of vintage fabric in my craft box, from large sections of collectable textiles, to small off cuts that are left over from my latest project. While out shopping at vintage fairs and festivals, I often see the most amazing designs from 1950s barkcloth covered in atomic patterns to more retro 1970s […] Read more…

10 things you hear when you are a vintage fashion fan

When you love vintage fashion, the people you know and love who don’t quite get it, are always pretty fascinated by us. Many find us a little “odd”, something I sometimes revel in. (Who wants to be “normal” anyway?) But then the questioning starts….. So is that like a dead person’s clothes? Maybe. If you are […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: A Clothes Peg Wreath by Kate Beavis: Easter Upcycling

How to make an upcycled clothes peg wreath

The trend for decorating our homes for special holidays is growing year on year, as just like Christmas and Easter, it is a time for relaxing with family, enjoying great food and spoiling ourselves rotten! Every year I make a wreath with the children, with a spring feel, to hang in our kitchen diner and this […] Read more…

Vintage Pin Club with Kate Beavis

Vintage Pin Club

Vintage Pin Club is for all fans of nostalgia, of the iconic pieces from the 20th century that we have in our homes and would fight over at the car boot sale. For the lovers of vintage and retro, for people who want to literally wear their vintage on their sleeve (or lapel or jumper […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: Vintage Bakeware Bird Feeders by Kate Beavis

How to make a Vintage enamel upcycled Bird Feeder

Rather than buying a plastic bird feeder this spring time, why not create your own upcycled bird feeder using old bakeware that is beyond repair such as cake tins and enamel lids. They look great hanging in groups too and the birds will love you for it! MATERIALS USED: A selection of vintage metal and […] Read more…

Get the Vintage 1950s Kitchen Look English Rose from Style Your Modern Vintage home book by Kate Beavis

Get the Vintage 1950s Kitchen Look

We have decorated our bathrooms and kitchens in a stark white for the last 2 decades, but we are now starting to see colour creeping back in, which is perfect if you love the vintage look. With gadgets looking like the originals, the continued support for the Great British Bake Off and retailers bringing in […] Read more…

Valentine's Day Gift Wrapping Ideas by Kate Beavis

Valentine’s Day Gift Wrapping Ideas

Recently I have been busy pinning Valentine’s Day gift ideas and crafts, and have noticed how many fab ideas for gift wrapping there is. So I thought I would give some of them a go, using oddments of wallpaper, wrapping paper, felt, buttons and ribbons that I have left over from Christmas and other craft […] Read more…

How to create a mid century vintage home office by Kate Beavis

How to create an mid century vintage office

Working from home is a modern trend, with so many of us enjoying the flexibility this brings us especially when managing our own business so why not create a vintage office. This working space had changed much over the years. In the 1930s father would have sat at his desk in a smaller room or corner […] Read more…

Kate Beavis 2016 Review

My 2016 Review – Realisation, Relaxation, Acceptance

I wasn’t planning to write a round up blog post of 2016 for a few reasons, hence this one being late. But on reading everyone else’s and feeling super proud of their achievements I started to think about what I had achieved and my overwhelming feeling was that I hadn’t achieved that much. Now this […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial A Pipe Christmas Tree Picture by Kate Beavis

DIY Tutorial: A Pipe Christmas Tree Picture

If you don’t have space for a Christmas tree, why not create one for the wall? This month’s upcycled project uses off cuts of plumbing pipes to create a tree shape, so that you can display your treasured vintage baubles inside the circles. This is a great idea for parents of young children or even […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial A Vintage Jewel Christmas Tree by Kate Beavis

DIY Tutorial: A Vintage Jewel Christmas Tree

I was busy thinking about Christmas last month as I love to introduce a few festive things to my home in advance, a bit like a Countdown to Christmas! I start with a few table decorations, some original vintage and some handmade, created by my whole family. This year I have made a Christmas tree […] Read more…

Vintage 1970s autumn maxi dress fashion blog by Kate Beavis

Can you wear a vintage maxi dress in autumn/winter?

I recently bought this amazing 1970s vintage maxi dress from a local vintage shop. I fell in love with it straight away; the colours and pattern slightly reminding me of William Morris. It is a needlecord, in a deep green colour with large mustard flowers and a frill neckline. But there was one thing holding […] Read more…

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