How to make an upcyled vintage brooch necklace

How to make an upcyled vintage brooch necklace

For those of you who are attracted to sparkly jewellery and love a statement necklace how about designing your own stand out piece using vintage brooches which can be found in charity shops.  You can use a broken brooch too that is beyond repair which is a great way to recycle and upcycle, or like […] Read more…

How to make a simple beaded 70s style macrame plant holder

How to make a simple beaded 70s style macrame plant holder

Macrame is fashionable again, after almost 40 years since it last adorned our homes. After holiday goers went on their first package holidays in the 1960s and 1970s, they returned home with the macramé bug, enjoying creating wall hangings and plant holders to remind them of their European  travels. This plant holder is simple to […] Read more…

How to make a 1950s style vintage kidney table

How to make a 1950s style vintage kidney table

Certain shapes and styles of 1950s tables are hard to find, and when you do, they are often in terrible condition. Here I have taken an old coffee table that was beyond repair and used the legs to create a new version of a popular style; the kidney table. MATERIALS USED: 3 screw on legs […] Read more…

Exploring Vintage York with Hotel Indigo

Exploring Vintage York with Hotel Indigo

Last weekend we went to York to explore what it has to offer for the vintage and antique fan. I teamed up with Hotel Indigo as part of their #WeekendAdventures campaign highlighting that you don’t need to go to Europe to explore a great city as we have some amazing ones on our doorsteps. This […] Read more…

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…

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