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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…

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Styling Ideas: Printed Polaroid Photo Collages

When was the last time you printed your photographs? I bet there is a whole generation out there who didn’t even realise you could. Remember when we used to have photo albums? Remember taking your film to the chemist or sending it away in a green envelope, only to get them back and realise your […] Read more…

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Styling Ideas Using Vintage Wallpaper

Wallpaper can brighten up any room providing pattern, texture and sometimes a sense of fun. But I always feel that once it is up, you don’t want to change it especially if you have gone to the expense of hiring someone to install it. By adding it to other items around your home, you can […] Read more…

vintage retro kids childrens playroom by Kate Beavis

Our Vintage Playroom

An age ago, Sarah wrote a blog post featuting styling ideas for displaying your wall art. Since then I have been meaning to revisit my kids playroom to create a wall for their many creations. They are very lucky to have a playroom (I so wish it was my office) and it was featured in […] Read more…

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Vintage Styling Tips: Reclaimed Materials

Reclaimed materials are the perfect choice of any vintage lover.  Green, sustainable and often quirky to look at they can also save you a lot of money.  Whether you use them in the construction of your home or look for furniture and design made from up-cycled pieces. One of the easiest ways to use reclaimed […] Read more…

Styling Tips: Vintage Garden Rakes as decoration

If you’ve read some of my blogs lately you’ll know I have recently moved into a new (but still older) house which we are trying to improve a little.  We’ve been clearing out areas and this week found some rusty old garden tools in the garage.   They were destined for the skip but all of a sudden […] Read more…

Get the Look: 1960’s retro bedroom

A few weeks back we sold this 1960s retro tissue box. Made from yellow plastic, it reminded us of the Crayonne range sold through Habitat. The buyer sent us through this photo with it taking pride of place in their spare room. Sitting pretty on a G Plan 1950s Brendan bedside table alongside a classic […] Read more…

Styling Tip: 1930s crochet

I cannot stop buying vintage linen. I have bags and bags of it, from large embroidered tablecloths to small doily like tray covers. We do not use them in our home (which is a 1960s affair) and to be honest, we don’t really sell them either. Other people sell them so well but they don’t really […] Read more…

retrp wallpaper

Styling Tip: Vintage Wallpaper

A while back we wrote about the fabulous FiFi wallpaper which we chose for a feature wall in our bedroom. It is a reproduction of a 1950s design by Sanderson. The story goes that someone found it in a loft and they had actually forgotten that it ever existed. It is hand drawn sketches of […] Read more…

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