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Kate Beavis Vintage Life mag interview

My Interview With Vintage Life Magazine

I have recently been interviewed for Vintage Life magazine as part of a series speaking to business people in the vintage world. For those who missed it, here it is again: Vintage Life: How did you become interested in vintage?  I first discovered vintage fashion as a teenager in the late 1980s. Having dressed very […] Read more…

pea and mint soup

Living Life Sugar Free

Warning! Bit of a personal blog post coming up! I have made the same resolution year after year to become stronger and fitter but it just hasn’t happened. Not because resolutions are a waste of time but because to be honest I like wine and cheese too much! And both counteract my strength as both […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

The last 2 weeks has been busy with our first National Vintage Wedding Fair as well as half term. We formally took over the reigns of the fair on the hottest day of the year. It was great to meet all the exhibitors and brides to be as well as launching new branding, signage and […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It’s been an emotional two weeks here at Your Vintage Life. A bit of a rollercoaster really, and thankfully we are just about getting off the ride. So today’s blog is (in the words of the late Ian Dury) is our Reasons To Be Cheerful: part 3 (and yes there wasn’t a part 1 or 2) […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Well it has been a very busy week but also a fabulous week. First up was the Festival of Vintage in York organised by Discover Vintage. We all went up for the weekend as I was signing books across the 2 days. At the last minute Adam decided he wanted to trade so Friday was […] Read more…

vintage cake stand for easter from Kate Beavis

Our Vintage Life

Doesn’t it feel better and dare I say it even easier when the sun is shining. We have spent so  much time In the garden, with the children as well as gardening. The tulips are out, the grass is now cut and the borders edged. We’ve even picked the rhubarb to make crumble.   On […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Who knew that running events took so much time! I have spent most of the last week booking exhibitors, writing press releases, organising workshops, looking for venues…..but the great news is we love it!! We were excited to announce this week that we have workshops planned for our first event in May. Ruth Tilley from […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

The week started with a fantastic photo shoot for Vintage Life magazine. As we have now taken over The National Vintage Wedding Fair, we thought we would promote our events by creating beautiful features and the first one will be lovely. It features stunning 1950s vintage wedding gowns from Story of my dress and Abigail’s […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Gosh it has been 3 weeks since I’ve written a Friday blog! It’s been a busy one, mainly being away in Berlin and then being ill with a darn sinus infection. Berlin was amazing. It was so good to have a weekend with Adam and no kids…to relax and by us rather than mummy and […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life: 7th March 2014

Well what a week! On Monday we finally announced our new business to the world. We are now the proud owners of the award winning National Vintage Wedding Fair. We launched a new website, logo, tag line and blog to you all and the readers quadrupled! We featured our wedding on day 1 but also […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

February has come and gone in what feels like a whirl wind….I know it’s a short month but we have been so busy the weeks have simply flown by. And what with launching our new business on Monday…(yes you heard right, we are launching a new business next week)….it seems March will go just as […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last weekend we travelled up north to visit Harrogate. It is such a beautiful town with lovely boutique shops but honestly. our favourite was Space. We popped in to have a butchers as well as to have our lunch. It has been recently re fitted and was crammed with some great goodies. I had my eye firmly […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

Todays blog brings together all our Facebook posts this week for our ‘Do you Remember’ feature.  All photos were posted on the Your Vintage Life Facebook page and you added some great comments and memories… We all loved watching Charlie’s Angels back in the 70s/80s.  Farrah seemed to be a favourite and a 70’s style icon.  The hair, the smile, the figure!  A show with […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Well it’s been a dreadful week for most with storms and flooding – we really feel for people who have lost their homes. We can’t even begin to imagine what that feels like, but for someone who loves their furniture and “stuff” it must be devastating. We drove across the country on Saturday, last weekend […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

Todays blog brings together all our Facebook posts this week for our ‘Do you Remember’ feature.  All photos were posted on the Your Vintage Life Facebook page and you added some great comments and memories… Who remembers loving Funny Feet lollies? Strawberry ice cream on a stick – they melted quickly but that didn’t matter because we ate them quickly!  The joke […] Read more…

Vintage lighting by Kate Beavis vintage home

Our Vintage Life

We’ve enjoyed our week, and have been busy planning our exciting new venture which will be revealed at the start of March. In between designing websites and planning we did some shopping (naturally!). We went out buying stock but seemed to treat ourselves to a few small things. My YVL was very happy with his orange […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Well January is at a close and to be honest the month has simply whizzed by. For us here at YVL HQ, we have de-toxed and experienced dry-anuary…pure healthy eating with no booze for the whole month. This has had a great impact on our productivity: clarity of the mind seems to result in…well results! […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last weekend was an exciting one here at YVL HQ as we had our blog redesigned. We’ve wanted to do this for ages but it has taken time to find the WordPress theme that really looked how we wanted it to. Last Saturday, with the help of Kate from BamBam Design Services, we launched the new […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It’s been hard getting back into the swing of things here at Your Vintage Life! Christmas was so lovely especially as we managed to really switch off from work which can be a rare thing when you manage a business (or 2!) But we are now back into the throes of buying, photographing and selling. […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It has been a tough week here at YVL with family illness and as I write I’m not sure what the future holds. So this week I’m not going to share the usual ramblings of orange purchases but instead simply share our radio interview that happened this week. Wednesday I was interviewed by Harry and Edna […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It’s always a funny week between Christmas and New Year. The presents and food still seem to be flowing, the house is in chaos and the prospect of work seems a chore. Our celebrations continued with different family and friends coming over for more dinner. We got the crystal back out and re-ironed the vintage […] Read more…

Our Vintage Year

2013 has been a great one for us at Your Vintage Life. Here’s a round up of some of our best bits!   The Book This time last year I was busy writing my first book, Style Your Modern Vintage Home. I really enjoyed writing it and researching the items as well as how to […] Read more…

Our Vintage Christmas

Well Christmas came and went pretty quickly really, and when there are children involved it seems to go even quicker. We’ve all had a lovely time and received some lovely presents (mainly modern ones this year!) Christmas Eve was very special with the anticipation building up for the big day. We went to my Aunts […] Read more…

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