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Our Vintage Life

It’s been a week of two halves this week, firstly getting ready for Christmas and secondly being ill! I have a bad cold which has wiped me out, I don’t often get them but when I do I get them badly! On the business front we teamed up with Vintage Life magazine’s Facebook competition and […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We’ve really enjoyed this week and have spent lots of time with the family rather than just working. Last weekend we went to see Santa as well as to meet his reindeer. We went to a local farm and enjoyed pony riding, train rides as well as of course meeting Santa. Wednesday night I went […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We have started to wind down for Christmas, we have stopped buying and are drawing to the end of adding items to the website. Some of our last items are cool though including some job lots of vintage Ladybird books. We also have this West German set to sell…but I just cannot bring myself to […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

The weeks seem to fly by here at Your Vintage Life – we write our Friday blog and before you know it we’re doing it again! As it is the run up to Christmas most of our time has been spent listing, selling and packing, as well as continually going to the post office! It […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last weekend was all about Vintage Academy. Our first event launched in central London and went really well. The day was packed full of vintage business advice and inspiration which was well received. Some of the comments from the people who came really blew us away! “What a fantastic day it was too, really informative […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

This week has all been about one thing….Vintage Academy. Our first event is tomorrow so we have been busy finalising everything. We have goody bags to fill…. We have decorations to hang….   We have the presentation to finalise…. And there will be cakes too! It’s in central London and we literally cannot wait. Alongside […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

This week has flown by and at this rate it will be Christmas before we know it. Well with all the festive magazines dropping through the letterbox, you cannot help but starting to visualise how to decorate the house. Considering we have already had round one of Christmas some weeks back we ought to be […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We had a great weekend last week especially selling at Manchester’s Vintage Home Show. It is always a great event and yet again, it didn’t disappoint. We sold lots of retro teak furniture as well as signing books. David Platt from Coronation Street even turned up but no, he didn’t buy any vintage sewing boxes […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It has been a quiet week here at YVL which has been lovely. It has given us time to prep stock and get ready for the Christmas rush that is November. Courtney photographed lots of vintage coats this week which have been added online all week including this lovely 1960s velvet red maxi coat with […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We had a great weekend off this week and we went to London. Last Christmas we were bought a night in a hotel so we finally booked up. Turns out it was the same weekend as the Classic Car Boot Sale. Think classic cars, street food, booze on a double-decker bus and vintage shopping..yay! This cute pink two […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last Friday we went on a great buying trip to Peterborough Antiques Fair. It is a 2 day event that we used to trade at, but now we simply go to buy. We were a tag team: Mr YVL went at 7 am and left early to collect the kids from school, I arrived later […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

This week has been all about getting ready for our magazine shoot next Tuesday. We are going to be featured in a 6 page feature of our home at Christmas so Mr YVL has been finishing all those jobs we never seem to have time for. He’s finished tiling the kitchen and has plastered inside […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Well what a week – we have spent most of it partying to celebrate the lovely Mr YVL turning 40. We had a fab “Come as you were” early 90s party last Saturday night filled with Hooch, Push Pops and Nirvana. The party has been featured on the party blog called Trawlergirl – go see! […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It’s been a full on week getting ready for Mr YVL’s 40th birthday. Tomorrow is his party and it has a definite 1990s theme: think Hooch, jelly beans, Nirvana and smiley face balloons. Check back next week for some photos, especially as we are wearing 90s retro fashion. Sunflowers & Smarties Glow sticks for that […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last Saturday, the MK Handmade & Vintage Fair was held at the shopping centre. We historically have traded there, but this time we went to review it for our sister site: Vintage Bedford and MK. The stalls were lovely with some great vintage treasures for sale. We bought some bits for us while we were photographing. We […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Yet another full week here at YVL HQ: and the sun has returned which makes it harder to want to go out and work..especially when the later flowering clematis are this stunning!   On the blog front we featured Justin and Adelle’s home in yesterdays Get The Look post. Their photography is stunning and we […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Boy has this week been a busy one! Yes, I know I say this most weeks but I can genuinely say I am shattered after last week! Last Friday we set up Twinwood festival and then rushed back to celebrate a family members 40th birthday. We missed night one of the festival but it was such […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

I am writing this before we go off to trade at the annual Twinwood Festival, here in Bedfordshire. We started to set up yesterday: I use the royal “we” as really Mr YVL went to put the marquee up and all the fixturisation in the rain. It is always quite cold at this festival, probably as it […] Read more…

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We’ve had a great two weeks as we have been on holiday!!! We went to Dorset to go camping in our VW….all was good until we hit Dorset when the weather changed. It rained and rained, the wind howled and I was generally un-amused. We walked off to the pub on our first night in wellies, […] Read more…

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Last weekend we all went away, to Peppa Pig Land. Those of you who don’t have young children will have no idea of what I am talking about; Peppa is a small cartoon pig that little ones love and who has her own world, near Southampton. The weather was glorious, the rollercoasters fast (too fast […] Read more…

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Last week has been hot and busy…but our holiday is just around the corner which is giving me hope of sunny days with the family, plus time off work which is rare for business owners! We received our new logo. As you will know our logo is more of a banner: long and thin so […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

As ever, it has been a busy week here at Your Vintage Life, but when the weather is hot it seems to make every task seem easier. Team that up with finally wearing my summer vintage floral dresses and peep toe sandals, overall it’s been a great week. Last Friday I went down to London […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Wow, what a fortnight it has been. The biggest news is we went to the National Vintage Awards…and we won!!!! This really wasn’t expected as was clear in my terrible acceptance speech. I hadn’t planned what I wanted to say at all, and was a bit of a blithering wreck really! Thankfully by the morning I […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We spent most of the weekend in the garden; not sunbathing alas but actual gardening. For Father’s Day the children bought plants for their Daddy. Mostly herbs which will form a large herb bed. All the beds are full of aliums at the moment….it’s all looking lovely. So much so that it inspired our blog […] Read more…

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