Archive of ‘Your Vintage Musings’ category

Do you Remember?

In todays vintage nostalgia blog read all of Your Vintage Life’s  ‘Do you Remember’ posts from Facebook this week.  We had great fun reading your comments and memories!  So, what do you remember from back in the day vintage lovers…? Did you have one of these yellow macs in the early 1980s? If you were lucky you had the matching willies and sou’wester hat […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

In todays vintage nostalgia blog read all of Your Vintage Life’s ‘Do you Remember’ posts from this weeks shorter list due to the bank holiday.  So, what do you remember? Did you remember wearing large blue gym knickers in the 1970s and 80’s as part of your gym kit?  Not a great look really was it!?!  Bottle […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

In todays vintage nostalgia blog read all of Your Vintage Life’s  ‘Do you Remember’ posts from this week.  As ever, we had fun sharing and you had fun commenting!  So, what do you remember vintage lovers…? We loved Fingerbobs as part of BBC1’s Watch with Mother. It was gentle and simple and perfect telly for younger children.  There was a mouse, a […] Read more…

Our Fabulous Five: Celebrating George Harrison

Today would of been George Harrison’s 71st birthday…a great musician and songwriter, advocate of Hinduism and Hare Krishna and all round British cultural icon whether you love vintage or not.  Find out even more about the great man here at the official website. George Harrison MBE was born in Liverpool in 1943 and achieved international fame as the lead guitarist […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

  Our Facebook posts this week for our ‘Do you Remember’ feature have had some great reactions.  All photos were posted on the Your Vintage Life Facebook page, come have a read… We all remembered watching Worzel Gummidge and Aunt Sally back in the day…however the memory of the spare set of different heads he had still creeps us out.  Great Saturday […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

It’s been another great week being nostalgic for things that seemed amazing back in the day.  All photos were posted on the Your Vintage Life Facebook page and you added some great comments as always! Hands up who loved Duran Duran in the 80s…?  Every inch of YVL’s bedroom wall was covered in their faces!!  They seemed so sexy, named after a character in […] Read more…

We love…Local Press

We have been featured in our local Sunday paper! The Beds on Sunday have featured the book with a great headline! Here’s the article: Singer Paloma has Faith in writer’s vintage guide Singer Paloma Faith has endorsed a new book written by the Bedfordshire writer, Kate Beavis. Style Your Modern Vintage Home will be released […] Read more…

Vintage website hits big

Last week we were featured in our local Sunday newspaper. It was in the Beds on Sunday’s Business section, and here’s what they wrote! An online vintage clothing and homeware retailer has been nominated for a top industry award. Cranfield- based Your Vintage Life is one of 4 retailers to have been shortlisted by the National […] Read more…

J: Jessie Tait

Jessie Tait was born as Dorothy Tait in 1928 and became one of the most famous and well loved ceramic designers of the mid-century period. She joined Midwinter in 1946, staying until 1974. She went on to Johnson Bros and retired in 1990. Her designs really sum up the 1950s with their quirky style and […] Read more…

2012: A vintage year

We have had a great 2012 but due to us honeymooning over Christmas, we are a little late with our blog round up of the year. Thanks for everyone’s support last year, to our customers who have made it our best year yet as well as family and friends who have listened, advised and made us smile x […] Read more…

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Happy Vintage Halloween

Happy Halloween my vintage readers! My children are spending the whole day in costumes, their aim is to scare everyone from the postman to the lady in the post office when we post the parcels! I will go off spooking with them..in the mean time here are some great vintage Halloween images. Lets start with […] Read more…

Fashionretrospective Competition

WIN a pair of tickets to London Fashion Weeks’s vintage event!!! This is for entry into the reception including cocktails, seats for the fashion show plus the after show party!!! You must be available to get to London on Sat 15th September. For full details scroll down to the end of the post. Here’s more […] Read more…

Vintage Bedford & MK

Well I have been a busy bee launching our new venture called Vintage Bedford & MK. It’s a new site similar to other sites such as Vintage Norwich and Vintage Brighton. I had met the people behind these other sites when out and about at fairs and was inspired by the great work they had […] Read more…

G Plan Vintage

Exciting News!! The Vintage Festival (at Wilderness Festival) have collaborated on a new retro range for G Plan called G Plan Vintage. Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway alongside the famous furniture brand have looked to the past within the archives to design a new range that alludes to the shapes and styles but with a slight […] Read more…

See you on the other side….

Just a very quick blog to let you know we are closing down for at least a week…..as we are getting married! Next week is our vintage, home made wedding and to stop me becoming bridezilla I am stopping work. We will be of course posting packages out as usual. See you on the other side! Read more…

My favourite vintage era

Welcome to our latest blog from some of our fellow friends and colleagues within the vintage business. The topic of conversation is  “My favourite vintage era”. Todays conversation is with Betty Bee, a fellow blogger who we met through the power of Twitter, while writing for Vintage Life magazine. Betty and her home-made cocktail bar for […] Read more…

The perils of being self employed

It’s not like me to write a personal post but I feel the need tonight to share with you. I love being self-employed and I love what I do. The freedom of running your own business is great, I get to spend time with my children, I get to work when I want, where I […] Read more…

Friday’s Finds

Here are some of the great things that have inspired us this week: The first was blog post earlier this week by the great Retro Chick. Her blog is always informative but I loved this weeks discussion on the future of vintage. Some of you may disagree with her point of view but I’m sure […] Read more…

Friday’s Finds

Here is a round-up of all the fab things that have inspired us this week:  another Gil Evgren lovely We found this gorgeous blog called A Beautiful Mess full of craft ideas, vintage dresses, recipes and interior design. It comes from the ladies behind Red Velvet. We love the design of this blog…makes me dream […] Read more…

Customer Corner

Here at Your Vintage Life  it is so important that our customers are happy with their purchases. So we wanted to share this with all our readers in the form of a customer gallery. source A&P, 1942 via Tumblr A few weeks back we bought a great selection  of vintage hats dating from the 1940s […] Read more…

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