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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…

10 things you hear when you are a vintage fashion fan

When you love vintage fashion, the people you know and love who don’t quite get it, are always pretty fascinated by us. Many find us a little “odd”, something I sometimes revel in. (Who wants to be “normal” anyway?) But then the questioning starts….. So is that like a dead person’s clothes? Maybe. If you are […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: A Clothes Peg Wreath by Kate Beavis: Easter Upcycling

How to make an upcycled clothes peg wreath

The trend for decorating our homes for special holidays is growing year on year, as just like Christmas and Easter, it is a time for relaxing with family, enjoying great food and spoiling ourselves rotten! Every year I make a wreath with the children, with a spring feel, to hang in our kitchen diner and this […] Read more…

Get the Vintage 1950s Kitchen Look English Rose from Style Your Modern Vintage home book by Kate Beavis

Get the Vintage 1950s Kitchen Look

We have decorated our bathrooms and kitchens in a stark white for the last 2 decades, but we are now starting to see colour creeping back in, which is perfect if you love the vintage look. With gadgets looking like the originals, the continued support for the Great British Bake Off and retailers bringing in […] Read more…

Valentine's Day Gift Wrapping Ideas by Kate Beavis

Valentine’s Day Gift Wrapping Ideas

Recently I have been busy pinning Valentine’s Day gift ideas and crafts, and have noticed how many fab ideas for gift wrapping there is. So I thought I would give some of them a go, using oddments of wallpaper, wrapping paper, felt, buttons and ribbons that I have left over from Christmas and other craft […] Read more…

How to create a mid century vintage home office by Kate Beavis

How to create an mid century vintage office

Working from home is a modern trend, with so many of us enjoying the flexibility this brings us especially when managing our own business so why not create a vintage office. This working space had changed much over the years. In the 1930s father would have sat at his desk in a smaller room or corner […] Read more…

Kate Beavis 2016 Review

My 2016 Review – Realisation, Relaxation, Acceptance

I wasn’t planning to write a round up blog post of 2016 for a few reasons, hence this one being late. But on reading everyone else’s and feeling super proud of their achievements I started to think about what I had achieved and my overwhelming feeling was that I hadn’t achieved that much. Now this […] Read more…

Vintage 1970s autumn maxi dress fashion blog by Kate Beavis

Can you wear a vintage maxi dress in autumn/winter?

I recently bought this amazing 1970s vintage maxi dress from a local vintage shop. I fell in love with it straight away; the colours and pattern slightly reminding me of William Morris. It is a needlecord, in a deep green colour with large mustard flowers and a frill neckline. But there was one thing holding […] Read more…

A stunning beaded 1960s vintage maxi dress fashion as featured on Kate Beavis blog

A stunning beaded 1960s vintage maxi dress

While shopping at The Summer of Vintage Festival last month I literally fell in love with a vintage maxi dress. It was quite pricey as well as a “going out” dress, something that I don’t do much so I just couldn’t justify buying it BUT it was so bloody gorgeous that I could not resist. […] Read more…

How to source mid-century furniture by Kate Beavis.com Vintage Home blog

How to source mid century furniture

Mid century furniture is mainly thought to cover three decades of the middle of the 20th century:  from the fun yet sometimes kitsch 1950s through to the space age 1960s and into the dark teak, quite masculine look of the 1970s. These styles have grown in popularity over the last ten years resulting in prices […] Read more…

Get The Look: A mid century dining room by Kate Beavis.com

Get The Look: A Mid Century Dining Room

I love everything about this room. The pops of orange in the pendant lights that stand out against the white walls remind me of my own kitchen/dining room/lounge area which incidentally is also filled with Ercol, like this table. Here are some of my best buys to get this look on your own home. (Photo by […] Read more…

A 1960s brown tweed autumn vintage dress

I have recently found quite a few vintage dresses that I adore – some from charity shops (i.e. cheap!) and some from vintage shops (where I spent more money!). I will share them over the next few weeks but the first one I want to show you is this 1960s autumn vintage dress. It is […] Read more…

My autumn fashion monochrome wish list by Kate Beavis.com

My Autumn Fashion Monochrome Wish List

Yes I know that it is still summer and thankfully it is gloriously sunny right now, but if you pick up any fashion magazine or go out onto the high street, you will see them packed with autumn fashion. While you may not be wanting to wear any of it right now, it is always […] Read more…

Life Through A Lens: My Instagram July 2016

July flew by, especially as I went on holiday for two weeks to Zante in Greece. My Instagram feed revealed only a few holiday snaps as I was without wifi for most of the fortnight which was great as I totally relaxed. Here are some of my favourite moments from July. My new blouse from […] Read more…

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