Archive of ‘Vintage Home and Fashion’ category

We’ve got it covered

I treated myself to 12, yes 12, vintage Woman’s Own magazines last week. They date from as early as 1939 with the latest being 1957. They are great inspiration for my magazine articles for Vintage Life magazine….sometimes a tiny piece, even an advert will trigger an idea off in my mind. For those who regularly follow […] Read more…

Flat-pack Backlash!

Here is our latest article for Vintage Life Magazine called “Flat-pack backlash”. Why not have a read…… The Flat-pack Backlash! Today’s modern furniture comes in a flat box with an Allen key and a set of instructions. Often the end result is a flimsy, soulless cabinet which is the same as everyone else’s.  Maybe it’s […] Read more…

Truly inspired

I have recently been inspired by another blog..by Louise at Catwalk Creative Vintage. Her blog discussed the humble dress clip which were very fashionable in the 1930s and 40s. Her photos were beautiful with some great original 40s pictures too. Please go have a read! So here’s how it inspired me….I too have a dress […] Read more…

Egg-cellent ideas!

With Easter just over a week away, Your Vintage Life has turned its head to thoughts of eggs……chocolate ones, dippy soldier ones and with our new chickens arriving over the weekend it’s time to get our bonnets on and think of vintage pressies! Start the day with a hand painted egg and toasted soldiers. We shared […] Read more…

Treasure your Mummy!

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching we, at Your Vintage Life, have turned our heads to thinking about which treasure to buy our treasured mummy! We have so many pretty vintage collectables but we feel this year everyone should spend the time making something for their mothers. Add this to a vintage item that can […] Read more…

Beauti-flea retro

We are selling at the upcoming Furniture Flea on 27th March. It is a retro furniture and homeware sale at Bethnal Green. The fair comes from the same team who bring Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair that we also sell through. The aim is to sell mid century treasures at affordable prices…something a tad rare in […] Read more…

Our Patterned Palace

We finally moved into our new house last week and we wanted to share some of the retro lovelies that awaited us. It is a 1920s house in need of total refurbishment….as it is totally set in the 1960s. Yes, yes, we do love the retro look but perhaps to a modern standard. Every room […] Read more…

Spring into action!

As Spring is almost here, Your Vintage Life has written a new article for Vintage Life magazine. It refers to the wartime campaign of “Make Do and Mend” and “Dig For Victory”, highlighting that this ethos is as relevent today as it was 65 years ago. Filled with ideas for Easter gifts and how to […] Read more…

Caddy Magic!

Since we started selling in this amazing vintage world, we cannot quite believe what the most sought after product has been. We have had so many enquiries about the 1960’s Caddymatic. Now, how many of you have actually heard of such a thing? It is a plastic tea dispenser that hangs on the wall in […] Read more…

Didn’t we do well?

Today’s job is to pack Christmas away, but before I do….here’s some of the vintage lovelies we received. For him…some more Taunton Vale to add to the collection. His love of orange means our kitchen is filled with bright, zesty retro treasures….from 70s Tupperware storage, to 60s CathrineHolm enamel cookware, to funky orange Taunton Vale […] Read more…

A look to the past

Firstly, Happy New Year from Your Vintage Life! We thank you for the support over the last year and look forward to hearing from you in the year ahead…… But, before we move into the future and all the exciting things planned for 2011, we want to share some of our Christmas vintage and retro […] Read more…

Get Scrapping!

We are currently packing up our house as we are moving. As stressful as it is, we found some respite this week when we found my old scrapbook from the 1970s. As mentioned in our Christmas article “Have yourself a Merry Vintage Christmas” in Vintage Life Nostalgia magazine, children in times gone by used to paste their […] Read more…

Ercol-lection!

Last week we picked up our latest edition to our Ercol family…a gorgoeus 1960’s elm framed day bed with it’s original cushions. It is simply beautiful with it’s elegant bentwood curved arms and it’s practical design. The back is a piece of solid elm with stunning grain to the wood. The cushions are a deep […] Read more…

Have yourself a Merry Vintage Christmas!

We know, we know.. it’s still November but here at Your Vintage Life we can’t wait ’till Christmas. We wanted to share our latest article for Vintage Life Nostalgia magazine to start to get you in the festive spirit….(and remember we have great pressies available on the site!) Have yourself a Merry Vintage Christmas… …by adorning your […] Read more…

Patterns in Vogue

We recently bought an amazing pattern book which was produced by Vogue. You do see vintage patterns for sale quite a lot…..but this one is from October-November 1937. The magazine is full of beautiful pictures of stylish ladies to inspire you  to also look the same. You then went to a stockist and bought the relivent paper pattern, took it […] Read more…

Berry nice!

Here at Your Vintage Life we do love a cake! Not just eating them off beautiful cake stands…we also like to bake them in our vintage kitchen! Today we made berry muffins with our little boy, Herbie. They were a great success so I’ll take you through the recipe (and share some of our vintage […] Read more…

Bonfire knit!

Here at Your Vintage Life we love fashion…..and we love it more when we find vintage versions of what is currently on trend. The Nordic look makes us yearn for winter! What with all that warm snuggly sheepskin mixed with snowflake chunky knits we just can’t wait. And with Bonfire night approaching why not buy […] Read more…

You’re beautiful my deer

Yesterday I received a present after a day at Peterborough Antiques Fair. I closed my eyes and was told the gift was very delicate…slowly and carefully, I opened a Babycham bambi deer. She is lovely and in perfect condition. This is rare as often the horns and the bow have broken over the years. She dates from […] Read more…

Cape Fear??

This season’s biggest trend is the cape. Alluding back to the 1960s mod look, the cape is this winters coat. Whether it is a short faux fur cape, a tweed hip length cape or an elegant maxi cape this is the one thing you should be wearing! But how should you wear one? What should […] Read more…

Shaken not stirred

We were given a great pair of vintage champagne glasses recently to celebrate the birth of our second child. Kitty Jen was born in July and the champagne definately flowed.   They are really unusual and I havent seen any glasses like this before. They are the perfect his and her glasses and are so kitsch! They […] Read more…

My birthday bag

It was my birthday last week and I received the loveliest handbag! It is a wicker box bag by a company called Midas of Miami. They made fabulous bags which epitomise the 1950s style with gorgeous adornments. This one has tiny white seed beads all over the front and lid, tightly packed together to give […] Read more…

Simply Medicinal

We have a great selection of retro glass medicine bottles for sale. They look great in a cluster of different colours, in front of a window with the light shining through making their colours vibrant and bright. The first one I discovered is a dark green, really tall one that was my Grandmothers. In old […] Read more…

Bag Lady

Today in the post i received a lovely original Caro Nan handbag and thought i would share it with you. These handpainted wooden bags were made in the South of America in the 1960s and were a must have bag at the time. They are really cute, folky works of art and make you really nostalgic to time […] Read more…

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