Archive of ‘Your Vintage Home’ category

Beat the Monday Blues, Part 6

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you the wonderful Betty Bee. For the Vintage Life magazine readers out there you […] Read more…

Throw anywhere!

I know we are having freak weather but soon the evenings will start to get darker, it is the perfect time to snuggle up on the sofa with a great book or TV programme. Imagine how better it would be under a soft, hand crochet knit throw. They are perfect to drape over a sofa […] Read more…

10 things that changed our lives…

or at least our homes! This is our latest article for Vintage Life magazine….the top 10 countdown of things that impacted our homes and therefore our lives. Number 10: The Duvet Originating from Europe in the 17th century, the feather filled duvet changed the look of our bedrooms, increased our comfort as well as saving […] Read more…

Last week’s weakness

My weakness is shopping. Actually, not just shopping. My weakness is shopping, thrifting, collecting….I can’t drive past a car boot sale without dropping in, I can’t visit a new town without thrifting through the charity shops, I can’t ignore a sign saying “Garage Sale”..to be honest I can’t even drive past a skip without meer-catting […] Read more…

Our family Kartell

Yesterday Your Vintage Life traded at the fabulous, award-winning Furniture Flea. It’s a mid century, affordable fair full of furniture and  home wares brought to you by Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. York Hall, Bethnall Green was awash with orange, funky flowers and more teak than you can shake a stick at. We arrived early, still […] Read more…

Turning back the clocks

Gosh, it has been a whole year of writing for the great Vintage Life magazine. A year ago we wrote this article for the autumn edition………and we never blogged it!! So here it is! Turning back the clocks Remember that feeling of when, as a child you started the new year at school? Full of […] Read more…

One small step for man, one giant leap for our homes!

Here is our latest article for Vintage Lige magazine..all about how the space race in the late 50s and 60s influenced the design of our homes. One small step for man, one giant leap for our homes! Space exploration during the 1960s was not just about NASA officials and the competition to see who would […] Read more…

We’re all going on a summer holiday

Here is our latest article from Vintage Life magazine, all about the Great British holiday! We’re all going on a summer holiday As schools are finishing for the summer break, now is the time to get ready for your annual holiday. With so much opportunity for world travel nowadays, it’s hard to imagine life before […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues, Part 3

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I want to share the treasure that is Dotty’s Heart. The owner, Caroline Robinson, lovingly hand makes […] Read more…

They’ve been framed

For all the people who have read our blog “We’ve got it covered” all about our lovely collection of 1940s/50s Woman’s Own magazines…here are some pictures of them now framed and hung up in our home. In the hall, above the telephone table we chose the 1945 cover of a woman on a red phone […] Read more…

Fabulous Fifi

For anyone that follows our blogs, you will know we are renovating a poorly neglected 1920s house. Check out “Our Patterned Palace” for a glimpse of the array of 60s wallpaper and carpet on every (and I mean every) wall. It has been a labour of love with many items hitting the skip and bin but…… […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues Part 1

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday I want to share with you the most perfect cushions, beautifully made and beautifully designed. Eclectic chair […] Read more…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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