Archive of ‘Your Vintage Home’ category

Have a vintage Christmas with Next

Today sees the start of a new series of blogs, showcasing my favourite homewares from High Street retailers – all with a vintage Christmas feel. I am starting with Next, who always have a lovely Christmas department at an accessible price point. I have chosen a silver/white theme with a Nordic influence as well as […] Read more…

Vintage Christmas cards as seen on Kate Beavis VIntage Home blog

Style Your Vintage Party – Christmas

As it’s nearly November, it is time to get out my vintage Christmas decorations that I have been buying all year, ready to sell. It is also time to talk about my digital book: Style Your Vintage Party – Christmas. Last year I wrote and published an e-book all about how to have a festive […] Read more…

Five Little Diamonds Vintage Home as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog vintage sideboard

Get The Look: A bright, vintage, Scandinavian patterned home

Today’s real home is a lovely one, filled with colourful vintage with a slight Scandinavian feel to it. It belongs to Cathy Locke and her husband Kieran and their daughter Rosina, in Chelmsford, Essex. She runs an online shop filled with equally lovely goodies called Five Little Diamonds. I found her by the power of Instagram […] Read more…

Vintage G Plan fresco desk dressing table as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

A Flat Pack Backlash: Choose Vintage Furniture!

I wrote this article for Vintage Life magazine many moons ago and it still feels relevant today. Don’t get me wrong, I love stores like IKEA especially some of their reproductions of their original designs form the 1950s and 1960s but there is just something wonderful about the craftmanship in vintage furniture. Time for a […] Read more…

Vintage Quality Street tin as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Vintage Tins for National Chocolate Week

Last week was National Wallpaper Week and this week it’s the turn of yummy chocolate! Alas I haven’t been sent lots of chocolate to review (this is probably a good thing!) so I thought to celebrate I would share my vintage chocolate tins. I collect vintage tins, and find it very hard to walk by […] Read more…

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2015 as seen on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

I’ve been shortlisted for a Cosmopolitan Blog Award!

Well, last week I received the most amazing news that I have been shortlisted for a prestigious Cosmopolitan Magazine Blog Award for this blog! Not just nominated, but shortlisted! Pleased was an understatement. I was and still am flippin’ overjoyed! I started this blog over 5 years ago while heavily pregnant with Kitty. I know […] Read more…

Vintage retro bright childs baby nursery as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Get The Look: A Vintage Nursery

Today we have a look at a really cute boy’s room, adorned with vintage treasure! To be honest this could be a girl’s room too and it makes the perfect vintage nursery. The home belongs to Hayley McPhun from Pigeon Vintage and the room belongs to Stanley. I caught up with Hayley to find out […] Read more…

Vintage cushions s featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog incl William Morris fabric

5 ways to give your home a vintage autumn feel

Even though it has been warm of late, you can still feel autumn in the air. The misty mornings, all those cobwebs that I keep walking into and the yearly obsession with finding conkers has arrived, as has the need to put the heating on at night. For me, it is time to cosy up […] Read more…

Vintage glass vases as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Turning Back the Vintage Clocks this Autumn

Remember that feeling of when, as a child you started the new year at school? Full of anticipation with shiny new shoes and a packed pencil case, full of tales of a glorious summer holiday in 6 weeks of hot sun. Well now is the time to feel that optimism again. Just swap the new stationary set […] Read more…

Vintage retro wall art picture collage as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Create a simple wall art collage

I have a lot of art hanging on the walls, so much so that I have had to create collages to show them all off. This for some, can be tricky; positioning them all in the right place can feel daunting. I personally do it by eye, but below I have added a short video […] Read more…

Kate Beavis Vintage Bedroom

Vintage Colour Inspiration: Purple

It’s the fourth week in my vintage colour inspiration series and today I am featuring the colour purple. When I was a goth back in the late 1980s, I loved purple. I had an amazing crushed velvet midi skirt that to be honest, I wish I still had! However, now my home is anything but […] Read more…

Salvage Hunters Drew Pritchard as interviewed on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

An Interview with Drew Pritchard: The Salvage Hunter

Hands up who loves the Quest show, Salvage Hunters? For those of you who haven’t seen it, it features the antiques and salvage dealer, Drew Pritchard and his team, scouring the UK unearthing wonderful treasure to sell. They travel far and wide, to anything from stately homes to other salvage dealers, in search of antiques and 20th […] Read more…

Vintage glass Swedish piggy bank as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Vintage Colour Inspiration: Green

I have chosen the colour green for the second in my series: Vintage Colour Inspiration. Each week I am choosing a colour and sharing some of my favourite items in the hue. There is quite a bit of green in my home as it mixes so well with other colours, especially orange. As my kitchen […] Read more…

Kate Beavis vintage 1950s 1960s bedroom

How do you value your vintage possessions?

I have recently been asked how I value my vintage things? Well I believe that there are two ways to value them: financially and sentimentally. The clever people at Legal and General have written an interesting article on how much people value their possessions, and have asked me to consider what in my home I value and […] Read more…

A vintage christmas dinner table by Kate Beavis

How to plan for the perfect autumn & Christmas

As the rain comes down and the weather turns chilly and brisk, it is easy to forget that we are still only in early September and may indeed have 6 more weeks of warm (ish!) weather before the season truly turns to autumn. Today was particularly miserable outside, and so I had a chance to sit down […] Read more…

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