Archive of ‘Your Vintage Kitchen’ category

T: Tupperware

We have a double cupboard full of vintage Tupperware- it’s packed to the nines with bright orange 1960s-80s designs suitable for every possible use – from storage to cheese graters, jelly moulds to cookie cutters. It’s great for keeping food fresh but did you know it changed women’s lives 60 years ago? “Tupperware revolutionised kitchens […] Read more…

G: Gaytime by Lord Nelson

The ceramic range called Gaytime by Lord Nelson sums up the retro, psychedelic vibe of the 1960s. Bright orange and purple birds and flowers on cream ceramic simply jump out at you and make you smile. Interestingly the bright patterns are on very traditional pieces such as rolling pins and measuring jugs…not really as forward as […] Read more…

Ten of the Best: Vintage themed distractions from the football

So, the football season has started.  You may love football, I however do not – while my vintage home is taken over by various matches, elation, disappointment and general random shouting, this weeks blog is on shopping for some fun distractions from the new season and lets face it, shopping is always good whatever the reason.  Oh, […] Read more…

Ten of the Best: Housewarming gifts for the vintage lover

Traditionally specific items were given as housewarming gifts which all had different meanings – this comes originally from Hogmanay which via the Norse Yule festival forms part of the 12 days of Christmas.  I  remember growing up a neighbour giving my parents salt and bread when they moved into our new house but the full list and its meanings is […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage cookware

We have posted a few pictures recently of our kitchen, and from your feedback it appears you have loved our vintage Cathrineholm collection. With this in mind, today’s 10 of the Best is featuring vintage and retro cookware…all available to buy online right now! 1. No list of retro flower cookware would be complete without […] Read more…

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We Love…..Taunton Vale

We love Taunton Vale in this house: for a family who love retro flowers and the colour orange it was just a matter of time before we embraced these vintage ceramics. A West Country company who designed and manufactured kitchenware, it wasn’t until the 1970s when they designed the funky  flowers for them to really […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

This week was about two  things only: finishing off our kitchen and sitting in the glorious bank holiday sun. Finally, it was good weather on a holiday! We literally haven’t had a day off since Christmas so we really enjoyed Monday. We had a barbecue with family, drank Pimms, ate great food and enjoyed our […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage Kitchens

As Mr YVL is busy, as I write, fitting our new kitchen I thought I’d trawl the net for the top 10 vintage kitchens available to buy right now! Ours is new….yours doesn’t have to be! 1. Now not the most practical buy you gotta love a Sindy kitchen. I wanted one so much when […] Read more…

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Our Vintage Life

Last Sunday I wanted to go for a day out in the camper van with the family, to enjoy the last day of the holidays. But Mr YVL had other things in mind, namely to sort out the potting shed. Not exactly the fun I wanted but I am now a happy bunny that it’s […] Read more…

10 of the best: vintage enamelware

I haven’t been blogging much recently as most of my time has been taken up on photo shoots for the book. We are shooting real people’s homes that have embraced certain eras and have been styled well. Friday we visited Annie and Trevor’s home to shoot their 1920s and 1930s rooms. I posted this picture […] Read more…

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Retro bar stools

They say that home is where the heart is, so why not fill it with the items that reflect yours? Doing things up in the style of a certain decade can bring such a lot of joy to the process of decorating. As regular readers will know we are renovating our whole home. It’s been […] Read more…

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Vintage 1950s kitchen

We were recently asked to create and style a 1950s kitchen for the Festival of Vintage at Epsom. We were pleased to say yes, as we LOVE a 1950s kitchen. I dream of having one myself, and any regular readers will know my kitchen is a bomb site as we are mid way through a monster […] Read more…

Customer Corner

A while back we sold an amazing 1950s kitchen unit and table. They were bright yellow with black and gold swirls all over the formica. They were made by Barget who were better known for their cocktail units back in the day.   We sold them to a local man, who we then found out from […] 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 my […] Read more…

Home-grown, Hand-made, Vintage Christmas, Vol 2

We have decided here at Your Vintage Life to share you with you some of our Christmas ideas. They are all based around home-grown, hand-made and of course vintage. There is nothing better than receiving a gift with has had lots of thought, time and oodles of love given into the idea. So, here are […] 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…

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…

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…

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