Archive of ‘Your Vintage Dinner Party’ category

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…

We Love…Competitions!

We do love a competition here at Your Vintage Life! So much so, that we have decided to run a giveaway every month throughout the year. It will be themed around events that are happening at the time such as Christmas and Easter. And what’s more the prizes will be hampers, cases or baskets crammed […] Read more…

A Sunday Retrospective

Just a short look back today as it is so sunny outside! Wow, the sun has arrived (finally!) This advert is from 1968 for Spode china. “We women like china absolutely white……” “White as Spode, I said. (Spode make the whitest china in the world, you know). ‘Course, we like it delicately patterned too, like Provence […] Read more…

Stuffed!

Christmas is about families and friends, giving and sharing and having fun. It is also about enjoying with great food and drink. Now, as a vegetarian household we don’t have a turkey to stuff so the focus is on stuffing ourselves silly! Well it started on Christmas Eve when our good friends brought around the […] Read more…

Didn’t we have a lovely time….

Here is our latest article for Vintage Life magazine all about vintage picnics and outdoor dining. The good old street party even gets a mention. Didn’t we have a lovely time……. the day we went to the beach, the park or simply parked up by the side of a field. In days gone by, when […] 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…

A heavenly breakfast

Flicking through some 1960’s wedding magazines, researching some amazing images of vintage brides for our new range….we came across the most fabulous adverts. As a bride in the late 60s you were enticed with images of home wares to add to your wedding list. We found this one in Bride and Home magazine from 1969. […] Read more…

Dream tureen

The soup tureen isnt seen much anymore! We rarely sit at a table to eat, let alone serve  dinner up in the best china. In years gone by, families would come together every Sunday, Easter and Christmas Day and enjoy a table full of dinner. Meat would be carved at the table, served on large […] Read more…

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