Archive of ‘Your Vintage Playroom’ category

Do you Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering! All images were posted on Facebook and you guys shared your memories and added some great comments. Wham bars.  My main memory was eating them after swimming in the late 70s/early 80s!  You all remembered their eye watering taste and filling pulling qualities […] Read more…

Do You Remember?

Yet another week has passed full of nostalgia over on our Facebook page. Here is a round up: Who remembers Smash and the robot advert?  Often hailed as the most loved advert, it definetely wasn’t the most loved food (YUK!) Who remembers the round window and all the toys in Playschool? Who remembers Magnum PI? […] Read more…

Do You Remember?

Our Do You Remember has been so popular it has gone from a weekly event to a daily vintage event over on Facebook. So here is a round-up of what we have been remembering this week. On Monday it was Holly Hobbie. I remember having a 3D tile with her on and it appears so […] Read more…

Do You Remember?

Hands up who had Fisher Price toys when you were younger? Well we had the record player, the chatterphone, the garage and the airport. Our kids have a whole load more! Remember the zoo, the snoopy dog, the Jack in the Box? Or as a baby-  the cot activity centre, the Happy Apple or a […] 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: Vintage baby gift ideas

With the gorgeous Duchess of Cambridge having her little Prince George this week, babies have been non stop in the news this week.  She’s due to get gifts from around the world  – including a lavish present from Sudocrem who got jewellery designer Theo Fennell to create a bespoke jewel-encrusted, 18-carat white gold charm bracelet that doubles as a Sudocrem holder!  Erm, […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last weekend we all went away, to Peppa Pig Land. Those of you who don’t have young children will have no idea of what I am talking about; Peppa is a small cartoon pig that little ones love and who has her own world, near Southampton. The weather was glorious, the rollercoasters fast (too fast […] Read more…

Kitty’s vintage rag doll

I have never been so excited to share one of my childrens Christmas presents on the blog. Today a handmade doll arrived through the post for Kitty and my oh my, it’s beautiful! It is made by a local company called Mummy’s Little Stars and Angels. We met at the MK Handmade and Vintage fair […] Read more…

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Our vintage girl’s room

A little while ago we blogged about our little girl, Kitty’s bedroom. Filled with vintage toys such as her dolls and Fisher Price wind ups, we had a great response from all of you. Featuring original 1960s wallpaper that was already in situ, her room is pale green, duck egg blue and lilac. The cream […] Read more…

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Vintage children for sale!

Yesterday I wrote about my weekend away and Mr YVL having to stay at home being daddy. Well in between being daddy he managed to buy some great mid century vintage  furniture and prepare it ready to go online today. I have down loaded the photos today and look what I have found! It appears Mr YVL […] Read more…

Definitely not bored games

Another great weekend was had by all at Your Vintage Life towers! On yet another buying trip Mr YVL came home laden with 1980s board games. Off went the television as we all sat around the playroom’s 1950s melamine table. First up was Ker Plunk! We love the 70s children’s faces all over the original box.   We […] Read more…

Child’s Play

This week we have bought some great vintage/retro children’s toys. We, at Your Vintage Life absolutely LOVE old toys and our poor children are continually bought them. Thankfully for us, we have a vintage business where we also sell these toys, so our children’s playroom does have some floor space visible (just)! Here are the highlights of […] Read more…

Pretty Kitty’s Pretty Room

We have finished another room in our ongoing house renovation and this time it has been an opportunity to embrace my inner girliness. Yes, no retro here in our little girl Kitty’s bedroom. Regular readers will know we are renovating our 1920s home which hasn’t had a makeover since the 1960s. Read all about it here. So […] Read more…

Herbie goes bananas!

Firstly, let me recap. We bought a huge renovation project back in February, in a lovely village called Cranfield. It took an age to find the right house as our demanding list exasperated all the estate agents. We wanted: Somewhere we could renovate not wanting to spend a premium for someone elses work (and as […] 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…

Play Away!

Hot on the heels of our first room to be finished in our renovation project (as written about in our blog: Fabulous Fifi) we have this week completed our second room! Our first result was calm and relaxing and…ours! The second is the playroom. We decided some time ago to give up the stand alone dining room….handing […] Read more…

Play The Vintage Way!

Your Vintage Life will be launching a new shop category this week to coincide with our latest article in Vintage Life Nostalgia magazine. It is called “Play the Vintage way” and gives you some inspiring ideas on how to create a vintage nursery or playroom. Your Vintage Playroom has 6 sub categories: Nursery, Toys, Books, Storage, […] Read more…

Your Vintage Playroom

Your Vintage Life will be launching a new shop category this week to coincide with our latest article in Vintage Life Nostalgia magazine. It is called “Play the Vintage way” and gives you some inspiring ideas on how to create a vintage nursery or playroom. Your Vintage Playroom has 6 sub categories: Nursery, Toys, Books, Storage, […] Read more…

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