How to source mid-century furniture by Kate Beavis.com Vintage Home blog

How to source mid century furniture

Mid century furniture is mainly thought to cover three decades of the middle of the 20th century:  from the fun yet sometimes kitsch 1950s through to the space age 1960s and into the dark teak, quite masculine look of the 1970s. These styles have grown in popularity over the last ten years resulting in prices […] Read more…

Get The Look: A mid century dining room by Kate Beavis.com

Get The Look: A Mid Century Dining Room

I love everything about this room. The pops of orange in the pendant lights that stand out against the white walls remind me of my own kitchen/dining room/lounge area which incidentally is also filled with Ercol, like this table. Here are some of my best buys to get this look on your own home. (Photo by […] Read more…

A 1960s brown tweed autumn vintage dress

I have recently found quite a few vintage dresses that I adore – some from charity shops (i.e. cheap!) and some from vintage shops (where I spent more money!). I will share them over the next few weeks but the first one I want to show you is this 1960s autumn vintage dress. It is […] Read more…

My autumn fashion monochrome wish list by Kate Beavis.com

My Autumn Fashion Monochrome Wish List

Yes I know that it is still summer and thankfully it is gloriously sunny right now, but if you pick up any fashion magazine or go out onto the high street, you will see them packed with autumn fashion. While you may not be wanting to wear any of it right now, it is always […] Read more…

Life Through A Lens: My Instagram July 2016

July flew by, especially as I went on holiday for two weeks to Zante in Greece. My Instagram feed revealed only a few holiday snaps as I was without wifi for most of the fortnight which was great as I totally relaxed. Here are some of my favourite moments from July. My new blouse from […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: How to make a bike wheel clock by Kate Beavis.com

DIY Tutorial: How to make a bike wheel clock

I recently wrote this article showing you how to make a bike wheel clock for Reloved Magazine for Father’s Day. However it makes a great project for anyone in the house! Choosing something for your father or even your children’s father can be difficult, so why not make him something this year that is not only […] Read more…

Sunday Salutations from Kate Beavis

Sunday Salutations – What I am thankful for this week

It is has been a very difficult week for the 48% of people who wanted to stay in the EU, but the after effect / fall-out has been unbelievable here in the UK. While our leaders backstab, hide, bicker and generally refuse to actually lead and a sense of hatred has spread onto our streets and […] Read more…

12 Iconic Great British designs of the 20th century as featured on Kate Beavis.com

12 iconic Great British designs from the 20th century

Today I have teamed up with Distinctive Chesterfields to share our top 12 Great British iconic designs that you and I collect today and were “must have” items in the past. I personally am lucky enough to have quite a few of these – which ones do you have? Ercol pebble tables The nest of curved tables […] Read more…

Free printable Fathers Day Bunting

It is Father’s Day this weekend so I thought I’d create easy to make bunting to hang up for the day. We have a beam in our kitchen (I say beam, it is actually a boxed in RSJ put up as part of our extension) which we hang Christmas vintage garlands and Halloween bunting so […] Read more…

I Love Vintage Tins by Kate Beavis.com

I Love Vintage Tins

Regular readers of my blog and social media sites will know that I grew up with tins. From the mid 1970s, my parents ran a successful tinware business designing many familiar tins that we all had growing up and now collect today. With this in mind, alongside my love of vintage, it is only natural […] Read more…

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