Deck the halls!

Gosh is it really nearly Christmas? Well, the festive issue of Vintage Life magazine has arrived with our latest article in. For some ideas on how to decorate your home this Christmas, here is “Deck the halls“. A vintage Christmas calls for vintage decorations. Add hand made touches with family tradition, to make it all […] Read more…

We are open!

This week Your Vintage Life opened it’s doors to our new online boutique. We applied sometime back to have a shop on ASOS and were lucky to be accepted straight away. Fast forward quite a few weeks….when we were prepping stock and busy doing student fairs…and we are open! Our boutique is a vintage accessory […] 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…

Tin Tastic!

I love vintage tins…it is official. It has probably a lot to do with the fact that my parents had a tin business for many years where they designed, imported and manufactured tinware. I also love storage, my belief is everything should have a home (something the rest of my family sometimes struggle with!). However, […] Read more…

Coming soon!

We are really looking forward to the months ahead here at Your Vintage Life. We have loads of Christmas and winter clothing waiting to be photographed for our eBay shop. There are faux furs, knits and some real sparkly gems all at great prices. We are so excited to say that in just a few […] 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…

Beat the Monday Blues

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you the fabulous cases and bags from uoldbag! There’s an amazing second hand shop […] Read more…

Treasured

I have spoken earlier in the week about visiting my late Great Aunty Joan’s home to collect some treasures for us to keep and remember her life by. It was not an easy day by any means but I wanted to share some of her things. You will see that both her and my Great […] Read more…

Spotlight on Blouses

Todays spotlight is on the blouse. A wardrobe classic, it is the perfect garment to wear with this winters 1940s look. Elegant and simple it looks perfect with a pencil skirt, wide leg trousers and even with your jeans. And you don’t have to actually find a 1940s version..there are loads of great vintage blouses […] Read more…

Lounging around

We have finally finished our 3rd room in our house renovation. The lounge has taken a while as there was so much to do and its a double room too. So lets cast our minds back to how it used to look. Red swirled carpet with contrasting walls. The woodwork was all painted dark brown. […] Read more…

Thank you for the music

On Saturday night we finally found our record collection. We love our music and enjoy a good night of playing it loud! Our tastes are very eclectic…..Mr YVL loves old Indian sitar music and a whole load of funky soul. I love rock music but also can enjoy some 80s pop. So I thought I’d […] Read more…

This 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…

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…

Another Patterned Palace

Any regular readers of our blog will know we have bought a Patterned Palace which we are totally renovating. Every wall and floor was covered in retro patterns..some good and some darn ugly! Slowly we are ripping it out and replacing it with, to be fair, not that much pattern. I love wallpaper and prints […] Read more…

Welcome to my wardrobe

Some vintage ladies have embraced an era, often the 1950s or 40s. They have fallen in love with its style and taken it to their hearts (and their wardrobe, their hair and makeup, even their home). While I totally applaude this (and am a tad envious of their committment) I am not one of these […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues, Part 6

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you the wonderful Betty Bee. For the Vintage Life magazine readers out there you […] Read more…

This 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…

Throw anywhere!

I know we are having freak weather but soon the evenings will start to get darker, it is the perfect time to snuggle up on the sofa with a great book or TV programme. Imagine how better it would be under a soft, hand crochet knit throw. They are perfect to drape over a sofa […] Read more…

10 things that changed our lives…

or at least our homes! This is our latest article for Vintage Life magazine….the top 10 countdown of things that impacted our homes and therefore our lives. Number 10: The Duvet Originating from Europe in the 17th century, the feather filled duvet changed the look of our bedrooms, increased our comfort as well as saving […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues, Part 5

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you the fabulous Rockalily lipsticks by ReeRee Rockette. So I have been following them […] Read more…

This 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…

Fair advice

I have been asked over the last year for my advice on trading at vintage fairs….well after 15 years retail experience, with 8 in Visual Merchandising, I thought I better put pen to paper (well finger tip to keypad) Here are my top tips for preparing and doing a fair! 1. Research, Research, Research! Don’t […] Read more…

Brolly Good!

Gosh this weather. One minute it’s sunny, the next it’s terrential rain. One moment it’s flip flops then it’s wellies (well for the children anyway!!) But the great news is that now the Great British Autumn is here, you can get out your vintage brolly! Check out your local charity shops as often they have […] 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…

Re-work it baby!

Now before we start, I realise the true vintage ladies amongst us won’t like this post. Don’t baulk just yet…as our new Customised Collection isnt really aimed at yourselves. I am aiming at..lets just call them the Primark generation. Spending regularly on clothes that all their friends have also got………now is the time to introduce […] Read more…

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