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…

Blogging Trends for 2016 and beyond by Kate Beavis

Blogging Trends for 2016 and beyond

Yes, I realise that it is half way through 2016 but the blogging world is changing so fast, that I thought I’d share my thoughts on what to expect for the rest of 2016 and beyond. I have now been blogging for 6 years and so much has changed in this time – gone are […] Read more…

Kate Beavis Vintage Thrifting

Kate’s Vintage Thrifting

The last few weeks have been really hectic what with managing two wedding fairs and spraining my foot (ouch) so I have hardly had any time to go thrifting! I have also been immersed in my new articles for Reloved magazine so much of my buying has been on second hand and vintage craft supplies. […] Read more…

Get The Look: Kate Middletons Boho Style

Anyone who loves  fashion won’t have failed to notice Kate Middleton’s boho style seen on her recent trip to India and Bhutan. She has embraced a relaxed modern vintage, late 60s/70s style with paisleys, patchwork cottons, long earrings and  maxi dresses with deep red tones. I love this look on her, she looks relaxed and in keeping […] Read more…

Chesterfield sofa, the Heritage trend, on kate Beavis Vintage Home blog working with The Original Sofa Company

Different ways to style the Heritage trend with a Chesterfield sofa.

The Chesterfield sofa really does represent true British heritage; our long-standing tradition of beautiful pieces, created at an unprecedented level of fine craftsmanship and detail. When I think of a Chesterfield I think of gentlemens clubs but also cosy snugs with beamed ceilings in traditional houses, however recently this style of sofa is becoming more at home in […] Read more…

1950s vintage fashion as photographed by Mark Newton as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog (for Festival of Vintage)

Vintage Fashion at the Festival of Vintage

The Festival of Vintage is back next weekend at York Racecourse and I am so excited to share that I will be there on the Saturday. And not selling or just shopping (although I bet I will be definitely doing the latter!) but helping to write an article for Vintage Life magazine. I will be […] Read more…

Clarks shoes and the V&A museum new 1960s vintage style shoe range as featured on Kate Beavis vintage home blog

1960s vintage style shoes from Clarks and the V&A Museum

Last year I shared the collaboration between the V&A and Oasis, where the retailer designed signature pieces with traditional prints from the museum’s archives. Well last season also saw another collaboration for the V&A with Clarks who are back with another collection that I totally love. The styles have a real 1960s vibe to them, in their shape […] Read more…

Le Creuset Oasis pastel range as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Pretty pastels from Le Creuset’s Oasis range

I often write about Le Creuset as they are one of the kitchen brands that have stood the test of time. Their saucepans  even appeared in my book! But whenever I write about them, I am always talking about the bright orange designs until now…. Le Creuset have introduced a pastel coloured range called Oasis […] Read more…

Kate Beavis Vintage Retro Home featured on Home Style magazine

My vintage home featured in Home Style magazine

Recently my vintage home was featured in a new magazine called Home Style. The magazine is a monthly mag featuring lots of real homes and DIY ideas all really colourful and fun. It also has recipes, styling ideas, advice and top tips from bloggers as well as the home owners. I had a great day […] Read more…

Carltonware vintage piggy bank train as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Carltonware money boxes – new collection alert!

I don’t need any new collections. Fact. I have too many already but I can clearly see a new one forming! I received this ceramic piggy bank for Christmas which is made by Carltonware in the 1960s/70s. I love the colours as well as the fun psychedelic style. He comes in other colours too but […] Read more…

10 For A Tenner: Vintage Mother’s Day Gifts

As a mummy I love Mother’s Day- being spoilt rotten, breakfast in bed and hopefully a small vintage gift. Last year I was a lucky mummy as I received a Nutribullet (used daily since) but this year I’m working, curating the Vintage Wedding Village in Manchester. Over the years I have received brooches, handbags, bracelets…all […] Read more…

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