Posts Tagged ‘1930s’

100 years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman

100 years of Fashion Illustration by Cally Blackman

100 Years of Fashion Illustration is a new book, published by Laurence King Publishing written by Cally Blackman. It is a fantastic reference for any vintage fashion fan, sharing 400 illustrations from the Edwardian era through to the noughties which highlight to the reader how fashions have changed over 100 years. We are used to […] 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…

Sarah Maguire's Vintage Eclectic Retro Upcucled Home shared by Kate Beavis

Get The Look: A colourful vintage home

I love Instagram, I literally cannot stop looking at the wonderful photos that vintage loving people have taken all over the world. On one of my regular visits, a beautiful, colourful home caught my eye and I knew in an instant that I wanted to share it with you all. What is interesting about this […] Read more…

Art Deco book by Eric Knowles reviewed by Kate Beavis

Art Deco by Eric Knowles

Recently I received a new book through the post to review: Art Deco by Eric Knowles. To be honest, the Art Deco era is not the period I know the most about and had to research it fully for my own book, Style Your Modern Vintage Home. So having a glossy book that shares the […] Read more…

We Love: 1920s Barware

The history of 1920s barware: Prohibition in America from 1920 to 1933 dictated a ban on the commercial sale of alcohol. This drove bars and clubs underground with all night dancing and of course drinking. In an age of decadence and celebration, the art deco design influenced barware with its geometric lines, mirrored accents and […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Photographs

Nothing evokes the memory quite like a vintage photograph, whether it is of a global event, such as a picture depicting the horrors of the First World War or the faded image of family ancestor; for example, a great grandmother photographed as a child. Photo by Simon Whitmore for FW Media for Style Your Modern […] Read more…

We Love…Vintage Lingerie

Although grouped under the banner of ‘vintage,’ lingerie styles changed considerably between the 1920’s and the 1950’s. In the 1920’s it was the flapper style; in the 30’s art deco reigned supreme; by the 40’s cotton satin and silk were the preferred materials and in the late 40’s nylon was the new kid on the […] Read more…

We Love…Anglepoise Lamps

“In the early 1930s, the Anglepoise lamp was designed using a newly developed concept of balancing weights using springs and levers. This enabled a light to be angled in any position which was perfect for work and study. The first lamp was made by the British company, Herbert Terry and Sons and designed by George […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage picnicware

Finally, we have great weather…and on a bank holiday too! We had a lovely day yesterday, barbecue, badminton on the lawn and a bit of sunbathing (in between drinking Pimms!) So this week’s 10 of the Best features vintage picnic ware available to buy right now! 1. Loving this beach party ice bucket and glasses […] Read more…

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10 of the Best: 1930s homewares

After yesterdays Styling Tip using 1930s crochetware, we thought todays 10 of the Best should feature some more vintage lovelies from this era. All are available to buy right now online. 1. First up, let’s start with some real WOW vases. So often the 1930s used pastel shades but this bright orange appeals to my retro […] Read more…

Styling Tip: 1930s crochet

I cannot stop buying vintage linen. I have bags and bags of it, from large embroidered tablecloths to small doily like tray covers. We do not use them in our home (which is a 1960s affair) and to be honest, we don’t really sell them either. Other people sell them so well but they don’t really […] Read more…

10 of the best: vintage enamelware

I haven’t been blogging much recently as most of my time has been taken up on photo shoots for the book. We are shooting real people’s homes that have embraced certain eras and have been styled well. Friday we visited Annie and Trevor’s home to shoot their 1920s and 1930s rooms. I posted this picture […] Read more…

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1930s vintage photographs

For the last weeks or so I have been writing the 1920s/30s chapter of my upcoming book: Style your Modern Vintage Home. I have been writing about bedrooms of the time and the rise of photography. Thinking about putting genuine photos into vintage frames for a styling feature, I thought I would ask my family for […] Read more…

My Favourite Era: Retro Chick

Our latest interview in the series called “My Favourite Era” is with Gemma, the lady behind the successful blog, Retro Chick. We have been reading this blog for what seems like forever and have long since admired her mix of vintage fashion with her love of getting a bargain, as well as all the other […] 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…

They’ve been framed

For all the people who have read our blog “We’ve got it covered” all about our lovely collection of 1940s/50s Woman’s Own magazines…here are some pictures of them now framed and hung up in our home. In the hall, above the telephone table we chose the 1945 cover of a woman on a red phone […] Read more…

We’ve got it covered

I treated myself to 12, yes 12, vintage Woman’s Own magazines last week. They date from as early as 1939 with the latest being 1957. They are great inspiration for my magazine articles for Vintage Life magazine….sometimes a tiny piece, even an advert will trigger an idea off in my mind. For those who regularly follow […] Read more…

Truly inspired

I have recently been inspired by another blog..by Louise at Catwalk Creative Vintage. Her blog discussed the humble dress clip which were very fashionable in the 1930s and 40s. Her photos were beautiful with some great original 40s pictures too. Please go have a read! So here’s how it inspired me….I too have a dress […] Read more…

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