Posts Tagged ‘1960s’

Our Fabulous Five: Andy Warhol

We just love Andy Warhol here at Your Vintage Life.  I have a home full of Warhol (not original unfortunately) and count items as diverse as art, soup tins, bowls, mugs, books and even a flask in my collection.  Treat yourself to some pop art inspired vintage shopping this week – all available online now. […] Read more…

Get The Look: Choosing Your Vintage Home

When it comes to setting up a vintage home, creating that vintage ‘experience’ is crucial, whether you’re buying/renting a retro inspired pad or even choosing a shop to sell from. For those who are setting up home, deciding upon the actual bricks and mortar building is crucial as this will always be the backdrop to […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Lighting

We love vintage lights here at Your Vintage Life. Whether it’s an anglepoise, a rocket lamp or an atomic shade, we have them all in our home (as well as in our shop) At our desk, which is actually a G Plan dressing table, we use  retro items to store our papers in such as this […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Well it’s been a dreadful week for most with storms and flooding – we really feel for people who have lost their homes. We can’t even begin to imagine what that feels like, but for someone who loves their furniture and “stuff” it must be devastating. We drove across the country on Saturday, last weekend […] Read more…

vintage retro 1980s advertising milk bottles as featured on Kate Beavis Vintge Home blog

We Love…Advertising Milk Bottles

“In 1981, the UK milk manufacturers introduced colourful advertising on milk bottles. As supermarkets were growing in popularity, independent milk companies needed to generate revenue in new innovative ways. Advertising established brands was a winning strategy and continued well into the 1990s. With transfers highlighting breakfast brands such as Kellogg’s cereal, Maxwell House coffee and […] Read more…

V: Vladimir Tretchikoff

Vladimir Tretchikoff is one of the most successful artists of all time -his Chinese Girl painting has been reproduced the most out of any other image in the 20th century. While many love him, many don’t – at the time even the art critics saw his work as kitsch which upset him greatly all of his […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last weekend was all about Vintage Academy. Our first event launched in central London and went really well. The day was packed full of vintage business advice and inspiration which was well received. Some of the comments from the people who came really blew us away! “What a fantastic day it was too, really informative […] Read more…

T: Tupperware

We have a double cupboard full of vintage Tupperware- it’s packed to the nines with bright orange 1960s-80s designs suitable for every possible use – from storage to cheese graters, jelly moulds to cookie cutters. It’s great for keeping food fresh but did you know it changed women’s lives 60 years ago? “Tupperware revolutionised kitchens […] Read more…

Get the Look: Dark Ercol Furniture

Often it is said that Ercol furniture is only wanted in the blond English elm finish rather than the darker stained version. Well, let us show you how it can look great- and  it was even good enough to feature in our book! But first a little about Ercol: The Ercol brand was established in 1920 by […] Read more…

We Love…Lava Lamps

“Lighting during the 1960s was heavily influenced by our love affair with all things cosmic. At a time when the Victorian reproduction look was booming, spaceship like shades emerged with interwoven pieces made from gently folded plastic or metal. Furniture designers of the time also got on board with Guzzini’s pull down mushroom light and […] Read more…

Textile Design

We’re taking a break from the usual Thursday’s Get the Look blog to share this video with you. It has been created by Gavin Edwards. He has a design/illustration background but more recently has taught himself animation and motion graphics, making the change in career in the last few years. The video is based on […] 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…

Our Vintage Life

Last Friday we went on a great buying trip to Peterborough Antiques Fair. It is a 2 day event that we used to trade at, but now we simply go to buy. We were a tag team: Mr YVL went at 7 am and left early to collect the kids from school, I arrived later […] Read more…

Get The Look: Goodwood Revival Vintage Fashion

Another year has passed and still we haven’t gone to Goodwood Revival-  but yet again our vintage clothing has! This year we also provided retro chairs for the Goodwood Revival Hair and Beauty salon..so maybe we were there in spirit. Here is Mary, one of our regular customers wearing a stunning 1950s gold dress that […] Read more…

Ten of the Best: Vintage inspired Autumn Fashion

With London Fashion Week everywhere and the dramatic change in weather, its hard to not be getting excited at the moment about getting some Autumn pieces to spruce up your Autumn/Winter 13 vintage wardrobe.  Whether its vintage or just vintage inspired there are some amazing fashion items out there 10 of which we’ll showcase in today’s blog.  All […] Read more…

We Love…Orla Kiely

For anyone that didn’t catch Orla Kiely’s Autumn/Winter  show at London Fashion Week – you missed a treat! Instead of the usual runway she set up a vintage 1960s office, with rows of ladies sitting at desks typing away. They then got up to do some filing, hang their coats up and show us their amazing […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

I am writing this before we go off to trade at the annual Twinwood Festival, here in Bedfordshire. We started to set up yesterday: I use the royal “we” as really Mr YVL went to put the marquee up and all the fixturisation in the rain. It is always quite cold at this festival, probably as it […] Read more…

Get the Look: 1960’s retro bedroom

A few weeks back we sold this 1960s retro tissue box. Made from yellow plastic, it reminded us of the Crayonne range sold through Habitat. The buyer sent us through this photo with it taking pride of place in their spare room. Sitting pretty on a G Plan 1950s Brendan bedside table alongside a classic […] Read more…

B: Bernard Buffet

Bernard Buffet was a French artist born in 1929. He began studying art in 1944 but it took until 1948 for him to receive recognition through winning the Prix de la Critique; voted by Parisian critics. His work often had heavy outlines to define his subjects; Parisian scenery as well as numerous self portraits. So […] Read more…

We Love…Laura Ashley

This year is a big one for Laura Ashley. This year the quintessentially British company turns 60. To celebrate they have an exhibition in Bath Fashion Museum called The Romantic Heroine, featuring their 1960s and 1970s dresses. Think flowing, cotton styles that capture the essence of their Victoriana style that they were so famous for. They […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage cookware

We have posted a few pictures recently of our kitchen, and from your feedback it appears you have loved our vintage Cathrineholm collection. With this in mind, today’s 10 of the Best is featuring vintage and retro cookware…all available to buy online right now! 1. No list of retro flower cookware would be complete without […] Read more…

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