Posts Tagged ‘1960s’

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…

Our Vintage Life

  We spent all weekend at the Festival of Vintage in York. Approx.  8000 people visited to enjoy dancing, shopping, music, classic cars as well as see our room set. Last year we styled a 1950s kitchen at the Epsom Festival and were asked to do another one this year. It was a 1960s lounge, […] Read more…

L: J.H. Lynch

We love J.H Lynch. But who is J.H Lynch? This is in fact a bit of a mystery. He painted ladies, looking seductively at the viewer, often semi clad throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Joseph Henry Lynch was born in 1911 and died in 1989. His prints were mass produced and sold through shops such […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Most of the week has been filled with prepping vintage stock for two great fairs that we love to do. The first was the Furniture Flea in Bethnal Green, London. It is crammed to the rafters with affordable mid century furniture and home wares and we are a regular there since the start. Mr YVL […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage Sewing Boxes

With all the buzz happening here with the growing popularity of The Great British Sewing Bee, today’s 10 of the Best is all about sewing boxes. Vintage ones, pretty ones, retro ones…..here are the ten best ones available to buy RIGHT NOW!!! 1. This wooden sewing box  is so pretty with handpainted images on the top […] Read more…

A Sunday Retrospective

I love my vintage telephone collection: it’s got a Trimphone,  Ericofon, Genie…even a Mickey Mouse. But it is missing an American Princess phone which I can only dream of finding here in the UK. They were the original “bedroom” phone with a light so you could see in the dark. Designed in cute pastel colours they were […] Read more…

J: Jessie Tait

Jessie Tait was born as Dorothy Tait in 1928 and became one of the most famous and well loved ceramic designers of the mid-century period. She joined Midwinter in 1946, staying until 1974. She went on to Johnson Bros and retired in 1990. Her designs really sum up the 1950s with their quirky style and […] Read more…

Vintage by the seaside

Last year we sold some mid-century furniture to a couple who were renovating a hotel down in St Ives. They wanted the furniture to be of this vintage era…which sounded like a fantastic project. They talked of making sink units from sideboards, which sounded even more intriguing. We sent off a 1960s cocktail cabinet, G […] Read more…

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A Sunday Retrospective

Every Sunday we like to lie on the sofa, and catch up with reading magazines and blogs. We love vintage home magazines here at Your Vintage Life and none come better than wedding magazines. Not only are they filled with images of beautiful brides but we especially love the ideas, articles and adverts to inspire […] Read more…

Plus Size Vintage

Here at Your Vintage Life we love vintage dresses. In fact my personal collection is a little out of control…..much to My YVL’s despair. I used to buy 1960s shift dresses in the late 1980s and customise them, teaming them up with my trusty DMs. My taste has changed over the years but I still […] Read more…

Mid-Century Modern

Last week a great new book dropped through the letterbox courtesy of Octopus Books.  Judith Miller, the well respected antique and collectible expert has written another great book called “Mid-Century Modern: Living with mid-century modern design”. Well we love to review a book but this one is just a dream. It is packed full of beautiful […] Read more…

10 of the best: 1960s stainless steel

Yesterday we blogged about our new set of Robert Welch cutlery.  Based on the 1960s Alveston design, he has re-designed the range for John Lewis. You can read it here. Todays 10 of the best therefore features great Robert Welch designs as well as some other fab stainless steel, which are available to buy right […] Read more…

Robert Welch Cutlery

For my 40th birthday last year I asked for cutlery: not the most glamorous of presents but I was fed up of mis-matched knives and forks. I had fallen in love with the 1960’s Alveston range made by Old Hall and designed by Robert Welch (but at nearly £500 I clearly wasnt going to receive it). […] Read more…

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Retro bar stools

They say that home is where the heart is, so why not fill it with the items that reflect yours? Doing things up in the style of a certain decade can bring such a lot of joy to the process of decorating. As regular readers will know we are renovating our whole home. It’s been […] Read more…

Vintage Auction!

This Saturday at Peacocks, Bedfords auction house is the bi-annual 20th century sale. Packed to the rafters with mid century treasures, this has become a real must do event on the local vintage calendar. It has now been running for many years as well extra specialist days in their Leamington Spa and St Neots branches. […] Read more…

An amazing vintage collection

Recently we bought some amazing vintage clothing all from lady. The clothes range from the 1950s through to the 1980s and all have one thing in common: they are all truly beautiful. Some are vintage designer labels too. We didn’t meet the lady….and looking at her beautiful fashion collection it has made me wonder about […] Read more…

Get the Look: The 1960s home

Here is our latest installment in the series of Get The Looks: all published for Vintage Life magazine. This  month it’s the 1960s home. Get the Look: The 1960’s home from Your Vintage Life   The 1960s was full of optimism. Rationing was long gone, industry was booming, the space race was under way and […] Read more…

OOTD: Party Girl

2 parties in one day! Well doesnt life begin at 40! Well the first one was a 4th birthday party with a bouncy castle and a son dressed as spiderman. Thankfully the second one was for the adults. I wore a 1950s cotton day dress in blue. It falls really nicely as it has side […] Read more…

OOTD: 60s flower power

Today I ditched the 1950s with a vengeance to embrace the 1960s flower power vibe. It was so hot that  a floaty maxi dress was in order. This one is fab with its bright citrus colours. Surprisingly it is made in England by Blanes..this look is usually from Hawaii or Miami and very rarely from the […] Read more…

OOTD: A trip to the register office

Yesterday was my 40th birthday. Well, as the phrase goes: Life begins at 40! So how best to celebrate but to go to the register office and get married! We had an amazing wedding day last Saturday enjoying an intimate and romantic ceremony under a large tree beside the river. This was a Humanist ceremony and […] Read more…

G Plan Vintage

Exciting News!! The Vintage Festival (at Wilderness Festival) have collaborated on a new retro range for G Plan called G Plan Vintage. Wayne and Geraldine Hemingway alongside the famous furniture brand have looked to the past within the archives to design a new range that alludes to the shapes and styles but with a slight […] Read more…

OOTD: My Hen Night!

So first thing to say is this is a day late. Is that because you have been busy with Kitty’s 2nd birthday I hear you ask? Or getting ready for the wedding? Ah no, it’s because I have been a poorly girl since the hen night on Friday! But today I’m almost back to the land […] Read more…

Vintage hair, Vidal and me

For someone who loves vintage clothing and jewellery, especially the 1950s, I have not embraced the hairstyle of this era. Don’t get me wrong it looks great on other people…victory rolls, short rollered fringes and curls…but to me it is just too much hard work. Mummy Christmas’s bob 2008 I have never owned or used rollers. […] Read more…

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