Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

DIY Tutorial A Pipe Christmas Tree Picture by Kate Beavis

DIY Tutorial: A Pipe Christmas Tree Picture

If you don’t have space for a Christmas tree, why not create one for the wall? This month’s upcycled project uses off cuts of plumbing pipes to create a tree shape, so that you can display your treasured vintage baubles inside the circles. This is a great idea for parents of young children or even […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial A Vintage Jewel Christmas Tree by Kate Beavis

DIY Tutorial: A Vintage Jewel Christmas Tree

I was busy thinking about Christmas last month as I love to introduce a few festive things to my home in advance, a bit like a Countdown to Christmas! I start with a few table decorations, some original vintage and some handmade, created by my whole family. This year I have made a Christmas tree […] Read more…

Vintage Christmas bauble decoration ideas as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Vintage Christmas Bauble Tree

This is my favourite thing in my Christmas digital book, Style Your Vintage Party – Christmas. This is so simple too as all you need is a glue gun! I have chosen to use a blackboard which sits in a vintage frame. To do this, I simply painted the back of the picture that was originally […] Read more…

Vintage Christmas bauble wreath as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Making a vintage wreath more vintage!

I recently found a very squashed 1960s/70s vintage wreath in a local junk shop. Once spruced up I felt it needed more vintage-ness added to it to make it look its best. This is something you could even do with a modern wreath as it is so simple and easy to do – it’s a […] Read more…

Homemade chutney with vintage crochet as featured on Kate Beavis vintage home blog

10 perfect Christmas gifts to show you care

I know my blog is about “stuff”. Vintage fashion, homewares, furniture, weddings all equal lovely things, but that’s just it – they are just things. When I first met my husband he showed me that gifts don’t have to cost but actually the ones filled with thought mean the most. Our first Valentine’s Day he […] Read more…

Vintage Christmas decorations as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage blog

Kate’s Christmas Collection

I love Christmas! I love vintage decorations too and I collect them all year! I cannot resist them, so as I have so many, some are for sale. Here are my decorations up for sale this December. If you want to buy any, please message me or leave a comment (my website doesn’t trade right […] Read more…

Have a vintage Christmas with Next

Today sees the start of a new series of blogs, showcasing my favourite homewares from High Street retailers – all with a vintage Christmas feel. I am starting with Next, who always have a lovely Christmas department at an accessible price point. I have chosen a silver/white theme with a Nordic influence as well as […] Read more…

Vintage Christmas cards as seen on Kate Beavis VIntage Home blog

Style Your Vintage Party – Christmas

As it’s nearly November, it is time to get out my vintage Christmas decorations that I have been buying all year, ready to sell. It is also time to talk about my digital book: Style Your Vintage Party – Christmas. Last year I wrote and published an e-book all about how to have a festive […] Read more…

A vintage christmas dinner table by Kate Beavis

How to plan for the perfect autumn & Christmas

As the rain comes down and the weather turns chilly and brisk, it is easy to forget that we are still only in early September and may indeed have 6 more weeks of warm (ish!) weather before the season truly turns to autumn. Today was particularly miserable outside, and so I had a chance to sit down […] Read more…

A vintage christmas dinner table by Kate Beavis

Our Vintage Christmas Dinner

I have recently been asked to dress my dinner table for Christmas as part of a competition by Furniture Choice. I jumped at the idea to style my dinner table for the big day, especially as I won’t be at home this year. So this way I get to set it all up how I […] Read more…

The Etsy Christmas Press Show

Etsy are famous for their beautifully hand made gifts – from homewares to fashion to jewellery they showcase the best in UK craftsmanship. Often thought of as American, the British section has grown and is totally credible. We were lucky enough to be invited to their Christmas Press Show recently to see some of their favourite sellers […] Read more…

Our Vintage Christmas

Well Christmas came and went pretty quickly really, and when there are children involved it seems to go even quicker. We’ve all had a lovely time and received some lovely presents (mainly modern ones this year!) Christmas Eve was very special with the anticipation building up for the big day. We went to my Aunts […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It’s been a week of two halves this week, firstly getting ready for Christmas and secondly being ill! I have a bad cold which has wiped me out, I don’t often get them but when I do I get them badly! On the business front we teamed up with Vintage Life magazine’s Facebook competition and […] Read more…

Get the Look: Your Vintage Christmas

Last week we featured our vintage home at Christmas, and this week it’s your turn! We asked via Twitter and the blog for you to send us photos of your vintage homes and boy did we get a lot! We’ve rounded it up to 3 though… First up is this home filled with glorious vintage […] Read more…

We Love…A Vintage Christmas!

Have yourself a Merry Vintage Christmas… …by adorning your home with 1950s decorations, throwing a vintage Christmas Eve party and creating a traditional Christmas Day! Christmas in years gone by, was more about family than today’s commercialism. Mother saved all year in saving schemes to ensure everyone could come together with peace and happiness. And […] 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…

Our Vintage Life

It’s been a full on week getting ready for Mr YVL’s 40th birthday. Tomorrow is his party and it has a definite 1990s theme: think Hooch, jelly beans, Nirvana and smiley face balloons. Check back next week for some photos, especially as we are wearing 90s retro fashion. Sunflowers & Smarties Glow sticks for that […] Read more…

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