Posts Tagged ‘fabric’

How to make an upcycled magazine rack using copper pipe

How to make an upcycled magazine rack using copper pipe

Copper as a material has been fashionable for some time now, and is seen in every room in the house. I love it, and remember having copper bathroom accessories back in the mid 90s which were alas car booted many years ago! This month I am showing you how to make an upcycled magazine rack […] Read more…

How to use vintage fabric in your home

How to use vintage fabric in your home

I always have pieces of vintage fabric in my craft box, from large sections of collectable textiles, to small off cuts that are left over from my latest project. While out shopping at vintage fairs and festivals, I often see the most amazing designs from 1950s barkcloth covered in atomic patterns to more retro 1970s […] Read more…

Vintage Style Hunkydory Home orange cushion on Ercol as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

My favourite vintage inspired cushions

This week I did a photo shoot in the most amazing house in Manchester. It was filled with amazing vintage, beautiful coloured sofas and packed with fun, kitsch homewares without any of it looking kitsch at all! The one thing that struck a chord with me, was the amount of cushions they had everywhere. They […] Read more…

David Whitehead Fabric as featured on Kate Beavis.com

D: David Whitehead Textiles

“The 1950s saw an explosion of pattern after the more conservative prints of the 1940s. During the war there was a shortage of yarn and dye so there were strict rules on what could be produced. Colours were restricted to four and the repeat pattern had to be small to reduce wastage during manufacturing. After […] 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…

We Love…Sanderson

We love wallpapers and fabrics from Sanderson especially their 1950s range. This launched a few years back now and all have a real atomic feel to them. Some are copies of original Sanderson prints from the mid 20th century and some are simply influenced by the originals. We love Mobiles in all 4 colour ways […] Read more…

Kitty’s vintage rag doll

I have never been so excited to share one of my childrens Christmas presents on the blog. Today a handmade doll arrived through the post for Kitty and my oh my, it’s beautiful! It is made by a local company called Mummy’s Little Stars and Angels. We met at the MK Handmade and Vintage fair […] Read more…

Last 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…

Beat the Monday Blues Part 1

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday I want to share with you the most perfect cushions, beautifully made and beautifully designed. Eclectic chair […] Read more…

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