Posts Tagged ‘furniture’

How to create a mid century living room Art Glass

How to create a mid century living room

A mid century living room looks perfect in so many settings; from a city apartment to a family home as it’s clean lines create a calm mood and uncluttered feel but can sometimes seem unobtainable due to the prices of the designer pieces. Let me share key items to include within it to create this […] Read more…

Vintage G Plan fresco desk dressing table as seen in Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

A Flat Pack Backlash: Choose Vintage Furniture!

I wrote this article for Vintage Life magazine many moons ago and it still feels relevant today. Don’t get me wrong, I love stores like IKEA especially some of their reproductions of their original designs form the 1950s and 1960s but there is just something wonderful about the craftmanship in vintage furniture. Time for a […] Read more…

1950s vintage blouse by Kate Beavis

5 Reasons to buy vintage

I am often asked by non-loving vintage friends why I want to fill my home with “second-hand stuff”. Well in fact there are so many reasons why I choose to style my home and indeed my life with vintage but here are my top 5. 1. IT’S QUALITY Just think, that 1950s dress or that […] 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…

Get The Look: 1960s Vintage Bar

We recently had a fabulous 1960s bar for sale at Your Vintage Life. It was quite large, covered in black vinyl faux leather and we thought it would make a great counter for a shop. It was snapped up by the team at Justice: a cool jewellers based in Winchester. We caught up with Thomas […] Read more…

We Love…Habitat

We have often said how much we love Habitat’s style especially their iconic ranges from the 1960s and 1970s. The fact that they were the first UK store to sell a pasta jar, a duvet and a paper moon light shade makes them real trail blazers in design. Today though, rather than looking back we […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We had a great weekend last week especially selling at Manchester’s Vintage Home Show. It is always a great event and yet again, it didn’t disappoint. We sold lots of retro teak furniture as well as signing books. David Platt from Coronation Street even turned up but no, he didn’t buy any vintage sewing boxes […] 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…

Our Vintage Life

It has been a quiet week here at YVL which has been lovely. It has given us time to prep stock and get ready for the Christmas rush that is November. Courtney photographed lots of vintage coats this week which have been added online all week including this lovely 1960s velvet red maxi coat with […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We spent most of the weekend in the garden; not sunbathing alas but actual gardening. For Father’s Day the children bought plants for their Daddy. Mostly herbs which will form a large herb bed. All the beds are full of aliums at the moment….it’s all looking lovely. So much so that it inspired our blog […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Not really much to tell about our last week as I have spent most of it with a very poorly knee. Having had a lump removed last week I havent been able to walk properly since. So what have I done…listed stock that’s what. I have listed 50 items this week and to be honest […] Read more…

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Restoration Tip: 1960s Teak

Vintage teak looks lovely in a mid century home, but boy is it prone to scratches! If it’s teak veneer or solid afromosa, scratches leave a lighter line which can stand out. So here’s how to blend it in seconds. Of course, if there is other damage you will need to do more but this […] 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…

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…

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…

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…

Vintage Nation

Last Saturday was the first Vintage Nation; a one dayer in sunny (yet very windy) Brighton. It comes to us from Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair and promised to be a one day treat full of shopping, music, fairground rides and much more. We had a great day, even with the 4 am start. Here are […] Read more…

The Champion Jugglers are back!

Today we will start to add our new spring range of vintage accessories to our ASOS boutique. We have lots of handbags in best selling styles: the boho saddle bag and the ladylike kelly in particular.   The saddle bag comes in leather and suede, in browns and even some brights. These are perfect bags for all the […] Read more…

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