Posts Tagged ‘g plan’

How to source mid-century furniture by Kate Beavis.com Vintage Home blog

How to source mid century furniture

Mid century furniture is mainly thought to cover three decades of the middle of the 20th century:  from the fun yet sometimes kitsch 1950s through to the space age 1960s and into the dark teak, quite masculine look of the 1970s. These styles have grown in popularity over the last ten years resulting in prices […] 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…

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…

Our Vintage Life

The last two weeks have been really busy here at Your Vintage Life. Firstly, most of it was spent limping due to my knee operation, but thankfully I’m back to running around the place now. So sit back cos we have lots to share….. 2 weekends ago we spent the whole time trading. On the […] 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…

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…

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…

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…

Didn’t we do well, again

We had a great Christmas here at Your Vintage Life. And now it’s the clear up after 3 days of children mayhem! Before all the pressies get put away I thought I’d share some of the vintage ones (i.e. the best ones!). Firstly the kids. Boy did santa bring a lot of toys….and clothes..and biscuits! […] Read more…

Remember, remember the 5th of November

I have had such a great day today. Thrifting for stock, eating great food with my lovely family, finished off with fireworks in the garden. Today was auction day…I went to the auction and Mr YVL went thrifting elsewhere (where? I’m not telling!). We have the Furniture Flea next weekend so we wanted to stock […] Read more…

Lounging around

We have finally finished our 3rd room in our house renovation. The lounge has taken a while as there was so much to do and its a double room too. So lets cast our minds back to how it used to look. Red swirled carpet with contrasting walls. The woodwork was all painted dark brown. […] Read more…

Our family Kartell

Yesterday Your Vintage Life traded at the fabulous, award-winning Furniture Flea. It’s a mid century, affordable fair full of furniture and  home wares brought to you by Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair. York Hall, Bethnall Green was awash with orange, funky flowers and more teak than you can shake a stick at. We arrived early, still […] Read more…

Flat-pack Backlash!

Here is our latest article for Vintage Life Magazine called “Flat-pack backlash”. Why not have a read…… The Flat-pack Backlash! Today’s modern furniture comes in a flat box with an Allen key and a set of instructions. Often the end result is a flimsy, soulless cabinet which is the same as everyone else’s.  Maybe it’s […] Read more…

Beauti-flea retro

We are selling at the upcoming Furniture Flea on 27th March. It is a retro furniture and homeware sale at Bethnal Green. The fair comes from the same team who bring Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair that we also sell through. The aim is to sell mid century treasures at affordable prices…something a tad rare in […] Read more…

Ercol-lection!

Last week we picked up our latest edition to our Ercol family…a gorgoeus 1960’s elm framed day bed with it’s original cushions. It is simply beautiful with it’s elegant bentwood curved arms and it’s practical design. The back is a piece of solid elm with stunning grain to the wood. The cushions are a deep […] Read more…

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