Posts Tagged ‘garden’

How to create a vintage garden

How to create a vintage garden

Vintage Garden History: Amateur gardening was a popular pastime in the 1930s, with rows of neat flower beds in the front and back gardens of the newly built suburbs. These quickly turned into allotment styled gardens in the 1940s as the government asked us all to “Dig for Victory”. Before now a lot of food […] Read more…

DIY Tutorial: Vintage Bakeware Bird Feeders by Kate Beavis

How to make a Vintage enamel upcycled Bird Feeder

Rather than buying a plastic bird feeder this spring time, why not create your own upcycled bird feeder using old bakeware that is beyond repair such as cake tins and enamel lids. They look great hanging in groups too and the birds will love you for it! MATERIALS USED: A selection of vintage metal and […] Read more…

Bohemian Luxe Garden Party styled by Waterbaby Flowers as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home Blog www.katebeavis.com

Get The Look: A Bohemian Luxe Garden Party

Are you having a party at home that you want to make a great event? Well, Claire from Waterbaby Flowers did just that recently, by creating a styled birthday party that felt both bohemian and luxurious all at once. When I saw it on my Instagram feed, I just knew that I wanted to share […] Read more…

DIY Pastel herb planters by Daphne Rosa as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Blog

DIY: Pretty Pastel Herb Garden Planters

  Today’s DIY tutorial comes from Kate from  from DaphneRosa who make fabulous bouquets from fabric. She recently decided to spruce up her  garden and posted the finished project on Instagram. I loved it and I know you will too. Plus it is so quick and simple! Over to Kate: “I wanted to grow some of my […] Read more…

vintage garden furniture on Your Vintage Life by Kate Beavis

Style your vintage garden

In the busy modern world, it’s appealing to think that your garden can be a peaceful place to escape to, a place that takes you back in time and away from the abruptness of day-to-day life. Creating a vintage garden is something anyone can do, even if they only have a small space to work […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Gardens

With this lovely weather setting in, we are spending more and more time in the garden, sitting in a striped vintage deck chair, bought for our DIY wedding a few years back. With plans afoot for decking, I’ve been busy pinning images on to boards to show Adam ideas for the whole space. We are […] Read more…

Our Fabulous Five: Lets fire up the BBQ!

BBQ season is upon us once again.  Each evening we can smell the smells of great food cooking outside and we want to join in!  For you vintage lovers out there we at Your Vintage Life have pulled together five of our favourite items available at Next.co.uk at the moment to make that meal Al Fresco.  Its shopping time! […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

The last 2 weeks has been busy with our first National Vintage Wedding Fair as well as half term. We formally took over the reigns of the fair on the hottest day of the year. It was great to meet all the exhibitors and brides to be as well as launching new branding, signage and […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It’s been an emotional two weeks here at Your Vintage Life. A bit of a rollercoaster really, and thankfully we are just about getting off the ride. So today’s blog is (in the words of the late Ian Dury) is our Reasons To Be Cheerful: part 3 (and yes there wasn’t a part 1 or 2) […] Read more…

Our Fabulous Five: Get your garden going

Its May, the sun is shining (mostly) and all of a sudden our gardens have become appealing again.  There is nothing we at Your Vintage Life like better than getting out into the fresh air of our garden, eating al fresco, playing with the kids or just chilling there when we can.  So how can […] Read more…

vintage cake stand for easter from Kate Beavis

Our Vintage Life

Doesn’t it feel better and dare I say it even easier when the sun is shining. We have spent so  much time In the garden, with the children as well as gardening. The tulips are out, the grass is now cut and the borders edged. We’ve even picked the rhubarb to make crumble.   On […] Read more…

We Love…Pearl Lowe

A few weeks back we drove down to Somerset to meet with the lovely Pearl Lowe. In the most stunning bar of a country house (think glass topped tables and oversized chandeliers) we chatted vintage, writing, kids and family life over a lime and soda! There was so much I wanted to ask as well […] Read more…

Styling Tips: Vintage Garden Rakes as decoration

If you’ve read some of my blogs lately you’ll know I have recently moved into a new (but still older) house which we are trying to improve a little.  We’ve been clearing out areas and this week found some rusty old garden tools in the garage.   They were destined for the skip but all of a sudden […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Boy has this week been a busy one! Yes, I know I say this most weeks but I can genuinely say I am shattered after last week! Last Friday we set up Twinwood festival and then rushed back to celebrate a family members 40th birthday. We missed night one of the festival but it was such […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We’ve had a great two weeks as we have been on holiday!!! We went to Dorset to go camping in our VW….all was good until we hit Dorset when the weather changed. It rained and rained, the wind howled and I was generally un-amused. We walked off to the pub on our first night in wellies, […] 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…

10 of the Best: Vintage gardens

We have been so busy gardening in the last week: it is awash with purple aliums. So, with this in mind here is a our 10 of the Best: vintage garden pieces available online right now. 1. This French garden bench is so pretty and even has a matching chair. 2. This enamel bath will […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

This week was about two  things only: finishing off our kitchen and sitting in the glorious bank holiday sun. Finally, it was good weather on a holiday! We literally haven’t had a day off since Christmas so we really enjoyed Monday. We had a barbecue with family, drank Pimms, ate great food and enjoyed our […] Read more…

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Our Vintage Life

Last Sunday I wanted to go for a day out in the camper van with the family, to enjoy the last day of the holidays. But Mr YVL had other things in mind, namely to sort out the potting shed. Not exactly the fun I wanted but I am now a happy bunny that it’s […] Read more…

Link Love

It has been a great week online, with some great inspirational pictures and blog posts out there. Share the Love with us, click away and let us know what floats your boat this week! We love it when our kids get outside, feed the chickens, plant the seeds and generally get some fresh air. Finally […] Read more…

Friday’s Finds

Here are some of the great things that have inspired us this week: The first was blog post earlier this week by the great Retro Chick. Her blog is always informative but I loved this weeks discussion on the future of vintage. Some of you may disagree with her point of view but I’m sure […] Read more…

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