Posts Tagged ‘glass’

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 glass vases as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Turning Back the Vintage Clocks this Autumn

Remember that feeling of when, as a child you started the new year at school? Full of anticipation with shiny new shoes and a packed pencil case, full of tales of a glorious summer holiday in 6 weeks of hot sun. Well now is the time to feel that optimism again. Just swap the new stationary set […] Read more…

Kate Beavis Vintage Bedroom

Vintage Colour Inspiration: Purple

It’s the fourth week in my vintage colour inspiration series and today I am featuring the colour purple. When I was a goth back in the late 1980s, I loved purple. I had an amazing crushed velvet midi skirt that to be honest, I wish I still had! However, now my home is anything but […] Read more…

Vintage glass Swedish piggy bank as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Vintage Colour Inspiration: Green

I have chosen the colour green for the second in my series: Vintage Colour Inspiration. Each week I am choosing a colour and sharing some of my favourite items in the hue. There is quite a bit of green in my home as it mixes so well with other colours, especially orange. As my kitchen […] Read more…

Kate Beavis vintage 1950s 1960s bedroom

How do you value your vintage possessions?

I have recently been asked how I value my vintage things? Well I believe that there are two ways to value them: financially and sentimentally. The clever people at Legal and General have written an interesting article on how much people value their possessions, and have asked me to consider what in my home I value and […] Read more…

Vintage yellow cocktail glasses as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Vintage Colour Inspiration: Yellow

Us vintage loving folk are partial to a bit of bright colour, and if you are anything like me, your homes are crammed full of it! Today starts a new series featuring colours from my own home – and I am starting off with the colour yellow. Yellow is a fabulous colour, so bright and […] Read more…

I love vintage but I don’t love baking

As The Great British Bake Off starts tonight, I have a confession to make. I love vintage but I don’t bake. And what’s more, I don’t want to! There I’ve said it! In recent years it feels like to be into the vintage scene you have to have a small obsession with baking and cake. […] Read more…

Vintage bedroom with mirrored furniture by Kate Beavis Vintage Home Blog

My Vintage Bedroom / Dressing Room

We recently (finally) decorated our vintage bedroom. It is the second from last room to be totally renovated in our 5 year project. Until now it has been a dumping ground for anything and everything as well as doubling up as my dressing room. To be honest, the only thing going for it was the gorgeous […] Read more…

Kate Beavis vintage 1950s 1960s bedroom

My Vintage Bedroom

We decorated our vintage bedroom a few years ago as part of our 5 year renovation of our 1920s home. However, it never felt calm, which I really wanted for this room. I love white walls so the colour of my vintage collections simply pop out, but this didn’t seem to work here. I think […] 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…

We Love: 1920s Barware

The history of 1920s barware: Prohibition in America from 1920 to 1933 dictated a ban on the commercial sale of alcohol. This drove bars and clubs underground with all night dancing and of course drinking. In an age of decadence and celebration, the art deco design influenced barware with its geometric lines, mirrored accents and […] Read more…

We Love…1920s Perfume Bottles

“With the commercial boom in the 1920s perfume sales rocketed.  Ladies would apply their perfume before a night of dancing, to allure as well as to feel individual in a time of  new found freedom. To reinforce branding, manufacturers designed elaborate and beautiful glass bottles filled with the scent. Naturally France led the way with […] Read more…

Get The Look: Vintage Pyrex

We love vintage Pyrex here at Your Vintage Life, but amazingly we don’t collect it. Having posted various images of great collections recently on our Facebook page Kate Beavis Vintage we thought we would share some on here. Here are some of our favourite photos: First up is the one we styled for the book. It […] Read more…

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10 of the Best: 1930s homewares

After yesterdays Styling Tip using 1930s crochetware, we thought todays 10 of the Best should feature some more vintage lovelies from this era. All are available to buy right now online. 1. First up, let’s start with some real WOW vases. So often the 1930s used pastel shades but this bright orange appeals to my retro […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We have had a lovely week, what with easter, chocolate, school holidays…… We had lots of family around all weekend and the kids enjoyed not one, not two, but three easter egg hunts. To be honest, it got a bit crazy with too much chocolate resulting in huge highs and incredible lows. The Easter bunny […] 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 danish sun catchers

Our Vintage Buys

We have had a busy week buying vintage treasures to sell. But, as always we have been buying for ourselves too! This week we have bought 3 exciting vintage things…. Firstly this vintage Tretchikoff print. These were produced for Boots in the 1960s and became a must have on any cool persons wall. They are actually […] Read more…

Turning back the clocks

Gosh, it has been a whole year of writing for the great Vintage Life magazine. A year ago we wrote this article for the autumn edition………and we never blogged it!! So here it is! Turning back the clocks Remember that feeling of when, as a child you started the new year at school? Full of […] Read more…

The winner takes it all!

This month we had  our first competition winner. We launched a simple competition at the end of June and the prize was this lovely 1960s glass jug and tumbler set. It will be perfect for your lemonade (with a little Pimms added) this Summer. The winner was Saffron who was so pleased. She sent me […] Read more…

Shaken not stirred

We were given a great pair of vintage champagne glasses recently to celebrate the birth of our second child. Kitty Jen was born in July and the champagne definately flowed.   They are really unusual and I havent seen any glasses like this before. They are the perfect his and her glasses and are so kitsch! They […] Read more…

Simply Medicinal

We have a great selection of retro glass medicine bottles for sale. They look great in a cluster of different colours, in front of a window with the light shining through making their colours vibrant and bright. The first one I discovered is a dark green, really tall one that was my Grandmothers. In old […] Read more…

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