Posts Tagged ‘handbags’

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…

Black and White geometic dress and vintage accessories worn by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Fashion Round Up

Last week was the last few days of #dressupjune where I have dressed up daily in smart clothes or vintage fashion. I have really enjoyed it but it is now July so am relaxing slightly. However, it turns out that it’s become a bit of a habit and I am still making an effort! Here is […] Read more…

vintage handbags and clogs from Kate Beavis

10 Vintage Fashion Wardrobe Staples

I have an eclectic vintage fashion taste. While some dress to one era (which I am quite envious of) I prefer to mix it all up. I love my fashion too much to stick to one era, I love the fit and flare styles of the 1950s, but then again I love a 1970s peasant […] Read more…

1980s vintage handbags by Kate Beavis

10 reasons why I love the 1980s

I love to fill my home with vintage items, whether it be home wares, books, records or clothes. When I wrote my book and added a chapter on the 1980s, many die hard vintage fans were shocked. The 1980s? Vintage? (hey I even included the early 1990s!!) So to back up my love of all […] Read more…

We Love…Princess Charming Atlas bags

These bags are so gorgeous yet also a tad kitsch! Atlas were a leading handbag store in Hollywood in the 1950s. They designed and created a range called Princess Charming bags or windowpane bags that were made in Hong Kong. Always made from a heavy wicker straw, which was often glossed, they had a plastic […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last weekend was an exciting one here at YVL HQ as we had our blog redesigned. We’ve wanted to do this for ages but it has taken time to find the WordPress theme that really looked how we wanted it to. Last Saturday, with the help of Kate from BamBam Design Services, we launched the new […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

The weeks seem to fly by here at Your Vintage Life – we write our Friday blog and before you know it we’re doing it again! As it is the run up to Christmas most of our time has been spent listing, selling and packing, as well as continually going to the post office! It […] Read more…

Bags of spring vintage accessories

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…

We are open!

This week Your Vintage Life opened it’s doors to our new online boutique. We applied sometime back to have a shop on ASOS and were lucky to be accepted straight away. Fast forward quite a few weeks….when we were prepping stock and busy doing student fairs…and we are open! Our boutique is a vintage accessory […] Read more…

My birthday bag

It was my birthday last week and I received the loveliest handbag! It is a wicker box bag by a company called Midas of Miami. They made fabulous bags which epitomise the 1950s style with gorgeous adornments. This one has tiny white seed beads all over the front and lid, tightly packed together to give […] Read more…

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