Posts Tagged ‘jewellery’

DIY Tutorial A Vintage Jewel Christmas Tree by Kate Beavis

DIY Tutorial: A Vintage Jewel Christmas Tree

I was busy thinking about Christmas last month as I love to introduce a few festive things to my home in advance, a bit like a Countdown to Christmas! I start with a few table decorations, some original vintage and some handmade, created by my whole family. This year I have made a Christmas tree […] Read more…

Kate Beavis Vintage Thrifting

Kate’s Vintage Thrifting

The last few weeks have been really hectic what with managing two wedding fairs and spraining my foot (ouch) so I have hardly had any time to go thrifting! I have also been immersed in my new articles for Reloved magazine so much of my buying has been on second hand and vintage craft supplies. […] Read more…

10 For A Tenner: Vintage Mother’s Day Gifts

As a mummy I love Mother’s Day- being spoilt rotten, breakfast in bed and hopefully a small vintage gift. Last year I was a lucky mummy as I received a Nutribullet (used daily since) but this year I’m working, curating the Vintage Wedding Village in Manchester. Over the years I have received brooches, handbags, bracelets…all […] Read more…

Vintage Brooch Club

Vintage Brooch Club for Mother’s Day

Want to treat your vintage loving mummy this year? Mother’s Day is just round the corner (6th March to be exact) and what better way to surprise her than with a handpicked vintage brooch? Vintage Brooch Club is back after a successful Valentine’s offer. All brooches date from the 1930s-1980s and have been chosen by […] Read more…

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Vintage Brooch Club

Hey we all love a vintage brooch don’t we? I have so many, that I’ve decided for one month only (just in time for Valentine’s Day) to launch Vintage Brooch Club. For only £7.00 you can join the club and get a handpicked vintage brooch sent to your door. This includes all postage and packaging…all […] 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…

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…

Vintage costume jewellery from Kate Beavis

My favourite vintage jewellery

As discussed earlier this week, I have recently started to sort through all my clothing and jewellery, ready for the impending paint job my spare room is getting. My jewellery was everywhere, so I spent a good hour or two going through all pieces and putting them away in my Danish sewing box. And boy […] 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…

A Guide to Antique Jewellery

‘Vintage’ is a cover all term used to describe jewellery from many different eras. This is mainly for jewellery from the 1940s onwards, however for the avid admirer of all things antique, here’s a quick guide to jewellery styles from the 1700s all the way through to war-ravaged 1914. Georgian Georgian jewellery hails from the […] Read more…

Everything’s Rosy

Today it is our little girl’s 4th birthday. It appears she has only been bought pink things…not an issue as she loves it all but it has been a bit of a pink overload. (Let’s campaign for alternative colours please!) So to celebrate the colour pink here are our favourite things available on Etsy right now, so […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We had such a great Easter last weekend: spending quality time with the family was a real joy. We had an Easter egg hunt in the garden which the children enjoyed to the max (the sugar high was legendary!) and we played board games all afternoon on Easter Sunday. We even had the obligitary row: […] Read more…

Get The Look: A Handmade Lace Necklace

Today’s Get the Look blog post comes from Emma Milroy who organises for Judy Berger, the Cambridge Affordable Vintage Fair. She recently made the cutest necklace and posted it on Facebook…we loved it so much we asked her to share how she did it with you all. Over to Emma: “The other weekend I went […] Read more…

Beat the Monday blues

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you to the truly stunning work by Debbie Carlisle from DC Bouquets. I first […] 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…

Beat the Monday Blues, Part 4

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday I introduce you the fantastic AbiLu Creations owned by Abigail Lucy Bruford. I first met Abigail at […] Read more…

Truly inspired

I have recently been inspired by another blog..by Louise at Catwalk Creative Vintage. Her blog discussed the humble dress clip which were very fashionable in the 1930s and 40s. Her photos were beautiful with some great original 40s pictures too. Please go have a read! So here’s how it inspired me….I too have a dress […] Read more…

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