Posts Tagged ‘kitchen’

We Love…CathrineHolm

Those of you who follow us here at Your Vintage Life will know we collect CathrineHolm cookware. We have it all out on display in our kitchen on shelves. The colours simply pop out against all the white. It was featured in Pretty Nostalgic magazine. It also featured in Homes and Antiques magazine and in […] Read more…

Get The Look: Choosing Your Vintage Home

When it comes to setting up a vintage home, creating that vintage ‘experience’ is crucial, whether you’re buying/renting a retro inspired pad or even choosing a shop to sell from. For those who are setting up home, deciding upon the actual bricks and mortar building is crucial as this will always be the backdrop to […] Read more…

Get The Look: Modern Vintage Appliances

Those of you who follow this blog will know we have a slight orange obsession…ok, ok, we have a HUGE orange obsession. It all started when Adam was on a quest for an orange teapot which then triggered a buying spree of everything, and I mean everything orange for his kitchen. When my grandma passed away in 2007, […] Read more…

Get The Look: Your modern vintage kitchen

Let’s face it, when people say they’re looking to design a ‘vintage kitchen’, they don’t usually mean vintage appliances, or doing without intelligent stoves, dishwashers or the microwave. All of us want a kitchen that combines modern gadgetry with a style suited to the house we live in and our own personality, which often means […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

It’s been hard getting back into the swing of things here at Your Vintage Life! Christmas was so lovely especially as we managed to really switch off from work which can be a rare thing when you manage a business (or 2!) But we are now back into the throes of buying, photographing and selling. […] Read more…

T: Tupperware

We have a double cupboard full of vintage Tupperware- it’s packed to the nines with bright orange 1960s-80s designs suitable for every possible use – from storage to cheese graters, jelly moulds to cookie cutters. It’s great for keeping food fresh but did you know it changed women’s lives 60 years ago? “Tupperware revolutionised kitchens […] Read more…

We Love…Pretty Nostalgic magazine

We love vintage magazines but Pretty Nostalgic is something a bit different and that is why we love it so! A bi monthly magazine which focuses on vintage, but is so much more. It’s fiercly independent while still being mainstream, printed in the UK  and on a mission to inspire us to live a more ethical, […] Read more…

Get the Look: vintage decor

When people speak of vintage, they are often referring to the period around the 1940s and 1950s, but it seems there really is no limit to what ‘old’ items can be used to decorate the home and still be classed as vintage.   The vintage colour palette Pastels are often the main colour theme of […] Read more…

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We Love…..Taunton Vale

We love Taunton Vale in this house: for a family who love retro flowers and the colour orange it was just a matter of time before we embraced these vintage ceramics. A West Country company who designed and manufactured kitchenware, it wasn’t until the 1970s when they designed the funky  flowers for them to really […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage Kitchens

As Mr YVL is busy, as I write, fitting our new kitchen I thought I’d trawl the net for the top 10 vintage kitchens available to buy right now! Ours is new….yours doesn’t have to be! 1. Now not the most practical buy you gotta love a Sindy kitchen. I wanted one so much when […] Read more…

Styling Tip: 1930s crochet

I cannot stop buying vintage linen. I have bags and bags of it, from large embroidered tablecloths to small doily like tray covers. We do not use them in our home (which is a 1960s affair) and to be honest, we don’t really sell them either. Other people sell them so well but they don’t really […] Read more…

Link Love

There have been so many great things online this week: mainly Easter related! Wanting to avoid talk of chicks and bunnies: here is some of what’s been catching our eye this week. Fancy a secret party? In a tipi? er…….of course! Check out this event if you live near Cheshire! Our favourite blog is still A […] Read more…

10 of the best: vintage enamelware

I haven’t been blogging much recently as most of my time has been taken up on photo shoots for the book. We are shooting real people’s homes that have embraced certain eras and have been styled well. Friday we visited Annie and Trevor’s home to shoot their 1920s and 1930s rooms. I posted this picture […] Read more…

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Retro bar stools

They say that home is where the heart is, so why not fill it with the items that reflect yours? Doing things up in the style of a certain decade can bring such a lot of joy to the process of decorating. As regular readers will know we are renovating our whole home. It’s been […] Read more…

vintage 1950s kitchen

Vintage 1950s kitchen

We were recently asked to create and style a 1950s kitchen for the Festival of Vintage at Epsom. We were pleased to say yes, as we LOVE a 1950s kitchen. I dream of having one myself, and any regular readers will know my kitchen is a bomb site as we are mid way through a monster […] Read more…

10 things that changed our lives…

or at least our homes! This is our latest article for Vintage Life magazine….the top 10 countdown of things that impacted our homes and therefore our lives. Number 10: The Duvet Originating from Europe in the 17th century, the feather filled duvet changed the look of our bedrooms, increased our comfort as well as saving […] Read more…

Spring into action!

As Spring is almost here, Your Vintage Life has written a new article for Vintage Life magazine. It refers to the wartime campaign of “Make Do and Mend” and “Dig For Victory”, highlighting that this ethos is as relevent today as it was 65 years ago. Filled with ideas for Easter gifts and how to […] Read more…

Caddy Magic!

Since we started selling in this amazing vintage world, we cannot quite believe what the most sought after product has been. We have had so many enquiries about the 1960’s Caddymatic. Now, how many of you have actually heard of such a thing? It is a plastic tea dispenser that hangs on the wall in […] Read more…

Berry nice!

Here at Your Vintage Life we do love a cake! Not just eating them off beautiful cake stands…we also like to bake them in our vintage kitchen! Today we made berry muffins with our little boy, Herbie. They were a great success so I’ll take you through the recipe (and share some of our vintage […] Read more…

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