Posts Tagged ‘lighting’

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…

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…

Get The Look: Vintage Lighting

We love vintage lights here at Your Vintage Life. Whether it’s an anglepoise, a rocket lamp or an atomic shade, we have them all in our home (as well as in our shop) At our desk, which is actually a G Plan dressing table, we use  retro items to store our papers in such as this […] Read more…

Vintage lighting by Kate Beavis vintage home

Our Vintage Life

We’ve enjoyed our week, and have been busy planning our exciting new venture which will be revealed at the start of March. In between designing websites and planning we did some shopping (naturally!). We went out buying stock but seemed to treat ourselves to a few small things. My YVL was very happy with his orange […] Read more…

We Love…Lava Lamps

“Lighting during the 1960s was heavily influenced by our love affair with all things cosmic. At a time when the Victorian reproduction look was booming, spaceship like shades emerged with interwoven pieces made from gently folded plastic or metal. Furniture designers of the time also got on board with Guzzini’s pull down mushroom light and […] Read more…

Get the Look: Your New Vintage Bedroom

With every season change, I find myself sometimes growing bored of my style. The re-emergence of past clothing and hair trends pulls at my threads and begs for a new look: shall I go 1960s mod this year or go for the 1920s Downton look? Fortunately, it’s easy to change. An on-line shop here, a vintage […] 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…

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…

Get the Look: The 1960s home

Here is our latest installment in the series of Get The Looks: all published for Vintage Life magazine. This  month it’s the 1960s home. Get the Look: The 1960’s home from Your Vintage Life   The 1960s was full of optimism. Rationing was long gone, industry was booming, the space race was under way and […] Read more…

Remember, remember the 5th of November

I have had such a great day today. Thrifting for stock, eating great food with my lovely family, finished off with fireworks in the garden. Today was auction day…I went to the auction and Mr YVL went thrifting elsewhere (where? I’m not telling!). We have the Furniture Flea next weekend so we wanted to stock […] Read more…

One small step for man, one giant leap for our homes!

Here is our latest article for Vintage Lige magazine..all about how the space race in the late 50s and 60s influenced the design of our homes. One small step for man, one giant leap for our homes! Space exploration during the 1960s was not just about NASA officials and the competition to see who would […] Read more…

Beauti-flea retro

We are selling at the upcoming Furniture Flea on 27th March. It is a retro furniture and homeware sale at Bethnal Green. The fair comes from the same team who bring Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair that we also sell through. The aim is to sell mid century treasures at affordable prices…something a tad rare in […] Read more…

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