Posts Tagged ‘mid century’

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…

How to create a mid century vintage home office by Kate Beavis

How to create an mid century vintage office

Working from home is a modern trend, with so many of us enjoying the flexibility this brings us especially when managing our own business so why not create a vintage office. This working space had changed much over the years. In the 1930s father would have sat at his desk in a smaller room or corner […] Read more…

10 ways to create a vintage mid century bedroom by Kate Beavis.com

10 ways to create a vintage bedroom

The bedroom is probably the easiest room to create a vintage look in, as it tends to be the space where it is accepted to be more feminine with floral linens and pretty wallpapers. There are two ways to get a vintage or mid century bedroom which I will share today – a mid-century modern […] Read more…

How to source mid-century furniture by Kate Beavis.com Vintage Home blog

How to source mid century furniture

Mid century furniture is mainly thought to cover three decades of the middle of the 20th century:  from the fun yet sometimes kitsch 1950s through to the space age 1960s and into the dark teak, quite masculine look of the 1970s. These styles have grown in popularity over the last ten years resulting in prices […] Read more…

Ten of the Best: Vintage inspired Autumn Fashion

With London Fashion Week everywhere and the dramatic change in weather, its hard to not be getting excited at the moment about getting some Autumn pieces to spruce up your Autumn/Winter 13 vintage wardrobe.  Whether its vintage or just vintage inspired there are some amazing fashion items out there 10 of which we’ll showcase in today’s blog.  All […] Read more…

Ten of the Best: Housewarming gifts for the vintage lover

Traditionally specific items were given as housewarming gifts which all had different meanings – this comes originally from Hogmanay which via the Norse Yule festival forms part of the 12 days of Christmas.  I  remember growing up a neighbour giving my parents salt and bread when they moved into our new house but the full list and its meanings is […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

We spent most of the weekend in the garden; not sunbathing alas but actual gardening. For Father’s Day the children bought plants for their Daddy. Mostly herbs which will form a large herb bed. All the beds are full of aliums at the moment….it’s all looking lovely. So much so that it inspired our blog […] Read more…

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Restoration Tip: 1960s Teak

Vintage teak looks lovely in a mid century home, but boy is it prone to scratches! If it’s teak veneer or solid afromosa, scratches leave a lighter line which can stand out. So here’s how to blend it in seconds. Of course, if there is other damage you will need to do more but this […] Read more…

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A Sunday Retrospective

Every Sunday we like to lie on the sofa, and catch up with reading magazines and blogs. We love vintage home magazines here at Your Vintage Life and none come better than wedding magazines. Not only are they filled with images of beautiful brides but we especially love the ideas, articles and adverts to inspire […] Read more…

The Champion Jugglers are back!

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…

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…

Flat-pack Backlash!

Here is our latest article for Vintage Life Magazine called “Flat-pack backlash”. Why not have a read…… The Flat-pack Backlash! Today’s modern furniture comes in a flat box with an Allen key and a set of instructions. Often the end result is a flimsy, soulless cabinet which is the same as everyone else’s.  Maybe it’s […] Read more…

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