Posts Tagged ‘picnic’

How to create a vintage garden

How to create a vintage garden

Vintage Garden History: Amateur gardening was a popular pastime in the 1930s, with rows of neat flower beds in the front and back gardens of the newly built suburbs. These quickly turned into allotment styled gardens in the 1940s as the government asked us all to “Dig for Victory”. Before now a lot of food […] Read more…

Fabulous 5: Vintage Picnicware

Now the sun seems to be shining most days, our weekends are filled with BBQs rather than going on picnics. This old tradition seems to be a fading one, with us preferring to stay at home rather than getting on our bikes to find a field to lay our vintage blanket on. In days gone by, whole […] Read more…

We Love…Competitions!

We do love a competition here at Your Vintage Life! So much so, that we have decided to run a giveaway every month throughout the year. It will be themed around events that are happening at the time such as Christmas and Easter. And what’s more the prizes will be hampers, cases or baskets crammed […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage picnicware

Finally, we have great weather…and on a bank holiday too! We had a lovely day yesterday, barbecue, badminton on the lawn and a bit of sunbathing (in between drinking Pimms!) So this week’s 10 of the Best features vintage picnic ware available to buy right now! 1. Loving this beach party ice bucket and glasses […] Read more…

5 ways to enjoy a 1950s picnic

The modern BBQ wasn’t as popular in the 1950s as it is today. Families did get together though on a sunny day to catch up, relax and eat heartily but it was away from the home. Picnics were enjoyed everywhere in the great outdoors, even at the side of the road on a grassy verge. […] Read more…

Vintage Nation

Last Saturday was the first Vintage Nation; a one dayer in sunny (yet very windy) Brighton. It comes to us from Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair and promised to be a one day treat full of shopping, music, fairground rides and much more. We had a great day, even with the 4 am start. Here are […] Read more…

2012, A Vintage Year

Here is our latest article for Vintage Life magazine. 2012: A Vintage Year January is such a cold month, so little money to spend! Start your healthy eating resolution with large home-made casseroles made in vintage enamel saucepans. Choose a 1940s large roaster or a groovy coloured 1960s pan, mix up the winter veg and leave […] Read more…

Didn’t we have a lovely time….

Here is our latest article for Vintage Life magazine all about vintage picnics and outdoor dining. The good old street party even gets a mention. Didn’t we have a lovely time……. the day we went to the beach, the park or simply parked up by the side of a field. In days gone by, when […] Read more…

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