Posts Tagged ‘retro’

Carltonware vintage piggy bank train as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Carltonware money boxes – new collection alert!

I don’t need any new collections. Fact. I have too many already but I can clearly see a new one forming! I received this ceramic piggy bank for Christmas which is made by Carltonware in the 1960s/70s. I love the colours as well as the fun psychedelic style. He comes in other colours too but […] Read more…

Vintage retro bright childs baby nursery as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Get The Look: A Vintage Nursery

Today we have a look at a really cute boy’s room, adorned with vintage treasure! To be honest this could be a girl’s room too and it makes the perfect vintage nursery. The home belongs to Hayley McPhun from Pigeon Vintage and the room belongs to Stanley. I caught up with Hayley to find out […] Read more…

mid_century_chic Mid Century Bathroom from Kate Beavis Vintage Home

How to style a vintage mid century bathroom

For regular readers out there, you will know that we have been refurbishing our home over the last few years. We bought a 1920s house 4 years ago, that was stuck in the 1960s. While we love this era, 1960s wiring and damp aren’t exactly desirable! Well it is almost complete with just one room […] Read more…

Sarah Maguire's Vintage Eclectic Retro Upcucled Home shared by Kate Beavis

Get The Look: A colourful vintage home

I love Instagram, I literally cannot stop looking at the wonderful photos that vintage loving people have taken all over the world. On one of my regular visits, a beautiful, colourful home caught my eye and I knew in an instant that I wanted to share it with you all. What is interesting about this […] Read more…

vintage beaded purse bag Play Purse on Kate Beavis

My Vintage Play Purse

Remember those beaded little purses in the 1970s, that you spent hours picking the beads from? My daughter has two and they bring back so many memories. Well imagine if us grown ups could have one. Hell yeah, it turns out we can! Play Purse have created a Play Purse big enough for you  to […] Read more…

Orla Kiely’s vintage style shoes

Who out there loves a vintage shoe? But how hard is it to find them in your size especially those that are not worn down within an inch of their lives? There are more brands popping up designing great vintage style shoes such as Miss L Fire and Agnes and Norman but all are very […] Read more…

Get The Look: 1960s Vintage Bar

We recently had a fabulous 1960s bar for sale at Your Vintage Life. It was quite large, covered in black vinyl faux leather and we thought it would make a great counter for a shop. It was snapped up by the team at Justice: a cool jewellers based in Winchester. We caught up with Thomas […] Read more…

S: Swatch

We totally fell in love with Swatch while writing the book last year. It totally sums up the 1980s style with it’s bright colours and fun design. “In 1983, a revolution in watches hit our high streets called Swatch. Designed to be your second watch, they were plastic, colourful and affordable. They quickly became a […] Read more…

Our Fabulous Five: Celebrating George Harrison

Today would of been George Harrison’s 71st birthday…a great musician and songwriter, advocate of Hinduism and Hare Krishna and all round British cultural icon whether you love vintage or not.  Find out even more about the great man here at the official website. George Harrison MBE was born in Liverpool in 1943 and achieved international fame as the lead guitarist […] 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…

Do you Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering the now vintage things we loved when we were younger!  All the photos were posted on our Your Vintage Life Facebook page and you guys shared your memories and added some great comments. Fisher price dog toy – We bought one dated in 1962 for […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering! All images were posted on Facebook and you guys shared your memories and added some great comments. Global Hypercolour T-shirts – I remembered I had a baggy slightly cropped one in the early 90s..pink and white..to match my sneakers.  Yes they were a […] Read more…

Do you Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering! All images were posted on Facebook and you guys shared your memories and added some great comments. Wham bars.  My main memory was eating them after swimming in the late 70s/early 80s!  You all remembered their eye watering taste and filling pulling qualities […] 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…

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