Posts Tagged ‘retro’

Do You Remember?

Do you remember these retro birthday badges in the 1970s? We got one every year. I found this one yesterday at the MK handmade & Vintage fair and it really took me back to my childhood! Who else can remember them or is it just me! Read more…

G: Gaytime by Lord Nelson

The ceramic range called Gaytime by Lord Nelson sums up the retro, psychedelic vibe of the 1960s. Bright orange and purple birds and flowers on cream ceramic simply jump out at you and make you smile. Interestingly the bright patterns are on very traditional pieces such as rolling pins and measuring jugs…not really as forward as […] Read more…

Get the Look: 1960’s retro bedroom

A few weeks back we sold this 1960s retro tissue box. Made from yellow plastic, it reminded us of the Crayonne range sold through Habitat. The buyer sent us through this photo with it taking pride of place in their spare room. Sitting pretty on a G Plan 1950s Brendan bedside table alongside a classic […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage cookware

We have posted a few pictures recently of our kitchen, and from your feedback it appears you have loved our vintage Cathrineholm collection. With this in mind, today’s 10 of the Best is featuring vintage and retro cookware…all available to buy online right now! 1. No list of retro flower cookware would be complete without […] Read more…

10 of the Best: Vintage Sewing Boxes

With all the buzz happening here with the growing popularity of The Great British Sewing Bee, today’s 10 of the Best is all about sewing boxes. Vintage ones, pretty ones, retro ones…..here are the ten best ones available to buy RIGHT NOW!!! 1. This wooden sewing box  is so pretty with handpainted images on the top […] Read more…

retro bar stools

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…

Child’s Play

This week we have bought some great vintage/retro children’s toys. We, at Your Vintage Life absolutely LOVE old toys and our poor children are continually bought them. Thankfully for us, we have a vintage business where we also sell these toys, so our children’s playroom does have some floor space visible (just)! Here are the highlights of […] Read more…

The 1970’s home: Get the Look!

This is our latest article published this month in Vintage Life magazine, all about the key items you need in  a 1970s home. Whether you go for the whole look or just fancy a few key pieces, this should provide some inspiration!   The 1970’s home: Get the Look The mid 1970s was a tough […] 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…

Dad’s dilemna

It’s Fathers day this weekend and the usual dilemna crops up. What to buy our daddys? The shops are full of useless tat for him such as “I Love My Dad” slippers as well as more useful yet boring car wash kits. So here are some ideas that are both vintage and fun which should […] Read more…

Our blue period

Mr YVL went on a great buying trip earlier this week. Amongst Panton style lamps, teak sideboards, industrial filing cabinets and vintage leather cases he bought 2 1960s Picasso prints. I absolutely love them. I particularly love the painting of Picasso from the early 1900s called the blue period and have been fascinated by the forms […] Read more…

Have a cracking easter!

Here is our latest article for Vintage Life magazine called “Have a Cracking Easter”.   As Easter is this month, we have turned our heads to thoughts of eggs……chocolate ones, dippy soldier ones, even hard boiled, painted ones. Now is the time to get your bonnets on and plan your Easter holiday, combining all that […] 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…

Herbie goes bananas!

Firstly, let me recap. We bought a huge renovation project back in February, in a lovely village called Cranfield. It took an age to find the right house as our demanding list exasperated all the estate agents. We wanted: Somewhere we could renovate not wanting to spend a premium for someone elses work (and as […] 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…

90s: a fashion decade?

I commented recently that the 90s look is back. At the Clothes Show Live I noticed an abundance  of youngsters wearing the key looks from the decade. I commented on Facebook and Twitter and most of you shouted…..NO!!!! But some were actually questioning whether there were any major fashion moments at all. Of course there were! So […] Read more…

2011, Another vintage year

We have had a fantastic year here at Your Vintage Life which we are truly grateful for! January: We started the year by being named Website of the Month in Period Living magazine. They described the site as “attractive and well designed” which considering I did it all myself through Create was fantastic praise. We […] Read more…

Didn’t we do well, again

We had a great Christmas here at Your Vintage Life. And now it’s the clear up after 3 days of children mayhem! Before all the pressies get put away I thought I’d share some of the vintage ones (i.e. the best ones!). Firstly the kids. Boy did santa bring a lot of toys….and clothes..and biscuits! […] Read more…

Shopping for men!

Men can be hard to buy for. So, here at Your Vintage Life, we have added some last minute mens vintage gifts to the website.  We can of course get it to you for Christmas…yes there is still time! We have gorgeous soft mohair warm scarves from the 1960s Double sided…one side patterned, one side […] Read more…

Our 1970s tree

We finally got the Christmas tree today and I couldn’t wait to get out all our vintage 1950s decorations. I love glass baubles with their bright colours, indentations and cosmic shapes. I have this silly thing about it being the mans job to go and choose the tree and bring it back…the whole hunter gatherer thing […] Read more…

Last week’s weakness

My weakness is shopping. Actually, not just shopping. My weakness is shopping, thrifting, collecting….I can’t drive past a car boot sale without dropping in, I can’t visit a new town without thrifting through the charity shops, I can’t ignore a sign saying “Garage Sale”..to be honest I can’t even drive past a skip without meer-catting […] Read more…

Beat the Monday Blues

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business. So this Monday, I introduce to you to a new magazine called Midcentury: The Guide to Modern Retro. It is […] Read more…

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