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Vintage Fisher Price Toys To Take You Back

“In the late 1960s robust plastic toys made by Fisher Price became popular. A favourite is the record player with lullaby records: turn the winder, move the stylus and listen to nursery rhymes. These are simple, mechanical and importantly, still working today. They also produced a telephone, radio and TV; still replicating the grown up […] 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…

Kate Beavis Vintage Bedroom

Vintage Colour Inspiration: Purple

It’s the fourth week in my vintage colour inspiration series and today I am featuring the colour purple. When I was a goth back in the late 1980s, I loved purple. I had an amazing crushed velvet midi skirt that to be honest, I wish I still had! However, now my home is anything but […] Read more…

Vintage kitchen Alessi by Kate Beavis Vintage Home (photo by Simon Whitmore for FW Media)

1980s Vintage Homewares

So the big question is this: is the 1980s vintage? I think we all accept that 1980s fashion is now vintage (well it is over 30 years ago) but what about homewares and furniture? When I was asked to include the 1980s and early 1990s in my book, Style Your Modern Vintage Home, I must […] Read more…

Vintage yellow cocktail glasses as featured on Kate Beavis Vintage Home blog

Vintage Colour Inspiration: Yellow

Us vintage loving folk are partial to a bit of bright colour, and if you are anything like me, your homes are crammed full of it! Today starts a new series featuring colours from my own home – and I am starting off with the colour yellow. Yellow is a fabulous colour, so bright and […] Read more…

back in time for dinner 1960s vintage

The Vintage Edit

My vintage edit: what has been rocking my world in the last seven days. BBC2’s Back in Time For Dinner transports a family back in time to live, and more importantly cook in the 1950s through to the 1990s. This week, they were in the 1960s cooking in an early baby blue fitted kitchen, however […] Read more…

Vintage Boy bedroom by Kate Beavis

My Vintage Home: A Boys Bedroom

Late last year we finally decorated our son, Herbie’s bedroom. Don’t get me wrong, he had a nice bedroom but it was done when he was 3 and now felt a little young for him. I featured it a long time ago here. We wanted to create something that he could grow older with, something that […] Read more…

vintage retro kids childrens playroom by Kate Beavis

Our Vintage Playroom

An age ago, Sarah wrote a blog post featuting styling ideas for displaying your wall art. Since then I have been meaning to revisit my kids playroom to create a wall for their many creations. They are very lucky to have a playroom (I so wish it was my office) and it was featured in […] Read more…

Everything’s Rosy

Today it is our little girl’s 4th birthday. It appears she has only been bought pink things…not an issue as she loves it all but it has been a bit of a pink overload. (Let’s campaign for alternative colours please!) So to celebrate the colour pink here are our favourite things available on Etsy right now, so […] Read more…

F: Fisher Price

Fisher Price have designed some real vintage classic which are not only collectable, but as we have such great memories of them we still buy them for our children to play with now.   Fisher Price is a US company, established as early as 1930 in New York. One year after the Wall Street Crash, Herman […] 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…

Do You Remember?

Yet another week has passed full of nostalgia over on our Facebook page. Here is a round up: Who remembers Smash and the robot advert?  Often hailed as the most loved advert, it definetely wasn’t the most loved food (YUK!) Who remembers the round window and all the toys in Playschool? Who remembers Magnum PI? […] Read more…

Do You Remember?

It has been another great week looking back to the past and remembering! All images were shared on Facebook and you guys shared your memories. Firstly it was Mork and Mindy. Turned out you all loved this programme especially Mindy! Next up was the iconic 1970s toys called Girls World. I had it one Christmas […] Read more…

Do You Remember?

Our Do You Remember has been so popular it has gone from a weekly event to a daily vintage event over on Facebook. So here is a round-up of what we have been remembering this week. On Monday it was Holly Hobbie. I remember having a 3D tile with her on and it appears so […] Read more…

Do You Remember?

Hands up who had Fisher Price toys when you were younger? Well we had the record player, the chatterphone, the garage and the airport. Our kids have a whole load more! Remember the zoo, the snoopy dog, the Jack in the Box? Or as a baby-  the cot activity centre, the Happy Apple or a […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Last weekend we all went away, to Peppa Pig Land. Those of you who don’t have young children will have no idea of what I am talking about; Peppa is a small cartoon pig that little ones love and who has her own world, near Southampton. The weather was glorious, the rollercoasters fast (too fast […] 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…

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…

Play Away!

Hot on the heels of our first room to be finished in our renovation project (as written about in our blog: Fabulous Fifi) we have this week completed our second room! Our first result was calm and relaxing and…ours! The second is the playroom. We decided some time ago to give up the stand alone dining room….handing […] Read more…

Play The Vintage Way!

Your Vintage Life will be launching a new shop category this week to coincide with our latest article in Vintage Life Nostalgia magazine. It is called “Play the Vintage way” and gives you some inspiring ideas on how to create a vintage nursery or playroom. Your Vintage Playroom has 6 sub categories: Nursery, Toys, Books, Storage, […] Read more…

Your Vintage Playroom

Your Vintage Life will be launching a new shop category this week to coincide with our latest article in Vintage Life Nostalgia magazine. It is called “Play the Vintage way” and gives you some inspiring ideas on how to create a vintage nursery or playroom. Your Vintage Playroom has 6 sub categories: Nursery, Toys, Books, Storage, […] Read more…

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