Posts Tagged ‘wedding’

Kate Beavis vintage 1950s 1960s bedroom

How do you value your vintage possessions?

I have recently been asked how I value my vintage things? Well I believe that there are two ways to value them: financially and sentimentally. The clever people at Legal and General have written an interesting article on how much people value their possessions, and have asked me to consider what in my home I value and […] Read more…

1940s vintage fashion book from Your Vintage Life by Kate Beavis

Fashion in the 1940s by Jayne Shrimpton

Recently we were sent a new book to read called Fashion in the 1940s, written by Jayne Shrimpton and published by Osprey.It takes the reader through all the fashions of the time, from wartime utility styles to the New Look designed by Christian Dior. You can clearly see how fashions evolved in a time of […] Read more…

Get The Look: A 1950s Vintage Wedding

Here is our latest feature for Vintage Life magazine called Save The Date: the 1950s which some of our exhibitors contributed towards. A big thank you to all of them! Save the Date: 1950s Kate Beavis from the National Vintage Wedding Fair shares 3 key looks for a 1950s vintage wedding all of which are […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Well it has been a very busy week but also a fabulous week. First up was the Festival of Vintage in York organised by Discover Vintage. We all went up for the weekend as I was signing books across the 2 days. At the last minute Adam decided he wanted to trade so Friday was […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Who knew that running events took so much time! I have spent most of the last week booking exhibitors, writing press releases, organising workshops, looking for venues…..but the great news is we love it!! We were excited to announce this week that we have workshops planned for our first event in May. Ruth Tilley from […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

The week started with a fantastic photo shoot for Vintage Life magazine. As we have now taken over The National Vintage Wedding Fair, we thought we would promote our events by creating beautiful features and the first one will be lovely. It features stunning 1950s vintage wedding gowns from Story of my dress and Abigail’s […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

Gosh it has been 3 weeks since I’ve written a Friday blog! It’s been a busy one, mainly being away in Berlin and then being ill with a darn sinus infection. Berlin was amazing. It was so good to have a weekend with Adam and no kids…to relax and by us rather than mummy and […] Read more…

Get the Look: Planning a Vintage Wedding

It’s pretty hard to deny that your wedding will be one of the biggest days of your life. The wedding dress, the bridesmaids, the reception, the flowers, the invitations (and a million other things) are all part of the ’to do’ list, and it seems there are a thousand and one decisions to be made […] Read more…

Our Vintage Life

I am writing this before we go off to trade at the annual Twinwood Festival, here in Bedfordshire. We started to set up yesterday: I use the royal “we” as really Mr YVL went to put the marquee up and all the fixturisation in the rain. It is always quite cold at this festival, probably as it […] Read more…

10 of the Best: 1920s Vintage Fashion

The long-awaited Great Gatsby film is due out in the UK this week, and with this there is a frenzy of desire for all things 1920s. And who can blame us: the glamour, the frivolity and the beading is enough to make any vintage gal swoon. This week’s 10 of the Best features 1920s vintage fashion […] Read more…

Link Love

We love these decoration ideas of using vintage pieces in unusual ways. Every week we fall just a little more in love with Betty Pamper and with posts like this it’s no wonder! Fat = failure? er I don’t think so. 1990s fashion……was there such a thing? Let Rag and Bow enlighten you. Now we’re […] Read more…

vintage 1930s fashion

1930s vintage photographs

For the last weeks or so I have been writing the 1920s/30s chapter of my upcoming book: Style your Modern Vintage Home. I have been writing about bedrooms of the time and the rise of photography. Thinking about putting genuine photos into vintage frames for a styling feature, I thought I would ask my family for […] Read more…

Vintage Miss L Fire shoes

Vintage style shoes

Last week my latest purchase arrived….another gorgeous pair of vintage inspired shoes from Miss L Fire. Since featuring them here on the blog last year in our Beat The Monday Blues series, I have been seriously hooked. I even wore them on my wedding day! our second wedding at the register office The new addition to […] Read more…

OOTD: A trip to the register office

Yesterday was my 40th birthday. Well, as the phrase goes: Life begins at 40! So how best to celebrate but to go to the register office and get married! We had an amazing wedding day last Saturday enjoying an intimate and romantic ceremony under a large tree beside the river. This was a Humanist ceremony and […] Read more…

See you on the other side….

Just a very quick blog to let you know we are closing down for at least a week…..as we are getting married! Next week is our vintage, home made wedding and to stop me becoming bridezilla I am stopping work. We will be of course posting packages out as usual. See you on the other side! Read more…

Friday’s Finds

Here are some of the great things that have inspired us this week: The first was blog post earlier this week by the great Retro Chick. Her blog is always informative but I loved this weeks discussion on the future of vintage. Some of you may disagree with her point of view but I’m sure […] Read more…

Friday’s Finds

Here is a round-up of all the fab things that have inspired us this week:  another Gil Evgren lovely We found this gorgeous blog called A Beautiful Mess full of craft ideas, vintage dresses, recipes and interior design. It comes from the ladies behind Red Velvet. We love the design of this blog…makes me dream […] 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…

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 my […] 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 the truly stunning work by Debbie Carlisle from DC Bouquets. I first […] Read more…

A heavenly breakfast

Flicking through some 1960’s wedding magazines, researching some amazing images of vintage brides for our new range….we came across the most fabulous adverts. As a bride in the late 60s you were enticed with images of home wares to add to your wedding list. We found this one in Bride and Home magazine from 1969. […] Read more…

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