10 reasons why I love the 1980s

I love to fill my home with vintage items, whether it be home wares, books, records or clothes. When I wrote my book and added a chapter on the 1980s, many die hard vintage fans were shocked. The 1980s? Vintage? (hey I even included the early 1990s!!)

So to back up my love of all decades, for their design, their social history, their impact on our homes…here are my 10 favourite 1980s items I have right now in my home.

10. My (well my son’s) robot collection

1980s robot toy by Kate Beavis9. My Angelpoise lamp

1980s vintage angelpoise lamp by Kate Beavis

8. My (well my daughters) tree house

1980s toy tree house by Kate Beavis7.My bright pink leather satchel

1980s vintage handbags by Kate Beavis6. My Design CentreĀ  ceramic Marmite jar

1980s vintage home by Kate Beavis5. My polka dot pleated dress and gold belt

1980s vintage dress from Kate Beavis4. My Pierre Cardin luggage

vintage 1980s Pierre Cardin luggage by Kate Beavis3. My advertising milk bottles

1980s vintage milk bottles from Kate Beavis2. My Mary Quant tin which was made in association with my parents!

1980s Mary Quant tin from Kate Beavis1. My telephones; the lips, Mickey Mouse, Genie… Sorry I can’t possibly choose 1!

vintage1980s  telephones by Kate BeavisWhat do you think? Have I convinced you that the 1980s was cool?





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