Kate

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How to make a vintage style gold starburst mirror

The gold starburst mirror was designed as early as the 1920s, but it wasn’t until the late 1960s that they became popular. Today a vintage one can be pretty pricey, and even a reproduction one can set you back so…

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How to make Personalised Christmas Tree Baubles with Kilner Jar Seals

Making decorations with the children can be fun and can make a great gift for the grandparents or even teachers this festive season. This month’s craft ideas are simple to make and need very few items to bring them alive…

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How to make a Christmas Tree Wreath Decoration using Kilner Jar Screw …

Making decorations with the children can be fun and can make a great gift for the grandparents or even teachers this festive season. This month’s craft ideas are simple to make and need very few items to bring them alive…

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Night and Day: 1930s Vintage Fashion at The Fashion & Textile Museum

I have been meaning to share these amazing images from the current exhibition at The Fashion and Textile Museum called Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs. To be honest i took so many images that if I shared them all…

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Everything you need to have a Great Time in Vienna for Vintage …

One of the joys of travelling is being able to indulge your passion for all things vintage in a new place. I have been to many places, here in the UK and abroad, and everywhere I hunt out the vintage scene,…

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How to make an upcyled vintage brooch necklace

For those of you who are attracted to sparkly jewellery and love a statement necklace how about designing your own stand out piece using vintage brooches which can be found in charity shops.  You can use a broken brooch too…

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How to make a simple beaded 70s style macrame plant holder

Macrame is fashionable again, after almost 40 years since it last adorned our homes. After holiday goers went on their first package holidays in the 1960s and 1970s, they returned home with the macramé bug, enjoying creating wall hangings and…

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How to make a 1950s style vintage kidney table

Certain shapes and styles of 1950s tables are hard to find, and when you do, they are often in terrible condition. Here I have taken an old coffee table that was beyond repair and used the legs to create a…

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Exploring Vintage York with Hotel Indigo

Last weekend we went to York to explore what it has to offer for the vintage and antique fan. I teamed up with Hotel Indigo as part of their #WeekendAdventures campaign highlighting that you don’t need to go to Europe…

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Modern shoes by Simply Be to team with your vintage fashion

When I wear my vintage dresses I often have problems finding modern shoes that sit well alongside them. I do love “actual” vintage shoes but finding them in a size 7 is not easy, and some of the vintage reproduction…

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Orla Kiely – A Life In Pattern at The Fashion & Textile Museum

I am such a fan of the designer Orla Kiely. My kitchen/diner looks like I am sponsored by her – with cushions, saucepans, planters, sugar bowls, tins, fruit bowls, place mats and, and, and. So when I was invited to…

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