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Fashion Friday: Spring trends the vintage way

The best thing about the new year is promise of better weather, spring flowers and more importantly NEW CLOTHES! Well, not exactly new of course…..NEW VINTAGE CLOTHES! There are some great new trends coming our way which suit the vintage…

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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…

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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…

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January, the 30 day de-clutter

Now before we start I must credit A Thrifty Mrs for this idea as it isn’t my own. So my life is full of STUFF. We are great collecters as regular readers will know, glasswear, Tupperware, Fisher Price toys, costume jewellery, handbags,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Stuffed!

Christmas is about families and friends, giving and sharing and having fun. It is also about enjoying with great food and drink. Now, as a vegetarian household we don’t have a turkey to stuff so the focus is on stuffing…

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Merry Christmas from Your Vintage Life

We wish you all and your families a wonderful Christmas and a properous 2012. Thank you for all your reading, comments, feedback and kind words during 2011. Enjoy!

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Christmas treasure

I blogged some time back about my Aunty Joan and her wonderful things that I now have to treasure. (Check out the blog Treasured) Well, today we re-found the best item that was given to me last year. Before I share…

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Mince pies in minutes

We have just made the quickest mince pies…they literally take minutes! They are actually more like mince buns. Our ones (mine and Herbies) havent turned out to be the prettiest but I can assure you they are the tastiest, and…

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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…

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Mummy Christmas

As a little girl, every year I had a new Christmas dress. I still follow this tradition wearing a different special dress usually bright red or covered in glitter. Generally, I try and be Mummy Christmas! Last year I wore a…

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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…

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Home at last!

Well we have now been back from the Clothes Show for two days and still I havent blogged! To be honest I have spent the last 2 days pretty much sleeping! We met some great new people, customers and other…

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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…

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