Kate

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How to make an upcycled tyre footstool

Brighten up your decking or even a kids room by creating a brightly coloured tyre footstool from an old thrown away item. Add vintage fabric to give it a retro feel, then sit back, put your feet up, grab an…

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12 ways to create a vintage-style child’s bedroom

I have created a calm, nostalgic feel for my daughter which has been perfect for her as a baby and will work through to about 10 years old, based on using vintage and handmade pieces. Here are some of the…

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10 reasons to go to a vintage festival

For many of us in the vintage world we know all about a vintage festival, and in fact go to them regularly. But for many, it is totally new and people can be unsure what to expect, what to wear…

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How to create a vintage garden

Vintage Garden History: Amateur gardening was a popular pastime in the 1930s, with rows of neat flower beds in the front and back gardens of the newly built suburbs. These quickly turned into allotment styled gardens in the 1940s as…

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Bag charms poking fun at the picture perfect Insta lifestyle

I just have to share with you these fabulous bag charms which are so tongue in cheek about all of us Instagram people! They are by False Friends, who are made up of the talented Claire Spake (who designs all…

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How to make a vintage suitcase bar for your gin cocktail party

Whether you want a vintage looking Prosecco or gin bar at your wedding or something a little different at a birthday barbeque, then why not make a mobile suitcase bar. Simply fill it with a few glasses, a cocktail shaker…

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6 ways to display and store your vintage accessories and handbags

How do you store your vintage accessories and handbags? Or maybe you display them so that everyone can appreciate them or in a way that makes them easily accessible. Here is what I do with mine. Hang them on the…

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10 reasons to buy vintage furniture for your home

As you are here already I am sure you know exactly why mid century or vintage furniture is the best to have in your home, but maybe you are still wavering, or new to vintage. There are so many reasons…

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4 reasons why I wear vintage fashion to business events

This week I am off to a networking business event filled with entrepreneurs and journalists who I want to meet. As usual, I have been so busy juggling business and family that I haven’t had much time to prepare but…

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How to wear a vintage maxi dress this summer (without looking like …

When I think of summer I think of maxi dresses. There is something so romantic and also practical about wearing a long flowing dress on holiday or on a balmy afternoon. But how about choosing a vintage maxi dress rather…

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How to make an upcycled magazine rack using copper pipe

Copper as a material has been fashionable for some time now, and is seen in every room in the house. I love it, and remember having copper bathroom accessories back in the mid 90s which were alas car booted many…

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