Our Vintage Life

To be honest this week has been a quiet week here at Your Vintage Life. This makes a refreshing change and allows us to plan and get organised for the autumn and more importantly, Christmas. August is one of our quietest months which means we can kick back and chill a bit.

So Mr YVL has been buying (as always!) He has bought some great G Plan 1970s Fresco chest of drawers, an Ercol 1960s sideboard on splayed legs and possibly the cutest, teal coloured 1930s settee and matching chair. I will aim to get them online this weekend…watch out as our Ercol is snapped up pretty quickly!

We finally put in our order for the new book so we can sell it from the website. They arrive next week which is very exciting, just in time for Twinwood. To support this we have had a giant banner designed…you won’t miss it! We also have an A frame to display a great poster in…Mr YVL won it by accident in the auction! Thankfully I wanted one, but I’m not sure what he thought he was bidding on!


I cannot believe a year has passed already and next weekend we will once again be trading at Twinwood Festival. Bedfordshire’s 1940s and 50s festival is only down the road so we especially enjoy selling here. And as we are always next to Freddies of Pinewood and opposite the Burlesque, it means we have constant footfall! This years we are taking the kids which will be fun/a nightmare (you decide!). We have some great stock to take: from vintage Ladybird books, to haberdashery to 1950s dresses..we will be selling a full range of fashion, furniture and home.

Our sister site Vintage Bedford and MK got a writer this week. The gorgeous Elizabeth Parker write her first article reviewing the Summer on the Lawn event at Bletchley Park. She is a vintage and pin up model, as well as a lover and collector of vintage treasures: sounds like the perfect contributor for the site!

Herbie started a drama and dance summer camp. They are going to perform a play based on the music of the Black-eyed Peas this afternoon..I cannot wait!! The teacher felt the need to explain who the band were, as if i was 90!

Kitty went to her first party dressed up as a pirate. She was the only girl there not dressed up as a princess: I think she looks fab with her pirate beard!

Tonight I’m off up north for a business planning meeting, it’s a new venture and very exciting.

We are planning a party to celebrate my book launch and for Mr YVL’s 40th birthday. It’s a an early 90s party: the food, the drink, the outfits and the music. We got a little excited planning it last Saturday night, ending up dancing the night away to dance music from the summer of love as well as a whole load of grunge! We will feature it on the blog so you can all reminisce: in the mean time here I am in 93


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1 Comment

  1. 17 August 2013 / 6:26 pm

    Hello! I love your blog. I’m fairly close to you in Northamptonshire.
    All the best, Candie

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