Our Vintage Life

Boy has this week been a busy one! Yes, I know I say this most weeks but I can genuinely say I am shattered after last week!

Last Friday we set up Twinwood festival and then rushed back to celebrate a family members 40th birthday. We missed night one of the festival but it was such a great celebration that it really didn’t matter. I wore a modern black pleated maxi dress alongside my mum’s vintage necklace from the 1960s.

Twinwood was wet…..and really good! We sold lots of vintage bags, haberdashery as well as this amazing 1960s peacock blue feather hat.

The kids stayed dry using vintage brollies.

Kitty cycled around on her 1940s trike..and was photographed by everyone.

We also brought her vintage pram which we could have sold over and over. Of course we didn’t!

We launched our book, Style your Modern Vintage Home at the festival. By last week it was sold out on Amazon (back in stock now though) so this meant we sold lots of copies over the weekend. I was asked to sign it which is a new thing to me…I soon got the hang of it!

Sunday the book was featured in our local newspaper with the fab headline: Singer Paloma has Faith in writer’s vintage guide. We blogged about it here.

We had a competition winner! A month ago we started monthly competitions with the first one being a picnic hamper stuffed full of goodies. Our first prize was handed out at Twinwood which was finally used once the sun came out!

Tuesday we launched our new business, Vintage Academy. We have been alluding to this for ages and now it’s live in social networkland. The website and more information will launch soon. It will be a great platform to inspire you to make vintage your business. It’s a joint venture with Keeley Harris from Discover Vintage.

Wednesday we sorted through all our Christmas vintage stock for Homes and Antiques magazine. We have a great collection of 1960s festive wrapping paper that will be featured in their December issue as well as garlands, baubles and toys.

We have organised our next Fab sale. The last one was…well, fab actually so we will be buying some great stock for it. The sale launches in November just on time for the Christmas rush.

Sarah has been busy pinning like crazy on Pinterest. She has set up some great boards which you lot are already re pinning. Check it out here.

Mr YVL has bought the most stunning retro sideboard EVER! The legs are like teak antlers….swoon. It is made by Beithcraft who fitted out the QE2.

Finally, the garden is blooming and our cut flower bed is full of colour. Mr YVL handpicked me a bunch of orange and pink dahlias..arent they lovely?

Phew…..add that to getting ready for back to school next week, setting up next months competition (vintage haberdashery) and squeezing in a morning of go karting I am now ready for a quiet next week!


Competition Time!!

Would you like to fabulous Dupenny E-Type print tea towel, perfect for any retro kitchen?  Each one is made using the highest quality white Linen Union fabric, is hand screen-printed in the UK using water-based inks and measures 50cm x 70cm  approx.   What you have to do:

1.  Just follow our blog!  This can be done by subscribing via the actual blog or by following via BlogLovin (see links on side of the Your Vintage Life blog web page) – and voila, you are entered in the competition!

Feel free to comment on the blogs and/or share the completion with your friends and family through social media…

The competition will run to Sunday 1st Septemeber and the winner will be notified the following week. Good luck!




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  1. 30 August 2013 / 9:32 pm

    Ah, there I am with my lovely picnic hamper! It was a great weekend at Twinwood. Lovely to meet you x

    • Your vintage life
      30 August 2013 / 9:53 pm

      Glad you like it x

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