Our Vintage Life

It’s been a full on week getting ready for Mr YVL’s 40th birthday. Tomorrow is his party and it has a definite 1990s theme: think Hooch, jelly beans, Nirvana and smiley face balloons. Check back next week for some photos, especially as we are wearing 90s retro fashion.

Sunflowers & Smarties

Glow sticks for that Summer of Love vibe

I drove to Somerset on Monday to meet Pearl Lowe. I interviewed her for the blog: asking questions about her book, Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft, her stationary line and of course her home. It was a pleasure to meet her. I wore my 1970s vintage frill dress and long boots (autumn is definitely here!)

The book was featured in the magazine: Mollie Makes.

We are busy writing a men’s gifts article for a magazine to be published in November.

And this blog featured in Pretty Nostalgic’s top 10 blogs for “Nostalgic Living”. Actually this was last May but only realised this week! (Note to self: must pay more attention!)

We welcomed Tatyanna to our world as they became a sponsor of the blog. They sell beautiful vintage style dresses: I love this red one which will be perfect for December parties as well as for the summer.

We got a very exciting email asking for our home to be featured in a 6 page special. Christmas will come early in our house as it needs to be styled with festivity. May be a little odd that when the children come home from school it will be Christmas in October and the next day it will be packed away again..almost like a dream! Now I just need to find a tree!



Competition time!

Would you like to win a gorgeous haberdashery basket crammed full with vintage goodies?   Included is cottons, braiding, sewing patterns (including a fab Jaeger one), wool, a darning mushroom, poppers, hooks & eyes, needles, buttons and zips.

What you have to do:

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) – If you use BlogLovin please send us a quick message on FB or twitter to let us know your details – 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 Monday 30th September and the winner will be notified the following week. Good luck!



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  1. 20 September 2013 / 8:04 am

    No birthday party is complete without glow sticks! Hope it’s a good one. 🙂

    And very much looking forward to reading your interview with Pearl Lowe.

    • Your vintage life
      20 September 2013 / 8:30 am

      Glow sticks are at the ready, 90s dress at the ready and Hooch at the ready!! X

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