Treasure your Mummy!

As Mother’s Day is fast approaching we, at Your Vintage Life, have turned our heads to thinking about which treasure to buy our treasured mummy!

We have so many pretty vintage collectables but we feel this year everyone should spend the time making something for their mothers. Add this to a vintage item that can be treasured forever, it will really show her you care.

A simple start is to pick flowers from the garden and arrange them in a vintage vase. We have this pretty pink 1930s posy bowl which will look great with tulips in..and will look great sitting  on a shelf.

If you don’t have many flowers available, go for an elegant bud vase for an individual early flowering rose. This is a Whitefriars 1960s purple vase with a bubbled clear base.

Next thought is for you to get in the kitchen, put on your vintage pinny and start baking! Home made cookies in a 1940s biscuit barrel will be a total surprise for her, and can be used forever more.

Or make cute cup cakes or blueberry muffins. Check out a previous blog of ours called Berry Nice for an easy recipe! Then place them on a vintage tiered cake stand. Now for the better bakers amongst you, why not bake a whole cake and display it on a one tier cake stand. We have classic Tazza styles but we love this 1950s glass one with a stainless steel is so unusual and the colours are really vibrant.

As you are in the kitchen don’t stop there…make amazing home-made dark chocolate truffles and put them in a pretty teacup. We love the Limoges pink floral coffee cups which any mummy will adore!

Tie a ribbon bow around the handle and watch her smile! Gordon Ramsay has a great recipe which we made at Christmas to give to anyone that called round over the festive period.

Alternatively place them in a pretty pink sundae dish.


If making something is just a little too hard…lets face it time can be an issue…then here are some other great vintage ideas to show her she is treasured! Everyone loves vintage jewellery! These enamel 1960s large daisy brooches are so eye-catching and in amazing condition. We have them in pink, lilas and green.

Think about pampering your mummy with a vintage dressing table set. We have gorgeous trinket boxes, dusting powder bowls and mirror sets. This one is pretty with a tapestry design.

A great idea is to get a vintage magazine from her youth…the pictures and articles will bring back so many memories and the adverts will make her smile! We have some fantastic Women’s Own issues from the 1950s. We totally love the styling!

I hope we have inspired you to invest in a vintage treasure for your treasured mummy! Maybe, you will try the home-made route too? And if you are a mummy, it is time to start hinting to your little ones!

Happy Mothers Day!


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  1. Jennifer Grumbridge
    16 March 2011 / 10:37 am

    Love the blog! Looking forward to my vintage gift x

  2. 25 April 2011 / 3:47 pm

    I’ve got about 200 Woman’s Own magazines from the late 40s up to the late 60s. I absolutely love them! They’re amazing for getting ideas, drooling over the dresses and wishing I was as sophisticated and glamourous as the women in the illustrations and adverts. Fantastic! Emma x

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