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A visit to The Cornershop, Bethnall Green

Do you remember the days when there was a small corner shop on the corner of every street?  Last week we at Your Vintage Life took a trip to Bethnal Green to visit The Cornershop - the fantastic art project by Sew Your Soul, the brainchild of artist Lucy Sparrow which celebrates these Aladdin’s caves of times gone by.  […]

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We Love…Molecular Shapes

“The Festival of Britain in 1951 wasn’t just about great design, it was also about science. Displays in the Dome of Discovery revealed for the first time molecular structures explaining our universe and this was seen by millions. The science behind what would be achieved in the next decade in turn inspired our interiors in […]


Get The Look: Front Doors

The front door is the focal point of your home’s façade and primary entrance into your house and life. Dressed with the correct choice of door furniture with an appealing traditional door knob, knocker and letterbox it can provide a welcoming and appealing entryway into your home. source When making improvements to their homes, people […]


Vintage Styling Tips: Glamping

‘Glamping’ is camping…but glamorous.  Sounds pretty perfect!  If you follow our Instagram or Twitter you will know the other week Mr & Mrs YVL and their family went off by camper van to the Isle of Wight and as you can imagine it was a very stylish and vintage affair!  In todays blog we look […]


Vintage styling Tips: Teak

Teak.  If you love retro design its a pretty good bet you’ve got some in your vintage loving home.  We at Your Vintage Life adore teak…we love its warm colour, versatility and how many beautiful designs were created in it in the 1950′s and 60′s.  So its one thing to have a teak sideboard but […]


Vintage styling Tips: Beds for Dreaming…

To quote Dorothy Parker – “Daily dawns another day; I must up, to make my way. Though I dress and drink and eat, Move my fingers and my feet, Learn a little, here and there, Weep and laugh and sweat and swear, Hear a song, or watch a stage, Leave some words upon a page, Claim […]

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We Love: 1920s Barware

“Prohibition in America from 1920 to 1933 dictated a ban on the commercial sale of alcohol. This drove bars and clubs underground with all night dancing and of course drinking. In an age of decadence and celebration, the art deco design influenced barware with its geometric lines, mirrored accents and love of glamour. Cocktails were […]

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Everything’s Rosy

Today it is our little girl’s 4th birthday. It appears she has only been bought pink things…not an issue as she loves it all but it has been a bit of a pink overload. (Let’s campaign for alternative colours please!) So to celebrate the colour pink here are our favourite things available on Etsy right now, so […]


Vintage styling Tips: Patio Heaven

Whatever outdoor space you have, it is pretty likely you have a patio area.  Present in even in the smallest gardens a patio means you can eat, drink and live outdoors…and never have to worry about cutting the grass!  Whether your patio is stone, paved, decked or concrete in todays blog we have a styling idea […]

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Get The Look: 1960s Vintage Bar

We recently had a fabulous 1960s bar for sale at Your Vintage Life. It was quite large, covered in black vinyl faux leather and we thought it would make a great counter for a shop. It was snapped up by the team at Justice: a cool jewellers based in Winchester. We caught up with Thomas […]

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The Etsy Christmas Press Show

Etsy are famous for their beautifully hand made gifts – from homewares to fashion to jewellery they showcase the best in UK craftsmanship. Often thought of as American, the British section has grown and is totally credible. We were lucky enough to be invited to their Christmas Press Show recently to see some of their favourite sellers […]


Vintage styling Tips: Nurserys for little vintage lovers

Decorating a babies room can be one of the most wonderful styling experiences.  Kids rooms are a place to have fun and introduce colours, patterns and designs you wouldn’t use anywhere else.  If you are a vintage lover then you will want your nursery to reflect that…after all you are bringing up (hopefully) a vintage […]


Vintage Styling Tips: Wimbledon Inspiration

If you’re anything like us you will of been gripped by Wimbledon over the last few weeks and the finals over the last few days.  For us though, its not just the tennis that we love…Wimbledon as a tournament is steeped in vintage history, style and a certain type of Britishness.  There’s something so summery, […]

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Fabulous 5: Vintage Picnicware

Now the sun seems to be shining most days, our weekends are filled with BBQs rather than going on picnics. This old tradition seems to be a fading one, with us preferring to stay at home rather than getting on our bikes to find a field to lay our vintage blanket on. In days gone by, whole […]


Vintage Styling Tips: Americana

As it is American Independence day on Friday, a huge day of American celebration, we at Your Vintage Life thought it was a great time to embrace one of our favourite styling trends…Americana.   Many things fall within the definition of Americana, with patriotism and nostalgia playing a huge part - the items need not be old, but need to […]

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Get The Look: The Vintage Home Office

“Working from home is a modern trend, with so many of us enjoying the flexibility this brings us especially when managing our own business. With the arrival of the home computer in the 1981, internet in the early 1990s and efficient broadband in more recent times, having a study or home office has never been […]

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