• Cleaning the Vintage Way

    September 20, 2016 admin

    You know I am no fan of cleaning but it has to be done.  I’m not the kind of person who cleans everyday, I just think there is more to life than worrying about cleaning! Although there is nothing like the fresh smell of lemons in the home – having them in gin is just perfect but there are times when they come in handy for cleaning too!  In my quest to become more environmentally friendly – not to mention…

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  • My tips to help you find more time in your day

    September 6, 2016 admin

    A previous blog post was inspired by my love of reading up about vintage life and vintage entertaining with a  soap box blog post  on  my top tips to help you stop wasting time and achieve more.  In that post I touched on delegation and procrastination but this time round I wanted to share with you my top tips to reclaim more time from your day by putting your time to ‘better use’.  Vintage life did seem more straightforward with fewer distractions,…

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    A Vintage Idea: Using cloth napkins and giving paper towels the elbow!

    September 4, 2016 admin

    I am forever researching vintage ways of life, vintage entertaining, vintage style  and other vintage inspiration.  It would be naive of me to think it was all wonderful in the past, but I do know that sometimes life was a lot less complicated and stressful.  So I got to thinking what small idea could I adopt that would be of benefit to me and my family. While I was in my local charity shop recently I spotted some beautiful embroidered…

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  • Tips to Help you Stop Wasting Time and Achieve More

    August 22, 2016 admin

    A  wise man once said to me “You either do it, or you don’t!”  This may seem rather simplistic but it is so true. I can have all the excuses under the sun but when I set my mind to doing something it always gets done. So I thought it would be a good idea to share with you how I cope on a daily basis and get things done while being a wife, a mother, a full time employee…

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  • My latest Vintage Find: 1950 recipe tin

    August 17, 2016 admin

    There are some vintage items I come across that I can’t seem to part with.  This cute little 1950s recipe tin is one of them.  I mean just look at it – it is so cute!  Made of tin, it has some dishes on it that I wouldn’t know how to describe they just look so awful but that’s the charm for me.  Surprisingly,  inside there is a recipe for home-grown children – have a look at the photo to…

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