• 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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  • Vintage etiquette, vintage manners

    Vintage Manners & Etiquette: Are they dead?

    August 5, 2016 admin

    Not a usual topic for all things vintage but please stay with me, it will all become clear.  When researching photos for my #ThrowBackThursday Vintage Photography board and my penchant for the 1950s it got me thinking about etiquette in 1950 versus modern day dilemmas. The Oxford English Dictionary definition of etiquette is “The customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.”  Etiquette experts Debrett’s was established more than 250 years ago and…

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  • At Home: My favourite vintage decor from the 1950s

    June 30, 2016 admin

    Let’s face it when I think of mid-century modern the 1950’s pop in to my head.  I get so much inspiration from this time period.  During the 1950s the economy grew beyond what we were used to.  Rooms were often bright and casual with furniture being lively. One of my favourite designers from the period were Charles and Ray Eames, this husband and wife team are considered two of the most important designers of the 20th Century.   Many iconic modern…

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  • How Rituals Can Ground You

    June 27, 2016 admin

    I don’t know about you but my life really does seem to have increased in speed. There just doesn’t seem to be enough hours in the day.  Which is why I often remind myself of what Gandhi said “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” What can often allow me to slow down and re-connect is the rituals I have built up when making tea.  The ritual of starting with watching the water boil – yes I know…

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  • Feel good with Vintage

    June 27, 2016 admin

    Today we are all leading crazy, busy lives which often results in us never having any time for ourselves.  We work harder to meet the challenges facing us from work life, home life and everything else. It is so important to take some personal time or “me” time.  All you have to do is find a little 15-30 minutes each day.  This time allows you to de-stress, unwind and rejuvenate, ready to face what lies ahead. Why not add something…

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