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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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  • 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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