Headwear through the decades

It's no secret, we'd be nowhere without our accessories. For decades, women have accessorised, attaching a brooch here, popping on some pearls there, and buckling up a belt around their waists. But there is...

Collectable vintage ceramics: fat lava

One of the hottest and just about still affordable areas of vintage homeware on the rise right now are the garish but beautiful West German ceramics – produced in Germany mainly between the Sixties and...

Vintage nightwear: a short history

There is something blasé about nightwear today. It is considered to be comfort wear, a pair of women’s boxers and that t-shirt you got free on holiday. Often, the nightwear sections of vintage are left...

5 highstreet buys for you mid-century kitchen

If your kitchen deco is mid-century inspired, take a look at these five highstreet finds for some potential new additions to your home.   1) Habitat Freda range I'm a big fan of the Habitat...

Win: vintage 1950s rhinestone necklace

Update: This give-away is now closed, and with the help of the random number generator I've picked a winner. Congratualtions Connie Williamson!  Need some sparkle for your Christmas outfit? Then enter...

Video how-to: Marilyn Monroe’s make-up look

Marilyn Monroe often went for nearly bare-faced, natural make-up in her private life. Her professional make-up, the one she wore to film premiers and in front of the camera was ultra glamorous. Here, make-up...

Book review: Style Your Modern Vintage Home

Inspiring and informative, Style Your Modern Vintage Home (Kate Beavis, David and Charles currently  £12.58) combines styling tips, practical restoration info and beautifully photographed real-life...

One to collect: Cathrineholm cookware

If you like mid-century design you will have probably come across Cathrineholm, the colourful enamel cookware with its trademark lotus pattern design. You could be forgiven to think the name refers to a...