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How to prep your bed for winter – the vintage way

There are many aspects of my life that are as modern as can be. I wander about with a smart phone, I use the internet on a daily, mostly hourly, basis to find out information, mooch about with a cuppa and...
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5 ideas for making your home more vintage

An interest in vintage usually stretches beyond fashion into pretty much anything you do, including your home life. But adding a bit of vintage to your home might not seem so easy, especially if you're on a...
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Give your kitchen a Fifties diner twist

The Fifties – the era of drive-in movies, classic American diners and modern living. It was an innovative age whose distinctive interiors style lends itself well to contemporary kitchens. Add a touch of...
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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...
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Space Age interiors

On the 20th July 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin landed on the moon, leading to Armstrong’s infamous saying, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” The moon...
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Get a Twenties bathroom and bathe like a flapper

Vintage style isn’t just for your living rooms. Why not revamp your bathroom, flapper style, and create a glamorous haven from the modern world? The art deco style of the Twenties lends itself to modern...
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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...
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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...
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Happy birthday lava lamp!

The first ever lava lamp, the Mathmos Astro, was launched in 1963 - it became a symbol of the swinging Sixties and has been in continuous British production ever since. Happy 50th! Mathmos company founder...
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Top tips for getting a vintage bed

No vintage bedroom would be complete without its centre piece, a vintage bed frame. Yet it is something even hard-core vintage fans often shy away from. To avoid any pitfalls, here are some top tips for...