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...

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...

Style your home with vintage odds and ends

If you’re eager for a bit of a household purge, there’s no need to get too bin-bag happy, in fact lots of your ‘junk’ can be given a fresh purpose and a new lease of life. Tara Gardner offers a few...

Where to shop for a repro bed

It's really difficult to find an affordable vintage bed in good condition. There's also a size issue - vintage beds tend to be quite a lot shorter than modern ones. So where online could you go to find...

Five vintage must-haves for your home

Vintage pieces make your home feel original, like it's part of your story and not just a place to live. Even if you aren’t completely sold on vintage décor, integrating a few vintage finds into your...

How to build your own vintage crockery collection

Landgirl1980: There are many things that I love about vintage. From the hair, make up, clothes. The music, the people you meet and the friends you make. Although I have been living my life in an outwardly...

The wonderful world of vintage: Lady Head Vases

For those of us who love the unique and quirky side of vintage, Lady Head Vases make a stunning addition to any vintage home. Wonderfully (and addictively) collectible, these fantastic vases first emerged...

The origins of Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic furniture which mixes old fleamarket finds with new items and reveals distressed or worn-out areas under modern coats of paint, has become a popular way of updating vintage pieces. But do you know...

Top tips to ‘vintage’ your home in 2013

As vintage obsessives, we’ve all been there: whether it’s spending our last pennies on a beautiful yet broken teacup;  impulse buying a lampshade for a lamp we don't actually own;  and cooing over...