Retro coffee tables

Coffee tables – the forgotten furniture of the home interior world, the final resting place of that coffee table book we never bothered to read. For years we've rested our feet, spilt our coffee, and...

Postcards from the past: A snapshot of time

Before the instant gratification of Facebook, mobile phones, e-mails and even before most people had a telephone hooked up in their homes there was the postcard. Not  just holiday souvenirs, in the first half...

Give your old vintage shelves a DIY makeover

Browsing junk shops, antiques markets, and car boot sales, you may be forgiven for never giving that tatty trunk or battered old wardrobe a second glance, but perhaps it's time you looked again. Within those...

My vintage collection – Sindy & me

Neandra Etienne's earliest memory of Sindy is when she was about 10 years old. She's been hooked on collecting the dolls and accessories ever since. Here she shares her amazing collection of Sindy dolls...

Travel and store in style with vintage luggage

Long before the days of polythene bags, rucksacks, and wheeled suitcases, ladies were packing trunks, vanity cases, and hat boxes full of their precious possessions. Built to last, and designed to keep...

Make do and mend your home with architectural salvage

For years architectural salvage was reserved for the eccentric and the expert - those with an eye for the hidden value of fixtures and fittings ripped from the carcasses of demolished or gutted properties. But...