Shopping for men!

Men can be hard to buy for. So, here at Your Vintage Life, we have added some last minute mens vintage gifts to the website.  We can of course get it to you for Christmas…yes there is still time!

 We have gorgeous soft mohair warm scarves from the 1960s

Double sided…one side patterned, one side warm

We have mod style scarves from Tootal and Sammy

We have smart cravats for that party…..all from the 60s also

all available from www.yourvintagelife.co.uk

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We are open!

This week Your Vintage Life opened it’s doors to our new online boutique. We applied sometime back to have a shop on ASOS and were lucky to be accepted straight away. Fast forward quite a few weeks….when we were prepping stock and busy doing student fairs…and we are open!

Our boutique is a vintage accessory shop. Our slogan is “Bags of vintage accessories” and boy do we have bags of vintage accessories!

We have handbags. Lots of handbags.

We have ladylike 60s ones.

We have boho 70s ones.

We have glam 80s ones.

And then we have jewellery.

We have eye catching ones.

We have pretty ones.

We have simply stunning ones.

We also have tonnes of scarves.

We have classic 80s ones.

We have huge paisley ones.

And we have so much more to come, including mens accessories (when I manage to tie Mr YVL down to modelling them). Tie…..get it??

We will have ties, scarves, cravats, bags for men. Plus gloves, hats, belts……..

Why not pay us a visit (maybe follow us???) and let us know what you think! Just press here

Beat the Monday Blues Part 1

Beat the Monday blues by checking out something or someone we love. Here at Your Vintage Life, we feel it is important to share great finds with you all as well as support local business.

So this Monday I want to share with you the most perfect cushions, beautifully made and beautifully designed.

Eclectic chair is the creation of Heather Linnitt who is based in North Leeds. She is an upholsterer but also makes cushions  often from vintage fabric as well as vintage silk scarves and the most stunning Japanese kimono fabric.  She also makes contempary ones out of fabric that has simply caught her eye. They don’t cost the earth and will make any sofa or bed simply divine.  She offers a great service of making cushions from your favourite bits of fabric especially for you…you can even have pompom trims. Just contact her via the website.

In a recent interview with UK Handmade she discusses her stunning cushions, saying “I am a big fan of colour and pattern and I love the vintage/retro look mixed with contemporary furniture and accessories.

I like a bit of faded elegance, something that has seen a bit of life and is a bit worn around the edges.” I love the description of faded elegance, it sums up some vintage fabric so well.

The kimono fabrics are, in my opinion the best. She describes them as “a piece of art, very often handpainted, the colours and designs are out of this world”. I’m sure you will agree.

The silk scarves ones are equally lovely. She says ” They are far too beautiful to simply tie up around your neck, and with a bit of reinforcement from some interlining, they make stylish vintage cushions.” My favourite one reminds me of a Mondrian meets Rothko….the colours are divine. I cannot quite believe it was once a scarf!

One of the cushions has been featured in this months Homes and Antiques magazine (alongside our furniture and homewares). This shot is totally gorgoeus and their blue rose cushion sits pride of place in the middle of the sofa.

Here are some more gorgeous creations. Make sure you check out her website at http://www.eclectic-chair.com