Ercol, Kiely and a Touch of Retro

Our main bedroom was one of the last bedrooms to be decorated when we moved into our house in 2012. Despite an impending arrival, we took our time over our bedroom as we knew we wanted to get things we really wanted rather making do with what we had. The room is a really odd…

Mid Century Mass Market Art

When we moved into our house, we kind of quickly put up our vintage prints on the walls in the hallway; mainly because the pictures were so big and so many, that it was an easy place to put them out of the way. There were lots of hanging hooks up already, and it was…

Decorating Ideas from Golden Homes

Golden Homes was a DIY magazine published in the 1970s featuring articles on how to do relatively easy stuff; things like tiling the roof of your house, building extensions and constructing your own spiral staircase. I mean, anyone can do that, right? With the proper tools of course… I spotted a stash of these in a…

Homemaking in the 1950s and Now

Are you nostalgic? As a generation, are we harking back to past eras more than any other generation before us? Or this a natural human action: to yearn for something we can never truly have – or replicate? It certainly seems that there are more and more people of my age who look to their ancestors…

Your House in 1956

We moved about a month and a half ago, and apart from ordering (and receiving) our stove, we’ve yet to start decorating the house. Last weekend, we moved up into the loft room – currently named ‘The Cocoon’ – in readiness of preparations. I’m not sure what Aidan’s got in store for us this weekend;…

Little Owl Vintage is Setting up Shop! (Almost…)

I’ve been thinking about setting up a vintage and retro stall at my local market in Glossop for a while now, but still haven’t got the guts to really go for it! It’s ridiculous: I’ve even found out how much it is but I’ve been stumped by being told I need public indemnity insurance (or…

Do I see £5 anywhere?

In approximately sixty minutes time, I am venturing off to my first ever auction! I literally cannot wait. I’ve got food on the go as I type so we can scoff it down, then jump straight into the car.  It’s at Sykes Auction House in Holmfirth (near Huddersfield).  According to our antique-expert neighbour, Jim, it’s…

Retro Goodies through the post!

Ooooh, how I love to receive a good parcel, or two, or three! Actually, I only received one parcel this week, but my other half received two.  One was a Wade Skip the Dog and the other was this lovely Carstens vase: Underneath, it reads W.-Germ. E.4-25.  I’ve never actually seen that notation before: the…

Charity Shop Finds: To Ebay or Not?

I absolutely love trawling round the charity shops. You can find the most amazing things for bargain prices. My boyfriend claims that I am far too bothered by how much things cost, and he hates how I list the prices on here. Yet, I can’t help but be amazed at facts such as: today, I…

A Rag Rug Inspired by West German Pottery!

I’ve already failed to post ‘A Friday Find’ even on the second week of my self imposed ‘must do’. I’ve actually got a few bits and bobs that I picked up last weekend, but alas I didn’t have the use of the camera last night. A has gone off today to do a leg of…