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A sneak peek into my vintage collection

my vintage home

Growing up as a ‘nan kid’ , nothing in our home was younger than around 1980.

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At the time I was embarrassed when friends popped over at how war-time our home looked. Embarrassed is a wrong word, I was more ‘aware’. We didn’t get a coloured TV until around 2005 and we never owned a washing machine until 2007. Previous to that we used an old fashioned twin tub and spinner out in the back yard. We had a beautiful open fire where all of our clothes dried on a rainy day and a whistling kettle was often found perched on the grate keeping water hot ready for a brew. We had a front room that was only ever used when guests came over or Christmas day. We lived out of the back room which was our kitchen cum living area. The room was huge with the dining table in the centre, 2 wooden chairs beside the fire, an old battered oven (as long as it worked, it stayed) and hung the back door was the dog leads and nans famous head scarf. It was perfect.

Now vintage is in fashion and the young become the old in search of kitchenettes and printed mirrors. I’ve been there for the last 26 darlings. And now my home is full of hand-me-downs from the over years, retro car-boot finds and freecycle pickups. From art deco cocktail cabinets to Bambi wall art, it’s all original and not much is younger than 40 years old.

Here’s some of the favourites from our little ‘collection’. It’s not really a collection, its just cheap practival living. I’ve included want we paid for it and history (if I know it) in the descriptions.




Hazel Newhouse

Hazel is a mum to 3 daughters and a son, she lives in Bedfordshire with her husband, kids and pets. Hazel has written for various publications, and regularly works alongside popular parenting and gardening brands.

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  1. It’s lovely to have so many things with a story, that have been passed on to you – I do love some vintage although I remember having a few things like this growing up so it feels like it can’t be vintage!

    1. Thank you 🙂 our home has been called a museum piece in itself several times! We are in the process of moving home, and we aim to have our new house completely 1940s deco throughout. 🙂 x

  2. I am a complete sucker for vintage mismatched crockery. I would love a whole collection one day x

  3. Wow these pieces take me back x

  4. Absolutely amazing I love the laundry bin and your tablecloths xx

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