Saturday, February 14, 2009

An Anniversary Celebration for Valentine's Day!

We are delighted to announce that today is the 2nd Anniversary of the Vintage Home online shop! It is thanks to you all that our little shop has grown and grown over the past couple of years and although we know you love the individual style of the website, in celebration of our anniversary, we have revamped the website and given it an all-new look, plus there are two new exclusive additions to the shop - and a free prize draw!

Of course, we are continuing to bring you the most gorgeous vintage treasures as well as new features, even more beautiful images - and a home page with a different flavour to it each time you visit or refresh the screen - try it and see! Yes, Mike has certainly been very busy over the past few months and created an altogether and rather different look to Vintage Home!

As well as the varied vintage selection of goodies, we are thrilled to offer our very own bone china mug! This has been designed by us and is exclusive to Vintage Home. The pattern is based on a 1940s wallpaper...

...handmade in England using fine bone china...

...and traditional printing methods.

Plus, there's another exclusive; an all-new design of mouse mat...

...fresh and pretty polka dots on blue with pink rosebuds!

This pattern is based on a 1950s fabric which we have treasured for years but simply haven't been able to bring ourselves to cut up for use in sewing projects. By the way, our ever-popular Victorian roses mouse mat is still available too!

As always, we've been busy finding some truly amazing vintage delights and, along with many more, they have been added to the shop today, including these lovely ladies...
...a 1930s French mannequin head...

...a 1920s decorative box...

...and a delightful Victorian chromo.

As a thank you for your custom and comments over the years, we have put together a rather special box of indulgent goodies and would like to invite you to take part in a prize draw.

We thought it would be fun to make it into a little 'treasure hunt' with a Valentine's connection - click HERE for details of how to enter - you can also leave a comment on this post and, if you have the time, I would really love to hear what you think of the new website!

We hope you enjoy the new-look website and we look forward to bringing you even more beautiful vintage treasures for many more years to come! Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. wow the new website looks amazing!! I'm a professional graphic designer and I have a good eye for good design. Great job!!

  2. The website is fantastic, as are the new goodies. I've have a little browse and am now drooling - almost too much to bear!
    The prize draw is just too good to miss out on too!
    Lucy x

  3. Found it! Found it! Found it! The site looks gorgeous, I have just been drooling over an adorable little cream cot, I want it!

    Mel xxx

  4. Congratulations Mike and Clare on two years of Vintage Home.
    I LOVE the new website (that lovely green shade you've used is my absolute most favourite colour) and the mugs are just gorgeous, really should get some fabric printed up in that design too, it's so pretty! I'm off to hunt for that glowing heart now..

  5. Love the new website - its so easy to get around and the colours are beautiful.


  6. Congratulations to the lovely new site - I love the layout and design. Plus so many pretty new articles to look for!
    And also, a very happy second anniversary!

  7. The website is beautiful. In fact so beautiful I was enticed to make a couple of purchases! Congratulations on your second birthday!

  8. Oh Clare, you must be so thrilled! It really does look fantastic. Mike has really out done himself on this project and of course, your collections of beautiful things make the most delicious photos. Congratulations to you both!

  9. Ooh was I the first?! I am quite determind once I set my mind to these things! By the way I am loving the mouse mats and mugs too xxx

  10. Terrific all the way-congrats! I wish you continuing success, and thank you for the chance at the lovely giveaway.

  11. I'm going right now on your treasure hunt!

    sam xx

  12. Sorry to be waffling on , but your blog and website are beautiful!

    Cath Kidston better be worried!! ;0)

    Sam xx

  13. i LOVE the new website. it is truly inspiring.

    well done you!

    will be saving pennies for futures purchases!!!!

  14. Congrats on the anniversary!

    i'm off to check out the website now!

    Victoria xx

  15. Hi Clare

    Super new look. You've certainly both worked hard. Glad it's going so well.

    Shall we see you at the Flea?

    Sue x

  16. I've not been here before- but I do love the website. I spent a good amount of time browsing - wonderful gifts. I'll be back for sure.

  17. Wow!
    I`m loving the make-over!
    Wishing you many more Sales to come!
    Debbie Moss

  18. Dear Clare,
    I was just visiting your new website and I am completely overwhelmed by the charm of your first picture. So many lovely things to be seen on the shelf and I especially love your new colours. And the polka dot mouse pad, it´s so very very lovely. Wouldn´t it be great if you could offer this design one day on a fabric, too?
    Congratulations to your new site and many more happy customers!
    With my very best wishes from Germany,

  19. Oh my. This is BY FAR the prettiest website I have seen in a long time. I am completely in love with your new banner and those mugs...and mousemats..
    Congrats! What a pleasure to browse.

  20. Love the new website design...good luck!!

  21. I keep checking the website for union jack pillows. Perhaps you'll have some in stock soon.

  22. Hi Clare! I had discovered you a while ago, then lost my link! I'm so happy I managed to come here again!!
    Your new look is fantastic, as well as your blog.
    I love that relaxing green shade...
    Plase come to visit me when you have a spare moment.
    Warmest wishes,

  23. I just wanted to leave a note saying you have been tagged with an award. Please come by and play =)


  24. Thank you so much for joining me!

    I love the mug.....may have to treat myself, maybe it could be my new at work cup!xxx

  25. I am in love with the new banner! its beautiful!

  26. I love your china mugs ~ they are so very pretty and delicate.

    Congratulations on your anniversary.

    Marie x

  27. Oh my goodness Claire I just spend some time on your website~it is gorgeous! And so many wonderful items for sale-I enjoyed looking around too very easy to use! Oh and I entered the contest-got my fingers crossed would love to win!!!
    Hope you are having an awesome weekend!~Tam!