Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Happy 100th to Vintage Home and a Giveaway!!

Well, I've finally arrived here and this is my 100th blog post! I'm pretty sure I would have reached this monumental milestone a good deal earlier were it not for our website keeping us super-busy! So, in celebration of a 100 posts I am hosting a giveaway. Pictured in the photos is a pretty gift box and I have placed a very special Vintage Home treasure inside. Everybody who leaves a comment on this post will have their name entered into a draw to win it - whether you have a blog or not, and wherever you are in the world, I would love to hear from you.

The identity of the hidden treasure will remain a mystery until I announce the winner on my next post. I will say that it is something rather special and if any of you would like to have a go at guessing what it is, there will be an extra giveaway should someone get lucky with their guess!

I will draw the winner later next week - so until then 'Good Luck' to you all!
Update 25th November: Sorry that I haven't drawn the winning name yet! The draw will take place end of next week - it's been pretty hectic here over the past couple of weeks (all will be explained in my next post!) and so if you haven't yet left a comment then there's still time. Will see you all next week with the name of the winner... Clare

Monday, November 03, 2008

Wanted! Do you have a 1950s Home...?

...and do you want to see it on TV?!

I am hoping the world of blogging will be able to help with this rather exciting request! Do any of you here in the UK remember the recent BBC2 TV programme 'Supersizers Go... Seventies' which was aired back in the Summer? It was a very entertaining programme and really great viewing for those of us who were children in the 1970s! Well, the producers of that show are about to start filming the second series of the historical food programme and this one will be entitled Supersizers Go... Fifties! The idea of the programme is that the presenters, food writer Giles Coren and comedienne Sue Perkins, spend a week eating, dressing and living in the 1950s. The producers therefore require a typical house from the 1950s period to be their on-screen home. Although it would be nice if the exterior is in keeping with the period, the most important thing is that it looks right on the inside, particularly the kitchen.
Filming is due to take place over a couple of days of the week commencing 24th November - but don't worry, no overnight filming is required. Maximum filming days would be 12 hours and cooking all of the food for the presenters on location will be Fifties celebrity chef Mary Berry.

If you - or anyone you know - has a 50s style house (and in particular a 50s kitchen) and live in or around London, or in the nearby counties, they would really love to hear from you. If the idea of having a film crew and TV celebrities invade your house appeals to you and you have the right sort of home, then please contact me (email is on my profile page or see the about us page of the webshop for telephone number etc.) I will pass your details onto their researcher, Nick Adey, who will then contact you to discuss it further. By the way, the producers will pay a fee for the use of your home! Also, if any of you have particular memories and stories of day-to-day living in the 1950s, they may be interested in hearing from you.

Thank you!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Winter Blues and Cosy Treats!

Hasn't it been cold lately?! It seems we have headed straight into Winter here in the UK! The cold snap was our cue to add some warm and cosy eiderdowns (including the sweetest cot eiderdown!) to the website, along with lots of other fresh vintage stock!

In keeping with the icy temperatures, we found this exceptionally pretty floral fabric with a soft blue background which acts as the perfect backdrop for some of our lovely new additions to the shop! Here are just a few of them:

Delicate Sweet Peas and Love-in-a-Mist print...

A box with handpainted seasonal Christmas Rose and Holly adorning it...

Pretty 'Daintee Ladyee' teapot...

Something to keep her nice and warm...

A painted tray for serving breakfast in bed...

Beautiful fabric sewing box covered in stocks...

A divinely shabby chic mirror for those reflective moments...

...and to finish, a montage of some of our past treasures!

A huge thank you to everyone who has visited the website recently and made a purchase. As promised, we are continuing our search for all of your requests - and happily finding a good many of them!

We have a busy few weeks ahead of us; there are several buying trips, an anniversary giveaway and a special addition to the website. I hope you all have a lovely weekend and week ahead, see you all soon!