Monday, November 09, 2009

Colourful, Cosy Cheer at Vintage Home!

Now that the short days are upon us our little cottage is the perfect place to be, with a warm and cosy array of vintage quilts and throws to snuggle under in front of the fire.

This is one of my favourite spots, with timeworn patchwork throws and quilts which aren't too precious to be used every day.

As the evening approaches, this corner of the cottage is the perfect place to settle down with a good book and a mug of hot chocolate.

All this cosying up besides crackling log fires is setting the scene for that very special time of the year when we all like to indulge ourselves...

So, there is no denying that magical, mystical time is fast approaching and here at Vintage Home, we are making early preparations for Christmas. The website has kept us extremely busy this year and we have had great fun seeking out all the many, many vintage wonders which have now found new and loving homes. We will be updating the website with a beautiful selection of tantalising treasures over the next few days and as a very special thank you for your valued custom throughout 2009, we will be giving away a delectable Harrods Hamper to one lucky person!

There are lots of tasty treats included in the gift hamper which is appropriately entitled 'A Christmas Carol'.

Details of how to enter can be found on the website's News Page and in our eNewsletter which goes out to everyone on our mailing list. We are only sorry we cannot give each and every one of you a hamper, but there will be two runner-up prizes PLUS special treats sent out with every order placed between now and Christmas!

Also, we have a new addition to our range of mouse mats; another 'exclusive to Vintage Home' design featuring a selection of vintage fabrics in the form of the Union Jack.

Be sure to get your orders in well before Christmas, as we know how much you love our mouse mats and we wouldn't want to disappoint you by running out of them! They make ideal stocking fillers and don't forget we still have our rosebud and polka dot mouse mat available too! (Due to recent demand, our Victorian roses mouse mat is currently sold out; sorry!)

We're thrilled to announce that the monthly magazine for the antiques trade 'antiquexplorer' has awarded us the title of Website of The Month for November! The antiquexplorer is a classy glossy magazine which is distributed throughout the West Country here in the UK but they also have a website which echoes the quality of their printed publication - pop along for a browse when you have time...

So, there is plenty to warm the cockles of your heart here at Vintage Home - including the gorgeous new stock we will be adding to the website over the next few days; here's a taster!

A scrummy, cuddly, rosy French quilt to snuggle under.

An exquisite and immaculate huge double eiderdown.

Pure luxury in shades of raspberry, chocolate and pistachio...mmmm...

Create a rosy glow for Christmas with this divine yellow roses on red rug.

Our shining star is this little beauty,

a stunning painting with star-struck connections..!

Christmas is a time for entertaining friends and family and the time when unexpected guests drop by bearing gifts and glad tidings...

This trio of tables is perfect for serving nibbles and drinks and can be tidied away for an attractive display when not in use.

Yes, Christmas celebrations start early at Vintage Home - we do hope you can join us!


  1. Good morning, your spot is adorable, love all those vintage quilts. I think your job is great, finding and selling all those wonderful treasures you find, it must be very hard getting rid of them, such beauties!!!
    María Cecilia

  2. Oh my....lovely lovely chair and fab UJ mouse mat....Its too pretty!!!xxxx

  3. I think I may have to treat myself to one of those Union Jack mouse mats X

  4. Your blog is so warm & welcoming!

  5. The luscious delights in the photos are fabulous. Good stuff here.

  6. Lovely and delightful goodies :o)
    Yummy nosh too, lol.


  7. Your cottage is soooo lovely! Must check out your site again, those mouse mats are really pretty. I can just imagine one in our dining room where the PC is...

    Mel xxx

  8. Your pictures make me drool...I want to live in your world!--Cheryl

  9. Another wonderful set of vintage lovelies.

    If that chocolate and raspberry quilt comes off reserve, could you let me know because I want it!

  10. Glad to see the books photo as your mast head photo as it shows one of my favourite books: House into Home by Elizabeth Kendall (it has illustrations by a young David Gentleman and is an utter delight.) I shall have to search for a copy of Jane Gordon's Beauty Book as I'm intrigued by that! I expect it will focus on 'grooming' which books today seldom mention!
    Love the photos of your corner with chair and patchwork quilts - they remind me of those worked by my late mother and which I still have (technically they are simply bed covers as hers are not actually 'quilted'.)
    Margaret P

  11. Congratulations, Clare! Your website IS completely divine, as is your charming cottage. England at its very best. I'm off to check out the Antique Explorer link. Love to you,

  12. The little book which I saw on your mast head Jane Gordon's Beauty Book has arrived this morning (from and it's a delight and a real period piece even though it is only from 1953, the year of the Coronation (I was a child then, but old enough to remember watching this on a black & white TV set in the town hall!)
    Margaret P

  13. Hello from Canada....what a lovely home and blog you have!!Reminds me of Ireland(my husband is Irish)very warm and welcoming!!All the best,Chrissy

  14. whats a timeworm patchwork? hehe

  15. I Love your cozy corner. I can see you love color as much as I do. I just love all colors. I enjoy your site!!!

  16. Missing your beautiful posts--your pics are so heavenly. --Cheryl

  17. Oh my word - your blog is a never ending source of vintage inspiration ! You may be interested in a cutesy baby girls dress I am running a giveaway for on my blog......

    Merry Christmas to you and yours !

  18. Love your blog! I will be back to ready more. Alittle short on time this morning. I have a cottage, so I totally connect with your blog! :) It is lovely.

  19. Je découvre ton blog, absolument merveilleux. Je me régale de toutes les pages. Merci pour cette jolie balade que je renouvellerai bien vite. ^^