Category Archives: Accessories
You have got your vintage items sorted, but the question of what to do with your everyday things is bound to be asked. We just don’t think about them. There are certain items in the home – remote controls, boxes of tissues and keys, to mention but a few – that cant’s just be kept in drawers all the time. You have to live! Try out some of the following tips to turn them into vintage styling opportunities.
We show you how to make a neat little stacks of unique soaps for your guests that will be beautiful detail in the bathroom. And somehow, even though you know what is inside, you will still enjoy opening a new bar every time. You can use any wrapping paper, out-of-date map of even fabric to wrap your favourite scent and size of soap.
Every girl wants order in her wardrobe, and these fabric covered hangers are as pretty as they are practical. You can add a lavender-stuffed heart made of the same fabric, or some fabric flowers, near the hook, too. Look out for the old-fashioned wooden hangers that have a hook that unscrews, as these are super simple to cover. Whilst you are hunting down old hangers, keep your eyes open for vintage hangers. Those with simple shape are easier to work with. Internet auction sites are a good source if you cannot see them at a car boot sale.
Everyone loves a hot water bottle. The calendars and thermometers are not nearly accurate at announcing the arrival of cold weather as the calls for hot water bottles at bedtime. To make a beautiful and unique hot water bottle cover you can knit your own piece, but if you are seriously unaccomplished knitter, you can borrow somebody else’s knitting to achieve the same effect.
You can present your cakes in a suitably retro style using Vintage Remix’s cake stand. Search local charity shops (or online shops such as eBay) for vintage record. Good quality recordings from the 50s, 60s and 70s are ideal. Don’t use gramophone records as they are brittle and will break easily. You can search for matching vintage labels with quirky titles or a selection of favourite artists or songs.
You can brighten your teatime table with a cheerful and unique teapot cosy, which is both practical and easy to make. Teapot cosies are always popular, and those colourful examples will help make a fun statement on your stall. There is nothing so funny and interesting as serve a nice cup of tea to your friends and family from teapot “dressed” in a beautiful, individually designed cosy!
Beautiful fine bone china cups and saucers used to be only thing to be seen drinking tea from, and as a result there are plentiful supplies of incomplete tea sets, single cups and lonely saucers still to be found. It is perfectly acceptable to mix and match saucers and cups of varying designs to make a harlequin set, but even then there are often a few odd pieces left over that can be used to make lovely candle holders. A little chip in the base of the cup can be overlooked for this purpose.
Luxurious cushions are perfect for making yourself comfortable at home or away. Pouffes, sometimes also known as ottomans, make a stunning home furnishing accessory and give great character to any room in your house. Here we will show you one of many ways the pouffes can be made and look like. This project is relatively easy, but you need a basic sewing skills.
Diaries and journals, address and visitor’s books, cuttings and recipes, files and boxes all look so much easier on the eye with the addition of pretty fabric covers. There are a couple a quite simple methods that you can use to turn diaries into lovely gifts and plain notebooks into a handbag essential.
Beaded door hanger is an item that has almost childlike simplicity which looks very effective. It is a sort of charm bracelet for your door or anywhere else you would like to hang it. It is a great fun to do all preparations for this project – collecting lovely beads, buttons, old keys and different trinkets that you can use. Spend some time to collect interesting stuff and organize them by shapes and colours.