Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Announcing the Vintage Home Prize Draw (and other lovely stuff!)

We are pleased to announce that our free prize draw is up and running from today. We are celebrating THREE years of Vintage Home online and are giving away THREE subscriptions to your favourite magazines!

THREE lucky winners will be chosen at random to receive a year's subscription to one of the magazines shown here - and the winners get to choose which magazine they would like! The draw will close on 23rd March 2010 and the winners' names will be announced on the website a few days later.

It is completely FREE to enter, but first you have to find the glowing red heart, which is somewhere within the Vintage Home website - so find it, click on it and you will be entered into the draw!

We have been doing some maintenance work on the website recently and decided it would be best to wait until it was completed before we added details of the draw, all the lovely new stock and the very latest News features. Also, Mike was celebrating a special birthday around the same time as the website's anniversary, so we were rather busy with that for a few days!

We hope you enjoy our new features in the News Section. As hinted at before, there is a piece on an author and journalist plus a special featured item which reflects our love of vintage textiles. There is also a little bit of fun where, in celebration of his birthday, Mike (bravely!) shares his photo album with you!

Not forgetting of course that we are continuing to add lots of gorgeous vintage goodies over the coming weeks - and beyond! Here are a few...

A stunning portrait of a fine gentleman.

Lovely lamp shades made from French textiles...

...and eiderdown fabrics.

A beautiful throw made from some of the prettiest 30s and 40s fabrics.

A big thank you to everyone for your custom, support and encouraging comments and messages over the last three years! See you all soon... Clare & Mike.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Let's Celebrate!

A very happy Valentine's Day to you all! Today is also the day Vintage Home celebrates it's birthday and to mark this very special occasion of THREE YEARS online, we will be announcing a super Prize Draw - it's absolutely FREE to enter and will see THREE lucky visitors win a fabulous enduring gift! Make sure you check back in a few days to read all about it!

We'll also be adding dozens and dozens and dozens of gorgeous Vintage Finds - all absolutely authentic and all thrillingly beautiful too! In fact there are so many that we'll be adding them several at a time over the next few weeks. Here is a little taster of those to come...

Vintage fabric lamp shades...

Beautiful and unique pieces of furniture such as this strawberry pink and roses cupboard...

...a gorgeous occasional table - too pretty to cover up...

...a classic paisley decorated chest of drawers...

...and this stunning antique, handpainted French bed set.

Something cute and cuddly in the form of this darling terrier rug...

...and something warm and snuggly like this pretty rose strewn eiderdown!

There will be a new feature on a great writer called Gail Abbott - an author of no less than nine books on interior styling. Her work regularly appears in a huge range of 'the glossies' and she has travelled the world, discovering the secrets of elegant room design, harnessing natural light and capturing the beauty of modest and humble things.

You may be aware that we recently announced we had increased the speed and capacity of the website to meet the demand from evergrowing visitor numbers over the last year. Well, this has proved quite an involved task and has required almost one quarter of the entire website to be rewritten to improve performance. This work is still ongoing so please bear with us if you experience any glitchess in the meantime - it'll be worth it!

So, lots happening and lots of gorgeous things to see over the next few weeks...be sure to visit us regularly and don't miss out!

Clare and Mike