Monday, 25 February 2013

Vintage Yellow

The weather is really getting me down now and I need lots of vintage yellow in my life to keep me going.  Yellow is a mood lifting colour and never fails to cheer me up. 
I love all things vintage and yellow vintage items are so uplifting that more and more keep appearing in our house.
I can't wait for spring to arrive and for the daffodils to say hello.
If you are feeling blue this week add a touch of yellow to your house to lift your spirits.

Monday, 18 February 2013

Vintage Retreat

I am soooo excited readers as this Saturday a new shop opens in Northampton called 'Vintage Retreat'.  Now in order to continue the fabulousness that is The Nostalgic Kitchen, I, of course, have a little section in the shop.  It is a centre that has lots of dealers that rent space to sell their wares.

It's quite a trek across counties to stock up my little area but it's worth it as the inside of this centre is fabulous!

I've decided to go for a different style in this unit which is not my usual look - 1960's/70's!  My other spaces and places are more 1940's and 50's but it's been fun creating a more retro look.  So my area is taking shape and I can't wait for the opening on Saturday to meet all the lovely vintage lovers of Northampton as they flock in for a treasure or two, a cup of tea and a piece of yummy cake and maybe even a vintage hairdo with the vintage stylist that will be there! 

So with the online shop, the wonderful unit at Kibworth Antiques Centre, my stall at fairs and now this little space at Vintage Retreat, The Nostalgic Kitchen is going from strength to strength.  I am hoping to write a monthly piece for a new Ezine starting in April.  I'll keep you posted. Mrs Nostalgic Kitchen is a happy girl! 
I'll post some pictures next week of the opening day.  Have a great week everyone.
Love Mrs Nostalgic xx


Monday, 4 February 2013

Warm Fuzzy Glow Inside!

Mrs Nostalgic Kitchen's Kitchen Makeover is well underway and everytime I look at the bits we have done I get a warm fuzzy glow in my tummy!
Our breakfast area is cold and just by putting lots of Vernon Ward Prints on the wall the room is filled with a vintage hue


I have been placing various treasures on my shelves to see what looks best and have decided on this combination for the moment.  Some yellow framed pictures of my doggies, a very old kitchen prayer in bakelite frame, a Farmers Wife vintage milk bottle and another couple of bits that make me happy.
I spent a wonderful afternoon listening to Harry Connick Junior on the wireless cleaning out my cupboards and rearranging my kitchenwares.  I lined my new cupboard with sticky back liner and I think it has finished it off perfectly
I just want to be in my kitchen and bake but unfortunately I must work on building The Nostlagic Kitchen Empire and so back to work!  We have got lots more to do in the kitchen and so will update you as we go!  Have a happy week everyone xxx