Monday, 5 May 2014

There ain't nothing left to do but to do it: Our Relaunch

You've heard us muttering for a while about vintage ideals and what they mean to us but we've not really got into the nitty gritty of it but we thought now is the time to start. The ideals we love might seem dated but we think they aren't far from ones that are needed in the modern world to make it a little greener and happier. So welcome to our new and improved blog. Each post is now organised into categories reminiscent of Home Front campaign titles, which are as follows:

These blogs are all about anything to do with food. Think of tips and trade secrets for growing your own veg, recipes on how to make in season food scrumptious beyond belief, ideas for innovative growing spaces and so much more. In both world wars food became exceptionally precious as it became harder to come by, and people turned to their own talent and spaces for growing and enjoying food. We want to revive that love and passion and show you how it can be done with ease. 

Transport was very different back in Home Front Britain, many people didn't have cars and even those that did had to use other forms of transport as petrol became rarer. Even horse and cart was seen again on the streets of our cities. These blogs will all be about different forms of travel, whether it's holidays with a vintage edge, bicycle maintenance or even just fun days out on vintage vehicles. If it's transport, it will be in here. We will also be helping you out with what to wear whilst you're off on your adventures from the perfect biking outfit to different ways to wear your hair under a helmet.

So many campaigns were about reducing waste as factories were needed for the war effort and boats struggled to get supplies in. Think Make Do and Mend, Save Your Scrap Rubber, Donate Your Pots and Pans. All of these resonate with the green ideals of today which are close to our heart at HQ. We want to show how easy it is to reduce the waste from your life by championing things like clothes swaps and freecycle, how to upcycle and what "rubbish" you can reuse.

So many people believe that their small actions can't be effective as they are only 1 in a billion but we don't believe that and want to show that the little things you do can make a big difference. Whether that's helping to digitalise old books or donating your small change to charity, we are going to give you hundreds of opportunities to help out. We also believe doing your bit is looking after yourself so we will also be filling this blog with tricks and tips on looking fabulous and taking care of yourself because we all know you need to be at your best to be able to take on the world.

We are a silly old lot at HQ and love a good giggle. These blogs will be about brightening your day so you can keep going when this are looking a bit drab (think Tuesday at 3 o'clock when your mid afternoon slump starts and you've still got the rest of the week to go) This will include small ditties, funny pictures and our current weekly Give A Little Love Tuesday blogs which is all about perking up the not so loved day of the week. Think of us keeping up moral, here to keep your smile going and you surviving your week.

These blogs are all about the world of making, whether that's sewing, repairing, building or maintaining, here is where we will put it. We will show you how to take something old and make it into something new and fabulous, teach you simple sewing techniques and ways to keep your items lovely with useful cleaning tips. We will also be showing off some fabulous vintage fabrics and what they can be used for.

This blog series will be about how you can blend the vintage items you buy from us or find on your travels, in seamless with the modern day and how you don't need to have a complete vintage life for them to fit in. It will range from the simplest accessory and how you can make it work with your modern wardrobe to how the slot that beautiful pieces of vintage furniture into your home without it looking like a 1960's time capsule. 

We want to keep you up to date with our goings on and these blogs will do just that. Here you will find out when we add a new product line, having a sale or getting a new venture.

These titles also link up with Pinterest boards so you can see them in picture form. To keep up to date with us, sign up on the right hand side or follow us on Bloglovin. Or if you want a bite size snippet of all these, in your inbox once a month sign up to our newsletter here and you'll never be out of the loop.