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Advintageous vintage fair

Advintageous Spring Vintage fair, Ridings Centre, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

I didn't keep quiet about how much I loved the Advintageous vintage fair when it came to Wakefield last spring. It brought a usually tired and quiet shopping centre to life with dancing, foot-tapping, victory rolls and red lipstick. So I was keen to go back this year and, as luck would have it (or perhaps good ...

Mixing old and new: using heirlooms

Bedroom makeover with Ikea furniture, mixed prints and patterns and yellows, blues and greys | www.angelinthenorth.com

I think the thing I'm most proud of about our new bedroom is that we feel we've been quite brave in mixing bold colours, prints and patterns and old and new. The beauty of combining the old and new is that it enables you to incorporate heirlooms, things that have been owned by your family for ...

DIY repainted vintage wooden chair

Before and after: painted yellow wood chair | www.angelinthenorth.com

One of the final things we added to our new bedroom was the dressing table chair. We'd been keeping half an eye out for something that was nice and bright and would fit, when my dad dragged this old wooden chair out of a dust-filled corner of his garage. It was one my granddad had had ...

Outfit of the week: denim cut-off shorts

Vintage Levi

There comes a time in life when you question how short a skirt you can get away with wearing. Same goes for shorts. As much as I admire skim-the-bum-cheeks denim cut-offs on other people, I think I'd feel too self-conscious to don a pair myself. But this pair of vintage Levi's jean shorts are just right for ...

Book review: A Life Less Ordinary

Book review: A Life Less Ordinary by Zoe Ellison and Alex Legendre who run igigi general store in Brighton, UK | www.angelinthenorth.com

As I opened and began to read A Life Less Ordinary there were many things the authors had written that struck a chord with my lifestyle and the way I look at my home. I was beginning to feel an affinity through their talk of great friendships, a love of travel and upcycling vintage items to ...

Wood Street Market, Wakefield

Wood Street Market, Wakefield | www.angelinthenorth.com

On a recent Sunday, a small corner of my home town came alive with independent pop-up stalls and entertainment. It was the first Wood Street Market in Wakefield. Walking there, I noticed yet more shops closing down or boarded up and to let. The recession and new shopping malls taking their toll. As a kid, Wood Street ...

Mish mash of eclectic vintage: at home with jewellery-maker Cate Wood

cate wood jewellery and her eclectic vintage home

A few days ago I spent a fun morning styling a few outfits around pieces made by Yorkshire jewellery maker Cate Wood. We met at her home, a cute, stone-built property in a courtyard in Huddersfield. As well as getting to see her creations at close quarters, exploring her home was a fascinating bonus. Cate's home turned ...

Cheery Manchester Victorian townhouse

colourful Manchester Victorian townhouse with mid century interior

I saw this cheery Manchester town house on Apartment Therapy recently. It’s owned by Sophie and Nick who live there with their young children Ivy and Sylvie - and Winifred the cat. It’s a masterclass in dressing your home if your interior tastes are a mismatch with your bricks and mortar. This is a Victorian property ...

Colourful new print collection

Caroline Pratt tree print

Yorkshire-based designer Caroline Pratt launched her new collection of screen prints, cards and tea towels this month. Printmaker and surface pattern designer Caroline, who works from her studio in Leeds, is inspired by vintage designs and her country roots.  She fell in love with the work of 1950s textile designers 10 years ago while at university, attracted by ...

DIY cake stand with neon pink edge

DIY glass cake stand with neon pink edge

I've seen quite a few DIY cake stands around the internet with various items used as the base - glasses, vases, candlesticks, you name it! For my version I went for cut glass and used a plate and dessert glass both picked up in charity shops for a few quid. I decided to give my cake stand ...

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