The book has a nice introduction by Christina Strutt and is peppered throughout with little tips and advice on how to achieve the vintage look, I also really like that she promotes vintage living as an antidote to the current economic downturn.
I love the pretty pastel colours in the above dining scene, the lovely spriggy little flower arrangements in small glass jars are so summery and informal and just shows that you don't need to splash out on fancy table arrangements! Plus the candlesticks are gorgeous!
In another photo of the same kitchen, it shows a busy (some would say cluttered) worksurface and an obviously well loved Aga (I really want that C&R Aga towel!) The "realness" of these photos definitely appeal to me. I do find some interior books and magazine photos much too contrived and set up in a way that no one is really able to live with, it's so refreshing to see some images that seem like they might not have needed much "setting up" at all!
I'm not a huge fan of red, but I find the colour combination of pale sly blue and red in this image quite appealing.I love the cast iron bedstead and how the look is keep light by the white bedlinen and pale wall colour.
Overall, I really like this book and I know that it is one I will enjoy dipping in and out of in the future as well and reading cover to cover!