'I wanted to recommend The Green Shed in Muswell Hill as a brilliant venue for children’s birthday parties. Nicky Grace is a great hostess who does craft activities with children and they made beaded bunting and lavender bags. A massive thank you to you. It was magical. The children had so much fun and I loved what they came home with. It was amazing for the parents to be able to just relax and enjoy your beautiful garden. It was a brilliant party; definitely the least stressful one we’ve done so far. One to repeat. Everyone, parents included, had a lovely time.'
Parent of the birthday girl at a recent craft party
'Dear Nicky. Amazing that a week and a day have passed since our powerful gathering in your great space. It was a bit of magic in many ways and I wanted to thank you for your great contribution and generosity in helping it work and clearing up when we had to rush off to the concert. The wonderful collection of blankets, Maisie, and the tortoises added to its specialness.'
'We have used the Green Shed three times now for work related creative and strategic away days. It is the perfect environment for freeing up your mind and getting away from day to day office pressures. Thoroughly recommended. And great value too!'
'Nicky's vintage shop is a wonder of creative delights. A beautiful setting to shop in which lifts your spirits and makes you want to linger and stay for a cup of tea too!'
'Nicky Grace sources and makes such lovely vintage treasures, you never know what you might find...and you always know you've got one of a kind'
'Best mini-bunting ever created, Nicky is something of a vintage guru'
‘I just love Nicky’s wonderful selection of vintage fabrics and gifts because they’re so bright and colourful. They always cheer me up.So I try to go along to her open house pop-ups held every few months. There are piles of 1960’s and ‘70’s fabrics, soft tablecloths that have been patiently hand stitched, patchwork throws and cushions as well as jolly coloured tickets and pots. It’s a treasure trove of colour and I could spend hours just browsing.I can’t stop myself buying and I’ve had a soft white vintage tablecloth, embroidered with dainty daisy flowers. It reminds me of the time my mum tried to teach me to embroider.And, I’ve bought fabric pictures and cards – ideal for gifts.But my current favourite is the children’s mini bunting – little hand cut triangles of vintage fabric featuring flowers, checks and spots, sewn together with satin ribbon. So adorable is the bunting thatI didn’t want to part with it. So, now I’ll have to go back and buy some more for myself.’
'Nicky’s Pop up Shop is an original and refreshing explosion of colour and warmth. Buying beautiful, unique hand-made products in such a loving and creative home environment (whilst nibbling on the yummycakes) was my ideal shopping experience. Go with a friend and enjoy a great day out together. I didn’t want to leave!'
'Nicky's vintage bunting is utterly joyful and beautifully made.She sources authentic vintage floral and embroidered fabricsand the combinations she uses are wonderful. the gorgeousstrings of little flags I bought from Nicky have been the perfectfinishing touch to both my little girls' birthday parties and my Open Studios.'
'Nicky has an incredible talent and a real eye for Vintage interiorsand accessories. As soon as I walked in to Nickys first event, Ithought I had arrived in heaven. Unique pieces, eclectic items mixedwith a vintage twist'
'I highly recommend The Green Shed as a venue for small cosy events. It's a quiet, unique and inspiring environment which can be used for fun creativity and contemplation.'
'My 8 year old daughter had a fantastic time at Nicky's Vintage Fabric Workshop. She would come home each day with a gorgeous new creation eager to return to Nicky's the next day. She even made me a delightful lavender filled pillow. Nicky is lovely and she made my daughter feel right at home. The little dog and tortoises in the garden were an added bonus. It was not easy getting my daughter to leave. I definitely recommend Nicky and her workshops.'
'It's a wonderful place. We had our friends 9 yr old daughters party there.. in the most beautiful surroundings, making fabric crafts in the summer house, playing in the beautiful garden, saying hello to the tortoises and admiring the eye catching interior of Nicky's house.. it was so relaxed and totally unique'
My daughter spent a blissful morning celebrating her 10th birthday with some close friends in Nicky's magical and cosy shed. Everyone was completely absorbed with sticking, cutting, glueing and creating with beautiful vintage fabrics and Nicky gave them as much or as little help as they needed. It was great for them to have a space to relax and chat and play with Nicky's Westie dog, Maisy, who was the star guest!
I booked the Green Shed for a Soiree to bring together heart-centred business women in December. The space was excellent. It was really warm and the fairy lights made it look lovely and welcoming. We loved coming into that magical space to warm up and connect on a freezing cold night. I was able to dress the table and play music to create the atmosphere that I wanted for my event. Nicky is excellent, she is really helpful and supportive. Thanks for being such a warm, gracious host Nicky and for providing us with such a great space. We loved it and are already planning the next events there!
Charming venue and helpful host. The kids had a great time meeting the tortoises, making unique craft items that they could take home and having lunch in a characterful environment. Not your run of the mill venue! One child guest was heard to say "This isn't like an ordinary party...I never want to leave!
Deborah Ruth Brown
We chose The Green Shed for a recent workshop as we wanted somewhere quiet, cosy and comfortable with enough room for people to be able to see the projection screen and work at a table. The Green Shed was all of those things and our attendees all agreed the workspace was “excellent”. Nicky Grace is a very welcoming and gracious host, exceptionally helpful and happily accommodated any requests we had. We would recommend The Green Shed to anyone looking for a space to host a workshop.
The Green Shed was a perfect venue for our social media workshop. It was cozy and welcoming and made everyone feel comfortable. Nicky, the owner, couldn't have been more accommodating throughout the planning process as well as on the day. I would not hesitate to recommend The Green Shed as a workshop/course venue.
5 stars!! What a beautiful place this is. An amazing garden, cozy shed with lovely decoration, and plenty of vintage fabric material to get children engaged in making their own special creations. Thank you Nicky for a perfect party, my daughter loved it.
"From the moment I first set eyes on the Garden Shed I knew that I had found the perfect venue to host my daughter's 7th birthday party. Even on a cold, rainy day the garden looked magical and the Green Shed appeared warm and inviting. As we walked through the door we were greeted by the most wonderful display of vintage decor - bunting, posters, colourful scatter cushions and a long table making the Shed appear even larger than it looked from the outside. Our minds were made up! The party was held in the Shed the following week. We arrived early to set up but there was not much to do because Nicky had thought of everything. Arts and crafts materials had been put out and we didn't even need to decorate because the Shed has it's own festive decor. Once the children arrived, Nicky put them all at ease with her kind and gentle manner. Within ten minutes, nine children were quietly cutting, sticking, drawing and planning their 'masterpieces'. What was lovely was that these usually lively children sat still for over an hour. They were able to have fun whilst producing something that they could be proud of. Nicky kindly placed each child's finished articles (we had lots of bunting, cards and some 3-D designs) into individually marked bags to take home. All the children were proud of their work and many parents commented that it had been one of the best parties that their child had been to!
I would absolutely recommend one of Nicky's arts and crafts parties to any parent looking for something special to do on their child's birthday. Nicky is very accommodating, kind and friendly. It's also great for parents who do not have the time or space to host a party in their own home but want to give their child's birthday party a homely feel. It makes a nice alternative to all the soft play and trampolining parties that we have hosted / attended. Thanks to the wonderful Nicky, I'm already planning another Green Shed party for my other daughter!"
Sheya Maria Michaelides