Buy it for the buttons …

Originally posted on nutmegvintagedotcom:
I’m a big fan of buttons. Thankfully I’m not the only one on the planet who suffers from this affliction. I have a big bowl of buttons in the shop and customers love to trawl through this bowl and find the buttons they need for a particular sewing task. It’s very…

When in doubt wear red.

Originally posted on nutmegvintagedotcom:
  A wise man (Bill Blass, American fashion designer) once said, ‘When in doubt wear red’. I love this mantra—especially at this time of year when a bit of colour can do wonders for a person’s psyche. Red is such a fabulous colour, with so many tones and shades. And if…

My nana had one of them …

Know first who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly (Euripides). Today I’m going to talk about one of my favourite things … costume jewellery. To be more precise, I’m going to talk about brooches. I love brooches and, to be honest, I think they cop a bit of a bad rap, which is highly…

When in doubt wear red.

  A wise man (Bill Blass, American fashion designer) once said, ‘When in doubt wear red’. I love this mantra—especially at this time of year when a bit of colour can do wonders for a person’s psyche. Red is such a fabulous colour, with so many tones and shades. And if you are having trouble…

Buy it for the buttons …

I’m a big fan of buttons. Thankfully I’m not the only one on the planet who suffers from this affliction. I have a big bowl of buttons in the shop and customers love to trawl through this bowl and find the buttons they need for a particular sewing task. It’s very therapeutic. When I was…

‘She who hesitates is lost …’

One thing I’ve discovered from my time at Miss Meg’s is that it is best not to hesitate if you see something you like. Because most of the items in my shop are unusual or one-offs, I do often get a little wary if a customer hesitates when deciding whether or not to buy something…