Testimonials

Hear from some of the people that have enjoyed using The Green Shed for their events and parties.

“The Green Shed is a fantastic place to host a local party. We walked the girls from school and were able to get straight into the crafts as everything was set up. All the girls enjoyed making their mini bunting and lavender bags.  Nicky was great with helping the kids and was a huge help in arranging the party. If your kids enjoy crafts, this is the place.  Thanks, Nicky!”

We have been looking for a lovely yet affordable space to hold our daughter’s birthday party and were recommended The Green Shed. I am so glad we found this hidden gem in Muswell Hill. Nicky was so welcoming and accommodating and the booking process easy. The shed, lovingly decorated by Nicky, has a cosy, vintagey feel and brings back nostalgic memories. We were also able to use the garden surrounding the shed – a wonderful little paradise that’s hard to find. This place is so inspiring and has lovely touches throughout. The kids especially loved discovering some of the other “inhabitants”: the two turtles and Maisie the dog. Our party couldn’t have gone better and all our guests have been raving about it for weeks. I can highly recommend the Green Shed and we will be sure to book again in the future.

Franziska Birke

“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.”

Louise

“My children loved their time scrapbooking at the Green Shed. It was a calm, creative session and Nicky helped and encouraged them to think about the content and the design of their books, whilst letting them loose with an amazing selection of craft supplies. They have been showing off their books to everyone ever since! We’ll definitely be back for more activities at the Green Shed with Nicky.”

Jo

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ “This place is a very special gem in the heart of Muswell Hill. I had the honour and pleasure to host a Death Cafe at Nicky Grace Vintage Fabric and Gorgeous Things. The Green Shed provided a warm, friendly and comforting place to talk about a sensitive subject. Nicky Grace was the perfect host. She had beautifully decorated the table with lilac, candles, chocolates and grapes, making everyone feel welcome and comfortable. Thanks for having us, we’ll be back! x”

Rosalie Kuyvenhoven (celebrant)

“Nicky, thank you so much for hosting Alice’s 6th birthday party at your lovely Green Shed. The girls had a great time and were all very proud of their bunting and lavender bags.”

Leah

“Thank you for allowing me to host my Voxerbrand workshops in your Queendom. Heartily recommend this magical space in the heart of Muswell Hill.”

Diana

“I just wanted to say a massive thank you for Nicky’s vintage party for my daughter’s 7th birthday party. All the children were “over the moon” with their beautiful bunting and lavender bags to take home. I was told by various mums how their children came back all excited to hang up their bunting in their rooms and how their lavender bags were placed under their pillows that night.

In fact, the feedback received after Ella’s birthday party was one of the best to date.  ‘ My son tells me it’s the best party he has ever been’ is one comment received by a parent.  I was so glad that both the girls and boys took to the theme and everyone had a wonderful time. The children loved choosing the different coloured fabrics and the boys made map bunting designs which they personalised with letters and names.  

May I just say Nicky would have no hesitation in recommending your services to any of my friends who are having a similar party. In the words of the children, “It was great!” And for my daughter Ella, it was a ‘magical’ day which she will treasure long after. Seriously, it really was wonderful and can’t thank you enough. You really made the day special for everyone!”

Odette

“Thank you, Nicky, for hosting my daughter’s birthday party last weekend. She had a lovely time and by all accounts, her friends did too! The beautiful bunting she made with your vintage fabric now has pride of place in her room. And I’m glad it was one of the easiest parties I’ve ever had to arrange. Thanks again!”

Anna

“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.”

Sara Adler

“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!”

Nick

“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!”

Emma Glover

“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.”

Sophie Thompson

“Best mini-bunting ever created, Nicky is something of a vintage guru.”

Emma Freud

“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 handstitched, 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 that I didn’t want to part with it. So, now I’ll have to go back and buy some more for myself.”

Maud Davis

“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 yummy cakes) was my ideal shopping experience. Go with a friend and enjoy a great day out together. I didn’t want to leave!”

Bridgit Napleton

“Nicky’s vintage bunting is utterly joyful and beautifully made. She sources authentic vintage floral and embroidered fabrics and the combinations she uses are wonderful. the gorgeous strings of little flags I bought from Nicky have been the perfect finishing touch to both my little girls’ birthday parties and my Open Studios.”

Emma Mitchell

“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. It’s where I hold my creative writing workshops ‘Words and Wine’ every month and everyone loves it.”

Nichola Charalambou, Creative Writes

“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 mixed with a vintage twist.”

Jane Means

“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.”

Stephani

“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.”

Laura

“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! “

Rebecca Hewitt

“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!”

Emily Love

“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.”

Becky Beach

“The Green Shed was a perfect venue for our social media workshop. It was cosy 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.”

Joanna Michaels

“5 stars!! What a beautiful place this is. An amazing garden, cosy 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.”

Martha Egger

“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 its 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

“My daughters and their friends had a wonderful time at a scrapbooking session with Nicky after school. The shed is cosy and welcoming and the girls were engrossed in sticking, cutting and glueing from the moment they sat down. They created lovely, imaginative pages and Nicky was helpful, encouraging and positive. They were also kindly allowed to feed the two tortoises. Maisy the dog spent her time in and out of the shed, much to the children’s delight, and they loved the garden too. For children like mine without pets or a garden, this is a particularly beautiful setting for a very enjoyable craft activity.”

Sheila

“Nicky has a fantastic shed that she rents out for parties. We used The Green Shed for my daughter’s birthday party and it was cosy and not too intimidating for the children in a new setting. She has a lovely dog who the kids had a lovely time with.

Her detail into the arts/crafts activities was great – she gave them choices of fabric for the bunting and so many decorations (jewels, cut out fabrics of animals, tiny flowers) for them to use to decorate. They strung them up in the end and the kids were thrilled to have it to take home. They did lavender bags as well. The kids had a lovely time and so did the adults.

The thing I appreciated the most was Nicky’s attention to detail and she told me exactly what I needed to bring and how to do it. What more can one ask for 🙂 Definitely doing it again for any other parties we organise. All the grown-ups were thrilled with this gem of a find – I think we will be invited to some parties in the future here now. Hope she doesn’t get too booked up for us. The secret is out!.”

Gail

I was so looking forward to celebrating Elin’s 1st birthday party but as I searched for a venue, I was beginning to lose hope. Too bland, no character, way overpriced, already booked up… the list went on. Then a friend recommended The Green Shed and the second I walked in, I knew it would be the perfect setting for us. It felt as if I had entered a fairy tale garden. 

The ‘shed’ is spectacular; like jumping into the pages of a shabby chic, vintage magazine. Already decorated with bunting, candles and colourful balloons, this is birthday gold dust. And may I also mention that the outside loo is so pretty! 

The weather was on our side so we spent most of our time in the wonderful garden with the apple trees providing just enough shade for all the little ones. It was glorious and by the comments I had, we will be back, attending quite a few other 1st birthdays there too! Nicky was so welcoming and accommodating and just so lovely. It was an absolute joy to hold Elin’s party at The Green Shed and I would highly, highly recommend!

Janan Leo, Cocorose London

“My daughter had her 8th birthday party at the Green Shed last week and it was hands-down the best party she has ever had. Nicky is amazing with the kids, she teaches them what to do and keeps them focused, and they were thrilled to take home their bunting and lavender bags!

Nicky has the timing down to a T. The kids had more than enough time to finish their crafting before the pizza delivery arrived and then had time afterwards to play in the garden. 

About the Green Shed: it’s a kid’s dream. It comfortably fits a lot of children around the table and is decorated in vintage ware. Nicky makes it look beautiful for the party – she has bunting, fairy lights, and balloons hanging from the rafters. The garden is enormous so plenty of room for the kids to run and they all went wild for the tortoises and Maisie the dog. 

They absolutely loved it, the structure and activity worked well for them, and as parents who have grown tired of throwing parties in church halls, it was blissfully easy and relaxing. 

Seriously, from one parent to another, have your party at the Green Shed. It’s amazing. Nicky is so helpful and communicative and you will definitely leave her house wishing it was yours…! 

Thanks again, my daughter is still buzzing from the party and all the other parents have been telling me how their kids have been raving about it too! X

Melanie 

Hire The Green Shed

If you would like to hire The Green Shed for your party, event or meeting I’d be delighted to share the space.

The Green Shed

1 Tetherdown, Muswell Hill, London, N10 1ND

07909537403

nickygrace@hotmail.co.uk