About Poppies Cottage:
Poppies Cottage is a c1750's cottage and is perfect as an setting for period clothing and textiles. Not at all grand, just like its owner, we like the rare and fabulous but equally value the historically simple items that were used by people from long ago.
As the owner of Poppy Cottage, I have a 1st Class Hons. Degree in teaching textiles but am constantly reminded of how little I know! Thus, iimportant items are always researched as far as possible and when I really don't know, there are a wealth of collectors and historians out there who have helped me hugely. For this I am very grateful.
One of my first dear advisors told me to value every antique, even when there are lots of them still in circulation. 'I suppose that once there were many Toga's to buy' he said, very wisely. Yes, treat every antique garment as if it is a Toga, and we will all enjoy them for many generations to come!