Emma Taylor’s Wonderful World of Vintage Lingerie by Meg London

Laced with poisonHi, Emma Taylor here. I’m back home in Paris, TN where I’ve helped my Aunt Arabella renovate Sweet Nothings, her vintage lingerie shop. The place absolutely screamed 1970s so I got rid of the fluorescent hot pink and orange accents and the pea green shag carpeting and did it all up in pale pink with black and white toile accents.

Arabella has a wonderful stock of vintage lingerie she’s been collecting and repairing. I must say, women knew how to dress in those days! It makes me want to trade in my old t-shirt and boxers for a beautiful Lucie Ann negligee with a matching marabou trimmed robe. Lucie Ann was known for her use of bold colors and glamorous trim like feathers and rhinestones. She designed the negligee and peignoir sets worn by Eva Gabor in the television show Green Acres. What woman wouldn’t feel like a princess wearing an ensemble like that!

Then there were the bullet bras! There was nothing natural about that look but all the sweater girls wore them to get that peculiar conical shape. Some were known to stuff the tips of their bras. And they had to be ironed! I rarely iron anything anymore.

It was a more glamorous time, that’s for sure—long, flowing nightgowns, silk stockings with seams, luscious handmade lace.

If you had the opportunity to shop for some vintage items, would you?


Thanks to Penguin, I have one (1) copy of LACED WITH POISON to give away. Leave a comment to be included in the giveaway. The book will be shipped directly from the publisher. Contest ends July 10; US entries only per publisher’s request.

You can read more about Emma in Laced With Poison, the second book in the “Sweet Nothings” mystery series. The first book in the series is Murder Unmentionable.

Meet the author
Laced with poison tourMeg London is the pen name for writer Peg Cochran. Peg grew up in a New Jersey suburb about 25 miles outside of New York City.

After her husband died, Peg remarried and her new husband took a job in Grand Rapids, Michigan where they now live (on exile from NJ as she likes to joke).

She has two cozy mystery series debuting from Berkley Prime Crime— the Sweet Nothings Vintage Lingerie series, written as Meg London, set in Paris, Tennessee and the Gourmet De-Lite series, under her own name, set in Connecticut. She also has two ebooks on Amazon, a mystery, Confession Is Murder and a young adult book Oh, Brother!

Visit her at www.pegcochran.com or www.meglondon.com or on Facebook.

Books are available at retail and online booksellers.

35 responses to “Emma Taylor’s Wonderful World of Vintage Lingerie by Meg London

  1. Maureen Yin

    Its really cool that Meg London and Peg Cochran are the same author. I have read the De-lites series and enjoyed it. Maureen

  2. This sounds like a fun new series. Count me in. Dee

  3. Jan Mackinem

    I’ve been waiting and waiting for this one to come out! I’m a fan and would love to win a copy!

  4. I love this series it is so much fun. Thank you for the chance to win.

  5. Barbara Jones

    I love the concept. Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Thanks for the chance to win. It sounds like a fun read!

  7. Great series – would love to win a copy.

  8. Pam Mitchell

    Thanks for the opportunity to win such a great book.

  9. Nancy Bradford

    Sounds like a nice fun book. Thank you for the chance to win.

  10. Debbie Carney

    Sounds like a great book, such fun. I would love to win

  11. This book sounds great, would love to win !

  12. Would love to win! I read the 1st one!

  13. I know I read the first book in the series (I think I own it, but can’t find it) and I’d love to win this one for those same book eating shelves.

  14. This is on my list to read!

  15. I would like to read this book, maybe it would change the way I feel about those types of things. I am more the cotton nightgown kind of girl, no added frills for me.

  16. Sounds great, I can’t wait to read it.

  17. I think being able to slip into something so feminine and luxurious would be a great way to start each day. Gonna start the series.

  18. I have always wanted to buy some vintage clothing. Love it! And the series sounds fun!

  19. Oh, it’s always good to put on something silky :) Count me in. Thanks. judydee22002@yahoo dot com

  20. There is some vintage clothing I would love to own, and others that you wonder “what were they thinking”. This sounds like a fun and interesting series to add to my list.

  21. wendynewcomb

    This is a fun series, thank you for the chance to win this book.

    wfnren(at)aol(dot)com

  22. Lisa Garrett

    I don’t think I would care for vintage lingerie.

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  23. Debra Woloson

    Sounds like a fun & educational series. I really am going to read this series. Thank you for the giveaway and I would love to win.

  24. Some vintage lingerie is beautiful

  25. Wearing vintage lingerie looks interesting but I don’t know if I would wear them.

    Thanks Meg for stopping by and letting Emma tell us about her day.

  26. Barbara Tobey

    Sadly there is probably vintage lingerie in my dresser drawers. Time to toss it!

  27. This looks like a fun must have to my cozy addiction:)

  28. Sounds like a fun series.

  29. Vintage lingerie? Absolutely. Ironing underwear? Never.

  30. Love your books, they are great. Can’t wait to read this one.

  31. Looks like a fun book and since I love cozies, I just have to put this one on my wish list…. unless of course, I win it. That would be great.

  32. Love that Meg and Peg are one in the same! This looks like a cozy I’d love to read! Thanks for the chance to win!

  33. Love the cover – looks like another book to add to my growing cozy TBR pile. Thanks.

  34. contest is closed.