We at Hen House Linens hope you have a safe, enjoyable, (sunny!), relaxing Labor Day filled with the people who make you happy. As we prepare to gather this weekend, thoughts of good food, pretty tables, lovely flowers come to mind. We grabbed these arrangements from local markets. E A S Y. Enjoy!
Stopped by my favorite garden shop today. Picked up my pallet of herbs to plant up to take me through the end of summer. But, prior to getting these lovelies in the ground, I let them take a spin on my table.
I can play in the dirt tomorrow.
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something brewed...
Recently, a friend held a tea for her niece who is marrying this fall. Invitations went out to all the women in her family: mother, daughters, sisters, cousins, aunts and, of course, Grandmama. It was an opportunity for everyone to gather around the table and share stories about family weddings: the good, the bad and the ugly bridesmaid dresses.
The table was simply set with our modern, yet elegant Palm Mineral cloth and coordinating ruffle napkins. Bowls of hydrangeas cut and tied into bouquets served as the centerpiece and as a lovely takeaway from the day. To help set the scene and inspire story telling, china and crystal dating back three generations (and borrowed from an aunt or two) was laid out. And as a surprise, my friend's niece was given a china tea service that belonged to her great, great grandmother. The tea and the tears flowed, the laughter and the finger sandwiches fed them and a new generation of matriarchs was begun.