Elevate The Everyday Challenge | Hen House Style

Sitting down to a meal with a cloth napkin elevates the everyday. 
People sit up straighter, listen better, linger longer (our words). Try it for yourself. For the next 30 days add a napkin to your nightly table ~even if just for a few times a week~ and see the impact on the people who join you. 

Sacred Spaces | Warm-Up with Hen House Linens

Our National Sales Manager, Christina, recently asked, 

"What if we replace all of the textiles in our house with paper - bedding, curtains, towels, etc - the house would be a cold and uncomfortable place. Yet, this is exactly what we have done to our tables - the most sacred space in our home.  The table is the place where we come to fellowship with the most important people in our lives!  Shouldn't the table be the most warm, inviting, comfortable place in the home?"

Yes, Christina, it should!  

The simple addition of cloth table linens can do the trick.  Try it!

Congratulations Graduates | Go forth with good habits

A friend stopped by recently to pick up napkins to give her graduate.  What was most gratifying about this visit was to hear that her daughter had ASKED for Hen House Linens napkins for her new apartment.  This sweet graduate wants a reminder of family meals around the table and she wants a civilized start to her new life.  She has her priorities straight.  I have no doubt her proud mother knows she is on the right path to a successful and happy home.

Barn Dance | Summer Entertaining | Hen House Linens

My neighborhood knows how to put on a party.  We live on the Severn River in Maryland and share a community dock and shelter where we like to gather as soon as the weather gets warm.  One of the best parties we throw is a barn dance.  And we do dance.  Want to shake up your next neighborhood get together?  Close down your cul-de-sac, fire up your grills, hire a square dance caller and get to getting.  Promenade!  

Here's how we do it.

FOOD: Fixins Bars!  Hot Dogs, Taters and Popcorn with all the toppings you can imagine!  Inexpensive, easy to prep for the masses and a gloriously fun mess of deliciousness.  Dessert is an easy to eat crisp served in individual mason jars.

DRINK: Set out big tubs of ice and have everyone stock with their favorite beverages.  We have several neighbors that are home brewers and love to share their hoppy experiments.

DECOR: Gussy up picnic tables and benches with cloths.  Throw a few tablecloths on the ground and on hay bales for upscale picnic dining.  Simple arrangements of wild flowers, twinkle lights and clever signage for the fixins' bar finish off the look.  Oh, and cow bells.  You need more cow bell. 

Do-si-do it!

Table Linen Goals

A young friend came by the other day to borrow some linens for a big dinner party.  She is slowly building her own linen wardrobe.  I opened up my linen cabinet and she gasped.  All she could say was, "Linen goals."  

Ha.  Never imagined being hashtag worthy for my napkin collection.  #linengoals #napkinsquad (Too much?)