Tuesday, November 2, 2010

An Enchanted Christmas

The elves are in the basement of the store opening carton after carton, unwrapping and pricing all of the elements of a magical Christmas decor. This year will not disappoint...sparkley mercury glass, unique garlands and lots of snow...photos to come.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

spooktacular @ the hen

Golden leaves flutter down from the trees and dance across streets in the wind. A chill in the air suddenly invites us to light fires in the fireplace, bring out our sweaters, and cozy up for autumn.

Whenever the Fall mood strikes you, there are some quick ways to decorate. Simple little touches of warm fall color and whimsy are all that's needed.
Have fun!

If decking out the digs isn't your thing...try a ring. These "hotcakes" are bold and funky. One is all the jewelry you will need for any outfit.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

more from juliska

Whitewashed ceramic trays from Juliska's Cornerstone Collection feature a raised design in the center and a special inscription on back. "Love" tray with heart reads "Love Conquers All"; 3.5"Sq. "Friendship" tray with tree reads "Friendship is a Sheltering Tree"; 8" x 6.5". "Gratitude" tray with angel reads "Gratitude/A World of Thanks To You"; 6.5" x 8". Handcrafted of dishwasher-, microwave-, and oven-safe stoneware. Made in Portugal. Each tray comes in it's own elegant gift box.

About Juliska:
Rich with texture and historic themes, Juliska ceramics are remarkably versatile—comfortable in all settings whether traditional or modern, rustic or refined. This fine stoneware ensures everyday practicality. Juliska ceramics can go straight from the freezer and into a 500-degree oven and are also microwave and dishwasher safe. This vitrified ceramic is highly resistant to chipping and breaking and is as functional as it is beautiful.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Beads from Africa

These paper bead necklaces will arrive at "the hen" soon. Created by women in Uganda, the beads provide a much-needed income. Beads of Hope are made available to us via fair-trade and all after tax profits go back to the women artists in Uganda for housing and food. Look and feel beautiful with a fabulous new piece of jewelry.

Monday, July 26, 2010

color me happy

Make someone’s day a bit brighter with splashy stationery from Jonathan Adler. We love these fabulous kaleidoscope-inspired desk accessories. Writing notes and doing work has never been so fun… And our office has never looked chicer

Monday, June 28, 2010


Cascading layers of dazzling forest creatures and foliage, Tord Boontje’s
Midsummer Light adds an enchanting glow to any room. Midsummer Light is constructed from two layers of cut Tyvek, a super-resistant paper material, draped over a protective heat-blocking cone. The recipient of multiple design awards and featured in countless leading publications.

Elaborate flora-and-fauna panels play with light, creating intriguing shadows and textures in any environment, as a curtain, screen, or wall hanging.
Made of Tyvek, Until Dawn also comes with Velcro-closure loops and holes to hang from hooks or poles.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ophelie Hats

I discovered this avant-garde milliner and head accessories designer at the NY accessories show last month. Ophelie Hats are designed and handmade in a Montreal atelier and presented in shows in New York, London and Paris. Their hats are distinctive and their head accessories are exquisite. Many a trendsetting bride have been photographed sporting one of their gorgeous head pieces.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Accessories Show in NYC

Big Buddha handbags have something for women of any age; from polished and classic styles to playful, sassy shapes. The company's designs continue to innovate and change with fashion trends. Buddha Bags have been praised in a plethora of publications for their standout style and versatility, including: In Style, Lucky, Teen Vogue, Ladies' Home Journal, and Marie Claire.

With all of your favorite flirty and feminine features, Big Buddha handbags continue to highlight all the latest trends without forgetting to stay practical.

And don't forget that all of Buddha's lines of handbags, purses and totes are vegan handbags, meaning they are animal friendly. They are also gorgeous! These highly functional and versatile handbags can be used every day for work, school, evening excursions & weekend travel.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

some of my favorite blogs

I am not happy about what's happening with magazines...the good one's are disappearing. Have you noticed? Since I like to read just about everything - except for books (I know, not good and that's hard for me to even admit because I realize just how that sounds), I am really missin' the mags. Luckily I have a few blogs that I check in with every once in a while. Here is a list of some that I like:

www.lolabboutique.com (she has a great shoe fetish & takes some lovely photos)

Share some of your favorite blogs...and I do read books too...currently the girl with the dragon tatoo and it's a hard one to get into.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter goodies

hinged wooden boxes...sturdy, petite and adorable

tiny nests for every placesetting

egg-shaped cardboard boxes with vintage glittered illustrations - tuck little easter treats inside

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

a new line at the hen...fabulous

Linneas Light candles are made from natural soy in small batches (only three candles at a time). They are triple scented for ultimate scent throw. Each candle has two wicks, which gives a beautiful, clean burn across the liquefied wax. Every step in the process of making these candles is touched by hand: from the blending of the scents to the hand stamping of the labels. All the materials used in Linneas Light candles are either recycled or recyclable, and of course the wicks are lead free and the soy wax doesn't release a bunch of nastiness in the air like paraffin.