ISSUE 27  |  Summer Rentals

Irish Linens for Every Occasion

July 09, 2014 1:00 PM

BY Christine Chang Hanway

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At 31 Chapel Lane, online purveyors of Irish linen and tweed, shopkeepers Damien Hanningan and Joy Fu like to encourage “the laying of Sunday linen on the midweek table.” We’re with them: in addition to being better for the environment, cloth elevates every meal. Based in Cavan, Ireland, 31 Chapel Lane sources its materials from Irish Linen Guild–approved mills; its napkins are 100 percent organic Irish linen.

Photographs by Rincy Koshy. Styling by Ciara O’Halloran.

Above: With its crisp red-and-white check, the Sorrento Irish Linen Napkin has a bistro charm; €13 each or €75 for a set of six. 

Above: The Florence Irish Linen Napkin is in a blue plaid; €13 each or €75 for a set of six.

Above: The Belton Irish Linen Napkin (top and third layers) comes in brown and navy, and is good for mixing with other patterns; €13 each or €75 for a set of six.

See more options from 31 Chapel Lane in our post Farm to Table: Graphic Linens from Ireland. For classic Irish style have a look at Required Reading: Essentially Irish by Josephine Ryan. And on Gardenista, quench your summer thirst with A Family Recipe for Elderflower Cordial via Dublin

Still setting the table? Peruse all our Table Linen posts.