About Us

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The Linen Shop was started 25 years ago by a frustrated caterer who found that her customers at the time had three options for linen rentals: white, ivory and burgundy. That caterer was me, Connie Mendell. 

For me, three was not enough. When I couldn’t find what brides were asking for, I started sewing custom tablecloths and table dressings. As I raised my family, I also ran a catering company, opened a restaurant, operated a Bed and Breakfast and owned a wedding venue. 

The Linen Shop provided beautiful linens to our entire family of businesses and eventually grew to service customers across the state. My children, husband and friends have been witnesses, partners and employees of these businesses – the importance of treating customers like family a theme that ran through them all. 

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In the true spirit of a family business, The Linen Shop is now managed by my grown daughter, Hallie. When placing an order, or calling to ask a question, you will talk to Hallie. Period. We are big enough to offer a large selection of colors, sizes and options, but small enough to pay attention. 

We look forward to welcoming you into our family. Hallie and I would love to help you incorporate unique color combinations, subtle textures or flashy prints into your celebration. But if you have your heart set on burgundy, we have that too.

Email us for more information and pricing at linens@occasionsvt.com