Welcome! I'm Mary O'Brien - wife to my high school sweetheart, mom to two amazing grown boys & two beautiful daughter-in-laws, and Ya-Ya to the silliest, sweetest, heart stealing kiddos ever!
I've loved retail since my very first job at 15. I followed my dream in 2008 and opened Speckled Hens Gifts & Home Decor with little money and a lot of blood, sweat and tears. In Spring of 2017, God graced me with the opportunity to take over an adorable space around the corner and The Hens' Kitchen Shoppe was born. But in 2019, after 11 years, I decided to close Speckled Hens and focus solely on The Hens Kitchen Shoppe, and haven't looked back since. A group of amazing women help me on a daily basis with managing, ordering, creativity inspiration, customer service and letting me to sneak away to play with those silly, sweet, heart stealing kiddos.
I love everything domestic; organizing, decorating, cooking, sewing, family & friends around the dinner table, my mom's lemon pie and my grandma's chicken and dumplings...
I hope you get a chance to step through our cute blue door in the Claremont Village and when you do, you feel welcomed, inspired, and anxious to get home and cook something yummy!
I'm so happy you decided to stop by and I thank God everyday for blessing me with this place.
Philippians 1:3, 9