Category Archives: Homes

garden shop peek!

We finally have pictures of the garden shop to share!  Things were so busy last week with all our events and all the wonderful customers who came by to see the new shop and support us!  Thank you, thank you!  So, for those who are far or those who haven’t made it in just yet, here is a little something to tempt you with…

We would love to hear what you think!

Friday Madness!

Chase away your winter blues…
By taking adavantage of our Friday Madness deal tomorrow!
25% off everything lovely smelling. Includes candles, soaps, lotions, linen mist, laundry detergernt and much more! 
It’s time to throw open the drapes, fluff up your bed, draw a warm bubble bath and light a few candles. 
Spring is right around the corner!
Friday’s Quote:
“This bright, new day… complete with 24 hours of opportunities, 
choices, and attitudes, a perfectly matched set of 1,440 minutes. 
This unique gift, this one day, cannot be exchanged, replaced or refunded. 
Handle with care. Make the most of it.
There is only one to a customer.”
Have a wonderful weekend! 

survival kits

Last week all the lovely Willowettes went out for the evening to celebrate some birthdays and all enjoy a girls’ night out.  We hit up NoRTH and absolutely loved the food!  If you haven’t been, definitely give it a try next time you are looking for a new dinner spot.  Our wonderful Meg and Maddy surprised us all with these adorable little “survival kits” all wrapped up to perfection in mason jars with a little personalized note to each of us.  They were filled with mini bottles of wine, lint rollers, lip gloss, lotion and more!  What a great gift!  You could put so many different spins on this fantastic idea, so I couldn’t help but share…

new growth on easter!

The always lovely, Lisa from the Willows shared this sweet picture with us.  She planted wildflower seeds in egg shells and got the very first sprouts Easter morning!  What a beautiful way to start the day!

room for fun

Despite all our hard work and long hours over the weekend getting the new garden shop all ready for this week, we still found a little time to have some fun at a great St. Patrick’s Day block party…

a new salad

New to me, at least.  I love getting new inspirations for salads, since I always seem to make the same one.  So, I thought I would pass along this salad, in case you are looking for a new one to try also.  My daughter in law made this the other night and brought it over for dinner.  She was inspired by a salad she had at a local restaurant recently and it really is so delicious and so very good for you.  What a great way to start off the new year with a new healthy recipe to add to your rotation.  Let us know if you try it and what you think!

Kale salad
- chopped kale
- chopped carrots
- chopped snap peas
- chopped roasted brussel sprouts
- corn
- craisins
- sliced almonds
- parmesan cheese

toss all ingredients in olive oil and lemon juice and serve.  (or devour!)

garden shop grand opening week!

Today is the day!  Come in and be some of the first to see our new garden shop!  We have been working hard all weekend to make it the very best possible!  We hope you will love it as much as we do!  Today you can treat yourself to an amazing cupcake from 21 Cakes!  And be sure to check out the schedule for the rest of the week,  as we have all sorts of exciting things going on!  Hope to see you here!
Grand Opening Week Schedule:
Monday, March 19th
Come by for the very first unveiling of the garden shop and enjoy a heavenly cupcake from the amazing 21 Cakes.
Tuesday, March 20th
 Build your own Garden Terrarium!
Stop by between 11am and 2pm 
on Tuesday and build 
terrariums with us!
$30 for the class. (price includes all supplies, excluding container)
You may bring your own container, or purchase one from the new garden shop!
Wednesday, March 21st
“Garden Giveaway!”
Stop in and enter to win our gorgeous “Garden Giveaway” package!
Thursday, March 22nd 
 Head over on your lunch break (11am-1pm) and enjoy a FREE lunch by the famous- Chef Christine! (formerly of Palatte)
Munch on chopped salads, sandwiches, and more while shopping our brand new garden shop!
Friday, March 23rd
 Kick off your weekend with Mimosas at The Willows! Also, come and check out a “How to Plant Succulents” class by Tom Tuberty of Zen Metalworks between 
11am and 2pm!

Friday Madness!

Shoes- A girl’s best friend, right?
Well for this Friday Madness we are marking all of our shoes down to 25% OFF!
We have the most adorable Anniel lace up shoes and booties in a variety of fun colors. 
Also, don’t miss out on the amazing Bensimon shoes- the ultimate comfort and stylish shoe. Very French.
‘Two things you can never have too many of, good friends and good shoes.”
This weekend: Forget about your New Year’s resolution for one night and go ahead and have that glass of wine.. or two. Who’s counting anyways?

always something new…

We are always getting new wonderful additions to our apparel section.  It seems almost every day some new little treasure hits the floor.  Be sure and stop in to see what you absolutely must add to your wardrobe!

redecorating girls’ rooms

The Willows’ Design Team recently had the wonderful experience of redecorating two girls’ bedrooms for one of our lovely clients’ daughters.  I just have to say, what an amazing team we have.  Every time I work with these people I am inspired and amazed.  I thought I would share a little peek at what we did.  Our main goal was to create their personality into their rooms without being too typical, while at the same time giving them something that could transition into their teen years.  We were starting with pink, little girl rooms and, hopefully, have ended up with something a little more original that transcends any one stage of childhood.  The bedding especially can transition from little girl to teen to one day visiting college grad.  It’s colorful without being childish and as soft and cozy as anyone would want.  The rugs, too, are totally kid-friendly (and pet-friendly) without looking like they belong in a child’s room.  They will stand up against the spills of today with friends, nail polish, etc. and still look relevant as the girls get older.  As for creating based on their personalities, the first daughter is an avid reader and we wanted to give her a space for that.  We turned her old dollhouse into a bookshelf (we tried to repurpose as much as we could with what they already had in their rooms) and made a cozy little reading nook for her.  The second daughter loves to sing and dance and entertain, so we came up with a little stage for the corner of her room.  Between our colorista, Lisa Nicodemus with Visual Advantage Studio (who painted the bathrooms, the stage, etc.), our metal man Tom Tuberty (who did all the custom metal work we needed), Meg and Michael Elmore of Signature Restoration (a custom carpentry company that built our stage, the chalkboard, etc.) and the rest of our Willows’ Design Team, I am so impressed with how it all came together and what we created that I just wanted to share with you all…

And there you have it!  Hope you enjoyed the peek!
For any questions on any of the products or to contact our Design Team, please call the Willows at (602) 334-1345 or email us at
For Lisa Nicodemus of Visual Advantage Studio call (480) 945-4445 or email at
For Tom Tuberty call (480) 213-4982 or email at
For Signature Restoration call Meg and Michael Elmore at (480) 375-1310.
Thanks for stopping by!
We’ll announce the New York Souvenir Giveaway tomorrow, so stop back by and see if you’ve won!  If you haven’t entered yet, hurry and do so now!