Thursday, December 31, 2009

Goodbye 2009!

Happy New Year from The Willows!!!
Put on your party dress and go celebrate 2010!

We close at 2pm today. We will reopen at 9:30 on Saturday Morning!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Happy New Year!

The Willows is having an after-Christmas Sale!
All Christmas items are 60% off!
We also re-opened our back "SALE ROOM" with lots of new items including chairs, apparel, items from Paris and more - all 50% off!
Since we will be closed on Friday, January 1 for New Years -
we have moved January's 'First Friday' to Saturday from 10am-2pm.
All Sale Items left in our back room will be 70% off at that time!
What better way to start off the New Year than with a sale?

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Kim was in New York this past weekend. We thought we'd share some photos with you!
Merry Christmas to you and your families!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Last Minute Gift Guide

While we'd all like to think that we're Martha Stewart i.e. the gifts were all bought and perfectly packaged months ago, the guest linens are freshly ironed and guest rooms freshly accented with robes and roses, and five choices of dessert (all prepared by you of course) are available to your diners upon finishing your gourmet Christmas feast,
the truth is...

something will be burned in the oven

the storage will be cleared out of the guest bedroom the day before guests arrive

we will all be running around on Christmas Eve for something we forgot.
To make life a little less hectic, The Willows has put together our
Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide for the Entire Family:
1. For the Hostess – Holiday Vietri dinnerware in snowflake designs.
2.For Busy Mom – locally-made heart and pearl charm necklace with various quotes to mom.
3. For Dashing Dad – golf-ball winestopper paired with his favorite bottle of red.
4. For your Child's Teacher – chocolate bar hand-wrapped in decorative themed paper - only $15.
5. For the Children – come shop Vanilla Chair for Danish dolls, a tree-blocks house, and other heirloom-quality toys and games.
6. For the Environmentalist – hand-poured, double-wicked, soy-based candles in wonderful scents of Winter and Cashmere.
7. For the Entertainer – vin glasses - just $10 a glass - and matching carafe.

Just a reminder for your last-minute holiday shopping:

The Willows will close at 2pm on December 24 and stay closed December 25-26. We will re-open at our normal time on Monday, December 28.

Happy Holidays!!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Chestnut Lane

You know those places and things that you love so much that you don't even have to use the full name and people already know what you are talking about? Like S-bucks? A new Louis? Well, Chestnut (Chestnut Lane) has just joined that category as the most talked about restaurant/bakery in Arcadia. The owner, Polly, is truly a genius in the kitchen, and the kindest person you will ever meet! It is truly amazing to us that food can be that addictive - we literally wake up craving their scones every morning, and their oatmeal is talked about at least once a day at The Willows. Whenever we can, we Willowettes grab a lunch of lobster cobb salad and prosciutto and brie sandwich on an MJ baguette - this lunch will make you feel like you are in Paris. In fact, you may find yourself buying a plane ticket after you eat it.

And just take a look at their holiday goodies!

You can find their full menu here.
We know you will enjoy Chestnut as much as we do! Let their wonderful staff help you treat your family and friends for the holidays!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009


We hope to see you all at our
First Friday Flea Market in The Willows parking lot on December 4 from 10am-2pm!
Please see below - frances & smeeks - two great boutiques! - will be having an event in the evening that everyone should go check out!

Make your community smile - shop local!

Saturday, November 28, 2009


For those of you who have not had the pleasure of visiting Vanilla Chair inside The Willows yet, you may not have seen our darling children's apparel collection called Squints. Created by Christine and Emily (Bev's daughter and daughter-in-law), this collection boasts one-of-a-kind dresses, skirts and headscarfs for infants, toddlers and young children. All materials are recycled from vintage fabrics including men's shirts! They are truly too cute for words - take a look for yourself on the new
Squints Blog!

Squints will be a part of our First Friday Flea Market this Friday, December 4 from 10am-2pm - our biggest Flea Market yet! We have lots of new vendors joining us this Friday selling everything from handbags to hand-me-downs!

Friday, November 27, 2009

After Thanksgiving... Thanksgiving over already? Thank you to all of our wonderful friends who have supported us so much already this holiday season - it is so great seeing all of your smiling faces in the store! We hope The Willows has brightened all your homes! Because everything has been selling so quickly this year, we have been having so much fun bringing in new and exciting pieces for all of you! Like these great organization bins below for toys, laundry, etc! Great for a long weekend after guests have been in town and children have been amped up on holiday treats! Throw in bins now....worry about later!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Warm a Heart this Winter!

A baby is born!

Congratulations Christine and Ed!
Welcome Declan James - Born Friday, November 20!

In honor of Declan, this Wednesday Madness will be all about baby! Come buy any baby or children's item and get a second item of equal or lesser value 1/2 price!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Buy Local Week!

Please peruse our ad on the
to find out how you can save big from
November 27-December 4
during Buy Local Week!

New at The Willows - Clean and Pleated Duster for your Holiday Parties
20% off during Buy Local Week!

Also, the biggest shopping day of the year
(November 27)
is coming up
and we are offering 30% off all Holiday items all day!
Make your black Friday a black and white one at The Willows!

*Not all items featured are included in the sale

Friday, November 20, 2009

The Week Before...

The week before Thanksgiving can be a hectic time. The anticipation of family members coming together, while enjoyable, can also be - let's face it - stressful! The sheets need washing, new serving pieces are in order - and what will you wear to look fabulous while serving your turkey? Luckily, The Willows is your one-stop shop for all your holiday necessities from toys to keep the kids busy to glasses to toast with when another successful Thanksgiving has commenced. Cheers.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

New Skirt!

If you really want to feel like you're having Christmas in Paris, come see our new plaid skirt in black (shown here in purple). Wear with a turtleneck and stockings - Ooh la la! You will feel like having a cappucino at a tucked-away cafe with a good book or good friends!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Indian School Block Party

This past Sunday marked the 2nd annual Indian School Block Party from 32nd to 38th st - and, wow, what a turnout! It was estimated that 25,000 people showed up this year for the event! The Willows was outside with a kid's craft table and lots of paper hats! See what a couple of our future artists made for themselves!

We were also selling great new items from Vanilla Chair - our kid's boutique inside The Willows!

Our hand-made collection "Squints" did very well at the event. This collection of children's skirts and dresses are made from vintage men's shirts and other vintage fabrics. These are always available at the store!

Sophia looks darling in a "Squints" headband while holding a python at the event!

Emily was also selling her pesto - call us for orders! Yummy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Wednesday Madness

For those of you who missed our Christmas Open House - don't despair! Mention the blog tomorrow and receive 10% off any holiday item including garland, wreaths, ornaments and more!
If you came to our holiday event, thank you so much! Come back for all the holiday items you couldn't carry out of the store last week!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Block Party!

The 2nd Annual Indian School Block Party is tomorrow
and fun is sure to be had by all!
We will be outside our shop with fun toys, clothes and entertainment for the kids - so bring them on by! While you're here, grab a coupon good for your next purchase with us! Bob next door at Chicago Hamburger has fun entertainment with music and eating contest! Last year there were bands, lots of vendors selling fun goodies, and lots of food and drink! We expect this year will be even bigger! Please stop on by - we look forward to seeing you!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

First Friday Flea Market

Tomorrow at The Willows!
10am - 2pm
Organic Pesto, Farm-fresh eggs and Palatte Muffins
Great finds from The Willows and others!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

See you Tomorrow!

"The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless."
-Jean-Jacques Rousseau

We look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow for our Christmas Open House!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Open House Thursday!

The Willows Christmas Open House is This Thursday!
Come enjoy our unique selection of Holiday Items - Limited Stock!
We expect Holiday items to sell out very quickly this year so shop early!
Enjoy 20% off all day until 7pm!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

We have not been able to find the white chocolate covered Oreos in the grocery stores lately - s0 we took matters into our own hands!
Ghost Oreos:
Cover Double-stuffed Oreos in melted white chocolate
Let chill in fridge until hard to touch
Apply black decorative frosting for ghost eyes and mouth
Try not to make the ghosts disappear all at once
Happy Halloween Everyone!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Photo Shoot!

We had fun being spectators for the holiday photo shoot done by AZ Style and Yes Magazine at The Willows!
We so appreciate them choosing us for their holiday setting!
Here are a couple pictures from the day...

Wednesday Madness

Wednesday is going to be extra mad today as we have a fun photo shoot going on inside the store this afternoon! AZ Style and Yes Magazine were kind enough to ask to use our store to feature some holiday photos! Stop by after 2pm if you'd like to watch! We'll post some photos tomorrow.

Today's Wednesday Madness is all about Hats!
Come by our handmade paper hats for 50% off!
Just mention the blog!
These are great for your Halloween parties this weekend!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas Open House

Noel Ouvre La Maison
A Christmas Open House at The Willows!

Thursday, November 5 9:30am-7pm

20% off all purchases that day!


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