Wednesday, September 30, 2009
2 T olive oil
2 large onions
2 butternut squash
1 T thyme (or seasoning of your choice)
salt and pepper, to taste
about 2-4 cups water (or chicken stock)
heavy cream or half and half
optional: honey, spinach, bacon, sour cream, lemon
Call or stop by The Willows to order your own special hats! Our own Willowette, Krista, specializes in themed party hats including birthdays, baby showers, even cooking parties! Use your imagination!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Put the books on the shelf first, then work in your display pieces - Brooke's tips are to keep the color palatte simple, add some sparkle, and relax! These items can always be changed up and moved around - in fact, that's what makes it fun!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Also did you know that The Willows has burlap pumpkins this year? Exclusive to The Willows! Quantities limited!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
By Michael Josephson
Ready or not, some day it will all come to an end.
There will be no more sunrises, no days, no hours, or minutes.
All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten will pass to someone else.
Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevant.
It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed.
Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear.
So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and to-do lists will all expire.
The wins and losses that once seemed so important will fade away.
It won’t matter where you come from, or on what side of the tracks you lived.
It won’t matter whether you are beautiful or brilliant.
Your gender, skin color, ethnicity will be irrelevant.
So, what will matter?
How will the value of your days be measured?
What will matter is not what you bought, but what you built;
What will matter is not your success, but your significance.
What will matter is not what you learned, but what you taught.
What will matter is every act of integrity, compassion, courage and sacrifice that enriched, empowered or encouraged others to emulate your example.
What will matter is not your competence, but your character.
What will matter is not how many people knew you, but how many will feel a lasting loss when you’re gone.
What will matter is not your memories, but the memories of those who loved you.
What will matter is how long you will be remembered, by whom and for what.
Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
But really, can anyone resist the Halloween decorations we have at The Willows???
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Fall and Holiday patterns and colors available for order!
Most items in stock and ship immediately!
Also available to order from Vietri - garden, lamps, bath accessories, urns, glassware and flatware!
1 Vermont Mystic Pie Shell (any pie shell may be substituted)
12 oz Vermont Plain Yogurt
Saturday, September 5, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
PLEA is also taking tax-deductible donations in the form of checks which can be dropped off at The Willows and made out to PLEA Charities.
We recommend you stop by and pick up one of the fun, eco-friendly and educational children's toys at vanilla chair - the new children's boutique inside The Willows!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
*Note: To make - you must bake lots of layers separately and have lots of food coloring on hand!
Check out the rest of the back-to-school fun on Emily's blog!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Bev and Krista work on hanging an oversized oak leaf garland on a mirror.
Laurie makes a perfect fall table setting.