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!


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