Saturday, March 13, 2010

We now have our own Goat Milk Soap from Lyric Hill Farm

We are so happy to have our own private label goats milk soap made by Lyric Hill Farm.

Our soap is 100% biodegradable and all of our materials are recyclable.  We never test on animals (just human guinea pigs like friends and family).   Our soap has a rich, bubbly lather and is packed with nutrients and vitamins.  Each bar of soap is hand cut and individually wrapped in partly recycled paper.  We disclose all of our ingredients on our packaging, because we think you should know what you are using on your skin.  We strive to make a bar that pampers your skin while being as gentle as possible.

 Available Soaps:

  • Kitchen
  • Grapefruit Ginger
  • Rose Geranium
  • Lemongrass
  • Gardener's Soap

We love being able to offer these wonderful soaps from a small family owned business located in Granby, Connecticut. They are dedicated to sustainability, respecting people, animals, the Earth and organic standards.

Monday, January 18, 2010

A long strange trip

It's a new year and we are excited to have some new items in the store. Two of our newest pieces have finally arrived this week from Austin.

Laura's passion for shopping can lead her to places near and far. Last year, on a trip to see her son in Austin, Texas, she stopped by UNCOMMON OBJECTS. She is always on the hunt for great architectural pieces and she had good luck that day. She quickly snapped up a wonderful piece of architectural salvage and a iron candlelabra from an old mission church. Ecstatic over finding these items and some other smaller pieces, she was looking forward to showcasing them in The Bleu Willow.

Just one small hitch, Laura couldn't take them on the plane and it was going to be costly to ship them to Connecticut. . . so Laura's son had to house them for a while. After doing some research, she found out that they could be sent via bus. It is a great option for shipping large and unwieldy objects. So FINALLY, they are home... at least until someone decides that they are perfect and want to take them to their own home.

This would be great used as a window cornice or simply displayed as an unusual piece of architectural artwork.

A fabulously versatile candlelabra. Who could resist this great find... even if it did take months to get it back to Connecticut via bus.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Come on - Let's Have a Party

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If you are reading this, you are reading the very first blog; so let's start with a bit about The Bleu Willow.
The dream of Laura Smigel, The Bleu Willow store is located in Simsbury, Connecticut, a small New England town about half way between Boston and New York City. If you are too far away to visit the store in person, be sure to visit us online
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Laura's eye for finding the unusual and pairing it with the practical has enabled her to create a store that combines hip, euro style with vintage aesthetics. Many of our customers find it so warm and comfortable that they want to stay and party. And so they do!!! At a
Bleu Willow Party, everyone has a blast spending time with friends and discovering the new treasures within The Bleu Willow. There are special discounts for the evening as well as lots of laughter. For more information on hosting a Bleu Willow Party, be sure to visit The Bleu Willow online and click on the Let's Have a Party link.