As wedding season begins to bloom, and with North Kootenay Lake being such a prime location to get married, I was delighted to discover that Kaslo has a wedding registry in my favorite shop, the Willow Home Gallery on Front Street! The owner/operator, Marlaina Blanche, has been open 3 years this July, and says business is going swimmingly! The secret to the shop’s success? Her prices… For the more desirable items like bamboo towels and sheets, you can’t go wrong with this store for a registry!
Willow Home Gallery has a fabulous selection of beautiful kitchen, bed and bath items that are perfect for outfitting your home in affordable comfort, and is wall to wall with gift ideas for the newly weds. There is something for everyone in this store from gourmet tea and ruffled pillows to locally handmade luxury soap and natural skin care. I started by asking her what was her favorite item in the store…. We started out in her tea section, of course!
These complete tea sets were incredible and were flying off the shelves while I was standing there being mesmerized by how practical and original they were! A must see…
I saw some highly attractive egyptian cotton sheets, gorgeous wool and cotton quilts, down and wool pillows, beautiful drapery, dinnerware, chimes, cast iron hardware, and some very well designed kitchen gadgets that would make really fantastic and useful gifts, encouraging some love to happen in the kitchen!
We continued touring through the shop, and every corner we turned had some special treasure nestled in it. This natural rustique chair was displaying some wonderfully designed outdoor picnic sets and these sturdy folding baskets, which I’ve been told are great for harvesting vegetables or for bringing them home from the market.
Here is Marlaina and her super pooch, Tilly. What a welcoming team!
I had a simply lovely time walking through the entire store with Marlaina and seeing all the other really unique items she sells that I’ve never seen before in some of the big city shops; some imports, some locally made.
She’s got some great pet transportable bowls, handy Tyvek luggage tags and wallets, these big pretty birdie dishes, a fantastic Rustique furniture display, cool clocks of all shapes and sizes, locally made jewellery, and an irresistable baby section with a Beatrix Potter theme. I have a new shop crush and it is the Willow Home Gallery in my own hometown of Kaslo!
Are you the next smalltown bride?
(newspaper clippings of brides from 1930′s from our Kaslo house renovations.)
Coming next from kaslotown..the real story on the Kootenay farmerettes of today; their fight for land, for food security, and their love of local designers for farming in style!
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