We are so thankful to be a part of the Downtown Loveland community. Honestly, I cannot believe it has already been three years! Time truly does fly by when you are having fun and doing what you love. I want to take a moment to thank the amazing customers that I have built relationships with over the years, and the other downtown business owners that welcomed us with such gracious, open arms. You all have made me feel so welcome in the Loveland community and we are so so glad to be here!
Here is to another 3 (+ 3, +3, +3) years!
We love supporting small batch creators at Vintage Willows!
In our store you will find locally made leather goods, apothecary products made right here in Loveland, tees made in Estes park, and jewelry from numerous local artists! We also search for products that are created by small companies within the US that offer unique goodies. Take a look at what you can find at Vintage Willows, and how you too can support local and small batch entrepreneurs!
T h e F e a t u r e d G o o d s:
Dainty Mountain Necklaces
Anne Franklin Designs, Denver, CO
Our Brookings store has moved locations THREE different times! We think we finally found the right spot ;) Back on Main and nestled right in between two of our favorite shops, The Carrot Seed and Country Peddler. We love our accent brick wall, original tin ceiling, and concrete floors!
Our Loveland shop has one of the best locations in town (in our opinion)! We are located right on the corner of 4th St and Cleveland Ave, and half of our walls are windows! We love the airy feel of our natural lighting, and the look of our original hardwood floors!
Grab your girls and join us on January 27th from 4pm - 8pm for our winter Sip & Shop event!
Each shop in Downtown Brookings & Downtown Loveland will be offering complimentary WINE, specials, discounts, & SALES, and will be doing a grand prize GIVEAWAY!!
See you there!
Info from Nourish the Planet.com
Gardeners sometimes deride people lacking in talent for plant care, saying that “they could kill a cactus.” While desert cacti are reputed to be nearly impossible to kill as indoor plants, presumably because of their desert roots, it is crucial to work with their special natures. Unfortunately, if you care for indoor cacti as you do other houseplants, your cacti are doomed for failure.
Once you understand their needs, however, your indoor cacti will thrive under your care.
1. Potting:Pot a desert cactus in a mix of 1 part peat moss, 1 part garden soil and 1 part sand, or a prepackaged mix designed specifically for cacti. Transplant in the spring after the cactus has grown within 1/4 inch of the sides of the pot, but don’t allow it too much extra space — the next pot size up will be adequate.
2. Giving it a home:Place indoor cacti in a window facing south, if possible. Choose an east- or west-facing window otherwise. Supplement with additional bright light for a total of 12 to 18 hours a day during the cacti’s growing season to encourage flowering. Maintain relative humidity of 10 percent to 30 percent and a temperature between 65 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit — glass windows with direct sun can get extremely warm, so keep a thermometer nearby. A hygrometer will help you keep tabs on humidity.
3. The Nutrition:Water cacti when the top 1/2 inch of the growing medium is dry to the touch. Soak the medium thoroughly and allow it to drain when watering — do not leave the cacti constantly sitting in a dish of water, as this encourages rot. Feed cacti from spring to fall with 5-10-10 fertilizer every two to three months, but do not feed immediately after transplantation.
4. The temperature gradient: Move cacti to a location where the temperature ranges from 45 to 55 so they can go dormant for the winter. Water sparingly and from the bottom, just often enough to keep the plants from shriveling — even watering once a week may be excessive, depending on the plant and growing medium. Stop feeding cacti during their dormant period.
Cacti can be the most convenient and contrarily the most difficult pet plant to keep up with. Although they may seem an easier choice, being tough desert plants and all, not providing it undivided attention and essential affection can result in disastrous consequences. And of all the plants in the world, we wouldn’t want to cross a cactus!
How adorable is Kelsey in our Off the Shoulder Cotton Dress? This dress is perfect for a warm sunny day. It even has pockets! Check out Kelsey's blog A Balancing Peach for more summer outfit inspiration.
We are loving bell sleeve rompers this spring! Sydney added a hat and leggings to make this look work for the chillier days. Head over to Instagram and follow Sydney for more adorable outfit posts! <3
We are constantly thinking of new displays for both stores, so we wanted to share some photos! We can't help but feel lucky that part of our jobs here at Vintage Willows include Pinteresting, arts and crafts, and all things DIY!
P/C: Kali's house :)
I am currently in the middle of a home remodel, so I am constantly looking for decor inspiration! This spring, it is all about those green touches: plants. Besides giving you oxygen, they add a certain freshness to any space.
Someday I will be done with this crazy remodel, and will be able to finish each room to look the ideas I have stowed away in my brain from countless hours of "inspo searching"!