Find something special at Willow’s Scarlet Ribbon. It's like shopping in a Hallmark movie.


Laurie Gaiser is the owner of Willow's Scarlet Ribbon in downtown Stephenville.

By SARA VANDEN BERGE

I love shopping in quaint boutiques that offer an eclectic mix of unique items you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.

Willow’s Scarlet Ribbon located off the Erath County courthouse square was just the place I needed on a recent shopping trip to find a housewarming gift for my daughter.

The beautifully decorated store smells and feels like stepping into a Hallmark movie.

It features a beautiful collection of Native American-made and turquoise jewelry by Texas designers like J. Forks and Paige Wallace, Aromatique candles (think Gingerbread Brulee), Consuela handbags and a variety of home décor.

Owner Laurie Gaiser’s bubbly presence makes shopping at Willow’s extra sweet.

When I told her that my daughter likes hot tea, she introduced me to her line of Piper & Leaf.

I left with Sweetie Pie Chai, Orchard Peach and Birthday Cake and I will be making a return visit soon to purchase her newest flavor, Caramel Apple Pie.

Laurie opened the boutique in 2015 and named it after her beloved dog Willow.

“She was almost 18 when she went over the rainbow bridge,” Laurie said.

Her love of animals is reflected in a section of home décor that includes signs and picture frames for dogs and cats. She even carries special treats for your four-legged friends.

But it’s her line of unique, handmade jewelry that steals the show.

“I pride myself on the turquoise because it’s not easy to get,” Laurie told Beneath the Surface News. “I travel to New Mexico and Arizona to purchase my Native American jewelry. It is all handmade and hand cut.”

With the holidays approaching, you should add Willow’s Scarlet Ribbon to your list of local places to find the perfect gift.

New items are arriving every day.


Willow’s is open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Drop me a line and let me know what you think.

Beneath the Surface News. sara@beneaththesurfacenews.com