Our Story

“I grew up in a high mountain valley of sage, willow, aspen, and pine where I learned the beauty of simple things — things like twigs and rocks and yellow grasses in the snow. I spent a few years of my childhood in the Midwest and learned the trade of floral design through 4-H, winning first place in the state of Illinois. What I did not know back then was that someday this skill would become a gift to my community. For the past fifteen years I have been creating floral designs free of charge for friends and family, designing weddings and decking out tables and making boutonnieres for proms. I’ve been so glad to do something I love for the people I love. Now, with the help of these friends, I am going public. But I’m going to keep doing things my way. I (and future Willow and Sage team members) will continue to gift all clients with personal, genuine, creative service.” Susie Nelson, Founder & Design Lead

We Believe…

We believe in doing things with excellence, but also with great love. In fact, everything excellent is done with love. According to Vincent Van Gogh, “There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” This is at the core of all we do, from the design to the creation to the delivery.

We also believe in creating beauty out of common things, in taking the time to reclaim, recycle, and reinvent things we find, and in enjoying all natural beauty through unexpected combinations.

We craft each piece as a work of art and love, down to the detail.

At ten-years-old I was already doing things my way.
Winning Design, Illinois State Fair 4-H

Let’s build something together.

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