Georgetown and neighboring Garden Valley offer unique and fun shopping opportunities without the crowds or parking nightmares. Just a fun and relaxing experience with the friendly people of Georgetown!!
Art on the Divide Gallery is located in an historic building in Georgetown and is a cooperative effort among local artists who share in staffing the show room. The gallery displays the work of up to nineteen member artists in the beautiful old brick building. The gallery is a maze of passageways and rooms to view the work up close and there is a rose garden out back that is used for workshops and social functions. The gallery usually has a Sunday afternoon reception to meet the featured artist of the month. They also have numerous workshops and events. The gallery has many different styles and media including photography, painting, ceramics, greeting cards, pastels, sculpture, gourds, and glass that will fit any budget. Located at 6295 Main St. in Georgetown. Click here for the website. Open Fri thru Sun, 10 to 5. (530-333-ARTS)
Global Colors Clothing is the utterly wonderful creation of its owner, Kathy, and it is simply a joy to shop there because the specially selected clothing and accessories are so colorful and fun. The shop displays women's clothes gathered from exotic locales around the world like Nepal and India. The styles cover everything from clothes that are dressy enough for a fancy evening out to casual styles for lounging around the house. Stylish jackets, knitted wool sweaters, and warm ponchos line the walls, as well as tote bags and purses from around the world. The shop even has a selection of beautiful jewelry at very reasonable prices. NOTE: Global Colors accepts cash only! Located in an historic building at 6259 Main Street in Georgetown. Tel. 530-906-1196. Open 9 to 5 everyday except Tuesday. Click here for Facebook page.
Rafferty's Candies is tucked away in a magical little shop in Garden Valley owned by Brad and Lori Rafferty. They make real candy; wonderful creations that are not to be forgotten. The candy creations coming out of their kitchen are really hard to resist. A family business since 1967, they now make toffee, chocolate dipped brittles, nut clusters, peanut butter cups, honeycomb, pecan caramel , turtles, lots of fudge, and unique new items. They make traditional peanut brittle as well as cashew, almond, sesame, and macadamia nut that are beyond delicious. The English toffee covered in chocolate is just perfection. Rafferty's makes gift packages for any occasion. Located at 4862 Black Oak Mine Rd. in Garden Valley. Open 11 to 5 daily. Website Telephone 530-333-1633.
Chunks of Heaven Cookie Company is a cookie bakery that has expanded to provide breads and incredible cinnamon buns. They work hard to make the devilish creations of Jaci, the owner and baker, who spends her life working to create the best tasting baked goods she can possibly make. Jaci goes to great effort to use local ingredients, organic items, and healthy stuff in her products. No preservatives, stabilizers, fillers, or artificial anything. Just the best ingredients and lots of love go into these products. They now offer several kinds of fresh breads like baguettes, 7-grain, beer bread, and even gluten free. There are even gluten free cookies. You can also get drinks like fruit smoothies, coffee drinks, or ice cream specialties. They are usually open from noon to 5pm Thurs. through Sun. However, if she is around, just bang on the door and she will open for you. Their products are also available next door at the take-and-bake pizza store. 530-333-1454 Located at 4860 Black Oak Mine Road in Garden Valley. Click here for website.
Frog Pond Antiques & Gifts is the unique creation of Dave and Toni Smoot and is one of my favorite shops to visit because of the friendly faces and the huge variety of fun items on display. The store actually contains spaces for a number of individual vendors so it is carefully divided into many unique little shops, all with different items for sale. Everything from old books to new books, porcelain objects, prints, vinyl LP's, jewelry, knives, furniture, Squirrel Tooth Annie hats, and beautiful clothing can be found in this enchanting store. Dave Smoot creates amazing bird houses out of found materials in his workshop and they occupy a special corner of the store. Located at 6721 Main St. in Georgetown. Tel. 530-333-4860. Open 7 days 10 to 5. Click here for Facebook page.
Jolley Gems is a wonderful little shop that is a magical oasis of locally produced jewelry and other art items. The shop is dedicated to offering items of fine semi-precious jewelry, along with gem and mineral collecting. You will find many items created by owner Teresa Jolley like magical little items called fairy doors that are created from clay millefiori. These beautiful little pieces are enchanting, with touches of glitter, tiny flowers and beautiful colors. Other artists who display their works at Jolley Gems are jewelry maker Jackie Brown and rancher and alpaca wool crafter, Taffy Curtaz. You will also find walking sticks and other works of art in the shop. Stop by for a break and enjoy shopping. 4861 Black Oak Mine Road, Garden Valley, CA 95633; 530/333-3689. Open Tuesday through Saturday, 9am-5pm.
Worton Market is a great little store right on Main St. in Georgetown that has a large gift and souvenir section in addition to the many other things they offer . Not only can you put together a quick picnic lunch to go or get your food for a camping trip, you can get gifts for the folks back home at the same time! Marcie, the owner, has a great eye for unique and fun gift items that come from various places and are just fun and humorous gifts for everyone. She also stocks a large selection of cards for every occasion. Located at 6274 Main St. in Georgetown. Open 7 days. Tel. 530-333-1489.