Wine and Dine Gold Country Shopping. Husband chairs available!
Blue Tick Hand Made Market
Blue Lotus Hand Made Market is a gem of a store located in Lotus right in the heart of the Gold Discovery area. It has an amazing array of gift items, fine art, crafts, scented items, framed art, candles and other items that can make perfect gifts, souvenirs of your visit to Gold Country, or just something special for yourself. It even has some pieces of hand made furniture. Most of the items in the store are the creations of local artisans and crafters making them something very special. Located at 7170 Highway 49 in Lotus. Open seven days 11am to 5pm. Tel. (530) 457-5132. Click here for Facebook page.
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.
Global Colors Clothing is the utterly unique 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.
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.
Under The Arbor Home & Garden Décor in Shingle Springs is simply a whole lot of fun to go shopping in. I am not a big shopper, but this place has so many wonderful items for your home and garden that are presented in beautiful little alcoves throughout the shop, that it truly makes shopping a pleasure. They have virtually anything you can think of from wall art to furniture, fixtures, lamps, decorative items and a whole outdoor area filled with things for your garden. Located just off highway 50 at 4120 Sunset Lane in Shingle Springs. 530-677-0100 Open daily 10-6. Click here for website.