Monday, December 17, 2012

Join us for our 
Holiday Gala
Here is a wonderful last minute shopping opportunity and
celebration of YOU with refreshments, 
& gifts!

Monday, November 12, 2012

One would think 
being in the candy business (holidays are always more popular occasions to fancy the sweet tooth!)I would be accustomed to jumping the gun on each upcoming holiday.
November sale WILL feature a corner of Christmas.  Ok, one half of the main room BUT I did it reluctantly and might I say, Scrooge like?  NOT YET, I whined!
But that's not what you want to hear from a local gift shop!
It IS fun to 'stage' the unique creations made by talented consigners and find the vintage trinkets and wares of yesteryear that will bring nostalgic thoughts of Christmas' of our childhood!

Wait til you see the grungy santa's, the primitive wreath's, repurposed windows frosted and decorated with vintage ice skates, the reindeer on a stick...the list goes on!

Get going on gifts with handmade 
hats, mittens, photo's, art, pottery, jewels, clothing and much, much MORE!

I'm excited!  EXCITED I say!
It took some getting used to but I'm ready and I hope you are too!  With a dusting of the white stuff outside and twinkling lights throughout the shop-It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, ready or not!

Sale starts Thursday!
Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 11am-3pm

Not to be forgotten;
H A P P Y  T H A N K S G I V I N G!

We are also OPEN Black Friday the 23rd!
Go do that CrAzY early bird shopping and then come get pampered and have FuN at The New Vintage Marketplace shops from 8am-1pm!
We will be doing spa treatments and offer holiday treats while you shop!  

Monday, October 22, 2012

Dead leaves, seaweed, rotten eggs, too.
Stir them in my witches' brew.
I got magic, Alakazamakazoo.

Finger nails, lunch pails, apple cores, too.
Stir them in my witches' brew.
I got magic, Alakazamakazoo!

Our October Sale is this week!!

ANOTHER fabulous month of staging some really great talents from local artists!  

I've said it before but I must say it again- I am honored to have amazing people with amazing gifts to share at Golly G!  

It's pretty amazing just one year ago I had my first 'Local loft' sale including vintage and local handcrafts from my home in Hermantown.  
Thanks to Anita Murray-Checkered Corner
and her FAB idea to join her at 4776 Hermantown Rd, we are who we are, where we are TODAY!

My vision hasn't wavered and I relish and am proud in the fact that Golly G remains supportive of local arts and that my 'picking' habits and friends continue to be a popular piece of who we are also!

In honor of 
Breast Cancer Awareness Month 
we will be accepting cash donations 
at each check out of The New Vintage Marketplace--your donation enters you into a drawing for a $30 gift certificate to one of our shops!
Golly G, Gardening Junky & The Open Window thanks you!

Come for a cackle & join us for some brew!
Thursday 4-7
Friday 10-6
Saturday 10-4
Sunday 11-3

Better go find my broom!

Monday, October 8, 2012

OctoBRRRRR is here!

I'm a big old wimp when it comes to being cold!
Here I blog in my SmartWool's, slippers, hooded sweater and 3 blankets!  This of course after a day outside cleaning and organizing the yard and 'my goodies' for their new winter storage area's.  

It seems as though the wind picks up it's pace in Duluth in the Autumn months.  With just one good gusty day the beauty of fall can be uprooted into swirls of gold into piles of crunchy fun for kids.  (and adults too- wonder if hubby would mind me posting some leaf fun that occurred after cursing the fallen in our 'trying to put the pool away without leaves in it' attempt!)

Anyway, my new junking zone is tucked nicely in the (when needed, heated) back garage.  So wonderful to be allowed the single stall side of someone's Garage Mahal!  : )  

We look forward to our 'busy' season with many new consigner's and crafts!  The yellow house is a wonderful place to be--much less stress as the weather changes!  It now can rain, sleet, wind and snow ...wait, well, NO ...not quite all at once but we are thankful and feeling ready for the changes ahead!
Stay warm & 
Happy October!
See you the 25th-28th!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Just a few days left of August!
What will September bring?
Besides Fall colors (which next to pinks are my favorite pallet of colors) back to school for my kiddo's, and all the scents and beauty that fall in the Northland will bring!
Playing with Autumn themes seems to be a favorite, so we will go 
for our September sale!

Other changes include a MoVe!
Golly G will be taking up residence in the yellow house across the sidewalk from my existing shop!
We are excited to stage in new space without the worry of outside elements affecting our sale and products.  (As you would figure the greenhouse has been challenging at times with heat, wet and cold!) 
We shall be ready to go in our new space for September sale!  
With that being said, here are our dates and hours with changes and addition's highlighted:
Thursday September 20, 4-7pm 
Friday September 21, 10am-6pm
Saturday September 22, 10am-4pm
Sunday September 23, 11am-3pm

Happy September!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Here our dates thru the rest of the year!
The only changes we anticipate would be to extend our weekend or hours during the fall and holiday months!  

This month we played a bit with a beach theme in our shops!
We OPEN this week!
Thursday 4-8pm
Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-4pm

Put on your sandals, shades and swagger on in to see what our consigners have created and picked up this month!

Stay cool!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

We must thank you again
for allowing us an extra week to dry out!
Thank goodness, 
nothing was ruined!  
The Duluth Flood of 2012 will not be forgotten anytime soon.  Amazing what Mother Nature can do-- even a flood in a city build on a hill!  (& our shops are on top of it!)

We are all set to go for our JUNE SALE!
This month we played with Americana and Primitives!  I loved it!
(I think a few consigners did too!)
We welcome a new batch of talents this month!
I heart Etsy!
I found Busy Corner Crafts there!
One wonderful compliment I recently received was that Golly G is like Etsy in a store!
I like to think so!!  Thank you Chris!
 More beauties in amazing variations were brought in by Toni.   
We call this vintage bling!   Seriously this lady has talent!
We also have new pottery, funky junk, greeting cards, garden art, jewelry AND MORE!
I could brag and thank all day but we hope you can see what great homemade products and vintage goodies will be available:
Thursday 4-8pm
Friday 10-6pm
Saturday 10-4pm
More shop photo's...
Gifts for children.  Always a popular corner!  (and cute!)

Tins galore in a sunny kitchen display

Primitives come together nicely in front room!

Playing with RED!

And now with YELLOW!
Hope to see you at the sale!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


Due to the state of emergency issued in Duluth and the sad shape our shop was put into, 
we are POSTPONING our June sale one week!!

FRIDAY JUNE 29, 10am-6pm
SATURDAY JUNE 30, 10am-4pm

Thank you for understanding as we dry out!
Hope this finds you all safe and hopeful for some sunny days ahead!  
:) Gina

Sunday, June 17, 2012

We are just a few days from our June sale!  I just love the anticipation of what's to come each month!
  It starts with a theme.  This month we play with Americana and Primitives. 

The consigners at Golly G continue to amaze!  
It's not only their talents that impress us. We see hard work, dedication and pride.  We share the message that local is beautiful!

Thank you for checking in--stay tuned for June sale sneak peek photos!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thank you to those that stopped out to our May sale!  
The weather was amazing and the greenhouse was as balmy as ever!  You just don't know what the elements will bring in that room!  Let's just say it keeps me on my toes!  (as in barefoot this time around!)

So now we take another twirl of the rooms and begin staging for June!
On tap for our June sale?  We will play with 
Americana and Primitives!

What will our consigners come up with this month?  What will show up in the repurposed and antique catagory?

Mark your calendars 
(and/or get on our Mailing List)
FRIDAY JUNE 22 10-6pm

Enjoy your start to summer!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Janna Salmela Photography 
will be at our Saturday, May 18

Come for a FREE mini photo session in the greenhouse or outdoor surroundings to make a great gift to give for Father's Day!

Monday, April 23, 2012

April Sale!

April Sale
this week and here is a sneak peek!
Mother's Day gift ideas galore!
Handcrafted garden decor and handbags
Mother's Day greeting cards
Candles, soaps & lotions aplenty!

April showers also bring BABIES!
Booties and bows
Let's pretend!
and other handcrafted baby essentials!

In honor of our Mama & Baby
sale theme:
We are collecting donations for 
the Duluth's Bethany Crisis Nursery.

The early intervention services at the nursery keep children safe by providing support to families & emergency care for children during times of family crisis.

Your donation of gently used children's clothing or cash enters you into a drawing for a $25 gift card to 
The New Vintage Marketplace:
Golly G, Gardening Junky or The Open Window.

As always, 
thank you for your support of local!
Local is beautiful at Golly G!
Hope to see you at the sale-
Thursday 26th 4-8pm
Friday 27th 10am-6pm
Saturday 28th 10am-4pm
Sunday 29th 12-4pm

4776 Hermantown Rd
Hermantown, MN 55811

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Did you KNOW? FYI! Take note!

Did you KNOW? 
Golly G will be open an extra day this month!
The New Vintage Marketplace gals are trying something new for spring!
A change in our sale days/hours.
We add Thursday, 26th from 4pm-8pm.
Along with our regular hours of
Friday, 27th from 10am-6pm
Saturday, 28th from 10am-4pm & 
Sunday, 29th from 12pm-4pm.

You can receive an email sale reminder by being on our Golly G mailing list.
Simply email me at
with 'Mailing List' in the memo line.
You will then get a detailed message prior to the sale reminding you of dates and times!

Take note!
Golly G prides itself in supporting local handcrafted arts and crafts.  
If you or anyone you know would like to participate in a Golly G sale, consignment opportunities are available!
Our rates are low and we take care of everything from display to advertising!
Email for consignment details!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March Sale is HERE!

Don't miss the 3 hop shop-
sale starts Friday 10am-6pm
Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12pm-4pm

Here are a just a few sneak peeks of what our artists put together for Golly G this month!
Our Scandinavian theme- 
Thank you to Nordic Connection from Esko for your variety of Scandinavian goodies!  We also got some great handmade beach glass necklaces with a touch of heritage.  Even some awesome vintage collections were found playing into our sale theme!
YAY Marimekko!!
I call this corner 'Sugar and Spice!'
See how nice??
We have such a great variety of old and new- 
We even found a few new 'funky junk' artists!  
As always, Golly G is appreciative for your support of local arts and crafts and for shopping local!
Thank you artists for another fabulous month of amazing talents!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Introducing....The NEW Vintage Marketplace!

What do you get when you mix Golly G, an occasional boutique who features locally handcrafted goods and vintage pieces with Gardening Junky, a rustic garden decor creator with a little refurbished and reclaimed furniture artist??
The NEW Vintage Marketplace!
You are invited to visit us in one short week for our first ever combined sale!
Friday, March 23 10am-6pm
Saturday, March 24 10am-4pm
Sunday, March 25 12pm-4pm

Here's what is happening at Golly G:
Celebrate your heritage this month with a Scandinavian corner including travel gifts & antique treasures!

See you then! 
Ha det!  Moikka!  Hej da!

Friday, March 9, 2012

FuNkY jUnK wOrKsHoP

This spring Golly G will be offering a unique workshop: 
FuNkY jUnk!

What might this look like?
Repurposing old items into something new!

Either bring your own old item to reclaim or exchange or shop in the Golly G junkyard!  
Spring classes will funk up some birdhouses, wind chimes and garden decor made from junk! 

Stay tuned for class dates and times!

Friday, March 2, 2012


The van couldn't be plumper...
We have a booth at 
Saturday March 3 at the DECC
9am - 4pm!

What an exciting opportunity to showcase what Golly G is all about!  We will sell our local goods, advertise the shop, network and have FUN! 

Stop by and say HELLO!
We are the booth overflowing with awesome!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Save the Dates for March Sales!

Our March sale will have a 
touch of Scandinavia!



PLUS 2 new shops will be OPEN
in our building on these dates!
Let me introduce:

Hope you can join us in March!

Friday, February 24, 2012

SALE started TODAY and goes through this WEEKEND!

I promised pictures of the February sale! 
Already one day in!  Can't wait to see more of you tomorrow!

We are open Saturday 10am-4pm and Sunday 12- 4pm!

Thank you consigners for another talented shopful of local lovelies!!

Here are just a few!

Just the right pieces to get us going on our 
Hometown Pride theme!

Lights and Lighting themed goodies!

We have MANY beautiful refurbished furniture pieces every month!  This month no different,  we even moved the greenhouse doors back to make room for more!

Thank you consigners and customers for participating in Golly G's message: Shop & Support Local!


Monday, February 20, 2012



FRIDAY the 24th
10am - 6pm

SATURDAY the 25th
10am - 4pm

SUNDAY the 26th
Noon - 4pm

I will take photo's at the shop today along with some more information on the consigners being featured in this month's sale!

Stay tuned!
Thank you for your support by
following & sharing my blog! 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

My Valentine? My St. Husband! are thinking a month in between sale dates...plenty of time, right??
GOLLY G! It just flies right by~ crazily!  Projects start at ought to see my dining room table.  On second, no you shouldn't.  You'd think the garage would be the place to paint and repurpose those projects.  Yes, there too.  The back garage?  Yes, there too.  The kitchen floor, buffet, bedroom hallway and basement.  All there too! 

So what does the dear old hubby say?  Not much...sure he sighs, mumbles under his breath and probably rolls his eyes a few times at my 'piles of junk' but whenever I need a wire cut, a few boards sliced into quarters, and a screw here and a nail there, he does it without complaint.  Yesterday he came with to pick up a vanity I bought and couldn't haul out myself.  On the way, I noticed I hadn't yet emptied the crib in the back of the van.  When we got there I remembered the lamp and other thingamajig I bought also.  It would never all fit, nope it didn't.  We will have to make another trip back again.  Oops.  Then at the shop he hung a blind, moved a door, tried to hang a ladder (the spot I requested was not hanging friendly) and we left to put the vanity into the garage stall where the rest (of some) of my projects await...

What a guy!  
He may cringe at my 'junk' but knows I am in my glory surrounded by creations and projects that make me happy!  And for that my dear, I am thankful!
Happy Valentine's Day to my one and only!  

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Getting creative with sale themes!

I erased the January sale this week.  I went from one corner to the next, pulling down items and moving them into the opposite corner of the room.  All consignment items came in from the greenhouse.  (I am leery leaving anything that is not my own out in it's elements!)  Some went home to their creators, some will be repainted or recreated into something new for the next sale!  What a fun business!  

I have a 'note's' file on my iphone.  It is chock full of ideas for creations to be made and now that I am storefront, I have themes!  Because there are no holidays between Feb sale (24-25-26) and mid March I picked some fun random themes bouncing off of some projects I have been wanting to dabble in!  How awesome is that?

February themes include:
Hometown pride!  
<3 Duluth--Minnesota, teams we love, area landmarks, etc!

Fun and funky lighting options-
including candles, holders, sconces, etc!

Sweet treats!
Cookie jars, candy dishes, baking ware & things that make you want YUMMMMMM!

As always we will feature our 
M'antique's, Kid's and Kitchen corner's.  

DO YOU HAVE AN IDEA or SOME CREATIONS that would be a good fit for GOLLY G?
Contact us for consignment!