We are so excited for our Fall Shop Hop to Traverse City! It will be a fun day with friends, visiting other fabulous resale shops in beautiful Traverse City. One of our stops along the route is Zany Consignment Boutique! They sell women’s clothing, shoes, accessories and home décor – unique by nature.
The bus leaves Saturday, October 22 so get your tickets soon! Tickets can be purchased in-store at Gild the Lily and Resale Republic or over the phone, (616) 863-8491.
Zany Consignment Boutique: 318 Vine St / 4630 US 31 North Traverse City, Michigan
The holidays are upon us and it’s time to break out the decor! We are looking for pieces that are unique or designer treasures, ready for a new home. Here’s a list of what we are looking for to help you decide what to bring us!
Pieces we ARE accepting:
- Indoor wreaths
- Tree skirts
- Designer decor
- Dishes – Simple dishes that have a resale value of $10 or more
- Decorative Statues & collectables(snowmen, santa, Willow Tree)
- Specialty ornaments that have a resale value of $10 or more
Pieces we are NOT accepting
- Tablecloths, napkins (unless new & in package)
- Misc. little holiday pieces
- Paper, plastic, monogrammed ornaments
- Crafting items such as gift wrap or cards
- Plush items or stuffed animals
- Outdoor holiday pieces
- Trees w/ separate branches
- Village Pieces
Remember when deciding what to bring in, we are looking for items that we can price at $10 or more. You do not need an appointment to bring your items in, just come by Gild the Lily Monday-Friday 10-7 or Resale Republic Monday-Friday 10-8! If you have any questions regarding our consignment process feel free to call us at Gild the Lily (616) 863-8491, Resale Republic (616) 884-0535.
We’re excited to announce we’ve added our Fall Resale Shop Hop to Traverse City, Michigan! Join us for a fabulous fun-filled day of shopping at our favorite resale shops aboard a relaxing motorcoach! Your ticket includes: continental breakfast, VIP treatment at all stores, discounts, giveaways, refreshments, and worry-free driving!
Tickets are only $63 and can be purchased in store at Gild the Lily, 450 E. Division St., Rockford, Michigan and Resale Republic, 41 Courtland St., Rockford, Michigan or via phone: (616) 863-8491. RSVP on Facebook!
Lunch/Shopping in Downtown Traverse City
Gild the Lily
*Tickets are non-refundable. Buses will close when sold out. Must have a minimum number of tickets sold for trip to run; tickets will be refunded if trip is cancelled.
See past Shop Hop stores and stay tuned to learn more about our upcoming stops!
One of our two stops in Holland this Saturday is Priscilla’s Boutique. Priscilla’s Boutique is an upscale resale boutique which carries upper end clothing, shoes, purses, jewelry and other accessories. They also have trendy new clothing, purses and jewelry. Priscilla’s Boutique is for the discriminating shopper!
We have a few seats left on the Shop Hop, so sign up soon! Tickets can be purchased online through the event page, in-store at Gild the Lily and Resale Republic or over the phone, (616) 863-8491.
Priscilla’s Boutique: 12330 James St, Ste B100, Holland, MI
See our Grand Haven stop, Purple Rose Boutique.
Our Grand Haven stop this Saturday, May 7, on the Resale Shop Hop will be Purple Rose Boutique. This boutique is an eclectic mix of new and resale, classic and funky, vintage and current apparel, accessories, and home decor.
Plus, Purple Rose Boutique is celebrating Mother’s Day this week with 25% off the entire shop, through Saturday! We have a few seats left on the Shop Hop, so sign up soon. Tickets can be purchased online through the event page, in-store at Gild the Lily and Resale Republic or over the phone, (616) 863-8491.
Purple Rose Boutique: 232 Jackson St, Grand Haven, MI 49417
If you haven’t been into our stores in awhile, then you probably didn’t know our color selection of chalk paint has expanded to 50 colors! Yes, 5-0! So many color choices, from our old favorites like “Crisp Collar” and “Vintage Olive” to some new ones such as “Crumbcake” and “Totally Teal”. You’re sure to find the perfect color for your next furniture makeover project.
Don’t know how much to get? Not sure where to start? We have you covered for your next paint project! Our friendly staff is always on hand to help answers your questions, plus we offer a Free Chalk Paint Demo twice a month! Check our Facebook page for upcoming free classes. You can also attend a paid class where you’ll receive all of your supplies and complete a project piece in two hours. Stop in or call for more information and availability.
Here are some of our favorite pieces, painted with Chalk Country Paint, to give you a little bit of inspiration for your next project:
Last month we couldn’t believe it was November, but this month it’s actually much harder to believe it’s December. Last year we had snow by Halloween, this year you’d think that you weren’t actually in Michigan. Despite this weather anomaly, however, the Christmas spirit is alive! I’ve been talking with some of our new staff members about some of their holiday traditions and am happy to introduce them to you now.
“Our 5 grandchildren look forward to coming to our home & decorating our Birthday Cake for Jesus. We emphasize the day as being Jesus’ real birthday so it’s a celebration with cake, ice cream & party hats. It’s the best way to spend Christmas day/afternoon together – and the pictures are priceless.”
“In Finland, Christmas is on the 24th…so Santa visits after dinner. We will take turns,(even the girls), dressing up as Santa for the little ones. He, or she, of course, will have all the gifts in a bag. We don’t keep them under the tree for this reason. That’s it. All the fun happens on the 24th.”
“We go to Arizona every year to our cabin in the mountains.”
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at Gild the Lily and Resale Republic!!
Yes, it IS in fact November. Christmas IS only a month away and it IS getting colder outside. Halloween just happened, Thanksgiving is on its way, and Christmas songs have already hit the radio stations.
There’s so much going on at this time of year, that it can be difficult to pin-point a particular feeling about it. Thus, I had a hard time coming up with a post for this month. I’ll hold off on writing something “Christmasy” until December because I know that some of us just aren’t ready. November is the in-between month. “Should I start Christmas shopping?”, “Do I have enough chairs for Thanksgiving?”, “Wasn’t Halloween like, a week ago?” Here’s a video I found that pretty much sums up November, the ‘weird’ month. Enjoy…
P.S. We’re already feeling “Christmasy” here at Gild the Lily and Resale Republic🙂
This week I’d thought I’d highlight the ladies that started it all! Introducing the creators of Gild the Lily and Resale Republic, mother-daughter duo, Kim Johnson & Carol Keller! Here’s some fun facts about these awesome ladies:
Kim (on the left):
1. If she could come back as a piece of furniture, it would be a dining room table.
2. She is deathly afraid of ushering at church.
3. Kim taught aerobics in college
4. She has loved running the store with her mom these past 12 years.
5. Kim has 3 beautiful kids.
Carol(on the right):
1. She has a very uncontrollable laugh.
2. Carol used to sell hose and hydraulics.
3. She loves to color.
4. Carol hasn’t had flour or sugar products for 5 years
5. She has more clothes of her size in her closet than the store does.
We have got plenty more staff members for you to meet and we’d love to hear some fun facts about our customers! This weekend would be a great time to come meet us at the Harvest Festival downtown Rockford! Happy Fall!!