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Vintage Holiday Shopping Guide

Posted on: Friday, November 29, 2013

We've put together a nice shopping guide for you this holiday season so you can check everything off your vintage shopping list! Plaid Friday (11/29), Small Business Saturday (11/30), the Junking Trail (11/29 + 11/30), 10th Annual Cowgirl Christmas (11/30). Remember to shop local and shop vintage :) xo, Ruby Rose.

10th Annual Cowgirl Christmas

Posted on: Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Support local + small businesses this Saturday November 30th from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Trinity Hall (6565 Edna Road) for the 10th Annual Cowgirl Christmas! Hey, why not do some wine tasting while you are at it? Clairborne & ChurchillSextantPiedra Creek are all within a half-mile radius! Drink local + shop local! The following vendors and crafters will be there:

Accent by Design ~ Jim Churchill
All Around Rope Design ~ Rick Klein
All in for Alison ~ Sabrina Garibay
Aloette Skin Care ~ Kristen Jones
Ammo Wear ~ The Bartletts
Andrea's Jams & Jellies ~ Andrea Manderscheid
Arbonne ~ Julie Powell
Author Jenna Elizabeth Johnson ~ Jenna Johnson
Barn Star Soaps ~ Meghan Sheen
Be-Do-Ni Arts ~ Loretta Nez
Bitterwater Road ~ Julie Kuhnle & Jani Kasfeldt
BombShell Betty Shop ~ Jodi Douglass
Boot Purse Barn ~ Chris West
Buckaroo Chunk Wood Grills ~ Tom King
Buckin' Cow & Wanna Buck ~ Cindy Soberano
California Cashew Brittle ~ Amy Hinden
Carissa Country Store ~ Emily Palmer
Catchers of the Sun ~ Cynthia Youngern
Celebrate Every Day Photography ~ Missy Schwartz
Central Coast Cowgirls Drill Team ~ Faith Cortez & Yolanda Goldammer
City Girl Country Charm ~ Lacey Chrissakis
Chicsak ~ Sally Buchanan
Cowgirls Country Outpost ~ Ally Krueger
Creative Clutter ~ Sandra Hopkins
Crimson Heart Studios ~ Cindy Dubbers
Crossed by Gypsy Soule ~ Janel Flook
Cattle Coozies ~ Sara Schultz
Cherry Tape ~ Sherry Logan
Cookie Lee ~ Jennifer & Amy
Coop & Barrel ~ Jennifer Rodriguez
Corbett Canyon Crafts ~ Mallory Furtado
Country Treasure Box ~ Kim Poletti
Coyote Ridge ~ Diana Saulsbury
D & N Designs ~ Nate & Destini Bisio
Elfin & Isla ~ Lara Levy
Flores Family Blankets ~ Ashley Flores
Garden Street Art ~ Jamie Tyler
Gemstone Gypsy ~ Glenna Valenzuela
Glitter Farm ~ Jenny Karp
Guts N Grit ~ Randi Kampen
Gypsy Cowgirl ~ Jennifer Carey
Head Trip ~ Glory Vanhorn
Heart House Creations ~ Russ Harrah
Hernandez Bit & Spur ~ Joe Hernandez
Horse N Beyond ~ Pam Bobson
It Works ~ Melissa Mann
Jewelnanza ~ Kimber Bogue Black
Jewel Kade ~ Melissa McConaghey Thomas
Julietta's Natural ~ Julie Grimes
K. Donlon Designs ~ Kerry & Dave Bowen
KC Crafters ~ Christi Millsap
KL Kustom Kreations ~ Krystie Hinkle
La Bella Olives & Gourmet Foods ~ The Sackmanns
Lia Sophia ~ Leslie Gottesman
Life After Love Boutique ~ Hogla Garcia
Little Outlaw Creations ~ Michelle Alexander
Little's Bowtique ~ Lillianne Delapaz
Love, Chrystal ~ Chrystal McNeil
Lyn & Lee ~ Cassandra Erpenbach
Mason and Lace ~ Lacy Lewis
Mikes Trains & Hobbies ~ Mike Marple
Minabazar ~ Jamil Rana
Nana Bandanas Leatherworks ~ Sally Donaldson
Native Herbs & Honey ~ Violet Cavanaugh
Norwex ~ Vanessa Pronge
Old Finds New Shine ~ Lisa Vincent
Ontiveros Wine Barrel ~ Donna & John
Origami Owl ~ Michelle Alexander
Painted Trails Farm ~ Carol Mallory
Pamela's ~ Pamela Amrine
The Pampered Chef ~ Cathy Solkshinitz
The Crafty Hubby ~ Chris Rogalla
Partylite Gifts, Inc ~ Kasondra Zamora
Photography by Jimmy de ~ Jim deBrauwere
Plexus Worldwide & Heart 4 Health Massage ~ Katrina Pobst
Polly Jane's ~ Polly Fitzgerald
Pozo Fence Post Art ~ Janice McBride
Pure Necessities ~ Taryn Warrrecker
Recycled Denims ~ Heidi Clark
Rita's Rainbows ~ Cassy Goehner & Mary Holliday
Roost ~ Susan Ammirota
Rustic Treasures ~ Sarah Nowlen
S. May Creations ~ Sarah May
Scentsy ~ Corey Triplett
Sea Horse Sea Glass ~ Nancy Hair
Sew Chicks ~ Nicole Saenz
Star West Designs ~ Heather Alspach
Swissjust North America ~ Nicole Miller
Tastefully Simple ~ Rhonda Collins
The Craftsman Way ~ Michael Cheer
31 bags ~ Amy Weber
Trento's Treasures ~ Kim Garrett
Tupperware ~ Wendy Knapp
Tuscan Road Designs ~ Holly Louen
Two Sisters and a Horse ~ Cathy Watson
Unique Boutique ~ Ashley & Becky
Vaqueros & Vino ~ Rindy Andrews
Vintage Bliss ~ Amy Hendricks
Western Sunset Trading Post ~ Susi Griffiths

Go Small, Get Vintage (& win $50!)

Posted on: Monday, November 25, 2013

Don't worry about cutting Thanksgiving short this year to stand in line to shop: avoid a people traffic jam, starting off the season frustrated and tired, instead of merry and bright. Sleep in the day after, get all dolled up, and go to small businesses in your area. Find a lovely for your loved one as you leisurely stroll through the holiday shopping season.

We are all to familiar with the hustle and ordeal Black Friday has become. Recently, we discovered a small initiative to take back our post-Thanksgiving shopping, known as Plaid Friday. Here is how they describe the concept:
The name Plaid Friday was conceived from the idea of weaving the individual threads of small businesses together to create a strong fabric that celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the relaxing and enjoyable alternative to the big box store “Black Friday,” and is designed promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.
Can't make it in Friday? Not to worry, Small Business Saturday (check out their Shop Small campaign) spotlights small businesses, too! In a season centered on celebrations with friends and family, we want to celebrate with our dear customers, too. So if you find yourself here in San Luis Obispo on Friday or Saturday, November 29-30th, Shop Small & Plaid with us. And to celebrate, every purchase you make here at Ruby Rose during these two days enters you into a drawing for $50 store credit! Vintage items already come attached to so much love, so spread gifts unique and local, Santa would be proud.

Follow the Junking Trail

Posted on: Friday, November 22, 2013

Ready or not, the holidays are upon us, and with less days this year between us giving thanks and going crazy helping Santa. Plan ahead to enjoy the hectic shopping about to ensue, and we'll give you the local skinny on where the goods are. A few month's back, we participated in this collaborative trek with other vintage shops in the county, and are excited to again provide you with the Junking Trail! November 29th (Black Friday) & 30th (Small Business Saturday), take a scenic-yet efficient-tour up and down the 101, and bring home unique treasures for your loved ones this year.

Links to each stop below for more information about the store:
DW's ReEntry Reborn

Printed versions of this flier available at our shop-so stop on by and grap your map!

Ruby Rose etsy shop round up! vo. 4

Posted on: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

We've updated our Ruby Rose Etsy shop, take a peek what's available! Click on the links to view the original Etsy post+ more photos! If you live locally, we can place these items on hold for you or you can purchase via Etsy and opt for local pick-up so you don't have to pay shipping fees. Call (805)545.7964 during our business hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday > 11 - 5 & Saturday 11 - 4ish. Thanks for looking!

1980s Pale Plaid Mini Skirt ($22)
Pleated unhemmed mini plaid skirt. 9/10 Junior, or small to medium womens. Button and zipper closure. Unhemmed, but cut very nicely and you can hardly notice it isn't hemmed. 18.5 inches waist to bottom, 13 inches flat waist.
Vintage Blue Ethnic Embroidery ($28)
Lovely blue skirt with the prettiest embroidery detailing. Button and zipper closure. Waist 13" flat, length 24".
Rust Poncho with Butterfly Print ($29)
Rust color red poncho with lovely white embroidered butterfly print. Looks handmade. Measures 24" shoulder seam to fringe bottom. For sizes small - medium.
Vintage Wool Sweater ($24)
Lovely vintage sweater with sweet floral detailing. 100 % handloomed virgin wool sweater. 3/4 Raglan sleeve. Shoulder to hem 22". Stain on right cuff area. Size medium.
Vintage Soft Peach Rayon and Lace Nightgown Slip ($39)
Lovely slip, nightgown, or dress in the prettiest soft peach rayon fabric. Off the shoulder lace sleeves with a slight v-neck shape. Dimensions (all measured flat): 58" length, 14" waist, 16" bust.
1950s Fall Color Floral Printed Day Dress ($38)
Lovely day dress from the late 50s - early 60s. Size small to medium.
Vintage Oretegas Wool Hand Woven Navajo Blazer ($145)
Beautiful vintage wool hand woven blazer lined with a rosey peach color satin inside. Made in New Mexico, Chimayo. Size men's small/medium to women's medium/large. 4 button closure. Dimensions: 26" shoulder to hem, 22" sleeve, and 18" shoulder to shoulder.
1960s Pink Wiggle Dress ($89)
Lovely 1960s dusty rose wiggle dress. Made in France. Dimensions: Bust - 16", Waist - 13", Armhole - 7". Metal zipper, hook and eye, wonderful condition.
1970s Lace Long Sleeve Wedding Dress ($125)
Lovely 1970s lace wedding dress with the most beautiful fabric and cut. Bustle with hook and eye on back. Satin tie, high lace collar. Dimensions: Waist - 12.5", Length - 64" w/ train is 92", Shoulder to tip - 26", Arm opening - 8.5", Wrist - 3.5. Small pinhole near back left, one faint stain on inside lining.
 1960s Long Navy Slip ($16)
Long slip dress in navy color with floral design near top. Bust 14.5" and Shoulder to hem 54".

These boots were made for walking....

Posted on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Last weekend, had you been at the Rose Bowl Flea Market, you may have seen a few of us down on our hands and knees, snagging boots left and right. As a result of our dirty palms and knee caps, we bring you a bounty of boots this week! And so you can begin to drool over the perfect pair, our inventory is separated out by size! Getting our shoe rack organized, because we can't resist a good set of shoes, and neither should you...


...SIZE 7!

...SIZE 8!

...SIZE 9!

...SIZE 10! can begin trying them on this Wednesday at 11am!

photo cred: Kendra Aronson & Betsi Clark

Snapped, SLO Street Style

Posted on: Friday, November 15, 2013

Our town is full of locals with an eye for style, so we took it upon ourselves to show them off! Snapped, SLO Street Style posts will highlight the daily fashion in San Luis Obispo that grabs our attention as well as our camera. Work it, SLO!
This workin' girl recently relocated to San Luis from New Orleans, and meshed her southern urban style with a west coast vibe. Julia works for a local nonprofit resource company, Spokes, and in her spare time pursues her endless quest for the perfect pair of boots.

Sarah just finished an engagement shoot here at the store last week, and she is still glowing in her multi layered ensemble (every piece of which is from Ruby Rose!). 
all photos by Kendra Aronson.

Ruby Rose etsy shop round up! vo. 3

Posted on: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

We've updated our Ruby Rose Etsy shop, take a peek what's available! Click on the links to view the original Etsy post+ more photos! If you live locally, we can place these items on hold for you or you can purchase via Etsy and opt for local pick-up so you don't have to pay shipping fees. Call (805)545.7964 during our business hours: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday > 11 - 5 & Saturday 11 - 4ish. Thanks for looking!
Vintage crochet lace trim ($12) - 3'1/4 yards long, 5 " wide. Hand crocheted ecru colored trim. Condition good, a few very small holes as shown in picture. (Price reflects these imperfections.)

Needlepoint Coin Purse with goldtone snap clasp closure ($6) - Vintage coin purse with black background and a floral tapestry design. Goldtone double clasp closure. 2 compartments with a clear plastic divider.backside is solid black. 3 1/2" X 4"

Silver plated bud vase made in England ($9) - Vintage silver plated bud vase made in England. 4 1/2 inches tall, 2 inches wide at the top opening, 1 1/2 inches wide at the bottom.

Vintage Velvet lipstick holder with mirror ($14) - Sweet little velvet case embroidered with a Rose design inside there is a compact mirror.The gold-tone lipstick case slips in and out of the compact. It is decorated with a band of rhinestones. There is also a circle of rhinestones on the top of the lipstick lid. There is a small tab on the side of the case, pull the tab and the case pops the mirror up to create a easel effect that holds the mirror into place. 2 3/4" X 2. 3/4". Condition is very good. Very slight wear on the pull tab, and around the mirror edges.1 rhinestone missing from band surrounding lipstick case, but not noticeable without close inspection. (Pricing reflects these imperfections.)

Tooled Leather Latte colored coin purse ($12) - Vintage tooled leather coin purse, Color: Latte. Size: 4 3/4" X 2 3/4". Strap. 7". Zipper closure.

Beautiful Beaded clutch with Rose motif made in France ($52) - Lovely black beaded clutch with rose motif. Measures: 8 inches across, 6 inches up and down. Lining is satin salmon color with a few light spots. Made in France. The closure is compromised, does not fully snap closed. (Price reflects this imperfection.)

Remnants Recap

Posted on: Monday, November 11, 2013

This weekend we grabbed our wallets and our cameras, and headed over to the annual Remnants of the Past at Madonna Convention Center. Strolling through booth after booth, we found everything from ancient Oriental archways to vintage lace from France. If we could give you a run down of all the lovelies, you'd be scrolling for hours-so see for yourself next year! Instead, we'd like to spotlight just a few vendors we had the pleasure of interviewing....

Allow me to introduce Bill & Leslie Baier, a lovely local couple from Atascadero. Bill has worked in air conditioning & heating for Pacific Air for 35 years, to keep himself busy during the work lulls he builds these amazing galvanized metal signs. He starts with galvanized metal, forms it to the shape he wants to create, drills holes for the lighting, pours muriatic acid (yikes!) over the metal and let's it soak for 15-20 minutes, then comes the dangerous part - please, do not try this at home, leave this to the professionals - he pours bleach over the metal which causes lethal fumes (yowza!), then he hoses it down with water, torch heats it which brings out the beautiful colors of rust, then he puts vaseline over the areas that he does not want to be painted, paints the metal, torches it a second time (oy!) which causes the paint to bubble up and crackle, then he strings the electrical wiring for the lightbulbs. Sheesh, pretty crazy, right? Take a look at his project portfolio here, his recent work includes the signage for Sunset's Savor the Central Coast event! Bravo Bill & Leslie!
Leslie & Bill Baier of Baier Metal Art.
Lighting bolt by Baier Metal Art.
We got to meet the lovely Kate from Industry Home, a new brick and mortar shop in Santa Barbara specializing in furniture, lighting, and incredibly curated vintage finds. Her team includes five talented members - an electrician, a carpenter, a welder, a designer, and a glass artisan. Kate was bursting at the seams with passion, authenticity, and creativity. Her goods were oozing with unique craftsmanship, history and Americana charm. Here is a snippet from their website if you'd like to learn more about what they do >>> "Industry Home saw a need in the marketplace for locally crafted furniture and lighting along with a carefully curated mix of vintage finds, referencing our unique American story. Each piece is thoughtfully designed and built with both a sense of history and our client’s own needs and wishes in mind. A visit to our store allows a private client, designer, restaurateur, architect or contractor a view into our aesthetic. It is possible to purchase any piece directly off the floor or one may work with our design team to create any custom item they envision. Industry Home believes that every job, whether it be a restaurant’s lighting, tables & booths, an interior designer’s unique piece for their client, or a parent’s vision of the perfect bunk bed for their child’s room should be given passionate attention to detail, timely execution and excellent value and quality from design creation to completion."
Kate of Industry Home.
Light fixtures from Industry Home. 
Last, but definitely not least, is a store who traveled far down the coast to be here. Just a hick from Washington, this vintage veteran was happy to share his life story with us, as long as we didn't share his name. He began buying and selling antiques over 40 years ago-mainly old advertising signs and George Ohr pottery-until finding a niche in vintage clothing-selling Levi's jeans overseas-before vintage clothes made a name for themselves here in America. He owned shops in Frankfurt, Santa Cruz and Seattle before settling into his current spot in Olympia, WA, and travels monthly to the Alameda Flea to sell his finds.

He has a taste for treasure, and while some junkers rely on computers to tell them what is on trend, he banks on his experience and taste. For instance, Fun Junk takes antique love tokens and replicates them by hand stamping newer coins-he is not "just stamping metal circles with letters." Disappointed some of colleagues willingness to follow trends rather than set them, this hick from Washington makes a call for innovation and true treasure hunting. Since we had found ourselves an industry professional, we took the chance to absorb some sage wisdom: "The neorsis of this is that we're addicted to the find."  In a world full of mimics and copycats alike, this guy is the real deal. Will he ever stop (yo)? We don't know.
Fun Junk. 
Fun Junk
Here are some booths and goods that caught our eye...til next time, thanks Remnants of the Past!

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