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The Weekly Six

Posted on: Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Before we open our doors for the week, check out our top six picks. We are constantly updating our inventory, so we want to keep you in the loop of the new things coming in. So today we bring you:

1: Brace yourself--this cuff is strong, edgy, and has new details with every turn. We are in love with its embedded jewels and black & gold palette...mmmmmmmm.

2: So comfy and so paisley, this comforter will warm up any room and any chilly limb. And, it being handmade, can't help but warm our hearts, too.

3: Kimono's give you wings! Fly away to far off places as you daydream in this silky wrap. It's near impossible to capture poise and wildness in one garment--but we think the kimono does what other clothes cannot.

4: This purse puts the LASS in CLASSY: it's so feminine with a rich velvet texture, floral detail and delicate clasp. For that matter, it puts the HIGH in HIGH CLASS.

5: Let the rain fall! We are hoping for a big dump to finish off April's showers. Every drop counts in a drought year, make sure to gauge just how your May flowers will grow with this vintage local rain recorder!

6: There are wildflowers to run through and farmer's markets to stroll! Everyone needs a trusty pair of sandals for warm day outings, and we are just in love with this versatile pair. They go with shorts, dresses, swim suits, skirts and climbing trees.

Collections: Copper

Posted on: Monday, April 28, 2014

This week, Stacy shares her collection with us! This is a mere sprinkling of the many beautiful things she collects:
My grandfather made these copper leaf vases before I was born. It was the first time I noticed copper, when my mom would use them around our house. I guess I got my start there... 

The cool thing about collecting is you can mix and match with high and low, and they go together. For example, an item that costs one dollar can go with a rare, handmade piece.

The utility of things fascinates me--wondering who used them and what they did.

I particularly like this copper trophy, apparently never won, though we know who would have presented it.

I grew up much like Ruby, traveling all over and frequenting flea markets. Many pieces I own now are passed down from my mother and grandparents. My grandpa and grandma actually stayed at the old Paso Inn on their honeymoon years ago!

Ruby Rose Etsy Shop Round Up! Vo. 7

Posted on: Friday, April 25, 2014

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!

Brass Eagle Belt Buckle ($15)
Vintage from the 1970's, a handsome buckle made of Brass

Vintage Beaded Necklace ($20)
White, turquoise, red and black beads | Backside of pendant circles uncovered with leather | 24 inch beaded chain length | Pendant is 5 inches including tassels

Embroidered White Daisies on Pretty Periwinkle ($4)
Framed in white, with sweet white daisies on a periwinkle background | measures 8.5 inches wide

Vintage Red, Navy + Cream Clip-on Bow Tie ($22)
Look dapper in this vintage 1960's bow tie that clips onto your favorite shirt

Sweet little red transfer ware dish that depicts the Tudor home of George Washington's ancestors in Hamptonshire England | By J & G Meakin

2014 Junking Season

Posted on: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Starting next week there are some must attend events around town we thought you would like to be in the know about. From a handmade market to antique shows to a countywide Mother's Day event, San Luis Obispo boasts of some amazing locals who junk, make, and curate to bring you some really amazing stuff! Mark your calendars and treasure maps, and bring a friend, away we go!

Stitch Market ($1 entry fee)
April 24-26 (Thurs-Sat, hours vary)
Grace Church, SLO
Lovely modern, vintage, and handmade goods by more than 25 local vendors. See what makers are making right under our noses!
**PSST: we have new inventory saved exclusively for this event, you won't see it in store!

Three Speckled Hens ($7-15 entry fee)
May 3-4 (Sat & Sun, 10-4p (Earlybird 8-10a)
Paso Robles Event Center
A biannual event that specializes in selling one-of-a-kind antique and vintage items. Over 100 vendors participate, selling everything from antiques and vintage to re-purposed treasures. Three Speckled Hens has been ranked as one of the nation’s top antique shows, and it’s right in our backyard!

Junking Trail (free!)
May 9-10 (Fri & Sat, 11-4p)
SLO County (9 participating locations)
Take a scenic—yet efficient—tour up and down the 101 on this collaborative trek with vintage shops in SLO County. Some locations are hosting a pop-up local vendor selling goodies and gifts for Mother’s Day. Bring your mom or send her a treat from the Trail!
**PSST: we are hosting Orange Blossom Creative, a sweet local florist who uses reclaimed vessels to house her arrangements!

Remnants of the Past ($15 entry fee)
June 28-29 (Sat & Sun, hours vary)
Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA
This antique show started in San Luis Obispo as a gathering of unique, creative vendors in one place and has grown to over 100 participating vendors. We are sad to see it leave our county, but now, it’s a great excuse for a road trip!

aHah! Magazine Launch (free publication)
First issue available at Three Speckled Hens Show and then again at locations along the Junking Trail.
A Happy, Artful Home Magazine exposes the aHah! moments all around the Central Coast. Be inspired by locals and their creative take on their places and spaces.
**PSST: We are so honored to have been included in the first issue, check out our article!

If you have questions about or would like fliers to any of these events, drop by Ruby Rose, our doors open today at 11a!

The Weekly Six

Posted on: Monday, April 21, 2014

Before we open our doors for the week, check out our top six picks. We are constantly updating our inventory, so we want to keep you in the loop of the new things coming in. So today we bring you:

1: A blanket that carries its own weight, or at least comes with its own carrying case. This Pendleton duo is worth gold to those wandering hearts who need to stow-a-way in their truck or trailer.

2: Lotion and oil up, time to hit the sandy shores! This vintage beauty is the swimsuit of the season: think fifties' pin-up girl meets Shell Beach in 2014 and yes, all those whistles are directed at you.

3: Belts, belts, belts, can I get a yee-haw?! There's enough for the whole family: John, Billy, Bob and your trusty steed Silver Star. Even some for the ladies: embossed floral prints and embroidered buckles. Mix and match and keep your pants on.

4: Okay, game time: how many words can you make from the word PHARMACY? H-A-R-M...A-R-M-Y...Y-A-M...R-A-P...the biggest word wins! An endless source of entertainment as well as a adornment for any shelf or wall, these initials are shinny gold and sold individually.

5: This frame is magic: it gets a ginormous oak to fit into your living room or onto your desktop and it doesn't even weight a pound! A print that inspires reflection, radiates beauty, and brings nature indoors is not one we easily overlook.

6: And finally, we bring you the piece de resistance: the purse to end all purses. It is worth stop by the store today, if just to take a gander at this lovely in the flesh.

Ruby Around Town Vo. 3

Posted on: Friday, April 18, 2014

It's been a very full week with us at the rose...

(1) The week started out with one of my besties helping me out at the shop. After work we felt like we deserved a treat, so we did! Scout Coffee is San Luis's newest coffee house and we especially like their lil milkshakes. A perfect size for a refreshment.

(2) Road trip south...our most awesome crew covered us for the day so that we could extend our trip! First stop is one of our favorite boutiques, Plenty, in Santa Ynez. We follow them on insta (@plentyboutique) and the dresses they have been posting lately made us high tail it down...and we didn't come back empty handed!

(3) Second stop was another favorite shop, Wet Sand. It is in Ventura and is a curated surf lifestyle shop - we love their clothing, jewelry, and other casual living necessities.

(4) After a good nights' sleep in a friends' trailer - home away from home when in L.A. - we shopped the Rose Bowl for boots, clothes, purses, and jewels. We try not to let all of the other amazing merchandise keep us from focusing on the task at hand, but it is very hard.

(5) Back to San Luis to rest up so that we could hit the road for a very important appointment with one of our favorite suppliers! The mister and I hit the road again (very early) to pick from a container that was loaded in Texas. We love our new items and they should hit the store next month....stay tuned!

(6) All this work, we needed a bit of play! Yep, Bingo was it's name-o. A handful of us got our game on and had a lot of laughs. Next time we hope to win!! 

Yep, that was just one week. Oh boy. How has your week been? Do anything exciting?

P.S. In case ya missed it:

The Weekly Six

Posted on: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Before we open our doors for the week, check out our top six picks. We are constantly updating our inventory, so we want to keep you in the loop of the new things coming in. So today we bring you:
1: You can judge a book by its cover- at least when it is a hardback, letterpressed classic. We have loads of old books stacked high, worth collecting a little dust on your shelf or being read on a lazy afternoon. They are just as good inside as they are out!

2. Keep it brief- case, that is. Skinny and sleek, we think this leather briefcase puts the pro in professional.

3. Get on the dance floor or dance around town with these brown pups on your feet! When it's not yet sandal weather, but too hot for boots, oxfords are the answer.

4. I love you, California. We proudly wave this flag around, paying homage to our true blue skies and happy spirits, we not-so-secretly think our state is just the best.

5. Why eat it when you can juice it? Vintage juice glasses make you feel like kid again and healthier than ever. Plus, who doesn't love primary-colored tulips, stars, and squirrels?

6. With five shelves and two drawers, this vintage piece multiplies space and interior style. Once a refrigerator box, now a linen closet. Or...what would you use this beauty for?

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