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Rainy Day

Posted on: Friday, January 27, 2012

About this time of year, I can usually be found around my garden waiting for the little green sprouts to appear on the hydrangeas, lilacs, roses and just about anything that has gone away for winter. I can also be seen watching the clock around 5ish and wondering if it is staying light out later in the day. What can I say, I am a big fan of spring!

This past monday was rainy, and I was a bit antsy. I opened the recent Elle magazine to help pass the uneasiness and to my surprise, I was quickly transformed. This was the ad that got me smiling.

I wanted to photoshop myself right in between these perfect people. The advertisment just called me in. Maybe it was the lovely lace against the rock wall, maybe it was the gorgeous women beautifully dressed, or maybe it was the men in their classic simplicity with crisp white tees and trousers. I am certain that the sun kissed tans and the beautiful fabrics were speaking to me.

A few pages further was this. IMG_0039

Once again, no words, just beautiful fabrics and accessories (they make me swoon). I am loving the pleated skirts and the vibrant colors for spring (this is coming from someone who dresses in beige and cream).

This page was such a breath of fresh air! So soft, so feminine.IMG_0041

Loving the vintage influence in these!

Next, I opened the Marie Claire Maison October issue and was instantly motivated by these photos.IMG_0049IMG_0051IMG_0052IMG_0053

I can hardly wait to get to the store and move things around!

GIVEAWAY! [Giveaway Closed]

Posted on: Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Welcome to our first giveaway here on Ruby Rose! We've had so much fun blogging this year and this is just a way for us to celebrate and thank you for reading! We're giving away this leather tooled purse to one lucky reader. It's the perfect little size for your phone, keys, money, and's hands-free shopping with this baby!

To enter, simply like our Facebook page (you can keep up with us there!) and then come back and comment on this post. Giveaway will end on February 1st 11:59 PST. Thanks for being here and good luck!

Our Post On Emily, Not Exactly Emily Post

Posted on: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

We are constantly in awe of our customers/friends styles and talents. One of our favorites is miss Emily--she is not only a customer and the best dang barista, but has been part of our Ruby Rose family.

Em and her family have a love of music, art, and vintage, and we were able to score some photos of inside her cool world (lots of lovelies which she has adopted from The Rose).

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These curtains are beautiful! A perfect fit!

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Love the Jetson-style lamp...and the grooovy ball and chain.

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I am wondering if these CD's are alphabetized or categorized??

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What can I trade for that headboard??!!! (Pretty lighting on the end tables from The Rose)

When I first met Emily at the shop, she was looking for frames. She mentioned that she had asked a handful of friends to paint her pictures of robots and that these would hang in her bathroom. I must admit, I couldn't picture it, but now that I see them, I think "Of course, robots!".

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We followed up the house tour with an interview...!

Ruby Rose: Thank you for the peek inside your living space, Emily! Can I ask you a few questions?
Emily: But of course.

RR: Can you remember the first album/CD that you bought?
EM: My first cassette tape that I purchased with my own money was Green Day.

RR: Who are you listening to these days?
EM: I love being recommended new things. I keep the Black Keys, Sharon Jones, The Dap Kings, Avett Brothers, and Adele on a regular rotation.

RR: What are you inspired by? What fills you up?
EM: Laughter, passionated music with big highs and deep lows. The love I have for my daughter, Lily. Art, new and old.

RR: A perfect day off is...
EM: Sally Loo's coffee. My lovely friends faces. A rainy day antique shopping in Cambria. Music, music, music. A good movie before bed.

RR: Your favorite indulgence is...
EM: Anything Sally Loo's creates fills my belly with joy. Singing and dancing in the company of my work companions.

RR: Do you have any parting words?
EM: Collect quotes. You never know when you're going to need one.

Thank you for your time and for inspiring us, Emily!


Posted on: Thursday, January 19, 2012


Nope, you are not seeing a double post. Look closer!
We have changed the date due to the weather!
Our sale is now on January 28th, and not this weekend, the 21st.
Take note! Thanks for reading.


Posted on: Monday, January 16, 2012


By now you know about our fundraising season here at The Rose. Our first event is going to be a huge yard sale!!! We have had a lot of really fun donations--come by and find something you need. If you have any gently used items that might help us raise $$$, please contact us ASAP. See you there!

The Romantics

Posted on: Friday, January 13, 2012

We all have colors and styles that we are just drawn to. We can relate it to a time period that calls to us, or a feeling when you are sporting these pieces. This collection is one of my favorites, it is void of color, although it can stand alone.

Creams, whites, greys, taupes--out of africa--prairie walks--summer days--cottons, linens, lace...
White used to be over after labor day, a major no no, but now it works year round.
Vintage and modern alike, it always flows...

Country Living?

Posted on: Thursday, January 5, 2012

Jenn, my beautiful talented partner in this blogging world emailed me this morning, "Any posts for this week?" I had been on a much needed four full days off, and was committed to getting my house, yard, garage, and self in working order. "Uh, no I don't." Dang, I have been thinking non-stop about work, but only in the year-end, inventory, bill-paying way...not in a creative or filled-up way.

While running errands, I stopped in Barnes & Noble for a magazine/book fix. This is a story of how my 'ah' turned into 'ugh'.


...And this is where my rant starts. If you ask Kathy, Kim or Jenni about my rants, they will roll their eyes like I am craaazy! They usually stop me before I get this far, but Kathy is away being a baby nurse, Kim is also enjoying days off, and Jenni is with her boys.

Anyways, I pick up the first magazine I purchased, Country Living, which is odd, because I haven’t bought this mag in maybe a year. I sit down to relax and read, and OK, here it comes...out of the first 38 pages, 23 of those are ads, and 11 of them are medically related! I look at the cover to make sure it wasn't a health related issue...nope it's not. This is messing with my relaxing, inspiring afternoon. Throughout the remainder of the issue, there are 12 more medically related ads for a whopping 23!


So as I am looking to be inspired but I am now stressed out about: lung function, COPD, joint damage, depression, heart palpitations, the flu, arthriitis, osteoarthritis, heartburn, cholesterol, etc. There is also info on a metabolism boosting powder for my 'bikini plan' (dang, I hadn't started to even think about my 'bikini plan!'). There is also vaginal cream (we wont even go there), and finally on page 129 of 134 pages, there is a correction tucked back there to straighten out a 'wrong impression' that Boniva may have given in regards to postmenopausal osteoporosis!! I realize that magazines must sell ad space, but this is decorating/recipe magazine. Come on, guys.


Ok, that felt good.

Kathy, Kim and Jenni, I want you to know that this was the edited version. You were fortunate to not hear the full rant.

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