Hip, Hip, Hooray for Taylor Kitto

Over the years, we've enjoyed having certain people stroll across the threshold of being a loved customer into joining our Ruby Crew. Taylor Kitto is no exception-she came into the store with her mother one day, and right away we loved her. She has been a great help in launching our Etsy shop alongside her own Wild Poppy Goods store.

This week, for the third time (!!!), Design Sponge featured Taylor on their Day in the Life blog series. We are so proud to have a front row seat in her dreams becoming a reality, as she lets her imagination and creativity out for all the world to notice. Her beauty, talent and carefree lifestyle is glamorous and inspiring--and most of all, possible. The 9-5 is not for all of us, and Taylor's risk into a different way of 'making it' makes us want to take a few more minutes each day to think beyond our current and path, and do a little wandering. Three cheers for our girl Taylor Kitto: hip, hip, hooray!

Collections: Pigs, Clocks & Hankies

This week, Kim shares her collections with us! (Looks like we are not the only ones who love to collect, either! We are drooling over Design Sponge's Great Collections and Ways to Display Them!)
Collections are really a reflection of your personality.
Having said that, I think I must have multiple personalities, as I like to collect lots of different things.

I collect Pig Cutting boards, because I love all things pork.

Clocks, because they remind me of certain places and times.

My Grandmother collected handkerchiefs, so I am collecting them, too. I am partial to the ones with scalloped edges. 
I also collect silver candlesticks, glass pitchers, antique keys, cookie cutters, silver spoons, vintage etched glassware, crochet tablecloths, embroidered pillowcases, buttons, bird pictures and donkeys.

Oh, and my latest collection is old dice. I found the green celluloid at a flea market and I’ve already added some red celluloid that I purchased at a garage sale.

If you shop at Ruby Rose, you may have gotten to take advantage of one of my many collection purges. In order to keep things under control, I occasionally sort through my stashes and part with some of the bounty. That is part of what makes collecting fun for me, is knowing when it's time to let it go . So when I find something I never knew existed, but love instantly, I know it can go home with me.