Journal: High Noon in AZ


My Love Affair with the West
For a few days,  
I get to rub elbows with the cowboys, 
talk with the traders,
and consume things from days past, 
when the West was a bit younger...


The High Noon Western Americana show
The people that come here range anywhere from the high rollers to industry folks to designers and back to average folk, who like to play make-believe for just a few hours. They come dressed to the nines in period costume, western wear or classic jeans and tennies.
Some of our favorites are Barry Friedmans-Indian trade blankets, Mark Winters-historic trading post rugs, amazing jewelry, boots, leathers and baskets...
I could talk forever about these peoples' passions and what I learned. I won't at this time, just ask me sometime when you have a few, I'd love to share!

Spring Meadows

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The wildflowers have begun to show and daylight savings is upon us.

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We think she's a beautiful painting for your dressing room or boudoir...
She looks like she's not sure what to wear either, but with a little help from Ruby Rose, she can transition from sweaters to soft pastels, floor length maxis and the perfect top for your favorite denim.

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Lets Get the Job Done

Every so often, I'll get a call from hubby (the contractor) and he'll tell me about something he found or tore out at work that I would love/would be perfect for the store. Sometimes it works out, sometimes...not so much. Recently, he hit it out of the park! This workbench/16-drawer beauty fit us perfectly. We were able to organize all of our hardware, lighting, paper goods, etc. and give them the space they needed for easy shopping.

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With Pinterest and all of the home do-it-yourself shows out there, we get a lot of requests for missing pieces for projects.

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Typewriters, globes, rulers, lamps, maps...we try to keep these types of things in stock (kind of like how a mini mart needs bottled water and m & m's).

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These drawers hold all kinds of ingredients for you.

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We love to hear where all these pieces end up. One cutie wanted to make a gift for her boyfriends grandparent's anniversary. She bought a map, made a journal, and marked out important places in their life on the map. We have another customer, Paula of Seven Gypsys, (author of One Lucky Day) who comes in to find pieces for her business of scrapbook art. When we see what she does with her finds at Ruby Rose, we are blown away!

What projects are you working on?

Color Comes Dancing in at Ruby Rose

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This makes me want to move into our store and lay down!

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That lamp is the perfect size, yes? Not too big, not too small, but just right.
And the simple shells hanging? They add such delicate music and movement.

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A trip back in time...vinyls $5/each.

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These simple and fun outfits would be perfect for your spring getaways (as well as Cochella!).

The Romantics

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.

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Creams, whites, greys, taupes--out of africa--prairie walks--summer days--cottons, linens, lace...
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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...