Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Niche Market

See you at the Niche Market!!

Academy Gallery Inveresk, 10-4 this Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

And for all of you that have been wanting franrosie bags, I finally made some :)

See you there,
Rachael xox

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

woohoo, more pictures for you xxx


More fabulous journals from Isis, another amazingly talented local.....

Beautiful prints from Eloise, romantic and whimsical with a hint of something waiting to happen....

Shagpile brooches, perfect gift for brightening up an outfit or bag. This girl must have the best fabric collection and must be constantly inspired, her creations just get cooler and cooler xx

delicious candles and lotions from Annie of Red Bamboo - yum yum yum

Amazing print from Leanne Ellis

more gorgeous earrings from the beautiful and inspiring Marisa.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Sorry I haven't posted for so long, having camera issues :)

To anyone who popped down Thurs, Fri or today, HUGE apologies for not being open.....

My lovely seven year old nephew, who is now well and happy if not a little bit sore, was hit by a car on Thursday, so we have been up at the hospital keeping him company. Happy to say he was able to go home today.

If anyone needs anything or would like to pick up anything that they have ordered in, feel free to call me 0420971866 and I can open up for you.

Wishing you a beautiful weekend,
Rachael xox

Friday, August 21, 2009

Cards and Stationery

gorgeous journals from Isis and some hideyo flowers

My eldest daughter Amy and I were having a bit of a leisurely wander through town the other day and we had just picked up some paper bags for the shop and she was telling me how many things she wanted from the office supplies store and I decided that she was old enough for the 'talk' :)
The chat went as follows.... ' you know baby girl, that we are a rare breed. Not everyone loves stationery, some people like it and others think its ok, some aren't even aware of it's power but for a few of us it is simply intoxicating and when you find someone else that loves it as much as you do, keep them close they will be a friend forever:)' I have always been in love with paper and stickers and envelopes and smelly diaries, good smelly, (actually even not so good smelly is ok but that is for old books that you find in second hand shops) erasers and when i was little we used to get fabulous scratch and sniff stickers for doing great work in class, I could go on......

So this week all the way from San Francisco are the beautiful letter press cards and notepads from small square design...
And from Aussie locals, Able and Game, these guys are hilarious and I am super proud to have them in store, I am always a bit partial to a witty card.....

if i was a zombie in a George Romero film I would totally eat your brain first, is a favourite :)

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Romance galore xxx

How dreamy are these new additions ???

I love them and I love that my man thinks they are just as amazing as I do, truly stunning prints by Leanne Ellis from the UK.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

The Ruby Pear along with Lyrebird (steiner toys) from Hobart, Tonic and Loz and Dinny will be at The Steiner Playgroup at the bottom end of French Street in Launceston today 11-3

see you there,
Rachael x

Monday, July 27, 2009


I would like to offer my sincere apologies to everyone who has visited the store over the last week during normal opening hours and found a closed door. I have an extended family member that is very sick in hospital and at the moment Jeremy and I are needing to stay with her around the clock until the situation is under control. Since we also have children this has become quite a juggling act so this is why the shop has been closed. At this point I will be trying to be open Thurs, Friday, Saturday 10-5, this will continue indefinately.

I thank you in advance for your understanding,
Rachael xox

Monday, July 20, 2009

See I do have a camera! x

mosaic candles from red bamboo - hurry, i keep buying these for house warming gifts!
cherry stew dress, little blue wren - amazing bird tee, spunky little slippers from pedrosprout, crochet owl, fock space dinosaur and some brooches from Ange Pugh
got to love the star from hideyo, perfect from the nursery to your own home
vintage button hair bands 
this blanket has already found a home but you can order another and the fishy is by me also.

More pics tomorrow.

Stay dry gorgeous people,
Rachael xox

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

more Ruby goodness

I have two fabulous repurposed journal from Isis, these gorgeous handbound journals have beautiful covers from old books and one is from a scrabble board, very cool.

The always gorgeous Heather from belle-bird brought me in some more owl brooches, red robin brooches and some fabulous felt hair accessories. There is also the cutest little felt turtle, perfect for a young lady:)

Ange Pugh - sterling silver jewellery, some rings and pendants and the promise of brooches, beautiful.

Sam and Maya, the super talented and always amazingly down to earth duo from hideyo brought in some great wallets, clutches and bags.

I will take some photos tonight as I am hoping Aus Post brings me loads of goodies today!!

Wishing all a beautiful day,
Rachael x

Friday, June 26, 2009

who? me? a blog slacker? couldn't be!;)

Ok, ok, i know.  I haven't put up any photo's and I never write anything, I will try to rectify this (she types meekly)

I have some beautiful new prints in of gorgeous birds and a couple of bunnies

i also have delicious new candles from the gorgeous Annie of Red Bamboo fame, you want to EAT them they smell so good, although i don't recommend it, could make you bit sick;)

hmmmn what else, you ask???

The talented Bec of Branched Out has brought me in some fantastic cards and earrings and I think there might be more goodies to come...

Pink dragon hoodies and pants from Paul and Paula, should be here early next week.

not sure if I told you about the belle bird creations from Heather that I have?  Well I have gorgeous felted pea pod brooches, leather owl brooches and gorgeous little posy hair clips.

Black Eyed Susie some how found the time to drop me in some hair clips and ties, thank you gorgeous xx

and well that will do for now, its wet and wild outside so I am closing early this Friday night to catch up with an old friend over a bevvy or two, enjoy your weekend and feel free to drop in say hi to Maggie and I xox

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

why i have been out of touch.

sorry all.
in process ofmoving house and have been without the internet, at the library right now!!!
Should all be back to normal soon xox

Friday, May 22, 2009


more hotcakes from pedrosprout, these booties sell fast so don't miss out!

and I had a delivery of the most amazing pendants I have ever seen, they are made up of china shards that are washed up on the shore of the D'Entrecastaeux Channel (probably should have googled the spelling of this one!) from some of the many shipwrecks around Tasmania.  They are obviously all one of a kinds and they feel wonderful also, these will become someones favorite necklace for sure, a wonderful gift, hint hint;)

hmmn, what else???

Oh I made some blankets from the beautiful merino wool from Waverly Woolen Mills.

and some softies an owl, a fish and a little cat (i think, could be a bear, who knows!) that comes with her own apron skirt, a scarf and a bag.

If you can't make it in I will post some photo's tonight, I promise xox

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

cool stuff for boys

This has to be a quick post as I am off to work but....
the postie just arrived with 2 big bags of goodies from Paul and Paula
hoodies and trackies from size 1-4 just perf
ect for boys but as with all boy stuff a little chicky could wear them too

check it out!!!!  the shark hoodie... deh den deh den deh den.....aaaaaaaaagrh!!!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

At last some photo's!!!

Bag by hideyo - made from an entire pair of trousers, very cool!  mohair, bamboo scarves by treefern, hurry this is all i have left, this girl is proving to be a fast seller.  Beautiful girls dresses by Loz and Dinny.
Mandala necklaces by Margarita Sampson, stunningly unique and beautiful to display.  Hand carved wooden earrings by the talented Oliver Strutt, also in store the most amazing huon pine bead necklace you will ever see.
crown and pear by ephemeral republic, dinosaur by fock space, owl by poppylane, dress by cherry stew, booties by pedro sprout and organic cotton blanket by franrosie (knitted by Mum!)  in background are bonnets by loz and dinny.
the window
The Ruby Pear. 

Thursday, May 14, 2009

late night shopping

Just a reminder that Fridays are late night shopping day!!!
The Ruby Pear will be open 'til 8pm.

Cherry Stew

Wow, today I had the stunning Madeleine Somers and her daughter Tilly pop into the shop with some of the most stunning girls skirts, dresses and velvet capes.  She has left me with some of her summer stock that is perfectly fine for winter when teamed with tights and skivvies and the order will be made very soon for the drool worthy winter stock.  Ruby red soft cord swing dresses, deep purple too and if I'm quick enough there may be some teal blue left also.  Cherry Stew hasn't been stocked in Tasmania before  so I am very proud to have the label as part of The Ruby Pear.  Currently sizes range from 1-6 but hopefully we can get something for the 8-12 age group soon and fingers crossed the womens range isn't far behind.  They are made to last and each garment is designed to be hard to grow out of, they are on the higher end of the price scale but well worth it, I personally think that for the time they will last they are essentially a bargain!!!  The quality of these garments is super impressive, the materials are beautiful and they are fully lined, these are the  clothes that your daughters  will give their daughters in 20 or 3o years, they are made to stand the test of time,  Just beautiful.

you can see some pictures here

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New stock arriving soon....

beautiful recycled chenille baby rattles in apples and pears.  Delicious!!!

Cute little chenille scotty dogs and more goodies from same designer, Leah from leahkl.

Monday, May 11, 2009

more new opening hours

Well, I feel ok about doing this as The Ruby Pear is still only a baby...



The hours between 10 and 2 are my busiest hours and with the late night shopping Friday nights and the four hours on the Saturday I think that it is still plenty of time for people to come shopping.  I am of course always happy to cater for retail emergency's out of opening hours and by appointment is always ok.  This way I still have plenty of time to make and hang out with my family and do the important things like homework, washing, eating, snuggling on the couch and playing cards!!!

The shop is looking very bare at the moment, everything is selling out!!!  So if you pop in, please understand that orders have been made, waiting for them to arrive:)

So new opening hours start today, see you there between 10 & 2, please let your friends know.

Love Rach xxx

Thursday, May 7, 2009

new stock

Thanks so much to everyone that visited us at the niche market, wow what a wonderful weekend!  Hats off to Selena for organising such an amazing event xxx

I have some new stock in, beautiful kids crowns and some softie pears from ephemeral rupublic and some gorgeous little softie owl brooches from a young and talented local lass and her label Alice Rose Designs (which just happens to be my 7 year old daughters name also!)
Oh and a beautiful open weave organic cotton shawl in a lovely pale mossy green.

Well Jeremy is off to Agfest with Amy for school and since he has 3 nine year  olds in his charge we thought it best that Maggie stay at the shop with me today.  So come visit us! xxx

Friday, May 1, 2009

closed for the weekend....

Hi all!

Just letting you know that I will be selling my franrosie wares and promoting The Ruby Pear at the niche market this weekend at the academy gallery at Inveresk, Sat and Sun 10-4. 

So the shop will be closed but I think I might take along some Ruby Pear goodies, support my friends and hopefully make a sizable donation to St Giles at the same time!  

See you there gorgeous people!!!!
Rach xxx

p.s.  hopefully my camera will be up and running again this weekend so I can post some more pictures, I feel lost without it.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

new shop hours

After much protest on Maggie's behalf today I have decided that weekends I will only be open 11-3.  

So new autumn/winter shop hours are-
WED, THURS, FRI  10.00-6.30
SAT & SUN                11.00-3.00

love xxx

Friday, April 17, 2009

some photo's of the shop

leather and bead necklace by Cris of blinkwink.  screenprint tree by Maya of hideyo.  baby booties by Michelle of pedrosprout.  leather clutch by me of franrosie.
more leather clutches and wallets by me, these are made of old 80's clothing and upholstery offcuts.
more recycled leather goodies from blinkwink, stella cards by zoe from zando and a stunning print by Beth-Emily.
glass beads by moonflower, felt brooches by Andria from shagpile.

'minnie' doll by Jenny from little jenny wren, bib and face washer set by zando, autumn necklace by margarita sampson, more booties from pedrosprout
hand carved wooden jewellery by Oliver Strutt, silver earrings by Marisa, franrosie leather and in the background dresses by Gemma from Loz and Dinny, knitting brooch by Cheryl

organic cotton tees with scrumptious applique by Sarah of little blue wren
This is some of the beautiful things to be found at The Ruby Pear, more goodies in store.
This is what the shop looked like yesterday, today it looks completely different!
Thanks Gemma of Loz and Dinny for forwarding me these shots.
Wishing you a wonderful day xxx

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Ruby Pear is born.

Lucky for me I get to toddle off to work soon to my beautiful little store called......The Ruby Pear.
Located at 102 Wellington Street Launceston,  right next door to Blockbuster and Davies Grand Central, so next time your dropping off a movie or grabbing some fuel, take an extra 10 minutes and pop in for a look.  
I am open 10 til 6ish wednesday to sunday and any other time by appointment.  

Well we just had the mother of all storms here today and I honestly didn't know if I would be able to make it to work in one piece!!  But it is over now so my eldest daughter Amy and I are off to work in a minute as I am now officially late!  (i was opening at 11 but decided all of 4 seconds ago that maybe 10 was a better time to open, cheeky;)

So I look forward to seeing you there

Wishing you all beautiful days,
Rachael xxx