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September 13, 2019

We’re Hiring Retail Associates! Portland & Portsmouth!

We’re looking for some retail gurus to join our team. Both our in both our Portland, ME and Portsmouth, NH stores are hiring Retail Associates! Do you love pretty paper, hand-made objects of beauty, dreamy wedding stationery and gut-bustingly-hilarious greeting cards? If so, you might be just the gal or guy we are looking for!

We like to think we’re a pretty fun group of people to work with and we are certain that our customers are just about the best people around. Take a peek below at the position and apply by emailing us your resume, cover letter telling us why you’d be a great fit. We will be conducting interviews over the next few weeks in our Portland store and hope to have the positions filled quickly.

RETAIL ASSOCIATE
The position in a nutshell:
In this role, you will be responsible for daily operations in the retail store including (but not limited to): greeting and helping customers find the perfect item; making sales/checking out customers; receiving, unpacking and merchandising new products; tidying/cleaning the store. You’ll report directly to the Store Manager. This is a part-time, hourly position consisting of approximately 15-20 hours per week (with possible room to grow). Weekend, weekday and holiday availability is a must.

About You:
– You have retail experience and are happy helping customers and manning a register.
– You are outgoing, personable, have exceptional customer service skills and are able to establish and foster strong relationships with customers.
– You are self motivated and a quick learner.
– You are comfortable working alone and within a team and are a clear, effective communicator.
– You have a good sense of humor.

Do you want this job?! We hope so! Email your resumé to portland@gusandruby.com or portsmouth@gusandruby.com! We can’t wait to hear from you!

Custom Work

wedding invitations

July 8, 2019

Romantic Copper & Blush Nautical Invitations

Elizabeth and Travis came to us looking for the perfect stationery to set the tone for their elegant, ocean-side soiree in historic Newport, RI.

A romantic palette of blush, copper and crisp navy combined with some classic roman fonts and flowing script came together beautifully in this nautical suite. We used color layering, a custom map envelope liner and a fun metallic twine wrap with a tag to give little pops of fun to this traditional design. The end result was luxe and stunning and gave guests a sweet taste of the seaside fun to come!

Events

portland

July 2, 2019

Gauche Workshop with 1Canoe2

This past weekend, we were thrilled to host a pair of fabulous gauche painting workshops with shop-favorite vendor, 1Canoe2. For two hours, participants joined Haley from 1Canoe2 for a beginner class all about gauche painting in 1Canoe2’s signature breezy style.

Haley led the group through several exercises and everyone left with some beautiful paintings and their own set of paint & brushes. Add some sweet sips & snacks and it was a perfect event. Thanks to everyone who came and made the events such successes!

Custom Work

News

wedding invitations

May 8, 2019

Modern, Clean & Graphic Invitations

Our dear friends Lauryn & Benny allowed us the great honor to design invitations for their Boston wedding. They wanted their wedding to mix the old-school charm and New England vibe of their beloved Boston with a bit of fun and edge and architectural details to nod to their venue.  

A fun z-fold save the date booklet got guests excited for a weekend in Boston using fun wording, custom illustrations and a die-cut hang tag in the shape of their French bulldog. A Boston subway map envelope liner completed the package.

The invitation was 2 color letterpress and copper foil with a solid rust-red back side and was housed in a flat printed gatefold that was held shut with a foil-stamped sticker. The blind printed graphic lines added some fun edge without overwhelming the type-driven design. And a vellum envelope allowed guests a sneak peek of the fun gatefold before they even opened the mail. 

We paired a classic roman font, slim sans serif and hand-lettered-inspired script and used a palette of bright navy, rust red and copper foil. The invitation was printed on double-thick 100% cotton and mounted to solid color stock. As always, the pieces were lovingly letterpress printed and foil-stamped by hand on our antique presses on beautiful, textural, super thick 100% cotton paper.  

Custom Work

wedding invitations

March 8, 2019

60’s Inspired Invitations

When our friends – and wedding vendor powerhouses – Kate of Kate Dawson Events and Meg from Rodeo & Co. Photography approached us about a 60’s inspired shoot, we knew it was going to be something special. Given some free reign to design, we found inspiration in a Liberty of London fabric and the bold, bright colors of a retro kitchen.

An ombré palette of pinks and orangey reds paired with some fun Mad Men-esque fonts and fabric details made for an eye-popping suite.

Events

valentine's day

February 6, 2018

Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Floral Shops

Happening in both stores
Wednesday, February 14th
10am-6pm or until we sell out!

The Portsmouth store will feature blooms from Sweet Annie Floral Design of Newburyport, MA and the Portland store will feature blooms from Mellow Botanical of Dover, NH. We’ll have large and small bouquets available – $55 and $35 respectively.

Stop by, grab some blooms, a sweet card and a gift for your sweetie. We’ll even wrap it all up beautifully for you if you like!

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