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Pop-up Floral Shop at Gus & Ruby!

Valentine’s Day is almost here and we are making it easy to shop for your sweetheart (or bestie:)! Stop by the store next Saturday, February 13th (the day BEFORE Valentine’s Day) and pick up a gorgeous bouquet by Sweet Annie Floral + Design, at our pop-up floral shop. Not only will Katie have beautiful arrangements, she will also be selling some single blooms which you can pair with our best-selling ceramic bud vases. And while you’re here, plan on grabbing a few cards for the loves in your life! See? We told you we were making it easy:)

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We’re having a Valentine’s Day pop-up Candy Shop!



Valentine’s Day is coming right up (it’s this coming Saturday, folks!) and we can’t wait! This year, we’re having a pop-up candy shop full of all your favorite penny candy, darling letterpress tags and beautiful ribbon. Stop in and fill a bag with sweets for your sweetie, grab the perfect card and top it off with a thoughtful gift and you’ll certainly give Cupid a run for his money. 

The pop-up shop will take place Friday and Saturday (10am-6pm) so whether you’re a plan-ahead type or a last minute kind of Valentine, we’ve got you covered!

Check out a few of our favorite Valentine’s Day cards and gifts below and check out more cards HERE. We hope to see you soon!

The perfect card: 

(Cards, top image to bottom image: Oddball Press, Gus & Ruby Letterpress, Sugar Paper, Rifle Paper, Mr. Boddington’s Studio, The Social Type)
And some lovely gifts
 For an at-home spa day:

  
For a romantic meal: 

For a cozy weekend in the mountains: 


(Gifts, top image to bottom image: Herbivore Botanicals, Hand in Hand Soap Co., Kinfolk Table, Mason Shaker bar set, Baggu weekender, Rifle In Bloom books)
 

Be Mine, True Love, I like-like you…

Do you know what day is right around the corner? February 14th, the most loveiest day of the year! (If you guessed Friday the 13th you were correct but until someone makes a card that say “Sorry that black cat crossed your path this morning” cards I don’t think I’ll be writing a Friday the 13th blog post)
Gus & Ruby has all the “loves” covered: true love, platonic love, i like-like you, we’ve been together for way too long love, making sure you didn’t just accidentally say i love you for the first time on a card love.
Our Valentine’s Day cards have been arriving for weeks now and its been so hard to not show them all you until now. Since February is only a few days away I thought it was finally time.
First off, how great are these tattly love notes for kids to give to all their classmates! 
(above photos courtesy of Tattly)
We have a few more sets in the store as well, like these great postcards, sweet heart noteset, and tiny love notes to say “I Love You” every day!
  (above photos courtesy of Rifle)
(above photos courtesy of Rifle)
(above photos courtesy of Smock)

(above photos courtesy of Emily MeDowell)


For your Valentine
(above photos courtesy of Rifle Paper)

(above photos courtesy of Sugar Paper)

(above photos courtesy of Sugar Paper)

(above photos courtesy of Rifle Paper)

 
 (above photos courtesy of The Social Type)

 (above photos courtesy of The Social Type)
(above photos courtesy of Dear Hancock)

(above photos courtesy of Smock)

(above photos courtesy of 9th Letterpress)

(above photos courtesy of One Canoe Two)


For your Love
(above photos courtesy of Smock)

(above photos courtesy of Hartland Brooklyn)

(above photos courtesy of Moglea)

(above photos courtesy of 9th Letterpress)

(above photos courtesy of Idlewild)
(above photos courtesy of Hartland Brooklyn)

(above photos courtesy of Sugar Paper)
(above photos courtesy of People I’ve Loved)


(above photos courtesy of Ladyfinger Letterpress)


(above photos courtesy of Banquet)


(above photos courtesy of Ladyfinger Letterpress)



For Laughs and Friends
(above photos courtesy of Emily McDowell)


(above photos courtesy of Emily McDowell)
(above photos courtesy of Emily McDowell)
(above photos courtesy of Smock) 


(above photos courtesy of One Canoe Two)


(above photos courtesy of Dear Hancock)


(above photos courtesy of People I’ve Loved)


(above photos courtesy of Moglea)


(above photos courtesy of One Canoe Two)


(above photos courtesy of Idlewild)


(above photos courtesy of Bench Pressed)
(above photos courtesy of Hartland Brooklyn)


(above photos courtesy of Ladyfinger Letterpress)

(above photos courtesy of Sapling Press)

Paper & Petal: A Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Flower Shop

We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting Petal Floral Design in the shop on Thursday, February 14th from 10am-7:30pm for a Valentine’s Day flower pop-up shop!

 All day, the lovely and crazy-talented Becca of Petal Floral Design will be in-store creating her signature romantic bouquets for purchase. And, of course, we’re stocked to the gils with the best of the best Valentine’s cards for your beloved.

So, stop by the shop next Thursday and pick-up all you need to woo your one and only (or your best friend, mama, sweet Aunt Cathy….or anyone you want to send some love to this Valentine’s Day, really!). A love note + one of Becca’s stunning creations will be just the sweetest combo for your Valentine this year!

All the love,
Gus & Ruby Letterpress and Petal Floral Design

Photos by the uber-amazing Hello Love Photography.  Thank you, Casey! 

Valen-times…

Happy February 1st Gals & Pals!

You know what I was realizing this past week?
Next to Christmas, Valentines comes a close second in the “Most Rad & Awesome Holiday” category, for me.
It’s always been that way.
Maybe it stems from the fact that my great aunt Pegs quilted hearts into all my crib bedding and so that shape has forever been etched in my subsconcious.

Or the fact that my mum used to draw hearts for me to color in with my pack of 96 Crayola brights. And I mean, would draw them DAILY because I was a crayon obsessed maniac as a child.

It could also be the fact that pink and red, together, are like sweet, sweet symphony.

I can tell that you totally get what I’m saying right now…

A lot of people dislike Valentines though. With a passion that’s severe and kind of awful. And while I can appreciate that everyone has the right to think what they want, I like to think that Valentine’s Day is a day that acts as a friendly reminder to share some love. Because sometimes we get bogged down in work and stress and we forget to tell those we love how awesome they are.

**Note I’m not saying the work and stress are excuses.
Because we can all do better.
I’m just saying that reminders are important.
Plus, let’s face it… how often do you tell all the people you should, just how much you love them?

See.
I’m right.
You don’t say it enough…
And don’t go pulling that, “well, if I say it too much it’ll lose it’s meaning”…
There’s no pulling the wool over my eyes on this one peeps.
I’ve got you all figured out.

And so, in the interest of fun and fair competitive nature, I’m challenging you to give someone a Valentine this year who will not likely be expecting one. This goes out to all of you Valentines nay-sayers, too.
It’s a healthy, good-natured challenge… and you’ll feel great doing it.
Believe you me.

Come and see us at Gus & Ruby’s and we’ll hook. you. up.
You’ll be passing out the BEST Valen-timesy love notes this side of the Piscataqua!
Because, you know, we don’t mess around when it comes to gifties and love notes.
No Sir-ree, Bob. 

(just a small assortment of cards from Rifle Paper Co. available now at Gus & Ruby Letterpress)

Don’t ‘cha just love, love?!
xo Lizzy