Posts by The Ruby Orchard

Business Tips – Start Wholesaling

So many creative business owners are brilliant at creating products… but when it comes to wholesaling them and getting them into store it is often difficult to know what to do.  If you are creating a product to sell remember… Retail means selling small quantities of goods to members of the public for their own use.…

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Let’s Talk Shop – Workshop round up

On Tuesday 13th February I presented an interactive, hands on workshop to fifteen amazing business ladies.  Organised by the Hooray Weddings girls as part of the Hooray Workshops series, this was truly a stunning day at a funky Umhlanga venue with eats, treats and yummy coffee to fuel the fierce brain storming and action planning.…

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Faux real?!

Artificial plants and greenery have always had a bit of a bad reputation on the interiors scene.  Many feel they are just a little bit tacky, but I have grown to love them.  Faux plants are no longer like the dusty blooms your grandma had!  Over the last few years I have seen many tastefully…

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Insta Love III

I’m sharing some of my favourite Instagram accounts to kick start your year! For home decor and stunning interiors – @huntingforgeorge  is a must follow.  This Australian brand and home store shares some beautiful spaces and products.   For pastels, ducklings, ideas, wedding things and all things pretty follow graphic designer @chels.patterson.  A regular at…

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Let’s Talk Shop

2018 is here! Are you ready?! The start of a new year is a chance to make changes, strive forward, plan from your previous year and move your business to the next level!  For small business owners the start of new year means serious action planning and making decisions about the business direction for the…

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A Gallery wall

The Ruby Orchard picture frames made by our team from reclaimed timber, old floor boards and oregon ceiling boards are one of our best selling products.  We try and keep a large range in store for you to choose from in standard pictures sizes, but we can make to order in any size you’d like. …

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We are a Jinger Jack ‘Shop in Shop’

  We are so thrilled to have been selected by the Jinger Jack team to be an official Jinger Jack ‘Shop in Shop‘  As one of the brands main stockists, holding a large range of their stunning leather bags, wallets, and now belts and ZEMP watches, we are listed as one of the six stores…

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Festive Gift Wrapping

Oh my… why do I get so obsessed with wrapping the gifts?! This year i’m going natural. Brown paper is so much cheaper than fancy wrap, better for the environment and just looks really pretty.  Now all I need to do is select the ribbon, greenery, tags, string and accessories!  I think our little laser…

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Furniture by The Ruby Orchard

Our in house team of carpenters not only refurbish unloved and unwanted finds, they make some pretty cool pieces too!   We use reclaimed timber to keep the feel raw and natural, the industrial style bases give the furniture a modern twist.   All of these designs can be made to order in any size.  Just drop…

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