The Block Shop

I first heard of Ali from ‘Alice May Stationery’ when I bought a Dippy Egg board in 2012.  I just loved the clever design, fun and quirky nature and have bought several as gifts since.    The Dippy Egg board was one of the first products on the shelves at The Ruby Orchard and remains one of our best sellers.  Ali’s range of gift tags and Christmas tags have also flown off our shelves. 

With their passion for functional design Ali and her husband Richard have been working timelessly on a new range of boards to make your kitchen work that little bit better and with such style! On 21st July 2014  The Block shop was launched, Well done Ali and Richard!  Go and check it out now!  The photos by Derryn Semple and photo compositions are simply stunning, they are so well styled and show off the clever products beautifully.

The quirky foodie blocks are made from bamboo and can be customised and engraved to make an extra special gift.

The Dippy Egg board

 The Cheese Block

 The Snack Block

The Braai Block

 The Carving Block

I cannot wait to receive my order and will never have to search for the perfect wedding present again!

The Ruby Orchard team wish Ali and Richard all the best with the new range.


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