Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Ruby’s Country Cupboard


The daughter and I visited a small local business which
is nearby. Although it has been here a few years now
this was to be my first visit.

Inside is the most beautiful prim decor and country items.
I have been and saw a lot of prim items but they had so many
new items that I had not saw before.
I saw beautiful tin ware, birdhouses, lamps, furniture
and painted items.
They also make their own candles.
Outside is some wonderful garden art items and some
whimsy for the garden too.
They also have jams and jellies, jewelry and signs.


They  had stacks of fruit crates near one building 
and of course now I wish I had grabbed up a couple.
But they are not far away so a return visit is in the future.


A little green house was made from windows and
if I had the room to haul it would have been in my garden.



It is currently occupied by a metal rooster.

I had been wanting a sign for my new rose garden
and had looked everywhere for the right one
so I was thrilled when I spotted this one and grabbed
it up real fast.


This Lord Baltimore Hibiscus was so large and
full of giant beautiful blooms.


This large bed of lilies was so gorgeous.


I fell in love with these metal bugs. They were so cute
and she had them in  three different sizes.
Wouldn’t that green one look good in the woodland bed?
I wonder if it chases away deer.


So for all of you locals or Ohio  visitors to the Hocking
Hills State Parks stop by the store located at 16734 Route
#374about 2 miles west of the junction of Route #678.
Hours are Monday – Saturday 10am to 6 pm.
Sunday 11 am to 5 pm. Closed on Wednesdays.

Happy Gardening Everyone !!!


Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Looks like my kind of place! I will have to check it out next time I am down that way!~Hugs, Patti

madcobug said...

A beautiful header picture you have up now.
Ruby's looks like a place I would love to visit. Helen

Gatsbys Gardens said...

Wish I could meet you at Ruby's. You know I love all that stuff!


Floridagirl said...

Cute stuff! I love those bugs.

A Garden of Threads said...

Oh I wish I was close enough, just love the the bugs. And yes it would look wonderful in my woodland garden. Sigh!:(

jodi (bloomingwriter) said...

Looks like a fun place to visit, Lona. And by the way (as I play mad catchup again), I love your blue header picture!

Kimberly said...

Great local business...so many neat things! I like the green bug too...looks too friendly, though. Definitely won't scare the deer away. I like your sign...nice choice!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Oooh, I'd love to spend some time browsing there. The sign you chose is perfect for your garden.

Stephanie said...

oh yes those bugs will make wonderful addition to any garden :-D Chase deer away? Maybe add some sound effect he he... Those hibiscuses are adorable. I am sure you are going to be there again right? Miss anything that you didn't get there? he he...

Oh regarding the Chinese bellflower, the pink is also new to me. When I saw it I immediately fell for it ;-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

I would go crazy in a place like that. I'd be a regular there. Very cute sign that you got for your garden.

The Redneck Rosarian said...

Great place to visit. Love the rose sign.

Rosemary said...

What an interesting place , will be giving it a visit.

Rebecca @ In The Garden said...

What a charming place! I'm glad you found a sign for your rose garden. I think a bug or 2 might have made it home with me.... :)

Roses and Lilacs said...

What a cute little shop. That is the kind of place I love to visit. They always seem to carry unusual and handcrafted things.

Anonymous said...

Hey, I've seen that place before! We'll have to stop sometime. But with all this heat, we haven't felt like hiking down in the Hills lately, can you blame us? We'll certainly go in the fall. I can't resist the colors. I think you and I need to cut down on the amount of seeds we try to grow. System Fail! LOL I just won't tell you that I have more on order right now.

bennie and patsy said...

I love the sign
The rose in my post is a peace rose. The white is Pope John Paul 11

Dirty Girl Gardening said...


Rebecca said...

D'ya suppose that little green house would "work"? I wish I knew more about it/them...What seasons could it be used in zone 5? Could it possibly help winter plants??? (Or is it best for roosters?)

Bonnie said...

Looks like someplace I would like to wander through. Thanks for sharing.

Zoey said...

What a great place--love the metal bugs!

debsgarden said...

I love charming stores like this. I really like your new rose sign, and those bugs are the kind I want in my garden!

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Rose garden sign is lovely! I'm glad you went to that place and showed it to us! We have a big nursery/garden store here for sale, and I am thinking where to get a money printing machine!

Kate said...

Oh, yikes, quick - somebody - lock up my credit card. ;)) I love shops like these. You found the perfect rose sign and I hope you nabbed a couple of cutie pie bugs, too!