Monday, July 22, 2013

Ruchettes, meet Bobbi! Bobbi, meet our Ruchettes. ♥ If you're wondering who thought up the brilliant idea of the mason jar tumbler you love using every day, well, we've just introduced you to her! We love her & her products for making our morning and afternoon refreshments so much more fun and stylish to sip on! And doesn't she just look darling in our colorblocked dress?! We absolutely think so. Get to know this darling entrepreneur and try the Peach Tea recipe she made just for us below!

Tell us a bit about how you started selling the adorable mason jar tumbler.
The idea came up on a summer day two years ago while I was with my two best friends. We were thrifting around town, sipping iced coffee from mason jars and were annoyed by the inconvenience of taking off the whole lid every time we wanted to take a drink. A month later the "crafted" Mason Jar Tumbler lid was born. It's had a few upgrades since then but is now BPA free and locally manufactured! 

Did you ever imagine that your company would turn into what it is today?
When I listed the first Mason Jar Tumbler I remember feeling very excited and hopeful. I knew that it was something special. I've given it my whole heart and worked very, very hard building my business so it's a huge blessing to see it's growth over the past few years. Every day there are new, exciting opportunities being presented and that makes me one happy girl! To answer the question... yes. I believed I could.

Bobbi with her Retail Manager, Lisa, and her Creative Director and Photographer, Jodi.

What is a typical weekday like for you?
6:30: Wake up and head straight for the Nespresso machine!
7:30- 2:00: Return messages and fill orders while tending to my three little wild men.
2:00-4:00: Go to town for post office and local drop offs, groceries, and all other random errands.
4:00-8:00: Clean the house, make dinner and spend time with the family.
8:00-10:00: A little bit of TV, web surfing or IG before bed.

When you’re not working, what can we find you doing?
Gardening or spending time outdoors with my boys.

What’s your design style like? We bet you have the cutest kitchen and backyard parties.
I'd say my style is retro... I'm loving the 50's and 60's!

Any guilty pleasures?

Now onto a round of “this or that”!
Coffee or tea? I'm a coffee girl. Double latte with a bit of honey.
Wine or cocktails? Red wine.
Sweet or salty? Hmmm... such a hard one. I guess a little of both.
Summer or winter? Spring!
Polka dots or stripes? Polka dots make me smile.

Last but not least, which items are on your Ruche wishlist?
1. Sweet Caroline Indie Dress by Dear Creatures
2. Visionary Garden Embroidered Blouse

Peach Tea Recipe
Fill a chilled Mason Jar Tumbler with your choice of iced tea, add a few peach slices, pour a splash of ginger ale and top with fresh mint.

Thanks so much to Bobbi for letting us interview her and for sending us a wonderful recipe to try! We wish nothing but more success for your company! Be sure to take a peek at our selection and upgrade your everyday tumbler to a cute Mason jar.


If you have an Etsy shop and think your products would be a great fit in our boutique, send us an email and your line sheets in our contact us form under "Line Sheets/Indie Submissions."

  • I'm so happy for this darling mother of three boys. She did this by herself, and look how far she has come with her idea.
    Perfect job Bobbi, You're amazing.
    Your mason bars are a super accomplishment.

    Posted on July 22, 2013

  • the mason jars are wonderful. i received one of bobbi's mason jars as a birthday gift. i love it. use it everyday (when its not dirty) bobbi's mom works at my pharmacy and i just love her. she told me to check this out today. Great job and keep up the good work!

    Posted on July 23, 2013