Posted in Dolls

by Guest Blogger

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    While the hit TV show Mad Men renewed interest in advertising, the practice was  popular long before Don Draper and Company shed a light on the profession in its sixties heyday. Archeologists have found evidence of advertising hundreds of years old, such as outdoor displays and attention-grabbing painted signs. Advertisements have been excavated from ancient Rome… Read more »

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Posted in Vintage Collectibles

by Guest Blogger

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  Almost everyone has seen and read depictions and stories of mischievous gnomes. They are imaginary, dwarf-like characters in folk tales who live in mountains, caves, and forests guarding buried treasure. Many of us know them simply as dwarfs, elves, or leprechauns. Traditionally, gnomes were gray figurines; today most are brightly painted. They are one… Read more »

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Posted in Lifestyle

by Cathy

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  Spring marks one of our favorite times of the year when talented interior designers take over a house and weave their magic, one room at a time. It’s the season of the Decorator Show House (or showhouse as every organization has a different spelling) and here are a few of our favorites.   Kips Bay Decorator… Read more »

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Posted in Recipes

by Cathy

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  Lemon Bars Deluxe   Today’s retro recipe is courtesy of founder Thomas Johnson’s mom Ruby, who is not only the namesake and inspiration of Ruby Lane but also an incredible cook.   Bake at 350 degrees, 25 minutes till browned in a 9 x 13 pan   Ingredients:   2 cups sifted flour 1… Read more »

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Posted in Lifestyle

by Cathy

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    The world famous musical Bugsy Malone is about to hit the London stage. The musical tale of gangsters in the Prohibition era is charmingly brought to life through child actors. As a special treat for our readers in the United Kingdom (or if you are traveling across the pond this spring), the production… Read more »

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Posted in Jewelry

by Cathy

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Hoop earrings are an essential staple of every jewelry wardrobe. Small, medium or large in gold, silver or colored metals are just a few of the choices available. Gold hoops in particular are perfect for casual, business and social wear and when diamonds are added – as seen on Princess Kate Middleton above – it adds… Read more »

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Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

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Deciding which came first  – the popularity of mid-century style or mad men design is like debating the chicken versus the egg. At any rate, the sets of the series Mad Men has featured some of the best in 60s interiors. Here are a few items we think would be right at home at Don… Read more »

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Posted in Vintage Collectibles

by Guest Blogger

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    We welcome Guest Blogger Bethany Herwegh of the fantastic blog The Glamourous Housewife who shares with us a mutual love of Lucite. And be sure to check out her blog!   Hello dolls, my name is Bethany Herwegh and I am The Glamorous Housewife. As of a lover of all things vintage, I… Read more »

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