Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

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  Blue and white is the “it” color combination of the moment. From pale colors of the sea to cerulean and indigo hues, blue is cool, calm and soothing and more importantly, timeless. Whether you want a full on color riot of blue and white furnishings and accessories or add just a pop of blue and white here… Read more »

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Posted in Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

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    Unique, bizarre, one-of-a-kind, whimsical, out-of-the-box and exceptionally interesting are a few of the adjectives used to describe these curious collectibles. Whether you collect historical items or want to fill your cabinet with curiosities and your coffee table with conversation starters, no doubt a few of these items will fit the bill:    … Read more »

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Posted in Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

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  Made on the Venetian island of Murano, Murano glass has been around since 8th Century Rome. Known for its colorful forms and ethereal qualities,  glass objects can be found in everything from vases and figurines to perfume bottles, paperweights and magnificent chandeliers. Artisans employ centuries-old techniques to achieve unique glass such as crystalline, smalto (enamelled), lattino (milk glass),… Read more »

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Posted in Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

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    Looking for a creative thank-you gift for your host and/or hostess this summer? Think outside the box and give vintage. Make a memorable impression (and maybe be invited back) with one of these items:   Cocktail napkins are a perfect way to show your gratitude and always a necessity. These whimsical napkins complete… Read more »

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Posted in Dolls

by Guest Blogger

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      The delightful Musée de la Poupée-Paris is a private doll museum that houses over 600 dolls on the 3rd Arrondisement. Ruby Lane consultant and doll expert Rachel Hoffman sat down with the museum’s Director Samy Odin for this insightful interview.   Q: We know at the Musee de la Poupee, you seek to encourage, promote,… Read more »

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Posted in Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

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  Vintage pottery is one of the hottest collectibles on the market today.  For many it’s an obsession and a lifelong love as well as an investment. Pottery as an art form began in the 1870s around the time of the Arts and Craft craze where signed and numbered decorative figurines were the order of… Read more »

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Posted in Dolls

by Cathy

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      In just four days from now, our dolls are going to be live in Kansas City at the United Federation of Dolls (UFDC) 2015 Doll Convention! Right now, the dolls of Ruby Lane are enjoying the crisp Aspen air in Colorado. Join the dolls as we take a look back on their… Read more »

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Posted in Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

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    Why use a plain (and might I add boring) terra cotta pot from your local garden center when there are so many wonderful vintage urns and pots available? A stone urn from France and cast iron planter are just a few of the handsome containers available from the shops of Ruby Lane that will add… Read more »

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