Posted in Lifestyle

by Cathy

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    Whether dining, catching the sights or simply taking a walking tour is your thing, there is plenty to do in the aristocratic city of Charleston. Here are a few of our favorites!   SEE   Buy local gifts. Located on Market Street between Meeting and East Bay Streets, the Old City Market offers… Read more »

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Posted in Antiques & Art, Lifestyle

by Cathy

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  Readers of Conde Nast Traveler magazine have voted Charleston the Number One city in the United States and it is certainly easy to see why. South Carolina’s oldest city is filled with a rich heritage that includes an array of architectural styles and some of the best antiques and culinary delights in the country…. Read more »

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Posted in Vintage Collectibles

by Guest Blogger

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By Blythe Grossberg Founder of The Vintage Grabber     KPM is one of the finest china manufacturers in the world, and each of its pieces is made of high-quality porcelain and hand painted. Also known as Konigliche Porzellan Manufaktur, KPM began in Berlin in 1761 and was soon after purchased by Frederick the Great,… Read more »

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Posted in Jewelry, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

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  Green is the color of money and abundance, jade and emeralds and spring and renewal. And it’s the color of shamrocks which is synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day. In commemoration of this celebrated holiday, why not add a little green to your life with a few treasures from our shops? Happy St. Pat’s Day… Read more »

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Posted in Categories, Dolls

by Guest Blogger

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  The dolls make me do it. What, you may ask? It all started with my life-long love of dolls.  Sometime between high school and married with children, dolls exited my life.  Years later, seeing Coleman’s Encyclopedia of Doll Clothes in a bookstore, I realized that adults could study and collect dolls.  I visited that… Read more »

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Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

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    We are mad about Meissen at Ruby Lane! We recently partnered with the writer Tamara Stephenson’s fabulous blog Nest by Tamara to bring their readers a great history lesson on this beautiful porcelain. (Simply click on Nest by Tamara to read the article). If you’d like to begin or add to your own Meissen… Read more »

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Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

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By Blythe Grossberg Founder of Vintage Grabber     Bakelite, the first synthetic plastic, is perhaps best known today as the material that composes wonderful vintage jewelry pieces, most commonly in opaque hues of butterscotch and pea green and less commonly in jet, red, and “end-of-the-day” colors that were created by swirling together the resins… Read more »

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