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Milky Yellow Givre' & Baguette Sparkling Rhinestone Demi-Parure
1940s Signed B. DAVID Brilliant Rhinestone & Faux Pearl Earrings
Lovely 'Margaret Smith of Gardner Maine' Vintage Dress~Soft Floral, ...
Lover's Quarrel 'Don't Be Angry' Real Photo 1913 Postcard~Schlesinger Bros....
Lovely, Lovely Lavender Northern Tissue Ad from Better Homes & Gardens, ...
1911 Comic Postcard Large Woman in Bathtub Undivided Back
1950s Loooong Beaded Black Silk Clutch~Original Mirror, Too!
Lively Charcoal Rendering Showcases an Elegantly Cut Raincoat for Vogue, ...
About Baubles Bangles & Beads-Vintage Jewelry & Clothing
Our Service PledgeI am available to process your order during regular business hours, sometimes into the early evening, and will contact you by email the same day an actual Purchase Order is placed (unless I am sleeping...lol). I welcome your questions and comments regarding anything in the shop. I guarantee all of my items to be as described and of the finest quality vintage. Every Item is selected for its beauty, condition, and value. There are several thousand vintage treasures on display for purchase and/or being readied for sale in the near future, so please feel free to browse at your leisure and make inquiries. Email is available to you 24 hours a day and a reply will be sent by the next business day. I am happy to be of service to you and will work hard to earn your trust and repeat business. All items are shipped quickly~within 2-3 business days~after receipt of payment by Money Order or sent through PayPal. Items paid for by Personal Check will ship after the check has cleared both banks (generally 7 or so business days). If you need Express shipping, please email me and I will try my best to accommodate you. (Extra shipping charges will apply). FYI, many areas of the country east of the Mississippi still require 2 days to receive deliveries from Arizona by Express Mail products, whether shipped through the USPS or other carriers. One day service generally will only apply to areas West of the Mississippi.
About UsSince 2002 the best vintage items at fair prices. ~Time To Shop!
It's time to shop for warm knit dresses, sweaters, hats, gloves, coats, pretty scarves, leaf jewelry. and other lovely accessories in YOUR vintage style.
There is still an easy and fool proof way to find quality clothing Made In The USA~sew it yourself! Get creative, have fun and save money and time. Special Days will also be here before you know it, and Lovely Dresses are the BEST when they are home sewn...Time To Get Crafty and Shop!
Lots of vintage goodies are always arriving in both shops, so please be sure to check back regularly to find YOUR perfect collectible or gift item.
Be your own Stylist and dress your Glamour Girl here with a parade of choices to express your individuality. No matter what vintage era you wear or collect, would be Flappers to Disco Divas and their gentlemen can find over 500 beautiful choices in clothing and accessories for their shopping pleasure and purchase. Head to toe, there is something here you can just NOT resist, I promise!
Make it your resolution to add more vintage to your wardrobe and home this year and help make the world a greener place. You will be helping to sustain the environment, getting outstanding value for money, and making both of us very, very Happy!
Thank YOU for my twelve successful, joyous and memorable years here! My shop has been in the Top 50 shops for six of those twelve years here on Ruby Lane, week in and week out, and that couldn't be said without your continuing patronage and support.
My philosophy is that vintage jewelry, clothing and accessories are meant to be WORN and admired, and I believe that vintage and antique pieces look absolutely smashing whether worn as a complete fashionable statement of an elegant bygone era or combined with modern clothing pieces and accessories. In alignment with that philosophy, the items I display for sale are in the finest condition available~Excellent to Mint and 'New Old Stock'~no 'study' pieces for sale here! You can always wear the wardrobe items you purchase from me with pride, confidence AND sassy style!
Don't Be Shy If You Want To Make An Offer~Every Item Is Considered On An Individual Basis. I love to chat about my stock and will always give you my Best Price when you send an Offer.
You can also be assured I will continue to add dozens of vintage sewing patterns and sewing and craft design books often to help you create the BEST fashions and gifts yet!
Whether you sew or have a trusted seamstress who creates your clothing, there are dazzling vintage designs here that will keep you both 'unique and trendy'. All patterns are ORIGINAL (NO reproductions or copies) and are piece counted and checked for completeness prior to being added to the shop. At least 75%-80% of the vintage and antique patterns I offer are in UNCUT, factory folded Mint condition.
Here are recent comments from some of my wonderful customers:
"You will be pleased to hear the parcel arrived today and both jewelry items are gorgeous, thank you for excellent customer service and safe delivery. I will back to visit you soon!"
"Hello there...I wanted to let you know that the Max Factor Compact arrived just now... safe & sound... it's really lovely...in great condition...so pleased!!!!"
"I LOVE the shoes and I LOVE the bracelet. They were beautifully wrapped and are in wonderful condition. Each fits perfectly! Thank you so much."
"The faux fur hat arrived safely today and it is PERFECT! I have a VERY small head and only vintage hats work for me; I could never wear a "Medium" from a store like Macy's--LOL! My husband thought it looked great too, and it just fits so securely on my head--ultra chic! Thanks again for being such a great Ruby Lane seller!"
"I just came home and found the lovely Monet set I had purchased from your shop. Thank you for the beauty of the set and the speedy delivery."
"I got home from vacation and the necklace was waiting for me. What a great and beautiful piece it is, too. Thank you so much for getting it to me. I hope to shop at your store again soon."
"The purse just arrived.....Thank You!! I love it. It has been a pleasure doing business with you."
"The dress and purse are gorgeous and arrived safe and sound. Thanks for packing them so nicely.."
"Just wanted to let you know I received the silver glitter handbag, IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL! AND IN PERFECT CONDITION!!! Shipping was so fast! I will shop here again and again! Thanks..."
"Just wanted to let you know that I received my handbag today. I love it. Even nicer than the description. Thank you!"
"Just a quick note to let you know that the earrings arrived today and they are wonderful! A perfect match to a vintage necklace that I have. Thanks so much!"
"Thank you for offering this gorgeous dress and for such excellent service..."
I also carry a special selection of Religious Jewelry, Rosaries, medals, statuary, and other collectible items for the Spiritual You. Being a Smart Chick myself, I know Glamour Girls are also as bright as they are beautiful, so I have excellent vintage and antique book and magazine offerings, updated 'periodically' (pun intended). For the lovely and frilly Little Girl in You, I offer vintage paper dolls, 1950s romance Comic Books, and vanity items. There are also old collectible artworks, postcards and advertisements to decorate your personal space.
For that Special Man in Your life, I carry Vintage Cufflinks, Vintage Ties, Belts and Buckles, Clothing, jewelry valets, and other gift items.
Come in and browse to your heart's content, and when you are ready to buy, I will be ready to serve you. It is all here, presented just for YOU...
VINTAGE CONDITION RATING CHART~CLOTHING, JEWELRY, ACCESSORIES & TEXTILES:
MINT~Rare, 'as new' condition. Tagged or obviously Never Used, or found Mint on the Card or sealed and never removed from package.
NEAR MINT~Without Tags, but in fresh and nearly 'as new' condition. Obviously unworn or unused, with unblemished finish or pristine, un-laundered condition. Also known as 'Original' condition or 'New Old Stock' condition.
EXCELLENT~No flaws found and minimal or slight wear that does not in any way distract or detract from the beauty or functionality of the piece, with only light touches of use visible.
VERY GOOD~Normal age-appropriate wear noted that does not compromise the beauty of the piece (true 'vintage' condition). Piece has its original finishes and all stones on jewelry pieces, all buttons, zippers, embellishments, etc on clothing. Small losses, flaws, repairs and/or soil marks noted in description.
GOOD~Noted minor flaws, wearable as is with cleaning or easy repairs (button reattachment, seam stitch, etc. ). Normal age/use wear that does not compromise functionality. **Please Note: Our shop rarely sells anything that would be graded as 'Good', with 99% graded at Excellent-Mint condition. NO 'STUDY' OR 'MUSEUM' QUALITY PIECES (with hidden flaws such as shattered or missing linings, broken zippers, etc. making them appropriate only for display) ARE SOLD HERE.
Our shop uses the following standard GRADING SCALE FOR POSTCARDS adopted by most dealers and by the leading postcard hobby publications:
M - MINT ~ A nearly perfect card just as it comes from the printing press. No marks or creases, and no writing or postmark. A clean and fresh card, not a reproduction. Rare and hard to find in this condition, making it highly collectible.
NM - NEAR MINT ~ Very light aging or very slight discoloration from being in an album for many years. Not as sharp or crisp as the Mint graded card, but far above the norm for its age.
EXC - EXCELLENT ~ Like Near Mint in appearance with no bends or creases, or rounded corners. May be postally used or unused and may have writing and postmark only on the address side. A clean, fresh card on the picture side, with no fading or significant soil.
VG - VERY GOOD ~ Corners may be just a bit rounded. Almost undetectable creases or bends that do not detract from overall appearance of the picture side. May have writing or postal use on address side or slight edge rubbing wear. A very collectible card.
G - GOOD ~ Corners may be lightly blunt/rounded with noticeable bends or creases. May be postally used or have writing on address side. Soil marks on verso or slight discoloration from album mounting to the corners. Small nicks to the edges. No tears or holes. Rarity makes this card collectible.
FR - FAIR ~ Card is intact. May have soil, stains, creases, writing, and/or cancellation may affect picture side. Tears and holes to edges may be present. Could be a scarce card that is difficult to find in any condition, making it the primary reason to purchase.
Our shop adheres to these accepted guidelines in grading all of our postcards.
You can always buy with confidence.