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Exclusive Ruby Lane Member since 2001

My shop is a mix of vintage costume jewelry, buttons, clothing, linens, books, postcards, sheet music, photos, and more.

Free Postage on Most items! Browse my eclectic collection and I hope you'll find something to love.


About Now and Then

Our Service Pledge
I provide prompt and honest service and personal attention to customer needs, so that your transaction with my Ruby Lane shop will always be a pleasant one.
About Us
I began collecting and selling quality costume jewelry, from Victorian and Art Deco to the fabulous rhinestone pieces and classic timeless styles of the 1950s, over 20 years ago. Over the years, I've expanded my interests to include vintage buttons, postcards, photographs, ephemera, sheet music, children's books, linens and period clothing. If you are shopping for antiques in lovely rural northeastern Connecticut, please visit the Antiques Marketplace in Putnam. You'll love this large multi-dealer shop, and the town's friendly restaurants too!

Comments from Happy Customers:

Just a note to let you know that I received the booklet I ordered. It was packaged beautifully and I appreciate the enclosed card--very classy. Keep up the good work! John

First, the napkins are lovely! I am so pleased. Secondly, the packaging was wonderful... the care that went into it, and the special touch you gave and the note/card. Thank you for a fabulous transaction! Janet

The two pieces of vintage sheet music just arrived in perfect shape. They are exactly as you described them and in excellent condition for framing. And priced right, too. I thank you. Joel

Your items arrived safely. I can see how much you value your customers & the items you sell, by the careful attention you gave to packing my items for shipment. The personal note was a nice touch. Natalie

I wanted to drop you a line to let you know the petticoat came this afternoon. It's lovely and looks to be just what I need. Thank you for the card and note inside and for such prompt and gracious service! I will keep your store in my favorites and wish you the best with your business! S.W.

The necklace arrived today and it is beautiful. I very much appreciate your superb packing and the very fast shipping. I hope to buy from you again soon. I.M.

The sheet music arrived and it's terrific! Thanks so much for making it available and for wrapping it so securely; I really appreciate it! It's been a delight doing business with you. Paulette

The necklace arrived today safe and sound. It is truly gorgeous and I will have great joy in wearing this beauty. Thanks also for the lovely little extra gift. Very thoughtful of you! All the very best and I look forward to buying from you again soon. Kind regards, Sharon

I received the book yesterday and I am very pleased with it. It's in great condition and the patterns are lovely. Thank you for packing it so carefully. It has been a pleasure doing business with you. Thanks again! Sandra