Browse my eclectic collection and I hope you'll find something to love.
About Now and Then
Our Service PledgeI 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 UsI 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:
The Hanky arrived in today's mail, and it is lovely! Thanks for the careful packaging, fast shipping, and kind updates! It has been a pleasure shopping with you, and I hope to do so again in the future. Cindy
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
These lovely necklaces arrived in Brisbane. I am especially taken with the little Napier pearl necklace and the rhinestone necklace - beautiful quality. I will be visiting your shop soon. Cheers Suzanne
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