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About Time in a Bottle

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We're not happy unless you are. Satisfaction Guaranteed. We will respond to questions or orders ASAP! Please email us if you find an error in the description or can add to it! That is always appreciated. We shop with our customers in mind, so let us know what you are looking for!

About Us

"TIME IN A BOTTLE" specializes in vintage and antique collectibles. Our major theme is Vanity Items: Perfume Bottles, Mirrors, Compacts, Frames, Purses and such. Perfume Bottles are our passion.

Recently we added Women's Jewelry and Retro Women's Fashions. We like fashion with Provenance, or a story to tell about the person behind the clothes.

We sell a doll here and there but mostly our doll section has doll accessories for your favorite Bebe. Dresses, hats and accessories.

Old paper, such as antique postcards, trade cards and dye cuts are also in our shop. We look for signed artists and popular illustrators. We enjoy and have books, and Lithographs as well.

We have antiques that display the hand craft work of yesteryear, such as items made of Enamel, Crystal, Porcelain, Sterling Silver, French Champleve, or Mini Micro mosaic artifacts from Italy.

We strive to have a little something for everyone. We look for pretty, fun and unique. We hope your shopping experience with us is joyful, and you can find something that will make you smile.

WE GUARANTEE YOUR SATISFACTION. We follow Ruby Lane's high standards for customer service and refund policy. We love our customers. When YOU are HAPPY we know we've done our job!

We are a Mom and Pop shop without the Pop. It's me and my dog. Celebrating over 17 years with Ruby Lane. Come on in. Enjoy.

We are quick to respond. We mail packages out 2 to 3 times a week, so wait time is minimal.

We always have lots of SALES and don't wait for Red Tag Sales. We have sales ALL the time. If we are close in price, talk to me.

I'm delighted to be part of the IPBA -INTERNATIONAL PERFUME BOTTLE ASSOCIATION. Ask me how to join.

Standard Three month LAY A WAY plan for items over $100.00. 1/3 down, with payment each month for 3 months. . By Checks only. No PayPal or credit card. We'll work with you. We try and meet your needs. No refunds on Lay a ways.

If there is damage to an item or you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 3 days. We stand by Ruby Lanes guidelines for returned items. Shop owner must be contacted within three days of items arrival. Return postage will be paid by the buyer if the item is returned.
Please see Ruby Lanes refund policy.
We do not take responsibility for damage or loss of item if insurance is not purchased. Insurance is always optional. International First Class does not include insurance.

Unfortunately, I have to place a disclaimer on all perfume. Sadly, I've had perfume exchanged out before, then returned. Another came back because the old perfume was not up to snuff, or how someone remembers it. Therefore, I sell perfume bottles and some are fortunate to still have the perfume. Some even unopened perfume. I understand scent is a strong memory maker. Most perfumes change scent with age unless they are pure. I'm sorry to have to do this.

Thank you for your kind understanding. Now let's shop!
Melissa Smith
867 N 2nd St. Box 2560
El Cajon
CA 92021
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