Join Ruby Lane Dolls in Ohio This Weekend!

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane is a title sponsor of the upcoming Wilmington – Doll & Bear Show in Wilmington, Ohio on October 6th and 7th, 2018. Get ready to spend a wonderful weekend at the beautiful Roberts Centre in Wilmington Ohio and shop with some of the top doll and bear dealers in the country. Look forward… Read more »

Starting a Teddy Bear Collection

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Love at first sight!  That’s how many people describe their feelings towards Teddy bears.  And it’s been that way since their “formal” introduction at the turn of last century, when the Steiff Company in Germany, and businessman Morris Michtom in New York, independently introduced fully jointed mohair bear toys to the world. Both lines proved… Read more »

How to Start a Doll Club

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by Ruby Lane

It all started with a doll or two you saved from your childhood, and a couple more you bought at a yard sale because you thought they were cute.  Then, your friends and family brought you some more dolls as souvenirs. Soon, you realize that you are a doll collector. You perform your due diligence,… Read more »

How to Join a Doll Club

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by Ruby Lane

Photo courtesy of Bruce A. DeArmond There’s more fun as well as safety in numbers.  Collecting dolls is as social as it gets; great shows, conventions, shopping trips, museum tours, “collection hops,” the fun never ends.  So, how do you find like-minded doll friends to share your hobby with?  Join a doll club!  Here’s how:… Read more »

How to Clean Fine Plush Teddy Bears and Animals

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

“You clean up pretty nicely” is something you might jokingly say to a friend who’s getting ready for a night on the town. It also applies to Steiff and other collectible bears and animals made from wool (from sheep) or mohair (from goats) plush as well! Keeping your fine plush collection clean is really important,… Read more »

Top Five 19th Century Collectible Dolls

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by Ruby Lane

Rare Big Grodnertal Wooden Doll as Fortune Teller 1.    Grodnertal wooden dolls:  Also called “Dutch” for Deutsch or peg wooden dolls, they are lathe turned dolls, some earlier versions with tuck combs.  They came in sizes of about ¼ inch to very large examples.  Queen Victorian and her governess dressed 132 of them, and Tottie… Read more »

There Is No House Without A Doll

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by Ruby Lane

Dolls touch everyone’s life one way or another. Even those who claim they have no dolls or don’t like them have had a doll or doll-related object in their lives.  Here are some dolls and doll related objects that fit the doll theme, or what Lea Baten calls “The Doll Motif.”  Basically, anything that is… Read more »

$500 Sweepstakes Celebrating Dolls, Bears, and UFDC!

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by Ruby Lane

Help us celebrate Dolls, Bears, and United Federation Doll Clubs with a sweepstakes doll shopping giveaway – one lucky winner will win a $500 Ruby Lane shopping spree. Shop for Dolls, Bears, Plush Animals, Accessories, Dollhouses, and so much more on the Dolls Lane – Ruby Lane Dolls    Sweepstakes starts July 15th, 12:01am PDT,… Read more »

10 Clues You Might Be a Doll Addict

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by Ruby Lane

On the Dolls Lane, we live and breathe dolls all day, every day. It’s safe to say that we are doll addicts. If you’ve heard the saying, ‘it takes one to know one,’ let us know if any of these telltale clues apply to you! 1.    You tell your fiancé that you would rather have… Read more »

Summer’s Hottest Bracelets

Posted in Jewelry

by Ruby Lane

jewelry “Baubles, bangles, hear how they jing, jinga-linga: Bracelets on a Breezy, Hot, Summer’s Day!” That great old Sinatra song says it all!  What a great look for sleeveless Jackie Kennedy style sheath dresses, halter tops, peasant blouses, and all those great summer looks that require bare arms and manicured nails!  If you are wondering… Read more »