There Is No House Without A Doll

Posted in Dolls

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

Posted in Dolls

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 »

Dolls on the 4th of July; Red, White and Blue Couture!

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

9″ Patsyettes as George and Martha Washington 5.    George and Martha Washington: Emma Clear immortalized the original first couple, but dozens of other companies have created them as dolls including Effanbee, Nisbet, Carlson Dolls, Martha Chase,  and Madame Alexander. There are interesting surviving documents showing Washington bought toys for his step-children, too. Emma Clear George… Read more »

Five Favorite UFDC Convention Dolls

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by Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane is a sponsor of the 2018 United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) 69th Annual ‘Passport to Adventure’ Convention which will be held July 17 – 21, 2018 at the JW Marriott Desert Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. If we will not see you in person at the event, you can attend virtually through Facebook… Read more »

Ruby Lane Radio Interview with Steiffgal Rebekah Kaufman

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Steiff’s Official Consultant Archivist and Ruby Lane Shop Owner Rebekah Kaufman, AKA Steiffgal, joins Ruby Lane’s Blog Talk and greets all our teddy bear and doll lovers with teddy bear hugs. A very enthusiastic shop owner who is passionate about the wonderful world of plush dolls and toys, and is always willing to share her… Read more »

Top Five Vintage Picks for Dads Who Collect Action Figures and Dolls

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

We’ve seen some of the most magnificent collections and entire doll museums belonging to men. Doll collecting is universal – and isn’t defined by age, race, gender, etc. It’s one of the reasons it’s so wonderful. Men collect all kinds of dolls, including action figures, G.I. Joe dolls, toy soldiers, historical figures, and more. Andy… Read more »

Dolls of the Seven Continents

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Lakota Beaded and Quilled Doll 1880-1890 on Ruby Lane 1. North America:  North American has a rich history of dolls.  Dolls and clay figures from Mexico have been found in tombs, archaeological digs, and at the foot of volcanoes.  Fairly new research into Mexican doll making shows that as in Europe, entire families were devoted… Read more »