Victorian and Edwardian Decor

Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

  Named after England’s Queen Victoria, Victorian decor symbolizes all things ornate and extremely decorative. It was a time where colors were rich and often flamboyant and patterns and Gothic and classical furniture styles were mixed without any restraint. Velvet, tapestry, knick knacks and carefully arranged objects were the order of the day. By contrast,… Read more »

The Sets of Scandal

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by Cathy

  The Fall television season is in full swing and if you are a “Gladiator,” no doubt ABC’s hit show Scandal is on your radar. The political thriller stars actress Kerry Washington (Olivia Pope) as head of a crisis management firm who falls in love with the President of the United States (Fitzgerald Grant, played… Read more »

Shop Owner Spotlight: Denny Plesea Art Gallery

Posted in Antiques & Art, Shop Spotlight

by Cathy

    For artist, illustrator and Ruby Lane shop owner Denny Plesea, a chance meeting in an ice rink in the 1970s proved to be a fortuitous moment. Plesea met the famed cartoonist Charles M. Schultz who is best known for his iconic comic strip Peanuts and the creation of the characters Snoopy and Charlie… Read more »

New French Vintage Style

Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

  From antique linen pillows and weathered fauteuil chairs to age-old paintings and pottery, vintage and French interiors go hand in hand. To make a bold statement, try grouping similar items (such as pottery or plates) on a table or mantle for an impact. Paintings from varying periods and value look great grouped together on… Read more »

Decorating The Vintage Nursery

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by Cathy

    Decorating the nursery vintage style with treasures from the past is a popular nursery theme. Look for unusual antique cribs (the french baby crib below doubles as a planter!), rocking chairs, cast iron beds (useful for when the child gets older) and antique baby linens. Muted pastel colors (pink, peach, pale yellow and… Read more »

Baltimore Summer Antiques Show

Posted in Antiques & Art, Jewelry

by Cathy

  The Baltimore Summer Antiques Show is one of our favorite events! Located at the city’s Inner Harbor on One West Pratt Street, rare antiques, furniture, paintings, textiles,  jewelry, silver and modern and contemporary objets d’art await. Ruby Lane is one of the sponsors so come visit us at Booth #2324.  The event is held… Read more »

Shop Owner Spotlight

Posted in Antiques & Art, Interviews, Shop Spotlight, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

      Ruby Lane shop owner Eron Johnson features some 6000 pieces of furniture, architectural salvage, art, period lighting and exquisite finds in Steuben and Tiffany glass in his Denver, Colorado antiques shop. He is passionate about finding beauty in things unexpected, much like that of Tiffany art glass founder, Louis Comfort Tiffany. In… Read more »

The Hampton Bedroom

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by Cathy

    No one does a tailored traditional bedroom better than interior designer Alexa Hampton. Her well-appointed interiors are a lesson in serenity and sophistication and a study in details, details, details. Here are a few of the essentials:       Choose a fabulous bed that will be with you for years. A formal… Read more »

Color Story: Blue

Posted in Antiques & Art, Vintage Collectibles

by Cathy

  Blue and white is the “it” color combination of the moment. From pale colors of the sea to cerulean and indigo hues, blue is cool, calm and soothing and more importantly, timeless. Whether you want a full on color riot of blue and white furnishings and accessories or add just a pop of blue and white here… Read more »

Ruby Lane 72 Hour Ruby Red Tag Sale!

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by Cathy

  It’s that time of year again! Check out deals on the Ruby Lane 72 Hour Ruby Red Tag Sale — 50% off! The sale runs Friday, July 3lst at 8:00 a.m. (PDT) through Monday, August 3rd  at 8:00 a.m. (PDT). Shoppers can save 50% off on thousands of vintage collectibles and timeless antiques on… Read more »