The Top 5 Factors That Experts Consider When Identifying and Valuing Vintage Playthings

Posted in Dolls, Guest Blogs, Top 5 & 10, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane

Special Guest Blog by Ruby Lane Shop Owner ‘Steiffgal’ Rebekah Kaufman You’ve just added a new treasure to your collection, and your gut tells you that there’s something special about it.   Or perhaps you have had an unusual doll or Teddy bear for years, and have always wondered if it has any real financial value… Read more »

Just Cutting Up: How to Tell the Difference Between Cut Glass and Pressed Glass

Posted in Guest Blogs

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_image id=”44107″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”#” target=”false” caption=”false” align=”center”] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″ classes=” motopress-space”] [mp_space] [/mp_span_inner] [/mp_row_inner] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] Have you ever been out treasure hunting at an estate or garage sale and picked up a piece of clear glass and wondered if it was cut… Read more »

Top Advice for the Beginning Doll Artist from R. John Wright

Posted in Dolls, Guest Blogs, Top 5 & 10

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_image id=”40010″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”https://www.rubylane.com/shop/rjwdolls/ilist?cat=Dolls” target=”true” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] R. John Wright is one of the world’s most famous dollmakers. Coming from humble beginnings, his body of work expands over 40 years, and he is still in full throttle with several more designs scheduled… Read more »

Celebrating Shirley Temple: Dolls, Life, & Legacy

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by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_image id=”40070″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”#” target=”false” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″ classes=” motopress-space”] [mp_space] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”6″] [mp_text] Shirley Temple was a little girl, dancing her way through the heart of the entire world, when my mother and her sister were also little girls. The… Read more »

Wax Dolls: Captivating or Creepy?

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by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_image id=”39485″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”#” target=”false” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span_inner] [/mp_row_inner] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] Guest blog by Sally Freeman Long, long before the recent internet fascination with dolls of many types labeled as being creepy, antique wax dolls fell into this category. With their translucent waxy complexions, I suppose… Read more »

National Doll Day: Celebrating Dolls and Friendship

Posted in Dolls, Guest Blogs

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] On National Doll Day, we celebrate dolls and friendship. National Doll Day is celebrated this year on August 7th, 2016. I’ve never known the two not going together!  My best closest friends are those who love dolls, and I celebrate them, here.  I also celebrate the dolls they… Read more »

Décor Ideas to Prepare Your Backyard for Summer Nights

Posted in Guest Blogs, Lifestyle

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] Summer. The time of the year when you can truly have some fun and enjoy a great vacation getaway. With the sun setting later than usual and your kids taking a nice break from school, it’s time to forgo the curfew and stay up late for the parties. Whether you want… Read more »

Going Over the Rainbow with R. John Wright Dolls

Posted in Dolls, Guest Blogs

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_image id=”35804″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”#” target=”false” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span_inner] [/mp_row_inner] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″ classes=” motopress-space”] [mp_space] [/mp_span_inner] [/mp_row_inner] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] This week, Ruby Lane will be in Albany, New York attending the R. John Wright 40th Anniversary Doll Convention, “A Time to Remember”. You can catch all… Read more »

World Doll Day: Dolls Are Here to Enjoy For All of Us

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by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] Guest blog by Ellen Tsagaris [/mp_text] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] To celebrate World Doll Day and doll collectors in general, let me write a few lines in praise of the whole idea of dolls, really of anything that is figural or a portrait. Most of us adhere to the… Read more »

Choosing Jewelry That Matches Your Passions

Posted in Guest Blogs, Jewelry

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_image id=”35294″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”https://www.rubylane.com/jewelry” target=”false” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span_inner] [/mp_row_inner] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text]   Jewelry is a great way to express yourself. After all, the way you present yourself says a lot about your personality. But some people just can’t get excited about generic earrings and bracelets, no… Read more »