Celebrating Independence Day

Posted in History, Holidays

by Ruby Lane

The Fourth of July celebrates the signing of the Declaration of Independence, whose principles are cherished by democratic and progressive people everywhere. In the United States, we are blessed with abundant liberty and opportunity.  Our pursuit of social justice inspires world leaders and influential thinkers and propels history forward. No holiday brings together more people… Read more »

10 Vintage Photos of Christmas Shopping in New York

Posted in History, Holidays, Top 5 & 10

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] New York City has always gone ‘all out’ for the Holidays and the gift-giving shopping is no exception. Here are 10 vintage photos that we love of ‘how it was’ Christmas shopping in New York City. Watch out for the last picture of the aftermath – those were some SERIOUS shoppers!… Read more »

Celebrating National Christmas Card Day with Ruby Lane

Posted in History, Holidays, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_image id=”41093″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”https://www.rubylane.com/ni/search?q=christmas+card” target=”true” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/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=”6″] [mp_text] Christmas Card Day is celebrated on December 9th of each year however, the tradition of sending Christmas cards is over a hundred years old. A beautiful picture… Read more »

Guide to Using Vintage Napkin Rings, Knife Rests, Salt Dips, & Marrow Scoops

Posted in Antiques & Art, Decorating Ideas, History, Holidays, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_image id=”40814″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”www.rubylane.com” target=”true” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span_inner] [/mp_row_inner] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] Fine dining is as much about culture as it is about food, and we have practical items to assist us at our dining tables. Among these items are napkin rings, knife rests, salt dips, and… Read more »

Talking About Trolls

Posted in Dolls, History, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_image id=”40370″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”https://www.rubylane.com/ni/search?q=troll” target=”true” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] The animated movie Trolls has renewed interest in trolls. Trolls are supernatural creatures of Scandinavian folklore variously portrayed as dwarfs or giants, often living in caves or under bridges. They were popularized by the troll dolls of the… Read more »

Honoring Our Veterans | Veterans Day

Posted in History

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] Freedom comes at a high price when men and women have to risk and sacrifice their lives for the nation we have built and way of life we have come to enjoy. The men and women who have served our country in times of war and peace are some of our… Read more »

Ruby Lane Works to Help Preserve The History of Dolls

Posted in Dolls, History

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”6″] [mp_text] Shirley Temple was born in Santa Monica on April 23, 1928. Her abundant talents as a singer, dancer, and actress made her a quick success in Hollywood. Once named “Little Miss Miracle” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt for her ability to bring joy to the lives of millions,… Read more »

10 Famous Paintings That Are Actually Kind of SCARY!

Posted in Antiques & Art, History, Top 5 & 10

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_image id=”39686″ size=”full” link_type=”custom_url” link=”#” target=”false” caption=”false” align=”left”] [/mp_span] [/mp_row] [mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] Art history is fascinating. It gives us an idea of what the past was like – or how artists of the time wanted it to be. Art history can also be, well, TERRIFYING! Here are some famous paintings… Read more »

Unbelievable Must-See Miniature Film Sets

Posted in History

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_text] Our imagination is attracted to small things detailed in artistic ways. Skilled artisans love crafting miniatures, and people love observing, handling, and collecting them. Dan Ohlman, a former cabinet-maker of 15 years, fell in love with the art of the miniature in the 1980’s, and in 1989, opened the Palais de… Read more »

The Big-Tiny World of Miniatures

Posted in History, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane

[mp_row] [mp_span col=”12″] [mp_row_inner] [mp_span_inner col=”12″] [mp_text] The Dollhouse Miniature Exhibition and Sale, hosted by Denver Museum of Miniatures, takes place at Doubletree by Hilton DTC from September 7 – September 11. We’ll be getting together to enjoy and learn about miniature dolls, toys, and crafts. Ruby Lane is a proud sponsor of the show… Read more »