inSeptember 30, 2013 - 12:54pm
Recent changes the U. S. Postal Service made to its Priority shipping services have caused a significant impact on my business.
USPS is my preferred shipper. In more than 15 years I have found them reliable and responsible. Maybe I’m lucky, but I can count lost packages and insurance claims on less than the fingers of one hand. If I’ve had a problem, assistance has been fast and nearly always effective. The free packaging supplies have made a positive difference in my packaging costs.
inSeptember 30, 2013 - 11:46am
Life has gotten in my way of maintaining my shop. Consequently, I have not been selling much. So when I recently received a notice of a purchase order, I jumped with glee.
I sent a note thanking the buyer for her purchase. I promised her I'd get the package ready to send out as soon as possible. I searched in the storeroom like a mother searching for her lost chick and delighted when I found the beauty.
inSeptember 27, 2013 - 6:31pm
As the days turn to Autumn, it is only a matter of a few weeks before Ruby Lane Shop owners will begin to think about the Holidays and sprucing up their shops for the season. It occurred to me that it might be helpful if we shared some thoughts on making the season successful.
inSeptember 27, 2013 - 1:20pm
My Visit to the Gem and Bead Show
inSeptember 26, 2013 - 1:04pm
The time honored method of learning how to identify antique jewelry is by handling a lot of it, learning from knowledgeable experts, and by studying it in books and museums. But especially with older pieces like Georgian and early Victorian, how do you learn to distinguish the real stuff from fakes - also known as “reproductions” - when you don’t have a mentor and/or are in a market where genuine pieces may not be readily available to study?
inSeptember 26, 2013 - 12:13pm
Since the Bronze Age in world history, people have appreciated the beauty of the semi-precious gemstone, Carnelian. A form of chalcedony, carnelians get their color from iron oxide. The translucent colors range from pale orange to rich, reddish brown.
inSeptember 26, 2013 - 6:10am
inSeptember 25, 2013 - 3:32pm
On Sunday, September 29, 2013 Showtime will premier their 12 part series “Masters of Sex” based on the famous research team Masters and Johnson. It stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as William Masters and Virginia Johnson, Masters and Johnson.
inSeptember 24, 2013 - 1:58pm
inSeptember 24, 2013 - 1:11pm
The days are cooler and the leaves are changing color. Tourists are taking fall rides on the weekend and attending weddings in town. I recently worked two days at the local antique mall and tracked the items that sold. This may help booth renters and Ruby Lane shop owners. I restock at the mall every Monday. I can see what sold, change a price or two, and bring in some new items. Our slowest weekend was Labor Day because of family outings.