Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

She was an inspiration to me! Her name was Ruth and she became my Aunt through marriage many years ago. Ruth passed away recently and memories transported me to the first time I visited her picture-perfect home. Ruth had impeccable taste; her style truly influenced me and was the impetus for the commencement of my venture into the wonderful world of treasure hunting.


Collecting Vintage Pyrex

As I was wandering around the consignment shop I usually visit every few weeks, I saw quite a few pieces of Pyrex baking dishes and wondered if people were still collecting them. So, I thought I would take a look into the history of Pyrex.


Toby and Character Jugs

Fairly often I see the term toby jug and character jug used mistakenly mostly because people don't realize that there is a fairly significant difference between the two. The mistake is so common that I even put both terms in the titles of my listings...


Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - A Baby Boy's Room

"The Inspiration"

"The Remake"

1.) Ceramic African Elephant Figurine, $35, click here. 2.) Vintage 1950's Child's Garton Mark V Metal Pedal Car, $325, click here. 3.) Vintage - Keystone 6400 Ride on Train, $158, click here. 4.) Steiff's Original 1950's Style Teddy Bear With ID, $130, click here.

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Collectors - Kindred Spirits at Heart

I was working in my booth at the antique mall last week when a lovely chap came wandering through. He glanced around my "girl booth" (so dubbed by another male shopper) and we exchanged pleasantries before he turned and began to move on. Suddenly he turned back around and thrust out his fist. "Do you know what this is?" he asked eagerly, as his fingers uncurled to reveal the small, rusty metal object he had been clutching tightly in his hand.


Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - A Victorian Bedroom

"The Inspiration"

"The Remake"

1.) Large Pretty Doll Bust " Mannequin", $290, click here. 2.) Antique 6-Light French Gilt Brass & Crystal Chandelier, $2797, click here. 3.) Original Abstract Collage Painting by Daniel Teis, 1983, $1250, click here.  4.) 19th Century French Antique Regence Style Bed, $2580, click here.    5.) Antique Furniture French Antique Louis XV Painted Wall Mirror Shabby Chic, $1349, click here

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What Does the Term Figural Mean In Vintage Jewelry?

Think fun. Think cute. Think animal. Think people. Think Jewelry. If you combine the last word with those that come before it, you might be thinking of a piece of figural jewelry.


Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - Kitchen Storage

"The Inspiration"

"The Remake"

1.) Lovely Small Lustreware Cream Pitcher, PINK, Floral, $30, click here. 2.) Classic Deco Period Porcelain Sugar Bowl, $225, click here. 3.) White Vintage Small Juice Pitcher Hobnail Milk Glass, $34, click here. 4.) Vintage Stanley travel Thermos, $25, click here. 5.) English Balancing Scale with Porcelain Pan c.1900, $250, click here.

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Remake this Look on Ruby Lane for Under $100

"The Inspiration"

"The Remake"

1.) Lovely Coral Chiffon Vintage 1960's Pleated Party Dress from Miss Elliette of California, $38, click here. 2.) Classic Retro Double Strand 8mm Glass Pearl Necklace, $28, click here. 3.) Lovely Ladies Vintage 1960's Navy & White Straw Cloche Bucket Hat, $18, click here. 4.) Vintage Hand Beaded Gloves, $12, click here.

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Making Vintage Lemonade

My daughter Debi likes bluebirds; to her they are the symbol of her grandmothers. She even has blue birds tattooed on her foot in remembrance of her grandmothers. My own mother sang the song “Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah” until hours before her death, after having sung the song countless times to her children and grandchildren. “Mr. Bluebird’s on my shoulder, it’s the truth, it’s actual, everything is satisfactual,” wasn’t just a line in the song, it was the way she lived her life: content in every situation, facing whatever came her way with a smile.


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