Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - Mid-Century Living

"The Inspiration"

"The Remake"

1.) Vintage Sears rare copper and cream color comboTypewriter 704 5010 Carrying Case, $86, click here. 2.) Mid Century Modern Beige Chaise Lounge, $1950, click here. 3.) Outstanding Mid Century Atomic Eames Era Lamps, $795, click here. 4.) Large vintage mid century ashtray greenish blue ceramic, $42, click here.


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How L.C. Tiffany Helped Me Recognize Cannetille Jewelry

I recently embarked on a quest to understand what Cannetille jewelry is and why it is different from Filigree jewelry. I had acquired a stunning sterling silver slide pendant on a chain and several jewelry dealers, representing decades of experience, identified it as Cannetille.

Winner Announced: Ruby Lane 15-Year Anniversary Contest for August

We are pleased to announce that Janet Johnson is the winner of the Ruby Lane August 15-Year Anniversary contest with her entry of, “Dagnabbit, I ain't giving up my original dungarees. I don’t care how much they are worth at auction.”

“Congratulations to Janet! Janet will receive this exquisite Vintage 10K Gold Ruby and Diamond Geneve Watch.

We have also chosen several other entries to receive a Ruby Lane Tote bag. They are:

Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - An Antique Bath

"The Inspiration"

"The Remake"

1.) Antique Bathroom Medicine Cabinet with Mirror, $145, click here. 2.) Pretty Woman Victorian White Milk Glass Vanity Covered Dish Jar, $88, click here. 3.) Oil on Board Victorian Painting of a Tabby Kitten in a Shoe, $275, click here. 4.) Red and White Enamel Cooking Pot or Pan, $17, click here. 5.) Perfume Bottle French w/ Sterling Silver & Crystal - Dresser Bottle, $89, click here. 6.) Reed Wicker Hamper Circa 1920's, $325, click here.

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Rinker's Opinion: The Future of the Antiques and Collectibles Show Marketplace

What does the future hold for the antiques and collectibles show marketplace?

Once a sales venue becomes established in the antiques and collectibles field, it never disappears.  While its strength and vitality may swing like a pendulum between good and bad times, the sales venue’s perseveres.

Change is continuous.  Today’s sales venues differ from their historical counterparts.  In some cases the change is enormous.  In other cases, it is minimal.

Storing and Displaying Cameo Collections

Recently I've had several clients chat with me about displaying and storing their cameo collection. Having given some tips to them I thought I might write a quick article to help other collectors in their pursuit to safely store their prized pieces, in such a way that they can get great pleasure from their collection.

Caring for Photographs

Old family photos are fascinating, even if they’re not from your family!  Caring for them, however, can be a challenge.  Here are a few types you may encounter:

Collecting Cowboys

Well, Pard, the Cowboy is a collector. A quick look in Cowboy Rick’s Corral of Collectibles and you will see some of what Cinsababe and I have gathered over the years. As we have gone down the trail on horseback (that’s what we call our RV) since 2004, I’ve collected many other things not listed in the shop like seashells from the beach at Naval Station Mayport and pinecones from forests nationwide including the largest pinecone called the “Widow Maker” from the Coulter pine of the Santa Ynez Valley in California and the small cones from the mighty Sequoias in California.

Confessions of an Imperfect Perfectionist

Oh, how quickly the month passes!

As a perfectionist, I was *horrified* to discover that the final paragraph of my first blog did not appear the way I *thought* I had written it. Please, Kind Reader, allow me to make amends!

Cleopatra : A Woman Who Inspires Us

A 1929 copy of Vogue magazine had me day dreaming one recent afternoon. As I turned a page I saw the face of a woman who has inspired us for over 2000 years. She is instantly recognizable by millions whether stylized in a 1929 Art Deco illustration, mod or retro, voluptuously Victorian or demure and coy. And as long as there have been print ads, she has been selling products from Palmolive soap to bras to nail polish to cigars to swimsuits and even something she could have never dreamed of—chiffon stockings. Yes, this ad claimed that if she lived today “Cleo” would absolutely have patronized their brand.

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