Kansas City or Bust!

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by Cathy

      In just four days from now, our dolls are going to be live in Kansas City at the United Federation of Dolls (UFDC) 2015 Doll Convention! Right now, the dolls of Ruby Lane are enjoying the crisp Aspen air in Colorado. Join the dolls as we take a look back on their… Read more »

A Life-Long Love of Dolls

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by Guest Blogger

  The dolls make me do it. What, you may ask? It all started with my life-long love of dolls.  Sometime between high school and married with children, dolls exited my life.  Years later, seeing Coleman’s Encyclopedia of Doll Clothes in a bookstore, I realized that adults could study and collect dolls.  I visited that… Read more »

Ruby Lane Dolls Facebook Page is now ACTIVE!

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by courtney

We would like to welcome all of our doll enthusiasts and collectors to our new Ruby Lane Doll Lane Facebook page!   We will be showcasing wonderful examples from Ruby Lane along with fun and interesting things to share with our community. Please send us pictures of your fantastic collections or favorite dolls you have… Read more »

Reproduction – 14 Inch Googly-Eyed Doll

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  This example is a modern reproduction doll made from a mold taken from an antique doll. Nearly all doll manufacturers made some of their dolls with ‘flirty’ (googly) eyes during the first quarter of the 20th century, when they were very popular. View the complete listing in The Ruby Lane Repro Shop

Packing your Doll for Safe Shipping

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by Carol

One of the challenges of an online doll business is navigating the sometimes frightening world of having to ship your dolls via UPS or Canada Post or whomever you happen to be using. No matter who the carrier is, you can be certain that your package and hence your “doll” will not always be treated… Read more »

Hobbies Aren’t for Everyone – Doll Houses

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by Carol

In my younger years, approximately 1976 to be exact, I had this urge to be crafty. After several attempts at different projects, I realized there was not an artistic bone in my body. However, this one project I was determined to finish even if it took me 32 years which it did. My dollhouse! In… Read more »

Hello, Dolly

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Oh, to be young again, to magically return to the whimsical days of childhood. As I was babysitting some little girls at my church this past week, I was intrigued by their simple but all-important pretend games with the dolls that were there among the other toys. Each child was engaged in creative make-believe with… Read more »