Things That Go Bump in the Night

Posted in Dolls, Holidays

by Ruby Lane

From ancient roots in mysticism and superstition to today’s more light-hearted celebrations Halloween can provide collectors with a bounty of antique and vintage treasures.

Grab a Broom and Fly Away! Top 5 Witch Dolls for October

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Witch dolls have existed since ancient times, where some were ritual or religious figures for various religions.  The oldest human figure of all, The Venus of Willendorf and her prehistoric sisters, are still revered by some religions today. Image magic is also very old, and discussed by archaeologists, anthropologists, and early doll writers like Max… Read more »

Ruby Lane Retro Recipes – Witches’ Brew

Posted in Recipes, Vintage Collectibles

by courtney

A bubbling witches’ cauldron filled with murky libations is sure to entice the neighborhood ghosts and goblins (and princesses) this Halloween!     Ingredients 3 scoops of lime sherbet 2 quarts of pineapple juice 2 liters of ginger ale dry ice   Place scoops of sherbet into a large punch bowl or cauldron. Pour pineapple… Read more »

Remake This Room on Ruby Lane – Spooky Halloween

Posted in Lifestyle, Vintage Collectibles

by courtney

Dark lighting, old photos and a few cobwebs can make any room spooktacular!   “Inspiration” via “Remake”   candelabra oil portrait candlestick phone silver picture frame tintype urn sconces fireplace mantel and surround skull decoration needlepoint chair