Holiday Gift Guide for Doll and Teddy Bear Lovers

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

The Holidays are here in full swing!  Do you know what to buy your doll and bear aficionado friends? Generally, we aren’t hard to please; most of us never met a doll or bear we didn’t like.  Yet, it can be hard to buy for the collector, or doll, who has everything, so here are… Read more »

Ruby Lane Doll & Bear Week $500 Sweepstakes

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Help us celebrate Doll and Bear Week on Ruby Lane with a sweepstakes giveaway – one lucky winner will win a $500 Ruby Lane shopping spree. Shop for Dolls, Teddy Bears, Antiques, Vintage Collectibles, Furniture & Lighting, Fine Art, Glass, Porcelain & Pottery, Silver, Vintage Fashion, and Jewelry at Ruby Lane    Sweepstakes starts November 12th,… Read more »

In Celebration of Izannah Walker Dolls

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Photo via Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers of Boston and Marlborough, Massachusetts. skinnerinc.com This post is a celebration of the bicentennial +1 year of the birth of Izannah.  It’s fitting, I suppose, that this blogger once published an article on a walker inspired dolls she created also called “The Birth of Izannah.”  The article appeared in… Read more »

Join Ruby Lane Dolls in Ohio This Weekend!

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane is a title sponsor of the upcoming Wilmington – Doll & Bear Show in Wilmington, Ohio on October 6th and 7th, 2018. Get ready to spend a wonderful weekend at the beautiful Roberts Centre in Wilmington Ohio and shop with some of the top doll and bear dealers in the country. Look forward… Read more »

Top Five 19th Century Collectible Dolls

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Rare Big Grodnertal Wooden Doll as Fortune Teller 1.    Grodnertal wooden dolls:  Also called “Dutch” for Deutsch or peg wooden dolls, they are lathe turned dolls, some earlier versions with tuck combs.  They came in sizes of about ¼ inch to very large examples.  Queen Victorian and her governess dressed 132 of them, and Tottie… Read more »

There Is No House Without A Doll

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Dolls touch everyone’s life one way or another. Even those who claim they have no dolls or don’t like them have had a doll or doll-related object in their lives.  Here are some dolls and doll related objects that fit the doll theme, or what Lea Baten calls “The Doll Motif.”  Basically, anything that is… Read more »

10 Clues You Might Be a Doll Addict

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

On the Dolls Lane, we live and breathe dolls all day, every day. It’s safe to say that we are doll addicts. If you’ve heard the saying, ‘it takes one to know one,’ let us know if any of these telltale clues apply to you! 1.    You tell your fiancé that you would rather have… Read more »

Dolls on the 4th of July; Red, White and Blue Couture!

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

9″ Patsyettes as George and Martha Washington 5.    George and Martha Washington: Emma Clear immortalized the original first couple, but dozens of other companies have created them as dolls including Effanbee, Nisbet, Carlson Dolls, Martha Chase,  and Madame Alexander. There are interesting surviving documents showing Washington bought toys for his step-children, too. Emma Clear George… Read more »

Five Favorite UFDC Convention Dolls

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane is a sponsor of the 2018 United Federation of Doll Clubs (UFDC) 69th Annual ‘Passport to Adventure’ Convention which will be held July 17 – 21, 2018 at the JW Marriott Desert Resort in Phoenix, Arizona. If we will not see you in person at the event, you can attend virtually through Facebook… Read more »