The Fairest of Them All

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

The popularity of the fairy tale character Snow White soared with the release of the Disney film of 1937, leading to the creation of some wonderful dolls.

Fascinating Wax Dolls

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

  This English wax-over papier-mâché doll of the so-called “Slit-Head” variety has pink kid lower arms. These dolls are often found on bodies with these pink or blue leather arms simulating long gloves. Soft, translucent, malleable – wax has long been an ideal material for making representations on the human form. Some of the finest… Read more »

Doll Making Pioneer Emma Clear

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

The roots of the hobby of doll collecting which today is enjoyed by enthusiasts around the world, took shape in early part of the 20th century. This growing interest in collecting dolls was fostered by doll collecting and doll making pioneer Emma Clear. Emma was born in St. Louis on April 14, 1879. She grew… Read more »

Collecting 2.0 – Celebrating Dolls and Teddy Bears

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Some of us have been collecting dolls and bears since childhood. Others started a little later, building their assemblages based on adult preferences – and budgets.  For many enthusiasts and Ruby Lane fans, identifying as a “collector” is a key part of how we see ourselves, spend our time and resources, and choose our friends…. Read more »

Connecting With Your Next Dream Teddy Bear or Fine Plush Collectible

Posted in Bears, Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Calling all Teddy bear and fine plush enthusiasts!  Where do you have the best luck finding new treasures for your collection? One thing that is so exciting about this hobby is that the next great discovery is always just around the corner.  We’ve all had that extraordinary feeling of scoring and adding a delightful Ted… Read more »

Why We Need Dolls In Our Lives

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Why We Need Dolls In Our Lives:  No culture has been without dolls. In some societies, the doll figures that remain seem to be more idol or ritual figures, but the same cultures refer to dolls as children’s toys.  They might be very simple compared to their idols or decorative figures, maybe a decorated twig… Read more »

Ruby Red Time Machine $500 Sweepstakes!

Posted in Antiques & Art, Categories, Decorating Ideas, E-Commerce, Events, Gift Ideas, Holidays, Jewelry, Lifestyle, Vintage Collectibles

by Ruby Lane Social

Enter to win a $500 Holiday Shopping Spree Sweepstakes on Ruby Lane! 96 HR Ruby Red Time Machine 50% Off Holiday Tag Sale Ruby Lane is excited to announce we are giving ONE LUCKY WINNER $500 to SHOP this holiday season for fabulous Antiques, Dolls, Vintage Collectibles, Furniture and Lighting, Fine Art, Glass, Porcelain and… Read more »

The Dolls of Artist Helen Kish

Posted in Dolls

by Ruby Lane

Ruby Lane is sponsoring the 2017 United Federation of Doll Clubs – UFDC 68th Annual Convention which will be held Wednesday, August 2, 2017, through Saturday, August 5, 2017, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The souvenir artist is Helen Kish of Denver, Colorado. We interviewed doll artist Helen Kish at the ‘Western… Read more »

Have an Art Deco Cocktail Party

Posted in Lifestyle

by Ruby Lane

Between World War I and World War II, an amazing style emerged in the arts called Art Deco and the sleek style of this era has never lost its devotees. Collectors recognized its striking beauty as soon as it appeared on the market and Art Deco collectibles continue to win new admirers every day. The… Read more »

Spotlight on June’s Most Wanted Jewelry

Posted in Jewelry

by Ruby Lane

June is a time when jewelry has a special sparkle and it is one of only two months that has three birthstones associated with it: pearl, alexandrite and moonstone. This week, Ruby Lane is hosting a Spotlight on Jewelry Promotion. You can see many of the specially picked jewelry highlights on the Ruby Lane Facebook… Read more »