Plaza Notes

Blue Moon Vintage: At Home with Vintage Bakelite

Vintage Plastic objects are part of our history. These items represent a significant example of Americana. The Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art and the Philadelphia Museum all include plastics in their collections.

You do not have to go to a museum to enjoy seeing and collecting plastic items. The primary goal of the new movement, in the 1930’s and 40’s, was to provide less expensive, decorative, and useful items in the home, using machines to create and service the large population.


Love Train Vintage: A Lifetime of Sewing

I'd like to share with you something I've been doing since the age of 10. Sewing is a wonderful way to let your creative genius thrive. It's a way to delve into color ways, styles and things that you just can't find in ready to wear. In the past women were wonderful seamstresses and created some of the most stunning ensembles known to man. My own mom and my dad's great cousin, Angie (seamstress extraordinaire for Bergdorf Goodman created a stunning evening gown of American Beauty Rose fuchsia brocade.


Vanessa's Vintage & Variety: A Treasure's Travels - Value Lies Beneath

What determines for a doll collector that which is beautiful? For that matter, how can one customer pass up an exquisite Kestner [doll] for a rusty cow bell?

We've all heard that beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, but how does that translate to the world of collecting? That which makes our hearts beat faster and takes our breath away is a purely individual trait, shaped by our past and our personality - in short by our stories.


Cobayley-Plaza: Helpful Tips from a Ruby Plaza Shop Owner

It is hard to believe that it has been almost 6 weeks since the launch of Ruby Plaza. How are you doing? Have you had visitors?

Well, how do you know if you have visitors? A very good question. For those of us that were Ruby Lane sellers, the format of Ruby Plaza was very easy to slip into and learn the ropes quickly. For the sellers new to the Ruby World, it is confusing and sometimes very frustrating.


Past Hence: Addicted to the Hunt - The Thrill of the Quest

My husband doesn’t get it. He simply can’t understand the addiction, the infinite compulsion to stop at every yard sale, flea market, and thrift store to see what undiscovered treasure may be lurking under a one dollar price tag. He is a professional musician, so he understands the concept of addiction and being driven by unseen forces, he just cannot understand how it connects to “junk”.


Past Hense: Inventory Control: Tips for Holding a Yard Sale

Whether you need to reduce inventory or just clear out the house, a garage sale is a great way to do it, but it can be a lot of work.  Here are some tips from a seasoned yard-saler to help your sale be more successful and make you more money.
 


The Antique Garden: Introduction to the Country Life

Welcome and thank you for reading my first blog entry on Plaza Notes. I have been selling online for several years as The Antique Garden and am very happy to be expanding to Ruby Plaza. Let me introduce myself properly and tell you a bit about my background. I am the last one to think I would have so many life changing experiences in the last six years…here we go!


Blog With Ruby Plaza And Get Paid Doing It!

Blog With Ruby Plaza And Get Paid Doing It!
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Ruby Plaza has its own section called "Plaza Notes" on the Ruby Lane blog, "Notes from The Lane". Ruby Plaza pays shop owners $35 for articles published on Plaza Notes.

Plaza Notes is designed to complement the Ruby Plaza site, offering articles on topics relating to e-commerce and shopping, home decor, design, handcrafted items, jewelry, and much more.


Only 80 Ruby Plaza Flagship Spaces Still Available!

With only 80 Flagship shops available to sellers new to the Ruby Lane "family of sites," time is dwindling to secure your Flagship shop on Ruby Plaza. Designed to offer a wider selection of items than does its sister site, Ruby Lane - Ruby Plaza offers a new way to shop. Now buyer...s can find a complete variety of home decor items ranging from furniture and accessories to lighting, bedding and window coverings - all in one category.


Heart Notes Perfume: Perfume Notes

Perfumes come in many different classifications. The first classification called the Traditional Classification which started about 1900 included the following categories:
 
Single Floral : This category consists of scents that are dominated by one specific flower.
 
Floral Bouquet: There is a combination of several flower scents.
 


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