Antiques & Art
inAugust 14, 2013 - 11:19am
We are pleased to announce that Ruby Lane has a brand new look and feel - just in time to celebrate our 15-year anniversary. Read on to find out what’s new on Ruby Lane:
New Layout, Logo and Colors - Higher End Look
inJuly 25, 2013 - 2:12pm
Do customers shop online near July 4 and other holidays? What can shop owners do to drive business while they enjoy a holiday weekend?
Ruby Lane sent emails to customers such as Keeping Cool in July, In The Heat of July and July finds. I received quite a few advertising emails that weekend and did order from two sites. They were things I would needing soon and at a good price.
inJuly 15, 2013 - 11:21am
Vintage and antique silver for entertaining (a la Victorian style) seems to have become much less popular. What are the causes?
Decorating styles are trendy. While the Country Look is the exception, it experiences pendulum swings: (1) primitive vs. formal, (2) American vs. English/Old World, and (3) Early American vs. Colonial vs. 19th century vs. 20th century. Like fashion, decorating requires constant change to survive.
inJuly 10, 2013 - 3:44pm
Painting outside is one of the best ways to become a better artist. Through personal observation and time constraints by nature, the artist/painter needs to learn how to work fast without compromising their efforts. It is exciting and fun now, thanks to an American artist who was also an inventor.
inJune 25, 2013 - 12:29pm
In late spring, I await the arrival of the “Asparagus Man”. An older farmer, soft-spoken, with gentlemanly manners and a hint of a Southern drawl, he appears at his roadside stand each day with freshly cut green spears from his own garden. Slender stalks or fat juicy spears, he’ll have them bundled and ready to take home for the evening meal.
inJune 24, 2013 - 3:17pm
If one is enamored of the fine style and sentiment of Georgian English authors, and the continuing expansion and clearing of the mind exhibited in the works of the 18th century, then the reader starts collecting the various editions as they are stumbled upon. Most undirected readers preferring paper to screens, they tend to find the more popular works first.
inJune 11, 2013 - 1:59pm
Are you just starting to collect antique photographs? Let me help you identify the most common kinds of antique photographs so that you can build your confidence and expertise as you begin to build your collection.
inJune 3, 2013 - 1:35pm
Is the brick and motor antiques mall still a viable selling venue?
inMay 23, 2013 - 4:47pm
Many reproductions of Art Nouveau lamp forms are available from modern companies. Confusion can easily arise when these copies are marketed in concert with the names of the original designers who created them in the Art Nouveau period.
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inMay 16, 2013 - 3:48pm
I drove down to the final giant outdoor show of the year, hoping to find amid the boats and buttons, the clutter of the pilers and the tents of the specialists, that elusive early indicator of man's reaching for the heavens. As he grasps the sky, here in the land of leaderless capitalism, you can be sure promoters saw potential.