Antiques & Art
inJune 2, 2009 - 8:50am
April 2009 - The Liberty Antique Show in Norht Carolina
There is nothing better than the thrill of the hunt after a long winter...
As I was packing up to do this show, the apprehension was building. The state of our economy left me with many concerns about actually doing a show. The antique market has been down more than up, which left me wondering if there would be many buyers.
inJune 1, 2009 - 11:00am
When I purchase another piece of vintage costume jewelry, I feel as though I am adding to my art collection. I consider the vintage pieces of jewelry to be very well made, with the finest materials. The best designers, some of which were artists before they began to explore their creativity in jewelry, created lasting pieces with exquisite attention to detail and workmanship.
inMay 29, 2009 - 2:01pm
Recently, I had the opportunity to fulfill a lifelong dream...to spend a rainy day exploring an attic and the treasures it held.
As a young girl, my brother and I loved to play in our attic on rainy days...digging through the old trunk my grandmother brought from Sweden--full of what little she could bring to her new home in America--and pushing my dolls around the attic in an old wicker buggy. How cozy it seemed to hear the raindrops on the roof, yet to be so warm and safe in our lofty, makeshift playroom.
inMay 11, 2009 - 12:00pm
I am a gardener, and love the change of seasons. While planning my Spring plantings, I started thinking about how tending a garden is very much like tending my Ruby Lane Shop. Both need constant attention to stay looking fresh and inviting.
inMay 8, 2009 - 2:54pm
In the world of cyberspace, what does a smile have to do with selling online? We notice a smile on a child's face when they see their mom or dad. A smile crosses her face when the doorbell rings and flowers arrive. We laugh and smile as we see our pet playing with a favorite toy. All of these experiences have one thing in common, they use the eyes to express emotion in some way. In Ruby Lane, cyber world images are words on a screen or photographs of items illustrating an online site.
The Loft Antiques: Ruby Lane Shop Owners: Don't be the scapegoat....High Standard Policies Can Help You!
inMay 8, 2009 - 2:46pm
This article is about a policy that may affect all of us at some time or another. I remember as a teacher, from time to time....policies were set by the system that perhaps I might not agree with, but it was my responsibility as an employer to abide by them. If a parent ever questioned a teacher's judgement on a matter, we often had that policy to refer them back to, and it took the responsibility off of us.
inApril 22, 2009 - 11:28am
When trying to decide how to price your items , the new standard across the antiques and collectibles world is now at 3 times cost. It was previously 2 times cost as the standard way to price an item, but last year most antiques experts and newsletters changed the suggested formula. I have never had to make any item 3 times cost and here is why.
inApril 17, 2009 - 4:20pm
A Collection of Sugars and Creamers from Various Makers...
inApril 10, 2009 - 5:23pm
How are the bunny and the hare linked to eggs?
inApril 2, 2009 - 12:37pm
The Monthly Finds is a fantastic way to get "free" advertising for your shop. Each month you can choose any item that is currently active in your shop and add it to the Monthly Finds, unless it sells it will stay in that months list of items. If it does happen to sell during the month, hopefully it does because that is the idea behind adding an item from your shop, you can simply add another item to replace it before the end of the current month.