Vintage Collectibles

Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - Child's Play

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"The Remake"

 

1.) Charming Original English Childs Rocking Horse, $245, click here. 2.) French Antique Dresser with Painted Finish Shabby Chic Antique Furniture, $975, click here. 3.) Vintage Collectible Strawberry Shortcake Lunch Box, $25, click here. 4.) Madame Alexander "Butch" Composition baby doll, $48, click here. 5.) Rare Children's Wooden Letter and Picture Blocks, $18, click here.

 

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Rinker's Opinion: Starting a Collection on a Budget

What tips do you have for someone who is starting a collection and is on a very tight budget?

The adage “collect what you like” applies.  Just because a collecting category is affordable, does not mean that it should be collected.  If the collecting category does not turn-on the collector, he/ she should avoid it and move on to one that does. Affordability should never outweigh personal preference.


Capturing the Essence of Summer

Oh how I love the fresh southern breezes of summertime! Whether it’s the sweet scent of Magnolia or the crisp fragrance of Lavender, my memories are always stirred by Mother Nature’s sensory gifts. Lucky for us, with a little advance planning, her gifts can keep on giving.


Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - Sweet Pink Bedroom

"The Inspiration"

"The Remake"

1.) Italian Hand Carved Over-Sized Queen Bed, $5,500, click here. 2.) Berkey & Gay Vanity with Mirror Vintage Furniture, $1,649, click here. 3.) Vintage Ormolu Vanity Mirror on Stand, $75, click here. 4.) Vintage Maria Theresa Crystal Chandelier 7-Lights, $895, click here. 5.) Vintage 2 Peacocks Cotton Chenille Bed Spread –DOUBLE or QUEEN Size Peacocks Chenille Bedspread in Purple and Lavender, $298, click here.

 

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Motor Mania

If one finds oneself collecting books and paper concerning early cars, it is difficult to know where to draw the line. Not only can it become an affliction of not knowing where to stop, there is the dilemma of not knowing where to begin the road rally. Early internal combustion engines, and people discovering, improving, and using these rough, dirty, and dangerous machines, might be a place to focus the view.


"Open While Undergoing Maintenance"

Have you ever bought items for resale on Ruby Lane that you just KNEW would sell fast, and then wondered why they were not even be making it to the search engine for the shoppers to see? Every morning, I look at several different items on my reports that RL makes available, but the ones I mostly look at are the Shop Visitors with the items that they viewed the day before and the items that were searched for in my shop.


Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - A Blue Picnic

 

 

"The Inspiration"

"The Remake"

 

1.) Vintage Oval Wicker Serving Tray Cloth Bird Design Under Glass, $35, click here. 2.) Rare Childs 20pc Tea Set ~ Little Mae Girl Cat Dog Pets Allerton c1890, $648, click here. 3.) Lovely Set of 5 Blue & White Soup Plates, Kent, K & Co., $28, click here. 4.) Delicious Antique French Monogrammed Table Napkins Linen Damask Rose DC Set of 10, $265, click here.

 

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Flea Market Selling: Tips and Tricks Especially for New Vendors

You finally did it – sorted out a bunch of merchandise to part with – things that didn’t sell, items that won’t work as a church donation, you’re not planning a tag sale and you’re not ready to give it away in boxlots at an auction. So you’ve decided to try selling at a flea market!


My Vintage Garden - Hydrangeas

Twenty years ago I purchased a blue hydrangea from a catalogue. The photo promised a large and lush shrub, covered with bright blue balls of flowers. Imagine my disappointment when the package arrived. My hydrangea was a twig no larger than a pencil stub complete with a few stringy roots.


Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - Relaxing Corner

"The Inspiration"

"The Remake"

1.) French Giltwood Chaise Lounge, $4950, click here. 2.) Shabby Chic Table Salvage Window Top Three Panes Marriage Piece, $195, click here. 3.) Super Sheridan Silver Plated Candle Holder, $16, click here. 4.) C. 1840 French Canadian Painted Armoire with Raised Panels, $8000, click here.

 

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