Vintage Collectibles

Toby and Character Jugs

Fairly often I see the term toby jug and character jug used mistakenly mostly because people don't realize that there is a fairly significant difference between the two. The mistake is so common that I even put both terms in the titles of my listings...


Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - A Baby Boy's Room

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1.) Ceramic African Elephant Figurine, $35, click here. 2.) Vintage 1950's Child's Garton Mark V Metal Pedal Car, $325, click here. 3.) Vintage - Keystone 6400 Ride on Train, $158, click here. 4.) Steiff's Original 1950's Style Teddy Bear With ID, $130, click here.

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Collectors - Kindred Spirits at Heart

I was working in my booth at the antique mall last week when a lovely chap came wandering through. He glanced around my "girl booth" (so dubbed by another male shopper) and we exchanged pleasantries before he turned and began to move on. Suddenly he turned back around and thrust out his fist. "Do you know what this is?" he asked eagerly, as his fingers uncurled to reveal the small, rusty metal object he had been clutching tightly in his hand.


Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - A Victorian Bedroom

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1.) Large Pretty Doll Bust " Mannequin", $290, click here. 2.) Antique 6-Light French Gilt Brass & Crystal Chandelier, $2797, click here. 3.) Original Abstract Collage Painting by Daniel Teis, 1983, $1250, click here.  4.) 19th Century French Antique Regence Style Bed, $2580, click here.    5.) Antique Furniture French Antique Louis XV Painted Wall Mirror Shabby Chic, $1349, click here

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Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - Kitchen Storage

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1.) Lovely Small Lustreware Cream Pitcher, PINK, Floral, $30, click here. 2.) Classic Deco Period Porcelain Sugar Bowl, $225, click here. 3.) White Vintage Small Juice Pitcher Hobnail Milk Glass, $34, click here. 4.) Vintage Stanley travel Thermos, $25, click here. 5.) English Balancing Scale with Porcelain Pan c.1900, $250, click here.

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Remake this Look on Ruby Lane for Under $100

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1.) Lovely Coral Chiffon Vintage 1960's Pleated Party Dress from Miss Elliette of California, $38, click here. 2.) Classic Retro Double Strand 8mm Glass Pearl Necklace, $28, click here. 3.) Lovely Ladies Vintage 1960's Navy & White Straw Cloche Bucket Hat, $18, click here. 4.) Vintage Hand Beaded Gloves, $12, click here.

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Making Vintage Lemonade

My daughter Debi likes bluebirds; to her they are the symbol of her grandmothers. She even has blue birds tattooed on her foot in remembrance of her grandmothers. My own mother sang the song “Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah” until hours before her death, after having sung the song countless times to her children and grandchildren. “Mr. Bluebird’s on my shoulder, it’s the truth, it’s actual, everything is satisfactual,” wasn’t just a line in the song, it was the way she lived her life: content in every situation, facing whatever came her way with a smile.


Shop Owner Reflects on The New Ruby Lane

After fifteen years of hosting over 2,400 shops we now have a new Ruby Lane that will attract more customers and carry a wider range of items. A monthly online “Ruby Read” magazine is exciting. The new changes are easier for both buyers and sellers.


Remake This Room on Ruby Lane - Mid-Century Living

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1.) Vintage Sears rare copper and cream color comboTypewriter 704 5010 Carrying Case, $86, click here. 2.) Mid Century Modern Beige Chaise Lounge, $1950, click here. 3.) Outstanding Mid Century Atomic Eames Era Lamps, $795, click here. 4.) Large vintage mid century ashtray greenish blue ceramic, $42, click here.

 

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Winner Announced: Ruby Lane 15-Year Anniversary Contest for August

We are pleased to announce that Janet Johnson is the winner of the Ruby Lane August 15-Year Anniversary contest with her entry of, “Dagnabbit, I ain't giving up my original dungarees. I don’t care how much they are worth at auction.”

“Congratulations to Janet! Janet will receive this exquisite Vintage 10K Gold Ruby and Diamond Geneve Watch.

We have also chosen several other entries to receive a Ruby Lane Tote bag. They are:


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