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Ruby Lane Dolls Insider December 2018


2018 DOLL WEEK RECAP


Last month, the Dolls Lane team hosted its third annual Doll Week, which focused on the maintenance, education, and preservation of dolls, bears, and their accessories. As part of the many activities of the week, we brought our viewers to London, England for the festivities surrounding the 200 Years of Childhood Doll and Bear Show, and filmed seminars at the Victoria and Albert Museum of Fine Art and Childhood. Ruby Lane shot 17 videos focused on furthering our goals of encouraging collecting, interaction, conservation, and new friendships within the doll and bear communities. The full playlist of videos are available for further viewing and sharing on the 'Live in London' playlist on the Ruby Lane YouTube channel. Please share, learn, and enjoy with Ruby Lane Dolls.



 
7" All Bisque Jointed ...
Tiniest Early Kestner 7"...
Vintage Home Made Oil ...
 


 
Pretty all Original ...
Antique Trunk Full of ...
Gorgeous Vintage Rare ...
 


 
“Gretchen” Kammer & ...
20 Inch Pierotti English...
18.5" Perfect Simon & ...
 



2018 HOLIDAY DOLL AND BEAR GIFT GUIDE

The Holidays are here in full swing! Do you know what to buy your doll and bear aficionado friends? Generally, we aren't hard to please; most of us never met a doll or bear we didn't like. Yet, it can be hard to buy for the collector, or doll, who has everything, so here are some tips. Also, remember, when it comes to a gift for doll and bear folk, don't be afraid to think outside the doll box. Read our Holiday Doll and Bear Gift Guide on the Ruby Lane Blog.




MEET THE OPTIMISTS | SHOP OWNERS SINCE 2005

The Optimists have been Exclusive Ruby Lane Shop Owners since 2005 and specialize in vintage cloth dolls, soft toys, and Teddy bears. Shop owner Gillian Trotter resides in Wiltshire, England, and has been a collector for over 45 years. She is a published author, and Ruby Lane had the opportunity to interview Gillian live in London. Shop plush Teddy Bears and animals for the Holidays from The Optimists.



 
Lovely Vintage Steiff ...
Smallest Size Steiff ...
Timmy,Vintage Hermann ...
 



SHOP OWNER SPOTLIGHT: ANTIQUE DOLL COLLECTOR MAGAZINE


Antique Doll Collector magazine has been THE place go to place for over 20 years to find fascinating articles written by doll experts, worldwide auction previews and results, show reviews, calendar listings, extensive coverage of the national UFDC convention, visits to museums, a look at the latest books...everything you need to make informed decisions and enhance your love of doll collecting. You can now purchase popular past issues of the magazine on Ruby Lane.




WOODEN WORLD TREASURES: LORD AND LADY CLAPHAM AT THE VICTORIA AND ALBERT MUSEUM

Lord and Lady Clapham are 17th-Century wooden dolls that are complete with their original wardrobes. They reside at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Seeing them in person is incredibly moving, and Ruby Lane had the opportunity to film a conversation standing in front of the dolls at the V&A. We hope you enjoy this peek into true Doll Royalty.



 
Pair German Dutch China ...
Lovely german mignonette...
20" Antique American ...
 


 
Alexander-kins ...
2 Maggie Iacono artist ...
Ideal Composition ...
 


 
Beth by Lynne & Michael ...
Ideal 1960s 35" Curly ...
Vogue Strung Ginny Doll ...
 



COLLECTING 2.0 - CELEBRATING DOLLS AND TEDDY BEARS


Some of us have been collecting dolls and bears since childhood. Others started a little later, building their assemblages based on adult preferences – and budgets. For many enthusiasts and Ruby Lane fans, identifying as a “collector” is a key part of how we see ourselves, spend our time and resources, and choose our friends. But what happens if a collector runs out of space, has limited funds, or needs to allocate their budget towards other goals? Or is looking for something a little different and challenging to do with their collecting energy? Here are some “out of the box” ways to pursue and share your doll and bear passions – without breaking the bank or building a new addition to your home.




WELCOME NEW DOLL AND BEAR SHOPS


The Dolls Lane has welcomed eight new doll and bear shops to the Ruby Lane family since our November newsletter. You can see a list of the newest doll shops, and visit their shop today. These new shops are adding items daily, so check back often.

If you are curious about joining our close-knit family of shop owners, our special site Join Ruby Lane was made just for you!



 
12" Steiff Teddy Bear ...
Artist Panda Bear by Lin...
Robert Tonner Ltd. ...
 


 
Vintage Composite Baby ...
19" 1950 American ...
4" Antique Marked ...
 



HELPFUL DOLL LINKS

New Arrivals: Shop exciting new doll arrivals daily!

Ruby Lane Dolls Facebook: A dedicated doll Facebook page by Ruby Lane.

The Doll Blog: Read weekly educational doll publications by Ruby Lane

YouTube: Enjoy over 200 doll and bear videos and educational seminars.

Ruby Lane Dolls Pinterest: A dedicated Pinterest page to the dolls, bears, and accessories of the Dolls Lane.

Ruby Lane Virtual Events: See what’s coming up in the ‘Dolly Cam’ and virtually attend with Ruby Lane Dolls Facebook page.




 

 

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