ML Pear Antiques & Vintage Wares

Michelle d'Anjou & Char d'Anjou, Evanston IL
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Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2002

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About ML Pear Antiques & Vintage Wares

Our Service Pledge
Enjoy browsing our shop, including our thorough descriptions and numerous photos. We research and describe all our items in keeping with Ruby Lane's high standards. Our goal is to keep our customers happy, coming back, and bringing their friends!

~ We respond to all email inquiries same day.
~ All orders are shipped within 48 hours of payment (excluding weekends).
~ Your purchase will be professionally and carefully packed to ensure safe arrival to your door.
About Us

ML Pear Antiques & Vintage Wares (formerly The Knic Knac Nook) has been in our Ruby Lane shop for over 15 years, and we have sold on eBay for over 20 years under User ID mlpear. Visit our eBay Feedback for your further assurance of our excellent customer service.

We offer a variety of vintage and antique, decorative and useful items, ranging from fine porcelain to knick knacks. We sell what we enjoy: fine animal and bird figurines; English china (especially porcelain cups and saucers and ironstone); American pottery; French and other continental hand painted porcelain; children's dishes; ladies compacts and vanity items, and any other pieces that we find "beautiful or useful", in the words of William Morris. Most of our inventory comes from estate sales, dealers, and auctions around the Midwest. Our collecting road trips often include bird watching around small towns and farms, and our enjoyment of birds extends to offering figural and painted specimens in the shop.

Ruby Lane recently started the Starred Review option for buyers to leave comments, and we really appreciate the kind feedback we receive. Before (and since) this feature was started, we also receive emails from likewise happy customers. Here is a sampling:

Kind words from our happy customers:


I just love it! It’s adorable! [Limoges individual salt]. ~~Marilyn, PA.

The vase is even more beautiful than I imagined. I have a large garden & I do a lot of flower arrangements. I have a large collection of vases--most of which reside in the cupboard, but this is so lovely that I have it on display in the front room. I will carefully use it to display flowers. Susan, CA

Hi Michelle, The little nut dishes arrived today, thank you. I love them! J.N., New Zealand

Hi Michelle, Today the lovely little sad iron arrived in the mail. It was so well wrapped and packed, and was in perfect condition. Thank you so much. The iron is absolutely so cute and even nicer than I had imagined. P.P., GA

Hi—The adorable miniature items arrived today in great condition. Thank you. P.Y., NY

Writing to confirm the Armani figurine "Stormy Weather" arrived today and is lovely. I'm very pleased. R.C, PA

Everybody [Beswick figurines] arrived safe and sound! Many thanks. J.K., NJ

The Britain's Indians are MAGNIFICENT! Thanks so much, L.R. VA

Hi Michelle, I received the toothpick holder, and I love it! (I collect clover things). Thank you, D.H., CA

Dear Michelle, Gorgeous Compact arrived safe and sound today. I am very happy with it, and it has been a pleasure doing business with you. B.R., Australia

Michelle, You packed [the perfume bottles] so carefully that even OUR mailman couldn't destroy them. Thanks so much. L.S., Nevada

Hi Michelle, We are back home and the [crown top perfumes] are unpacked. They are lovely and they are all great additions for my collection.
Thanks so much for a nice transaction!
M.L., Netherlands

The toy cash register arrived last week and it is beautiful. I love it. It is in excellent condition. Thank you very much!!! E.V. Greece

Hi, I received my beautiful [perfume] bottle. I am so happy with it, more than happy with it. I subscribed to your newsletter.... Thanks for such quick shipping. I appreciate it. K.S., IL

Hi Michelle, Just to let you know the cup and saucer arrived today all safe and sound and looking beautiful and with perfect timing to give to my sister-in-law today for her birthday! D.A. Australia

Hi Michelle, I received the [Limoges] egg cup safe and sound. I will enjoy displaying it. Thanks again R.P.ME

Hi Michelle, The Salt and pepper shakers are exquisite. Arrived yesterday and I am thrilled with my purchase. Thank you I.C., CA

Hi Michelle, My daughter received the compacts and loves them. Thank you for being in touch and for getting the items shipped so promptly. R.H., VA

hello! thanks very much for the little cat I've just received today! he's very funny and all was perfect! VB, France

Michelle, The lovely glass flowers arrived today. Thank you for the prompt shipping. M.S, PA.

Hi, I received my package today, what cute little boxes! The items make an attractive addition to my vintage dollhouse. L.F. FL