The Vintage Carousel

Mary Ann Wilson
suburban Philadelphia, PA
Lose Yourself In Our Vintage Treasures-It's A Merry Go Round Of Delight!

Ruby Lane Exclusive since 2011

A Jubilation of Jewels, Clothing and Collectible Classics


About The Vintage Carousel

Our Service Pledge
We respond to all orders within 24 hours, we guarantee the authenticity of all our items and provide provenance when available.
About Us
I have enjoyed a lifelong love of collecting all things vintage including costume jewelry, clothing, collectibles,transferware and antique flow blue china. My farmhouse is full and it's time to let these treasures enchant someone new.

I am totally committed to customer service and personally handle every step of every transaction. All of the items for sale come from my personal collections and I have loved and enjoyed each piece. I ship within 24 hours of payment and will accommodate special requests whenever possible. I love questions and respond quickly to emails and believe there is no such thing as a silly question! I am more than happy to chat via phone, just email your contact number and best times to reach you. If you'd rather call me, email and I will forward my phone number.

My vintage and antique items are pre-loved and therefore, are not "mint". That said, I will disclose any imperfections.
What is vintage condition?
Due to the nature of what we sell, all items are sold in "as is" vintage condition. All items we offer range in age from 20 - 100+ years old. Therefore you can expect some level of wear. Expected level of wear is defined as minor surface scratches, nicks, tiny chips, light tarnish, fading or minor finish loss. If there is anything beyond the expected level of wear and tear from age and prior use, then we make note of it in the description and provide photographs.

I am a member of Costume Jewelry Collectors Int'l, Jewel Collect,The Jewelry Ring and Discovering Juliana Jewelry Group.

I love making my customers happy, here's what they're saying...

"Dear Mary Ann,
I received the Ferra clear rhinestone gold plated brooch and earring demi, and just love them! They will work perfectly in one of my future creation statement necklaces. They were even more beautiful in person!
You have many gorgeous high end jewelry sets in your shop with very reasonable prices, and I will be returning.
I also want to mention how much I appreciated you reaching out to me via email not more than 24 hours after my new Ruby Lane shop had opened. You sent me the most encouraging email that positively made my day! I really want to thank you for your thoughtfulness. You are surely a great asset to the Ruby Lane community!"

"I have bought 40 items from Ruby Lane in the last five months and I would like to share with you my positive experience with two sellers whom I find exceptional: Mary Ann Wilson from Vintage Carousel and Joel Gilgoff from Art Nouveau Collection. I have been satisfied with all my purchases but these two shops seem to stand out."

"I have received my parcel....OMG its soooo nicely packed and the card and the gift really touched me. I have been doing so much online shopping this is the BEST experience I ever had. You are such a nice and thoughtful person. I'm really glad that I made the right choice to purchase from you."

"I literally gasped -- OUT LOUD -- when I opened the package -- it was the exact same gasp my two year-old great-niece let out when I showed her a purple patent leather Coach purse online a couple of months ago. (That is not hyperbole, I really did gasp.) Needless to say I LOVE IT and it's perfect for my outfit."

"Guess what arrived today??! WOW ... it's just like Christmas!
I simply can't thank you ENOUGH, Mary Ann, for the GORGEOUS
bracelet and brooch (what a wonderful match they make!), the
luscious silk scarf (I have a top it will look perfect with!, and
the delightful packaging!It's been such a pleasure "meeting" you, and I will definitely return to your shop ... you're a one-of-a-kind treasure ... so kind and thoughtful, and I thank you for giving so much

"Thank you Mary Ann for this lovely set. People shopping here on
Ruby Lane need to know how wonderful your items are, and how
wonderful and thoughtful you are as a person. I would recommend
that others shopping here buy from you due to your gorgeous
choices of items, your great prices, super fast shipping and
attention to detail. This Kafin set is magnificent."

"I received the Vrba pin. You certainly pack a pin perfectly beautiful. I love the pin and I am sure my friend will feel the same way. Thank you for going the extra mile. I appreciate it."

"The Givenchy necklace arrived and I must commend you for the most
gorgeous presentation I've ever received. I almost hated opening
they package. What a splendid wrapping and box! Now to the
necklace...WOW! The colors are divine and stunning. Bless you for the time you
took in the presentation."

"I received the green Juliana pieces this afternoon.....oh my gosh,
I LOVE THEM!...Thank you again, I am thrilled to have them!!!"

"Just wanted to let you know I received the set and it is gorgeous!! In addition, your packaging was stellar and greatly appreciated!"