Antiques & Art
inFebruary 27, 2013 - 10:49am
“Give me a museum and I'll fill it.”
inFebruary 25, 2013 - 4:47pm
Have you ever watched an artist painting in the great outdoors? If so, you were watching "Plein Air" art being created. This is a French term which means 'open air' and it refers to the practice of an artist painting on site instead of in a studio. The Italian term for this is "alfresco".
inFebruary 19, 2013 - 6:47am
This is a modern decorative cast metal footstool upholstered with some nice equally modern needlework. Don't mistake a reproduction like this for a 19th century cast iron original.
View the complete listing in The Ruby Lane Repro Shop
inFebruary 13, 2013 - 4:09pm
New hatpins constructed from such things as old clothing buttons or broken pieces of jewelry are made today, yet advertised as 'Victorian' or 'Edwardian' in age.
View the complete listing in The Ruby Lane Repro Shop.
inFebruary 6, 2013 - 2:28pm
The road to Ruby Lane called me back and I am glad that it did.
inFebruary 5, 2013 - 11:57am
If you are a year-round resident of South Florida then you are probably familiar with two terms - 'Snowbird' and 'Snowflake'. The first refers to those people who migrate to South Florida to spend several winter months to escape the cold weather. The second term, is relatively new and not as universally known. It refers to those people who intermittently travel to South Florida. They may spend only a day or two or a week now and then, but usually do not stay for months at a time.
inJanuary 23, 2013 - 5:12pm
What comes to your mind when you hear the word, “alliance?” If you watch TV your mind may go to a reality TV show such as Survivor or Amazing Race or even Big Brother where contestants are thrown into nearly impossible situations with a group of strangers and the last man or team standing wins a big cash prize.
inJanuary 23, 2013 - 10:26am
My full time passion is that of a “Travel Consultant”. Since many of my clients are interested in antiques and collectibles, I try to take advantage of shopping in unique venues when travelling.
While escorting a group to the British Isles, a destination that is rich with antiques centers, markets and well known fairs, many opportunities were found to explore for alternative excursions.
inJanuary 15, 2013 - 3:35pm
Fiscal Cliff and the talk of tax changes dominate the news. But did you know that tax laws in France actually changed the name of a very popular art form now known as silhouettes?
In 1759, Etienne de Silhouette was appointed the Controller General of Finances of France. That country was having a major credit crisis due to the Seven Year War, and severe taxes were imposed on the citizenry, especially the wealthy. "Silhouette" came to mean a man reduced to his simplest state, there was nothing left of him, which is what happened to him after the imposed taxes by the General of Finances.
inNovember 13, 2012 - 1:03pm
I live in Hagerstown Md. This area has always been near horse racing tracks, especially before the Internet. Naturally, that type gambling activity will draw bookies. Although taking bets for people is illegal, there were more than just a few of them in this area. There was an auction held years ago, of a fellow that was a very popular bookie. Somehow, he was able to earn his living by booking and when he passed away, his estate was offered at auction.
It was then, that the general public that did not gamble, learned this individual loved antiques. When someone could not pay their gambling debt to him, he would accept a fine antique as payment instead. It was a windy day, and the auction was held outdoors at his home, under tents. 3 huge tents with table upon table of the finest lamps, silver , glassware, etc one could ever hope for.