inJanuary 16, 2013 - 9:04am
Award season is here and one of the best parts about them is the "Red Carpet Fashion". You will see many vintage gowns on the red carpet, which for Vintage Fashion lovers, is fabulous eye candy. After going through the recent Golden Globe's Red Carpet Fashion, I hand selected some which could easily be mirrored by Vintage Fashions on Ruby Lane. Enjoy!
1.) 1920s Beaded – Sequined Vintage Dress, $595, click here. 2.) 1930s Ivory Taffeta, $295, click here 3.) 1970s Coral Gown, $116, click here 4.) One Shoulder 1980s Jill Richards, $225, click here 5.) Black Satin Evening Gown, $145, click here. 6.) Dramatic 1920s Gown, $1295, click here. 7.) 1940s Madeline Vramant Evening Gown, $116, click here.
inJanuary 11, 2013 - 1:26pm
Creating your vanity space is one of the simple pleasures of being a woman. All of your favorite accessories complied together in order to create a fabulous working space. In this series, I was inspired by the "Tiffany Blue" and fun costume jewelry. You don't even need a dedicated vanity, you can simply create this look on your dresser. For photo credit, click here.
1.) Vintage Daisy Earrings, $10, click here. 2.) Tiffany & Co. Diamond Heart Ring, $1500, click here. 3.) Turquoise & Diamond Necklace, $1695, click here. 4.) Art Deco Cuff, $245, click here.
5.) Vintage Round Gold Compact, $125, click here. 6.) Vintage Red Clutch, $20, click here.
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inJanuary 11, 2013 - 9:24am
Today is December 31 and it is snowing outside. What a perfect time to reflect on the holiday sales for 2012! Customers are still ordering items as the old year is fading away. Ordering online is the perfect way to spend a snowy day. I mailed packages this morning and will have more for January 2. January is a great time to spend your Christmas money.
My shop had busy spurts in October and November with buyers shopping early. I played Santa for some buyers mailing a gift item for them. The December 1, Red Tag Sale sparked many sales. By December 20, shoppers were ordering items for themselves. Fifty seven items were ordered in December. The majority of packages went Parcel Post until December 15. Quite a few shoppers were new to the Ruby lane site. I have a several orders pending but will follow up with them in 2013. People travel in December and want a package to arrive when they are at home.
inJanuary 11, 2013 - 8:38am
On the eve of 2013 I sit at my computer thinking about 2012 and all that unrolled throughout that year.
Notably for me it has been fraught with many obstacles having to do with health. On the cusp of being eligible for Medicare in 2013, I have been without health insurance ever since I closed my brick & mortar shop in 2008. It just got too expensive. My medications alone were well over $1,000.00 and the premiums over $800.00 - just for myself!
Are you going through the same situation? I know many who are. Self-employed folks like myself in an 'up and down' or basically 'luxury' business are hardest hit. So I am sure many, if not most of you readers fall into that same category.
inJanuary 10, 2013 - 12:39pm
This example is a reproduction pickle castor set purchased brand new from a well known reproduction wholesale supplier. Though often seen advertised by resellers later as 'Victorian,' these sets are not old.
View this complete listing in the Ruby Lane Repro Shop
inJanuary 8, 2013 - 5:48pm
Though marked 'McCoy USA' no figural string holder like this was ever made
View the complete listing in The Ruby Lane Repro Shop
inJanuary 7, 2013 - 1:15pm
A 100 hundred years ago, or so it seems, I wrote this poem to the "love of my life" for our first valentine's day:
inJanuary 7, 2013 - 10:38am
We've already begun our lambing and kidding season. Twelve babies, so far. 'Uncontrolled Management' is what it's called. Really all that means is we didn't get the big boys out of gen. pop. until just a few weeks ago, and now we'll have 5 months of birthing instead of 2 months! It's an amazing time for us, filled with joy and laughter, and sometimes sorrow. Nearly every moment is a photo opportunity.
It is also a study in patience and quiet. Witnessing the births, hushed conversations and new observations for us to record, for future reference. We built a small office/waiting room in the new barn addition, where the warming box and medical supplies sit next to the TV monitor. We're trying out a surveillance camera in the pens, so as to be able to keep an eye on things, without making the new moms nervous. That's about as high tech as it gets, for us.
inJanuary 4, 2013 - 11:54am
When I first started analyzing developments in the antiques and collectibles field, I assumed there was a logical progression of a collecting category from a small niche category to a full blown collectible category that eventually evolved into an antique category over time. This is not true. All collecting categories – niche, collectible, and antique – are subject to the whims of the moment. No collecting category has a guaranteed infinite life.
As an author and editor of price guides, I developed a five tier approach: (1) garage sale price guide for those items whose principle value was reuse; (2) flea market price guide for those collecting categories entering the collecting sphere and affordably priced; (3) collectible price guide for collecting categories of more recent origin; (4) antique price guide for established middle to high-end collecting categories; and (5) Country for items fitting the one decorative look that is constant in America. Deciding what collecting categories appeared in each or crossed over into two or more was a subject of constant discussion between my staff and me.
inJanuary 4, 2013 - 9:44am
Queen Nefertiti tried on one necklace, than another, and another. All were hammered pure gold, befitting royalty. As she was. She chose one with an amulet made of crystal found in the dessert, The amulet was three inches long. By today’s gold value, the Queen wore $200,000 worth of pure gold on her long, slender neck.
Her servants held the huge mirror so she might see herself in full regalia. No, those earrings were wrong. She needed spirals, and longer, to her shoulders. Queen Nefertiti had a very long neck. Graceful. She was 23 years old.