Tom and I were lucky enough to be given two tickets to the Antiques Road Show next weekend in Eugene Oregon. I'm wondering if any of my fellow Vintage Villagers have gone to the Roadshow...if so,…Continue
This is a great up to the minute article by Kathy Flood. She shares some very pertinent facts on what's hot and what's not.. …Continue
The new television shows on the History channel have spawned renewed interest in the age old profession of "picker". Early on in my antiques and collectibles career, I was a picker. It was a…Continue
I'm not sure I'm doing this correctly. I have a brief story to share. Last weekend at an estate sale I bought a beat up old bear. There was the little old steiff button in the ear, but this bear is…Continue
Cobayley is a husband and wife team in their 60's. We have been in the Antiques and collectibles business for over 20 years. We used to travel and do a lot of shows and we kept 2 collective booths well stocked. In the late 1990's we found ebay and we converted to all auctions. We still do a show occasionally, but we really wanted to have a nice online shop. Ruby Lane was the most attractive and well organized website we had found. I have always loved "old" stuff. Aunts and Uncles were avid antique collectors in the midwest when there were still plenty of antiques to be found at barn sales and tag sales. Early on in our marriage I walked into an antique store while the children were across the street at a movie. The shop owner and myself hit it off right away and I went to work part time. It was the most valuable education anyone could ever receive in the antiques and collectibles business. Not only did I get a hands on education, I was lucky enough to be taught by a very knowledgeable Antique Dealer.
We still love to travel and a couple of times a year we hit the road and wander all over the northwest corner of the United States. We cannot pass up a Antique Mall or Shop without at least taking a quick look.
Ruby Lane published my latest article on "Notes from the Lane"....take a minute to read...tell me what you think..
The Ruby Lane "Notes from the Lane" page is "down"....please check back later to read the article...thanks again for all the support from my…Continue
We are nesting...the move is complete. We feel at home in the "new digs" and are enjoying life on the beach. Well, almost on the beach. The beach is two blocks away. We have a great view and my daily walks are very rewarding both visually and spiritually.
Operating a business out of your home can sometimes become a complicated matter. People ask me all the…