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Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Beginnings

This past year had many surprises for me. Ups and downs like a roller coaster, some good, some bad, and some on even keel. I sell on line as most of you know and have 12 twelve stores. This coming New Year I am making a change. Each store had their own niche which is suppose to be a good thing. Well I must say it might be good for a little while but after a while it takes its toll.

This New Year I am letting quite a few go. I already closed up my Artfire shop, Webstore store, Ruby Plaza Store, and Ruby Lane store. My stores on ecrater will also be let go, they will be combined into possibly 3 stores as I have 7 ecrater stores. The store that I am keeping will be my etsy shop. It may cost a few dollars a month to keep up, but its worth it. I made a lot of friends in the few months that I have been selling there. I have been there since 2007 but more as a buyer, tried the selling at that time and wasn't in favor of it. Times change, people change and venues change. 

My etsy shop deals mostly with vintage clothing, accessories and possibly will be adding costume jewelry since I am thinking of closing retro glitz on ecrater. These have been tough decisions for me as I always liked the challenge, but since I have been re-thinking my act, I want some peace and rest so I can enjoy what I do  and that is selling, second best is buying. I will be be able to focus better on a few stores instead of the 12. Better listings, better pictures, more time for discussions, searching and having a life. This is going to be tough as I have these ecrater stores more than 5 years and so which ones must I let go. 

I know I will be keeping katzzkloset, Outoftheattic2u and cutsie kids. Katzzs Kloset is an all around store with a variety of products, and Cutsie Kids is just for kids and toys. So that leaves my Twice Over Books N More, Bamboo Hutch, Retro Glits, and Vintage Rose Collectibles. I already have moved some over from the glass store and the pottery store. 

The books and accessory stores are a hard one for me. On etsy it is only vintage or antiques and both these stores have newer items that are less than 20 years old and cannot be added to this venue. So it will be tough but I know in the end I will find a way and go on.

Here are some vintage clothing from my etsy store.
 Blue Velvet  Vintage Sheer Chiffon Mini Cocktail Dress 579 Shop 1970s Hugo Buscati Collection Dress / Vintage Baby Doll / Red Crushed Velvet / Mod / Party Dress

Ann Taylor/  Black Cami / Tank Top / Velvet Straps Trim / Vintage 1980s/  Size Medium 

Come and visit me and if you have any suggestions, let me know!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

After The Storm

Well Sandy came and went thank God. It was the longest night I have faced in many years since I left Florida to live in PA. I had gone thru many hurricanes for over 35 years and went thru the storms without much fear like I had here.

I live in the higher altitude area in the mountains and am surrounded by huge trees. Its the trees that had me scared out of my wits. I have such a vivid imagination and was seeing all the tress landing on my house, crunching me in the bed in the dark of the night. We lost our electricity for 24 hours and that was a miracle in itself that we got it back so fast, yes 24 hours is fast for me. I remember in Florida that it was days before we had electric.

Well I can gladly report back to you all that not one tree fell, though it sounded like they did because of the crunching noises and howling winds. All that fell were a few small branches and that is also a miracle since at times when we had winds a lot more branches fell then what this storm did, go figure?

Now I have so many emails to catch up on and not enough time in the day since I have to clean out the refrigerator with all the bad food, than the good Lord my freezer food is intact. I do feel for the surrounding areas like NY, NJ, Staten Island as they are my close neighbors and all the damages they had and the recouping of homes, cars, boats and life in general. I have many friends and family in the states I have mentioned and I thank my God that all is well with them! My prayers go out to those that have severe damage and that they will be healed thru all this and get back all that this storm took from them and I pray that in the name of Jesus who is the God of the impossible.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

First Time For Me!

One of my items has been picked for a Treasury on etsy called Fall Weekend getaway.  The curator:is JoyfulMoonDesigns I am so excited to have a spot on her treasury. It makes me feel good that someone out there appreciates nice vintage clothing, well at least one of my pieces.

Here is the link in case you all are curious as to what is featured, not just mine but everyone she has picked.

Fall Weekend Get A Way I just had to share some of my good news to you my friends.

Vue Point by Jordan Vintage Classic Black Velour Bolero Jacket Size Medium
Vue Point Velvet Bolero

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Chill in the Air

Well it is now Sept 5Th and it rained today but after it stopped there was a chill in the air. Here in PA it gets cooler earlier, warm days and cool nights and is refreshing after a hot summer, with windows opened, fans on (no air conditioner here) and drinking ice cool water.

Well now it is cooler and the windows are closed and drinking hot coffee instead of the cool water. I love the changing of the seasons, the beautiful colors of the falling leaves, and the noisy of the  katydid and crickets moving out and being quiet, of course I will miss the chirping birds (except the crows) as they sang such beautiful songs.

The school bells ringing ( probably the kids aren't singing) the pool will be officially closed by the end of the week and the deer will be losing their beautiful coats as they get ready for their heavier ones. The Bambi's have grown, some still have their spots and still are so cute. They sometimes sleep in my yard and I get to see them romper and play while mom rests. It's such a beautiful thing!

Anxiety Houndstooth Office Tunic Vintage Black & White Mod School Girl Jumper Dress Size Medium
Anxiety Houndstooth Jumper
This is also a time for change of clothes as the weather is getting cooler, jackets, corduroys suede's and other heavier materials to change to. I love the boots and the velvet jackets, shawls and vests that look so cool in the fall.
I have a few listed in my stores and I sell woman's vintage clothing, shoes and purses . So come and see what I am doing at my web-stores and if you are looking for anything special, just ask. I just might have it or I can find it for you!

Vintage 1980s Multi-Toned Neutral Metallic Leather Shoulder Bag or Clutch Purse
Metallic Leather Shoulder Bag

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Happy Customers

I am starting a new thing for me and that is adding customer satisfaction for the items I sell. Its been a long time in coming and now is a good time to start.
Of course not many customers will shout for joy, but for the ones who do i want it to be known that there are happy customers out there. So here is one and hopefully I will get more.

Westmoreland Vintage Old Quilt Pattern Vanity Milk Glass or Condiment Tray
 RL-234 Sold $30 USD
Monday April 30, 2012 20:47 PDT 

My answer:
Tuesday May 1, 2012 02:50 PDT Hi Marcia, I am so thrilled that you are happy with your beautiful milk glass tray. If I ever find the perfume bottle I will definetely let you know. Thanks so much for shopping at my store. Barbara Barbara Ostashev Ruby Lane shop Out Of The Attic 2u

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Lima Daily Tours

My lovely sister in the Lord has moved back to her country Peru. Her and her husband has started a business called Lima Daily Tours. If you are ever there this is a place to call for your special interests of this beautiful country.

There is also a phone number for you to call in the USA, by the way they also do custom tours. So please visit them at their website.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Well another year has gone and a new one is just beginning. I have so many plans for this New Year that I don't know where to start! Now this is not the way to start this New Year with a little confusion, but I will make the best of it "one day at a time"

I did make 2 New Year’s resolutions:

1. The Diet, yep I am gonna go on that diet I always talk about. Just watch and see!

2. Reading and applying God's Word more in my life. I did fall a little short last year :(

I know I can add a whole bunch more but in all reality I want to accomplish some so that is why I am only doing two. If I can't keep these two than I have a large problem and I won't own up to it, so you can see my dilemma by just keeping these two.

I will be adding more vintage clothing to my ruby plaza website

since I have so much clothes, shoes, purses and more to add.

I also will be adding more collectible items to all my other websites to keep up with the Jones, as I don't want to lose ground (that is internet ground).

I have been lax since I am more at my real job then home this past year and a half. I still have to work but I am determined not to go to bed at 7pm but stay up a little later to do my sites.

Here are a few pictures of things to come! Well that's it for now, y'all come back real soon.