Thursday, December 13, 2012

Follow us now on Facebook!

We'll be shifting our newly-listed items over to our Facebook page! To follow our new posts in our Ruby Lane shop, just go to the link below and "like" our page. That's all there is to it--you'll be notified of new posts when you log onto your own Facebook page!


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Vintage Fall Goodies!

Fall is here and before you know it, Christmas is just around the corner!  We at Victorian Rose Prints welcome all layaways, so do visit our shop on Ruby Lane for great items, such as vintage prints, and Victorian etiquette and medical quack books.  Here's a preview of what we recently have added, and more is to come:

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Victorian Cabinet Card Photographs - Collecting Lady Man Black Americana

Old Victorian cabinet card photos are quite a treasure! Not only are they fun to look at, but they give us quite an insight into fashion, millinery, social customs, and more.  I am posting several on my Ruby Lane antique website for sale, and here's some previews below. If you see one you like, and it's not in my shop, please inquire if it has already sold, because it may be in line to be posted soon. The black African American lady is particularly lovely, in an antique barbola rose and swag frame.

Rarely do you find a card with people smiling!

Oh my! Love those mutton-chop sideburns, and just how much pomade does he have in his hair...!

Beautiful ascot scarf on this gentleman...

Saturday, June 16, 2012

La France Roses Yard Long Print + 2 More!

At long last, we are offering three outstanding yard long prints! They are
(1) La France Roses yard long by the Victorian artist Paul de Longpre,
(2) French Summer Roses by Maud Stumm, and
(3) French Pansy Favorites, also by Maud Stumm. 
The prints are perfect reproductions of the old 1890's prints, measure 9 x 34.25 inches. The last two have never been offered for sale to the public. They frame up beautifully.  You can purchase them on our website by clicking on this link:
Here's a look at all three below!

On our antique website on Ruby Lane, we've just listed some incredible bird triptych yard longs by the famous illustrator Hector Giacomelli.  These are ANTIQUE engravings, and are housed in a quarter-sawn tiger oak frames with gorgeous copper flower and leaf corner embellishments. The first is a scene of parent birds, their nests, and eggs they are hatching.  The second set depicts bird life, a cute scene of birds chasing a butterfly, and baby birds, so cute! Here's a link to them:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Oh Those Sweet Antique Bird Books!

This grand, oversized, antique book is entitled "Songs of Bird Life" and is fully illustrated with full-page engravings by the famous avian illustrator, Hector Giacomelli. He was very well known for his sweet bird drawings, and the 18 inside this book are captivating.

The book details the life of birds, from nesting, birth, first flight, and more. The illustrations are really quite remarkable, beautifully executed with superb artwork details. Inside there are endearing plates with baby birds nesting, snuggled in their nest, newly-hatched, as well as other baby birds begging for food and discovering their environment. Opposite each engraving is another page with a floral cartouche, and inside is prose about bird life. The dark green cover has silvered embellishments depicting flying birds chasing a butterfly.

This hardbound book has beveled cloth boards, about 55-60 pages, and 18 full page engravings. It dates to 1885, and is quite large at 9.25 x 12 inches. The boards show minimal wear, as is customary for a piece this old, and the inside is very clean, without writing or foxing, with a Campagna art label on the front flyleaf. This book has gilt-tipped pages. I'm limited to how many photos I can show on Ruby Lane, so please ask for more photos. There is a plate of birds chasing a butterfly, just like the cover image. A fine and special gift for Mother's Day and birthdays. Do visit our shop for other wonderful antique books, and yes, book layaways are available. Scroll down for more views of the fine engravings inside. You can find this book via this link:

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Cupids at Victorian Rose Prints on Ruby Lane!

Everyone loves cupids!  I suppose it's just those chubby little bodies that delight the senses, and baby cupids in art are a sure favorite. Scroll down to see these selections, especially the "Mer-Cupid" at the bottom!  You can find these, for sale right now on our Ruby Lane antique website:

Sunday, April 29, 2012

More Spring Favorites...!

I was just posting some great items to my Ruby Lane shop, and thought I'd also let you know about them!  This first one is a gorgeous vintage rose print by Jean Baptiste Robie, who is famous for his renderings of old roses.  It's a lovely study in a wood and gesso rose barbola frame.

This next one is by the artist, Charles Chaplin (French), and is entitled May Flowers.  The little flower girl with her basket is just darling.  I love how she gazes directly into your eyes.  This one's from the 1880's, an engraving.

And of course, a lovely study of lilacs by the brother of the Victorian artist Paul de Longpre.  Raoul de Longpre's studies almost always include his signature lilacs, and this one is captivating.

Mother's Day is coming soon, so click on this link below to view items in my Ruby Lane shop.  Looking for something??? Please ask!

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Oh Those Spring Flowers!

Lilacs are some of my all-time favorites. After all, who can resist their sweet perfume? They have such a delicate scent, and are exquisite in vases.  My favorites are the deep purple blooms, but again, the creamy white flowers are also quite beautiful.  Check out this early print by F. Shauns.  The lilacs are just magnificent, and the artwork superb!

Another sweet Victorian print has lilacs around a cartouche, or open blank area.  The opening could be used for advertisements, or better yet, the Victorians added their favorite cabinet cards. Whatever your favorite flower, there is surely one in each month of the year to delight the senses.

The Victorians also had a huge love of social norms and convections.  Goodness, if you didn't follow the guidelines, you were shun from society, and probably wouldn't make a good marriage match! There are many books on these laws of etiquette, and here are a few in my Ruby Lane shop right now:
They are a hoot to read, and quite the coffee table conversation piece.  And, they are delightful gift for Mother's Day and birthdays, or better yet, treat yourself!  You can find all these items in my Ruby Lane antique website shop:

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Gorgeous Arched Barbola Frames with Rose Prints!

OMG! These are quite a fabulous set of rose prints! They are both in a grand, arched, barbola style, with ornate embellishments. And, they have that antique convex glass that makes the art just pop!

The frames are antique and the reprints come from paintings in our personal collection. You can find both of them on our antique website at Ruby Lane. Here's a link below. We will also be posting more great antique items on that site in April, just ready for Mother's Day! Think ahead, our antique etiquette books (which are quite a hoot!) go real fast, and they make great gifts for Mom! We also have layaway so you can buy now and hold items for that special day!