Saturday, February 19, 2011

On line shop adds color for home decor and fashion is a hit with shoppers

Recently Ruby Plaza , the sister site to Ruby Lane , encouraged their shop owners to offer items that are vintage to new. Offer items that appeal to everyone , not just the collector.
I decided to revamp my shop.
It's not the usual shop , instead, the items offered are selected to appeal to people searching for colorful fashion for themselves or their home decor.
Also , costume jewelry in lots are being added every week.
My shop  on Ruby Plaza is a new adventure.
My shop on Ruby Lane offers items antique to vintage that appeal to the collector. I am fortunate that it is popular shop with a good following of repeat customers.
RC Antiques Too on Ruby Plaza will eventually meet that status , and perhaps even surpass it.
It's the kind of shop that's eye candy to the shopper that enjoys browsing.
And the kind of shop for those who enjoy the upbeat styles for themselves or their home's decor will enjoy the good buys and free USA shipping , and they will come back , time and time again.
My shop reports reads RC Antiques Too is a hit .
 Which proves that you really can learn new things.
Having a shop that is completely different than the shop on the sister site is a challenge and at the same time, fun.
So, stop in today and let RC Linda show you what's hot , what's hip , what's cool.
And you can be sure , RC Antiques Too is here to stay

Friday, February 18, 2011

Think green with a backyard haven for birds and Squirrels it's fun

I live on the entrance of the city of Hagerstown Md.
The front of my house is formal with the large pillars and so forth.
So, it's a huge surprise when people drive by and see into the back yard, which is a backyard wildlife habitat.
It's registered with the National Wildlife Federation, which is important when you live in an area like I do.
By posting that metal NWF sign , people will understand you are not eccentric . They realize you are allowing the dandelions grow in the backyard to help feed the birds.
They realize all the birdhouses are the kind for birds to actually nest fact they are placed in areas to entice the birds to nest , and they do.
There are also Squirrel houses because most of the trees in my section of town are old and therefore cut down due to age, or, because the new occupants of the house do not want trees and birds.
It's been an adventure creating something like this in such a small space.
And now, people stop every Spring till Fall to see what I am putting up next.
It's my hobby.
The birds know my husband and I . The ones that migrate do come back every year and if not them, then, their off spring.
I have seen so many changes to the bird population here in the past 15 years.
The great Snowy Owl that once migrated to Pangborn Park down the hill from here ,  does not come back anymore because his entire habitat was paved over and houses built. I saw him before he left..It was a moonlit night , I looked up because I felt eyes upon me. He was beautiful , so truly beautiful with the pole light lit behind him. He looked down at me, I looked up at him...I knew it was the last I would see him, so as our eyes met , it truly was two friends saying goodbye...and I know that wise owl knew I would do my best to keep growing shrubs that birds etc could survive on and help the other animals that cannot find shelter anymore due to beautiful shrubs removed and replaced with pavement for parking.
The Crows' last refuge down the hill at Pangborn is gone now too. Their plight is not good , as they have flown to a professional offices section that has been developed over what was once a beautiful farmland...acres and acres of beautiful treed land with a lovely stream flowing by  , now gone.
So, yes, I have my sign up , and I am hoping those in my neighborhood will wake up and realize that bird that landed on their tree is very important.
If that sign , or my posts on the Internet causes at least one person in this world to open their eyes and actually see the birds for their beauty , then, maybe somewhere else in this world, that has a neighborhood like mine, will make a difference for these creatures too.
Join the 14 annual World Bird Count today.
And, if you do not have time , that's O.K.
Just open your eyes and see the beautiful animals and birds around you.
Brake for animals trying to cross the road. Most times , these days , they are crossing the road to escape land development...they are escaping trying to find a new home to live in.
They deserve life too.
We all share this planet together.
By helping the wildlife and going green by not using pesticides , we are saving the world.
Our home...their home....we only have one , keep it green , keep it wild
Your life will be better if you do, and that's a promise

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Linda's Shop Talk an Update about Ruby Plaza

The truth about Youtube videos

Here's my blog I wrote for the Ruby Lane blog page.
Just click on the link for the blog to appear.
You just might find this blog will have you thinkingof youtube in a different way.
In fact, youtube just might change your life and make you feel like a kid again

Monday, February 14, 2011

Outsider Art of Parker Lanier

Once in a while when I happen upon something unusual , I can't just walk away from it.
Such is the case of this piece that was created by a fellow named Parker Lanier. I happened to be on the I Antique On Line ning looking for the Valentines placed everywhere for one to find and win the Valentine contest. Well, I did not find the Valentines, but , I did find someone who has a connection from his brain thoughts to his hand that is able to express his world in art.
To add to this talent, he was able to create a video that has music that matches it perfect.
You may think to yourself, oh, I bet it's classical music since it's art...not
In fact , the whole deal is rocking great.
Here's the link to to video....I hope you enjoy it so much, you will want to share it by tweeting it , facebook and whatever...this is not the usual video, it's an art form that I hope gets so many hits that Parker Lanier will know we all think his art is great