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Welcome to RuinsCa ~ We have been in the business of picking and selling authentic, period, European and American antique and vintage textiles, fabrics & trims for over 2 decades . We also feature ecclectic antique & vintage curios and salvage, boudoir & vanity items, as well as antique folk art and oil paintings in our Etsy store. We specialize in locating unusual decorative items for designers and artists to work with. We list something new every day.
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Be sure to visit John's other shop on Etsy, Johngenestaantiques for more special authentic antiques and architectural salvage! Click here to enter John's shop:
www.etsy.com/shop/johngenestaantiques?ref=search_shop_redirect
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  • Born on May 16
  • Joined September 1, 2008

Favorite materials

Velvet, Silk, Metallic Galon, Ribbonwork, Lace, Felted Wool, Metal

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  • RuinsCa
    Antique & Vintage Fabric, Trim & Curious...

About

Welcome to RuinsCa ~ We have been in the business of picking and selling authentic, period, European and American antique and vintage textiles, fabrics & trims for over 2 decades . We also feature ecclectic antique & vintage curios and salvage, boudoir & vanity items, as well as antique folk art and oil paintings in our Etsy store. We specialize in locating unusual decorative items for designers and artists to work with. We list something new every day.
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Be sure to visit John's other shop on Etsy, Johngenestaantiques for more special authentic antiques and architectural salvage! Click here to enter John's shop:
www.etsy.com/shop/johngenestaantiques?ref=search_shop_redirect
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Everyone from pillow makers, to milliners, Hollywood costume and bridal designers to quilters & doll makers have enjoyed working on their projects with our unusual textile and trim selection.

Ruins has been featured in many magazines in the past including Antiques, Coast Magazine, LA Times Magazine, Orange County Register, Southern California Homes, etc.. Our stores, home and garden were featured in the LA Times Magazine and in the Style section of the OC Register numerous times. We actually owned and operated two antique and architectural shops for 10 years (hence our name, Ruins), one in Laguna Beach and the other in Beverly Hills, plus a 2,000 sq ft warehouse during the early 1990's-early 2000's. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we were forced to close our beloved shops. We then owned and managed a warehouse for designers and got into the furniture making business with a Romanian partner, bringing containers in from Eastern Europe and wholesaling old and reproduction furniture to designers and stores across the USA through our website. We even dabbled in reproducing statuary in Mexico but found the drug problems in the region too threatening so we stopped production.

At the same time we had our shops, we decided to sell something that Lisa had extensive knowledge of and could physically handle, so we chose antique and vintage textiles and sold exclusively to stores, dealers and collectors throughout the Country before selling on the internet 15 years ago once the shops and warehouse closed down.

We will make every effort to ensure that we have a professional and stress-free relationship from the beginning of the purchase process to to the end. You will be happy you took the time to look through every listing. It has been fun writing all the descriptions. We appreciate your interest and business and look forward to making you life-long customers and friends.

Regards ~ Lisa and John Genesta


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