We’ve Only Just Begun


The 2016 Young Collector’s Booth masterfully blended antiques and contemporary looks.

It’s been said that stories don’t end. They just turn into new beginnings.

This sentiment rings true as we close the year on the Art & Antiques Show’s 40th Anniversary. As we close the door on a milestone year, we know “we’ve only just begun.”   Continue reading

Children’s Fashion Show | Keep Reaching for the Stars


If you want to see the heart and soul of The Women’s Board’s work, look no further than The Children’s Fashion Show.

Held in conjunction with the 40th Art & Antiques Show, the Children’s Fashion Show highlights the mission of The Women’s Board – to ensure the finest healthcare available at Wolfson Children’s Hospital. For the last 15 Shows, this extraordinary event features adorable Wolfson patients and gives them a moment to shine. Continue reading

The Show Starts Today!


After months of planning and preparation, The 40th Anniversary Art & Antiques Show is finally here! We are bursting with excitement and groovy feelings, and hope you will visit us today through Sunday at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in downtown Jacksonville. We have a weekend full of wonderful events in addition to fabulous art and antiques dealers from around the country. Below is a behind-the-scenes look with Show Co-Chairs Heather Moseley, Anna Neal and Dearing Thoburn, as well as a schedule of events and how to purchase tickets. Continue reading

A Look Back


Forty friends joined one grandmother forty years ago after losing one of her twin granddaughters,  Abbie Ray Martin, who was born two and a half months early in 1972.

The problem: A local children’s hospital lacked equipment and funds to properly serve the community.

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A Jewelry Box Full of Stories

by guest blogger Susanna P. Barton

Vintage jewelry is more than stuff. It can be a little piece of someone, a relic of a precious time or a thesis of your personal narrative. It can start conversations, define your style and help people get your ju-ju before they even know you. Stuff is soulless jank you find at Claire’s or big gettin’ stores. Vintage jewelry, to the contrary, is an extension of inner brilliance – it’s your story.
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The Food of the Seventies


Shakespeare said, “If music be the food of love, play on.”

Well, for the 1970s if food was the music of the decade, it would taste like a Hawaiian Hula.

In the Seventies, the decade in which The Women’s Board was created, the world went crazy for the Hawaiian culture, and that meant incorporating anything pineapple into our food.

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