2015 Art and Antiques Show

The 2015 Art and Antiques Show begins this Thursday, December 3 and promises a fun-filled weekend celebrating the heritage and culture of Spain.  In addition to the more than 45 art and antiques dealers who will fill the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center for the weekend, there are plenty of special events and activities that promise fun for everyone.  We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate, shop, eat and learn, and most importantly, help us support the life-saving work of Wolfson Children’s Hospital. Continue reading

Dr. J. Michael Francis

Castillo de San Marcos, St. Augustine, Florida

It has been said that if you want to know the whole story, you have to go back to the beginning.

Dr. J. Michael Francis reminds us that our nation’s true beginnings are not only rooted upstream from the Chesapeake Bay at Jamestown. To know the whole story, we must begin much earlier and 655 miles south. “In 1607, when a small band of Englishmen founded Jamestown, St. Augustine had already existed for 42 years,” writes Dr. Francis.

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Ask the Expert: Antiques for Kids?

Question: Hey there! I really enjoyed your post a few years back on the “antiqued nursery.”  Could you give any tips or ideas on using antique pieces for kids’ rooms?  In particular, a little boy’s room? We just found out we are having our first (a boy) in the new year and I am looking for some unique pieces to start a collection for him.  I want to create a nursery that can double for a “big boy” without changing too much decor. Thanks!

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Barbara Westbrook

Barbara Westbrook Gracious Rooms
Interior Designer Barbara Westbrook grew up in Lynchburg, Virginia, situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and in the heart of the Bible Belt. She remembers accompanying her mother to Mrs. Jackson’s Antiques Shop as much as attending services at church, “You could say I grew up shaped by Jesus and antiques.”

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Florida Forum: Laura W. Bush

The FlBush-Photographorida Forum speaker series continues Tuesday, November 10, with former First Lady Laura W. Bush.

One of the most beloved and admired American First Ladies, for decades Laura Bush has championed key issues in the fields of education, health care and human rights. She has traveled to more than 76 countries, including two historic solo trips to Afghanistan, and has launched groundbreaking education and healthcare programs in the U.S. and abroad. Continue reading