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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What’s “trending” right now in antiques?

James Farmer

Ask the Expert: What’s trending right now in antiques?

Thanks for your question! I get this one a lot. In fact, this is probably my second most frequently asked question next to last month’s, “How old is an antique?” I have to kind of chuckle because the short answer is that what’s “trending” right now in antiques is to not buy antiques….. and that’s why it’s actually such a great time to buy them!

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A Legacy of Support: Children’s Emergency Center, Radiology, and Surgical Services

As we celebrate the 40th year of the Art and Antiques Show and the 25th year of Florida Forum, we are proud to look back on The Women’s Board’s legacy of support for Wolfson Children’s Hospital.  Funds raised by The Women’s Board over the past 43 years have supported a number of projects and programs, and we are excited to share our legacy through this special series of patient stories. 


Isabel Schimpff, a pediatric Emergency Center, Radiology, and Surgical Services patient

The week of her tenth birthday, Isabel Schimpff was sent home early from school with an upset stomach.  When Isabel’s symptoms worsened, Isabel was sent to Wolfson Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Center.

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