New Beach Boulevard store Antiques & More Consignment held its grand opening Saturday April 23, ushering in crowds with an array of food trucks, drawings for 100 door prizes and antique wares.
The 10,000 square-foot floor space boasted a diverse assortment of antique jewelry, furniture, art and collectibles, each sectioned and styled to show the extent of the collection.
According to store owner Bobbie Eunice, that variety is due in part to the selection going beyond just antiques. Antiques & More Consignment stocks items running the gamut from hand-colored prints made in the late 19th century to mid-century furnishings and vintage media. It’s a selection that makes it possible to purchase fine art paintings worth thousands and a box set of M*A*S*H* VHS cassette tapes in a single visit.
“It’s a mix of everything – handmade and sterling jewelry, carved furniture, rare art, vintage, mid-century and antique items,” Eunice said. “This location really needed an antique store because (Beach Blvd.) is a place where everyone goes. And there’s something for everybody here.”
Its inventory is bolstered with the help of more than 15 dealers, from the repurposed and refurbished vintage furniture and decor of Gypsea Trading Co., to marble furnishings, fine art paintings and memorabilia from First Coast Antiques.
“Everything is chosen very selectively,” said Richard Mette of First Coast Antiques. “We go for very unique, unusual things that can’t be found elsewhere and try to choose things that are different.”
Included in Antiques & More Consignment’s collection are four original watercolor paintings by Jacksonville-based portrait artist Ann Manry Kenyon from the late 1970s and early 1980s and one pet portrait by her son, St. Augustine based artist Andrew Manry Kenyon.
Other items, such as a vintage Florida State University football signed by former Seminoles head coach Bobby Bowden, wedding gowns and lighting fixtures illustrate the mixed selection in the storefront.
“Things will change daily,” Gypsea Trading Co.’s Michelle Warren said. “Just about everything is one-of-a-kind. Stock is selective and unique so if you see something you like, snap it up!”
Antiques & More Consignment is located at 11270 Beach Blvd in the Winn Dixie shopping plaza and is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Sunday. For more information, visit the store’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/antiquesmoreconignment.
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