To join together women who reside in St. James Plantation and desire to study the history of antiques and share their mutual interests in antiques, collectibles and all things old.
We love antiques and collectibles
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We want to learn more about them
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We want to share our knowledge of our collections as expert speakers, at home or away
The purpose of the Club is to join together women who reside in St. James Plantation and desire to study the history of antiques and share their mutual interests in antiques, collectibles of all types, and all things old. Many people are doing away with all of their old artwork, furniture and antiques for a variety of reasons - but we don't lose interest in them. Just because you have given something away and no longer have the room, or if you’ve never collected antiques but have always been interested in them, it’s still important to preserve their history and knowledge for yourself, and a great way to tell stories about the past to grand kids. Getting together with like minded individuals is a wonderful way to learn more about vintage articles that have shaped history as well as sharing and learning more about items that have been part of your family heritage or your memories. And a great way to make new friends and memories.
We are supposed to be retired, but we’re never home, always on the move, involved in so much and have less time than when we worked.
We hold monthly meetings (held at a member’s home, at the St. James Community Center, or a day trip / outing) that incorporate planned outings to historical sites in the area, and guest speakers that talk about historical topics or vintage collections.
We have a shared passion – we either love antiques, we want to learn about antiques, we want to preserve historical collections and their history, or we want to share our knowledge of our collections as expert speakers, at home or away.
We are fortunate that we live in an area where there are many experts on the kinds of vintage topics and local history that we all love.
We have fun, and enjoy good food and friendship at our monthly meetings, and when we travel somewhere that is beyond a day trip we enjoy our time together.
If you are interested in joining, please reach out to our membership chair, email@example.com. And YOU DON’T NEED a Vintage Outfit to join or attend meetings or activities. Most of the women don’t have a vintage outfit.
Our members include ladies that have been original club members and ladies that have just joined. What a great way to mix with new people and make new friends over a shared passion for antiques, collectibles and historic items!
We've taken day trips to Poplar Plantation, Wicklow Hall Plantation, Latimer House Tour and Tea Room, Oak Island Life Guard Station, Wilmington Tea Room, Southport Cemetery, Perry’s Emporium, The Gallery of Oriental Rugs, Robert Ruark Inn, Thalian Hall, Brookside Gardens, Oaks Plantation, the Wilmington Antique Show, a literary history walking tour of Wilmington and more.
We have holiday parties members homes and / or at the Clubs. And we contribute annually to the local community with holiday giving donations; for example this past holiday The Jackies contributed almost $600 to the Brunswick County Assistance Shallotte Office to support senior citizens in the Brunswick area.
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Our speakers have covered the history of and showed samples of vintage articles such as hat pins, folk art, quilts, dolls, prints, jewelry and snuff boxes, colonial attire, one-stroke painting, Flow Blue, American Glasswar, Russian antiques.
We’ve also had guest authors speak on topics that have included: woman during the Regency period, anecdotes on past presidents and 18 years on Air Force One, the story of two female aviation pilots during the 1920s-50s, Blackbeard and local shipwrecks, and more .