Do You Believe?

As you gaze in wonder at all the pretty Christmas tree fairies, imagine a time when many people believed that fairies really existed. When Tinker Bell was dying in J.M. Barrie’s 1904 play Peter Pan, everybody in the audience had to save her by crying out, ‘I do believe in

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Victoria

South Florida PBS invites you to a special preview screening of Victoria & Afternoon Tea Dolores Sukhdeo, President & CEO of South Florida PBS cordially invites you to Afternoon Tea & Complimentary VIP preview of Victoria. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 1:00pm - 3:00pm Limited Seating RSVP to Elaine Lacker  -

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Who’s Who at WMODA

Anne Orvieto is one of the stars at our WMODA boutique and a regular volunteer at our glass workshops. In addition to all her beautiful glass plaques, we recently sold her masterpiece which was on display in the Chihuly gallery following our Touch of Glass exhibition. Anne was first introduced

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Send in the Clowns

A visit to the circus during the Holidays is not complete without the antics of the clown but they were around centuries before the big top was invented. The earliest English clowns were called fools, Jack Puddings or Merry Andrews as the term clown, meaning clumsy did not enter the

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Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask

Join glass artist Chelsea Rousso at her January workshops to make your own fused glass mask in time for Mardi Gras. You can choose to attend one workshop on January 11th to create a display mask which will be fired flat. Or you can attend two sessions, the second on

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Merlin’s Magic

Merlin’s Magic Merlin is working his magic in our new Fantastique exhibition. The Great Enchanter from the Arthurian Legend first cast a spell on our founder Arthur Wiener over 50 years ago. A Royal Doulton character jug of Merlin was the first piece he ever bought. The Wiener collection began

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Here Be Dragons

The new Fantastique exhibit has a ‘thunder’ of dragons on display to use the collective term. There are Eastern and Western dragons plus many other hybrid serpentine monsters from the mythologies of the world, including Wyverns and the mystical Ouroborous. Chinese Dragons The five-clawed Chinese dragon was a spiritual and

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Glazed Expressions

Among the most admired objects at WMODA are the two circular tables with tiled tops by the Moorcroft pottery. One is in the Arts & Crafts gallery and the other is the centerpiece of the Art of Tea exhibit. They are the perfect style for afternoon tea for two, Victorian

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An Elephant in the Room

Our latest Ardmore acquisition is a monumental urn, 31 inches tall, featuring elephants and rhinos, which is now on display in our Ardmore room. It’s hard to believe that these giants of the animal kingdom are being slaughtered in huge numbers for their ivory. The World Wildlife fund urges us

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All Buttoned Up

Did you play with buttons in your grandmother’s box? Many children treasured them as if they were jewels and have gone on to become avid collectors. As you can see, London’s Pearly Kings & Queens have gone to extremes with buttons. There are some very rare buttons dating back to

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