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Sand Castles 41 Ponte Vedra Recorder · October 29, 2015 Lifestyle Show Continued from 40 Chapter Continued from 39 ed to bring in different pieces from her travels. You can see that love throughout the house as each room, each sitting area, each bedroom has its own “theme”. She has carefully taken the time to think out every inch of space all the way down to the door knobs. She saw some in a magazine she just HAD to have and now they are on every door in the house. It’s the little touches like that you definitely can’t miss in this luxury love nest. Elaine wanted every room to be a special place she and Bill can spend quality time together. One of the most prominent features of the home are the expansive views into the backyard and across the lake from all of the rooms in the house. New doors, floors and now windows were installed across the back to bring the outside in, specifically from the kitchen area. Elaine and Bill want to be able to walk from the kitchen to the outside... into a spacious and inviting space to enjoy summer afternoons or cool winter evenings. Outdoor lighting has been added to create a dramatic after dark look.  The massive entrance way gives and new meaning to a “grand entrance” with custom wood, custom doors, custom door knobs. It’s all in the details for Elaine who loves recycling old furniture and turning it into new. The chandelier inside was given a new lease on life by one of Elaine’s favorite local artists, David Walker. Elaine and Bill’s new home definitely has that WOW factor from the moment you walk up to the front door.  The master bathroom and bedroom is now fit for a King...  and was designed by a Queen, of course. It is simple yet elegant and organized - exactly what Elaine envisioned.  Elaine Caldwell owns and runs Luxury For Less in Ponte Vedra. The part consignment, part new furniture store recently opened in a more prominent location on A1A in Ponte Vedra. Elaine spends much of her time refurbishing, re-designing and re-decorating homes all around the area. She’s known for her simple yet chic style as well as her impeccable taste for finding finer furnishings - for less. Elaine hand-picked pieces consigned in her store and ordered new, modern beach chic decor from some of her favorite vendors to complete her dream home. She shares monthly updates with her fans on Facebook and on her blog. Oh wait! One more thing we almost forgot to mention. The jewel of the house, literally. No home could be complete without the perfect pet. Jules Caldwell II just recently joined the family and is loving his new home! Thank you for following along on the journey of THIS OLD HOUSE with us! Elaine needs a new project to work on now... Who’s next!? of Spanish Florida. More information about our Lecturers and their speaking topics and books have been provided at the end of this article. At a new event on Thursday evening targeted at our younger patrons and professionals, Jacksonville’s own celebrated financial celebrity and New York Times bestselling author Alexa von Tobel will also be a guest lecturer. The heart of the weekend is the Children’s Fashion Show, themed this year, ” ¡Vivan Los Niños!” (“Long Live the Children!”), the fashion show will feature 30 current and former patients of Wolfson Children’s Hospital dressed in the latest clothes. Special entertainment will include one of Jacksonville’s—and Wolfson’s— own, X-factor finalist and Nashville star Rion Paige, as well as classical dancers from The Mary Pauline Dance Conservatory. A family centered reception will follow complete with crab racing and crafts for the children. This is a wonderful event to bring your children or grandchildren. Tickets to the Children’s Fashion Show, ” ¡Vivan Los Niños!” (“Long Live the Children!”), are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Show visitors can shop for antique treasures, drop by the Book Nook for take home inspiration, meet friends in the Tea Room or Pastry Café, shop Decorations Resale or just sit and enjoy the inspiring vignettes created by Design Presenter Ballard Designs. We always want to keep before us the Tickets Show Admission: $15 Lecture Tickets: $30 ¡Vivan Los Niños! Children’s Fashion Show: $10 for adults, $5 for children Opening Night Party: $1,200 - $100 per person (for Young Collectors, 35 years and younger) Corporate sponsorships are available real reason we do all this. Wolfson Children’s Hospital treats approximately 100,000 children a year and never turns any child away, regardless of ability to pay. The Women’s Board is in the third of a five year, $4 million pledge for the creation of a Pediatric Surgery Center of Distinction. The center will enable a highly skilled surgical staff to advance surgical techniques, expand the use of minimally invasive and robotic surgery and help Wolfson meet the needs of child trauma patients. One trip to Wolfson Children’s Hospital is all it takes to realize the incredible importance of our cause. We are proud to support Wolfson and honored to have your partnership with us. Join us as we kick off the holiday season at the 39th Art & Antiques Show! Be inspired, and invest in a special product… the lives of our community’s children. We look forward to seeing you at the Show! For more information or to purchase tickets, call The Women’s Board office at 904.202.2886 or visit If you haven’t checked out our social media, do it today! Like us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and follow our blog: Facebook: https://www. Instagram: @thewomensboardwch Twitter: @thewomensboard Blog: Show Schedule Thurs., December 3, 2015 5:30 - 8 p.m.: Sneak Pee