SILENT AUCTION 2011

DINING        
EXPERIENCES AND TICKETS    
FINE ART     
GIFTS    
HEALTH AND BEAUTY    
JEWELRY    
JUST FOR KIDS    
LIBATIONS    
MEMBERSHIPS   
MISCELLANEOUS    
PHOTOGRAPHY    
SERVICE AND CONSULTATIONS    
SPORTS    
VACATIONS AND GETAWAYS    


DINING

Item #4: Enjoy sophisticated, classic American cuisine in Greenville with two dinner entrees at BBC Tavern and Grill, Donor. Value: $50

Item #6: Share a high-quality, farm-fresh meal with a $50 gift certificate to Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar, Donor. Value: $50

Item #91: Sample Japanese cuisine at Kyoto in Kennett Square. Donor: Kyoto Japanese Cuisine. Value: $25

Item #93: Silence that rumbling stomach with a lunch for two at Bon Appétit Café in Wilmington complete with drinks and dessert. Donor: Bon Appétit Café Value: $25

Item #94: Enjoy deliciously healthy pizzas, gourmet salads, and luscious desserts at Pizza By Elizabeths, Donor. Value: $25

Item #98: Dine on creative American cuisine in Historic Kennett Square with a $25 gift certificate to Newton’s On State Street, Donor. Value: $25

Item #101: Select an evening for a private dinner at Montrachet Fine Foods in Centreville with a four-course dinner for two. Private dinners are scheduled every few weeks through the fall, winter, and spring with advance reservations required. Donor: Montrachet Fine Foods. Value: $90

EXPERIENCES AND TICKETS

Item #14: Expose your kids to live theater with four tickets to any show by the all-children cast of The Barley Sheaf Players in Exton. Donor: The Barley Sheaf Players. Value $60

Item #15: Ring in the holidays with two tickets to the Kennett Symphony on either December 3 at 7 p.m. at Kennett High School or Dec. 4 at 2 p.m. at Lincoln University. Donor: Kennett Symphony. Value: $70

Item #20: Watch talented artists from across the musical spectrum perform with four tickets to any headliner at World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington, Donor. Value: $50

Item #26: Have some fun and delight the children in your life with four guest passes to the Brandywine Zoo and a plush tiger toy. Donor: Brandywine Zoo. Value: $28

Item #35: Bring a friend to meet Andrew Wyeth’s granddaughter, Victoria Wyeth, and DMNH Executive Director Halsey Spruance over lunch at BBC Tavern and Grill. Donor: Victoria Wyeth and BBC Tavern and Grill. Value: Priceless

Item #43: See the Broadway classic South Pacific with two front-row producer’s circle tickets to the DuPont Theatre. Donors: Denise and Bill Spence. Value: $155

Item #44: See national, regional, and local recording artists at Kennett Flash with vouchers for two shows of your choice. Donor: Historic Kennett Square. Value: $50

Item #45: Take a family trip to New York and explore natural history with four supersaver tickets (includes all traveling exhibits and IMAX and Space Show) to the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, Donor. Value: $132

Item #67: Experience art in a whole new way while sharing lunch with Richard Bollinger at The Whip Tavern in Coatesville, Pennsylvania. Donors: Richard Bollinger, The Whip Tavern. Value: Priceless

Item #70: Go Wild at the Smithsonian: Take a behind-the-scenes peek at the largest collection of mammals in the world with a private tour (for up to 8 people) of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Donor: Anonymous. Value: $800

Item #78: Enjoy an evening at the symphony with four tickets to any performance by the Delaware Symphony Orchestra, Donor. Value: $240

Item #79: Share an interactive, live, lunchtime concert for kids (and the people who drive them) with four tickets to a Peanut Butter and Jams show at World Café Live at The Queen in Wilmington, Donor. $50

Item #87: Find your inner artist with a studio art class gift certificate from the Delaware Art Museum for children or adults, Donor. Value: $50

 

FINE ART

Item #11: Feel the tranquility of beautiful, rural Pennsylvania at dusk with “Evening at North Farm,” a signed, limited-edition, unframed print by Richard Bollinger, Donor. Value: $90

Item #17: Set sail with a framed original print of “The Flying Dutchman” by Howard Pyle from the December 8, 1900 issue of Collier’s Weekly. Donor: Stu Schenk. Value: $150

Item #18:  A hand-carved and glazed oval heron tile by Patricia Tolton makes a beautiful accent piece. Donor: P2 Ware. Value: $145

Item #25: Fresh flowers look even better in an elegant black-and-white vase decorated with the silhouette of a tree and flying birds. Donor: Rena Tobey. Value: $100

Item #28: Combine history and nature with a signed, pen-and-ink drawing on a leaf titled “Little Dutch House” by Phyllis Clark Harvey. Donor: Rena Tobey. Value: $75

Item #41: It’s a brilliant morning to be thankful for nature, simplicity, and another day in “Morning Prelude,” a signed, limited-edition, unframed print by Richard Bollinger, Donor. Value: $160

Item #46: Add the work of a Brandywine legend to your collection with a framed print of Howard Pyle’s “The Battle of Nashville.” Donor: Stu Schenk. Value: $100

Item #51 a) and b): Bring the beach home with a graceful, handmade murex seashell sculpture and a handmade nautilus seashell sculpture inspired by shells in the Museum’s collection by Jane Kavanagh Morton, Donor. Value: $85 each (sold separately)

Item #54 a) “Pearls and Oysters (Pinctada radiate)” matted digital print of original painting. Donor: Lauren Sweeney. Value: $50

Item #54 b) “Pepper Quartet in Red and Green” digital print looks good enough to eat! Donor: Lauren Sweeney. Value: $50

Item #54 c) “Unfurling Hosta” digital print lets you keep a little bit of spring with you in all seasons. Donor: Lauren Sweeney. Value: $50

Item #54 d) Hang “Flowering Alestromena” digital print in your home for a burst of natural color. Donor: Lauren Sweeney. Value: $50

Item #58: Enjoy musically inspired art with framed sheet music of “If I Could Only Make You Care.” Donor: Rena Tobey. Value: $70

Item #59 a.) Dress up your space with a four-panel frame of antique fashion prints and a single framed antique fashion print. Donor: Rena Tobey. Value: $60

Item #59 b.) Celebrate love with a vintage framed “Love’s Message” postcard. Donor: Rena Tobey. Value: $40

Item #62: Make a bold statement in your home with “Tribute to the American Worker,” a large multi-media sculpture by Rose Tobey. Donor: Rena Tobey. Value: $1,000

Item #77: Add a touch of nature to your home with a framed clematis still life from the Longwood Art Gallery. Donor: Longwood Art Gallery. Value: $625

Item # 81: Add some Pre-Raphaelite drama to your décor with a framed “Isabella and the Pot of Basil” poster by William Holman Hunt. Donor: Stu Schenk. Value: $95

Item #88: Display this framed blue oil painting of a sleeping figure on a boat on moonlit water to instill serenity in any room. Donor: Rena Tobey. Value: $100

GIFTS 

Item #8: Give the gift of mushrooms from Kennett Square with a mushroom-themed gift basket including treats and a cookbook from The Mushroom Cap, Donor. Value: $75

Item #12: Celebrate a special occasion or give a naturally elegant gift with a custom fresh flower arrangement from Wild Thyme Inc., Donor. Value: $100 gift certificate

Item #24: Illuminate your home with the vintage feel of a small stained-glass lamp from the unique Green Eyed Lady, Donor. Value: $30

Item #38: Add some healthy history to your baking with a gift basket from The Mill at Anselma, including traditionally stoneground Bread flour, Pastry flour, Anselma’s Own Dark Roasted Cornmeal, a selection of mixes and cookbooks, and four free admission passes for any regular or milling demonstration day. Donor: The Mill at Anselma. Value: $52

Item #42: Celebrate nature with three Brandywine critters (one squirrel, one rabbit, and the three little bears), decorative Christmas ornaments made from all-natural materials, and a “Brandywine Critters” book from the Brandywine Conservancy, Donor. Value: $75

Item #50: It’s tea time with a tea gift basket including English Breakfast tea, Himalayan Black Tea, wildflower honey, a teapot, a loose tea infuser, and “The World in Your Teacup” book. Donors: Special Teas, Suzanne Moussa, Denise Spence. Value: $90

Item #54: Accessorize with a unique silk scarf from Lady’s Image, voted Best of Delaware 13 years running. Donor: Lady’s Image. Value: $50

Item #57: What could be better than a $25 gift certificate to spend on fashion? Having that money fight breast cancer as well. All of Great Stuff Savvy Resale proceeds go towards fighting breast cancer. Donor: Great Stuff Savvy Resale in Wilmington. Value: $25 gift card. Fighting Breast Cancer: Priceless 

Item #84: Hit the airwaves with the WXPN gift basket including WXPN 6-month membership, T-shirt, nine CDs, five decals, five pins, and one drawstring backpack. Donor: WXPN.  Value: $300

Item #95 a) Remember the Museum’s Turtle Travels exhibit with a basket filled with custom-embroidered turtle bath towels. Donor: MultiDesigns Unlimited. Value: $60

Item #95 b) Remember the Museum’s Tarantulas: Alive and Up-Close exhibit with a basket filled with custom-embroidered tarantula bath towels. Donor: MultiDesigns Unlimited. Value:$60

 

HEALTH AND BEAUTY

Item #10: Treat yourself to a European facial at the recently voted “Best Upstate Spa” by Delaware Today Hockessin Day Spa, Donor. Value: $75

Item #27 Learn to find your center with Brand New Beginner Classes from Empowered Yoga. Donor: Empowered Yoga/Plexus Fitness of Wilmigton. Value $130 

Item #40: Ultimate Men’s Style Package: two haircut and shampoo stylings at The Men’s Room, one by barber stylist Dee and one by Joe; a rejuvenating experience in Kennett Square at Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa; and a $30 gift certificate to Torelli’s Custom Shop. Donor: The Men’s Room, Torelli’s Custom Shop, Hand & Stone Massage and Facial spa. Value: $160

Item #49: Unwind with a relaxing one-hour aromatherapy massage at Currie Hair Skin Nails, Donor. Value: $85

Item #73: Enjoy head-to-toe restoration with a $125 gift card from Videll’s Day Spa, Donor. Value: $125

 

JEWELRY 

Item #9: Create an elegant statement with a fossil ammonite necklace with freshwater pearls from Ruby Throated Sparrow Jewelry by Elisabeth Harpham, Donor. Value: $150 (Table1)

Item #39: Dress up your look with an ethereal silver and periwinkle necklace and earrings from Equinox in Kennett Square, Donor. Value: $195

Item #66: Treasure a beautiful amethyst surrounded by diamonds on a delicate gold chain from Bove Jewlers, Donor. Value: $695

Item #72: Stylish peach and gold-brushed necklace and $25 gift certificate from Ashley Austin. Donor: Ashley Austin. Value: $73

Item #74: Colorful multi-stone sterling silver earrings and $25 gift card. Donor Rosanne Cox, independent representative for Silpada Designs. Value: $54

 

JUST FOR KIDS

Item #13: Give your child the gift of science with a telescope and Dinosaur Dinners book from Wild Birds Unlimited and Galleria Dinosaur umbrella from Scentsations in Greenville. Donors: Wild Birds Unlimited and Scentsations. Value: $78

Item #19: Be the best-dressed pair in the neighborhood this Halloween with adult and child gecko costumes from Rasta Imposta Inc, Donor. Value: $75

Item #60: Your children will roar with delight for this Dino-Themed gift basket (child’s dinosaur costume, dinosaur book, dinosaur puzzle, dinosaur stencil) courtesy of Oranges & Lemons Children’s Boutique, Donor. Value: $97

Item #92: Santa Claus is coming….to YOUR HOUSE. Spend two hours with “Santa” and get a 5x7 framed photo along with a Santa throw. Some restrictions apply, contract required, cancellation fees once booked. Donors: MultiDesigns Unlimited. Value: $200

Item #99: Dress your baby girl in the best with this delicate ivory lace gown and matching bonnet from Hansel & Gretel, Donor. Value $98

LIBATIONS

Item #5: A “natural” selection of  sixe bottles of red and white wines. Donor: Ed Novak. Value: $125 (Table1)

Item #36: Discover Chadds Ford’s world-class wines with four wine tasting tickets to Chaddsford Winery, Donor. Value: $32

Item #52: Beer lovers rejoice! Two tickets to Kennett Brewfest on October 8, 2011. Donor: Historic Kennett Square. Value: $80

Item #68: Nothing beats a great case of wine. Donors: Richard and Barbara Cairns. Value: $218

Item #69: Sample local craft beer with a four-person touring and tasting package at the Twin Lakes Brewing Company, Donor. Value: $88

Item #71: Love beer? Then a Victory Brewing Company gift basket with two 750 mL bottles of Golden Monkey, two Golden Monkey goblets, and a Victory hooded sweatshirt might be true love. Donor: Victory Brewing Company. Value: $56

Item #89 a) and b): Bottle of red, bottle of white, how about a case of each from Barone Fini? Donor: Bonmartini Family.  Value: See Bid Sheet. (Sold separately)

 

MEMBERSHIPS

Item #7: Let your child be the guide with a one-year membership for four and two books from the Please Touch Museum, Donor. Value: $185

Item #16: Make science fun with a one-year family membership and two T-shirts from the Lancaster Science Factory, Donor. Value: $100

Item #21: Sculpt a new you with a three-month membership to FIT personal fitness studio in Wilmington. Donor: Mary Laskaris Value: $175

Item #30: Visit Hancock’s Resolution Historic Farm. Built in 1785 this farm accurately depicts early American life and is located in Gibson Island, Maryland. Get in touch with your inner patriot with a one-year corporate or family membership, private tour, souvenir book, and commemorative pie plate. Donor MultiDesigns Unlimited Value: $100

Item #37: Learn the history of American industry along the Brandywine River with a family membership and two souvenir books to the Hagley Museum and Library, Donor. Value: $78

Item #80: Enjoy the great outdoors with a one-year family membership to the Delaware Nature Society and a $25 discount to any program. Donor: Delaware Nature Society. Value: $80

Item #83: Explore history all year long with a one-year family membership to the Delaware Historical Society and a fine historic reproduction map. Donor: Delaware Historical Society. Value: $95

Item #96: Heft a glass to Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research’s 35th anniversary with beer pilsners, T-shirt, tote, and a one-year family membership. Donor: MultiDesigns Unlimited. Value: $75

 

MISCELLANEOUS 

Item #29: Wrap yourself up in a cozy hand-knit chevron scarf (75% acrylic/25% wool) trimmed with lovely Picot edging. Donor: Leslie Skibinski. Value: $20

Item #75: Fit for a feast! Approximately 45 pounds of freshly prepared free-range lamb meat raised locally on Muddy Ruts Farm in Mendenhall, Pennsylvania. Cut to your specifications (crown roast, chops, leg of lamb, stew meat, or prepared for roasting on a spit). Winner places order for delivery October 2011. Donor: Judi Wilson. Value: $380

Item #82: Protect your teeth with an Oral B/Braun Triumph 9950 professional care electric toothbrush. Donor: Mark A. Fortunato, D.D.S. Value: $150

Item #97: Keep warm this winter with a one-of-a-kind handspun, handknit gray cabled hat (50%cashmere/50%camel) in Coco Chanel’s favorite pattern. Donor: Elspeth Kursh. Value: $35

Item #100: Slim your figure with CASS Luxury Shapewear, including an assortment of flattering animal print undergarments. Donor: CASS & Company. Value: See bid sheet

PHOTOGRAPHY

Item #1: Create natural, fresh, and fun family photos with a portrait session and 8x10 photo. Donor: Little Nest Portraits. Value: $150

Item #31: Reconnect during the holidays with custom-designed cards from a Holiday Portrait Experience by Sherri Ciancutti Portraits, Donor. Value: $385

Item #55: Enjoy a portrait session by Dougherty Photo Designs.  Package includes sitting fee, 5x7 “Organic Bloom Frame” with photo and 3x3 Ornament “Organic Bloom Frame” with photo.  Donor: Dougherty Photo Designs. Value: $285

Item #63: Capture your family’s essence with a one-hour photography session at the Karen Gowen Photography studio and an 11x14 mounted print. Donor: Karen Gowen Photography. Value: $500

 

SERVICES AND CONSULTATIONS

Item #22: Let someone else do the dirty work with four $50 gift certificates to Delaware Pooper Scoopers, Donor. Value: $200

Item #23: Worry-Free Tax Time: Let Century Tax & Financial Services, Inc. complete your 2011 taxes for you (includes comprehensive financial planning services) and celebrate with a bottle of champagne! Donor: Century Tax & Financial Services. Value: $1,500

Item #47: Have your landscape questions answered during a two-hour landscape consultation with Second Nature Landscape Management Inc., Donor. Value: $500

Item #48: Keep the bottoms of your shoes clean with four $50 gift certificates to Delaware Pooper Scoopers, Donor. Value: $200

Item #85: Plan your dream renovation with a two-hour Archer & Buchanan Architecture Ltd. consultation. Donor: Archer & Buchanan Architecture Ltd. Value: $350

Item #86: Care for your pet and your backyard with two $50 gift certificates to Delaware Pooper Scoopers and Lightweight pop-up pet home for small pets (up to 20 inches tall), Donor: Delaware Pooper Scoopers and Concord Pet. Value: $137

 

SPORTS

Item #3: Soccer mom? Take your kids to check out the pros with four tickets to the Philadelphia Union vs. Toronto FC match on October 15. Donor: PPL Energy Plus. Value: $160

Item #32: Enjoy a round of golf for four with carts at the award-winning Hartefeld Golf Club in Avondale, Donor. Value: $400

Item #34: Cheer on your Philadelphia Flyers with two tickets, free parking pass, and Victor’s Club access to the Flyers vs. the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 5 at 7 p.m. Donor: Tom and Cathy Dearlove. Value: $150

Item #56: Grab your racquet and get ready to play some squash with two, one-hour squash lessons at the Vicmead Hunt Club from Pro Ray Chan-A-Sue, Donor. Value: $100

Item #64: Golfer’s Dream: Improve your game with a one-hour lesson with PGA certified master professional Lori L. Van Sickle, then impress your friends with a round of golf for four at Inniscrone Golf Club, Donor. Value: $340

Item #65: Hit the road with a bright orange-and-white women’s Marin 7-speed city bicycle. Donor: ING DIRECT. Value: $350

Item #90: Improve your game with a private tennis lesson from Wilmington Country Club Tennis Pro Ed Chilton, Donor. Value $60

 

VACATIONS AND GETAWAYS 

Item #2: Enjoy a romantic four-day, three-night Napa, California getaway for two with included private five-hour winery tour and hands-on cooking class at the AVIVA Napa in a Lux Tub Suite with roundtrip airfare. Provided by: Charity Villas LLC. Value: $4,200 

Item #33: Take your family (two adults, two children) on a five-day, four-night Disney vacation to Orlando at the Residence Inn Orlando SeaWorld/International Center. Includes round-trip airfare and three-day My Way Tickets to Disney World and tickets to SeaWorld. Donor: Charity Villas LLC. Provided by: $6,700 

Item #61: Fabulous Caribbean vacation for up to four lucky people! 8 days/7 nights at Sunset Watch Villa overlooking Sir Francis Drake Channel in Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands. 2 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms in a lush tropical garden setting with a private pool and deck. Reservations must be made in advance and are on a space-available basis. Offer must be used before September 25, 2012. Exclusions: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s, Easter 2012, the month of February 2012. Donors: Dr. Sarah E. Brown and Ajit Mathew George.  Value: $5,692

 

Item #76: Get away at The Inn at Montchanin Village with an overnight stay in a one-bedroom suite with breakfast for two. Donor: The Inn at Montchanin Village. Value: $312

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