Around the House
Section 300: Around the House
300 - Oak Drop Leaf Secretary Desk
Donor(s): Jo Beld
A lovely little secretary, solid oak, medium brown, circa 1930. Drop-leaf front provides nice writing surface and reveals wonderful cubbies and small drawers. Perfect for your laptop. Three large storage drawers below the writing surface.
301 - The Rose Variations - Signed First Edition & Book Club Experience
Donor(s): Marisha Chamberlain
Novelist (and Bluegrass Mass librettist) Marisha Chamberlain will provide a signed first edition of her novel, The Rose Variations, about the life and loves of a young woman composer set in St. Paul, circa 1975. Included with this book, is an opportunity for Marisha to meet you or your book club to discuss her novel.
302 - Framed Antique Chinese Tapestry
Donor(s): Alan & Dorene Wernke
Beautiful red lion tapestry, discovered in the Yangshuo market - piece is matted with silk shantung. Extraordinary example of textile arts in Southern China.
303 - Toro-Ultra Blower Vacuum
Perfect for the spring yard cleanup!
304 - Piano Tuning
Donor(s): Thomas Gunderson
One piano tuning for your home or studio within the Twin Cities area.
305 - Guatemalan Hooked Rug/Wall Hanging
Donor(s): Robert & Patricia Hoyt
Brightly colored item is made from recycled fabrics by indigenous artists in Oxlajuj Batz, a Mayan women's cooperative in Guatemala. 18x22 inches and can be used as a wall hanging or small rug.
306 - Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Gift Bucket
Donor(s): Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day
Hometown favorite, Mrs. Meyer's gift bucket is filled with earth friendly household cleaning products. The set contains favorite household cleaners and more!
307 - H. Goering Framed Etching
Donor(s): Caplow Custom Frame
This beautiful hand-colored etching and an open edition by H. Goering. Museum quality framing on rag paper with UV protection glass. Included with etching are notes from Eroica Symphonie landmark musical work by Ludwig van Beethoven (also known as Symphony No. 3 in E flat major (op. 55).
308 - John Lennon - framed, signed piece
Donor(s): Dave & Linda Mona
Rock legend John Lennon featured in this framed edition.
309 - Planning for your Dream Kitchen
Donor(s): James Bohn/Singular Design
The kitchen is the heart of your home.and if your home's heart needs defibrillating, spend 2 hrs with James Bohn discussing how to turn your kitchen into a beautifully designed and functional workspace you will truly enjoy. The consult includes an on-site visit and a scale drawing/plan of proposed changes.
310 - Custom Book Reading + Recording
Donor(s): Jim Ramlet
Jim Ramlet lends his talents and amazing voice to create a custom recording of any book the bidder chooses...up to 50 pages.
311 – Six Crystal Loon Glasses
Donor(s): Kirsten T. Feste & Carol Feste
Perfect for entertaining in Minnesota - a set of six crystal loon glasses
312 - Picket Fence Basket with Custom Needlepoint
Donor(s): Picket Fence
An embroiderer’s dream, a hand-crafted basket featuring the skyline of the beautiful Twin Cities and it’s lakes. All threads, needlepoint and complete finishing included.
313 - Matchstick Handcrafted Framed Mirror
Donor(s): Ryan Picha
A custom 30” mirror by woods artist, Ryan Picha, features a frame in birch and pine consisting of actual matchsticks in an elaborate design -- a beautiful accent for your home.
314 - Waterford Crystal Vase
Donor(s): Meg and Frank Connolly
Classic British crystal to adorn your table.
315 - Green-thumb Advice from Master Gardener
Donor(s): Betsy Massie
Spend two hours in your garden with a gardener who has expertise in perennials and annuals. Having been trained and educated in horticulture and botany, Betsy is a passionate Minnesota gardener. The time spent will provide you with insight on plant selection, soil health, maintenance solutions and pest control. A final written report will be sent to the winning bidder following the consultation.
316 - The Nine Lives Collection for Cat Lovers
Donor(s): Barb Kastens
Delight your feline friend(s) with this package tailored especially to their needs and featuring several kitty tested and approved items. The condo is a must have for any cat who loves to climb, scratch or just hang out in style. Also included is an autographed copy of "Niser's Nine", a book by author Barb Kastens about a cat she owned for 20 years, who brought to life the myth "A cat has nine lives".
317 - Man’s Best Friend Collection
Donor(s): Animal Humane Society, Frank and Meg Connolly
Pamper your best friend and yourself with this unique package! Included are several items for your favorite pooch from AHS, including treats, toys and doggie accessories. For the dog owner, AHS has provided T-shirts, backpacks and an exclusive VIP behind the scenes tour of the main AHS site in Golden Valley.
318 - St. Paul Favorites - A Collection of Books from the Minnesota Historical Society and Lowertown Restaurants
Donor(s): Karen Humphrey, Black Dog Cafe and Faces Mears Park
Grow your library with selections from Minnesota Historical Society Press, including cookbooks and other must-haves and enjoy dining at Lowertown favorites, Black Dog Cafe and Faces Mears Park with giftcards from both restaurants.
319 - Whimsical Creations of Note
Donor(s): Paper Hat
A collection of music-inspired handcrafted pieces from south Minneapolis boutique including musical note bouquet, print and wallhanging
320 - A Collection of Children’s Literary Favorites, featuring the works of David Wiesner
Donor(s): Carolyn Brunelle
321 - The Best Buy Collection
Donor(s): Best Buy
For the tech and lover in your family, a trip to Best Buy with a $250 gift card with a collection of state of the art equipment including: Wolfson Noise Canceling Headphones, a Bluetooth wireless speaker and Noise Canceling Earphones
322 - All Things British Basket
Donor(s): Walker Art Center, Susan Ramlet/Two Rabbits Design and Frank & Meg Connolly
Celebrating the Brits with four tickets to the British Arrows Awards at Walker Art Center. (November 30 - December 30, 2012), a commemorative plate celebrating the July 1981 wedding of Princess Diana and Prince Charles, and hand-crafted British-inspired jewelry to complete this British collection.
323 - A Collection of Greywolf Press Books
Donor(s): Greywolf Press
Must-have recent award winning titles from Minneapolis based literary publisher Greywolf Press to add to your personal library. Includes LIFE ON MARS by Tracy K. Smith, winner of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE HUMAN CONDITION by Geoff Dyer, winner of the 2011 National Book Critics Circle Award. THE CONVERT by Deborah Baker, finalist for the 2011 National Book Award. NOTES FROM NO MAN'S LAND by Eula Biss, winner of the 2009 National Book Critics Circle Award and CITY OF BOHANE by Kevin Barry (recently featured on the cover of the NY Times Book Review).
324 - Poetic Inspiration - Framed Poetry & Signed Chapbook
Donor(s): Susan Budig and The Cookie Cart
Beautiful prose will inspire you through "Morning" and a pantoum complete with 18 poems contained in unfurled poetry, signed chapbook. Includes a gift card to The Cookie Cart
325 - Print - Water Nymph-Carmen Print
Donor(s): Rhea Pappas
An intriguing piece created by local photographer, Rhea Pappas. This body of work is about performing as women in the every day society as they try to play roles which we are told we have to and so we can cope, fit in, and survive in this thriving world.
326 - Coffee and a Good Book - Steve Rothschild's The NON NONPROFIT & Rustica
Donor(s): Rustica Bakery, Kay & Mike McCarthy
Autographed book by Steve Rothschild, complete with five free loaves of delicious, unique breads from Rustica Bakery, along with a free cup of coffee.
327 - Oil Painting - "Fresh Cut"
Donor(s): Jeanne Patterson
Spring has arrived and is featured in this perfect 16x20 still life of hydrangeas on canvas board with solid wood frame created by native Minnesotan, Karen Nemer.
328 - John Lennon - framed piece, signed
Donor(s): Dave & Linda Mona
Legendary British music, an incredible piece for the Beatles lover.
329 - Design your Dream Garden
Donor(s): Nature's Garden LLC
Thinking of renovating your current landscape or building a new outdoor space? Want more color? Thinking of growing your own food? Make your dream landscape a reality. Dorothy Pedersen, a winning designer featured on HGTV's Landscaper's Challenge will come to your home and discuss your site and help you see your space with new eyes. Certificate can be used towards a 2-hour consult or 2-hours design time on a landscape plan.
330 - The Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers, framed and signed piece
Donor(s): Dave & Linda Mona
Album artwork/ photography - Sticky Fingers is the ninth British and 11th American studio album by English rockband The Rolling Stones, released in April 1971. It is the band's first album of the 1970s and its first release on the band's newly formed label, Rolling Stones Records.
331 - U2 - Joshua Tree, framed piece, signed by photographer Anton Corjbin
Donor(s): Dave & Linda Mona
U2‘s Joshua Tree album was designed by Steve Averill, based on the band's idea to depict the record's "imagery, and cinematic location" in the desert. The initial concept for the sleeve was to represent where the desert met civilization, the main idea of the shoot was to juxtapose "man and environment, the Irish in America".
332 - British Details
Donor(s): Susan Ramlet, Two Rabbits Design, Carolyn Brunelle
It’s all in the details - the Queen, the Union Jack and tea! A collection of all things we love about the British Isles.