Silent Auction, 2018
Here are some of the listings from our Silent Auction this year!
Our Silent Auction opens for bidding at 6 PM with plenty of warning of when the bidding will close and winners will be announced. Bid early and bid often for these amazing opportunities! Options will be posted as they are confirmed!
DOWNTON ABBEY: The DOWAGER COUNTESS
“To calculate a value would be to stoop to vulgarity.”; This basket includes four elegant and perfectly correct cut glass goblets; Vintage linen tea napkins; Gloves, of course; and a vintage “Beautiful Life and Illustrious Reign of Queen Victoria”.
NEW SEASON’S BASKET
This shopping bag is filled with snacks and other supplies to keep you and your tummy happy for many days. Included are a wide variety of items such as organic coffee, nuts, chips, mineral bath salts, chocolate, and a colouring book!
DOWNTOWN ABBEY: MRS. PATMORE’S KITCHEN
You’ll feel like you’re there with Samuel Smith’s Nut Brown Yorkshire Ale; Downton Abbey cookbook; Jonathan Swift’s “Direction to Servants”; Wooden spoons; and a cheerful linen tea towel.
If you like organ music, here is a CD by our own outstanding organist, Martin. He will have you singing and dancing in the street.
FANCY BEER GIFT BOX
Beer from Laurelwood is a specialty and this is their best!
VIVA LA REFORMATION!
You’ll find treasures in this basket, including appropriate headgear, a bumper sticker, your Lutheran coffee mug, and beer brewed since the 10th century in Munich and probably enjoyed by the man himself.
That's right! After a year of adventuring throughout the country the Bobblehead of Pr. Amanda is making its return to the auction block. Comes with a change of stoles, happy memories, and plenty of giggles.
Do the Math E=MC2
I calculate there must be someone just waiting on this stimulating package! Includes: Educated Guess wine, A well-used Slide Rule (to amaze the young), Black Holes by Janna Levin (recognized as best science book in both 2016 and 2017), Hydration delivery system, Pedal Extremity Protectors.
Fill your four perfect liqueur glasses with this dessert wine and daintily partake of the chocolates you will find in this golden box.
Hand crafted wooden box by local artisan, Greg Gordon, Chocolate gems from Jaciva, Portland Jazz Composers Ensemble: Oregon Stories.
OOOH LA LA!
All things French begin with wine, of course. This basket will, with a little imagination, take you to the French Countryside. It also includes Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita (Translation: Pear Sorbet), Eau de Toilet from Guerlain, and a French flag to wave as you page through a book of Paris photographs, circa 1950.
WRAP YOURSELF UP!
Janell Bethke’s scarves are one of a kind and the one you will see here is among her most exquisite. Be the one to take it home! (The picture above are of two of her scarves preparing to be steamed.)
TWO PORTLAND 500 PAINTINGS
Each December, Portlanders gather at Pioneer Courthouse Square to swoop in and buy art work from local artists. Janet and Peter are sharing two of their recent acquisitions with us. You’ll love what you see.
WINE FROM ZERBA CELLARS WINEMAKER
The Rasmussens have once again brought back two bottle of excellent wine from the famous Nieman’s Walla Walla Valley Winery.
Sheep Thrills: Baaaa-d to the Bone
Do ewe need a little love? Treat yourself to this basket of coziness. Includes: Black Sheep Wine, The Shepherd’s Life by James Rebanks, Sheep socks, and one pretend sheep.
“It’s Never Too Late to be Wise” A Basket for Readers
Book Bag, Card Catalog Note cards, Vintage Book – Seeing Europe with Famous Authors, Another Book because this is for readers: Fictitious Dishes, Bonbons, of course!
God Save the Queen!
Queen Elizabeth Coronation Souvenir Dish, Royal Corgi Socks, Ride Along Decal (The Queen’s waving from the back seat), The Uncommon Reader (QEII encounters a bookmobile), For your edification, Royal Line of Succession Booklet
A Sunny day in Spain:
Tapas you have made from this little book of recipes, nestled in these lovely dishes from Williams Sonoma. Sipping tempranillo as the air is blessed with the music of the Spanish Guitar.
Memories of Michigan
You'll want to take this one home with you to enjoy by yourself or share. It's a basket filled with Michigan cherry food products and Oregon snacks.
Wine Drinkers, Rejoice
Take home three bottles of imported wine to make your dinners extra special!
But Wait, There's More!
If you prefer domestic wines, here are two exceptional California wines for you to try!