Festive Pre-Holiday Auction 2018

Auction Items (updated 11/12/2018)

Items are listed chronologically in order of when we received them. More items, photos, and descriptions will be added as they continue to come in. Thank you to everyone who has donated, including Sarah & Robert O’Brien, Anthony & Judith Griego, Ruth & Barry Budlong, Roberta Merrigan, the Rabbett Insurance Agency, Marie Bruhn, and Tim Connolly for donating funds towards school buses and museum admission, and thank you to Ruth Fahrbach, Agnes Pier, John & Sharon Ahern, Millbrook Wine & Liquors, Suffield Wine & Spirit Shop, Krupa Patel at Suffield Cordial Shoppe, and Jim Nussbaum at Bert’s Spirit Shoppe for donating wine for serving at the event!

Item photos by Mike Taylor.

Item Image Item Description Value Donor
Gift certificate for 4 yards of double ground landscape mulch, natural brown color $100 Jane Grimshaw, Grimshaw Tree Service & Nursery
Gift certificate for one acupuncture treatment $45 Carrie Sawtell, Many Rivers Community Acupuncture
$100 gift certificate for Swede’s Jewelers $100 Ruth Fahrbach & Dave Gillette
“Some Sheep for Ewe” baby gift basket $45 Ruth Fahrbach
Pet gift basket with a $50 gift certificate for the Flying Fur Grooming Salon in Windsor Locks $90 Ruth Fahrbach & Dave Gillette
Batch of cookies (2.5 – 3.5 dozen per batch) every month, for 6 months, buyer’s choice, delivered $125-$140 Roseann Lemkey
Family pass for 2 adults and 4 children to the Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library $56 Christine Clement, Connecticut Historical Society
Family pass for 2 adults and 4 children to the Connecticut Historical Society Museum & Library $56 Christine Clement, Connecticut Historical Society
$100 gift certificate you can use at any of 40 Windsor businesses $100 Phyllis Stargardter, Windsor Chamber of Commerce
Four tickets to the Wadsworth Atheneum $60 Susan Carey, Wadsworth Atheneum
Family four-pack of admission passes to the Children’s Museum. Expires 3/17/2019 $59 Beth Weller, The Children’s Museum
Two general admission vouchers for the Connecticut Science Center. Expires 12/31/2019 $48 Brit Montmeat, Connecticut Science Center
Two tickets to A Connecticut Christmas Carol at Goodspeed Opera’s Norma Terris Theater, Nov. 30 – Dec. 30, Wed. & Thurs. nights only. Expires 12/30/2018 $98 Dan McMahon, Goodspeed Opera
$25 gift card for Tapas Mediterranean Restaurant in Bloomfield $25 Anonymous
Image from Allrecipes.com Two fresh-baked apple crisps, each serves 6. $25 Ann Walsh
Two guest passes to Mystic Seaport Museum. Expires 11/17/2019 $58 Tracy Mirsky, Mystic Seaport Museum
One year household membership to the New Britain Museum of American Art $80 Cindy Cormier, New Britain Museum of American Art
Four passes to the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum; The Connecticut Dames Dish it Up cookbook; souvenir canvas tote $65 Anne Guernsey, Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum
Lovely sterling silver bracelet with mother of pearl, hematite, and onyx medallions $40 Elizabeth Paklos
$25 gift card to Joey Garlic’s Restaurant $25 Allison Savage, Joey Garlic’s Restaurant
Photograph by Windsor’s own Len Hellerman $285 Leonard Hellerman
$35 gift card to Jim’s Restaurant $35 Pam Nicolis, Jim’s Restaurant
$35 gift card to Jim’s Restaurant $35 Pam Nicolis, Jim’s Restaurant
Four Toastmaster appliances: blender, mini-chopper, hand mixer, and slow cooker $120 Vivian & Bill Gombert
Four guest passes to the Noah Webster House in West Hartford. Expires 11/17/2019 $32 Amy Boulton, Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society
One overnight park and fly for two at the Hartford/Windsor Marriott: includes one room for a night, breakfast for two at RC Grille, complimentary parking, and transport to Bradley Airport $265 Margie Driscoll, Hartford/Windsor Marriott
Barbie doll in custom made wedding dress, veil, and bouquet. Plus extra outfit with shoes. $50 Marjory Berky
$25 gift certificate to Bart’s $25 Don Trinks, Bart’s Restaurant
$25 gift card to the Bean @226 $25 Melissa “Mel” Madigan, The Bean @226
Hour-long tour of the Connecticut State Capitol for up to ten people $200 William Hosley
$50 gift card to Jim’s Pizza $50 Andy Johnson, Century 21 AllPoints Realty
$50 gift card to Union Street Tavern $50 Andy Johnson, Century 21 AllPoints Realty
$50 gift card to Dom’s Broad Street Eatery $50 Andy Johnson, Century 21 AllPoints Realty
$50 gift card to Track 139 $50 Andy Johnson, Century 21 AllPoints Realty
Two tickets to the Tuesday, March 26, 2019 performance of Beautiful, a Carole King musical, at the Bushnell. $181 Betsy Stevens, Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
Four of Windsor artist Barbara Van Winkelen’s “China Blue” series notecards, professionally framed, signed by Barbara $40 Hugh & Kate McLean
8 dozen assorted Christmas cookies $50 Mary Kelling
$100 gift card to Home Goods $100 Liz & Jim Burke
$100 gift certificate to Tuscany Restaurant at Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino (letter must be presented) $100 Ray Pineault, Mohegan Sun
$25 gift certificate to Geissler’s Supermarkets $25 Jennifer Blanchard, Geissler’s Supermarket
Delicious homemade carrot cake $25 Janet Henderson
$25 gift certificate to Zocco’s Restaurant $25 Rob Niemann, Zocco’s Restaurant
$150 gift certificate for auto body detailing $150 Doug & Jean Kelly, Carstar Auto Body Experts
$50 gift card for the Blue Dragonfly Gift Shop $50 Donna & Larry Myers
Framed print of an original watercolor by Windsor artist Al Boehm $150 Al Boehm
Voucher for 4 weekday train & riverboat rides $120 Michael Lombardi, Essex Steam Train & Riverboat
Four holiday pies (2 Thanksgiving and 2 Christmas) $50 Mary Kelling
Three yards of pine bark mulch delivered $250 Philip Thulen, Philip’s Lawn Care
One admission pass for a family of 4 to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo $54 Denise Green, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
One admission pass for a family of 4 to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo $54 Denise Green, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
One maintenance service on either A/C or one gas/oil heating system: AC/Gas value: $99. Oil: $180 $180 Kevin Moriarty, Harp Home Services
Three bottles of 14 Hands “Hot to Trot” red wine blend $45 James Walsh
$50 in Moe’s Bucks $50 Kyle Lynch, Moe’s Southwest Grill
$100 gift certificate towards professional cleaning and organizing services for home or office $100 Estelle J. Berube, All In Its Place LLC
WWII-era geisha doll from the Marshall Islands in display case $150 Colette Yeich
Two lead crystal Gallia brandy snifters $100 Colette Yeich
Two Brighton leather belts, one red leather in small, one tan leather in medium with filigree accents and buckle $40 Colette Yeich
$50 gift certificate for J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood. Expires 10/1/2019 $50 Kailee Chanski, J. Gilbert’s Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood
Handcrafted bovine horn elephant necklace from South Africa $125 Astrid Hanzalek
Delta Cassidy pull-down kitchen faucet, complete with installation $450 John Brookman, Brookman Plumbing
Ten hours of weeding in your garden at times to be arranged $250 Willa Nemetz
Image from KitchMe.com Polish dinner for 4 delivered to your home: kielbasa, pierogi, sauerkraut, rye bread, apple cake, at a time to be determined between January 1 – end of 2019. $100 Diane Varholak
Four guest passes to the Stowe Center in Hartford $64 Chelsea Farrell, Stowe Center
$25 gift certificate to the Tavern at Keney Park $25 Amanda Ominsky, Tavern at Keney Park
$50 gift certificate for lawnmower service $50 Mark & Aneisha Defreitas, Red Rider Power Equipment
$150 gift certificate for one pre-season check of a self propelled mower, snowblower, or riding mower which includes oil change, spark plugs, blade sharpening, air filter etc. $150 Mark & Aneisha Defreitas, Red Rider Power Equipment
Gift certificate for one fresh-cut, 8′-10′  balsam Christmas tree from the D’Agata Christmas Tree Farm in upstate NY. Winning bidder must call Margie by 11/20/2018 to redeem, 860-930-3685. $75 John & Margie D’Agata, D’Agata Christmas Tree Farm
Gift certificate for 18 holes of golf for two players and one cart $60 Robert Kemp, Airways Golf Course
Authentic Tuscan dinner for eight people with wine, delivered to your door Agnes Pier
$50 gift card to Union Street Tavern $50 Mark Fearon
$50 gift card to Union Street Tavern $50 Mark Fearon
Set of 3 ceramic planters $40 Carol Ann Stephenson
Photo from hartforddailyphoto.blogspot.com 2-hour pool party, at time of mutual convenience, must supply certified lifeguards. Valid through 2019. Contact Bradi_True@loomis.org $220 Richard  Esposito, The Loomis Chaffee School
2-hour skating party at the Loomis Rink, at time of mutal convenience. Valid through 2019. Contact Bradi_True@loomis.org $650 Richard  Esposito, The Loomis Chaffee School
Overnight stay on a Friday or Saturday night at Hyatt House Windsor. Expires 11/30/19 $109 Dave Mattesen, Hyatt House Windsor
3 nights of deluxe accommodations for your pet at Day Hill Kennels $158 Roger & Tyler Ball, Day Hill Kennels
$25 gift card to Zanto, authentic Italian cuisine $25 Matty & Spiros Vasiliakis, Zanto of Suffield
$75 gift card to Tosca Restaurant $75 Kevin Cousin, Tosca Restaurant
$25 gift certificate to Suffield Pizza $25 Margaret & Jack Bucior, Suffield Pizza
500 Lumen rechargeable work light $40 Tim Rice, Rice Hardware
Dichroic glass paperweight containing ash from the 1980 Mt. St. Helen’s eruption $45 Sharran Selig Bennett, James Selig Estate Jewelry & Antiques LLC
$50 Amazon gift card $50 Paula Pierce, Hosting CT LLC
Red swirl candle holders $20 Anonymous
Hand-cast, hand-painted Nativity arch from Germany $300 Mona & Skip Fisher
Gift certificate for a 3-month membership at Club Fitness in Windsor $99 Ron Smith, Club Fitness
Handmade pottery utensil holder with utensils $50 Charlene Li
Handmade pottery bowl with a variety of spice grinders $50 Charlene Li
Gift certificate for a cat ($250) or dog ($261): full checkup with testing and vaccinations $250/$261 Larry Pennington, Windsor Animal Clinic
$50 gift certificate for Highland Park Market $50 Rich Tyrol, Highland Park Market
$18 gift certificate for one party size cheese pizza $18 Fazza Saleh, Second Poquonock Giant Grinders
$75 gift certificate for River Valley Animal Clinic $75 Mohan Sachdev, River Valley Animal Clinic
“Curl up with your cat” gift basket $75 Liz Hellewell, Connecticut Cat Connection
Weekend getaway off-season at Natchaug Pond cottage in Charlestown, RI (3 bed/2 bath). See Homeaway.com #982354 $350 Todd & Liz Hellewell
Lego “The Secret Marketplace” for ages 8-12 $150 Dave Gillette
Festive lumberjack Santa cookie jar $20 Elaine Brophy
Die-cast metal replica of John Deere tractor #5420 $56 Scott Stanton, Stanton Equipment
Sky blue Czechoslovakian crystal necklace and matching bracelet $90 Linda Alexander
Three-legged bench crafted from historic Windsor wood: pine seat from Loomis Chaffee campus, oak legs from Oliver Ellsworth homestead grounds $50 Anonymous
$100 gift certificate for Ashley’s Distinctive Jewelry & Gifts $100 Kerry Ruiz, Ashley’s Distinctive Jewelry & Gifts
$100 gift certificate for Ashley’s Distinctive Jewelry & Gifts $100 Kerry Ruiz, Ashley’s Distinctive Jewelry & Gifts
$100 gift certificate for orthodontic services. Must be used by 11/30/19 $100 Robert Gange DMD, Robert Gange DMD
Two tickets for any play in Long Wharf Theater’s 2018-2019 season $183 Deena Nicol-Blifford, Long Wharf Theater
“Living with Nature” gift basket $120 Marilyn Smith, Northwest Park
Soft & fluffy Vera Bradley fleece throw with UCONN-embroidered logo and 2 pom poms, in a UCONN shopping bag! Go Huskies! $100 Betsy & Gordon Kenneson
Adorable cat mug and plate from 1993 by renowned North Virginian potter Solveig Cox $120 Carolyn Doyle
Hand-painted English village collectibles by David Winter. Includes Cotswold village, Shirehall, and the Apothecary’s shop $40 Carolyn Doyle
Unique collection of kaleidoscopes $290 Carolyn Doyle
Delightful musical wind-up kaleidoscope $20 Carolyn Doyle
One-year family membership to the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks $90 New England Air Museum
$75 gift card to the Time Machine Hobby LLC in Manchester $75 Time Machine Hobby LLC
“Grace” peonies – giclee reproduction of an original colored pencil drawing by Windsor artist Susan Tait Porcaro $250 Sue Tait Porcaro
Vintage costume jewelry lot: perfect for the retro fashionista or jewelry crafter $200 Olivia Patch
$50 gift certificate towards veterinary services at NEVCCC $50 Heather Hwalek, New England Veterinary Center & Cancer Care
Impressive 2-piece cut-glass punch bowl – perfect as a centerpiece $150 MaryLou & Dave Peters
Unique Kosta Boda blown glass pitcher $100 MaryLou & Dave Peters
Antique pink floral ewer by Limoges France with Klingenberg & Dwenger markings c. 1900 $120 MaryLou & Dave Peters
Festive Lenox Christmas cookie jar $30 MaryLou & Dave Peters
Silverplate Reed & Barton sugar bowl and creamer $25 MaryLou & Dave Peters
Sheridan silverplate tray $25 MaryLou & Dave Peters
Antique Gorham scent bottle with sterling filigree $300 MaryLou & Dave Peters
The Connecticut River from the Air book by Jerry Roberts with photography by Tom Walsh $50 Jerry Roberts
$30 gift certificate to the Vintage Radio Museum, good for admissions or gift shop $30 John Ellsworth, Vintage Radio Museum
$30 gift certificate to the Vintage Radio Museum, good for admissions or gift shop $30 John Ellsworth, Vintage Radio Museum
Gift certificate for one-year family membership for the Hill-Stead Museum $75 Melanie da Costa, Hill-Stead Museum
“Made in Connecticut” gift basket $45 Lorraine Mancini, Lily House Bed & Breakfast
Gift certificate for one premium oil service $39 Joseph Scata, Scata’s
$25 Costco cash gift card. Membership not required to use. $25 Anita Merzoian, Costco
$75 gift card to the Wood ‘n’ Tap restaurants $75 Laura Soll Paul Broxterman
Sterling silver beaded necklace $60 Linda Mihalek
Sterling silver & gold-filled beaded necklace $99 Linda Mihalek
Unakite pendant necklace with sterling silver accents $45 Linda Mihalek
$50 gift card for Tapas Restaurant in Bloomfield $50 Linda Mihalek
Handcrafted wood clipboard; fits 5″ x 7″ paper $25 Robert Hoskin
Handcrafted wood K-Cup holder with 14 K-Cups $32 Robert Hoskin
Jacquard throw featuring historic Windsor landmarks $40 Wendy Sanders, Windsor Junior Woman’s Club
“A Touch of New England” gift basket $200 Janet Ellsworth, Oliver Ellsworth Homestead
$50 gift certificate to Snelgrove’s Florist & Chocolates $50 Tim  Snelgrove, Snelgrove’s Florist & Chocolates
$50 gift card to Home Goods $50 Michele & Ron Eleveld
Wine party gift basket $75 Sheila Gasper, Blue Dragonfly
$50 gift card to Back East Brewing Company $50 Marsha Mason
Four general admission tickets to Connecticut Concert Ballet’s production of “The Nutcracker” on either December 8th or 9th. See certificate for instructions. $120 Josie Nelson
Wind chime with custom etching of the winning bidder’s choice $40 Todd De Wald, Beanery Bottle Shop
Gift certificate for a 6″ frozen yogurt ready-made cake need value Gloria Grieder, Menchie’s
Amazon Echo cloud-based voice service $100 Mark Walker, Windsor Federal Bank
$250 gift card to Max Restaurants $250 Frank Carmon, Carmon’s Funeral Home
$50 gift card to Tunxis Grill & Pizzeria $50 Richard Schuler, Tunxis Grill & Pizzeria
$50 gift card to Tunxis Grill & Pizzeria $50 Richard Schuler, Tunxis Grill & Pizzeria
$50 gift certificate for Suffield by the River $50 Liz Sansom, Suffield by the River
DeWalt 80-piece pro bit set $100 Scott Hoffman, Ace Hardware
$75 gift card for Home Depot $75 Ed Paquette & Christopher Catania
$25 gift card for Olive Garden $25 Ed Paquette & Christopher Catania
$50 gift card for Union Street Tavern $50 Tim Fitzgerald, Union Street Tavern
$50 gift card for Union Street Tavern $50 Tim Fitzgerald, Union Street Tavern
View from the Summit signed edition book by Sir Edmund Hillary $60 Spencer Moore
$500 gift certificate towards dental services $500 Roberta Garceau, Great New Smile
$250 gift card to Firebox restaurant in Hartford $250 Marcia & Sam Hinckley
Antique child’s little red wagon $75 Colleen Olson
One bouquet from Colleen’s flower garden at the end of May or early June Colleen Olson
Weekend woodworking class of your choice. Choose from turning, carving, decorative finishes, building, or small piece and mitre. $300 Bob Van Dyke, CT Valley School of Woodworking
Walnut wood jewelry box $300 Bob Van Dyke and Doug Smith, CT Valley School of Woodworking
Shaker hall table $1500 Bob Van Dyke and Doug Smith, CT Valley School of Woodworking
Fall-themed gift basket Windsor Woman’s Club
Gift certificate for land surveying services in Windsor $800 Skip Alford, Alford Associates Inc.
Gift certificate for a weekend stay (Friday and Saturday evening) in one of our spacious suites with a separate living area and kitchenette at our Windsor Locks location $250 Pamela Crouch, Homewood Suites by Hilton
$100 gift certificate to Dom’s Broad Street Eatery $100 Jason DiBella, Dom’s Broadstreet Eatery
$25 Staples gift certificate $25 Staples
$200 gift certificate for one plumbing system check $200 Aiello Home Servicing
$200 gift certificate for one electrical system check $200 Aiello Home Servicing
Chocolate baking gift basket $35 Marian Sorbo
Tea and lavender gift basket $35 Diane Varholak
  Handcrafted walnut bench made from a tree that once stood on the grounds of Windsor Historical Society $150 Chuck Vernon
$50 Windsor Chamber of Commerce gift certificate and basket of chocolates $60 Maureen & Paul Vagnini
Lottery Tree priceless WHS Board of Directors
Dinner for 6 Mary Beth Welsh
Children’s gift basket featuring book written by Windsor’s Liza McMahon & illustrated by Michelle Hawran $90 Edward Jones
Dental-themed gift basket $150 Day Hill Dental

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